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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

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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25 08, 2014

STARHUNT Winners (Issue 80)

Sol: John Christopher Depp
5 x $50
Carol Bradley, Sunbury Vic; Jo George, Newfarm Qld; Selena Jones, Dunedin NZ; Shirley Moore, Howlong NSW; Susan Read, [more…]

25 08, 2014

FINDAWORD Winners (Issue 97)

Sol: Mountain View California
William Nielsen, Gympie Qld.

2 x $50
Mavis Davies, Leigh NZ; Jenny McCarthy, Margate Qld.

Sol: Self [more…]

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20 08, 2014

BIG Winners (Issue 261)

Anne Gross, Watlington.

4 x £50
Catherine Harvey, Glasgow; Diana Hobbs, Eastbourne; Anna Kidd, Redcar; Maureen Noble, Barnsley.

Susan Northedge, Kibworth.

2 x £50
William Dixon, [more…]

25 07, 2014

COLOSSUS Winners (Issue 271)

Elizabeth Morris, Stafford.

4 x £25
Florence Dobson, Blackburn; Raymond Jones, Bargoed; John Smith, Borrowash; Peter Smith, St Helens.

3 x £50
Elaine Carnell, Lincoln; Tracy [more…]

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