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VE Day 50th anniversary celebrations; Peter McNeeley; Ronnie Kray's funeral; In 1953, he went to America, did a summer course at Harvard and worked as a bell-hop at a Howard Johnson hotel

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Hindu gods; protesting after Chechen rebels marched into the Russian town of Budennorvsk and took the town hostage; Kobe, Japan; Beijing

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Bill Clinton in his speech at Yitzhak Rabin's funeral

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American astronauts meet up with Russian cosmonauts in June; Muroroa Atol; The Reichstag, Berlin. Christo; Madrid

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They were reintroduced in May after more than 40 years; Sun Myung Moon; OJ Simpson found innocent; Tilda Swinton, The Serpentine Gallery, London; two months

Month by month

1 Kobe, Japan (hit by earthquake)

2 It was Nick Leeson's "Error Account" at Barings.

3 Norman Lamont

4 Oklahoma

5 Harold Wilson

6 John Major

7 Private Lee Clegg

8 Saddam Hussein, whose daughters fled to Jordan.

9 Douglas Hurd

10 Tuning in for the OJ Simpson verdict.

11 Nigeria

12 The Duchess of York - from her jewels.

Famous for 15 minutes

1b, 2d, 3l, 4g, 5k, 6h, 7f, 8j , 9a, 10i, 11e, 12c

Women

1e, 2h, 3a, 4b, 5f, 6l, 7j, 8g, 9k, 10c, 11d, 12i

Politics

1 Nicholas Soames

2 great crested newt

3 Jonathan Aitken

4 Stephen Norris

5 Edwina Currie

6 George Walden

7 The Irish referendum on divorce

8 Welsh Secretary

9 Brian Mawhinney (paint-throwing victim)

10 Michael Heseltine

11 Lord Nolan

12 Lionel Jospin

Marital relations

1e, 2g, 3a, 4i, 5f, 6j 7d, 8c, 9h, 10b

Frighten

1b, 2e, 3f, 4a, 5h, 6i, 7c, 8g, 9d, 10j

Sport

1 Donovan Bailey

2 He was blind

3 The ball was left in the picture.

4 Oliver McCall

5 Triple jump

6 Duncan Ferguson

7 Sardines to be thrown in the sea (according to Eric Cantona).

8 One

9 Red Rum

10 Smiling.

11 Evander Holyfield

12 Bobby Riggs

Sadly Missed

1 Peter Cook

2 Marti Caine

3 Lord Goodman

4 Donald Pleasance

5 Kenny Everett

6 Harold Larwood

7 Lord Lever

8 Lord Kagan

9 Juan Manuel Fangio

10 Brigid Brophy

Money, money, money

1a, 2b, 3f, 4d, 5j, 6c, 7e, 8h, 9g, 10i

Numbers

1-2; 2-7; 3-4; 4-8; 5-1; 6-3; 7-6; 8-10; 9-5; 10-9

Where in the universe?

1 Bermuda

2 Frankfurt

3 Warwickshire

4 Dayton

5 Liverpool

6 Skye

7 Walsall

8 Argentina

9 Jupiter

10 Bruges

Miscellaneous

1 Windows 95

2 Jerry Garcia (of The Grateful Dead)

3 Woody Allen

4 The merger between the Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society and Lloyds Bank.

5 Alan Howarth

6 The prime minister of Japan

7 The beneficiary was Eton College.

8 The Churchill family

9 Richard Harris said it of Michael Caine.

10 Jean Chretien

11 The whipless Tory Euro-rebels.

12 They all went to Hackney Downs School.

13 Denmark

14 Slavery

15 Damien Hirst (the Turner Prize)

16 When the Dutch Bank Ing bought Barings for a nominal pounds 1, while accepting their debts of pounds 660million.

17 James

Bits and pieces

Clockwise from top left: Tony Blair, Divine Brown, Martin Amis, Liz Hurley, Paula Yates, Red Rum, Jonah Lomu, Michael Heseltine, Eric Cantona, Radovan Karadjic

One tale, 45 voices

1 Max Bygraves' catchphrase

2 The introduction to the film Star Wars

3 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

4 1984 by George Orwell

5 The Waste Land by TS Eliot

6 "Rip it Up" Bill Haley, Elvis, et al

7 Philip Marlow in The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

8 The Sound of Music

9 The Masque of Anarchy by Shelley

10 Mean Streets

11 Marlon Brandon in The Wild One

12 Dionne Warwick song title

13 Allegedly the last words of Somerset Maugham

14 Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green

15 "Road to Nowhere" by the Talking Heads

16 "Doo-Wah-Diddy" by Manfred Mann

17 Dick Emery's catchphrase

18 Mike by PG Wodehouse

19 Rolling Stones song title

20 "Alfie" by Cilla Black

21 Beatles song title

22 Proverbs of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, according to Bartlett's

23 Paul Simon song title

24 Bette Davis on a passing starlet

25 "The Spider and the Fly" by the Rolling Stones

26 Philip Marlow in The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

27 Cliche passim

28 Mae West

29 Frederick Molnar when asked why he became a composer

30 Beatles song title

31 "She Was a Sweet Little Dickie Bird" by George Beauchamp

32 The Godfather

33 From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming

34 Elvis Presley song title

35 The Bridge by Hart Crane

36 Johnny Rotten in 1977

37 Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction

38 Strother Martin, the prison boss in Cool Hand Luke

39 Marlon Brandon in On the Waterfront

40 Tabloid press passim

41 Sigmund Freud in a letter to Marie Bonaparte

42 The Monkees song title

43 The catchphrase of The X-Files by Chris Carter

44 Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind

45 Dorothy Parker reviewing The House at Pooh Corner in the New Yorker, 20 October, 1928

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