Word games

14th October 2005 at 01:00
ANIMAL MAGIC. 1 All the following are anagrams of animals (plus the odd bird and fish) - take the initial letters of the answers and mix them up to find 2 more animals: THEACHE; ORANGE; PAROLED; GORILLATA;COOLCIDER; RONSHEROIC; POTTYCRADLE; THEPANEL;TOEPANEL; MAPCHINEZE; OAKORGAN; CHAINED; FLUSHING; LILODRAMA

2 Find the correct synonym for the first word - then add or subtract the given letters to find anagrams of some more animals (or birds or fish), e.g. "Nice - L + H (8)" would be P(L)EASANT + H = PHEASANT Increase + A (7); Meter-reader + I (7);Artist + R (8);Contrary - T + R (8);Needs - E + L (8);Leaving - N + R (9)

3 Which word comprised of 2 animals is an obsolete term for a giraffe?

Mark Nyman(Answers next week).

pound;20 book token for the first correct answers to be opened on Tuesday.

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Answers to last week

1 Obstetrician, Solicitor, Psychiatrist, Equerry, Conductor, Newscaster, Editor, Lifeguard, Inspector, Manicurist, Neurologist, Acrobat, Undertaker, Radiographer.

Initial letters O,S,P,E,C,N,E,L,I,M,N,A,U,R give Policeman and Nurse.

2 Generous - E = Surgeon; Corrupt - T = Producer; Caption + I = Optician; Obstacle + N = Constable; Arbiters + R = Barrister; Terraces + Y = Secretary 3 Referee, Emcee.

Winner: C F Leonard of Sutton, Surrey

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