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DM168 ‘Election Talk‘ Quiz 

  1. False, it’s not considered a crime in law.
  2. True.
  3. False, the unemployment rate was 24.7% that year and has increased steadily since then. In addition, there were fewer public service workers in 2019 than in 2014.
  4. True
  5. True.
  6. False, its manifesto says it would expand it.
  7. False, it has proposed comprehensive reforms of the scheme.
  8. True. The National Health Scheme, to which he was referring, will take years to implement.
  9. False, in 2023 it said in a statement on its website that doing so would make this “abnormality normal and socially acceptable”.
  10. True.

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Try to reach a target of 105 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

collinear; coralline

8 letter words

acrolein; carillon

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Caroline; Cornelia

7 letter words

aileron; alerion; alienor; carline; clarino; clarion; corneal; ralline

7 letter words that may be proper noun

Conrail; Cornell; Linacre; Loraine

6 letter words

aniler; carnie; clonal; coiner; cornea; cornel; eolian; lancer; larine; lineal; linear; loaner; nailer; niello; oilcan; orcein; recoin

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alnico; Arline; Carlin; Celina; Collin; Corina; Corine; Elanor; Elinor; Elnora; Enrico; Lenoir; Lenora; Lionel; Lorena; Nicola; Nicole; Racine; Rollin

5 letter words

acorn; aeron; alien; aloin; alone; anile; anole; cairn; caner; canoe; clean; cline; clone; crane; crine; crone; enrol; lance; learn; liner; llano; loner; loran; nacre; neral; nicer; noria; ocean; olein; racon; rance; recon; renal

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aline; Allen; Arlen; Arlin; Caine; Carne; Cleon; Colin; Creon; Enlil; Larne; Leona; Loren; Lorna; Oneal; Ronal

4 letter words

acne; aeon; anil; cain; cane; cine; cion; clan; coin; cone; corn; earn; econ; elan; encl; enol; icon; incl; incr; iron; lain; lane; lean; leno; lien; line; lino; lion; loan; loin; lone; lorn; nail; narc; near; nice; noel; noil; once; rain; rani; rein; roan

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arne; Arno; Aron; Caen; Erin; Erna; Inca; Iona; Iran; Lena; Leon; Lina; Nair; Neal; Neil; Nell; Nero; Nile; Nola; Nora; Olen; Olin; Oran; Oren; Orin; Rena; Reni; Reno; Rona

                 

DM168 ‘Political Firsts‘ Quiz 

  1. Sri Lanka, 1960
  2. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir of Iceland, in 2009
  3. New Zealand
  4. Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
  5. Rwanda
  6. Prussia
  7. The Soviet Union
  8. The United States
  9. Isabel Perón of Argentina
  10. Donald Trump

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Try to reach a target of 90 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

hermitian

8 letter words

thiamine

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Herminia

7 letter words

hairnet; inearth; inertia; inherit; interim; martini; minaret; mintier; raiment; termini; thiamin

6 letter words

airmen; anthem; anther; haemin; hernia; hetman; hinter; inmate; intima; marine; marten; martin; menhir; minter; remain; retain; retina; tahini; thenar; tinier

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Antrim; Arnhem; Herman; Mainer; Tehran; Tirane

5 letter words

ament; amine; anime; antre; imine; inert; inter; matin; meant; miner; mirin; namer; neath; nitre; ramen; riant; thane; thine; tinea; train; trine

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ethan; Henri; Irani; Maine; Manet; Marin; Marne; Rhine; Taine; Terni; Trina

4 letter words

amen; anim; ante; anti; earn; etna; hent; hern; hint; init; inti; intr; main; mane; mean; mien; mina; mine; mini; mint; name; near; neat; rain; rani; rant; rein; rent; tain; tanh; tarn; tern; than; then; thin; tine

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amin; Arne; Aten; Erin; Erna; INRI; Iran; Mani; Nair; Nate; Neth; Nita; Rena; Reni; Tina; Tran

                 

DM168 ‘Know Your News‘ Quiz 

  1. Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela
  2. George
  3. Jacob Zuma
  4. Hollie Davidson from Scotland
  5. Britain’s King Charles
  6. Rihanna and Katy Perry; Katy Perry’s mother thought the photo of her daughter was real
  7. True
  8. Miss USA Noelia Voigt
  9. Shell
  10. Donald Trump

