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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.
The defendant is [more…]

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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…]

UK COLOSSUS Winners (Issue 297)

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Heather Bridges, Wallasey; Sue Jefferson, Haverhill; Steve Smith, Preston.

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Hello – September 2016

If you are one of those people (like me) who makes lists, you will be interested to hear that Peter Mark Roget was such a man. If he hadn’t been, we might not have the wonderful reference book known as Roget’s Thesaurus

Roget was highly qualified in several fields. He was a physician, scholar and [more…]

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