10 January, 2014

Here is a Puzzle...

by Geoff De'Ath

...by popular demand, an Elimination one to be precise – the first for 18 months. It’s only half the length of the last one which means it must be twice as easy and shouldn’t take you long to solve. To remind you of the rules: there are 37 words. 36 of them fit the 18 clues – two for each, leaving one spare. You have to find it and also the pairings for the others. You have until the end of April to send your solution to Geoff which might assist those who have no e-mail facilities. A prize of £11 (at the new improved rate) awaits the winner (drawn if necessary). If there is no outright winner (correct word and pairings) a prize of £5 will be awarded to anybody who correctly finds the odd word and has no more than 3 incorrect pairings. Have a go. You know it makes sense!!

a. 2 field events
b. 2 flowers
c. 2 combine to be of no value
d. ….just the opposite for these two
e. 2 make musical instrument
f. 2 containers
g. 2 for an anagram
h. 2 associated with crossing
i. 2 makes/models of car
j. 2 may be suits
k. 2 make transitional section (music)
l. 2 synonyms
m. 2 birds
n. 2 gates
o. 2 combine for security
p. 2 parts of a bird
q. 2 organs
r. 2 trees

1. Pinstripe
2. Triumph
3. Joy
4. Double
5. Garganey
6. Can
7.  Glass
8.  Harmonica
9.   Pad
10.   Barrel
11.  Worth
12.  Discus
13.  Acre
14.  Tweed
15.  Bridge
16.   Bill
17.  Breast
18.  Yew
19.  Soldier
20. Flood
21. Hearts
22.  Ford
23. Acer
24. Less
25. Rump
26. Ear
27. Tin
28. Price
29. Test
30. Hammer
31. Passage
32. Lock
33. Ash
34. Javelin
35. Elation
36. Less
37. Scaup

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