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As some of us seem to have been placed under house arrest for the foreseeable future (I`m starting to go stir-crazy already) I`m posting this in the hope that it might provide a bit of light entertainment for a few of you. I used to organise quizzes many years ago and I once used this as a a bit of fun for the interval. I know I thought up a few of them myself (sorry!) but others I picked up from somewhere or other; long time ago now.

I`ll post the answers in a week or so - or whenever I remember, whichever comes sooner.

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The clues represent the name of an English or Scottish football team. Sometimes, the clues suggest the entire name, sometimes just the first word. In other words, the answer could be either ‘Plymouth’ or ‘Plymouth Argyle’, for example.

For example; ‘Dogs ancestors` – Wolves

1. Carrying an old guitar

2. Stuck on the top of the map

3. Clear Buckingham

4. Leaver

5. Pensioners` bun

6. Heads

7. Brilliant when worn

8. They blow houses down

9. Riding boots have them

10. Firstly, he rode plenty of winners

11. Feed a steam engine

12. Inter

13. The P in Peter

14. Found dead on the express

15. Reynolds, perhaps, on Olde Englande

16. President Green

17. The complete bacon joint

18. Murky waters

19. Londonderry on a g-string

20. Uncover part of a candle

21. A parent no longer ill

22. A classy car in front of a Roman house

23. An untouched plate

24. Weight for a long time

25. Wandering ghosts

26. This is the place for a river crossing

27. Left a cover over the face

28. Marbles metropolis

29. Ship`s company

30. Sitting down with a good book

31. The new stadium rebuilt

32. Spinning cricketer`s water

33. Add to

34. Lewis, say, surrounded by water

35. HM`s greenkeepers

36. Don`t let `em go!

37. That`s novel, Sir Walter!

38. Destroys things

39. Bovine model T

40. Anyone for tennis
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1.
2.
3. Crystal Palace
4.
5. Chelsea
6.
7. Luton Town/Stockport County
8. Wolves
9.
10. Leicester City
11. Coalville Town
12.
13. Peterborough
14. Leyton Orient
15.
16. Forest Green Rovers
17.
18.
19.
20. Wycombe Wanderers
21.
22.
23. Fulham
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29. Clyde
30. Reading
31. Tottenham
32. Buxton
33. Arsenal
34. Oxford
35. Queens Park Rangers
36.
37.
38.
39. Dagenham & Redbridge
40. AFC Wimbledon

These are really difficult.
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I was going to say that they`re only difficult if you don`t know the answers, Matt, but looking through them again after a gap of several years, I have to admit that some of them are quite hard even when you DO know the answers. My excuse is that I used to be into crosswords in a big way.

You got 8 right, by the way.
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I will give this a go later.
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(17-03-2020, 15:33)SaltergateBorn Wrote: As some of us seem to have been placed under house arrest for the foreseeable future (I`m starting to go stir-crazy already) I`m posting this in the hope that it might provide a bit of light entertainment for a few of you. I used to organise quizzes many years ago and I once used this as a a bit of fun for the interval.  I know I thought up a few of them myself (sorry!) but others I picked up from somewhere or other; long time ago now.

I`ll post the answers in a week or so - or whenever I remember, whichever comes sooner.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The clues represent the name of an English or Scottish football team. Sometimes, the clues suggest the entire name, sometimes just the first word. In other words, the answer could be either ‘Plymouth’ or ‘Plymouth Argyle’, for example.

For example; ‘Dogs ancestors` – Wolves

1. Carrying an old guitar

2. Stuck on the top of the map Preston North End

3. Clear Buckingham Crystal Palace

4. Leaver

5. Pensioners` bun Chelsea

6. Heads Barnet

7. Brilliant when worn

8. They blow houses down Wolves

9. Riding boots have them Spurs

10. Firstly, he rode plenty of winners Leicester

11. Feed a steam engine Stoke

12. Inter

13. The P in Peter

14. Found dead on the express

15. Reynolds, perhaps, on Olde Englande

16. President Green

17. The complete bacon joint Fulham

18. Murky waters Blackpool

19. Londonderry on a g-string Ayr

20. Uncover part of a candle Berwick

21. A parent no longer ill Motherwell

22. A classy car in front of a Roman house Aston Villa

23. An untouched plate

24. Weight for a long time Everton

25. Wandering ghosts

26. This is the place for a river crossing

27. Left a cover over the face

28. Marbles metropolis Elgin City

29. Ship`s company Crewe

30. Sitting down with a good book Reading

31. The new stadium rebuilt

32. Spinning cricketer`s water

33. Add to

34. Lewis, say, surrounded by water

35. HM`s greenkeepers Queens Park Rangers

36. Don`t let `em go! Oldham

37. That`s novel, Sir Walter!

38. Destroys things Wrexham

39. Bovine model T

40. Anyone for tennis Wimbledon
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#6
By my count you got 21 there, Snoots. Nice one!
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#7
started this last night and saved it as a draft. How the hell do you recover a draft? Anybody?
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#8
No good asking me anything technical like that, Dancing. Amelia may be able to help, though.
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(18-03-2020, 11:56)Dancingwilldoit Wrote: started this last night and saved it as a draft. How the hell do you recover a draft? Anybody?

Dancing, got to the SB home page. Top left click on User CP, that opens a page about you and down the left is a section called Miscellaneous, in there you will see Saved Drafts.
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#10
1. Port Vale
4. Exeter
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