Otago Daily Times : 2020-10-19

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20 DIVERSIONS Otago Daily Times Monday, October 19, 2020 @ Interiors from concept to completion * Specialty Fabrics & wall coverings * Custom tailored drapery — Made in Dunedin Designs of the Time Relocation complete: 5 Stafford Street, CBD, Dunedin | 03-477 3982 | www.robynbuisd­esign.co.nz robyn@robynbuisd­esign.co.nz | Sudoku Simon Shuker’s Code-Cracker Cryptic crossword 19/10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ACROSS 1. 5. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 16. 17. 18. 20. 23. 25. 26. 27. 28. Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9 Half the puddings small boy found to have water in them (7) He overruns one with van maybe at Red revolution (7) Substance perfumers use to grab me, Sir, like this (9) Was being inquisitiv­e, so Ned was put out (5) Symbol respected by tribe to have encountere­d a setback (5) Drink that extracts money from fish (4-5) Sweet bunch of hair to find a flower for (9) Water-lily means much to the United States (5) Object to rude disturbanc­e that involves a thousand (5) Veterans may come to terms with idol (3-6) Fruit that may go off if you remove the pin (9) Get out of bed, avenging reverse partially (5) A number of players, etc, to turn out (5) Outliving virus upset, French wine starts growing (9) Stayed the course to the finish, rude and unsettled (7) Abbreviate­d books the body deals with like food (7) 9 10 8 6 9 2 7 11 12 9 7 4 1 7 8 5 8 1 3 3 13 14 15 16 4 2 6 2 3 3 7 17 18 19 8 3 7 20 21 22 23 24 6 5 9 3 5 6 1 25 26 DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 21. 22. 24. 5 4 7 Capital’s lost a way to make it mouldable (7) One side of account shows girl coming out with it (5) Capital dignitary to marry old orchestra-leader perhaps (4,5) In the total, credit is given to the forwards packing down (5) Shielded from Latin, used to translate it (9) Aphrodite to give half away at sun-up (5) Listed man is wrong to take it to bits (9) Reparation made one put another lot of bandages on it (7) Formally proposed, I don’t mean to change it (9) Nobody standing against Pope, sound disjointed (9) Hanging around with trio, Nigel got upset (9) Strongly disapprove of old peer being turned out (7) Heavy hammers may be seen moving over the snow (7) Flower one may get the better of without a head (5) Went wrong in making further reductions (5) Friends in France start to sense something is wrong (5) 27 28 EASY 1 3 6 8 4 3 7 1 8 4 2 8 Previous solution Across: 15. 8. Reporter 9. Orders 10. Monstrosit­y 11. Ask 13. Pinch Accordion 17. Americanis­ation 19. Appetiser 21. Gripe 23. Ape 24. Desensitis­e 27. Recent 28. Chemists. 1. Hedonism 2. Nous 3. Story 4. Press conference 5. Footloose Ado 7. Presto 12. Editor 14. Cartel 16. Accidents 18. Opposite 20. Puppet 22. Asset 25. Twin 26. Keg. 4 9 7 8 2 3 5 Down: 6. 9 2 1 9 Quick crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 CODE-CRACKER 3 6 4 only Vol 17 8 $12 ACROSS 1. 3. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 17. 20. 21. 22. 23. DOWN 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 12. 14. 16. 18. 19. MEDIUM Accomplish­ment (4) Believable (8) Changing direction (7) Flinch (5) Attempting (12) Reveal (6) Horrified (6) Planned in advance (12) Customary (5) Say something (5,2) Place of perfection (8) Likelihood (4) Chained (8) Publicised (5) Area (6) A falsehood (9,3) Unexpected windfall (7) Large water jug (4) Taken to pieces (12) Scholars (8) Chaser (7) Proclamati­ons (6) Fashion (5) Puree (4) 9 10 AVAILABLE FROM ALLIED PRESS FRONT OFFICE LOWER STUART STREET, DUNEDIN + $5 postage per book 7 5 3 2 6 9 8 11 WordBuilde­r Writing space 12 9 7 4 E I R T M 13 14 15 9 5 2 16 1 8 17 18 9 How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good Excellent 19 5 7 3 Previous solution 20 21 Across: 1. Judgements 7. Motif 8. As usual 10. Haymaker 11. Thus 13. Stoked 15. Stupor 17. Suds 18. Nameless 21. Dormant 22. Prior 23. Symbolises. 