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Salon 5 - Mini-Huh-Huh

10 March, 2014

Been enjoying a return to my Guardian fix, loving the work of Puck, Paul and Arachne in particular. Though not without a few raised eyebrows. Can some cryptic Samaritan out there furnish any rationale behind how these Huh clues work? The first three hail from Puck:

  1. Sound advice daughter ignored, in general = AGRIPPA

  2. Container one Geordie home put out for recycling? = CARTON

  3. Fanatical followers of Brazil and Barcelona? = NUTS [so why Barcelona?]

  4. Sex neither this nor that? = THE OTHER [Paul]

  5. Not being there and not drinking out of can = ABSENCE [Philistine]

  6. Officer in a tuxedo heartlessly upset worker = ADJUTANT [Picaroon]

And while I have your attention, I’m also trying to devise a Storm (or Folly) that plays with the idea of The Book Thief – yet how? Slashing of the letter B? Turning DILEMMA into DIL? Or maybe doctoring titles to say: Twice Gone Girl. Which variation on a theme will bring the greatest delight?

Thanks in advance for any huh help, or theme therapy. And here’s to another week of antics semantic.

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