Puzzles Archive 3

November 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS


November 2012 Mixed Bag Questions

1. Mountains and mountain ranges: Link each mountain or mountain range to its correct country.

Range or mountain:

Mt Sinai, Appalachians, St Gothard, Ben Nevis, Dolomites, Chapultepec

Country:

Italy, Egypt, Switzerland, Mexico, USA, Scotland

2. Why did they quit?

A number of Australian politicians have resigned from office for one reason or other. Connect each politician with the reason why he quit.

Politician:

Rex Connor, Mick Young, Keith Wright, Rob Jolly

Reason For Quitting:

Pyramid collapse, Khemlani Affair, Paddington Bear Affair, Jailed

3. According to an old saying, how many Frenchmen can’t be wrong?

4. Whose band were known as The City Slickers?

5. Which golfer was known as The Man in Black?

6. Which band’s best-selling album of the 80s was Brothers in Arms?

7. In which country is the World War 1 battlefield of Passchendale?

8. Which of King Arthur’s knights was the son of Sir Lancelot?

9. Which optical aid, originally made of glass was invented by the German

Adolph E. Fick in 1887?

10. What terms are used in golf for:

A. One stroke under par for one hole

B. Two strokes under par for one hole

C. Three strokes under par for one hole

ANSWERS


November 2012 Crossword

Theme: Predicting the Future

HERE


November 2012 Logic & Maths Puzzles

HERE



October 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS


October 2012 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. Female Heads of Government
Here is an alphabetically-ordered list of countries:
Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Dominica, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, The Philippines, The United Kingdom, Turkey, Yugoslavia
Here is an alphabetical list of women who have been heads of government in those countries:
Anh Sang Soo Chi, Corazon Aquino, Gro Bruntland, Benazir Bhutto, Kim Campbell, Eugenia Charles, Tansu Çiller, Helen Clarke, Indira Ghandi, Julia Gillard, Golda Meier, Angela Merkel, Isabel Peron, Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, Milka Planinc, Dilma Rousseff, Jenny Shipley, Hanna Suchocka, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Margaret Thatcher, Khaleda Zia
Match person to Country.

2. Crossword puzzle clues.
These clues are taken from actual daily newspaper crosswords.

a. _ A _ I _ _ _ D “Exiled” 8 letters
b. _ D _ R _ “Worship” 5 letters
c. _ N _ E _ _ “Shows contempt” 6 letters

3. What style of bowler was Richie Benaud?

4. Which British World War II commander grew up in Tasmania?

5. With what would you associate the word doxology?
a. A church service
b. a mode of argument
c. study of poisons.

6. According to a song from the 50s musical The Pyjama Game, to what establishment can you gain entrance by knocking three times and whispering that Joe sent you?

7. In paediatric medicine, what does MMR stand for?

8. What play by what author opened in London in 1952 and is still running?

9. Canada is a native American Indian word which translates as
A. Big Village
B. Place of Plenty
C. Many Rivers

10. True or false: Most mobile phone warranties cover use in all but the most extreme weather.

ANSWERS


October 2012 Crossword

Theme: Alt-Med Woo

HERE


October 2012 Logic & Maths Puzzles

HERE



September 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS


September 2012 “Mixed Bag”

1. Reversible words

Example: Caress, stroke / Faucet, spigot  3 LETTERS would be PAT / TAP

a. Students / Mistake   6 LETTERS

b. Royal / Beverage  5 LETTERS

c. Spies / Items of cutlery 6 LETTERS

d. Dry grass stems / skin blemishes  5 LETTERS

2. On the subject of reversibility…….

LETS, MARGE, MISSES, NO, NORAH, ORDERED, ROSES, SEE, SHARON’S, SIMON, TELEGRAM,

You can use these these sixteen words above to make two palindromic sentences – in other words, sentences which (once you ignore punctuation and spacing) read the same forward as they do backwards.

One sentence has five words in it, one has six.

3. In literature, What was the only way to kill Dracula, and who discovered it?

4. In Which modern country would you find the historical country of Media?   a. Egypt; b. Iran; c. Greece

5. How is the movie character Max Rocketansky better known?

6. With what character, and in what American sitcom TV series did Tom Bosley play a major supporting role for eleven years?

