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wombat

26th April 2009, 16:48
Hi everybody. Ive been following the discourse on Old and new novels since Danny posted the first series of questions. I too have downloaded the quiz (Thanks BigDave for the link) http://www.sitesaveronline.co.uk/quiz/quizzes.php
I'm not too good on books so heres my list, hints or authors may be sufficient to trigger thinking in the right direction.
I've used the quiz numbers published

4. No Damn Here 4,4,3,4
6. Coloured Steak 11,4
15. Bad Lunch, Bad Result 5,2,3,9
16. All Tied Up 2,5,7
17. Water for Frogs 10,5
33. Satchmo the sailor 2,10,10
36. Savagely Wet
38. E.T's 1944 Film
39. Tot-up a cream sherry 3,5,2,5,6
56. Nowhere almost reversed 7
63. Naughties-french style 3,8,11
70. Paddle steamer - still going 8
76. Spaniard in the water 3,5,5,3,3
81. These can make you puff 3,6-4,5
92. A Beacon in Bucks - Almost 7
95. Isolated and alone 3,4,2,7,5
99. Home for Alistair
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wombat

26th April 2009, 16:51
sorry
99. Home for Alistair 9,7
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wombat

26th April 2009, 16:53
36. Savagely Wet 3,5,3
38. E.T's 1944 Film 8,6
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campanilla

26th April 2009, 17:58
Hi Wombat, these might help you out.

4, Margaret Mitchell
6. A big steak starting with "p" and a colour
15. Demise after lunch, (E.H.)
16. Somerset Maugham
17. What some people call "frogs" and a stretch of water
33. C.S. Forester (Think of what Satchmo was famous for
36. Nicolas Monsarrat
38. E.T. is a famous actress
39. Think of a famous sherry (Alexandre Dumas)
56. Almost reverse the word "nowhere"
63. A French novel (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
70. As the title suggests (Sir Walter Scott)
76. Short William + untruthful
81. If you walked up this many it certainly would
92. Another Sir Walter Scott
95. If you were "isolated and alone" you would be "Far....... (Thomas Hardy)
99. Hammond Innes
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lizzyminto

26th April 2009, 18:37
Campanilla. WOW!! what smashing tips. I was just going to start, wont bother now yours toooooo good.You probably saw the posting that mum and I have finished. did use buckets instead of bucke's but not that happy having to change answer to 6.6. making two errors in one question.
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campanilla

26th April 2009, 18:50
Hi Lizzyminto, I hate Sunday afternoons especially when it's raining, which it has been, so it gave me something to do. You really got it finished quickly (although mum probably had something to do with it). I know what you mean about Whisky galore, but I've decided to stop thinking about it anymore!! Doesn't matter anyway I've already sent it off! If you're interested Billericay Lions Club also have a downloadable quiz which is 100 love songs with initials of songs and artists. I wasn't too keen when I started but I'm getting into it now. It's at wwww.billericaylions.com/quiz.htm. Best of luck with the other ones.
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lizzyminto

26th April 2009, 18:57
Campanilla. Thanks for tips about lions quiz, will give it a go but like you doesnt sound like my thing... we will see.. Mum is an avid reader much more so than me. her memory is also farrrrr better than mine.Its really good to have someone to bounce questions off. we always do them separately but we always end up needing the same answers, good luck will the house and novel quizzes speak soon bye................
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wombat

26th April 2009, 20:33
Thanks campanilla. The clues were spot on; most came straight away, others after a little foraging.

However, in going down my list I forgot these:-
8. Well known at Tottenham 4,2,3,4
28. Bites a-plenty here 3,8,5
58. 18th century Ann of Cleves 4,8
Also you gave me a clue for 77, but I still need help for
76. Spaniard in the water 3,5,5,3,3

I have started going through the Billericay Lions Club list so you can expect some exchange here too.
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campanilla

26th April 2009, 20:42
Glad they were of help, here's a few more.

8. Novel by Howard Spring, think Tottenham
28. Think what bites in summer in hot countries and where they might be.
58. What was the nickname of Anne of Cleves?
76. Difficult to give a clue, so author Mikhail Sholokhov.

Hope they help.
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campanilla

26th April 2009, 20:44
Actually the Billericay one is not nearly as hard as it looks at first, I wasn't sure when I started but I am quite enjoying it.
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