Christmas Quiz 2017 Competition Winners!

We are delighted to announce that the winners for our 2017 Christmas Fundraising Quiz are:

1st prize – Ellie Thompson

2nd prize – Christopher Page

3rd prize – Peter Christian

Thank you to everyone who took part and made a donation. Our supporters are at the heart of everything we do - we hope you all had fun! 

Christmas Quiz Answers:

A) Theme: Christmas 

  1. Which Christmas item was invented by Tom Smith in 1847 (9,7) Christmas Cracker
  2. What are you eating if you are enjoying 'March Bread'? (8) Marzipan
  3. In which country did the real St Nicholas live? (6) Turkey
  4. Which nickname for Hollywood sounds Christmassy? (10) Tinseltown
  5. What kind of animal distributes Christmas presents in Syria? (5) Camel
  6. In which fictional land was it always winter but never Christmas? (6) Narnia
  7. What country did poinsettias originally come from? (6) Mexico
  8. Which 'Christmas' word means 'turning of the sun'? (8) Yuletide
  9. Which plant did the Celt's refer to as 'all healer'? (9) Mistletoe
  10. What is the other name for the Holly plant? (4) Ilex

 B) Cryptic quiz – countries of the world 

  1. Preserve in a plot of land? (7) Jamaica
  2. Silver girl? ( 9) Argentina
  3. Bacteria everywhere! (7) Germany
  4. My marathon performance was in the past (4) Iran
  5. The Karaoke performer is really bad! (9) Singapore
  6. The little menace gets the point! (7) Denmark
  7. Oaring gets everyone overly excited! (7) Romania
  8. Humbug annoyed at being caught in the shower (7) Bahrain
  9. Place a small seal on the letter (4) Cuba
  10. You guys (5) Yemen
  11. Relative to Wimbledon (8) Bulgaria
  12. In at the start of something very precious (5) India

C) Anagrams: UK places/landmarks 

1. Sad Infer Nil (11) Lindisfarne 
2. He Gets None (10) Stonehenge
3. Lengthen Roof Hat (5, 2, 3, 5) Angel of the North 
4. Frowned on Loot (5, 2, 6) Tower of London 
5. A raw sandhill (8, 4) Hadrians Wall 
6. Cast genius away (6, 8) Giants Causeway
7. Nod moll hoc (4, 6) Loch Lomond 
8. Kerb Poem (8) Pembroke 
9. Enter Chasm (10) Manchester
10. Lethal Postmen (7, 6) Shepton Mallet 
11. Boil Creek (9) Lockerbie
12. Onward Snaffle (7, 6) Saffron Walden

D) Ditloids

  1.  24 H A D - 24 hours a day
  2. 101 D - 101 Dalmations
  3. 366 D I A L Y - 366 days in a leap year
  4. T 39 S - The 39 Steps
  5. 6 W O H T E - 6 wives of Henry the Eighth
  6. T 7 W O T W - The 7 Wonders Of The World
  7. N 10 D S - Number 10 Downing Street
  8. 12 S O T Z - 12 signs of the zodiac
  9. 13 I A BD - 13 in a baker's dozen
  10. 26 L I T A - 26 letters in the alphabet
  11. A T W I 80 D - Around The World In 80 Days
  12. 20,000 L U T S - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea