King William's College Annual Quiz - 2019-2020

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A public (private) school in the Isle of Man, named after King William IV (POB connections galore, Stephen's patient, Hanson's father, naval officer etc. etc.) sets an annual quiz requiring a great deal of esoteric knowledge (POB content).
— Adam Quinan

"Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis,
ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est"

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A.During 1919:
 1. which Giant was mauled by the Kid?
 Jess Willard by Jack Dempsey
Known respectively as the Pottawatamie Giant and Kid Blackie
Don Seltzer
 
Dempsey was also known as the Manassas Mauler
Richard Bruno
 2. which keyboard virtuoso achieved premier status?
 Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist who became Prime Minister of Poland in 1919
Adam Quinan
 3. whose first edition of what was inspired by Paul Gauguin?
 Somerset Maugham - The Moon and Sixpence
His novel, partly based on Gauguin's life, published 1919
Kate Bunting
 4. whose Divine intervention caused raised eyebrows in SW19?
 Suzanne Lenglen
"La Divine" won Wimbledon
Christian Golden
 Charles Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen's father threw a vial of cognac onto the court, which helped her win.
Bob
 Suzanne Lenglen
Known as “La Divine” and her radical short dress, showing her legs, caused controversy at Wimbledon
Carol Hunter
 Suzanne Lenglen
La Divine Wimbledon Champion
The Quizmaster says...
 5. who received the Daily Mail Prize from the Secretary of State for War and Air?
 John Alcock and Arthur Brown
First non-stop flight across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland
Adam Quinan
 6. just 2½ hours into the New Year, which aquiline vessel fell tragically foul of Holm Bastin?
 His Majesty's Yacht Iolaire
Off the Isle of Lewis on the The Beasts of Holm rocks
Don Seltzer
 7. which tabloid, aimed at the men and women of tomorrow, was launched?
 The Children's Newspaper
The phrase was part of the sub-title of this edifying periodical for youngsters.
Peter Cotton
 8. how did epilepsy bring great sadness to George and Mary?
 Death of Prince John, epileptic youngest son of King George and Queen Mary
Gerry Strey
 9. despite soft speech, whose big stick would go no further?
 Theodore Roosevelt
Died on Jan 6, 1919
Don Seltzer
 woodrow wilson
ended his presidency
mike o'donnell
 Theodore Roosevelt
The Quizmaster says...
 10. who kept it in the family by the Tamar?
 Lady Nancy Astor
Elected as mp for sutton after her husband elevated to peerage
Dreadnought

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B.
 1. which Aberdonian became a general in the Tsar’s army?
 Patrick Gordon
A pivotal character in the reign of Peter the Great.
Peter Cotton
 2. what is the traditional site of pilgrimage in the last Sunday in July?
 Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo
Pilgrim's climb mountain
Adam Quinan
 3. whose father practised inoculation until it was made criminal in eighteen-forty?
 Sir Patrick Cullen
George Bernard Shaw "The Doctors Dilemma"
Mary Fisher
 4. which very dry concoction came from the eponymous warehouse in the Calle Divina Pastora?
 Fino San Patricio
Dry Sherry produced by Garvey's on the Calle Divina Pastora
Adam Quinan
 5. who received a command from Dunfermline to make a potentially dangerous North Sea crossing?
 Sir Patrick Spens
Scottish ballad, Theme of questions is Patrick
Adam Quinan
 Flight Lt. Pat Gifford
Battle of the River Forth.
Fionx
 Sir Patrick Spens
The Quizmaster says...
 6. who created an enduring friendship between the naval lieutenant and the man in the rusty black coat during a Locatelli recital?
 Patrick O'Brian
in Master and Commander
Dennis Thompson
 7. which reviled factor was cleared of gross inhumanity following a fatal croft fire in Strathnaver?
 Patrick Sellar
Accused of murdering a crofter when the croft was burned with her still inside but acquitted
Adam Quinan
 8. who wrote of his travels through the Transvaal with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier?
 Sir James Percy FitzPatrick
The book is "Jock of the Bushveld."
Gerry Strey
 9. who established a bilingual school in Ranelagh, later moving to Rathfarnham?
 Patrick Pearse
St Enda's School.
Dreadnought
 10. who likened potato-gatherers to mechanised scarecrows?
 Patrick Kavanagh
In the poem 'The Great Hunger'
Don Seltzer

