3 June, 2016
Firstly a conundrum, sustaining the hybrid theme of this week's Storm. The puzzle was sent my way by occasional contributor AC who found a fusion of sudoku and crossword in a mag for actuaries. Here's the link to see if you have the alphanumeric chops. (Thanks Anthony for the nudge.)
Secondly, turning to numbers: a twofold folly for this first Friday of winter. Below is a miscellany of bingo-slang, mainly from the UK callers. If you're up for some mischief can you (a) create some inventive nicknames for other numbers?
Or (b), clue these existing labels, using the actual number in your clue as the definition? Here's your smattering. Good luck all players.
1 - Kelly's eye
10 - David's den (Downing St)
11 - legs
17 - dancing queen
22 - ballerina (tutu)
33 - Sherwood forest (all trees)
39 - Jack Benny (his frequently fibbed age)
44 - Star Wars (may the 4s be with you)
45 - halfway house (midway to 90, the bingo max)
57 - all the beans
58 - Thomas tank engine
76 - trombones (...in the big parade)
80 - Gandhi (ate nothing)
88 - two fat ladies
Love to your some DIY suggestions, even if the number's already labelled. And let's see who can make the best bingo clue to wrap the week in words.