Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Stott » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:51 am

Please allow me to offer:-
Kings Cross Roads
Square Dance Hall
Knight Hood Wink
Blunder Bus Ticket
Swiss Guard Duty
I'm not sure whether homophones would be allowed. If so, there's also Board Stiff Card.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Upham » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:56 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Different guy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Crouch
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am

David Stott wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:51 am
I'm not sure whether homophones would be allowed. If so, there's also Board Stiff Card.
If not, that would also rule out Blunder - Buss/Bus - Ticket

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:45 am

A speaker on "Woman's Hour" today likened the current political farago to a game of twelve-dimensional chess - thus taking the lead numerically. The PM was said to have painted himself into a corner of chess pieces.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008436

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 pm

David Stott wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:51 am
Please allow me to offer:-
Kings Cross Roads
Square Dance Hall
Knight Hood Wink
Blunder Bus Ticket
Swiss Guard Duty
I'm not sure whether homophones would be allowed. If so, there's also Board Stiff Card.
Very good, David.

However, can you supply evidence of the existence of the items on your list, please?

Above, I did so for my "castle - gate - keeper".

Michael F's "pawn - shop - keeper" is, of course, a non-starter as everyone who goes knows the correct terminology - pawnshop op(erative).

Can't wait to see evidence of your "Blunder Bus Ticket", preferably on stiff cardboard!

Here's mine for "pawn - shop - ticket" -
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(Pssst, please say I sent you.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:01 pm

The book solutions: I have put a ! on the ones I got.

White - Christmas - Card !
Kings -Cross -Roads!
Square - Dance - Hall
Bishops -Gate - Post
Knight - Hood - Wink!
Black - Magic - Circle!
Piece- Meal - Ticket
Check - Point - Duty
Pawn - Shop - Keeper
Queen - Victoria Plum!

Did not spend too much time on it as there were other juicier chess puzzles that caught my attention.

This one (remove the Black King) find the three names.

Knight (the name has six letters) Bishop (the name has six letters) Queen (the name has 5 five letters)



They are Kings of England. e2 = James II , e6 - George Vi and e8 = Edward VIII (I failed to spot that link went off in another direction.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:10 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:01 pm
The book solutions: I have put a ! on the ones I got.

White - Christmas - Card !
Kings -Cross -Roads!
Square - Dance - Hall
Bishops -Gate - Post
Knight - Hood - Wink!
Black - Magic - Circle!
Piece- Meal - Ticket
Check - Point - Duty
Pawn - Shop - Keeper
Queen - Victoria Plum!
I'd dispute several of these because the question asked for three linked words. Some of these answers have only two words with the middle "word" being a prefix or suffix (or both) to the first or last words.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:29 pm

Very good, Geoff.

Why not complete the set of sovereigns -

Edward I of England "Hammer of the Scots"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_I_of_England

Alfonso XIII of Spain "El Africano"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_XIII_of_Spain
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:01 pm
The book solutions: I have put a ! on the ones I got.

White - Christmas - Card !
Kings -Cross -Roads!
Square - Dance - Hall
Bishops -Gate - Post
Knight - Hood - Wink!
Black - Magic - Circle!
Piece- Meal - Ticket
Check - Point - Duty
Pawn - Shop - Keeper
Queen - Victoria Plum!
I'd dispute several of these because the question asked for three linked words. Some of these answers have only two words with the middle "word" being a prefix or suffix (or both) to the first or last words.
I, also, protest that most of these combinations are too archaic for youngsters (like me) to get.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:34 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:39 pm

I, also, protest that most of these combinations are too archaic for youngsters (like me) to get.
This is a fault that surely time will correct.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:41 am

Ah, Michael, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. (Brian Towers has the same syndrome.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:12 pm

Saturday 7.9. Daily Telegrph satirical column by Michael Deacon.

His strategic genious has left Westminster reeling. But just who is Dominic Cummings?
1. DC is capable of thinking so far ahead that he managed to crack the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park nore than 30 years before he was born.
...
5. While playing a game of chess with his father at the age of eight, DC made a move of such devastating strategic brilliance that it prompted the immediate surrender of the Soviet army.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:01 pm

Yesterday's Times (I borrowed someone else's copy) reports that a meeting of Nigels is being organized in a pub, bemoaning the fact that very few babies are called Nigel now. The guy in charge (called Nigel), has invited messrs Havers, Lawson, Kennedy, Planer, Short etc. Apparently, Nigel comes from an Irish name which means champion. I haven't checked the veracity of that.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Upham » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:39 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Yesterday's Times (I borrowed someone else's copy) reports that a meeting of Nigels is being organized in a pub, bemoaning the fact that very few babies are called Nigel now. The guy in charge (called Nigel), has invited messrs Havers, Lawson, Kennedy, Planer, Short etc. Apparently, Nigel comes from an Irish name which means champion. I haven't checked the veracity of that.
Most appropriately for Farage we have
In Australian English, it is a colloquial term for a male social misfit or a friendless person, originating from the name being unusual in the 1980s and alliterating with "no-friends" (both start with n).[3]
Also, I would invite Nigel Tufnell, Nigel Mansell and Nigel Benn who, hopefully might not be a fan of Farage.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:01 pm

According to WIki the name 'Nigel' chosen for a new born peaked in 1994 when 447 were recorded. It's just possible that
was the result of a certain 1993 match. (Though Nigel Mansell and Nigel Kennedy were also media hot around about the same time)

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