Suit just arrived, looks great. My 91 year old neighbour thought I was about to go into space. I can just imagine those cold nights in the caravan in my suit.
Pictured: Judy Schouten, winner of a Lazypatch Duvet Suit in Variety Puzzles #60
I love your crosswords and subscribe to the maximum number of issues, also buying the Large Print, Variety Puzzles, Cryptics and some of the Handy publications from my local newsagent. I got my addiction from my Mum, who passed away earlier this year, 4 months short of her 91st birthday, and who had only started to ‘lose her marbles’ in the last couple of years of her life - there’s confirmation that crosswords are good for our mental health! Now approaching 66, I won’t be giving up any time soon and expect to keep my little grey cells limber and lively for many more years, with your help!
Thank you for my prizes and all your hard work, giving me much enjoyment, many challenges and great relaxation!
Very best wishes
Kewarra Beach, Qld
Anyway, thanks again. I really enjoy each issue of the magazine. It gives me hours of pleasure. I don’t subscribe because I live in a small town and need to support the local newsagent.
I spent the money on saving two people’s sight through the Fred hollows Foundation, so the money did lots of good.
Along with a couple of earlier winnings from Lovatts competitions of a Collins English Dictionary,and a Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus, hopefully I’ll be able to continue submitting successful entries.
Thank you sincerely.
Alva Faul, Invercargill, New Zealand
Thank you again, and I look forward to further winnings maybe in the future. What a wonderful job you people do compiling these puzzles - I have attempted the DIY a couple of times, coming runner up a few years ago, and it makes you realize just how hard it is to compile a crossword. Looks easy, but can be very frustrating - all looks fine until about the last 5 clues and nothing fits. So I do appreciate the hard work by you people to keep us amused. Keep it up!
Thank you again
I enjoy reading the comments from other puzzlers and ran across “As happy as Thelma” in January BIG. My granny was also full of Aussieisms and I use them a lot. The one she used the most was “you’re not holding your mouth right” when she was having problems doing something.
“Happy as Larry”: Blissfully contented.
I couldn’t find “Sitting up like Jackie”. However, after consulting my “John Blackman’s Australian Slang Dictionary” and “Don’t come the raw prawn” also by John Blackman, I found a couple you might like.
“To take a geek”: To look at something
“Don’t come the raw prawn”: What you say to someone who is trying to delude, deceive or hoodwink you with a far-fetched absurd idea or scheme.
If you ever do an Aussie word/slang puzzle I am ready for you.
Thank you for many hours of ‘bashing my brains out’ attempting to complete your puzzles.
The search for new words and the fun of fitting everything together is the motivation, but along the way a pat on the back with a prize is wonderful.
Thank you very much. Best wishes to you all.
I enjoy doing my favourite crosswords, Baffler and Cryptic, something to get your brain matter exercising. As a senior, I have bought Lovatts for years, and can’t wait to do Cryptic in Colossus.
Thank you again.