Thornton village – Cryptic quiz

Thank you to everyone who took part in the cryptic quiz on Towns and Cities, monies raised have been donated to the Friends of St Peter’s towards the upkeep of our beautiful village church.

Hopefully there will be another quiz soon.

The winner of the £10 prize was Andy Wilson.

The questions and answers are below

  1. A knitted sweater (8) Cardigan
  2. A game for 15, 13 or 7 (5) Rugby
  3. Writing paper for 007 (8,4) Basildon Bond
  4. Mad (7) Barking
  5. ‘And them good ole boys were drinking whisky and’ (3) Rye
  6. Five-star hotel (3,10) The Dorchester
  7. Desperate for this if caught short (4) Looe
  8. Museum ship (3,7) HMS Belfast
  9. A world snooker champion (4,5) Mark Selby
  10. Resolve or reach agreement (6) Settle
  11. Where the girls are so pretty (6) Dublin
  12. Framework of a ship (4) Hull
  13. Known for leaning on ‘lamp posts’ (6,6) George Formby
  14. People who work together (5)    Crewe
  15. Small area of still water (5)    Poole
  16. Sailed single handed around the world (3, 7, 10)   Sir Francis Chichester
  17. Currency of the north (8)   Stirling
  18. Song by the New Vaudeville band (10, 9)   Winchester Cathedral
  19. 1066 and all that (6,2 8)   Battle of Hastings
  20. Time for a wash (4)   Bath
  21. SW1A 1AA (10, 6)   Buckingham Palace
  22. President dressed in green (7)   Lincoln
  23. Lady Penelope, model and photographer (5, 9)   Penny Lancaster
  24. Getting information from books (7)   Reading
  25. Crown or donkey? (5)   Derby
  26. Bovine crossing (6)   Oxford
  27. 1773 home of the ‘tea party’ (6)   Boston
  28. Mary Berry does this (8)    Bakewell
  29. Hide underground (4)      Bury
  30. Book by George Orwell (3, 4, 2, 5, 4)   The Road to Wigan Pier
  31. A cob or pen by the beach (7)     Swansea
  32. Home of Lady Godiva (8)     Coventry
  33. Confectionery favoured by mountaineers (6, 4, 4) Kendal Mint cake
  34. The ‘kingmaker’ (4, 2, 7)     Earl of Warwick
  35. He had 10,000 men (5, 3, 4, 2, 4)    Grand old Duke of York
  36. Dirty water by the tower (9)    Blackpool
  37. A regiment of the British army (10, 6)    Coldstream Guards
  38. Rock band of the 60’s, known for their instrumental ‘albatross’ (9, 3) Fleetwood Mac
  39. For control or restraint of animals (5)    Leeds
  40. On the carpet (9)     Axminster
  41. Rich fruit cake (6)    Dundee
  42. ‘In a shower of rain, he stepped in a puddle & never went there again’ (10) Gloucester
  43. ‘How still we see thee lie’ in this tiny Welsh village (9)   Bethlehem
  44. This fashion could be described as ‘ship shape’ (7)     Bristol
  45. Watering holes (5)    Wells
  46. United on a Wednesday (9)     Sheffield
  47. Thomas Anson, photographer (4, 2, 9)    Earl of Lichfield
  48. This bovine can be described as red and white (8)    Hereford
  49. You will find this 1960’s female lead singer was born in Australia (6, 6) Judith Durham
  50. Big ZZZ’s? (5, 7)    Great Snoring

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