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Lovatts Office – Christmas Closure

We wish to advise our valued customers that the Lovatts office will be closed from 4pm, Friday December 19 until 9am, Monday January 5, 2015. Feel free to contact us using the contact form provided here and we will respond following our return on 5 January 2015.

The Lovatts team wishes you all a [more…]

Hello – BIG December 2014

Christmas is coming and once again we prepare for the big day, as people have done for over a thousand years.

The date of 25th December was first declared by Pope Julius I, around 336 AD. The exact day on which Jesus was born was not recorded, so why was this date chosen? There were [more…]

Handy Fill-Ins is having a makeover…

After considering feedback from our puzzlers, our Handy Fill-Ins magazine is being transformed.

You’ll still find all your familiar Fill-in favourites but the new look Handy Puzzles (with Fill-Ins) will also feature Brainteasers, Crosswords, Wordsearches, Arrowords, Skeletons, Acrostics, Number Logic puzzles and more.

And for those puzzlers who love the challenge of [more…]

Colossus 154 Competition Solutions

Hello – BIG November 2014

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain.
Calling a woman a dog implies she’s ugly. Calling a man the same thing implies that he’s uncouth or of low morals, although it could also [more…]

Holiday Crossword Collection – Change in Frequency

Due to popular demand, from October 1, 2014 we have increased the frequency of Lovatts HOLIDAY Crossword COLLECTION to a bi-monthly title (previously issued quarterly).

Take out a six month, one year or two year subscription and you’ll now receive a puzzle-packed issue every two months!

Upcoming on-sale dates:
~ Issue 91 – 13 [more…]

Hello – BIG October 2014

“I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.” – Karl Lagerfeld
Many famous people are still remembered, not for their wise words or brave deeds, as they would like to be, but for the clothes they wore.

Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian revolutionary, [more…]

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…]