Otago Daily Times : 2020-11-23

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DIVERSIONS 11 Otago Daily Times Monday, November 23, 2020 @ we are your profession­als When it comes to tyres, 100% DUNEDIN TWO LOCATIONS Owned & Operated MONEY IN DUNEDIN! KEEPING DUNEDIN NEW TYRES TYRE REPAIRS WHEEL ALIGNMENTS • the bargains! We have the brands, you get 207 St Andrew Street. Ph 477 0707 406 Hillside Road. Ph 455 5029 Sudoku Simon Shuker’s Code-Cracker Cryptic crossword 23/11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACROSS 1. 4. 8. 9. Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9 Fraudulent schemes painted by Millais (7) See ape bolt in such a way, it may be drunk (7) Horseback journey one is taken for by a cheat (4) Such illuminati­on could have shown Noah where he was at (10) Hospital doctor in the States to shut away (6) He looks after the trees, for a change (8) The owning up of ‘Simon said,’ in a way (9) After a little French he’s turned cheeky (5) None left out by Woman on the railway (5) Marigold is all a dunce can produce (9) Rubbing round top of furniture while indulging in banter (8) Hound the singer, and French will follow (6) Cheerful enthusiasm might be line clue leads one to (10) In the District of Columbia is compact, perhaps (4) Obviate never having to come back in physical training (7) It may weigh the surplus on one’s account (7) 8 9 10 3 1 2 1 8 7 5 11 12 11. 12. 14. 15. 17. 18. 19. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 13 8 2 9 9 3 14 15 16 3 4 6 5 8 4 2 17 18 1 3 6 9 8 5 9 4 8 19 20 21 2 7 22 8 3 5 23 24 2 DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10. 13. 15. 16. 19. 20. 22. Car I’d bear out to block the street (9) How warm one is it should be 98.4F (4,11) For disposal, except when holding an auction (4) Four-ply Don works in a deep-seated way (10) Material used to make headless bullet (5) Asks pleadingly for the query that takes it for granted (4,3,8) Go on stage and register horse for race (5) Tour-leader to try us out, being worthy of confidence (6) Cut one off from consent CID might have given (10) One in the last round seen atop the spire (6) Sorrow may teach her a variation on it (9) Doesn’t sound expensive, the sound a chick makes (5) First furniture sale could be bogus (5) It covers a sore for the blackleg (4) 25 26 EASY 2 9 8 3 4 1 9 1 2 3 4 1 Previous solution Across: 13. 1. Captivatin­g 6. Sad 8. Ousts 10. Panniered 11. Soil 12. Needs Stallion 16. Serried 17. Reek 18. Item 19. Trapeze 21. Diligent 23. Scone 26. Blot 27. Freestyle 28. Ashes 29. Run 30. Transferre­d. 1. Crown Derby 2. Passenger-pigeon 3. Insists 4. Toast 5. Grilled Surrogate mother 7. Dodo 9. Tod 13. Surface 14. Aliment 15. Compressed 19. Twinset 20. Enslave 22. Nylon 24. Cos 25. Afar. 8 4 2 6 7 5 Down: 6. 7 6 5 2 6 3 7 4 1 Quick crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 CODE-CRACKER 1 only Vol 17 8 $12 ACROSS 1. 8. 9. 10. 12. 14. 15. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. DOWN 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 11. 13. 16. 17. 18. 20. MEDIUM Squeal (4) Attackers (10) Done poorly (8) Swirl (4) Rise (6) Prepared (6) Abstain from (6) Fixate on something (6) Norse god (4) Logical (8) Slow (10) Indicates agreement (4) Underlined (10) Compensate­d (4) Help (6) Neaten (4,2) Spears (8) Sight (4) Ingrained (4-6) Improves (8) Jailer (6) Fugitive (6) Likelihood (4) Candid and honest (4) AVAILABLE FROM ALLIED PRESS FRONT OFFICE LOWER STUART STREET, DUNEDIN + $5 postage per book 5 7 1 4 7 9 10 11 8 3 WordBuilde­r Writing space 12 13 14 6 S L M A P 8 1 9 15 16 17 7 3 8 5 How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good Excellent 18 19 20 Previous solution 6 1 2 Across: 1. Tariff 5. Fabled 9. Agenda 10. Finale 11. Abut 12. Modifies 14. Sadden 16. Sagged 19. Largesse 21. Oath 22. Exacts 23. Tinged 24. Tattle 25. Dispel. 2. Algebra 3. Ignited 4. Fragments 6. Alibi 7. Leasing 8. Dressed 13. Dissected 14. Solvent 15. Dormant 17. Grounds 18. Extreme 20. Extol. 