Cross-Number Puzzle It's several years since I last circulated this puzzle, so a whole set of students, faculty and staff may never have had the chance to waste time solving it. Post-imperialists will need to know that a rood = a quarter acre = 1210 sq yds; a mile = 1760 yds; a pound is 20 shillings. The puzzle was composed many years ago, in the first half of the 20th century, so "the present time" is not today. Enjoy! ____________________________________ |1 | |2 |3 | |####|4 | | | | | | |####| | ------------------------------------ | |####|5 | |####|6 | | | |####| | |####| | | ------------------------------------ | |####| |####|7 | | | | |####| |####| | | | ------------------------------------ |####|8 | |9 | |####|####| |####| | | | |####|####| ------------------------------------ |10 | |####|11 | |12 |13 | | | |####| | | | | ------------------------------------ | |####|####|####|14 | | | | |####|####|####| | | | ------------------------------------ |15 | |####|16 | |####| | | | |####| | |####| | ------------------------------------ General clues: X. One of the solutions across is the same as one of the solutions down. Y. One number in the puzzle happens (by chance) to be the area in roods of the rectangular field called Dogsmead. Clues Across: 1. Area of Dogsmead in sq yds. 5. Age of Farmer Dunk's daughter, Martha. 6. Difference between length and breadth of Dogsmead (yds.) 7. Number of roods in Dogsmead times 9 Down. 8. Date (year) when little P became occupied by the Dunks. 10. Farmer Dunk's age. 11. The year of birth of Mary, Dunk's youngest. 14. Perimeter of Dogsmead (yds.) 15. Cube of Dunk's walking speed (miles per hour). 16. 15 Across minus 9 Down. Clues Down: 1. Value of Dogsmead in shillings per acre. 2. Square of Mrs. D's age. 3. Mary's age. 4. Value of Dogsmead in pounds. 6. Age of Dunk's first-born, Ed, who will be twice as old as Mary next year. 7. Square of the number of yds which is the breadth of Dogsmead. 8. Number of minutes Farmer Dunk takes to walk one and a third times round Dogsmead. 9. see 10 Down. 10. 10 Across times 9 Down. 12. Sum of digits in second column plus 1. 13. Length of tenure in years of little P by the Dunks. ******