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Puzzle World 2022

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DM168 ‘Festive Fun Family‘ Quiz 

  1. Kruger National Park.
  2. The Parlotones.
  3. Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman.
  4. Robbie Coltrane.
  5. Kyalami.
  6. Bobotie.
  7. Uzalo.
  8. Generations: The Legacy.
  9. Scandal.
  10. Maclear’s Beacon.
  11. Nancy Pelosi.
  12. Over 1,000 “Benin bronzes”
  13. Liz Truss, as UK’s prime minister.
  14. Chris Rock.
  15. Beijing, China.
  16. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
  17. Dis-Chem.
  18. Joanne Joseph.
  19. Meat Loaf.
  20. Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
  21. Sir Ernest Shackleton.
  22. Endurance.
  23. Thailand.
  24. George Weah.
  25. USA.
  26. Moskva.
  27. Taylor Swift.
  28. Trevor Noah
  29. Nicole.
  30. Atlantic, Indian.
  31. Edndale Belachew.
  32. Gerda Steyn.
  33. Top Gun: Maverick.
  34. Stephen Mokoka.
  35. He joined the European Space Agency as their first potential astronaut with a physical disability.
  36. Cristiano Ronaldo.
  37. Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
  38. Toyota Hilux.
  39. Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m).
  40. Drakensberg.
  41. 1960.
  42. Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia.
  43. 19.
  44. Belgium.
  45. Imran Khan.
  46. Ecuador.
  47. Brazil.
  48. It was under ice.
  49. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
  50. 2.
  51. 8th of September at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
  52. King Charles III.
  53. King Charles’ son, Prince William.
  54. K2.
  55. Mamelodi Sundowns.
  56. 12.
  57. Our Poisoned Land: Living in the shadows of Zuma’s keepers.
  58. Jacques Pauw.
  59. Seychelles.
  60. Novak Djokovic.
  61. Jessica Chastain.
  62. Real Madrid.
  63. Liverpool.
  64. Ana.
  65. Elon Musk.
  66. 109.
  67. Rilee Rossouw.
  68. Hobart, Tasmania.
  69. Bellerive Oval.
  70. Charlize Theron.
  71. Stranger Things; fourth season.
  72. Evans Chebet.
  73. Sharon Lokedi.
  74. Kenya.
  75. Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.
  76. Orlando Pirates.
  77. Goalkeeper.
  78. Palesa Matjekane.
  79. Jo Judnick-Wilson.
  80.  Max Verstappen.

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Try to reach 38 words, with each word at least four letters in length and including the letter in the middle. You can use plurals. Find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

lionising

8 letter words 

ionising

7 letter words

lignins; linings; noising; soiling

6 letter words 

lignin; lingos; lining; logins; losing; nosing; oiling; soling

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Gilson; Sining

5 letter words 

inion; lingo; lings; linin; lions; login; loins; sigil; sling

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ilion; Oisin; Sligo

4 letter words 

gins; inns; ions; linn; lino; lion; loin; nisi; noil; oils; sign; silo; sing; soil; soli

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Gino; Lois; Nils; Olin; Sion

Try to reach a target of 74 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle. See if you can find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

autobahns

8 letter words

autobahn

7 letter words

sunbath

6 letter words

bathos; batons

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bantus; Bashan; Basuto; Bhutan; Shaban; Thuban

5 letter words

abash; about; abuts; bahts; baths; baton; boast; boats; bonus; bosun; bouts; bunts; sabot; tabus; tubas

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Baath; Bantu; Basho; Botha; Bunas; Sabah

4 letter words

abas; abut; baas; baht; bans; bant; bash; bast; bath; bats; boas; boat; bosh; both; bots; bout; buns; bunt; bush; bust; buts; hobs; hubs; nabs; nobs; nubs; snob; snub; soba; stab; stob; stub; tabs; tabu; tuba; tubs

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ahab; Batu; Bona; Buna; Saab; Saba

Try to reach a target of 43 words where each word is at least four letters in length, includes the letter in the middle and contains at least one nine-letter word

9 letter words

paillette

7 letter words

epilate; pileate

6 letter words

aplite; little; pattie; pelite; petite; taille

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pilate

5 letter words

atilt; elite; ileal; petit; pieta; pitta; plait; title

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Allie; Ellie; Leila; Lelia; Patti

4 letter words

alit; ilea; lati; lilt; lite; pail; piet; pile; pill; pita; tail; tali; tile; till; tilt

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Atli; Elia; Lila; Pali; Pitt

Try to reach a target of 101 words where each word is at least four letters in length, includes the letter in the middle and contains at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

chapleted

8 letter words

chelated; pleached

7 letter words

chaplet; chelate; heeltap; latched; leached; pleated

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Chaldee

6 letter words

caplet; chalet; chapel; daleth;delate; elated; halted; healed; helped; lathed; leaped; leched; pealed; pelted; placed; placet; plated; pleach

5 letter words

aleph; chela; cleat; clepe; dealt; decal; delta; eclat; elate; elect; haled; laced; latch; lated; lathe; leach; leapt; leech; lepta; lethe; paled; pedal; petal; place; plate; plead; pleat

