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We’ve put together some of your favourite online puzzles to enjoy over the festive season. Print out to complete.

WORDSEARCH

All  the words listed are hidden in this grid. Words may read forwards, backwards, up, down or diagonally.

BLACKBIRD, BUZZARD, CROW, CUCKOO, CURLEW, FALCON, GREENFINCH, HAWK, HORNBILL, JACKDAW, KESTREL, KINGFISHER, MAGPIE, MOORHEN, NUTHATCH, PARTRIDGE, PEEWIT, PHEASANT, PIGEON, RAVEN, ROBIN, SEAGULL, SKYLARK, SPARROW, STARLING, STORK, SWALLOW, SWIFT, THRUSH, WAXWING, YELLOWHAMMER

Wordsearch puzzle

SUDOKU

Online puzzles are great fun. To solve this puzzle, fill in the grid so that each 3 x 3 box, each row and each column contains the numbers 1-9.

Sudoku puzzle

NUMBERJIG

Just fit the numbers in the grid below.

3 digits

140, 210, 406, 771, 914, 963

4 digits

3277, 5165, 5489, 5791, 9036

5 digits

33371, 40100, 50451, 98586

6 digits

631481, 924523, 947986

7 digits

6623226, 6650531

8 digits

32775823, 48701861, 91074235

9 digits

253285644, 621467242, 733645618

Number jig puzzle

 

CROSSWORD

Fill in the crossword and rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to form the answer. Clue: A fruit in a salad (6)

ACROSS

1 Small open racing car (2‑4)

4 Short race run at top speed (6)

9 Be in debt (3)

10 Make‑up removing lotions (9)

11 Flower associated with Holland (5)

12 Regard as part of (7)

14 Completely wiped out (11)

17 Babyhood (7)

18 Device recording fuel consumption (5)

20 Short wide ski for sliding downhill (9)

22 Horoscope lion (3)

23 Mr Hemingway, US writer (6)

24 Porous and squishy (6)

DOWN

1 Santa’s cave (6)

2 Adopt a praying position (5)

3 Hotel’s welcome desk (9)

5 Cooking vessel (3)

6 Block of frozen water for cooling drinks (3,4)

7 One of the five senses (5)

8 Vehicle for transporting goods (8,3)

13 Abruptly stopped talking (7,2)

15 Clumsy fool (7)

16 Like a hen over eggs, motherly (6)

17 Magazine edition (5)

19 Bird of prey’s sharp claw (5)

21 Double-decker (3)

Crossword puzzle

 

CODEWORD

A codeword is like a crossword puzzle but there are no clues! It’s one of our favourite online puzzles.

Every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number, the same number representing the same letter throughout the puzzle. Just decide which letter is represented by which number.

To start you off, we reveal the codes for three letters. When you’ve filled in these letters throughout the puzzle, you’ll have enough information to guess words and discover other letters. Use the letter checklist and letter grid to keep track of the letters you have found.

Codeword

Find out the answers to the online puzzles here.