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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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Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 120 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

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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Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 109 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

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).

Spot the Difference

Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 88 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

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.)

Spot the Difference

Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 149 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

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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Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 84 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

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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Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

 

Just Cruising Crossword

 

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 

 Sudoku Medium

 

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 121 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

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

                 

DM168 ‘Holiday‘ Quiz 

  1. COP15
  2. It exploded four minutes after lift-off
  3. Meat strip (from Dutch)
  4. Pope Francis
  5. China
  6. 17
  7. New Zealand
  8. Armoured train
  9. Iceland
  10. Chakalaka
  11. It was shot down
  12. Pharrell Williams
  13. Turkey
  14. Lesotho
  15. Kingdom of the Sky
  16. TikTok
  17. Brendan Fraser
  18. The Whale
  19. Six
  20. Germany
  21. Pension reform riots
  22. Kalahari Gemsbok
  23. The most populous country
  24. Tygerberg Children’s Choir
  25. The Crocodile
  26. Montana
  27. Haikui
  28. Popocatépetl stratovolcano
  29. Teboho Mokoena of Mamelodi Sundowns
  30. Boris Johnson
  31. Turkey and Syria
  32. Narendra Modi
  33. Newly-designed banknotes
  34. Cheetahs
  35. Vlodymyr Zelensky
  36. Running for office for eight years
  37. Euclid
  38. Beyoncé
  39. Trevor Noah
  40. Threads
  41. 30 million
  42. NATO
  43. Stockholm
  44. Xi Jinping
  45. France
  46. COP28
  47. Women’s football world cup
  48. Spain
  49. India
  50. England
  51. Potchefstroom
  52. The O2 arena in London
  53. The Supreme Court
  54. Imran Khan, Pakistan
  55. Prince Harry
  56. Virgin Galactic
  57. Australia
  58. Gabon
  59. Nairobi
  60. World Pride LGBT
  61. Abortion
  62. Cristiano Ronaldo
  63. He kissed player Jenni Hermoso at the end of the world cup final, causing a scandal
  64. 371
  65. Javier Milei
  66. Alberto Fernández
  67. Scandal!
  68. Derek Watts
  69. Australia
  70. Boeing 747
  71. R21
  72. Nobel peace prize
  73. Julius Malema of the EFF
  74. A drone
  75. Greta Thunberg
  76. Rabbit
  77. Four
  78. New Zealand
  79. They were all won by a one-point margin
  80. Atacama
  81. Lionel Messi
  82. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  83. Argentina
  84. France
  85. Beatles
  86. Love Me Do
  87. Now and Then
  88. Nuclear power plants
  89. Joseph Boakai
  90. George Weah
  91. Six years
  92. Surat Diamond Bourse, India
  93. 660,000 square metres
  94. OpenAI
  95. Sam Altman
  96. 40
  97. Australia
  98. Six
  99. Red, white, green, yellow, black and blue
  100. King Protea

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Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

9 letter words

anklebone

7 letter words

ennoble

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lebanon

6 letter words

alkene; baleen; enable; kennel

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Keenan; Leanne; Olenek

5 letter words

abele; akene; alone; anele; ankle; anole; beano; benne; bleak; bloke; bonne; kneel; leone; noble; oaken

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Albee; Blake; Ebola; Elena; Keble; Leann; Leona; Nobel; Oneal

4 letter words

able; aeon; akee; alee; aloe; bael; bake; bale; bane; beak; bean; been; bole; bone; ebon; elan; enol; kale; keel; keen; keno; knee; koel; lake; lane; leak; lean; leek; leno; lobe; lone; neon; noel; none

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abel; Anne; Bela; Eban; Eben; Elba; Elbe; Elea; Kane; Kean; Klee; Kobe; Labe; Lena; Leon; Loeb; Neal; Nebo; Olen

69 words:

9 letter words

receptive

8 letter words

erective; perceive

7 letter words

creepie; evictee; receipt; receive

6 letter words

pierce; privet; recept; recipe; recite; tierce; verite

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Peirce; Petrie; Tevere

5 letter words

civet; creep; crepe; crept; eerie; erect; evert; evict; evite; peeve; peter; piece; price; recti; reeve; reive; retie; revet; rivet; tepee; terce; trice; tripe; viper

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Crete; Ieper; Tepic

4 letter words

cert; cire; cite; cree; epee; epic; ever; peer; pere; peri; pert; pice; pier; piet; pret; prev; rect; rept; rete; rice; ripe; rite; rive; tier; tire; tree; veep; veer; vert; vice; vire

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eire; Eric; Erie; IEEE; Pete; REIT; Teri; Tver

Round (1) 95 words

9 letter words

peptonise; pipestone

8 letter words

peptones

7 letter words

openest; pentose; peonies; peptone; pintoes; poteens; snippet; topspin

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Epstein

6 letter words

instep; onsite; opines; pepsin; pintos; piston; pitons; points; ponies; pontes; poteen; spinet

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pinots

5 letter words

eosin; inept; inset; noise; notes; onset; opens; opine; peens; penes; penis; peons; pines; pinto; pints; pions; piton; point; pones; seine; sente; snipe; spent; spine; stein; steno; stone; teens; tense; tines; tones

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Epson; Nepos; Pepin; Pinot; Posen; Seton; Steen; Stine

4 letter words

eons; insp; inst; into; ions; nest; nets; nips; nits; noes; nope; nose; note; ones; open; peen; pein; pens; pent; peon; pine; pins; pint; pion; pone; pons; seen; sene; sent; sine; snip; snit; snot; sone; spin; teen; tens; tine; tins; tone; tons

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Enos; ESPN; Eton; Ines; Sion; Toni

Round (2) 144 words

9 letter words

pentarchy

7 letter words

chanter; chantry; chapter; encrypt; eparchy; panther; preachy; therapy; tranche

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cathryn; Cythera

6 letter words

anther; arpent; canter; carnet; carney; carpet; centra; cherty; cypher; earthy; entrap; eparch; hearty; napery; nectar; pantry; parent; prance; preach; recant; tephra; thenar; threap; trance; trench; trepan

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cather; Cretan; Tehran; Thrace; Tracey

5 letter words

antre; apery; apter; archt; caner; caper; caret; carny; carte; cater; chare; chart; chary; chert; crane; crape; crapy; crate; crept; crypt; earth; entry; harpy; hater; heart; henry; hyper; nacre; pacer; parch; party; payer; peart; perch; phren; prate; rance; ranch; rathe; reach; react; recap; recta; repay; retch; taper; teary; trace; yearn

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Carey; Carne; Harte; Herat; Peary; Percy; Perth; Petra; Reyna; Tharp; Tracy; Yaren

4 letter words

acre; aery; arch; arty; care; carp; cart; cert; char; crap; cray; earn; eyra; hare; harp; hart; hear; hern; herp; narc; nary; near; pare; part; pear; pert; prat; pray; pret; prey; pyre; race; racy; rant; rape; rapt; rate; rath; rcpt; reap; rect; rent; rept; rhea; rhet; tahr; tare; tarn; tarp; tear; tern; thar; trap; tray; trey; tyre; yare; yarn; year

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arne; Ayer; Cary; Cher; Earp; Erna; Hera; PARC; Pera; Rena; Ryan; Tran

                 

DM168 ‘Santa & Christmas‘ Quiz 

  1. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.
  2. Netherlands.
  3. He’s checking his list.
  4. Milk and cookies.
  5. Scotland.
  6. Max.
  7. Posada.
  8. Genna.
  9. Mexico.
  10. KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken).

