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Diabolically Arcane

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Posts tagged with friday folly:


Posted on 14 March, 2018

Sentence Folly

Posted on 28 October, 2017

Fake Clues

Posted on 8 June, 2017

Sevens Fever

Posted on 12 August, 2016


Posted on 22 July, 2016

Tapped Out

Posted on 24 June, 2016

Number's Up

Posted on 3 June, 2016

Vile Wile

Posted on 20 May, 2016

Nerd v Geek

Posted on 6 May, 2016

Gamy Madams

Posted on 29 April, 2016

Joan's Banjo

Posted on 18 March, 2016

Elementary Enigma

Posted on 11 March, 2016


Posted on 4 March, 2016


Posted on 29 January, 2016


Posted on 18 December, 2015

Complexity Enterprise

Posted on 11 December, 2015

Inside Out

Posted on 4 December, 2015

Claims To Fame

Posted on 20 November, 2015


Posted on 13 November, 2015

Obesity Bites

Posted on 6 November, 2015


Posted on 9 October, 2015

Expand Pandas

Posted on 2 October, 2015

Ogre in a Toga

Posted on 25 September, 2015

Viking King

Posted on 18 September, 2015

One Step Forward

Posted on 11 September, 2015

Patent Tent For Dad's Day

Posted on 4 September, 2015


Posted on 21 August, 2015

Cilla Black & White

Posted on 7 August, 2015

Omission Possible (II)

Posted on 31 July, 2015

Rum Conundrum

Posted on 17 July, 2015

Dad Clues

Posted on 3 July, 2015

Rupert's Recipe

Posted on 15 May, 2015

Demonym Derby

Posted on 20 March, 2015

Elk Cackle

Posted on 12 December, 2014

Hide & Sequel

Posted on 31 October, 2014

Musical Fusion

Posted on 17 October, 2014

Dynamic Duets

Posted on 3 October, 2014

Radio Storm

Posted on 26 September, 2014


Posted on 11 September, 2014

Rewording The Brain

Focus & memory, lateral leaps & logic - every aspect of cognitive health is lit in Rewording The Brain, a book revelling in how puzzles boost your brain. Part 2 equips your brain to conquer any twisty clue, plus the wild crossword finale. Pop science meets neural gameplay, Rewording is rewarding, and out now.


Rewording The Brain

Care to renew your noodle? Rewording The Brain explores the latest neural studies, seeing how puzzles (and twisty clues) boost your neurons. Part 2 helps you crack such clues, and prep the grey matter for the crossword showcase to finish. More here

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101 Weird Words (and 3 Fakes)

From Ambidextrous to Zugwang, this mini-dictionary teems with rare or alluring words, plus bonus riddles, puzzles and fun word-facts. Dictionary detective will also nab the collection's three fakes. Ideal for late primary schoolers, or word-nuts in general.

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Gargantuan Book of Words

Sneeze words. Fake pasta. Viking slang. Gargantuan is a jumbo jumble of puzzles & games, mazes & quizzes, tailor-made for that wordy wonderkid in your life. Or anyone in love with letters, secret codes, puns, rhymes, emoji & all things languagey. More here 

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Riddledom Rave

If you missed my riddle chat with Richard Fidler, then feel free to slurp the podcast at http://ab.co/1I9t1x5