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The Law of Averages

Just a couple of weeks ago I found myself bemoaning my bad luck in the following terms

A few months have passed since I last won a dictionary as a prize in the Independent Crossword competition.

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Bad Statistics

Today:
ED
TH (9)

TH under ED
DEFINITION: Capitalised letters express the nature in which the letters would be said; the definition

Solution: Thundered

Clue Of The Day

Puzzle 26: Freestyle 16. Don't hurt yourself!

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.36

The inspiration for this one, oddly enough, came from an episode of an Anthony Bourdain show (I watch any show he does on TV, by the by). 342 more words

Crosswords

When random doesn't seem random..

A few months have passed since I last won a dictionary as a prize in the Independent Crossword competition. That’s nothing remarkable in itself, but since my average rate of dictionary accumulation has been about one a month over the last few years, it seems a bit of a lull.  1,348 more words

The Universe And Stuff

Whenever I go to a violin recital I feel like Sherlock Holmes

Whenever I go to a violin recital I feel like Sherlock Holmes, at a recital by Sarasate. The day before the D’Alba concert, with no enthusiasm whatsoever I checked half dozen or so Soho doorways, but there was nothing but mediocrity, so I gave up and headed to the bus stop at the Piccadilly Circus end of Shaftesbury Avenue, and there standing outside the Japanese food place was a businesswoman with long straight hair, black jacket, black skirt, white blouse, massively voluptuous. 108 more words