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Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 47 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

lethality

7 letter words

hyalite; tallith

6 letter words 

halite; hyetal; lately; lethal; taille

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Halley; Hallie; Hattie; Talley

5 letter words 

alley; atilt; ileal; laity; lathe; lathi; lathy; latte; lytta; tally; theta

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Allie; Haley; Halle; Italy; Leila; Lelia; Letha

4 letter words 

alit; ally; atty; hail; hale; hall; halt; hate; heal; heat; hila; hiya; hyla; ilea; ital; late; lath; lati; leal; tael; tail; tale; tali; tall; teal; teat; that; yeah

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Atli; Elia; Ella; Etta; Leah; Lela; Leta; Lila; Tate; Thai; Thea; Yale

                 

DM168 ‘AI & Robots‘ Quiz 

  1. The Turing test
  2. A psychotherapist
  3. Skynet
  4. Agent Smith
  5. Ian Holm
  6. Isaac Asimov
  7. Deep Blue
  8. The Borg
  9. Vacuum cleaning
  10. Saudi Arabia

Spot the Difference

Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 117 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

humanises

8 letter words

humanise

7 letter words

hassium; hessian; inseams; mashies; messiah; minuses; samisen

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Heisman; Hussein; Messina

6 letter words 

amines; amuses; animus; anuses; assume; humans; inmesh; inseam; manses; mashes; mashie; misuse; mushes; sanies; sansei; shames; shamus; shines; unseam

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amiens; Aussie; Hamsun; Husain; Samsun; Shensi; Susian

5 letter words 

amiss; amuse; anise; ashen; ashes; hames; issue; mains; manes; manse; means; menus; mesas; miens; minas; mines; minus; muses; names; nisus; numis; sames; sasin; seams; seism; semis; shame; shams; shies; shims; shine; shins; shuns; sines; sinus; smash; sushi

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aisne; Amish; ANSIs; Hanse; Hines; Mensa; Nimes; Shane; Shans; Shaun; Shias; Siena; Susan; Susie; Ushas

4 letter words 

aims; anis; anus; assn; emus; hams; hems; hens; hies; hims; hins; hiss; hues; hums; isms; mans; mash; mass; meas; mesa; mesh; mess; mise; miss; muse; mush; muss; ness; sain; same; sane; sans; sash; seam; seas; semi; sens; sham; shes; shim; shin; shun; sima; sims; sine; sinh; sins; sues; sums; suns; unis; uses

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amis; ANSI; Ashe; Esau; Hans; Hess; Huns; Huss; Imus; Ines; Mses; Nash; SASE; Sean; Shan; Shea; Shia; Siam; Sian; Susa; SUSE; USIA

                 

DM168 ‘Black Friday‘ Quiz 

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Workers calling in sick on the day after Thanksgiving, in order to have a four-day weekend
  3. In the 1980s
  4. The day when retailers will no longer be “in the red” because of high sales volumes
  5. Cyber Monday
  6. Brazil
  7. Raising prices to make discounts appear larger on Black Friday
  8. The day after Thanksgiving in the US, which is always on the fourth Thursday of November.
  9. d 9900%
  10. R19-billion
  11. R42-billion
  12. Because of its increasing popularity.

Spot the Difference

Biff’s Bizarre Crossword

Just Cruising Crossword

Ludicrously difficult Sudoku

 Sudoku Medium

 Word Wizard

Try to reach a target of 81 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

hoarfrost

7 letter words

orators

6 letter words 

roths; orator; rostra; rotors; sartor; shofar; torahs

5 letter words 

afoot; fatso; foots; forth; forts; frosh; frost; froth; hoars; hoofs; hoots; horas; horst; hosta; oaths; roars; roast; roofs; roost; roots; rotas; rotor; shoat; shoot; short; sofar; softa; sooth; sorta; stoor; taros; torah; torrs; torso

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Afros; Astor; Athos; Horsa; Horta; Sarto

4 letter words 

faro; foot; fora; fort; hoar; hoof; hoot; hora; hort; host; hots; oafs; oars; oast; oath; oats; oohs; orts; rhos; roar; roof; root; rota; rots; shoo; shot; soar; sofa; soft; soot; sora; sort; stoa; taro; tora; torr; tors; tosh

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Afro; OHSA; Oort; Orth; OSHA; OTOH; RATO; Rosa; Roth; Shoa; Soho; Soto; Taos; Thor

                 

DM168 ‘Weird And Wonderful Car Facts‘ Quiz 

  1. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé
  2. True
  3. c) Chrysler
  4. Lotus Esprit
  5. a) White
  6. Volvo
  7. Tesla Model X
  8. BMW
  9. United States
  10. Toyota Corolla

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9 letter words

silentest

8 letter words

entitles

7 letter words

enlists; entitle; lisente; listens; nestles; nettles; settles; silents; telesis; tensest; tensile; tinsels

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

TELNETs

6 letter words 

elites; enlist; inlets; insets; islets; listee; listen; nestle; nettle; sestet; settle; silent; sleets; steels; steins; steles; stents; stiles; stilts; stints; telnet; tenets; tenses; testes; testis; tinsel; titles; tsetse

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Nettie; Tessie; Tessin

5 letter words 

elite; inlet; inset; intel; islet; istle; lints; lists; nests; netts; sente; setts; silts; sites; sleet; slits; snits; steel; stein; stent; stets; sties; stile; stilt; stint; teens; tenet; tense; tents; tests; tiles; tilts; tines; tints; title

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Estes; Lents; Steen; Stine

4 letter words 

inst; leet; lent; lest; lets; lint; list; lite; nest; nets; nett; nits; sent; sets; sett; silt; site; sits; slit; snit; stet; teen; tees; tens; tent; test; ties; tile; tilt; tine; tins; tint; tits

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Este; Lett; TESL; Tess; Tets

                 

DM168 ‘October/ November Festivals‘ Quiz 

  1. September
  2. White truffle
  3. South Korea
  4. Lanterns
  5. Guy Fawkes
  6. Camels
  7. Halloween
  8. Mexico
  9. Diwali
  10. Albuquerque

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Try to reach a target of 96 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 in “s” are allowed.

9 letter words

cleverest

8 letter words

leverets; reelects; reselect

7 letter words

celeste; leveret; reelect; secrete; svelter; tercels

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Everest

6 letter words 

certes; clever; creels; creese; elects; elvers; erects; levees; levers; reeves; resect; revels; revest; secret; select; severe; sleeve; steeve; svelte; tercel; terces

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lester; Steele; Tevere

5 letter words 

certs; creel; crees; crest; elect; elver; elves; erect; ester; evert; leers; levee; lever; reels; reest; reeve; reset; revel; revet; scree; serve; sever; sleet; steel; steer; stree; terce; terse; trees; veers; verse; verst

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Celts; Ceres; Crete; Reese; Steve

4 letter words 

celt; cert; cree; eels; elev; else; erst; ever; eves; lect; leer; lees; leet; lest; lets; rect; reel; rest; rete; rets; revs; sect; seel; seer; sere; ster; tees; tree; tres; veer; vert; vest; vets

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Erse; Este; TESL; Tver

                 

DM168 ‘Bogus Beware‘ Quiz 

  1. Thabo Bester
  2. They both falsely claimed to have doctorates, in economics and engineering, respectively.
  3. Matric.
  4. A video of him doing a fake resurrection went viral on what was then Twitter.
  5. Because his family insisted that he would be resurrected and refused to claim his body from the funeral parlour.
  6. True.
  7. VBS Mutual Bank
  8. Barry Tannenbaum
  9. Mirror Trading International
  10. He won all 26 of his cases despite having no legal training.

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Try to reach a target of 88 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

unmanlier

7 letter words

aneurin; manlier; marline; mineral; numeral; ruminal; unlearn

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Lemuria; Maurine; Riemann; Rumelia

6 letter words 

airmen; aniler; inaner; lanner; larine; limner; linear; mailer; manner; manure; marine; marlin; mauler; merlin; murine; nailer; neural; remain; rumina; runnel; unreal; urinal

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arline; Lauren; Laurie; Mainer; Muriel

5 letter words 

ariel; inner; inure; inurn; lamer; larum; learn; lemur; liner; lunar; miler; miner; mural; namer; neral; ramen; ramie; realm; renal; renin; rumal; rumen; ulnar; unarm; urial; urine

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arlen; Arlin; Larne; Lauri; Luria; Marie; Marin; Marne; Nairn; Nurmi; Uriel; Urmia

4 letter words 

amir; aril; arum; earl; earn; emir; lair; lari; liar; lira; lire; lure; mare; marl; mire; mure; near; rail; rain; rale; rani; real; ream; rein; rial; riel; rile; rime; ruin; rule; rune; urea

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amer; Amur; Arne; Auer; Erin; Erma; Erna; Iran; Irma; Lear; Mari; Meir; Mira; Muir; Nair; Raul; Rena; Reni; Ural

                 

DM168 ‘Trash Talk‘ Quiz 

  1. John McEnroe
  2. True
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Because of Covid-19 there were no fans in the stadium, and it had opted not to use fake crowd noise.
  5. FC Barcelona
  6. “To be honest, I couldn’t hear sh*t tonight!”
  7. The NBA (National Basketball Association)
  8. Ralph Lauren and its Polo brand.
  9. Sledging
  10. Darryl Cullinan

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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. Plurals ending with “s” are allowed.

