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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 112 June 3 2018

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 112

Clues Answers
‘One a penny, two a penny’ pastry in a nursery rhyme Hot cross bun
A nickname of the state of Virginia Old Dominion
A possible home for a billionaire Tax haven
A possibly easier alternative to the original version of a musical passage OSSIA
A triangle with angles of 60 degrees is ____ EQUILATERAL
About six miles northwest of Ullapool, these include Tanera Mor and Tanera Beg Summer Isles
British order of knighthood founded by Queen Victoria in 1861, but obsolescent since 1948 Star of India
Broadway or the West End, eg theatreland
Cask-conditioned beers Real ales
Cats with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings ABYSSINIANS
Chancellor of the exchequer from 1983 to 1989 Nigel Lawson
City on the Rhine; its gothic cathedral was the tallest building in the world, 1880-4 COLOGNE
Dark and gloomy, like a river in Hades STYGIAN
Football stadium or cricket ground in Manchester Old Trafford
Former mining town in the Somerset coalfield Midsomer Norton
German composer whose first symphony took him 21 years to write BRAHMS
Glenda ____, actress and former Labour MP JACKSON
Housing for a ship’s compass BINNACLE
In Il Trovatore, ____ is courted by the Count di Luna, but in love with Manrico LEONORA
Italy’s most-visited art gallery, in Florence UFFIZI
Items to be crossed out DELENDA
Jean Simmons plays the title role in this 1954 historical movie, with Marlon Brando as Napoleon DESIREE
Large bird of prey with yellow-tipped head feathers golden eagle
Large black and tan rough-haired terrier AIREDALE
Linen-weaver who adopts Eppie in a George Eliot novel Silas Marner
Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain is a well-known example of this art form objet trouve
Marshland plant used as a vegetable since antiquity CELERY
Martin Freeman played ____ Baggins in The Hobbit films BILBO
Max Beerbohm novel, featuring mass drowning in Oxford’s Eights Week Zuleika Dobson

Clues Answers
Member of a religion regarding Haile Selassie as a manifestation of God RASTAFARIAN
Move them to change aims to ensure the result you want GOALPOSTS
Nickname for British commandos or US special forces Green Berets
Outstanding, like famous entertainers STELLAR
Peat moss SPHAGNUM
People given to indulgence in pleasure and luxury Lotus-eaters
Presteigne was the county town of this former Welsh county RADNORSHIRE
Privates ____, 1977 farce (later filmed) about camp song and dance shows in late 1940s Singapore On Parade
Rachel ____, Countdown’s ‘numbers girl’ RILEY
Rouen’s département Seine-Maritime
Saxony’s capital, on the Elbe DRESDEN
States which are weaker than they seem Paper tigers
Successor to Harold Macmillan as prime minister Alec Douglas-Home
The city where John of Gaunt was born GHENT
The first Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan GOLDENEYE
The hod carrier who dies in James Joyce’s final novel FINNEGAN
The main London residence of the monarch, from 1698 to 1837 St James’s Palace
The strait of ____, location of Charybdis in The Odyssey MESSINA
The ____ stone provided the key to the deciphering of ancient Egyptian texts ROSETTA
This fish is salted and smoked to produce a bloater HERRING
This may be plain, keema, or peshwari NAAN
Title bestowed on Meghan Markle on her wedding day Duchess of Sussex
Type of cormorant which is not seen on inland water SHAG
US TV western series whose title sequence included a burning map BONANZA
Vanessa Redgrave starred in this 1968 film about a pioneer of modern dance ISADORA
West African country or the river that forms its boundary with Mauritania SENEGAL
Worldwide crime-fighting organisation INTERPOL
____ Dawg, US cartoon series with catchphrases ‘Just a cotton-picking moment’ and ‘Dagnabbit Muskie’ DEPUTY
____; or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor HMS Pinafore