Western Daily Press : 2020-07-10

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3 Friday, July 10, 2020 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Yesterday's solutions Word puzzler Cryptic crossword Can you identify the first names of the British PMs listed below? Words are written horizontal­ly or vertically, but not diagonally or backwards. T O P SUDOKU Gentle 2 1 8 6 5 7 4 3 9 5 6 8 2 1 3 4 9 7 7 5 9 8 1 6 6 3 3 4 4 9 5 2 2 7 8 1 THE CLUES 2 8 1 3 5 7 6 4 9 1. Uneeva 6. Spabsy 2 1 6 2 7 6 4 9 9 4 1 8 3 5 5 7 8 3 4 3 6 9 5 7 8 1 2 2. Dora 7. Voger 2 8 1 3 7 5 4 6 9 Moderate 3. Socle 8. Apht 3 7 6 4 1 9 5 2 8 4 5 7 9 2 3 8 6 1 2 6 1 3 4 7 6 1 8 4 7 5 3 8 9 2 5 9 4. Centresc 9. Ayw 9 3 2 4 5 8 1 7 6 E 1 7 6 1 8 2 9 5 7 9 2 3 4 8 3 4 5 6 5. Neal 10. Setter 4 7 6 5 2 8 3 9 1 Word spiral Word wise 1 4 6 9 8 3 5 7 2 Starting from 1, fill in the grid in a clockwise direction with four-letter words. The last letter of each word becomes the first letter of the next to reveal the sevenlette­r key word in the shaded boxes. WORD SPIRAL: 1 2 3 This word may seem familiar, but what does it mean? 1 Bill; 2 Load; 3 Dawn; 4 Nest; 5 Tank; 6 Kiln; 7 Near; 8 Raft; 9 Test; 10 Taco; 11 Oils; 12 Sage; 13 Emus; 14 Sari; 15 Itch; 16 Hush. RUSHTON 9 10 Across 8 In southern Crete, perhaps, is there such service? (6) 12 Tender in a noisy bar? (5) 13 Steal, and there may be an arrest (5) 14 Bind damaged parts (5) 15 Vehicles for second class road purposes (5) 16 They get eaten up in the stratosphe­re (5) 18 Trainee uniform for plain clothes men, that’s clear (5) 19 Maize dished up with a smile out East (7) 21 Being pious about me is commonplac­e (6) 22 Nickname for wild brutes? (6) 23 Like the players to watch with some dedication? (6) 25 Sound asleep (5) 26 Slight advantages on a hill, in battle (4) 28 A little drink is wrong for a party leader (3) 25 Holes in one’s body! (7) 26 Animal found in Ireland (5) 27 Bit of a clever Dick, yet a great composer! (5) 28 Consider a possibly dusty answer (5) 29 Dialect using two letters or three (7) 30 In circulatio­n, they’re subject to inflation (5) 31 Puritan, but saucy on the quiet (5) 1 Ducks due to lofted shots by opening batsmen (5) 6 A flower sprang up (5) 9 Erudite speech, one reads (7) 10 One bent on boozing? (5) 11 A walk in spring (5) 12 Possibly infallible start, in the end (5) 13 It’s on foot, though a horse is involved (7) 15 Live at central Tooting with a girl (3) 17 Prepositio­n that can help you make a point (4) 18 Where, in Gulliver’s Travels, Paul’s possibly given thanks (6) 19 In sum, just a dash (5) 20 Good place for a bloke to get a bit of help (6) 22 Finest of tube stations (4) 24 Chopin piece, a dance (3) DIGRAPH 14 15 Keyword: A - Breeding twice a year, B - Bilingual, C - Two letters expressing one sound 8 11 4 WORD WHEEL: ACHIEVING 16 Just so JUST SO: 13 12 Pillow talk 7 6 5 Keyword clue: Which well-known saying or expression can be found below? (3,1,3,5,1,3) WORD WISE: Nationalit­y 9. Action 10. Perishes 11. Large bag 12. Pavement edge 13. Colour 14. Revise 15. Petty quarrel 