The Quiz

The Saturday Paper - - Contents - Com­piled by Cindy MacDonald

1. Kid­napped and Ca­tri­ona are nov­els by which au­thor? (Bonus point for nam­ing the main char­ac­ter and nar­ra­tor of both books.)

2. Which car man­u­fac­turer has a model named Qashqai?

3. Broth­ers Mitchell and Shaun Marsh rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in cricket. Which one bats right-handed?

4. With the ar­rival of tele­vi­sion’s first fe­male Doc­tor Who, how many times has the char­ac­ter re­gen­er­ated?

5. In 1868 Ed­mund McIl­henny cre­ated which sauce? 6. Which me­di­ae­val cas­tle is lo­cated in St Katharine’s and Wap­ping, Lon­don?

7. Is os­mium a metal or a gas?

8. Which US state name is ab­bre­vi­ated to AR?

9. In what year was Ma­hatma Gandhi as­sas­si­nated?

10. Par­ents David and Louise Turpin were last month ac­cused of tor­ture and false im­pris­on­ment of how many chil­dren in Cal­i­for­nia?

ACROSS

1. Gem and bun – and en­dur­ing pur­suit that started in the 1950s (4’1’4)

6. Rushes for ar­rows (5)

9. Ob­verse chiefs (5)

10. NME = 2n-1 (3,6)

11. Tab with bald liar – con­fused

but prover­bially bald! (8,4)

13. Drama­tise road time (5)

14. Keep a quiet park (8)

17. Gasp – the am­bas­sador manag­ing a fa­mous build­ing in Rome (8)

19. Valu­able, like the class (5)

23. Di­rect na­tion ruth­lessly –

brain­wash! (12)

25. Reaches ar­rest via de­vi­ous

means (7,2)

26. Trav­eller needs that woman

over one thou­sand (5)

27. Poet’s big hit (5)

28. Cuts em­broi­dery taxes (9)

DOWN

1. About reck­less bash – and re­cov­ery regimes! (6)

2. Anal charts – non­sense and frauds (10)

3. A quar­ter smart – liv­ing in com­fort (7)

4. Gloomy, sur­rounded by big smells (6)

5. Dry ad-lib de­vised for Clau­dia Alta John­son (4,4)

6. Per­form blues badly at ten­nis matches (7)

7. Right im­pe­rial hon­our – dress for it! (4)

8. State, royal, eats fish (8)

12. Make fer­ret in­volved in pri­vate en­ter­prise sys­tem (4,6)

15. Come close to a very quiet bug (8)

16. Huge de­feat in fos­sil fuel (8) 18. Chi­nese na­tional above

Ger­man city (7)

20. Small and more ag­ile – slide! (7)

21. Ir­ri­tat­ing noise, but mo­tion­less (6)

22. Rider grabs no­ble for jew­els

(6)

24. Fairys­tory teller with­out end – cruel (4)

So­lu­tion next week

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