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Here are some very simple dictionary type discriptions for you to ponder over. There are only ten

of them, and we have helpfully even provided the answers which all begin with the letter A. All you

have to do is sort out which of the three possible answers is the correct one.

If you would like to send your answers to us here at smiley - thepost we will give
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Ten Amazingly Artful A-Words

  1. A common venomous viper (Vipera berus) of Europe. Is it?
    A. Aspic
    B. Adder
    C. Asdic

  2. The condition caused by lack of air. Is it?
    A. Asphyxia
    B. Aspire
    C. Aperture

  3. The place where bees are kept. Is it?
    A. Apiary
    B. Avery
    C. Aery

  4. A raised structure or place on which sacrifices are offered. Is it?
    A. Alter
    B. Annex
    C. Altar

  5. The divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs. Is it?
    A. Astronomy
    B. Astrology
    C. Astrophysics

  6. A pulpy green to purple nutty-flavored edible fruit. Is it?
    A. Avocado
    B. Auger
    C. Aubergine

  7. A disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles. Is it?
    A. Acme
    B. Acne
    C. Adenoids

  8. The commander in chief of a navy. Is it?
    A. Alfresco
    B. Advocate
    C. Admiral

  9. A morbid dread of open spaces. Is it?
    A. Agnostic
    B. Anabolism
    C. Agoraphobia

  10. A star shaped symbol. Is it?
    A. Asterisk
    B. Asteroid
    C. Axial


Those that Deserve a Pat on the Back

Thank you for sending your answers in last week, there was a great response, here are those all important results. Well done to you both.

Gold medal
The Gold Medal Winners are -

Doctor Unscrupulous - All Ten Questions Correct.

A. Dr Justin - All Ten Questions Correct.


Ten Beastly Bond Baddies Answers

  1. From Russia With Love
    A. Red Grant
  2. Goldfinger
    C. Auric Goldfinger
  3. Thunderball
    B. Emilio Largo
  4. You Only Live Twice
    A. Ernst Stavro Blofeld
  5. Diamonds are Forever
    A. Ernst Stavro Blofeld
  6. The Man With The Golden Gun
    B. Fransisco Scaramanga
  7. Moonraker
    A. Hugo Drax
  8. License To Kill
    C. Franz Sanchez
  9. Goldeneye
    B. Alec Trevelyan
  10. Tomorrow Never Dies
    C. Elliot Carver

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