Never knowingly undersolved.


Posted by Colin Blackburn on September 5th, 2007

Colin Blackburn.

It’s good to see that even the crazy anarcho-punk-folk ensemble Chumbawamba like to turn to a decent cryptic puzzle in between demos and gigs…

scroll down a little

…it would appear to be 3999 from Phi.

4 Responses to “Chumbawamba”

  1. Mick says:

    Like it! Perhaps this sheds some light on the lyric:
    “I get 1 down, but I get up again, ain’t never gonna get 3 down”!

  2. Fletch says:

    How on earth did you come across that?!

    I’m sure that’s my copy they picked up after I left it in the pub, I recognise the circled anagrams.

  3. nmsindy says:

    It was 6399 and I blogged it (Friday 20 April 2007).

  4. Colin Blackburn says:

    Niall, thanks for the correction. I did mean to type 6399 as I had checked your blog just to make sure the filled-in grid was correct (rather than nonsense). The cryptic crossword buff in the band, Boff, is also a pretty decent fell runner. That doesn’t have a lot to do with the price of fish but as a middling fell runner myself it’s of trivial interest.