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Friday Quiz 6th August

This is a tough one! In honour of our Windsor quest, solve the anagrams and match castles and palaces to their residences. Then find the one that is left over.

Rivals eels
Cast gruel behind
Inquire octave
Pelican water
Film appearance cocoons
Screen rigs cap
Butch beer retro
Bead ciao
Cranial shots
Oral balm
Reanimate tin toe
Odd One Out



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Friday Quiz 2nd July - Quotes

To mark our new mystery quest, today's quiz is about detectives. Who said this?

Oh, just one more thing
Who loves ya, baby?
Not now Kato
Book him, Danno
It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely.
There's always time for one more pint
Look to Eric's Spam sandwich. It contains the key to the whole affair.
When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth



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Friday Quiz 11th June - Connection

Find the surnames of these people in public life, then find the connection.

Most important
Roofer
Coffee-coloured
Chapel + slope
Grassland
Hairless + triumph
Joyful + rock
Rind
Is allowed
Connection



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Friday Quiz 28th May- Sweets

Find the sweets and chocolates from the clues.

The red planet
A star system
Our own star system
Fragrant flowers
Fearless people
Mediterranean islanders
A meal outdoors
Knocked down by bowlers
Speak softly
A road for posh people
Spin around, show off your dress



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Friday Quiz 14th May - Opposites

The titles of these classic romantic comedies are given as opposites (sort of). Can you give the original titles?

Hate Doubtfully
A Planet Dies
Your Small Thin Persian Funeral
Here’s Nothing About Joseph
Still Here In Still Air
After I was Awake
Carthaginian Work
Comatose in New York
No-one Hates the Cold
Static Gates



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Friday Quiz 23rd April- Saints

In honour of the date, here is a quiz about saints. How many can you name?

She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
He saved a princess by killing a dragon
Jesus called him and his brother Peter to be ‘fishers of men’
Her visions told her to lead an army into war
He loved to give gifts in secret
Legend says that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland
He is the patron saint of lovers and also beekeeper
He told his soldiers to wear leeks in their hats
He preached sermons to people and to animals
He carried travellers across a dangerous river


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Friday Quiz 16th April- Connection

Solve each clue, then find a timely connection between them.

A teacher writes on it, a chairman sits on it
It ebbs and flows
Spotless
Cowardly bird
Pungent vegetable with layers
Swiss is a cake, sausage is savoury
It is small and tells the time
A South African grape now called Chenin Blanc
Towards the front, football position
Connection


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Friday Quiz 9th April

Solve the clues and find the connection.

Lichen + bovine
Cove + rhizome
Small Ford car + bovine
Pontoon + municipality
Not short + tavern
Underworld + submerge + opener
Sack + papa
Wander
Small rodent + dike
Motor + mausoleum
Char
Boot
Laundry + heavy weight
Small, green vegetables
Connection



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Christmas 2020- Find the Carol

Find each word from the 2 clues given. Each word is part of a line from the first 2 verses of a carol. Find the words, then give the title of the carol.

Unfashionable, finished batting
Cold precipitation, wrong type can stop trains
Natural satellite, expose one’s rear
Time to hibernate, after the fall
Be upright, Custer had a last one
Which person, traveller in time and space
Below, at the bottom of
Woodland, Hampshire’s one is new
Carol



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Friday Quiz 6th November- Add, Take, Change

From lock to down to free. Add, take or change a letter using the clues.

Seal shut
Glance
Americans say restroom, we say ---
-- and behold
Achieve, be enough, have a party
Spanish man or short duck
Feathers
Have a drink to ----- your sorrows
Turn it upside down and smile
A cleaving tool
Soon we will have parties and the drinks will ----
Took to the air
Run away
How we will feel at the end of lockdown



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Friday Quiz 16th October - Unmuddle the Zoo

Solve the clues to give one or two words, mostly animal related. Pair up the answers that are anagrams of each other. Which word is left over?

For example - male duck, gathered leaves gives drake and raked


Animals similar to crocodiles.
Instruments played in church. Fish also called tunny.
Large pink birds.
African animals with long necks.
Largest living primate. Used a chair.
Fruit of a ficus tree. Less dangerous.
Largest land animals.
Fruit of a ficus tree. Fish that leaps upstream.
Great apes with reddish-brown hair.
Left over word



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Friday Quiz 9th October - No Clues

No hints or clues, except that this will appeal to science fiction and fantasy fans.


males sum vie
king led try
rivalled no awe
boo crop
cricked dark
all jibe yeah
harden non jot
stick oak shave
fondle orc
Connection



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Friday Quiz 2nd October - Opposites

The titles of these science fiction books are given as opposites (sort of). Can you give the original titles?