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Try to reach a target of 179 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

flauntier

8 letter words

faultier; filature; flaunter; inflater

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Fraulein

7 letter words

alunite; failure; fainter; funeral; inflate; latrine; neutral; ratline; refutal; reliant; retinal; taurine; tearful; trenail; uralite; urinate

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Latiner; Laurent; Renault

6 letter words

aniler; antler; auntie; earful; entail; fainer; falter; ferial; ferula; fetial; filter; finale; fluent; fluter; futile; infare; ireful; larine; learnt; lifter; linear; linter; lunate; nailer; nature; neural; rental; retail; retain; retina; runlet; rutile; trifle; triune; unfelt; unreal

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arline; Efrain; Frauen; Lauren; Laurie; Tirane; Tulane

5 letter words

afire; after; alert; alien; alter; anile; antre;ariel; artel; elfin; feint; feral; feria; fetal; feuar; filer; filet; finer; flare; flier; flite; flute; inert; infer; inlet; intel;inter; inure; irate; later; learn; lifer; liner; litre; neral; nitre; ratel; refit; relit; renal; rifle; taler; tiler; tinea; trine; tuner; ulnae; unite; untie; urine; uteri; utile

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aleut; Aline; Arlen; Artie; Faure; Larne; Lieut; Taine; Terai; Terni; Uriel

4 letter words

ante; earl; earn; elan; etna; etui; fane; fare; fate; feal; fear; feat; felt; fern; feta; file; fine; fire; flea; flue; frae; fret; fuel; ilea; lane; late; leaf; lean; left; lent; lief; lien; lieu; life; line; lire; lite; lune; lure; lute; near; neat; neut; rale; rate; real; refl; reft; rein; rent; riel; rife; rile; rite; rule; rune; tael; tale; tare; teal; tear; tern; tier; tile; tine; tire; tref; true; tune; urea

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arne; Aten; Auer; EFTA; Elia; Enif; Erin; Erna; EULA; Eula; Frei; Laue; Lear; Leif; Lena; Leta; Nate; Neal; Neil; Nerf; Nile; Niue; REIT; Rena; Reni; TEFL; Teri

                 

DM168 ‘Workers of the World‘ Quiz 

  1. The Communist Manifesto
  2. Robert Owen
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Mozambique
  5. Europe
  6. France and Denmark
  7. 1989
  8. Zwelinzima Vavi
  9. True
  10. Switzerland

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Try to reach a target of 82 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

pollinise

8 letter words

pillions

7 letter words

Elision; epsilon; isoline; lionise; pillion; pollens

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ellison

6 letter words

Insole; lesion; lilies; niello; oleins; pilose; pinole; pollen; sileni; spinel; spline

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ispell; Lionel; Pelion; Pilsen

5 letter words

lenis; liens; lilos; lines; lions; lisle; loins; lopes; losel; noels; olein; pilei; piles; pills; plies; poles; polis; polls; slope; spell; spiel; spile; spill; spoil

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ellis; Enlil; Ilion; Niles; Ollie; Olsen; Siple; Snell

4 letter words

ells; enol; ills; isle; leis; leno; lens; lien; lies; lilo; line; lino; lion; lips; lisp; loin; lone; lope; lops; lose; noel; noil; oils; oles; pile; pili; pill; pole; poll; pols; sell; sill; silo; slip; sloe; slop; soil; sole; soli

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Elis; Leon; Leos; Lois; LPNs; Neil; Nell; Nile; Nils; Olen; Olin; Opel

                 

DM168 ’30 Years of Democracy‘ Quiz 

  1. He invited some of his former prison warders to his presidential inauguration.
  2. Jacob Zuma
  3. Fifa World Cup in 2010
  4. b) 62%
  5. a) 46%
  6. Former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni and Jacob Zuma’s financial adviser, Schabir Shaik.
  7. 16
  8. The Electoral Commission of South Africa
  9. #FeesMustFall
  10. Marikana

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Try to reach a target of 122 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

craftiest; trifectas

8 letter words

citrates; cristate; trifecta

7 letter words

artiest; artiste; astrict; attires; cattier; citrate; fairest; fattier; fatties; fitters; raciest; ratites; stearic; striate; tastier; trisect

