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Puzzle Time

Iain Renfrew

Christmas 2017 issue


The challenge here is to answer each of the questions below, and then identify the connections between each set of five answers.  All the answers are linked in some way.  For example, if the five answers were:  "Scotch egg", "Boston marathon", "Skye Boat Song", "Steve Bull" and "Yorkshire pudding", then the connection would be "Terrier", because all the answers contain words which are  types of terrier (Scotch terrier, Boston terrier, Skye terrier, Bull terrier, Yorkshire terrier).  Finding the connection may even help you answer any questions to which you do not yet have an answer.  Can you find the connections for each of the following five sets of questions?

Connection A

1. Classed as "OF-9", what is the highest rank in the Royal Navy to which an officer can be promoted?

2. What is the technical term for an adult human who is less than 4 feet 10 inches tall?

3. What nationality was the composer of "Pictures at an Exhibition", Modest Mussorgsky?

4. Which mammal, native to both Asia and Africa, is famous for its large pinnae, proboscis, and long incisors?

5. Which holiday, occurring around nine months after the vernal equinox, was banned by the Puritans in the second half of the 17th century?

Connection B

1. Who famously discovered gravity after seeing an apple fall from a tree?

2. Which fictional character started writing a secret diary when he was aged 13¾?

3. Which German Formula 1 racing driver made his F1 debut in 2017 when driving for the Sauber team?

4. In which position did Great Britain finish in the medal table at the 2016 Olympics in Rio?

5. What is the name of the actor who played Andy Sugden in the television programme Emmerdale from 1996 until 2016?

Connection C

1. What is the common name of the serial killer who terrorised London in 1888, but was never caught?

2. In which sport did Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky make their names?

3. What is the common term for the bar at a golf club?

4. Which rock and roll pioneer created the songs "Roll Over, Beethoven" and Johnny B. Goode"?

5. Which National Park in California holds the record for the hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth, at 56.7°C?


Riddle Me That  :  1. A coffin;  2. A joke;  3. A match;  4. Chess;  5. The asterisk on a keyboard (on the number '8' key);  6. Music.