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Puzzle Pages
Compiled by Ross Hunter

Know your onions

Everybody knows what the fruit and vegetables look like; can you spot the plant that produces them? Match up the names to the leaves.


Disease is bad for you.

Thank you, heroes! For which health improvement was each of these responsible:

Florence Nightingale Ronald Ross Alexander Fleming Marie Curie Louis Pasteur Joseph Lister
Mosquitoes malaria 1897 X-rays 1903 Hospital hygiene ~1854 Penicillin 1928 Antiseptic surgery 1867 Sterilising milk 1862

Vitamins are good for you.

Which is which? Match them up

Vitamin     Found in...     Benefits
A Carotene   Milk, liver, green veg   Scurvy, gum disease
B1 Thiamine   Citrus fruit   Brain cells, digestive organs
B2 Riboflavin   Yeast, Marmite   Good for night vision
C Ascorbic acid   Broccoli, vegetable oils   Healthy blood & nerves
D   Carrots   Healthy bones, no rickets
E   Sunshine, fish   Good digestion & skin

Mixed salad

Which popular “vegetable” is actually a fruit?

It is “ananas” in almost every language, except English. Whet do we call it?

Which is the only major epidemic disease to have been wholly eradicated?

Quinine is the tangy taste in tonic water. Where does it come from? Which disease does it suppress?

Popular medicine: What am I?

How few questions to you need to identify this wonder medicine? They get easier as you read down

  • I am found in willow bark and in the sweat glands of beaver
  • Chemically, I am acetyl-salicylic acid (C9H8O4)
  • I am brilliant at easing headaches, cold symptoms, fevers and pains, as well as reducing blood clot risks ...
  • ... but I can damage stomach linings and can cause ulcers (and I should not be given to children)
  • I am the world’s most popular medicine, sold for 112 years, with 40,000 tonnes swallowed annually
  • My younger cousins include paracetomol and ibroprofen.

Mini Sudoku

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

Micro Sudoku: new!

A starter game, 1-4, for young puzzlers.

September solutions

Russian art, clockwise: Moscow courtyard (Polenov 1878), At the dressing table (Serebriakova 1913, Transverse Line (Kandinsky 1909), St Basil’s (Lentulov 1923).

Age puzzle: Albert is 16, Basil is 14, Calamity is 11 & Zooloboogie is 7.

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