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Hello – BIG September 2014

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 [more…]

Hello – BIG August 2014

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said, ‘Parking Fine’. -Tommy Cooper
In the early 20th century when the automobile first came into prominence, the Sunday Drive became a popular family outing, often after church, with no motivation other than driving for pleasure [more…]

Cure Our Kids ‘Thank You’ Letter to Lovatts

Dear Lovatts Team

Thank you so much for all the crossword books that you arranged to have dropped off to our office. We really appreciate your quick response and were very excited to receive them. We put a thank you up on Facebook and I just wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it. [more…]

Hello – BIG July 2014

The words desert and dessert look similar, but they are very different in meaning.

Now and again, one of our crossword clues seems to hit a nerve with our puzzlers and we get a sack of mail (or a deluge of emails) claiming that a gremlin has been found. Sometimes we have made an error [more…]

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$23,000 Dream Holiday Winner!

Congratulations to Peter Francis from Queensland, winner of our recent $23,000 WIN A DREAM HOLIDAY promotion. Peter is pictured above with his delighted wife Elva at his ‘lucky local’ newsagency in Sandstone Point. The excited couple will soon be jetting to Europe courtesy of Lovatts and Trafalgar Travel...

Hello – BIG June 2014

I recently received a query about a clue from a general knowledge puzzle in our Colossus magazine that went: ‘seedy fruit believed by some to be Eve’s Garden of Eden fruit.’ The answer is not apple, as many might think, but pomegranate, although some also feel it may have been a fig.

But it made [more…]

What a BIG surprise!

What a surprise. £50 for Big Demon 257. Like so many others this arrived at just the right time. We have two family weddings coming up and this will go towards a new outfit for one of them. Like most men my husband thinks one outfit should do. Definitely not. I so enjoy your [more…]

Hello – BIG May 2014

Rat: a rodent that resembles a large mouse, typically having a pointed snout and a long tail. I’m sure some of you will recoil with horror at the mention of rats, because of the bad press they have had for years...