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Hello – BIG September 2014


Christine Lovatt

Synonym: “A word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language” – Oxford Dictionary

When is a synonym not a synonym? And does the synonym have a synonym of its own? Writing crossword clues for a living, we get to know quite a lot about synonyms – they become our friends. They help us out, although sometimes they are not as reliable as friends should be.

The word synonym comes from the Ancient Greek syn ‘with’ and onoma ‘name’.

In [more…]

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My Cup Of Tea

This means something one finds pleasing though it’s more often heard in the negative – but that’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

Tea is, or most certainly was, the national beverage of Britain and it [more…]

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17 09, 2014


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Yvonne Crymble, Carrickfergus.

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June Buckle, Southampton; Enid Kelleher, Norwich; Pam Leighton, Romford; Sandy Rosten, Harrow.

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