MIND GAMES

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— Puz­zles by Sn­odger Me­dia

“IT RE­QUIRES A VERY UN­USUAL MIND TO UN­DER­TAKE THE ANAL­Y­SIS OF THE OB­VI­OUS.”

IN­STRUC­TIONS

Put the an­swers to each of the clues in col­umns from 1 to 9. Row vii re­veals the an­swer.

CLUES

1 What is the com­mon name for a moth of the Sph­ingi­dae fam­ily that can hover while col­lect­ing nec­tar from flow­ers? (8)

2 Who with John Wright and Peter Os­man wrote The CSIRO Home En­ergy Sav­ing Hand­book (2009)? (4,8)

3 What is the par­tic­u­lar char­ac­ter or ge­nius of a lan­guage? (5)

4 What is the com­mon name for the min­eral FEO(OH)? (8)

5 What name is shared by the two large su­per­fi­cial veins of the leg? (7)

6 What is the colour­less het­e­ro­cyclic liq­uid C4H4S, phys­i­cally re­sem­bling ben­zene? (8) 7

What num­ber is the mea­sure of the ig­ni­tion qual­ity of diesel-en­gine fu­els? (6)

8 What is 10 to the power of 9 of the SI unit of fre­quency? (9)

9 Which weed ob­tained its English name from the French for “lion’s teeth”, but the French call it pis­senlit, re­fer­ring to the di­uretic prop­er­ties of the plant? (9)

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