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DM168 ‘Marikana Massacre’ Quiz 

  1. On 16 August 2012
  2. The police killed 34 mineworkers
  3. NUM
  4. The strike was for a wage increase and to address the poor living and work conditions of miners and their families in Marikana.
  5. Sibanye-Stillwater
  6. Wonderkop
  7. None
  8. General Riah Phiyega
  9. Platinum
  10. None

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Devlin’s Cryptic Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

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9 letter words

stopwatch

7 letter words

cowpats

6 letter words 

cowpat; swatch; wotcha

5 letter words 

ascot; capos; chaos; chaps; chapt; chats; chaws; chops; chows; coast; coats; costa; cotta; pacts; patch; poach; schwa; tacos; watch

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Copts; Scott; Tosca

4 letter words 

acts; capo; caps; cash; cast; cats; caws; chap; chat; chaw; chop; chow; coat; cops; cosh; cost; coth; cots; cows; pact; scat; scop; scow; tach; taco; tact

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asch; Caph; Cato; Catt; Copt; Scot; Waco

                 

DM168 ‘Commonwealth Games’ Quiz 

  1. The British Empire Games
  2. Swimming
  3. Republic Of Ireland
  4. a) Australian swimmer Emma McKeon who has 19 medals
  5. FIJI
  6. Tatjana Schoenmaker, Lara van Niekerk, Pieter Coetze
  7. Akani Simbine
  8. 2018
  9. a) The Union Jack
  10. Cricket

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Devlin’s Cryptic Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

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9 letter words

prolepses

7 letter words

leprose; loppers; oppress; peoples; plessor; propels; reposes; resoles

6 letter words 

elopes; eposes; lepers; lesser; lessor; losers; peplos; polers; posers; proles; repels; repose; resole; sleeps; slopes; splore; spores; sprees

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eroses; Pelops

5 letter words 

leers; loess; lopes; loser; loses; peels; peeps; peers; pesos; plops; poles; popes; pores; poser; poses; posse; preps; prese; press; props; prose; reels; repps; roles; ropes; roses; seels; seeps; seers; sleep; sloes; slope; slops; soles; sores; speos; spore; spree

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Speer

4 letter words 

eels; else; epos; esse; lees; less; lops; lose; loss; oles; opes; ores; oses; pees; peps; peso; pols; pops; pose; pros; reps; roes; rose; seel; seep; seer; sees; sere; sloe; slop; sole; sols; sops; sore

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eros; Erse; Leos; Osee; Ross

                 

DM168 ‘Banyana Banyana’ Quiz 

  1. Desire Ellis
  2. Hildah Magaia
  3. 5
  4. Sasol
  5. Swaziland
  6. Jermaine Seoposenwe
  7. R400 000
  8. R5.8 million
  9. Australia and New Zealand
  10. Siv Ngesi

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Devlin’s Cryptic Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

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9 letter words

carapaces

8 letter words

carapace

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Pescara

6 letter words 

capers; crapes; escarp; pacers; parsec; ecaps; sarape; scrape; spacer

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Caspar; Casper; Parcae

5 letter words 

apace; asper; caper; capes; carps; crape; craps; pacer; paces; paras; pares; parse; pears; prase; presa; rapes; reaps; recap; scape; scarp; scrap; space; spare; spear

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Capra

4 letter words 

apes; apse; cape; caps; carp; crap; pace; pare; pars; pase; pear; peas; pecs; rape; raps; rasp; reap; reps; spae; spar; spec

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Earp; Paar; Pera

                 

DM168 ‘Madiba Magic’ Quiz 

  1. 466/64
  2. Mvezo
  3. FW De Klerk
    Desmond Tutu
    Albert Luthuli
  4. c) Victor Verster
  5. 1989
  6. c) Mine policeman
  7. Witkin Eidelman Sidelsky
  8. 3 times
  9. Long Walk to Freedom
  10. FW De Klerk and Thabo Mbeki

