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Straight Talk

Solve this crossword, then rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell the first name of a popular soap character formerly played by our pictured actress. Can you name the soap too?

ACROSS 1 Huge frozen mass (7) 5 Hard black wood (5) 9 Bunny (6) 10 Allocate (a job or duty) (6) 11 and 22 Pictured actress (5,6)

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Arrowords

Follow the arrows to place the answers, then rearrange the shaded letters in each puzzle to spell two words to follow BRIGHT. What are they? Prize for a job well done

Analysis, study

Cock-andbull story (4,4)

Eve’s partner

Unopened flower

Upper limb

Brand-name fizzy drink (4-4)

Educational qualification (inits)

Tapered block of wood

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Cure

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Help Berry used to flavour gin

Rowing team

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Jennifer __, US singer

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Tell off, scold

Relieve of a load

__ Wilder, US actor

Jump on one leg

Crime of causing fire

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Waterside plant

__ Ross, Motown legend

__ Gaga, Queen hit single

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Barbara __, Beach Boys hit

Much wanted, popular (2,6) Eager

Shout of disapproval American police (inits)

Biblical garden

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Dining Out

In honour of barbecue season, can you fit all these words into the grid? When you’ve finished, rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell a utensil used at a barbecue. 3 letters FISH ALE FOOD ASH FUEL BUN GLOW DIP RIBS GAS ROLL RIB WASP SIT WINE SUN 5 letters 4 letters BEER BITE BOWL CHEF FIRE

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Fit these answers into the grid, starting at the pink arrow and spiralling into the centre. The last Joke (4) letter of one answer is the first of the next. Drink‑stirring cutlery item (8) Then read down the shaded diagonals to spell Following (4) the names of two actors who star in a popular Alfred Lord ___, 19th‑century poet (8) US sitcom. Can you name the show too? Corn chips (6) Adherent to Indian religion (4) 1 8 7 Small village (6) Trudge (6) 13 Person who drives away evil spirits (8) Natural gifts or skills (7) 17 12 6 Backbone (5) 2 14 18 Artist’s stand (5) Pea or bean (6) 9 Newspaper boss (6) Priest, cleric (6) 21 20 Customary (7) Coarse file (4) 19 16 11 Satisfied with one’s 15 5 accomplishments (5) Thin circular plate (4) 10 Person unable to digest gluten (7) 3 4 Weep (3)

Brick Trick

Enter the answers to the 1 clues in the bricks in the wall. Every word contains the same letters as its neighbour, plus or minus one. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Ripping, splitting (7) Red gemstone (6) Award, donation (5) Piquant flavour (4) Common insect (3) Goes brown (4) Blemish (5) Passes out, swoons (6) Abstaining from food (7)

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One-word Titles

Listed are some of the most well-known films with single-word titles. Find them all in the grid, then identify the pictured film and find its title in there too. ALIEN ARGO ATONEMENT BLACKFISH BRAVEHEART CAPOTE CARRIE CASABLANCA DIANA

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All the letters in this crossword have collapsed to the bottom of their columns. Can you put them back correctly to give a crossword that’s fully symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right? We’ve replaced a single column for you.

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Each of the answers to these clues goes before the given word to form a well-known word or phrase. Fit the missing words into the grid.

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1 ___ apart (5) 4 ___ level (5) 7 ___ shield (3) 8 ___ deer (3) 9 ___ year (3) 10 ___ aerobics (4) 11 ___ lout (5) 14 ___ ham (5) 16 ___ reader (4) 18 ___ spice (3) 20 ___ com (3) 21 ___ doll (3) 22 ___ Bridge (5) 23 ___ race (5)

1 ___ boy (4) 2 ___ edition (7) 3 ___ poker (5) 4 ___ arch (5) 5 ___ team (3) 6 ___ card (6) 12 ___ election (7) 13 ___ stroke (6) 15 ___ form (5) 16 ___ bike (5) 17 ___ Sisters (4) 19 ___ loader (3)

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HOW TO WIN

Win £500 cash

Solve the crossword as usual. When you’ve finished, rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell a word that can follow SUN. Write this answer on the entry form on page 3 or enter online at puzzler.com for the chance to win.

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1 Orchestra leader with a baton (9) 6 Peaceful (4) 7 Lazy (4) 8 Adult tadpole (4) 10 Burger meat (4) 12 Prayer’s final word (4) 14 At any ___, whatever happens (4) 15 Being present at (9)

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Your Choice!

This crossword has two sets of clues; one cryptic and one straight. Both lead to the same answers. You’ll find hints for solving cryptic puzzles on page 48.

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1 Obligation to hold record for second‑in‑command (6)

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2 Back in Bergerac, I’m a recycler of pottery (7)

1 Ten‑year period (6) 4 Academy Awards (6)

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5 Old Blue Eyes, artisan possibly? (7)

9 Cogitative (7)

6 A broken leg I make nimble (5)

10 Fête game (7)

7 Pin end of cloak in large drain (6)

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9 Slated rep, awfully drunk (9)

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13 It’s a type of piano, honest! (7)

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14 Daughter split before journalist strayed (7)

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15 Get back engineers before military takeover (6)

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6 Lithe (5) 7 Kebab stick (6) 9 Sloshed, sozzled (9) 13 Respectable, worthy (7) 14 Floated along (7) 15 Make up for (losses) (6) 16 Conduct oneself (6) 18 Dig (5) 20 Deflect (5)

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Target Practice Place the answers into the grid, reading from the outside into the centre. Each answer has seven letters and ends with the central letter D. When you’ve finished, the name of a US film director (5,5) will be revealed around the outer ring of the circle.

1 Precious stone 2 Stuck (to) 3 Went to see (a friend, eg) 4 Legally void 5 Made your mind up 6 Chuckled 7 Longed (for) 8 Jotter 9 Order 10 Male spouse

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Four couples have just staggered away, somewhat queasily, from the new Switchback Ride at the local fair. The cause of their unease is the food and drink each couple had recklessly consumed together immediately before being strapped into their seats. Can you match each of the partners and the indigestible items which troubled them throughout and after their journey?

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When you discover a positive fact, mark ticks and crosses in the corresponding squares, as we’ve done in answer to part of clue 1. Keep reading through the clues and cross‑refer the facts you find out to complete the puzzle.

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alphabet Cross In this puzzle, each answer starts with a different letter of the alphabet, as shown below. What we haven’t told you is where they all fit in the grid. Can you solve the crossword and complete the grid? We’ve placed the answer for the letter X to start you off.

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O Religious choral work (8) P Hunter’s victim (4) Q Noiseless (5) R Dangerous, chancy (5) S Clog or mule, eg (4) T Glisten like a star (7) U Beneficial (6) V Holiday (8) W Desire (4) X Naturally occurring sweetener (7) Y Child’s toy on a string (2‑2) Z Major African river (7)

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Spot the Difference Can you find ten slight differences between these two pictures?

Mini Jigsaw

Can you fit these crossword pieces back into their correct places to finish the puzzle? We’ve put two blocks back in to start you off, and it will help you to know that the grid is symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right. Here’s a small clue: the top row consists of two 4-letter words.

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CROSSWORD Complete the grid, then read down the letters in the yellow squares to spell the name of a 2011 film (6,4) starring our pictured actor.

ACROSS 1 Impossible to identify (14) 8 Group of cattle (4) 12 Country which has a cedar tree on its national flag (7) 13 Planks under the carpet (11)

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17 Al ___, Nobel Prize‑winning US politician (4)

68 ___ Moore, US actress (4)

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58 ___ Deeley, TV presenter (3) 5 Provoked (strong feelings) (8) 61 ___ Els, golfer (5) 6 Higher than (5) 62 Ages (5) 7 Prank or bird (4) 63 ___ Pooley, British cyclist (4)

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Sixties Cinema Test your knowledge of 1960s film with our quick quiz.

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Henry Fielding, starred Albert Finney and Susannah York? Which actress starred in The Birds and Marnie, both directed by Alfred Hitchcock? Who played the cartoonist Stanley Ford in the comedy How to Murder Your Wife? Who starred as Alexis Zorba in Zorba the Greek? Name the pictured actress, shown here playing the title role in which comedy Western? Which 1966 war film featuring fighter pilots starred George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress? Who starred as Alec Leamas in the spy thriller The Spy Who Came in from the Cold? Who starred as Albert DeSalvo in the 1968 film The Boston Strangler?

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The answers to these clues all overlap to some extent. Alongside each clue is the number of letters in its answer, and you must work out where each word begins and ends. The first two answers to 3 Down are GAMMA and MATE, and they have been placed in the grid to start you off.

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1 Head and shoulders sculpture (4); End of a ticket (4); Long hollow cylinder (4); Start (5);

Bar (of gold) (5) ; Semi‑aquatic mammal (5) 5 Glowing coal (5); Mistake (5); Planet’s path (5); Female dog (5); Singing group (5) 6 Of the law (5); Strong wind (4); Madagascan primate (5); Wall painting (5); Singing voice (4); Sum (5) 7 Dance club (5); 1 2 3 Neck band (6); G Cold region (6); Slang term for A a watch or heart (6)

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Quiz Crossword How quickly can you solve this general knowledge crossword? 1

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8 Surname of The Wrestler star Mickey (6)

2 First James Bond film (2,2)

10 Spanish wine made from the Tempranillo grape (5)

3 ___ Islands, Indian territory south of Burma (7)

11 Most northerly of the four provinces of Ireland (6)

5 Hot drink made from unfermented leaves (5,3)

13 State north of Kansas (8) 15 ___ Redding, US singer/songwriter who died in 1967 (4) 17 First name of actress Ms Suvari (4) 18 See 7 21 Chinese fruit with a rough skin (6) 22 Relationship of Bridget Fonda to Jane (5) 25 Marcel ___, author of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (6) 26 Name that links comedians Barker and Corbett (6)

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4 BBC series about Britain’s shores (5) 6 Creature associated with an apiary (3) 9 Robin Hood’s friar friend (4) 12 Of a triangle, having two equal sides (9) 14 Novelty dance, similar to a conga (5,3) 16 US president between two Bushes (7) 19 Swedish retailer of flat‑pack furniture (4) 20 Board‑game with bishops and pawns (5) 23 Active volcano in eastern Sicily (4) 24 Premier League London football club (inits) (3)


Mini Kakuro

Try this exciting Japanese puzzle which challenges your number AND your logic skills! You must fill the grid so that each block adds up to the total in the box above or to the left of it. You can only use the digits 1-9 and you must not use the same digit twice in a block. (The same digit may occur more than once in a row or column, but it must be in a separate block.) Good luck!

Centre Piece

Place the letters on the right correctly into the blank squares of the grid to complete this mini-crossword.

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Follow a path through the grid to answer the clues. The path leads from letter to adjacent letter, either up, down, left or right, but not diagonally. We’ve found the first answer for you. The last letter of each answer starts the next, so the second answer begins with R. 1 Be indecisive (6) 2 Disgusting (9) 3 ___ beer, fizzy spicy drink (6) 4 Makeover of a property (10) 5 Tiny amphibian (4) 6 Join in  (a game, eg) (4,4) 7 Incline (4) 8 Kind, sort (4) 9 Stretch, extend (8) 10 Thrill, agitate (6)

11 Fair shares for all (8) 12 Child or teenager (9) 13 Substitute, stand‑in (11) 14 On a couple of occasions (5) 15 Long film or novel (4) 16 Treasure, hold dear (7) 17 Personal cleanliness (7)

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Common Ground

Each clue here consists of three words which have a fourth in common. This fourth word can go either before or after each of the other three to make new words or phrases. For example, in clue 10 Across, the three words lead to the answer BEST (Best behaviour, Best man, Sunday best). Can you complete the grid?

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20 Down • Duck • King (5) 21 Down • Dutch • Plymouth (3) 22 Banana • Ends • Personality (5) 27 Bitter • Boiled • Pea (5) 29 About • Sky • Spur (4) 31 Helmet • Life • Motor (5) 32 About • Ford • With (4) 34 Another • Sided • Way (3) 36 Mud • Pizza • Wooden (3) 37 Bell • Billiards • Wine (3)


Ship Shape

A fleet of ten ships has gone missing – your job is to locate it. The ships you’re looking for are shown below, and the numbers around the outside of the grid tell you how many ships or parts of ships can be found in each row or column. No two ships are touching one another, even diagonally. We’ve found one blank square and two parts of ships to get you started.

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Fits and Starts

Fit the three-letter words into the correct spaces in the grid so that each row spells out a word. Some of the three-letter words are not needed and are just there to confuse you! When you’ve finished, the shaded column will reveal a mystery word.

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Who Said That? Fit the answers into the grid, so the yellow column spells the name of a former journalist (5,7). Then transfer the letters from the appropriate squares into the boxes below (for example, 1A would mean the letter from the top left square of the upper grid) to spell out an amusing quotation from this person. CLUES 1 Damp 2 Interior 3 Scottish landowner 4 Inuit 5 That’s enough! (4,2) 6 Oil state on the Persian Gulf 7 Away from the coast

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Twists and Turns

Answer the clues to reveal the title of a 2013 film in the purple squares, and three of its stars in the yellow squares. You need to follow the thick black lines to place the answers correctly. The answer to clue 18, REBUKE, has been put in for you.

