3 February, 2015
Something a bit different this week, the fruit of a recent insomnia spell. Can you switch the letters in a well-known name - trading between the two names - to create a new identity. Mick Jagger, say, would become a truck glass, or Mack Jigger. While Bob Carr could turn into Rob Carb - or lift pasta.
Near misses are many, from Pail Sumon to Tiny Fea, but let's keep the exchanges pure, switching letters without moving any other letters. As with the examples, a letter removed must have its vacancy filled by the letter gained.
There not easy to find. Hence the insomnia, and the shortlist. Can you figure these people out - as well as manufacture your own?
1. Taurus cluesmith (Oz actor)
2. Killjoys quarrel (tennis stat/coach)
3. Tuber muscle (Oz reporter)