# Finite or Spotted – The Answers

Apologies if you wasted too much time on these, or if you don’t find yourself on the same wavelength as my answers.

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Organisation? Yes, I am in one (4)**

“in” implies that the answer is in the clue and “organisation” is the definition. Answer: SIAM

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Study new cars here (8)**

“new” indicates an anagram and “study” is the definition. “cars here” gives the required eight letters. Answer: RESEARCH

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Loves crazy work out (5)**

“crazy” indicates an anagram and “work out” is the definition. “loves” gives the required five letters. Answer: SOLVE

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Trick Fibonacci result (11)**

“result” is the definition. “trick” means con and “Fibonacci” means sequence, giving CONSEQUENCE

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Scheme to force naturals into beer (5)**

“Scheme” is the definition, force is g (for gravity) naturals is N (the set of natural numbers), beer is ale. Putting n and g into ale, we obtain ANGLE (a secondary meaning of which is scheme)

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Finite or spotted (11)**

A straightforward word puzzle, DIFFERENCES matches the two parts (finite differences are used in mathematics and spot-the-difference competitions are a familiar concept)

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Transform arctan to its focal points (11)**

“Focal points” is the definition, “transform” indicates an anagram, the eleven letters are “arctan to its”, giving ATTRACTIONS

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Determined and compact, item finished editor (10)**

“Determined” is the definition, “compact item” is disc, “finished” is over, “editor” is ed, giving DISCOVERED

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Orderly function meets iconical extremes (7)**

“Orderly” is the definition, “function” is log, “extremes” points to the letters at the beginning and end of “iconical” giving ical. Overall we obtain LOGICAL

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Transferring some 16MB of RAM, bus has potential to surprise (6)**

“some” indicates that the answer is in the clue, “surprise” is the definition, the solution is AMBUSH

Des Higham is a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and serves as section editor for the Survey & Review section of SIAM Review. |