THE BIG QUIZ

Essentials (South Africa) - - ESSENTIALS | PUZZLES -

The an­swers to all these gen­eral knowl­edge ques­tions – ex­cept one – are in the grid in var­i­ous di­rec­tions. Work out which an­swer is miss­ing. This is your mys­tery an­swer. An­swers are in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der in each sec­tion.

The Sil­ver Screen – Jack

1 Which ac­tor and mar­tial arts ex­pert co-stars with Owen Wil­son in the movies Shang­hai Noon and Shang­hai Knights? (6, 4)

2 Which Hol­ly­wood star has won Os­cars for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of En­dear­ment and As Good as it Gets? (4, 9)

3 Which ac­tress, who played Padmé Ami­dala in the Star Wars pre­quel tril­ogy, plays Jackie Kennedy in the movie Jackie? (7, 7)

Where in the World? Ja­maica 4 Which body of wa­ter sur­rounds the is­land of Ja­maica? (9, 3)

5 Which large is­land, with a cap­i­tal city of Ha­vana, can be reached by head­ing due north from Ja­maica? (4)

6 What is the cap­i­tal city of Ja­maica? (8)

Jack Frost

7 Who played DI ‘Jack’ Frost in the BAFTA award-win­ning TV crime se­ries A Touch of Frost? (5, 5)

8 Which pop­u­lar break­fast ce­real has been ad­ver­tised by the car­toon char­ac­ter Tony the Tiger since its cre­ation in 1952? (8)

9 What was the sur­name of the dis­graced US pres­i­dent Richard ..., whose fa­mous se­ries of in­ter­views with David Frost in 1977 were the ba­sis of a 2008 movie star­ring Michael Sheen as the in­ter­viewer? (5)

Jack of all trades

10 Which wooden liq­uid con­tain­ers were tra­di­tion­ally made by crafts­peo­ple called coop­ers? (7)

11 A farrier is a tra­di­tional trades­per­son and black­smith who spe­cialises in foot­care and in the mak­ing and fit­ting of shoes for what? (6)

12 A milliner is a craftsper­son who makes which items of at­tire, es­pe­cially for women? (4)

Jack Robin­son

13 What’s the name of the re­cur­ring, down­trod­den char­ac­ter in the Black­ad­der com­edy se­ries, played by Tony Robin­son? (8)

14 In which sport was Amer­i­can Sugar Ray Robin­son a world cham­pion from 1946 to 1952? (6)

15 What’s the sur­name of the Robin­son in the Daniel De­foe clas­sic book based on the real-life ad­ven­tures of Scot­tish cast­away Alexan­der Selkirk? (6)

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