Puzzles

December 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 77 (December 2016)

ANSWERS


December 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. In which Scandinavian capital is the Tivoli Gardens, a major recreational area with a carnival atmosphere?

2. In which three Australian states is there a postcode for Brooklyn?

3. The Latin phrase Quo Vadis? means:
A. Where are you from? B. Where are you going? C. Who Are You?

4. Which singing cowboy had a horse called Champion?

5. Who is the Royal mother with a son who designs, makes and sells prestige furniture and a daughter who is a celebrated landscape artist?

6. Approximately what portion of Australia’s area is Tasmania’s contribution: 1%, 2% or 3%?

7. Which author wrote the book Kim, about a child growing up in India?

8. Where in the body are Red Blood Cells made?

9. What was the first recorded Beatles song in which Ringo sang lead?

10. How many summer Olympics have been held since the Second World War which were not held in a country’s capital city?

HARDER QUESTIONS:

11. This is The Prater, a historical amusement park in what European capital city?
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12. This is Emilio Marco Parma. He was the first person to do what? 2-emilio-marcos-palma-antarctica

13. What unusual accident involving a snowman befell Bob Bowling in 2002?

14. This is British actor Joe Sowerbutts. What part did he play in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? dsc_1126

15. Which Victorian town has a Beatles Court and an Eagle Rock Parade?

16. This is Helmer Hanselm, Olav Bjaaland, Sverre Hassel and Oscar Wisting. How did they jointly help make history?helmer-hanshelm-olav-bjaaland-sverre-hassel-and-oscar-wisting

17. What did William Shakespeare’s father do for a living?

18. How did Phoebe Harris make history in 1786?

19. This is Adolphe Sax. He patented the saxophone on June 28 1846. How many versions of the saxophone did he patent at the same time?adolphe_sax

20. This is talented painter and illustrator Ingahild Grathmer. She is better known by what other name?

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ANSWERS


December 2016 Skeptical Crossword

DECEMBER 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


December 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

DECEMBER 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



November 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 76 (November 2016)

ANSWERS


November 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. If in Australian parlance you described someone who had to run around in the shower to get wet, what would you be saying about them?

2. Who is the Catholic missionary that took Christianity to the Far East, gives his name to a Melbourne Catholic College and who was made a saint in 1622?

3. What is the name of the site of Kubla Khan’s pleasure dome, a 60s song by Dave Dee Dozy, Beaky Mick and Titch, and a 70s Olivia Newton-John movie?

4. What three-letter word of animal derivation is both a greedy person and slang for a large motorcycle?

5. Which British car maker in the 60s produced a model called The Herald?

6. What “X” word means hatred of foreigners?

7. What does a pedometer measure?

8. In what state of Australia is the Daintree Forest?

9. Which Australian ex-Prime Minister did commercials for Leggo Pasta Sauce?

10. Who are these people?
Married to each other since the year 2000, both having birthdays on the 25th September.
He was born in 1944 and is a movie and TV actor, and movie producer, and is the son of a famous actor.
She was born in 1969 and is an award-winning movie actress.
They have two children.

HARDER QUESTIONS:

11. For how long can you legally drive in the state of Victoria Australia on an international licence before you have to get a Victorian licence?

12. What is “degaussing” and why did they do it to ships in World War II?

13. Who created the fictional Chief Inspector Morse?

14. Who beat the Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC?

15. On which river is Washington DC situated?

16. What was the real name and occupation of author Lewis Carroll?

17. In internet parlance, what does the term URL stand for?

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

19. What is the name of the shallow circular transparent dish with a flat lid, used for the culture of micro-organisms?

20. The Bushes, presidents of the USA were father and son. What was the surname of the only other father and son US Presidents?

ANSWERS


November 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Selling the Pharm

NOVEMBER 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE


November 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

November 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



October 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 75 (October 2016)

ANSWERS


October 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. In what Italian city is the La Scala opera house?

