Monday, 22 October 2007

Ouisa's Ladder 006

Ouisa's Ladder
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)

Where do all of the Hollywood A-listers who feature in this month's Ouisa's Ladder famously go to celebrate Christmas?

1. Last Holiday (2006)

2. Bringing Down the House (2003)

3. Housesitter (1992)

4. Bird On A Wire (1990)

5. Lethal Weapon 3 (1991)

6. Get Shorty (1995)

7. Broken Arrow (1996)

8. Heathers (1989)

9. Reality Bites (1994)

10. GATTACA (1997)

11. The Avengers (1998)

Code: 8-10-10-7-4-10-13-4-8-10

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

This OUISA'S LADDER rated: SIMPLE

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Monday, 8 October 2007

Cross-stitch 006

This month's challenging Cross-stitch puzzle is "Ideal partners".

Solve the clues then transfer the letters into the quotation grid. Some work back and forwards between the grid and the clues may be necessary to solve the puzzle.


Remember, the initial letters of your answers will spell out the name of the author of the mystery quotation and the title of the work from which the quotation was sourced.

There is also a message embedded in the quotation grid. You'll have to navigate the arrow maze to reveal its secret!

This CROSS-STITCH puzzle rated: ENIGMATIC

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Monday, 1 October 2007

Gridless 009

Your mission objective is to pinpoint the location of the answerline: the word or phrase reading down through your Gridless entries.

How quickly you achieve this objective will depend upon your performance in command. The answers, once you determine them, are your soldiers. They've been hand-picked for their ability to work together as an elite team, each exhibiting a quality that's pivotal to the mission's success.

But it is up to you to deploy them. Godspeed!

1. Projectiles miss by four miles. (8)
2. Ease the king about a particular type of 1. (4-7)
3. Successfully striking one's targets in tight places. (7)
4. Starship........ (1998) with Casper Van Dien. (8)
5. Plan around too many of the lieutenant's men. (7)
6. Deploy forces on all sides on the basis of French ammunition. (8)
7. Keep busy: fill and hold enemy territory. (6)
8. What ABBA sings going into battle? (8)
9. He's a fighter but suffers anxiety by the sounds of it. (7)
10. A heavy artillery piece interrupts American nonviolence! (6)
11. Gun part that is on the receiving end of a joke. (4)
12. ...in board magic silver train and proof. (6)
13. Cartridges pawned when traumatised by warfare. (5,7)
14. A marksman or photographer? (7)
15. Pre-war checks: eye up each other to prevent further warfare. (5,4)
16. Barricaded construction allowed nothing out! (6)
17. Come up against Clara bearing a weapon! (8)
18. Using one's maximum effort despite losing head in aftermath of a nuclear explosion. (3-3)
19. Set off on a campaign again, be backwards in comment. (8)
20. The condition of two, non-intersecting trenches. (8)
21. He clears minefields and cleans chimneys. (7)

This GRIDLESS rated: LABYRINTHINE

© Gridless 2007.

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Regular X 001

The Gridless team humbly presents its first ever cryptic crossword—"Humble beginnings"

We were worried what cryptic aficionados would think of it so we got in first with our own built-in review! It will read across four rows of your crossword entries including the two unclued entries.

Of course, genuine feedback is always welcome!



This REGULAR X is rated: DEMANDING

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