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01-Oct-2020

Published by TI Media Limited Chat is the most outrageous, inspiring, emotional real life title around. Packed with astonishing true stories, big prize puzzles and loads more, it's your unmissable women's weekly. Whether it's tear-jerking tales of triumph over tragedy, the most heart-warming pictures or the best of bonkers Britain, all human life is here. Beyond the rollercoaster ride of true stories, Chat is also jam-packed full of your favourite puzzles with big cash prizes, the canniest bargain shopping features, health advice you can trust, readers' tips, the latest telly news and loads more.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
TI-Media
Frequency:
Weekly
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in this issue

5 min.
evil runs in the family

Sharon Louch, 49, Welling Walking across the garden, I marched to the small shed that my son had turned into a bedroom. Jay, 18, had wanted his own space. And since the cabin had electricity, I didn’t mind him moving himself in there. Only, that morning in December 2018, I’d arrived home from my partner Kevin’s house and found my clothes dryer broken in the kitchen. Now, as I opened the cabin door to ask Jay what on earth he’d done, I found he wasn’t alone. Jay’s friend Michael was snoozing on the top bunk bed. And on the bottom bunk lay Jay and a girl I’d never seen before. Already annoyed, I snapped at him. ‘I didn’t let you sleep out here to bring girls home,’ I said. ‘Sorry, Mum,’ he said, scrambling up. I stormed back into the…

1 min.
number jig

Using the Guinness World Record figures, what do you get if you add the largest number of people served soup in an eight-hour sitting to the largest number of pancakes made in a serving? Fit these numbers into the grid. One number doesn’t fit. This is the prize puzzle answer. 3 digits 118 124 166 208 209 454 550 779 806 909 4 digits 2021 2791 3115 4288 6806 6851 6977 7740 8015 8427 8489 8773 8883 5 digits 15038 17337 19711 25411 31484 35460 50389 62514 74374 77521 89602 90005 6 digits 589189 608865 855098 7 digits 6228468 6768799 7416899 8 digits 14628531 57753410 62531518 95346821 WIN £250 Puzzle 2 Your answer:…

1 min.
pieceword

The Britannia Bridge carries the A55 and a railway line over which strait? The number next to the clue tells you which line the answer’s in. We’ve put a section in to start you off! There may be two Across answers in one line. Down words fill themselves in. The shaded squares spell out the prize puzzle answer. WIN £150 Puzzle 3 1 The Pit and the _, Edgar Allan Poe short story 3 Auction item • Drain 5 American coin • Informal conversation 7 _ Atkinson, actor • _ Weeks Notice, 2003 film 9 Not wavy or curly Your answer:…

1 min.
just genius

Box clever I find the cardboard wine carriers that come from local supermarkets are a great way to carry cleaning products. Plus, they are a neat way to store things under the sink. Denise Jones, Southport Citrus scent Put half of a lemon in your dishwasher to keep your dishes (and your machine) smelling fresh. Susan Knowles, Worksop DIY drain unblocker Put a dishwasher tablet in your plughole, pour boiling water over it – and any blockages will quickly be cleared. Elizabeth Chellingworth, Jersey Let it shine If your silver jewellery has become tarnished over time, just pop it in a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and it’ll be as shiny as new in no time. Anna Heslop, Wellwood Tea-sy does it I clean my tea-stained cups and mugs with vinegar diluted with water. Just leave it…

4 min.
more than words

Melody Hodgkinson, 27, Blackpool Clicking open my language learning app, a message appeared. Hola, me llamo Oliver, it read. The app connected people from all around the world who wanted to learn another language. Growing up in Guatemala, with Spanish as my first language, I was keen to learn English. I logged on regularly to chat with native English speakers – while helping them to improve their Spanish at the same time. So I was used to seeing messages from lots of foreign strangers. Though, admittedly, not many were as handsome as Oliver! Hi, I’m Melody and I am learning English, I carefully typed back. It was July 2012, and Oliver and I carried on getting to know each other as we practised our respective languages. I told him that I was 19, teaching at a local school. Oliver told me…

2 min.
the biggie

WIN £1,001 Puzzle 5 What links US actor Ed Norton and football pundit Gary Lineker? To find out, solve the crossword then read down the shaded squares to find the prize puzzle answer. ACROSS 1/51/60 TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor (5,8,6) 4 Name for crushed potatoes (4) 6 Eddy Grant song, _ Avenue (8) 13 Snake or tortoise, for example (7) 14 Gin and vermouth cocktail (7) 15 Push gently (5) 16 Employment (4) 17 Heavenly messengers (6) 18 Mediterranean island (6) 20 Level and regular (4) 21 Organ located in the chest (5) 22 Says something that’s not planned (2-4) 25 Look similar to (8) 28 Assault (6) 30 Father Christmas’ nickname (5) 32 One who makes statues (8) 34 Part of the eye (6) 35 Put together (4) 38 Alcoholic drink (6) 39 Cloth worn around shoulders (5) 40 Musical film with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (6) 43 Without heat…