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Pub Quiz

It’s now around 120 days since our last Pub Quiz and if we’re not missing the hard questions, we are definitely missing the good company! Thanks to David Rose who keeps us supplied with a good quiz each month on line.

The answers to last month’s Countries puzzle are given below:-

1 Canada 2 West Indies 3 Iceland 4 Russia 5 Mozambique 6 Bahamas
7 Taiwan 8 New Zealand 9 Holland 10 Columbia 11 Brazil 12 Cuba
13 Wales 14 Portugal 15 Rumania 16 Japan 17 Liechtenstein 18 Bali
19 Iraq 20 China 21 Belgium 22 Singapore 23 Bahrein 24 India
25 Hungary 26 North Korea 27 Kampuchea 28 Sweden 29 Italy 30 Hong Kong
31 Botswana 32 Grenada

So, an ordinary crossword puzzle for you this month – answers next month.

Across
1 Separation (7)
5 Feeling of resentment (5)
8 Bolero composer (5)
9 Broad river mouth (7)
10 United in matrimony (7)
11 Swagger (5)
12 Lookalike (6)
14 Symbol (6)
18 Training exercise (5)
20 Indicator (7)
22 Eighth sign of the zodiac (7)
23 Sycophant (5)
24 Gumption (5)
25 Crazy (7)

Down
1 Pharaoh’s Tomb (7)
2 Axe or Exe, for example (5)
3 Animosity (3,4)
4 Avaricious (6)
5 Tracks (5)
6 Angry dispute (7)
7 Pharaoh’s land (5)
13 Heraldic creature (7)
15 Make damp (7)
16 Those who die for a cause (7)
17 Sang-froid (6)
18 Measured portions of medicine (5)
19 Become void (5)
21 Tantalise (5)

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Pub Quiz and Lunch

Really missing our Nabb Inn pub quiz (and of course the lunch too!). The way things are going we may not get back until the Autumn!

The answers to last month’s Ditloids puzzle are given below.

11 20=Q in a R 20 QUIRES IN A REAM
12 21=S on a D 21 SPOTS ON A DICE
13 24=BB in a P 24 BLACKBIRDS BAKED IN A PIE
14 36=I in a Y 36 INCHES IN A YARD
15 50=S on the AF 50 STARS ON THE AMERICAN FLAG
16 70=SL on M 70 SPEED LIMIT ON MOTORWAYS
17 90=D in a RA 90 DEGREES IN A RIGHT ANGLE
18 100=C in a D 100 CENTS IN A DOLLAR
19 101=D in the DSB 101 DALMATIANS IN THE DODIE SMITH BOOK
20 102=F in the ESB 102 FLOORS IN THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

I thought we might try a different type of puzzle this month; see how you get on with the Countries puzzle. Answers again next month.

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Pub Quiz and Lunch

59 days of self-isolation for me since our last Pub Quiz. I’ve heard that many people are doing telephone or Facetime quizzes with friends and family. Got to keep the grey matter occupied! The answers to last month’s Ditloids puzzle are given below.

1 0=BLSB NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
2 1=SUP is a B ONE STROKE UNDER PAR IS A BIRDIE
3 3=S in a T THREE SIDES IN A TRIANGLE
4 5=R on the OF FIVE RINGS ON THE OLYMPIC FLAG
5 7=P of E SEVEN PLAGUES OF EGYPT
6 9=L of a C NINE LIVES OF A CAT
7 11=P in a CT ELEVEN PLAYERS IN A CRICKET TEAM
8 12=GM and T TWELVE GOOD MEN AND TRUE
9 12=S of the Z TWELVE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
10 16=P in C SIXTEEN PAWNS IN CHESS

Why not have a go at a further 10 Ditloids – answers next month.

11 20=Q in a R
12 21=S on a D
13 24=BB in a P
14 36=I in a Y
15 50=S on the AF
16 70=SL on M
17 90=D in a RA
18 100=C in a D
19 101=D in the DSB
20 102=F in the ESB

Answers to last month’s Dingbats

1 10 Downing Street 2 A Multitude of Sins 3 All Over the World 4 Banana Split
5 Cash on Delivery 6 Double Cross 7 Equal Rights 8 Flat Iron 9 Forever and Ever
10 Get Underway 11 Gross Injustice 12 Hitting Below the Belt 13 Kiss on the Lips
14 Make Ends Meet 15 No Entry (NO N TREE) 16 Over my Dead Body 17 Poles Apart
18 Top Secret

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Pub Quiz with Lunch

Our last Pub Quiz was on Monday, 8th March and I’ve been in self-isolation ever since, being in that dreaded ‘Over 70 with Underlying Health Conditions’ category! However, I did send some quizzes over to David Rose for him to formulate for the U3A Newsletter and I hope you are enjoying them. In the meantime, here below is a small Ditloids puzzle for you to mull over! These are sayings or phrases represented by numbers and first letters of each word. Good luck! Answers next month.

1 0=BLSB
2 1=SUP is a B
3 3=S in a T
4 5=R on the OF
5 7=P of E
6 9=L of a C
7 11=P in a CT
8 12=GM and T
9 12=S of the Z
10 16=P in C

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Pub Quiz and Lunch Group

The U3A Pub Quiz Group was started approximately four years ago by John Peters, a U3A member and regular at the Nabb Inn pub. He produced the quizzes and also the idea of a raffle which included a “bumper bag” which was a carrier bag full of grocery items donated by the members. He also negotiated a free bottle of wine from the bar but unfortunately, we don’t now get this but we do get some lovely raffle prize donations from our members instead. There is a £1 charge for the raffle ticket. We always meet in the alcove area of the pub lounge.

Sadly John passed away and I took over the running of the group. We meet at 12 noon and, those who wish to dine, order their lunches on arrival. A small “speciality” puzzle is placed on each table for the teams to solve during lunch but the main quiz consists of 25 questions of varying difficulty and ending with two tie-breakers if required. I read out the questions and then lunch is served and the answer sheets are handed in to me. I don’t knock off marks for bad spelling, by the way!

On average there are up to eight teams competing, each team made up of between three to five members. After lunch I then read out the answers to both puzzle and quiz and there are two prizes of cash (from the raffle) for the first and second winning teams. The fun is not in the winning but the taking part! Then the raffle is drawn and eventually we all go home!

Let’s hope we can soon get back to our normal routine but in the meantime why not have a go at the following Dingbat puzzle? (Answers next month).

Click below:
APRIL DINGBATS

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