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MM LINKS MARCH 2010 [WEEK 1]

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Strix | 09:45 Sat 06th Mar 2010 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Dawn broke, it was Thursday morning.

“………..Ah, bitter chill it was!
The owl for all his feathers, was a-cold”

The owl shuffled, shivered and fluffed in his nest

At the bottom of the tree he heard the postman. Swooping down he collected a letter and opening it he read “Dear Strix, due to commitments elsewhere, fordward has had to be backward in coming forward. Please can you help? Yours, crofter & Gen2”

Strix’ glasses near fell off his beak.

“What-to-do, what-to-do ?” he twoo’d.

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It has been a long hard winter. Short days and the long nights spent huddled by the fire or tucked up in bed under numerous blankets, duvets and eiderdowns.

But how to occupy those long hours while still awake? Strix has always been a bibliophile (his mother was a great reader so it may have been genetic) and reading was one reason some of Strix’ grades at school were not as good as they might have been. “Strix,” his tutor said, “the records show you took 86 volumes out of the school library last term. It’s not clever and you’re only trying to show off. In any case you can’t have read them all.” “But I did read them all, sir.” A short test followed and it proved that Strix had indeed read all of them - smuggling them from classroom to classroom to read during lesson time.
Are we with poetry/literature first thing on a Saturday morning?
Blimey! it's the owl! what a hoot! :0)
Maybe a Midsummer night's dream....living in hope! :-))
There are still 2 parts of this post still to come. Strix seems to be having some sort of a problem?

I'm standing by in case.
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Strix’ nest has many many metres of printed material. Some fiction, some fact. Atlases, Maps. Many of Poetry. Many for reference as well as Dictionaries for different languages. Some for gardening (yuck – too much like hard work) some for cooking (yum). Family photograph albums etc etc.

This love for the printed word may have started, or at least been encouraged, at Strix first school by a master who, in his classroom, had a Victorian printing press (a Columbian, if you are interested). He would ask us to select a poem, and then set it and print it ourselves. He would have many types of paper to choose from for us to use. Another master was a calligrapher in his spare time and he gave free lessons in the Cursive or Chancery script (Italic to you and I) and Strix spent many frustrating hours trying to master that hand using some of that handmade paper from the printing press.

Later in life, next door to where Strix worked, there was a small company who repaired and re-bound volumes from some of the great houses of Britain and abroad. There he learnt a little of the mysteries of goatskin skiver, acid free millboard, blocking, marbled endpapers and hand-sewn headbands. Two volumes that stick in Strix memory that he lusted after and passed through that place were a Kelmscott Chaucer and the recently printed complete Banks’s Florilegium. The price of each of which is beyond the imagining of mere mortals.
Book titles?
The Remove, presumably?
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N.B. THIS WEEK ONLY, THE GAME WILL END AT 4 PM ON SUNDAY

As always, for the every day running of MM, I will follow the same rule as introduced by crofter on word length. Each of my chosen link words contains at least four letters and at most eight. Stray outside this range and you will be wasting one of your attempts!
Each of my selected words may go in front of or after my challenge word. The competition will officially close at 4.00pm on Sunday evening when Gen2 will declare my selected words, then apply the same rules for awarding points that have been applied during all MM Link Games in the past.
My first set of four words to have their links predicted will appear below at 9.00am.
Good luck to you all.

N.B. THIS WEEK ONLY, THE GAME WILL END AT 4 PM ON SUNDAY
He's playing with us, isn't he!
He's a bookworm!
It's Strix so haven't got a clue !!! lol
....any owl that admits to 'fluffing' in the nest . . . !
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I, Strix the Bibliophile, challenge you to predict the first set of words based on

READING & WRITING

BOOK
STORY
PEN (I am permitted a 3-letter word, but you are NOT!)
TYPE

Eyes down and get typing
book MARK(er)
story BOARD
FOUNTAIN pen
typeWRITER
Closed book
Tall story (after all it iIS Strix)
Pen pusher
Type cast
Bookworm
Likely Story
Pendragon
Typescript
I will go with...

Book CLUB
Story TELLER
Pen PUSHER
Type WRITER

Thanks Strix.
SCRAP Book
FAIRY Story
FOUNTAIN Pen
Type FACE
rubbish words but got to dash out !!!
Jools

Book - MARK
TALL - Story
Pen - FRIEND
TOUCH - Type

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