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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
22 Sep 2020, 22:37
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 18:27
If you didnt watch Pointless tonight these may take some time...
What is the only City in the UK to only have the letters A to M in its name :?:
What is the only City in the UK to only have the letters N to Z in its name :?:
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Lichfield and Truro
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Have a go at ^ if you havent already
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Can't get the first but Truro for the second?
and Micks 10
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22 Sep 2020, 20:02
Having missed last week's delve into my birthday puzzle book, thanks to the Stroll, it is time for a bumper edition this week. There are ten questions about this map of the Great Road to Land's End:
Questions:

TOH
5. Which river on the map is a palindrome?
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EXE or TAMAR

Anagram Solver
9. Which place on the map is an anagram of DOCTRINE?
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Crediton

Part TOH
4. Which three 'tors' are labelled on the map?
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apparently no proper Tors so Torrington, Torquay Torpoint will have to do

Researched
1. Who wrote the poem 'Meditation on the A30' ?
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John Betjeman

2. How far is it from Launceston to Redruth?
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52 miles to the nearest mile

3. Which ridge of hills is included within the Exmoor National Park?
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brendon hills

6. A Charles Kingsley novel is named after which place?
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Westward Ho!

7. Packhorse bridge over the River Teign on Dartmoor?
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Fingle Bridge

8. The four Norman castles of Cornwall were Launceston, Tintagel, Trematon and which other on the map?
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Restormel

10. Act of regret about that last letter!
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Post Bridge ? or Lost withi el
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Correct answers greened, errors reded - 100 points scored 20 still available :-D
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Yes Number 4 was a slip of the keyboard should be
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Torquay Torrington and Torcross
Number 10 I have a feeling is one of your "wendy" house creations :-D

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Thats correct for number 4. Treat number 10 as a cryptic crossword clue. :-D
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Number 10
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PenZance
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Well done , a full set!! 120 points scored!! I'm off to bed. :)
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A couple of simple questions arising from The September Stroll.

1. Is this a misspelt tribute to Fred and Wilma or is it a correctly spelt group?
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2. Has anybody managed to post the names of more artists in one post than in Day 4 Part 1A of The September Stroll thread?
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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Sep 2020, 15:01
A couple of simple questions arising from The September Stroll.
1. Is this a misspelt tribute to Fred and Wilma or is it a correctly spelt group?
Could be misspelt it often is.


2. Has anybody managed to post the names of more artists in one post than in Day 4 Part 1A of The September Stroll thread?

I doubt it but the pickled egg Jukebox did eventually compile 56 tracks from artists relating to the names of the 56 signatories on the American Declaration of Independance!

Pickled Egg Jukebox-July 4th-56 signatories 56 tracks
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...and to play along there is so much scope for a link with the names of the eventual 56 Signatures to the Declaration. I like a number but also a name.....Arthur Middleton sounds very "normal" Button Gwinnett less so :-D
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1. John Hancock (Massachusetts Bay) 2. Josiah Bartlett 3. William Whipple 4. Matthew Thornton
5. Samuel Adams 6. John Adams 7. Robert Treat Paine 8. Elbridge Gerry 9. Stephen Hopkins 10. William Ellery
11. Roger Sherman 12. Samuel Huntington 13. William Williams 14. Oliver Wolcott 15. William Floyd
16. Philip Livingston 17. Francis Lewis 18. Lewis Morris 19. Richard Stockton 20. John Witherspoon
21. Francis Hopkinson 22. John Hart 23. Abraham Clark 24. Robert Morris 25. Benjamin Rush
26. Benjamin Franklin 27. John Morton 28. George Clymer 29. James Smith 30. George Taylor
31. James Wilson 32. George Ross 33. Caesar Rodney 34. George Read 35. Thomas McKean
36. Samuel Chase 37. William Paca 38. Thomas Stone 39. Charles Carroll of Carrollton 40. George Wythe
41. Richard Henry Lee 42. Thomas Jefferson 43. Benjamin Harrison 44. Thomas Nelson, Jr.
45. Francis Lightfoot Lee 46. Carter Braxton 47. William Hooper 48. Joseph Hewes 49. John Penn
50. Edward Rutledge 51. Thomas Heyward, Jr. 52. Thomas Lynch, Jr. 53. Arthur Middleton
54. Button Gwinnett 55. Lyman Hall 56. George Walton
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For those of you who didnt have the pleasure of watching Only Connect try this one from the show.
I certainly didnt know it was Ben Lomond or that there were precisely 22 stars. :-D
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I had the pleasure of watching Liverpool Tonk the gunners!! That looks like cinema images, production companies? :)
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Ah I find out its not our Ben Lomond but the one in Utah. Originally there were 24 stars. The 24 stars that form a circle over the mountain stood for 24 actors who signed their contracts with the film studio in 1914. The original plan was to add a new star onto the emblem every time a new actor joined the team. However, the movie industry was developing so fast that Paramount Pictures had to give up on the idea. Two of the stars were dropped in a reworking of the logo in 1967.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Lomon ... ain_(Utah)

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I have not heard of either Ben Lomond, I went on the searchlights which I remember are lighting a hollywood style block lettering name, tho I can't think of the name, and Evelyn's torch which I know to be Columbia
I believe the fisher on the moon is the one for Wallace & Grommit's Chicken Run, my son loved it!! So 2+2= film companies!! :-D
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"20th Century Studios" (Formerly "20th Century Fox")
"Columbia"
"Paramount"
"Dreamworks"

Are the companies and logos in the question.

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Thanks Neil, I was about to go DDGing on the searchlights!! :)
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Where is Flatholm Island :?:
What event relating to Flatholm Island was commemorated with a Royal Mail stamp issued in 1972 :?:
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In the Bristol Channel near Cardiff and having the southern most point of Wales on it. The stamp was something to do with the first trans water radio transmission by Marconi which was in the late 1800s :-D