Friday, 18 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-4-2014: Never A Crossword … !

Ooops … !

It’s Good Friday … !

And once again, I’ve near enough missed the fact … !

Still … I can always do a Good Friday Teaser, next year … !

THIS year, on the other hand … ?

THIS year, I’m helping my kid sister, Ruth: by taking my nephew, Jude, to see Thomas the Tank Engine.

SHOULD be fun … !

I’ll try and post some photos, later.

Between now and then, though … ?   Let’s get a move on … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring eight out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Cruciverbalist questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 18th April, saw the publication of the first book of crossword puzzles.   By which New York based publisher?
Q2) In which year … ?
Q3) Name either direction that a crossword’s answers can go.
Q4) Crosswords are usually one of two shapes.   Rectangular: and what else … ?
Q5) Cipher crosswords — also known as codewords, code breakers, and various similar names — are crossword puzzles where letters are represented as a series of 26 what: numbers, shapes or colours?
Q6) According to the Guinness Book Of Records, the world’s most prolific crossword compiler is Roger Squires of Ironbridge.   In which English county is Ironbridge … ?
Q7) Mr Squires also set the record for using the longest word in a crossword.   How many letters did it have: forty-eight, fifty-eight or sixty-eight … ?
Q8) What was the name of the 2006 documentary about a crossword tournament, directed by Patrick Creadon?
Q9) What name is given to the Japanese puzzle, that involves placing the numbers one to nine, in a nine by nine grid?
Q10) Finally  … which well-known board-game is played by up to four players, placing words, crossword style, in a 15 by 15 square board … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 17th April, 1897, saw a UFO spotted over the small US town of Aurora: in which US state is Aurora … ?
A1) Texas.
Q2) According to reports, what was the UFO shaped like: a saucer, a cigar or a triangle …?
A2) A cigar.
Q3) In which newspaper was the incident first reported: the Dallas Morning News, the El Paso Times or the Galveston Daily News … ?
Q4) Back on to our subject: what does UFO stand for … ?
Q5) The earliest known British UFO sighting was near which Essex town:  Witham, Basildon or Rochford … ?
A5) Rochford.
Q6) In which year of this century did the Ministry of Defence close its UFO investigation department … ?
A6) 2009.
Q7) The US Army Air Force apparently captured a UFO, and its pilot, in Roswell, New Mexico.   In which year of the 1940s … ?
A7) 1947.
Q8) Which former US President saw a UFO, in 1969 … ?
Q9) What’s the name of the Gerry Anderson series, about an organization called SHADO, bravely fighting UFOs … ?
A9) UFO.
Q10) Which US series follows two FBI agents, chasing UFOs, aliens and strange cases … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I went through two wars, WWII and the Korean War, and I’m still here. I got more marks on my body than the average crossword puzzle from knives, bombs, bullets, and being cut in half by a Japanese colonel in a prisoner of war camp.”
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
And this song … 

Have a good day … !

*        Going TOTALLY off the subject, Debbi … ?   Did you know there’s alternative versions of Arrival and Chimes of Big Ben knocking around?   Thought I’d mention … 


trev-v said...

Have fun at the East Anglia Railway museum. Do not forget to chat to the Fat Controller(now for PC reasons call Sir Topham Hat).

Debbi said...

Interesting! Would love to see those.

1. Simon and Schuster
2. 1924
3. horizontal and vertical
4. square
5. numbers
6. Shropshire
7. 58
8. Wordplay
9. Sudoku
10. Scrabble