Times 2 - UK (2020-10-16)

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MindGames


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Divide the grid
into square or
rectangular
blocks, each
containing one
digit only. Every
block must
contain the
number of cells
indicated by the
digit inside it.

Enter each of
the numbers
from 1 to 9 in
the grid, so that
the six sums
work. We’ve
placed two
numbers to get
you started.
Each sum
should be
calculated left
to right or top
to bottom.

From these letters, make words of
four or more letters, always including
the central letter. Answers must be in
the Concise Oxford Dictionary, excluding
capitalised words, plurals, conjugated
verbs (past tense etc), adverbs ending
in LY, comparatives and superlatives.
How you rate 14 words, average;
19, good; 24, very good; 30, excellent

  
  
  
 
 
  
 
  
   
  

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OAA
PUPPY
EEW
GRATE
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HAZARD
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STORM
EA
RANK
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1 Glasgow 2 Genesis 3 American War of Independence
or American Revolutionary War 4 Tower of London
5 Fawlty Towers 6 My Way 7 Tim Vine — brother of
Jeremy Vine 8 Oasis 9 Canaan Banana 10 Staffa
11 Layla Moran 12 Kwame Onwuachi 13 Dimitris
Lyacos 14 Valerie Brisco-Hooks 15 Tarte tatin

Hautboy (a) An old name for
the oboe
Limicolous (c) Living in mud
or muddy places
Troll-my-dame (a) An old
game similar to bagatelle

Kakuro 2763

Futoshiki 3804 Lexica 5528

Cell Blocks 3977 Set Square 2766 Lexica 5527

Suko 2996

Train Tracks 1148

Word watch

Chess — Winning Move

1 Amen
2 Retro
3 Shrew
4 Black bear
5 Detailing

Quintagram

Quiz

Easy 75; Medium 115; Harder 32

Brain Trainer

Yesterday’s answers
avocet, cave, centavo, convent, cove,
coven, covenant, covet, nave, nova,
novate, novena, octave, ovate, oven,
vane, vent, veto, vote

times2 CrosswordNo 8411 Brain Trainer


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  • 75 + – 193


Across

1 Entranced;engrossed( 4 )


3 WWWestIndianisland( 8 )


9 YYYoungbird( 5 )


10 Partofaship's
superstructure( 7 )

11 Haircleanser( 7 )


12 Riseintotheair( 4 )


14 Temporarydischarge( 6 )


16 Disappear(( 6 ))
18 Practicalintelligence( 4 )
19 Aerialtransport( 7 )
22 Appearing(asathreat)( 7 )
23 Snap( 5 )
24 Caution( 8 )
25 Songofpraise( 4 )

Down
1 Mineralusedffforffflaaavouring
( 4 , 4 )
2 Red,greenorblue( 777 , 6 )
4 Inacarelesswaaay( 6 )
5 Coffffffeeserver( 7 )
6 Theatricaldevice( 8 , 5 )
7 Japanesewrestling( 4 )
8 Jumpover( 4 )
1113 Closureofff,eg,afffactory( 8 )
15 Hard-wearingfffabric( 7 )
17 Scotsdish( 6 )
20 Poorinquality( 4 )
21 Blemish,imperfffection( 4 )

SolutiontoCrossword 8410


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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9 10

11 12

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14 15 16

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18 19 20

21

22 23

24 25

D HYPNOSIS
TRIAGE O H M
A S N ABLAZE
TWITCHY B R L
B H O LAPEL
MANOEUVRED Y
R U S E R A
A GREGARIOUS
MOCHA G A R
O O R TESTBAN
EMBLEM N I L
B R L TICKLE
ANALYSIS Y

Cell Blocks No 3978


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Polygon Set Square No 2767


Please note, BODMAS does not apply

Killer Moderate No 7398 Solutions


Killer Deadly No 7399


As with standard Sudoku, fill the grid so that every column,
every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. Each set
of cells joined by dotted lines must add up to the target number
in its top-left corner. Within each set of cells joined by dotted
lines, a digit cannot be repeated.

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There’s a lot of guesswork in
bridge. It’s a bit like playing the
markets — but not at all like play-
ing chess. Bridge is a game of
incomplete information.
When defending, you have a
partner who is on your side. With
every move she makes, she is try-
ing to reduce your guesswork. She
knows, as we all do, that the less
you guess, the less you guess
wrong. So give your partner as
many chances as you can to tell
you what to do.
A good example of this is delay-
ing winning an ace until your part-
ner has no more cards and can sig-
nal with their discard.

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West naturally led♠ 7 v 3NT, trick
one proceeding♠ 7 , ♠ 3 ,♠Q,♠K.
West knew declarer held ♠J
because East would have played
the cheaper♠J from ♠QJ. At trick
two, declarer led ♦J, winning, fol-
lowed by ♦7. West could see no
point in ducking his ♦A a second
time, as he could not prevent
dummy’s diamonds from winning
(♥A was an entry).

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Rising with ♦A, he sought to
put his partner on lead for a sec-
ond spade through declarer’s puta-
tive ♠Jx, and switched to the♣J. A
grateful declarer won♣K and
could now cross to ♥A, enjoy the
diamonds and return to♣A and
♥K. Ten tricks made.

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West does not know the correct
defence when he wins his♦A. He
therefore delays winning that card

until the third round, enabling part-
ner to make a signal with her discard.
East’s clearest discard is in
spades itself. Having earlier denied
♠J, the remaining unresolved ques-
tion for her partner is how many
spades she has left. With a remain-
ing odd number (as here), she dis-
cards ♠ 2 (low = odd, high = even).
West can now count that declarer
has only one spade remaining,
namely♠J. After winning his♦A,
he lays down ♠A, felling that♠J
and can now enjoy ♠ 1 084. One
down.
Note, if East’s hand was, say
♠Q62,♥9863,♦86,♣A953, she
would discard♣ 9 , flagging the
desire for a club. West would duly
switch to ♣J, whereupon East
would win♣A and fire through♠ 6.
Fatally for declarer.
andrew.robson@thetimes.co.uk

Dealer: North, Vulnerability: Neither

N
W E
S

♠ 53
♥A 52
♦KQ 10532
♣ 62

♠KJ
♥KJ
♦J
♣AK87 4

♠Q 962
♥ 983
♦ 86
♣Q9 53

♠A1087 4
♥Q10 4
♦A 94
♣J 10

Contract: 3NT, Opening Lead: ♠ 7


2 ♦( 1 ) Pass
2NT( 2 ) Pass 3NT( 3 ) End
( 1 ) Weak Two.
(2) Strong asking bid.
( 3 ) Maximum with a good suit.

S W N E

Bridge Andrew Robson


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Sudoku 11,

Killer 7396

Sudoku 11,

Killer 7397

Sudoku 11,

Quick Cryptic 1723

KenKen 5086

Codeword 4094

1 Rf4! g5 (forced to defend
against 2 Qxh7+!) 2 Be4! Rg6 3
Bxg6 fxg6 4 f7! and mates on f

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5x134+244x248+

2 + 16 4 x 18 5 + 13 5 x 12

3+272+403x278x

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65 28 96 16


17 22


18 60


30 42 81 64


18 72


Tetonor 92
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