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).
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