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Peek inside the black-and-white box of a cryptic crossword and you will find wonders. Puns and double meanings. Reversals and codes. Charades and homophones. This session will unlock the secrets of each clue recipe, as well as pass on the pleasures of solving and making your own clues. Far more than your chance to unravel a single puzzle, David’s chat is a challenge to open your mind to deeper wordplay. The session will allow your brain to flex and your imagination to germinate, ready for any future conundrum.
Looks at great word-inventors in the past and their secrets; the ‘rules’ of word making; the flops and the secrets to reach the dictionary, after my own success with phubbing, now in the Oxford & many other dictionaries. This same session can tie in a fun brainstorming phase where students create and select words, staging […]
As Australia’s best known word nerd & riddle-wizard, David can make the alphabet dance. His letter games unlock ideas & stories, or reveal secrets about words around us. Via quizzes & lateral thinking, the Wordburger session will stir kids to invent words, play with imagery, unravel puzzles & maybe solve a few cryptic clues. David […]