9 letter words

shoetrees

8 letter words

sheerest; shoetree

7 letter words

heteros; reshoes; stereos

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Orestes; Therese

6 letter words 

esters; hereto; heroes; hetero; horses; horsts; others; resets; serest; sheers; shores; shorts; sorest; steers; stereo; stores; threes; throes; tosser

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eroses; Esther; Hester; Sheree

5 letter words 

ester; ether; heres; heros; hoers; horse; horst; other; reest; reset; rests; roses; seers; sheer; shoer; shore; short; sores; sorts; steer; store; stree; terse; there; three; throe; torse; trees; tress

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Reese; Resht

4 letter words 

erst; here; hero; hers; hoer; hort; ores; orts; resh; rest; rete; rets; rheo; rhet; rhos; roes; rose; rote; rots; seer; sere; sore; sort; ster; tore; tors; tree; tres

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eros; Erse; Orth; Rhee; Ross; Roth; Thor

                 

DM168 ‘Springbok‘ Quiz 

  1. Canan Moodie (20) and Duane Vermeulen (37)
  2. True
  3. Cheslin Kolbe
  4. Handré Pollard with 69 points
  5. Prince Harry
  6. Os du Randt (1995 and 2007) and François Steyn (2007 and 2019
  7. Siya Kolisi’s wife, Rachel Kolisi
  8. Handré Pollard
  9. Eben Etzebeth at the age of 24
  10. Lukhanyo Am

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Try to reach a target of 165 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 in “s” are allowed.

9 letter words

universal

7 letter words

Insular; ravelin; ravines; revisal; silvern; surveil; unlives; unveils; urinals; valines

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Linares

6 letter words 

alevin; aliens; alvine; aniler; anvils; arisen; arsine; insula; insure; inures; larine; linear; liners; livens; livers; nailer; naiver; navies; ravine; rivals; sailer; saline; sarnie; serial; silvan; silver; sliver; snivel; unlive; unveil; urials; urinal; ursine; vainer; valine; valise; varies; venial; visual

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arline; Elvira; Erivan; Invars; Israel; Laurie; Leavis; Servia

5 letter words 

aisle; alien; alive; anile; anils; anise; anvil; ariel; arils; arise; evils; ileus; inure; lairs; lenis; levin; levis; liars; liens; liner; lines; liras; liven; liver; lives; livre; naevi; nails; naive; naris; nival; rails; rains; raise; ranis; ravin; reins; resin; rials; riels; riles; rinse; risen; rival; riven; rives; ruins; serai; serin; silva; siren; slain; snail; urial; urine; veils; veins; vials; viler; vines; viral; virus

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesir; Aires; Aisne; Aline; Alvin; Aries; Arius; Arlin; Elias; Elisa; Elvia; Elvin; Elvis; ErvIn; Evian; Invar; Laius; Lauri; Linus; Luisa; Luria; Nevil; Nevis; Niles; Nivea; Rivas; Siena; Sivan; Uriel; Vanir; Vilna; Vries

4 letter words 

ails; airs; anil; anis; aril; evil; ilea; isle; lain; lair; lari; leis; liar; lien; lies; lieu; line; lira; lire; live; nail; nevi; rail; rain; rani; rein; reis; rial; riel; rile; rise; rive; ruin; sail; sain; sari; sine; sire; unis; univ; vail; vain; vair; veil; vein; vial; vies; vile; vina; vine; vire; visa; vise

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ainu; ANSI; Asir; Avis; Elia; Elis; Erin; Eris; Ines; Iran; IRAs; Isar; Ivan; Ives; Levi; Lias; Lina; Lisa; Luis; Nair; Neil; Nile; Nils; Niue; Reni; Sian; Siva; Uris; USIA; Vila

                 

DM168 ‘Awesome Sporting Firsts‘ Quiz 

  1. Faith Kipyegon of Kenya
  2. 428
  3. 1900; sailing
  4. Kristine Lilly of the United States
  5. Johan Kriek
  6. Makhaya Ntini in 1998
  7. The West Indies in 1975
  8. Neurology
  9. Gary Player
  10. Jody Scheckter

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Try to reach a target of 83 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 in “s” are allowed.

9 letter words

oospheres

8 letter words

oosphere

7 letter words

operose; reposes; reshoes; spheres

6 letter words 

eposes; heroes; herpes; hooper; horses; posers; posher; repose; sheers; shores; sphere; spores; sprees

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eroses; Hesper

5 letter words 

ephor; heres; heros; hoers; hopes; horse; hoses; peers; pesos; pores; poser; poses; posse; prese; press; prose; roose; ropes; roses; seeps; seers; sheep; sheer; shoer; shoes; shore; sores; speos; spore; spree

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Espoo; Hesse; Speer

4 letter words 

epos; esse; here; hero; herp; hers; hoer; hoes; hope; hose; opes; ores; oses; peer; pees; pere; peso; pore; pose; pres; reps; resh; resp; rheo; roes; rope; rose; seep; seer; sees; sere; shes; shoe; sore

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eros; Erse; Heep; Hess; Oreo; Osee; Rhee

                 

DM168 ‘Know Your State Capture‘ Quiz 

  1. The R24.9-million Nulane Investments case
  2. Dudu Myeni
  3. Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba
  4. About R1-billion
  5. David “Des” van Rooyen
  6. Jacob Zuma’s application
  7. True
  8. African Congress for Transformation (ACT)
  9. b) R1.5-trillion
  10. a) Two months

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Try to reach a target of 91 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

franklins

8 letter words

franklin

6 letter words 

fakirs; finals; flairs; kafirs; kalifs

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Rankin

5 letter words 

anils; arils; fails; fairs; fakir; filar; final; finks; flair; frail; frisk; infra; kafir; kails; kalif; kalis; kilns; kinas; lairs; liars; links; liras; naifs; nails; naris; rails; rains; ranis; rials; rinks; skirl; slain; slink; snail

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arlin; Farsi; Finns; Karin; Laski; Nairn; Nasik; Nisan

4 letter words 

ails; airs; akin; anil; anis; aril; fail; fain; fair; fila; fils; fink; fins; firn; firs; ilks; inks; inns; irks; kaif; kail; kain; kali; kiln; kina; kris; lain; lair; lari; liar; link; linn; lira; naif; nail; rail; rain; raki; rani; rial; rink; risk; sail; sain; saki; sari; sika; silk; sink; skin

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

ANSI; Asir; Finn; Fisk; Fris; Iran; IRAs; Isar; Kari; Lias; Lina; Lisa; Nair; Nils; Nina; Sian

                 

DM168 ‘Food of The World‘ Quiz 

  1. They are fermented
  2. Cambodia
  3. Belgium
  4. Durian
  5. Ukrainian borscht
  6. Tagine
  7. No, it’s a common misconception
  8. b) a pudding
  9. Ceviche
  10. Sashimi

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Try to reach a target of 110 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

perdition

8 letter words

intrepid; pointier

7 letter words 

dioptre; diorite; edition; nitride; peridot; pointed; pointer; printed; protein; ripieno; riptide; tropine

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Poitier

6 letter words 

dopier; editor; indite; iodine; ironed; norite; opined; orient; orpine; period; pinier; pinite; pitied; podite; ponied; rident; rioted; tidier; tiepin; tinder; tineid; tinier; tonier; torpid; triode; tripod

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Indore; Pinero; Pinter; Poiret

