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Index MAZES Mazes by Adrian Fisher .......................................................2 Craze Maze............................................................................4 Amazers! ................................................................................4 SuperMaze .............................................................................4 Navigati ...................................................................................5 Navigato .................................................................................5 Labyrinth Challenge .............................................................5 Minute Maze ..........................................................................5 New Puzzles by Guy Campbell .........................................6 WORD GAMES Decoder ...............................................................................10 Double-Cross .....................................................................10 Word-Builder ......................................................................10 Alphagrams ..........................................................................11 Crossjig.................................................................................11 Black-out ..............................................................................11 Word Play ............................................................................12 Trio ........................................................................................12 Scrabblegrams .....................................................................12 Word Wheel .......................................................................13 Screen Names .....................................................................13 5x5 .........................................................................................13 Code-Cracker .....................................................................14 BlankOut ..............................................................................14 Word Search .......................................................................15 Dial Up .................................................................................15 Word-Fit ..............................................................................15 Snakes and Ladders............................................................16 Smallest Hardest Crossword ..........................................16 Attemptation .......................................................................16 Bespoke ................................................................................17 Magic Word Square ............................................................17 All Fours ...............................................................................17 TEASERS & QUIZZES The Things They Said About.... .........................................18 The Common Answer ......................................................18 Letter Links .........................................................................18 Fun Facts ..............................................................................19 Totalizer................................................................................19 Same Letter Quiz ...............................................................19 Anagram Answers ..............................................................20 Quick Quiz ..........................................................................20 Answer Jumble ....................................................................20 True or False? ......................................................................21 In Which Year? .....................................................................21 Pop Quiz ..............................................................................21 SUDOKU STYLE PUZZLES Sudoku Classic ....................................................................22 Sudoku Kids ........................................................................22 Sudoku Odd-Even ..............................................................22 Sudoku Classic Colour .....................................................23 Sudoku Mini .........................................................................23 Sudoku “X” ..........................................................................23 Sudoku Monster .................................................................24 Sudoku Jigsaw ......................................................................24 Sudoku Hyper .....................................................................24 Kakuro ..................................................................................25 Sudoku Word ......................................................................25 Sudoku 147 ..........................................................................25 Duelling Dimensions .........................................................26

Triplet....................................................................................26 High Five ..............................................................................27 Twins .....................................................................................27 Four of a Kind .....................................................................27 Hitori ....................................................................................28 More or Less/ Futoshiki....................................................28 Sumbrero .............................................................................28 MIND GAMES The Think Tank ....................................................................29 Cracking The Safe...............................................................29 Mind Benders ......................................................................29 Bridge by David Bird .........................................................30 Baker Street Puzzle Strip ..................................................30 Barden’s Chess Problems .................................................30 Pokergram............................................................................31 Inspector Danger’s Crime Quiz......................................31 NUMBER PUZZLES Magic Square .......................................................................32 Number Fun ........................................................................32 Number Cruncher .............................................................32 Quick Number Workout ..................................................33 Number Play........................................................................33 24 ...........................................................................................33 Zoo of Numbers ................................................................33 VISUAL PUZZLES Spot The Difference (Photographic) ..............................34 Sarcone’s Visual Illusions ...................................................34 Pull Apart .............................................................................35 Which inner shape matches the outer? ........................35 Fly ..........................................................................................35 KID’S PUZZLES Kid’s Brainticklers ..............................................................36 Children’s Crossword .......................................................36 Number Play Kids ..............................................................36 Spot The Difference ...........................................................37 Kid’s Crossword .................................................................37 Join The Dots ......................................................................37 Amazing Facts .....................................................................38 Kids Stuff ..............................................................................38 Kid Spot................................................................................38 Pencilhead’s Kids’ Club .....................................................39 Uncle Art’s Funland............................................................39 Pencilhead’s Curiosity Corner ........................................40 Puzzle Page ..........................................................................40 HOLIDAY AND THEME PAGES .....................................42 INTERACTIVE PUZZLES Guess Who ..........................................................................46 Hiromoino ...........................................................................46 Kakuro ..................................................................................46 Quizzes .................................................................................47 Word Sleuth ........................................................................47 Poker .....................................................................................47 Gold Fever ...........................................................................48 Sudoku ..................................................................................48 Word on Word ...................................................................48 Maths Quiz ..........................................................................49 Cracking the Safe ...............................................................49 Word Guess ........................................................................49

