The answers to all these general knowledge questions – except one – are in the grid in various directions. to be this week’s big quiz champion, work out which answer is missing. this is your prize answer. Answers are in alphabetical order in each section.
THE SILVER SCREEN – SHOW-ERS
1 Which Australian actor and singer played PT Barnum in the 2017 musical movie The Greatest Showman? (4, 7) 2 Which actor played the title character in the 1998 satirical science fiction movie The Truman Show – and whose other movies include The Mask, Bruce Almighty and Dumb and Dumber? (3, 6) 3 Which 1960 horror movie by Alfred Hitchcock includes a famous showerscene murder at the
Bates Motel? (6)
WHERE IN THE WORLD? POOLS
4 Which ‘pool’ is the name of the Lancashire seaside resort with a tower and a zoo that’s the setting for the famous comedy monologue
The Lion and Albert? (9)
5 The town, harbour and resort of Poole, on the south coast of Britain, is in which English county? (6) 6 Liverpool sits on the north-eastern shores of the estuary of which English river? (6)
7 Which famous US dancer, singer and actor sang the title song in the 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain? (4, 5) 8 What, according to the song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, are ... Fallin’ on My Head? (9) 9 In which 1939 musical movie does Judy Garland sing the famous song Over the Rainbow? (3, 6, 2, 2)
10 In the chemical symbol for water H2O, for what does the H stand? (8) 11 Coniston Water, Derwent Water and Ullswater are three bodies of water in which English National Park? (4, 8) 12 Which ‘water’ is the name of the political scandal that brought down US President Richard Nixon, and whose last four letters are now attached to almost any scandal’s name? (9)
CATS AND DOGS
13 Which county is missing from the phrase ‘To grin like a ... cat’, used by Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland? (8) 14 What’s the name of the Great Dane dog who solves mysteries along with Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy? (6-3) 15 What’s missing from the phrase meaning to leave well alone,
‘Let ... dogs lie’? (8)
2. Who’s dumb – or dumber?
4. Where did the lion meet Albert?