2. Of the following Aussies, which one was born in Australia?
Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Russell Crowe

3. What in Britain were Woodbines?

4. What is the Australian name for the article known as a pacifier in the USA?

5. In which African country was the Biafran war?

6. In which two TV series did Robert Reed star?

7. What musical keyboard instrument is named after the Greek word for wood?

8. What are the capital cities of: A. Spain, B. Zimbabwe and C. Thailand?

9. In what year?
The Adventures of Barry Mackenzie is first screened
• Howard Hughes breaks years of silence to say that Clifford Irving’s biography about him is a fake.
• The first hand-held electronic calculator goes on the market.
• R.J (Dick) Hamer replaces Henry Bolte as Victorian Premier

10. On a chinese menu, what popular dish is chow farn in English?

HARDER QUESTIONS:

11. In Australia, what does “CSIRO” stand for?

12. In Australia, what does “ACCC” stand for?

13. Who created the fictional Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby?

14. Where does the perfume brand name “4711” originate?

15. What are the ingredients in a “Vicious Sid” Cocktail?

16. State whether each of these three sports has (or has not) ever been an Olympic event. (a) Tug of War, (b) Croquet, (c) Cricket

17. In what year was the British Mini motor car first sold?

18. Name King Lear’s three daughters.

19. Who was the third astronaut to walk on the moon?

20. What is the common name for food additive 901?

ANSWERS


October 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Logical Fallacies #5

October 2016 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle


October 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

October 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



September 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 74 (September 2016)

ANSWERS


September 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. What part of the body suffers from periodontitis?

2. Which country occupies about half of South America?

3. What was the publication Pravda and what does the name mean?

4. What kind of leisure-time activity is Canfield?

5. Who committed murder live on US national TV in 1963 and died in Jail in 1967?

6. What is the characteristic gemstone of New Zealand, often carved?

7. What feature is larger on a proboscis monkey than other monkeys?

8. Which country has the most Arabs living in it?

9. Who Am I?
– I was born in September, 1950.
– I am best known as a Motorcycle racer, winning my first of many World championships at age 20.
– My career was punctuated by several serious crashes and broken bones, and I retired in 1984.
– I moved to Australia and became a TV commentator.
– My quick wit and cockney accent made me a celebrity.
– I died of cancer in 2003.

10. In which country is the resort and entertainment centre “Sun City?”, and why was it frequently in international news in the 1990s?

HARDER QUESTIONS:

11. By which nickname was Albert de Salvo better known?

12. From which plant is the liqueur “Kummel” derived?

13. Who created the fictional detective Phillip Marlowe?

14. What is the map number of the map of Australia in the Melways Street Directory?

15. Who was at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party?

16. What is the post-code of Uluru?

17. (a) Which actors portrayed (brothers) Bart and Brett and (cousin) Beau Maverick in the original Maverick TV series?
(b) Which Studio produced the original series?
(c) Who portrayed Brett Maverick in the 1994 movie version?

18. The character Sir John Falstaff appears (or is mentioned) in four different Shakespearean plays. Name them.

19. In what year did the Boy Scout Movement commence?

20. In computer jargon, what does “RAM” stand for?

ANSWERS


September 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: General Skeptical Issues

September 2016 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle


September 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

September 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



August 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 73 (August 2016)

ANSWERS


August 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. What in Australian slang is “laughing gear”?

2. Seminoles are people indigenous to which continent?

3. The 1968 Wimbledon men’s final was an All-Australian affair. Names the two contestants and the winner.

4. What is the equivalent rank to corporal in a British artillery unit?

5. In which year were the Olympics hit by terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes?

6. How many articles are in a brace?

7. From which country does the cartoon series Astro Boy come?

8. Which Australian state capital was founded in 1836?

9. Who Am I?
– I was born in 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri.
– I was a golfer.
– I’ve won two Masters, One US Open and five British Opens, the last in 1983.
– I won the Australian Open in 1984

10. How many consecutive Australian Liberal/Country Party Prime ministers were there before Labour took power in 1972?

HARDER QUESTIONS: (You may want to Google at least some of these)

11. What is the meaning of “FAVONIAN”?

12. Which British boat won both line honours and First on handicap at the inaugural 1945 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race?

13. In what year did Qantas use cooking oil to power a Sydney – Adelaide flight?

14. According to Chinese folklore, what caused Meng Jiang to cry?

15. Who plays pedal steel guitar on Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s “Teach Your Children”?

16. The Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane has hosted which sporting event every Australia Day since 1982? (2016 was a World Championship)

17. In what year did Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor of New York) declare the possession and sale of artichokes illegal?

18. Which actress played one of Dr Who’s companions and later became Barry Crocker’s companion for 20 years?

19. What new international record was set by Jack Sexty in 2015?

20. In what competition did Olav Bjortomt become World singles Champion in 2015?

ANSWERS


August 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Chiropractic

August 2016 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle


August 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

August 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



July 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 72 (July 2016)

ANSWERS


July 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. What kind of establishment is a ryokan in Japan?