7. Which Australian state flag has a Union Jack, a southern cross and a crown in it?

8. In botanical terms, what is a stag?

9. Jorgen Jorgenson was an Australian convict. Of which country was he once declared King?

10. Which of these first happened in Australia in 1899?

a. First radio transmission

b. Overland telegraphic service commenced

c. Sydney CBD got electric street-lighting.

ANSWERS


September 2012 Crossword

HERE


September 2012 Maths & Logic Puzzles

Find them HERE



August 2012 Maths & Logic Puzzles

1.

2.

In the diagram, the blue shapes are equilateral triangles, and the red shapes are similar triangles. What is the size of angle x?

3.  A shopper makes three successive purchases at different stores. Each time, she spends two thirds of what she has. After her third and last purchase, she still has a dollar for the bus home. How much money did she start with?

4. For a number to be a perfect number, it must be the sum of all its factors. For example, 6 is the smallest perfect number. Its factors are 1,2 and 3.

1 + 2 + 3 = 1 X 2 X 3

What is the NEXT perfect number? (HINT: it’s between 10 and 40)

5.

The seven colours of the tiles in the diagram are: blue, red, green, brown, purple, yellow and grey. Each colour has been given a different value from 1 to 7. The number at the end of each row or column is the sum of the values of each coloured tile in that row or column. What is the numerical value of each colour?

6.

The circle in this diagram has a centre at O and a diameter of 20 cm. If the green lines intersect each other at right angles, what is the length of line AB?

7. Alice, Brenda & Cathy share a birthday today. Alice’s age is 80% of Brenda’s and Brenda’s age is 5/6 that of Cathy’s. Six years ago, Brenda was the same age as Alice is now. How old are Alice, Brenda and Cathy?

8. The “Map Problem” is interesting. The question is:

 What is the minimum number of colours required to draw a map so that no two adjacent regions have the same colour?

 Everyone agrees on the answer; no-one has been able to mathematically prove it! What is the accepted answer? Here’s a map of the continental USA to practice on.

9.  (click to enlarge)

The upper diagram shows a 5 m X 3 m rectangle sitting on a flat plane (eg a box seen side-on sitting on the ground). It is shifted to the right by rolling or rotating it clockwise through 360 degrees so that it comes to rest on each of its four sides in turn.

The other four diagrams, drawn to the same scale represent four possible paths taken by point A as the rectangle rotates through one complete turn. Which one is correct?

10.

How many triangles are there in total in this figure?

ANSWERS


August 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS


August 2012 “Mixed Bag” Puzzles

August 2012 Mixed bag questions
1. That’s what it said in the brochure…. What piece of equipment is being described here?

“It’s a graphic media emulator, high-resolution flat-screen monitor that produces near-perfect virtual images of all three-dimensional objects. Used primarily as a cosmetic analyser.”

2. Letter equations.
e.g. 2 = P in a P would be “two peas in a pod”
a. 7 = C in a R
b. 206 = B in the HB
c. 13 = S on the AF
d. 76 = T in the BP

3. Is Queen Elizabeth II the 30th, 35th or 40th British monarch since William the Conqueror?

4. In what country is the region of The Crimea?

5. What is the given name of the Schindler of Schindler’s List?

6. In what year did the geographical feature along Victoria’s great Ocean Road called London Bridge lose its centre span?
a. 1992 b. 1995 c. 1998

7. The actor Jim Backus is best known for a role in which TV sitcom, and also for voicing which cartoon character?

8. Who was Brian Jones’ immediate replacement in The Rolling Stones?

9. Who is Queen Elizabeth II’s oldest grandson?

10. Who refused the Best Actor Oscar in 1970 and for what film?

ANSWERS


August 2012 Crossword

Theme: Greek & Roman Mythology
HERE


Puzzles archive 3

October 2011 to July 2012

July 2012 Picture Puzzles

Answers


July 2012 “Mixed Bag” Puzzles

1. What is the three word latin motto over the MGM lion,
and what does it mean in English?

2. Link each of Shakespeare’s plays to a character from that play.
Plays:
The Taming of the Shrew
Julius Caesar
The Tempest
Othello

