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A: (1) Sir Patrick Sheehy, chairman of BAT Industries, because of his proposed reforms to the constabulary. (2) John Richards, top-rated stores analyst at NatWest Securities, excoriated by Terry Maher, who subsequently resigned as chairman of Pentos. (3) Terry Venables, former manager of Tottenham Hotspur, about Alan Sugar and the rest of the board. (4) Sir Terence Conran, about former Storehouse chief executive Michael Julien.

B: (1) It reverted back to Playtex from Courtaulds Textiles. (2) Pearson Group, which bought Thames TV. (3) Elf Aquitaine. (4) United Biscuits. (5) Philip Morris. (6) Rupert Murdoch, five years after being forced to sell it. (7) Polygram, after buying Motown.

C: (1) Martin Taylor, formerly of Courtaulds, who joined Barclays Bank as chief executive. (2) Rupert Pennant-Rea, to deputy governor of the Bank of England.

D: (1) Boots, with its abandoned heart drug Manoplax. (2) The Serious Fraud Office, whose defendant Asil Nadir jumped bail. (3) Queens Moat Houses. (4) The Stock Exchange, forced to abandon its share settlement system.

E: (1) 1.4 per cent; 1967. (2) Fell. (3) Tim Congdon, berating the other six of the Seven Wise Men who advise the Chancellor. (4) Sir Alan Walters, Thatcher's former adviser.

F: (1) Jacques and Bernard Attali, the former heads of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Air France respectively. (2) Clark's, the footwear firm. (3) David Sainsbury.

G: Sir James Goldsmith and George Soros.

H: To mark the end of the feud between the Fayed brothers, owners of House of Fraser, and Tiny Roland of Lonrho.

I: The watch given to Asil Nadir before he jumped bail by Michael Mates MP.

J: (1) Thomas Ward, the former Guinness director. (2) Roger Levitt. (3) Gerald Ratner.

K: Wallis and Shaw.

L: (1) British Aerospace. (2) IBM. (3) In BCCI's accounts.

M: (1) Mike Blackburn, headhunted from one building society to the other. (2) Director-general John Birt, who gave up his freelance (and tax-advantageous) status.

N: The proposed merger of GEC with British Aerospace.

O: (1) Sir Andrew Hugh Smith, chairman of the Stock Exchange, after the Bishopsgate bombing. (2) Robert Devereux, chairman of Virgin Radio, before launch of Virgin 1215.

P: (1) Lord Lawson. (2) Ken Baker. (3) Lord Howe. (4) Lord Tebbit. (5) Lord Prior. (6), (7) and (8) Lord Walker.

Q: Redland.

R: (1) Ernest Mario, the ousted head of Glaxo. (2) Stephen Brown, former chief executive at Tate & Lyle.

S: (1) Turkey, up 149 per cent. (2) China, down 19 per cent.

T: (1) Airtours - its target, Owners Abroad, fell sick shortly after the bid failed. (2) GEC, which bid 1p a share for Ferranti. (3) Robert Fleming, whose fund management arm sold its stake in Invergordon to Whyte & McKay.

U: The London ring main.

V: Domestic fuel.

W: (1) One of three facias being tested as the replacement name for the Ratners jewellery chain. (2) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. (3) Office of Passenger Rail Franchising, created to attract private investment in passenger services.

X: Hoover's promotion offering free flights to customers buying more than pounds 100 of appliances.

Y: Archie Norman. He'll be 40 on 1 May.

Z: (1) Insurance. (2) Furniture. (3) Economics. (4) Bus services.

Score a point for each correct answer. Ratings:

0-15: Move directly to gaol. Do not pass Go. Do not collect pounds 200.

16-30: Go back to the Old Kent Road.

31-45: Free Parking.

46-60: It is your birthday. Collect pounds 10 from each player.

61 plus: Advance to Go.

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