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    St Elmo’s Fire?

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    St Elmo’s Fire is the answer. Very well done, Philopodex. Your serve.
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    Thank you Alice. Science is not my strong suit but your partiality for nautical matters prompted my answer

    New game:

    A rebel whose castle in London no longer provides hospitality shares his name with a politician who represented a constituency which is the surname of a radio presenter whose forename was also that of another Rebel, cinematically speaking; with what period of time is the latter associated?

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    Ok, so far I have Jack Straw’s Castle, Jack Straw MP, constituency Blackburn, Tony Blackburn and Tony Hancock was in a film called The Rebel. I suppose that makes it the 60’s/70’s but I might have missed something, or I could be totally wrong!
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    You’re almost there but I can’t quite give it to you . The period of time I am looking for is much more specific.

    Another television and radio presenter (now deceased, and of a more serious hue than Blackburn) provides 48 of them.

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    I think you might have got me with this one. I can't seem to come up with anything more. Obviously one of my logic links was flawed.
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    You’ve done all the hard work, I’m just looking for the time-period which is part of a programme title .

    An alternative definition of the answer is 1/720th of a circle.

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    Sounds of the 60's ?
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    That’s a fair answer, but the programme in question - first on the radio and then television - ran from 1954 to 1961.

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    Ah! I thought you were after a Tony Blackburn program, obviously not, so it would Hancock's Half Hour? I was confused as I thought the later in this case was TB.
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    My apologies, Alice. The wording of my clue was indeed ambiguous and I am sorry if I have been wasting your time. The answer is Half Hour, which you obviously would have got at once had I been clearer. Over to you.

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    No apologies are required, I made a basic mistake in assuming something.

    I will not be around now until late tomorrow, my time. So if you or anyone wants to start a new game before then I shall not mind.
    Alice

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    Thank you Alice . I’ll throw in a quick one if I may:

    On a visit to the scrapyard I picked up a chimney from a house in Scotland, a huge roll of cotton - 120 yards of the stuff - and an old piano from East London; when this junk was assembled in the correct order it produced something absolutely fabulous .... named? [Use an alternative spelling for one of the items.]

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    Joanna Lumley.

    If that’s right can someone else have the next shot please?

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    It is indeed Joanna Lumley .

    New game:

    A cage, a cup, a wave and a wheel are all associated with this scientist.

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    Michael Faraday?
    gastronomy (n): the study of Michelin stars.

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    Well done Lancisto, it is Faraday. Over to you.

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    I appear to be lacking inspiration at the moment, so if anyone else would like to jump in, please feel free. Otherwise I shall get back to you when I’ve come up with something.
    gastronomy (n): the study of Michelin stars.

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    Ok ... here's a quickie.........

    There are six of them, - they are all very beautiful, ........ and they all have double initials...

    To start you off ======= BB

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    Blondes? As in #3295 - #3301 on page 83.

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    WOW philo ............... you have an amazing memory ............... Much better than mine ....

    you deserve a PHD in something or another ............

    Another cock up .......sigh

    your turn
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    Sorry I have been late with a new game, I was rather busy with other matters.

    New game;

    1. Known to have been used by the ancient Assyrian, Sumerian, Minoan, Egyptian, Greek and other empires. It is still used today and is derived from a latex.
    Alice

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    The condom?

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    Good thinking, but no, not the condom.

    1. Known to have been used by the ancient Assyrian, Sumerian, Minoan, Egyptian, Greek and other empires. It is still used today and is derived from a latex.
    2. Although the original source has been subject to modification down the centuries, production methods are largely the same.
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    I’m wondering if I was thinking of the wrong sense of the word ‘latex.’

    Could this by any chance be opium?

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    The Opium Poppy, when scored, releases a yellowish latex which is subsequently dried. Over the centuries the particular poppy has been modified by breeding until we have the poppy used today. So yes, Opium is the answer. Very well done, Callipygian.

    Over to you.
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    Thanks Alice

    I’m going to be rubbish at responding to guesses at the moment so could another of you good people please take up the baton?

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    Ok ......... here's a quickie...

    An English man, working in Geneva in 1993, had a brilliant idea............... (and it's nothing to do with Cuckoo Clocks )

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    OK ... another clue .........

    2. He was working for CERN at the time, and the original of his idea is still there.

    M4

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    Are you talking about Lyn Evans CBE and the Large Hadron Collider?
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    I think it’s probably Tim Berners Lee and the worldwide web/internet Alice, but you may be right. The part of CERN he was working in was actually in France, not Switzerland.

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    And he was Welsh, of course, Lyn Evans that is. I rather dismissed Lee as he was in France and his WWW work took place a bit before 1993.
    Alice

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    Quote Originally Posted by philopodex View Post
    I think it’s probably Tim Berners Lee and the worldwide web/internet Alice, but you may be right. The part of CERN he was working in was actually in France, not Switzerland.
    Well done philopodex ........... Tim Berners Lee it is .............

    And you are looking at his marvellous invention ............. RIGHT NOW

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    New game. This is another acrostic and the answer is A STATE in the U.S.A. Pick the correct option from each of the following to identify it:

    1. A post-war U.K. Prime Minister
    2. An English royal dynasty
    3. A type of fruit in the title of a song by Pink Floyd
    4. A Muse
    5. A country with an Adriatic coastline
    6. A Jane Austen novel
    7. A post-restoration monarch

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    Okay I could be wrong for all the right reasons but let’s try:
    Wilson
    York
    Orange
    Music
    Italy
    Northanger Abbey
    any George

    = Wyoming?

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    Spot on, Callipygian. The Muse I was looking for was Melpomene but Music serves just as well. Over to you.

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    Thanks philopodex

    Actually having narrowed it down to states with seven letters, the only one I was unsure of was the muse.

    While I love this game I have my familiar problem of doubting I’ll be quick enough to answer people’s attempts. Could someone else please take the next shot?

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    At your invitation, Callipygian.

    New game;

    1. Originally found in the 1950’s in Burma (Myanmar) it has a colouring similar to Topaz.
    Alice

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    I know that Burma is famous for its rubies, but a little research leads me to think that this might be the interestingly named Painite

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    Discovered by the British mineralogist & gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pain, it is, as you rightly say Painite. Very well done, Philopodex.

    Must be your serve.
    Alice

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