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News Clues 9

12 July, 2012

Prime time to revisit News Clues, as the word has been a busy place in the last month or so. Below we have five delectable names to clue (with their claim to fame adjacent in case you missed their 15 minutes), plus the cosmic wonder of the Higgs boson, whatever the hell that actually is.

Whether you supply a defintion to your wordplay, the choice is yours. I think we should, as all six entries this month have noteworthy stories to tell. See what you can conjure up – no prizes, no podium, just general admiration for the best execution.

KARISE EDEN (winner of The Voice)

OSCAR PISTORIUS (blade-running amputee)

GOD PARTICLE (no idea)

ANNA FUNDER (Miles Franklin winner for All That I Am)

SIMON SHEIKH (swooning director of GetUp!)

BOB DIAMOND (disgraced Barclays Bank boss)

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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
Let the 'real' dictionaries decide first
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