Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin’-Race!

Today is Robert Burns Day so I’ll be having haggis for dinner, courtesy of my friend Lucy. The last time I had a Burns supper must have been about five years ago when I was still a student. My college held one every year. The haggis would be led into the hall by a bagpiper in full kilt and carried up to the high table where one of the fellows would recite Burns’ Address to a Haggis, slicing the thing open with a wicked gleam in her eye at the line:

An cut you up wi ready slight,

Trenching your gushing entrails bright,

After that disgusting piece of imagery the haggis would be taken away again to be dished onto plates and we would be left picking at the prunes in our cock-a-leekie soup, feeling slightly squeamish.

If you weren’t lucky enough to have been invited for a Burns supper this evening (and I bet you wish you were now. Gushing entrails? Yum!) but  still want to enjoy a little bit of Scottish Bard related fun, why don’t you try this puzzle? Even if you don’t learn anything new, you can still have a laugh at the anagram clues. Danny Seagull? Hah!


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