The Dabbler’s Round Blogworld Quiz #18

Here’s this week’s devilishly fiendish Round Blogworld Quiz question (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 of regal proportions if you get them all. If you get the link straight off, please don’t give it away too early!

What links Bryan Ferry, the White Rabbit, a South American river and Robin Hood, in that order?

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

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20 thoughts on “The Dabbler’s Round Blogworld Quiz #18

  1. Worm
    April 19, 2011 at 13:52

    Is the river the River Pacua in Chile?

    • Brit
      April 19, 2011 at 13:53

      Ah hello!

      Sorry, no.

  2. Brit
    April 19, 2011 at 13:53

    Are we needing clues or are all the solvers away?

    ian russell
    April 19, 2011 at 14:01

    in that order…so, it’s a sequence of four or would that be a complete sequence or part of a longer one?

    • Brit
      April 19, 2011 at 14:28

      It’s a complete sequence.

  4. Worm
    April 19, 2011 at 14:02

    I have a hunch as to what the overall answer is, but haven’t worked out how to get there yet

  5. Worm
    April 19, 2011 at 14:13


    April 19, 2011 at 15:08

    Is the answer ‘Glengoyne 10 Year Old’? Bryan Ferry has often commented on this subtle, complex single malt whisk, which owes much of its flavour to the ageing process, leading White Rabbits to complain about the lateness of the time. Naturally, it feels good on the River Palate and is probably the drink Robin Hood would have drank had he been Scottish or lucky enough to win the Dabbler’s Comment of the Month competition.

  7. Brit
    April 19, 2011 at 15:09

    Good try, Spine, but no.

  8. Brit
    April 19, 2011 at 15:09

    Clue time:

    A Bill Murray movie links them.

  9. Worm
    April 19, 2011 at 15:29

    hmm, could it be a favourite movie of Brit’s>?

      April 19, 2011 at 17:03

      Could be, could be…

      Have you got it?

        ian russell
        April 19, 2011 at 17:50

        oh, I thought I had it… I still might. I was thinking about something else before you complete sequence put the mockers on – then it came to me in the car home.

        Did the guy need a big chisel?

          ian russell
          April 19, 2011 at 17:53

          There’s a deep purple connection?

            April 19, 2011 at 19:12

            Yes I think you’ve got it Ian. Maybe I confused you (or you me?) re the sequence?

            Anyway there’s only four in it.

            ian russell
            April 20, 2011 at 07:43

            No confusion, I saw the president connection, was thinking US bank notes at first, but, obviously, more than four demoninations….

    john halliwell
    April 19, 2011 at 16:08

    Bryan Ferry, he of the saturnine looks, one-time boyfriend of the paradoxically named Virginia Plain, who was anything but, was rendered so distraught by the 2004 ban on fox hunting that he refused to accept Parliament’s suggestion that a suitable alternative to ripping to shreds a defenceless animal would be to chase Basil Brush across the fields of Leicestershire until the irritating little sod was too weak to run any further, following which the Leader of the Hunt would be allowed to shove his fingers up Basil’s rear end and shout “Bum Bum”. This, to Bryan, was not in the spirit of blood-lust, which was every Englishman’s birthright. He therefore suggested that the fox be replaced by the white rabbit who, he maintained, rather saturninely, would have a distinct advantage over the hounds during heavy snow falls, especially in January when fields were like white corrugated iron and rivers froze This was a sly, fox-like, reference to his latest single ‘River of January’, a musical memory of his last tour of Brazil when he went down a bomb in Rio, where the locals gave him a reception that Bryan likened to that given to Robin Hood when he joined the Nottinghamshire Hunt in 1380.

      April 19, 2011 at 17:02


    April 19, 2011 at 17:20

    Sorry – I’ve been out all day, but… I think that Brian Ferry had a song called Lost in Translation, and there was an episode of the BBC Robin Hood by the same name. Is that a co-incidence?

      April 19, 2011 at 19:08

      Yes – a coincidence I’m afraid. Not the link.

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