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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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1 of 20  Tue 6th Feb 2018 3:56pm  
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I've just added an "Old money quiz" to the "Forum fun time!" page - for those of you who remember the good ol' pre-decimal money. And I'm going to make a prediction that question 5 will be answered last by virtually everybody! Wink
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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2 of 20  Thu 8th Feb 2018 8:05am  
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I've just completed it (although it took a while for the penny to drop Roll eyes) And no, no.5 wasn't my last answer - it was another one, which balanced the total before I understood it Oh my
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Helen F
Warrington
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3 of 20  Thu 8th Feb 2018 9:11am  
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I got stuck on a boys name of all things Roll eyes and it was my Dad's name too Oh my but yes, my last one was question 5. Then I had to work out why. Groaaaaan! The first one I got was number 8. Must be the way my mind works. Very clever quiz. Big grin Edited by member, 8th Feb 2018 9:12 am
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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4 of 20  Thu 8th Feb 2018 9:12pm  
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I'm glad you two enjoyed it - it was a very old quiz originally handed around my dad's works (Wickman Wimet, later Sandvik) on bits of photocopied paper (or perhaps "photostats" back then?). Needless to say, as I was only approaching 6 when we went decimal, I needed help with some of the old coin names.
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JohnnieWalker
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 12:25am  
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Got the answers right, but still haven't worked out the explanation for #5. Oh dear!!! Got it eventually - with some help from a hospital nurse - and she wasn't even a Pom!! Oh my Roll eyes I'd like to meet the guy who came up with this! I'd give him a 4d one - or even a groat! Edited by member, 9th Feb 2018 4:55 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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6 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 7:49am  
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Shouldn't do that, JW - he's not quite the shilling Wink
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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7 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 8:33am  
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On 9th Feb 2018 12:25am, JohnnieWalker said: Got the answers right, but still haven't worked out the explanation for #5. Oh dear!!! Got it eventually - with some help from a hospital nurse - and she wasn't even a Pom!! Oh my Roll eyes I'd like to meet the guy who came up with this! I'd give him a 4d one - or even a groat! Edited by member, 9th Feb 2018 4:55 am
Got it eventually. The author has a devious mind - probably writes cryptic crossword clues. The two homophones had me guessing a while. Agreed about #5. Very obscure. Got it by deduction, having answered all the others, but haven't a clue as to names. The vastly different sizes don't add up in my mind.
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Helen F
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8 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 9:22am  
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Since I was post decimalisation too, I didn't think it was cheating to look up the value in £ s and d once I'd worked out what the word was. I was particularly impressed with myself that I came up with the word for the leather worker out of some dusty corner of my brain. Must be from one of the history dramatizations that my family make me watch every now and then. I don't think that my parents ever mentioned it.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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9 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 9:35am  
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After some time I got the principle and managed to do it, and yes, I put no 5 in to make it balance, you will have to explain that one sometime Rob. Easier for us pre- decimal age group!
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Helen F
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10 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 9:39am  
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Anne, break the word up into two.
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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11 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 10:49am  
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On 9th Feb 2018 9:39am, Helen F said: Anne, break the word up into two.
Many thanks, Helen. Now I've got it! Took some time, and a bit below the belt. It reminds me of years ago, BC (before computers), when I sent my old school pal a postcard with a crossword (well he started the practice). I had four clues something like: 5A Anagram of 7 down (8). 7D Anagram of 18 across (8). 18A Anagram of 23 down (8). 23D Anagram of 5 across (8). He was livid because he couldn't work it out. The words were alerting, integral, triangle and relating.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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12 of 20  Fri 9th Feb 2018 11:41am  
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Thanks Helen, got it now. I had trouble with the pig one but I went through what money I could think of and got it in reverse!
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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13 of 20  Sun 11th Feb 2018 3:50pm  
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Many thanks, I enjoyed that Rob. Strangely enough the one I struggled with was 'Singer' - I kept trying to think of a name. Reminds me of the trick quizzes we did at school with questions like "How many months have 28 days?" and "How do you pronounce ghoti?"
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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14 of 20  Mon 12th Feb 2018 4:30am  
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Sorry to interrupt the fun folks but could someone enlighten me as to what a threepenny bit was also called in my days of yore? (Don't ask!) Roll eyes
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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15 of 20  Mon 12th Feb 2018 7:38am  
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The silver threepenny bit was known as a 'Joey' Thumbs up
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