1 Feeling of excitement and pleasure (6) 2 Bloom on a plant (6) 3 Squander (5) 4 Cool and distant (5) 5 Extend, like elastic (7) 6 Brightly coloured parrot (5) 7 Bet (5) 8 Single element (4) 9 Curds and ___, Miss Muffet’s food (4) 10 Bed hung between trees (7) 11 Sprinkle, disperse (7) 12 Fourteen pounds (5) 13 Collect, assemble (6) 14 Tactical board-game (5) 15 Jeopardise (4) 16 Ale (4) 17 Toy that you dress (4) 18 Reprimand (6) 19 Take no notice of (6) 20 Depend (on) (4)

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Anagrammist Unravel each of the words in front of the grid to make another seven-letter word. Fit these words into the rows of the grid so that the blue diagonal spells out one more word. What is it?

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Seeing Double In this puzzle, each clue gives you two possible answers which differ by just one letter. For example, the answer to 1 Across could have been either DIVINE or DIVIDE. Your job is to work out which of the two answers should be used in each case, then fit them into the grid. Simple!

ACROSS 1 Heavenly • Split (6) 4 Exchange • Sew (6) 9 Window cover • Smash (7) 10 Celebrities • Begin (5) 11 Fire residue • Enquire (3) 12 Tiny • Aroma (5) 14 Sunny • Discover (4) 16 Scatters • Emphasis (6) 19 Toyed (with) • Put (6) 23 Gardener’s basket • Real (4) 25 Hard to climb • Horse, mount (5) 27 Expert pilot • Behave (3) 28 Haggard • Hangout (5) 29 Listen, poetically •

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Each of the words reading across the first grid can be rearranged to make another five-letter word (although there may be more than one option). Write the correct words into the other grid so that the middle column spells out one more word. What is it?

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Channel Hopping Fancy a daytrip across the channel? You can plan it as you search for this lot in the grid. LE HAVRE NEWHAVEN NORMANDY SHOPPING SHUTTLE

BAGUETTE BARGAIN BOTTLE BOULOGNE BRITTANY CALAIS CHAMPAGNE CHANNEL CHEESE CHERBOURG CLARET CONTINENT CUSTOMS DAY TRIP DIEPPE DOVER ENGLAND EUROSTAR FERRY FRANCE GARLIC HYPERMARKET

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Pictured sportsman (5,6)

Arroword Ruth __, Hi-de-Hi! star

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Style, elegance Openmouthed

Check out, put to the test

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Solemn promise

Housing areas La __ Bonita, Madonna hit

Medical photograph (1-3)

Words set to music Lapse, terminate

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Tenant’s agreement

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Soft bread roll Set upon, ambush

About a __, Hugh Grant film

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Pair, couple __ Rock, huge Australian monolith

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Shopping trip


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We have a year’s supply of Ricola sweets for one winner, while two runners-up will each receive a six-month’s supply. For further information, visit www.winwithricola.co.uk. For the chance to win, solve the puzzle below.

HOW TO WIN Look for the listed words in the grid. One of them CANNOT be found, and this is your winning answer. Write this word on the entry form on page 3 or enter online at puzzler.com.

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COWSLIP CRANBERRY DELICIOUS ELDERFLOWER FLAVOUR

HERBAL LIQUORICE NATURAL ORANGE MINT REFRESHING

RICOLA SPEEDWELL SWEETS TASTY THYME

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Backwards

Here, you must black out all the unwanted letters to leave a grid which matches the listed clues. The finished grid will be fully symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right. We have told you which words read Across and Down, but otherwise the clues are not in any order. ACROSS

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• ___ Macpherson, model (4) • Guildford’s county (6) • Male relation (6) • Older (6) • Robber at sea (6) • Shook (tail) (6) • Drink cooler (3) • Summon back (6) • Corfe Castle’s county (6) • Blaze (4) • Fleecy material (4) • Alliance (6) • Adversary (3) • Colony of bees (4)

• Represent, symbolise (6) • Music system (6) • Head servant (6) • Exerts (power) (6) • Henpeck (3) • Coveted (6) • Called to mind (6) • Burden carried (4) • Baby’s bed (4) • Prattle (6) • Overturns (6) • Egg on (4) • Volcanic dust (3) • Damage (4)

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Heads and Tails

This is one puzzle where you can ignore the meaning of the clues! Simply put together either the first or last letter of each word in any clue to spell out the answer. So, the S, E and W of the clue Save thE Whales would give you the answer SEW. We’ve put in one word for you. ACROSS 1 An egg white in red ale (6) 5 Ashes fan acted rudely! (4) 7 Daisy under maple leaf (4) 8 This orc may not hurt me (6) 9 Aunt wearing some new trainers (5) 12 Tea service knife blade wrecked! (5) 13 Overhasty femme fatale (3) 14 Dull aide rowing log canoe (5) 16 Two were made, three bought (5) 19 Cross hint about iron peg, note (6) 20 Ardent amateur once artful (4) 22 Apple spotted among elderberries (4) 23 This one made us act weirdly! (6) DOWN 2 Garage open unwisely (3) 3 Inn only full of women? (5) 4 Extra perhaps sent home (4) 5 Alec’s boa (mostly toothless snake) (5) 6 Afraid to hit, I’ll be out here (7) 10 Wing on aeroplane gets hot, he said (7) Using the nine letters in the square, can you answer these clues? Every answer must include the central letter T. One verb (unclued) uses all nine letters: can you find it?

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Silky material Sunday dinner Pig’s noise Proportion

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More cruel Disloyalty Walk wearily US politician 8 Letters

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ACROSS 2 Fine porcelain 6 Company emblem 7 Stiff paper 8 Roadside trench 9 A la ___, trendy 11 Sunrise direction

Here, you must fill in all the shaded squares and numbers as well as the answers. The grid is fully symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right, so you should be able to fill in some more squares straight away. We’ve also put in one full answer for you, but you must work out to which clue it refers.

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Hidden Words

Hidden among the letters of each sentence is an occupation. Can you find them all?

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The robbery has made my uncle a nervous man – he’s very jumpy!

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That was a strange film; not sure if I liked it or not!

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Double Trouble

The clues to these crosswords have been mixed up, so you must decide which answer fits which grid! We’ve filled in the answers to 2 Down. ACROSS 7 Policemen’s hats • Calms, relieves (7) 9 Select few • Message sent online (5) 10 ___ and bacon, breakfast favourite • Gorilla, eg (3) 11 Persistent, lasting • Taking the initiative (9) 12 Distasteful, vulgar • Pester (5) 14 Interpret by watching the mouth (3‑4) • Violent attack (7) 16 Capital city of Kenya • Aural pain (7) 18 Study of numbers at school • Adolescents (5) 19 Power over another • Arguing logically (9) 20 Beast of burden • Allow (3) 21 Cathedral priest • Dirt, grime (5) 22 Bomb thrown by hand (7) • Young pride member (4,3) DOWN 1 Intimidate • Increase in intensity (8) 2 Cavity • Sink stopper (4) 3 Rough (sea) • Genuinely (6) 4 Delights (in) • Storm in a ___, fuss over nothing (6) 5 Hard‑working, dutiful • Hand and nail treatment (8) 6 Nation’s emblem • Garden party (4) 8 Burning without flames • Causing great excitement (11) 13 American ground squirrel • Usually, as a rule (8) 15 Glass cylinder used in chemistry (4,4) • Tragedy, calamity (8) 17 Cover in garments • ___ up, confessing (6) 18 Minor earthquake • Object that attracts metal (6) 19 Donald ___, cartoon character • Boat made of logs (4)

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Quoteword Solve this puzzle as usual, remembering that each number refers to a different letter of the alphabet. Three letters have been filled in to start you off. Then place the appropriate letters into the squares of the Commentary Box below to spell out a comment made by the pictured singer. Who is she and what did she say?

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This is a standard crossword, but with a twist – all of the Across answers are to be entered backwards into the grid! For example, if the answer to 1 Across were WEIRD, you would write DRIEW. Enter the Down answers as normal.

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1 ___ Oddity, David Bowie hit (5) 4 Female deity (7) 9 And so on (2,6) 10 Eat at a restaurant (4) 11 Hair goo! (3) 12 Breath of ___,

a welcome relief (5,3) 16 Camera’s ‘eye’ (4) 20 Act of finding your position again (13) 21 Merely, just (4) 24 Furtive, cautious (8) 28 Fitting, suitable (3) 29 Incline (towards) (4) 30 Concerning musical drama (8) 31 First course dish (7) 32 Extreme edge (5)

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Futoshiki Fill the blank squares so that each row and column contains all the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Use any given numbers and the symbols that tell you if the number in the square is larger (>) or smaller (<) than the number next to it.

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ANGELICA CHERRY CICELY DAISY DAPHNE HAZEL HEATHER HOLLY HONEYSUCKLE HYACINTH IRIS IVY JASMINE JONQUIL LAUREL LILY MARIGOLD MAY MYRTLE NIGELLA OLIVE PANSY PETUNIA POPPY PRIMROSE ROSEMARY ROWAN SAFFRON TANSY VERONICA VIOLET

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CLUES 1 Release a secured door (C) 2 Capital of UK (A) 3 Church official (C) 4 Put on (clothing) (C) 5 Standards of perfection (A) 6 Sell door‑to‑door (A) 7 Unpaid servants (A) 8 Cause to disappear (A) 9 Say again (C) 10 Edges slowly (C) 11 Parts of a flower (C) 12 Sheen (A) 13 Knight’s protective plate (C) 14 Offshore territory (C) 15 Protective charm (A) 16 Dependable, loyal (C)

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Find the nine-letter answer to each clue by following a path through the grid. You can start on any letter and move up, down, across or diagonally, but you may not visit a square more than once for any answer.

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16 Brought to a close (10) 17 Handing over  (of duties) to others (10) 20 Departure (4) 22 Levers (apart) (6) 23 Precisely and clearly stated (8) 26 Moving staircases (10) 27 Ten‑cent coin (4) 28 Garnishing herb (7) 29 Despotic rule (7)

DOWN 2 Dream up (7) 3 Brainwaves (5) 4 Ban from school (5) 6 Departure from the rule (9) 7 Fertilise botanically (9) 8 Mimic, copy (7) 9 Inspire affection (6) 15 Journalist’s access permit (5,4)

16 Convert into another language (9) 18 Earth’s largest landmass, consisting of two continents (7) 19 Freezer compartment (6) 21 Despotic leader of Uganda 1971‑79 (3,4) 24 Aggressive (5) 25 Country where the Ganges flows (5)

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3 digits 133 170 363 367 426 528 722 864 926 967 4 digits 1068 4530 5260 5477 5784 6354 6473 9607

Fit ten words in the grid so that each one connects up with the words on either side to make another word or phrase, eg: fun – fair – play. When you’re done, the letters in the yellow column will spell out the name of a Canadian actor (4,6).

Number Jig 5 digits 16824 34436 36817 37962 46737 57486 62646 63363 63643 68139 68264 73813 78773 98059

6 digits 137800 233858 342407 362873 368706 453238 538487 563345 601658 651118 737501 841196 857519 860224 871088 915186

Figure this one out! You’ve just got to fit all these numbers correctly in the grid, so see how quickly you can do it.

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CLASS ESCAPE FLOWER HOUSE BEARING DANCE ACCOUNT KILLER CIRCLE RECORD

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Net Work Fit these internet-themed words correctly into the grid, then rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell a word that can follow SCREEN. 9 letters 8 letters 3 letters BROADBAND COMPUTER APP WIKIPEDIA DIALLING BUG FACEBOOK TAG 10 letters FIREWALL CONNECTION 4 letters GRAPHICS CYBERSPACE CHAT MULTIMEDIA DATA SMARTPHONE EBAY ICON LINK NAME PLAY SEND SHOP 5 letters CABLE CYBER EMAIL FORUM MOUSE PATHS SPEED TROLL VIRUS

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Short

In this Codeword, only ten letters of the alphabet appear. Those ten letters are listed to the right of the grid, and we have placed two of them to start you off. Now you must match each of the other eight letters with the correct number in order to complete the grid.

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Every square in this crossword contains a letter. Simply fill in the answers to the clues across and down the numbered rows and columns. A thick red line will show you where each answer ends.

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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

If you’re not sure about cryptic crosswords, the hints below should help get you started. The solution to this puzzle (on p93) explains how each of the clues leads to its answer.

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HELPFUL HINTS

•B  UILDING ANSWERS Sometimes you need to solve two parts of a cryptic clue and place the resulting words or letters together to reach your answer. For example, Meanwhile, bury one on top of mountain (7). The word bury gives you INTER, while one gives you the letter I, and top of mountain indicates the first letter of mountain, M. Put these three together and you have INTERIM, final answer and definition of Meanwhile. Now have a go at clues 1, 19 & 20 Down above. • INCOMPLETE WORDS Sometimes you need to use a word indicated by the clue minus one or more of its letters – most often the first or last – to reach your answer. For example, Warms up missing starter and devours (4). The words Warms up give you HEATS, while missing starter tells you to remove the first letter of the word, leaving EATS, the final answer and definition of devours. Other words hinting at the removal of a first or last letter might be short, dropped, mostly, headless, endless, unfinished, incomplete and so on. Now try clues 18 Across and 4 & 5 Down above. NB: The above hints may also help you to solve the cryptic puzzles on pages 13, 64 and 69.

