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Compiled by Ross Hunter
  1. When is Easter?

Now there’s a puzzle! The short answer is: the Sunday after the ‘Paschal’ full moon following the equinox on 20/21 March, straight after Passover. In practice, this means that Easter Sunday must be between 22 March and 25 April, but working it out from the new moon tables requires a degree in astrophysics.

And that is the easy bit. These dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. The Orthodox Church still uses the older Julian calendar, replaced in Britain in 1753, and in Russia in 1918, which means Easter can be the same date, or up to five weeks later. Some years, like this year and next, they are the same. For your planning:

2010 April 4
2011 April 24
2012 Apr 8 (w), 15 (o)
2013 Mar 31, May 5 (o)
2013 April 20

  1. Easter photo quiz

Here are five photos of famous Moscow buildings. Can you name each one, and find the odd one out: four are churches, one is a famous but secular building. Beneath are details from each one: match the building to the cameo.


  1. ‘Unscramble the Omelette’

Lisa is giving the cubs eggs for breakfast. But not until they work out which eggs are which. Can you do it? Put H, G, D, or S in each egg. Clues: 20 eggs: 8 hen, 6 goose, 4 duck, 2 swan;

More hens eggs are brown than any other colour, half of them are white or speckled;

No duck eggs are speckled or beige, no swan eggs are brown; only two birds lay speckled eggs;

Goose eggs come in all colours, but there is only one white one; Swan & goose eggs are larger than hen & duck eggs. Answers on the Passport page at:

  1. Mini Sudoku Usual rules, but only 1-6. ‘Mild’

Solutions from March:

Sudoku: see English International School website

Word search: at least 20! Across – greasy survive exploits cats adventure grin; Up & down - Sasha heave cheesy fun suburb see; Diagonal – fox dog inventive roses be save vast had.

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