Puz­zles, Trivia & Word Power

Chal­lenge your­self by solv­ing these puz­zles and mind stretch­ers, then check your an­swers on page 127.

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Contents - BY MAR­CEL DANESI

CROSS­WORD ACROSS

1 Phys­i­cal en­durance (7) 5 Orb, globe (6) 9 Nim­ble, sprightly (7) 10 Sec­tion of writ­ing (7) 11 Group of mu­si­cians who play large metal drums (5,4) 12 Warn­ing sig­nal (5) 13 Church with a con­vent (8) 15 Shed­ding leaves an­nu­ally (9) 17 Ex­plo­sive used to fire can­nons (9) 19 To­tal the amounts (3,2) 21 River in Ger­many (5) 22 Vis­ited unan­nounced (7,2) 24 Loos­en­ing your grip (7,2) 25 Hu­mid and muggy (5) 26 Clever or sparkling (6) 27 Finicky per­son (7)

DOWN

1 Welsh birth­place of Dy­lan Thomas (7) 2 Sim­i­lar (5) 3 If things went per­fectly (7) 4 Clapped hands (9) 5 Cut to rib­bons (5) 6 Care­worn or gaunt from lack of sleep (7) 7 Tell a bed­time story (4,5) 8 River by the Tower of Lon­don (6) 14 First man to run a mile in un­der four min­utes (9) 16 En­close with a bar­rier (6,3) 17 Use a mouth­wash (6) 18 Op­por­tu­nity, va­cancy (7) 19 Fea­tures, facets (7) 20 Money given for goods (7) 22 Fin­ger or num­ber (5) 23 Wilt, sag (5)

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