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23 comments on “Miscellaneous Old Comments

  1. Don’t know how far this trend has infiltrated the Telegraph puzzle, but elsewhere, “radio alphabet” stuff like Mike=>M and Golf=>G is getting to be quite popular. So maybe the whole lot from Alpha to Zulu.

  2. Dave! long time without seeing you, hehe.
    I’m gonna try that tikka massala here… even though I still remember taste of the mango pickle frickle tickle whatever ickle is… :)

  3. I used to work with Freddy in Milton Keynes, and we all felt sorry for him when a new job meant he had to move to Malaga – but then he does live in Granada!

  4. Having used the NATO alphabet for most of my life I have no need of that, although I am sure others may. But, a sample of Riders & Horses would be good. Napoleon & Morengo for example.

    1. Bellringer

      It took me a while, but I have finally published the Horses and Riders page. Early drafts had over 600 entries, but I have whittled it down to about 100.

      1. Ave! Dave
        I’ve been under the weather for a while and am only now catching up. Thanks for the list it should prove useful. But, I am sure that Turpin did not ride from London to York nor am I certain that his horse was Black Bess. I believe that this feat was achieved by another highwayman whose name escapes me for the moment.

  5. Hi Dave,

    Could you please recommend some resources to read about crosswords statistics. Google and Yahoo! are pretty quiet about it.

    Thank you,

    1. Welcome to the blog Neil

      I’ll think about your suggestion. The problem is always where to draw the line on who to include and who not.

      I’m working on Heraldry at the moment, but it is proving to be a bigger task than I thought and I may have to whittle down over 250 entries to about 100.

      1. Thanks to both of you!
        I live in Hong Kong and only get the puzzles when we come home and trawl through the back copies with my Father in Law from time to time. So I’m only on Sept 2011 at the moment!!!

  6. Hi BD,

    How about some commonly used slang and cockney rhyming slang?

    I was trying to remember if 500 was a “pony” or a “monkey” and I thought that I would be bound to find the answer here. Sadly not!


  7. I always think that this list is in the mine.
    But manage to find by typing carriage in the little search gizmo.

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