Puzzles

December 2014 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

Picture Puzzles 53 (December 2014)

 

ANSWERS


December 2014 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. For each of the following pairs of words you can make two new common words or phrases by carefully selecting an appropriate word to put between them.
For example, Watch Collar
By placing the word “dog” in the middle you get Watch dog and Dog collar. Your answer would therefore be “dog”
A. Bare path
B. Back stand
C. Gold Bowl
D. Cauliflower Drum

2. On TV, who was just above Ensign Charles Parker and just below Captain Wallace T Binghampton in the chain of command?

3. Which two teams compete for the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy, and in What sport?

4. Give three anagrams for the word “rescued”

5. From what countries were the following English kings imported?
A. William III
B. James I
C. George I

6. Which manufacturer of electrical appliances advertised with the slogan “that’s life”?

7. Who wrote The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling?

8. According to the song, how long is the Camptown Racetrack?

9. What range of up-market leisure-time articles does the Conde-Nast International Company produce?

10. Who composed The Water Music and The Fireworks Music?

HARDER:

11. When Yuri Gagarin became the first spaceman on 12th April 1961, how many orbits did he complete?

12. What distinction is held by Pope Urban VII?

13. What occupation does a “cordwainer” (pronounced “cordner”) pursue?

14. Who stabbed French Revolution Leader Jean-Paul Marat to death in his bath on 13th July 1793?

15. In what Year was the Welcome Stranger nugget discovered?

16. Sir Redmond Barry was the judge who sentenced Ned Kelly to death. For how long did Barry live after Kelly’s death?

17. How many overs did Rod Marsh bowl in Test Cricket?

18. Who has been the only English Pope so far?

19. What is Donald Duck’s middle name?

20. Who is credited with inventing the tea bag in 1908?

ANSWERS


December 2014 Skeptical Crossword

December 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE

The Theme is “Famous Skeptics”


December 2014 Logic & Maths Puzzles

December 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES



November 2014 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

Picture Puzzles 52 (November 2014)

ANSWERS


November 2014 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. In what state of Australia is each of the following places:
a. Do-Town
b. Ulladulla
c. Wooloomooloo
d. Tantanoola

2. In World War II, T34s were produced in enormous quantities. What kind of weapon were they, and which army was equipped with them?

3. In mythology, what was the name of the beautiful wife of Menelaus?

4. Which long-running TV series featured Anne B Davis as a regular cast member?

5. What sport did Mark Twain say was “a good walk spoiled”?

6. Who hops down the bunny trail?

7. Give an anagram for the word “ripples”

8. Who was the oldest Beatle?

9. What is the capital of the US state of Alaska?

10. What product was first advertised in the 1880s as “An esteemed brain tonic and intellectual beverage”?

HARDER:

11. In what country was Aristotle Onassis born?

12. Of which country is Maseru the capital?

13. What feat do some New Zealanders claim for Richard Pearse?

14. The Science Fiction Novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” became the basis of which film?

15. Which of Captain Cook’s ships was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle?

16. What early novel’s alternative name was The Modern Prometheus?

17. In what year was the first FA Cup Final?

18. In what year did Diners Club introduce the credit card?

19. What is Kiki Haakonson’s main claim to fame?

20. Which city was the first to install traffic lights, in 1914?

ANSWERS


November 2014 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle

NOVEMBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


November 2014 Logic & Maths Puzzles

NOVEMBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES



October 2014 Picture Puzzles

Each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a word, phrase, song title, book, or film.

Picture Puzzles 51 (October 2014)

ANSWERS


October 2014 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. If you had one of each denomination of Australian currency, how much money would you have?

2. Unjumble each of the following to give a town in the British Isles.
Drub Hinge, Sean Saw, Self bat, Ah bin Grimm

3. What recreational activity occurs in a Plaza de Toros?

4. A dilettante is a person who:
A. collects objects of art for personal satisfaction
B. dabbles in a subject without taking it seriously
C. dresses according to the currently prevailing fashion

5. Which European capital city’s public buildings are guarded by soldiers in skirts?

6. Which novel features a character called Atticus Finch?

7. Give two anagrams for the word “retails”

8. Who Am I?
• I’m a Comedian.
• Born 22nd November 1921, died 5th October 2004
• Best known films are Caddyshack and Easy Money
• Typical quote: I was such an ugly kid… when I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.

9. Which company has subdivisions which include Puffin, Ptarmigan and Pelican?

10. On the day 20th of March in what year?
• Beatles song, Free As A Bird, with John Lennon as lead singer, is released.
• US Stock exchange hits a record high
• Sarin Gas is released in Tokyo subway with 12 killed, 4,700 injured

HARDER:

11. According to legend, what were the last words of Civil War General John Sedgwick?

12. Mary Surratt was hanged for conspiracy to murder in 1865. Who was the victim?

13. Three generations of Coppolas have won Oscars. Who was eldest, and in what category?

14. What toy was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen around 1900?

15. Which Scandinavian country is home to seven or eight of the world’s ten longest cruise ships?

16. Which two national flags contain Arabic writing?

17. Which Roman emperor banned the original Olympic Games?

18. Who did Geoffrey Rush portray in the film Quills?

19. Which comedy star was born Arthur S Jefferson?

20. What was the screen name of Margarita Carmen Cansino?

ANSWERS


October 2014 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle

OCTOBER 2014 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


October 2014 Logic & Maths Puzzles

OCTOBER 2014 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES



PUZZLES ARCHIVES


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