Answers to the games will appear in the next issue
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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM:
My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
Many books have a famous first line:
"Call Me Ismael"
"It was the best of times,
1. In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster.
2. Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.
3. Early this morning I opened a window in my schoolhouse in the glen of Quharity, awakened by the shivering of a starving sparrow against the frosted glass
4. I returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life
5. Kinraddie lands had been won by a Norman childe, Cospatric de Gondeshil, in the days of William the Lyon, when gryphons and suchlike beasts still roamed the Scots countryside and folk would waken in their beds to hear the children screaming, with a great wolf-beast, come through the hide window, tearing at their throats.
ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ:1. Where was the highest temperature recorded in Scotland?
ANSWER: Greycrook in the Scottish Borders.