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

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9 letter words

beginners

8 letter words

beginner; sneering

7 letter words

bennies; bigener; engines; greisen

6 letter words 

begins; beings; benign; bennes; binger; binges; brings; engine; ensign; genies; genres; greens; reigns; resign; seeing; seiner; serine; signer; singer; sinner

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bennie; Bergen; Bering; Bernie; Bienne; Bingen; Eisner; Ingres; Rennes

5 letter words 

begin; being; benne; bines; binge; brine; bring; genes; genie; genre; green; grins; inner; nines; reign; reins; renes; renin; resin; rings; rinse; risen; seine; serin; singe; siren; sneer

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Benin; Berne; Ennis; Ernie; Ibsen; Irene; Niger; Regin

4 letter words 

been; bens; bine; bins; erne; gene; gens; gins; grin; inns; nebs; nibs; nine; rein; ring; seen; sene; sign; sine; sing

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Beni; Bern; Eben; Erin; Ines; Inge; Rene; Reni

                 

DM168 ‘Know Your Springbok Rugby’ Quiz 

  1. Joel Stransky
  2. Pieter Rossouw
  3. a) Andre Markgraaf
  4. Joost van der Westhuizen
  5. Rassie Erasmus
  6. a) Eben Etzebeth
  7. c) Victor Matfield
  8. John Smit
  9. Kitsch Christie
  10. No 6

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Devlin’s Cryptic Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

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9 letter words

reformers

7 letter words

formers; reforms; remorse

6 letter words 

errors; refers

5 letter words 

fores; forms; frees; meres; mores; morse; reefs; serer; sorer

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Romes

4 letter words 

emfs; emos; errs; fees; foes; ores; refs; rems; roes; rose
seem; seer; sere; serf; some; sore

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eros; Erse; Mors; Osee 

                 

DM168 ‘SA Lights On And Off’ Quiz 

  1. Kimberley
  2. c) Private businesses and municipalities
  3. Dr Hendrik van der Bijl
  4. 1889.
  5. Between 1993 and 1994 the Southern Africa Labour Development Research Unit conducted a national survey which found that 53.6% of households had access to electricity
  6. Thulani Gcabashe
  7. President Thabo Mbeki
  8. 2007
  9. 14
  10. Majiba (1996), Medupi (2015), Kusile (2017)

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Devlin’s Cryptic Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

9 letter words

bookworms

6 letter words 

brooks; brooms

5 letter words 

books; booms; boors; bosom; brows; kobos; moors; rooks; rooms; smoko; wombs; works; worms

4 letter words 

boos; bosk; bows; kobs; kors; mobs; moos; mows; orbs; robs; rows; sorb; woks; woos

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bors; Mors; Omsk             

                                  DM168 ‘Wimbledon’ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. Walter Clopton Wingfield
  3. 11 hours and five minutes
  4. 85
  5. Martina Navratilova holds 9 Wimbledon titles
  6. No
  7. True
  8. 8mm
  9. False. She holds the record for 102 aces
  10. 14979

                                            Spot the Difference

                                    Devlin’s Cryptic Crossword

                                       Just Cruising Crossword

                                   Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

                                          Sudoku Medium

                                           Word Wizard

9 letter words

stillborn

7 letter words

nostril

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bristol; Britons; Rollins

6 letter words

bistro; brills; broils; intros; orbits; robins; stroll; tonsil; trills; trolls

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lisbon; Liston

5 letter words

bills; birls; bison; blots; boils; bolls; bolts; brits; irons; lilos; lilts; lions; loins; loris; obits; ornis; rills; riots; roils; rolls; rosin; rotls; snort; still; tills; tiros; toils; tolls; torsi; trios

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Blois; Boris

4 letter words

bins; bios; bits; bots; bris; ills; ions; list; lobs; lost; lots; nibs; nits; nobs; obis; oils; orbs; orts; ribs; robs; rots; sill; silo; silt; slit; slob; slot; snit; snob; snot; soil; soli; sorb; sori; sorn; sort; stir; stob; tins;tons; tors

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bors; Lois; Nils; Otis; Rios