11 January, 2013
A day has passed, so I’m allowed to blab the answer. If you didn’t catch the Times on Thursday, then you missed this beautiful clue:
Child with different blood group would be being baptised?
The answer is INFANT, a blood-swap (O for A) with IN FONT. Not only did I mark the clue with a big tick, but then daydreamed about the trick’s Storm potential. Or maybe just a Folly, as we sometimes do on Fridays.
This is the game then. If you transfuse A for O or B, or any such combination, you can hoodwink a farm baby, FOOL FOAL, or catcall a snake dip: BOO BOA BOB. Can you play doctors and nurses with these six below, and create your own (with byline and number) in the forum?
- Extensive family (5/5)
- Naked wader (5/5)
- Werewolf routine? (4/4)
- “Play your own trumpets louder!” (8/8)
- Gloomy Papuan chief (6/6)
- Brilliant flop? (7/7)
Answers and variations? Go gaga.