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Salon 53 - News & a Few Clues

30 March, 2015

Been a while since I posted a Salon - a bulletin board of stuff happening, and crosswords worth sharing. On the first front, this week is has some stage & radio:

+ tonight [Monday March 30] you can come play Late Night Letters & Numbers at Melbourne Town Hall;

+ on Wednesday - April Fools Day - I'm cohosting the Conversation Hour on ABC after 11, talking mental health & politics, seriously;

+ then later at 430 it's my fortnightly lingo window with Nicole Chvastek on ABC Drive Victoria;

+ a lot more looming too, with events in Canberra, Bendigo, Melbourne, Williamstown & a wintry Orange. So keep an eye peeled. 

As for puzzles, I've been loving some Times and Guardian offerings. Here's a grab of four classy clues. Can you solve'm? And what other puzzles have you come by?

1. Type of neck fit for woolly (5) [Times 10208]

2. Author in ship departing Scottish city (5) [Times 10206]

3. Fling with hunk is wild fantasy (7,8) [Picaroon - brilliant]

4. Vegetable to grill with stock (7) [Times 10202]

Have a wordy week.

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