Monthly Archives: July 2010

Having a turn at the bad time urinal

Threaten to give me the cane, perhaps (6)*. As I read this crossword clue a vision of Mr Lamont comes into focus. I see my Grade 9 geography teacher striding towards me – a stick in his hand and a … Continue reading

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Star Words: The return of the phantom anagram

“Jonathan Cluesolver?” a deep voice boomed down the phone line. “Er, yes,” I answered, wondering how James Earl Jones got my cellphone number. “Join me on the dark side. Together we will suck the light out of the galaxy.” “That’s … Continue reading

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Suffering from cross rage

“Bloody cruciverbalist,” I muttered darkly. I was furious with the person who compiled the crossword I was attempting to solve. I was suffering from cross rage. The shrink and I were just one clue away from solving Wednesday’s cryptic crossword … Continue reading

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Crossed eyes and dotted teas

Brave an unpleasant situation as conductors do (4, 3, 5)*. The clue was swirling through my mind as I weaved my way back to Cape Town. I was concentrating on the clue to distract me from the fact that when … Continue reading

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