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Old 04-17-2013, 07:16 AM   #11686
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #11687
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #11688
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #11689
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Do proper names count?

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:13 AM   #11690
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Just over an hour to go, and then I'll add up. It will need a mighty effort to overtake orlok, I think.

There is one common six-letter word that no-one's got yet.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #11691
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #11692
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Right. Time to add up.

orlok: 2+10*1+5*2+1*6 = 28
issybird: 2*4+1*6+1*8 = 18
Bilbo1967: 3*1+2*4 = 11
Bookpossum: 1*4 (sneaked in under the wire) = 4

An excellent effort by issybird, with the only eight-letter entry.

But orlok takes it! Over to you, orlok!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:06 AM   #11693
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Thanks. Was banana the common 6 letter word you were referring to?
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:07 AM   #11694
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Thanks. Was banana the common 6 letter word you were referring to?
Yes, that was the one.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #11695
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A tough one this time, I think, and a tad late, as Easter has been and gone, but here are a few questions on (literary) resurrection:

1. Sherlock Holmes was killed off by Arthur Conan Doyle, along with his arch-enemy Moriarty, at the Reichenbach Falls: “Any attempt at recovering the bodies was absolutely hopeless, and there, deep down in that dreadful cauldron of swirling water and seething foam, will lie for all time the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation”. But he was later resurrected. How did he say he escaped his doom?

2. Which contemporary author has been called upon to resurrect the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster, almost 40 years after their creator PG Wodehouse died?

3. How does Paul Sheldon, in Stephen King’s novel Misery, bring Misery Chastain back to life when forced to resurrect her by “number one fan” Annie Wilkes?

4. Which famous detective was brought back onto the page by Jill Paton Walsh?

5. “Poirot may be dead,” I said weakly. “But his spirit lives on. I will carry on his work!” Hastings is devastated to learn of his mentor’s death from a surprisingly diabolical matchbox, although it turns out that it was all faked, and part of a long and exceedingly complicated game played by the Belgian genius. But in which Agatha Christie novel?

6. “Then darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time, and I wandered far on roads that I will not tell. Naked I was sent back – for a brief time, until my task is done.” Says which formerly dead hero?

7. “Boy, bristle thy courage up; for Falstaff he is dead, / And we must yearn therefore.” So writes Shakespeare in Henry V. But in which play is the character returned to this mortal coil, legend has it at the command of Elizabeth I?

8. Tinkerbell is brought back to life with claps in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan – “’If you believe,’ he shouted to them, ‘clap your hands; don't let Tink die’” – but why did she almost die?

9. “As your readers will have learned from earlier issues, a senior officer of the Ministry of Defence, Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, is missing, believed killed, while on an official mission to Japan. It grieves me to have to report that hopes of his survival must now be abandoned. It therefore falls to my lot, as the Head of the Department he served so well, to give some account of this officer and of his outstanding services to his country.” In which newspaper does M’s obituary of Bond appear in Ian Fleming’s novel You Only Live Twice?

10. Resurrected only in memory, John Updike couldn't resist returning to his best-known character Rabbit Angstrom in a late novella. What was its name?

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #11696
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7. Merry Wives of Windsor
9. The Telegraph?
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #11697
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7. Merry Wives of Windsor
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2. Yes
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #11698
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #11699
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #11700
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1. Sherlock Holmes [...] How did he say he escaped his doom?
I beleive there was a safety net set there by Moriaty.

5. which Agatha Christie novel?
Curtain?

6. Says which formerly dead hero?
Gandalf

7. But in which play is the character returned to this mortal coil,
Merry Wives of Windsor?


9. In which newspaper does M’s obituary of Bond appear in Ian Fleming’s novel You Only Live Twice?
The Times, I would expect.
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