Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tidings of comfort and joy

No, we had that one in the cookhouse a few days ago.

On a similar theme is the remarkable anagram devised for a crossword clue by that great compiler John Graham ("Araucaria"), who will be 90 in the New Year: O hark the herald angels sing the boy's descent which lifted up the world (5,9,7,5,6,2,5,3,6,2,3,6).

If you need a hint, I can tell you that you probably heard these twelve words more than once in the last week.

Yes, that's right: While shepherds watched their flocks by night all seated on the ground.

But my favourite crossword clue is this one, which is much easier to solve:  "-"   (1,6,3,1,4)


john said...

ok, I give in.

Tony said...

I haven't got a clue.

Elizabeth said...

"A Happy New a Year" .... (the "a" is a hiccup).

john said...

Ok. After a month of cogitation I've finally got it. Thank you - v amusing.