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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 110 May 20 2018

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 110

Clues Answers
‘I awoke one morning and found myself famous’ (Lord Byron, about the instantaneous success of ____) Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
‘Or have we eaten on the ____ / That takes the reason prisoner?’ (Macbeth) insane root
1993 comedy drama starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Sleepless In Seattle
A pharmacologically inactive drug PLACEBO
A Sanskrit religious or philosophical text UPANISHAD
Actress who played Nora Charles in The Thin Man Myrna Loy
Aggressively carnivorous freshwater fish PIRANHA
Arboreal lizard with spiny back IGUANA
Artillery fire aimed at aircraft ack-ack
Biblical figure depicted on film by Hedy Lamarr and Liz Hurley DELILAH
Chef whose three UK restaurants currently have six Michelin stars between them Heston Blumenthal
City where Sweden’s oldest university is based UPPSALA
Colloquial name for the throat Red Lane
Common sense NOUS
Cub Scout leader, from a Jungle Book character AKELA
English rock band and the name of a 2010 arcade racing game BLUR
First name of the actor who starred in The King and I and The Magnificent Seven YUL
Flightless insect of the order Siphonaptera FLEA
For the time being, briefly (Latin) pro tem
Former heavy metal band fronted by bass guitarist Ian Kilmister MOTORHEAD
Formerly, one sixteenth of a rupee ANNA
Four inches HAND
Francois ____ wrote Gargantua and Pantagruel RABELAIS
Grammatical change to a word, often via a prefix or suffix INFLECTION
Hollow lower part of a feather’s shaft CALAMUS
In architecture, a cross-rib used in vaulting LIERNE
Informally, what happened yesterday at Windsor and Wembley big match
Merchant sailing ship, such as a tea clipper INDIAMAN
Nursie’s real name in Blackadder II BERNARD
Clues Answers
Part of Australia’s Northern Territory, an aboriginal reserve since 1931 Arnhem Land
Philosopher who influenced Richard Wagner’s later operas Arthur Schopenhauer
Plant of the ginger family used in making curry powder TURMERIC
Priest who wrote the Summa Theologiae Thomas Aquinas
Resistance to motion through a fluid DRAG
Robert Burns was born in what is now a suburb of this Scottish town AYR
Runner-up to Steffi Graf in the 1991 ladies’ singles final at Wimbledon Gabriela Sabatini
Site of the house built by Soames Forsyte in A Man of Property Robin Hill
Six ____ can be seen in the pit in a performance of Wagner’s Ring cycle HARPISTS
Someone who may carry nuts and hexes rock climber
Spherical winner of the ‘Great sweet revival’ poll held by Waitrose in 2009 aniseed ball
Sulphide of mercury, used to make the pigment vermilion CINNABAR
That which a creditor may chase DEBT
The ‘a’ of p.a. as applied to a salary ANNUM
The man who took responsibility for the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion Joseph of Arimathea
The radiating gills of certain mushrooms LAMELLAE
The wife of Rupert Murdoch Jerry Hall
The ____ Mountains run from Newfoundland to Alabama appalachian
The ____’s London base is the Barbican Theatre Royal Shakespeare Company
Title of plays by Aeschylus and Percy Bysshe Shelley Prometheus Unbound
To approach and speak to, often menacingly ACCOST
Trigonometrical function whose abbreviation is a type of lettuce COSINE
Type of bow tie or sunglasses clip-on
US equivalent of BSI or DIN ANSI
Waterway which links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans Panama Canal
Willie Garvin is the sidekick of this comic strip character Modesty Blaise
With strength and durability SOLIDLY
____ substances turn litmus paper red ACIDIC
____ won the TS Eliot prize for poetry for her collection Stag’s Leap Sharon Olds