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Adele; Calpe; Ethel; Letha; Patel; Peale; Plath

4 letter words

alee; celt; clad; clap; dahl; dale; deal; dele; hale; halt; heal; heel; held; help; lace; lade; late; lath; lead; leap; lech; leet; lept; pale; peal; peel; pelt; plea; pled; tael; talc; tale; teal

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alec; Elea; Leah; Leda; Leta; Pele

                 

DM168 ‘ANC History‘ Quiz 

  1. a) 1912
  2. c) John Dube
  3. b) Lusaka
  4. b) 1961
  5. c) The United Democratic Movement
  6. c) The advent of democracy
  7. a) Cyril Ramaphosa
  8. b) 1960
  9. a) Thabo Mbeki
  10. c) The Pan Africanist Congress

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9 letter words

shirtiest

8 letter words 

Shittier; thirties

7 letter words

hitters; sitters; thirsts; tithers

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Tishris

6 letter words 

hitter; irises; resist; resits; shires; shirts; sister; sitter; theirs; thirst; tither; titres; triste

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Irtish; Tishri

5 letter words 

heirs; hires; resit; rests; rises; rishi; rites; shier; shire; shirt; sires; stirs; their; tiers; tires; titre; tress; tries; trite

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Irish; Resht; Sheri; Siret

4 letter words 

erst; heir; hers; hire; iris; reis; resh; rest; rets; rise; rite; sire; sirs; stir; tier; tire; tres; tret

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eris; Teri

                 

DM168 ‘Cyril Ramaphosa‘ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Nelson Mandela
  4. For his contribution to the multiparty negotiations and drafting the new Constitution of a democratic South Africa
  5. Law – B.Proc
  6. 70
  7. Three times, to Hope Ramaphosa (divorced), Nomazizi Mtshotshisa (divorced) and Tshepo Motsepe (current wife)
  8. True – Andile, Tulisa, Tumelo, Kiki and Mashudu
  9. Ankole
  10. True

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9 letter words

raindrops

8 letter words 

airdrops; poniards; raindrop

7 letter words

airdrop; inroads; ordains; pardons; poniard; sadiron; sparoid

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dorians; Nidaros; Ronsard

6 letter words 

adonis; adorns; aroids; dinars; drains; inroad; nadirs; ordain; pardon; radios; rapids; sirdar; sparid

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Andros; Darrin; Dorian; Isador; Pindar; Sondra

5 letter words 

adios; adorn; aroid; danio; darns; dinar; dipso; donas; drain; drips; drops; nadir; nards; podia; ponds; prods; radio; radon; raids; rapid; rinds; roads; sapid

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Darin; Dario; Donar; Doris; Drano; Indra; NORAD; Prado; Randi; Rodin; Ronda; Sidon; Sidra

4 letter words 

aids; arid; dais; darn; dins; dips; dona; dons; dopa; dorp; drip; drop; nard; nodi; nods; pads; paid; pard; pods; pond; prod; psid; rads; raid; rand; rids; rind; road; rods; said; sand; sard; soda

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ards; Dian; Dias; Dina; Dino; Dion; Dior; Dora; Drin; iPad; iPod; Odin; Odis; Odra; Sadi; Sadr; Sind

                 

DM168 ‘AIDS Day‘ Quiz 

  1. Barack Obama
  2. 4 weeks
  3. True
  4. True
  5. At least once a year
  6. 1 December
  7. 2012
  8. Nelson Mandela
  9. True
  10. Kinshasa in what was then the Belgian Congo

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9 letter words

effluents

8 letter words 

effluent

7 letter words

unsteel

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Fuentes

6 letter words 

elutes; fleets; fluent; flutes; funest; nestle; unfelt

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Usenet

5 letter words 

elute; felts; fetes; fetus; fleet; flute; lefts; lutes; sente; sleet; steel; stuff; teens; tense; tunes; unset

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lents; Steen

4 letter words 

efts; feet; felt; fest; fete; leet; left; lent; lest; lets; lust; lute; nest; nets; nuts; sent; slut; stun; suet; teen; tees; tens; tuff; tune; tuns

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Este; Utes

                 

DM168 ‘Your Afrikaans‘ Quiz 

  1. Smartless
  2. Benoni
  3. 8 Million
  4. Adam Small
  5. Karen Zoid
  6. True
  7. 1925
  8. Afrikaans was imposed as a language of instruction by the bantu education act.
  9. Khoi-Khoi
  10. Malaysian

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Try to reach a target of 176 words
that are each at least four letters
long and include the letter in
the middle. Also try to find at
least one word that consists of
nine letters.

