Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Cross-stitch 007

Try your hand at this month's Cross-stitch puzzle, "An Open Book".

When you've answered the clues, the individual letters will feed into the grid to reveal a quotation. It helps to know that the first letters of the answers will also spell-out the name of the author of this mystery quotation and the title of the work from which it was sourced.


Cross-stitch puzzles also present the added intrigue of an arrow maze which winds through the quotation grid. Navigate it carefully and this month you will reveal further information relevant to the quotation!

This CROSS-STITCH puzzle rated: LABORIOUS!

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To print this puzzle:
1. Click on the image to view the document as a html page.
2. Right click on the page and select "Save As.."
3. Temporarily save the document to your desktop as a PNG or bitmap file.
4. Ensure the puzzle fits to one A4 page before printing.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Gridless 010

GADZOOKS!

Here's a bamboozling puzzle that's sure to get under your skin!

You are hunting the vertical answerline which reveals the connection shared by the answers. This elusive connection may not be immediately apparent but with a second look you might find that it materialises right before your eyes!

1. More than 100 grow in over 500 in a sardine problem. (12)
2. A big swing and it hurls clay-pigeons with ease, I hear. (7)
3. A musical starlet wears a charming piece of jewellery around! (6)
4. Turned and fired - it intermittently uproots the prey. (7)
5. Catch last two in an enticing trap - providing some jolts along the way. (8)
6. Out of order zebra, for example, using superior guile. (9)
7. The birdcall that is about to be broadcast is worth at least nineteen figures! (12)
8. Wild when it is transferred back into French currency. (7)
9. Nags mum about the large containers. (7)
10. The bone of contention? Half of them wear fur! (5)
11. Laying low in one's lair like an orchid in goutweed patches! (6,3)
12. A Data Entry Operator places endless orders chasing an important feather accessory. (10)
13. Doggedly put off those that belong to me - and don’t lose your heads! (12)
14. TV canine loses her tail in an odd series of greasy spectacles. (7)
15. Sell a farm, a terrible scourge of the fire brigade. (5,5)
16. Beaks, wickets, and fingers – like some insects? (6)

This GRIDLESS rated: TRICKY

© Gridless 2007.

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Friday, 2 November 2007

Odds and Ends 002

PROVERB PATH

Move from circle to circle using each letter and each path at least once to build a famous and timely proverb.


Now, it is your turn. Can you fit the saying NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT into the circles so that it may be read by moving along an uninterrupted path?

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The Plagiarist 003

Can you complete quotations A to I by determining the missing words?

Some of the quotations you will know, others you will be able to work out from the context and information given, while others still can be completed with some work between the grid and the clues.

A further quotation will be revealed in the quotation grid with the author's name spelled by the first letters of your answers!



This THE PLAGIARIST rated: SEVERE!


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To print this puzzle:
1. Click on the image to see the puzzle.
2. Right click on the enlarged puzzle and select "SAVE AS"
3. Temporarily save the document to your desktop as a PNG or bitmap image.
4. Ensure the puzzle fits to one A4 page before printing.