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Orange Quiz Sheet: The Answers!

Here are the answers to this year’s quiz, with explanations. We had perfect answers from the following –  in the order they came out of the quizmaster’s woolly hat:

William Morrison, Tim McDonald, Hilary Coote, Paul Emerson, Brian Tomblin, Chris Chantler, Lynnie Porter, Philip Reeder, Rosemary Nowlan, Clive Buddle &  Ray Foxell. Sorry we don’t have prizes for all of these. Our Treasurer is brushing the cobwebs off his cheque-book and will be in touch with William, Tim and Hilary.

Many thanks to everyone who had a go!  (Nobody was penalised because I can’t count the letters in Millets, McDonalds or (in an early print run of the sheet) Specsavers.

See you with the Winter 2017 quiz sheet!

Well-known names (shops, stores, chains)

  • Slop girl’s cutlery with drink here (12) WETHERSPOONS   (wet – her –  spoons)
  • Thrifty ones hide a well-endowed chest (10) SPECSAVERS  (PECS inside SAVERS)
  • But they might not stock dill, funnily enough (4) LIDL (anagram of ‘dill’)
  • Where to find puss at Christmas (5)  BOOTS
  • Would the Clooney dollars be spent on coffee here? (9) STARBUCKS
  • Solidly confused, I leave riverside (6,4)  LLOYDS BANK  (anag. ‘solidly’ minus i)
  • Cheap French clothing here? Not necessarily (9) BONMARCHÉ
  • You must hope your savings won’t bomb, here (7) HALIFAX (as WW2 bomber)
  • Where you might see Sandra net her fortune? (9) SANTANDER (anag. ‘see Sandra net’)
  • Want sugar? Here they might offer cane, with an accent (5,4) CAFFÈ NERO (anag: care with grave accent!)
  • It’s quoted in ‘Coates comes up from Somerset where the cider apples grow’ (5)TESCO (hidden in ‘CoaTES COmes’)
  • Wheeler-dealer representing 50% of headless peers (8) HALFORDS  (‘half’ + Lords minus L)
  • It’s no funeral parlour, but you might get laid out here (4)  ALDI  (anag. ‘laid’)
  • Owners state loosely they aim at volume sales (11)   WATERSTONES (anag. ‘owners state’)
  • Clothing store where customers are called in one at a time? (4) NEXT  (‘Next!’)
  • Ms Little might change into outdoor gear here (8)               MILLET(T)S  (Sorry, it’s actually Millets, but nobody lost a mark here)
  • A shop staffed by troubled boy traders, perhaps?  (6,4)     ROBERT DYAS  (anag. ‘boy traders’)
  • But it doesn’t only supply Cumbrian cooks (8) LAKELAND
  • Where to get wind of the latest fashions (7)                              MONSOON
  • Eatery for a musical old farmer (9)                                McDONALDS
  • 20’s rival puts pickled cucumber (not hot) in nosh served up (6,4) BURGER KING  (gherkin minus H inside grub backwards)
  • Is its stock supplied by Burke and Hare? (4,4)        BODY SHOP (B & H = 19th century Scottish murderers who sold the corpses for dissection)
  • What happens, Saturday mornings in the holidays?    To start with, kids buy comics here (1.1.5) W H SMITH Buildings & other places
  • It may provide scary perks, straight up! (10) SKYSCRAPER  (anag. ‘scary perks)
  • Like the “1001 Arabian Nights”, it is said: fish vessel of Biblical proportions (11,3,4) MULTISTOREY CAR PARK  (sounds like multi story + carp + ark)
  • For an American President, 4 years is the end of the line (8) TERMINUS (presidential term in US)
  • Perhaps featuring mine disaster in Canada (6) CINEMA  (anag of ‘mine’ in Ca)
  • You may see an excerpt from “Iolantheat reduced rates here (7) THEATRE (hidden)
  • Ancient city in Switzerland (Switzerland?!) (6) CHURCH  ( Ur inside CH twice)
  • Where to find a young sage already (9) SYNAGOGUE  (anag. ‘young sage’)
  • Injured, Gerry follows us back here for treatment (7) SURGERY  (‘us’ backwards + anag ‘gerry’)
  • Would you find some Eskimos queueing here? Probably not (6) MOSQUE (hidden)
  • When bile gets into a blood vessel, it’s not necessarily a pretty picture (3,7) ART GALLERY (gall in artery)
  • Where staff, having the left the rink, play a defensive shot (6,5)    OFFICE BLOCK  (off  ice,   block = defensive shot)
  • One of nine… er… exhibits here (6)             MUSEUM  (Muse [there were 9 of them] + um)
  • Accommodation for those who are late (8) CEMETERY  (we accepted MORTUARY, too)                              …and other features of the street scene
  • A meeting place for shady activities (6) AVENUE  (venue = meeting place. We decided answers like ‘awning’ and ‘market’ didn’t really account for the cryptic definition)
