Birmingham Mail : 2020-09-25

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32 @birmingham_live BIRMINGHAM MAIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 PUZZLES & STARS ACROSS DOWN Codeword 1. Limits jumps (6) 1. It could be one across (6) 4. Supplies punishment 2. Terribly poor, cute, naive 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. instrument (6) and unhelpful (13) 9. As a result of 3. Man at the church insignific­ance (13) ball (5) 10. Grey orc seen around a 5. Fretful about an shop (7) earthnut (7) 11. Produce a fraudulent 6. Perhaps Robin’s cut into imitation of a smithy (5) the donations (13) 12. Miser going out of a 7. Vegetables for French city (5) Scandinavi­ans (6) 14. Race to get a hat (5) 8. She’s a gem (5) 18. Mixed paint is 13. Games for strikers? (7) unsuitable (5) 15. Terribly naive about 19. Inactivity, i.e train northern capital (6) trouble (7) 0905 789 4220 Stuck on today’s puzzle? Call clues or the full solution. to hear individual 16. Animal thus discovered 21. Area of the huge Robin in a rubbish container (5) Calls cost 80p per minute plus network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 Hood roundabout? (13) 17. Terrible danger in a 22. Loath to write a bit of YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 25/09/2020 plot (6) Across: 1 Singles match; 7 Steam; 8 Owner; 9 Oil; 10 All at once; 11 Rarity; 12 Run off; 15 Poison pen; 17 Ash; 18 Rogue; 19 Aroma; 21 Person of note. Down: 1 School report; 2 Lie; 3 Simple; 4 About turn; 5 Canon; 6 Free of charge; 7 Solar; 10 Authoress; 13 Omaha; 14 Sprain; 16 Ingle; 20 Oaf. poetry (6) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 20. Not the heart of this 23. Selected a name for Korea (6) planet (5) 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 O R ACROSS DOWN 0901 293 6261 Need a little help getting started? Then call to hear four random extra letter clues. Or text CODE and send to 84901 to receive 4 clues. 1. Skilled trade (5) 6. Tokyo’s country (5) 9. Speaker’s platform (7) 10. Wet slapping sound (5) 11. Of the foot (5) 12. Coach (5) 13. Plunders (7) 15. Golf peg (3) 17. Yes votes (4) 18. Breakfast food (6) 19. Lid (5) 20. Meteorolog­ical term (6) 22. Flank (4) 24. Weir (3) 25. Principal bullfighte­r (7) 26. Glandular organ (5) 27. Fulcrum (5) 28. Of the nose (5) 29. Obstructio­n (7) 30. Ward off (5) 31. Multiplied by (5) 2. Rematch (6) 3. Noisy quarrel (6) 4. Toddler (3) 5. Celebritie­s (5) 6. Planet (7) 7. Prayer ending (4) 8. Garden shrub (6) 12. Male voice (5) 13. Quick (5) 14. Malice, spite (5) 15. Lukewarm (5) 16. Young eel (5) 18. Tree (5) 19. Metropolis (7) 21. Salty (6) 22. Jungle expedition (6) 23. Give to charity (6) 25. Jocund (5) 26. Ear part (4) 28. Mesh (3) Calls and texts cost £1 plus any network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 X T Z G J U P S C H V Y F 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 K D M O L I A W N R B E Q Split Decision Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. H R U I F E P T C O P I I YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS U R N D R V U O G E L I O N S I F E M E T A L B E L S O N G S L F A T S I L E N YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Whist; 8 Other; 10 Hover; 11 Tin; 12 Pilot; 13 Kestrel; 15 Weeds; 18 Rig; 19 Desist; 21 Cadaver; 22 Idol; 23 Whin; 24 Culprit; 26 Themes; 29 Aid; 31 Sonar; 32 Riposte; 34 River; 35 War; 36 Aries; 37 Nepal; 38 Sects. Down: 1 Utter; 2 Central; 4 Hail; 5 Shower; 6 Totes; 7 Heeds; 9 His; 12 Pegasus; 14 Rid; 16 Eight; 17 Stand; 19 Despair; 20 Wilts; 21 Coven; 23 Widower; 24 Cerise; 25 Rip; 27 Hoard; 28 Mares; 30 Straw; 32 Rent; 33 Sap. Z V T S A E X S C S YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontal­ly, vertically or diagonally in any direction. W C Y T B BOX CHIVE CLOAK EQUALITY FEW HIND JAMB PUGS SUPER BISQUE CLIPS FOE HALT JOG MOVER SLAY SUNK TIP WAXED R F Q G S V F X B T S U L E M H A L I P D E P U J P I J D Q H R O A G 2 J X G S Q N V W A K 1 N Y W C K Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. X S F Y C F O E U K Y I L O M M O T I K W J R A B M V D R N T H C X B L E G U D A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y H N Q P V 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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