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    Find the hidden word.

    A word is hidden in a sentence along with a description of that word. For example: A metal found in the envIRONment. The answer is 'iron'.

    Group 1

    1. The homeowner hears a cat's crying sound.
    2. A thankless part of the leg.
    3. The distinguished celebrity arrives from Costa Rica.
    4. The wingless insect is found on Inspector Clouseau.
    5. A happening or incident in Fuerteventura.
    6. Discontinue the ordainment of St Christopher.
    7. James, the former US cult movie actor, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
    8. Housework is to join or decorate by means of a needle and thread.
    9. The ‘Clue’ murder weapon is located in one of the rooms of the property.
    10. The European sea eagle was spotted at Alderney.
    11. Make an announcement to unite and bond closely.
    12. Tiers among the eyebrows.
    13. Listen to the sheepshearer.
    14. A musical instrument which is absolutely fabulous.
    15. African country that attracts a vagabond.
    16. This type of candle is a firework used by a pyromaniac.
    17. This nocturnal bird likes general knowledge.
    18. The largest Greek island is a concrete jungle.
    19. Cut into pieces by the psychopath.
    20. Legendary beings found among the bookshelves.
    21. Appear from the emergency.
    22. Omar Sharif is in the bog.
    23. Bob, the American rock singer, has good body language.
    24. The opportunist knows the location of the ruins of ancient Carthage.
    25. Obtain rye whisky from this coniferous tree.
    26. One of king Lear's daughters enjoys oregano.
    27. The gangster has a huge sense of anxiety.
    28. Only a clairvoyant could name a record by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
    29. It's one promising lead.
    30. Large lizards do little for a character in 'My Fair Lady'.
    Group 2


    1. I detest the French chateau.
    2. A tranquil magical moment.
    3. This British port is bowled over.
    4. The men who man a ship are found in the Hundred Acre Wood.
    5. Guaranteed to utter in bombastic tones.
    6. Shaquille O'Neal injures himself on the stiff spines of the porcupine.
    7. The hooked claw can be located in the Spanish region of Catalonia.
    8. A mineral when viewed through a digital camera.
    9. Guzzle Venus Williams' drink.
    10. Four bishops are part of beach essentials for this game of skill.
    11. Use telekinesis to find the Albanian monetary unit.
    12. A quarter of Paris contains platinum.
    13. Charles Dickens was seen in this French city.
    14. Rod Stewart guesses the middle name of British statesman, William Gladstone.
    15. Is Tom the jeweller in the movie 'The Seven Year Itch'.
    16. The first sign of the zodiac is found in Dr Johnson's dictionaries.
    17. Are head teachers a continuous dull pain.
    18. Footballer Wayne Rooney behaves like a Roman emperor.
    19. This pirate is angry.
    20. Violent anger is a tragedy.
    21. The penpusher is an official who shows people to their seats.
    22. A cavalry sword - give us a break from this aberration.
    23. A gardening tool from Marrakech.
    24. A close friend of Michael Schumacher.
    25. Olivia De Havilland has a large luxurious country residence.
    26. This clergyman was seen with the film director.
    27. Could she be the wife of Hercules?
    28. Edible nut from Cape Canaveral.
    29. Fine china porcelain from Birmingham.
    30. Alfred Hitchcock thriller set in St. Tropez.
    31. This famous singer takes up archery.

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    These are trickier . . . and more rewarding,
    but I missed one.

    Group 1
    Spoiler:

    The homeowner hears a cat's crying sound.

    A thankless part of the leg.

    The distinguished celebrity arrives from Costa Rica.

    The wingless insect is found on Inspector Clouseau.

    A happening or incident in Fuerteventura

    Discontinue the ordainment of St Christopher.

    James, the former US cult movie actor, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

    Housework is to join or decorate by means of a needle and thread.

    The ‘Clue’ murder weapon is located in one of the rooms of the property.

    The European sea eagle was spotted at Alderney.

    Make an announcement to unite and bond closely.

    Tiers among the eyebrows.

    Listen to the sheepshearer.

    A musical instrument which is absolutely fabulous.

    African country that attracts a vagabond.

    This type of candle is a firework used by a pyromaniac.

    This nocturnal bird likes general knowledge.

    The largest Greek island is a concrete jungle.

    Cut into pieces by the psychopath.

    Legendary beings found among the bookshelves.

    Appear from the emergency.

    Omar Sharif is in the bog.

    Bob, the American rock singer, has good body language.

    The opportunist knows the location of the ruins of ancient Carthage.

    Obtain rye whisky from this coniferous tree.

    One of King Lear's daughters enjoys oregano.

    The gangster has a huge sense of anxiety.

    Only a clairvoyant could name a record by Gilbert O'Sullivan. ?

    It's one promising lead.

    Large lizards do little for a character in 'My Fair Lady'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    These are trickier . . . and more rewarding,


    but I missed one.

    Group 1
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    Only a clairvoyant could name a record by Gilbert O'Sullivan. ?

    You did great, Soroban. You would have to be a Gilbert O'Sullivan fan to know that he had a no. 1 hit in the seventies.

    Listen to it here:
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    Tricky! .I had to dredge up all my Jeopardy-type trivia.


    Group 2

    Spoiler:

    I detest the French chateau.

    A tranquil magical moment.

    This British port is bowled over.

    The men who man a ship are found in the Hundred Acre Wood.

    Guaranteed to utter in bombastic tones.

    Shaquille O'Neal injures himself on the stiff spines of the porcupine.

    The hooked claw can be located in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

    A mineral when viewed through a digital camera.

    Guzzle Venus Williams' drink.

    Four bishops are part of beach essentials for this game of skill.

    Use telekinesis to find the Albanian monetary unit.

    A quarter of Paris contains platinum.

    Charles Dickens was seen in this French city.

    Rod Stewart guesses the middle name of British statesman, William Gladstone.

    Is Tom the jeweller in the movie 'The Seven Year Itch'.

    The first sign of the zodiac is found in Dr Johnson's dictionaries.

    Are head teachers a continuous dull pain?

    Footballer Wayne Rooney behaves like a Roman emperor.

    This pirate is angry.

    Violent anger is a tragedy.

    The penpusher is an official who shows people to their seats.

    A cavalry sword - give us a break from this aberration.

    A gardening tool from Marrakech.

    A close friend of Michael Schumacher.

    Olivia De Havilland has a large luxurious country residence.

    This clergyman was seen with the film director.

    Could she be the wife of Hercules?

    Edible nut from Cape Canaveral.

    Fine china porcelain from Birmingham.

    Alfred Hitchcock thriller set in St. Tropez.

    This famous singer takes up archery.


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    Soroban, did you notice the other 'alternate spelling' for the hidden word in this one?

    22. A cavalry sword - give us a break from this aberration.
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    Hello, masters!

    Soroban, did you notice the other 'alternate spelling' for the hidden word in this one?
    Spoiler:

    22. A cavalry sword - give us a break from this aberration.
    Ha! . . . Missed it . . . *blush*

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