Starting with clue No 1, fill in the grid in a clockwise direction with four-letter words, working your way to the centre of the spiral puzzle. The last letter of each word becomes the first letter of the next. If you’ve correctly filled in the grid, there should be a seven-letter keyword reading across from clue No 8.
1 Guide 2 Start of many a letter 3 Glowing (cheeks) 4 365 days 5 Impetuous 6 The eleventh . . . (at the last moment) 7 Hurry 8 Sacred 9 Yin and . . . 10 Scottish valley 11 Authoritative standard 12 Fix holey socks 13 Twofold 14 Mascara site 15 Owl’s cry 16 School year section