Characters:
Calpurnia
Katharina
Iago
Prospero

3. Cross-word clues:
a. _ _ T _ _ P _ _ _ E “A project requiring boldness ” 10 letters
b. R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ U T “Job title of a person employed as a general hand / Elvis movie” 10 letters
c. _ _ D _ M _ _ _ S “Elements / basics / first principles” 9 letters

4. From what country does The Samba originate?

5. True or false: The South Magnetic Pole lies in the continent of Antarctica.

6. Who is the only Australian woman to have won a true Tennis Grand Slam? (All four major titles in the same calendar year)

7. Is the word platypus of aboriginal, Greek or Latin origin?

8. What name is given to a large gathering of Boy Scouts?

9. Which Sci Fi TV series of the nineties starred Roy Scheider as Captain Nathan Bridger?

10. What word(s) did Paul McCartney use in place of “Yesterday” when composing the tune for that song?

Answers


July 2012 Skeptical Crossword – “Logical Fallacies”

HERE


June 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS


June 2012 Crossword

June CROSSWORD


June 2012 “Mixed Bag” Puzzles

1. Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of fruit. The other word is that fruit with one letter changed.
E.g. a large fruit would be a big fig.
a. This is a tardy fruit.
b. This is a sullen fruit.
c. This is an up-to-date fruit.
d. This is a complaint by a fruit.

2. Type Cast?
For each of the following film characters, give both the actor best known for portraying that character and the name of the film which introduced the character.
a. Norman Bates
b. Hannibal Lechter
c. Colonel Nathan R Jessup

3. What is tyromancy?

4. What is the maximum number of Friday the 13ths possible in one calendar year, including leap years?

5. What was of special interest about women’s fashion designer Rudy Genreich’s bathing suits in 1967?

6. What was the nickname of the HK-1, made of wood and flown only once by its owner Howard Hughes?

7. What lizard, native to warm regions of the world owes its remarkable climbing ability to minute hooks on its feet?

8. When the First Fleet arrived in Sydney in January 1788, which French explorer was only a few days behind?

9. Is Australia’s tallest peak Mount Kosciusko more or less than two and a half thousand metres high?

10. Between Melbourne and Sydney; Which city has
(a) the most average rainfall and
(b) the greatest average number of days of rain per year?

ANSWERS


May 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/may-2012-picture-puzzles-answers/


May 2012 Crossword

For this month’s Skeptical Crossword you have a choice of two versions –

With Standard Clues:

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/may-2012-crossword-standard-clues/

With Cryptic Clues

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/may-2012-crossword-cryptic-clues/


May 2012 “Mixed Bag” Questions

(To coincide with Trivia Night this month at Skeptics Café, it’s an extra-large mixed bag of questions this time around.)

1. Flippers
The following clues lead to two words or phrases that are the phonetic reverse of each other. When you answer the first clue and flip the syllables, you get the second answer. (Phonetic only, not letters.) Using the clues below, please find the words/phrases in question.
e.g. sofa * cups and saucers would be settee / tea set
a. Fundamental * Where the doctor works on a naval ship
b. Government assistance for the poor * Goodbye
c. Worst possible Test Score * Optimistic
d. Relevant * What Jesus was purported to be born in

2. Letter equations. e.g. 2 = P in a P would be “two peas in a pod”
a. 6 = S on a G
b. 50 = W to LYL
c. 4 =S in a D of C
d. 1 = GL for M
e. 9 = L of a C

3. What is the job of the cockatoo during a two-up game?

4. Is an anchorite a hermit, a priest or a story-teller?

5. Which British MP went missing from a beach in Miami in the 1970s and was later discovered in Australia?

6. To which prolific novelist was Princess Diana related?

7. Which member of the British royal family played in a comedy sketch during the Goons’ reunion TV show The Last Goon Show of All?

