Christian Aid Cryptic Pop Singers Quiz


Have a little fun as you help someone else, and you could win a bottle of Fairtrade wine. Here are clues to 60 pop singers or groups of the last 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) and numbers are assumed to be written out: "Maroon 5" is clued as (6,4).
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 2021
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. #441188 (4,6)
  2. 6 of them among the red ones for Old Glory (5,7)
  3. 75% of Winston's offer (5,5,3,5)
  4. Capt. Jas. has taken a further degree (2,4)
  5. Corset footings (11)
  6. Could this cause a small tantrum? (5,6)
  7. Crying for fright (5,3,5)
  8. Denim work-trousers on a pendulum (8,4,5)
  9. Derangement (7)
  10. Dime quintet (5,4)
  11. Dragon's breath & Carolina reaper (3,3,5,7)
  12. Duck Daddy! (5)
  13. Either 'Ice Hockey' or 'The Winter's Tale' (8)
  14. Electrical grounding, twine & sack (5,4,3,4)
  15. Enterprise? Trooper? (8)
  16. Explosive conurbation - scavengers (8,4)
  17. Farmhouse, cottage & bloomer (5)
  18. Fisherman saint & archangel (5,7)
  19. For your toast - but not champagne (9)
  20. Friend to dive with, but rather prickly (5,5)
  21. Goldilocks, but no bears (7)
  22. Hamnet's aunty (11,6)
  23. Hergé's detectives? (8,5)
  24. Incandescent, bulb, band (8,5,9)
  25. Indicative nuns (7,7)
  26. Instruct a British soldier to loot? (5,6)
  27. Joseph (of the line of David) & his son (10)
  28. Just crimson (6,3)
  29. Li!ort & Liessa did for the colour of magic (7,7)
  30. Lighter than air craft? or heavier? (3,8)
  31. Like a small notch, in, in jam back (5,5)
  32. Looks like she was completely lazy (4)
  33. Microsoft search Shirley Williams' constituency (4,6)
  34. N 41° 50' W 87° 40'(7)
  35. Napoleon monsieur? (5,1)
  36. No doubt it features carnivorous plants (6,6)
  37. No veering, wavering or turning (3,9)
  38. Nude meadow saffron (9,6)
  39. Obviously not Curaçao Triple Sec (3,3,3)
  40. Of interest to twytchers (5)
  41. Openly sang something stupid to his daughter (5,7)
  42. Paradise? or oblivion? (7)
  43. Peelers, but not for potatoes (6)
  44. Pious monks (9,8)
  45. Plump American draught (6,7)
  46. Raided by police, arrested, or just broken (6)
  47. Raymond Briggs' alma mater (5)
  48. Recently entered wood-pool (6,10)
  49. Sherbet Lemon (5)
  50. Singular insect & back half of horses (3,4)
  51. Spanish Henry churches (7,8)
  52. Speedy suit-maker (6,5)
  53. Sung, confused, with Belle de Crecy & Rosa Mundi (4,1,5)
  54. Sugar, quartz & diamond (8)
  55. The first book ever? (7)
  56. Teerts lads (10,4)
  57. Wet it for floristry (5)
  58. What did Samantha do to Darrin? (8)
  59. What people need for some arrhythmias & po (5,3,3,10)
  60. What the blue-tits pecked from 4 milk bottles (4,4)


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Your information will only be used for administration of this quiz, sending out answers or prizes. If you fill in Gift Aid information it will be forwarded to Christian Aid who deal with it. We do not retain any details.

Christian Aid Week 2021

If the current "Road Map" lasts until May, we hope that we will be able to deliver Christian Aid envelopes during CA Week, which we invite you to drop in to the church or post back. We also hope to be allowed to run a Coffee Morning outdoors & socially distanced, over several neighbouring gardens. We will deliver details of this together with the CA envelopes.
Christian Aid Week is a major part of Christian Aid's annual fundraising and the current pandemic 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 (in fact they struggle to find enough food to eat, very few of them will be hoarding loo-rolls) 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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