Friday, 22 May 2009

Gridless 017

FINISHLINE

In this sports-themed Gridless, the vertical word or phrase linking your answers is the far-off finishline and every clue is a hurdle along the way. There's the starter's pistol -- go for gold!

1. Mark, Luke and others before the right wheels so entered back into the Grand Prix. (7)
2. Older full forward begins on the bench. (3)
3. Got gold against the last four contenders and stands amazed. (7)
4. The one with the stopwatch back to put the baseball glove on again. (5)
5. It advertises sport around the middle of September. (6)
6. An adherent of the way of the sword, Uncle says you are a top initiate. (7)
7. The fall guys are love-all against No.1 Graf in comeback tennis matches. (7)
8. Bedroom furniture involved in tonight's tandem-event! (10)
9. A baseballer's failures or a ten-pin bowler's successes. (7)
10. A rogue with a baseball bat tied Bradman in knots. (5,6)
11. What one event of an octathlon is height-affected? (6)
12. Mexican team mates triple jump across slalom skiing slopes. (6)
13. Remarks about Man. U's opposite statements to be religiously observed. (12)
14. Slim pickings for truffle hunters. (4)
15. Former French soldiers make US replace a second iron in the golf equipment. (10)

This Gridless rated: PHYSICALLY GRUELLING

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

The Plagiarist 004

Can you complete the quotations A to G by recovering the stolen words?


Determine the stolen words, fill in the gaps, then transfer the individual letters into the grid. You will reveal a secret quotation. The name of the author of this quotation is spelled out by the first letters of your answers.

Some quotes you will know, others you can work out by looking at the context, while others can be completed with some work back and forwards between the clues and the grid. Good luck!

This THE PLAGIARIST rated: EASY!

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

Nine Letters 002

Form a nine-letter word using each of the letters below just once.


Keeping this nine-letter word in order, double the number of occurences of one of the letters so that a verb phrase is formed, the performance of which may put to use a variant reading of the original nine-letter word!

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Friday, 1 May 2009

Word Bank 006

We think our latest Word Bank is so tangled and so devious, we've rated the puzzle IMPOSSIBLE! Match together two words from the word bank to answer each of the clues; each bankword will be used one time only. And let us know if we are right in thinking this one too hard!

1. A Hollywood celebrity
2. Bodybuild
3. Eccentric
4. Tanuki
5. Robert Louis Stevenson adventure
6. Tiny folk hero
7. A feature of the modern car
8. Medical vacuum
9. Compensation for high risk
10. Sport
11. Driver's bane
12. The ability to make a choice without coercion
13. Dangerous swimmer
14. Nature manager
15. He's the key to solving many security problems.

CRUISE HOUR WILL DANGER PUMP RACCOON NAPPED STRANGER HAMMER WEIGHTS MONEY SMITH IRON KID FORE STOMACH LOCK LIFT GRID RUSH BLACK CONTROL TOM DOG BALL FREE HEAD THUMB JACK SCREW

This WORD BANK rated: IMPOSSIBLE!

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