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Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« on: Fri 26 Nov 2021 16:05 »
A European jaunt - a mish-mash of puns and general knowledge.

 1. A guided holiday, perhaps by coach.
 2. A byre?
 3. The littlest Teletubby.
 4. Her grandmother.
 5. French tin.
 6. German tin?
 7. George Brown's home of gnomes.
 8. A schism
 9. Deferential courtesy when the waiter presents the tab.
10.Capital greens.
11.Big-mouthed Meg in Edinburgh.
12.Number 11's alternative name - in Norway.
13.Where the Officers dine.
14.....Sea or the Solent.
15.Military conflict adage.
16.You can bank on this place.
17.Home of Hildegard
18.A sibling's daughter.
19.Doubly convenient.
20.Produced unbearable lightness.
21.Dreamt of a snowy Yule.
22.Goldwater?
23.Known for its hemispheres.
24.Artistically burnt.
25.A celebration of tools.
26.Rating system of Taylor's of Loughborough.
27.An operatic drinking song.
28.Dutch serpent.
29.Shakespeare had no time off here.
30.Its station is the centre of the Universe, according to Dali.
31.1980s FLOTUS.
32.Please leave, Mr Stallone.
33.Sir Christopher.
34.Essential after a visit to the loo.
35.Feminist cry prior to burning.
36.Stream with waterside pubs.
37.Fail to interest a female deer.
38.Sounds as if it has a famous odour.
39.Westphalian eggs go well with it.
40.What we have just done around Europe.

Good luck - and forgive any errors. One could have two answers, allowing for typical English mispronunciation - choose the one outside the UK.


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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #1 on: Sat 27 Nov 2021 08:33 »
Just to get started

1. Tours
3. Po
17. Bingen
18 Nice
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #2 on: Sat 27 Nov 2021 10:07 »
Thanks for a good start- credit to Accy Grammar! Three of the four correct. The other, number 3, is defensible, but I was thinking of a town, rather than a river.

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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #3 on: Mon 29 Nov 2021 15:31 »
Pau?
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #4 on: Mon 29 Nov 2021 17:50 »
No answers to contribute but I have to admit, much to my shame, that I remembered every word from the teletubbies theme song, oh & have the blimmin thing stuck n my head now! 15 years to forget the trauma of bmb jr laughing as the TV blared out Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La-la, po... Thanks JCFC
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #5 on: Mon 29 Nov 2021 17:57 »
Sorry for the earworm, bmb.

Sorry, too, that I could not find a suitable Hungarian candidate.

Good to see that someone is looking at it anyway.
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #6 on: Mon 29 Nov 2021 21:17 »
2. Bethlehem
5. …tain
7. ZŁrich
11. Elibank
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #7 on: Mon 29 Nov 2021 21:32 »
Thanks for your answers, bmb.

Number 7 is definitely correct - I had thoughr the phrase was Harold Wilson's, but apparently he copied it from George Brown, presumably at a time when the latter was not "tired and emotional" (as a newt.)

Number 5 is undeniably correct - Etain is indeed the fFrench for the metal and there is a very small town of that name near ther border with Belgium and Luxemburg, but I had in mind somewhere much more familiar to English people.

Number 2 is one of the harder ones, I think, and the friends who were the original recipients needed a further hint.

Number 11 was clearly visible in Brighouse's Commercial Street and in most other towns of any significance in England.
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #8 on: Tue 30 Nov 2021 09:16 »
May be able to add a few more when time permits extensive use of thinking cap, but for now:-

14  Lyon
29  Athens
37  Bordeaux

Some of the others look rather tricky!
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Re: Another quizzle for those at a loose end
« Reply #9 on: Tue 30 Nov 2021 09:46 »
8. Split
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With over 20% of the answers found, it is perhaps time for a tidy up:
A European jaunt - a mish-mash of puns and general knowledge.

 1. A guided holiday, perhaps by coach.    TOURS
 2. A byre?
 3. The littlest Teletubby.        PAU
 4. Her grandmother.
 5. French tin.
 6. German tin?
 7. George Brown's home of gnomes.     ZURICH
 8. A schism             SPLIT
 9. Deferential courtesy when the waiter presents the tab.
10.Capital greens.
11.Big-mouthed Meg in Edinburgh.
12.Number 11's alternative name - in Norway.
13.Where the Officers dine.
14.....Sea or ... the Solent.    LYON
15.Military conflict adage.
16.You can bank on this place.
17.Home of Hildegard        BINGEN
18.A sibling's daughter.    NICE
19.Doubly convenient.
20.Produced unbearable lightness.
21.Dreamt of a snowy Yule.
22.Goldwater?
23.Known for its hemispheres.
24.Artistically burnt.
25.A celebration of tools.
26.Rating system of Taylor's of Loughborough.
27.An operatic drinking song.
28.Dutch serpent.
29.Shakespeare had no time off here.      ATHENS
30.Its station is the centre of the Universe, according to Dali.
31.1980s FLOTUS.
32.Please leave, Mr Stallone.
33.Sir Christopher.
34.Essential after a visit to the loo.
35.Feminist cry prior to burning.
36.Stream with waterside pubs.
37.Fail to interest a female deer.      BORDEAUX
38.Sounds as if it has a famous odour.
39.Westphalian eggs go well with it.
40.What we have just done around Europe.


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15.  Warsaw
16.  Santander
26.  Belgrade
38.  Cologne

I had originally thought of Innsbruck for 36, but on reflection "bruck" is a bridge rather than a stream...!
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But not in English when pronounced as BROOK, so you can have that one too!

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13 Messe (France)
20 Milan
23 Magdeburg
24 Sienna
30 Perpignan
31 Nancy
33 Rennes
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I am looking for a different spelling of number 13 - a historic city, with a magnificent cathedral.

Otherwise excellent.