DA’s Clue of the Round (22)

  by David Astle (http://davidastle.com/) A chewy one this week:   No 3 is a Bomber dynasty; No 5, a defensive Saint; No 7 goes for the Blues But a chiselled athlete he ain’t. No 8, a one-time Demon Is now running round in stripes; No 20 is a Roos rebounder; While the next two [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (21)

Another diversion for the devotees:   If OSTRICH = CHRIS SCOTT And BANTER = BRETT RATTEN Then what prominent players of 2011 (from four different clubs again) equal the words below?   ALCHEMIST BARONETS CHAMPED SWATHE   Solution to DA’s Clue of the Round (20): Mark LeCras (mark/clears/lacers) Visit David’s site at http://davidastle.com.  

DA’s Clue of the Round (20)

  by David Astle (always only a click away at http://davidastle.com!) I am an AFL star currently on target.My first name is a footy term.My surname when scrambled reveals what a solid hit-out achieves – or perhaps identifies gear stewards preparing boots for battle.Who am I? Solution to DA’s Clue of the Round (19): No [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (19)

Don’t forget to catch David Astle’s website at http://davidastle.com. But first, see if you can solve this week’s clue: Using surnames only, in this sneaky approach Where only true puzzle-heads will last, Can you mix an E into one current coach To spell a second from the recent past? Solution to DA’s Clue of the [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (18)

This week’s clue from David Astle (http://davidastle.com/) taps into the news of the moment:   In light of TAB-gate, and the dim demise of Heath Shaw, what three more players (a Blue, a Lion and a Saint) will the AFL Commission also need to monitor due to their punt-prone surnames? (And any more candidates you [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (17)

Crank up the brains, folks. David Astle (http://davidastle.com/) is back to test us.   Last week we tripped over Anthony Hudson, whose surname is a river. As a first name, quite a few current players (Lewis, Russell, Gysberts) can claim Jordan as their river. Yet what prominent player, relying on his complete name, is a [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (15)

DA’s Clue of the Round (15) Time to consider the AFL commentary box – both TV and radio, both primary callers and special comments across all networks. We deliver six clues here, then six new clues on Friday, over at the DA blog (http://davidastle.com/). See how you fare with the dozen. So, just toying with [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (14)

  Perhaps this pairing is not unique – See what you can unearth in the week. But I’ve discovered one team list Where two current players exist (One just a lanky beginner, His mate a feted flag winner) And each surname can create The surname of the other teammate.   (Can you name the club, [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (13)

by David Astle   Something a bit different this week – a puzzle in piecemeal. Today is Part One – being four past or present AFL players. Your challenge is to spot the connection, which has zip to do with their playing careers, club or position. In fact only true all-round sports nuts will win the [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (12)

by David Astle (Don’t forget to visit http://davidastle.com/) As winter nears, And the alpine horde disappears, What well-known brand Seen across Snow Land Comprises a racing star (Not on ski, not in car) Sitting side-by-side A footy great glorified By his Norm-Smith day? Though wait – he runs the other way. Solution to DA’s Clue of [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (11)

Don’t forget to check out the wonderful world of David Astle at davidastle.com. Here’s David’s clue for this week. Can you solve it? We have in mind a big-name player in the AFL, currently suspended from the action. Curiously, when you suspend every compass point from his name, as well as every Roman numeral, the four [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (10)

Don’t forget to check out the wonderful world of David Astle at davidastle.com. Here’s David’s clue for this week. Can you solve it? Add a vowel to this current coach’s surname Then mix to make the “other team” in our game. Which coach? And what’s the other team? SOLUTION TO CLUE OF THE ROUND 9: [Read more]

DA’s Clue of the Round (9)

DA’s Clue of the Round (9) The task of any selector Is to pick an inspiring director, Or ideally two near the sticks Despite his height of 176. To which rookie do we refer A strange case of auteur a deux? Please don’t post the answer if you get it. We’ll publish the solution next [Read more]

Clue of the Round: Round 8

DA’s Clue of the Round (8) Logically, which current Demon is planning to visit Anzac Cove in the off-season, as well as the Venetian canals, then west to Nice on the Cote d’Azur. As part of the same jaunt the youngster will fly home via Sao Paolo, before partying in Kingston, Jamaica. Who’s the player, [Read more]

Clue of the Round: Round 7

DA’s Clue of the Round (7): Avid fans of footy matches, First knew me as trim catches. Then consequently: 4A9. Before rattles plagued my sign. Nowadays, surprise-surprise, I’m a union under foreign skies. What am I? [Don’t give it away in the comments…we’ll let you know next week] Answer to Clue of the Round (7): The [Read more]