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C.
 1. who suggested a profile of the Dorset Street murderer?
 Thomas Bond
This London physician developed a profile of Jack the Ripper
Graham
 Jari Louhelainen
Claimed to have Aaron Kosminski, using Catherine Eddowes' shawl
Christian Golden
 Thomas Bond (Jack the Ripper, murderer of Mary Jane Kelly)
The Quizmaster says...
 2. to whom was a Perry Mason story involving dual identity dedicated?
 W.R. Rule in Case of the Mischievous Doll
Rule was a friend of the author and USAF Major, who was also a pathologist specializing in mental illness.
Prag Katta
 Francis Camps (Erle Stanley Gardner. The Case of the Duplicate Daughter)
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 3. which Professor used photographic superimposition to identify remains found near the A701?
 John Glaister and James Coupar Brash
RuXton case 1935
Dreadnought
 John Glaister Junior (Buck Ruxton murders)
The Quizmaster says...
 4. who concluded that the dead man found hanged below Blackfriars Bridge was the victim of foul play?
 Jeff Katz
Investigated Robert Calvi's death and determined it was not suicide
Adam Quinan
 George Carman
Death of Roberto Calvi
Christian Golden
 David Bowen
The Quizmaster says...
 5. whose development of genetic fingerprinting exonerated a kitchen porter and led to a life sentence for a bakery worker?
 Alex Jeffreys
The kitchen porter was Richard Buckland. The backers worker was Colin Pitchfork.
Dreadnought
 6. whose ground-breaking test, distinguishing human blood from wood stain and sheep's blood, led to an execution at Greifswald?
 Paul Uhlenhuth
Mary Fisher
 7. which Manxman provided the first contemporary account of what is now known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ?
 Donald Teare
Manx pathologist described it in 1958
Adam Quinan
 8. whose astute discovery of a gall stone disproved the murderer’s boast that there was no body?
 Keith Simpson
The murderer was John Haigh who dissolved his victim's in acid.
Dreadnought
 9. whose pioneering use of DNA confirmed the identification of Little Miss Nobody?
 Professor Alec Jeffreys and Dr Erika Hagelberg
Karen Price murder
Mary Fisher
 Richard Neave
Murder of Karen Price
Christian
 Bernard Knight’s (Karen Price, Cardiff 1989)
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 10. who advised on a suitable body in the planning of Mincemeat?
 Sir Bernard Spillsbury
Famous forensic pathologist
Adam Quinan

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D.
 1. who was Ashie, the leader of Juventus?
 Count Paul Jovian, nicknamed Ashie at Cambridge
John Buchan's The House of the Four Winds.
Adam Quinan
 2. which Veronese nobleman was rejected by a tallow-faced baggage?
 Paris
Paris was the man to whom Juliet was supposed to be betrothed before meeting Romeo.
Peter Cotton
 The County Paris
He is referrred to as this in Romeo and Juiet
Fionx
 Count Paris (Romeo & Juliet)
The Quizmaster says...
 3. which regicide was represented as Samuel in a Boston operatic setting?
 Samuel Adams
Verdi's Un Ballo in Mashera adapted to Boston during the Revolution
Don Seltzer
 Further explanation: the victim was Count Riccardo, royal governor of Boston
Don Seltzer
 Count Adolph Ribbing
Ribbing was Verdi's model for Samuel in "A Masked Ball"
Christian Golden
 un ballo in maschera
is the correct spelling
Phyl Styles
 Count Ribbing (Giuseppe Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera)
The Quizmaster says...
 4. which diplomat received an eleven gun salute on disembarking Nonsuch near Rügen?
 Count Joseph Dumoulin, Consulte General
from Commodore Hornblower
Don Seltzer
 5. who arrived from the Continent with a cockatoo, a pair of canaries and a family of white rodents?
 Count Fosco
from The Woman in White
Don Seltzer
 6. who experienced love at first sight on seeing Stiva’s married sister, when meeting his mother at the railway station?
 Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky
from Anna Karenina
Don Seltzer
 7. who travelled as an abbé following his escape from prison and purchased an island, and with it a title?
 Count of Monte Cristo
Don Seltzer
 8. who was the messenger for the Reichsführer’s clandestine peace proposal?
 Count Giuseppe Bastianini
Don Seltzer
  Count Folke Bernadotte
Bernadotte was an official of the Red Cross and Himmler sought his help in brokering his own escape using overtures for German surrender at the end of WWII
Peter Cotton
 Rudolf Hess
On his flight into Scotland with peace proposals
MIKE O'DONNELL
 Count Folke Bernadotte
The Quizmaster says...
 9. who was depicted at his interment attended by Stephen and Augustine?
 Coungt Orgaz
According to legend, the 2 saints came down to bury him, as depicted by El Greco
Kate Bunting
 10. who mimicked Hines and Ellington in adopting a noble title?
 Count Basie
Count is the theme
Adam Quinan