9 letter words

tetragons

8 letter words 

estragon; garottes; tetrago

7 letter words

attorns; garotes; garotte; notates; onagers; onstage; oranges; rotates; senator; storage; toaster; toerags; treason

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Onsager; Rosetta; Stentor

6 letter words 

argots; atoner; atones; attorn; garote; gators; goners; gotten; groans; groats; notate; onager; orange; orangs; orates; organs; orgeat; ornate; ottars; otters; reason; rotate; rotten; sarong; senora; stator; stoner; strong; tangos; tarots; tenors; tensor; teston; toerag; toners; tortes; troats

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Genaro; Genoas; Negros; Nestor; Ortega; Sargon; Sontag; Sterno; Tagore; Tetons; Trento

5 letter words 

aeons; agone;cargon;cargot; arose; arson; atone; ergot; gator; genoa; genro; goats; goers; goner; gores; gorse; gotta; groan; groat; grots; negro; notes; oaten; ogres; onset; orang; orate; organ; ottar; otter; roans; roast; rotas; segno; senor; snore; snort; sonar; sorta; steno; stoat; stone; store; tango; tanto; taros; tarot; tenor; toast; toeas; togae; togas; toner; tones; tonga; tongs; torse; torte; torts; toter; totes; troat; trona; trots

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aneto; Argos; Aston; Astor; Eaton; Ensor; Erato; Goren; Grote; Norge; Norse; Oates; Onega; Osage; Roget; Saone; Sarto; Seton; Teton

4 letter words 

aeon; aero; agon; egos; eons; ergo; goat; goer; goes; gone; gore; grot; naos; noes; nogs; nose; note; oars; oast; oats; ogre; ones; ores; orts; roan; roes; rose; rota; rote; rots; sago; snog; snot; soar; sone; song; sora; sore; sorn; sort; stoa; taro; toea; toes; toga; togs; tone; tong; tons; tora; tore; torn; tors; tort; tost; tote; tots; trot

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Argo; Arno; Aron; Aton; Enos; Eros; Eton; Gros; Nero; Nora; Oran; Oren; Reno; Roeg; Rona; Rosa; Taos

                 

DM168 ‘Global Warming‘ Quiz 

  1. Volcanic Eruptions
  2. B) The effect that human-made greenhouses gases have on global warming
  3. C) Burning of fossil fuels
  4. China
  5. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
  6. C) 1.5°C or 2°C
  7. They have to reduce man made greenhouse gas emissions while also taking carbon out of the atmosphere
  8. Greta Thurnberg
  9. Bhutan, Suriname and Panama
  10. Our Burning Planet

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9 letter words

baseballs

8 letter words 

baseball

7 letter words

balases; ballses

6 letter words 

abases; abbess; babels; balsas; labels; lablab; sables

5 letter words 

abase; abbes; babas; babel; babes; baels; balas; bales; balls; balsa; basal; bases; bells; blabs; blase; blebs; bless; label; sable; slabs

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abbas; Baals; Basel; Basle; Bella

4 letter words 

abas; abba; abbe; able; alba; albs; baas; baba; babe; bael; bale; ball; base; bass; bell; blab; bleb; ebbs; labs; slab

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abel; Baal; Bala; Bela; Bess; Elba; Labe; Saab; Saba

                 

DM168 ‘FIFA World Cup‘ Quiz 

  1. 1930 in Uruguay
  2. Two – 1994 and 2006
  3. Just Fontaine (France) – 13 goals in six matches at the 1958
    tournament
  4. Brazil 1950 – there was a final pool
  5. 17 years-old
  6. Brazil – 5
  7. South Africa – 2010
  8. Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 16 goals in 24 finals matches
  9. Six (Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934, England 1966, West Germany 1974,
    Argentina 1978, France 1998)
  10. Benni McCarthy in a 1-1 draw against Denmark in 1998

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9 letter words

nonlinear

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Neronian

7 letter words

aileron; alerion; alienor

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Linnean; Loraine

6 letter words 

aniler; eolian; inaner; lanner; larine; linear; loaner; nailer

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arline; Elanor; Elnora; Lenora; Lorena; Nannie

5 letter words 

alien; aloin; alone; anile; anion; anole; ariel; inane; learn; loran; neral; noria; renal

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aline; Annie; Arlen; Arlin; Larne; Leann; Leona; Lonna; Lorna; Nairn; Nolan; Oneal; Ronal

4 letter words 

aeon; aero; aloe; anil; anon; aril; earl; earn; elan; ilea; lain; lair; lane; lari; lean; liar; lira; loan; nail; near; oral; rail; rain; rale; rani; real; rial; roan

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Anne; Arlo; Arne; Arno; Aron; Elia; Erna; Iona; Iran; Lear; Lena; Liao; Lina; Lora; Nair; Neal; Nina; Nola; Nona; Nora; Oran; Rena; Rona

                 

DM168 ‘Pride‘ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. The major goal of the queer pride parade is to honor and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, to commemorate, to demonstrate, but also to raise the consciences of participating homosexuals-to develop courage, and feelings of dignity and self-worth.
  3. On 13 October 1990, South Africa’s first Lesbian and Gay Pride march was held in Johannesburg.
  4. Simon Nkoli
  5. The Saturday Club
  6. Glow
  7. Edwin Cameron
  8. Bev Ditsie
  9. True
  10. FALSE South Africa is the only African country that has legalised same-sex marriages

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9 letter words

scientist

7 letter words

incests; incites; insects; tiniest

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Sistine

6 letter words 

cities; iciest; incest; incite; insect; insets; insist; nicest; scents; seniti; steins; stents; stints; testis; tincts

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Tessin

5 letter words 

cents; cites; inset; intis; nests; netts; scent; sects; setts; sites; snits; stein; stent; stets; sties; stint; tents; tests; tines; tints; titis

