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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE D18 MORE PUZZLES GET YOUR MIND GAMES WEEKLY, 44 pages, with Manitoba- themed crossword. Call 204- 697- 7001 or email fpcirc@ freepress. mb. ca D18 puzzles SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 Average time of solution 65 minutes KING FEATURES SYNDICATE How to play Fill in the grid so that each row if nine squares, each column of nine and each section of nine ( three squares by three) contains the numbers 1 through 9 in any order. There is only one solution to each puzzle. YESTERDAY’S ANSWER Yesterday’s answer 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 1. Yoga class need 4. WTO forerunner 8. Wanderer 10. Heats up in a microwave 12. Regain consciousness 13. Immediately 15. Part of a kitchen range 16. Butterfly relative 18. Had as a job 19. Legally prohibit 20. Untruth 22. Showing no emotion 24. Au pair 25. Was in charge of 26. Money machine 27. Uncontrolled muscle contraction 30. For each one 33. Operating by itself 35. Turn left! 37. PC monitor of old 38. On a cruise 39. Capital of Fiji 40. Go unnoticed 42. TV crime show Jeff Goldblum starred in 44. Remove tartar from teeth 45. Extracts a tooth 46. Printerís term 47. Obstinate animal Across Down 1. Split second 2. Prayer conclusion 3. Make lace 4. Pesky flies 5. Of undisputed origin 6. Bout stopper, for short 7. Sinew 8. Old Chevy models 9. Realm 11. Offspring 12. Male swan 14. Small whirlpool 17. Antiquated 20. Easily set on fire 21. Harness part 23. Approximately 26. Place where bees are kept 27. Plant pouches 28. Does some knitting 29. Storage spots 30. Downed dinner 31. Considerable portions 32. Icicle sites 34. Until now 36. Used to be 39. Sloth and avarice 41. Bit of butter 43. Battery size S I N B T O B O A S T N A T I O N C A N O P Y A R A S C A N F L U F F O R I O N W A P I T I F U R R O W A K I N S P A M W O E R E S O U N D L Y E S H A L T E R E A M B O A I R P O R T V I E W S A R M E R S O C T L O C I O V A L H E D G E K I C K S Last Saturday’s answer R O S S L E E BY CECIL ROSNER / cecilrosner@ shaw. ca chess scrabble Canadian Criss Cross / by Walter D. Feener / Answers next Saturday P ICTURE the following scene and try to figure out what is going on: dozens of people sitting in front of chess boards staring intently at positions while clocks mercilessly tick away. A chess tournament? No. No one is sitting across from any of the players. They are seated, classroom- style, entirely by themselves. Welcome to the World Chess Solving Championship. The 39th edition was held in a lovely lakeside hotel in Ostroda, Poland, a country where some of the world’s best problem solvers happen to reside. Most people treat chess problems as a pleasant challenge, and readers tell me the problem I print with each column is one of the main reasons they keep coming back. But competitive problem solvers are a different breed. At this year’s championship, 19 countries sent teams of three competitors each. In six sessions over two days they were given a series of puzzles of increasing complexity. They earned points based on how completely they solved the problems and how well they figured out all the pertinent variations. The competition started with Mate in two problems, a common type that I usually use for this column. In fact, this week’s problem was part of the Ostroda competition. Give it a try, and if you want to simulate the championship conditions, see if you can solve it in seven minutes or less. The competition keeps getting tougher, moving on to Mate in three and even Mate in six. Some of the problems challenge competitors to find a win for White, while other more exotic forms involve helpmates in which Black co- operates and helps White mate in a certain number of moves. By the end of the competition, there were many exhausted brains in the room. Poland defended the title it has held for a number of years and finished first, followed by Great Britain and Serbia. Kacper Piorun of Poland took the individual title, with John Nunn of England placing a close second. It’s the same John Nunn who was once one of the world’s top 10 players. He is also renowned for entering Oxford University at age 15 to study mathematics, the youngest undergraduate in 500 years at Oxford. Is it any wonder he is good at problemsolving? . . . The Manitoba Chess Association, in co- operation with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, is hosting a “ learn to play” chess event at the museum from 1 to 4 p. m. on Sept. 6 and 13. Representatives from the MCA will be on hand both days to teach people how to play chess or to help improve their game. A giant chess set is also set up at the museum during the Magna Carta exhibit, from now until Sept. 18. Regular museum fees apply, but it’s a great opportunity to add some chess to your appreciation of the historic exhibit. . . . This week’s problem: Mate in two ( Markovtsy). Try to solve this one in seven minutes or less. Solution to last problem: White mates with 1. Qe7. RATING: HARD Answers to puzzles on this page appear on the next page, except where noted BY ADRIAN POWELL S U D O K U D_ 18_ Sep- 05- 15_ FF_ 01. indd D18 9/ 3/ 15 6: 49: 19 PM

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