Answers to the games will appear in the next issue
(Hint: The numbers "1" and "2" (marked in red) do not represent letters or other numbers but should be left as "1" and "2". Each of the numbers occurs twice.)
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1YJ, JONJ JOI BNZX MZ COFHO CI QIYJ FY ZMJ YFGSBI NZX MQFUFZNB, LKJ JONJ FJ FY N HMGSMYFJFMZ, NZX ONX LIIZ AMQGIX LR JOI MSIQNJFMZ MA YIHMZX HNKYIY.
2ZX, JONJ LIAMQI JOI SQIYIZJ BNZX CNY GNXI, JOIQI ONX YKLYFYJIX N CMQBX HMGSMYIX MA YIN NZX BNZX, FZ COFHO CIQI JFXIY NZX HKQQIZJY, CFJO YKHO MSIQNJFMZY NJ JOI LMJJMG MA JOI YIN NY ZMC JNEI SBNHI. NZX, BNYJBR, JONJ COFBI JOI SQIYIZJ BNZX CNY AMQGFZU NJ JOI LMJJMG MA JOI MHINZ, JOI AMQGIQ BNZX GNFZJNFZIX SBNZJY NZX NZFGNBY; NJ BINYJ JOI YIN CNY JONZ FZONLFJIX LR NZFGNBY, FZ N YFGFBNQ GNZZIQ NY FJ FY NJ SQIYIZJ. OIZHI CI NQI BIX JM HMZHBKXI, JONJ JOI UQINJIQ SNQJ MA MKQ BNZX, FA ZMJ JOI COMBI ONX LIIZ SQMXKHIX LR MSIQNJFMZY ZNJKQNB JM JOFY UBMLI; LKJ JONJ FZ MQXIQ JM GNEI JOFY BNZX N SIQGNZIZJ LMXR, QIYFYJFZU JOI MSIQNJFMZY MA JOI CNJIQY, JCM JOFZUY ONX LIIZ QIVKFQIX;
1YJ, JOI HMZYMBFXNJFMZ MA GNYYIY AMQGIX LR HMBBIHJFMZY MA BMMYI MQ FZHMOIQIZJ GNJIQFNBY;
2ZXBR, JOI IBIPNJFMZ MA JOMYI HMZYMBFXNJIX GNYYIY AQMG JOI LMJJMG MA JOI YIN, JOI SBNHI COIQI JOIR CIQI HMBBIHJIX, JM JOI YJNJFMZY FZ COFHO JOIR ZMC QIGNFZ NLMPI JOI BIPIB MA JOI MHINZ. DNGIY OKJJMZ
HMZHIQZFZU JOI YRYJIG MA JOI INQJO, FJY XKQNJFMZ NZX YJNLFBFJR
SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM
C GCTQNJRTVRFAVZB DQUZFATVZU GTZT TVAVRTVRFT AT A BUGCIZC HAC GTZT WAHN-NQTVT - DQU TGNNQUV UAVJZU VJAC DQU RWWGHRCAVRQC.
An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
Gaelic Place Names
This month's quiz asks you to identify some Scottish places that have Gaelic based names, although they are most generally referred to by their anglicized versions. Lately though, Gaelic has been appearing on train stations and sign posts.
Each question below gives the name of a Scottish town in Gaelic. By what name is it more commonly known in English. (Hint: The English is a "stab" at the Gaelic pronunciation).
1. Inbhir Nis
2. Dun Breatann
3. Baile Chloichridh
4. Ceann a' Ghiuthsaich
5. Dail Righ
ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ
In which words does the word "Scotch" or "Scot" refer to something about Scotland? If it doesn't what is the origin of the form?
From a form "scocchen" in Middle English meaning "to scratch" or cut (originally from Vulgate Latin coca meaning a "notch". It refers to the marking on the hard surface of the confection