Trivia #5

Trivia #5

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1 Which video game series, known for its arena-based combat style, has had its most recent installment cancelled? (6,10)
10 In film and television, to call attention to the fact that the writer is utilising a specific literary device is also known as "hanging a..." what? (9)
11 What is Homer Simpson's best-known catchphrase? (1'2)
12 What is a thin length of wood used in billiards? (3)
13 Which word can either mean "entrance" or "campaign"? (5)
14 What is the more common name for the base-16 counting system? (11)
18 What children's game involves jumping over one's partner, then crouching to allow someone to jump over in turn? (8)
20 What one-word term refers to the touch of a sword on one's shoulders during the conferring a knighthood? (8)
23 Which Greek playwright's surviving plays include Seven At Thebes? (9)
26 Which term for equipment used in horse riding is also a word meaning "shows hostility"? (7)
28 What household cleaning item was patented in 1924 by William J Barber? (4,3)
29 Which part of a car was first patented in 1923 by George Greenhalgh and Ernest Sweetland? (3,6)
30 "When in doubt, check if your actions are ----- with your purpose." --Azim Jamal & Brian Tracy (7)
31 What is the colloquial term for a score of zero by a cricket batsman? (4)
33 What is the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar? (4)
34 A common method of determining blood type is to add blood to plasma and check if the mixture has done what? (12)
36 Which IT Crowd character, known mostly by his surname, was played by Richard Ayoade? (4)
38 What sport does EA Games' Madden series feature? (8,8)
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2 Which cricket team played in its only World Cup in 2003, failing to win a single match? (7)
3 Which poetic term means either "exalt" or "put in the heavens"? (5)
4 What was actor Cary Grant's surname at birth? (5)
5 What kind of poem typically comes in the Pindaric, Horatian, or irregular varieties? (3)
6/28 Which British TV series debuted in 1987 and aired its twelfth series in 2017? (3,5)
7 Which common Latin phrase translates literally as "for this"? (2,3)
8 In the plural, what word derives from the Greek ἐγκώμιον, meaning "eulogy"? (7)
9 Which video game series names among its titles Morrowind and Oblivion? (3,5,7)
10 Which recurring video game bosses' names derive solely from the Japanese characters ロ and ラ? (6,3,6)
15 What is the chemical symbol for xenon? (2)
16 What logarithmic unit of measurement is named after inventor Alexander Bell? (7)
17 Which long-running TV show was set at County General Hospital in Chicago? (2)
19 Which Spanish pork stew literally translates to "rotten pot"? (4,7)
21 Who was the Egyptian god of the underworld? (6)
22 What is the capital of Norway? (4)
24 Which Japanese foodstuff has variants such as norimaki and gunkanmaki? (5)
25 What is Paracelsus describing thus: "...with all [their] members like another child, which [are] born of a woman, but much smaller." (9)
27 Which bird's scientific name is Athene noctua? (6,3)
31 See 6
32 What word meaning "statement of belief" is the title of a 2011 album by The Human League? (5)
35 In its abbreviated form, what is the qualification awarded to successful high school students in the UK, Singapore, and Sri Lanka? (1.1.1.) 37 What is the chemical symbol for antimony? (2)

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