A Christie Puzzle for the Summer

To mix things up a little on the blog I thought I would give you a puzzle to keep your little grey cells in shape over the summer and what better than a puzzle themed around Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (1939), which is aptly set in August and of course has a group of people going off a summer jaunt to an island. Safe to say that is the sort of holiday no one wants!

But back to the puzzle. It has two parts. First up you have to match each character with the correct method of death and the correct object/experience related to themselves. Beware though! Some red herrings have also been included in lists B and C, to add confusion. Once completed look for the words in bold in the word search, not forgetting to ignore those pesky false clues. You may wish to print the grid out to do the second half of the puzzle or more technological folk might have a way of doing it on screen.

I’ll post the answers next week. Good luck!


  1. Years back, I was teaching a teenage ESL class in Prague. We used Gate magazine for supplemental reading and listening. During a three-month period, it feature an abridged version of And Then There Were None. I was so excited. They loved the first lesson. Then they all went home and asked their parents for the solution. Infuriating!

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    • Wow, yes that does sound very infuriating, but also fun that you could to do Christie in your ESL teaching. I taught a Level 1 class this last academic year, but unfortunately I was stuck with more mundane, yet practical topics.


  2. My solution:
    I assume cthat overdise vof sleeping draught comes under Poison.

    Name Methid of death Object /experience
    Marston P C

    Ethel Rogers P B

    Macarthur Btth Lsie

    Thomas Rogers Btth A

    Brent P HN

    Armstrong D N

    Blore Btth B-s c s

    Lombard S R

    Vera H Seaweed

    Wargrave S M i a b (also R)


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