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Hello – January 2017

When my children were young, one of their favourite authors was the novelist Roald Dahl, born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His popularity has only increased since then, and some of his stories have been turned into films and musicals.
You may have noticed some of our crossword clues use these titles, such as The [more…]

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Colossus Crosswords 168 – Gremlin

The Baffler, page 21

The word ‘nationalist’ is spelt incorrectly in the clue ’18th century Irish nationalist, Wolfe …’ for the answer TONE

Thank you to Rudy van Acker from Wingello, NSW for alerting us to this error

Hello – December 2016

Christmas is a celebration for everyone, and probably the best-known religious festival in the world, whether you’re a Christian or not. Around the world, there are very few places that don’t have some Christmas activities. In China, although it’s not a public holiday, the major cities have Christmas trees and lights in shopping centres, [more…]

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Hello – November 2016

We sometimes use legal terms in our crosswords, because they are useful words to know. While I hope you are never involved in a lawsuit, you probably are familiar with some of the words below:

The plaintiff is the person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
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Hello – October 2016

The great thing about names is that if you don’t like yours, you can change it. Most names have another form, a shortening or nickname, which is known officially as a hypocorism, from the Greek hupokoristikos, ‘to use child-talk’.

Mary was probably one of the most popular names for girls in the past. To tell [more…]