Drink up: Link Round

The first syllable or syllables of each of the answers below is the same as an alcoholic drink (with some more or less dreadful wordplay thrown in, and with one exception). For example, if the answer was “peristalsis”, the drink would be perry. The drinks are in alphabetical order.

  1. Complete the first line of the chorus to the 1999 Lou Bega hit “Mambo No.5; “A little…” (next 6 words)
  2. What was the name of the plane which dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945?
  3. Who did Harry Potter marry?
  4. Which 2012 hip-hop hit by Dom Kennedy begins with the following spoken word introduction; “I wish I had an explanation for the popularity of the man I’m about to introduce; but a gift such as his apparently cannot really be explained, but it can be felt and enjoyed”?
  5. What is the surname of the UK entrepreneur who made her fortune operating holiday parks in south-west England, but is now most famous for her appearances on Dragons’ Den?
  6. What word is used to describe words made of two existing words combined, such as brunch, infomercial or smog?
  7. Which word for someone involved in a scam was first coined by the Employer’s Association of Chicago in 1928 to describe members of the Teamsters Union? The word may originate from an old Gaelic word meaning “loud noise”?
  8. Which fictional character has a wife called Hilda, but who is more often referred to as “she who must be obeyed”?
  9. Which band believed in 1986 that “Everybody wants to rule the world?
  10. What is the surname of the footballer, nicknamed Gini, who has played for Liverpool, Newcastle,PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord and the Dutch national team?
  11. Which of the drinks hidden in the above questions is the exception?

Answers below (scroll down)

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  1. Complete the first line of the chorus to the 1999 Lou Bega hit “Mambo No.5; “A little…” (next 6 words)
    A: Bit o’ Monica in my life (BITTER)
  2. What was the name of the plane which dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945? A: Bockscar (BOCK)
  3. Who did Harry Potter marry?
    A: Ginny Weasley (GIN)
  4. Which 2012 hip-hop hit by Dom Kennedy begins with the following spoken word introduction; “I wish I had an explanation for the popularity of the man I’m about to introduce; but a gift such as his apparently cannot really be explained, but it can be felt and enjoyed”?
    A: My type of party (MAI TAI)
  5. What is the surname of the UK entrepreneur who made her fortune operating holiday parks in south-west England, but is now most famous for her appearances on Dragons’ Den?
    A: Meaden (MEAD)
  6. What word is used to describe words made of two existing words combined, such as brunch, infomercial or smog?
    A: Portmanteau (PORT) (Click here for some examples that you may not have thought were portmanteaux)
  7. Which word for someone involved in a scam was first coined by the Employer’s Association of Chicago in 1928 to describe members of the Teamsters Union? The word may originate from an old Gaelic word meaning “loud noise”?
    A: Racketeer (RAKI)
  8. Which fictional character has a wife called Hilda, but who is more often referred to as “she who must be obeyed”?
    A: Rumpole of the Bailey (RUM) (click here for an interesting aside on the term)
  9. Which band believed in 1986 that “Everybody wants to rule the world?
    A: Tears for Fears (TEA)
  10. What is the surname of the footballer, nicknamed Gini, who has played for Liverpool, Newcastle,PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord and the Dutch national team?
    A: Wijnaldum (WINE)
  11. Which of the drinks hidden in the above questions is the exception? TEA is the only non-alcoholic drink in the above list.

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