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Posts tagged with friday folly:

Fake Clues

Posted on 8 June, 2017

Sevens Fever

Posted on 12 August, 2016


Posted on 22 July, 2016

Tapped Out

Posted on 24 June, 2016

Number's Up

Posted on 3 June, 2016

Vile Wile

Posted on 20 May, 2016

Nerd v Geek

Posted on 6 May, 2016

Gamy Madams

Posted on 29 April, 2016

Joan's Banjo

Posted on 18 March, 2016

Elementary Enigma

Posted on 11 March, 2016


Posted on 4 March, 2016


Posted on 29 January, 2016


Posted on 18 December, 2015

Complexity Enterprise

Posted on 11 December, 2015

Inside Out

Posted on 4 December, 2015

Claims To Fame

Posted on 20 November, 2015


Posted on 13 November, 2015

Obesity Bites

Posted on 6 November, 2015


Posted on 9 October, 2015

Expand Pandas

Posted on 2 October, 2015

Ogre in a Toga

Posted on 25 September, 2015

Viking King

Posted on 18 September, 2015

One Step Forward

Posted on 11 September, 2015

Patent Tent For Dad's Day

Posted on 4 September, 2015


Posted on 21 August, 2015

Cilla Black & White

Posted on 7 August, 2015

Omission Possible (II)

Posted on 31 July, 2015

Rum Conundrum

Posted on 17 July, 2015

Dad Clues

Posted on 3 July, 2015

Rupert's Recipe

Posted on 15 May, 2015

Demonym Derby

Posted on 20 March, 2015

Elk Cackle

Posted on 12 December, 2014

Hide & Sequel

Posted on 31 October, 2014

Musical Fusion

Posted on 17 October, 2014

Dynamic Duets

Posted on 3 October, 2014

Radio Storm

Posted on 26 September, 2014


Posted on 11 September, 2014

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