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I know he was a fake, played in a film by Pierce Brosnan. I know it wasn't Archibald Leach (Cary Grant) but it was something like that.

Sorry, he wasn't a fake, just misunderstood. Yes he was played in a film by Pierce Brosnan (and if you are looking for clues to his home in that film forget it) But you are getting close with the name!

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As I can't really give a clue, it's one of those things you remember or don't, how about I put you all out of your misery and give an easier one?

 

Grey Owl was Archie Belaney - I would have accepted Bellamy.

 

So let's get an easier one -

 

What is the first line of the Spanish National Anthem? (slightly tricky question)

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As I can't really give a clue, it's one of those things you remember or don't, how about I put you all out of your misery and give an easier one?

 

Grey Owl was Archie Belaney - I would have accepted Bellamy.

 

So let's get an easier one -

 

What is the first line of the Spanish National Anthem? (slightly tricky question)

 

AFAICR there are no words.....???

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Not my question, but haven’t we had this question before?

 

....I have a sneaking suspicion that you are correct - both in your answer and surmise -I do vaguely remember asking it before!! (...ad I have another sneaking feeling you might have answered it before :lol: :lol: )

 

now you mention it, you may be correct about me answering it as well

 

 

ooops!

 

Found it! Less than a year ago as well - sorry!!

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I was expecting this to have been answered by now as I have had no electric /internet since 3pm Wednesday

But, as it hasn’t, let give you a hint.

It is more of a feminine hobby but a lot of men do it too.

 

My Mum used to have Anchor Silks in her sewing machine box (I played with the empty bobbins) so I will plump for embroidery .........

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I was expecting this to have been answered by now as I have had no electric /internet since 3pm Wednesday

But, as it hasn’t, let give you a hint.

It is more of a feminine hobby but a lot of men do it too.

 

My Mum used to have Anchor Silks in her sewing machine box (I played with the empty bobbins) so I will plump for embroidery .........

 

That’s a ding for dodgydave

 

They are manufacturers of silks for embroidery, cross stitch etc

Over to you

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Right - controversy about to unfold. :( :(

 

I am giving the Ping-Pong-Ding to Pharisee - 'cos table tennis is the answer I have.

 

I had to google to find out what wiff-waff was: and of course googling is not allowed in this thread :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Ta... I have no idea what "wiff-waff" is either. I thought Boris was more likely to "wiffle-waffle" :lol:

 

Anyway... on with the show.

 

A 19th century mathematician and Anglican Deacon wrote a fantasy novel (and it's sequel) that is still read by millions. Any idea what the first book's title is?

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Ta... I have no idea what "wiff-waff" is either. I thought Boris was more likely to "wiffle-waffle" :lol:

 

Anyway... on with the show.

 

A 19th century mathematician and Anglican Deacon wrote a fantasy novel (and it's sequel) that is still read by millions. Any idea what the first book's title is?

Philistines! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiff_Waff - Anyway, I think you're looking for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (rather than the shortened title, Alice in Wonderland) which spawned Alice Through the Looking Glass. The Deacon was Charles Ludwich Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll. Edited by Simply Paul
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Ta... I have no idea what "wiff-waff" is either. I thought Boris was more likely to "wiffle-waffle" :lol:

 

Anyway... on with the show.

 

A 19th century mathematician and Anglican Deacon wrote a fantasy novel (and it's sequel) that is still read by millions. Any idea what the first book's title is?

Philistines! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiff_Waff - Anyway, I think you're looking for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (rather than the shortened title, Alice in Wonderland) which spawned Alice Through the Looking Glass. The Deacon was Charles Ludwich Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.

 

Absolutely right... DING to you, Paul.

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You are luc warm :)

 

Base purely on JoLuc's theory and a bit of de Bono......

 

Alice was song by Smokey

Some time in the 70's, Ronnie Biggs escaped to Brazil.

Biggs was a bandit, so possibly the link between Alice and Brazil is the film Smokey and the Bandit??

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In that case would it be that Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and also wrote Jabberwocky which was a film directed by Terry Gilliam who also directed Brazil? Not sure what year Jabberwocky came out though...
With some help from MartyBartfast that's a Ding! for Clue-72. Jabberwocky is a poem from Alice through the Looking Glass, and inspired a cracking pythonesque film (directed by Gilliam in 1977) of the same title. Well done. Over to you!
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