Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Gridless 014

BRUSHSTROKES

This isn't a very drawn-out affair - there are just fifteen clues - but it's all about art and the pursuit of meaning where art is concerned can be extremely overwhelming!

Your ultimate goal is to find the puzzle's answerline which is a vertical word or phrase. In discovering it, you'll reveal a surprisingly simple way in which all the answers are connected. And you'll also render the complex concept of art much more fathomable!

Sort of like a Vincent Gogh painting losing paint then fading entirely away! (9) 1.

Get an art rep.! (5) 2.

3. Stamp on the vegetable. (6)

4. A painting that can be hung beside slick paint cans and tops, well. (3)

5. What do crayons and spray-guns have in common? They belong to American Jewish artist, Man! (4)

6. Ellington's jazz trombonist, Art _ _ _ _ _ . (5)

7. Most of our nudes start to expose their buttocks. (4)

8. A number is sculpting the Nautilus, for example. (9)

The way around the heart of the Louvre's full of twists and turns. (4) 9.

Rubbing out coarser lines, strengthening central ones like charcoal. (5) 10.

Commissioned officer to create : easel, frames. (7) 11.

12. By law, I'd own some but she'd probably inherit her husband's art collection. (5)

13. Dotted, chintzy, and urban. (4)

14. Tussaud's medium to become more prominent. (3)

Draw McGraw in no time (5) 15.

This GRIDLESS rated: HARD

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Sunday, 4 May 2008

Odds and Ends 003

PUNCHLINE 1

A man presents himself at the psychiatrist's office wearing only shorts made of cling wrap...

To discover what the psychiatrist says, write out the following 'stockpile' of letters in order exactly as they appear in blue, then carefully follow the instructions. The solution will be revealed at step 15.

ONLYSHORTSMADEOFCLINGWRAP

1. Delete the letters H, M, F, W, and P.

2. Move the rightmost letter and place it in the leftmost position.

3. Remove the rightmost six letters and rewrite them, in that order, between the third and fourth letters of the stockpile.

4. Add the letter U to the stockpile so that a word meaning, "BITTER" is formed reading left to right somewhere amongst the letters.

5. Move the leftmost letter O one position to the left, and the letter E eleven positions to the left.

6. Delete the word meaning, "FUSS" that can be found reading left to right in the stockpile.

7. Place an E between the letters S and O that appear side-by-side in the stockpile.

8. Add another letter A so that a word meaning "ADVANCED" is formed reading left to right somewhere in the stockpile.

9. Take the sixth letter out; rewrite this letter in the leftmost position.

10. Move the second N from the left nine places to the right.

11. Duplicate, in order, the two letters that appear immediately after this second letter N so that they also appear immediately to the left of this second letter N.

12. Place an E between the R and the N that occur beside each other in the stockpile.

13. Insert another C so it is the third letter back from the existing C, and insert another Y so it is the third letter after the existing Y.

14. Double the second E.

15. Remove the first O, the G, and the rightmost letter R.

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