The Dabbler’s Round Blogworld Quiz #6

Back by popular demand, here’s the first Round Blogworld Quiz question of 2011 (see the previous ones and their solutions here). As usual, find the link between these cryptic clues. A point for each item you get, and an imaginary cream bun if you get them all.
If somebody (well, Adelephant) guesses the overall answer instantly from one of the clues, please don’t give it away too early in the comments, but feel free to ‘drip-feed’ a couple of answers to show how clever you are…

Here’s the question then:

What connects a female Quaker to some cheap British smokes and Scorsese’s new Empire, a good cry, K9 and a certain Miss Kimberley Santos?

Clues will be given as necessary, and the solution will appear later.

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29 thoughts on “The Dabbler’s Round Blogworld Quiz #6

    January 11, 2011 at 13:24

    Scorcese has worked on a new series called Boardwalk Empire

  2. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 13:27


    January 11, 2011 at 13:35

    I have a few ideas to mull over while I go to the shops.

  4. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 15:00

    Methinks a clue is in order…

    The female Quaker was American and she invented the key to the answer. Miss Kimberley Santos is google-able.

    January 11, 2011 at 15:24

    Where would be without my regular dumb guess?

    Does it have something to do with with things you can walk on. Flags, boardwalks, Pall Mall, the world…

    January 11, 2011 at 15:40

    Is a simple, everyday word the answer? Four clues involve it but I haven’t got the other two.

  7. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 15:40

    Hmmm, not quite that, but Pall Mall is relevant…

  8. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 15:42

    Mark – it is a one-word answer. Not an overly common, everyday word, particularly, but one that everyone knows.

    January 11, 2011 at 15:42

    A monopoly board! The Waterworks, Pall Mall… Er K9 which as everybody knows is the postcode for The Strand…

  10. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 15:45

    STAN YOU BEAUTY! I knew you’d get one eventually.

    Monopoly is indeed the overall answer. Now for the individual bits….

    Waterworks yes, Pall Mall no.

    January 11, 2011 at 15:47

    This is Sandra (54). I’m Stan’s wife. Stan has just been taken to hospital after receiving a great shock. I thought you should know this since you might begin to wonder where he’s gone…

    Nice website, by the way. I have curtains the same colour though they do have a floral design.

    Have you ever thought of having a floral design?

  12. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 15:50

    It’s called Retroprogressive Green, Sandra, if you want to colour-match.

    January 11, 2011 at 15:56

    female quaker – elizabeth blackwell?
    a good cry – blub? weep?
    K9 – doctor who?? robot?

    January 11, 2011 at 15:57

    cheap cigs – mayfair

    January 11, 2011 at 15:58

    Quaker – Elizabeth Magie.
    K9 is a metal dog.

    (Sent from iPod whilst sitting in A&E…)

    January 11, 2011 at 15:58

    Congrats to Stan. That was a fast one. In the clouds again, I had straight up, roll up, stand up, choked up, not sure and runner up. Up on the brain, clearly.

  17. Brit
    January 11, 2011 at 16:00

    Well done Stan – and Worm you’re right on the cigs though clearly wrong on the rest. The famous Monopoly robot?

    You still need to explain Scorsese and Kimberley Santos.

    January 11, 2011 at 16:03

    Doesn’t the American Monopoly have some boardwalk in it?

    No idea about Kimberley Santos but I bet she once went straight to jail, didn’t pass GO or pick up £200.

    • Brit
      January 11, 2011 at 16:06

      Yes to boardwalk… and no re Kim, but you’re thinking along the right lines…

    jonathan law
    January 11, 2011 at 16:17

    The first commercially produced monolpoly sets represented locations in Atlantic City, which is the setting for Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire.

    • Brit
      January 11, 2011 at 16:19

      Blimey that’s better than my answer, Jonathan. Mine is simpler and deliberately put in the same clause as the cheap cigs….

    January 11, 2011 at 16:32

    Isn’t one of the chance cards about being the runner up in a beauty contest?

    jonathan law
    January 11, 2011 at 16:33

    K9 could be the little doggie that is one of the player pieces: Kim Santos is a former Miss World (yes, I googled) but i can’t mnake that fit at all.

    • Brit
      January 11, 2011 at 16:37

      Google is perfectly legit on these quizzes, JL. The idea is that they’re crafted so that even with google you need to think laterally.

    January 11, 2011 at 16:35

    Kim Santos was the runner up first.

    • Brit
      January 11, 2011 at 16:36

      Well done!

    January 11, 2011 at 16:47

    Kimberley Santos, aka Miss World, was very obliging to anyone who wanted to look at her perfect norks – to the extent that they became known as the ‘community chest’?

    • Brit
      January 11, 2011 at 16:54

      Less well done.

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