1. Jetty 2. Deflated 3. Erased 4. Étui 5. Touch up 6. Emphasised 9. Last resort 12. Attempts 14. Orderly 16. Pastel 19. Exits 20. Garb. 2 7 3 4 7 5 22 23 1 11 16 21 Previous solution: deli, die, diel, dye, eld, ide, idle, idly, idyl, led, lei, ley, lid, lie, lied, lye, yield Down: HARD WordFit Wordsearch Nineagram 5x5 Can you fit all the words into the grid? We’ve given one to get you started. Insert the missing letters to make ten words — five across the grid and five down. More than one solution may be possible. Can you find all these words in the grid? VGGABZRESU­RGERYAWG PEITHOSPIT­ALWMQCEN S I S G I P S T R E N G T H A R K L C A L R A S R E N I C I D E M A R K E P M L U E S L C E T L U S E R E W C S E P V N A U H N D K A T Z Y C Q R R L E L C T N E M T A E R T C O L T V F U I E D I S E A S E A X A V H D K H D P H T E R U T A R E P M E T S O E Y P A R E H T O S A H L R R L U M O K P L G C M P S D R I O A Y A R I D G Y E C U E C D E V H C H X E GMO E T M D R H J F E H R U P D H EPBQNHAEJB­LDNCMONG ORHXXTCRCY­EOAFOSNA NOOCIKITEM­WSBLUUOT IVNOUVASMS­UEBPLRMJ BENPXSBSTE­THOSCOPE BLOOD CHECKUP CHEST CURE DENTIST DISEASE DOSE FEVER GERMS GOOD HALE HEALTH HEART HOSPITAL IMPROVE LIVELY LOCUM LUNG MEDICAL MEDICINE NURSE OPERATION PATIENT PHARMACY PILL PULSE RECOVERY RELAPSE REST RESULT G A A A O N A E T E P I 111 S ACDEEHORT Use the nine letters above to make two five-letter words, with the same centre letter for both. Each letter (other than the centre) can be used only once. Previous solution AS T ER STORE S IT E S E L EC T TESTS Previous solution: eagle, vegan E X P E N S E Note: there may be more than one solution. WordWheel Previous sudoku 933 E C D O U ? LC 129463785 634578129 875192634 481957362 267384591 593216847 9487 3 5 2 1 6 352641978 71 6 8 2 9 4 5 3 3 LETTERS CAMEL CHALK CLAPS CONGA CORPS EGGED ELDER ENSUE ERECT EXUDE FEVER FLEET GLASS HAIKU HEIDI HELLS KNEAD LABEL LIVEN MITRE OASES OCCUR OGIVE OILER WIN MENACE REWORK SNEEZE OMENS OVATE OWING PLUMB PROPS RELAX RESAW RIDGE RISER SENDS SIEGE SKINK SLEEP STAFF STAGE STEER SWEDE THOSE TWITS USAGE WIMPY ACT BOG DUE EBB ERA ERR EWE GAY GEE GOT GYM KEN LAX LED MET MOW NEW PEG SAC SHE TAG URN WEE 4 LETTERS SAMPLE STETHOSCOP­E STRENGTH SURGEON SURGERY TEMPERATUR­E THERAPY TISSUE TREATMENT ACHE ACTS ANTS CRAB EDEN GLEE MENU NEXT OGLE SCOT SORT TURK USER WIDE EASY 7 LETTERS 7 1 8 6 4 2 9 3 4 9 2 7 3 5 8 6 3 5 6 1 9 8 2 4 1 7 4 5 8 6 3 9 5 6 3 4 2 9 7 1 2 8 9 3 1 7 4 5 9 3 7 2 5 1 6 8 6 4 5 8 7 3 1 2 8 2 1 9 6 4 5 7 5 1 7 2 8 6 4 9 3 ABUSIVE ASOCIAL BEEHIVE CONSOLE EXPENSE EXTREME Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anticlockw­ise. Previous solution: ARTESIAN Saturday’s jumbo solution Saturday’s cryptic 2 DOWN: 2 Helium, 3 Nomad, 5 Nuns, 6 Exploit, 7 Nectar, 8 Built, 9 Unnerve, 10 Mask, 11 Obeyed, 12 Boots, 13 Spindle, 14 Devious, 18 Auctioneer, 23 Unite, 24 Attract, 26 Ominous, 27 Aspirin, 29 Censure, 30 Voyage, 31 Shape, 32 Agenda, 34 Loot, 36 Meter, 38 Wades, 40 Disc, 45 Mimic, 46 Abusive, 47 Used, 48 Earwax, 49 Study, 50 October, 52 New Zealand, 53 Residue, 54 Almond, 55 Applaud, 56 Enter, 57 Limp, 62 Helps, 67 Scholar, 68 Boredom, 70 Morocco, 72 Receipt, 73 Muesli, 74 Sphere, 75 Accuse, 76 Quaff, 78 Comma, 80 Allow, 82 Stud, 83 Doze. SOLUTION ACROSS: 8 LETTERS Across: 1. Biff, 6. Pick, 8. Ocarina, 9. Gnat, 10. Gold dust, 11. Avenue, 13. Twenty, 14. Bowtie, 16. Antler, 17. Tailcoat, 18. Avow, 20. Essence, 21. Bear, 22. Reel. 1 China, 4 Once in a blue moon, 14 Droop, 15 Climb, 16 Inspection, 17 Siege, 19 Tin, 20 Humdrum, 21 Monastery, 22 Genius, 25 Fortunate, 27 Alerts, 28 Quiche, 33 Horizontal, 35 Hip, 36 Mirage, 37 Snow, 39 Ice, 41 Bayonet, 42 Copper, 43 Continued, 44 Inept, 45 Measures, 50 On, 51 Pancreas, 55 Attic, 58 Mousetrap, 59 Tennis, 60 Awesome, 61 Duo, 63 Chic, 64 Galley, 65 Bee, 66 Pretending, 68 Bleach, 69 Summer, 71 Propeller, 76 Quorum, 77 Precipice, 79 Infancy, 81 Emu, 84 Asset, 85 Competitor, 86 Clout, 87 Offer, 88 Birds of a feather, 89 Sweet. EMERGENT PARALYSE SEDIMENT TOGETHER MEDIUM 182 6 9 7 3 4 5 596 2 3 4 8 7 1 473 8 1 5 9 2 6 7 5 9 3 2 1 4 6 8 348756192 261948537 9351 6 2 7 8 4 617489253 824573619 Down: 2. Iron, 3. Fortune teller, 4. Gargle, 5. Giblet, 6. Paddle-steamer, 7. Cassette, 12. Violable, 15. Egoism, 16. Acting, 19. Once. 5 LETTERS ABIDE ADORE AMIGO ASHES CADET All puzzles copyright 6 LETTERS BREEZE www.thepuzzlec­ompany.co.nz HARD