The Big Issue : Edition 536
44 THEBIGISSUE5–18MAY2017 2017 - Puzzle 21 JUST THE FACTS (AND ONE LIE) ABOUT... BUILDINGS 1 La Sagrada Familia is a cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. Its construction was commenced in 1882 and is still not completed. 2 The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building for 42 years, from its completion in 1931 to 1973, displaced by the World Trade Center. 3 Captain Cook’s cottage, which can be found in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, was originally located in the Yorkshire village Great Ayton, until its relocation in 1934. 4 The Sydney Opera House was designed by German architect Jens Horsten. He resigned from his role in the construction of the building in 1966. 5 At a height of 829.8 metres, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is both the tallest building and the tallest structure in the world. 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 #535 BY LINGO! THING More than a millennium ago a thing was a specific thing. Across the Germanic languages, a thing was a formal governing assembly. The parliament of Iceland, founded in 930, is still the Alþingi (Althing). This sense has not been used in English for around 800 years. It came to mean a matter of interest to someone, and from there came to refer to any item by around 1300. It’s been used, rather pityingly, since around that time. There are a whole collection of thing-based words for when you can’t recall the name of an item or person: thingammy (1737), thingamabob (1751), thingamajig (1824) as well as their less-successful siblings thingamerry (1819) and thingummytite (1865). by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) PUZZLES 2017 - Puzzle 20 Answer: No 4. The Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.