The Big Issue : Edition 528
44 THE BIG ISSUE 13 – 26 JAN 2017 2016/7 - Puzzle 8 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... KINGS Can you find the lie among the truths? 1 There have been many “kings” in music. Elvis Presley was called the King of Rock’n’Roll, Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and James Brown was the King of Soul. 2 There are many countries that are ruled by kings, including Sweden, Belgium, Jordan and Lesotho. 3 Billie Jean King is a legendary tennis player who won 39 grand slam titles. In 1973, she beat male tennis player Bobby Riggs in a match that was known as “The Battle of the Sexes”. 4 Inge King was a sculptor, who died in 2016. Her best-known work is Forward Surge, which stands outside the Melbourne Arts Centre. 5 The “king” of Australian TV was Graham Kennedy. His screen career spanned an astounding 37 years. by Michael Weldon CARTOONBY(TOPRIGHT)ANDREWWELDON;(TOPLEFT)MICHAELWELDON ADDER’S COIL by Wylie Ideas wylieideas.com.au Place a number in each empty square to make a path through squares of the grid following the numbers 1 to 9 in order, repeated as many times as necessary. After 9, start again with 1. The path tracks through adjacent squares horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally, to form a continuous loop that does not cross itself, split or reach a dead-end at any point. Solution next edition! HOW TO PLAY ADDER’S COIL SOLUTIONS #527 BY LINGO! LOVE In tennis, love means nothing. There’s a common tale that this is an anglicisation of the French l’oeuf (egg) because a score of zero looks like an egg. Such satisfying stories are rarely true. The sense of love as “no score” in various games goes back to at least 1742. It most likely comes from the sense of playing “for love”, that is, for no stakes, which dates back to at least the 1670s. But the true story can, sometimes, be the wacky one; the similarity between zero and an egg is exactly where the cricketing duck comes from. In the 1860s schoolboy cricket players referred to a zero score as a duck’s egg, which was later shortened to a duck. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES 2016/7 - Puzzle 7 Answer: No 1. While the first two are indisputable, James Brown is known as the Godfather of Soul.