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One Step Forward

11 September, 2015

The very cool crossword-monger Brendan Emmett Quigley, all the way from Boston, has cooked up a cute Folly idea for you to try. 

BEQ called the gimmick, One Step Forward, applying the device to a themed puzzle he made back in July. The basic idea is bumping an initial forward one letter in the alphabet to make a very different thing. Brendan's own examples included:

KOAN OF ARC - Zen riddle about a curving trajectory?

Q-AND-A BEAR - Grizzly at a press conference?

UIE-DYING - Untimely accident from a 180-degree turn?

Good, but let's aim to out-dazzle, with the likes of GRILL-NECKED LIZARDS, TAX SOLO or the poetic insectivore, the BARDVARK.

Over to you. Nudge an initial forward to invent a new entity - a word or name or maybe a NILE-HIGH CLUB - and then supply a wry definition. Get hoing.

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