The Mail on Sunday - 2021-11-21



Get Puzzling!

1 MOVIES: Who stars as fashion-conscious law student Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde? 2 MUSIC: Released in October 2021, what is the title of Adele’s third UK No 1 single? 3 TV & RADIO: Which sitcom starred Sue Johnston as a nurse who joins her local Women’s Guild after the death of her husband? 4 SPORT: In 2011, who became the first Chinese tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title? 5 LEISURE: When played competitively, which board game uses a set of pieces in a style named after Howard Staunton? 6 SCIENCE: What is the name of the scientific phenomenon that is the generation of voltage and electric current in a material upon exposure to light? 7 NATURE: Which brightly coloured bird, with the Latin name Alcedo atthis, lays its eggs in a burrow in a riverbank? 8 LITERATURE: The artist Basil Hallward is a central character in which novel, first published in 1890? 9 WORDS: What is the meaning of the word deleterious? a) Doubtful, b) Minimal, c) Harmful. 10 BRITAIN: Founded in 1132, which abbey, now ruined, is located on the banks of the River Skell in North Yorkshire? 11 THIS YEAR: What first name did Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi give to their daughter, who was born on September 18? 12 POT LUCK: The mazurka, the polonaise, and the krakowiak are dances originating from which country?


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