Friday, August 01, 2008


Last night's photo was of a bust of the archaeologist Sir William Hardcastle, in the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento.

Here's this week's quiz:

S - - - - - - - - , volcanic island of the Aeolian group [Isole Eolie].

T Mare - - - - - - - , sea which can be exited through the Strait of Messina.

R- - - - - - 11 , King of Sicily.

O- - - - - - - di Dionisio [the Ear of Dionysus], ancient cave in Siracusa.

M- - - - - , film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and set in World War 11 Sicily.

B- - - - - - - , the 18th and 19th century retreat of the palermitano Sicilian nobility.

O- - - dei Morti ["Bones of the dead" ], biscuits prepared for All Souls' Day.

L- - - - - - , town near Catania which was the second oldest Greek colony in Sicily [after Naxos].

I Fico D'- - - - - , the prickly pear.

Highlight below for answers:

Stromboli; Tirreno; Ruggero; Orecchio; Malèna; Bagheria; ossa; Lentini; India.


Gledwood said...

Hey I know the answer to Q1: it's a volcano whose eruption-type is named after said peak's boulder-spitting proclivities..(!!)

CherryPie said...

Mmm! I did try on Google, and still didn't do too well xx

I never was good at quizzes though, I always teamed with my Dad and he is fantastic at them. Strangely enough the few answers he didn't know I always did ;-)

I can't understand why people didn't like us to team up!!!

CherryPie said...

PS: I never would have guessed the answer to yesterday!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm impressed, Gleds! Cherrypie, you and your Dad must have made a wonderful quiz team! Yesterday's was a bit fiendish, I admit!

jmb said...

Only four tonight, getting too obscure for me Welshcakes.

Anonymous said...

1. Salisbury

2. Watford

3. Roger aged

4. Oralsexius

5. Mickey Mouse

6. Bridport

7. Ole

8. Leeds

9. Prickles

I hope I have not spoiled it by giving the answers....

flutterby said...

Darn, I would have known the answer to yesterday's quiz if I hadn't been chased out of the Valley of the Temples by a rain storm last year. Those temples are far apart and takes a bit of running flat out to get back to the car park.

Gledwood said...

Actually my home-made dumplings are quite like the famous boulders spat from said volcanic isle...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sorry, jmb.
Brilliant, Mutley! The answer to everything on earth is, of course, "Bridport".
Flutterby, you were unfortunate in the weather during that visit!
I'm sure they taste fine, Gleds.


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