Quiz­word & Cross­word

East Kilbride News - - PUZZLES -

Two sets of clues, two dif­fer­ent an­swers – all on the same grid. Choose one or the other.

QUIZ­WORD CLUES ACROSS

1 Muriel —, au­thor of nov­els The Girls of Slen­der Means and The Fin­ish­ing School (5) 4 and 18 Down Cen­tral char­ac­ter in 1840s W M Thack­eray novel Van­ity Fair (5,5) 10 and 17 The —, 1937 novel by C S Forester (5,6) 11 Louis —, 19th-cen­tury French in­ven­tor of a sys­tem of raised writ­ing for the blind (7) 12 1948 crime film star­ring Humphrey Bog­art and Ed­ward G Robin­son (3,5) 13 Green­ish-blue colour com­ple­men­tary to red (4) 15 Richard —, prime min­is­ter of New Zealand from 1893-1906 (6) 17 See 10 Across 19 Jen­nifer —, ac­tress who por­trayed Myr­tle Logue in 2010 biopic The King’s Speech (4) 20 See 22 Down 23 Mount —, vol­cano and high­est moun­tain in Wash­ing­ton state, US (7) 24 Mar­garet —, 2004 Lon­don Marathon elite race win­ner (5) 25 Port in Ger­many at the con­flu­ence of the Rivers Rhine and Main (5) 26 Jorn —, Dan­ish ar­chi­tect; de­signer of the Syd­ney Opera House (5)

DOWN

2 and 7 2006 novel by Clare Al­lan (5,11) 3 Sec­re­tary of State for North­ern Ire­land from 1976-79 (3,5) 5 Mild yel­low Dutch cheese (4) 6 Ac­tress who played The Sorcer­ess in 2002 ac­tion film The Scor­pion King (5,2) 7 See 2 Down 8 Vic­tor —, rugby union prop; 1992 Eng­land Test debu­tant against Canada (5) 9 Oskar —, Swedish golfer; 2009 Mo­ravia Sile­sia Open tour­na­ment win­ner (11) 14 Plant of North Amer­ica such as the large-flow­ered — or per­fo­li­ate — (8) 16 1971 film drama star­ring Carol White and John Mills (7) 18 See 4 Across 21 US state; cap­i­tal Boise (5) 22 and 20 Across Welsh ac­tress who played Livia in 1976 BBC TV drama se­ries I, Claudius (4,8)

CROSS­WORD CLUES ACROSS

1 Per­haps (5) 4 Dark colour (5) 10 Gam­bling odds (5) 11 Leg­endary bird (7) 12 Coun­ter­act­ing rem­edy (8) 13 In­ferno (4) 15 Star sign (6) 17 Pal (6) 19 In­ner side of the foot (4) 20 Cook­ing ves­sel (8) 23 Jeal­ous (7) 24 Cir­cu­lar coral reef (5) 25 Sphere (5) 26 Min­i­mum (5)

DOWN

2 Pre­vent or ward off (5) 3 Per­cus­sion in­stru­ment (4,4) 5 Ap­pear­ance (4) 6 Brief and to the point (7) 7 Part of a foot­ball pitch (7,4) 8 Mal­ice (5) 9 Ex­tremely (11) 14 Re­mains of some­thing de­stroyed (8) 16 Im­po­lite, bad-man­nered (7) 18 Boggy ground (5) 21 Godly (5) 22 Item for styling

the hair (4)

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