**1** What was reduced by 20 in 1967?

**2** What urges adhesion to the desk on terra firma?

**3** What prohibited shoes or boots with spikes or springs?

**4** What postulates that individuals in warmer climates have longer limbs?

**5** According to what should three miles take one hour, with an additional one hour for climbing 2000ft?

**6** What is a formula relating to the concentration of a lethal gas to the length of exposure required to cause death?

**7** What was formulated following the shooting of the prime minister’s personal secretary?

**8** In what do ladies go twice round the New and once round the Old?

**9** What was the invention of an Orford mathematician?

**10** What patriotic offering is derived from Alfred?

5) sounds like something to do with hot air ballooning?

To me, these look like mathematical or physical Laws or constants or formulae. So, 5) could be a walking speed measurement for example. 2) = something to do with friction? On the other hand, 8 suggests St Andrews golf courses.

rougher than laws, I get a “maxim” feeling – like they are all rules of thumb, or “Sod’s Law” adjacent

(does some googling) If Mannion is looking, I think he has a chance of knowing 1

This is one where once you get the theme it’s quite easy to google many quickly.

I think there is a typo in 3 (in the http://www.kwc.im original) should be “spikes or sprigs” not spriNgs

isn’t there a typo in (6) also? shd the first “to” be there?

4: There are at least two of these that I tend to mix up: Allen’s Law and (not sure about this one, but possibly) Bergmann’s Law. I think the limb-length one may be Allen’s.

The Orford mathematician seems — via google — to by Henry Coggeshill, who invented some kind of large slide rule or sliding rule, which (wikipedia sez) expanded “the slide rule’s use beyond mathematical inquiry” (it doesn’t say how, though).

So I wondered if the theme is the word rule?

I think it’s possibly ‘rules named after’ – it’s Coggeshall Slide Rule, 4 is Allen’s Rule, 5 is Naismith’s Rule (for how long hiking should take).

7 is McNaughton’s Rules, developed by the House of Lords after Daniel McNaughton, a Scottish woodturner, shot Edward Drummond, Personal Secretary to several British Prime Ministers. The rules were used to establish the basis of the insanity defence in common-law countries.

(all totally Googled of course – annoyingly #1 doesn’t appear to be Robert’s Rules (nor do the others))

yep. RULE(S) are the operative words. I got all but 2 and 8 quite quickly once that penny dropped.

Go on then. Repeating, collecting and adding…

1 30 year rule, info from webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk

2 ?

3 Queensberry Rules

4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen%27s_rule

5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naismith%27s_rule

6 Haber’s Rule (him again!)

7 M’Naghten/McNaughton Rule

8 ?

9 That dude’s slide rule of some flavour

10 Rule, Britannia! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule,_Britannia! (“originally included in Alfred, a masque about Alfred the Great”)

10 was a Q on Sleb Mastermind this eve