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#147828 by ariadne
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:37 pm
The end of each answer is the beginning of the next...

1. Appropriately enough, what begins and ends the tale of HCE and family?
2. What might be employed in the capture of spotted frogs?
3. What helps the medicine go down?
4. Who enjoyed unique pugilistic success in Munich?
5. What has campuses in St. George's, St. Patrick's, St. David's, and St. Andrew's?
6. What is exemplified by a colorful property of Bexleyheath?
7. Who developed Super Dragon Ball Z?
8. Who was denounced for his advocacy of the Free Spirit?
9. Who impressed Oprah with a Terra Nova?
10. What name was taken by Lord Huntingtower?
11. Whose gang included Robin of Bagshot and Crook-Finger'd Jack?
12. Where do the Warwickshire lads and the Leicestershire lads compete in a Shrovetide tradition?
13. What Grammy Award-winning act started out as Mighty Joe Young?
14. What Steve Kluger play takes its name from a line of Tennyson's verse?
15. What is the middle ground between light and shadow?
16. What series includes "The Fist of Mars" and "Dolores,i"?
17. In which Hugo Award-winning novel do the protagonist's siblings adopt the pseudonyms "Locke" and "Demosthenes"?
18. What zero-player game involves gliders, spaceships, and still lifes?
19. What Booker prizewinner describes Richard Parker's voyage to Mexico?
20. Where could you visit the Magic Laughmaker?

#148029 by JUS
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:21 pm
1. Appropriately enough, what begins and ends the tale of HCE and family?
2. What might be employed in the capture of spotted frogs?
3. What helps the medicine go down? A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR
4. Who enjoyed unique pugilistic success in Munich?
5. What has campuses in St. George's, St. Patrick's, St. David's, and St. Andrew's?
6. What is exemplified by a colorful property of Bexleyheath?
7. Who developed Super Dragon Ball Z?
8. Who was denounced for his advocacy of the Free Spirit?
9. Who impressed Oprah with a Terra Nova?
10. What name was taken by Lord Huntingtower?
11. Whose gang included Robin of Bagshot and Crook-Finger'd Jack?
12. Where do the Warwickshire lads and the Leicestershire lads compete in a Shrovetide tradition?
13. What Grammy Award-winning act started out as Mighty Joe Young?
14. What Steve Kluger play takes its name from a line of Tennyson's verse?
15. What is the middle ground between light and shadow?
16. What series includes "The Fist of Mars" and "Dolores,i"?
17. In which Hugo Award-winning novel do the protagonist's siblings adopt the pseudonyms "Locke" and "Demosthenes"?
18. What zero-player game involves gliders, spaceships, and still lifes?
19. What Booker prizewinner describes Richard Parker's voyage to Mexico?
20. Where could you visit the Magic Laughmaker?


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#148055 by Bigal
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:36 am
I know a few answers but they do not seem to make coherent sense

1. Appropriately enough, what begins and ends the tale of HCE and family?
2. What might be employed in the capture of spotted frogs?
3. What helps the medicine go down? A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR
4. Who enjoyed unique pugilistic success in Munich?
5. What has campuses in St. George's, St. Patrick's, St. David's, and St. Andrew's? THEY'RE IN THE WEST INDIES
6. What is exemplified by a colorful property of Bexleyheath?
7. Who developed Super Dragon Ball Z? PLAY STATION 2 GAME
8. Who was denounced for his advocacy of the Free Spirit? VOLTAIRE ??
9. Who impressed Oprah with a Terra Nova?
10. What name was taken by Lord Huntingtower? IT's the TOLLEMACHE FAMILY
11. Whose gang included Robin of Bagshot and Crook-Finger'd Jack? CHARACTERS IN THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
12. Where do the Warwickshire lads and the Leicestershire lads compete in a Shrovetide tradition? A FOOTBALL GAME IN ATHERSTONE (I live near)
13. What Grammy Award-winning act started out as Mighty Joe Young? HE WAS A KING KONG TYPE GORILLA
14. What Steve Kluger play takes its name from a line of Tennyson's verse?AFTER DARK ????
15. What is the middle ground between light and shadow? PENUMBRA
16. What series includes "The Fist of Mars" and "Dolores,i"? ZONE OF THE ENDERS (How sad am I to know this ?)
17. In which Hugo Award-winning novel do the protagonist's siblings adopt the pseudonyms "Locke" and "Demosthenes"? ENDERS GAME
18. What zero-player game involves gliders, spaceships, and still lifes? CONWAYS GAME OF LIFE
19. What Booker prizewinner describes Richard Parker's voyage to Mexico? LIFE OF PI (that;s easy)
20. Where could you visit the Magic Laughmaker?

#148060 by ariadne
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:07 am
Impressive stuff from Bigal - this was definitely a go-and-google-it quiz.

The answers from 15 onwards show that a certain amount of leeway has to be taken to meet the requirement that each answer begins with the ending of the previous answer.

For example: zone of the ENDERS leads to Enders GAME leads to Game of LIFE leads to Life of PI leads to ... something beginning with PI...

By the same token 14 isn't penumbra in this case, because it must be something that ends in ZONE, since 15 starts with that...

3. is correct, although it may not need the indefinite article; 10. is also correct, and 11. is on the right lines but you're looking for a specific person (whose name begins with what Lord Huntingtower's name ends with).

#148082 by Tallscot
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:27 pm
No.11 is Macheath, leading into Atherstone at no.12 as answered by Bigal.

#148088 by ariadne
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:28 am
It is indeed, Tallscot :D

#148107 by wildrover
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:13 am
Those marked * are where I needed help from Google to fill in some of the gaps as some are quite obscure to say the least! It was fun piecing it together though...

1. Riverrun*
2. Runcible spoon
3. A Spoonful of sugar
4. Sugar Ray Seales (only U.S. gold medallist at 1972 Olympics)*
5. Seales School of Music and Performing Arts*
6. Arts and Crafts movement (the Red House)
7. Crafts & Meister*
8. Meister Eckhart*
9. Eckhart Tolle*
13. Stone Temple Pilots*
14. Pilots of the Purple Twilight*
15. Twilight Zone
20. Pigeon Forge*

#148132 by ariadne
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:38 am
*Applauds*

It was very obscure in places, but several times constructing the quiz I ran myself into what seemed like dead ends (Seales School and Pilots of the Purple Twilight, principally).

Glad you liked it. Working on some more in a similar vein...