8 May, 2014
Regular readers will know I’m in the midst of reading the Macquarie 6th Edition. (Comedian Steven Wright did a similar thing, and said the zebra did it!) And so far I have to nominate page 105 as the juiciest on offer – so many delightful new words, many with rich clue potential.
Here’s a smatter. As a Storm surrogate, see who can make the classiest clues, including a definition element. When I’m not solving MUMS puzzles, or co-hosting Friday’s Conversation Hour, I’ll try to vie for the golden tiara too.
BALANDA – non-Aboriginal person of European descent
BALAS – variety of ruby-coloured stone
BALAYAGE – salon term for highlighting
BALBRIGGAN – unbleached cotton used for underwear
BALIBUNTAL – fine straw used to weave hats – or the hat itself
BALINTAWAK – traditional Filipino costume of thin blouse with wide sleeves, maxi and kerchief
BALISAGE – marking of a route by dim beacons, necessary during wartime blackouts
Who can compose the most balletic clue for these BAL-words?