Western Daily Press : 2020-07-10

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2 Friday, July 10, 2020 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Circlegram Numbercros­s Brain Training Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within each circle can be re-arranged to form words with a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represente­d by the question mark? How long will it take you to correctly fit these numbers into the grid? Cross off the numbers in the list as you find them. VOILA! Vocabulary, Observatio­n, Intuition, Logic and Arithmetic. Introducin­g a brand-new system of integrated puzzles designed to increase your mental agility. Targeting the five key areas of Vocabulary, Observatio­n, Intuition, Logic and Arithmetic, each exercise is carefully graded to give your brain a healthy work-out, while benefiting your powers of concentrat­ion and increasing your problem-solving skills. You can either do each day’s group of puzzles all at once, or fit them in whenever you have the time. Target times are given in minutes in the little clocks. They require no special knowledge or abilities, but with regular practice you’ll soon find your daily average time improving. And they’re fun too! So take the VOILA test today. You’re never too young to start, and it’s never too late to make the most of your most important faculty - your brain. 2 digits: 3 digits: 4 digits: 5 digits: 7 digits: 19 21 39 49 59 61 69 91 417 457 617 657 707 733 1237 7322 7433 7483 12335 12345 1726373 4258227 4612769 4615164 237350536 247378736 294354496 SU TA L A E C ? A L L AT I RE 9 digits: Wordladder Jig word 1 3 Fill in each step with a new word, changing one letter at a time as you climb down the ladder. Can you fit the nine pieces into the grid below to make a fully symmetrica­l crossword? Here is the first across clue to give you a hint: Outspoken (5) PAWN Clockword Ache The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending with the letter E in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the outer circle will spell out the name of an American dancer. 1. Degrade 2. Impervious 3. Place of worship 4. Dress 5. Face 6. Decorated 7. Weed Biblical figure Facial feature 8. Reptile 9. Stoat fur 10. Bear 11. Clerk 12. One forced to leave his native country Golf shot Cut Chess SHOP Black to play and win. Your time: 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Three letters 2 Which three-letter word completes the following longer words: b---, ---y, t---et, rec---? E Your time: Niner 3 Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriat­e squares to discover a word which uses all 9 letters. ABCDEFGH Mindbender Word Scrambler A: Ling On’s mother examined the boy’s purchase carefully. “Four chopsticks and a rice bowl,” she commented. “What did you pay?” “One pound and forty pence altogether,” Ling On replied. “The chopsticks cost me just one pound more than the bowl.” How much had the chopsticks cost him? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 TODAY’S WORD: BACKER HOW many words can you make from the word BACKER? You have 15 minutes to find as many as possible. Words must be at least three letters. Plurals and multiple forms of the same verb are acceptable, but proper nouns and hyphenated words are not allowed. 17 words – good; 26 words – great; 34 words or more – fantastic B 35435789 39442176 32174 gives a reptile gives a second reptile gives a mammal A C K Your time: Your time: B: “You’ve got more than me,” Jill told her brother. “Give me one of your toffees and then we’ll be even.” Jack shook his head. “Not on your life,” he replied. “But you give me one, and then I’ll have twice as many as you. That’s fair, as I’m nearly twice as old.” Hardly fair but how many did he have? E Yesterday’s solutions Numbercrun­ch MALICE, MIRACLE R 146523 523416 461352 352641 234165 615234 How Many Beginner: 180, Intermedia­te: 336, Advanced: 224 £480 SOLUTION TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: AORTIC act, actor, air, arc, art, car, cart, cat, coat, coati, coir, cot, iota, oar, oat, oca, orc, otic, rat, ratio, riot, rot, rota, taco, tar, taro, tic, tiro, tor, torc, tori, trio. Word Builder Word Shuffle Air, Hair, Chair, Achier, Reach, Char, Car One way is: A, AM, AIM, MAIL, CLAIM, The Brain Teaser No. 8,426 DOWN ACROSS 1 3 4 5 6 7 2 Yesterday's Solutions 2. Have the cadet fall in and stand outside (7) 3. I and R being deleted from “24” (3) 4. Covering the patient (4) 5. Exceed in importance, as a trapeze artiste? (10) 6. Dials double O? (5) 7. Show the racket to a boy (7) 8. Very good, though unpaid (11) 10. Felt proficient (11) 12. Where and when the man came on (5) 14. Not a straightfo­rward way to amuse the children?(10) 17. The bay shows in outline the time after (5) 18. It means the first impression was favourable (7) 20. Not a flat, as you might have expected (7) 22. The two men make a majestic combinatio­n (5) 24. So upstanding a villain! (4) 27. Get even with right after the row (3) 1. Does it get longer every time you travel on it? (7,2,4) 8. Do they speak in roars upsetting to their hearers? (7) 9. Get on to the agent to find out the carrying capacity (7) 11. “Mr. Money,” the film character (6) 13. Neglected an opportunit­y when playing spades and leading (6,2) 15. Rows of fasteners (5) 16. Getting a hand with the inn is something new (7) 18. “Bird-man” I put in Latin (7) 19. He does get under one’s skin (5) 21. Expose oneself to risk to protect a sovereign (8) 23. The cats prowl round it worriedly, still (6) 25. On the point of leaving for (5,2) 26. In need of another rest, stopped working (7) 28. Weapons used in “The Shoe Murders”? (8,5) CIRCLEGRAM: The letter represente­d by the question mark is O. Eastwood, Cameron, Redford, all film directors. CLOCKWORD: 1 Partly, 2 Injury, 3 Enmity, 4 Runway, 5 Starry, 6 Astray, 7 Ninety, 8 Trashy, 9 Hungry, 10 Oddity, 11 Notify, 12 Yearly. CELEBRITY: Piers Anthony. MINDBENDER­S: A: Sides 400, 324, 196 kins and 100, 81, 49 kins. B: The number was 1307. CHESS: 1. Nc6! bxc6 2. Qxg7+ Kxg7 3. Be5+ Kh6 4. Bg7 mate. 8 9 10 0 11 12 13 7 2 2 14 15 17 16 1 18 19 20 21 22 23 Find the familiar phrase, saying or name in this arrangemen­t of letters. 24 25 27 26 28 SOLUTION TO PUZZLE No. 8425: ACROSS: 1 Pitch dark; 8 Inspire; 9 Coroner; 10 Spartan; 13 Souvenir; 14 Aloe; 16 Pleasantry; 20 Drag; 22 West; 24 Brandy snap; 28 Toil; 29 Disperse; 31 Lambast; 34 Operate; 35 Colours; 36 Treatment. 1 Picks up; 2 Torture; 3 Hence; 4 Arraign; 5 Kids; 6 Spar; 7 Leaning; 11 Played; 12 Tier; 15 Odes; 17 Lie; 18 Alto; 19 Ambles; 21 Ada; 22 Warlock; 23 Stem; 25 Noisome; 26 Narrate; 27 Prevent; 30 Pleat; 32 Blow; 33 Test. DOWN: YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: Hung parliament 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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