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Star-Crossed Can you name our pictured star and complete the grid? Solve this crossword then rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell his middle name.

ACROSS 1 Robert ___, Scottish poet (5) 4 Acquired by working (6) 7 Wipe (furniture) with a cloth (4) 10 US postal numbers (3,4) 11 Former Cilla Black TV show (5,4) 13 Stage of life (3) 14 Caribbean island (7) 16 Melodious sounds (5) 18 In the Land of Nod (6) 20 Birds collectively (4) 21 ___ and the Detectives, children’s book (4) 24 Mumbai residents (7) 26 Rich, luxurious (7) 27 Finished (5) 28 Another word for football (6) 30 More blonde (6) 31 Joined in friendship (countries) (6) 32 Writing tool that needs sharpening (6) 35 Rocket take‑off (6) 37 Piece of gunshot (6) 38 Stallone film hero (5) 41 Take part in a grappling match (7) 42 Eight‑armed sea creature (7) 44 Capital of Norway (4) 45 Cain’s brother (4) 46 Thomas ___, US inventor (6) 50 Emirates state (5) 51 Tall tapering pillar, usually a monument (7) 53 Expert golfer (3) 54 Approximate description (5,4) 57 Miami’s US state (7) 58 Doe or stag (4)

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DOWN 1 Fête (6) 2 Inhibited, bottled up (9) 3 Space for keeping spare things (7) 4 Happening, occurrence (5) 5 Apply friction (3) 6 Pictured actor (6,4) 8 American film actress Miss Thurman (3) 9 Bryan ___, Run to You singer (5) 12 Automatic moving staircase (9) 15 Skilled, talented (6) 17 Identical on both sides (11) 19 Sit for a photo (4) 22 Spanish celebration (6) 23 Fish, often canned (4) 25 Someone Like You singer (5) 29 Boy George’s band who sang Karma Chameleon (7,4) 33 Construct, build (5) 34 Most recent (6) 35 Lorry with no sides (3‑6) 36 Large town (4) 38 Abounding in vitality (3‑7) 39 Thoroughly Modern ___, musical (6) 40 Seep, discharge (4) 43 Giving cues to (9) 47 Annoying (7) 48 Of little weight (5) 49 Comfort in distress (6) 52 Deduce, conclude (5) 55 Employ for some purpose (3) 56 Deed (3)


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AFTER BAKED BATHING BEAM BEDS BELT BURNT CREAM DECK DIAL DOWN DRESS FLOWER GLASSES KISSED LAMP

LIGHT LOTION LOUNGER MIDDAY MIDNIGHT RISING ROOF SCREEN SETTING SHADE SHINE SPOT STROKE TANNED TRAP VISOR

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The answers to the clues all read in a clockwise direction round the clue number. Answers can start in any of the six spaces around the clue number. The number in brackets after each clue shows in which segment of the hexagon each word starts (the top segment is number 1, the one to the right of it is number 2 and so on, as shown around the hexagon for clue number 1). We’ve placed one answer to get you started. 1 Motor (4) 2 Whole (5) 3 Woozy, dazed (4) 4 Young swan (4) 5 Long crunchy salad stick (3) 6 Crimes on the high seas (1) 7 Centre (3) 8 Combines (5) 9 Stratagem, ploy (4) 10 Glib or easily done (3) 11 Orange root vegetable (5) 12 Tell as news (2) 13 Scandinavian (4) 14 Holdings (4) 15 Plantation (4) 16 Moccasin-like shoe (4) 17 Straight (3) 18 Take place (3) 19 Brief look (3) 20 Brutal (1) 21 Fulfil (a promise) (3) 22 Decorative gold-coloured

copper alloy (4) 23 Choose (3) 24 Leave, go (5) 25 Of the mind (3) 26 Pilot or fly in an aircraft (6) 27 Invader, pillager (4) 28 Passion (3) 29 Package (4) 30 Walk heavily (6) 31 ___ fugit, Latin expression translated as ‘time flies’ (5) 32 Company of actors or other performers (2) 33 Small tower (4) 34 Stormed, raved (2) 35 Fall over (3) 36 Small pointed beard (2)

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Can you find all these silly words in the top grid? GIDDY HALF-BAKED IDIOTIC INANE KOOKY NUTTY RIDICULOUS SILLY WACKY WITLESS

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Now clean up your act as you seek out this lot in the bottom grid. BLEACH BRILLO PAD BROOM BRUSH CLOTH DESCALER DISINFECTANT DUSTER FOAM FRESHENER

HOOVER HOSE MOP MOUSSE POLISH SCRUB SPRAY STEAM VACUUM WIPE


ANAGRAM CROSSWORD

These clues are all anagrams of the answers you need to fit into the grid, so you have some unscrambling to do before you start placing them. You must also be very careful because some of the clues have more than one possible answer. Make sure you choose the right one! ACROSS 1 TRAMLINE 5 MITE 9 DOING 10 PAINTER 11 SEAL 12 LISTEN ON 14 ALTARS 15 CANTER 18 EMITTERS 20 PAST 23 ENTAILS 24 LAURA 25 DONE 26 WILD BEER

DOWN 1 DIETS 2 TINGLER 3 COIN 4 PINEAL 6 RATED 7 MENTORS 8 TORPEDO 13 TEA MINE 14 TSARINA 16 PREDATE 17 RECENT 19 IDLER 21 RELIT 22 AIRS

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1 Cardigan and jumper combination (7) 2 Tropical potato (3) 3 Scam, swindle (3) 4 Hallowed (7) 6 ___ de vie, brandy (3) 8 Baby’s napkin (3) 9 Metal bar (3)

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Complete the crossword using the letters outside the grid. The letters are listed alphabetically beside the relevant rows and columns, and the numbers tell you how many black squares are in each row and column. Clues are provided, but are not in any order. The finished grid will have central symmetry*. We have put in one answer to help you, and there are hints to get you started on the opposite page.

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HOW TO WIN

Answer the clues by adding one letter to each of the given words and rearranging them if necessary. Write the letter you’ve added to the appropriate box so that the answer column reveals a word related to shopping. Write this six-letter answer on the form on page 3 or enter online at puzzler.com.

Win £60 Vouchers!

Enjoy a shopping trip on us, with £60 of Love2shop vouchers! They can be redeemed at 20,000 stores across the UK, including Argos, Boots, Debenhams, Toys R Us, River Island, New Look and Iceland, plus a number of restaurants, attractions and more.

COMP ID: 11560

1 Sum owed 2 Happen again 3 Love 4 Royal head‑dress 5 Shiny paint 6 Attain

DIET CURE READ CORN SLOG ARCH

Closing date: July 2, 2014. Winners’ names and answers will appear in issue 149. For full competition rules, see p98.

Suko

Place the digits 1-9 in the squares so that the number in each circle is equal to the sum of the four surrounding cells. In addition, each highlighted regional total beneath the grid must be correct. For example, squares with a grey border should add up to 14, unshaded squares should add up to 15, and grey shaded squares should add up to 16.

Outsider Hints 1 Solve as many clues as you can from the list, and note the answers. 2 There must be a 5-letter answer to fit beneath LIAISON, and this has to be an anagram of the remaining

letters of this column. Solve this anagram so it fits one of the clues, then place your answer. 3 If, for example, you know an answer fits in a particular row, but are not sure in which squares, look at the corresponding columns

where the letters will also appear, and see if they list matching letters. 4 This puzzle has central symmetry so you know that, like the tenth column, the fourth must also contain a five-letter and a seven-letter answer, but the other way round. Chat Puzzles Select

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Skeleton

To solve this crossword, you must fill in all the shaded squares as well as the answers to the clues. The grid is fully symmetrical, from top to bottom and left to right, and we’ve given you some squares, clue numbers and one answer to start you off.

ACROSS 1 Pirate’s treasure box 5 ___ Izzard, comedian 8 Tear‑making vegetable 9 Large cup for drinking tea 10 ___ Fawkes, Gunpowder Plotter 11 Seller of blooms 13 Car for hire 15 Metal corrosion 17 Sprinted 19 International distress signal 20 ___ Hepburn, actress 21 Go back, as of the tide 23 Eye ailment 24 Of an amount, after deductions 26 Swaying gently 29 Salesman 31 Noah’s boat 32 Sir ___ Hoy, Scottish cyclist 33 Go swimming 34 Back of a ship

DOWN 1 Halley’s ___, heavenly body 2 Hen’s produce 3 Labour hard 4 ___ Leone, African country 5 Finishes 6 Use a spade 7 Cairo’s country 11 ___ on the Roof, Topol musical 12 Insider ___, illegal share‑dealing practice 14 Alter to fit 16 Perspiration

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Drink Up!

The following are all different wines, but with their vowels removed. Can you identify them?

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Follow the arrows to place the answers, then rearrange the shaded letters in each puzzle to spell two connected words. Can you spot the connection? Wine vessel Protest march

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Thr3e-Letter T Search The listed words contain the letters ETT, together and in that order. Solve the clues then find the answers in the grid!

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with a wheel (8) Thin dessert pancake flamed in alcohol (5,7) Author of the Discworld series (5,9) Pasta that has lent its name to a movie genre (9) Kitchen water‑boiler (6) Light egg‑based snack (8) Late American singer of I’d Rather Go Blind (4,5) Sharp‑heeled shoe (8) Balletic turn on one foot (9) Marine landing area (5) British actor, star of Midsomer Murders (4,7) High singing voice (8) Warren Mitchell’s famous character in To Death Us Do Part (3,7) Advocate of votes for women (11) Salad leaves (7) 1990 Richard Gere/ Julia Roberts film (6,5) Napkin (9)

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HOW TO WIN

Each of the words in the grid can be rearranged to make another five-letter word (although there may be more than one option). Write the correct new words into the blank grid so that the shaded diagonal reveals a flower. Write this answer on the entry form on page 3 for the chance to win, or enter online at puzzler.com. COMP ID: 11563

SUPER GLARE THROB GROWN LOYAL

Closing date: July 2, 2014. Winnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names and answers will appear in issue 149. For full competition rules, see p98.

Sudoku X-Tra Do you notice anything different about this Sudoku grid? There are two shaded diagonals, which must contain all of the numbers 1-9, along with every row, column and 3x3 square as usual. Get stuck in!

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CODEWORD

In this puzzle, each number stands for a different letter of the alphabet as usual, but there are also four words, in the shaded squares, which are linked by a common theme. Can you complete the puzzle and discover the mystery theme? 13 16 26

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ACROSS 1 Halley’s ___ (5) 4 Wise ___ (5) 7 New ___ (7) 8 Sun ___ (3) 9 Triple ___ (3) 11 Take___ (6) 14 Dinner ___ (6) 17 Cauliflower ___ (3) 19 Fore ___ (3) 20 High ___ (7) 22 Cart ___ (5) 23 Icing ___ (5)

DOWN 1 Batting ___ (6) 2 Beer ___ (3) 3 Express ___ (5) 4 Army ___ (5) 5 Definite ___ (7) 6 Man ___ (4) 10 Snake ___ (7) 12 Iron ___ (3) 13 Lord’s ___ (6) 15 Take ___ (5) 16 Bobby ___ (5) 18 Bridle ___ (4) 21 Fried ___ (3)

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Mix and Match This crossword contains a mix of clues, including general knowledge, anagrams and the occasional cryptic! Cryptic clues have a pink clue number.

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Mini Anagram Correctly solve the anagrams (there may be more than one option) to fill in the grid and complete the crossword.

