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One Last Fling Before The Ring
Snuggling on the sofa in my boyfriend’s arms, we watched Moulin Rouge for the umpteenth time. Looking up at Jamie, 31 now, I felt so lucky. It’d taken a long time to get us here. It was February 2013, and we’d only been together for a month. But we’d
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ASK Dr Martin
Q I suddenly couldn’t see properly out of one eye. The hospital diagnosed a vein clot, now I’m terrified I’ll go blind. Marietta, Harpenden A Sounds like a retinal vein occlusion, where a clot blocks a vein in the light-sensitive retina at the back o
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Code Cracker
What is the name of actor Anne Hathaway’s dog, which she adopted in 2014? To find out, solve the puzzle… Fill in the grid. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number from 1 to 26. When you’ve completed the grid, the shaded squares will
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What’s The Answer?
Solutions to Chat issue 29 (16 July 2020) Puzzle 2 Remember Puzzle 3 Snail Puzzle 4 1B, 1D, 2B, 3A, 4C Puzzle 5 Atlas and Lyra Puzzle 6 Cask Puzzle 7 Larkin Puzzle 9 Little Women Puzzle 10 Albert Puzzle 12 Glass Puzzle 13 Iran Puzzle 14 Marble Puzzle
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Number Jig
At the time that the COVID-19 outbreak suspended all games earlier this year, how many goals had been scored in this season’s Premier League? Fit these numbers into the grid. One number doesn’t fit. This is the prize puzzle answer. 3 digits 191 306 4
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Over To You
Can you set a puzzle in this format? Send it, with a photo of yourself, to the address on p3 – there’s £20 for every one we use! This week’s puzzle was compiled by Rachel Howlett, Biggleswade WIN 5 x £25 Puzzle 6 1 Spa city 2 District 3 Wound dressin
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Word Jumble
The rulers of which former kingdom wore ’Ahu ’ula cloaks made from feathers of local birds? Unscramble each group of letters to discover six US states. Now fit them across the grid and you’ll spell out the prize puzzle answer. 1 ACING HIM 2 TAXES 3 A
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We Won!
Chat winners issue 20 (14 May 2020) £1,001 CASH P Jackson, Kirkby in Ashfield £1,000 CASH A Lewis, Abergavenny £500 CASH J Jencks, Brighouse; J Baker, Uckfield £250 CASH M Hamilton, Belfast £150 CASH J Buckle, Southampton £100 CASH A Evans, Bedlingto
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Spiral Xword
Carols from King’s traditionally opens with the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City, sung in what vocal register? The answer to each clue (apart from the first) begins with the last letter of the preceding answer. The shaded squares will spell
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Chain Words
What is the anatomical name for the eye socket? Get from Start to Finish, making words by joining two boxes together as you go, eg, HA + LO, LO +… you decide! When you reach Finish, two unused boxes join together to give you the prize puzzle answer.