5 letter words 

diner; droit; idiot; indie; inept; inert; inter; intro; nitid; nitre; nitro; opine; pined; pinto; piton; point; pride; pried; print; prion; ripen; tepid; tined; tired; torii; tried; trine; tripe

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dione; Indre; Pinot; Ripon; Rodin; Terni

4 letter words 

diet; dine; dint; dire; dirt; doit; drip; edit; init; inti; into; intr; iron; nide; nodi; pein; peri; pied; pier; piet; pine; pint; pion; pirn; rein; ride; rind; riot; ripe; rite; tide; tied; tier; tine; tipi; tire; tiro; topi; tori; trio; trip

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dino; Dion; Dior; Drin; Enid; Erin; INRI; iPod; Odin; Orin; Pori; Reid; REIT; Reni; Teri; Toni

                 

DM168 ‘South African Heritage‘ Quiz 

  1. Esther Mahlangu
  2. The Ndlovu Youth Choir
  3. b) Water hole
  4. It is the only neo-modal national anthem in the world, by virtue of being the only one that starts in one key and finishes in another
  5. Robben Island; robben means seals in Dutch
  6. amagwinya
  7. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both lived in Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Johannesburg
  8. b) 40%
  9. Route 62, the inland route between Cape Town and Gqeberha
  10. The Vredefort Dome, about 120km southwest of Johannesburg. The property represents a unique geological phenomenon and is the oldest and largest known meteorite impact structure on earth

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Try to reach a target of 63 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

symbolics

8 letter words

symbolic

7 letter words 

bossily; mycosis; symbols

6 letter words 

cosily; limbos; lissom; symbol

5 letter words 

blocs; boils; bossy; clomb; cloys; coils; combs; limbo; limos; milos; moils; mossy; mycol; osmic; silos; slobs; soils

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Blois; Clios; Colby; Cosby; Mobil; Solis

4 letter words 

biol; bios; bloc; boil; boss; boys; clos; cloy; cobs; coil; coli; cols; coly; comb; coss; cosy; limo; lobs; loci; loss; milo; miso; mobs; moil; mols; moly; moss; obis; oils; oily; silo; slob; sobs; soil; soli; sols; yobs

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Clio; IMCO; Lois

                 

DM168 ‘France‘ Quiz 

  1. Haiti
  2. The death penalty
  3. Astérix
  4. Prehistoric paintings
  5. Maquis
  6. Blaise Pascal
  7. Its language, one of a group of Romance languages descended from Latin
  8. The Catacombs
  9. Louis Pasteur
  10. 1998

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Try to reach a target of 89 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

incapable

7 letter words 

balance; biplane; capable; capelin; panicle; pelican

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Caelian; Caliban

6 letter words 

alpine; anlace; apical; canape; caplin; epical; palace; pineal; plaice; plicae

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Anabel; Anibal; Bianca; Blaine; Blanca; Celina; Eblana; Nepali; Nicaea

5 letter words 

abaci; aecia; alien; anile; apace; apian; banal; binal; blain; cabal; cabin; cable; canal; ceiba; clean; ileac; labia; lanai; lance; lapin; liana; paean; panel; panic; pecan; penal; place; plain; plane; plena; plica

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alban; Alice; Aline; Blanc; Caine; Caleb; Calpe; Canea; Celia; Laban; NAACP; Nepal; Paine

4 letter words 

able; acne; alae; alba; anal; anil; bael; bail; bale; banc; bane; bani; bean; cain; cane; cape; clan; clap; elan; ilea; lace; laic; lain; lane; lean; leap; nail; nape; neap; nipa; pace; pail; pain; pale; pane; peal; pean; peba; pica; plan; plea

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abel; Alai; Alan; Albi; Alec; Apia; Baal; Bala; Bali; Bela; Caen; Cali; Cana; Eban; Elba; Elia; IAEA; Inca; Labe; Lana; Lena; Lina; NACA; NCAA; Neal; PABA; Pali; Pena

                 

DM168 ‘Our Weird And Wonderful World‘ Quiz 

  1. Australia
  2. Namaqualand
  3. Sloths. Sloths can hold their breath for more than 20 minutes by slowing their heart rate, while dolphins can usually only manage around 10 minutes underwater
  4. Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add 40 to it.
  5. The titan arum or corpse flower
  6. Elephant
  7. c) Four
  8. b) Venus
  9. The peregrine falcon. It is best known for its diving speed during flight, which can reach more than 300km per hour
  10. True

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Try to reach a target of 81 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

shortlist

7 letter words 

sottish; thirsts

6 letter words 

hoists; holist; horsts; shirts; shorts; sloths; stilts; thirst; tilths

5 letter words 

hilts; hoist; horst; hosts; lists; litho; riots; rotls; shirt; shits; short; shots; silts; slits; sloth; slots; sorts; stilt; stirs; thiol; tilth; tilts; tiros; toils; torsi; torts; trios; troth; trots

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Holst; Tirol

4 letter words 

hilt; hist; hits; holt; hort; host; hots; list; lith; lost; loth; loti; lots; orts; riot; rotl; rots; shit; shot; silt; sits; slit; slot; sort; sots; stir; this; tilt; tiro; tits; toil; tori; tors; tort; tosh; toss; tost; tots; trio; trot

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Isth; Lott; Orth; Otis; Roth; STOL; Thor; Tito

                 

DM168 ‘P56 Rugby‘ Quiz 

  1. Japan
  2. Japan again
  3. Jonny Wilkinson
  4. Brian Lima
  5. Australia
  6. Jonah Lomu of New Zealand
  7. New Zealand, in 2015
  8. Russia
  9. Chester Williams, Ruben Kruger, Joost van der Westhuizen and James Small
  10. Tonga

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9 letter words

bombarded

7 letter words 

boarded; bombard; roadbed

6 letter words 

adored; badder; barbed; dabbed; dabber; deodar; madder; radome; roamed

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Debora

5 letter words 

abode; adder; adobe; adore; amber; ardeb; armed; barde; bared; beard; board; bread; bream; broad; dared; debar; derma; dobra; dread; dream; oared; oread

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Baber; Bemba; Breda; Debra; Radom; Rambo

4 letter words 

abbe; abed; aero; ambo; babe; bade; barb; bard; bare; barm; bead; beam; bear; bema; boar; bora; brad; brae; dado; dame; dare; dead; dear; drab; dram; made; mare; mead; mora; odea; read; ream; road; roam

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amor; Dora; Edam; Edda; Erma; Moab; Odra; Omar; Reba; Roma

                 

DM168 ‘Brics Leaders‘ Quiz 

  1. Lula da Silva of Brazil
  2. True
  3. Xi Jinping of China
  4. Narendra Modi of India
  5. Lula da Silva
  6. False, he is second after Joseph Stalin
  7. Lula da Silva
  8. Vladimir Putin
  9. Nahendra Modi
  10. India had just successfully landed a spacecraft on the unexplored south pole of the moon, an event he watched live from South Africa.

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9 letter words

cowardice

6 letter words 

accord; cardio; cicero; coward; cowrie; crowed; roadie; weirdo

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cedric; Cracow

5 letter words 

acred; acrid; adore; aider; aired; arced; aroid; cadre; caird; cared; cedar; ceria; ceric; cider; circa; coder; cored; coria; cower; credo; cried; croci; crowd; daric; decor; dicer; dower; irade; oared; ocrea; oread; raced; radio; riced; rowed; wader; weird; wider; wired

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cairo; Carew; Circe; Croce; Dario; Dewar; Dirac; Doric; Draco; Erica

4 letter words 

acre; aero; arid; card; care; cero; cire; coir; cord; core; craw; cred; crew; crow; dare; dear; dire; doer; draw; drew; orca; race; raid; read; redo; rice; ride; road; rode; ward; ware; wear; weir; wire; word; wore

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cora; Dior; Dora; Dore; Eric; Oder; Odra; Reid; Rico; Roca; Rowe

                 