2. What is the chemical name tri nitro toluene abbreviated to?

3. Which fictional TV family lived at Southfork?

4. What word means both “a piece of wood” and “to adhere”?

5. Who suggested that the Beatles wear suits without collars in their stage performances?

6. Who Am I?
– I am a British Knight of the Realm, born in India in 1940.
– I have had fourteen number one singles in the UK, making me third after Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
– I had number one records in each decade from 50s to 90s.
– I am a bachelor with a passion for tennis.

7. In the opera Madame Butterfly, does the heroine die due to murder, suicide, illness or accident?

8. Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak on which continent?

9. Who am I?
– I was born on 28th of August, 1921 in Pennsylvania, USA.
– After distinguished service as a Women’s Naval Officer in World War II, I became a character actress from 1951, in such movies as Shane, A Star is Born, and The Parent Trap.
– I played Miss Jane Hathaway in The Beverley Hillbillies.
– I died in 1991

10. Which Sydney-born author wrote The Sundowners, North from Thursday and High Road from China?

HARDER QUESTIONS: (You may want to consult Google on at least some of these)

11. Farinelli was an international celebrity of the 18th century. What was his occupation?

12. What feat was completed by the British airship R34 on July 6, 1919?

13. What caused Big Ben’s clock to stop in January 1945?

14. Whose career was brought to an end by Mantecore in 2003?

15. What unusual official position is occupied by Karin Vogel of Rostock, Germany?

16. What were the UK’s Red Snow and Red Beard?

17. Who has portrayed ‘Hope Springs’, ‘Goldie Locks’ and ‘Daphne Honeybutt’ in films?

18. Which ship was re-named Mediterranean, then Dong Fang Ocean, then Oriental Nicety before being retired in 2012?

19. On April 1st 1957 the normally serious BBC TV news programme Panorama convinced thousands of English viewers that what grew on trees?

20. Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan. What does “Astana” mean in the Kazakh language?

ANSWERS


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July 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Famous Skeptics

June 2016 Skeptical Crossword


July 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

July 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



June 2016 Picture Puzzles

This month, each of the following seven puzzles decodes to a film title.

Picture Puzzles 71 (June 2016)

ANSWERS


June 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. Not counting Turkey, name four European countries whose names end in “Y”.

2. What Australian poem begins; I had written him a letter….

3. Of which country did Robert Muldoon become Prime Minister in 1975?

4. Which five-letter word is both “stooping of the posture” and “conjecture supported by minimal evidence”?

5. In Australian slang, what is colloquially known as “fish frighteners”?

6. What was the derivation of the word “Jeep” for the vehicle used in large quantities in World War II?

7. Who Shot Billy the Kid?

8. According to a song, how many times did Lizzie Borden hit her mother and her father with an axe, respectively?

9. The Film A Man For All Seasons won six Oscars in 1967.
(a) In which country was it set?
(b) Who was its central figure?

10. What world-famous fast food chain is contained in this anagram?
Foul skinny cocks enriched late redneck.

HARDER QUESTIONS:

11. What is the diameter, in millimetres, of a compact disc?

12. Apart from unconfirmed sightings, when and where was the last live Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) seen?

13. How many eyes do most spiders have?

14. What is the Australian code number for food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG)?

15. How many sheets of paper are there in a quire?

16. Which Nobel Prize did William Shockley win in 1956, and for what achievement did he win it?

17. Which three Olympic sports were introduced at Sydney in 2000?

18. What is the common name for Food Additive 150?

19. In what year, and in what fashion did King Zog of Albania’s reign come to an end?

20. Which planet of our Solar System has a moon called Metis?

ANSWERS


NEW THIS MONTH!

“Crossword Clues” Word Quiz

Five sets of ten clues that might be encountered in a crossword. In each set, a certain pair of letters in a certain order is given in correct position in each word.

Example: _ _ B _ _ _ _R _   Month

JUNE 2016 “CROSSWORD CLUES”


June 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: General Skeptical Issues

JUNE 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE


June 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

JUNE 2016 LOGIC & MATHS PUZZLES



May 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 70 (May 2016)

ANSWERS


May 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. In the opera La Boheme does the heroine die of murder, suicide, illness or accident?

