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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 117 July 8 2018

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The Times – Specialist – Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 117

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Clues Answers
‘I ____ my rival, but only to strangle him’ (Nero, in Jean Racine’s Britannicus) EMBRACE
A cascade in the Yosemite Valley, sharing its name with many other cascades Bridalveil Fall
A clumsy person LUBBER
A funeral oration EULOGY
A puffy bulge below the eye POUCH
Actress who said ‘A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous’ Ingrid Bergman
Adhesive commonly used by actors to attach false hair spirit gum
Armour for the head, used around AD1500 ARMET
Art movement pioneered by Picasso and Braque CUBISM
Blue liqueur, which is also an orange liqueur CURACAO
Capital of the Campania region of Italy (anglicised spelling) NAPLES
City which was the major Israelite place of worship before Jerusalem’s first temple was built SHILOH
Continue to play, eg as the winner of a pub pool game stay on
Coronation Street character, played by Geoffrey Hinsliff, who married Ivy Tilsley in 1988 Don Brennan
Duck with common, velvet and surf species SCOTER
Female gametes OVA
Fermented soya bean paste, used as a flavouring in Japanese cookery MISO
Florida’s ____ International Speedway replaced a course including a local beach DAYTONA
Form a mental image of something not present or fictitious IDEATE
Former boxer who won world titles in five weight divisions Sugar Ray Leonard
General of the American Revolutionary War who was remembered as a traitor Benedict Arnold
Guitarist’s effects unit which mixes two signals, one with a varying delay flanger
Henry David ____ wrote Walden THOREAU
Historically, land on the edge of a forest, eg in Dibden ____, on the edge of the New Forest PURLIEU
Hypothetical change in the brain, accounting for the existence of a memory ENGRAM
If you’re struggling with a hard puzzle, ____ desperandum NIL
In Greek myth, the husband of Eurydice ORPHEUS
In the manner of a nobleman ducally
Invented past experiences, compensating for memory loss confabulations
Clues Answers
Island, a region of France, to the east of Madagascar REUNION
Italian fashion designer, a rival of Coco Chanel, whose clients included Mae West Elsa Schiaparelli
Ivy League university in New Jersey PRINCETON
John Marston is the lead character in this Rockstar video game Red Dead Redemption
John von ____ made significant contributions to quantum mechanics, economics and computing NEUMANN
John ____ played Mr Humphries in Are You Being Served? INMAN
Labour Party leader who succeeded Clement Attlee Hugh Gaitskell
Leg of eg mutton suitable for roasting GIGOT
Location of the Top Gear studio and test track Dunsfold Aerodrome
Michael ____ is the Mayor of Casterbridge in Hardy’s novel HENCHARD
Named after a German chemist, an alkaline solution used to detect ammonia Nessler’s reagent
One of the five rivers of Hades, causing forgetfulness in those who drank from it LETHE
Oxford college whose alumni include Richard Burton and Roger Bannister EXETER
Plant also known as columbine and granny’s bonnet AQUILEGIA
River on which Hamburg stands ELBE
Robert Seymour ____ was poet laureate, 1913-30 BRIDGES
Singer of Puppet on a String, Britain’s first Eurovision Song Contest winner Sandie Shaw
Small tumour of the teeth odontoma
Spanish port from which one would sail to Algiers ALICANTE
Swelling on a hand or foot, caused by exposure to cold and humidity CHILBLAIN
The darts player currently ranked world number one Michael van Gerwen
The Old Vic and Young Vic theatres are in this London district WATERLOO
The son of iconic Neighbours couple Scott and Charlene Daniel Robinson
Therapeutic dance system developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze eurhythmics
There’s ____ — a hit for Herman’s Hermits in 1967 and the Carpenters in 1976 A Kind of Hush
University Challenge catchphrase coined by Bamber Gascoigne Your starter for ten
US Army general who resigned following remarks in a 2010 Rolling Stone magazine article Stanley McChrystal
William of ____ gave his name to a famous methodological principle OCCAM
____ Things, a novel by Stephen King NEEDFUL