Monthly Archives: September 2011

Back to the past: What messages would you send if you had a neutrino-zapper

Scientist of the naughty Nineties! (8)* The clue transported me back to Mr Ledwidge’s science lab. I could smell the burning sulphur. It was the haughty Eighties, not the naughty Nineties, but nevertheless we were seriously wayward. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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This column has been classified – you never saw it, it wasn’t here

I dust the cobwebs off my marching takkies to join a noisy protest against the government’s planned Secrecy Bill. Secrets may be okay for Victoria, but when governments make laws that will prevent details of dodgy tenders, MPs’ conflicts of … Continue reading

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Where there’s a wool there’s a way

It’s upsetting to teach sheep to sing Shoot the Boer (4, 6).* Teach sheep to sing? What kind of cryptic clue is this? I’m stumped. I have just read about the supernatural powers of Sonny Wool, the New Zealand sheep … Continue reading

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We’re on the Rhoda to nowhere….

To: Rhoda.Kadalie@streetname|changecommittee.co.za Subject: Crosswords at the crossroads Dear Rhoda I can’t think of a better person to head the street name change committee. Let me rephrase that: I can’t think of a person with a better name to head the … Continue reading

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Reflections of an adoptive dad

It’s 9am on a busy weekday morning. Jean, my wife, is sick and I’m in charge. I get everything with a face out of the house to give her some space. I’m holding two leashes (one is attached to the … Continue reading

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For whom the Dairybelle tolls

Insincere, like the statement of one about to be shot? (6) I was distracted by this crossword clue as scenes of ANC Youth Leaguers hurling rocks at journalists flashed across the TV. Julius Malema came out to address his supporters.  “You … Continue reading

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