Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29259
Hints and tips by Mr K
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Hello, everyone. Today's fun puzzle brought to mind that "puzzle of two halves" cliché. The top opened up nicely, suggesting that perfection might be attainable, but then the bottom put up some resistance and it took sustained effort to get that filled. That thought made me wonder where the original "game of two halves" cliché originated. The best that the internet can offer is that it originates in 1980s football commentary, but that its creator remains a mystery. Anybody know who was responsible for it? The Google Ngram viewer agrees with the internet, with its data showing appearances in print of the phrase taking off from the early 1980s. There is also a flurry of appearances around 1940. I wonder what that was about? Continue reading "DT 29259"