  • Where chaps start trying to follow retrograde new smoking trend (8)       PAVEMENT  (E-vap backwards + men + first letter of ‘trying’)
  • Where cautious pedestrians trade illegally – Canvey, for example (7,6) TRAFFIC ISLAND
  • Approximately (10)                           ROUNDABOUT
  • Waiters kiss best here (3,4)        BUS STOP  (to buss = to kiss   top = best)
  • At which a pedestrian boils each bean for safety (7,6) BELISHA BEACON  (anag ‘boils each bean’)
  • Road blocked: learner accused wrongly, dash it! (3-2-3) CUL-DE-SAC  (anagram of l (learner)+ accused)
  • George VI hemmed in by boundary line without a slot machine (7, 5) PARKING METER (‘king’ in ‘parameter’ minus ‘a’)
  • It makes for a difficult passage when the poet enshrines Polly’s heart (7) BOLLARD  (‘oll’ = heart of Polly)
  • “Elderly rhino stomp”: weird warning to motorists (6,7,4) PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY (anag)
  • MP plots a revolution? String him up here! (8)                   LAMPPOST (anag)
  • Be ruthless, otherwise wait here if it rains (3,7) BUS SHELTER (anag)                                                                 Shops and departments          
  • Where Tennant & Lowe are no longer boys (3,4) PET SHOP  (Pet Shop Boys pop duo)
  • Polish workers with filing skills are employed here (4,3) NAIL BAR
  • Where you might find loose teas licensed for sale (12)       DELICATESSEN (anag ‘teas licensed’)
  • Department where chaps turn the air blue (8) MENSWEAR  (men swear)
  • Doesn’t sound as if these goods will fly off the shelves (10) STATIONERY (sounds like ‘stationary’)
  • Hang about! That is pants! (8)     LINGERIE  (linger + i.e.)
  • Get very cross when in drink  (It’s all those bottles!) (9)    PERFUMERY  (‘fume’ in ‘perry’)
  • Where they arrest unusually posh characters (8) BOOKSHOP  (to book = to arrest. posh = shop anag)  Shopkeepers and other people to be found in the town centre
  • She might suggest “A stew, sir?”(8) WAITRESS (anag)
  • He or she may become frantic, fed raw…. (7,6) TRAFFIC WARDEN (anag)
  • …pickled pig’s head and ox-feet on a stick, according to Spooner (10) PAWNBROKER (‘brawn’ + ‘poker’)
  • Who might help convey drug, say? A toff (6,5) ESTATE AGENT  (E = drug ecstasy + state + a gent)
  • His quiet modus operandi is in digital form (10) FISHMONGER  (sh! + MO inside ‘finger’)
  • Neo-philosopher joins National Trust (9)  NEWSAGENT  (new + sage + NT)
  • He may not make much dough, but could rehash bread (11) HABERDASHER (anag)
  • Mail group bugs old artist (Overheard calling Rooney?) (6,9) POLICE CONSTABLE  (P.O. + lice + Constable (who painted the Hay Wain [Hey Wayne!])
  • Busy banker – heartlessly on the fiddle, perhaps (6) BUSKER (remove middle letters of ‘busy banker’
  • He may take a dip at your expense (10) PICKPOCKET
  • Would he scoff about being in good health? (8)         JEWELLER  (‘well’ inside ‘jeer’)
  • Sole trader – at last (7) COBBLER  (‘last’ = cobbler’s tool)
  • Spooner warns of (low) rocks on the pilgrims’ road to Mecca (4,5,7) BLUE BADGE HOLDERS (’blue’ = low, hajj = pilgrims’ road to Mecca,  ‘boulders’ = rocks, so ‘hajj boulders’ for ‘badge holders’)
  • Green bean counter in business for the better (4,10) TURF ACCOUNTANT  (‘turf’ = green,   bean counter pejorative for ‘accountant’)

8 thoughts on “Orange Quiz Sheet: The Answers!

  1. Can’t read the answers at all. Much too small and zooming in just makes it worse. Someone needs to sort this out. Would it be possible to send me a legible answer sheet via email please. Thank you.

    1. I’ve sorted that now by simply posting all the answers on screen without the need to click on a link. I think you might have been able to read the answers if you’d clicked a second time as I suggested – I can see that zooming would not be enough.

    1. Yes, congratulations to all, and thanks to everyone who generously bought a sheet, even if they knew they might not finish the quiz. Nola tells me the quiz sheet will have raised at least £450 this year.
      I enjoy this sort of thing – but then, I should probably get out more.

  2. I think there is one answer missed out to the question What happens, Saturday mornings in the holidays? To start with, kids buy comics here (1.1.5) I presume the answer was W H Smith.

    1. Yes, thanks Paul – it got cut off during Cut & Paste. W H Smith it is. The underlining probably helped make that clear.

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