Saturday 26 October 1996
Another set of perplexing mixed doubles:
Her land curios torment Hurd's sows
Those six words hide three related one-word answers, each formed by rearranging the letters in two of the words. Literacy
Which three-letter word can precede each of the following to form a longer word?
DID, NOT, DOUR, TEEN.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 100
Can you insert the usual signs, + - x and brackets, to make the sum correct? (An old puzzle, but still fun.)
A prize of the Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia will be awarded to the sender of the first correct set of answers to all three puzzles to be drawn on 7 November.
Entries should be sent to: Saturday Pastimes, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.
12 October answers:
: Pterodactyl (protect lady), Stegosaurus (August roses), Velociraptor (vertical poor).
Literacy: George Orwell, Animal Farm.
Numeracy: 13 feet.
Winner: Mrs S R Peters (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire).
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food