Puzzle Pages – solutions for Summer season 2023!

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Here you’ll find the answers to our Puzzle Pages from the Summer 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. If you love quiz questions and puzzles and you’d like to make sure you get them every month, don’t forget to subscribe to Expat Living!

Puzzle Pages, September 2023 answers – Page 1

Q&A

#1 What’s the oldest university in the US?
#2 How many seconds are netball players allowed to hold the ball after catching it?
#3 Who plays the Mattel CEO in the movie Barbie?
#4 Is 350 degrees Fahrenheit closest to 160, 180 or 200 degrees Celsius?
#5 “Yamas!” means “Cheers!” in which country?
#6 What’s the name for a female donkey?
#7 The most famous style of Levi’s jeans is identified by what number?
#8 What food item retrieved from the Titanic sold at auction for over £15,000 in 2015: biscuit, tin of beans, sausage?
#9 Which Beatles album has a cover that shows the four band members crossing a street?
#10 Does a cat have 12, 16 or 18 toes?

Answers:

#1 Harvard (1636)
#2 Three seconds
#3 Will Ferrell
#4 180 (350F = 176.7C)
#5 Greece
#6 Jenny
#7 501s
#8 Biscuit
#9 Abbey Road
#10 Eighteen

SUDOKU

8 1 7  2 9 5  3 6 4
5 4 6  8 3 7  2 9 1
9 3 2  4 6 1  5 7 8

7 6 9  1 8 2  4 5 3
3 2 8  6 5 4  9 1 7
1 5 4  3 7 9  8 2 6

2 7 3  9 4 6  1 8 5
6 8 1  5 2 3  7 4 9
4 9 5  7 1 8  6 3 2

WORDWHEEL

9-letter word: navigator

Others:
agar, agon, gain, gait, giro, girt, gnat, goat,
gran, grin, grit, grot, raga, ragi, rang, ring,
tang, ting, toga, tong, trig, trog, viga, again,
agita, agora, agria, argan, argon, argot, garni,
gator, giant, giron, grain, grana, grant, groan,
groat, groin, ingot, nagor, orang, organ, taiga,
tanga, tango, tigon, toing, tragi, trigo, vigor
virga, angora, gitano, gratin, oaring, onagri,
organa, origan, rating, raving, roving, taring,
trigon, vagina, virago, voting, granita, orating,
vagrant, graviton

KENKEN

2 5 1 4 3
4 3 2 5 1
1 4 3 2 5
3 2 5 1 4
5 1 4 3 2

puzzles for September 2023

Puzzle Pages, September 2023 answers – Page 2

HEAVY HITTERS

Rank the animals by weight of the average adult, heaviest to lightest

Answers:

Blue Whale
African Elephant
Elephant Seal
Lion
Coyote
Platypus
Bullfrog
Grasshopper
Wasp
House fly

GETTING STARTED

We’ve given you film titles without the first word. Fill in the gaps!

Answers:

Meet the Fockers
Zero Dark Thirty
Dangerous Liaisons
Dances with Wolves
Being John Malkovich
Love Actually
Avengers: Infinity War
Thelma & Louise
Legally Blonde
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

BORDER BUSINESS

Name each country from the list of its bordering countries (e.g., the answer to “Canada, Mexico” would be the USA)

Answers:

China, Russia – Mongolia
Algeria, Libya – Tunisia
Cambodia, China, Laos – Vietnam
Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti – Somalia
Argentina, Brazil – Uruguay
Finland, Sweden, Russia – Norway
India, Myanmar – Bangladesh
Spain – Portugal
Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Belarus – Latvia
Malaysia, Indonesia – Singapore

THE RIDDLER

Return of the rebus! What word or phrase do each of these represent?

#1 NOWHINERE
#2 GRA12”VE
#3 STEPPETSPETS
#4 WEDGE
#5 REVIRDTAES

Answers:

#1 In the middle of nowhere
#2 One foot in the grave
#3 One step forward, two steps back
#4 The thin edge of the wedge
#5 Backseat driver

Liked our Summer issue puzzle pages? Read on for more fun puzzles and trivia:

25 Fun facts about Hong Kong
The Great City Guide Quiz

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