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Solutions to Radial clues (1 to 24) either start from the outer edge of the circle and read inwards, or start from the inner ring and read outwards to the edge (so they are all five-letter words). Solutions to Circular clues read in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction around the circle. One of the Radial Outwards answers, YOKEL, has been put in for you. 29 Wear away 30 Set fire to 31 Frog-like amphibian 32 Long-running TV serial 33 ___ Bogarde, actor 34 Impulse 35 Scene of conflict 36 Loud laugh 37 ___ vera, health juice 38 Bucket

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1 Lesson of a story 2 Perfect 4 Forest path 5 Word of greeting 7 Underground railway system 8 Musical opening 13 Violent downpour 14 Warning device 17 Poet Ms Dickinson 18 Before the expected time 21 Worries 22 Borders, rims

symbol of peace 9 Added thrust 10 Small sea vessels 11 Wickedly 12 Aromatic herb 15 Tree whose leaf is Canada’s emblem 16 Lady customer’s title? 19 Country bumpkin 20 Immature 23 Rate of progress 24 Extra, left over

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Master Strokes Have a ball as you search for this lot in the grid. RACKET RANKING SERVICE SINGLES SLICE SMASH TENNIS ADVANTAGE BASELINE CHAMPION CROWD DEUCE FINAL FOREHAND GRASS MATCH NEW BALLS OFFICIAL OVERRULE PIMM’S PLAYER POINTS PROGRAMME QUALIFIER QUEUE

TIE-BREAK TITLE TOPSPIN TOWEL TROPHY VOLLEY WILD CARD

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4 Charges • Gear • Osmosis (7)

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7 Acute • Grinder • Right (5)

40 Hound • Roe • Stalker (4)

8 Baby • Cross • Show (4) 9 Carpet • Drive • Stag (6)

41 Cap • Cheese • Face (5)

29 African • Shrinking • Ultra (6)

10 Boat • Republic • Split (6)

42 Aerobics • Down • Ladder (4)

32 Black • Branch • Oil (5)

16 Ball • Driver • Top (5)

34 Bonfire • Cap • Jar (5)

18 Banker’s • Court • Gagging (5)

35 Collar • Farm • Poker (4)

20 Age • Cap • Lolly (3)

24 Battery • Coop • Party (3) 26 Information • Out • Track (6) 27 Anaesthetic • Attorney • Store (7) 28 Go • Guard • Up (7)

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Start to Finish

In this crossword, each answer begins and ends with the same letter. ACROSS

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12 Double‑size champagne bottle (6)

19 Diplomacy (4)

13 Building split into flats (8)

20 Arithmetic problems (4)

Bracer 1 Rewrite • Lukewarm • Stoned (olives)

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2 Border • Political assistants • 11 Brought up 3 Banquet • Enough • ___ Anderson, actress 4 Acid, sharp • Handle • Clothing 5 Be bold • Gloomy • Food cupboard

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The answer to each initial clue has four letters. Add one letter to those and rearrange the letters to answer the next clue, then repeat for the final one. Place the letters you have added into the squares so the two columns spell out a well-known phrase (5,5).

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____

______ ______ ______ ______ ______


Your Choice This crossword has two sets of clues, one straight and one cryptic. Both sets lead to the same answers, so it’s up to you which you use. There are some hints for solving cryptic puzzles on page 48. 1

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14 Feline panto? (4,2,5)

4 Say, nothing is male, but self‑centredness! (6)

19 Extinct bird (4)

5 Meet mob Putin organised (4,4)

20 Outdoor meal (6)

6 Eastern, very thin black wood (5)

21 Hard work (6)

12 Feeling no certainty, but in God, maybe (8)

18 ___ Wood, comedienne (8)

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13 I must move around commercial arena (7)

1 Agonising pain (7)

15 Trim a fir (6)

2 Wealthy (4)

16 Almost ninety, initially, before time (6)

3 ___ justice, fitting retribution (6)

17 I’m passing through illuminated border (5)

4 Self‑importance (6)

19 Arrears of French phone provider? (4)

5 Meet by chance (4,4) 6 ___ Eyes, Everly Brothers hit (5)

STRAIGHT ACROSS

12 Sceptical (8)

7 Dotted playing‑piece (6)

13 Large sports ground (7)

8 Dirty (6)

15 Tidy, dapper (6)

9 Engrave on metal (4)

16 Almost (6)

10 Losing your footing (8)

17 Restrict (5)

11 Tricky situation (11)

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BBackwards

Here, you must black out all the unwanted letters to leave a grid which matches the listed clues. Bear in mind that the finished grid will be diagonally symmetrical. We have told you which words read Across and Down, but otherwise the clues are not in any order.

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• Internet writer

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• Mechanical, without emotion

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• Evil fiend

• Porridge ingredient

Box-Wise Can you put these three-letter syllables into the twelve numbered boxes to produce twelve six-letter words, each of which starts in one box and finishes in the box indicated by an arrow? For instance, 2 and 5 make a six-letter word but 5 and 9 do not. One group of three letters has been filled in to help you. 70 Chat Puzzles Select

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Chain Letters

Each answer has eight letters and you must fit them into their appropriate spaces either clockwise or anticlockwise (you must decide which!). We’ve put in some letters and one answer to start you off. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Emma ___, Oscar‑winning actress Ocean between Britain and America Joke‑telling entertainer Institution for care of the sick Became dry, shrivelled Cut in two Send out radio waves Enough Five‑line verse Title in a newspaper Amusing personal story

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Quiz, cross‑examine All of space and its contents Impassively Supply water to (land or crops) Impoverished Delivered a sermon Adhering to neither religion nor atheism Aubergine Queen’s Scottish residence 1

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Giant Crossword

When you’ve finished, read down the letters in the yellow squares to spell the title of a 2013 film (3,6) starring our pictured actor. 6 Event of something showing up again (12)

ACROSS 1 Lottery ticket that you rub (11)

8 Unlawfulness (10) 9 Bingo‑like game (5)

7 Local language (7) 12 Self‑service buffet of lettuce, tomatoes etc (5,3)

10 Cream for chickenpox spots? (8,6)

13 Entirely (10)

11 Person who takes power by force (7)

14 Crossword hint (4)

17 Lathery, bubbly (6)

15 Basket with a lid (6)

19 French‑style restaurant (9)

16 Depressing, dismal (6)

21 ___ of Fortune, old game show (5)

18 Cheerless (4) 20 Trigger memories (4,1,4)

23 At hand (4)

21 Decline, ebb (4) 22 Soldier from a foot regiment (11) 24 Completely (7) 26 The Great ___, 2013 film remake (6) 27 Call forth (6) 28 Flat dish for a dinner (5) 30 Angrily (7) 32 National trade decline (9) 35 Impotent (9) 36 Small item of information or news (7) 39 ___ house, toddlers’ play‑home (5)

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25 Inherit (money) (4,4) 27 Centre of a dartboard (8)

48 People in general (4)

29 Aid, assist (4)

49 Give a name to (9)

31 Retail (4)

50 Fruit seeds (4)

33 Rough plan of a location (6,3)

52 Casual walk (6)

34 Pictured actor (6,8)

54 Gardener’s small digging tool (6)

37 Ingredient which makes cakes rise (6,6)

55 100th of a dollar (4)

38 Hand’s width (4)

57 Short plank you ride on (10)

40 Char, cleaner (5)

58 Monetary (8)

42 ___ Bocelli, Italian singer (6)

59 Father’s father (7) 60 Needlewoman’s work (11)

43 Branched light or lamp holders (10)

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46 Understanding (9)

41 Electricity generator (6)

2 Toady, yes‑man (7)

47 Smoker’s dish (7)

42 Take (what is offered) (6)

3 Maxim, saying (5)

51 Retirement pay (7)

44 Moral (7)

4 Six‑sided solid (4)

53 Frequently (5)

45 Last bill before disconnection! (5,6)

5 Without doubt (9)

55 Timepiece (5)

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Beside the sea Fit all these words correctly into the grid, then rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell an item often taken to the beach.

3 letters AIR CAP DIP HAT SEA TAN 4 letters BOAT LIDO POOL WAVE 5 letters CHIPS CLIFF LOLLY

6 letters CASINO DONKEY JET SKI SHADES 7 letters SEAGULL SURFING 8 letters BEACH HUT STARFISH 9 letters ESPLANADE FLIP-FLOPS PROMENADE 10 letters CANDY FLOSS LIGHTHOUSE

The Full Set There are 26 blank spaces in the grid opposite, and each should contain a different letter of the alphabet. Can you place them all back in correctly? Keep track by crossing off the letters below as you fit them back in.

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JIGSAW

This crossword has been taken apart and split into smaller squares. Using the Across clues to help you, can you transfer the jigsaw pieces into the blank grid to form a crossword that is symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right?

ACROSS

11 ___ Scotia, Canadian province • Besides

1 Flavoured water ice • ___ dioxide, greenhouse gas

12 Close‑fitting woollen hood

2 One who uses oars

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3 Slim • Help criminally

15 Corn on the ___, vegetable dish • Marine detection system • Gigantic mythical bird

13 Throw • Clarified butter

4 Person who has made a fortune

16 ___ hand, dominance • Fruit popular in chutneys

5 Conk, hooter • Be jealous of 6 Went wrong • Crowd, mob

17 French for ‘black’ • Ceremony

7 Grandmother, affectionately • Prevent (from doing) • Fitting

18 Sea rescue‑service crew member

8 Feline animal • Material for candles • Cap

19 Behind time • Hard durable timber

9 Cattle meat • Lower jaw

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Complete the crossword using the letters outside the grid. The letters are listed alphabetically beside the relevant rows and columns, and the numbers tell you how many black squares are in each row and column. Clues are provided, but are not in any order. The finished grid will have central symmetry*. We have put in one answer to get you started, and there are puzzle hints on page 57 which may also be of help.

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• ___ Christie, author • Egypt’s desert • Acid in lemon juice • Air pilot • Extraterrestrial • Annual prize for peace • Illegal act • Areas surrounded by water • Kids • Artist who uses a brush • Kitchen water boiler • Basic ___, Sharon Stone film • Man’s purse • Black & ___, make of power tools • Market pitch • ___ Quentin, TV actress US president 1861‑65

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• Strainer used in cookery • Swimming show • ___ Walcott, Arsenal player • Washtub *CENTRAL SYMMETRY means a grid that is symmetrical from top left to bottom right, eg The Full Set grid on page 74.


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Nibble, gnaw

Bed dress

Drink made with a bag

Corrupt

Powerful, strong Nurses’ employer (inits)

Well-bred man

Street plan

Writer of rhymes Catch your breath

Dec’s partner

Greece’s currency unit

Thickness of wool

HOW TO WIN Solve the arroword, then rearrange the letters in the pink squares to spell a word related to this prize. Write this word on the entry form on page 3 or enter online at puzzler.com for the chance to win.

Cosy talk

Regret

Remain

Discover

Item at an auction

Closing date: June 4, 2014. Winners’ names and answers will appear in issue 148. For full competition rules, see p98.

COMP ID: 11559

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Pet Loves

1 George the budgie was the

Adam

subject of a later contribution than Vikram’s.

Leila Shelley

subject after the pet belonging to Oliver, who did not speak first to the class.

Vikram

4 Leila described her pet named Horace.

5 The last pet to be discussed was called Fred, while the first was not known as Millie.

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Budgie Gerbil Rabbit Tortoise White mouse

6 Adam’s gerbil was the subject of a later talk than the one about Katy, but not the very next one.

Pupil

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CLUES

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During one lesson, five children in the same primary school class were asked to tell their classmates about their pets. From the clues given, can you match each pupil with the name and description of his or her pet, and work out the order in which they told their classmates about them?


Fifth

Test your Trivia As usual we’re testing your general knowledge ­– so why not see how much you know by giving this quick quiz a try?

Music

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Music

1993, which band claimed to be Too Young To Die? 2 In 1976, which group had a hit with Can’t Help Falling In Love? 3 In 1991, who were In Yer Face? 4 Name the pictured group, and complete the title of their 1987 hit, Just Like ___.

Sport

Clue 8 5 In what sport might one perform a ‘Backside 540’? 6 In snooker, which colour ball is worth five points? 7 What was Barry McGuigan’s sport? 8 Name the pictured sportswoman, shown in

February 2014. What victory is she celebrating here?

Geography

Sport Clue 17

9 Of which country is San Jose the capital? 10 Which city has a suburb called Knotty Ash? 11 On which river does the Warwickshire town of Stratford stand? 12 In which county is Dawlish?

Entertainment 13 In

In recent times

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the children’s TV programme, Rag, Tag and Bobtail, what sort of animal was Tag? 14 Who is the male star of the new film The Wolf of Wall Street? 15 Which animated film features Princess Jasmine? 16 Which new film, based on a true story, stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster?

17 Name the pictured MP. Why was she in the news in January? 18 Which TV personality was linked with Charles Saatchi after his divorce from Nigella Lawson? 19 Which child star, who became a US Ambassador, died in February? 20 Actor Ralph Waite, who died in February, played the father in which TV show?

Miscellaneous

21 Which late actress was married to David McCallum and Charles Bronson? 22 Which Dickens novel features Mr Bumble? 23 On an Ordnance Survey map, what is denoted by two crossed swords? 24 In the song, what colour was Bobby Shafto’s hair? Chat Puzzles Select

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QUOTEWORD Solve this puzzle as usual, remembering that each number refers to a different letter of the alphabet. Three letters have been filled in to start you off. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve finished, place the appropriate letters into the squares beneath the grid to spell a quotation from the pictured model/singer. 17 23 8

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• Beer barrel (3) • Bone in the forearm (4) • Bout of overeating (5) • Christmas season (8) • Coated with plaster (8) • Company emblem (4) • Die ___, Bruce Willis film (4) • Drivel (8) • Fisherman (6) • Heavy, awkward (9) • Impossible to see through (6) • Least expensive (8) • Morecambe’s comic partner (4)

• Offensive remark (6) • One fourth (7) • Outside of an egg (5) • Put off, hinder (5) • Queen ___, EastEnders pub (3) • Relieve (pain) (4) • Sixty seconds (6) • Slang talk (6) • Social blunder (4,3) • Soft gentle breeze (6) • Style of walking (4) • Witness’ statement given on oath (9) • Woody plant tissue (5)

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• the PICTURED / FILM is RELEASED • BARINGS / BANK / COLLAPSES / FOLLOWING / HUGE LOSSES by ROGUE / TRADER / NICK LEESON • ACTRESS / JULIE / GOODYEAR / LEAVES / CORONATION / STREET after BEING a REGULAR for NEARLY / THIRTY years

Guess the Year

• the PRINCESS / OF WALES gives a REVEALING / INTERVIEW about HER LIFE to MARTIN / BASHIR on the PANORAMA show

The following facts all refer to events of a particular • JAMES BOND makes a year. Can you find all the words or groups of words in REAPPEARANCE after SIX YEARS, capitals in the grid below, and guess the year? You must also identify the pictured film, released in the same year, now PLAYED by PIERCE / BROSNAN in GOLDENEYE then locate its title in the grid too.

