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Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-03-28 UTC
Correction to my previous comment: Timothy Newton is not Australian, just
thorough enough in his research to give that impression. I also mistook
his stereotyped opening to Outback Chess for a sign of the self-mocking
irony that the Australians share with the British. I discovered my error
in the interview with him as 84-square winner. Apologies to him if he is
offended, but hopefully he will instead feel flattered for writing so
convincing a themed game. To sum up the remaining claims of the Almay and
Newton Kangaroos:
	Almay: age, very impressive leap.
	Newton: used in a game and a pzize-winning game at that, maintains
beast-name convention of Gnu/Gazelle/Bison.

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