I write a lot on this blog, and put a lot of photos up. But you’ve been getting it all too easy, for too long. It’s time to exercise your wits, dig out your thesaurus, squint, tilt your head and figure out what I’m talking about.
Without further ado, I present to you: The Thursday Teasers. In this new regular feature, I’ll be putting up a bunch of cryptic clues as to what I’ve been doing during the week. Your task? Guess what I was doing in each puzzle, and therefore find out bits about my recent adventures.
As an added incentive, there are points on offer for each riddle; each element you solve correctly earns a point. I’ll keep a tally, and when someone hits 15 points, they get a prize: they can either set me a photographic task, or request a specific blog topic for me to write about!
EXAMPLE: (3 points). English food staple
Plus Liquid Crystals make noise
I dance myself clean
SOLUTION: I went to see Hot Chip (the English food staple – 1 point) and LCD Soundsystem (1 point) at a concert, where I danced the night away (Dance yrself clean is the name of an LCD Soundsystem song – 1 point).
1 (3 points). Stained white coat closed up
Photographing world’s ending
What a wide subject
2 (2 points). Empty magazine
I shoot up to King’s Cross tube
Drugs wellcome me there
3 (3 points). Thirty white soldiers
Despite apples on the lane
A turkey is mine
4 (2 points). I stand motionless
Opposite of magenta
A screen, my debut.
5 (2 points). Pen, paper, poems
Puzzled at puzzles
Have at them! You’ve got a week to get your entries in (comment on this post to enter), after which I’ll post solutions and a new batch of Teasers. Remember, you don’t need to solve the whole thing to get points, part-scoring is possible…