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Brain Tester

ROSSENDALE FREE PRESS 3 FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 BRAIN WORD LADDER 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 HOME 1 2 3 17 10 23 9 18 9 14 Large book 4 6 7 15 10 13 45 15 16 11 45 14 28 23 23 12 Arrive 8 10 14 22 17 13 8 17 Centre 13 14 14 14 9 10 15 8 17 22 14 22 15 21 Cereal crop 11 19 6 19 8 14 Wavering 20 5 22 13 10 10 11 9 7 8 11 14 TOWN 23 19 4 15 20 11 8 7 2 25 29 BEAM 5 10 4 4 8 15 10 12 7 25 Hit 8 9 10 12 Achievemen­t 3 4 Level 7 20 10 16 9 7 22 14 12 14 17 12 14 11 45 12 20 15 Fault 23 7 20 16 9 8 9 12 7 Current 11 20 8 15 11 8 9 GLOW 9 15 23 35 15 13 7 19 35 20 3 14 24 16 14 TURN 18 10 13 9 8 10 7 16 6 15 6 24 11 Mountain lake 23 17 14 18 13 3 15 12 20 12 19 11 Dessert 13 4 6 3 24 Wagon 10 19 Troupe TWO SPEED CROSSWORD Price 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. COAT Across 4. Inscriptio­n (7) 8. Burning (6) 9. Uniting (7) 10. Nailed (6) 11. Loiterers (6) 12. Part of a rigged vessel (8) 18. Tune in (6,2) 20. Inventor (6) 21. Horse food (6) 22. Order (7) 23. Evident (6) 24. Mysteries (7) ALPHAMUDDL­E 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 4. Grave words (7) 8. Land on fire! (6) 9. Establishi­ng a link with carpentry (7) 10. Continuall­y changed course, showing diplomacy, we hear (6) 11. Clearly not men of business (6) 12. No backcloth as far as mariners are concerned (8) 18. Associate oneself with radioactiv­ity (6,2) 20. He’s in a moneymakin­g business (6) 21. Search for food – the enemy has a scrap inside (6) 22. Fix the score to suit the players (7) 23. It’s obvious this confers an exclusive right (6) 24. Giving them away wouldn’t show generosity (7) B L A S T L TOSS S AB ATA S S Y T L S S Down 1. Dog (7) 2. Jarring (7) 3. Bed linen (6) 5. Outlines (8) 6. Knot (6) 7. Larder (6) 13. Adequate (3,5) 14. Betrothed (7) 15. Devotes (7) 16. Route (6) 17. Unjust (6) 19. Hard worker (6) L L I I I I S SPLIT DECISION Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. S L S K S G O C Z P L P R 5. They depict the sidelines (8) 6. Seaweed produces a complicati­on (6) 7. A busy worker to show curiosity all round the food store (6) 13. Nobody left – that’s O.K. (3,5) 14. Booked – for a forthcomin­g wedding (7) 15. Puts money in clothing (7) 16. This running track sounds rough (6) 17. Inequitabl­e descriptio­n of one who’s swarthy (6) 19. Describing a famous horse – he’s a hard worker (6) T H T Scribble pad O A R O N S E Down T I O 1. Large dog makes mother rigid (7) 2. An unpleasant set of notes will cause strife (7) 3. The girl gets a variety of set papers (6) N O N R U P D L E L D P I A C S 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