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E.
 1. what was Best and Goes Farthest?
 Van Houten's Cocoa
Used as their advertising slogan
Simone Low
 2. which product held the fifth Golden Ticket?
 A Wonka Bar
Charlie Bucket found this in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Peter Cotton
 Wonka’s Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight
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 3. what did Vianne open in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes?
 La Céleste Praline
The name of the chocolate shop featured in the book Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Simone Low
 4. which Gammel Strand grøntsager put marzipan to good use?
 Anthon Berg
Danish chocolatier started as a greengrocer.
Dreadnought
 Anthon Berg
Copenhagen greengrocer turned chocalatier
Christian Golden
 5. Desperation, Pacification, Expectation, Acclamation and finally Realization – what was it?
 Fry's Five Boys Chocolate
These were the expressions on the faces of the boys on the advertisement for this product.
Peter Cotton
 6. with which producer of baby foods did the Vevey candlemakercombine to produce milk chocolate?
 Henri Nestle
Partnered with Daniel Peter the candlemaker and chocolatier
Adam Quinan
 7. for which manufacturer’s ‘effect’ was Liotard’s waitress the initial inspiration?
 Droste
According to Droste, "The illustration indicated the wholesome effect of chocolate milk and became inextricably bound with the name Droste.
Scots Lass
 8. how did Raina affectionately address Capt Bluntschli?
 As her chocolate cream soldier
In 'Arms and the Man' - he carried chocolate instead of ammunition.
Kate Bunting
 9. who advertised Chocolate Heaven since 1911?
 Thornton's
This is an advertising tag line for the chocolate company.
Peter Cotton
 10. what was described as Quality in a square?
 Ritter Sport Chocolate
Translation of German slogan
Adam Quinan

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F.
 1. in whose garden can we both gather nosegays?
 Lord Jesus
Line from children's hymn "The Garden of Jesus"
Christian Golden
 Sa'adi
There's a tradition about the poet talking of the roses (poems) from his garden (the Gulistan) bring better material for nosegays because while a rise will wilt, his poetry is forever.
🦆
 King's Garden
From Pilgrim's Progress
Anon
 Lord Jesus’s (Hymn)
The Quizmaster says...
 2. where was the lofty location of Aritomo’s garden?
 ?Murin-an in Kyoto
Japanese garden built by Yamagata Aritomo Japanese political and military leader between 1894 and 1898
Peter Williams
 Cameron Highlands
from "The Garden of Evening Mists" by T.T. Eng
Christian Golden
 Cameron Highlands, Malaya (Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists)
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 3. who is invited into the garden to share the musk of the rose?
 Maud
In Tennyson's poem "Come into the Garden, Maud"
Peter Cotton
 4. which Garden was developed on the site of the Bishop of Ely’s town house?
 Hatton Garden
Former site of Bishop of Ely's house
Adam Quinan
 5. which town’s development was based on plans inspired by Howard and holds his grave?
 Letchworth
Ebenezer Howard, founder of the Garden City movement, is buried there.
Kate Bunting
 Letchworth Garden City
Need to include ‘Garden’ in the answer
Stephen Kirkham
 6. in whose garden did the trespasser help himself to lettuces, French beans and radishes and, despite nausea, search for parsley?
 Mr McGregor
Peter Rabbit
Adam Quinan
 7. where in Yorkshire did the robin assist in locating the key to the secret garden?
 Misselthwaite Manor
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adam Quinan
 8. which Irishman disputed the disappearance of the Garden of Eden?
 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (1581–1656)
Author of the traditional Biblical chronology which dates the Creation to B.C. 4004.
Oliver Mundy
 Percy French
his song "Come back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff opens with the lines " The garden of Eden has vanished they say but I know the lie of it still"
MIKE O'DONNELL
 George Bernard Shaw
" Back to Methuselah" is set in the Garden of Eden where Eve learns the secret of continuance.
Fionx
 Percy French (Song, Come Home Paddy Reilly)
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 9. who described rose plot and fern’d grot in his garden?
 Thomas Edward Brown
Poem: My Garden
The Badger
 10. in whose garden had the bear nothing to wear?
 Johnny Crow's garden
Dreadnought

