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Salon 7

18 February, 2013

Stands to be a quiet week this one, gang. Your blog host is playing breakfast newsreader and general chatterbox on Triple R all week, from 6-9. Tune in or download. Be nice to have your company.

Add to that duty a crossword book to write, and you can forgive me for a lack of full-blown Storm. Though you know me. I like a game. So try this:

If Judy, Dawn & Watkin = Dench, French & Tench. Who are there rhyming trios? And can you add to the list? (Fictional names are equally fine.)

  1. Elmer, Zola & Kevin
  2. Richard, Peter & Maggie
  3. Henry, Phyllis & Pancho
  4. Bryan, Ellyse & John
  5. David, Bob & Catherine
  6. Joe, John & Lisa

Relay the best of the British puzzles here. And look for a few more games or posts as this crazy week rolls by. Have fun.

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