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Quiz Crossword Another chance to test your general knowledge… ACROSS 1 House of Commons presiding officer (7) 5 Swedish car make (4) 10 Cricket score not attributed to a batsman (5) 11 Medical name for the windpipe (7) 12 Seaside resort of the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset (7) 14 Surname of EastEnders characters Alfie and Kat (4) 16 and 21 Pictured actor (6,7) 18 Brother of Prince Edward (6) 20 Greek god of love (4) 21 See 16 24 Berkshire’s county town (7) 25 Surname of the Foreign Secretary (5) 27 High‑school series starring Matthew Morrison (4) 28 ___ Foster, BBC athletics commentator and former distance runner (7)

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Low‑calorie sweetener (9) Social networking and micro‑blogging service (7) Country of Putin and Medvedev (6) Arsenal’s manager (6) First name of Training Day actor Mr Hawke (5) First name of golfer Norman and comedian Proops (4) Ex‑Portuguese colony in W India (3) Chat Puzzles Select

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Eighteen of the listed words can be teamed up with another word in the list to make a new word or phrase. There will be two words left over â&#x20AC;&#x201C; put these together and rearrange the letters to spell a bathroom item.

BOOT CARRIAGE CASH CHECK CIRCLE CLOCK CLUB COUNTRY CROSS DRESS

FLIGHT FLINT FLOW FRIGHT HORN PATH SHOE SKIN STAGE THRUSH

4our word Fit the answers into the grid, then read down the two diagonals to spell a sporting term (4,4). What is it? 1 2 3 4

Boast Agony ___ Kiely, fashion designer Calm period

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4our by 4our Simply place the listed letters correctly into the spaces in the grid, so that the same four words read across and down.

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6ix of One Fit the shapes into the grid so that each of the six rows spells out an insect. We have put in three letters to help. E T I G M A L O B E S P

1 2 3 4 5 6

R N R W

E E

E T I D

C

H O E A

L Y S T

L E E R

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SPOT E C N E R E F F I THE D Can you find ten slight differences between these two pictures?

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Arroword Pictured comedienne (5,8)

__ Reeves, Vandellas’ lead singer

Turns white

Wet (weather)

Pond plant Central American canal

Animal’s den

Caroline __, Mrs Merton’s creator Inflamed swelling of the eye

__ Thurman, actress

Purple-blue flowers

Lascivious look

__ Kilmer, Alexander actor

Discount supermarket chain

Moses baskets

Travel by air

Make of oilfired cooker

Fertile desert areas

Walled port in Brittany (2,4)

Curve

Personal noiseexcluder __ Murray, Groundhog Day actor

Poem dedicated to someone

__ de cologne, perfume

Burgles, steals from Scottish plaids

Repeat from memory

Appraise

The heavens

Michaelmas daisies __ & Mabel, Broadway musical

Deep Scottish loch

Twaddle

Jacob’s OT twin Bit of old cloth

Battle (for)

Fruit of the blackthorn

College near Aldwych (inits)

__ My Party, Lesley Gore hit

Price charged

Thwarts

In dispute (2,5) Birds in a gaggle

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Also, as well

Relieved

Clump of earth and grass


Skeleton

Fill in all the shaded squares as well as the answers in this crossword. The grid is fully symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right, and we’ve put in some squares, numbers and one answer to start you off.

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ACROSS 1 First name of the pictured singer 5 Ordinary or vulgar 10 Regular beat of the heart 11 Female deer 12 Milky Italian coffee 13 ___ Tango in Paris, 1972 film 14 Neck garment 15 Mark of a wound 18 Yelled, roared 20 Less clean 22 Surname of the pictured singer 24 Bow and arrow users

26 Bird with webbed feet 28 Inexperienced, unworldly 29 In this place 33 Workers’ organisation 34 Pub, hotel 35 Grown‑up 36 Totting up 37 Around the World in ___ Days, novel

DOWN 2 Book of maps 3 All You ___ Is Love, Beatles hit 4 Encouraged, brought about 5 Cried approval 6 Gender of men

7 Of sight 8 ___ and pears, rhyming slang for ‘stairs’ 9 Extreme fear 16 Actor’s platform 17 Amount charged 19 ___ up, confess 21 Frozen water 22 Average clothing size 23 Deleting 24 Move forward 25 Nap after lunch 27 Young person 30 Explode violently (volcano) 31 Opposed to 32 Criminal group Chat Puzzles Select

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D ROPOUT

All the letters in this crossword have collapsed to the bottom of their columns. Can you lift the letters back into the right place in the empty grid to give a crossword that’s fully symmetrical from top to bottom and left to right? We’ve put a single column back in its rightful place to start you off. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT If you put these pairs of letters together correctly, they’ll spell out two eight-letter words, which mean the opposite of each other. What are they?

US

UT

IO

UR

UL

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S O O T H E R A R A B L E

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TAKE 2WO Each word in a clue can be preceded by the same two letters to make three new words. The three pairs of letters will then spell out another six-letter word. What is it? 1 Aster, axed, pious 2 Ode, rand, rata 3 Ding, real, rise


Answers PAGE 6

ANSWERS

SUDOKU

DINING OUT W A R MU E DR

BUN B Q S S T A A L UMS C A F U E L I A RO L L E F L R V EGE W M S A O H S N M P L A T E D A SWE E T

F I NGE R O L ON I ON RD W R B T I CK O N W I SME L L L E CH I C K E T N V T AR I A N P T G R A D OU T S I D N I P O COR N CH

F R I E D O N I O N

4 8 2 9 5 7 6 1 3

OOD

B A R B E C U E

B A I F S I T L I S H E S H R I B E B A S UN N R G L E G E E R R I B S E I D D L E R R I N G K E BAB F S

SPIRAL CROSSWORD

I C E B E RG R A I B RABB I T A V Y E L P A T S Y HA T I S N S T R E T C B C E ORCHARD E U E O K E N S I T P Z K S E B E R Y L AN

E BON Y A U S S I GN I G MS T E R T H E R A E CRO F T D F AR SON U R I MA T E

1 Jest 2 Teaspoon 3 Next 4 Tennyson 5 Nachos 6 Sikh 7 Hamlet 8 Traipse 9 Exorcist 10 Talents 11 Spine 12 Easel 13 Legume 14 Editor 15 Rector 16 Regular 17 Rasp 18 Proud 19 Disc 20 Coeliac 21 Cry. JIM PARSONS and KALEY CUOCO, from The Big Bang Theory.

SADIE (King), from Emmerdale.

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ARROWORDS R T R EWA S L H E A L AC T R E A C L T HR E

A B RD U A I D M S CO L RO OP E Z E WE

C CH A A S T I S K E

G H C E YOU N P R E D R E I A EMAND D E N I T ACO

A S I N E

U N B U R D E N

IDEA, SPARK.

A C P ROO M C H WA NN E C D DO OG L D E A

T S T E E R

A B RARM S A OUND NN E F B I D I O T T OY

BRICK TRICK 1 Tearing 2 Garnet 3 Grant 4 Tang 5 Ant 6 Tans 7 Stain 8 Faints 9 Fasting.

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ONE-WORD TITLES P P E L A T R A E H E V A R B C E W O N

D H Y T E L Y S I U M I U A K D S V C R

N W I P T I O N R E G L A D I A T O R B

W E S L E I P T G I C A D H C T I N S T

Y S I N O A T Y N I E T T N T N U A D Y

D S O L D M A A T E C N P O A L A L N I

G E B E A E E N N A C E S T N L I G R S

M N L A S N A N S I S I E G O E K F T E

D T I B K R W A A T C D F N I G M R A F

H I V S F L B

U W I Y O L T

Y E O O A S N

D R N N R H E

T D C R E R Z

U E Y R I E A C

L M L E O S N P

U A N A I D E T

Z E N S M I I D

C E A E N G S R

G A E E S E O U A N S N V E C T R M E S

O G R A O K R E M C A I L A B A T T H R

M E O T O C F D R R G A R O V L S R L E

SHREK.

QUICK CROSSWORD H O E I N V A D D E D ND ROY E H E NC E G A E CH E DU L O A ADA P T R R I T S CAN E H E

H L O L T R A P O A I H T R W N P S U O

E G C U O M I F O E L Y I T E R I H E S

U M O G O E N L O T H S I F K C A L B I

E H P N F U H S B R E R L S S P E E D R

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6 5 1 2 9 8 4 3 7

5 3 4 1 2 9 7 6 8

2 1 7 5 8 6 3 9 4

9 6 8 7 4 3 2 5 1

B U D M T D I S C L O S U R E H R E A P

P C P AGOD R M WOM B L S GE CKO O B V AGU E C R E T CH I I BOUGH N H

B A F A BA L L S K I O I D WH CR E E O E NN OWE R I D I N L H YME E A HO ADD U T L AGO H Y E

G AD T E Y A U I A Y N C K H ON R

FIRST THOUGHTS PO L A I GUM E I S T B E RAD E A L L S O T OW

E S WA T H ROE I E E P L A

T E R A E GA P O GE R E T I O M I ND R O E U DO T RAG E O A L E R R E L A Y

PAGE 12 CODEWORD F I N I C L A I N Z E

NANC E L E B O B X E D C L UMP I O S R RCRA F T E A L S S T QU E A S E U L CORD I A L I T Y U D R S T U POR OB L G U U N O GR I P P A I N T O I L C T SWE L T E R J O

GROOM E D CROP A R MP L OY U I N E S S A VO T E I A I G I NG A K T H AW O R Y R I D E

MK BR P T HO D X Z S U I YG J V F C AN L Q EW

BOX-WISE

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K S B H L S A E T R O R O I C I E U O N

8 4 9 3 7 5 1 2 6

DROPOUT

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STRAIGHT TALK

1 9 6 4 3 2 8 7 5

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TONGS.

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3 7 5 8 6 1 9 4 2

T E R I A L B U Y E D A OR K OE N

1 Pos 2 Sum 3 Glu 4 Ing 5 Mer 6 Est 7 Ten 8 Der 9 Not 10 Ate 11 Mal 12 Ice.

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YOUR CHOICE! D E CAD E E E I P AR I S P U A C L T OMBO L A Y I S COU R T R P E E L D E R R C E I E OB L I GE D U V H P L E N T Y

OS I E N A T R Y A E A V E R S T

CAR S G K S I V E L W H EME R RD R B L I S E F H X T RA E V ODG E

Cryptic explanations can be found on page 90.

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Answers CRYPTIC EXPLANATIONS Across 1 Decade (CAD in DEE) 4 Oscars (OS + CARS) 8 Paris (PAIRS anagram) 9 Pensive (PENS + I’VE) 10 Tombola (TOM + backwards A LOB) 11 Theme (THE + M + E) 12 Courtyard (COURT + backwards DRAY) 17 Elder (Two meanings) 19 Realise (LIES ARE anagram) 21 Obliged (G in mixed-up BOILED) 22 Extra (Word hidden in sentence) 23 Plenty (ENT in PLY) 24 Stodge (DOG SET anagram). Down 1 Deputy (EP in DUTY) 2 Ceramic (Word hidden backwards in sentence) 3 Disco (COD IS anagram) 5 Sinatra (ARTISAN anagram) 6 Agile (A + mixed-up LEG I) 7 Skewer (K in SEWER) 9 Plastered (SLATED REP anagram) 13 Upright (Two meanings) 14 Drifted (D + RIFT + ED) 15 Recoup (RE + COUP) 16 Behave (BE + HAVE) 18 Delve (Word hidden in sentence) 20 Avert (A + VERT).

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TARGET PRACTICE 1 Diamond 2 Adhered 3 Visited 4 Invalid 5 Decided 6 Laughed 7 Yearned 8 Notepad 9 Command 10 Husband. DAVID LYNCH.

VOWEL PLAY B E L V V OP I N G D UN E A E N A T O S T I AR E O A I R S M T CAR

E AGU E R E X R A V E ACR E A R I L D T E N OP E Y B L L P E DA E M N A Y ARDA T O O E H I P UNM E I G I R I AG EWA

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P GE T RA L L H GE A E T H Y

PAGE 15 FAIR PLAY

Mia, who ate the hot dog (clue 2), did not drink cider (clue 1), or lemonade (clue 5), or cola (clue 1), but beer. Her boyfriend is not Roly (clue 4) or Ted, who was with Penny (clue 3), or Ron, who ate popcorn (clue 2), but Walt. Mary drank cider (clue 1). Penny did not drink lemonade (clue 3), but cola, and so ate candyfloss (clue 1). So Sue drank lemonade and did not eat toffee apple (clue 5), but popcorn and therefore was with Ron (clue 2). So Mary was with Roly, and they ate toffee apples. In summary: Mary, Roly, toffee apple, cider. Mia, Walt, hot dog, beer. Penny, Ted, candyfloss, cola. Sue, Ron, popcorn, lemonade.