DM168 ‘Zimbabwe Elections‘ Quiz 

  1. Robert Mugabe
  2. Tsitsi Dangarembga
  3. Bob Marley
  4. Mana Pools, Khami Ruins National Monument, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls and Matobo Hills
  5. The president at the time, Canaan Banana
  6. obert Mugabe
  7. Garwe or Ngwena, which means the crocodile in the Shona language
  8. Grace Mugabe
  9. a) $100-trillion
  10. c) Three: Canaan Banana, Robert Mugabe and Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Try to reach a target of 141 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

credulous

8 letter words

ulcerous

7 letter words

closure; coursed; curdles; douceur; scolder; scoured; sourced

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Lourdes

6 letter words 

cerous; closed; closer; coders; colder; coleus; colure; course; credos; cresol; crouse; curdle; curled; cursed; curule; decors; douser; escudo; louder; loured; loused; resold; roused; scored; solder; souled; source; soured; ulcers

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Crusoe

5 letter words 

ceorl; ceros; close; clued; clues; coder; codes; coeds; coles; cored; cores; corse; credo; crude; cruel; cruse; cured; cures; curse; decor; doers; dolce; doles; douce; douse; druse; duels; dulse; euros; lodes; loser; louse; lucre; lured; lures; oecus; older; ousel; roles; roues; rouse; ruled; rules; score; slued; socle; soled; sucre; ulcer; uredo

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Delos; Duero; Eurus; Seoul

4 letter words 

cero; clue; code; coed; cole; core; cred; cued; cues; cure; deco; doer; does; dole; dose; duce; duel; dues; ecru; euro; lode; lore; lose; luce; lues; lure; odes; olde; oles; ores; orle; redo; reds; rode; roes; role; rose; roue; rude; rued; rues; rule; ruse; sled; sloe; slue; sole; sore; sued; suer; sure; used; user

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cleo; Deus; Dore; Duse; Edos; Eros; Leos; Oder; Orel; Ouse

                 

DM168 ‘Eighties POP Culture‘ Quiz 

  1. The Berlin Wall
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. Live Aid
  5. Thriller
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  7. ABBA
  8. Apartheid
  9. Pac-Man
  10. Sinéad O’Connor

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Try to reach a target of 75 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Plurals ending with “s” are allowed. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word

9 letter words

sixteenmo

8 letter words

monetise; semitone

7 letter words

moisten; onetime; sentimo; sixteen

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Steinem; Ximenes

6 letter words 

extine; inmost; minxes; monies; monist; montes;; onsite; sexton; toneme; toxins

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Miseno; Simeon; Simone

5 letter words 

eosin; exine; exons; inset; mesne; meson; miens; mines; mints; monte; nixes; noise; notes; omens; onset; seine; semen; sente; stein; steno; stone; teens; tense; tines; tones; toxin

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Menes; Minos; Minot; Monet; Nexis; Nimes; Noemi; Seton; Simon; Steen; Stine; Timon

4 letter words 

eons; exon; into; ions; mene; mien; mine; mint; minx; nest; nets; next; nits; noes; nose; note; omen; ones; oxen; seen; sene; sent; sine; snit; snot; sone; teen; tens; tine; tins; tone; tons

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Enos; Eton; Ines; Mons; Nome; Sion; Toni

                 

DM168 ‘Women’s Day‘ Quiz 

  1. The Women’s March to the Union Buildings against apartheid pass laws for black women on 9 August 1956.
  2. Lilian Ngoyi, Frances Baard, Sophia Williams-de Bruyn, Rahima Moosa, Helen Joseph, Fatima Meer, Albertina Sisulu, Ruth Mompati
  3. b) 20,000
  4. Albertina Sisulu and Winnie Madikizela Mandela
  5. The Black Sash
  6. 1930
  7. Gill Marcus
  8. Pam Golding
  9. Shauwn Mkhize
  10. False – she coaches Banyana Banyana. Norma Plummer from Australia coaches the netball team.

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Try to reach a target of 113 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Plurals ending with “s” are allowed. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

pallettes; platelets

8 letter words

palettes; pallette; platelet; stellate

7 letter words

palette; pallets; pellets; peltast; peltate; tallest

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Apelles; Estella; Seattle

6 letter words 

asleep; elapse; elates; lapels; latest; lattes; palest; pallet; pastel; pellet; pestle; petals; plates; please; pleats; sallet; sapele; septal; settle; staple; stelae; teasel

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aspell; Attlee; Estela; Platte; Stella

5 letter words 

allee; easel; elate; lapel; lapse; latte; leaps; leapt; lease; least; lepta; pales; palls; peals; peels; pelts; petal; plate; plats; pleas; pleat; salep; sepal; slate; sleep; sleet; slept; spall; spell; spelt; splat; stale; stall; steal; steel; stela; taels; tales; teals; tells; tesla

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Patel; Peale; Pella; Stael

4 letter words 

alee; ales; alps; eels; ells; else; laps; lase; last; late; lats; leal; leap; leas; lees; leet; lept; lest; lets; pale; pall; pals; peal; peel; pelt; plea; sale; salt; seal; seel; sell; slap; slat; tael; tale; tall; teal; tell

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Elea; Ella; Elsa; Lela; Lesa; Leta; Lett; Pele

                 

DM168 ‘Women In Sport‘ Quiz 

  1. 1900 at the Paris Olympics
  2. Bobby Riggs
  3. c) 2007
  4. 2.4 million viewers
  5. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
  6. Tennis player Naomi Osaka
  7. True
  8. Philippines
  9. The Comrades Marathon
  10. Morocco

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Try to reach a target of 98 words where each word is at least four letters in length and includes the letter in the middle of the grid. Plurals ending with “s” are allowed. Aim to find at least one nine-letter word.

9 letter words

abstained; bastinade

8 letter words

bandiest; basanite

7 letter words

abstain; bandies; bandits; basinet; diabase; tabanid

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Antibes

6 letter words 

abased; abated; abates; abatis; abides; absent; baited; bandit; basted; bedsit; biased; bidets; binate; debits; indaba

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abdias; Aintab; Bastia; Benita; Besant; Debian; Ibadan; Sabina; Sabine; Sinbad

5 letter words 

abase; abate; abets; abide; abies; baaed; baits; bands; banes; based; basin; baste; bated; bates; beads; beans; beast; beats; bends; bents; betas; bides; bidet; binds; bines; bites; debit; debts; sabin; tabes

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asben; Baden; Baeda; Banda; Basie; Biden; Ibsen

4 letter words 

abas; abed; abet; baas; bade; bait; band; bane; bani; bans; bant; base; bast; bate; bats; bead; bean; beat; beds; bend; bens; bent; best; beta; bets; bias; bide; bids; bind; bine; bins; bise; bite; bits; dabs; debs; debt; dibs; nabs; nebs; nibs; stab; tabs

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Beni; Eban; Saab; Saba

                 

DM168 ‘BRICS‘ Quiz 

  1. c) 41%
  2. China
  3. 2013 and 2018
  4. Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russia at the time
  5. The Group of Seven (G7)
  6. The United States
  7. Brazil, in 2014
  8. b) 2001
  9. The New Development Bank
  10. Jacob Zuma, in 2011

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Try to reach a target of 166 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

frailness

8 letter words

fairness; rainless; sanserif

7 letter words

airless; arsines; falsies; finales; fraises; salines; sarnies; serials

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Israels; Linares

6 letter words 

aisles; aliens; aniler; arisen; arises; arsine; fainer; falsie; ferial; ferias; filers; filses; finale; finals; flairs; fliers; fraise; infare; infers; larine; lassie; lifers; linear; liners; nailer; raises; resins; rifles; rinses; sailer; saline; sanies; sansei; sarnie; serial; serifs; serins; sirens; snails

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arline; Efrain; Israel; Sisera

5 letter words 

afire; aisle; alien; anile; anils; anise; ariel; arils; arise; arsis; elfin; fails; fairs; feria; filar; filer; files; final; finer; fines; fires; flair; flier; flies; frail; fries; frise; infer; infra; isles; lairs; lenis; liars; liens; lifer; liner; lines; liras; naifs; nails; naris; rails; rains; raise; ranis; reins; resin; rials; riels; rifle; riles; rinse; risen; rises; sails; saris; sasin; serai; serif; serin; sines; siren; sires; sisal; slain; snail

