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Hexagram

The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 six-letter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (BORDER) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

ASSERT AVIATE BORDER (10) CANTOR DOLLAR EFFETE EXTANT FORBAD FRESCO HARDEN HITHER INGEST LAVABO PARSON PIECED SERIAL TASSEL TENSER WINDOW

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Spread 2 Depart 3 Rating 4 Powder 5 Regent 6 Bestir 7 Turret 8 Orient 9 Errant 10 United 11 Loosen 12 Coward 13 Strode 14 Within 15 Stance 16 Girdle 17 Motion 18 Filter 19 Malice.

Nonagram

Fill all the empty squares using the numbers 1 to 9, so that the sum of each horizontal block equals the ‘clue’ on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top. No number may be used in the same block more than once.

• Average: 18 • Good: 25

• Very good: 36 • Excellent: 46

SCORING: 4 letters: 1 point 7 letters: 5 points 5 letters: 2 points 8 or more letters: 6 letters: 3 points 11 points

Average: 13 Good: 19 Very good: 27

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Excellent: 34

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acre aper arch arco care carp cere char core corn corp cran crop earn erne hare harp hear here hero hoar hoer horn narc near orca pare pear peer pore porn race rape reap rhea roan rope acorn apron caner caper cheer chore coper copra crane crape creep crepe crone heron hoper nacre narco ocher ochre opera orach pacer parch perch porch preen prone ranch ranee reach recap recon roach anchor archon careen carhop chorea cohere cornea echoer encore hereon opener orache orphan prance preach rancho reopen cheaper poacher chaperon earphone CHAPERONE

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS

QUICK Down:

1 Minus, 2/17 Jet set, 3 Rare, 4 Ponder, 5 Erudite, 6 Scare, 9 Crimson, 11 Canary, 12 Bacon, 14 Pious, 15 Lean.

CRYPTIC

ENGLISH-SPANISH

Across:

Across:

1 Records, 5 Cater, 8 Tramp, 9 Chagrin, 10 Inspire, 11 Meals, 12 Shamed, 14 Drones, 18 Dated, 20 Oedipus, 22 Margins, 23 Chore, 24 Noddy, 25 Deludes. Down: 1 Retains, 2 Class, 3 Reptile, 4 Secret, 5 Chasm, 6 Terrain, 7 Rants, 13 Attired, 15 Radical, 16 Sisters, 17 Doused, 18 Demon, 19 Daisy, 21 Proud.

1 Pasa, 3 Vástagos, 8 Temblar, 9 Calor, 10 Odour, 11 Viernes, 12 Preach, 13 Marble, 16 Asi como, 18 Loros, 20 Chalk, 21 Carrera, 22 Anywhere, 23 Yolk. Down:

1 Potro, 2 Someone, 4 Arrive, 5 Galán, 6 Sureste, 7 Alarm clock, 9 Cremallera, 12 Plancha, 14 Borrego, 15 Roncar, 17 Italy, 19 Snack.

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QUIZ: YET ANOTHER PUB QUIZ 1. In Coronation Street, what is the name of the (fictional) brewery that originally built and supplies the Rovers Return pub? 2. In Only Fools and Horses, what is the name of Del-Boy and Rodney’s local pub? 3. The Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow, the first in the UK to scoop two Michelin stars, is owned by which TV chef? 4. What is the most popular pub name in the UK: (a) Bell Inn, (b) Red Lion or (c) Royal Oak? 5. What is the name of the main local pub, currently run by Kenton and Jolene, in the long-running Radio 4 soap opera The Archers? 6. What was the name of the pub in London’s East End, where Ronnie Kray shot and killed rival gangster George Cornell, in March 1966?

7. What was the title of Australian singer Slim Dusty’s only UK Top 10 hit single, which reached number three in 1959? 8. Which pub has the fictional address 46 Albert Square, Walford, London E20? 9. Which Robert Louis Stevenson novel, first published in serial form in 1883, features a pub called the Admiral Benbow Inn? 10. Who was the founder and lead singer of the pub rock band Kilburn and the Highroads, which disbanded in July 1976? Not a lot of people know that… the pub with the longest name in the UK is The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester

Answers: 1. NEWTON AND RIDLEY, 2. THE NAG’S HEAD, 3. TOM KERRIDGE, 4. B – RED LION (517), 5. THE BULL, 6. THE BLIND BEGGAR, 7. A PUB WITH NO BEER, 8. THE QUEEN VICTORIA ( also known as THE QUEEN VIC), 9. TREASURE ISLAND, 10. IAN DURY

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

CODE BREAKER

TARGET:

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

TARGET:

1 Major, 4 Press, 7 Tarantula, 8 Sect, 10 Decide, 12 Bridal, 13 Keep, 16 Castanets, 18 Nanny, 19 Notes.

How many English words can you find in the Boggled grid, according to the following rules? • The letters must be adjoining in a ‘chain’. They can be adjacent horizontally, vertically or diagonally. • Words must contain at least four letters and may include singular and plural or other derived forms. • No letter may be used more than once within a single word, unless it appears twice. • No vulgarities or proper nouns are permitted.

Kakuro

How many English words of four letters or more can you make from the nine letters in our Nonagram puzzle? Each letter may be used only once (unless the letter appears twice). Each word MUST CONTAIN THE CENTRE LETTER (in this case T) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.

Across:

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