Sunderland Echo : 2021-02-27

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36 SUNDERLAND ECHO www.sunderland­echo.com Saturday,February27,2021 PUZZLLEECC­HHAALLLELN­EGNEGE WORDSPEAUR­ZCZHLE DOUBLLEECC­RROOSSWSWO­RODRD 20. He got out a lot to entertain (7) 21. Lament, for example, in the city (5) 22. Come down heavy on the players, we hear (4) 23. Train Len to work inside (8) Can you find all of the places in South America in this grid? EAANAIUGHC­NERFF NIOXXRFLUC­MKXJA ZVENEZUELA­LZYRL Down NIYDNLBINS­NGGLK 2. In Montreal, it yields authentici­ty (7) 3. Lively supporter in oral compositio­n (7) 4. Help in finding digs, perhaps (13) 6. Law is revised about greeting people in Africa (7) 7. He has doubts about being poisoned when swallowing concoction first (7) 8. Hunter returning from Maryland or Minnesota (6) 13. Head wear for the arrogant? (4,3) Peru led the revolution with a bit of music (7) 15. A hundred and one endless tricks derived from lemons (6) Serviceman ordering the usual? (7) Capsize a tug in a West Indian island (7) MLCRSZXIDP­MEGBL COHFKQRLXF­NPLNA ABIBQUGZIT­AEAMN FKLYSIOTIR­RJYAD DNEAUULNAO­JQIKI BHGUSAAGDN­SBHAS RUUGTKUAJJ­MWUNL AEYUIAUVHO­ORFUA ZSARYCDWLV­EUYCN IMNUEBBOOP­MKTRD LOAVMRCEQP­IWPVS 14. QUICK CLUES: Argentina French Guiana Across Down 1. 5. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Assess (8) Gemstone (4) Smear (4) Tyrannise (8) Planet (5) Cultivatio­n (7) Basically (7) Scorn (8) Transmit (4) Warrior (7) External (5) Too (4) Individual­ity (8) 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Tableland (7) Bounce (7) Easily-angered (5-8) Dominate (7) Theft (7) Accommodat­ion (6) Shrub (13) Bewilder (7) Vinegary (6) Attack (7) Merciful (7) Bolivia Guyana 16. CRYPTIC CLUES: Across Calls for some jewellery (5) Red number obtainable back in the market (7) One in an unfit state of mind (13) Get a raw recruit initially involved in major conflict (5,3) 19. Number of people attending the opening? (4) 11. 12. Brazil Paraguay 17. Destroy Magna Carta, no thanks to drink (8) 5. A goddess is appearing for the second time (4) 9. Build up and send off for an English town (4) 10. A TV ace it seems, is put into operation (8) 1. 13. Chile Peru Need help? 18. To hear any solution or the full solutions call Calls cost 80p per minute plus your network access charge. SP: Spoke, Colombia Suriname 0905 789 4250. Ecuador Uruguay 0333 202 3390. Falkland Islands Venezuela MINIIQQUUI­ZIZ SUDOKKUU WORD WHHEEEL L WORDSSPPIR­IRAAL L 1. Which city is served by Marco Polo airport? You have 10 mins to 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. Starting from 1, fill in the grid clockwise with four-letter words. The last letter of each word becomes the first letter of the next to reveal a type of food. 2. Which language does the word ‘balalaika’ come from? 1 2 3 3. Who played Sandy Olsson in the film Grease? 9 10 14 15 E R G C 4. Why are koala bears inaccurate­ly named? 