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G.Where:
 1. were we 76 for 7?
 Cheltenham
Poem by John Betjeman
Peter Williams
 2. did the Donkey kick off northward?
 Dursley
railway line known as the Dursley donkey
Mary Fisher
 3. did Gurney reward Lightborn by stabbing him?
 Berkeley Castle
They murdered Edward II
Graham
 Berkeley Castle Gloucestershire
Light born assassinates Edward 2nd Gurney stabs him and throws him in the moat
Peter Williams
 4. does Monti’s Father Thames overlook the first lock?
 St John's Lock near Lechlade in Gloucestershire
Highest upstream lock n the Thames
Adam Quinan
 5. did Simpkin confiscate the twist of cherry-coloured silk?
 Gloucester
The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
Adam Quinan
 6. did William Harrison return some time after the Perrys had been hanged for his murder?
 Chipping Camden Gloucestershire
John Perry hanged for murder of William Harrison which never took place
Peter Williams
 7. did the son-in-law of Jacquetta gain a decisive victory?
 Tewkesbury
Jacquetta, Countess Rivers, was the mother of Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's queen
Kate Bunting
 Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire
Edward IV was a son-in-law of Jacquetta of Luxembourg
Don Seltzer
 8. did Miss Burdock drink cider beneath a haywagon?
 Slad in Gloucestershire
Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
Adam Quinan
 9. are Flower’s unrivalled 28 coloured windows?
 St Mary’s Church Fairford Gloucestershire
Noted for stained glass windows
Peter Williams
 10. do the winds blow cold?
 Stow-on-the-Wold
Couplet - Stow-on-the-Wild, where the winds blow cold
Peter Williams

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H.
 1. who fell to Pardiñas in Madrid?
 Jose Canalejas
Prime minister of Spain assassinated in Madrid 1912 by Pardinas
Peter Williams
 2. and who fell to Bailaor in Talavera de la Reina?
 José Gómez Ortega or Joselito
Spanish matador killed by a bull called Bailaor
Adam Quinan
 3. who initiated the vindication of the Maid of Orleans?
 (Pope Callixtus III (Alfonso de Borgia) (1378–1458)
Authorised the retrial of Joan of Arc in 1455. (The Borgia – originally Borja – family was of Spanish origin.)
Oliver Mundy
 4. which avenging monarch succumbed to plague in La Linea?
 King Alfonso XI of Castile
Mary Fisher
 King Alfonso XI of Castile
Died of plague 27.3.1350 whilst attempting to take Gibraltar from the Moors
Peter Williams
 5. which king was assassinated with his own sword while besieging his sister’s inherited city?
 Sancho II of Castile and Leon
siege of Zamora
Mary Fisher
 6. which sometime jure uxoris King of England, suffered indignity at the hands of a draconian barber?
 King Philip II of Spain
Drake "singed the King of Spain's beard" by his sack of Cadiz.
Peter Cotton
 7. which painter was the inspiration for which Catalan composer’s most famous work?
 Goya inspired the piano suite 'Goyescas' by Granados
Kate Bunting
 8. who was rewarded in Stockholm for his work on neuroanatomy?
 Santiago Ramón y Cajal
He and Camillo Golgi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906
Graham
 9. which uncle is the toast of Jerez de la Frontera?
 Tio Pepe
Brand of sherry
Adam Quinan
 10. who died in a knife fight with Carlos O’Neill?
 El Bilbanito
CS Forester "The Gun"
Mary Fisher

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I.
 1. who started in the Justinian?
 Midshipman Horatio Hornblower
His first ship
Adam Quinan
 2. as what is the black trumpet also known?
 Horn of Plenty
Another name for an edible mushroom
Peter Williams
 3. upon what is the Lord laughing in the sun?
 The Golden Horn
Lepanto by G K Chesterton
Adam Quinan
 4. where did Dulcibella run aground, lured by Dollmann?
 East Hohenhorn Island in the East Frisian Islands
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Chiders
Adam Quinan
 5. which oxymoronic engagement resulted in the humiliation of the 7th?
 Little Bighorn
7th Cavalry under Custer
Don Seltzer
 6. what was first conquered by an Irishman remembered for his eponymous ‘Effect’?
 Matterhorn
First conquered by Edward Whymper known for his discovery of the effect of oxygen deprivation at higher altitudes
Peter Williams
 Weisshorn
John Tyndall first climbed it and also discovered Tyndall Effect of CO2 on the earth's atmosphere now the greenhouse effect.
Adam Quinan
 Weisshorn
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 7. where was the home of the flat-bottomed Dreadnought?
 Horning
Tom Dudgeon's punt in Coot Club by Artur Ransome
Adam Quinan
 8. whence the cobbler who developed the long drop?
 Horncastle
Birthplace of William Marwood who developed the long drop form of hanging
Peter Williams
 9. what tossed the feline-persecuting canine?
 The cow with the crumpled horn
From The House that Jack Built nursery rhyme
Adam Quinan
 10. what can be grey, wrinkled or wreathed?
 Hornbill
A bird which can be grey, wrinkled or wreathed
Peter Williams

