Trivia #6

Trivia #6

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1 What method of marking time was introduced in October 1582? (9,8)
10 What can be found roughly 15 miles above the Earth's surface, and 60 miles above Venus' surface? (5,5)
11 What is the (French) term for the playing pieces used in the game pétanque? (6)
13 What kind of computer memory sits inside the CPU and communicates directly with the computer's RAM? (5)
14 What chemical is used to treat anaphylaxis, often by use of an auto-injector? (11)
15 A region that straddles Germany, Poland, and Czechia, what area of Europe was conquered by Prussia in 1742? (7)
16 What language, spoken by over 7 million people worldwide, is thought to be a creole of Dutch? (9)
18 What material are the surfaces of human teeth made out of? (6)
20 What medical condition could be classified as inguinal, femoral, umbilical, or incisional? (6)
23 What film title links the directors Delmer Daves and King Vidor? (4,2,8)
28 In its short form, what kind of weapon sharezs its name with an alter ego of the fictional Rick Jones? (1-4)
29 The study of the culture and linguistics of ancient Mesopotamia is also known as what? (11)
30 Which language, invented by a Polish ophthalmologist, has Slavic grammar and Romantic word roots? (9)
32 In poetry, what kind of four-line stanza is characterised by hendecasyllabic verses? (7)
35 Who wrote Götz von Berlichingen? (6)
36 What legless lizards, native to Eurasia, are also known as "deaf adders"? (10)
Down
1 According to the nursery rhyme, to where did Dr. Foster travel? (10)
2 A stiff neckline of a garment, typically a shirt, is also known as what? (4,6)
3 What now-obsolete qualification was offered to fifth-form schoolchildren in the UK? (1,6)
4 "______ the men would fight very well if properly officered, although they are an exceedingly dirty and nasty people." --George Washington (1,4,3)
5 From the Greek word νοητικός, which English adjective refers to the mind or intellect? (8)
6 What is the chemical symbol for astatine? (2)
7 For the operating system Linux, what milestone occurred on Thursday January 1, 1970 at midnight (UTC)? (5)
8 As of March 2019, Lhamo Thondup holds what position? (5,4)
9 What single English word can be split into two Latin phrases, meaning (in order) "things" and "in and of themselves"? (8)
12 Which musician died in November 2001 after battling lung cancer? (6,8)
17 What is the common name for the two flowering plants Anigozanthos flavidus and Macropidia fuliginosa? (8,3)
19 Which city in Scotland lent its name to the city of Dunedin, Florida? (9)
21 A term that has become synonymous with "flying saucer", what is the acronym for airborne objects that are hard to classify? (4)
22 What English word can mean to tax, or to start a war? (4)
24 What types of objects are Jackson-Pratts and swales? (6)
25 In its abbreviated form, what is another term for a stock market launch? (3)
26 Native to India, what tree is known for its nocturnal white flowers and red timber? (6)
27 Which creature is mentioned in the Qur'an in the story of King Solomon as being a faithful and smart creature? (6)
31 The extinct Eostrix was what kind of bird? (3)
33 In English, what is the only personal pronoun - subjective or objective - that is also a possessive pronoun? (3)
34 In its short form, what is the mathematical term for the inverse of the secant function? (3)

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