Across 1 Bust, stub, tube, begin, ingot, otter 5 Ember, error, orbit, bitch, choir 6 Legal, gale, lemur, mural, alto, total 7 Disco, collar, Arctic, ticker. Down 1 Brown, owner, nerve, veal, also, sound 2 Banjo, Jordan, danger, gerbil, bill 3 Gamma, mate, team, amble, bleed, edit 4 Reach, chrome, meal, allow, lower.

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QUIZ CROSSWORD A S T R O N O M Y

D A E R E NA N D T I O J A U M C E BR A S K U N E NA W I N C K L Y CH E E Q H E A P ROU S T R P S

MINI JIGSAW S T I WA R S A U R E R E L A L I C M I E DR

EW L A I I S T B T E GA R G A B E L L U S EWH M E S P C A K R T H L H E A Y D

OB E O AND U U S H I I NG R H E R E S AR T E E S S I E N Y

D E D U C T F I S H Y E R N I E

X A Y L Z I T YO L R M P E A ON S

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I E T N N A

B K E E R I I S O MS C C E L I E S

8 9 6 1 3 2 2 3 6 7 9 8 5 4 1 6 8 9 8 7 9

CENTREPIECE

GIANT CROSSWORD I N F L A M E D

G UR E T E N O T E I A

MINI KAKURO

PAGES 18-19 UNR E COGN G I E E L E BA NON Y T E K E V I N S P A A M MO T H E R S A T R SQU I R T E D S L E C AC E S OV F E I AGR I CU L T N A BA T H T UB E O H U L ARGE R E T S R R MON I T OR P N W ACH I E V E I U W D N YMP H S B D E E F ORGE TME A U L M D EM I WA T

C RO A L S T A C L L I N T RO N

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S AB L E H B A P L OORBOA V K L C E Y R I D S C EM C L E A U O O S CO T F R E T F RDU E I N R C R E S T E E X R H I S I N S T S N U T E D M I S I A NARRA S N Y A P S S P E L O AU T Y S PO T O P O T NA I L E K N RR E S I S T

E A R L I E R E N D U P A S C O T C A T B O A

RD E D S NG O E R E E E E X P L E C N T S E P OR I K S M S T AR O N T

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ALPHABET CROSS F C S URA L H O I O Z AMB E E B E N T YO B R J UGU L A S R T N E GRO F L R DUCA T I L R O

CROSS-OVER

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

MARGIN CALL.

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SIXTIES CINEMA Easy 1 The Beatles 2 Steve McQueen 3 El Cid 4 Mary Poppins; Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews 5 Honor Blackman 6 Doris Day 7 West Side Story 8 John Wayne. Tricky 9 Rita Tushingham 10 Peter Sellers 11 Charles Bronson 12 Sidney Poitier 13 Frank Sinatra; The Manchurian Candidate 14 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 15 Joan Crawford 16 Norman Wisdom. Tough 17 Tom Jones 18 Tippi Hedren 19 Jack Lemmon 20 Anthony Quinn 21 Jane Fonda; Cat Ballou 22 The Blue Max 23 Richard Burton 24 Tony Curtis.

AR A OC R E B

C I T E D

G D E E T F Y E

ROUND THE HOUSES 1 Dither 2 Revolting 3 Ginger 4 Renovation 5 Newt 6 Take part 7 Tilt 8 Type 9 Elongate 10 Excite 11 Equality 12 Youngster 13 Replacement 14 Twice 15 Epic 16 Cherish 17 Hygiene.

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COMMON GROUND S T I T C E I B E S T T CH I P R L EG I O I C E DGE E DR E S S W HOME N E F E A T H

H F O B BR A I N S AK E I N H E G O E Y E R G L U H A E AR T R K E R

AC T O U I N G L T H S T O E N S T G P I S L A N I E T U

R Y O E N CK H AR I ND

CK Y H BACK U A L T ARG E T


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▲ FITS AND STARTS 1 Academy 2 Average 3 Tenable 4 Crouton 5 Luggage 6 Alchemy 7 Partake. DRAUGHT.

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WHO SAID THAT? 1 Moist 2 Inside 3 Laird 4 Eskimo 5 Stop it! 6 Kuwait 7 Inland 8 Nought 9 Guffaw 10 Traits 11 Ottawa 12 Noting. MILES KINGTON: ‘Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.’

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TWISTS AND TURNS 1 Thrill 2 Flower 3 Waste 4 Aloof 5 Stretch 6 Macaw 7 Wager 8 Unit 9 Whey 10 Hammock 11 Scatter 12 Stone 13 Gather 14 Chess 15 Risk 16 Beer 17 Doll 18 Rebuke 19 Ignore 20 Rely 21 Caber 22 Idler 23 Change. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET; MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, KYLE CHANDLER.

ANAGRAMMIST 1 Brazier 2 Plaster 3 Smother 4 Trestle 5 Deposit 6 Elation 7 Bedroom. BLOSSOM.

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SEEING DOUBLE (CORRECT ANSWERS IN CAPITALS) Across 1 DIVINE, divide 4 SWITCH, stitch 9 Shutter, SHATTER 10 Stars, START 11 ASH, ask 12 SMALL, smell 14 Fine, FIND 16 Strews, STRESS 19 Played, PLACED 23 Trug, TRUE 25 STEEP, steed 27 Ace, ACT 28 Gaunt, HAUNT 29 HEARKEN, hearten 31 SPEARS, speaks 32 SHADES, shapes. Down 1 Resists, DESISTS 2 VIA, vim 3 NATAL, nasal 5 WISHFUL, wistful 6 TRAIN, trail 7 HATE, have 8 CRASS, cross 13 AIR, aid 15 DUE, duo 17 TOT, too 18 Sweeter, SWEATER 20 CUE, cup 21 DEPENDS, defends 22 Litre, LITHE 24 ROUGE, rough 25 SLASH, slush 26 Thug, THUS 30 KID, kit.

IN THE MIX NICHE STOVE CABER HORSE TRACE COBRA.

HEADS AND TAILS

CHANNEL HOPPING

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SHIP SHAPE

L F N N O R M A N D Y H O

E B E E T O P I R T Y A D

H E O R V O D I E P P E U

A L D U R A U T E R A L C

V T T I L Y H R E E T K E

R T R S D O M W I N N E A

E U O I S A G C E S A I G

K H L M R E H N D N T N W

D S L K I A I O E S I B G

N I E F N T N S T P F A R

A T Y N N I E M P M R G A

L S E O A E A O L L A U T

G L C R H L H G I I N E S

N K T C O S I C R S C T O

E N G A P M A H C A E T R

F I Y N A T T I R B B E U

S W S C H E R B O U R G E

D C U S T O M S R E V O D

E L T T O B S C A L A I S

TWO’S COMPANY Bandit, fondue, sundae, tandem, vandal, window.

PAGE 30 ARROWORD W P AR Y AND E T R Y O SON N E X T Y R A WA Y R OB AMO A Y

M A D O C

D U R H A AM G A P I E S L L A E AM S E R

H E N E RA I C H P E S U E S T A T E S A C O H R E MOV E T A I L OR A L W Y BA P S E RR A S P A OWN E R T WO T E E S MOOR E

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T U Y P I P S I C E F T Y S E

C S RA T E I E BURN E N I OR A W WAGG E D A I N F OE H I V E F L A I L DOR S E T E S M D

SUDOKU 9 8 5 7 6 2 1 3 4

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AGE N N Y DU E L O AGE N N L ARG S E CHAN E R E DGE

DA P S E T O F E E GE L S

A F AR B T C Y T H E S L A S K EW F T TWE E T H AR E A L R E E S AW

WORD WISE 5 6 7 8 9

letters: letters: letters: letters: letters:

Satin, roast, snort, ratio. Orient, satire, priest, entrap. Nastier, treason, traipse, senator. Painters, senorita, pertains. PATRONISE.

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C H GO D I D E A N E Y C EW OP I L F A

I N T E L L I G E N T

NA I CARD CH I E A S T D O E N D E R L C ME S H RA W L E A P A L N

HIDDEN WORDS 1 Actor 2 Cleaner 3 Editor 4 Singer 5 Chef 6 Barman 7 Manager.

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DOUBLE TROUBLE T H R E A T E N D U C K E S C A L A T E R A F T

P R E LME T U A GG L I L ACK Y H A I ROB P W OM I NA U I ANON K G

S E N S A T I O N A L

R M F EMA I L V N A GE R I NG L C S S AU L T R E T E E N S R T C E L E T M A U I ONCUB R E E

H C OO T H E L O P E P R P NNOY O ARACH M L E A SON L T I L T H Y E

S M O U L D E R I N G

T D F E L I T E A L T A C T I V E U G I P R E AD N I MA T H S A A NG A S S N F T R E NAD E T R R

Chat Puzzles Select

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Answers PAGE 36 S I E V E E X D D I P G U L E C L AW E I A S NUB E A ABDUC T U T Y P I S E R S T OMA T F F E X E R T D S E S E R

D

E L E C T O H RANDMA G G R DO Z E GO G E S T

H

T

S CH RO R I I MP I N E GE AN T

S O F L OU B

R I C O O C B I NGO I T W N DO L A U R E AR E D Q L UMB L Y I L N E AR E C A S K I D T J J S A DO A C I ROK E N

E Y Z K GM UA I B R L S J H F T X WN CQ OD P V

QUOTATION ‘I wouldn’t say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.’ Bette Midler.

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A P I E T C A H L I T G NO T E T E T R

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S S A H E C T E R L S E R F T A A T N E G C Y H T P A U C I T H U A T S

E D R E E G S T I R L L A P A R O K N

DO L N I V N E O O E S E T A E P E I R

G

5 3 2 1 4

4 1 5 2 3

3 2 4 5 1

K I I F L E H E E L T R Y M E E H A W P

S U S E K Y N O C N A V O L R A O P E R

Z I K I U E I B I L M T C R T D U H S D

N D T O S S S L D N Y E T T O N R N E G

T H Y R O I D

M O OW I AN U T RR A Y

I I N A E J R

L B U E E G A

A R T I Y T E

D I D T N T K

P H B A C I V

B R U A O E E

N L M N N A I

D O S Q H C P

I U M O R H L

G S T B N A O I T I H N D E A C R F E O

Y E S E N O U H A Z E L A R I I F L N F

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R A Y C U R T S R E T G S A G E A R E M

E R T L E R U A L S O I Y B N L S E C O

H Y R O W A N W F L U S D S M Y P P O P

C G G D O G R O D O J A S M I N E O D B

FERN BRITTON.

R D E T W I N S A U S E H I S T V A R BR Y

N COM I N I RO A C BURK CK E R E AM I S B L E U E R NOS I E A S T P S U N AWA S U E N G N EGR E NDA L O B L E E ONCO G E WO O E

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TEPID.

CHOR U S E E U F L AM I N L N MONA S T N A OR A T OR E T R E S T RA D W N C Y N I C S D B L I T H E A E L E X E R T I

S UR P R I C A E GO RA V A U E E E R Y ANG P G GEOME T U T I N AC C E T L A S SOC I A A C L AUGH T O R E ON NUD I

S E A GE S T I R Y E N T T E R E R A T Y

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D E X I C E P T M I O ON

F I R E W I A L L B GR O A D B NA N D

C O F O K K I E S A P F A C ME B O PO K

OMP U T O A R UM G S W P E D I A N P E E D A O T W H I C S S S CRO E ON N E C D M CAB I R T A L C

E R DA E I F A T RO L L E L S I P HON E G

T A P L P E C Y B A S Y H O D SMAR T P HO U O M L L ME S S A T A I T I ON L I N M C C L E E O D BANN I U HA T GROU

C A Y B E E R S P A C N E GE K

V I E R U P S

SAVER.

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GIMME FIVE

D E U P R A E S I P A

92 92 Chat Puzzles Select

C F R L E AD E R A B M S CR E AM S I I S C E N E S T I D R DOG R E E E WO R L D T N I ABROA D P U B E A S I L Y D H E

1 Flowerpot 2 Professor 3 Powerless.

V I D E S D X E L E P E N A E D S SO L V E A E P T E R R R L E GA T I S N C I S E S E P L B CA L A T O S T X R S L E Y

9 1 5 1 8 6

NET WORK

SQUARE DANCE

D I M T A G D I N P E

5 6 3 3 4 5

THREE TO ONE

1 Unlock 2 London 3 Deacon 4 Donned 5 Ideals 6 Peddle 7 Slaves 8 Dispel 9 Repeat 10 Sidles 11 Petals 12 Lustre 13 Shield 14 Island 15 Amulet 16 Trusty.

