Link Round (7): 10 questions

  1. What is the third word on Mel Blanc’s gravestone?
  2. What was Cary Grant’s surname at birth?
  3. Which English poet, who lived 1688-1744, coined the phrases “Where angels fear to tread” and “A little learning is a dangerous thing”?
  4. Which fictional schoolboy, created by Anthony Buckeridge, appeared in 24 novels between 1950 and 1994?
  5. What was the nickname of WWF and WWE wrestler Steve Austin?
  6. Which part of a plant might be aerial, propagative or tuberous?
  7. Which Simpsons character frequently orders Smithers to “Release the hounds”?
  8. Which actress is best known for her roles as Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and as bar manager Rebecca Howe in Cheers?
  9. What slang word from a lady is thought to derive from the width of female hips?
  10. What team links the above 9 answers (in November 2018)?

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  1. What is the third word on Mel Blanc’s gravestone?
    A: Folks (his epitaph reads “That’s All Folks”)
  2. What was Cary Grant’s surname at birth?
    A: Leach
  3. Which English poet, who lived 1688-1744, coined the phrases “Where angels fear to tread” and “A little learning is a dangerous thing”?
    A: Alexander Pope
  4. Which fictional schoolboy, created by Anthony Buckeridge, appeared in 24 novels between 1950 and 1994?
    A: Jennings
  5. What was the nickname of WWF and WWE wrestler Steve Austin?
    A: Stone Cold
  6. Which part of a plant might be aerial, propagative or tuberous?
    A: Root
  7. Which Simpsons character frequently orders Smithers to “Release the hounds”?
    A: Montgomery Burns
  8. Which actress is best known for her roles as Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and as bar manager Rebecca Howe in Cheers?
    A: Kirstie Alley
  9. What slang word for a lady is thought to derive from the width of female hips?
    A: Broad
  10. What team links all or part of the above 9 answers (in November 2018), with some use of homophones?
    A: All players are in the England Test Cricket squad facing Sri Lanka this month (Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Keaton Jennings, Olly Stone, Joe Root, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad)

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