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Subscriber Sweepstake 4 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Apple Sports Watch: Joan Kay, Tumut, NSW,
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker: Anne Crichton, Gisborne, NZ,
Delonghi Toaster: Arthur Willemse, Paddington, Qld,
Sheridan Towel Set: Renuka Dissanaike, Cottesloe, WA,
Jo Malone Candle: David Macourt, Birchgrove, NSW,
Twinings 4c Tea Box: T Thompson, Rosebery, Tas

The Sweepstake [more…]

Read all about the lucky winner of our last competition, the Win A Cruise competition

You may remember our competition last year in which you were asked to tell us about your favourite puzzling spot. The selected winner received an incredible ‘ultimate cruise’ to the value of AU$10,000.

The lucky recipient of the cruise voucher, plus the additional $2,000 spending money was Stephanie McCarthy of South Australia. [more…]

CROSSWORD PUZZLE COLLECTION Winners (Issue 103)

CASHWORDS JACKPOT
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DOUBLE MONSTER
£100
Joan Scully, St Albans.

MONSTER COLOSSUS
£50
Doreen Haigh, Bingley.

2 x £25
Claire Stones, Wirral; Eileen Trotter, Sunderland.

MONSTER STARHUNT
Solution: Sarah Jessica Parker
£50
Jane Spamer, Exmouth.

2 x £25
Paul Bland, Clifton; John Cutting, Earls Colne.

STINKER!
£100
Dianne Phillips, Worcester.

£25
Vanessa Cree, Poole.

GIANT CRYPTIC
£100
Hero Trickey, Highbridge.

£25
Shirley Ross, Ellesmere Port.

CONTEST COUPON
£25 LOVE2SHOP Gift [more…]

COLOSSUS Winners (Issue 292)

CASHWORDS JACKPOT
See UK Jackpot Winners

BAFFLER
3 x £50
Lisa Farrell, Swansea; David Gamble, Kenilworth; Dennis Taboney, Ealing.

GIANT CRYPTIC
£100
Matthew Mace, Farnborough.

2 x £25 LOVE2SHOP Gift Vouchers
Diane Chandler, Barnstaple; J S Haining, Lochgelly.

STINKER!
£100
Gaynor Rowland, Wrexham.

2 x £25 LOVE2SHOP Gift Vouchers
Mary Cully, Telford; Brian Lockhart, Castle Douglas.

THE KNOWLEDGE
Sol: Mission to Mars
2 x £25
Karl [more…]

Hello – May 2016

Whether you are a mother yourself or you are lucky enough to still have one, now’s the time of year when we honour mothers and also, to look at the word ‘mother’. It comes from a very ancient source – the Sanskrit language. You could say Sanskrit is the mother of many languages. Their [more…]

SUDOKU SOLVING

Basic scanning
Look at the grid, bearing in mind the fundamental rule that each row, column and 3×3 box must contain one instance only of each of the digits from 1 – 9. The other side of this is that if a digit is already in a row, column, or 3×3 box, it can’t appear [more…]

UK COLOSSUS Winners (Issue 291)

CASHWORDS JACKPOT
Go to UK Jackpot winners

BAFFLER
3 x £50
Dorothy Deakin, Skegness; Glynis Kerr, Bourne; Ronald Squire, Brighton.

GIANT CRYPTIC
£100
Janet Parry, Runcorn.

2 x £25 LOVE2SHOP Gift Vouchers
June Cooper, Stafford; Linda Duncan, Blairgowrie.

STINKER!
£100
Christine Rifkin, Margate.

2 x £25 LOVE2SHOP Gift Vouchers
Monica Croson, Alfreton; Ron Sandom, Normanton.

THE KNOWLEDGE
Sol: Leap Year
2 x £25
Vivien Dickerson, Sudbury; Ann [more…]

Hello – BIG April 2016

Much has been written about William Shakespeare, especially this month as we celebrate the anniversary of his death, 400 years ago. He was born on 23rd April 1564 and died on his birthday in 1616, at the age of 52.

Although his original plays and poetry are peppered with words like ‘doth’, ‘thee’ and ‘wherefore’, [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 3 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Samsung Convection Microwave Oven: Roger Garrod, Southlake WA
Herbies Spices Box: N D Clark, Five Dock NSW
iPod Nano: Richard Moorman, Parkwood WA
Edible Blooms Chocolate Bouquet: Ann Flynn, Eastlakes NSW
Laguiole cake server and knife set: Robert Duncan, Fairfield NSW
Teacup, Saucer & Plate set: Kate Didulica, Manifold [more…]