The Big Issue : Edition 531
42 THEBIGISSUE24FEB–9MAR2017 2017 - Puzzle 2 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... SHOES Try these on for size and give one the boot. 1 Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi received a three-year prison sentence for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush at a 2008 press conference. 2 In the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy famously wears a pair of red shoes, but in the novel on which the movie is based the shoes were silver. 3 Before he became an artist Andy Warhol began his career as a commercial illustrator, drawing shoes for such clients as The New York Times. 4 In 1883 Jan Matzeliger patented a shoe-lasting machine, which binds the upper to the sole, a major advancement in shoe-production techniques. 5 ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ was a 1956 hit for Elvis Presley, but it was originally recorded in 1955 by its composer, Jerry Lee Lewis. 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 #530 BY LINGO! EARSHOT How far away can someone be speaking to be in earshot? This rather unusual English compound is used to describe something being audible, and uses shot in the sense of “range”. The earliest recorded uses of earshot are around the start of the 17th century, and these are based on existing compounds of the time including gunshot and bowshot, referring to how far a projectile from each weapon could reach. The first known use of earshot is from a 1607 play The Woman Hater, which also has the first recorded use of the word prostitute in English. Alongside earshot the word eyeshot was also in use around the same time, but did not enjoy the same longevity. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES Answer: No 5. ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ was written and first recorded by Carl Perkins.