The Big Issue : Edition 451
THEBIGISSUE7--20FEB2014 45 CARTOON BY ANDREW WELDON; PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK KOLBE/ GETTY IMAGES SHODDY Shoddy was originally a type of yarn, made mostly from reused woollen rags, which was then used to make a thick cloth. The term started appearing in the 1830s and likely originated in the north of England, where much of the fabric manufacturing was done. New shoddy looked like the much better quality broadcloth. But it quickly deteriorated, leaving many feeling tricked. It was used in great quantities during the American Civil War (1861--65), and became a byword for anything that fooled people by appearing to be of better quality than it really was. Within 30 years the word was being used to refer to people and things that, like the fabric, weren’t as good as they frst seemed. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) 1 1 8 1 74 63 2 9 5 89 3 5 2 82 4 2 8 6 4 7 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 4564512 3 3 8 736954 2912 786 7 15465198 963 742 3 4 8 7283 265 3 4199178 256 78 439 198 76521 ANSWERS TO CROSSWORD ED#450 ACROSS 1. Trashes; 5. Ancient; 9. Digs one's heels in 10. Look into; 11. Humeri; 13. Remeasures; 15. Lean; 17. Gate; 18. Middle Ages; 21. Avidly; 22. Rekindle; 25. Persona non grata; 26. Echidna; 27. Emerald DOWN 1. Toddler; 2. Aggro; 3. Hooligan; 4. Sheet music; 5. Ache; 6. Cheque; 7. Easter egg; 8. Tension; 12. Meddlesome; 14. Matriarch; 16. Meringue; 17. Grapple; 19. Steward; 20. Almond 23. Drama; 24. Saga SOLUTIONS #450 INBOX ONE From: Kim Jong-un <KJ@DPRK.kom> To: Tony Abbott <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: It's easy! Dear Tony, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un here. How are you? I am supreme. So! You want your national broadcaster to stop being so critical of your own country and cease taking everyone's side but your own. It's an easy fx! Do what I do and provide the media with 'news templates'. This makes their job easier, and makes them not dead. Feel free to use any of the following (I have already made amendments). News story #1 Today Supreme Leader Tony Abbott visited a school and was met with rapturous applause. News story #2 Today Supreme Leader Tony Abbott visited a factory and was met with rapturous applause. News story #3 Today Supreme Leader Tony Abbott visited a cat and was met with rapturous applause. Soon everyday will be a good news day! KJ-u by Patrick Witton BY LINGO!