21 4 2 Previous solution: ers, her, hero, hers, hoe, hoer, hoers, hoes, horse, hos, hose, ore, ores, ors, res, rho, rhos, roe, roes, rose, she, shoe, shoer, shore, soh, sore 22 9 7 5 Down: 13 17 21 HARD WordFit Wordsearch Nineagram 5x5 Can you fit all the words into the grid? We’ve given one to get you started. Insert the missing letters to make ten words — five across the grid and five down. More than one solution may be possible. Can you find all these words in the grid? LIARSBULCV­MXGZBSES QEGNOPSEDE­UOTTOTLG E N R T OWE L D I F Z K D E P Y O C U S F I T Q Z R B P U EWS C T G T I P L C C D R A U G E F I L E S G I B E I U B K L O Y P L L S S N E L L I C P B A L E B S P F O E R T E E E K T P I T G V T Y J G A O K R R S S I A E C H L O R I N E T K P E F S Q N T R L E E S T A M I N A T A B T C I O S E S I T X U A E A J E P N R S Q R X S R S A Q B F R V T A Z U O K E S O C E U S H A L L OWM T Q H I N A D G V RWC E Q R G N S V G S D K Y T S I EIT R O P S G A M E S S E G G S D A M L E N G T H S Z J A D F E S H OWE R S V SWS H G H F XWD P B A C K S T R O K E U M C D BACKSTROKE BALL BATHE BIKINI BOARD CAFE CENTRE CHLORINE CLUB CUBICLES DEEP DIP DIVERS FLIPPERS FLOAT FREESTYLE GAMES GOGGLES KIDS LEISURE LENGTHS LIFEGUARD POOL RAIL SEATS SHALLOW SHORTS SHOWERS SPECTATORS SPEEDOS C A E I P A E I L T 136 T T S AEEEFGNRS Use the nine letters above to make two five-letter words, with the same centre letter for both. Each letter (other than the centre) can be used only once. Previous solution OBOES BURRO ELBOW S L I DE ESTER Previous solution: aunty, kings MELEE Note: there may be more than one solution. WordWheel Previous sudoku 963 ? A E L N D T E 975342681 486571932 123968547 6491 8 5 2 7 3 857623419 231794856 3682 5 7 1 9 4 512439768 79 4 8 1 6 3 2 5 3 LETTERS PLEA SAIL SALT SCOT SPRY STEM TOOL RED RYE SAG SAY SKI SLY SOU SUM TEA ISOBAR LIMPED YIELDS MECCA MELEE OBESE PODGY PSALM PURSE QUERY REALS RESAT SCURF SHALE SNIDE SONAR SONNY SPIED SPRIG STALE TANGO UNION USURY YEAST ADD ADO AIL ALE BAY BEE CAB COO DAN DEN DIP DUO ERA GEM ILL KEG LEE LIE LYE NOT ODE OPT OWE SPONGE SPORT STAMINA SWIM TEAMS TICKET TILES TOWEL TURNS WET EASY 7 LETTERS 8 6 9 1 7 3 2 4 5 2 4 1 5 6 8 9 7 3 3 5 7 4 2 9 1 8 6 4 1 2 7 9 5 6 3 8 6 8 3 2 1 4 5 9 7 7 9 5 8 3 6 4 2 1 9 7 6 3 4 1 8 5 2 128957364 534 6 8 2 7 1 9 BOUNCED ELEGANT MILITIA ORDERLY PROSAIC RESURGE TACTICS UNEQUAL Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anticlockw­ise. 5 LETTERS Previous solution: SAUSAGES ABETS ATLAS CANER CELLS DENIM DRILL EDGES ERICA FREES ICILY IDLES ITALY LADEN LATEX LINEN 4 LETTERS Saturday’s jumbo solution ALOE ARMY BADE DIGS EDDY EWES GARB GOES GYMS HISS LYNX OPUS PART Saturday’s cryptic 2 ACROSS: DOWN: 1 Rotor, 4 Stranded, 9 Almond, 14 Ditch, 15 Beat about the bush, 17 Alter, 18 Aid, 19 Library, 20 Mandatory, 21 Jigsaw, 24 Orang-utan, 25 Mayday, 26 Leader, 29 Settlement, 31 Hot, 32 Drivel, 33 Saga, 35 Hoe, 37 Aria, 39 Endurance, 40 Negligent, 41 Robot, 42 Imitator, 47 Artistic, 51 Elude, 55 Absconded, 56 Stage show, 58 Roll, 59 Kit, 60 Even, 61 Sticky, 62 Ash, 63 Proprietor, 66 Battle, 67 Stifle, 69 Masterful, 72 Potion, 73 Intestine, 75 Mishaps, 77 Lie, 80 Nippy, 81 at once I saw a crowd, 82 Shaft, 83 Grader, 84 Half each, 85 Shore. 2 Obedience, 3 Outer, 5 True, 6 Attract, 7 Dresden china, 8 Doubt, 9 Ashtray, 10 Mead, 11 Nitwit, 12 Straw, 13 Cheddar, 14 Dresser, 16 Bereavemen­t, 22 Agreed, 23 Patient, 24 Outcast, 25 Mother, 27 Dialect, 28 Ledger, 30 Tart, 32 Derby, 34 Antic, 36 Kiwi, 38 Rim, 42 Irate, 43 Inspect, 44 Ahoy, 45 Oddity, 46 Husky, 48 Tower of Pisa, 49 Surreal, 50 Ill, 51 Educate, 52 Estate, 53 Mathematic­al, 54 Keep, 57 Hooves, 64 Overpower, 65 Blatant, 66 Ballast, 68 Funfair, 70 Sunrise, 71 Cooper, 72 Pedal, 74 Epoch, 76 Harsh, 78 Eyed, 79 Talc. Across: 1. Upper crust, 7. War cry, 8. Tanner, 10. Roil, 11. Each way, 15. Elude, 16. Rapid, 18. Esquire, 20. Mica, 23. Grubby, 25. Wicked, 26. Taxi driver. 2. Purlieu, 3. Earl, 4. Una, 5. Tonga, 6. Barb, 7. Warren, 9. Waxwork, 12. Herb, 13. Beau, 14. Id card, 17. Prickle, 19. Squat, 21. Ugli, 22. Hifi, 24. Box. MEDIUM 8 LETTERS 4 6 1 8 3 9 7 2 5 9 7 5 6 4 2 1 3 8 8 3 2 1 5 7 9 4 6 7 9 3 4 1 6 5 8 2 1 8 6 2 9 5 4 7 3 2 5 4 7 8 3 6 9 1 3 4 9 5 2 1 8 6 7 527968314 618374259 CARRYING ESCAPISM Down: All puzzles copyright 6 LETTERS ABROAD www.thepuzzlec­ompany.co.nz HARD