Word games

Mark Nyman

PARTY POLITICS. 1 All the following are anagrams of past and present UK politicians - take the initial letters of their first names and mix them up to find another politician:HELLOCOWPEN; ALIBNTORY; HELIUMAILWAG; TELEVISEDAD; LETOMOREILLY; VIDEOWAND; SHALLWINDOOR; FURRHATLABOUR; TANNEDHONEY; POWERBALLOTER; MOLDALLCHAIRMAN.

2 Find the correct synonym for the first word - then add or subtract the letters given to find anagrams of the surnames of some more politicians: Rowers - S + C (7); Idle talk + H (8); Journals + L (8); Observer + C (8); Extended - E + S (9); Bankrupt + I +G (11)

3 Political Correctness?

Who are anagrammatised, perhaps appropriately, as "LOONIES FAR UP THE THAMES"? (3, 6, 2, 10) (Answers next week) pound;20 book token for the first correct answers to be opened on Tuesday.

Send to wordgames@tes.co.uk

or Wordgames, TES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX.

Answers to last week's

1. Andrew Murray, Roger Federer, Kelly Holmes, Nigel Mansell, Ricky Hatton, Andrew Flintoff, Mike Tyson, Laura Davies, Paul Robinson, Frankie Dettori, Alan Shearer, Davis Love.

Initial letters A,R,K,N,R,A,M,L,P,F,A,D give Frank Lampard.

2 Jo(u)rneys + O = Roy Jones Gasolen(e) + N = Sean Long Relie(v)es + N = Ernie Els Manitoba + H = Ian Botham Sedatives + V = Steve Davis Mandato(r)y + S = Tony Adams

3 Celestine Babayaro No correct answers received

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