The Dabbler is pleased to introduce a new weekly column for players of Spite (known as Lantern Jaw in some circles). Frank Key kicks off with a look at an all-too-common tactical impasse…
What is the best defence when your opponent tags the cicely courtneidges with baling? The received wisdom used to be that a shudder and mop could counter the threat, but this was blown apart during the Loopy Copse Tournament last month. Let’s take a look at the position.
Blenkinsop clapped a jack hulbert with a pan before being rehoist by Klinkbotz’s clever smothering manoeuvre. A shifty burlap by Toofle followed. Now, had I been Blenkinsop, I would have cut some slack by buffeting Toofle’s tocker. Instead, she paid grist with a dubbin and held substandard thrum. Caking from Klinkbotz’s hinge made a shard, a second tag, and an astounding half courtneidge with muck, creating a spring in the step and a tuesday weld.
Problem : Toofle to play. Cambodge, newts, or writhing? And what to do about the extraneous brink?
Solution next week.