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesir; Aires; Aisne; Aline; Aries; Arlin; Elias; Elisa; Farsi; Niles; Siena; Silas

4 letter words 

ails; airs; anil; anis; aril; fail; fain; fair; fila; file; fils; fine; fins; fire; firn; firs; ilea; isle; lain; lair; lari; leis;; liar; lief; lien; lies; life; line; lira; lire; naif; nail; rail; rain; rani; rein; reis; rial; riel; rife; rile; rise; sail; sain; sari; sine; sins; sire; sirs

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asir; Elia; Elis; Enif; Erin; Eris; Frei; Ines; Iran; Isar; Leif; Lias; Lina; Lisa; Nair; Neil; Nile; Nils; Reni; Sian

                 

DM168 ‘Freaky Weather‘ Quiz 

  1. 2012
  2. 2021
  3. A landspout
  4. False. The floods in the province in 1987 claimed 506 lives vs 448 in 2022.
  5. Knysna, Western Cape
  6. Drought.
  7. Tulbach, Western Cape
  8. A tornado.
  9. False – no volcanic eruptions.
  10. The Northern Cape – Upington and Sutherland

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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

electoral

8 letter words

cellaret; relocate

7 letter words

elector; electro; locater; ocreate; treacle

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Electra

6 letter words 

caller; cartel; cellar; cerate; cereal; claret; coaler; collar; colter; create; creole; elater; lector; oracle; recall; rectal; relate; retell; taller; teller; tercel

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Carole; Tralee

5 letter words 

actor; alert; alter; arete; artel; caret; carol; carte; cater; ceorl; claro; clear; coral; crate; creel; eater; erect; lacer; later; ocrea; orate; ratel; react; recta; recto; taler; terce; tolar; trace; troll

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alcor; Carlo; Clare; Crete; Croat; Earle; Erato; Lorca

4 letter words 

acre; aero; care; carl; cart; cero; core; cree; earl; leer; lore; oral; orca; orle; race; rale; rate; real; reel; rete; role; roll; rota; rote; rotl; tare; taro; tear; tora; tore; tree

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arlo; Cora; Lear; Lora; Orel; Roca

                 

DM168 ‘Police Brutality‘ Quiz 

  1. Steve Biko
  2. To investigate matters of public, national and international concern arising out of the tragic incidents at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana in North West that took place in August 2012.
  3. Mido Macia
  4. Deputy President Paul Mashatile
  5. a) Almost 60,000
  6. c) 20 hours
  7. 176
  8. The Sharpeville massacre
  9. The Security Branch
  10. Eugene de Kock

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Try to reach a target of 152 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

validness

8 letter words

devisals

7 letter words

denials; devisal; islands; salines; snailed; snivels; valines; valises

7 letter words that maybe proper nouns

Daniels

6 letter words 

aisles; alevin; aliens; alvine; anvils; denial; devils; elands; ideals; island; ladies; lassie; livens; nailed; navels; sailed; saline; salved; salves; sendal; sidles; silvan; silvas; slaved; slaves; slides; snails; snivel; valine; valise; valses; venial

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aldine; Daniel; Delian; Denali; Landes; Lassen; Leavis

5 letter words 

ailed; aisle; alien; alive; anile; anils; anvil; dales; deals; delis; devil; dials; eland; evils; ideal; idles; isles; laden; lades; lands; lanes; laved; laves; leads; leans; lends; lenis; levin; levis; liens; lined; lines; lived; liven; lives; nails; navel; nival; sails; sales; salve; seals; sidle; silds; silva; sisal; slain; slave; sleds; slide; snail; vales; valid; valse; veils; velds; venal; vials

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Advil; Alden; Aline; Alvin; Delia; Elias; Elisa; Elvia; Elvin; Elvis; Ladin; Linda; Nelda; Nevil; Niles; Silas; Slavs; Vidal; Vilna

4 letter words 

ails; ales; anil; dale; deal; deil; deli; dial; elan; evil; idle; ilea; isle; lade; lads; laid; lain; land; lane; lase; lass; lave; lavs; lead; lean; leas; leis; lend; lens; less; leva; lids; lied; lien; lies; line; live; nail; sail; sale; seal; sild; sled; slid; vail; vale; veal; veil; vela; veld; vial; vile

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dali; Elia; Elis; Elsa; Elva; Leda; Lena; Lesa; Levi; Lias; Lina; Lind; Lisa; Neal; Neil; Nile; Nils; Slav; Vila; Vlad

                 

DM168 ‘Wagner Group‘ Quiz 

  1. Russia’s war in the Donbas region of Ukraine.
  2. September 2022.
  3. He has catering businesses that host state dinners and banquets for the Kremlin and has received Russian government contracts worth millions of rubles.
  4. True
  5. Online propaganda for Russian businesses and political interests, including interference in US elections.
  6. Central African Republic, Syria, Mozambique, Sudan, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali.
  7. It recruited Russian prison inmates by promising them their freedom if they serve for six months on the front line.
  8. The Russian Ministry of Defence, whose leaders he blames for killing Wagner soldiers in Ukraine.
  9. President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.
  10. That Russia has been funding the group.

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9 letter words

loathlier

7 letter words

literal; loather; tallier

6 letter words 

eolith; hailer; halite; halter; harlot; holier; holler; lather; lethal; lither; loathe; loiter; retail; rialto; rillet; taille; tailor; taller; thaler; thrall; thrill; tiller; toiler

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alioth; Allier; Elliot; Hallie; Hitler; Hollie; Lahore; Loiret; Lolita

5 letter words 

alert; allot; alter; ariel; artel; atoll; haler; hallo; haole; hello; helot; horal; hotel; ileal; later; lathe; lathi; lithe; litre; loath; oiler; oriel; ratel; relit; rille; taler; thill; thiol; thole; tiler; toile; tolar; trail; trial; trill; troll

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Allie; Eliot; Halle; Leila; Leith; Lelia; Leola; Letha; Loire; Lorie; Ollie; Tirol

4 letter words 

alit; aloe; alto; aril; earl; hail; hale; hall; halo; halt; harl; heal; hell; herl; hila; hill; hilt; hole; holt; ilea; lair; lari; late; lath; lati; leal; lehr; liar; lilo; lilt; lira; lire; lite; lore; lota; loth; loti; olla; oral; orle; rail; rale; real; rial; riel; rile; rill; roil; role; roll; rotl; tael; tail; tale; tali; tall; teal; tell; tile; till; toil; tola; tole; toll

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arlo; Atli; Elia; Ella; Leah; Lear; Lela; Leta; Leto; Liao; Lila; Lola; Lora; Lori; Orel

                 

DM168 ‘Refugee‘ Quiz 

  1. Turkey
  2. c) 108 million
  3. c) 43 million
  4. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  5. Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan
  6. An internally displaced person (IDP)
  7. Little Amal
  8. The 1951 Refugee Convention
  9. The Holocaust
  10. Colombia

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Aim to find 107 words. Each word must have at least four letters and include the letter in the middle of the grid. Find at least one nine-letter word. Plurals ending in ‘s’ are allowed.

