How clever are you? Friday afternoon Mindbenders

Cartoon by Charlie Mackesy
Please see my post about Charlie in ‘Personal’

Section A. Crosswords

  1. GE with GS. (9,4)
  2. H … O (5)
  3. Phil hopes steem becomes a monster entity (14)

Section B

  1. An explorer discovers two bodies encased in clear ice and … “it’s Adam and Eve”, he exclaims – how can he be so sure?
  2. The person who wrote Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang was more famous for what?
  3. What was the inventor of the pie-chart better known for?
  4. Alfred Hitchcock famously appeared in all his movies. How did he appear in his 1944 movie ‘Lifeboat’?
  5. What is the difference between a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel?
  6. What were Dalmatian dogs traditionally used for?
  7. Which language was predominant in Ancient Rome?
  8. What is the link between Japan and Ultravox?
  9. What is this? It does have a very strong link to steemit!


  1. Move one match and one match only to make it right and then tell me what you have done and why; (≠) is not a valid option.


  1. The Australian National emblem includes a Kangaroo and an Emu. What incapacity do these animals share which makes them suitable for the emblem, according to Aussies?
  2. The duck-billed platypus is famous for many reasons. Name two of its peculiarities as a marsupial.
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