Issue 12: Puzzle Solutions

Puzzled beyond patience with Payne’s Chain Reaction? Relax — we’ve got the solutions right here! Continuing on from last time, behold the chain of Payne…

Payne’s Chain Reaction IV answers and links

  1. ABBA with SOS – ABBA again
  2. Inspector Endeavour Morse – Morse Code
  3. HM Bark EndeavourEndeavour
  4. Opportunity Rover [>25 miles on Mars] – the rover that reached the Endeavour crater
  5. Bruno Mars – Opportunity was a Rover on Mars
  6. Hawaii – Bruno Mars is Hawaiian
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James – Hawaii Five-0 (50)
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Grey and Gray
  9. Prince Caspian – Both characters are portrayed by the actor Ben Barnes
  10. Java – Both Java and Caspian and extinct species of tiger :’( [Also they’re both seas]
  11. C# – Programming languages
  12. 20/20 vision – C# = See sharp
  13. Cricket – Twenty20 is a form of Cricket
  14. Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals
  15. Ghost and ‘Unchained Melody’ by Righteous Brothers – Another word for a phantom
  16. Jean “Django” Reinhardt – Django Unchained (bonus link: both the Righteous Brothers and Reinhardt covered ‘Georgia On My Mind’)
  17. Def Leppard – Rick Allen – Both are disabled; two of Reinhardt’s fingers were paralysed due to burns, Allen’s left arm was amputated after a street-racing accident.
  18. Thor – Allen is known as the Thunder God but actually Thor is the god of thunder.
  19. Thursday’s child – named after Thor (Thor’s day)
  20. Ashes to Ashes – Both are Bowie songs (as is Life on Mars)

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