9 letter words

roadsigns

8 letter words

assignor; signoras

7 letter words

adoring; dossing; dragons; ganoids; grisons; inroads; ordains; sadiron; sarongs; signora; signors; soaring

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dorians; Gordian; Nidaros; Sogdian

6 letter words 

adonis; adorns; aroids; doings; dosing; dragon; ganoid; gnosis; gonads; grison; groans; groins; inroad; norias; oaring; orangs; ordain; organs; origan; radios; rosins; sarong; signor; sonars

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Andros; Dorian; Gondar; Isador; Orissa; Ossian; Saigon; Sargon; Sondra

5 letter words 

adios; adorn; agios; argon; aroid; arson; dagos; danio; dingo; doing; donas; donga; dongs; dross; giros; goads; gonad; groan; groin; gross; irons; noria; oasis; orang; organ; ornis; radio; radon; roads; roans; rosin; saros; snogs; soars; sodas; sonar; songs

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Argos; Dagon; Dario; Donar; Doris; Drano; Gondi; Gonds; NORAD; Ringo; Rodin; Ronda; Sidon; Sonia

4 letter words 

agio; agon; dago; dogs; dona; dong; dons; doss; giro; goad; gods; ions; iron; naos; nodi; nods; nogs; oars; road; roan; rods; sago; snog; soar; soda; sods; song;; sons; sora; sori; sorn

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Argo; Arno; Aron; Dino; Dion; Dior; Dora; Gino; Gond; Gros; Iago; Igor; Iona; Nora; Odin; Odis; Odra; Oran; Orin; Ossa; Rios; Rona; Rosa; Ross; Sion; Sosa

                 

DM168 ‘YOUTH DAY‘ Quiz 

  1. It started as a protest against the government’s insistence that the Afrikaans language be used as the medium of instruction in Soweto’s high schools.
  2. JG Erasmus
  3. a) 12
  4. Sam Nzima
  5. Tsietsi Mashinini
  6. The number of pupils killed in the uprising is usually estimated as 176, but some sources estimate as many as 700 fatalities.
  7. John Vorster
  8. Desmond Tutu
  9. Orlando West, Soweto
  10. 1995

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9 letter words

endoscope

7 letter words

condoes; depones; encodes; snooped; spondee; spooned

6 letter words 

censed; codons; condos; depone; donees; encode; nodose; opened; ponced; ponces; second; spence

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Enesco; Odense

5 letter words 

cense; codon, condo; coned; cones; coons; dense; donee; needs; nodes; noose; nosed; odeon; opens; peens; pence; pends; penes; peons; ponce; ponds; pones; poons; scend; scene; scone; snood; snoop; sonde; spend; spoon

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Edens; Edson; Epson; Nepos; Posen

4 letter words 

cone; cons; coon; dene; dens; done; dons; ends; eons; need; node; nods; noes; nope; nose; once; ones; open; peen; pens; peon; pond; pone; pons; poon; seen; send; sene; sone; soon

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Deon; Eden; Enos

                 

DM168 ‘LIV-PGA golf‘ Quiz 

  1. It refers to the Roman numerals 54, which is the number of holes played in LIV Golf events as opposed to the usual 72.
  2. Saudi-Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which is the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
  3. Sportswashing
  4. Greg Norman
  5. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy
  6. Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen
  7. False
  8. 9/11 Families United
  9. True
  10. The gender pay gap – women earn much less in prize money than men. In fact, according to a BBC investigation, golf is one of three sports in which that gap is the biggest.

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9 letter words

priceless

8 letter words

eclipses; precises; splicers

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pericles

7 letter words

eclipse; pierces; precess; precise; recipes; slicers; species; splicer; splices

6 letter words 

cerise; creels; creeps; crepes; cripes; crises; crisps; ecesis; pieces; pierce; precis; prices; recess; recipe; relics; screes; scrips; slicer; slices; specie; spicer; spices; splice

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Peirce; Pisces

5 letter words 

clepe; clips; creel; creep; crees; crepe; cress; cries; crisp; epics; piece; price; relic; rices; scree; scrip; slice; specs; spice; spics

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ceres

4 letter words 

ceil; cess; cire; clip; cree; epic; ices; lice; pecs; pice; pics; rice; secs; sics; spec; spic

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eric

                 

DM168 ‘SAA‘ Quiz 

  1. 2011
  2. 2019
  3. The Helderberg
  4. Union Airways
  5. Junkers Ju-52
  6. England
  7. Boeing 747
  8. Orange
  9. Dudu Myeni
  10. Voyager

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9 letter words

launchers

8 letter words

charnels; launcher; launches; relaunch

7 letter words

charnel; haulers; lancers; larches; launces; lucarne; nuclear; ranches; recusal; secular; unclear; unlaces; unleash

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Charles

6 letter words 

arches; caners; casern; causer; cesura; chaser; chelas; clause; cleans; clears; cranes; cuneal; eschar; halers; hansel; hauler; laches; lancer; lances; lasher; launce; launch; learns; neural; saucer; saurel; scaler; sclera; search; unlace; unlash; unreal; unseal; usance

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Chanel; Larsen; Lauren; Leucas; Rachel; Senlac

5 letter words 

aches; acres; ashen; caner; canes; cares; carse; cauls; cause; chare; chars; chase; chela; clans; clash; clean; clear; crane; crash; earls; earns; haler; hales; hance; hares; hauls; heals; hears; hulas; lacer; laces; lance; lanes; larch; lares; laser; leach; leans; learn; leash; lunar; nacre; narcs; nares; nears; neral; races; rales; rance; ranch; reach; reals; renal; rheas; saner; sauce; scale; scare; selah; shale; share; shear; snare; snarl; surah; sural; uhlan; ulnae; ulnar; ulnas

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arhus; Arlen; Arles; Asher; Ashur; Carne; Cesar; Clare; Claus; Hanse; Larne; Lucan; Lucas; Sahel; Shane; Shaun; Shula; Ulsan; Urals

4 letter words 

aces; ache; acne; acre; ales; anus; arch; arcs; ares; arse; cane; cans; care; carl; cars; case; cash; caul; char; clan; each; earl; earn; ears; elan; eras; hale; hare; harl; haul; heal; hear; hula; lace; lane; lase; lash; lean; leas; narc; near; race; rale; rase; rash; real; rhea; sale; sane; scan; scar; seal; sear; sera; sura; ulna; urea

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alec; Arne; Asch; Ashe; Asur; Auer; Caen; Chan; Elsa; Erna; Esau; Eula; Hals; Hans; Hera; Lars; Laue; Leah; Lear; Lena; Lesa; Luna; Nash; Neal; Raul; Rena; Saul; Sean; Shan; Shea; UCLA; Ural; Ursa

 

                 

DM168 ‘Racism in Sport‘ Quiz 

  1. Christ the Redeemer statue
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. c) €45,000
  4. Pelé
  5. Nike
  6. Ashwell Prince
  7. Naomi Osaka
  8. 2016
  9. Jesse Owens
  10. Mario Balotell

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9 letter words

detaching

8 letter words

cheating; teaching

7 letter words

chained; changed; chanted; echidna; etching; gahnite; heading; heating

6 letter words 

cadent; canted; ceding; change; decani; decant; detach; detain; eating; ethnic; gained; gaited; hanged; hinged; hinted; inched; ingate; itched; tinged

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cathie; Gienah

5 letter words 

ached; acned; acted; agent; anted; cadet; cadge; caged; caned; cheat; chide; chine; cited; dance; death; deign; dinge; edict; eight; enact; ethic; gated; genic; hance; hated; hinge; neath; neigh; niche; tache; teach; tench; thane; theca; thegn; thine; tinea; tined; tinge

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Adige; Angie; Caine; Dante; Diane; Edith; Ethan; Ghent; Hagen; Taine

4 letter words 

aced; ache; acne; aged; aide; ante; cade; cage; cane; cate; cedi; cent; cine; cite; dace; date; dean; dent; dice; diet; dine; each; echt; edit; egad; etch; etna; gate; gean; gent; gite; hade; hate; head; heat; hent; hide; hied; iced; idea; neat; nice; nide; tace; tend; then; tide; tied; tine

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aden; Aten; Caen; Chen; Dane; Dena; Deng; Edna; Enid; Gena; Gide; Inge; Nate; Thea

                 

DM168 ‘Not-so-diplomatic‘ Quiz 

  1. Reuben Brigety
  2. He broke the etiquette of diplomacy and showed disrespect for established rules governing the official relationship between SA and the US. Respect for these rules is integral to diplomacy the world over.
  3. A démarche, essentially a summons to a meeting to discuss official views. He duly offered an apology for his remarks.
  4. Grace Mugabe from Zimbabwe, after she assaulted a young woman who was visiting her sons in a Sandton hotel room.
  5. That diplomats cannot be prosecuted in the country in which they are serving for the entire period they hold their post.
  6. Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir
  7. Because of allegations that the Bushiris may have fled with the help of Malawi’s president, whose visit to SA overlapped with their escape. The president’s plane was even delayed and searched for hours, and the entire delegation was searched without explanation, the Malawian government claimed.