8. From which Asian capital city were the entire population forced out
into the countryside in 1975?

9. What was an amphora used for in ancient Greece and Rome?

10. To which American President was Walter Mondale Vice President?

11. Which former leader of the American Teamsters Union disappeared mysteriously from a motel car park in the 1970s?

12. Triskaidekaphobia is a very common human fear. What is it?

13. Who was called Big Red, The Red Terror, The Big Fellow and Bobby?

14. What was Sydney’s tallest construction until 1967?

15. The German folk song Muss I Denn (pronounced Moos – ee – Den) became a bit hit in what mainly English language version?

16. How many stars are used to denote the highest possible rank for a US General or Admiral?

17. What branch of mathematics was invented in the 17th century to deal with continual change?

18. What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?

19. Who was the first Roman Emperor?

20. What is Australia’s richest greyhound race called?

21. In what year?
• Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies resigns.
• John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
• England beats West Germany to win the Soccer World Cup.
• Batman, The Monkees and Star Trek all have their first seasons on US television.

22. What is a mulligan in Golf?

23. What Italian word means “well done”, especially after a song or performance?

24. What was the nationality of the Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot?

25. What four-letter “T” word means a beginner or novice?

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/mixed-bag-may-2012-answers/

April 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

Answers Here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/april-2012-picture-puzzles-answers/


April 2012 Crossword

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/april-2012-crossword/


April 2012 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. Who said what? Link each quote with the person who made it.
QUOTES:
“Balmain boys don’t cry”
“This is a beautiful set of numbers”
“I wouldn’t want to join any club that would have me as a member”
“One death is a tragedy. 10,000 deaths is a statistic”
“The honourable member has much to be modest about”
“Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics”

QUOTERS:
Benjamin Disraeli
Joseph Stalin
Groucho Marx
Winston Churchill
Neville Wran
Paul Keating

2. RIDDLES
(a) Twice ten are six of us,
Six are but three of us.
Nine are but four of us;
What can we possibly be?
Would you know more of us,
Twelve are but six of us.
Five are but four, do you see?
What are we?
(b) Four jolly men sat down to play,
And played all night till break of day.
They played for gold and not for fun,
With separate scores for every one.
Yet when they came to square accounts,
They all had made quite fair amounts!
Can you the paradox explain?
If no one lost, how could all gain?
3. Who were the two Australian males who preceded Russell Crowe in winning the Best Actor Oscar?

4. In which US TV series did E.G. Marshall star as a lawyer?

5. Tens of thousands of Australian children need medical help each year due to accidental poisoning. Is the most frequent poison Paracetamol, antidepressants or detergents?

6. What was the one-hit wonder released by Charlene in 1975?

7. A phlegmatic person is not easily : a. excited b. corrupted c. amused.

8. What animal is cleaned or brushed with a currycomb?

9. In which TV series did Frankie Howerd play a Roman slave?

10. What death-defying activity does a funambulist perform?

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/mixed-bag-april-2012-answers/


March 2012 Crossword

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/march-2012-crossword/


March 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

Answers: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/picture-puzzles-march-2012-answers/


March 2012 “Mixed Bag” Questions

1. CHINK, TRANCE, STAIN, TUBA and PERK.
These five words all belong to the same logical family. Which of the following words also belongs to that family : CHILD, EMBARGO, BANANA, NIGHTMARE?

2. Let’s say you have a garden. On day one, there is only one weed. If the number of weeds doubles every day, and the garden is full of weeds on the 30th day, how many days will it take to fill the garden if we start with two weeds?

3. Whose national cricket team had a player called Engineer?

4. Which large Melbourne theatre is reputed to be haunted by Australia’s best known theatrical ghost?

5. Australia’s largest kingfisher is:
A. The sacred kingfisher
B. The Yellow-Billed kingfisher
C. The Kookaburra

6. In what film did Tom Cruise’s character spend much of the film in a wheel-chair ?

7. Which bone in the human body is most frequently broken?

8. What do the car-maker BMW’s initials stand for? Answer in either German or English.

9. Francis Urquart was a scheming bad guy in a series of three British novels which each became a high-rating TV series. What job did he aim for and attain?