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Navigati

1. Make a series of straight line jumps from Start (Red hexagon) to Finish (Black hexagon). 2. Write the sequence of your moves (1,2,3,etc.) in each circle you pass. 3. Each circle already contains a small number; this is the distance of your next jump. 4. Choose the direction to jump (vertical, horizontal, diagonal), from the choices offered. 5. Solve the puzzle in the fewest moves. Your Rating 17+ : worth learning to swim 16 : worth having a ship 15 : seasoned sailor 14 : Master Navigator! Formats available: eps, tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly

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S E L Z Z U P BY GUY CAMPBELL NEW CHA CHA

LOTTO

The twenty steps that make up this dance end with the Red Step. Can you trace back the sequence from there and work out which was the very first step in the dance?

DICE MAZE

This week, Big Lotto numbers are in. The five winning balls are all even numbers, none of them are green and none of them contains the number 3 or is divisible by 4. Can you find the fortunate five?

Each colour represents a direction (up, down, left or right) and the number of dots on each die tell you how far to go. Starting in the middle die of the maze, follow the directions correctly and you will visit every die in turn once only. Which dice is the last you visit on your trip?

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BATTLESHIPS

CHESS

The numbers on the side and bottom of the grid indicate occupied squares or groups of consecutive occupied squares in each row or column. Can you ďŹ nish the grid so that it contains three Trawlers, three Tugs and three Buoys so that the numbers tally?

PATCHWORK

Can you place a queen, a bishop, a knight and a rook on this chessboard that the red squares are attacked by exactly two pieces, the green ones by 3 pieces and the orange ones by 4 pieces?

This Patchwork is in three colours - blue, purple and red. If we don’t want any same-coloured pieces to share a border, what colour will the pieces at a and b be?

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SUM PEOPLE

Each of the characters in this sum box represents a different number, with the sum of all the numbers at the end of each row and column. Can you work out which number each character represents and ďŹ ll in the question mark?

VENN DIAGRAM

Can you work out which two areas of this diagram represent coffee drinkers who hate latte and cinnamon but like a biscotti and chocolate dusting, and latte lovers who enjoy cinnamon and a biscotti but don’t want any dusted chocolate?

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MYRIAD

CUBISM

This cut-out shape can be folded to make a cube.Which of the four cubes below is the only one it could make?

Complete the Myriad grid so that all the rows and columns, and all squares of the same colour, contain the numbers 1 to 7.

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Double-Cross Reveal a completed crossword by deleting one of the two letters in each divided square. Formats available: tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly © Puzzle Company

Decoder Each number in our Decoder grid represents a different letter—there is a number for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Formats available: tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly © Puzzle Company

Word-Builder How many words of three or more letters including plurals can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? Formats available: tif Frequency/Availability: Daily © Puzzle Company

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Alphagrams Solve the anagrams. Each solution is a one- word anagram of the letters above. Formats available: tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly © Puzzle Company

Black-out Deconstruct the grid to reveal the connecting words. Formats available: tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly © Puzzle Company

Crossjig A hybrid crossword-jigsaw Rearrange the sections and place each one into its proper place on the blank crossword grid In each Crossjig a one letter clue is provided in its correct location on the grid. Formats available: qxd, pdf, tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly © Knight Features

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WORD PLAY PELIKE a) Greek or Roman storage jar b) Hooked like the letter p c) Shepherd’s crook d) Mythical axe-billed bird DIANOIA a) Morbid belief that one is being hunted down b) Pathological inability to sleep c) Faculty to think things through to a logical conclusion d) Sense of time as duration rather than as a point

Wotsit What does this represent (9,4)? Wordpool NAGANA a) A city in Honshu b) A disease of horses c) Elongated form of kumquat d) Heaven of naked forms

Word Play “A modern day Lewis Carol”: Mensa on Chris Maslanka—British writer and broadcaster, puzzle maestro! Formats available: tif, Word Frequency/Availability: Weekly © Chris Maslanka

Bran Tub a) The words: heritage, civilisation, panorama, palisade, channel and morosely, have a property in common. From the following list select the one that belongs in this set—decisively, knickers, promenade, mammalian, elephant, lemonade, sausage. b) Re-arrange the letters of the phrase cane chairs to make a single word.

