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GuyBarry
1268758.  Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:53 am Reply with quote

Totally correct in all respects! I am duly impressed.

 
GuyBarry
1268842.  Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:54 am Reply with quote

OK, let's try another one. Same format as last time - these are the answers, in no particular order, and the object is to supply the questions and put them in the right order. You don't need to emulate timf13 and supply a complete solution - suggestions for individual questions or for the overall theme are welcome.

A. Cherubini
B. Eagle
C. Eggs
D. Five thousand
E. George Bernard Shaw
F. Happy
G. To irritate
H. Irma
I. It Ain't Half Hot Mum
J. Louth
K. The Musical Offering
L. To reduce friction

I can provide hints if required (which I'll white out).

 
GuyBarry
1269052.  Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:46 am Reply with quote

No takers yet so here's a small hint: I is generally regarded as the first.

 
Zxcv12
1270655.  Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:29 pm Reply with quote

chrisboote wrote:
(8) The Melbourne Cup
Which horse race for three-year olds takes place on the first Tuesday in November

Easy when you have the clue 8-)


Or indeed no clue!

The Melbourne Cup is open to all horses, not just 3YOs.

And yes, I created an account just to correct this egregious mistake.

 
Jenny
1270702.  Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:28 pm Reply with quote

Well now you're here, zxcv12 (nice easy username to type I see), stick around and join in :-)

 
Alfred E Neuman
1270705.  Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:32 pm Reply with quote

It'd be a pity to waste all that effort...

 
Zxcv12
1270734.  Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:32 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Well now you're here, zxcv12 (nice easy username to type I see), stick around and join in :-)


Thank you.

 
Olinguito
1272165.  Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:35 am Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:
A. Cherubini
B. Eagle
C. Eggs
D. Five thousand
E. George Bernard Shaw
F. Happy
G. To irritate
H. Irma
I. It Ain't Half Hot Mum
J. Louth
K. The Musical Offering
L. To reduce friction.

Is it the twelve signs of the zodiac? I could be: "In which sitcom did Michael Bates play a character called Bearer Rangi Ram?" – and Ram would be Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.

 
GuyBarry
1272182.  Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:02 am Reply with quote

Olinguito wrote:

Is it the twelve signs of the zodiac? I could be: "In which sitcom did Michael Bates play a character called Bearer Rangi Ram?" – and Ram would be Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.


Yes, absolutely correct! Well done.

Now all that needs to be done is to sort out the questions for the other eleven answers. (Anyone can pitch in with suggestions.)

 
Olinguito
1272214.  Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:23 pm Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:
A. Cherubini
B. Eagle
C. Eggs
D. Five thousand
E. George Bernard Shaw
F. Happy
G. To irritate
H. Irma
I. It Ain't Half Hot Mum
J. Louth
K. The Musical Offering
L. To reduce friction

A. If Sandra Bullock had been born in Florence in 1760 and died in Paris in 1842, which Italian composer would she have been?

B. If a pair of twins playing golf made two under par on a hole, what would their score be called?

C. What does a crab lay?

D. If a lion was born at noon on 1 January 2000 and died at noon on 8 September 2013, how many days did it live for?

E. Who wrote Pygmalion, a play about a linguistics professor called Henry Higgins and a Cockney virgin called Eliza Doolittle?

F. If you were dieting, how would you feel if you stepped on differehnt scales and they all indicated that you had successfully lost weight?

G. What is the point of tickling a scorpion?

H. What is the first name of Madame Pince, who works in the biggest library in the wizarding world, Hogwarts Library, where you can find books on all forms of magic, from how to make Horcruxes to how to turn your lazy little brother into a useful watercarrier who can bring you a glass of water every time you are thirsty?

I. In which sitcom does the character Bearer Rangi Ram appear?

J. How would a dyslexic archer spell “mouth”?

K. Which composition by J. S. Bach features in the opening section of Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach, a book you might start reading in bed when your insomnia was so serious that you had given up counting sheep and started counting goat instead?

L. What is the purpose of putting fish oil on the hinges of a creaky door?


Last edited by Olinguito on Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:36 am; edited 1 time in total

 
GuyBarry
1272236.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:15 am Reply with quote

Full marks for ingenuity, but sadly no marks for getting any of the questions right! Although I will tell you that you hit the correct sign of the zodiac on precisely two of them (apart from the correct question I).

Also with K, you've (perhaps inadvertently) given quite a big clue to the correct question!


Last edited by GuyBarry on Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:54 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Spud McLaren
1272241.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:54 am Reply with quote

D. How many people did Jesus feed with five loaves and Pisces?

 
GuyBarry
1272242.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:55 am Reply with quote

D - correct. Thank you!

 
Spud McLaren
1272243.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:08 am Reply with quote

K. In which work by JS Bach referenced by Hofstadter (not Dr Leonard) is there an example of canon cancrizans?

 
GuyBarry
1272245.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:12 am Reply with quote

K - correct. (Otherwise known as "crab canon" - the character of the Crab also features in many of the dialogues in Gödel, Escher, Bach.)

 

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