## DA Puzzle of the Round (15)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? This week we give you six straight clues. Solve them correctly and you can then string your answers together in a new sequence (with no letter mixing needed) to sound out a major AFL name. As an added help, the [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (14)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Only new this year, this first-round draft pick has already impressed club selectors. (There’s now talk of a longer-term contract for the same left-footer.) But here’s the kicker: his first name is the character famously played by his surname in [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (13)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Right about now, this non-playing footballer will be feeling less than zero, a victim of his own actions. Which his name reflects, in a strange way. Because if you remove all the roman numerals, and all the compass points, from [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (12)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Two coaches in our cross hairs this week. Amazingly, one coach’s name contains a body part that may painfully observe the verb that lies inside the second coach’s name. Can you identify the anatomy and action of these two game-time [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (11)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Simple anagram this week. See if you can unpick the mix without resorting to any software clicks: What relative newcomer of 2012 is fittingly found in SIDE WOMAN-ROLE? Solution next week DA Puzzle (10) solution: Stewart (swatter) Cram/eri

## DA Puzzle of the round (10)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Amazingly, this reluctant handballer (and a clear student of the game) can have his first name scrambled to spell a diligent scholar – while his surname’s last three letters can be axed to reveal what this same scholar does on [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (9)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? As Leroy Jetta becomes the first player busted for staging, we look to other teams for prima donnas of repute. Greater Western Sydney, say, have Taylor (Amy) Adams and Callan (Rachel) Ward, while the Dees claim Troy (Judy) Davis, Jack [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (8)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Two prominent players, From two Melbourne-based teams. Who paired could be magical, Or so it seems.   Since the midfielder And forward combined Echo house members Of a sorcerous kind.   Abracadabra, what two stars? And what house? (No mixing [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (6)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? When you hit 32, the milestones appear, As they did for him last round. But the clock never stops, and maybe next year, Promising rookies will need to be found. This whole (13) process Is part of footy life, no [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (5)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? This week we take the opposite approach, giving you the antonyms of a dozen current footballers, with Higher (Freo), say, leading you to Nick Lower, Richmond’s Queen being Jake King. Sounds easy? 1. Skint (Lions) 2. Mature (Dees) 3. Tardy [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (4)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle?   Both stars are among the taller players in the same top-eight team. Placed side-by-side they sound out a sportsman somewhere between 80-90 kilos. Name all three athletes.   Solution next week   Solution to DA Puzzle 3: Budweiser Franklin, [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (3)

For David Astle’s carnival of words, puzzles and more words click HERE! But first, try this: If Heineken can infiltrate the next Bond movie, then what stops alcohol brands sneaking onto the AFL playing lists? If Filipino beer is getting behind the Brisbane coach, then he must be San Miguel Voss, while a Kiwi brewery [Read more]

## DA Puzzle of the Round (2)

Remember that David Astle is always just a click away at http://davidastle.com/ But before you make that click, try this:   A snap if you know your cars – but what two Volkswagen models are both listed footballers ready to rev in 2012? (And to check your answers, throw in GO to the pair’s first [Read more]

## DA’s Puzzle of the Round (1)

Catch the delightful puzzles and words of David Astle at http://davidastle.com/. In the meantime, David has once again been good enough to provide with a puzzle a week for season 2012. Here’s his first.   To help you segue from one season to the next, we look at the 16 Aussie cricketers currently preparing for the Windies [Read more]

## DA’s Clue of the Round (28)

The Footy Almanac thanks David Astle for providing Almanackers with extra food for thought over the 2011 season.   Last roll of the puzzle dice for Season 2011.Thanks for all your comments and deductions over that time. This experiment has been fun. (And if you happened to enjoy this Almanac side-trip, or wish to [Read more]

## DA’s Clue of the Round (27)

Do you sometimes get the feeling that you just don’t have a clue? Well then, here’s one from David Astle to help you through the day. (David can also be found at http://davidastle.com/)   Despite being very much active in this weekend’s finals, our mystery player opens with a notable AFL retiree of 2007, [Read more]

## DA’s Clue of the Round (26)

Catch up with the wonderful world of David Astle here. But before you do, see if you can find the answers to this week’s clue. This week we browse Brownlow winners over the last 20 years. Playing with the winners’ surnames only, you will find: 1. A colour; 2. A major novel by the [Read more]

## DA’s Clue of the Round (25)

For all your puzzling requirements, visit David Astle at http://davidastle.com/. Here’s David’s footy clue for this week: If Joy, Ghost or Winona could serve as the comical nickname of Bombers’ Patrick RYDER (think about it for a moment), can you figure out these other imaginary nicknames? We’ve chosen one player from each of the competing [Read more]

## DA’s Clue of the Round (24)

by David Astle (always only a click away at http://davidastle.com/)   He’s already been an answer in a previous DA puzzle on the Almanac site, but this time the question is different. (On spotting this amazing fluke, I couldn’t resist!) What young utility player can drop an O from his name, and have his [Read more]

## DA’s Clue of the Round (23)

Solution to DA’s Clue of the Round (22): The numbers linked to the chronological order of Australian PMs, and their namesakes in AFL: Tim/Jobe WATSON, Sam FISHER, Dave HUGHES, Cameron BRUCE, Scott MCMAHON, Josh FRASER and (ruck coach) Clark KEATING and Christian HOWARD, a Western Bulldogs rookie. Round (23) clue: 3-D football may only be [Read more]