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Stine

4 letter words 

cent; cist; cite; inti; nest; nets; nett; nits; sect; sent; sets; sett; site; sits; snit; stet; tens; tent; test; tics; ties; tine; tins; tint; titi; tits

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Tess; Tets

                 

DM168 ‘Revolving British Heads of State‘ Quiz 

  1. Liz Truss
  2. Robert Walpole, who was in the role for 20 years and 315 days,
  3. The Conservative Party
  4. He resigned in protest against Boris Johnson’s ethics scandals
  5. More than 50 members of his government resigned in protest against a series of ethics scandals.
  6. He was born in Southhampton to parents of Indian decent from East Africa?
  7. The Conservative party
  8. Sir Keir Starmer
  9. The Labour Party
  10. Jeremy Corbyn

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9 letter words

retorting

8 letter words

grottier

7 letter words

genitor; gittern; gritter; ignorer; retting; torrent

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Negrito

6 letter words 

eringo; erring; goitre; gorier; gotten; ignore; ironer; norite; orient; region; retort; ringer; rioter; rotten; rotter; tinter; toeing; tonier; triter

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Origen; Renoir; Ritter; Trento

5 letter words 

ergot; genro; goner; inert; inter; negro; nitre; otter; reign; reorg; retro; roger; tenor; tiger; tinge; titre; toner; torte; toter; trier; trine; trite

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Goren; Grote; Niger; Norge; Regin; Regor; Roget; Terni; Terri; Teton; Tigre; Trent

4 letter words 

ergo; gent; gite; goer; gone; gore; nett; note; ogre; rein; rent; rite; rote; tent; tern; tier; tine; tire; tone; tore; tote; tret

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Erin; Eton; Inge; Nero; Oren; Reni; Reno; Roeg; Teri; Terr

                 

DM168 ‘Foodie‘ Quiz 

  1. Meze
  2. Pork
  3. Cuba
  4. Pulled Pork
  5. Coffee
  6. c) USA
  7. Potjiekos
  8. a) BANTU
  9. d) Berlin
  10. Poland and Slovakia

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9 letter words

escollope

7 letter words

scollop

6 letter words 

cellos; collop

5 letter words 

cello; cells; clepe; clops; close; coles; cooee; cools; coops; copes; copse; locos; ploce; scoop; scope; socle

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pecos

4 letter words 

cell; clop; clos; cole; cols; cool; coop; coos; cope; cops; loco; pecs; poco; scop; spec

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cleo

                 

DM168 ‘Jacob Zuma & The Law‘ Quiz 

  1. 18 charges, including corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion racketeering linked to the arms deal in the late 1990s.
  2. Former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe.
  3. NPA head Shamila Batoyi
  4. D) Jacob Zuma
  5. Zuma has accused Maughan of contravening section 41 (6) (b) – disclosing the contents of a document in the possession of the prosecuting authority without the National Director of Public Prosecution’s (NDPP) permission when she reported on the note.
  6. Zuma was sentenced to jail for defying an instruction earlier in February to give evidence at an inquiry examining allegations of high-level corruption during his time in office.
  7. Two months
  8. A medical report claiming ill health
  9. Bulelani Ngcuka
  10. Dudu Zuma-Sambudla

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9 letter words

paginated

8 letter words 

adapting; paginate

7 letter words

pageant; painted; patinae; pitanga

6 letter words 

adnate; agnate; dating; detain; eating; gaited; ingate; pandit; panted; pantie; patina; pedant; pentad; pinata; pineta; taenia; taipan; taping; tinged

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Petain; Piaget

5 letter words 

adapt; adept; agate; agent; agita; anted; gated; giant; inapt; inept; paint; paten; patin; pieta; pinta; taiga; taped; tepid; tinea; tined; tinge

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aetna; Anita; Dante; Patna; Taine; Tanga; Tania

4 letter words 

adit; anta; ante; anti; data; date; dent; diet; dint; edit; etna; gait; gate; gent; gite; gnat; neat; pant; pate; peat; pent; piet; pint; pita; tain; tana; tang; tape; tend; tide; tied; tine; ting

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aten; Nate; Nita; Tina

                 

DM168 ‘Elon Musk‘ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. $232.4-billion
  3. C. Nine (and counting)
  4. B. Two
  5. True
  6. Yes
  7. He asked if Russia should be allowed to retain the regions it illegally annexed from Ukraine
  8. True
  9. Donald Trump
  10. False

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9 letter words

solitaire

8 letter words 

listeria; roiliest

7 letter words

airiest; isolate; loiters; oiliest; olestra; realist; retails; saltier; saltire; siltier; slatier; tailors; toilers

6 letter words 

alerts; alters; aorist; iolite; lister; litres; loiter; orates; osteal; ostler; ratels; ratios; relist; retail; rialto; salter; satire; satori; slater; sortie; staler; sterol; striae; tailor; tilers; toiler; trails; trials

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Artois; Istria; Loiret; Rosita; Tories