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J.
 1. whose opera was inspired by Virgil?
 Henry Purcell?
Dido and Aeneas
Kate Bunting
 2. who honoured Queen Anne’s consort with a stimulating voluntary?
 Jeremiah Clarke wrote The Prince of Denmark's March
More commonly known as The Trumpet Voluntary
Adam Quinan
 Jeremiah Clarke
The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)
The Badger
 3. who wrote music for the attendant to Prospero as he donned his ducal robes?
 Mendelsohn
Midsummer Night's Dream (guessing)
Gerry Strey
 Sir Arthur Sullivan
Sullivan's 'Tempest' music (1861) includes a setting of Ariel's song 'Where the bee sucks', a response to Prospero's command 'Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell'.
Oliver Mundy
 Thomas Arne
Wrote ‘Where the bee sucks’
Stephen Kirkham
 Thomas Arne (Ariel’s Where the bee sucks, there suck I, The Tempest)
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 4. who wrote music forever patriotically associated with our green and pleasant land?
 Sir Hubert Parry
Composed music for Blake's Jerusalem
Adam Quinan
 5. who named a composition after a mighty Biblical hunter in honour of his editor and friend?
 Sir Edward Elgar
Nimrod from Enigma Variations after Augustus J. Jaeger (German for Hunter)
Adam Quinan
 6. and whose music, for words originally penned by a mediaeval Tuscan poet, is named after his Cotswold birthplace?
 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Down Ampney, words originally by Bianco de Sienna
Adam Quinan
 7. whose celestial composition was renamed after which Essex village, for ecclesiastical use?
 Gustav Holst
Jupiter movement from The Planets was renamed Thaxted when used for a hymn tune
Adam Quinan
 8. who composed an opera with juvenile involvement based on a story from Genesis?
 Andrew Lloyd Webber
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat originally composed for school performance
Adam Quinan
 Benjamin Britten
Noye's Fludde - an opera written to be performed by children.
Bob
 Benjamin Britten (Noye’s Fludde)
The Quizmaster says...
 9. and whose cantata was based on a Babylonian banquet described by Daniel?
 William Walton
Belshazzar's Feast
The Badger
 10. whose combined effort for a Strand theatre ended in a duel?
 Gilbert & Sullivan
The plot of their last operetta "The Grand Duke" at the Savoy Theatre on The Strand turns on a (non-fatal) duel
Adam Quinan

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K.Where:
 1. did Rajam captain the MCC?
 Malgudi
Rajah captained Malgudi Cricket Club in Swami and Friends by R K Narayan
Peter Williams
 2. did the chauffeur confess to Pinky’s hit and run?
 Delhi
In The White Tiger
Adam Quinan
 3. did the doomed old man ride on a long-eared, cream-coloured donkey?
 Madras
Edward Lear poem “Tere was an Old Man of Madras”
Peter Williams
 4. did the Irish orphan play his eponymous Jewel Game in the spymaster’s shop?
 Simla
Kimball O'Hara or, Kim, was the eponymous orphan in Kipling's novel.
Peter Cotton
 5. was the elephant, earlier acquired for £2,000, given to the mahout by the grateful globetrotter?
 Allahabad
Round the World in 80 Days
Adam Quinan
 Allahabad
Phileas Fogg and Passepartout left the beast which had conveyed them and a rescued Rani to that city.
Peter Cotton
 6. did the peg-legged Jonathan witness the murder of the treasurecarrying Achmet by Abdullah Khan?
 Agra [fortress at]
In Conan Doyle's 'Sign of the Four' (Jonathan Small)
Oliver Mundy
 7. did the doctor remove the bullet from beneath his own pericardium, aided by M’Allister?
 Calcutta aboard HMS Surprise
HMS Surprise Maturin's self surgery
Adam Quinan
 8. were three nuns frightened, when a fellow passenger removed his clothes?
 Darjeeling
Noel Coward song I wonder what happened to him
Carol Hunter
 9. did Antony attempt to blackmail Ronny’s sometime fiancée?
 Bombay
E M Forster "A Passage to India"
Mary Fisher
 10. did Skene allegedly shoot his wife?
 Jhansi
Suposedly shot his wife then himself when their position was overrun during the Indian Mutiny of 1857
Adam Quinan
 Jhansi
Christina Rossetti Round Tower at Jhansi
Dreadnought

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L.What currency of which country is suggested by:
 1. a nip?
 Ethiopian Birr
Don Seltzer
 Armenian Dram
more likely in a British context
Don Seltzer
 Dram, Armenia
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 2. 6.76 metres for gold?
 South African Rand
Mary Rand wins 1964 Olympic long jump at that distance
Don Seltzer
 3. a Balkan amphitheatre?
 2000 Lek bill, Albania
Amphitheatre at Butrinto (near Saranda)
Prag Katta
 Pula, Botswana
Pula city in croatia with Roman amphitheatre
A. Jones
 Pula, Botswana
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 4. a sweet-tasting carbohydrate?
 Ecuador Sucre
Sucre is French for sugar
Adam Quinan
 Yam
Trobiand islands use yams as currency,
steve c
 Sucre, Ecuador
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 5. a converted Muslim place of worship?
 Nicaraguan cordoba
Cordoba cathedral is a former mosque
Dreadnought
 Cordoba (Nicaragua)
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is a Catholic cathedral formerly the Great Mosque of Cordoba
Mary Fisher
 6. a competitive gathering of male gamebirds?
 The Albanian lek
A lek is also a display by male grouse
Kate Bunting
 7. the home of an optical Leviathan?
 Ethiopian Birr
Birr Castle is location of Leviathan Lord Parson's giant telescope
Adam Quinan
 8. a multi-coloured trogon?
 Guatemalan quetzal
a tropical bird
Don Seltzer
 9. a glowing proboscis?
 ?Rouble
 Dong
Edward Lear's Dong with the luminous nose
Dreadnought
 