6 letter words

artist; attics; attire; caries; crista; facies; ferias; fiacre; fiesta; fitter; fraise; racist; refits; rifest; satire; sifter; sitter; static; steric; strait; strati; striae; strict; strife; titfer; titres; traits; triste

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Stacie; Tracie

5 letter words

afire; afrit; airts; arise; astir; attic; ceria; cites; cries; fairs; farci; fecit; feria; fiats; fires; first; fries; frise; irate; raise; recti; refit; resit; rices; rifts; rites; serai; serif; sitar; stair; stria; tacit; tarsi; tiers; tires; titre; trait; trice; tries; trite

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesir; Aires; Aries; Artie; Attis; Erica; Farsi; Siret; Staci; Terai; Traci

4 letter words

airs; airt; asci; cire; cist; cite; crit; fair; fiat; fire; firs; fisc; fist; fits; frit; ices; reis; rice; rife; rift; rise; rite; sari; sati; sift; sire; site; stir; tics; tier; ties; tire; tits

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Acis; Asir; Asti; Eric; Eris; FICA; Frei; Fris; IRAs; Isar; REIT; RISC; Rita; Sita; Taif; Tais; Teri

                 

DM168 ‘Conspiracy Theory‘ Quiz 

  1. The 9/11 attacks on New York.
  2. b) The royal family.
  3. Prince Harry
  4. Extra-terrestrial beings.
  5. Paul McCartney
  6. The condensation trails, or contrails, of aeroplanes.
  7. Taylor Swift.
  8. So that governments can monitor people’s movements.
  9. c) 37%
  10. Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado.

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Try to reach a target of 80 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word. Plurals ending with “s” are allowed.

9 letter words

splashing

9 letter words that may be proper nouns

Spanglish

8 letter words

hassling; lashings; plashing; saplings; slashing

7 letter words

lapsing; lashing; palings; planish; sapling; signals; spinals

6 letter words

algins; aligns; haling; lapins; lasing; ligans; paling; palish; phials; plains; signal; slings; snails; spinal; splash

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Salish

5 letter words

algin; align; anils; glans; glass; glias; hails; lapin; ligan; lings; lisps; nails; pails; phial; plain; plans; plash; sails; sisal; slags; slain; slang; slaps; slash; sling; slips; snail

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Silas

4 letter words

ails; alps; anil; gals; glia; hail; hila; lags; lain; lang; laps; lash; lass; ling; lips; lisp; nail; pail; pals; phil; plan; sail; slag; slap; slip

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Angl; Gail; Gila; Hals; Lias; Lina; Lisa; LPNs; Nils; Pali

                 

DM168 ‘High In The Sky‘ Quiz 

  1. God
  2. a) Baily’s beads
  3. Halley
  4. Thomas Edison
  5. The Heaven’s Gate cult
  6. The Vikings
  7. A meteorite
  8. The Tunguska event
  9. True
  10. Sir Arthur Eddington

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Try to reach a target of 146 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

peachiest

8 letter words

cheapest; pastiche; petechia

7 letter words

achiest; aitches; aseptic; escheat; hepatic; paciest; patches; peaches; pectase; pectise; pitches; spicate; teaches; techies

6 letter words

apices; apiece; aspect; chaise; chaste; cheats; cheeps; escape; etches; ethics; hepcat; itches; pastie; peaces; peseta; pieces; pietas; sachet; scathe; septic; spathe; specie; speech; taches; techie; thecae

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cathie; Hecate; Hestia; Pesach; Scheat; Stacie

5 letter words

aches; capes; caste; cease; cesta; chape; chase; cheap; cheat; cheep; chest; cites; epact; epics; ethic; haste; hates; heaps; heats; heist; paces; paste; pates; peace; peach; pease; phase; piece; pieta; piste; scape; sepia; septa; setae; shape; sheep; sheet; space; spate; spice; spite; steep; stipe; tache; tapes; teach; tease; techs; theca; thees; these

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Capet; Tepic

4 letter words

aces; ache; apes; apse; cape; case; cate; cite; each; ease; east; eats; echt; epic; etas; etch; hate; heap; heat; hest; hies; ices; pace; pase; pate; peas; peat; pecs; pees; pest; pets; pice; pies; piet; sate; seat; sech; sect; seep; sept; site; spae; spec; step; tace; tape; teas; tech; tees; thee; ties

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ashe; Epis; Este; Esth; Heep; Pete; Seth; Shea; Thea