10. In What year?
• Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announce their separation.
• The Russian space station Mir crashes into the Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
• Timothy McVeigh is executed for his part in the Kansas City bombing.
• Apple releases the iPod.
• Microsoft releases Windows XP.

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/mixed-bag-march-2012-answers/


February 2012 Crossword

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/february-2012-crossword/


February 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/february-2012-picture-puzzles-answers/


February 2012 “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 introduced the character.

a. Dr Frasier Winslow Crane
b. Dr Cliff Huxtable
c. Dr Benjamin Franklin Pierce

2. Letter equations.
e.g. 2 = P in a P would be “two peas in a pod”
a. 9 = I in a BG
b. 40 = T of AB
c. 90 = D in a RA
d. 18 = H on a GC
e. 3 = S on a T

3. Was the World’s first Bathing Beauty pageant in 1920 held at Brighton, Melbourne; Cottlesloe, Perth or Maroubra, Sydney?

4. What was the one-hit wonder released by Men Without Hats?

5. Which Australian won his first of many British Open squash titles in 1969?

6. The world’s highest railway station is called Condor. Is it in Bolivia, Peru or Ecuador?

7. Which British naval hero’s body was temporarily preserved in a cask of brandy?

8. The White Sox play home games in USA’s oldest baseball stadium in which city; Chicago, Detroit or Milwaukee?

9. In what year did South Africa hold its first multi-racial elections?

10. According to Shakespeare, who was the first conspirator to stab Julius Caesar?

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/mixed-bag-february-2012-answers/


January 2012 Crossword

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/january-2012-crossword/


January 2012 Picture Puzzles

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

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/january-2012-picture-puzzles-answers/


January 2012 “Mixed Bag”Questions”

1. Link each place name to its country or state.
Place names: Baden Baden; Bora Bora; Dum Dum; Mitta Mitta; Wagga Wagga; Walla Walla.
Country or State: New South Wales, Australia; Victoria, Australia; Germany; French Polynesia; India; USA

2. Cross-word clues:

a. _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ E “A kind of peach” 9 letters

b. _ H _ _ _ R _ _ _ L “Not requiring an answer” 10 letters

c. _ _ G _ _ _ _ _ E “To remove from the main group” 9 letters

3. For what distinction is Sir Neville Howse best remembered?

4. In the nursery rhyme, whose mother wrapped his broken head in vinegar and brown paper?

5. Cavalry twill is mostly used to make which article of clothing?

6. Which country was in 1908 the first to send a major naval fleet to Australia, consisting of 16 warships?

7. Over which four countries is the region known as Lapland spread?

8. What measure of energy comes from the Latin word for “heat”?

9. Which one of these children’s authors wrote standing up?
A. Lewis Carroll B. Enid Blyton C. Dr Seuss

10. How many world title bouts did Muhammad Ali lose?

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/mixed-bag-january-2012-answers/


December 2011 Crossword

https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/december-2011-crossword/


December 2011 Picture Puzzles

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

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/december-2011-picture-puzzles-answers/


December 2011 “Mixed Bag”Questions”

1. A prisoner is sentenced to life in prison. He is desperate to escape, but the cell door is heavily barred and well guarded. The floor is soft earth, and he finds he can dig easily with his bare hands, but it is useless to try to tunnel out because the walls which are made of concrete extend deep into the ground. The only opening is a small skylight in the middle of the ceiling, but it is just out of reach. The jail is absolutely bare, and there is nothing to stand on to reach the ceiling. Yet he manages to escape.
How?

2. What common English word has the letters “WSP”, in that order, without any letters between?

3. Write two anagrams for the word “recipes”

4. In what city is the Wailing Wall?

5. Which Pope in 1970 became the first to visit Australia?

6. What annex of what Australian school did Prince Charles attend in Australia in 1966?

7. What organ is affected if you are suffering nephritis?

8. What stage show of the 1960s was described as “The tribal love-rock musical ” ?

9. Which Australian state’s flag carries a red lion?

10. In which Australian city did comedian Tony Hancock commit suicide?

11. a. Which Australian city did Ava Gardner say was the ideal place to make a film about the end of the world?
b. What was the film?
c. Who wrote the book on which the film was based?