R M E S S D J E S O R M I R P C F S U A

7 3 6 8 8 7 6 0 3 6 3 6 2 3 3 3 1 8 5 5 8

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JIGSAW

Q T W L Y O E

8 6 0 2 2 4

1 World 2 Fire 3 Wall 4 Light 5 Ball 6 Break 7 Bank 8 Weed 9 Stone 10 Track. WILL ARNETT.

R C T ORON T N CAN E U B L I NO O WH BU L L

PYRAMID

B

5 9 7 2 8 6 4 1 4 0 6 4 8

6 3 6 2 8 2 6 4 1 8 7 1 3 8 1 3 9 6 7 5 4 3 4 2 3 6 7 5 3 7 4 2 6 6 8 2 4 7 6 5 1 3 6 4 3 7 6 0 1

MINI ARROWORD

L O R D S O

1 9 6 5 0 7

LINK LADDER

DOMINOES

2 4 1 3 5

W S G V C N M A L C O R E R E C T T A Y

LOOK BOTH WAYS

4 1 3 3 7 8 7 0 8 0 7 7 4 3 5 3 4 2 3 3 8

To The Right 1 Bipedal 2 Hog 3 Cart 4 Pan 5 Caramel 6 Moral 7 Tar 9 Pea 11 Snatch 13 Abodes 14 Tie 16 Gar 19 Rampart 21 Troupes 24 Rapid 26 Gun 28 Char 29 Red 31 Oar 33 Let. To The Left 2 Hip 3 Copes 4 Pageant 5 Car 6 Mantra 7 Tor 8 Caravan 10 Ram 12 Lego 15 Air 17 Lad 18 Tear 20 Chipper 22 Regular 23 Record 25 Mar 27 Super 30 Aid 32 Hat 34 Net.

1 Pollen 2 Copper 3 Scream 4 Damage 5 Gather 6 Lethal.

PLANT LIFE B V R I E L H Y A C I N T H O N K I A S

8 5 7 5 1 9

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D

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NUMBER JIG

BAR S CAR E POS E D A T E

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FUTOSHIKI 1 5 3 4 2

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ON THE TILES

QUOTEWORD

S P O I L L R I N NA T E

X P L I U N R S D H I T Y RA

A I M L I T MA T T E X I D C I A I M I NN

R N L D T T E Y

SHORTCODE C E L L O R E C E RA S E S N A S A T I N

E N A T C

I S R O L

EIGHT ACROSS 1 Warranty 2 Nativity 3 Interest 4 Punctual 5 Truthful 6 Friendly 7 Cauldron 8 Marrying. WATCHDOG.

SET SQUARE 7 + 9 ÷ 4

÷

x

x

+

÷

5 + 3 – 6 2 – 1 + 8


NETT.

Answers PAGE 47 FULL HOUSE

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EXPLANATIONS Across 8 Demanding (Word hidden in sentence) 9 Era (ARE anagram) 10 Netting (Two meanings) 11 Dates (Two meanings) 12 Sew (Word hidden in sentence) 14 Overleaf (Cryptic definition) 16 Streamer (R in STEAMER) 18 Ski (SKIp without the p) 21 Medal (Sounds like meddle) 23 Resigns (Two meanings) 25 Lie (Two meanings) 26 Untainted (TUNE AND IT anagram). Down 1 Adonis (A + DON + IS) 2 Omit (Word hidden in sentence) 3 Antidote (NOT A DIET anagram) 4 Single (SINGLEt without the t) 5 Aged (cAGED without the c) 6 Neutrals (RENAULTS anagram) 7 Harsh (R in HASH) 13 Withdrew (MIxed-up THIRD in WE + W) 15 Lordship (HOLD SIR anagram + P) 17 Merits (TERMS I anagram) 19 Inside (IN + SIDE) 20 Small (S + MALL) 22 Lout (Word hidden in sentence) 24 Gite (Initial letters from Greece to European).

PAGE 49 DROPOUT ON U RM B R E E R F E D R E T RO U E R

B I I S T AR O T T R U UD G E

E S I D E I X I NG E G L UM M O P U TW I T S E H I R S T Y I H K N OW I NG A I R X T OR T

PAGES 50-51 STAR-CROSSED

E AR N E D V U L E B L I N N J T I GUA I H P F OW L O T O S E OP E ND E D F P P AMBO I OC L Z E L E D I B E L I S N E A F L C E I T OR

S P KA I N E L L U R T I E D E

DU A M DDA A MU S S Y EM T M U L E N T A I R I E NC R A E L L C T OP R I SO R M K P S T OR I M N E AG

Lamp, shade, bathing, rising, light, beds, cream, lounger, roof, dress, beam, after, midday, glasses, screen, belt, midnight, burnt, tanned, stroke, baked, flower, down, trap, shine, dial, setting, kissed, spot, visor, deck, lotion. BLOCK.

PAGE 53 HONEYCOMB

1 Engine 2 Entire 3 Groggy 4 Cygnet 5 Celery 6 Piracy 7 Middle 8 Merges 9 Tactic 10 Facile 11 Carrot 12 Report 13 Nordic 14 Assets 15 Estate 16 Loafer 17 Direct 18 Happen 19 Glance 20 Savage 21 Redeem 22 Ormolu 23 Decide 24 Depart 25 Mental 26 Aviate 27 Raider 28 Ardour 29 Parcel 30 Trudge 31 Tempus 32 Troupe 33 Turret 34 Ranted 35 Topple 36 Goatee 37 Slight 38 Horrid 39 Beirut 40 Assign 41 Sports 42 Ottawa 43 Oilcan 44 Detach 45 Berate 46 Region 47 Relent 48 Waffle 49 Debate 50 Tanned 51 Renoir 52 Marine 53 Nation 54 Errata.

DAFT…

1 Tiger 2 Order 3 Enter 4 Roast 5 Legal 6 Flyer 7 Slang 8 Rugby 9 Bland 10 Final. ERROL FLYNN.

R E D B L O O D E D

T E RM I N I I C D I NGO E G N S A L E I E M A S T RA L R T T E RM I T I I N S A L I E N A E E NOD E B

S A PO L O P T CH HA T O A P A M D E RO

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ADD-A-LETTER

BURN S A E T Z I P COD A R R AGE AN R S G A S L E E F E I ND I AN E D SOCC E R T U L A L L I E D T L AUNCH O R I WR E S T L L C Y OS L O A A U L DUBA I E G ROUGH I S T D E E R E

A T L A ROE MO T T T I S H E D H V E AWE F ORU T OY

PATHFINDER

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

RO P S U I S L L F I F UN D A E BA S S L S H E A D I MM

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LETTERSETS

Across 1 Stash, sift, gels 2 Port, Ottawa, lie 3 Areas, yeti, file 4 Denied, men, Fiat 5 Oman, tide, lynch 6 Dell, oar, needle 7 Onion, lad, alias 8 Outset, mar, lamp 9 Carer, rain, tsar 10 Ewes, hat, sleepy 11 Late, Euro, order 12 Ore, lament, sago 13 Teal, lake, sense. Down 1 Spa, dodo, ocelot 2 Tore, menu, aware 3 Arena, litre, tea 4 Stain, lose, sell 5 Hose, toner, heal 6 Sty, dial, trauma 7 Item, drama, trek 8 Fat, een, dais, one 9 Twin, learn, lots 10 Gaff, yell, terse 11 Eli, India, sedan 12 Lilac, Lama, pegs 13 Seethe, spry, roe.

MA O W I B N GO

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G E E P I T G T N R R E S A S

P R N N C Y Z A R C S C U R R

Z N A T N I D A R T E N E R E

E N T R A R T A U A F K I I I

E G E Y U S C O E O N A O D S

H E I S K K I E I O O H D I O

E R B D E C N N B D I S T C A

G A R R D A A P I I I I E U T

P H S E S Y S W C N L L P L E

S T

…AS A BRUSH!

T E S I C A I L A N T O E R

Y A A E E L R I R A O N L O S

I L A E T E U S T N S RO L D A C L E JORDAN.

W N R E N E H S E R F S N A B

V A C U U M T A R O I U R U A

R T I D A S I E D M L I R T C

H E N M P A L E I I O C R Y L

S A V R O A A W S T S P E E O

U M A O C U E N I E T O T C T

R Y O S O N S Y N N F T S D H

B I E O T H E S F A A E U L H

H A L F B A K E D T E O D O C

Y N S S E L T I W Y T O O U L

L U G L E B O W K E G F T S R

L T N H O E R A L N A R T L G

I T E U C L L H S A B H Y N N

S Y A A R F K O O K Y E P O D

P D A L R P L E E R E B D R E

N O T I I B N C C R L P E N O

I N L W I E R D T E C V I M U

N B R I L L O P A D M A E T S

I T Y N S D T C N S D A S I T

E S O H E H H L T E F O A M R

ANAGRAM CROSSWORD A L I T EM L T R O P E R T A I N I O D S N SO L E N T E P E N E C T AR C D A E S S P A T N S E I T AURA L R R E E EW I L D E R

SHORT AND SWEET T OY CU W A O I MME N S N A S UBURB E I O T UB D I

B L E S S E D

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AR T H I R EGNAN H N S T S I P T A T O U R ND E T T I UB OR L X T E L OP

A I L A N I T AB I MP SO A O RONA G A PO R R I G I N N N E T I

ND Y L E O N S L E O P A R D

D R L Y

PAGE 57 SUKO

1 5 2 4 9 6 8 7 3

PAGE 58 SKELETON CH E S O G MUG E F T A X I D D MA Y D P L S T Y E H R R E P U I BA T H

T S ON I O I E L OR I R RAN A Y A E BB A OC K I N E CHR I E Y

E DD I E N I G D GU Y S T P R U S T A W UDR E Y I A N E T T NG O E ARK S X E S T E RN

DRINK UP! 1 Bordeaux 2 Rioja 3 Pinotage 4 Chianti 5 Beaujolais 6 Pinot Grigio 7 Cava 8 Soave 9 Pauillac.

Chat Puzzles Select

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Answers PAGE 59 D F E T

D E C A N T E R

S MO F L C T WA NA RU E E

C BR E ME P I N AG

O R I O E

S K E L E T O N

P R E P OW D E L D E I R E N D GA S

W E R E V I N S A A F F M T E

H O AR T D T SO S P I D I L U T E

U A S A L A L N KU L I R E S S V E

B E E T DA E L E T E A L

A AR Y I BA T L H E AR AGE T OW

THREE-LETTER SEARCH E D N M F C I R M D R S I N O L H N T R T S

T N I S G D N D E T T O R I A N S A T T N L

T E H K A S R O B T T E H C N A L B E T A C

E D T E R R Y P R A T C H E T T A Z J E S O

G L N T N O E I C E O Y T E B R U A B T E E

A I E R E E U O C T T T W A L S K M I T R T

R N D T T N L L T N L T G O E T H A L E V T

F B R T T L O E E E H U E P M G T R P U I E

F I E I E U S S S T E U E L Y A O E S O E L

U S I T H L C G I T T R O R A N N T K R T E

S N T W A R A E T A C E V I C P U T W I T M

W E B F N O S E S E M A J A T T E O O P E O

1 Cate Blanchett 2 Amaretto 3 Roulette 4 Crepe suzette 5 Terry Pratchett 6 Spaghetti 7 Kettle 8 Omelette 9 Etta James 10 Stiletto 11 Pirouette 12 Jetty 13 John Nettles 14 Falsetto 15 Alf Garnett 16 Suffragette 17 Lettuce 18 Pretty Woman 19 Serviette 20 Dettori 21 Maisonette 22 Settee 23 Collette 24 Palette 25 Baguette.

SUDOKU X-TRA 5 9 8 3 6 7 2 1 4

1 7 6 8 2 4 5 9 3

4 3 2 7 1 6 9 5 8

6 8 9 5 3 2 4 7 1

ROUNDABOUT

E X C E E D E D

D C HA R MP E S T

AU M N O A NOR T M H E S D

T HUD U A P T E R E L OY S A E R S A B T HOR E U P AR T V I E E T S N H A S H

7 1 5 9 4 8 6 3 2

9 5 4 2 7 3 1 8 6

S U T R OG WE

L U R E

K E E P

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LAST THOUGHTS COME T R U R E NG L AN A I S E C NO E H R L AD I E P R S ARM SO T E U HOR S E

CRACK A R I D T AN E I D T I C E L P S E AR O A C I E T Y K G E S UGA R

TINY DIAMOND O S N H I S P E T

W B EG A OR T I R SO O I MP E

P E D ONO N A Y

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3 2 1 6 8 5 7 4 9

8 6 7 4 9 1 3 2 5

CA S UA L H P N AARON P N I I O CON T E N T E G O S T I F F S N G T I R E D O A A U L P I CK L E D L E G E A S T E R

S T R R I S T A E N B S I G H S T

MINI ANAGRAM GA P E U H C L E A S H P S A F E A R

94 94 Chat Puzzles Select

Y N WG SM T R K V L Z U X PO I F E D HC Q J BA

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MASTER STROKES

MIX AND MATCH

PAGE 61 2 4 3 1 5 9 8 6 7

BOOK S U M P N Q A L I B I U G N G L A Z N E I GH W I O T K F I N E S T J Y L T AWKWA R D A I U P I RA T E S A H T E GE NU I N E E I N E S I L K U S E

Radial: Inwards 1 Moral 2 Ideal 4 Trail 5 Hello 7 Metro 8 Intro 13 Storm 14 Alarm 17 Emily 18 Early 21 Cares 22 Edges. Radial: Outwards 3 Liner 6 Olive 9 Boost 10 Boats 11 Badly 12 Basil 15 Maple 16 Madam 19 Yokel 20 Young 23 Speed 24 Spare. Circular: Clockwise 1 Mirth 6 Emits 21 Cede 27 Llama 29 Erode 30 Lit 31 Toad 32 Soap 33 Dirk 34 Urge 35 Arena 36 Roar 37 Aloe 38 Pail. Circular: Anticlockwise 16 Measly 20 Glee 25 Never 26 Tilts 28 Dane 39 Symbol.

