West Sussex County Times : 2020-07-09

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31 HORSHAM Thursday,July9,2020 www.wscountyti­mes.co.uk WORD LADDER KAKURO Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. Fill in the white squares with the numbers 1 to 9. Each horizontal block of squares must add up to the number in the shaded square to its left, and each vertical block must add up to the number in the shaded square above it. No number may be used more than once in any one block. 1 LONG 1 2 Single 14 5 8 16 10 33 14 4 6 30 9 12 12 11 22 14 12 19 8 Fail 14 17 12 12 10 13 6 15 10 3 Mislaid 19 9 15 8 4 10 6 11 32 13 19 6 26 5 Largest 35 21 13 16 Castle surround 15 11 41 10 6 12 20 10 12 7 5 BOAT 5 18 17 10 30 15 2 17 10 31 13 DOWN 8 7 13 14 15 11 8 10 12 12 16 14 Sunrise 36 24 11 22 20 13 Mend 3 4 Challenge 26 10 15 12 16 30 14 10 9 29 11 10 22 10 16 11 Dreadful 16 19 23 8 24 20 11 26 12 Father 4 14 13 9 12 9 13 SIZE 9 17 6 8 15 6 7 5 3 STAR 7 27 11 7 17 12 14 13 20 28 23 15 32 34 Scorch 10 22 18 11 7 11 5 4 Chair 15 21 23 11 21 20 29 13 22 9 8 4 Achievemen­t 24 12 6 7 7 13 4 12 16 5 11 16 15 10 Gathering 8 10 19 10 Clenched hand TWO SPEED CROSSWORD FISH Quick This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clues, try the Quick. ALPHAMUDDL­E Across 1. 7. 8. 10. Data (10) Correct (5) Pals (7) Orchestral piece of music (8) Ring (4) Teaching session (6) Open-air meal (6) Maize (4) Man-eating human (8) Biological group (7) --- Garbo, actress (5) Game between grandmaste­rs (5,5) Cryptic Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed to start you off. Across Facts and figures (10) Put me in the last bit and the answer’s correct (5) People who make a lot of them are popular (7) A proposal to introduce the main work (8) One way to ring the changes (4) Instructio­n in the result of stripping? (6) Eat out? (6) It’s very ancient humour – but it could be growing (4) He will appreciate people with good taste! (8) A group that is seen in abbreviate­d spectacles (7) 22. It’s a great change for her (5) 23. A board meeting? (5,5) 1. 7. 11. 13. 15. 17. 18. 21. 22. 23. H O V A E E S E S N A T N E S E S H S E O N E E V E 8. E 10. N E 11. S Down 13. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 12. 14. 16. 19. 20. Riddle (5) Mathematic­al operation (8) Unwell (6) Small branch (4) Worry (7) Remembers (10) Condiment holder (4,6) The witching hour (8) Shrill cry (7) Kidnapper’s demands (6) Tree (5) Strikes (4) 15. 17. SPLIT DECISION Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. 18. 21. T R O U T S R L O A B V U O V E R N A O C M X K E Z I Down Affair that will worry you? (7) Remembers about prayers (10) Old sailor has a stock of wine in a small vessel (4,6) 12. Time to start another day (8) 5. 14. This owl doesn’t give a hoot! (7) Free with money (6) Tree for the seashore, we hear (5) 20. Attacks best-sellers? (4) Scribble pad 1. One may see through this riddle (5) A job for the summer? (8) Not too strong in business (6) Understand it has potentiali­ties for growth (4) T R 6. 2. 3. 16. 19. 9. K E I 4. E G P S D E D R S E

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