12. How many cards are dealt to each player in a hand of Gin Rummy?

13. What first two initials were shared by the author of the Narnian tales and the author of the Horatio Hornblower stories?

14. In which sport did Sonja Henie become a world champion at the age of eleven?

15. Which Australian politician once stated that “too many cooks and not enough Indians spoil the golden egg ” ?

16. Which Portuguese town became famous after a reported visit by The Virgin Mary in 1917?

17. Which early Bee Gees hit had a title which is a state of the USA?

18. What weapon appears on the flag of Saudi Arabia; axe, sword or spear?

19. What motor neurone disease, affecting mainly children was wide-spread in the 1950s but is now thought to be extinct?

20. Which is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere?

Answers here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/mixed-bag-december-2011-answers/


November 2011 Crossword

HERE


November 2011 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS


November 2011 “Mixed Bag”Questions”

1. The following sentences have two blanks that can be filled with two words that are anagrams of each other.
Please find those words. The number of dashes represents the number of letters required.

(a) When he gets to his office, he _ _ _ _ _ _ _ his tax consultant for not being able to come up with any _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

(b) The captain was exhausted and knew this was no time for his team to _ _ _ _ _ energy. They were so dehydrated that they weren’t even able to _ _ _ _ _.

(c) The famous mathematician _ _ _ _ _ _ _ that he had invented a new _ _ _ _ _ _ _ system.

2. Below are 2 pairs of words. Find the words that would fit in the middle of pair that would create two new words, one front-ended and one back-ended.

Example: EVER ______ HORN

Answer: EVER – GREEN – HORN

(a) WRIST ___ STAND

(a) GOOD ___ POWER

3. Where in Australia is the Golden Guitar awarded?

4. What common food products are purified by a process called Winterising?

5. What “q” word means a bundle of twenty-five sheets of paper?

6. What would you find in a book of Hours?

7. In what language would Jesus have ordinarily spoken?

8. In one of The Carpenters’ greatest hits, what two things always got Karen Carpenter down?

9. Which Cold War Western leader’s excuse for not meeting Soviet leaders was “they kept dying on me.” : Margaret
Thatcher, Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter?

10. The poems of Australian serviceman Ern O’Malley, published in 1944 were among the best selling literary works of that year. Why did Ern O’Malley never make any money from them?

ANSWERS


October 2011 Crossword

HERE


October 2011 Picture Puzzles

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

ANSWERS here


October 2011 “Mixed Bag”Questions”

1. Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of smaller words. By putting “&” between them, you’ll make a familiar phrase.
For example, “Thighbone/Swallowtail” conceals “High & Low.”
a. Skyrocketing/Trolleyman
b. Thermometer/Apoplexy
c. Delaware/Bordering
d. Surprised/Trashiness
e. Throughout/Stumblebum

2. What king can you make if you take
the head of a lamb
the middle of a pig
the hind of a buffalo
and the tail of a dragon?

3. Which Australian won all four tennis Grand Slams in both 1962 and 1969?

4. Kiss Me Kate is a musical adaptation of which Shakespearian play?

5. Which three states of Australia have a post-code for Hill End?

6. What dubious record is held by the Lockheed Starfighter F104 aircraft?

7. Which international airport in the Southern Hemisphere has the designation AKL?

8. Which European country is the home of fado music?

9. In what year?
• Jimi Hendrix died
• Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature.
• Fiji gained its independence
• Divorce became legal in Italy

10. Who said; “TV has brought murder back into the home, where it belongs”?

ANSWERS here


PUZZLES ARCHIVES


PUZZLES ARCHIVE 1  (AUGUST 2010 to APRIL 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 2 (MAY 2011 to SEPTEMBER 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 3 (OCTOBER 2011 to NOVEMBER 2012)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 4 (December 2012 to June 2013)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 5 (July 2013 to September 2014)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 6 (October 2014 to December 2015)

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