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BlankOut A crossword you construct yourself, adding the answers and the blanks as you go, to build a complete crossword. The clues are in sets guiding you to one, two, three or four words in each line (across) or column (down) indicated at the beginning of each set of clues. Each complete word has one blank at its beginning and end (unless it’s at the edge of the grid). Remember; all good crosswords have their words and blanks arranged symmetrically. Formats available: tif, pdf Frequency/Availability: Daily

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1 Begin, set about; Untidy handwriting 3 Mysteries, puzzles; Flagrant, obvious 5 Burdened; Mistake 6 Fleeting, provisional 8 Tree of Lebanon; Imitate; Inhabited 10 Critic, scientist; Approve, recommend 12 Room for cooking; Loss of memory 14 Creed, doctrine; Tot up; Shabby, squalid 16 Drinks, refreshments 17 Purify, wash; Wireless 19 Go ahead; Envious 21 Cognac; Desire for drink

A Amusing; Flawed; Affray, brawl C Asset, initiative D Financial plan, ration; Long yellow fruit E Almost; Paradise F Regretted; Corrosive substance G Aerial H Sag, wilt; Pub game I Green gemstone J Composed, impassive; Lattice, network K Worn away; More inquisitive L Blood vessel; Seafarer M Dejected O Tale, yarn; Cure, treatment; Brag

Code-Cracker

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Word Search

Word-Fit

Can you find all the words hidden in the grid? Read backwards or forwards, up or down, even diagonally. The words will always be in a straight line. Cross them off the list as you find them.

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Dial Up Each letter of MERCHANTS has been substituted for the numbers 1 to 9. Work out which number is represented by each letter from the clues. Then dial up the numbers below to discover what the merchants sell.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

One row, reading from left to right, contains three consecutive even digits, in some order. M is an even number. One diagonal contains three consecutive digits, in some order. The odd-numbered S is N squared. C is 2 more than the odd-numbered A. T is 2 more than E and twice M.

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Snakes and Ladders A two-in-one word puzzle Formats available: tif Frequency/Availability: Weekly

Smallest Hardest Crossword Test your word power with this surprisingly difficult crossword. As seen in London’s Daily Mail Formats available: qxd, tif, text Frequency/Availability: Daily

The World's Smallest, Hardest Crossword CLUES ACROSS 1. Christ’s cross (4) 4. King Edward (abbr) (1,1) 5. Symbol for protactinium (2) 6. A N African chief (4) CLUES DOWN 1. To care, to desire (4) 2. Tincture gold, yellow (2) 3. Absolute, unerring (4) 5. Obtrusively religious (2)

Attemptation No. 001

“Upon my soul, is there no Latin word for tea?” mused the French-born British poet, and master of English prose, Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953). The word tea, however, certainly exists in other languages. For instance, the English word Tea is known as Tee in German, The in French, Te in both Spanish and Italian, Cha in Portuguese, and Thee in Dutch; all repeated in the addition. Sorry, Mr Belloc, there is no Latin word for tea.

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Magic Word Square

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THE COMMON ANSWER

The Common Answer

What is the connection between the ten answers?

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

What type of firearm did Samuel Colt invent? How many squares are there on a chessboard? Which singer had a 2000 hit with American Pie? Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnson starred in the 1993 remake of “Born _____”? In the Jules Verne story, what was the Nautilus? What was the first name of the central character with the last name Smith in George Orwell’s novel 1984? What is the English translation of the French word pomme? Which sculptor, with the first name Jacob, designed the tomb of Oscar Wilde in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris? From which English city would a Scouser originate? Which actress played the role of Major Anya Amasova in the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me?

