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paulineward | 18:10 Fri 14th May 2010 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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P for PAIRS” (The Fifth Dragonfly Quiz)

Consider the following cryptic clues ~ all answers begin with the letter “P”

1. Mythical representation of a horsefly? (7)
2. Duck! The monarch is led by exercise (6)
3. In good spirits after visiting each bluegrass state (5)
4. Flower which should be gathered by collies reportedly (5)
5. This little finger is slightly to the left? (5)
6. Unusual place to find a fitchet (7)
7. Senior academics destined to lose their faculties upon retirement (9)

The first is a proper name, the next is a city (original name), the fourth is a plant, the sixth is a creature and the last follow an occupation. The remaining two form a natural pair.

Interested? There are 100 similar clues in the Fifth Dragonfly Quiz, which contains cryptic clues to 50 words (these forming 25 natural pairs) and 50 words starting with the letter “P” (with five themed groups of 10 of the type indicated by the clues above).

Copies of the new Quiz can be obtained from the organiser: Mrs Pauline Ward, 9 Hassop Road, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 6ST. Entry is £1 and any cheques should be made payable to “Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Dragonfly Team)” which will support the work of a local Children’s Hospice visiting children who are spending their last days in the bosom of their family.

Don’t forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope and please make sure it carries the correct postage. Remember that there is a surcharge of £1 imposed by Royal Mail on all letters with insufficient postage.


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Hi Magyar...I will oblige shortly...promise! You will not miss out! Will see you all in the shrubbery tonight..'re a star!
I asked could it be put here again for a bit over the weekend, while it is busy on here.
If it goes before the busy period..I might just have to resort to other tactics! :-)

Thanks for the support everyone.
It is a great quiz but think we need to remember that there are a lot of others out there just as good if not better and they dont seem to get treated in the same way as yours apart from just as many will be asked and answered lol
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Hi mysterygal...glad you like it.
I have always just put the quiz on line myself. Lately I noticed some were being kept at the top of the page for a bit...and that's great for them also. There are indeed many good quizzes on here.
I asked the Ed if it could stay at the top for a bit over the weekend when it is busy on here. There are sevearl months for it to I am sure it won't be 'plugged' many times...other than what I do!!
This is the first time in all the 5 Dragonfly Quizzes that I have asked for it to remain on view, just for a little while, so I've not been too greedy!

Hope you are doing well with it!
Kind regards...
Hi Mysterygal

You are clearly an active 'quizzer' and in a good position to judge the merits of the many quizzes you do.
I am nowhere like as experienced, and would welcome your advice on some of the many quizzes you feel are superior to Dragonfly.

I look forward to seeing your list.
Thank you.
Howdy Pauline - this is just to say thankyou for your lovely card which arrived today, which was most thoughtful. Can't wait to get my hands on D5 which is sure to be another masterpiece from the Crafty Crofter! Regards, ja xx
Hi All,

Anyone who wants their quiz stickied, let us know: [email protected]

We may end up, if there are several, just do a weekly "Quizzes out this week" post linking out to all your individual posts. It may be a little fairer on everyone.

Spare Ed
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Thanks very much Spare Ed.
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Hi are very welcome...and so supportive, as are many others. Did you not get your quiz sheet? That got posted the same day.
Thanks Pauline - not yet received 2nd letter, will prob turn up tomorrow. You're doing a grand job - get your deck chair out and enjoy the hottest day of the year!
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John...I am bothered about that...your sheet went first before the card. I will send another tomorrow just in case.
I intend to enjoy the weather...hope you all do!
Pauline - just to let you know I received D5 this morning (thought I would!). Only took two days 2nd Class whilst your card took one Day 1st, so need to send another quiz sheet. Thanks again, hope your weekend is a scorcher!
Dragonfly 5 is a brilliant quiz, quite up to the standard of the earlier ones in the series. I've not come across a better one, but like Kayakamina I'd really like to know if there are any out there.
Could you fill us in, mysterygal, please?
I cant believe you are saying you have not come across a better one but I also know that you are big fans of paulines quizzes so dont feel there is any point but I stand by what I said
what about the rainbow quiz, the children of fiji, oddbods quizzes, magpas, huntingdon, lions quizzes the list could go on but dont want to be equally biased
I think it is very wrong and unfair to other quiz setters to make the bold statement that this one is the best no matter how good it is but do not want this to turn into an argument so good luck with it one and all

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