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Irish Times Big 2009 Brainteaser

  • 29-12-2009 2:34am
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    Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭


    I've been doing this Irish Times quiz over Christmas with the family. We got stuck on one question in yesterday's(Monday) edition.It is the cultural and entertainment section of the quiz. Question 44 - What conversational cranium sang in the National Concert Hall in April?

    None of us can get it here. Help would be appreciated. Cheers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,132 ✭✭✭Dinner


    David Byrne, member of
    Talking Heads
    , played there on the 6th of April so I guess it's them you're looking for.

    http://www.nch.ie/Box-Office/Performances/David-Byrne-on-Tour--Songs-of-David-Byrne-and-Bria.aspx?date=06/04/2009&time=2000


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭vinpaul


    Is it Talking Heads:mad:

    Any help on Q 11 Is it twins
    Stuck on Riddles
    32 The ultimate Lawmaker and a largely uninformed lovemaker from a regal place in the midlands
    Also stuck on 35. Comes from the blue, goes with a nut this years cartoon canine.

    Have the rest up to yesterdays list


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭vinpaul


    Any quizzers doing this competition. Almost finished But need some help. Will seek answers when I hear from entrants


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 nmed1


    35 is Bolt but any answers for riddles 31 & 32


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 nmed1


    32 is Brian Cowen ,nick name BIFFO is the uninformed lovemaker
    and he is the ultimate lawmaker at the moment

    Any answers to 31

    It never happens but it does so extremely, as it did this summer


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  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭vinpaul


    I think no 31 is: RAIN. We had a lot of rain this summer!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭snowfinch


    Vinpaul - I'm no expert at these things, but for number 11 I think the answer is that they have their names abbreviated to a moniker - i.e. Jedward, Bennifer, Brangelina.

    Working my was through the answers - loads to go!

    re: Picture 38, I'm thinking Thierry Henry - him in his Arsenal jersey and the infamous left hand. However, the other half thinks that the skin colour is too white. Anyone any other suggestions, or go with what I already have?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 smcorr


    Anyone any idea on number 34: It has been dark - though not at the top - for 250 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,003 ✭✭✭bijapos


    Picture of the han is Thierry Henry, ring on his finger gives it away.

    Nr. 34 is a pint of Guinness :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭Crania


    No. 74: As bank stocks collapsed, which company cemented its position as the “heavyweight” of the Irish Stock Exchange?

    I'm thinking it could be CRH because of the 'cemented' reference and the fact that it didn't do too badly this year.

    Any ideas?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭samsausage


    Crania wrote: »
    No. 74: As bank stocks collapsed, which company cemented its position as the “heavyweight” of the Irish Stock Exchange?

    I'm thinking it could be CRH because of the 'cemented' reference and the fact that it didn't do too badly this year.

    Any ideas?

    CRH is correct


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭vinpaul


    Is it twins?

    Moniker is suggested but does not sound like a typical quiz answer.
    The twins connection seems good to me.
    Any other views:mad::mad:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 Chick Pea


    Crania wrote: »
    No. 74: As bank stocks collapsed, which company cemented its position as the “heavyweight” of the Irish Stock Exchange?

    I'm thinking it could be CRH because of the 'cemented' reference and the fact that it didn't do too badly this year.

    Any ideas?

    I'm stuck on questions 5 (The salesman......) and 33 ( Brian ate it.......). Any suggested answers would be greatly appreciated. I have all of the other answers, for better or worse! Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭samsausage


    Chick Pea wrote: »
    I'm stuck on questions 5 (The salesman......) and 33 ( Brian ate it.......). Any suggested answers would be greatly appreciated. I have all of the other answers, for better or worse! Thanks.

    5. Bill Cullen (the Apprentice)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 Chick Pea


    Thanks a million.

    I have figured the answer to 33 (Garlic, I think)

    I have now finished the quiz.

    Thanks again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭vinpaul


    Chick Pea wrote: »
    I'm stuck on questions 5 (The salesman......) and 33 ( Brian ate it.......). Any suggested answers would be greatly appreciated. I have all of the other answers, for better or worse! Thanks.

    Anwer is Bill Cullen

    Any offers for Q 11 link with various celebrities


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 concretegroover


    no 11 is mixed up names or uninames.what is the answer to no 36


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 JohnFinner


    Just spent most of night doing quiz but lost on the code cracking (29 & 30) Can anyone advise how to answer or a large clue would be appreciated?

    Thanks.

    29. Its bad - ?
    30. Cutting Irish nickname - ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 duncal


    :)
    samsausage wrote: »
    5. Bill Cullen (the Apprentice)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 duncal


    the answer to 29 is the national treasury management agency .I am still stuck on 30 and who is the singer who sang in the concert hall in April
    JohnFinner wrote: »
    Just spent most of night doing quiz but lost on the code cracking (29 & 30) Can anyone advise how to answer or a large clue would be appreciated?

    Thanks.

    29. Its bad - ?
    30. Cutting Irish nickname - ?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 duncal


    Th answer to 36 is probably lisbon
    no 11 is mixed up names or uninames.what is the answer to no 36


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭vinpaul


    An Bord Snip Nua
    A cutting Irish nickname
    Any good answers for No 11 links? Could it be celebrity stars??:confused::confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭samsausage


    36 is a picture of the bridge in Lisbon
    national concert hall answer is David Byrne (talking heads)


  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭fluky1


    i am stuck just for 2 answers and would be grateful for the help?


    8. 2.46 metres and 2 inches. The world's tallest and smallest what?

    37. Where s Lance cycling?

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭samsausage


    tallest and smallest people
    phoenix park


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 pizzazz


    would appreciate help with regards to 26. weds go riot! been wrecking my head!
    Last one so can supply other answers. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭maryb26


    weds go riot = Tiger Woods.
    Stuck on 48 July 17th was 10th anniversary of whick great Irish actor's death? any help appreciated


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 duncal


    maryb26 wrote: »
    weds go riot = Tiger Woods.
    Stuck on 48 July 17th was 10th anniversary of whick great Irish actor's death? any help appreciated
    Donal mc Cann


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5 duncal


    maryb26 wrote: »
    weds go riot = Tiger Woods.
    Stuck on 48 July 17th was 10th anniversary of whick great Irish actor's death? any help appreciated
    Donal Mc Cann

    What city was Bono singing in


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  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭samsausage


    Berlin


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