Stirling Observer : 2020-10-28



4 www.stirlingob­ 28.10.2020 Puzzles CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Weekly 10. What is the national currency of the Philippine­s? 1. In which branch of the arts did Nicola Pisano work? A Escudo B Peso C Shekel D Dollar A Architectu­re B Portraitur­e C Sculpture D Landscape painting 11. Which 16th-century Venetian painter’s name means “little dyer” in Italian? 2. Which perennial herb is also known as milfoil? A Rosemary B Yarrow C Thyme D Sage A Tintoretto B Donatello C Picabia D Masaccio 12. In which organ of the body can the medulla oblongata be found? 3. Which English writer’s first novel was Crome Yellow? Emily Watson See Question 15 A Aldous Huxley B D.H. Lawrence C J. Middleton Murry D Katherine Mansfield A The brain B The liver C The heart D The lung ACROSS DOWN 7. Which singer-songwriter released an album entitled Hourglass in 1997? 7. Where you must go if you get time (6) A speaker who is skilled at splitting alternativ­es (6) Main road? (3,4) White or green plant put outside (5) Right out of line (4) Make a change later perhaps (5) A reason why some people fight (5) For this pudding turn the gas to zero (4) Most airlines provide this flight (5) First sanction it in writing (7) Cut short - a cruise perhaps? (6) Yet it isn’t the motorist’s top gear! (6) 1. After getting in the beer he went round preaching (7) Keep changing dialect (7) Dependable form of alloy (5) Crafty boxer? (7) A seat to put in the sun (5) Plunders, and soundly supplicate­s (5) It is clear in compositio­n, and practical (9) It has been soundly broken (7) Fearless Latvian, perhaps (7) A cell to take apart or put together (7) Remark not intended for the other players (5) A lighter colour considerat­ion (5) One guide or a good many (5) 8. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A James Taylor B Morrissey C Phil Collins D Tom Waits 4. Which Formula One driver won the 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix? 13. In which English county is the seaside resort of Bournemout­h? 10. 11. A Michael Schumacher B Damon Hill C Jacques Villeneuve D David Coulthard A Dorset B East Sussex C Kent D Suffolk 8. Which London street was formerly synonymous with the newspaper publishing industry? 12. 13. 9. 14. Which band had a top ten hit single in 1983 with This Is Not A Love Song? 5. Who painted The Laughing Cavalier? A Fleet Street B Wall Street C Bond Street D Baker Street 17. 14. A Franz Hals B Hans Arp C Max Ernst D Jan van Eyck A Spandau Ballet B Public Image Limited C Duran Duran D The Cure 18. 15. 16. 22. 9. Which small rodent of the family Gliridae has a hairy tail and hibernates during winter in cold regions? 19. 6. Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall were among the stars of which recent sci-fi drama adaptation on BBC One? 15. Jude Law and Emily Watson are among the stars of which new Sky Atlantic drama set on the mysterious island of Osea? 23. 24. 20. A Hamster B Rat C Dormouse D Shrew A The Twilight Zone B Lost in Space C The Outer Limits D The War of the Worlds 25. 21. A I Hate Suzie B The Third Day C The New Pope D We Are Who We Are MIRROR IMAGE CODEWORD WORDWHEEL Which of the shapes below is an exact mirror image of the shape on the right? WORDWISE This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representi­ng the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. Find as many words as possible using the letters in the wheel. Each must use the hub letter and at least 3 others. Letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. There is at least one 9-letter word to be found. The word may sound familiar but do you know what it means? A B R E S T P DEWLAP O OI R C D A Fold of skin hanging from the throat Precipitat­ion of moisture Morning period of exercise B C LADDER Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. SOLUTIONS FELT Waistband Crooked Outdoor shelter Shade A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Cans 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 26S I TIPS 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

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