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Rainbow Charity Puzzle

If you need a real challenge, how about trying the Rainbow Charity Puzzle? Entry is by post and only costs £1, and there are prizes of £50, £40 and £30 respectively for the top three entries. Answers for the current puzzle must be received by 31st May 2020 to be considered. That’s not long, considering the fiendishness of the questions, but maybe the lockdown will help focus your efforts. All proceeds go to charity, with the beneficiary this year being YoungMinds. Click here for more details and to download the questions (opens in a new tab).

Samples from Harby Village Quiz

Below are table rounds and questions from previous quizzes held in Harby Village Hall. Click on the titles or thumbnails to download the sheets in PDF format. The answers for each sheet can be found by clicking on the link below its thumbnail, but don’t succumb to this temptation too easily!

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Spot the Dog

  1. Muttley
  2. Dogtanian
  3. Spike
  4. Beethoven
  5. Belle
  6. Deputy Dawg
  7. (Turner &) Hooch
  8. Huckleberry Hound
  9. Perdy
  10. Pongo
  11. Roly (Eastenders)
  12. Brian
  13. Hong Kong Phooey
  14. Marmaduke
  15. Pluto
  16. Roobarb (& Custard)
  17. Fred Bassett
  18. Lassie
  19. Rowlf (Muppets)
  20. Nipper (HMV)
  21. Snoopy
  22. Gromit
  23. Doogal
  24. Shep
  25. Sooty
  26. Goofy
  27. Toto
  28. Santas Little Helper
  29. Welland
  30. Scooby-Doo
  31. Tramp
  32. Lady

Name the Nursery Rhyme

  1. Rock a Bye Baby
  2. This Little Pig went to Market
  3. Hey Diddle Diddle
  4. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  5. Three Blind Mice
  6. Humpty Dumpty
  7. Jack Sprat
  8. Georgie Porgie
  9. Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
  10. Little Boy Blue
  11. Little Miss Muffet
  12. Old King Cole
  13. Mary. Mary, quite Contrary
  14. Little Bo-peep
  15. Old Woman in the Shoe
  16. Jack and Jill
  17. Baa, Baa Black Sheep
  18. Mary had a Little Lamb
  19. Little Jack Horner
  20. Old Mother Hubbard

Water

  1. Evian
  2. North Atlantic and Pacific
  3. Avon
  4. Yantze
  5. The Roaring Forties
  6. Lundy Island
  7. South Atlantic
  8. Line on a ship indicating depth to which she can be loaded
  9. Mediterranean Sea
  10. Weymouth
  11. Isis

Creatures

  1. Peperami
  2. They are hollow
  3. Leveret
  4. Pidgeon
  5. Peregrine falcon
  6. Vixen
  7. Bees
  8. A fowl (lays brown eggs)
  9. Reindeer
  10. Tadpole
  11. Beavers

Media

  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Moonraker
  3. An Anchor
  4. Suzanne Collins
  5. Bonny Tyler
  6. Aiden Turner
  7. Elliot
  8. Mamma Mia
  9. Fernandos
  10. Butcher
  11. Roald Dahl

Cryptic food and drink

  1. Toad in the hole
  2. Kebabs
  3. Boiled eggs / scotch eggs
  4. Cajun chicken
  5. Milkshake
  6. Sauerkraut
  7. Baked Alaska
  8. B52 (cocktail)
  9. Pork pie
  10. Bubble and squeak
  11. Hot cross buns
  12. Earl Grey tea
  13. Duck soup
  14. Hot dog

Famous horses

  1. Black Bess
  2. Mr Ed
  3. Marengo
  4. Shergar
  5. Rocinante
  6. Pie (piebald)
  7. Maximus
  8. Trigger
  9. Pegasus
  10. Boxer
  11. Devon Loch
  12. Shadowfax
  13. Joey
  14. Arkle
  15. Silver
  16. Copenhagen
  17. Black Beauty
  18. Trigger
  19. Seabiscuit
  20. Bucephalus
  21. Hercules
  22. Champion
  23. Red Rum
  24. Incitatus
  25. Scout

Music and entertainment

  1. White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
  2. Duncan James (Hollyoaks), Lee Ryan (Eastenders)
  3. Toy Story
  4. Jodie Whittaker
  5. Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin
  6. Drumstick
  7. Kylie Minogue
  8. The Bull
  9. The Mercy
  10. Selfie sticks
  11. Auld Land Syne

Sport

  1. 80
  2. Belgium, Tunisia and Panama
  3. Bowls
  4. Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden
  5. Chance
  6. Sarajevo 1984
  7. Tourist Trophy
  8. Electric
  9. 4
  10. The Haka
  11. 3

Mostly numbers

  1. 43200
  2. 6
  3. Alphabetic order
  4. Echo
  5. 6009
  6. One hundred and one
  7. October: 31 days and 1 hour
  8. 360 (in 2020)
  9. Orange
  10. Thursday 23 June 2016
  11. Green

