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Friday - - MIND GAMES -

Each of these is a quiz ques­tion in its own right, but the an­swers con­nect to a com­mon theme, which could be any­thing from plumb straight­for­ward to bizarrely lat­eral

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4 Which city is known as the bi­cy­cle cap­i­tal of the world, with ap­prox­i­mately one mil­lion bi­cy­cles owned by 700,000 res­i­dents? Which walled city would you find at the con­flu­ence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North York­shire, Eng­land? What name is shared by the largest of the Chan­nel Is­lands and a sleeved woollen gar­ment worn as a pullover? Which city in north­cen­tral France, about 111 kilo­me­tres south­west of Paris,

5 lies on the Loire river? What city was Sa­muel John­son (pic­tured) re­fer­ring to, when he re­marked that if you’re tired of it, you’re tired of life?

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