Now’s your last chance to look away before the results of this week’s dingbats challenge… No? Okay, but no kudos for working them out from this point on…
A nice easy one to start with, that. Just to get you settled in, like.
Got quite excited when I realised how to do “My Late” like that. Such is the life of a Dingbateer (is that a thing? I feel that should be a thing).
Now we get into to switcheroo tickery that makes writing this kind of thing fun. Particularly chuffed with the “s” at the end of “tons” — made life a lot simpler, that did.
“Toff” is the sticking point here for me. Any alternative suggestions gratefully received. Because apparently I’m planning on doing this again.
“Cone and Oil” is my new favourite pun. Also not sure how famous a thing the Arthur cartoons are, so feel free to cry foul at that. It won’t change anything, but you’ll feel better.
Everyone knows the four largest cities in Switzerland in terms of population. Right?
The non-Greek way of doing this was five boxes with pictures of Death in them. But I figured you guys would be able to handle this. Turned out I was wrong.
C’mon “Theta balls” = The Tables…that’s gold right there, people; pure, solid gold.
I have nothing to say about this except that I’m delighted Carr never wrote a book with the title Kappa Can Scissor-Neck.
Doff, like Toff, is the sticking point here. Seriously, Google “doff” and see what the world’s premier search engine of all the accumulated knowledge of humankind throws at you. Bloody useless.
The “McBain” is also used to highlight the fact that it’s “Ed McBain” I’m using here and not “Evan Hunter”. And, yes, after “Toff” to suddenly use the photograph of someone you need to recognise is possibly a cheat.
This is so close, it nearly causes me physical pain.
Full kudos to Santosh who worked these out with astonishing rapidity, the rest of you will simply have to be honest with yourselves. As you may be able to tell, I’m quite the fan of dingbats, so there’s a chance they’ll resurface at some future point. You have been warned…