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1 During 1919:
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1 which Giant was mauled by the Kid?Jess Willard 'the Pottawatomie Giant', defeated by Jack Dempsey
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2 which keyboard virtuoso achieved premier status?Ignacy Jan Paderewski (pianist who became Polish Prime Minister)
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3 whose first edition of what was inspired by Paul Gauguin?Somerset Maugham (The Moon and Sixpence)
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4 whose Divine intervention caused raised eyebrows in SW19?Suzanne Lenglen, known as "La Divine", won her first ladies singles title at Wimbledon, saving a set with a volley off the frame of her racquet.
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5 who received the Daily Mail Prize from the Secretary of State for War and Air?Alcock and Brown (the first non-stop transatlantic flight)
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6 just 2½ hours into the New Year, which aquiline vessel fell tragically foul of Holm Bastin?Iolaire (sank after hitting the 'Beasts of Holm' rocks)
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7 which tabloid, aimed at the men and women of tomorrow, was launched?The Children's Newspaper
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8 how did epilepsy bring great sadness to George and Mary?Prince John, son of George V and Mary of Teck, died from epilepsy in 1919
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9 despite soft speech, whose big stick would go no further?Teddy Roosevelt ("speak softly and carry a big stick"; died in 1919)
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10 who kept it in the family by the Tamar?Nancy Astor (became MP for Plymouth, succeeding her husband Waldorf Astor).
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1 which Aberdonian became a general in the Tsar’s army?Patrick Gordon
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2 what is the traditional site of pilgrimage in the last Sunday in July?Croagh Patrick
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3 whose father practised inoculation until it was made criminal in eighteen-forty?Sir Patrick Cullen, in G.B.Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma"
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4 which very dry concoction came from the eponymous warehouse in the Calle Divina Pastora?San Patricio (fino sherry - after Bodega San Patricio in Cadiz)
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5 who received a command from Dunfermline to make a potentially dangerous North Sea crossing?Sir Patrick Spens
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6 who created an enduring friendship between the naval lieutenant and the man in the rusty black coat during a Locatelli recital?Patrick O'Brian
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7 which reviled factor was cleared of gross inhumanity following a fatal croft fire in Strathnaver?Patrick Sellar (during the Highland Clearances)
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8 who wrote of his travels through the Transvaal with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Sir James Percy FitzPatrick (in Jock of the Bushveld)
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9 who established a bilingual school in Ranelagh, later moving to Rathfarnham?Pádraic (patrick) Pearse
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10 who likened potato-gatherers to mechanised scarecrows?Patrick Kavanagh (poet)
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1 who suggested a profile of the Dorset Street murderer?Thomas Bond (Mary Jane Kelly)
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2 to whom was a Perry Mason story involving dual identity dedicated?Frances Glessner Lee, aka "Mother of Forensics" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Glessner_Lee)Francis Camps (the Case of the Duplicate Daughter)Joseph A. Jachimczyk?
There's a PM episode called "The Case of the Dead Ringer" where Raymond Burr plays two roles, but that's all I got...
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3 which Professor used photographic superimposition to identify remains found near the A701?John Glaister (jr) - The Buck Ruxton murders
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4 who concluded that the dead man found hanged below Blackfriars Bridge was the victim of foul play? .Jeff KatzDavid Bowenthis is probably Robert Calvi as the victim
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5 whose development of genetic fingerprinting exonerated a kitchen porter and led to a life sentence for a bakery worker?Alec Jeffreys
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6 whose ground-breaking test, distinguishing human blood from wood stain and sheep's blood, led to an execution at Greifswald?Paul Uhlenhuth (test on blood types led to the execution of Ludwig Tessnow)
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7 which Manxman provided the first contemporary account of what is now known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ?Donald Teare
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8 whose astute discovery of a gall stone disproved the murderer’s boast that there was no body?Keith Simpson
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9 whose pioneering use of DNA confirmed the identification of Little Miss Nobody?Richard NeaveBernard Knight
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10 who advised on a suitable body in the planning of Mincemeat?Sir Bernard Spilsbury
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1 who was Ashie, the leader of Juventus?Count Paul Jovian, character in House of the Four Winds by John Buchan
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2 which Veronese nobleman was rejected by a tallow-faced baggage?Count Paris (Romeo and Juliet)
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3 which regicide was represented as Samuel in a Boston operatic setting?Count Ribbing
Reference is to Verdi's Un Ballo de Maschera, plot is regicide of Sweden's King Gustav III, moved to Boston because of censors
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4 which diplomat received an eleven gun salute on disembarking Nonsuch near Rügen?Count Joseph Dumoulin (in C.S. Forester's 'The Commodore')
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5 who arrived from the Continent with a cockatoo, a pair of canaries and a family of white rodents?Count Fosco (in The Woman in White)
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6 who experienced love at first sight on seeing Stiva’s married sister, when meeting his mother at the railway station?Count Vronsky (in Anna Karenina)
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7 who travelled as an abbé following his escape from prison and purchased an island, and with it a title?Count of Monte Cristo
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8 who was the messenger for the Reichsführer’s clandestine peace proposal?Count Bernadotte
