The Big Issue : Edition 535
44 THEBIGISSUE21APR–4MAY2017 2017 - Puzzle 20 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... M ETAL You’ll get a medal if you can find the fib among these facts. 1 Heavy metal bands are known for their charming names. Some of these include Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Crushed Butler. 2 In L Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man was originally called the Tin Woodman. 3 The largest gold nugget ever found was The Welcome Stranger. It was discovered in Coloma, California, in 1869 and weighed more than 97 kilograms. 4 Lithium is the lightest metal and also the least dense solid element. 5 The last Olympic Games at which the gold medals were actually made of solid gold were the 1912 games in Stockholm, Sweden. 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 #534 BY LINGO! FURPHY The truth of the origin of the word “furphy” sounds exactly like the kind of false or absurd story that the word describes. The term has its origins among the Anzac soldiers of World War I. The original furphy was a “who” rather than a “what”. J Furphy and Sons Pty Ltd operated a foundry at Shepparton, Vic, making carts that were used in the war. Furphy’s carts were used for carrying water or – if you believe a 1916 source – rubbish. It is perhaps an extension of a very literal kind of trash talking, or the kind of gossip around the water cart that now occurs around the proverbial watercooler, that gave rise to the modern furphy. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES 2017 - Puzzle 5 Answer: No 3. The Welcome Stranger was found right here in Australia, in Moliagul, Victoria!