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18 surreylive.news NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 PUZZLES Two Speed Crossword Pathfinder Beginning with the top highlighte­d letter, follow a continuous path of words associated with the given subject. The trail goes through each letter once, twisting up, down and sideways, but never diagonally. Quick This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clue, try the Quick. Across Cryptic 1. Mineral (11) 9. Natural substance (3) 10. Beyond control (3,2,4) 11. Warning device (5) 13. Ventilatio­n passages (7) 14. Parrots (6) 16. Alleviatio­n (6) 18. Leakage (7) 19. Greek letter (5) 20. Something revealing (3-6) 21. Legendary bird (3) 22. Fortified positions (11) Manchester United players Down Across 1. Cast the mixture, we hear, as a source of uranium (11) 9. The raw material for a blade, by the sound of it (3) 10. Whence cards are played in an uncontroll­ed way (3,2,4) 11. This may give warning of a dangerous female (5) 13. Publish routes used in flights (7) 14. Scotsman was upset by the parrots (6) 16. Assistance to the poor guard who’s taking over (6) 18. Turn to part of the book to show what has been leaked (7) 19. Greek character that looks different around the East (5) 20. A surprise for one who wakes people up? (3-6) 21. A monstrous bird to show instabilit­y, one hears (3) 22. Advanced positions for card champions? (11) 2. The leading characters of intimate revue excite anger (3) 3. Money over and above the sovereign’s capital (5) 4. Private servant (6) 5. Use compulsion among the children for certain (7) 6. Put things in a playful way? (9) 7. Following a meal, he is responsibl­e for someone’s health! (11) If C.O.’s harmed, it’s a dramatical­ly treacherou­s time (4,2,5) 12. Unscrupulo­us tennis-player? (9) 15. Made a package, using paper in the War Department! (7) 17. The happy medium may result from a successful one (6) 19. A number could be here after tea (5) 21. Stick a ring in the road (3) R I G Z L A T H A P L N E MW YGGSEEAASH I I VAA ANACR IN IS I LLKHY OTNC I SRBOUEDCEN NARCERAHLC I AERO AMSUPVN I MOV VBNO MNRANA I RKBL I DEY AAHSOMBOCE EWYNR TUFOD I CELSHDANO AJDRLAHACO­EAEKY PAAANNORAN­HOARU LUBHTMAORR­KJNEU POGONYRNA ICTS ID N I YEDLTT I CYELNV DLBLAA IS I ROORNA Down 2. Fury (3) 3. Royal headdress (5) 4. Comic strip character (6) 5. Impose (7) 6. Make into a performanc­e (9) 7. M.C. (11) 8. Caesar’s fateful day (4,2,5) 12. Unlawful entreprene­ur (9) 15. Covered (7) 17. Spirituali­st meeting (6) 19. Trio (5) 21. Staff (3) 8. Scribble pad Split Decision A T A R F W O A S C R O C A A Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. L W A B D U E Y O R T T Quiz Codeword R M P M E S N S 1. Which BBC Three make-up contest is hosted by Stacey Dooley and judged by industry profession­als Dominic Skinner and Val Garland? Who wrote the series of novels known as The Alexandria Quartet? Which British Paralympic cyclist won four gold medals at the London 2012 games? What is the longest river in the United Kingdom? Which ceremonial arch stands in the centre of the Étoile in Paris? This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representi­ng the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. 6. What word describes a wind of force eight on the Beaufort scale? Which Venetian traveller dictated an account of his travels to the Far East in the 13th century? Which South American animal has an armour of bony plates on its back? Which institutio­n was establishe­d in 1969 to provide higher education for adults? Which British monarch died in 1901? O U T R N T O Sudoku 7. There is one simple rule in Sudoku. Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. 2. Easy 8. 3. 9. Q1 - Dominic Skinner 4. 5. 10. LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS Pathfinder Two-Speed Crossword Broccoli, Carrot, Courgette, Avocado, Scotch bonnet, Radish, Sweet potato, Parsnip, Runner bean, Asparagus, Mangetout, Green pepper, Portobello mushroom, Onion, Aubergine, Spinach, White cabbage, Iceberg lettuce, Cucumber, Rocket, Watercress, Butternut squash, Mooli, Spring onion. Across: 1 Iowa; 3 Bluffing; 9 Variety; 10 Lifts; 11 School report; 13 Overdo; 15 Morose; 17 Social survey; 20 Blind; 21 Oversee; 22 Elements; 23 Ball. Down: 1 Investor; 2 Worth; 4 Layers; 5 Film producer; 6 Inferno; 7 Gist; 8 Second fiddle; 12 Very well; 14 Emotive; 16 All out; 18 Vista; 19 Able. Hard Quiz ABCDEFGHIJ­KLMNOPQRST­UVWXYZ 1 MTV Unplugged (Live at Hull City Hall); 2 Leslie Charteris; 3 Richard Burton; 4 Sixteen; 5 Arthritis; 6 Exmoor; 7 Lent; 8 The libretto; 9 Louis Armstrong; 10 Flax. Wordsquare 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 SPECIALLY 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 L O Wordsquare Split Decision Sudoku Give yourself ten minutes to find as many words as possible using the letters in the grid. Each word must use the central letter and at least 3 others, and letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns, but verb forms ending in ‘s’ are permitted. There is one 9-letter word to be found. CHAR T H L H APP E O H S SHAKE ERC C I N T EC L Codeword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 How you rate: INQVYSXAPB­DTO JC FGMRKWLZHE­U 8 words - average; 12 words - good; 16 words - very good; 20 or more - excellent. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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