Word squares (3): 11 questions

The ten questions below each have five letter answers. The ten five letter answers can be resolved into two acrostic word squares (an example of an acrostic word square is given below). The answers which fit into each of the two word squares are mixed up at random.

  1. In the film “Notting Hill”, what is the occupation of Anna Scott, the character played by Julia Roberts?
  2. What word can precede Coeur and Bleu to give two French expressions or words in use in English?
  3. What word precedes “Sandman” in the title of a 1991 Metallica single from their self titled album?
  4. What is the surname of the singer who had a hit with “When the going gets tough (the tough get going)”?
  5. Which word, meaning “a thin transparent fabric” is thought to ultimately derive from the name of a town in Palestine from which it may have originated?
  6. Which fictional hero, whose name is Spanish for Fox, was created by Johnston McCulley in 1919? He has been portrayed in film by Douglas Fairbanks and Antonio Banderas.
  7. What word follows “In” to give the title of Nirvana’s third and final studio album?
  8. Which surname is shared by the inventor of the telegraph and a famous fictional detective?
  9. Which word, meaning an online chat space, and also the name of a collaborative software owned by Opentext Corporation, can be reversed to give the name of England’s 1966 football world cup-winning captain?
  10. Which word, which can mean “to suffer adverse effects after ingesting something”, is an anagram of words meaning “to cook” and “to copy or draw over”?
  11. What are the two word squares that can be made from the above 10 answers?

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  1. In the film “Notting Hill”, what is the occupation of Anna Scott, the character played by Julia Roberts?
    A: Actor
  2. What word can precede Coeur and Bleu to give two French expressions or words in use in English?
    A: Sacre
  3. What word precedes “Sandman” in the title of a 1991 Metallica single from their self titled album?
    A: Enter
  4. What is the surname of the singer who had a hit with “When the going gets tough (the tough get going)”?
    A: Ocean
  5. Which word, meaning “a thin transparent fabric” is thought to ultimately derive from the name of a town in Palestine from which it may have originated?
    A: Gauze (from Gaza)
  6. Which fictional hero, whose name is Spanish for Fox, was created by Johnston McCulley in 1919? He has been portrayed in film by Douglas Fairbanks and Antonio Banderas.
    A: Zorro
  7. What word follows “In” to give the title of Nirvana’s third and final studio album?
    A: Utero
  8. Which surname is shared by the inventor of the telegraph and a famous fictional detective?
    A: Morse
  9. Which word, meaning an online chat space, and also the name of a collaborative software owned by Opentext Corporation, can be reversed to give the name of England’s 1966 football world cup-winning captain?
    A: E-room
  10. Which word, which can mean “to suffer adverse effects after ingesting something”, is an anagram of words meaning “to cook” and “to copy or draw over”?
    A: React
  11. What are the two word squares that can be made from the above 10 answers?
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