1. What, according to separate idioms, may suffer from fatal inquisitiveness or seize the fleshy organ of a silent person?
2. Which of the seven traditional colours of the rainbow is the only one not to contain any letters of the word 'mackerel'?
3. The name of which priestess in Greek mythology is also the title of songs by Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias? (see below for answers!)
Since 2015, the Mill in Cambridge has hosted an unusually fiendish quiz that combines the pub's warmth with the logic and wordplay of the cryptic crossword or GCHQ Christmas card. Questions might take the form of wordsearch poems, jokes, rebuses, 11+ exam-style analogies (but far trickier), and a round that allows contestants to use each letter of the alphabet only once in their answers. There s even a murder mystery to sink your teeth into, and a bewildering encounter with the Sphinx.
This unique book is the work of the artist Frank Paul who has gathered the best rounds from the Mill s quiz night - filled to the brim with drawings as exquisite and intricate as the puzzles to challenge and amuse you and your fellow quiz-fans. Among the rounds you will find: Sum Fun with Roman Numerals, Foot in Mouth, Premature Obituaries, Motion Picture Mixture, Crawl Inside My Idiom Attic, Gogglebox Jigsaw, Advent Calendar of Doom, Chemical Element Blind Date, to name but a few.
A rewarding challenge, The Cryptic Pub Quiz will bring joy to everyone from the Tuesday night pub quiz fan to the cryptic crossword aficionado, and all who cannot resist having their minds bent, blown and boggled.
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