                 

DM168 ‘Earthquake‘ Quiz 

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. The Richter Scale
  4. Tulbagh
  5. An island called Zalzala Koh
  6. The epicentre
  7. Plate tectonics
  8. 1906
  9. The Ring of Fire
  10. Move to higher ground in case there is a tsunami

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Try to reach a target of 82 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

stockaded

8 letter words

stockade

7 letter words

coasted; dockets; stocked

6 letter words

coated; costae; costed; dadoes; docked; docket; octads; oddest; soaked; socked; socket; stoked

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Coates

5 letter words

ascot; coast; coats; codas; coded; codes; coeds; coked; cokes; coset; costa; cotes; dados; docks; dosed; doted; dotes; octad; stock; stoke; tacos; toads; toeas; toked; tokes

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Oates; Odets; SEATO; Tosca

4 letter words

coat; coda; code; cods; coed; coke; cost; cote; cots; dado; dato; deco; dock; docs; does; dose; dost; dote; dots; eddo; keto; oaks; oast; oats; odds; odea; odes; okas; scot; soak; sock; soda; soke; stoa; taco; toad; toea; toed; toes; toke

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cato; Ceto; Edos; Keos; OECD; OKed; Taos; Todd

                 

DM168 ‘Easter‘ Quiz 

  1. Lent
  2. The Life of Brian
  3. “The Da Vinci Code”
  4. Ēostre
  5. Norway.
  6. Abraham Lincoln
  7. Ricky Gervais
  8. Easter Island
  9. The Philippines
  10. William Butler Yeats

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Try to reach a target of 86 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

punchiest

7 letter words

inspect; penuchi; pinches; pitches; punches; puniest; sphenic

6 letter words

incept; inputs; instep; pectin; puisne; punish; putsch; septic; spinet; supine; unship; unstep

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pincus

5 letter words

chips; epics; inept; input; penis; pinch; pines; pints; piste; pitch; piths; punch; punts; setup; situp; snipe; spent; spice; spine; spite; stipe; stupe; upset

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Punic; Putin; Tepic; Tupis

4 letter words

chip; cups; cusp; epic; hips; insp; nips; pecs; pein; pens; pent; pest; pets; phis; pice; pics; pies; piet; pine; pins; pint; pish; pith; pits; puce; puns; punt; push; puts; scup; sept; ship; shpt; snip; spec; spic; spin; spit; spue; spun; step; supt; tips

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Epis; ESPN; Pict; Pius; Pune; Tupi

                 

DM168 ‘Wild Awards Show Moments‘ Quiz 

  1. Because Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, which causes hair loss.
  2. They shared a raunchy kiss on stage.
  3. Donald Trump.
  4. Raw meat.
  5. La La Land.
  6. Christopher Reeve.
  7. An albino Burmese python.
  8. Kanye West
  9. Jimmy Kimmel
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

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Try to reach a target of 76 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

armaments

8 letter words

armament

7 letter words

mantras; martens; meatman; smarten

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Antares; Eastman; Smetana

6 letter words

aments; ansate; arenas; astern; mantas; mantra; marten; merman; ratans; seaman; stamen; sterna

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Namtar; Tasman

5 letter words

ament; anear; antes; antre; arena; atman; earns; etnas; manas; manat; manes; manse; manta; means; meant; namer; names; nares; nates; nears; ramen; rants; ratan; rents; saner; saran; snare; stane; stern; tarns; terns; trans

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aetna; Amman; Ernst; Manet; Marne; Masan; Menam; Mensa; Santa; Satan; Tsana

4 letter words

amen; anas; anat; anta; ante; ants; earn; etna; mana; mane; mans; mean; name; near; neat; nest; nets; rant; rent; sane; sent; tana; tans; tarn; tens; tern

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Anam; Arne; Aten; Erna; Nama; Nara; NASA; Nate; Rena; Sana; Sean; Stan; Tran

                 

DM168 ‘British Royals & The Media‘ Quiz 

  1. Prince Harry
  2. Queen Elizabeth
  3. Catherine, the Princess of Wales
  4. Sarah Ferguson, the former Duchess of York
  5. True
  6. Prince Andrew
  7. In 1995 on a ski trip to Switzerland
  8. “Thanks”
  9. Prince Philip
  10. 2019
  11. Harry and Megan

