What connects chess, water and death? The Saturday Quiz | life and style

Questions

1 Which murder in 1610 was the first to be called an assassination?
2 Who wrote the Twilight fan fiction as Snowqueens Icedragon?
3 Which American decision-making body has 538 members?
4 What is Britain’s most colorful corvid?
5 Which African language takes its name from Arabic for “coastal”?
6 A cosmic year, it’s time to do what?
seven What classic dystopian film is set in 2022?
8 Iznik tableware comes from which country?
What links:
9
Myriam ; Deborah; Hulda; Noadia; Anna?
ten Eric Spear; Simon May; Tony Hat?
11 Luvironza River, Burundi, and Lake Tana, Ethiopia?
12 Dead; Chess; Sermon; Water; Said?
13 373; 100; 212?
14 Gila Monster; Komodo dragon; Mexican beaded lizard?
15 Bad (plant pot); Lucky (gingham beanie); Snooty (top); Snow (bowler)?

Have you deciphered the Komodo Dragon Clue? Photography: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket/Getty Images

Answers

1 King Henry IV of France.
2 EL James (origin of the Fifty Shades series).
3 The Electoral College.
4 Jay.
5 Swahili.
6 The solar system will orbit once around the center of the Milky Way (about 225 million years).
seven Soy green.
8 Turkey (Ottoman Empire).

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9 Women prophets (named in the Bible).
ten Wrote soap opera theme tunes: Coronation Street; EastEnders; Crossroads, Emmerdale and Neighbors.
11 (Probable) origins of the White and Blue Niles.
12 The Waste Land Poem: Final Words of the Five Sections.
13 Boiling point of water: kelvin; celsius; Fahrenheit.
14 Poisonous lizards.
15 Headgear from Mr Men and Little Misses.

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