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Old 04-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #11701
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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.
1. Not the explanation I'm looking for.
5. No
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7. Correct, but Bilbo beat you to it
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #11702
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1. I think Holmes threw Moriarty into the falls, and then climbed up the cliff and watched Watson walk up and discover the "tragedy".
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #11704
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1. I think Holmes threw Moriarty into the falls, and then climbed up the cliff and watched Watson walk up and discover the "tragedy".
Close enough. He used a form of martial arts to defeat Moriarty.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #11705
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5. The Big Four?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #11706
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So to bring us up to date:

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?
Answer: He used a form of martial arts to defeat Moriarty - poohbear

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?
Answer: Sebastian Faulks - Bilbo

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?
Answer: Lord Peter Wimsey - issybird

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?
Answer: The Big Four - poohbear

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?
Answer: Gandalf - pdurrant

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?
Answer: The Merry Wives of Windsor - Bilbo

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?
Answer: The Times - pdurrant

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

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:16 PM   #11707
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Close enough. He used a form of martial arts to defeat Moriarty.
Oh right - "baritsu" - Japanese wrestling!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #11708
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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?

Hmmm... I can't remember. Did Wendy say that she didn't believe in fairies?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #11709
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A wild guess for number three; some kind of "Wow, what a strange dream" type thing?

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #11712
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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?

Hmmm... I can't remember. Did Wendy say that she didn't believe in fairies?
No, not that.
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A wild guess for number three; some kind of "Wow, what a strange dream" type thing?
Dallasesque, I believe it's called . No.
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10. Rabbit Reredux?
Along the right lines...but not quite . (first two letters of the second word are correct...)
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