Word games for August 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: The water’s far from purified.
OnniClue: When you wish life didn’t imitate art.

Onnicle: Not the best ever depiction. The book did a better job supposedly.
OnniClue: Adam’s apple delivered more juice.

Onnicle: Car making up at Audi plant.
OnniClue: Get ready for a Nawabi ride.

Onnicle: Just before the day of swaraj, effervescent journos probe zoster (shingles) outbreak.
OnniClue: ‘Buying a newspaper’ gets a whole new meaning.

Answers to Onnicles word games from July 2013
– Telangana (new state formed)
– William (Royal heir)
– Asafa Powell (Jamaican sprinter caught for doping)
– Vikram Seth (asked to refund book advance)
– John Rambo (nickname given by media to Modi for rescue operation)

Word games for July 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: The party announced with utmost elan. Ganapati bappa morya!
OnniClue: 60+ mother still going through birth pangs.

Onnicle: “Where there’s a (royal) will, I am in it. Pick a tender name for me.”
OnniClue: Son-rise in the west.

Onnicle 1: The story comes up as a failure to raise the tempo well above human limits
Onnicle 2: Not even the ghar-jamai can get away with it.

Onnicle: It’ll remind you of the Bolshevik rambunctiousness to lose the million-dollar contract.
OnniClue: The unsuitable refund.

Guest Contributor: Poyni Bhatt strikes again. Here’s another one from her

Onnicle: Samuel Johnson saves a tram boy.
Onniclue: A desi hero or a punching bag?

Answers to Onnicles word games from June 2013
– Nelson Mandela (unwell)
– Narendra Modi
– L.K. Advani (after Modi was elevated to Election Campaign Chief)
– Vindu Dara Singh (match fixing scandal)

Word games for June 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: The channels on TV demand elated attention spans.
OnniClue: The (other) father of the nation…still fighting.

Contributed by Poyni Bhatt
Onnicle: “He reached top of the minar! End rants about him.” Declared the faithfuls in desperate attempt to modify their fate!
Onniclue: Take a bow or shall we say namo?

Onnicle: Still hoping to milk the sad, vanity-driven aspirations.
OnniClue: Sulking Hulk

Onnicle: Luv induced Arabic tunes can make you sing happy songs.
OnniClue: Dad, are professional wrestling matches fixed too?

Answers to Onnicles word games from May 2013
– Mike Tyson
– Sunil Mittal (Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises)
– David Miller (Cricketer)
– Ravi Shastri (ex-Cricketer)

Word games for May 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: He told them, “I keep myself mighty, so no one messes with me.”
OnniClue: Lend him your ears.

Onnicle: The sun illuminates the film. It talks to the camera.
OnniClue: He’s been dialing the right numbers.

Onnicle: Earlier he viewed a video of a furiously rotating wind-mill. Erupting on the field was a side effect.
OnniClue: Bayen haath ka khel for him.

Onnicle: In the sun, nylon isn’t ideologically appropriate.
OnniClue: Give him a (2.5 Kg) hand and two (left) feet.

Onnicle: His gravity-defying haul of six sixes has trivia fans still excited.
OnniClue: Any commentary on his career?

Answers to Onnicles word games from April 2013
– Ajit Pawar (commented on filling empty dams with urine)
– Nitish Kumar (In the race for the top post of PM)
– Ravindra Jadeja (‘Sir’)
– Sanjay Dutt (goes back to jail)

Word games for April 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: Presumably, a jittery apology put up = a war of words avoided.
OnniClue: To pee or not to pee, is the dam(n) question.

Onnicle: Buried in it, is his pick…um, arguably not his best tactic.
OnniClue: He’s thinking about it, from a.m. to PM.

Onnicle: Word of the day: Ravin = Dramatic art of preying by turning the victim into a Raja. Deja vu?
OnniClue: What’s your favorite joke about the knighted one?

Onnicle: The partisan jaywalkers would utter slogans in support.
OnniClue: Justice delivered or denied?

Answers to Onnicles word games from March 2013
– Vettel / Webber (Malaysian Grand Prix controversy)
– Anil Ambani (Indian businessman)
– Shane Warne (dropped from the team)
– Kim / Kanye West

Word games for March 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: The vet tells the spider, ‘Go back to your web. Berating now won’t help.’
Onniclue: Not a formula driven approach.

Onnicle: With a nil bank balance, I am banishing my money problems.
OnniClue: The CAs and Munimji agree.

Onnicle: Push a new toy for them to gnaw at, so no one complains.
OnniClue: Feeling the Axe effect.

Onnicle: Skim through the brochure. Pick any earphone. Lowest price guaranteed.
OnniClue: Odd couple?

Answers to Onnicles word games from February 2013
– Daniel Day Lewis (Oscar for the movie ‘Lincoln’)
– David Cameron (UK Prime Minister’s India visit)
– Pope Benedict (Resignation)
– Tina Fey (Comedienne)

Word games for February 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: Did a Nielsen report predict the day this able, wistful performance would win?
OnniClue: Now Dubya hopes to shine on the silver screen too.

Onnicle: Before his plane could land, avid fans came, rondlets were read, promises were made.
OnniClue: Are Indians ‘conservative’ by nature?

Onnicle: Popeye discovered terebene. Dictionaries say it’s a mixture made from turpentine.
OnniClue: Rome wasn’t built in a day…doesn’t mean it was built at night.

Onnicle: Ever spent Saturday night in an office when wifey had dinner plans?
OnniClue: Comedy of errors.

Answers to Onnicles word games from January 2013
– Kamal Haasan (Vishwaropp movie ban)
– Lionel Messi (Football)
– Lance Armstrong (Cyclist, doping controversy)
– Honey Singh (Indian rapper under fire for lyrics)

Word games for January 2013 | Onnicles

Onnicle: Pick a mall where the brouhaha (as an illogical protest weapon) is ineffective.
OnniClue: Any other screening advice for him?

Onnicle: The Lion elegantly warned his cubs against messing with their life goals.
OnniClue: Getting a kick out of it?

Onnicle: The talk show host glanced at his arm, strong but quivering.
OnniClue: Beware of the vicious cycle.

Onnicle: With the honeymoon phase over, he’s nursing his bruised ego now.
OnniClue: Cut the (c)rap!

Answers to Onnicles word games from December 2012
– Damini (Tribute to Delhi rape victim)
– LeBron James (Miami Heat | NBA)
– Rehman Malik (Pakistan – Interior minister)
– Pandit Ravi Shankar (Sitar maestro)
– Ricky Ponting (retires)

Word games for December 2012 | Onnicles

Onnicle: Saluting the fearless one who triggered a mini revolution.
OnniClue: Her battle might’ve ended, but the real war has just begun.

Onnicle: The belief – In the grand finale, bronze medals are like bread without jam – eschews logic.
OnniClue: The heat is on.

Onnicle: Planned to far, eh? Man…far it sure was, from a likely truce.
OnniClue: Wrong man for the sensitive job?

Guest Onnicle Contributed by Achyutha Anantha Murthy
Onnicle: When the cops rounded up the stoned Travis, Hank, Arun and Pandi, they recovered a few bootleg tapes along with the weed.
Onniclue: A sitara among the music stars!

Onnicle: It’s tricky to give up on tingling feelings.
OnniClue: “Aaila! Now the press will hound me to do the same.”

Answers to Onnicles word games from November 2012
– Arjun Rampal (40th birthday)
– Ajmal Kasab (hanging)
– Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar leader’s India visit)
– James Bond (Skyfall)

Word games for November 2012 | Onnicles

Onnicle: By far, June is when those on the ramp also move on.
OnniClue: Role model or model with roles?

Onnicle: In the British Raj, malnourished convicts wouldn’t last a week, as a biryani fan revealed.
OnniClue: Getting the hang of it?

Onnicle: The leprechaun gets a new masseuse for shiatsu…uses bulky index fingers.
OnniClue: Looking for some desi support.

Onnicle: Loved the traffic jam, especially bonding with irate drivers.
OnniClue: Chicken Little had also warned that it would fall.

Answers to Onnicles word games from October 2012
– Ang Lee (Director – Life of Pi)
– Nitin gadkari (Dam controversy)
– Psy | Gangnam Style
– Sharon Stone

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