8 11 4 5. Which country did mah-jong originate in? 6. What nationalit­y was the late actor Heath Ledger? Which children’s soap did Ant and Dec star in? What kind of animal was A. A. Milne’s Eeyore? Which sport is Chris Boardman associated with? Which US state contains the Grand Canyon? 16 A 13 12 7. N R FA 7 6 5 8. 9. Formal agreement 10. Plough 11. Lacking fat 12. Tidings 13. Deep drink 14. Increase in size 15. Wild animal 16. Ado 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Casino counter Chrysalis Highest point Pupil's test Facial disguise Pavement edge Alcoholic drink Sloping surface 9. 10. How you rate: 20 words, average; 30 words, good; 40 words, very good; 50 or more, excellent. CLOCKKWWOO­RRDD CODEEWWOOR­RDD YYEESSTTEE­RDAY'’SSSSOOLULU­TITOINOSNS This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number 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. WORDSEARCH: SUDOKU: The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending with the letter E in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the other circle will spell out the name of a British film composer. 1 14 ONZJYMULLE T DCJF 2 15 OXCOMBOVER T EGJX LYLOTOLYXF F PSZO 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 HVRMSHOZLB­PPWES 3 16 FFQQDWFBUR­ROOTL 12 AIWDVYINDX­URRII QITLIATYNO­PCNAA 1 11 4 17 UEZJPEIMBG­BBRLT ITHGIARTSR­EKOPG FMMBRAIDSL­EMCHI 5 18 FRGOTBZNLW­HOECP 2 10 RELNWEDGEB­IHPNR MINIQUIZ: BPKEOOSYTN­VALEY 1 Prince William; 2 Sir Francis Drake; 3 Aquarius; 4 Eliot Ness; 5 Hanoi; 6 France; 7 New Hampshire; 8 Dog; 9 Luke Skywalker; 10 David Schwimmer. 6 19 BOBKDLTUYU­EWYRP CBTCADAEHN­IKSFV E 7 20 DOUBLE CROSSWORD: Cryptic: 9 3 D Across: 1 Sooner; 4 Cliche; 9 Unfashiona­ble; 10 Vandyke; 11 Ounce; 12 Osier; 14 Knots; 18 Thong; 19 Average; 21 Take liberties; 22 Enrapt; 23 Brogue. Down: 1 Scurvy; 2 Off one's rocker; 3 Essay; 5 Lincoln; 6 Cabinet-making; 7 Evened; 8 Lifer; 13 Egg flip; 15 Statue; 16 Bambi; 17 Lessee; 20 Error. Across: 1 Excuse; 4 Scrimp; 9 Airs and graces; 10 Scorpio; 11 Ample; 12 Coven; 14 Clock; 18 Await; 19 Startle; 21 Prime Minister; 22 Tender; 23 Needle. Down: 1 Elapse; 2 Corroborat­ion; 3 Sharp; 5 Curtail; 6 Incapacita­ted; 7 Pester; 8 Idiot; 13 Extreme; 15 Carpet; 16 Aspic; 17 Hearse; 20 Agile. 8 21 WORD SPIRAL: 1 Swim; 2 Mist; 3 Topi; 4 Idea; 5 Also; 6 Open; 7 Next; 8 Task; 9 Kite; 10 Evil; 11 Lamb; 12 Bale; 13 Euro; 14 Ouch; 15 Hops; 16 Skip. Tripoli. 4 8 9 22 I Keyword: 10 23 5 7 CLOCKWORD: Quick: 6 1 Normal, 2 Aerial, 3 Scrawl, 4 Trowel, 5 Israel, 6 Appeal, 7 Laurel, 8 Instil, 9 Useful, 10 Kennel, 11 Infill, 12 Neural. GYMNAST: Nastia Liukin. 1=Q, 2=L, 3=N, 4=Z, 5=K, 6=E, 7=B, 8=I, 9=A, 10=O, 11=F, 12=C, 13=H, 14=S, 15=G, 16=R, 17=M, 18=X, 19=V, 20=P, 21=U, 22=W, 23=J, 24=Y, 25=T, 26=D. 11 24 12 25 1. Nuanced 2. High-register voice 3. Refer 4. Cancel out 5. Find 6. Whole 7. Whoopee! 8. Insubstant­ial vision American, slang Breathe out Tell Salty 13 26 CODEWORD: 9. 10. 11. 12. 0901 293 5250. Need help? For four extra letter clues, call Calls cost £1 plus your network access charge. SP: Spoke, WORD WHEEL: TRAVELLED. 0333 202 3390.