One quiz at a time

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 15:09 Wed 01 Nov 2017

A meat cleaver?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 15:22 Wed 01 Nov 2017

flash_uk wrote:
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A meat cleaver?
No, but something in that region. A much more specialised gadget.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 23:14 Thu 02 Nov 2017

A marrow spoon.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 05:09 Fri 03 Nov 2017

AHB wrote:
23:14 Thu 02 Nov 2017
A marrow spoon.
Not a marrow spoon.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 17:52 Sun 05 Nov 2017

Hint:
The gadget relates to a crustacian and to the french revolution.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 23:37 Wed 15 Nov 2017

The correct answer is of course a Lobster Guillotine.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 20:28 Thu 16 Nov 2017

Well I wouldn't have guessed that!
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 22:22 Thu 16 Nov 2017

AHB wrote:
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Well I wouldn't have guessed that!
Ah, but given the clues, you must admit it is guessable.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 17:44 Sun 23 Jun 2019

I know we essentially let this thread die, but a quiz question occurred to me today which I couldn't resist asking, especially for the mathematicians amongst us.

A simple question. What is the next number in this series, and why?
88, 92, 95, 97, 99, 102, 107...
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 13:36 Mon 01 Jul 2019

42
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 13:09 Tue 02 Jul 2019

I'll give a clue. The next number is 111.

Any ideas why?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 15:19 Wed 03 Jul 2019

Are these the bottle/Selo numbers on a case of Port you own?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 17:12 Wed 03 Jul 2019

Is it number of years since general declarations working backwards from 1931?

i.e.
1931 = 88 (years ago)
1927 = 92,
1924 = 95,
1922 = 97,
1920 = 99,
1917 = 102,
1912 = 107...

Next three in sequence would presumably be
1908 = 111,
1904 = 115,
1900 = 119

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 02:12 Thu 04 Jul 2019

If Phil is wrong, that's an astounding coincidence.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 10:26 Thu 04 Jul 2019

Glenn E. wrote:
02:12 Thu 04 Jul 2019
If Phil is wrong, that's an astounding coincidence.
If those numbers don't relate to those years I would agree; though the reason itself might not be quite right - rather than general declaration years, it might relate to a specific producer, or to a specific tasting that Alex has/will attend this year, for example.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 23:11 Thu 04 Jul 2019

Phil’s not wrong. I was looking at the general declaration vintages as they approached their centenary and that gave me the sequence.

Doff hat to Phil for getting it.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 00:47 Fri 13 Mar 2020

What obscure 2011 Port am I now drinking?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:00 Fri 13 Mar 2020

jdaw1 wrote:What obscure 2011 Port am I now drinking?
Messias

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 01:02 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Andy Velebil wrote:
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jdaw1 wrote:What obscure 2011 Port am I now drinking?
Messias
Maybe one could argue that Messias is obscure. Maybe. It doesn’t have a chapter in the book, which could be part of a definition.

But no, not Messias.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 01:03 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Alves de Sousa

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 01:05 Fri 13 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:
01:03 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Alves de Sousa
Properly obscure. Good guess. Wrong, but nonetheless a good guess.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:14 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Romariz

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Andy Velebil wrote:
01:14 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Romariz
No.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:21 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Quinta d. Popa?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 01:24 Fri 13 Mar 2020

Andy Velebil wrote:
01:21 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Quinta d. Popa?
Naughty. You aren’t allowed two consecutive guesses. That isn’t the game. You can’t guess yet.

Maybe I could give the clue that if somebody else had guessed this, it would have been wrong. But you can’t guess.
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{If you get it right, you then have to pose an equally useless but guessable question. If you guess wrong, you can’t guess again until somebody else has had a guess, or until a new question is posed (which would happen because a previous guess is marked ‘correct’).}

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