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Try to reach a target of 125 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

aphorists

8 letter words

aphorist; protasis

7 letter words

aorists; pastors; sophist

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pissaro; Shapiro

6 letter words

aorist; assort; hoists; horsts; pastor; pathos; patios; patois; pharos; pithos; poisha; posits; potash; prosit; ptosis; ratios; roasts; satori; shoats; shorts; sports; strops; thoria; torahs; tripos

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Artois; Orissa; Pashto; Portia; Rosita; Sophia; Taisho

5 letter words

aport; hoars; hoist; horas; horst; hosta; hosts; iotas; oasis; oasts; oaths; opahs; patio; phots; ports; posit; posts; psoas; ratio; riots; roast; rotas; saros; shoat; shops; short; shots; soaps; soars; sorta; sorts; sport; spots; stops; strop; taros; thorp; tiros; topis; torah; torsi; trios

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Astor; Athos; Hopis; Horsa; Horta; Ophir; Oprah; Ostia; Paros; Pasto; Pohai; Prato; Sarto; Spiro; Tasso; Troia

4 letter words

atop; hoar; hops; hora; hort; hosp; host; hots; iota; oars; oast; oath; oats; opah; opts; orts; phot; piso; port; posh; poss; post; pots; proa; pros; rhos; riot; rota; rots; shop; shot; soap; soar; soph; sops; sora; sori; sort; sots; spot; stoa; stop; taro; tiro; topi; tops; tora; tori; tors; tosh; toss; trio

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Hopi; Ipoh; OHSA; Orth; OSHA; Ossa; Otis; Pori; Prot; RATO; Rios; Rosa; Ross; Roth; Shoa; Sosa; Taos; Thor

                 

DM168 ‘Election Fun Facts and Frauds‘ Quiz 

  1. Dead cats and dogs
  2. They were hired to intimidate voters
  3. 11 million
  4. Gir Somnath district in Gujarat, India
  5. By sneezing
  6. Presidential elections in Liberia in 1927
  7. Charles King won by 234,000 to 9,000, but there were only 15,000 eligible voters
  8. The Gambia
  9. Tuesday
  10. US 2020 – political spending totalled $14.4 billion

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Try to reach a target of 72 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

parroting; prorating

7 letter words

airport; atropin; parring; parting; porting; prating

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Paoting

6 letter words

opting; paring; parrot; parton; patron; poring; ragtop; raping; raptor; roping; taping; tarpon; toping

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Portia

5 letter words

aping; aport; apron; atrip; gipon; inapt; oping; paint; panto; patin; patio; piano; pinta; pinto; pirog; piton; point; prang; print; prion; prior; prong; tapir

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Paton; Pinot; Prato; Ripon

4 letter words

atop; gorp; grip; nipa; pain; pair; pang; pant; parr; part; ping; pint; pion; pirn; pita; pong; porn; port; prat; prig; proa; prog; pron; rapt; tarp; topi; trap; trip

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pori; Prot

                 

DM168 ‘Leap Year‘ Quiz 

  1. c) 5 hours 48 minutes
  2. Julius Caesar
  3. Pope Gregory XIII
  4. Greece
  5. Someone born on February 29
  6. b) 1 in 1,461
  7. Scotland
  8. 1600, because the Gregorian calendar rule is that century years must be divisible by 400 as well as by 4.
  9. Leap seconds
  10. A newspaper

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Try to reach a target of 159 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

railheads

8 letter words

airheads; headsail; salaried

7 letter words

aerials; aliased; dahlias; derails; halides; heralds; radials; redials; shadier

6 letter words

aiders; alders; ashier; ashlar; dalasi; dasher; halers; hiders; ideals; idlers; ladies; lairds; lashed; lasher; radish; raised; relish; sailed; sailer; salade; serial; shared; sharia; sheila; shield; slider

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alisha; Elisha; Haidas; Israel; Shelia

5 letter words

aides; aisle; alias; areas; arias; arils; arise; arsed; ashed; aside; dahls; dales; dares; deals; dears; delis; dials; dries; earls; hades; hails; hairs; hales; hards; hares; heads; heals; hears; heirs; herds; hides; hires; ideas; idles; lades; lairs; lards; lares; lased; laser; leads; leash; liars; liras; raids; rails; raise; rales; rased; reads; reals; rheas; rials; rides; riels; riles; salad; selah; serai; shade; shale; shard; share; shear; sherd; shied; shier;m shire; shred; sidle; sired; slide

