Issue 11: Puzzle Solutions

Puzzled beyond patience with Payne’s Chain Reaction? Relax — we’ve got the solutions right here! This time we’re answering the third part of the quiz as the chain of Payne continues…


  1. Which band famously consisted of a cop, a Native American, a GI, a biker, a construction worker and a cowboy?
    The Village People.
  2. Which Christian organisation was founded by Sir George Williams in 1844?
  3. In which European city would you find the Jet d’Eau?
  4. What event prompted the Daily Mail headline “Are we all going to die next Wednesday?”
    The switching on of the LHC.
  5. Which fictional character states “Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!”?
    Alice (in Wonderland).
  6. Which Conservative Prime Minister (1957-1963) was given the title the “Earl of Stockton”?
    Harold Macmillan.
  7. Which tropic lies north of the equator?
    The Tropic of Cancer.
  8. What are pubic lice colloquially known as?
  9. Who was the first Disney character to have a Jamaican accent?
    Sebastian the Crab.
  10. A statue of which Hans Christian Anderson character can be found in Copenhagen’s harbour?
    The Little Mermaid.
  11. According to Homer’s poems, what mythical creatures is Poseidon’s chariot drawn by?
  12. In what species of fish, with a prehensile tails, do the males bear the unborn young?
  13. Who hosts the BBC’s comedy panel show QI?
    Stephen Fry.
  14. Which country on the Adriatic Sea was broken up, between 1989-1992, forming seven modern-day states?
    Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  15. “Cravat” stems from the French word “Cravate” referring to which nationality?
  16. Cruella de Vil is the antagonist which 1961 Disney film?
    One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
  17. Since being adapted for television, which BBC comedy show has been presented by Nick Hancock, Paul Merton and, most recently, Frank Skinner?
    Room 101.
  18. In what year were the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles (USA)?
  19. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” is a line from which book?
    Animal Farm.
  20. Who was King of Italy between 17 March 1805 – 11 April 1814?
    Napoleon Bonaparte.
  21. Which country, act and song that won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest?
    Sweden, ABBA – Waterloo.

Can’t spot the links between the answers?

(Continued from Issue 10…) Answers share the word “village” (from the previous chain). YMCA is a song by the Village People. HQ of the YMCA is in Geneva. LHC is under Geneva. A.L.I.C.E. (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is an experiment at the LHC. Macmillan published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carol. Macmillan Cancer Research. Cancer is Latin for crab. Sebastian is a crab. The film in which Sebastian appears. Hippocampi and mermaids are both half-fish. Seahorse is the name given to the genus “Hippocampus”. Baby seahorse are called fry. S. Fry and SFRY. Croatia was formerly part of SFRY. Dalmatians originate from Croatia. Same number. The term Room 101 first appeared in Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. (Bonus fact: the 1984 Winter Games were held in SFRY!) Animal Farm was also written by George Orwell. Napoleon is a main character in Animal Farm (actually portraying the role of Joseph Stalin in the Russian Revolution). Napoleon was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.

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