The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

Which drink did Ernest Hemingway describe as 'that opaque, bitter, tongue-numbing, brain-warming, stomach-warming, idea-changing, liquid alchemy'?

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1: Britain's most popular pub name is taken from the emblem of John of Gaunt. What is it?

2: Which furnishing company, which has more than 300 shops in nearly 40 countries, calls itself 'The Life Improvement Store'?

3: The name of which political and religious symbol comes from a Sanskrit word meaning 'luck', or 'auspicious object'?

4: Which fictional character died saving her friend's horse, Midnight, from a burning barn in 1955?

5: Which drink did Ernest Hemingway describe as 'that opaque, bitter, tongue-numbing, brain-warming, stomach-warming, idea-changing, liquid alchemy'?

6: The Trinidadian musician Lord Shorty devised which musical form, a fusion of calypso and Indian influences?

7: Which 'Coronation Street' actress, who died in 1986, campaigned for Tony Blair in the 1983 general election?

8: The inhabitants of which British-administered islands were evicted in the early 1970s to make room for a US military base?

9: The Fields Medal is awarded to notable achievers in which discipline, for which there is no Nobel Prize?

10: Which 1960s series was pitched to TV companies by its creator as 'Wagon Train in the sky'?

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