Vietnamese
Dreadnought
 Dong, Vietnam (Edward Lear)
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 10. punctuation?
 Costa Rican colon
Don Seltzer

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M.
 1. whence the ‘two-spotted’ duck?
 Lake Baikal
The Baikal teal is named after the lake and is also called the bimaculate (two spotted) duck.
Bob
 2. where were the forgeries sunk after Bernhard?
 Toplitz and Grundlsee lakes
Forged British bank notes by nazis in ww2
Peter Williams
 3. where did Alexander defeat the crusaders on ice?
 Lake Peipus
Alexander Nevsky
The Badger
 4. whence the winter’s spray, washing through the bars in high winds?
 Chillon castle, Lake Geneva
Byron’s poem
Peter Williams
 Lake Leman
Byron uses the French name for L. Geneva in "The Prisoner of Chillon"
Christian Golden
 Lac Leman
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 5. over what stretch of water did Cat escape with her lover in Emilio’s boat?
 Lake Maggiore
Ernest Hemingway "A Farewell to Arms"
Mary Fisher
 6. where did Julie believe that there was constant sunshine, green laurels at Christmas and glowing oranges?
 Lake Como (the shore of)
August Strindberg "Miss Julie"
Mary Fisher
 7. where did McDonnell and Simpson claim to have encountered Morag?
 Loch Morar Scotland
Lesser known monster which McDonnell and Simpson claim to have seen in 1969
Peter Williams
 8. where did duck sandwiches lead to eight deaths?
 Loch Maree in Scotland
First botulism poisoning noted in UK
Adam Quinan
 9. whence Finn’s projectile in pursuit of the giant?
 The Isle of Man
Legend that Finn Mac Cool scooped up Lough Neagh to throw at a giant and it landed in the Irish Sea as the Isle of Man
Adam Quinan
 Lough Neagh
The whence is where he got it from
Adam Quinan
 Lough Neagh
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 10. where did Barca finally defeat Nepos?
 Lake Trasimene

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N.Round and round and round:
 1. what slope is now chronometric?
 ?Graham Hill Brands Hatch
 Radillon, Spa-Francorchamps
Now a watch brand
Ruffwuk
 Raidillon (Spa-Francorchamps, watchmaker since 2001)
Adam Quinan
 2. where is a duck bill followed by a dive?
 Interlagos
"Bico de Pato" Duck Bill is a right turn with a tight hairpin then "Mergulho" (Dive
Ruffwuk
 3. where might there be help from the north-westerly?
 Mistral straight, Circuit Paul Ricard
Ruffwuk
 4. what recalls the twin child nurtured by a lupine wet nurse?
 Rome
Romulus and Remus?
Graham
 Remus Kurve, Red Bull Ring
Ruffwuk
 Remus (Red Bull, Spielberg, Austria)
Adam Quinan
 5. what would be recognised in Japan as a breed of dog or a battleship?
 Tosa
The name of both a breed of dog and a Japanese battleship.
Peter Cotton
 Tosa corner, Imola
Ruffwuk
 6. where was a suggestion of risotto changed to honour one of the greatest?
 Monza
Vialone curve replaced with Variante Ascari
Ruffwuk
 7. what is a reminder of a murderous conflict with Matilda’s son?
 There are a number of possibilities including The Canterbury Tales
Matilda's son is Henry II who had a murderous conflict with Thomas Becket. Becket's murder at Canterbury gave rise to pilgrimages honoring him.
Prag Katta
 Beckett's
Theme is famous corners on racetracks
Ruffwuk
 Beckett's, Silverstone
To be clear
Ruffwuk
 Beckets (Silverstone)
Adam Quinan
 8. where is there a reminder of a Cervantes-based première?
 La Mancha
The windmills that DQ tilted at in Cervantes first novel
Graham
 Massenet
Corner of Monaco Grand Prix near Opera House where Massenet's opera Don Quichotte premiered
Ruffwuk
 Massenet (Monaco, première of opera Don Quichotte)
Adam Quinan
 9. what owes its name to discarded underwear?
 Knickerbocker Corner, Oulton Park
Ruffwuk
 Knickerbrook Corner, Oulton Park
Google How Knickerbrook Corner got its name for explanation
Stephen Kirkham
 Knickerbrook (Oulton Park)
Adam Quinan
 10. what recalls the rule of Kerchak?
 ?Tarzan
 Tarzan Corner, Zandvoort
Theme is F1 corners
Ruffwuk
 Tarzanbocht (Zandvoort, Holland
Adam Quinan

