07 March 2008
thank you to everyone that came to our london show and shouted out the answers to our crossword. for those of you that are still worrying about it, i can reveal that the "small stream" was indeed a "rill" and that "tagus" was a river in portugal. the type of crocodile that was also a word meaning "thug" was "mugger" as someone suggested, even though at the time i couldn't make it fit with the answer we had to the clue going across it for "early keyboard instrument" that gave us an "n" as the fourth letter. this morning i realised what had happened. we'd somehow managed to fit the word "pianola" into a nine letter space by spelling it "pianonola". which of course isn't a word at all. and i'm not even sure if "pianola" is a word either. anyway, the actual answer was "virginals". an embarrassing and silly mistake. i guess we must have been a bit distracted when we were doing the crossword that afternoon.
for anyone that didn't come to the london show, it wasn't as boring as i've just made it sound. i don't think.