ALL FOURS

PAGE 60 K Z I N L Y P S P A G H E T T I I O Y D A E

PAGE 65

The theme is BOOKS.

OPAL, RUBY.

D V D G A O T T E L I T S A S D M R J C F I

PAGE 62 CODEWORD

ARROWORDS

RAND L R MA T E R A I ME R Y E R O D CUR E L P UA V A D R R E E T

P H E N I L E S A B R Y O

L S C E E G S P S E E A U

A A I T G E N L I L G P T

Y M L G R A L I L M O K N

E S S V T A T O K I M I R

R U I B B R V N N N P S D

T C E W A P O T A S A L R

E T E U N R S P P V E R A

K N C F Q O R O H W D M C

C S U E O G T O O Y N A D

A I E D K R S T T D Q T L

R N D N A A E S E U I C I

D G U R E M E H A N S H W

B L D H R M S L A R N H N

T E O U B E I A Y N G I E

I S T O E F C R O W D E S

T O F F I C I A L A N I F

STAIRCASE Taxi, LA Law, Magpie, Top Gear, Z Cars, Cheers, Maigret. TAGGART.

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COMMON GROUND T A P E I A B MA P L E E E E WR I T S L CH I N E R C E V E N I W N PO I S S L I T H I R D U V E D E E R

CR E V E E R S S E U NG E ON E R A C L

I ME S A L T I B N A AN ANGE L E N L K R E AD E R E A N O L E A T H E R N E D AD V ANC E GG I R AROUND I L I H UN E AG L E S T H L O T H S T E P

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START TO FINISH D S E ARA V L A I D A D R D I D E S A Y S B S HO T A A KNAC D T

E CH E G L R E L E G A MME D A E GOR I N GUN S M U K EMA S

A D R I EG E S ANC E E T E N T E D NG E S MA I M E F NA T E T S

BRACER 1 Edit, tepid, pitted 2 Side, aides, raised 3 Meal, ample, Pamela 4 Tart, treat, attire 5 Dare, drear, larder. PAPER TRAIL.

L H O E T C H A M P I O N

E Y R T E L U R R E V O A


Answers PAGE 69

PAGES 72-73

YOUR CHOICE T R DOM I N R C E T CH U P R E D I E O P U S L B V I C T O M I P I CN I T G

P E O GR E O T R I P I S C AME

B U M P I N T S I NBO P E R I A D U R E C L AB E Y T

E BB O I N Y T S O T A OD I OU M

Y G

S O R

CRYPTIC EXPLANATIONS Across 7 Domino (Cryptic definition) 8 Grubby (GRUB + BY) 9 Etch (fETCH without the f) 10 Tripping (T + RIPPING) 11 Predicament (AMEN in PREDICT) 14 Puss in Boots (BUS STOP IS NO anagram) 18 Victoria (Two meanings) 19 Dodo (Word hidden in sentence) 20 Picnic (PICk + NICk without the final letters) 21 Labour (Two meanings). Down 1 Torture (OR UTTER anagram) 2 Rich (R + I + CH) 3 Poetic (Backwards CITE OP) 4 Egoism (EG + O + IS + M) 5 Bump into (MOB PUTIN anagram) 6 Ebony (E + BONY) 12 Doubting (BUT IN GOD anagram) 13 Stadium (AD in mixed-up I MUST) 15 Spruce (Two meanings) 16 Nearly (N + EARLY) 17 Limit (I’M in LIT) 19 Debt (DE + BT).

PAGE 70 BACKWARDS S HRO O A P L A T I M E DGE A A C Y C L M S AN T K I ME A T R L A SWE

U D D E F O E I F ORM F D O T L UNCH E E S BA R L O I AGO B W G O F UG I T U E I L L RAC

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GIANT CROSSWORD

AME I AC E R BOX W MAN V E E R O I V E E I NG

BOX-WISE 1 Sea 2 Bed 3 Sty 4 Led 5 Sit 6 Com 7 Lus 8 Tre 9 Por 10 Ing 11 Mor 12 Tal.

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CHAIN LETTERS 1 Thompson 2 Atlantic 3 Comedian 4 Hospital 5 Withered 6 Bisected 7 Transmit 8 Adequate 9 Limerick 10 Headline 11 Anecdote 12 Question 13 Universe 14 Stolidly 15 Irrigate 16 Indigent 17 Preached 18 Agnostic 19 Eggplant 20 Balmoral 21 Shambles 22 Observes 23 Pardoned 24 Adorable 25 Autumnal 26 Educator 27 Stubborn 28 Cucumber 29 Courtesy 30 Pedestal 31 Abattoir 32 Fatigues 33 Violated.

S CR R S A L W C L U E DRA

A T CHCARD D D U E E U ADBAR AB SO G E T P U E HAMP E R F I E P B R I NGAB E L R O L R R I N F AN T R YMAN U E S H N C GA T S B Y B E CKON R E U E M CROS S L Y R E C F I E L I P OWE R L E S S S N I R L E B T WE ND Y D Y NAMO S A C E K E T H I CA L F I NA L W L N A N W T H E Y D E S I GNA T I E H P R S T RO L L T R OWE L A F A R W N S KA T E BOARD E C E E R Y E S GRANDAD DR E S S

THE BUTLER.

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BESIDE THE SEA C S E A U N R D F L Y I F N L I GH O S C S HAD S C L I F A N P ROM

AGU L O D L I P F L P Y C T HOU I POO E S

L

J D E O T AN OP S K K E E I Y S E H P WA V L T A I R N L F S T AR F I S E D D E NAD E BOA

BUCKET.

THE FULL SET J OK E R E I EG T I DA L N A GRA V Y O P S V S K E X I T I R AWE NUMB R

SO F A O M I D E A L Z H E QU I D B NCUR A I A P I D

B E A C H H U T

JIGSAW I L L E G A L I T Y H E L P A N D R E A F O R M

A L E C T O A U T E L Y T A L OOMY I WA N E H E T E R L Y E O P L A T E I S S I ON K N P E T T S CC E P T H A EMAND A P I P S E C E N T L S NOM I C C O AK I NG

SO N L E I NO E NA B E E NO C HU CO A NO A L A C ME

RB O AN B I S E E R N CA E F F V A B R L E Y B U P I R L I T E S L T

E T S R OWE I O L L I ON L P R E D H D E T E T WA X B C L A T T E D I A L AC L Y I E F AR SONA P E R M V V F E BOA R G E X UD E D E

CAR BON R O W E A B E T A I R E R T E N V Y ORD E S R A P T HA T B CH I N R E R I E E L S E A V A C D GH E E S E E R ROC ANGO R T R I T E TMAN A L T E AK E I G DAN C E D

PAGE 76 OUTSIDER D G C AGA T H I L I S T A L L Y D C I T R I N E S U S AN L T A V I A T N N H D E CK E S T O

R C S AHAR C I R L I NCO L O L I C CR I M K O N WA L L E T O A OR NOB E K D A R K E T T L R H A

P A I N T E R A L I E N

PAGE 78 PET LOVES

The fourth pet described was the rabbit (clue 7). Clue 6 tells us Adam’s gerbil cannot have been the first or second subject, and Shelley spoke third (clue 3), so Adam must have been the fifth to address the class, and his gerbil is therefore Fred (clue 5). The subject of the first talk was not George the budgie (clue 1), or the tortoise (clue 2), so, by elimination, it must have been the white mouse. The second pet described must be the tortoise or the budgie. Clue 2 rules out the tortoise, since Oliver did not speak first, so George the budgie must be the second pet described, leaving the tortoise as the third. Clue 1 now tells us Vikram must have spoken first, and own the white mouse, and clue 2 tells us Oliver went second, and owns George the budgie. This leaves Leila as the owner of the rabbit, who is therefore Horace (clue 4). Clue 5 finally reveals that Millie is not the white mouse, so she must be Shelley’s tortoise, which leaves Katy as the name of Vikram’s white mouse. In summary: Adam, Fred, gerbil, fifth. Leila, Horace, rabbit, fourth. Oliver, George, budgie, second. Shelley, Millie, tortoise, third. Vikram, Katy, white mouse, first.

Chat Puzzles Select

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Answers PAGE 79

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TEST YOUR TRIVIA

QUIZ CROSSWORD

Music 1 Jamiroquai 2 Stylistics 3 808 State 4 The Cure; Just Like Heaven. Sport 5 Snowboarding 6 Blue 7 Boxing 8 Lizzy Yarnold; gold medal in the Women’s Skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Geography 9 Costa Rica 10 Liverpool 11 Avon 12 Devon. Entertainment 13 Mouse 14 Leonardo DiCaprio 15 Aladdin 16 Lone Survivor. Earlier this year 17 Penny Mordaunt; she took part in the reality TV show Splash! 18 Trinny Woodall 19 Shirley Temple 20 The Waltons. Miscellaneous 21 Jill Ireland 22 Oliver Twist 23 A battlefield 24 Yellow.

S P E A G A Q E X T RA Y B SWA N A E S RU P E R S A U E ROS G T S R E AD I E M A G L E E

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MAN SONG E O A E L E V E L WO O E O E N L UNAR U Q E N U A I A L C I K CK L E Y V E NOM S I I U H E D CA NO O E E C T T O I R H E

B I RD U H G R R I E R N N I G OWN U O N E V E N R B AR E E R I G O L L OP L N F A Z E D U E U N BU S N R T Y DA Y

GU B F P N V T WQ S X AD YO C Z J M L E I K RH

ALPHABET CROSS E

E A S R E CH A Y R D T

B Y M I NU N L NG L E E T D W I F D E A P E U X Y L P O J ARG S O

T T Y T R I H T A A V E S R N T

F S T R E E T I C J O S U G I R

T I I H N O I T A N O R O C R A

R O L O D T R M O L T O B E A M

A T I M G E E G E N I A C A B S

D C B N S S O G A M N R E M R I

E D I S B O U N T K E P C A E P

R E S O D H S G N I L A E V E R

B M N Y T O S R P D E Y A L P I

BEETLE SPIDER HORNET EARWIG MAYFLY LOCUST

ARROWORD S P A R A H UM I A L L B I C T A N

P NA L H E S A V D I O L L E R T E S C DR I V A T I GE E

M A R T H A D A S S E S S

R A I R N E Y E D L E A E RO A N S E S L S U E

C F A R P L UG I Y A B S A S T E R S MACK S AU Y L S F O I L S E T OO E A S E D

PAGE 87 SKELETON DANN I A T E P U L S E P A D L A S T S E S S HOU T E W A M I NOGU E E DUCK N I H A UN I ON M L T AD D I N

I COMM N H A DOE L A U E E CAR F S E E P D D I R T I E ARC H R D E A I V E H S A G I NN AD N C N G E I GH

ON P T T T E I R CAR O I E R C E R S I E R E R S U L T P A T Y

PAGE 88

FOUR-WORD

DROPOUT

1 Brag 2 Pain 3 Orla 4 Lull. BALL GIRL.

S T A T U S O I T U ODD I T Y T I I S H N I GH T EGG H O R I T E R ROAR E S E T E R A S S I O R P I ANO A A R M BU R E AU L S S I EME RGE

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

A R I RBO E E S A P H AH E R E A T I N I NA L L L A L OY A Y E L UR T AR O NU

SPURIOUS / TRUTHFUL.

M D E G R U C E H A X A G B I N

TAKE TWO 1 CO 2 ER 3 CE. K A S B O A D A S I A W N A T C

R K D U F L A P S P N T I S N E

T O N R A I D P N H A I W H A S

GOUR V E T E EM R A A D R OAK G L A X L E Y O AWL A L A K T BAN E L N D I S T

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

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PAIRS Carriage clock, cashflow, country club, cross-check, dress circle, flight path, shoehorn, skinflint, stagefright. BOOT + THRUSH = TOOTHBRUSH.

BRAN RILE ALSO NEON

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E T H A N

AB E E A U N T EW I T T T AGU E O R DAN

FOUR BY FOUR

QUOTATION ‘I know I’m not Einstein, but I’m not the queen of the imbeciles either.’ Vanessa Paradis.

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QUOTEWORD T A X M C Y E T T O H E RO X V S P L E U R P L UR S E H I J A O C I NCH D R L AUG Y M ABA

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U W E W L L A A N C U R L R E S

T A S I O R E R L E F G L O S E

T L N O L Y L A O U Y H O I C V

M E E Y M U T N S N G E F R F A

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