Monday, 20 August 2007

Ouisa's Ladder 004

Ouisa Kittredge
Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. But, to find the right six people...
(Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare)

What do each of the Hollywood stars that feature on this month's Ouisa's Ladder try to hold over his or her co-star?

1. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

2. Panic Room (2002)

3. Silence of the Lambs (1991)

4. Meet Joe Black (1998)

5. The Devil's Own (1997)

6. The Fugitive (1993)

7. Men in Black (1997)

8. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

9. Grease (1978)

10. Swordfish (2001)

11. Kate and Leopold (2001)

Code: 10-7-10-1-5-6-4-15-4-3

Each movie title leads to the name of an actor common to each subsequent movie title. When you have determined all of the names, you will have a ladder of ten interconnected actors. Read through these names using the number code to discover the surprising answer to this month's Ouisa's Ladder!

This OUISA'S LADDER rated: TOUGH


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Wednesday, 1 August 2007

The Plagiarist 001

The Plagiarist is jam-packed with words -- sage words, wise words, famous words...and stolen words!


Each of the clues, A to H, is a famous quotation from which one key word has been stolen. Your job is to discover the stolen word then transfer the individual letters into the grid. A mystery quotation, another one, will be revealed! The author of this mystery quotation will have his or her name spelled out by the first letters of your answers.

Some quotations you'll know, others you'll have to guess, and others still you'll have to discover by working back and forwards between the grid and the clues!

This month's THE PLAGIARIST rated: WICKED

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4. Ensure the document fits to one A4 page before printing.

Cross-stitch 004

Ode to Man. U.? is the latest Cross-stitch puzzle from the Gridless team.


Solve the clues and reveal a quotation by feeding the letters one-by-one into the grid according to their numbered references. The first letters reading down will spell-out the name of the author of the quotation followed by the title of the work from which the quotation was sourced.

A further intrigue: the labyrinthine path of arrows in the quotation grid hides a secret message. It'll take some trial and error to determine the starting point!

This month's arrow message will reveal our support for yet another of our favourite teams!

This CROSS-STITCH rated: DIFFICULT

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The Backbone 005

The success of Operation Backbone depends upon you! The answers, once you determine them, are your soldiers, hand-picked for their ability to work together as an elite team. But it is up to you to deploy them. Godspeed!

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4. Ensure the puzzle fits to one A4 page before printing.