Top 50 brands

  1. Finish dishwasher tablets
  2. Cadbury's Dairy Milk
  3. Lucozade
  4. Mr Kipling
  5. Pepsi Cola
  6. Red Bull
  7. Walker's crisps
  8. Whiskas
  9. Uncle Ben's Rice
  10. Pringles
  11. Pedigree Chum
  12. McCain chips
  13. Kit-Kat
  14. Dolmio sauces
  15. Birds Eye
  16. Andrex toilet tissue
  17. Coca Cola
  18. John West
  19. Maltesers
  20. Nescafe
  21. PG Tips
  22. Weetabix
  23. Warburton's bread
  24. Schweppes
  25. Muller yoghurt
  26. Lurpak
  27. Persil
  28. Tetley tea
  29. Heinz baked beans
  30. Cathedral City cheese

Who lives here?

  1. Spongebob Squarepants
  2. The Griffin family (Family Guy)
  3. Mr D'Arcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  4. Worzel Gummidge
  5. Mr Benn
  6. Sherlock Holmes
  7. Dangermouse
  8. Steptoe & Son
  9. Del Boy Trotter
  10. Fantastic Four
  11. Dr Doolittle
  12. Tony Hancock
  13. The Avengers
  14. Bilbo Baggins
  15. Jane and Michael Banks (Mary Poppins)
  16. Phileus Fogg
  17. Peter Parker (Spiderman)
  18. Donald Duck
  19. Hercule Poirot
  20. The Bellamy Family (Upstairs Downstairs)
  21. Wallace and Gromit
  22. J R Ewing
  23. Harry Potter
  24. The Simpsons
  25. Paddington Bear

All creatures great and small

  1. Whales (most widely occurring are orcas/killer whales)
  2. Twitter
  3. Antartica
  4. Timothy
  5. Elephant
  6. Green
  7. Pouch to carry their young
  8. Hare
  9. Ostrich
  10. Guinea pig
  11. Jenny

History

  1. King Alfred (he burnt the cakes)
  2. Victory
  3. Roman soldiers where paid an amount specifically to buy salt – salt was very expensive but necessary for cooking – the Latin word for this was ‘salarium’
  4. To avoid matching the natural frequency of the structure which would increase the oscillation and could lead to a collapse
  5. The Battle of the Little Big Horn
  6. Sarajevo
  7. Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
  8. Davy Crocket
  9. Yuri Gagarin
  10. 17th century flint-lock muskets used gunpowder and lead shot. Sometimes the gunpowder flared but failed to fire the ball

Leicestershire

  1. Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire
  2. 2003 - Wheelgate Adventure Park near Mansfield
  3. Paint the Town Red
  4. Richard III – 2012
  5. 10
  6. Bosworth Fields in 1485
  7. Normanton
  8. Old John
  9. A horseshoe
  10. The exact centre of England

Name the TV show

  1. Red Dwarf
  2. Goodnight Sweetheart
  3. Bless this House
  4. Benidorm
  5. Mrs Brown's Boys
  6. Love thy Neighbour
  7. Just Good Friends
  8. Keeping up Appearances
  9. 'Allo 'Allo
  10. Absolutely Fabulous
  11. Birds of a Feather
  12. Extras
  13. Citizen Smith
  14. George and Mildred
  15. Gavin and Stacey
  16. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
  17. The IT Crowd
  18. It Ain't Half Hot Mum
  19. The Army Game
  20. Peep Show
  21. Twenty Twelve
  22. The Royle Family
  23. Not Going Out
  24. Please Sir
  25. League of Gentlemen
  26. All Gas and Gaiters
  27. Dinnerladies
  28. Father Ted

Palindromes

  1. Ewe
  2. Rotor
  3. Hannah
  4. Shahs
  5. Radar
  6. Anna
  7. Minim
  8. Madam
  9. Reviver
  10. Rotavator  
  11. Aha
  12. Civic
  13. Hallah
  14. Deified
  15. Abba
  16. Eve
  17. Redivider  
  18. Peep
  19. Aga
  20. Sagas
  21. Sexes
  22. Kayak
  23. Level
  24. Terret
  25. Naan
  26. Bib
  27. Gig
  28. Rotator
  29. Repaper
  30. Refer

Tasty

  1. A Scottish soup
  2. Jerk Rice
  3. Prune
  4. Seaweed
  5. Yeast
  6. Crocus
  7. Liffey
  8. Oregano
  9. Oysters
  10. Orange and grapefruit
  11. Hesten Blumenthal

World

  1. Glasgow
  2. 1500 miles
  3. -5 hours
  4. Cheviot Hills
  5. Canterbury
  6. The House of Keys
  7. Japan
  8. Harry & Megan
  9. Orkney Islands
  10. Wellington
  11. Loch Lomond

