YOU Play - 10 minute puzzles


Enjoy hours of fun with YOU Games: 10-minute puzzles. This fun magazine contains crosswords, number puzzles, codebreakers, word searches, games for kids and more – a great way to keep the family entertained.

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I WAS recently at a family gathering on a farm where we often visited and played as children during school holidays. We wanted to relive our childhood and had plans to stroll through the fields, climb mountains and camp out under the many oak trees. Sadly bad weather meant we could not do everything we planned. Soon days when it was too cold or rainy to venture out we would stay indoors and playboard and card games and tell jokes until late at night and created many special memories. A few copies of YOU 10-Minute Puzzles would also have been perfect for our get-together because it really is an easy way to entertain the whole family. This is our fourth edition of this popular magazine and it is filled with a great…

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HOW IT WORKS These classic crosswords are perfect for beginners eager to try a few word puzzles or experts who want something to do during a quick break. Answers run across and down, just follow the arrows. There are a few picture crosswords too. NO 1 Solution on page 70 NO 2 Solution on page 70 NO 3 Solution on page 70 NO 4 Solution on page 70 NO 5 Solution on page 70 NO 6 Solution on page 70 NO 7 Solution on page 70 NO 8 Solution on page 70 NO 9 Solution on page 70 NO 10 Solution on page 70 NO 11 Solution on page 70 FAST FACT The popular food flavouring vanilla is harvested from an orchid. The vanilla orchid’s pods and seeds are used. NO 12 Solution on page 70 NO 13A Solution on page 70 NO 13B Solution on page…

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quick-break crosswords

HOW IT WORKS There’s something wonderful about the labour of love that goes into completing a large crossword. But sometimes it’s great to give your brain a quick workout. If that’s what you need, these puzzles are just perfect. The sizes of these 18 puzzles vary so you’re bound to find something for a short break. NO 1 Solution on page 71 ACROSS 6 Talus (bone) (5) 7 Aged (3) 8 Deliberate exaggeration (9) 13 Storage spaces (9) 18 Cushion (3) 19 First performance (5) DOWN 1 Money (4) 2 Leave out (4) 3 Fermented drink (4) 4 Unaccompanied (4) 5 Brim (4) 9 Popular SA magazine (3) 10 Type of tide (3) 11 Short for brassiere (3) 12 Pot part (3) 13 Western . . . (SA province) (4) 14 Pea shells (4) 15 Gambling chances (4) 16 Deep red (4) 17 Locale (4) NO 2 Solution on page 71 ACROSS 1 Portents (8) 6 (A) small…

6 min
celebrity puzzles

HOW IT WORKS Do you love TV series, movies and music? Well, you’re going to like this section! In these crosswords, use the clues to fill in the names of local and international actors and singers. See how well you know your favourite stars. NO 1 LOCAL TV AND MOVIE STARS Solution on page 72 ACROSS 3 He played FW de Klerk in the 2013 movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and was a contestant in Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina in 2010. (3,2,8) 9 This Durban-born star made her TV debut presenting SABC1’s Live and then Mzansi Insider. She’s also had roles in several local soapies. (6,7) 10 She played Sofia in Isidingo, Terry in 7de Laan and Abby in the BBC miniseries Sisters in Love. (5,7) 11 She was Dr Jennifer Adams in Binnelanders and…

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crisscross puzzles

HOW IT WORKS Crisscross puzzles are similar to crosswords but generally easier: the words are listed and must be filled in the correct row across or down based on length and intersecting letters. In some puzzles clues are given to get you started but some don’t have any clues to make it more challenging (inspect the word lists to see if there are options that only fit in one spot). NO 1 Solution on page 72 3 LETTERS Arc Eye Rye Sag Toe Tot Toy 4 LETTERS Load Lull Peer Thug 7 LETTERS Dredged Palaces Settler Turtles 9 LETTERS Construct Grotesque Succeeded Supremely NO 2 Solution on page 72 3 LETTERS Aka Ewe Ova Rep See Tea Woe 4 LETTERS Able Earl Sewn Sows 7 LETTERS Canteen Enables Pleased Spatter 9 LETTERS Per capita Rectangle Reproduce Tornadoes NO 3 Solution on page 73 3 LETTERS Moo Oca Sue Tar 4 LETTERS Cute Dart Home Loot Mine Mope Sins Tyre 5 LETTERS Calls Crack Noisy Rakes Seals Sides Socks Suede Totem 6 LETTERS Danced Sailed 7 LETTERS Ascetic Dismiss Kneaded Secrete Skipped Soothed 9 LETTERS Acappella Contorted Criminals Shepherds 11 LETTERS Commemorate Complements 14 LETTERS Indiscriminate Interpretation FAST FACT Arthur Wynne created the first modern crossword in 1913. The British-born inventor worked in America at the New York World newspaper and made the crossword for the paper’s “fun”…

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HOW IT WORKS Codebreakers are easy to master. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by the same number throughout the puzzle. Use the clues provided to fill letters into the rest of the grid and work out the missing words of the puzzle, for example in the puzzle below E = 20, D = 5 and L = 2. Add the solved letters to the number grid guide either next to or below each puzzle. NO 1 Solution on page 73 NO 4 Solution on page 77 ANAGRAM Arrange all the letters of the word given to form one new 10-letter word. NO 2 Solution on page 73 NO 3 Solution on page 74 NO 4 Solution on page 74 NO 5 Solution on page 74 The picture is the clue in this codebreaker. Fill in the first name…