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Cabinet Reshuffle 2.0

22 September, 2015

We've been through a few coups - you and I. Up there with Burkina Faso, apparently, so you should know the drill by heart. 

No, not the political implications, but the cryptic temptations. Here's a roll-call of new representatives to mangle and manipulate. Not the complete list, but plenty to get your appetite primed. Can you craft a stylish piece of wordplay for any minister of your choosing?

As per usual, no call for definition, unless that happens to balance your subterfuge. To quote our new PM, "Confront the challenge, and seize the opportunity." Get striving, voters.

MARISE PAYNE

KELLY O'DWYER

MICHAELIA CASH

FIONA NASH

KEN WYATT

WYATT ROY

CHRISTIAN PORTER

STEVEN CIOBO

ANNE RUSTON

JOSH FRYDENBERG

SIMON BIRMINGHAM

ALAN TUDGE

MITCH FIFIELD

And may the best plotter prevail!

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Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
Entrenched stuff - like LOL and OMG - but no more.
Words With Friends, maybe. Scrabble, no
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