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On The Run (No Spoils)

Posted on 3 October, 2011

On The Run - Spoil Away

Posted on 3 October, 2011

Spoil Away [Sept 26 - Oct 1]

Posted on 26 September, 2011

No Spoiling [Sep 26 - Oct 1]

Posted on 26 September, 2011

Times Sep 19-24 Spoil Away!

Posted on 19 September, 2011

Times Sep 19-24 No Spoilers

Posted on 19 September, 2011

Futhorc Forward (Sept 12 - 18)

Posted on 12 September, 2011

Cold Comforts [Sep 5 - Sep 10]

Posted on 5 September, 2011

New Kids on the Blog [Aug 22-27]

Posted on 22 August, 2011

Bowled & Beautiful [Aug 15-20]

Posted on 15 August, 2011

Catching Up [Aug 8 - 13]

Posted on 8 August, 2011

Font of Wisdom [Aug 1- 6]

Posted on 1 August, 2011

News & Times [July 25-30]

Posted on 25 July, 2011

Latrine Offload [July 18-23]

Posted on 18 July, 2011

Times Forum Here [July 4-16]

Posted on 4 July, 2011

Merino Ergo Sum [June 27 - July 2]

Posted on 27 June, 2011

Bran Nue Dae

Posted on 13 June, 2011

Mangled Mao [June 6 - 11]

Posted on 6 June, 2011

Solving Beings At 40 [May 30-June 4]

Posted on 30 May, 2011

Which Clue, What Show? [May 23-28]

Posted on 23 May, 2011

Pop Up, Press On [May 16-21]

Posted on 16 May, 2011

To Boldly Go Onward (May 9 - 14)

Posted on 9 May, 2011

Posted on 1 January, 1970

Anzac March [April 25 - 30]

Posted on 25 April, 2011

Top Field Athletes Only [April 18-23]

Posted on 18 April, 2011

Order Paper [April 11-16]

Posted on 11 April, 2011

Airy, Airy, Quite Contrary

Posted on 6 April, 2011

Our Troubled Times 2 (April 4-9)

Posted on 4 April, 2011

53 n.o.

Posted on 28 March, 2011

Gargantuan News

Yep, my Gargantuan Book of Words is big & full of words. Not just English but secret codes, Papuan pidgin, Zulu worms, sound FX, funny goldfish, letter origami. You get the drift? It's big. It's fun. And it's out now

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Gargantuan Book of Words

Sneeze words. Fake pasta. Viking slang. Gargantuan is a jumbo jumble of puzzles & games, mazes & quizzes, tailor-made for that wordy wonderkid in your life. Or anyone in love with letters, secret codes, puns, rhymes, emoji & all things languagey. More here 

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Wordburger

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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Riddledom

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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Riddledom Rave

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