Word squares (5): 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. What is the first name of the former Tottenham Hotspur manager and player Ardiles?
  2. What surname is shared by the actor better known by his stage name of Boris Karloff, and the substitute fielder who famously ran out Ricky Ponting in the 4th test of the 2005 Ashes series at Trent Bridge?
  3. Which five letter word precedes “bopper” to give a word referring to a young person who follows adolescent trends in music and culture?
  4. Which city was originally a target of the first atom bomb, but was saved from possible destruction by US Secretary of State Henry Stimson, who had honeymooned there and knew the wealth of historic treasures it contained?
  5. Which Rolling Stones song is about David Bowie’s first wife, whose name is also the title of the song?
  6. What is the surname of the explorer who famously said he was “just going outside, and may be some time”?
  7. What word completes the title of the first track on David Bowie’s 1973 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”; Five _____”?
  8. Which river in Devon rises in Dartmoor and flows 50km to the English Channel at a town which takes its name from its location on the river?
  9. What was the first name of the actress who played Bridget Jones in the films based on the Helen Fielding novels of the same name?
  10. Which famous fountain, built over 30 years from 1732 to 1762, has over 3,000 Euros thrown into it daily by visitors?
  11. What are the two five letter word squares which can be made from the above 10 answers?

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  1. What is the first name of the former Tottenham Hotspur manager and player Ardiles?
    A: Ossie
  2. What surname is shared by the actor better known by his stage name of Boris Karloff, and the substitute fielder who famously ran out Ricky Ponting in the 4th test of the 2005 Ashes series at Trent Bridge?
    A: Pratt (William Pratt and Gary Pratt)
  3. Which five letter word precedes “bopper” to give a word referring to a young person who follows adolescent trends in music and culture?
    A: Teeny
  4. Which city was originally a target of the first atom bomb, but was saved from possible destruction by US Secretary of State Henry Stimson, who had honeymooned there and knew the wealth of historic treasures it contained?
    A: Kyoto
  5. Which Rolling Stones song is about David Bowie’s first wife, whose name is also the title of the song?
    A: Angie
  6. What is the surname of the explorer who famously said he was “just going outside, and may be some time”?
    A: Oates
  7. What word completes the title of the first track on David Bowie’s 1973 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”; Five _____”?
    A: Years
  8. Which river in Devon rises in Dartmoor and flows 50km to the English Channel at a town which takes its name from its location on the river?
    A: Teign
  9. What was the first name of the actress who played Bridget Jones in the films based on the Helen Fielding novels of the same name?
    A: Renee (Zellweger)
  10. Which famous fountain, built over 30 years from 1732 to 1762, has over 3,000 Euros thrown into it daily by visitors?
    A: Trevi
  11. What are the two five letter word squares which can be made from the above 10 answers?
P R A T T K Y O T O
R E N E E Y E A R S
A N G I E O A T E S
T E I G N T R E V I
T E E N Y O S S I E

 

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