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The Things They Say About...

The Things They Said About....

Facts and truth really don’t have much to do with each other.

either, and modern literature a complete impossibility! (The Importance of being Earnest)

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.

William Faulkner (1987-1962) US novelist

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British author and critic

Other topics in the series: Advice, Ageing, Ambition, Anger, Argument, Books, Cats, Children, Clothes, Common sense, Courage, Curiosity, Death, Divorce, Dogs, Drink, Education, Enemies, Enthusiasm, Failure, Family, Faults, Food, Friends and friendship, Genius, Happiness, Health, Imagination, Kindness, Kisses, Knowledge, Laughter, Life, Love, Love, Luck, Manners, Marriage, Men , Mistakes, Money, Opportunity, Patience, Poverty, Risk, Silence, Smiles, Success, Trust, Truth, Women, Work.

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) US humorist and writer

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900) Irish Author

Ann Landers (1918-2002) US advice columnist

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British prime minister and author

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Letter Links

Each answer begins with the last letter of the previous answer

2. What is the name of the longest river in Asia? 3. Which is the smallest country in Central America? 4. What was the nationality of goldsmith Peter Faberge? 5. What was the former name of New York?

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6. In which country is Mount Cook? 7. From which animal does venison come? 8. By what other name is the castle known in chess? 9. Of which country is Nairobi the capital? 10. In the novel Moby Dick what was the surname of the captain of the Pequod?

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1. By which name is cartoon character Norville Rogers better known?

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Totalizer

Totalizer

All the answers to these questions are numbers. Added up they will total the number written below.

All the answers to these questions are numbers. Added up they will total the number written below.

8. How many keys are there on a standard piano?

3. How many squares are there on a chessboard?

9. In the novel “A Christmas Carol” how many ghosts appear to Scrooge?

4. In snooker, how many points is the blue ball worth?

10. How many sides does a pentagon have?

5. How many gold medals did swimmer Mark Spitz win in the 1972 Olympics? 6. After how many years of marriage would you celebrate your ruby anniversary?

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FUN FACTS

BLOOD

The old saying is true – blood is 6 times thicker than water. Everybody produces more than 1,000 pounds of red blood cells in a lifetime. These cells live for four months on average; travelling between the lungs and other tissues 75,000 times. Then they return to the bone marrow to die. Karl Landsteiner discovered the different blood types in 1900. One heartbeat pumps about five tablespoons of blood, and this amounts to 2,000 gallons of blood each day. You receive a complete

Same Letter Quiz

3. How many squares are there on a chessboard? 4. In snooker, how many points is the blue ball worth? 5. How many gold medals did swimmer Mark Spitz win in the 1972 Olympics?

7. How many chambers does the human heart have? 8. How many keys are there on a standard piano? 9. In the novel “A Christmas Carol” how many ghosts appear to Scrooge? 10. How many sides does a pentagon have?

Since the different blood types were discovered, Type A-H, the rarest type, has been found in less than a dozen people. Type O is the most common blood type. Every square inch of human skin consists of an astonishing twenty feet of blood vessels.

All answers start with the same letter

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2. How many sides does a trapezium have?

6. After how many years of marriage would you celebrate your ruby anniversary?

In terms of chemical composition, human blood most closely resembles seawater.

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All answers start with the same letter 1. How many rings are on the Olympic flag?

new bloodstream every three months, and the amount of blood within your body, about 7% of your body weight, is essentially constant.

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2. How many sides does a trapezium have?

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1. How many rings are on the Olympic flag?

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Quick Quiz

Quick Quiz

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Who is the god of war in Roman mythology?

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In maths, what is meant by three dots in a triangular formation?

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From which musical is the song “I Know Him So Well”?

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Which Russian ate poisoned cakes and was shot twice but died only after being tied up and thrown in a river?

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Tom Jones sang for which Bond film?

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Which king was reigning in Britain at the start of the First World War?

