Return of the anagram quiz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Various brass related anagrams. Although the letters per word are indicated, and although I've included written clues, I've deliberately attached the wrong clue to each anagram!
    Once solved, the initial letters of each first word, will, when unjumbled, spell out the names of two musical instruments not ever likely to be seen in a brass band!

    Please reply via PM only. Just a bit of fun!

    Shh! Clinical sod! (8, 6) Popular brass band writer.
    Mr. Argues (8 ) Well known brass band work, a title all in French
    The pram rage (5, 6) Famous brass band soloist turned conductor
    Autumn prattler (7, 7) Gregson work
    Contains Toon (12) Brass band work, written by a percussionist.
    Inner statement (14) Wife of a famous English composer, and a composer herself
    So incur my ham (7, 5) Major UK concert hall, well used to housing bands
    Drunken egghead floats filth (3, 4, 2, 8, 8 ) Old test piece by Henry Geehl
    More vile WC roll (6, 8 ) Brass instrument not seen in a brass band.
    Bird chortles (6, 6) Eric Ball work
    Met devout alien (2, 3, 2, 7) Vinter work
    Holy hymns, pal. (8, 4) Look, no valves!
    Lemons hog it (6, 5) Related to the chortling bird
    Hell! No poem (10) A work full of 'Sparke'
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2004
  2. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Apologies folks. Well spotted Peter Bale! The clue 'Wife of a famous English composer, and a composer herself' should have read 'DAUGHTER of a famous English composer, and a composer herself'. Doh!
  3. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    The second, and second to last clues had me fooled for a while as they could both apply to one (or even two) of the answers.
  4. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Good Post
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Sorry, you've lost me. There's definitely only one French title in there. There's a Latin one too. And 'Related to the chortling bird'? Maybe I've got anagrams on the brain so much I can't spot the bleedin' obvious but enlighten me and I'll correct things if needs be.


  6. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Sorry - scribbled too much out as I got them - should have been the third, and second from last, both of which could have a large connection, though perhaps a smaller one now.
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Hmmm, yeah, OK. I was hoping that 'related to the chortling bird' would eliminate that possible duplication as let's face it, one was a a more 'longer term' 'soloist' than the other, (although they seem to be largely equally successful as conductors!) but fair point. Anyway, didn't exactly want to make it easy! ;-) (ahem!)
  8. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    In other words, that's my excuse and I'm... erm.... sticking to it! :) I think I should have gone with my first plan, i.e. to have the right clues attached to the right anagram but dropping the indicators for the number of letters per word! Oops!

    Sorry, Ronnie and anyone else similarly confused!
  9. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Confusion only came as I got what I thought was clue 3 first, but then couldn't get chortling bird for ages. When I finally did I realised my mistake.
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Right. Any more last minute takers before I dish out the answers?
  11. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    hmmm... though these anagram things were in the past... I won't melt my brain on this one if you're about to announce the results though.
  12. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    no worries there Dave - you didn't!! :-? :lol:
  13. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    I can give it an extra couple of days, no problem. ;-)
  14. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    oh yes please Mr payn , im still working on my answers :oops:
  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    No worries. 'Tis just a bit of lexicographical escapism, after all! ;-)
  16. Di

    Di Active Member

    Oooh, thank you Mr Payn, thought the answers would be up by now and I've have missed out.
    I was half way through them yesterday afternoon when I got the ":cry: come and help me mummy :cry: " call that landed us in A & E for the evening! And for an ickle broken finger! :rolleyes:
  17. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    That's great news - thanks Dave! I'll get back to the ones that I'm stuck on now.... or in the morning. I kinda gave up when you said you were going to post the answers - maybe I am going to manage to finish it in time this time! :shock:
  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Okay, no more answers in so congrats to Ronnie the Lizard and Peter Bale with the correct answers! If the rest of you don't want to know the answers and are still ploughing your way through.... look away now!

    Shh! Clinical sod! (8, 6) Nicholas Childs
    Mr. Argues (8 ) Resurgam
    The pram rage (5, 6) Peter Graham
    Autumn prattler (7, 7) Natural trumpet
    Contains Toon (12) Connotations
    Inner statement (14) Entertainments
    So incur my ham (7, 5) Harmony Music
    Drunken egghead floats filth (3, 4, 2, 8, 8 ) The King of Elfland's Daughter
    More vile WC roll (6, 8 ) Oliver Cromwell
    Bird chortles (6, 6) Robert Childs
    Met devout alien (2, 3, 2, 7) Un Vie De Matelot
    Holy hymns, pal. (8, 4) Symphony Hall
    Lemons hog it (6, 5) Imogen Holst
    Hell! No poem (10) Mellophone

    The instruments made up of the initial letters of the answers, when unjumbled, were....

    Spinet & crumhorn

    Another quiz soon....

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