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Stormathon Update 2

15 December, 2011

Quick splash of admin before the end-game plays out properly. First a point well made by Air Con in the last leg – please abstain from voting if most of the players have not filed their final clue lists. (To that end, get your six gems on show by 9pm tonight, when voting can begin with impunity, and through all of Friday.)

Second, in answer to Cicada’s query: if you have fallen from the clueing stakes, then by all means lodge a vote. This contest is called a Stomathon for good reason, and I know the challenge demands a lot of time and grey cells. But no reason you shouldn’t still enjoy the creative skillz, and tell us where your loyalties lie.

(Of course, the ultimate winner will most likely be a four-legged player, so to speak – to salute those who have done the acrobatic yards.)

So who’s stolen points from Leg #3. In summery summary, this lot:

Bronze to Gidget for a geopolitical BAHAMAS: U.S. neighbour attacks; Obama has nothing to lose

Gold shared by Mozzie for a melodic CENSOR…: Arrange score to include new edit

…and G&T for a novel tuckshop OLDIE: Chestnut withheld from school diet

Don’t despair if you have yet to claim a scalp along the way. While it is an advantage to take into the end-game, Cadel swooped in the time trial to swamp those Scheck boys.

Re the final set of clues for the Storm’s four mystery words, with one gleaned per leg, please send these direct to my inbox before Saturday at 10pm – or any time sooner – allowing me to amass the tally and announce our stage and overall winners in the arvo.

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