CrossNumber 5 : Easter
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Easter! Egg hunts, spring lamb, family, bunnies, hot cross buns, chocolate! You'll find all these and more in this week's seasonal CrossNumber puzzle.

If you're stuck for anything to do over the long bank holiday weekend, maybe a few maths questions over a cup of tea and a lie down will be just the thing you need!

This week's challenge should be a suitable challenge for students aged 9 and up, though younger kids will certainly need help with speed / distance and time, (4 Down) while the combinations question (9 Down) should be tricky for most students and adults. My advice with this last one is to be systematic and visual - think probability trees and the like.

I'm always excited to receive solutions and questions, so please feel free to email me at - good luck and Happy Easter! 🐣

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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