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Adars; Aesir; Aires; Aisha; Alisa; Aries; Arles; Asher; Elias; Elisa; Hasid; Lhasa; Redis; Saadi; Sadie; Sahel; Saida; Sarah; Shari; Sheri; Sidra

4 letter words

aids; ails; airs; alas; ales; ares; arse; dahs; dais; dash; dies; dish; ears; eras; hers; hies; ides; isle; lads; lase; lash; leas; leis; lids; lies; rads; rase; rash; reds; reis; resh; rids; rise; said; sail; sale; sard; sari; seal; sear; sera; shad; shed; side; sild; sire; sled; slid

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Adas; Aras; Ards; Ashe; Asia; Asir; Dias; Elis; Elsa; Eris; Haas; Hals; Hasa; IRAs; Isar; Lars; Lesa; Lias; Lisa; Saar; Sade; Sadi; Sadr; Sara; Shea; Shia

                 

DM168 ‘Shipping News‘ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. Shipbreaking
  3. Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
  4. 30-35 years
  5. True
  6. 7,600
  7. The Costa Concordia
  8. The Houthi rebel group
  9. Drought
  10. The Dover Strait

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9 letter words

sagebrush

7 letter words

abusers; brushes; burgess; gushers; surbase

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arguses

6 letter words

abuser; abuses; argues; assure; augers; barges; basher; bashes; burghs; bursae; bursas; bushes; gashes; gasser; gusher; gushes; hussar; rashes; rehabs; rhesus; rushes; sabres; sarges; sauger; shares; shears; shrubs; shrugs; sugars; surges; usages; ushers

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asshur; Bruges; Burgas

5 letter words

abuse; arses; ashes; bares; baser; bases; bears; beaus; bergs; braes; brags; brash; brass; brush; burgs; bursa; burse; buses; garbs; gases; gaurs; gauss; gears; grabs; grass; grubs; grues; guars; guess; hares; hears; herbs; rages; rases; rebus; rheas; rubes; ruses; sabre; sager; sages; sarge; sears; shags; share; shear; shrub; shrug; sugar; surah; suras; surge; urges; usage; users; usher

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Argus; Arhus; Asher; Ashur; Assur; Brusa; Busra; HBase; Serbs; Sheba; Ushas

4 letter words

ages; arbs; ares; arse; bags; bars; base; bash; bass; begs; bras; bugs; burs; bush; buss; ears; eras; ergs; gabs; gars; gash; gush; hags; hers; hubs; hues; hugs; rags; rase; rash; resh; rubs; rues; rugs; ruse; rush; sage; sags; sash; sear; seas; sera; shag; shes; subs; suer; sues; sura; sure; surg; user; uses

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ashe; ASSR; Asur; Bess; Esau; Gers; Grus; Hess; Huss; Russ; SARS; SASE; Sega; Serb; Shea; Susa; SUSE; Ursa; USSR

                 

DM168 ‘EFF‘ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
  3. Then president Jacob Zuma
  4. nine or 10
  5. Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
  6. a) 6
  7. b) R5,000 a month
  8. Floyd Shivambu, the Deputy President of the EFF
  9. Clicks
  10. Her fake nails, so they could put a mark on her thumb.

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9 letter words

isosteric

8 letter words

crosstie

7 letter words

corsets; cosiest; eristic; erotics; escorts; rosiest; scoters; sectors; sorites; sorties; stories

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ossetic

6 letter words

cities; corset; cosier; cosies; cosset; crests; crises; crisis; crosse; escort; iciest; irises; osiers; rectos; resist; resits; scores; scoter; sector; sister; sorest; sortie; steric; stoics; stores; tosser

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cortes; Osiris; Tories

5 letter words

ceros; certs; cites; coirs; cores; corse; coset; costs; cotes; cress; crest; cries; cross; issei; osier; resit; rests; rices; riots; rises; rites; roses; score; sects; sires; sites; sores; sorts; sties; stirs; stoic; store; tiers; tires; tiros; torse; torsi; tress; tries; trios

