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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 12:14 #143146
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welshdave257 in post 143143 said:
29 - Gloucester - incorrect

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 12:15 #143147
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DaveHarries in post 143144 said:
My guesses on the last two:

29: Roman Bridge - incorrect
39: Great Coates - incorrect

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 12:39 #143148
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postal in post 143147 said:
DaveHarries in post 143144 said:
My guesses on the last two:

29: Roman Bridge - incorrect
39: Great Coates - incorrect

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Oh ok then. Roman Bridge was the best thing I could think of for anything related to Bath when you consider the history of that city. Not sure what else to come up with for 39 but I will turn my mind to sporting matters:

29 - Rugby

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 13:01 #143149
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DaveHarries in post 143148 said:
postal in post 143147 said:
DaveHarries in post 143144 said:
My guesses on the last two:

29: Roman Bridge - incorrect
39: Great Coates - incorrect

Dave

Oh ok then. Roman Bridge was the best thing I could think of for anything related to Bath when you consider the history of that city. Not sure what else to come up with for 39 but I will turn my mind to sporting matters:

29 - Rugby

Dave
The numbers after the clues in the quiz are the amount of letters in the name - so for 29, that means it's a single word of 10 letters.

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 13:01 #143150
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DaveHarries in post 143148 said:
postal in post 143147 said:
DaveHarries in post 143144 said:
My guesses on the last two:

29: Roman Bridge - incorrect
39: Great Coates - incorrect

Dave

Oh ok then. Roman Bridge was the best thing I could think of for anything related to Bath when you consider the history of that city. Not sure what else to come up with for 39 but I will turn my mind to sporting matters:

29 - Rugby - incorrect.

Dave

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 13:50 #143152
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39 - Bearley?
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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 14:40 #143153
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Dionysusnu in post 143152 said:
39 - Bearley - incorrect

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 14:47 #143154
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39 Sounds like a big thing (7) Wapping
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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 15:47 #143156
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AndyG in post 143154 said:
39 Sounds like a big thing (7) Wapping - correct

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 16:04 #143157
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29 - Gloucester.....?
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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 16:13 #143158
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Red For Danger in post 143157 said:
29 - Gloucester.....?
Correction - I now think it's Swineshead......?

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 17:15 #143159
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Red For Danger in post 143158 said:
Red For Danger in post 143157 said:
29 - Gloucester.....?
Correction - I now think it's Swineshead...... - correct

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It's been a year . . . . 26/12/2021 at 17:36 #143160
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So Red For Danger completes the set.

The full list of answers and first correct responders is:

