CrossNumber 3 : Fast Food
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"You don't make friends with salad," as Bart, Homer and Marge sing to Lisa. This week's puzzle is about all things fatty and shameful in the world of takeaway food and there's guaranteed not to be a hispi cabbage or a watercress leaf in sight.

I don't know about you but I could murder a burger and fries round about now!

Whether you're in the mood for a whopper, a twister, a deep pan or a foot-long, we've got all the numbers that matter. We'll be counting calories, dividing trans-fats, looking at fractions of regret and taking away self-control. So, dive into this week's puzzle and don't forget to go for a good long run afterwards.

How it works

The aim of a CrossWord puzzle is to fill in all of the white squares in the grid using the clues, separated into two sections: 'Across' and 'Down'. Each numbered clue corresponds to a matching number written in the top left corner of some of the CrossNumber squares. These numbered squares are the starting points to your answers. Watch out as some numbered clues have solutions that run both 'down' and 'across'. There can only ever be one digit per square and no answer ever starts with the digit zero (0). Finally, you can't leave any white squares unfilled so, if your answer has three boxes, the solution must be a three digit number.

There we are, I've made this sound much more complicated than it really is. If you've never tried one before, give it a go. I promise it's really quite easy to get the hang of, and very rewarding when you do!

If there are any teachers or parents who'd like to print this and/or use as a PDF, you can find a copy here:


I have included the solutions at the foot of this entry, upside down so you might not have it spoiled if you glance 'by accident' (don't worry, I won't tell anyone)!

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