Humans

  1. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard
  2. Jeremy Hunt (when Foreign Secretary)
  3. Ken Dodd
  4. Archbishop of Canterbury
  5. Princess Eugene
  6. Lady Astor
  7. Irini Tzortzoglou
  8. Neville Chamberlain
  9. Because it's there
  10. 97
  11. Sir Winston Churchill

Cryptic drinks

  1. Tea
  2. Red Bull
  3. Bloody Mary
  4. Kronenburg
  5. Dr Pepper
  6. Whiskey
  7. Sex on the Beach
  8. Aperitif
  9. Becks
  10. Southern Comfort
  11. Wine
  12. Sherry (Cherie)
  13. Lemonade
  14. Brandy (Brand E)

So good they named it twice

  1. Beri-beri
  2. Couscous
  3. Fifty fifty
  4. Ack-ack
  5. Duran Duran
  6. Can-can
  7. Cha-cha
  8. Sing Sing
  9. RoRo
  10. Twenty twenty
  11. Housey-Housey
  12. Tintin
  13. Bonbon
  14. Paw Paw
  15. Tom-tom
  16. Tartar
  17. Tutu
  18. Peri Peri
  19. Toto
  20. Dodo

Colours

  1. Red
  2. Black Sea
  3. Maroon
  4. Amarillo
  5. Red Sea
  6. Wasabi
  7. Yellow (on a blue background)
  8. Blue
  9. 50 Shades of Grey
  10. Brown

Eat

  1. Lyle's Golden Syrup
  2. Lactose
  3. Double Gloucester
  4. A biscuit covered in chocolate attracts VAT
  5. 30
  6. Nettles
  7. Delia Smith
  8. Pizza
  9. Mushrooms
  10. Oakham

Land

  1. Chatsworth House
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New South Wales
  4. Liechtenstein
  5. Intensity of earthquakes
  6. Texas
  7. Sierra Leone
  8. Ottawa River
  9. Lake Titicaca
  10. Ireland (first is the British mainland)

Tourist attractions

  1. Beamish Open Air Museum (County Durham)
  2. Flamingo Land (Malton, North Yorkshire)
  3. National Railway Museum (York)
  4. National Media Museum (Bradford)
  5. Camelot (Charnock Richard, Lancashire)
  6. Chatsworth House (near Bakewell, Derbyshire)
  7. Chester Zoo
  8. Alton Towers (North Staffordshire)
  9. Black Country Museum (near Dudley, West Midlands)
  10. Internal Fire Museum of Power (Tanygroes, Ceredigion)
  11. Sutton Hoo (Suffolk)
  12. Oakwood Park (near Narberth, Pembrokeshire)
  13. National Botanical Gardens of Wales (near Carmarthen)
  14. Big Pit (near Blaenafon, Wales)
  15. National Museum of Wales (Cardiff)
  16. Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire)
  17. Woburn Abbey (Bedfordshire)
  18. Legoland Windsor
  19. Thorpe Park (Chertsey, Surrey)
  20. Leeds Castle (near Maidstone, Kent)
  21. Longleat (near Warminster, Wiltshire)
  22. National Motor Museum (Beaulieu, Hampshire)
  23. Corfe Castle (near Wareham, Dorset)
  24. Eden Project (near St Austell, Cornwall)

Towns that are homophones

  1. Leeds/leads
  2. Looe/loo
  3. Ryde/ride
  4. Bury/berry
  5. Goole/ghoul
  6. Eton/eaten
  7. Ayr/air
  8. Cowes/cows
  9. Thame/tame
  10. Towcester/toaster
  11. Mold/mould
  12. Hitchin/itching
  13. Harrow/arrow
  14. Keele/keel
  15. Crewe/crew
  16. Pyle/pile
  17. Skye/sky
  18. Ware/where
  19. Staines/stains
  20. Hayle/hail
  21. Bourne/born
  22. Sale/sail
  23. Weybridge/weighbridge
  24. Rhyl/rill

Human

  1. Carrie Symonds
  2. F D Roosevelt
  3. Women
  4. Be Prepared
  5. Tracy Brabin
  6. Hamburg
  7. Prince Louis (William's third child)
  8. Crimean War
  9. Taron Egerton
  10. Brendon

Play

  1. Once
  2. Curling
  3. Six
  4. Paris
  5. A map
  6. Crossing the centre line during the Hakka
  7. Athletics
  8. Tower Station on the Thames
  9. ZEBRA
  10. Land's End

Look

  1. Mufasa
  2. Gavin & Stacey 2019 Christmas Special
  3. Gotham City
  4. Ringo Starr
  5. Ed Shearan - Edchup
  6. Fleetwood Mac
  7. Olaf
  8. Spice Girls
  9. Timothy Dalton
  10. Phoebe Waller-Bridge