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Puzzle page
Compiled by Ross Hunter

oscow is rich in both famous creators in all the arts and sciences, and in sculpture. Here are four of Russia’s greatest scientists, all immortalised in granite. Can you name them, and match them to their achievements, and dates? Now the weather is better, better to go and greet them, all outside MGU enjoying the view from the Sparrow Hills.

Pavlov Lobachevski Mendeleev Popov
Radio Engineer from
Perm region.
Behavioural scientist.
Think dogs and bells.
Chemist. Discovered the
wonderful periodic table.
Mathematician from Kazan.
Non-Euclidian geometry.

Easter Symbols

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian year. Many symbols and images are used around the world. Which cross goes with which branch of Christianity? What do the other symbols mean?

Fox cubs & Easter eggs please decorate this puzzle with Easter eggs!

Do you remember Lisa’s four cubs? They eat far too many eggs at Easter time. But how many? Masha ate 2 fewer than Dasha. Sasha ate 3 times as many as Masha, and Boris ate 3 times as many as Dasha. In fact, Boris ate as many as the other three put together. How many did each fox cub scoff?

Mini Sudoku

Usual rules: 1-6 in each row, column and box.

Answers to March puzzles

Armchair Art St Basil’s Cathedral , by Aristarkh Lentulov, 1913; Mower, by Kazimir Malevich, 1930 (this version by Gregory Portner, Y9 at EIS).

Fair Square There are 91 squares! In ascending size order:
36 + 25 + 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 91.
And the pattern? Each of the totals is a square number in itself.

Hidden Zoo Across: hyena, owl, crocodile, penguin, eagle, marmot, bear. Down & up: orc, cheetah, hart, panda, zoo, llama, alligator, bee, hare; ox, doe. Diagonal: mite, rook, lemur, mule, boa, dog, bat = 25

Mini Sudoku solutions: see 

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