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Blood Transfusion

11 January, 2013

A day has passed, so I’m allowed to blab the answer. If you didn’t catch the Times on Thursday, then you missed this beautiful clue:

Child with different blood group would be being baptised?

The answer is INFANT, a blood-swap (O for A) with IN FONT. Not only did I mark the clue with a big tick, but then daydreamed about the trick’s Storm potential. Or maybe just a Folly, as we sometimes do on Fridays.

This is the game then. If you transfuse A for O or B, or any such combination, you can hoodwink a farm baby, FOOL FOAL, or catcall a snake dip: BOO BOA BOB. Can you play doctors and nurses with these six below, and create your own (with byline and number) in the forum?

  1. Extensive family (5/5)
  2. Naked wader (5/5)
  3. Werewolf routine? (4/4)
  4. “Play your own trumpets louder!” (8/8)
  5. Gloomy Papuan chief (6/6)
  6. Brilliant flop? (7/7)

Answers and variations? Go gaga.

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