5 letter words 

airts; alert; alter; altos; artel; aster; astir; iotas; irate; islet; istle; later; least; litas; litre; lotas; orate; ratel; rates; ratio; relit; resat; resit; riots; rites; roast; rotas; rotls; sitar; slate; sorta; stair; stale; stare; steal; stela; stile; stole; store; stria; taels; tails; taler; tales; tares; taros; tarsi; taser; teals; tears; tesla; tiers; tiler; tiles; tires; tiros; toeas; toile; toils; tolar; torii; torse; torsi; trail; trial; tries; trios

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alost; Artie; Astor; Eliot; Erato; Oates; Ostia; Salto; Sarto; Siret; Stael; Talos; Terai; Tirol; Troia

4 letter words 

airt; alit; alto; arts; east; eats; erst; etas; iota; last; late; lati; lats; lest; lets; list; lite; lost; lota; loti; lots; oast; oats; orts; rate; rats; rest; rets; riot; rite; rota; rote; rotl; rots; salt; sate; sati; seat; silt; site; slat; slit; slot; sort; star; stir; stoa; tael; tail; tale; tali; tare; taro; tars; teal; tear; teas; tier; ties; tile; tire; tiro; toea; toes; toil; tola; tole; tora; tore; tori; tors; tres; trio; tsar

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asti; Atli; Leta; Leto; Otis; Rita; Sita; Tais; Taos; Teri

                 

DM168 ‘World At War‘ Quiz 

  1. Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie
  2. Poland
  3. The Crimean War
  4. The Second Anglo Boer War from 1899 to 1902
  5. Luhansk and Donetsk in the east and Zaporizhzhia and Kherson in the south –
  6. The Battle of Isandlwana
  7. Enola Gay
  8. The US wanted to prevent the spread of communism in the East
  9. The Syrian War
  10. Congo

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9 letter words

eminently

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Mytilene

7 letter words

eminent; lenient; linemen; myeline

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Tenniel

6 letter words 

enmity; lenity; lenten; linnet; myelin; ninety

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Yemeni

5 letter words 

enemy; inlet; limen; linen; linty; meiny; minty; teeny; tenne; tinny

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ilene; Intel; Lenin; Lenny; Lynne; Milne; Yemen

4 letter words 

inly; lent; lien; limn; line; linn; lint; liny; mene; mien; mine; mint; nine; teen; tine; tiny

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lynn; Neil; Nile; Tyne

                 

DM168 ‘About Funeral Rituals‘ Quiz 

  1. Upbeat music
  2. True
  3. To return the body to the earth, it’s chopped into pieces and placed on a mountaintop, which exposes the body to the elements and vultures.
  4. It’s when remains are compressed into a sphere by a company called Eternal Reefs. It’s then attached to a reef in the ocean, providing a habitat for sea life.
  5. A hollowed out tree trunk.
  6. True
  7. Wine or perfume
  8. True
  9. Fantasy coffins
  10. The body is placed atop a platform and covered in leaves, and it is left to decompose.

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8 letter words

8 letter words

citrates; cristate; eustatic; suricate

7 letter words

acutest; artiest; artiste; astrict; astuter; attires; catsuit; curates; curtest; cutters; icterus; raciest; ratites; saucier; scatter; scutate; scutter; situate; stature; stearic; striate; tastier; trisect

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Scutari; Tacitus

6 letter words 

acutes; artist; astute; attics; aurist; carets; caries cartes; caster; caters; causer; cesura; citrus; crates; crista; cruets; cruise; cuesta; curets; curies; cutest; cuties; eructs; racist; reacts; recast; rectus; rictus; rustic; satire; saucer; sitter; stacte; stater; static; statue; steric; strait; strati; striae; strict; taster; taters; tetras; titres; traces; tracts; traits; treats; triste; truces; truest; utters

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Atreus; Auster; Curtis; Custer; Escaut; Icarus; Seurat; Stacie; Stuart

5 letter words 

acres; airts; arise; aster; astir; cares; carse; carts; caste; cause; certs; cesta; cites; crest; cries; cruse; crust; cures; curse; curst; cutis; etuis; ictus; races; raise; rates; resat; resit; rices; rites; sauce; saute; scare; scuta; scute; serai; sitar; sruti; stair; stare; start; state; stria; strut; sucre; suite; sutra; tares; tarsi; tarts; taser; taste; tears; teats; testa; tiers; tires; tries; trues; trust

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesir; Aires; Aries; Arius; Attis; Caius; Cesar; Cetus; Siret; Staci; Surat; Titus; Tutsi

4 letter words 

aces; acts; airs; arcs; ares; arse; arts; asci; cars; case; cast; cats; cist; crus; cues;curs cuts; ears; east; eats; eras; erst; etas; ices; rase; rats; reis; rest; rets; rise; rues; ruse; rust; ruts; sari; sate; sati; scar; scat; scut; sear; seat; sect; sera; sett; sire; site; star; stet; stir; suer; suet; suit; sura; sure; tars; tats; taus; teas; test; tics; ties; tits; tres; tsar; tuts; user

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Acis; Asir; Asti; Asur; Eris; Esau; Isar; Sita; Tais; Tets; Uris; Ursa; Utes

                 

