7 April, 2015
You may have read my dictionary confession in the latest Wordplay column, appearing in the SMH's Spectrum. Fact is I've been gorging on the A-pages of the Macquarie, finding plenty of scrumptious oddity, including this assembly below.
Who will prove the Alpha among clue-mongers, devising a clue (complete with definition and wordplay) for any of these aberrations below.
ACRONYCHAL - occurring at sunset
ALGOLAGNIA - sexual gratification derived from giving or receiving pain
AMARANTH - flower that never fades
AMEN SNORTER - priest
APRIUM - hybrid of apricot and plum
ASTROVERTISEMENT - ad seen from space
AUDISM - discrimination against the deaf
AXENIC - free of germs