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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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You will have until the beginning of September 2010 to submit your answers and £50 has been allocated for prizes ~ including a prize for an entrant obtaining the average score and another prize for an entrant scoring below the average!

Once again, the Questions have been set by Krophta (aka crofter).

1. PEGASUS The winged horse of Greek Mythology
2. PEKING Monarch (KING) following exercise (PE) = Old name for BEIJING
3. PERKY Each (PER) + Kentucky (KY)
4. PHLOX Sounds like FLOCKS; also collies = sheepdogs
5. PINKY Someone with leftwing political tendencies
6. POLECAT Anagram of PLACE TO; also known as a “fitchet”
7. PROFESSORS Academics ~ each heading a FACULTY of Study

The PAIR is, of course, PINKY & PERKY
Great news that the latest Dragonfly is available.

Crofter's quizzes are always entertaining & challenging, and from the example of the clues this one will be no exception.

Well done both of you and good luck.
Envelope is winging its way as we speak, great stuff!
Pauline, you don't specify what size envelope is required.
Ooh lovely! This will be my first 'live' Dragonfly, though thanks to Pauline and crofter I have had a go at past ones. Off to find an envelope this minute!
TIA, Pauline and crofter. Aq.
Hi Pauline. Can we get it on-line please ? ;o)
Teacher, I'm afraid that it is a postal quiz.

Pauline, I'll be sending for mine next week ;-)
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Sorry...was out last night.
Thanks everyone, and as twix posted (thanks twix) it is postal applications only please.
Many thanks.
Hi Pauline

Your Quiz was safely received this morning and my completed sheets are on the way back to you.

Congratulations to Crofter on another testing and enjoyable challenge.

I hope a lot of Abers send off for the quiz and get as much pleasure out of it as I did.

Thanks for your excellent admin work and the quiz deserves to be a great success and in a very good cause.

Regards K
The cheque- as they say - is in the post. I always struggle but still enjoy trying and stretching myself
K ... what took you so long? I suppose you stopped for breakfast! ;O)
I second what Kayakamina says. A most enjoyable quiz of the usual standard we have come to expect from Krophta/crofter.

If you send for this quiz, which I recommend you do, don't forget to read the instructions carefully before starting to solve it - you'll regret it if you don't.
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Thanks everyone. Your support is really appreciated.
Thanks Ed for keeping me up here for a bit! Cheers...
Hi Pauline,
Glad to see Dragonfly at the top of the page.
My envelope should reach you tomorrow - posted applcation second class post yesterday..can't afford a first class stamp !..
Kayakmina, as sarumite said - what took you so long. The fact that you and gen2 appear to have finished it already does not mean it is an easy quiz I'm sure.....pretty certain it will take me a bit longer - always an enjoyable and clever quiz, looking forward to it.
Got mine today, can't believe it arrived so quick. I only sent for it at the weekend and I live at the opposite end of the country. ( Another country in fact ) Absolutely brilliant quiz. Wish I had half the brains of kayakamina.
Have just seen this post, so will be sending for it tomorrow. (Can't think tonight)
Looking forward to it hugely.
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Thanks for all the positive feedback. Glad you got it by return of post Stockethill...that's what I aim to do with them. I know you all look forward to Crofter's challenges!
Cheque will be in the post tomorrow Pauline. I'm not sure about this 'sticky posting' though, it means we don't get to see your regular poetic postings advertising your quiz.
Be thankful for small mercies Magyar!! ;O)

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