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Worst of a Bad Lot

25 August, 2012

A furious and funny Storm this week, making poor clues from The Irish Echo even poorer, though we sputtered to a stall come Friday. Not sure why. After 70 posts, and eight shortlists, the poll only attracted two voters. Perhaps we forgot in the flurry of a fine Meh session, or Friday’s brain-flexing LESS-ON.

Whatever the reason, I won’t indulge in detailed breakdown, for want of a quorum. Instead, I can confess to being Clunk, and hoping every clue this weekend is a good clue. More fun next week, perhaps of an orthodox nature – not that I can make any promises. Chat then.

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