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9 who was depicted at his interment attended by Stephen and Augustine?Count of Orgaz (picture by El Greco)
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10 who mimicked Hines and Ellington in adopting a noble title?Count Basie
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5 (Chocolate)
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1 what was Best and Goes Farthest?Van Houten's Cocoa
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2 which product held the fifth Golden Ticket?Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow DelightWhipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight
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3 what did Vianne open in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes?A chocolaterie - 'La Céleste Praline' (in 'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris)
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4 which Gammel Strand grøntsager put marzipan to good use?Anthon Berg
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5 Desperation, Pacification, Expectation, Acclamation and finally Realization – what was it?"It's Fry's!" (Fry's Chocolate)five boys
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6 with which producer of baby foods did the Vevey candlemaker combine to produce milk chocolate?Nestlé
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7 for which manufacturer’s ‘effect’ was Liotard’s waitress the initial inspiration?Droste (the Droste effect)
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8 how did Raina affectionately address Capt Bluntschli?"my chocolate-cream soldier" (Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw)
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9 who advertised Chocolate Heaven since 1911?Thorntons
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10 what was described as Quality in a square?Ritter Sport chocolate
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6 (Gardens)
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1 in whose garden can we both gather nosegays?The King's, from Pilgrim's ProgressLord Jesus (column E got it right)Lord Jesus Hath a Garden ("you and I can gather…")
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2 where was the lofty location of Aritomo’s garden?Cameron Highlands Is this a reference to The Garden of Evening Mists?
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3 who is invited into the garden to share the musk of the rose?Maud (in the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
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4 which Garden was developed on the site of the Bishop of Ely’s town house?Hatton
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5 which town’s development was based on plans inspired by Howard and holds his grave?Letchworth Garden City (Ebenezer Howard, founder of the movement)
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6 in whose garden did the trespasser help himself to lettuces, French beans and radishes and, despite nausea, search for parsley?Mr McGregor's (Peter Rabbit)
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7 where in Yorkshire did the robin assist in locating the key to the secret garden?Misselthwaite Manor (The Secret Garden)
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8 which Irishman disputed the disappearance of the Garden of Eden?John Scotus Eriugena ???Percy French, BallyJamesDuff
St Brendan (sailed off to find it)
Bishop Usher?
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9 who described rose plot and fern’d grot in his garden?Thomas Edward Brown, "My Garden"
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10 in whose garden had the bear nothing to wear?Johnny Crow's
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7 Where:(Gloucestershire)
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1 were we 76 for 7?Cheltenham (John Betjeman)
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2 did the Donkey kick off northward?Dursley - railway line known as Dursley Donkey
Ernie Hunt ("Donkey Kick" goal) died in a Gloucestershire nursing home
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3 did Gurney reward Lightborn by stabbing him?Berkeley Castle (Marlowe's 'Edward II')
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4 does Monti’s Father Thames overlook the first lock?Lechlade (St. John's Lock)
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5 did Simpkin confiscate the twist of cherry-coloured silk?Gloucester (Beatrix Potter, The Tailor of Gloucester)
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6 did William Harrison return some time after the Perrys had been hanged for his murder?Chipping Campden
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7 did the son-in-law of Jacquetta gain a decisive victory?Tewkesbury, site of a 1471 battle won by King Edward IV whose queen, Elizabeth Woodville, was daughter to Jacquetta of Luxembourg.
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8 did Miss Burdock drink cider beneath a haywagon?Slad, Gloucestershire (from Laurie Lee's 'Cider with Rosie')
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9 are Flower’s unrivalled 28 coloured windows?St. Mary's Church, Fairford
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10 do the winds blow cold?Stow-on-the-Wold
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1 who fell to Pardiñas in Madrid?José Canalejas, prime minister of Spain
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2 and who fell to Bailaor in Talavera de la Reina?José Gómez Ortega aka 'Joselito', matador
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3 who initiated the vindication of the Maid of Orleans?Alfonso de Borgia, Pope Calixtus III (authorized Joan of Arc's posthumous retrial)initiated by Jean Brehal inquisitor general of france
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4 which avenging monarch succumbed to plague in La Linea?King Alfonso XI of Castile
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5 which king was assassinated with his own sword while besieging his sister’s inherited city?Sancho II of Castile
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6 which sometime jure uxoris King of England, suffered indignity at the hands of a draconian barber?Philip II of Spain. (Francis Drake "singed the King of Spain's beard")
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7 which painter was the inspiration for which Catalan composer’s most famous work?Francisco Goya y Lucientes / Enrique Granados' 'Goyescas'
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8 who was rewarded in Stockholm for his work on neuroanatomy?Santiago Ramón y Cajal
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9 which uncle is the toast of Jerez de la Frontera?Tio Pepe (José Ángel y Vargas)
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10 who died in a knife fight with Carlos O’Neill?El Bilbanito
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