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Puzzle Pages, June 2020: All the Answers!

Here you’ll find the answers to our Puzzle Pages from the June 2020 issue. If you missed the puzzles or you’d like to make sure you get them in each issue from now, don’t forget to subscribe!

Puzzle Pages - answers

Page 1

Q&A

#1 Roy Orbison
#2 Venison
#3 Sweden (its inventor was Alfred Nobel, who also started the Nobel Prize)
#4 Little Women
#5 Turkish lira
#6 Harp
#7 Horse
#8 Obtuse
#9 Indonesia
#10 Tears

SUDOKU

9 6 5  1 2 4  7 3 8
3 4 8  9 5 7  1 6 2
2 7 1  6 8 3  4 9 5

4 8 6  3 7 1  2 5 9
5 9 7  2 4 8  3 1 6
1 3 2  5 6 9  8 7 4

6 2 4  7 1 5  9 8 3
7 5 9  8 3 2  6 4 1
8 1 3  4 9 6  5 2 7

WORDWHEEL

Main word: workforce

Other possible words:
cero, core, corf, cork, crew, crow, fore, fork, froe, frow,
kerf, kore, orfe, reck, rock, roof, rook, wore, work, coker,
cooer, corer, cower, crook, crore, force, frock, frore,
ocker, rower, wooer, wreck, cooker, corker, crower,
forcer, forker, recook, recork, reroof,  rework, rocker,
roofer, woofer, worker, crooker, coworker

KENKEN

5 1 4 3 2
2 4 5 1 3
4 3 1 2 5
3 5 2 4 1
1 2 3 5 4

Page 2

LEARN THE LINGO

Match the English word with its language of origin

Bagel = Yiddish
Poltergeist = German
Taboo = Tongan
Chutney = Hindi
Karaoke = Japanese
Ketchup = Chinese

Missing Vowels

DRN = durian
LTTC = lettuce
PPY = papaya
PTT = potato
BN = banana
NN = onion
P = pea
CCNT = coconut
GV = guava
SPRGS = asparagus

QUICKIE

What does the Y stand for in VIBGYOR?

Yellow (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red)

ARTIST & SONG

  • Beastie Boys, “You wake up late for school, man, you don’t wanna go”: “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)”
  • Bob Dylan, “How many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry?”: “Blowin’ in the Wind”
  • The Spice Girls, “So tell me what you want, what you really, really want”: “Wannabe”
  • Due Lipa “Aren’t you the guy who tried to hurt me with the word ‘goodbye’?”: “Don’t Start Now”
  • Cyndi Lauper, “If you’re lost you can look and you will find me”: “Time After Time”
  • Kate Bush, “Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy, I’ve come home”: “Wuthering Heights”
  • AC/DC, “I was caught in the middle of a railroad track, I looked round and I knew there was no turning back”: “Thunderstruck”
  • Carly Rae Jepsen, “Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s my number…”: “Call Me Mabye”
  • PSY, “Naje-neun ttasaroun inkanjeo-gin yeoja”: “Gangnam Style”
  • Bee Gees, “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk”: “Stayin’ Alive”

 

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