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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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3 ‘Let them eat cake’ is the tra­di­tional trans­la­tion of the French phrase “Qu’ils man­gent de la brioche”, sup­pos­edly spo­ken by which his­tor­i­cal fig­ure upon learn­ing that the peas­ants had no bread to eat? The ac­claimed Bri­tish TV se­ries Downton Abbey is shot at High­clere Cas­tle in Hamp­shire. It is the coun­try seat of a fam­ily whose best known mem­ber is its fifth Earl – his name? Who was the lead singer, gui­tarist, and pri­mary song­writer

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5 of the grunge band Nir­vana? Un­like his il­lus­tri­ous brother, the ‘F’ in his mid­dle name does not stand for Fitzger­ald, but for Fran­cis. His name? A year be­fore ap­pear­ing with James Dean in a movie, he starred in a TV se­ries called Janet Dean, Regis­tered Nurse. Who was he?

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