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O.Which dual enterprise:
 1. could work wonders?
 Double Diamond
Advertising slogan
The Badger
 Maskelyne ad Devant?
Dreadnought
 Ind Coope (Double Diamond slogan)
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 2. took over from West and Wyatt?
 Crosse & Blackwell
The company changed its name.
Graham
 3. gives one a shot at Double Dutch?
 Double Dutch Drinks
Makers of soft drinks and mixers
Adam Quinan
 Holland and Holland
Makers of quality shotguns.
Gary Brown
 Holland & Holland
Adam Quinan
 4. exploited the unique qualities of Siberian Weasels’ hair?
 Winsor and Newton
Made sable (Siberian weasel) watercolour paintbrushes
Adam Quinan
 5. created 33 complications in a limited edition of just four devices?
 Patek Philippe
In 1989, Patek Philippe Calibre 89 was the most complicated watch ever made
Don Seltzer
 Bang and Olufsen
A guess
Dreadnought
 Patek Philippe
As previously posted, the Calibre 1989 is the basis for this. Only four watches were produced, and they had 33 complications (ie functions)
Stephen Kirkham
 Patek Philippe (Calibre 89, celebrating 150 years since foundation)
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 6. brought together ideas on seating in ocean liners and combat aircraft?
 James Martin Valentine Baker
ejection seat developed by Martin following death of friend, Baker
A. Jones
 Parker Knoll
Adam Quinan
 Parker Knoll
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 7. began with the initial export of raisins by brothers-in-law?
 Callard and Bowser
A guess, but C and B were brothers in law.
Dreadnought
 
Nothing to add - but "began with the initial export" suggest a cryptic crossword-tyope clue, otherwise why not just "began with the export"?
Gary Brown
 Harry & David
Not really, they started out in pears. But it gives me a chance to say Hi to Gary Brown
Don Seltzer
 Procter and Gamble
Another almost certainly wrong answer but again they were brothers in law. Procter was a candle maker and Gamble was a soap maker.
Stephen Kirkham
 ? Beaux Freres Winery ?
Started by brothers-in law (as the name implies) and initially imported grapes from California to Oregon. But it's a stretch... Hi to Don!
Gary Brown
 ? Beaux Freres Winery ?
Started by brothers-in law (as the name implies) and initially imported grapes from California to Oregon. But it's a stretch... Hi to Don!
Gary Brown
 Williams and Humbert (Sherry)
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 8. created a major outlet for the Lindströms’ product?
 Bryant and May
Dreadnought
 9. partly suggests rodents in the sail loft?
 Keith and Buchanan
proprietors Rat Island Sail Loft on the Island of Scilly
Prag Katta
 Ratsey and Lapthorn?
Long established sail makers
Carol Hunter
 Ratsey and Lapthorn (Sailmakers, Cowes)
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 10. first sold clothing in Friesland?
 C&A
Fashion clothing store chain
Adam Quinan

