Answers to the 2019/20 Bosham School Cryptic Quiz!

Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who took part in the quiz. We hope you had fun racking your brains!

We had 127 entries to the quiz. Winner of the Tinwood Vineyard Tour and Wine (for correctly completing the whole quiz) was B.Wadley, Swansea.

The first 3 entries out of the hat were:

£350- J. Budd, Worthing. £100-S.Quinnell, Bosham and £50-C.Dent, Bosham.

Sayings (things your Grandparents would say)

  1. A in a D W……………All in a day’s work……………..…………………………………..
  2. N S a C ‘T M is O………N’ere shed a clout ‘til May is out…………………….
  3. B the C at B E……………Burn/ing the candle at both ends…………………………..
  4. B your U…………………………Bob’s your Uncle………………………………………………………
  5. T the H L off a D………Talk the hind legs off a donkey………………………
  6. N V, N G…………………Nothing ventured, nothing gained……………………..…
  7. T G is A G on the O S………The grass is always greener on the other side
  8. Y can’t J a B B it’s C………You can’t judge a book by its cover……………………..

Musicals

  1. T M M……Thoroughly Modern Millie or The Music Man………………………………..
  2. M M in S L……Meet Me in St Louis…………………………………………………………….
  3. F on the R……Fiddler on the Roof………………
  4. W S S…………West Side Story…………………………………………
  5. The P of the O The Phantom of the Opera………………………………………………..
  6. A little N M………A Little Night Music……………………………………………………..
  7. S in the R……Singin in the Rain………………………………………………………………………
  8. The S of M…The Sound of Music……………………………………………………

Sporting Phrases

  1. K it O of the P……Kick/Knock it out of the Park………………………….
  2. The B is in T C……The ball is in their court………………………………..
  3. T O for the T………Take one for the team………………………………………………
  4. P for the C……………Par for the course……………………………………………………
  5. G the B R………………Get the ball rolling……………………………………………………….
  6. D to the W…………Down to the wire…………………………………………………………..
  7. F P the P………………First past the post………………………………………………………………
  8. R about L H!…………Ready about lee ho!………………………………………………………..

 

Biblical Phrases

  1. The B L the B……The blind leading the blind……………….
  2. B the D………Bite the dust………………………………………….
  3. E for an E, T for T…Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth…………….
  4. H W L by the S, D by the S He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword
  5. H the M have F…How the mighty have fallen……………………
  6. P comes B a F……Pride comes before a fall……………………………………………..
  7. The L of M is the R of A E…The love of money is the root of all evil……
  8. B the S of Y T………By the skin of your teeth……………….

 

Cryptic with Clues

  1. W G C (Don’t run after this bird) Wild Goose chase
  2. T N P L H (Tap those heels)There’s no place like home
  3. H Y D? (Friendly bunch) How you doin?
  4. F M D I D G A D (Bit Blowy)Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn
  5. H D S O A W (Cracked Egg) Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
  6. I F A P I F A P (Money is tight) In for a penny in for a pound
  7. L T O P (A Wonky One for tourists) Leaning Tower of Pisa
  8. C D S (Grab a bargain) Closing down sale

Christmas traditions and songs etc

  1. The H and the I The Holly and the Ivy
  2. K under the M Kiss under the Mistletoe………………………………………………………….
  3. T L a L Twelve Lords a leaping………………………………………………………………………….
  4. The Q C B…The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast………………………………………………..
  5. R the R N R …Rudolph the red nosed reindeer……………………………………………
  6. ‘T the N B C…’Twas the night before Christmas…………………………………….
  7. M C and a H N Y…Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year……………………….
  8. J to the W……………Joy to the World…………………………….