Observer killer sudoku | Life and style

Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated…

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‘Beautiful mundanity and quotidian love’: my joy at being Grandpa | Grandparents and grandparenting

Our eldest grandchild just celebrated his birthday and, as ever, that meant a bonus unbirthday gift for me. I’ve been a grandfather for 12 years now and…

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From tarte tatin to blue cheese salad: Joe Woodhouse’s vegetarian recipes for early spring | Food

Shallot and wholegrain mustard tatin This is very simple to pull together and really celebrates the shallots. If you love your wholegrain mustard, add an extra tablespoon….

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Killer sudoku 803 | Life and style

Normal sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within dotted lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated…

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Crème de la crème: three comforting custard bake recipes from Sally Wise | Baking

We live on the outskirts of a very small village, tucked away in the corner of Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. One day we received an unexpected text from…

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Benjamina Ebuehi’s recipe for lemon tarragon meringue cake | Food

This cake is a hybrid of some of my favourite desserts: pavlova, victoria sponge and lemon meringue pie. It’s a pudding that’s all about contrasting textures: a…

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Weight-loss techniques can halve meat consumption, Oxford trial finds | Meat

Setting daily meat reduction goals and keeping an online diary of intake helped frequent meat eaters to halve their consumption in just over nine weeks, a trial…

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Sudoku 5,563 hard

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue…

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I’m awful at spending time alone. How can I combat this? | Life and style

I’m awful at spending time alone. Most of my time is spent with my partner and small friendship group, however when I do spend time alone I…

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‘A group of drinkers with a writing problem’: readers’ favourite literary haunts | Travel writing

Winning tip: Dublin’s literary giants “A group of drinkers with a writing problem.” That’s how our guide introduced the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl (£15pp for two-hour tour),…

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