Word games

21st April 2006 at 01:00

1 All the following are anagrams of rocks and minerals - take the initial letters of the answers and mix them up to find another mineral: HAIRYDENT; MOLTENISE; SEDENTIA; BRAINCAN; EEETUNIX; SEROTONIN; QUITESOUR; OUTMENDS; ATEATEHIM

2 Find the correct synonym for the first word - then add or subtract the letters given to find anagrams of some more rocks and minerals:

Referee - R + C (6)

Sure - C + G (7)

Kingdom + D (7)

Relegation - N + L (8)

Twinkled - K + F (8)

Establish - N + M (9)

Exceptional + R (9)

Mark Nyman

(Answers next week)

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ANSWERS to last week:

1 Justin Rose, Bob Tway, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, David Duval, Trevor Immelman, Mark O'Meara, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Jose Maria Olazabal.

Surname initials R, T, E, S, D, I, O, G, W, O give TIGER WOODS.

2 Ma(r)oons + W = Woosnam; Cou(n)sel + P = Couples; Lackin(g) + J = Jacklin; Verti(g)o + N = Trevino; Ranches + W = Crenshaw; Luna(t)ics + K = Nicklaus; Tolerable + S + S = Ballesteros!

Last week's winner:

G T Stewart of Oldfield House,

Oldcastle, Malpas, Cheshire

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