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Friday, August 11, 2006

Cryptic Quiz 2

Tube map names in a pickle

Some time ago we made you get on your thinking caps with some cryptic clues to station names, so we thought it was time for another challenge. So give one answer only (more than one will be deleted) to the following:

1. Mr Winton has a fling with Mr Salmon
2. My share is looking healthy
3. Simon tags behind a contrary woman
4. Where birds of a feather nest
5. Sounds like wheat alternative has taken a tumble
6. Where pixies' friends meet Atkinson
7. A stupid boy rotates in this thoroughfare
8. Entomb the soap above sea level
9. Prince looks sick next to soap star
10. Rodney's former brother was traditional
11. Sounds like you should stop going in this direction
12. The truth about the tree
13. I hear the pristine fruit has stopped growing
14. Greek Dawns is all mixed up
15. Heidi's house
16. Othello's leisure garden
17. Diminutive rookie Queen is not all there
18. Cheese is stuck in the mud
19. Heinz' headquarters
20. Two football heros share a dollar

You must give a different answer to the people before you, so get in quickly as the easier ones will go first! One guess only please, plus there's a bonus point for coming up with a cryptic clue to Barkingside!

To enter leave your email address and/or blog/website with your answers in the comments below. Please leave both your answers in one entry and you can only enter once! You have until 23.59 GMT, Sunday 20th August to enter. Everyone with two points will go into the paperclip selection.

Ah, and I forgot to announce the winner to the
nifty 1950's quiz. No one got all five answers correct:

1. District
2. 17/11/1957
3. Fulham Broadway (renamed from Walham Green in 1952)
4. South Acton
5. 1956

Number 5 stumped everyone, so everyone with 4 points went into Neil's paperclip selection and the winner was Marc who will be the lucky owner of Ben Apps's 1954 Tube map and a nostalgic fridge magnet!
Underground London by Stephen Smith
So the winner of this week's quiz will get a copy of the really fascinating book Underground London by the travel writer Stephen Smith.

He provides an alternative guide and history of London, and takes us on a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows.

Obviously the Tube features heavily as Smith gets a special guided tour by a London Underground night worker wth a private viewing of the "ghost" station King William Street.

Have fun.

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