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Osset; Rosie; Scots; Siret

4 letter words

cess; cist; coss; cost; cots; erst; ices; iris; orcs; ores; orts; oses; reis; rest; rets; rise; rocs; roes; rose; rots; scot; secs; sect; sets; sics; sire; sirs; site; sits; sore; sori; sort; sots; ster; stir; tics; ties; toes; tors; toss; tres

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

CRTs; Eris; Eros; ISIS; Isis; Oise; Otis; Rios; RISC; Ross; SCSI; Tess

                 

DM168 ‘Valentine’s Day‘ Quiz 

  1. A love letter made out of colourful beads
  2. Cupid
  3. Twelfth Night
  4. The Netherlands
  5. Dove
  6. “Sugar is sweet, and so are you.”
  7. Amethyst
  8. When Harry Met Sally
  9. Lupercalia
  10. Alabama

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9 letter words

hardiness

8 letter words

danishes; hardness; radishes; shandies

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Sheridan

7 letter words

dashers; handier; hardens; harness; hernias; hessian; hinders; nearish; shadier; shiners; shrines

6 letter words

ashier; danish; dasher; dashes; dishes; haired; harden; hernia; hiders; hinder; hissed; radish; rashes; sandhi; shades; shards; shared; shares; shears; sherds; shined; shiner; shines; shires; shreds; shrine

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Hardin; Hassid; Shensi; Shinar

5 letter words

ashed; ashen; ashes; hades; hairs; hands; hards; hared; hares; heads; heard; hears; heirs; herds; hider; hides; hinds; hired; hires; rheas; shade; shads; shard; share; shear; sheds; shend; sherd; shied; shier; shies; shine; shins; shire; shred

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asher; Dinah; Hanse; Hasid; Henri; Hines; Rhine; Shane; Shans; Shari; Sheri; Shias

4 letter words

dahs; dash; dish; hade; hair; hand; hard; hare; head; hear; heir; hens; herd; hern; hers; hide; hied; hies; hind; hins; hire; hiss; rash; rehi; resh; rhea; sash; shad; shed; shes; shin; sinh

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ashe; Hans; Hera; Hess; Nash; Shan; Shea; Shia

                 

DM168 ‘Mining‘ Quiz 

  1. Gold
  2. Johannesburg.
  3. Chromium (Chrome ore).
  4. True.
  5. The Mogalakwena Mine.
  6. 1867.
  7. The Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem-quality diamond ever found.
  8. Anglo American Platinum Limited (Amplats).
  9. Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)
  10. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

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9 letter words

wrestling

8 letter words

newsgirl; strewing; wresting

7 letter words

slewing; stewing; swinger; swingle; twiners; twinges; welting; westing; wiglets; wingers; winglet; winters

6 letter words

sewing; strewn; swinge; twiner; twines; twinge; twirls; wiglet; winger; winter; wisent; wriest; wrings; writes

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Wigner

5 letter words

lewis; lweis; newts; sinew; strew; swine; swing; swirl; trews; twigs; twine; twins; twirl; weirs; welts; wiles; wilts; wines; wings; wires; wisen; wiser; wrens; wrest; wring; wrist; write; writs

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Erwin; Ewing; Gwent

4 letter words

grew; lwei; news; newt; sewn; slew; stew; swig; twig; twin; weir; welt; wens; went; wert; west; wets; wigs; wile; wilt; wine; wing; wins; wire; wise; wist; wite; wits; wren; writ

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Gwen; Wien

                 

DM168 ‘World Elections‘ Quiz 

  1. c) 63
  2. The European Union
  3. True.
  4. Donald Trump’s.
  5. India
  6. Mexico.
  7. 16
  8. Australia – you get fined.
  9. True
  10. America’s. (They send encoded PDFs of their paper ballots, which they received in the mail, to Earth.)

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9 letter words

acceptors

8 letter words

acceptor; ectosarc

7 letter words

capotes; captors; coaster; copters; esparto; seaport; toecaps

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cecrops

6 letter words

accost; actors; capote; captor; castor; coacts; coarse; copter; corpse; corset; costae; costar; escort; operas; orates; pastor; poster; presto; rectos; scoter; scrota; sector; soccer; toecap; topers; tropes

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Castro; Coates; Cortes; Croats; Pareto

5 letter words

actor; aport; arose; ascot; capos; ceros; coact; coast; coats; coper; copes; copra; copse; cores; corps; corse; cosec; coset; costa; cotes; crops; estop; occas; ocrea; opera; orate; orcas; pesto; poets; pores; ports; poser; prose; recto; roast; ropes; rotas; scope; score; secco; sorta; spore; sport; stope; store; strop; tacos; taros; toeas; toper; topes; torse; trope

