Thursday, 1 January 2004

Answers to Twenty Questions

1    Drake was in his hammock and a thousand miles away.
Drake's Drum, Sir Henry Newbolt.

2    Jane Austen.

3    Parking meters.

4    Played Pontius Pilate on screen.

5    Arc de Triomphe.

6    Truffles.

7    Matadors.

8    Russian serfs.

9    Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
      Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
Onward Christian Soldiers, Sabine Baring-Gould /Arthur Sullivan

10   There are bad times just around the corner
       There are dark clouds hurtling through the sky
       And it's no use whining about a silver lining
       For we know from experience that they won’t roll by.

11   Spaces on roulette wheels.

12   Nebuchadnezzar (wine bottle sizes)

13   One Israeli shekel.

14   El Bulli, Roses, Catalonia.
The restaurant was closed last July, to reopen as a creativity centre in 2014.

15   ^

16   Whooping cough.

17   The Great Smog.

18   The New Yorker.

19   Probably not.
       See Question 1.

20   In Windsor Great Park, by noblemen at the Tudor court, whenever the weather was too cold for seducing Bessie Throckmorton.


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