Christian Aid Cryptic Pop Artists Quiz


Have a little fun as you help someone else, and you could win a bottle of Fairtrade wine. Here are clues to assorted pop singers and groups from any time in the past 60 years. The clues are mostly cryptic or just bad puns (occasionally a mix). Punctuation marks are ignored: "I'm livin'" is clued as (2,5); initial "the" is ignored (but may appear within the answer) and numbers are assumed to be written out: " East 17" is clued as (4,9).
Solve as many as you can (you don't have to complete it; some years no-one finishes) and send the answers to Mrs Walker, 12 West Way, Slinfold, RH13 0SB, together with a donation of at least 3 for Christian Aid (If you can fill in the Gift Aid declaration at the end, your gift is worth even more). Closing date is June 14th 2023
The winner, whoever correctly solves the most clues, will be announced on St. Peter's, Slinfold website, shortly after and the prize delivered within the next few days
In the event of a tie, the winner will be the person who, in the opinion of the committee, best completes this sentence, using ten or fewer words:-
'I support Christian Aid because

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The Quiz

  1. 24 hours in yellow+blue (5,3)
  2. Abbreviated Hammers, disunited (4)
  3. Adams, Buchanan, Coolidge et al (10,2,3,6,6,2,7)
  4. Adams' paranoid android disliked men & women, so NO (6,4)
  5. Astaire agreed verbally (5,4,4)
  6. Atropos is my mother, Clotho & Lachesis my aunts (8,5)
  7. Beloved by beliebers? (6,6)
  8. Best doctor? I say Hartnell, you say Baker. The question is?(3)
  9. Brewing in Yorkshire since c18th (3,5)
  10. Brownish-purple? count one hand (6,4)
  11. Buried piled material (6,11)
  12. Can be spread with #20 or #45 (5)
  13. Capten art thou sleeping? (5)
  14. Caraway & Saffron are young ladies (5,5)
  15. Cherishment (1,1,1)
  16. Chum has the first five-ninths of Tinseltown (5,5)
  17. Close with signet & wax (4)
  18. Colourful corvid, but not flying (5)
  19. Compared to Midsummer night's dream, Winter's tale is (8)
  20. Conserves (3)
  21. Dam to #47 (5)
  22. Darken dog silhouette (7)
  23. Devon says under #20, Cornwall, over (5)
  24. Did he manage Scotland? Aye he did (6
  25. Distinctive feature of #60 or #46 in general (5)
  26. Electronic short time, short for Emma (6)
  27. Fielding's foundling (3,5)
  28. Finely chop beef, onion, bread. bind with egg & bake (8)
  29. Headless hip bones (5)
  30. Hyper, alfresco evangelists (5,6,9)
  31. It's nuts (7)
  32. Jim Bondi & Jack Ipanema (5,4)
  33. Jim is not the sharpest knife, but became a captain (5,5)
  34. Just how contrary can they be? (4,4)
  35. Kennedy coin or 2&6 (obsolete) (5,4)
  36. Like a carpet, long-haired (6)
  37. Lit-up, one after another (12)
  38. Make a note of the lighter (4,6)
  39. Messages recently increased in size (6)
  40. Multi-hued detective agency (10,8,7)
  41. My French kiss in Afrikaans (7)
  42. Necessities (7,2,9)
  43. Ocean waves on the shore of Lake Huron? (3,4,7)
  44. Player rankings in 2 player zero-sum games (1,1,1)
  45. Preserve (9)
  46. Pygeons, tyts, and robyns (5)
  47. Rembrandt was called Your Highness? ([6.8,5,2,]6)
  48. Ruby is not complicated (6,3)
  49. Scrooge's first visitor, cut to the jawline (3,6)
  50. Should have used sunscreen above the collar (6)
  51. Singular instruction (3,9)
  52. Split an archaic diamond (4,3)
  53. Smartly dressed in the past (7)
  54. This French dear is paradoxically female (4)
  55. Total obliteration - with an indiarubber? (7)
  56. To tie up black shoes (5,4)
  57. Wait till the sun shines... (5)
  58. Water-meadow needs cleaning first (5,11)
  59. What gender is Walther PPK (3,7)
  60. White tailed, golden sea, and Ern. (6)


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Christian Aid Week 2023

We hope that to be able to deliver Christian Aid envelopes during CA Week, which we invite you to drop in to the church or post back. We will not be returning to collect them. We also hope to have a stall or two at the Village Market during May and one other fund-raising event - Watch this space! We will deliver details together with the CA envelopes.
Christian Aid Week is a major part of Christian Aid's annual fundraising and the current world situation increases their need for funds, since they work with the poorest of the poor, who are even more vulnerable to disease, through inadequate food & sanitation in many areas. You can donate directly to them online by going to their website and clicking the "Donate Now" button.
Alternately you can send cash or cheques via us; drop them in to Janet at 12 West Way or post them (in an envelope marked Christian Aid) into the safe in the belfry door at St. Peter's Church in Slinfold. (the safe is emptied daily) and we'll make sure that it all gets to them.

At the back of St Peter's church you can find a recycled plastic bottle for collecting 'Pat's Pennies'. Pat was one of our earliest volunteers and originated the idea of collecting your small change throughout the year. The format varies slightly each year; we have had a 'mile of pennies' 'pounds of pennies' 'copperplate Pat's wall' 'a barrowful of pennies' etc. but we have been collecting this 'Small Change To Make Large Changes In The Poorest Lives' for at least 30 years now. Please take a 'Pat's Penny Pot' to collect for next year.

The committee will always be glad to hear of suggestions for fund-raising ideas and volunteers to help. Click here to contact us

Christian Aid aims to help people who need help, irrespective of race or creed. This is our attempt to help raise money for this work.

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