2. What does a cruciverbalist indulge in?

3. What kind of event is Womad, and where is it held?

4. In what part of your body would you suffer an enteric disease?

5. What is a styptic pencil used for?

6. What was the character Rapunzel most remarkable for?

7. In what year did War Rationing end in Britain?  A. 1945 B. 1949 C. 1954

8. What five-letter “R” word is a natural polymer?

9. What is the predominant colour in an amethyst?

10. In what year did Bob Geldof promote the Live Aid concert to raise money for African famine relief?

HARDER QUESTIONS:

11. What is “degaussing” (dee–gow–sing) and why did they do it to ships in World War II?

12. Who beat the Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC?

13. On which river is Washington DC situated?

14. What was the real name and occupation of author Lewis Carroll?

15. In internet parlance, what does the term URL stand for?

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

17. How many possible opening moves are there in a game of chess?

18. a. When was the first Agatha Christie Mystery Novel published?
b. What was it called?
c. Which of her famous detective characters did it introduce?

19. There are four Guggenheim museums in the world currently operating as at April 2016. Where are they?

20. How many stars are on the Chinese flag?

ANSWERS


May 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Religion and Superstition

MAY 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


May 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

MAY 2016 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS



April 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 69 (April 2016)

ANSWERS


April 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. In what industry is American Bert Rutan a modern-day pioneer?

2. Decode these so-called “letter equations”. Each represents a common phrase.
e.g. 2 = P in a P would be “two peas in a pod”
Example: “365 = D in a Y would be”
365 days in a year
Solve these:
a) 2 = W in a F
b) 4 = Y in an O
c) 5 = L in a L
d) 13 = B in a BD

3. What was the name of Josef Stalin’s daughter who defected to the west?

4. What instrument did Oscar Peterson play?

5. At what festival, and in what South American city do Samba Schools compete with each other annually?

6. Which 1960s film starred Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton and Sidney Poitier?

7. Australia’s first speeding fine was imposed in what year?
A. 1897 B. 1902 C. 1904

8. What organ is inflamed when one has encephalitis?

9. “Judo” means
A. Self Defence B. Gentle way C. open hand

10. True or false? At 30 days, Pope John Paul 1 had the shortest reign of any pope

HARDER: (You may want to look these up)

11. In what year did the Boy Scout Movement commence?

12. CSIRO is Australia’s peak body of Applied Scientific research. What does “CSIRO” stand for?

13. Where does the perfume brand name “4711” originate?

14. What are the ingredients in a “Vicious Sid” Cocktail?

15. State whether each of these three sports has (or has not) ever been an Olympic event.
(a) Tug of War
(b) Croquet
(c) Cricket

16. In what year was the British Mini motor car first sold?

17. What are the names of King Lear’s three daughters in the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear?

18. Who was the third astronaut to walk on the moon?

19. What is the common name for food additive 901?

20. For how long can you legally drive in Victoria Australia on an international license before you have to get a Victorian license?

ANSWERS


April 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Homeopathy

APRIL 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


April 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

APRIL 2016 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS



March 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 68 (March 2016)

ANSWERS


March 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. For each of the following TV characters, give both the actor or actress best known for portraying that character and the name of the TV series which featured the character.
Fox Mulder
Jedd Clampett
Ethel Mertz

2. Smith is still the commonest surname in the UK. Name the next four most common.

3. For what man-made devices is Mount Palomar in the USA famous?

4. The Beatles song that goes:
“Sexy Sadie –what have you done? You made a fool of everyone”
is aimed at which cult figure of the 1960s?

5. Which plane’s frequent crashes in the 1950s prompted Melbourne chemist Dr David Warren to invent The Black Box?
A. Fokker Friendship;  B. DeHavilland Comet;  C. Douglas DC7

6. Of Which US state is Lansing the capital?

7. Who won the 1980 Best Actress Oscar for Coal Miner’s Daughter?

8. What nationality was Edvard Munch, painter of The Scream ?

9. In what year?
• The UK and Ireland both introduce decimal currency
• John Lennon records Imagine
• Films include A Clockwork Orange and Dirty Harry
• Astronauts take their first ride on the moon in the lunar rover
• Bangladesh achieves independence from Pakistan

10. What industry employs two-thirds of the labour force in the Bahamas?
A. Fishing
B. Fruit growing
C. Sugar production
D. Tourism

HARDER: (You may want to look these up)

11. Which three Olympic sports were introduced at Sydney in 2000?

12. What is the common name for Food Additive 150?

13. Who was the last King of Albania, and in what year, and in what fashion did his reign come to an end?

14. Which planet of our Solar System has a moon called Metis?

15. By which nickname was Albert de Salvo better known?

16. From which plant is the liqueur “Kummel” derived?

17. Who created the fictional detective Phillip Marlowe?

18. If the Governor-General of Australia is unable to proceed, which Office-bearer automatically becomes his / her stand-in?