1 : The American fish found in the Firth (8) : Garforth : Hugh Jampton
2 : This former county dwelling is now in Greater London (4,5) : Kent House : Tempest Malice
3 : Played the banjo when he was cleaning windows (6) : Formby : Meld
4 : The top-class ascent (10) : Corkerhill : Red For Danger
5 : North, South, East, West and the other one (4,4) : Five Ways : Red For Danger
6 : The capital city's green space (9,4) : Edinburgh Park : Tempest Malice
7 : The intricately patterned waterway (7,5) : Paisley Canal : Meld
8 : The bloody crossing (10) : Gorebridge : Red For Danger
9 : The academic Mr. Cropper (6) : Roydon : andyallen2014
10 : A cache of fishy appendages (8) : Finstock : DaveHarries
11 : Citrus residence (9) : Limehouse : Peter Bennet
12 : Paper and Scissors to make the set (5) : Stone : Peter Bennet
13 : The cowardly escutcheon (6.4) : Craven Arms : nnr
14 : The outerwear in the ditch (8) : Coatdyke : Tempest Malice
15 : England Manager Mk. 2 (3,9) : New Southgate : Tempest Malice
16 : Not buying (7) : Selling : DaveHarries
17 : Seagoon's mate (6) : Eccles : Meld
18 : The fell where the cows give voice (3,4) : Low Moor : DaveHarries
19 : Not a preferred site for new houses (10) : Greenfield : Trainzy
20 : Does Hornblower live here? (7) : Tooting : Dionysusnu
21 : Do you need a driver on this road? (4,6) : Golf Street : Red For Danger
22 : Waiting for a catch for hours (9) : Longfield : Red For Danger
23 : Shellfish community (11) : Musselburgh : northroad
24 : Opening of the fossilised tree resin (9) : Ambergate : JamesN
25 : Where he takes the sheep to drink (9,4) : Shepherds Well : DriverCurran
26 : Did John Bunyan's Pilgrim despond here? (6) : Slough : DaveHarries
27 : Finished stealing from this fortification? (8,6) : Dunrobin Castle : Tempest Malice
28 : A good fight on the radio (7) : Wressle : Hugh Jampton
29 : Cut the Bath Chaps off here (10) : Swineshead : Red For Danger
30 : Sounds like mother's sanctuary (7) : Marsden : Hugh Jampton
31 : The distempered harbour (10) : Whitehaven : Hugh Jampton
32 : Trade the softwood (4) : Deal : Meld
33 : Home of The Ox? (9) : Entwistle : Hugh Jampton
34 : Did he wing it at Old Trafford in the late 1970's? (6,4) : Gordon Hill : Red For Danger
35 : Sounds like the sort of place where trains arrive before time (6) : Earley : Peter Bennet
36 : Where the computer chip crosses the river (7) : Romford : Albert
37 : Connection to the Worcestershire town (7,4) : Malvern Link : Peter Bennet
38 : Safe place for the trolleys (6,5) : Barrow Haven : Red For Danger
39 : Sounds like a big thing (7) : Wapping : AndyG
40 : Where Boris gets his pork pies? (6,7) : Melton Mowbray : Meld
41 : The A12 or the A13? (5,4) : Essex Road : Peter Bennet
42 : The line after 2.54 cm. (8) : Markinch : Meld
43 : Mend every one of the socks (7) : Darnall : GeoffM
44 : Dunes (9) : Sandhills : Meld
45 : Left behind by the bonfire (3) : Ash : Meld
46 : Talking point of a former squeeze (7) : Exmouth : Trainzy
47 : Small town (13) : Littleborough : nnr
48 : What's plain to Roxy Music becomes wet (8,5) : Virginia Water : Meld
49 : Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald? (6) : Singer : Meld
50 : Healthy plantation (8) : Halewood : Hugh Jampton

The highest scorer was Meld with 10 correct answers. The list of scorers is:

Meld : 10
Red For Danger : 8
Hugh Jampton : 6
Peter Bennet : 5
Tempest Malice : 5
DaveHarries : 4
nnr : 2
Trainzy : 2
Albert : 1
andyallen2014 : 1
AndyG : 1
Dionysusnu : 1
DriverCurran : 1
GeoffM : 1
JamesN : 1
northroad : 1

I hope you have wasted a satisfactory amount of time in trying the decipher the workings of my brain and that you have enjoyed the mental exercise. A particular shout out to those who have tried to answer the questions for whom English is not their first language; I hope it has been hard work for the native speakers never mind having to put the questions through the filter of a strange language as well as trying to think through the question.

If you are having trouble in working out why a question has a particular answer, post here and I'll try and explain the reasoning.

Hopefully we can do the same again next year (and we may even have had the chance to have a meet and see each other face to face by then).

Thank you to those who took part this year and best wishes to all for 2022.

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
Last edited: 27/12/2021 at 00:36 by postal
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It's been a year . . . . 27/12/2021 at 03:48 #143163
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postal in post 143160 said:
So Red For Danger completes the set.

The full list of answers and first correct responders is:

