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29 February 2024 Teaser – “Four of a kind

In celebration that today’s date only happens every four years, today we’re celebrating four-letter words (no, not THOSE ones). Can YOU correctly identify the following four-letter words below from the clues?

  1. Do cartoonists do this when there is no winner?
  2. Add ER to this magical implement and you’ll be walking.
  3. Keeping things equal and stable is certainly not odd.
  4. Mothers are encouraged to do this in labour and at the swings.
  5. A layer of paint that will keep you warm outside.
  6. Guns and bosses can do this without warning.
  7. Play it on boards or eat it in fancy restaurants.
  8. Cinderella and Michael Jordan are nothing without this.
  9. Irishmen will say that this forest dweller comes after two!
  10. A prosperous explosion?
  11. Not eating anything is quite speedy!

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How did you go with the four-letter words? Here are the answers:

  1. Do cartoonists do this when there is no winner? DRAW
  2. Add ER to this magical implement and you’ll be walking. WAND
  3. Keeping things equal and stable is certainly not odd. EVEN
  4. Mothers are encouraged to do this in labour and at the swings. PUSH
  5. A layer of paint that will keep you warm outside. COAT
  6. Guns and bosses can do this without warning. FIRE
  7. Play it on boards or eat it in fancy restaurants. GAME
  8. Cinderella and Michael Jordan are nothing without this. BALL (or SHOE!)
  9. Irishmen will say that this forest dweller comes after two! TREE
  10. A prosperous explosion? BOOM
  11. Not eating anything is quite speedy! FAST

22 February 2024 Teaser – “Slogan’s run

We’ve mixed around the word order of some company slogans (past and present). Can you unscramble them AND identify which company they are for?

  1. DO IT JUST
  2. PLACE THE EARTH ON HAPPIEST
  3. DRIVING THE MACHINE ULTIMATE
  4. CRACKLE! POP! SNAP!
  5. SKIES FRIENDLY THE FLY
  6. AND GOING KEEPS IT AND GOING GOING 
  7. LICKIN’ IT’S GOOD FINGER
  8. WITHOUT HOME LEAVE IT DON’T
  9. IT YOU’RE WORTH BECAUSE
  10. THEM ALL CATCH GOTTA
  11. TO BE EVERYWHERE YOU WANT
  12. IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE
  13. THE RAINBOW TASTE
  14. FEELING A WHAT OH
  15. GET A MAN THE BEST CAN
  16. CLASS COURSES WORLD WRITING

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How did you go with the slogans? Here are the answers:

  1. JUST DO IT = Nike
  2. THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH = Disneyland
  3. THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE = BMW
  4. SNAP! CRACKLE! POP! = Rice Bubbles
  5. FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES = United Airlines
  6. IT KEEPS GOING AND GOING AND GOING = Energizer
  7. IT’S FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD = KFC
  8. DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT = American Express
  9. BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT = L’Oreal
  10. GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL = Pokemon
  11. EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE = VISA
  12. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING = Adidas
  13. TASTE THE RAINBOW = Skittles
  14. OH WHAT FEELING! = Toyota
  15. THE BEST A MAN CAN GET = Gilette
  16. WORLD CLASS WRITING COURSES = AWC!

15 February 2024 Teaser – “The language of love”

Can you identify the following literary works – all with a form of “LOVE” in their title – from the cryptic actions of their authors? (Publication date in parentheses.)

  1. Ian might send a postcard to a spy while in Moscow. (1957)
  2. Elizabeth found herself doing three things, the first two being tasty and spiritual. (2006)
  3. Alice described these skeletal ingredients in this way. (2002)
  4. William enjoys alliteration in this tale of four men’s romantic endeavours. (1597)
  5. E.R. was a likeable British teacher to have this written on his blackboard. (1959)
  6. What Jenny might write to all her male exes. (2014)
  7. For Gabriel, it was an era of disease and passion. (1985)
  8. Sam and Anita ask children this question ‘hare’ and there. (1994)
  9. D.H. delights in the body and mind of an aristocratic affair. (1932)


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How did you go with these titles? Here are the answers:

  1. From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
  2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  4. Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare
  5. To Sir, With Love by E.R. Braithwaite
  6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  7. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram
  9. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

8 February 2024 Teaser – “What do you mean?”

Can you identify the correct meaning for the following words?

  1. AVERRING: a) avoiding b) asserting
  2. TORPID: a) lethargic b) luke-warm
  3. ARRANT: a) disruptive b) complete
  4. TRUCULENT: a) crunchy b) fierce
  5. REVERIE: a) daydream b) childhood memory
  6. BYZANTINE: a) bejewelled b) complex
  7. ANODYNE: a) inoffensive b) metallic
  8. PERIPATETIC: a) nomadic b) hopeless
  9. ASPERITY: a) family wealth b) harshness
  10. PUISSANT: a) weak b) powerful
  11. ATARAXIA: a) tranquillity b) stomach cramp


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How did you go with these words? Did you know them all?

The correct meanings are in BOLD.

  1. AVERRING: a) avoiding b) asserting
  2. TORPID: a) lethargic b) luke-warm
  3. ARRANT: a) disruptive b) complete
  4. TRUCULENT: a) crunchy b) fierce
  5. REVERIE: a) daydream b) childhood memory
  6. BYZANTINE: a) bejewelled b) complex
  7. ANODYNE: a) inoffensive b) metallic
  8. PERIPATETIC: a) nomadic b) hopeless
  9. ASPERITY: a) family wealth b) harshness
  10. PUISSANT: a) weak b) powerful
  11. ATARAXIA: a) tranquillity b) stomach cramp

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