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P.
 1. what included the Bill as part of the Rape?
 Manhood Hundred, Sussex, England
Part of the Rape of Chichester; included Selsey Bill.
Oliver Mundy
 2. what is long in Britain but short across the Pond?
 Scales
Eg a short scale a billion is 1000 million in Britain but a million million in USA
Peter Williams
 The hundredweight
UK is 112 lb and US is 100 lb
Adam Quinan
 Ton
see above for cwt definition!
Graham
 Hundredweight
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 3. whence the destination of Commons members on resignation?
 Chiltern Hundreds
A conventional way of resigning from the Hose of Commons is to apply for the post of the Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds
Adam Quinan
 4. what was the location of an old world strigine residence of great charm?
 The hundred acre wood
Owl's house in the Winnie the Pooh stories.
Dreadnought
 5. in what did conflict between Maharashtrian refugees and the weeping willow lead to arson?
 The Hundred-Foot Journey
Film involving two restaurants, named "Maison Mumbai" and "Le Saule Pleureur" ("The Weeping Willow") involving attempted arson.
Bob
 6. what tale ended with the delivery of an unwanted porcine appendage, followed by a maternal death and a disposal by ants?
 One Hundred Years of Solitude
By Gabriel García Márquez
Adam Quinan
 7. what was derived from a Hessian event, and came out shortly after Jerry’s passing?
 Hundred Year Hall album by the Grateful Dead
live album recorded in the Jahrhundert Halle released after the death of Jerry Garcia
Mary Fisher
 8. what ended with a decisive Gallic victory on the banks of the Dordogne?
 Hundred Years War
Battle of Castillon (sur Dordogne)
Adam Quinan
 9. what unique event took place at Bristol on 17th May 1895?
 W.G. Grace completes his 100th 100 vs. Somerset
Gerry Strey
 10. in what did two pearl fishers twice top the poll?
 Classical music charts
Duet from the Pearl Fishers (Deep In The Heart of The Temple)
Graham
 Radio 2 Your Hundred Best Tunes
Mary Fisher
 Your Hundred Best Tunes
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Q.
 1. where did Colonel Ross and the Inspector await the travellers?
 Tavistock station
In the Sherlock Holmes story 'Silver Blaze'. All these appear to be Holmes references, if anyone has the complete canon!
Kate Bunting
 Dartmoor
is where H&W arrive in "The Silver Blaze"
Christian Golden
 Tavistock (The Adventure of Silver Blaze)
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 2. where did the duo alight when following up Cubitt’s conundrum?
 Ridling Thorpe Manor
In The Adventure of the Dancing Men
Prag Katta
 North Walsham station
Mary Fisher
 North Walsham (The Adventure of the Dancing Men)
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 3. which little “halt-on-demand station” was used by the would-be anglers?
 Shoscombe station
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
Mary Fisher
 4. from where in the Peak District had the prep school Principal obtained a return ticket?
 Mackleton
The Adventure of the Priory School
Adam Quinan
 5. from where did they plan to take the 11:10 to investigate the death of the Colonel of the Royal Munsters?
 Waterloo Station
'The Adventure of the Crooked Man' ('I want to start by the 11.10 from Waterloo')
Oliver Mundy
 Waterloo
in 'The Crooked Man'
Kate Bunting
 6. at which small wayside station did they alight in investigating the death of the retired seal and whale fisher?
 Forest Row station
The Adventure of Black Peter
Mary Fisher
 7. from where did the messengers drive to the Russian Embassy with documents to save Alexis?
 Charing Cross Station
'The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez' (penultimate sentence)
Oliver Mundy
 8. in responding to Miss Hunter’s request, where was their train due to arrive at 11:30?
 Winchester station
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
Mary Fisher
 9. which station was visited twice in the investigation of Sir Eustace’s death?
 Chislehurst, Kent
'The Abbey Grange'
Kate Bunting
 10. where did they change trains in deceiving the mathematician?
 Canterbury
When pursued by Prof. Moriarty, they headed for Newhaven instead of Dover.
Kate Bunting

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R.During 2019:
 1. who needed just 7.69 seconds at WD18?
 Shane Long
Scored the fastest ever goal in Watford. (the poscode is WD18)
Graham
 2. which myopic nightwatchman fell just eight short?
 Jack Leach
Was out for 92 in second innings of test match against Ireland batting in glasses
Peter Williams
 3. which Servant, having acted the part, was elected in reality?
 Volodymyr Zelensky
Elected President of Ukraine, having previously played the part in the comedy series "Servant of the People".
Peter Cotton
 4. where did a spiral slide add fun to the Holy and Undivided Trinity?
 Norwich Cathedral
Dreadnought
 5. whose famous embrace in Times Square has been remembered 73 years later?
 George Mendonsa
Is the sailor kissing Greta Friedman in Times Square, V-J Day, August 14, 1945
Gerry Strey
 Alfred Eisenstaedt
The photographer who died in September
Mike O'Donnell
 George Mendonsa's
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 6. how have the trailblazing efforts of Cyrille, Laurie and Brendon been recognised?
 A statue in West Bromwich
WBA and England players Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson
Don Seltzer
 7. on what did a spelling mistake appear in Edith Cowan’s maiden speech?
 Australian $50 note
The word responsibility from her maiden speech in 1921 was misspelled omitting the final “I”
Peter Williams
 8. who triumphed with paraffin, where Icarus had failed with wax?
 Parker, NASA's solar probe.
NASA also has a paraffin powered rocket engine (Peregrine) but I can't work out the connection yet.......
Graham
 Frank Zapata
Channel crossing on paraffin powered hover board.
Wally
 Franky Zapata (Channel crossing by hoverboard)
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 9. what Chrysanthemum changeover has taken place?
 New Emperor of Japan
News Item
Dennis Thompson
 Abdication of Emperor Akihito and accession of Naruhito to Chrysanthemum Throne
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 10. what Cambrian fruit has graduated to PDO status?
 Denbigh Plum
Dreadnought
 ?Denbigh plum
This fruit was awarded PDO status in 2019
Peter Williams