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LRA's 2020 Christmas Quiz


23 January 2020
LRA's Christmas QuizThank you to all of you who sent your entries for the quiz – and to the rest of you for having a go! The first all-correct entry out of the hat was from Michael and Anne Dore, who will (in these Covid times) get the monetary equivalent of a bottle of fizz or a 15 book token.

The answers are below.

1    London station  (10) Paddington
2    Person with BA or BSc? (3,8) The Graduate
3    Going forwards in reverse (4,2,3,6) Back to the Future
4    Did she rule a continent? (3,7,5) The African Queen
5    In pursuit of an antelope (3,4,6) The Deer Hunter
6    Formal headgear (3,3) Top Hat
7    19 years ago, journey up above (4,1,5,7) 2001 A Space Odyssey
8    A dozen irate chaps (6,5,3) Twelve Angry Men
9    Eight-legged moggy (9) Octopussy
10    Compass setting? (5,2,5-4) North by North-West
11    Blown away! (4,4,3,4) Gone with the Wind
12    Very, very quiet little sheep (3,7,2,3,5) The Silence of the Lambs
13    Wind-up fruit (1,9,6) A Clockwork Orange
14    Valentine sent by Putin? (4,6,4,4) From Russia with Love
15    Big! (5) Giant
16    Even bigger! (7) Titanic
17    Is bugle used for this film? (1,1,5) G I Blues
18    Not down, but….? (2) Up
19    Parts of your tack caught fire (7,7) Blazing Saddles
20    Read it in Genesis (3,5,3) All About Eve
21    They’ll break your spirit (12) Ghostbusters
22    Numbers are obscure (6.7) Hidden Figures
23     As Hal encountered this woman.. (4,5,3,5) When Harry Met Sally
24    Down by the docks (2,3,10) On The Waterfront
25    Belle from the USA (8,6) American Beauty
26    The White House? Wrong continent! (10) Casablanca
27    Sprinter with a knife (5,6) Blade Runner
28    Celestial birth? (1,4,2,4) A Star is Born
29    We prefer it cold, but…. (4,4,2,3) Some Like It Hot
30    A cigar ad? (6) Hamlet
31    Strike over a chocolate bar (6,2,3,6) Mutiny on the Bounty
32    Roundabout (8)  Carousel
33    Heights make one dizzy (7) Vertigo
34    A peer with gymnastic talent (3,4,2,3,5) The Lord of the Rings
35    Tale from the nursery (3,5) Toy Story
36    Ruler of the Jungle (3,4,4) The Lion King
37    Rich animal from poorest part of the city (7,11) Slumdog Millionaire
38    Cabbie! (4,6) Taxi Driver
39    Bovine male is extremely cross (6,4) Raging Bull
40    Dad of the deities (3,9) The Godfather
41     The demise of a snide avian beast (2,4,1,11) To Kill A Mockingbird
42    Carolling in inclement weather (7,2,3,4)  Singing in the Rain
43    Something to listen to (3,5,2,5) The Sound of Music
44    Marvellous septet (3,11,5) The Magnificent Seven
45    A quartet of matches and one despatch (4,8,3,1,7) Four Weddings and a Funeral
46    Large-scale bid for freedom (3,5,6) The Great Escape
47    Done by a bee? (3,5) The Sting
48    Up above came down to earth (7) Skyfall
49    The ruler and myself (3,4,3,1) The King and I
50    Snow on the 25th! (5,9) White Christmas



21 November 2020

LRA's Christmas Quiz
Even in this strange and sad year, we’re happy to bring you the usual Christmas quiz.

This year the theme is films – almost all of them well known, and certainly likely to have been on TV, as well as at the cinema. It’s a bit longer than usual, but with lockdowns and restrictions in some form, we thought you may have a bit more time on your hands.


There is a prize of a book token or fizz for the first correct answers out of the hat. Answers to lesandsueharris@aol.com by January 5th please. Have a good Christmas everyone, whatever form it takes.

Here's printer friendly version as well.


1    London station  (10)

2    Person with BA or BSc? (3,8)
3    Going forwards in reverse (4,2,3,6)
4    Did she rule a continent? (3,7,5)
5    In pursuit of an antelope (3,4,6)
6    Formal headgear (3,3)
7    19 years ago, journey up above (4,1,5,7)
8    A dozen irate chaps (6,5,3)
9    Eight-legged moggy (9)
10    Compass setting? (5,2,5-4)
11    Blown away! (4,4,3,4)
12    Very, very quiet little sheep (3,7,2,3,5)
13    Wind-up fruit (1,9,6)
14    Valentine sent by Putin? (4,6,4,4)
15    Big! (5)
16    Even bigger! (7)
17    Is bugle used for this film? (1,1,5)
18    Not down, but….? (2)
19    Parts of your tack caught fire (7,7)
20    Read it in Genesis (3,5,3)
21    They’ll break your spirit (12)
22    Numbers are obscure (6.7)
23     As Hal encountered this woman.. (4,5,3,5)
24    Down by the docks (2,3,10)
25    Belle from the USA (8,6)
26    The White House? Wrong continent! (10)
27    Sprinter with a knife (5,6)
28    Celestial birth? (1,4,2,4)
29    We prefer it cold, but…. (4,4,2,3)
30    A cigar ad? (6)
31    Strike over a chocolate bar (6,2,3,6)
32    Roundabout (8)
33    Heights make one dizzy (7)
34    A peer with gymnastic talent (3,4,2,3,5)
35    Tale from the nursery (3,5)
36    Ruler of the Jungle (3,4,4)
37    Rich animal from poorest part of the city (7,11)
38    Cabbie! (4,6)
39    Bovine male is extremely cross (6,4)
40    Dad of the deities (3,9)
41    The demise of a snide avian beast (2,4,1,11)
42    Carolling in inclement weather (7,2,3,4)
43    Something to listen to (3,5,2,5)
44    Marvellous septet (3,11,5)
45    A quartet of matches and one despatch (4,8,3,1,7)
46    Large-scale bid for freedom (3,5,6)
47    Done by a bee? (3,5)
48    Up above came down to earth (7)
49    The ruler and myself (3,4,3,1)
50    Snow on the 25th! (5,9)