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April Fool Clues

1 April, 2014

Maybe this more a whim than a Storm, but can we cobble together any clues that read like an alarming truth, the kind that might be served on a day like today?

Just heard TV Tonight’s David Knox on Radio national telling us that Andrew Bolt will now head up The Project, replacing Charlie Pickering. While the news bulletins on the same station said a US firm called Carbon Tacks was suing the Australian government for misusing its trademark, as a homophone.

Nice gotchas. So can we make a clue to read like a gotcha? Here are my first few bids:

TAHITITony Abbott has intentions to immolate leaders in the Pacific

METEORMars, remote shooting star

STEVE IRWINInterviews re-animated Aussie icon

INFODope found planted in rain forest

Let’s have some alarm-tripping fun with the idea.

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