Christmas quiz answers

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1 (Walter) Sickert
2 (Michelangelo) Antonioni
3 Nuthatch
4 Tintern Abbey
5 All Saints
6 Calvin Coolidge
7 Leeds United
8 Ankara, capital of Turkey
9 U.N.C.L.E in the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E; Leo G Carroll is playing Alexander Waverly
10 Somerset.

The answers spell out SANTA CLAUS

Television & radio

1 Morecambe and Wise; she swept in at the end of their shows to thank the audience and tell them, "I love you all"
2 Drop the Dead Donkey
3 The Vicar of Dibley
4 Read the news on BBC radio
5 Themes in Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour.


1 Mae West
2 Shirley Temple
3 Hugh Grant (or Hughie Grant as he then styled himself)
4 Kristin Scott Thomas in I've Loved You So Long
5 Charles Laughton, Night of the Hunter.


1 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (2008) and Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (1987)
2 Cairo, in the Alaa al Aswany novel of the same name
3 Ayn Rand
4 The Ghost by Robert Harris
5 Wrote The Shadow of the Wind; wrote The Shadow of the Sun.


1 Vaughan Williams's Sinfonia Antarctica
2 The Who
3 Noël Coward
4 Prince
5 T Rex

Hearth & home

1 Dorneywood, traditional residence of the Foreign Secretary but on this occasion of the Deputy Prime Minister
2 Harry Truman
3 John Lennon
4 Dining room, living room, garden
5 Frank Lloyd Wright.


1 Stuart Broad
2 Winners of FA Cup finals at the Millennium Stadium
3 Rugby World Cup (New Zealand)
4 Great Britain (35 victories, the last in 1936; the US is second with 32 victories)
5 Scheduled to host motor-racing Grands Prix for the first time.

Food & drink

1 Taking Stock
2 Flageolet
3 Le Creuset kitchenware
4 A quince
5 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Dreaming of ...

1 Actress Carol White
2 White Mischief – Sir Henry "Jock" Broughton was tried for the murder of the Earl of Errol in Kenya's infamous Happy Valley murder case of 1941, dramatised in the 1987 film directed by Michael Radford
3 Wilkie Collins' Woman in White
4 The White City
5 The White House