Monday, August 25, 2014

String Theory set 09

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41. This book, which shares its name with a 2009 Hollywood movie based on it.

42. Fromage de chèvre (such as that seen in this photo), in English.

43. Picturesque phrase, first used by Groundskeeper Willie in a 1995 episode of 'The Simpsons' to describe the French, which has become something of a journalistic catchphrase since.

44. Three-word English name used for this tree, Araucaria araucana, supposedly from an early English viewer's reference to the difficulty the animal named would have in climbing it.

45. The name of the venerable old character in this movie clip (the one doing most of the talking). [Alternative link]

Answers to previous questions
040. Godmen
041. The Men Who Stare At Goats
042. Goat cheese
043. Cheese-eating surrender monkeys
044. Monkey Puzzle Tree
045. To be revealed later

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

String Theory set 08

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036. The title of this song. [Alternative link]

037. 1946 Arthur Crudup song which in 1954 became the A-side of Elvis's first single, vaulting him to instant fame. He continued to use it throughout his career as the opening number for many of his live performances.

038. A legislation passed by the Indian Parliament in 2005, largely due to the activism of people such as Arvind Kejriwal and Aruna Roy.

039. Legal term used in contracts, insurance policies, etc, for an event that's out of human control, such as a natural disaster.

040. Term used in India for people such as these:

Answers to previous questions
035. Pack That Smack
036. Smack That
037. That's All Right
038. Right to Information Act
039. Act of God
040. To be revealed later

Monday, August 11, 2014

String Theory set 07

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031. A three-word name used for professional barristers' associations in England, whose collective coat of arms is shown here (with the name in question blanked out on top).

032. Legal process common to the films shown here.

033. Imposed in China subsequent to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, in Iran immediately prior to the Islamic Revolution in 1978, in Ireland during the Easter Uprising of 1916 and in Pakistan every so often.

034. An ideal of the Cub Scouts, which reads thus:
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the ____ go.
The ____ helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
The word that fills the blank (same word in both cases) is part of the name of this ideal.

035. The name of this Remo song. [Alternative link]

Answers to previous questions
030. Holiday Inn
031. Inns of Court
032. Court martial
033. Martial law
034. Law of the Pack
035. To be revealed later

Sunday, August 3, 2014

String Theory 06

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026. The two English words I have erased on this logo.

027. The organisation whose logo this is, which releases the annual Failed States Index.

028. A two-word Latin term used for a period of historic calm that reigned in Europe from about 27BCE to 180CE.

029. In which Princess Ann spent an eventful day with expat American correspondent Joe Bradley, and made famous a certain mode of transport.

030. What a sign like this – found all over the US in the 1950s, '60s and '70s (and still to be seen here and there) – would point to (two words I have blanked out).

Answers to previous questions
025. Eye of Providence
026. Provident Fund
027. Fund For Peace
028. Pax Romana
029. Roman Holiday
030. To be revealed later