Answers on today’s solutions panel.
1 MOVIES: Which 1973 film earned Robert Redford his only Oscar nomination for Best Actor as professional grifter John ‘Kelly’ Hooker?
2 MUSIC: Janet Jackson sampled a song by which 60s folk singer in her 1997 hit, Got ’Til It’s Gone?
3 TV & RADIO: Who starred alongside Claire Skinner as the father of a dysfunctional family in TV sitcom Outnumbered?
4 SPORT: Which former world Number One tennis player was fined $1,500 in 1981 for calling a Wimbledon umpire ‘the pits of the world’?
5 GEOGRAPHY: Which West African country was known as ‘French Sudan’ until it gained independence from France in 1960?
6 ART: Which artist’s painting The Son Of Man played a pivotal role in the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair? 7 FOOD & DRINK: From what does the Valencian rice dish paella take its name? 8 LITERATURE: Which novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky concerns the trial of a man suspected of murdering his father with a pestle?
9 WORDS: From which country does the word ‘toboggan’ originate? a) Sweden, b) Peru, c) Canada.
10 IRELAND: Jerpoint Abbey, the Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century, is in which county?
11 THIS YEAR: Which actress, winner of seven Emmy awards for her eponymous sitcom, died on January 25? 12 POT LUCK: If you have the cognitive disorder prosopagnosia what are you unable to do?