The Big Issue : Edition 457
THEBIGISSUE2–8MAY2014 45 From: Prince George <email@example.com> To: Australians <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Thank Ye! Dear Big Issue, Prince George here. How are you? Oneisfine.OhwhatfunIhadonmy trip Down Under, what! Really, you all treated me like a king...and once I do away with Great Gran E, Prince Flappy Ears and Pappa Will, I will be one! Ha ha ha! Anyhow, I just wanted to crayon a few words of thanks for having me. I especially enjoyed Canberra (it’s like a merry-go-round), Sydney (just like that Nemo film) and Adelaide (I saw a seagull). Thank you, also, for my keepsake: I love my Clive Palmer talking doll – so cuddly – although buying the coal to run it is proving costly, what! by George by Patrick Witton CARTOONBYANDREWWELDON;PHILIPGLASSBYMITOSETTEMBREMUSICA/WIKIMEDIACOMMONS;PRINCEGEORGEBYCHRISJACKSON/GETTYIMAGES 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 ANSWERS TO CROSSWORD (ED#456) ACROSS 1. Spiffy; 4. Profit; 9. Spot; 10. Think tanks; 11. Launch; 12. Unstrung; 13. Coriander; 14. Poise; 18. Plonk; 20. Sketchier; 23. Stalwart; 25. Lariat; 26. Tie the knot; 27. Avid; 28. Exhort; 29. Boffin DOWN 1. Soprano; 2. Intention; 3. Fetching; 5. Rakish; 6. Flair; 7. Takings; 8. Figure skating; 13. Cap; 15. Other half; 16. Err; 17. Stiletto; 19. Latrine; 21. Elation; 22. Career; 24. Latch SOLUTIONS #456 INBOX ONE BY LINGO! BUS You may take it for granted that the bus you catch to work every day travels on the road, but for a short period of time there were also buses in the sky. The modern bus is a shortening of the Latin omnibus, meaning ‘for all’. We still use the full word to mean ‘a diverse collection of items’. Referring to the form of public transport, omnibuses – which were originally horse-drawn – have been in the English language since the 1820s. Within a decade, the word was clipped to ‘bus’. For a brief period in the early 1900s, the word bus also applied to aeroplanes, since they were designed to carry multiple passengers. We still have the aviation manufacturer Airbus today. by Lauren Gawne (superlinguo.com) 2014 - Puzzle 5 2014 - Puzzle 4 IS THE SCARY MAN STILL THERE?