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Maths Gym
An arithmetical puzzle combining addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and fractions.

Make the total shown using two or more of the six number-tiles. You can add, subtract, divide, and multiply.

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Quickword No. 45
Do you know ‘amusing play on words’ (3 letters), and ‘leaf of a pine tree’ (6 letters)?
KENT*L*E*A*PUNL*TRACELET*RYEICENI*DERR*S*L*U*SHOE
Short river in Cumbria entering the Irish Sea at Morecambe Bay, where its estuary is crossed by Arnside Viaduct.
Amusing play on words.
A very small amount.
In tennis, a service which touches the top of the net before falling within bounds, and which must be replayed.
Bread grain.
British tribe which rose in an unsuccessful revolt against the Roman Empire in AD 60, by their warlike dowager Queen Boudica (Boadicea).
Make a mistake.
Footwear.
Thomas Erskine, Earl of Kellie (1732-1781), Scottish violin virtuoso and composer nicknamed Fiddler Tam.
Gossip harmlessly.
One of the four children in C.S. Lewis’s story ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
Church territorial unit forming a subdivision of a diocese.
Adult leaf of a pine tree.
Pale colour of unbleached linen.
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Dart
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Tree
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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Triplet No. 22
Find the magic letter that can change three words into three different ones.

FOR each group of three words, find one letter (except final S) that can be added to all three words to produce three new words.

When you have finished, rearrange your letters to give the name of a seaside resort on the North Sea coast, host to the biggest free airshow in Europe.

Find one letter that will change all three words into three new ones. For example, add L to ATE, RIFE, GROW to get LATE, RIFLE, GROWL.

The added letter may be S (e.g. PAT → PAST), but it won’t be a plural or third person singular (like CAT → CATS or ASK → ASKS).

Type your letter into the square at the left-hand side of each group of three words. Click the magnifying glass () to see the answer for one group of words.

When you have found all your letters, you will see an anagram at the foot of your puzzle. See if you can solve it.

TUB*,STY*,*QUIP
R*AM,F*IST,ALL*Y
B*EAM,CHI*P,WA*N
S*IP,WO*E,DU*E
E*ASE,CU*B,COR*AL
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Lion
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?

SEE how many words you can make using the letters below. All your words must be at least 4 letters long, and must include the letter (change).

We found commonly used words, plus one 9-letter word. Can you do better?

Use each letter only once. But if there are e.g. two As, you can used them both.

Don’t count proper nouns such as April, Zeus, or Newcastle (pretty much anything that has to be spelled with a capital letter at the start), or acronyms like HMRC.

Don’t just add -S for plurals or third person singular verbs, e.g. CAT → CATS or SPEAK → SPEAKS.

Note: You can find more Polywords and other games on our Nine Lives puzzle page, and most of our stories are accompanied by games with words, grammar and numbers.

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