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Subscriber Sweepstake 3 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in £250 worth of prizes!

Waterford Mantle Clock: P Parr, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts

Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Gift Set: Maureen McGarry, Glasgow

Russell Hobbs Kettle & Toaster set: Marlene McPherson, Glasgow

Royal Doulton Tapas Bowl Set: Joan Bricknell, London

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Hello – BIG March 2016

Has it ever struck you as odd that Easter is represented by a rabbit sitting in a basket of chocolate eggs? For a start, rabbits don’t lay eggs, and furthermore, why are they made of chocolate?

Many of the words associated with Easter are connected to the Northern hemisphere springtime and predate Christianity. The name [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 2 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in £250 worth of prizes!

Miss Dior Eau De Parfum: Elizabeth Leadbitter, Bideford, Devon

Collins English Dictionary: Complete and Unabridged: Marina Barlow, Littleborough, Lancs

Jamie Oliver Blender: P M Fairman, Diss, Norfolk

Chasseur Mini French Oven: Eileen Lloyd, Bolton, Lancs

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Hello – BIG February 2016

If you’ve ever played the game of trying to talk on a subject for two minutes without saying um or er, you will realise just how much a part of our everyday speech is the interjection.

The um, er variety are called ‘filled pauses’ giving the speaker time to think of the right words. It’s [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 2 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

StarView Telescope: Mrs Ronnie Smith of Bunbury WA
Philips Portable DVD player: Mr Gary Bosselmann of Hastings, Hawke’s Bay NZ
Russell Hobbs Blender: Mrs E McDonald of Grovedale VIC
DeLonghi – Icona Kettle: Mrs Merilyn Philip of Baulkham Hills NSW
Russell Hobbs – Juiceman Press: Mrs Nell Lantry [more…]

Hello – BIG January 2016

Life in the past was based in the countryside far more than it is today and country people came in for a roasting, wordwise.

The word villa meant ‘country house’ or ‘farm’ and gave rise to village, villein ‘feudal peasant’ and villain. Villain now means the bad guy in a story, a criminal or [more…]

Hello – BIG December 2015

It’s that time again, when here at Lovatts we take a break from our synonyms and antonyms, clues and conundrums, to simply say Happy Christmas to all our puzzlers. We hope you all have a peaceful break in the true spirit of the season.

It’s interesting that although it’s a Christian celebration to remember the [more…]

PUZZLE FUN FOR KIDS Winners (Issue 93)

FILL-IN CONTEST
Solution: Tourism
2 Family Games Packs
Max Douglas, Indooroopilly Qld; Jake Johnson, Nambucca Heads NSW.

FINDAWORD CONTEST
Solution: Sir Claude
Nintendo 3DS XL Console, plus Moshi Monsters Game
Zara Darlington, Bingara NSW.

TILLY TOKEN SEARCH
14 26 51 56 63
5 Outer Space Packs
Riley Bateman, Forresters Beach NSW; Immanuel Dawkins, Meridan Plains Qld; Jamie Poduje, Wellington [more…]

Kids Wordsearch Test