16. Cutlery item C 1. Unable to hear 2. Give food to 3. Plate 4. Ring of light 5. Solely 6. Tug 7. Make woollens 8. Dull heavy noise WORDPUZZLE­R Down 2 She puts £50 on the nail, possibly (6) 3 Game for a bonehead, being drunk (6) 4 Any way but north, or so it’s said (3) 5 Mark and I interrupt Stanley (5) 6 From central Spain and Madras, they obviously aren’t all Spanish (7) 7 Genuine right to swill ale (4) ✍ Scribble pad L O Word wheel 1. Hand 2. Heart 3. Foot 4. Kidney 5. Ear 6. Skin 7. Head 8. Nose 9. Chest 10.Eye You have 10 minutes to find as many words as possible using the letters in the wheel. Each word must use the hub letter and at least three others, and letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. There is one nine-letter word in the wheel. R I O B W R E B D Quick crossword CROSSWORDS: CRYPTIC Across: 4, Tight-S 7, Lucretia 8, Ba-ge-ls 10, Alban 13, Do-do 14, Rasp 15, Door 16, Sew 17, Ru-I-n 19, Igor 21, Wonderful 23, Mini 24, Gate 26, Fa-t 27, S-L-ay 29, Sh-AM 32, Pool 33, Stale 34, F-i-ling 35, In-stance 36, Mast-ic. 1, CL-ear 2, S-cabs 3, Neon 4, Taboo 5, Go-go 6, Tiller 9, Adrift 11, Law (rev.) 12, Apron 13, Donegal 15, Did 16, Sol 18, Unison 20, Guest 21, Wit 22, Ray 23, Marina 25, Pal (lap) 28, Lo-GI-c 30, Haunt 31, Melee 32, Pict 33, Set-H. Down: How you rate: 10 words, average; 15 words, good; 20 words, very good; 25 or more, excellent. Sudoku challenge Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers from 1 to 9. There’s no maths involved – solve the puzzle with reason and logic! Gentle Moderate 6 2 6 2 1 4 9 QUICK Across: 4, Hot air, 7, Euphoria, 8, Victim, 10, Court, 13, Dent, 14, Alto, 15, Bind, 16, All, 17, Mail, 19, Ogre, 21, Mangetout, 23, Hunt, 24, More, 26, Bag, 27, Lump, 29, Spit, 32, Beta, 33, Osier, 34, Cavort, 35, Exchange, 36, Editor. 1, Mecca, 2, Spout, 3, Foot, 4, Haven, 5, Tact, 6, Icicle, 9, Indoor, 11, Old, 12, Roman, 13, Dilemma, 15, Big, 16, Art, 18, Antler, 20, Guess, 21, Mug, 22, Top, 23, Hazard, 25, Die, 28, Utter, 30, Pinny, 31, Tries, 32, Bolt, 33, Oche. 2 7 9 5 9 4 2 3 5 8 2 2 9 7 1 Across 25 Cloud type (7) 26 Precipitat­ion (5) 27 Squander (5) 28 Humorous (5) 29 Artist’s workshop (7) 30 Unit of length (5) 31 Gives out cards (5) 8 First-ever (6) 12 Achievemen­ts (5) 13 Restrict (5) 14 Call on (5) 15 Essential (5) 16 Roofing slabs (5) 18 Whole range (5) 19 One good at sports (7) 21 Give (6) 22 Time yet to come (6) 23 Undergroun­d passage (6) 25 Prison rooms (5) 26 Celebrity (4) 28 Gave food to (3) 1 American state (5) 6 Musical instrument­s (5) 9 Civilian fighting force (7) 10 Portly (5) 11 Characteri­stic (5) 12 Power (5) 13 Young hare (7) 15 Animal doctor (3) 17 Plant (4) 18 Star sign (6) 19 Book of maps (5) 20 Fools (6) 22 Destiny (4) 24 Toddler (3) 8 5 7 8 4 6 6 4 3 3 9 1 5 9 8 Down: 9 3 8 5 4 7 2 2 8 4 Down 9 8 5 4 8 6 2 One of two (6) 3 Entertains (6) 4 Be seated (3) 5 Intolerant person (5) 6 Drainage channels (7) 7 Occurring seldom (4) 1 1 6 7 4 2 5 4 1 6 2 9 7 1 8 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . 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