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8 August, 2014

Raking over some Wordwit archives, I came across this little game from 2007. As you’d expect, being a people puzzle, the names are a little dated.

The challenge is audio, where you turn a well-known person into a string of sounds. The folly’s title – SHARK-SHEAR-ARK, say – is the sound of Jacques Chirac, just as former F1 driver would be SHARK-FILLER-NERVE.

So then, here are a few more audio celebs from 2007 (some of whom are still around). Can you solve them, using the clues? (Note: the first two are Australian, then 3 Poms, plus a mystery tail-ender.) And can we produce an updated list of luminaries?

DA1. Ferment (4) – dollar (7) – like blue cheese (5)
DA2. Spine (5) – denigrate (7) – understand (4)
DA3. Gab (3) – sugary dessert (5) – besides (3)
DA4. Meeting head (5) – neck (6) – ship’s base (4)
DA5. Refrain (6) – respect (6) – gambling game (4)
DA6. Troll (5) – humble (4) – traipse (5)

Good luck. Not so easy to solve, these. Or make!

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