Crosswords ‐ September 2019

Two fine crosswords from Peter and Kitty. Clive has been getting a bit bored (where did the lazy expression ‘bored’ come from?) with perimetrical puzzles, which are a favourite of Peter’s. They add an additional puzzle ‐ a jigsaw puzzle to fit the words in.

However, in response to Clive, Peter compiledSign Language, which is an illustration of the kind of puzzle where you must discover a rule in order to work out what should be entered. The discrepancies in word length should help.

The other was aQuick Crossword.

Here are the solutions if you need them:Sign Language andQuick Crossword

Peter was also very pleased with a new recipe he’d tried out, so wanted to share it. The quantities shown below feed ten people and it’s very simple to prepare.

Cheese, Onion and Apple Crumble

Ingredients for the Filling

  • 10 eating apples, peeled and sliced
  • 5 large onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of dried sage
  • A generous pinch of nutmeg
  • Pepper to taste
  • 150g of strong cheddar, grated

Ingredients for the Crumble

  • 70g of plain wholemeal or white flour
  • 70g of butter or margarine
  • 70g of oats
  • 70g of strong cheddar


  • Peel and slice onions and fry slowly in a little butter till soft.
  • Whilst doing that, peel and slice the apples.
  • Grease a large ovenproof dish.
  • Preheat an oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200 degrees Centigrade.
  • Make a layer of apples in the dish, and top with half the onions. Sprinkle sage and nutmeg over. Sprinkle the cheddar over that.
  • Add another layer of apples and onions.
  • Mix all the crumble ingredients in a bowl with your fingers until they have some cohesion, but still crumble.
  • Top the dish with the crumble. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden on top. The filling should be soft by now.
  • Serve hot with salad.

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