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q18: During 2016:
i: who, by his own admission, is no longer the future?
ii: who has described perfection on both sides of the shell?
of whom is there not a lot left apart from illusionary memories?
iv: what representation of the Hague littoral was recovered from a Neapolitan suburb?
v: whose observations regarding spectators’ cleanliness and temper were counterproductive?
vi: which unrepentant Chilean exile, perceived as a Witch, who had established a repressive Saxon lager, has departed?
vii: whose shared award was the 14th for the unique binomial foundation?
viii: who borrowed a title from Gerald, substituting dogs for animals?
ix: from what Bath container were seven weighty sharks rescued?
x: how has Jove renewed his association with his consort?

i: the now-forgotten politican DAVID CAMERON (known by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
iii: the late magician PAUL DANIELS (known by [livejournal.com profile] catsgomiaow, googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
vi: is apparently MARGOT HONECKER, widow of the East German dictator (googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
viii: MONTY DON'S Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs was published (known by [livejournal.com profile] catsgomiaow)
x: The JUNO PROBE reached the planet JUPITER (known by [livejournal.com profile] catsgomiaow)

Date: 2017-01-12 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com

Date: 2017-01-12 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ktee here on phone! x is the planet jupiter, as the juno probe arrived late last year. I think that viii is someone - possibly monty don? - who did a biography, my family and other dogs, the title based on my family and other animals by g durrell.

Date: 2017-01-13 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
This was the only one I knew straight away on the first read-through :)

Date: 2017-01-12 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
i. is Brexit related! Ans. = D. CAMERON ("I was the future once")

Date: 2017-01-12 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com
And now I am Marna's Least Loved Politician Ever (and that post has some competition. f*cking referendum)

Date: 2017-01-12 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com
'on both sides of the shell'
This is not the answer at all, but they're totally missing the sad, sad death of lovely L Cohen, which was not as horrible as that f*cking referendum but still so, so rubbish.

The age of lust is giving birth, and both the parents ask
the nurse to tell them fairy tales on both sides of the glass.
And now the infant with his cord is hauled in like a kite,
and one eye filled with blueprints, one eye filled with night.

Date: 2017-01-12 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ktee on phone again - iii couldnt be the mighty PAUL DANIELS could it?

Date: 2017-01-15 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
đź‘Ť of course

Date: 2017-01-13 11:46 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ktee yet AGAIN you can tell this is bugging me can't you! Might iv have something to do with something uncovered at Pompeii or Herculaneum?

Date: 2017-01-13 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
vi. would seem to be Margot Honecker
(the reference to 'lager' here meaning concentration camp rather than beer)

Not top of my list of 2016 lamented deaths.

Date: 2017-01-13 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
and iii. is of course Paul Daniels. You'll like this answer…

(this one and vi. both Google-aided obv)

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