DM168 ‘UK Royals‘ Quiz 

  1. 27
  2. Edward VIII.
  3. Princess Margaret
  4. The House of Windsor
  5. Mountbatten-Windsor,
  6. George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lillibet
  7. Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward
  8. Windsor Castle
  9. Rachel Zane
  10. Prince of Wales

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secluding

8 letter words

includes; indulges; seducing; unsliced

7 letter words

clueing; cudgels; educing; eluding; guldens; include; incudes; induces; indulge; nuclide; sluiced

6 letter words 

cluing; cudgel; cueing; dingus; dunces; genius; guides; guilds; gulden; gunsel; incuse; induce; indues; lunged; lunges; lungis; nuclei; nudges; secund; sludge; sluice; sluing; uncles; undies

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cnidus; Delius; Euclid; Lucien

5 letter words 

clued; clues; clung; cuing; duels; dulse; dunce; dunes; dungs; genus; glued; glues; guide; guild; guile; guise; gules; ileus; incus; indue; lucid; ludic; luged; luges; lunge; lungi; lungs; negus; nidus; nudes; nudge; slued; slung; suing; sulci; uncle; using

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ginsu; Indus; Linus; Udine

4 letter words 

clue; cuds; cued; cues; duce; duel; dues; dune; dung; duns; genu; glue; gnus; guns; lieu; luce; lues; luge; lugs; lune; lung; nude; scud; slue; slug; snug; sued; sung; unis; used

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Deus; Duse; Idun; Luis; Niue; Ugli

                 

DM168 ‘Spring has Sprung‘ Quiz 

  1. C: The pollen count starts to decrease
  2. A Japan
  3. C: Days and nights are equally long
  4. B: Persephone
  5. B. At the equator
  6. Southern African Clothing and Textile Worker’s Union (SACTWU) formerly GAWU (Garment Workers Union).
  7. reënblommetjies
  8. C. Pollen from trees, weeds, and grasses
  9. B..Antonio Vivaldi
  10. C. Poland

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9 letter words

defaulted

8 letter words

deflated

7 letter words

default; deflate; faulted

6 letter words 

defeat; delate; delude; elated; eluded; eluted; felted; feudal; feuded; fluted; fuddle; lauded; leaded; leafed; teledu

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Daudet

5 letter words 

addle; adult; dated; dealt; delft; delta; elude; etude; faded; fated; feted; laded; lated

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Adele

4 letter words 

daft; dale; date; dead; deaf; deal; deed; deft; dele; duad; dual; dude; duel; duet; fade; feed; feud; fled; lade; laud; lead; teed

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aude; Edda; Fuad; Leda; Luda

                 

DM168 ‘Nkandla Gate‘ Quiz 

  1. Minenhle Makhanya
  2. A: R208-million
  3. A: It started in May 2009 and the cost was R27-million.
  4. R100,000
  5. The swimming pool, visitor’s centre, amphitheatre, chicken run and cattle kraal.
  6. R7.8 million
  7. It is the seat of the Nkandla Local Municipality, and the district in which the residence of the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, is located.
  8. “Secure in comfort”
  9. 447 pages
  10. Firepool Tests conducted by South African firefighters found the pool’s use as a firepool to be a more suitable water source for firefighting compared to a fire hydrant.

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resentful

8 letter words

refluent

7 letter words

ferules; fluster; fresnel; nestler; neuters; refuels; refutes; relents; restful; runlets; telfers; tenures; tureens; unreels; unsteel

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Fuentes

6 letter words 

elutes; ensure; enters; enures; ferule; fester; fleets; flense; fluent; fluter; flutes; freest; funest; lefter; lustre; nestle; neuter; refuel; refuse; refute; relent; resent; result; retune; retuse; runlet; rustle; sutler; telfer; tenser; tenure; tuners; tureen; ulster; unfelt; unfree; unreel; unrest

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ernest; Lester; Nereus; Sterne; Tereus; Usenet

5 letter words 

elute; ensue; enter; enure; ester; feels; felts; ferns; fetes; fetus; fleer; flees; fleet; flues; flute; frees; frets; fuels; fusee; leers; lefts; lures; lutes; nurse; reefs; reels; reest; renes; rents; reset; reuse; rules; runes; sente; sleet; sneer; steel; steer; stern; stree; teens; tense; terns; terse; treen; trees; trues; tuner; tunes; unset

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Efren; Ernst; Euler; Ferne; Lents; Steen

4 letter words 

eels; efts; else; erne; erst; feel; fees; feet; felt; fens; fere; fern; fest; fete; flee; flue; free; fret; fuel; fuse; leer; lees; leet; left; lens; lent; lest; lets; lues; lune; lure; lute; nest; nets; reef; reel; refs; reft; rent; rest; rete; rets; rues; rule; rune; ruse; seel; seen; seer; self; sene; sent; sere; serf; slue; suer; suet; sure; teen; tees; tens; tern; tree; tref; tres; true; tune; user

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Erse; Este; Eure; Nerf; Rene; Utes

                 