19. (a) Which actors portrayed brothers Bart and Brett and cousin Beau Maverick in the original Maverick TV series?
(b) Which Studio produced the original series?
(c) Who portrayed Brett Maverick in the 1994 film version?

20. The character Sir John Falstaff appears in three Shakespearean plays and is mentioned in a fourth. Name them.

ANSWERS


March 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: General Skeptical Issues

MARCH 2016 Skeptical Crossword


March 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

MARCH 2016 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS



February 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 67 (February 2016)

ANSWERS


February 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. In which two sports did Australia’s first Olympic Gold Medallist Edwin Flack compete at the 1896 Olympics?

2. The Australian spider that America’s blackwidow is most closely related to is:
A. Red-back B. Funnel-web C. Hunstsman

3. Why did NATO move its headquarters from Paris to Brussels in 1966?

4. Which Australian State flag bears a picture of a white-backed piping shrike, (inaccurately sometimes called a magpie)

5. Was the Bauhaus a famous German school of Architecture, Cooking or Economics?

6. What country put the Yeti (or Abominable Snowman) on its 1958 list of protected species: Nepal, Tibet or China?

7. Who released Alice’s Restaurant in 1967?

8. Which 1960s film starred James Mason and featured Shelley Winters, Sue lyon and Peter Sellers?

9. What was The Wicked Witch of the West squashed by in The Wizard of Oz?

10. Who was president of the International Olympic Committee between 1980 and 2001?

HARDER: (You may want to look these up)

11. How many possible opening moves are there in a game of chess?

12. When was the first Agatha Christie Mystery novel published, what was it called and which of her famous detective characters did it introduce?

13. There are five Guggenheim museums in the world. Where are they?

14. How many stars are on the Chinese flag?

15. What is the diameter, in millimetres, of (a) a compact disc? (CD) and (b) the hole in the centre of a Compact Disc?

16. Apart from unconfirmed sightings, when and where was the last live Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) seen?

17. How many eyes do most spiders have?

18. What is the Australian code number for food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG)?

19. How many sheets of paper are there in a quire?

20. Who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956?

ANSWERS


February 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Frauds and Scams

FEBRUARY 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


February 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

February 2016 Logic & Maths Problems



January 2016 Picture Puzzles

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

Picture Puzzles 66 (January 2016)

ANSWERS


January 2016 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. For each of the following TV characters, give both the actor best known for portraying that character and the name of the TV series which featured the character.
a. Lovejoy
b. Arthur Daley
c. Captain Mainwaring

2. Decode these so-called “letter equations”. Each represents a common phrase.
e.g. 2 = P in a P would be “two peas in a pod”
a. 8 = T on an O
b. 12 = N on a CF
c. 12 = E in a D
d. 6 = W of HTE
e. 2 = W D M A R

3. With which medical breakthrough was the Australian Howard Florey associated?

4. Whose real name was Doris Kappelhoff?

5. Which Australian leader of the opposition was wounded in an assassination attempt in the 1960s?

6. Which American president’s father was once US ambassador to Great Britain?

7. Australia’s Royal National Park, established in 1879 is the world’s second oldest after Yellowstone in the USA. In what state is Royal National Park?

8. How is Australian musician Mark Lizotte better known?

9. Which is Australia’s most sunny State capital in terms of hours per day?

10. Which European cartoon hero has a dog called Snowy?

HARDER: (You may want to look these up)

11. What is polythelia?

12. Who was originally supposed to occupy the black sarcophagus in Admiral Nelson’s tomb?

13. In what state or territory of Australia is there an annual public holiday for Borroloola Show Day?

14. Mary Tamm and Lalla Ward portrayed Romana 1 & 2 respectively in Dr Who. What is “Romana” short for?

15. In which city is the Jackie Chan Science Centre located?

16. Which Prince of the United Kingdom fought in World War I on the German side?

17. Bill Howard is the only back – to – back winner of which event?

18. Where is Whoop Whoop Weather Station?

19. Which country has a flag whose obverse is different from its reverse?

20. Which fragrance was first made for the Russian Count Orloff in 1768?

ANSWERS


January 2016 Skeptical Crossword

Theme: Job Titles and Descriptions

JANUARY 2016 SKEPTICAL CROSSWORD


January 2016 Logic & Maths Problems

JANUARY 2016 LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS




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