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Olinguito
1311238.  Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:35 pm Reply with quote

Nope. Keep trying.

 
GuyBarry
1311239.  Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:58 pm Reply with quote

Since we're on a new page I'll reprise the answers and questions so far (though it's not much):

1. Wales
2. H. E. Bates - Who wrote Fair Stands the Wind for France?
3. My Fair Lady - Which musical features the song The Rain in Spain?
4. St Augustine
5. Spider-Man
6. 1984
7. Emmanuel Adebayor
8. Secretary-General
9. Ralph Vaughan Williams

 
GuyBarry
1311310.  Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:13 am Reply with quote

5. Which comic-book character, as originally depicted, was once described as "Captain America with cobwebs"?

 
Olinguito
1311387.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:50 am Reply with quote

It's not that.

Hint: All the answers are already in the correct order (so there's no need to rearrange them).

 
GuyBarry
1311429.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:33 am Reply with quote

Well I think I've got the theme now - countries or landmasses through which the Prime Meridian passes, from north to south. However with number 1 there are so many possibilities that I can't see how it's possible to guess the correct one, and I'm not too sure about the phrasing of some of the others:

1. Which part of the United Kingdom borders England to the west?
2. Who wrote the novel Fair Stands the Wind for France?
3. Which musical features the song The Rain in Spain?
4. Hippo Regius, in modern-day Algeria, was the seat of which influential bishop of the early Christian church?
5. What was the nickname of Mamoudou Gassama, the migrant from Mali who rescued a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris?
6. In what year was Upper Volta renamed to Burkina Faso?
7. Which former Premiership footballer is Togo's all-time top goalscorer?
8. Kofi Annan, a diplomat from Ghana, held which post in the United Nations from 1997 to 2006?
9. Who wrote the music for the 1947 film Scott of the Antarctic, which later inspired his orchestral work Sinfonia Antartica?

 
Olinguito
1311435.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:58 pm Reply with quote

Bingo! You got everything except the first one, in which you got the wrong keyword.

 
GuyBarry
1311440.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:08 pm Reply with quote

Well the Prime Meridian certainly passes through the United Kingdom, though I suppose the keyword could be "England" instead.

Again, with "Wales" as the answer there are so many possibilities that I think it's impossible to formulate a definitive question, unless you were thinking of something along these lines:

1. Which national football team was managed by Mike England during the 1980s?


Last edited by GuyBarry on Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 pm; edited 1 time in total

 
Olinguito
1311442.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:56 pm Reply with quote

Bravo! That's the one! (Except that he was the Welsh manager, not player, in that decade.) You got everything, well done.

 
GuyBarry
1311445.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:01 pm Reply with quote

Oops, sorry - corrected it now.

I think I've got a theme for a new one, but it'll take me a little while to work out the clues.

 
GuyBarry
1311493.  Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:57 am Reply with quote

Here we go. This is the complete list of twelve, scrambled.

A. 12790
B. An accountant
C. The battle of Waterloo
D. Cliff Richard
E. Hollinger International
F. Jackie
G. The Northern Ireland peace process
H. An organochlorine insecticide in use until the 1990s
I. A stingray
J. The Third Reich
K. The trumpet
L. A type of auditory illusion

 
Olinguito
1311551.  Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:45 pm Reply with quote

L. What is the Doppler effect?

 
GuyBarry
1311552.  Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:50 pm Reply with quote

Nope. I think this is quite a hard one, so I'll give you an extra clue: the Police might be interested.

 
Olinguito
1311859.  Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:52 pm Reply with quote

F. In what film does Natalie Portman portray the wife of assassinated US President John F. Kennedy?

 
GuyBarry
1311860.  Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:55 pm Reply with quote

No, sorry - this is a musical reference rather than a cinematic one.

 
GuyBarry
1312431.  Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:53 am Reply with quote

I think this is an unusually tough one, so I'll start you off with the question for K:

What instrument is the jazz musician Louis Armstrong noted for playing?

 

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