DM168 ‘National Shutdown‘ Quiz 

  1. The South African Federation of Trade Unions
  2. Rent control
    End to evictions
    Audit of RDP allocations since 1996
    End to privatisation of state-owned enterprises
    More decent wages for public sector workers
    Basic Income Grant
  3. Bheki Ntshalintshali
  4. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is the biggest single trade union in South Africa with more than 338,000 members
  5. C) 3 million
  6. According to Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), during the April to June period, bringing the total number of employed persons in the country to 15.6 million.
  7. C) PETROL PRICE INCREASE CAUSED BY UKRAINE WAR AND AFTERMATH OF COVID 19
  8. 2017
  9. 1985
  10. EFF

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generated

8 letter words

generate; renegade; teenaged; teenager

7 letter words

angered; derange; deterge; dragnet; enraged; etagere; grandee; granted; grantee; greaten; greened; greeted; grenade; negated; reagent; reneged; teenage

6 letter words 

agreed; argent; danger; degree; enrage; gander; garden; garnet; geared; gender; genera; gerent; grated; negate; ranged; regent; renege

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Greene

5 letter words 

agent; agree; anger; eager; eagre; edger; egret; gated; gater; genet; genre; grade; grand; grant; grate; great; greed; green; greet; raged; range; targe; tenge

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Edgar; Greta

4 letter words 

aged; agee; dang; darg; drag; dreg; edge; egad; gate; gean; gear; geed; gene; gent; gnat; grad; gran; gree; rage; rang; tang

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Deng; Eger; Gand; Gard; Gena; Gera; Gere

                 

DM168 ‘Weird Laws‘ Quiz 

  1. Winnie The Pooh
  2. Japan
  3. Greece
  4. True
  5. Clint Eastwood
  6. True. In Quitman, Georgia, chicken-owners must have control of their chicken at all times. This means it is illegal for the chickens to cross the road themselves.
  7. 25 years
  8. The United Kingdom Section 12 of the Licensing Act 1872, which is still in effect, makes it an offence to be ‘in charge of’ cattle while intoxicated.
  9. Denmark
  10. c) Tanzania

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9 letter words

waterways

8 letter words

waterway

6 letter words 

estray; rawest; sawyer; seaway; stayer; sweaty; waster; waters; watery; wryest

5 letter words 

areas; aster; aware; eyras; rates; reata; resat; saeta; sawer; sayer; stare; strew; swear; sweat; tares; taser; tears; teary; trews; treys; tyres; wares; waste; water; wears; weary; wrest; years; yeast

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ayers; Yates; Yeats

4 letter words 

aery; area; ares; arse; awes; ayes; ears; east; easy; eats; eras; erst; etas; eyas; eyra; rase; rate; rest; rets; sate; sear; seat; sera; stew; stye; tare; tear; teas; tres; trey; tyre; ware; wear; wert; west; wets; yare; year; yeas; yest; yews

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ayer; Yser

                 

DM168 ‘Marikana Massacre’ Quiz 

  1. On 16 August 2012
  2. The police killed 34 mineworkers
  3. NUM
  4. The strike was for a wage increase and to address the poor living and work conditions of miners and their families in Marikana.
  5. Sibanye-Stillwater
  6. Wonderkop
  7. None
  8. General Riah Phiyega
  9. Platinum
  10. None

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9 letter words

stopwatch

7 letter words

cowpats

6 letter words 

cowpat; swatch; wotcha

5 letter words 

ascot; capos; chaos; chaps; chapt; chats; chaws; chops; chows; coast; coats; costa; cotta; pacts; patch; poach; schwa; tacos; watch

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Copts; Scott; Tosca

4 letter words 

acts; capo; caps; cash; cast; cats; caws; chap; chat; chaw; chop; chow; coat; cops; cosh; cost; coth; cots; cows; pact; scat; scop; scow; tach; taco; tact

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asch; Caph; Cato; Catt; Copt; Scot; Waco

                 

DM168 ‘Commonwealth Games’ Quiz 

  1. The British Empire Games
  2. Swimming
  3. Republic Of Ireland
  4. a) Australian swimmer Emma McKeon who has 19 medals
  5. FIJI
  6. Tatjana Schoenmaker, Lara van Niekerk, Pieter Coetze
  7. Akani Simbine
  8. 2018
  9. a) The Union Jack
  10. Cricket

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prolepses

7 letter words

leprose; loppers; oppress; peoples; plessor; propels; reposes; resoles

6 letter words 

elopes; eposes; lepers; lesser; lessor; losers; peplos; polers; posers; proles; repels; repose; resole; sleeps; slopes; splore; spores; sprees

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eroses; Pelops

5 letter words 

leers; loess; lopes; loser; loses; peels; peeps; peers; pesos; plops; poles; popes; pores; poser; poses; posse; preps; prese; press; props; prose; reels; repps; roles; ropes; roses; seels; seeps; seers; sleep; sloes; slope; slops; soles; sores; speos; spore; spree

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Speer

4 letter words 

eels; else; epos; esse; lees; less; lops; lose; loss; oles; opes; ores; oses; pees; peps; peso; pols; pops; pose; pros; reps; roes; rose; seel; seep; seer; sees; sere; sloe; slop; sole; sols; sops; sore

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eros; Erse; Leos; Osee; Ross

                 

