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  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Of course. Back to you.

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  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
American money scattered in Western Australia.
  Griffinrails Official Junior Train Controller

Location: Dunno. (help i'm lost)
All I can think of is Balaclava since once there was a huge stash of money found there, but that's in Victoria.
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Penrith?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Funny, I thought I posted a reply earlier, but apparently it didn't work.

Not Balaclava.

Perth interspersed with the letters "N" and "I", which form the chemical symbol for nickel, make up Penrith.

So it's back to Sonofagunzel for the next clue.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Seems to have worked this time.
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Choose between Liberal and Labor.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Central (mid-way between left and right)?
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Not Central.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Berala?
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Choose between Liberal and Labor.

Berala is correct!
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Nice topical one from Sonofagunzel!

Next: Additional hours beside the river crossing?
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Otford?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Of course - overtime (OT) beside the ford.

Back to Sonofagunzel.
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Spooner’s toothy vampire?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Mount Colah?  (Count Molar?)
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Yep.  Over to you Darefodger.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I am stuck in someone's nostril.  So are you.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
May I please have an explanation of "Spooners toothy vampire"? Molar is plain enough but the rest is cloaked in mystery to me.
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

A “spoonerism” is where the letters or sounds of two words in a phrase are swapped eg: a “sad ballad” becomes a “bad salad”, or “take a shower” becomes “shake a tower”.  It’s named after Reverend Archibald Spooner (1844-1939), who was an English language scholar at Oxford who apparently had a habit of accidentally mixing up words on this way (“kinkering kongs” instead of conquering kings”). It’s a common cryptic technique, indicated by a reference to spooner or sometimes by the word spoon or spooned.

The quintessential vampire is Count Dracula, or (on Sesame Street), The Count.

So Count Molar becomes Mount Colah.
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Another spoonerism indicator is “according to the Reverend”.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I am familiar with a spoonerism (named for the Reverend Mr Spooner) but never connected it with this clue for some reason.

As an aside, and this is a true story, one of my aunts had a plumber working during a family gathering at her place, and the handle broke off his toolbag. "Oh", said aunt; "he's dropped his tit of kools" As if that wasn't enough, she then hurriedly said, "Er; kool of tits". My cousins and I never let her forget it, and it was (obscurely) mentioned at her funeral - those in the know got it; to others it meant nothing.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
That's the true spoonerism - utterly spoontaneous.  (By the way, I believe Dr. Spooner died in 1930, not 1939.)
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

I am stuck in someone's nostril.  So are you.
Faredodger
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  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

That's the true spoonerism - utterly spoontaneous.  (By the way, I believe Dr. Spooner died in 1930, not 1939.)
Faredodger
Some sites say 1939, but you’re right, most say 1930.

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