The Big Issue : Edition 532
44 THE BIG ISSUE 10 – 23 MAR 2017 2017 - Puzzle 3 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... FISH/PHISH/FICHE Which one of these is a red herring? 1 Go Fish is a game that can be played with an ordinary deck of playing cards. It is ostensibly played the same way as another game, Happy Families. 2 Microfiche is a sheet of film that can be used to store images of many printed pages at a tiny size. It was invented in 1961 by Carl O Carlson. 3 Fish is the stage name of singer Derek Dick, who was a member of the prog rock group King Crimson, from 1981 until 1988. 4 According to countryranker.com, Iceland is the country that eats the most fish per capita, consuming 90.1 fish per person per year. 5 Fish related film Jaws (1975) was the highest grossing movie of all time, until the release of Star Wars in 1977. 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 #531 BY LINGO! MIGRAINE The English word migraine has Latin roots, which were obscured when the word was borrowed from Old French. Galen, a famed philosopher and physician of the Roman Empire, wrote about hemicranias – a debilitating type of headache affecting half the head. Hemi means “half” as in hemisphere, and crania is “head” in Latin; cranium is still the medical term for the upper skull. When it came into English in the late 14th century different spellings demonstrated similarity to the original Latin compound, including emigranea and megrim. By the 1770s the word was migraine, modelled on the French word and leaving the connection to the original Latin opaque. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES 2017 - Puzzle 2 Answer: No 3. Fish was the singer with that other prog rock behemoth, Marillion.