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Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Two-Minute Tales and Puzzles

Short stories (with audio) from history, myth & fiction, with popular word games such as crosswords, anagrams, and polywords.

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The Stricklands of Sizergh Castle 
A family with a history of backing the losing side, but blessed with a beautiful stately home.

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Heracles and the Nemean Lion 
Sending a hero off to ‘certain death’ never seems to work out...

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Destiny 
We made 19 words from the letters of a nine-letter word, all of which include the letter F. Can you do better?

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The Sons of Jacob 
How many of the twelve sons of Jacob, who gave their names to the Twelve Tribes of Israel, can you remember?

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The Twelve Apostles 
How many of the twelve Apostles of Jesus (including the one who replaced Judas Iscariot) can you remember?

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The Man Who Would Be King 
Part 1
Two rascally former British soldiers in India set off to become kings of Kafiristan.

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