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St Ippolyts Church Christmas Quiz 2015 - The Answers

Thank you to everyone who purchased a quiz sheet this year, I hope you all enjoyed the challenge.

 

The winner this year was Phil Byford from Waterdell Lane with Malcolm Parker, last years winner, as runner up. Clearly they both have warped minds like the setter!  Phil had every answer correct and Malcolm had one incorrect

 

The answers are shown below.

 

1 An Idle girl goes round and round. Lazy Susan (4,5)
2 Colin and Eric lost their last two with holes in. Colander (8)
3 The confused car less prig ponged when squeezed.  Garlic Press (6,5)
4 Edward had these hands! Scissors (8)
5 Harry Potter on his broomstick? Fly swat (3,4)
6 A crispy boiler. Kettle (6)
7 This kind of potato is not pealed in front of the TV. Couch (5)
8 Fifteen on a dead man’s one. Chest (5)
9 A formation of coaches. Rake (4)
10 Brothel suit was no longer needed so it was altered to be used as a cleaner. Toilet Brush (6,5)
11 Garden timepiece. Sun dial (3,4)
12 Now that is an antique! Whatnot (7)
13 The surfer does not want one of these. Microwave (9)
14 An illegal hunter. Poacher (7)
15 Not a cash box Bread Bin (5,3)
16 This old war horse fires up the tablet Charger (7)
17 A broken metal cap stops any marks Place mat (5,3)
18 Truce made by a set. Cruet (5)
19 Leave hastily and eventually find the flower garden to drop off. Bunk Bed (4,3)
20 Small cutter in the garden. Strimmer (8)
21 Margaret hangs out the washing Peg (3)
22 He drinks everyone’s health. Toaster (7)
23 Sounds as if it is bigger. Grater (6)
24 Needs tofu to cook in this. Fondue set (6,3)
25 Does this carry volumes? Bookcase (8)
26 A censor cut this throw about lounge item. Scatter Cushion (7,7)
27 Town with a wonky spire is a cosy place to be. Chesterfield (12)
28 I with dope though without ecstasy listened to it. Ipod (4)
29 Henrys old enemies started to tidy the garden Hoe (3)
30 Where cuttings turn to earth. Compost bin (7,3)
31 Nothing to pay to look into this container. Freeview box (8,3)
32 Even the meekest doctor could make a fire alarm. Smoke detector (5,8)
33 Does this cute “babe” separate a nut and bolt and then clean up. Dish washer (4,6)
34 Cooking with the first of Victor’s edible nuts! Oven (4)
35 Just put your feet up on the Turk. Ottoman (7)
36 Certainly not a short lass! Tall boy (4,3)
37 Some people even claim they have seen a flying one! Saucer (6)
38 Small implement to sit on. Stool (5)
39 Cannot impose rubbish by fire. Companion set (9,3)
40 Does one go from this hot place to one that is even hotter? Frying pan (6,3)
41 Ron urged Graham to start to cover the floor. Rug (3)
42 Discard the first man in. Can opener (3,6)
43 Could be temple above the window. Pelmet (6)
44 Cannot hear a sound in this container. Vacuum Flask (6,5)
45 A garden tool without the start of rain wipes dry Towel (5)
46 Left paper. Mirror (6)
47 Sounds like Major’s wife was an American one…… Tap (3)
48 …. and a Major once headed this. Cabinet (7)
49 Dunn’s face? Grandfather Clock (11,5)
50 Start some old ford and sit down in it. Sofa (4)
51 This best friend followed his transport Carpet (6)
52 63 years of Agatha’s! Mousetrap (9)
53 …. and that’s confusing to hang something on! Hat Stand (3,5)
54 Red Harry and I made a blower. Hair dryer (4,5)
55 Brunel’s hat is in the kitchen. Stove (5)
56 Poor seersucker is not very good for keeping the lid on it. Pressure Cooker (8,6)
57 Befuddled Tories rise to cook the joint. Rotisserie (10)
58 You would never find poor claret inside. Percolator (10)
59 Goose grass. Cleaver (7)
60 Is it all over? Curtains (8)
61 Once a ride at Alton Towers. Corkscrew (9)
62 One might get a wet beard if you puncture this. Water Bed (5,3)
63 Those sitting at this too long suffer poked rectums!! Computer desk (8,4)
64 The lad leant to pick it up. Ladle (5)
65 These Eastern European and Asian birds are common at Christmas. Nutcrackers (11)
66 Richard Hearne and Basil. Pastry Brush (6,5)
67 Drink stretcher. Wine Rack (4,4)
68 Sets of notes to weigh. Scales (6)
69 Kind of memory that forgets everything. Sieve (5)
70 Paul sat and produced a blade. Spatula (7)
71 Why leaving the scotch causes a froth! Whisk (5)
72 Madonna and new bed. Divan (5)
73 You will not win this if you solve this quiz. Wooden spoon (6,5)
74 Dug with one of four in the pack. Spade (5)
75 Three in a home. Nest of Tables (4,2,6)
76 His awful puns highlighted a cutting edge. Saw (3)
77 A Celtic valet carried the crockery. Welsh dresser (5,7)
78 Robin cleaned up here. Bird bath (4,4)
79 Caxton was one. Printer (7)
80 A lamb trundles around and could be dripping wet. Umbrella Stand (8,5)
81 Hang about, receive a ring and then clean up. Hoover (6)
82 Shoot the sentry Fire Guard (4,5)
83 A copper found in the kitchen Peeler (6)
       
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