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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cryptic Quiz Results

And the winner is........

Lots of entries to the
2nd cryptic quiz - so Neil had paperclips galore to choose from. Also the first time I believe a family entered the quiz - so very well done to them! I feel like Bruce Forsyth (Gen Game) or Les Dennis in Family Fortunes.

Neil making paperclip selection


The answers were almost all completely guessed and are as follows:

1. Mr Winton has a fling with Mr Salmon
Colindale
2. My share is looking healthy
Stockwell
3. Simon tags behind a contrary woman
Marylebone
4. Where birds of a feather nest
Chigwell
5. Sounds like wheat alternative has taken a tumble
Ruislip
6. Where pixies' friends meet Atkinson
Elverson
7. A stupid boy rotates in this thoroughfare
Turnpike Lane
8. Entomb the soap above sea level
Sudbury Hill
9. Prince looks sick next to soap star
Willesden Green
10. Rodney's former brother was traditional
Russell Square (no one got that one)
11. Sounds like you should stop going in this direction
Northolt
12. The truth about the tree
Gospel Oak
13. I hear the pristine fruit has stopped growing
Newbury Park
14. Greek Dawns is all mixed up
Kew Gardens
15. Heidi's house
Swiss Cottage
16. Othello's leisure garden
Moor Park
17. Diminutive rookie Queen is not all there
Bethnal Green (no one got that one)
18. Cheese is stuck in the mud
Leicester Square (no one got that one)
19. Heinz' headquarters
Canning Town
20. Two football heros share a dollar
Buckhurst Hill

There were also some very good cryptic clues to Barkingside including Neil's very ingenious "Paddington goes round vicious monarch" which my Neil had to explain to me (yet another Neil to join the many Ians and Petes and Alans....and Gommons!). Jamesthegill's "Outside of a tree is not outside" and Alantan's "A place to put your drinks on half of a chess board."

However, the lucky paperclip winner is Rosie - who'll win a copy of Underground London. Well, done Rosie! Good game, good game, points make prizes, nice to see you to see you nice, didn't they do well, etc etc!


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