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesop; Astor; Copts; Croat; Croce; Epcot; Erato; Oates; Oscar; Paros; Pasto; Pecos; Perot; Porte; Prato; Sacco; Sarto; SEATO; Tosca

4 letter words

aero; atop; capo; cero; coat; coca; cope; cops; core; corp; cost; cote; cots; crop; epos; oars; oast; oats; opes; opts; orca; orcs; ores; orts; peso; poet; pore; port; pose; post; pots; proa; proc; pros; rocs; roes; rope; rose; rota; rote; rots; scop; scot; soap; soar; sora; sore; sort; spot; stoa; stop; taco; taro; toea; toes; tope; tops; tora; tore; tors

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Apoc; Cato; Ceto; Copt; Cora; Eros; OPEC; Prot; RATO; Roca; Rosa; ROTC; Taos

                 

DM168 ‘Schools‘ Quiz 

  1. Lucknow, India
  2. France
  3. Prussia
  4. Colombia
  5. Homework
  6. Clean the school
  7. China
  8. South Korea
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Grade 9

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9 letter words

harmonist

7 letter words

tarnish

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Mithras; Romansh

6 letter words

hansom; marish; mohair; months; rhinos; shoran; thoria; thorns; torahs

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ashton; Harmon; IMNSHO; Ishtar; Mathis; Mithra; Namhoi; Norths; Othman; Romish; Sharon; Shinar; Shinto; Taisho; Thomas; Trisha

5 letter words

hairs; harms; harts; hints; hoars; hoist; horas; horns; horst; hosta; ihram; marsh; maths; mirth; month; moths; north; oaths; rhino; saith; shirt; shoat; shorn; short; smith; snath; thins; thorn; torah; trash

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amish; Athos; Hanoi; Hiram; Horsa; Horta; Minho; Rasht; Rhona; Shari; Thais; Tisha

4 letter words

hair; hams; harm; hart; hast; hats; hims; hins; hint; hist; hits; hoar; hons; hora; horn; hort; host; hots; mash; mhos; mosh; moth; nosh; oath; ohms; rash; rath; rhos; sham; shat; shim; shin; shit; shmo; shot; sinh; tahr; tanh; than; thar; thin; this; tosh

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Hans; Homs; IMHO; Isth; Nash; Noah; OHSA; Orth; OSHA; Roth; Shan; Shia; Shoa; Thai; Thor

                 

DM168 ‘International Courts‘ Quiz 

  1. 1945
  2. The United Nations
  3. 15
  4. 1993
  5. Four: Bosnia against Yugoslavia in 1993. The Gambia against Myanmar in 2019. Ukraine against Russia in 2022, and South Africa against Israel in 2023.
  6. The ICC convicts individuals, while the ICJ convicts states.
  7. True
  8. 34
  9. John Dugard SC.
  10. It found Yugoslavia guilty.

 

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9 letter words

asymmetry

7 letter words

mastery; stammer; streamy; yammers

6 letter words

armets; estray; mameys; master; mateys; matres; mayest; smarmy; smarty; smeary; stayer; steamy; stemma; stream; tamers; yammer; yeasty

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ramsey

5 letter words

armet; artsy; aster; eyras; mamey; mares; marts; maser; mater; mates; matey; mayst; meats; meaty; rates; reams; resat; samey; satem; satyr; sayer; seamy; smarm; smart; smear; stare; steam; stray; tamer; tames; tammy; tares; taser; teams; tears; teary; trams; trays; treas; tryma; years; yeast

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ayers; Mamet; Marty; Mayer; Sammy; Yates; Yeats

4 letter words

aery; ares; arms; army; arse; arts; arty; astr; ayes; ears; east; easy; eats; eras; etas; eyas; eyra; mams; mare; mars; mart; mast; mate; mats; meas; meat; mesa; meta; rams; rase; rate; rats; rays; ream; ryas; same; sate; seam; sear; seat; sera; star; stay; tame; tams; tare; tars; team; tear; teas; tram; tray; tsar; yams; yare; year; yeas

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amer; Ayer; Emma; Erma; Mary; Mays; Myra; Srta

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