Feb 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 17

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 1 where did Colonel Ross and the Inspector await the travellers?
 2 where did the duo alight when following up Cubitt’s conundrum?
 3 which little “halt-on-demand station” was used by the would-be anglers?
 4 from where in the Peak District had the prep school Principal obtained a return ticket?
 5 from where did they plan to take the 11:10 to investigate the death of the colonel of the Royal Munsters?
 6 at which small wayside station did they alight in investigating the death of the retired seal and whale fisher?
 7 from where did the messengers drive to the Russian Embassy with documents to save Alexis?
 8 in responding to Miss Hunter’s request, where was their train due to arrive at 11:30?
 9 which station was visited twice in the investigation of Sir Eustace’s death?
10 where did they change trains in deceiving the mathematician?


  1. 1
    mark sinker on 19 Feb 2020 #

    Has there been a Sherlock Holmes question? There’s always a Sherlock Holmes question. Except a whole Holmes section seems a bit too easy? (Not that I know any of these: hence maybe some other tec(s)&sidekick(s)? Or is the mathematician in 10 Moriarty?)

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    Andrew F on 20 Feb 2020 #

    Google says it is indeed all-Holmes-all-the-time: 9 is either Abbey Grange or Chiselhurst (if Abbey Grange isn’t a station of its own) in The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, 7 is Yoxley in The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez

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    mark sinker on 20 Feb 2020 #

    years since i did a full reread of conan doyle so i cd only do this cheatily and — i feel — even with the official answers long-published, the primary honour shd go to someone who has the tales off pat. my contribution is this: a thing i love abt the holmes mythos is exactly this loving micro-geographical realism, the detective as laurence llewelyn-bowen landing in a very specific house in a very specific district and solving the crime in the context of super-local knowledge, basically by mocking the curtains

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