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Who was the Moor of Venice in Shakespeare’s play?

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Who did Jimmy Carter succeed as president of the USA?

10. What cocktail is made from vodka, Galliano and orange juice?

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1. Do dolphins have teeth?

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ANAGRAM ANSWERS Anagram Answers

1. Which famous historical person had a horse called Bucephalus? The answer is extra hated general 2. How is the painting La Gioconda known in English? The answer is ah not a smile 3. How was the fictional Sir Percy Blakeney better known? The answer is Im repellent chapters 4. In the Harry Potter books what is the name of Hogwart’s headmaster? The answer is a bulbous

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Answer Jumble

Of which US state is Tallahasse the capital? What sort of food is a rollmop? Which author wrote ‘Lucky Jim’? Which Emily wrote ‘Wuthering Heights’? What is the capital of Belarus? What is the chemical symbol for Silver? What is the collective noun for a group of monkeys? Nicknamed Charles the Fat, of which European country did Charles II rule between the years 884 and 887? 9. Which country has a red flag with a green five-pointed star called ‘The Seal of Solomon’? 10. How is the former country Ceylon now known?

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

Rodriguez? The answer is dozy sage spleen 9. What is the name given to a collector of beer mats? The answer is leg to egotists 10. The movie and book Death on the Nile features which detective? The answer is touchier prole

Answer Jumble

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meddler 5. In which ship did Sir Francis Drake circumnavigate the globe between 1577 and 1580? The answer is high lended not 6. What is the name of the world’s largest lizard? The answer is good dark moon 7. What was the nickname given to Florence Nightingale? The answer is halt the deathly wimp 8. Which cartoon character has a cousin called Slowpoke

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Are the statements true or false?

1. Greece is the only European Union country not to have a land border with any other EU country. True or false?

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2. Port Livingstone is the capital of the Falkland Islands. True or false? 3. Death Valley is located in Texas. True or false?

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4. The Richter Scale measures earthquakes. 5. Loch Ness is the largest natural freshwater lake in Great Britain. True or false? 6. Stonehenge is found in Hampshire. True or false? 7. Lego originated from Denmark. True or false? 8. Sweden is Europe’s largest oil producer. True or false?

POP QUIZ

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In Which Year? Match the correct year with the event

1960 – 1912 – 1922 – 1935 – 1939 1913 – 1957 – 1904 – 1936 – 1977

1. The building of the Aswan dam in Egypt commenced in which year? 2. In which year did the liner the Titanic sink? 3. The discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb took place in the Valley of Kings near Luxor in Egypt in which year? 4. Singer Elvis Presley was born on January 8th in which year? 5. General Franco became dictator of Spain in which year? 6. The 37th president of the United States of America Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January 9th in which year?

7. In what year did a dog called Laika become the first space traveller? 8. Anton Chekhov’s the “Cherry Orchard” premièred at the Moscow Art Theatre on January 17th in which year? 9. Author Rudyard Kipling died on January 18th in which year? 10. On August 19th of which year did actor and wit Groucho Marx die?

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In Which Year?

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CHESS PROBLEMS BY LEONARD BARDEN What happens if your tournament opponent tries to chat you up before or even during the event? It’s a rare occurrence at the chessboard, but at Hastings 1993 Russia’s then world no 7 Evgeny Bareev made his play for Judit Polgar, the best ever woman grandmaster and then sweet 16. Polgar was unimpressed with the Muscovite and his 2650 Fide rating, and took it out ruthlessly on the Russian when they sat down for their individual

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games which finished Bareev 0, Polgar 2. Though Polgar(Black, to move) has an extra pawn here, Bareev’s romantic view of position and opponent convinced him that he would draw easily after the obvious l...Kb5 2 Kc3 Kc6 3 Kc4. Instead, there was a mysterious conclusion which baffled the spectators as Polgar retreated her king by l...Kc7 2 Kc3 Kb7 and Bareev, after some thought, resigned. Why did White concede defeat?

YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE BY PETRA DU PREEZ Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22

Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20

Libra Sep 23 – Oct 22

Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19

Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21

Taurus Apr 20 - May 20

Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 20

Gemini May 21 – Jun 20

Today is a real wow day for you. Your very own planet Mercury moves into your sign and that should give you great clarity of thought as well as tremendous power of persuasion over others.

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It’s time for reflection. You have had so much happening in your life of late that you need some time to digest and assimilate all that has happened. It is important to process this now and not in the future.

Call up that old friend whom you have been thinking of lately. Perhaps there is something the two of you need to clarify in order to re-establish the friendship. Expect quite a lengthy conversation!

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Your mind is on work-related matters today. This will work in your favour, especially if you have an important week ahead of you. Your intuition alone may not be enough, so be prepared for any eventuality.

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Things have worked in your favour at work of late and it thus would be a super day to consider planning your next vacation. Gather all the necessary information and start looking at the possibilities.

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It may not be your favourite topic, but you have to address such matters as wills, policies and bonds and some stage or another. Your partner is willing to help, appreciate what he/she has to offer you.

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You are feeling unusually analytical today. If you’re in the mood, it would be an appropriate day to catch up with your filing or alternatively, to pick up the threads of that neglected hobby.

Your planet, Mercury, moves into your home and domestic horoscope today. This would seem an ideal time to create some order and to sort out what needs to be filed and what needs to be binned.

Cancer Jun 21 – Jul 21

Communication is highlighted for you today. Catch up with your correspondence and clear out your inbox. It will give you a sense of satisfaction and what a great way it is to start a new week.

Leo Jul 22 – Aug 22

Your mind is on money today. Before you get carried away with all the things you will purchase if you win some money, rather reconcile your bank balances so that you know exactly where you stand.

WORD WORKOUTS Search the triangle to find a 15-letter word or phrase by moving from one chamber to another.

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Curiosity is getting the better of you today. This is especially true of a love related matter. It’s a great day for a first date, a long chat or just simply getting to know each other better. He/she is just as keen.

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This cut-out shape can be folded to make a cube. Which of the four cubes below is the only one it could make?

DICE MAZE

Each colour represents a direction (up, down, left or right and the number of dots on each die tell you how far to go. Starting in the middle die of the maze, follow the directions correctly and you will visit every die in turn once only. Which dice is the last you visit on your trip?

ALPHABETTI� CONFETTI From the given clues, in no particular order, find the five 5-letter answers. Fit each answer into one of the rows of dots, so that every same-coloured dot contains the same letter. What’s the seven letter word?

ACROSS 1. How one may quash a rumour with some spirit (6) 8. It may damage the loot (5) 9. In total, can’t get confused by such a holy place (7) 11. Sort of car to dash hither and thither in (8) 12. Nicked something one could wear over one’s shoulders (5) 15. Such sorry mounts as one keeps on at somebody about (4) 16. In great excitement, one had a meal (3) 17. To start preparing fish, skin it (4) 19. In a muddle about me, says a loss occurred (5) 21. Any quad can be about right if in a fix (8) 24. And it appears in Sarah’s collection of footwear (7) 25. Objects worshipped in solid form (5) 26. Not even in turning red will one potter like this (6)

DOWN 2. It may be cunning as a skilled occupation (5) 3. Likely to laugh when prodded, though the situation is awkward (8) 4. The time belongs to you and to me, one is told (4) 5. How to try a formal composition (5) 6. Thus it is repeated, though it’s only moderate (2-2) 7. One must be drunk to follow this ink mark (4) 10. Sure, let me be wrong if their charges are stubborn (9) 12. Will get to the bottom of what’s found in the scullery (4) 13. Dip lends it a different form, and that’s magnificent (8) 14. Dole out about a pound for drama (4) 18. Poet who will do it up and sit around (5) 20. Hail a remedy (5) 21. The pound given pro quo in retaliation (4) 22. Wide-eyed, open-mouthed, a Guildhall giant appears (4) 23. There’s a three-foot space beside the house (4)

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NUMBER FUN

By logical thinking and maths can you work out what the numbers are?

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