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Compiled by Ross Hunter

Looking Up! With the Darling Buds of May (W. Shakespeare, sonnet 18, published in PASSPORT, (February 2011) come better weather, and hopefully a warmer economic climate. So! Chin up, and lift your eyes. Here are three of Moscow’s best roofs and ceilings, plus one from London to confuse you, above ground, and four of the best Metro concourse ceilings. As usual, they are mixed up. Can you match them up?

The ceiling of the
Metropol Hotel (1901)
The British Museum
The roof of GUM
The roof of
The Garage (1927)
Mayakovskaya Komsomolskaya Mendeleevskaya Kropotkinskaya

Feeding Foxes

  1. Meal times are hard with four hungry cubs, especially when they all want to be first. How many different ways can Lisa line up Dasha, Masha, Sasha and Boris at lunchtime?
  2. To make her life easier, the twins, Dasha and Masha said ‘Mum, feed us together, that will make the job twice as simple!’ Were they right?
  3. As their Easter treat, Lisa cooked them two helpings of goose, and two helpings of chicken. How many different ways could she serve the meals to the four cubs?
  4. And if she had to give the twins the same, even if they didn’t mind whether chicken or goose, that left her very few options. How many?


Mini Sudoku

Usual rules: 1-6 in each row, column and box.

Answers to April puzzles

Science in Sculpture: Left to right: Popov, the radio inventor; Mendeleev the chemist; Pavlov the behaviourist and Lobachevski the mathematician.

Easter symbols (l-r) Orthodox cross, Celtic cross, Croix de Lorraine (Catholoc); fish symbol “Christ the fisher of men”, Chi-Ro the first two letters of Christ, in Greek and Alpha-Omega, “I am the beginning, I am the end” (symbolised in the Greek alphabet.

Fox cubs and eggs: The only way to achieve these shares is to divide 24 eggs: Boris 12, Sasha 6, Dasha 4 and Masha 2.

Mini Sudoku solutions: see

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