For example - 'Unprepared Spectator Two' gives 'Ready Player One'


Destruction
The Right Foot of Light
The Obvious Woman
The Footboss's Non-fiction
You, Human
The Woman in the Low Shack
Convergent
Hello and Abuse for all the Chips
Beginner’s Work
The Path
Staying to the Outside of the Moon
Preserved Oxygen



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Friday Quiz 25th September - Through the Thesaurus

The titles of these science fiction films have been put through the thesaurus. Can you give the original titles?

Headliner Conflicts 4 – A Fresh Expectation
Celebrity Expedition 4 – The Cruise Abode
Attraction
Sword Sprinter
Males in Ebony
Stranger
Period of the Mesozoic Epoch Playground
Posterior to the Forthcoming
Discontinuer



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Friday Quiz 18th September - Connection

Find the word from the 2 clues given. Each word is part of a line from a song. Find each word, then give the title of the song.

Crammed, ready for holiday
Love in tennis, less than one
Elevated, intoxicated
Third planet, soil
Married woman, spouse
Unhappy on your own, desolate
Eternal, enduring
Stretched out, yearn
Caress someone, inspire someone
Where you live, where you put granny
Song



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Friday Quiz 11th September - Connection

Find each word from the 2 clues given, then find a connection between them. Hint – the clues are in date order, so you may be too old or too young to remember some of them

a fragment, draw around
a set with one element in Maths, single animal born to a mother
stable attendant, make clean and tidy
hot spices, rub and clean a horse
painter J.M.W, he uses a lathe
units of length, jazz player Davis
comes in rashers, artist Francis
he makes bread, Sherlock's street
one of the Ronnies, noisy dog
shade of pink, leaping fish
Connection


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Friday Quiz 4th September - - Through the Thesaurus

The titles of these sitcoms have been put through the thesaurus. Can you retrieve the original titles?

Solely Buffoons and Broncos
Oatmeal
Chums
Sizable Smack Suspicion
Charcoal Serpent
Crimson Homunculus
Papa’s Troops
Nix Exodus


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Friday Quiz 28th August - Add, Take, Change

Turn TEXT into a new word, one letter at a time. Add, take or change a letter using the clues.

Text
A trial
Of the highest quality
Make a wager
Acquire
The alimentary canal
A sudden breeze
A welcome visitor
An adventurous expedition


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Friday Quiz 21st August - 9 to 3 to 1

For each group of 3 words, find a word that goes before or after to make a new word or phrase.

For example, crew and open -> air (aircrew, open air)

Then do the same for the 3 answers to give 1 final word

1 berry
2 penny
3 jack
1 tea
2 kit
3 pipes
1 club
2 football
3 fare




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Fun Quiz - Inspired by Richard Osman's House of Games!


Solve each of the 3 puzzles by matching pairs. One answer will be left over each time.

For the final puzzle, what do the three left over answers have in common.

Have fun......!


Rhyme Time

Pair the answers that rhyme and reveal the odd one out.


A violin Played at the Proms - Land of ---- --- ----- He danced with Ann Widdecombe
In the centre The largest city in Pennsylvania A childish word for stomach
The film with Woody and Buzz A pudding that wobbles Swans and giraffes have this in common

Odd One Out:

King of the Jumble

Pair the answers that are anagrams of each other and reveal the odd one out.


Robbie's song, often played at weddings: The scientific word for rainbows The answer, my friend, is ------- in the wind
Sprinkle with water (rhymes with dash) NaCl in water A square has 4 right ------
They are soft and cover the floor Little green men You can play outside on a ------- green or inside in a ------- alley

Odd One Out:

Highbrow Lowbrow

Find the answers to these highbrow and lowbrow questions, pair the same answers and reveal the odd one out.


She was friends with Ron and Harry A New York nightclub, popular during Prohibition, the ------ Club A model of the start of the universe is the --- bang theory
The Canadian rapper who recorded One Dance Hardy's heroine who loved Angel Clare Dot's surname (at the start of Eastenders)
She presents Strictly, with Claudia The Queen in The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare He explored in the Golden Hind

Odd One Out:

What do the odd answers from Rhyme Time, Jumble and Highbrow/Lowbrow have in common?: