Word for Word #24 Crosswords and cryptographs
Can a cryptic crossword really preserve your memory and super-charge your brain? Australia's favourite cruciverbalist, David "Don't Attempt" Astle, investigates. Meanwhile, the Macquarie team decrypts linguistic mysteries, ciphers and puzzles, and the conversation takes them from Ancient Egypt to your local butcher's shop.
Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
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