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Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:36 pm
by hlecter
Last clue -the missing answer is an anagram

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:31 pm
by Dannygraver
3. Pine Marten (martes martes)

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:14 pm
by hlecter
Danny is right with pine marten

1/ British company produced local hero GOLDCREST
2/ Cave dwellers TROGLODYTES
3/" Painter men" perhaps? PINE MARTEN
4/ Robin Hood in 1973 FOX
5/ Dorset brewery logo... BADGER
6/ ...and Wiltshire cider BLACK RAT
7/ Falls in the Yukon OTTER
8/ Murgatroyd on the box,1968 to 1980 MAGPIE
9/ 19th Century PM?Taking the p! EEL
10/ Treacherous informer,or vice versa? GRASS SNAKE

Just leaves odd one out

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:22 pm
by davidmfay
Possibly 2 is the o-o-o. The others are all tautonyms. While troglodytes at the double represents the wren its unitary form denotes those at the bottom of the property ladder. Cave at emptor etc.

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:54 pm
by Chris
9 is o-o-o as the Eel is migratory in its breeding/life-cycle, going off to the Sargasso Sea. The other 9 creatures are all quite capable of living their entire lives without being absent from the British Isles at any time.

Ah, except the answer is Troglodytes, not Wren. Bugger!

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:40 am
by hlecter
Sorry Chris,whilst your reasoning is faultless,the answer I was looking for was troglodytes
(troglodytes) which is the latin classification of the wren. Full list is:

1/ British company produced local hero GOLDCREST - REGULUS REGULUS
2/ Cave dwellers TROGLODYTES - THE WREN
3/" Painter men" perhaps? PINE MARTEN - MARTES MARTES
4/ Robin Hood in 1973 FOX - VULPES VULPES
5/ Dorset brewery logo... BADGER MELES MELES
6/ ...and Wiltshire cider BLACK RAT - RATTUS RATTUS
7/ Falls in the Yukon OTTER - LUTRA LUTRA
8/ Murgatroyd on the box,1968 to 1980 MAGPIE - PICA PICA
9/ 19th Century PM?Taking the p! EEL -ANGUILLA ANGUILLA
10/ Treacherous informer,or vice versa? GRASS SNAKE - NATRIX NATRIX

Your turn, David. I reckon a troglodyte at least has a roof over his or her head!

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:52 am
by Dannygraver
Anybody seen David May?

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:46 pm
by Chris
Nope, David's gone AWOL on other threads too. The baton is lying on the ground, waiting for the first willing person to pick it up...

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:26 pm
by DanielFullard
Name the ten last countries to win the Eurovision Song Contest from 2002-2011

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:02 pm
by hlecter
Finland,Russia,Turkey,Norway,Ireland,Germany,France,Croatia,Israel,Denmark,Switzerland
(Some knowledge,some guesswork)