DA Puzzle of the Round (23)

Discover the world of David Astle here.

But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle?

In your final puzzle fling of Season 2012, before we put the wordplay aside for the real stuff, you seek a curious animal. If a Manx cat has no tail, then that same creature that could appear on paper as CA. Just as a Manx tiger would be TIGE, or bulldog, BULLDO. Now your puzzle:

So what key name
As spotted in every game
(A little more often, as losers wish)
Can be deemed a southern Manx fish?


Last week’s question and answer:

Can you identify this bloke, head and shoulders above most current players?


DA Puzzle (22): A certain Freo giant, Battery (AA) + R-ON-S-AND-IL-AND-S


  1. Hope you’re still tuning in to the English show Countdown, DA.

    The numbers section is pretty repetitive. Most of the contestants go for the safe option: 1 large and 5 small.

    Haven’t seen a Full Monty for a few episodes but been out the back chopping wood for the fire a few times.

    Very pleased to note they’re still using — in the words of the Home Hardware ”proper hardware store” line — the proper dictionary.

    The Oxford, naturally, the only dictionary we English speakers should ever, ever use !!!

  2. Hi DA,

    I reckon it might be S(outhern) Herrin(g) which translates into the much sought after Manx Sherrin.



  3. Burkie has solved it. I’ve just removed his comment to give others a crack. Well done Burkie.

  4. Andrew Fithall says


    Just heard that you are doing a week on Summer Breakfasters on Triple R next week. I look forward to you accompanying me on my morning walk.

    For anyone else who wants to listen in, the Breakfasters are on in Melbourne 6 to 9 am Monday to Friday. 102.7 or rrr.org.au if you are out of town and want to stream.


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