Double acrostic authors anagram: 11 questions

If you take the first two letters of each answer, you will have ten groups of two letters. These ten groups of two can be rearranged to form the names of two famous British authors, one primarily a playwright and the other a novelist. The two letter combinations should not be split up when forming the name of the authors.

  1. Which author created the detective Jack Frost, as played by David Jason in the series “A Touch of Frost”?
  2. By what three initials is the state broadcaster of Ireland commonly known?
  3. Which 2008 Pixar and Disney film tells the story of a robot left to clean up a future earth who falls in love with a visiting space probe?
  4. Which European country was awarded the George Cross during World War Two, in recognition of its citizens’ bravery in withstanding an Axis siege? The cross now appears on the country’s national flag?
  5. Which island in New York was famous as the busiest point of entry into the United States for immigrants between 1892 and 1954?
  6. Which 1974 song by Bob Marley and the Wailers refers to “the government yard in Trenchtown”?
  7. What is the meaning of the word “Jazeera” in Arabic, as in the television station “Al Jazeera”?
  8. Which hymn contains the following lines; “I once was lost, but now am found/ Was blind, but now I see”?
  9. What do the letters ISBN stand for in relation to the sale of printed material?
  10. Which Mozart opera has an Italian title whose literal English translation is “So do they all”, but which is more often rendered as “Women are like that”
  11. What are the two authors’ names which can be created from the first two letters of each answer

Answers below (scroll down)

 

  1. Which author created the detective Jack Frost, as played by David Jason in the series “A Touch of Frost”?
    A: R.D. Wingfield 
  2. By what three initials is the state broadcaster of Ireland commonly known?
    A: RTE
  3. Which 2008 Pixar and Disney film tells the story of a robot left to clean up a future earth who falls in love with a visiting space probe?
    A: Wall-E
  4. Which European country was awarded the George Cross during World War Two, in recognition of its citizens’ bravery in withstanding an Axis siege? The cross now appears on the country’s national flag?
    A: Malta
  5. Which island in New York was famous as the busiest point of entry into the United States for immigrants between 1892 and 1954?
    A: Ellis Island
  6. Which 1974 song by Bob Marley and the Wailers refers to “the government yard in Trenchtown”?
    A: No Woman No Cry 
  7. What is the meaning of the word “Jazeera” in Arabic, as in the television station “Al Jazeera”?
    A: Island
  8. Which hymn contains the following lines; “I once was lost, but now am found/ Was blind, but now I see”?
    A: Amazing Grace
  9. What do the letters ISBN stand for in relation to the sale of printed material?
    A: International Standard Book Number
  10. Which Mozart opera has an Italian title whose literal English translation is “So do they all”, but which is more often rendered as “Women are like that”?
    A: Cosi Fan Tutte
  11. What are the two authors’ names which can be created from the first two letters of each answer
    A: Noel Coward and Martin Amis

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