Friday, 3 February 2012

Quizzle # 2

The deadline for Quizzle #2 is 11:59 pm on Thursday 16th February 2012.

For rules and details of how to enter please see the intial post.

Round One – Picture Round

1. To which family does this animal belong?
2. In which American state could you see it?
3. This is a scene from which film?
4. What is the name of this building?
5. What is his nationality?
6. Of which country was he President?

Round Two – Ditloids
7. 50 C in E
8. 4 A have W the M S T at W in the O E
9. 116 is the N of Y that the H Y W L
10. 12 E of F T were B
11. 47 is the N of C in the B of a P with K S
12. 83 is the A at which a J M can C his S B M

Round Three – Crossword Clues
13. Zippy just after headboard (6) _ _ I _ _ _
14. Southeast Asian omnnivore is a mythological character (7) _ _ _ _ O _ _
15. Never ending story, we hear, contains European market (6) _ E _ _ _ _
16. By myself in Buffalo, New York (5)_ _ _ N _
17. See millions jostle sportsman (6, 5) _ _ _ _ E _ / _ _ _ _ _
18. Mohammad’s first follower sweeps unfinished house (6)_ _ A _ _ _

Round Four – What Comes Next
19. Bolingbroke Castle, Monmouth Castle, Windsor Castle, Pembroke Castle, ????
20. 2006 Islington; 2007 Whitburn; 2008 Islington; 2009 South Shields; ????
21. N5, B6, S71, B9, ????
23. Tros, Lycaon, Inachus, Agenor, ????
24. Salem, Olympia, Sacramento, Carson City, ????

Round Five – Cryptic UK number 1s
25. Marionette
26. Do not tea
27. Dan and Zebulun
28. Dan and Zebulun (yes, again)
29. Stilted Compassion
30. Huang He

Remember to e-mail your answers to

Themed Round One – City Books

1. Which 1998 novel opens with the Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and famous composer Clive Linley attending the funeral of Molly Lane?
2. Who wrote the 1929 novel ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ that told the story of a small-time criminal, Franz Biberkopf, who is drawn into the underworld?
3. Which 1999 Paul Auster novella tells of the life of a dog called Mr Bones as he attempts to come to terms with the approaching death of his master?
4. What is the name of the famous (fictional) author who serves as the protagonist of Thomas Mann’s novella ‘Death in Venice’?
5. The American attorney, politician, minor novelist and Chicano Movement activist Oscar Zeta Acosta, who disappeared in Mexico in 1974, was the inspiration for the Samoan Attorney Dr. Gonzo in which 1971 novel?
6. Which 1989 novel, set 10 years in to the future, opens with the lines, “This is the story of a murder. It hasn't happened yet. But it will. (It had better.) I know the murderer, I know the murderee. I know the time, I know the place. I know the motive (her motive) and I know the means.”?
7. Which 1994 novel by J.M. Coetzee draws heavily on Dostoyevsky’s novel ‘The Devils’? In particular, Coetzee concentrates on the chapter entitled ‘At Tikhon’s’ which was suppressed by Dostoyevsky’s editor and never reinstated.
8. Günter Grass’ novels ‘The Tin Drum’, ‘Cat and Mouse’, and ‘Dog Years’ are collectively known by what name?
9. In which 1836 novel does the protagonist, a young, quixotic Italian nobleman called Fabrice del Dongo, wander on to the field of battle at Waterloo where he is considered to have been one of Napoleon’s bravest captains?
10. Which 1989 novel by José Saramago tells the story of a proof reader who is assigned to correct the titular book?

1. Amsterdam (by Ian McEwan)
2. Alfred Döblin
3. Timbuktu
4. Gustav von Aschenbach
5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (by Hunter S. Thompson)
6. London Fields (by Martin Amis)
7. The Master of Petersburg
8. Danzig Trilogy
9. The Charterhouse of Parma (by Stendhal)
10. The History of the Siege of Lisbon

Themed Round Two – North American un-Great Lakes

1. Its name an abbreviated combination of the Latin words for ‘truth’ and ‘head’, which glacial lake in northwestern Minnesota is considered to be the source of the Mississippi River?
2. How are Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Owasco Lake, Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake, Canadice Lake, Hemlock Lake, and Conesus Lake collectively known?
3. The largest lake entirely within New York State, it is commonly referred to as the ‘thumb’ of the Finger Lakes. Which lake?
4. Lake Xochimilco in the Valley of Mexico is best known as the world’s last remaining native habitat for which amphibian?
5. New Orleans lies along the south and eastern shore of which lake, the second-largest inland saltwater body of water in the United States, after the Great Salt Lake?
6. Which river drains the deepest lake in North America?
7. The "Old Man of the Lake", a tree stump that has been bobbing vertically more than a century, is a well known feature of which American lake that was formed around 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama?
8. Utah’s Great Salt Lake is the largest remnant of which ancient pluvial lake which covered much of western Utah in prehistoric times?
9. The Lake of the Woods separates mainland Minnesota from the only part of the USA outside of Alaska to lie north of the 49th parallel. What name is given to this region?
10. A remnant of the prehistoric Glacial Lake Agassiz, which is, after the Great Bear Lake and the Great Slave Lake, the third largest lake to lie entirely within Canada?

1. Lake Itasca
2. Finger Lakes
3. Lake Oneida
4. Axolotl
5. Lake Pontchartrain
6. Mackenzie River (drains the Great Slave Lake)
7. Crater Lake
8. Lake Bonneville
9. Northwest Angle
10. Lake Winnipeg

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