Word games

15th September 2006 at 01:00
FUNNY BUSINESS

All the following are anagrams of past and present UK comedians - take the initial letters of their first names and mix them up to find another comedian:

MYPOORCOMET

BROKENINRARE

POCKETROE

REALSULTAN

MONOCROTON

NORAAHOLLAND

CELERYNINJA

DIZZIEDREAD

WONKARNATIONS

ARICHERDALEK

RAYMURA

NOBITTERCRONE

AHOLYDRIVER Find the correct synonym for the first words. Then add or subtract the letters given to find anagrams of more comedians:

Widen - E + J (2, 5)

Gospels - G + E (3, 5)

Long-tailed parrot - A + Y (5, 3)

Vineyards + E (5, 4)

Takes + V (3, 6)

Levels + E + J (4, 6)

Mark Nyman

ANSWERS

TOMMY COOPER, RONNIE BARKER, PETER COOK, STAN LAUREL, TOM O'CONNOR, ARDAL O'HANLON, JENNY ECLAIR, EDDIE IZZARD, ROWAN ATKINSON, CHARLIE DRAKE, AL MURRAY, RONNIE CORBETT, OLIVER HARDY

Initial letters T, R, P, S, T, A, J, E, R, C, A, R, O give JASPER CARROTT.

BROAD(E)N + J = JO BRAND

EVAN(G)ELS + E = LEE EVANS

PAR(A)KEET + Y = PETER KAY

WINERIES + E = ERNIE WISE

RECEIVES + V = VIC REEVES

ECHELONS + E + J = JOHN CLEESE

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