Final DA Puzzle – Astle is hanging up the boots

David Astle is hanging up his boots and presents his final puzzle for the Footy Almanac. For all his fans on this site, please leave a comment below for a man who has tortured the minds of many (and left them craving more).

DA Puzzle of the Round (11)

This week’s puzzle from the best in the business, David Astle.

DA Puzzle of the Round (9)

Three current players are hidden in DA’s wordplay. The entire trio hails from the one club, with clues arranged from tame to tough. Who’s up this week?

DA Puzzle of the Round (8)

DA has selected three new players from the one club to be clued. Remember, these clues rely on wordplay only, without any definition. Likewise, the level of difficulty climbs with each clue. Which club has been targeted, and who is the current trio?

DA Puzzle of the Round (7)

Here’s another trio of clues, pointing to current players from the one club. Keep in mind the clues are purely wordplay, with no definition. You’ll also find that the clues are ordered – in Brownlow style – from easy (1) to fiendish (3). Good luck.

DA Puzzle of the Round (6)

Three current players are hidden in DA’s wordplay. The entire trio hails from the one club, with clues arranged from tame to tough. Who’s up this week?

DA Puzzle of the Round (5)

Three more current players to figure out this week, hidden in DA’s wordplay. All three play for the one club, with clues arranged from friendly to fiendish.

DA Puzzle of the Round (4)

Three more current players to figure out this week, hidden in DA’s wordplay. All three hail from the one club, with clues arranged from mild to masochistic. Who’s in this week’s lineup?

DA Puzzle of the Round (1)

He’s back! David Astle returns for the season and his opening puzzle has set a high benchmark. Can you solve it?

DA Puzzle of the Round (23)

David Astle signs off with his final puzzle of the season.

DA Puzzle of the Round (22)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? Time for some code-cracking 101 this week. Can you identify this bloke, head and shoulders above most current players? Battery/R S 49 S Last week’s question and answer: This week suits master manipulatora. Changing the right letter per word, can [Read more]

DA Puzzle of the Round (21)

Discover the world of David Astle here. But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? This week suits master manipulatora. Changing the right letter per word, can you join the new combo to spell a current AFL player? DAM + INHALE, say, can be DAV + IDHALE = Hawthorn’s DAVID HALE. Along with David, these [Read more]

DA Puzzle of the Round (20)

  Discover the world of David Astle here.   But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? What player in this week’s press owns a vowel-free surname of seven letters? And sifting the lists across the league, I dug up two prominent players – both hailing from SA originally – who brag all five vowels [Read more]

DA Puzzle of the Round (18)

  Discover the world of David Astle here.   But first, can you solve this week’s puzzle? How weird’s this? There’s a quick-handed player running around whose first name is a team-mate’s surname. Who is he? (While I reckon this fluke is unique, here’s a test to make sure you found the right bloke: mix [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]