DM168 ‘Banyana Banyana’ Quiz 

  1. Desire Ellis
  2. Hildah Magaia
  3. 5
  4. Sasol
  5. Swaziland
  6. Jermaine Seoposenwe
  7. R400 000
  8. R5.8 million
  9. Australia and New Zealand
  10. Siv Ngesi

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9 letter words

carapaces

8 letter words

carapace

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Pescara

6 letter words 

capers; crapes; escarp; pacers; parsec; ecaps; sarape; scrape; spacer

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Caspar; Casper; Parcae

5 letter words 

apace; asper; caper; capes; carps; crape; craps; pacer; paces; paras; pares; parse; pears; prase; presa; rapes; reaps; recap; scape; scarp; scrap; space; spare; spear

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Capra

4 letter words 

apes; apse; cape; caps; carp; crap; pace; pare; pars; pase; pear; peas; pecs; rape; raps; rasp; reap; reps; spae; spar; spec

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Earp; Paar; Pera

                 

DM168 ‘Madiba Magic’ Quiz 

  1. 466/64
  2. Mvezo
  3. FW De Klerk
    Desmond Tutu
    Albert Luthuli
  4. c) Victor Verster
  5. 1989
  6. c) Mine policeman
  7. Witkin Eidelman Sidelsky
  8. 3 times
  9. Long Walk to Freedom
  10. FW De Klerk and Thabo Mbeki

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9 letter words

beginners

8 letter words

beginner; sneering

7 letter words

bennies; bigener; engines; greisen

6 letter words 

begins; beings; benign; bennes; binger; binges; brings; engine; ensign; genies; genres; greens; reigns; resign; seeing; seiner; serine; signer; singer; sinner

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bennie; Bergen; Bering; Bernie; Bienne; Bingen; Eisner; Ingres; Rennes

5 letter words 

begin; being; benne; bines; binge; brine; bring; genes; genie; genre; green; grins; inner; nines; reign; reins; renes; renin; resin; rings; rinse; risen; seine; serin; singe; siren; sneer

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Benin; Berne; Ennis; Ernie; Ibsen; Irene; Niger; Regin

4 letter words 

been; bens; bine; bins; erne; gene; gens; gins; grin; inns; nebs; nibs; nine; rein; ring; seen; sene; sign; sine; sing

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Beni; Bern; Eben; Erin; Ines; Inge; Rene; Reni

                 

DM168 ‘Know Your Springbok Rugby’ Quiz 

  1. Joel Stransky
  2. Pieter Rossouw
  3. a) Andre Markgraaf
  4. Joost van der Westhuizen
  5. Rassie Erasmus
  6. a) Eben Etzebeth
  7. c) Victor Matfield
  8. John Smit
  9. Kitsch Christie
  10. No 6

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9 letter words

reformers

7 letter words

formers; reforms; remorse

6 letter words 

errors; refers

5 letter words 

fores; forms; frees; meres; mores; morse; reefs; serer; sorer

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Romes

4 letter words 

emfs; emos; errs; fees; foes; ores; refs; rems; roes; rose
seem; seer; sere; serf; some; sore

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eros; Erse; Mors; Osee 

                 

DM168 ‘SA Lights On And Off’ Quiz 

  1. Kimberley
  2. c) Private businesses and municipalities
  3. Dr Hendrik van der Bijl
  4. 1889.
  5. Between 1993 and 1994 the Southern Africa Labour Development Research Unit conducted a national survey which found that 53.6% of households had access to electricity
  6. Thulani Gcabashe
  7. President Thabo Mbeki
  8. 2007
  9. 14
  10. Majiba (1996), Medupi (2015), Kusile (2017)

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9 letter words

bookworms

6 letter words 

brooks; brooms

5 letter words 

books; booms; boors; bosom; brows; kobos; moors; rooks; rooms; smoko; wombs; works; worms

4 letter words 

boos; bosk; bows; kobs; kors; mobs; moos; mows; orbs; robs; rows; sorb; woks; woos

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bors; Mors; Omsk             

                                  DM168 ‘Wimbledon’ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. Walter Clopton Wingfield
  3. 11 hours and five minutes
  4. 85
  5. Martina Navratilova holds 9 Wimbledon titles
  6. No
  7. True
  8. 8mm
  9. False. She holds the record for 102 aces
  10. 14979

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9 letter words

stillborn

7 letter words

nostril

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bristol; Britons; Rollins

6 letter words

bistro; brills; broils; intros; orbits; robins; stroll; tonsil; trills; trolls

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lisbon; Liston

5 letter words

bills; birls; bison; blots; boils; bolls; bolts; brits; irons; lilos; lilts; lions; loins; loris; obits; ornis; rills; riots; roils; rolls; rosin; rotls; snort; still; tills; tiros; toils; tolls; torsi; trios

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Blois; Boris

4 letter words

bins; bios; bits; bots; bris; ills; ions; list; lobs; lost; lots; nibs; nits; nobs; obis; oils; orbs; orts; ribs; robs; rots; sill; silo; silt; slit; slob; slot; snit; snob; snot; soil; soli; sorb; sori; sorn; sort; stir; stob; tins;tons; tors

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bors; Lois; Nils; Otis; Rios