THE BIG QUIZ
T he answers to all but one of these quiz questions can be found hidden in this wordsearch grid, reading forwards, backwards, up, down or diagonally. The answers are in alphabetical order. However, one answer can’t be found in the grid. This is your prize answer.
the Silver Screen – Blue
1 What completes the title of the 1980 musical comedy
The Blues ..., featuring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake and Elwood Blues? (8) 2 Who played James Bond in Skyfall, the 2012 episode of the 007 franchise? (6,5) 3 Which music legend starred in the 1960 musical G.I. Blues – filmed just after he was discharged from his own National Service – and the 1961 musical romcom Blue Hawaii? (5,7)
Where in the World? red
4 The ancient rock-hewn city of Petra, poetically described as ‘a rose-red city half as old as time,’ is in which Middle Eastern country? (6) 5 Which capital city is home to the Red Square, which is flanked on its four sides by Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the State Museum, the Kremlin and the GUM department store? (6) 6 Which desert country, capital Riyadh, can be reached by crossing the Red Sea from Egypt or northern Sudan? (5, 6)
7 What’s the designation given to tracts of land on which building is restricted for reasons of environmental preservation and to stop urban sprawl? (9) 8 Which ‘Green’ is the name of the environmental activist group, famed for its antiwhaling interventions, and which uses the ship
Rainbow Warrior II? (10) 9 Which ‘Green’ is the location in London of the Royal Observatory and the nought degree longitude meridian line? (9)
10 Which band, fronted by singer-songwriter Chris Martin, had a Top Ten hit with its 2000 song Yellow? (8) 11 Which form of transport completes the 1966 song by The Beatles Yellow ..., that begins In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed to sea..? (9) 12 In which race, which starts this year on 7 July and which will cover 3.329km, does the overall leader wear the famous yellow jersey? (4, 2, 6)
13 What’s the surname (which translates as ‘the white’) of the actor Matt ..., who moved on from Friends to present Top Gear? (7) 14 Which White is the area of London in which serial killer Jack the Ripper murdered at least five women in the second half of 1888? (11) 15 In the Wars of the Roses, the red rose was the symbol of the House of Lancaster, the white rose was the symbol for the House of …, what? (4)
3. Who’s got a case of the Blues?