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Hello – November 2017

Many of the widely different breeds of terrier may be found as clues in our crosswords. They were mostly developed in Britain and Ireland to control rats, rabbits and foxes. The name terrier comes from the Latin word terra ‘earth’ because they dig into the earth after their prey. It’s no [more…]

Hello – October 2017

The word Gothic can describe an East Germanic tribe, a type of literature, a style of art and architecture or a subculture of young people who wear black.
Historically, the Goths were an East Germanic people who waged war against the Roman Empire and ultimately played a [more…]

BIG Competition Solutions – Issue 296

Enigma Crossword Competition winner for September 2017

Congratulations to Margaret Postmus, winner of last month’s Enigma online crossword competition. Margaret will receive a $100 Prize Cheque, courtesy of Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles.

Hello – September 2017

Australia, New Zealand and Britain are among the highest producers of sheep meat. Sheep farming goes back to around 10,000 BC, when wild mouflon were domesticated in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq). The Bible tells us that wealth was measured in flocks. The king of Israel taxed his subjects according to the [more…]

Colossus 171 Competition Solutions

Enigma Crossword Competition winner for August 2017

Congratulations to Neville Gibson, winner of last month’s Enigma online crossword competition. Neville will receive a $100 Prize Cheque, courtesy of Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles.

BIG Competition Solutions – Issue 294

Hello – August 2017

Many a puzzled puzzler has written in to query a word we have used: “When I was at school, we were told we should never use this word…”, the voice of their English teacher still ringing in their ears. Well it seems that rules are made to be broken, and while [more…]