1 : The American fish found in the Firth (8) : Garforth : Hugh Jampton
2 : This former county dwelling is now in Greater London (4,5) : Kent House : Tempest Malice
3 : Played the banjo when he was cleaning windows (6) : Formby : Meld
4 : The top-class ascent (10) : Corkerhill : Red For Danger
5 : North, South, East, West and the other one (4,4) : Five Ways : Red For Danger
6 : The capital city's green space (9,4) : Edinburgh Park : Tempest Malice
7 : The intricately patterned waterway (7,5) : Paisley Canal : Meld
8 : The bloody crossing (10) : Gorebridge : Red For Danger
9 : The academic Mr. Cropper (6) : Roydon : andyallen2014
10 : A cache of fishy appendages (8) : Finstock : DaveHarries
11 : Citrus residence (9) : Limehouse : Peter Bennet
12 : Paper and Scissors to make the set (5) : Stone : Peter Bennet
13 : The cowardly escutcheon (6.4) : Craven Arms : nnr
14 : The outerwear in the ditch (8) : Coatdyke : Tempest Malice
15 : England Manager Mk. 2 (3,9) : New Southgate : Tempest Malice
16 : Not buying (7) : Selling : DaveHarries
17 : Seagoon's mate (6) : Eccles : Meld
18 : The fell where the cows give voice (3,4) : Low Moor : DaveHarries
19 : Not a preferred site for new houses (10) : Greenfield : Trainzy
20 : Does Hornblower live here? (7) : Tooting : Dionysusnu
21 : Do you need a driver on this road? (4,6) : Golf Street : Red For Danger
22 : Waiting for a catch for hours (9) : Longfield : Red For Danger
23 : Shellfish community (11) : Musselburgh : northroad
24 : Opening of the fossilised tree resin (9) : Ambergate : JamesN
25 : Where he takes the sheep to drink (9,4) : Shepherds Well : DriverCurran
26 : Did John Bunyan's Pilgrim despond here? (6) : Slough : DaveHarries
27 : Finished stealing from this fortification? (8,6) : Dunrobin Castle : Tempest Malice
28 : A good fight on the radio (7) : Wressle : Hugh Jampton
29 : Cut the Bath Chaps off here (10) : Swineshead : Red For Danger
30 : Sounds like mother's sanctuary (7) : Marsden : Hugh Jampton
31 : The distempered harbour (10) : Whitehaven : Hugh Jampton
32 : Trade the softwood (4) : Deal : Meld
33 : Home of The Ox? (9) : Entwistle : Hugh Jampton
34 : Did he wing it at Old Trafford in the late 1970's? (6,4) : Gordon Hill : Red For Danger
35 : Sounds like the sort of place where trains arrive before time (6) : Earley : Peter Bennet
36 : Where the computer chip crosses the river (7) : Romford : Albert
37 : Connection to the Worcestershire town (7,4) : Malvern Link : Peter Bennet
38 : Safe place for the trolleys (6,5) : Barrow Haven : Red For Danger
39 : Sounds like a big thing (7) : Wapping : AndyG
40 : Where Boris gets his pork pies? (6,7) : Melton Mowbray : Meld
41 : The A12 or the A13? (5,4) : Essex Road : Peter Bennet
42 : The line after 2.54 cm. (8) : Markinch : Meld
43 : Mend every one of the socks (7) : Darnall : GeoffM
44 : Dunes (9) : Sandhills : Meld
45 : Left behind by the bonfire (3) : Ash : Meld
46 : Talking point of a former squeeze (7) : Exmouth : Trainzy
47 : Small town (13) : Littleborough : nnr
48 : What's plain to Roxy Music becomes wet (8,5) : Virginia Water : Meld
49 : Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald? (6) : Singer : Meld
50 : Healthy plantation (8) : Halewood : Hugh Jampton

The highest scorer was Meld with 10 correct answers. The list of scorers is:

Meld : 10
Red For Danger : 8
Hugh Jampton : 6
Peter Bennet : 5
Tempest Malice : 5
DaveHarries : 4
nnr : 2
Trainzy : 2
Albert : 1
andyallen2014 : 1
AndyG : 1
Dionysusnu : 1
DriverCurran : 1
GeoffM : 1
JamesN : 1
northroad : 1

I hope you have wasted a satisfactory amount of time in trying the decipher the workings of my brain and that you have enjoyed the mental exercise. A particular shout out to those who have tried to answer the questions for whom English is not their first language; I hope it has been hard work for the native speakers never mind having to put the questions through the filter of a strange language as well as trying to think through the question.

If you are having trouble in working out why a question has a particular answer, post here and I'll try and explain the reasoning.

Hopefully we can do the same again next year (and we may even have had the chance to have a meet and see each other face to face by then).

Thank you to those who took part this year and best wishes to all for 2022.
#Rigged ;-)

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