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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

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.

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Wordburger

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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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Cluetopia

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