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9 October, 2010

Platinum Storm this week, with a welter of fine clues for the nine chanteuses of Aussie song. With an album mix of 12 in the contract, allowing for three bonus picks only, I came out with this listing, trying for a blend of formulas and fresh tangents:

  • SB – Alaska’s herb – wacky drug for nothing [Mr X]
  • CB – Confused with cable cord [SK – a fine anagram for seaming into the singer]
  • CB2 – Clear tangled knot and cast off [Mr X’s hot, hot, hot hybrid – with no lyric wasted]
  • MD – Monday is mayhem [xobhcnul]
  • MD2 – Mixed up Madison with Broadway end [AS]
  • MD3 – Email and eyes porn alternately [PRS – cute filth using a refreshing formula]
  • DG – Voice gave her nice dreams [philth]
  • MH – Girl starts yodeling, however I generally sing poorly [SK]
  • EH – Wave hello, opera singer [SK]
  • KN – Who sang in Vienna? No-one?! I take it back [SK again, with a majestic reverse- hidden with half-pike]
  • LM – Lamest Chilli Peppers [SK – and yes – SK is this week’s Storm winner]
  • HT – Buddy short-changed by… [SK, with minor in-house massage]

And special mention to this week’s winner, in case SK needs more ego-kneading for the additional pleasure Chrissie Amphlett’s humdinger clue, with a slight editorial tweak: Santa’s flyer heading off, we hear

On that note of high fidelity, I shall fly off too. Congratz on a great jam.


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