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18: During 2015:

i: which popular character fell to a Minnesota toxophilite?
ii: whose crown-scarred skull has found a final resting place?
iii: where has a polychrome hybrid of Galanthus been relaunched?
iv: which archiepiscopal foundation has closed its doors after 432 years?
v: for which sleuth has his luscinial escapade now turned out to be his swan song?
vi: which anthem, played in error, was equally erroneously attributed to Kazakhstan?
vii: which six-times winner did his final lap almost 65 years after his first victory?
viii: how has Suffragette militancy progressed to Suffragen achievement?
ix: how did a redesigned garden contribute to gold in China?
x: how has Bellerophon returned at the expense of Aquila?

VERY INCOMPLETE: we need iii, iv, vii, ix and x!

Date: 2016-01-14 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
(i know this is fierce but i've stopped unscreening anono-comments -- *anyone* can contribute, total drive-bys entirely welcome, but plz give us a name or a stable pseud in the body of yr answer)
Edited Date: 2016-01-14 11:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-14 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
The first anon was me, forgetting that I wasn't logged in on the work computer.

Date: 2016-01-14 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com

I vaguely remember the national anthem hoo-haa - it was a football match I think, and the anthem was something completely mundane like Guernsey or sutin.

Date: 2016-01-14 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com

(This answer brought to you by regularly reading the Graun sport section's 'weird ass bizniz that's happened this week')

Date: 2016-01-14 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
Google says: toxophilite = archer.

Is the "crown-scarred skull" Richard II? III? The one who was found in a parking lot.

Date: 2016-01-14 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
i. Game Of Thrones SPOILER? (I've never watched it, so any info about it whatsoever = spoiler to me)

ii. agree this Ricky III

v. "luscinia" = family of birds that include nightingales and flycatchers if that helps

Date: 2016-01-14 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
I'm completely blanking but now I want to say the detective in question is Scandinavian -- did Henning Menkell (sic) die this year, or am I making that up? (apologies to Mr Menkell if I am)

Date: 2016-01-15 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
mankell did indeed die last year, which means his fictional sleuth kurt wallander has indeed had his swan song: the final novel (it says here) is called "the troubled man", which doesn't seem to have much to do with flycatchers or nightingales

(and the most recent film, most recent TV release and most recent DVD release don't seem much more related: the pyramid, the secret and the witness)

Date: 2016-01-16 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
If I'm wrong, and it's not Mankell: there was a P.D. James / Dalgleish novel titled Shroud of the Nightingale; was it adapted/filmed at all last year?

(yes, Google/Wikipedia was involved in finding that title)
Edited Date: 2016-01-16 07:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-17 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
of course!

Date: 2016-01-14 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
i. Well it's not Hunger Games...

Date: 2016-01-14 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
also, I checked, and Adam Driver is not from MN.

Date: 2016-01-15 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
+google

ans. is of course CECIL THE LION, shot with a crossbow by a dentist from Minnesota

Date: 2016-01-14 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Is viii) when the protestors had a die-in at the Suffragette premiere? Or some related gubbins re: the film?

Date: 2016-01-15 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
viii: no this is about the first woman to become a (CofE) bishop, libby lane, in jan 2015, thus (a bit tenuously) consolidating the gains of the suffragette movement (which AS YOU KNOW won women the vote in this country) - lane is a SUFFRAGAN BISHOP, e.g. does not run a cathedral and reports to a nearby METROPOLITAN bishop

not sure why it says "suffragen" -- possibly another typo in rather a carelessly proofed quiz >:(

Date: 2016-01-14 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
vii) Horse? Cyclist? Racing driver? PLUTO????

Date: 2016-01-15 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
iii: galanthus is the latin name for snowdrop, so this is presumably a new breed of multicoloured snowdrop
(however googling "coloured snowdrop" merely reveals the fact that, while unusual, such things has pretty much always existed)

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