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Crash Landing
Closing my eyes, I listened to the sound of the plane engine growling. Slowly, we started to lift off the ground. ‘You OK back there?’ my dad David, then 50, called out, as he steered the plane up into the clouds. ‘All good,’ my mum Tara, then 50, an
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In Next Week’s Chat
My man was exposed as a rapist Will you WIN BIG?! A smiley selfie …then he killed our baby MEALS FOR A QUID! On sale 13 August PHOTOS: FLASH FEATURES, DAN JONES ■
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Three In A Row
Wüstite and siderite are minerals of which metallic element? Make three nine-letter words using all of these three-letter sections and enter them in the grid as the starter letters indicate. Then make an anagram of the letters in the yellow squares t
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In The Grid
Which comedian and presenter was ranked sixth by The Independent in the 2014 Rainbow List of influential LGBTQ+ people in the UK? Hidden in this grid, reading forwards, backwards, up, down or diagonally, are 10 items beginning with S, one for each of
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The Show Must Go On
While I was transferred to a rehab centre, I tried to process what I’d been told. Days earlier, I’d been performing on stage and studying at university. My whole life was ahead of me. Now, I was facing years of hard work just to learn how to stand ag
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A Letter To… My Diamond
To my son Jordan, Bursting through the front door, you ran upstairs to your room. But not before I’d seen your bloodshot, puffy eyes. It was September 2015, and you were 12, in your first few weeks of secondary school. ‘They said I’m fat!’ you told m
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Just Genius
I was fed up of throwing old lemons and limes away from my fruit bowl, so I decided to cut them up and freeze them. Now, any time I need them for a drink or recipe, I can take as many as I need and there’s no more waste. Kerry Crone, Walsall I had a
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Skinny One
Mount Apo is the highest mountain in which country? To find out, solve the puzzle… Add a letter anywhere in each of the boxed-off words to fit the clue, eg, Ruin = SOIL + P = SPOIL. Write the added letter in the space provided. Read down the added le
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Cash Smart
get fit using free apps! Unless you happen to be a certified personal trainer, creating routines and tracking your progress is no easy feat. Luckily, with a little help from technology, you can train like a pro (minus the hefty price tag). With this
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Spot The Difference
WIN 5x £30 Puzzle 4 Look closely at these two pics – there’s a difference in five squares. The five grid references (eg, 1A, 2B, 2A, 3C, 4D) is your prize answer. Your answer: ■
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Hubby’s Heroic Hands
Hearing my mobile ringing, I reluctantly rolled over in bed. ‘Hi, it’s Mum, I didn’t wake you, did I?’ came my mum’s voice. ‘No, course not,’ I fibbed, while stifling a yawn. It was a Sunday, February 2018, and I’d been hoping for a lazy morning in b
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Go Green For Summer!
The summer classic gets a Mexican makeover with the addition of salty jalapeños, but still only comes in at around 100 calories per portion! SERVES 1 PREP TIME 10 MINS PLUS CHILLING COOK TIME 0 MINS • 1 little gem lettuce •1 stick celery, chopped •3
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The Power Of Love
As we pulled up outside Granny Jean’s house in March 2007, I couldn’t wait to meet her new arrival. Rushing inside with my sisters, Rachel, then 7, and Lucy, 2, we soon found him with Granny in the living room. ‘His name’s Liam,’ Granny said, bending
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Crime
Lakhvir Singh, jealous that her ex-lover was about to marry, laced his curry with poison. Lakhvinder Cheema, 39, and his girlfriend Gurjeet Choongh, 21, both became violently ill on Valentine’s Day 2009. Lakhvinder died shortly afterwards and Gurjeet
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Watch It Now!
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO These two wonderful Paddington movies (2014, 2017) are as perfect as each other, and Ben Whishaw shines as the voice of the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru. The stellar cast list also includes Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters
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How To Wear… NAUTICAL
A cotton scarf can instantly transform your look – tie around your neck or on to a bag. Swap denim for easy-breezy wideleg trousers. A white blazer instantly smartens up any look and is a great summer classic. Always balance an A-line top with fitted
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Arrow Word
The wrecking of the Favorite off the coast of Massachusetts in 1839 was probably the inspiration for which fictional ship in a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem? Solve the puzzle by following the arrows and writing in your answers. Then read down the l
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Coming Soon…
CRIME+INVESTIGATION Former Corrie star Kym Marsh turns crime presenter in a new eight-part series. Set to air this autumn, the former singer will look at real-life tragic stories of innocent people killed in their own homes by someone they knew and t
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The Biggie
What is the most expensive item comedian Nish Kumar confesses to having bought? To find out, solve the crossword then read down the shaded squares to find the prize puzzle answer. 11 Tense or anxious (2,4) 12 Circle of minced meat fried and served in
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Sudoku
To solve the puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9. Solve the puzzle and the numbers in the highlighted squares for the prize puzzle answer. WIN £60 Puzzle 11 Your answer: ■
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