Puzzles and Fun

To see the puzzle page for December, please click here.

 

Welcome to the January Puzzle Page!

Happy New Year and very best wishes for 2020.

 

Here are the solutions for last month's puzzles:

Easy Sudoku Solution                                                                                        Medium Sudoku Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wordsearch Solution                                                                                                Crossword Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month's puzzles

Easy Sudoku                                                                                                  Medium Sudoku

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossword Clues

Clues Across Clues Down

1       ‘Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a — began to crow’ (John 18:27) (4)

3       Fetters (Job 33:11) (8)

8       Perform on a musical instrument (1 Samuel 16:23) (4)

9       Paul describes it as ‘the third heaven’ (2 Corinthians 12:2–4) (8)

11     Loyally (Deuteronomy 11:13) (10)

14     Hens? Me? (anag.) (6)

15     Not visible (Matthew 6:6) (6)

17     Predicted site of the final great battle (Revelation 16:16) (10)

20     Jacob’s youngest son (Genesis 35:18) (8)

21     One of Zophar’s eleven sons (1 Chronicles 7:36) (4)

22     For example, London, Paris, Rome (8)

23     United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (1,1,1,1)

1       Favourite church activity: Fellowship round a — — — (3,2,3)

2       Divinely bestowed powers or talents (8)

4       Pile together (1 Thessalonians 2:16) (4,2)

5       Commanded to justify (John 8:13) (10)

6       Timothy’s grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5) (4)

7       Killed (Psalm 78:34) (4)

10     One of Graham Kendrick’s best-known songs, — — King (3,7)

12     Indecency (Mark 7:22) (8)

13     Unceasing (Jeremiah 15:18) (8)

16     He prophesied ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ (Matthew 24:15) (6)

18     British Board of Film Classification (1,1,1,1)

19     Pans (anag.) (4)

 

 

 

Wordsearch  - Epiphany

‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’  So Matthew tells of the coming of the Magi, or Wise Men, to Bethleham.  Did they come from Arabia Felix – nowadays southern Arabia?  How many came?  No one knows, but by the 6th century they were named Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar.  Why gold, frankincense and myrrh?   Gold stands for kingship: Jesus was King of the Jews.  Frankincense stands for divinity; Jesus was to be worshipped.  Myrrh stands for death and burial; Jesus would become a sacrifice and die for his people. The Wise Men were the very first Gentiles ever to worship Jesus.  Isaiah foresaw this response to Jesus: ‘Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.’  The Magi wanted to worship Jesus; Herod wanted to kill him. 

 

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