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Posts tagged with conundrum:

Number's Up

Posted on 3 June, 2016

Mystery List

Posted on 21 April, 2016

Latest Lowdown

Posted on 18 April, 2016

Conundrum 5

Posted on 26 March, 2016

Conundrum Now - Burger Soon

Posted on 17 November, 2015

Bridge Puzzle

Posted on 14 August, 2015

Dinkum Dictionary Notes

Posted on 24 July, 2015

Conundrum Cluster

Posted on 12 June, 2015

Hooray for Riddledom

Posted on 8 June, 2015

Salon 46 - Menu-Speak

Posted on 29 September, 2014

Chemical Conundrum

Posted on 22 November, 2013


Posted on 8 November, 2013


Posted on 18 October, 2013

Conundrum 10

Posted on 23 August, 2013

Turbo Trivia

Posted on 31 July, 2013

Conundrum Time

Posted on 19 July, 2013

Two Conundrums (Conundra?)

Posted on 7 June, 2013

Conundrum 9

Posted on 21 June, 2012

Conundrum 8

Posted on 12 June, 2012

Conundrum Cornucopia

Posted on 1 May, 2012

Two More Movie Conundrums (6)

Posted on 19 April, 2012

Guest Conundrum (5)

Posted on 18 April, 2012

Conundrum 4

Posted on 22 March, 2012

Conundrum 3

Posted on 13 March, 2012

Conundrum 2

Posted on 8 March, 2012

Wordburger Awaits!

Welcome all puzzle-lovers, including any chompers of the Wordburger book or app. (Check them out if you enjoy words & trickery.) And if you still crave more alphabet mischief, click on the burger icon above for a fresh serve.



Packed with games, pickles, codes and cheesy puns, Wordburger is your chance to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites. Ideal for wordy kids keen to open a new language door, or grown-ups who want to cut their cryptic teeth. Click here. 

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Riddles in song, in code, in pictures. From Ireland & Wonderland, Einstein & Pompeii. Riddledom reveals 101 wry questions from 50+ languages & shares their secrets. A book to unlock culture via conundrum. Order here.

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Cluetopia roams the planet – and century – to find fresh crossword stories in 30+ languages. From shipwrecks to hoaxes, Cluetopia is a holiday for the head. Buy here.

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Riddledom Rave

If you missed my riddle chat with Richard Fidler, then feel free to slurp the podcast at http://ab.co/1I9t1x5