The Star: July 25, 2019

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The Star Thursday July 25 2019

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PUZZLES

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CHRISTCHURCH

CREMATORIUM

FUNERALS

CROSSWORD

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8

9 10

11 12 13

104

DECODER

Each number represents a

different letter of the alphabet.

Write the given letters into

all squares with matching

numbers. Now work out which

letters are represented by the

other numbers. As you get the

letters, write them into the main

grid and the reference grid.

Decoder uses all 26 letters of

the alphabet.

14 15 16

17 18

19 20 21

22 23 24

SUDOKU

Every row, column and box

should contain the digits 1 to 9.

WORDBUILDER

E Y S T A

25

26 27

How many words of three or more letters can you

make, using each letter only once? Plurals are

allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning

with a capital. There’s at least one five-letter word.

©THE PUZZLE COMPANY

Across

1. Agreement (6)

5. Sailors’ song (6)

8. Tear (3)

9. Do without (6)

10. Burst out (6)

11. Legally binding decision (4)

13. Dais (8)

14. Immense pain (5)

15. Steal (5)

19. Part (8)

21. Squeal (4)

22. Light, porous rock (6)

23. Paradoxical (6)

25. Hang back (3)

26. Cure (6)

27. Figure (6)

Down

2. Sickly sweet (7)

3. Be in debt (3)

4. Wilting (6)

5. Corkscrew (6)

6. Impractical, fanciful (4-5)

7. Drunkard (5)

12. Tease (9)

16. Come together violently (7)

17. Seldom (6)

18. Quit (6)

20. Dodge (5)

24. Unit of electrical resistance (3)

Good 14 Very Good 19 Excellent 25

Puzzle solutions, page 47

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