The Times - Specialist - Sunday Times GK Jumbo No 397

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Clues Answers
“In Oppley they’re smart, and in Stouch they’re ____, but Midwich folk are just plain barmy’ (John Wyndham) SMARMY
“Poetry is what ____ translation. It is also what ____ interpretation” (Robert Frost) is lost in
“We need a ____ here. Where are you? Where are you? Let's be havin’ you!” (Delia Smith) twelfth man
1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 Nc6 3 Qh5 Nf6 4 Qxf7# scholar's mate
A natural trap for insects pitcher plant
Actor who played Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs Steve Buscemi
Actress who made her screen debut with Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith’s 1994 video for Crazy Liv Tyler
Animal whose males and females are hobs and jills FERRET
As was singer Billy Ray Cyrus’s breaky heart in 1992 ACHY
Asian religion whose sacred powers are the kami SHINTO
Author of The Magic Toyshop Angela Carter
Band who released Brimful of Asha in 1997 CORNERSHOP
Chris Barrie plays a holographic role in this BBC sitcom Red Dwarf
City which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympic games SARAJEVO
Cockney rhyming slang for an American person septic tank
Common reason for reduced flight duration tail wind
Edible type of butter also used in cosmetics SHEA
Event in both skiing and canoeing championships SLALOM
Film mogul who flew the 320ft wingspan Spruce Goose flying boat in 1947 Howard Hughes
Former monastery in London which later became a school and a home for poor men CHARTERHOUSE
Going back on one’s promise RENEGING
Goldfinger cheats at this card game in a 1964 Bond film gin rummy
In German, this religious festival is “Christi Himmelfahrt” Ascension Day
In hockey, free strokes taken from the goal line penalty corners
In Persian mythology, the God of sun and light mithra
Clues Answers
In shape, a perfectly formed alum crystal is ____ OCTAHEDRAL
In Star Wars, those using the dark side of the Force SITH
In the Bible, what was dreamt of by Esau’s brother Jacob's Ladder
Kol ____ is a declaration made on the night of Yom Kippur NIDRE
Large flightless bird of South America RHEA
Make extremely wet SATURATE
Mist on northeastern British coasts HAAR
Netted hoop of Amerindian origin, hung above a bed DREAMCATCHER
Novelist, poet and critic who wrote I, Claudius Robert Graves
Official units of currency in Guadeloupe EUROS
One of the world’s three independent countries still ruled by a sultan OMAN
Pale long-legged wading birds EGRETS
Polish author of the 1961 Sci-fi novel Solaris Stanislaw Lem
Second film in the Pink Panther franchise a shot in the dark
Sister of the Greek Furies Megaera and Tisiphone ALECTO
Spaceship whose onboard computer was a Hal 9000 Discovery One
Spoke thoughtfully about something to oneself MUSED
Stage name of spy Margaretha Geertruida Zelle Mata Hari
Tadpoles and silkworms are both ____ LARVAE
The “foma” that “make you brave and kind and healthy and happy” in Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle are harmless ____ UNTRUTHS
The Italian name for breadsticks GRISSINI
Traditional group of strolling Mexican musicians MARIACHI
Type of hat worn by Inspector Clouseau in 10D TRILBY
Village at the southern end of the Pennine Way EDALE
____: More Than Meats the Pie was a 2013 Sky1 documentary about a bakery chain GREGGS