  8. Malawi and Lesotho
  9. Israel
  10. Quiet diplomacy

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9 letter words

overbuild

8 letter words

lovebird

7 letter words

boulder; broiled; builder; doubler; louvred; overbid; overdub’ rebuild

6 letter words 

birled; boiled; boiler; bolder; bolide; boride; bridle; buried; burled; devoir; devour; double; drivel; libero; louder; loured; louvre; reboil; roiled; rouble; velour; verbid; voider

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Oliver

5 letter words 

bield; blued; bluer; bored; boule; bride; devil; diver; drive; drove; idler; liber; lived; liver; livre; lobed; loved; lover; lubed; lured; obeli; oiled; oiler; older; oldie; olive; oriel; ovule; rebid; riled; rived; robed; roble; roved; rubel; ruled; uredo; video; viler; vireo; voile

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dover; Duero; Erbil; Loire; Lorie; Louie; Uriel; Verdi

4 letter words 

bide; bier; bile; bled; blue; bode; bole; bore; bred; brei; brie; deil; deli; derv; dire; dive; doer; dole; dove; duel; euro; evil; idle; lied; lieu; lire; live; lobe; lode; lore; love; lube; lure; olde; orle; over; redo; ride; riel; rile; rive; robe; rode; role; roue; rove; rube; rude; rued; rule; veil; veld; verb; vibe; vide; vied; vile; vire; vole

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Biel; Boer; Devi; Dore; Ebro; Levi; Loeb; Oder; Orel; Reid

                 

DM168 ‘Coronation‘ Quiz 

  1. a) William the Conqueror in 1066
  2. The British Library
  3. The National Gallery
  4. The Cullinan diamond
  5. The Battle of the Atlantic
  6. William, the Prince of Wales
  7. The Welsh Guards
  8. Andrew Parker Bowles
  9. Plants
  10. Republic

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9 letter words

bacterial; calibrate

8 letter words

tailrace

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Balearic

7 letter words

actable; article; calibre; citable; librate; ratable; recital; triable

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alberta; Alberti; Araceli; Lacerta

6 letter words 

ablate; acetal; aerial; albeit; albite; arable; atrial; bailer; cablet; cartel; citral; claret; eclair; labret; lacier; lariat; latria; racial; rectal; relict; retail; rictal; tribal

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alaric; Albert; Altaic; Altair; Arbela; Baltic; Braila; Cabral; Claire; Tarlac

5 letter words 

abler; alate; alert; altar; alter; areal; ariel; artel; baler; blare; blate; blear; bleat; brail; cabal; cable; clear; cleat; craal; eclat; ileac; labia; lacer; later; liber; libra; litre; ratal; ratel; relic; relit; tabla; table; taler; telic; tical; tiler; trail; trial

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alice; Altai; Arbil; Blair; Caleb; Carla; Celia; Clair; Clara; Clare; Erbil; Talca

4 letter words 

able; alae; alar; alba; alit; aril; bael; bail; bale; belt; bile; birl; blat; carl; ceil; celt; clit; earl; ilea; lace; laic; lair; lari; late; lati; liar; lice; lira; lire; lite; rail; rale; real; rial; riel; rile; tael; tail; tala; talc; tale; tali; teal; tile

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abel; Alai; Albi; Alec; Aral; Atli; Baal; Bala; Bali; Bela; Biel; Cali; Elba; Elia; Labe; Lara; Lear; Leta; Taal

                 

DM168 ‘Artificial Intelligence‘ Quiz 

  1. Dr Geoffrey Hinton
  2. James Cameron
  3. Generative Pre-trained Transformer
  4. Isaac Asimov
  5. Will Smith
  6. The US bar exam for lawyers
  7. Michael Schumacher
  8. A test for intelligence in a computer, requiring that a human being should be unable to distinguish the machine from another human being by using the replies to questions put to both
  9. ELIZA
  10. Neo

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9 letter words

lustrated

8 letter words

lustrate; startled

7 letter words

lauders; rattled; rattles; rustled; saluted; slatted; starlet; startle; strudel; turtles; tutelar

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Telstar

6 letter words 

adults; alders; alerts; alters; deltas; desalt; lasted; latest; latter; lattes; lauder; lusted; lustra; lustre; ratels; rattle; result; rustle; salted; salter; salute; saurel; setula; slated; slater; staled; staler; sutler; turtle; ulster; ultras

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aleuts

5 letter words 

adult; alder; alert; alter; artel; dales; deals; dealt; delta; duals; duels; dulse; earls; lades; lards; lares; laser; lated; later; latte; lauds; leads; least; lured; lures; lutes; rales; ratel; reals; ruled; rules; slate; slued; stale; steal; stela; sural; taels; taler; tales; talus; teals; tesla; ultra

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Adler; Aleut; Arles; Stael; Tulsa; Urals

4 letter words 

ales; dale; deal; dual; duel; earl; lade; lads; lard; lase; last; late; lats; laud; lead; leas; lest; lets; lues; lure; lust; lute; rale; real; rule; sale; salt; seal; slat; sled; slue; slur; slut; tael; tale; teal

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Elsa; Eula; Lars; Laue; Lear; Leda; Lesa; Leta; Lett; Luda; Raul; Saul; Tula; Ural

                 

DM168 ‘Freedom Day‘ Quiz 

  1. Universal suffrage.
  2. The Convention for a Democratic South Africa (Codesa).
  3. Because of the Boipatong massacre, which the ANC claimed had been orchestrated by the IFP in conjunction with the police.
  4. Chris Hani’s murder on 10 April 1993.
  5. c) 19.
  6. The Conservative Party.
  7. The Inkatha Freedom Party.
  8. 62.65%.
  9. A government of national unity (GNU).
  10. The National Party leaving the GNU in June 1996.

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9 letter words

mouldings

8 letter words

moulding

7 letter words

dousing; lousing; mousing; slumdog

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dominus

6 letter words 

doings; doling; doming; dosing; gluons; guidon; idolum; lingos; logins; losing; moduli; moguls; moulds; moulin; mounds; sodium; soling; sundog; unsold

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dunois; Gilson; Lugosi

5 letter words 

dingo; doing; dongs; gismo; gloms; gluon; golds; idols’ lidos; limos; lingo; lions; login; loins’ longs; louis; milos; misdo; mogul; moils; mould; mound; muons; nodus; odium; solid; sound

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Gondi; Gonds; Gould; Minos; Mosul; Sidon; Simon; Sligo; Suomi

4 letter words 

dogs; dols; dong; dons; duos; glom; gods; gold; idol; ions; lido; limo; lino; lion; logs; loin; long; loud; ludo; milo; miso; mods; moil; mols; mong; muon; nodi; nods; nogs; noil; nous; oils; olid; onus; silo; slog; smog; snog; soil; sold; soli; song; soul; sumo; undo

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Dino; Dion; Doug; Gino; Gond; Lodi; Lois; Lugo; Mold; Mons; Odin; Odis; Olin; Sion

                 

DM168 ‘SA Music That Rocked The World‘ Quiz 

  1. Johnny Clegg
  2. Gqom
  3. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  4. Madala Kunene
  5. Nonceba Zikode
  6. Graceland and Rhythm of The Saints
  7. Amapiano
  8. King Kong
  9. Locnville
  10. Abdullah Ibrahim

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9 letter words

banknotes

7 letter words

bonnets; nektons

6 letter words 

absent; atones; basket; batons; beanos; bosket; sonant; sonnet; tennos; tenons; tokens; tonnes

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Benson; Besant; Nantes

5 letter words 

abets; aeons; anons; antes; bakes; banes; banks; banns; baste; bates; beaks; beans; beast; beats; bents; besot; betas; boast; boats; bones; bonks; etnas; kaons; knobs; knots; nates; nones; notes; onset; sabot; senna; skate; skean; snake; sneak; stake; stane; stank; steak; steno; stoke; stone; tabes; takes; tanks; teaks; toeas; tokes; tones

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asben; Aston; Bakst; Keats; Oates; Saone; Seton

4 letter words 

ants; bans; base; bask; bast; bats; bens; best; bets; boas; bosk; bots; east; eats; eons; etas; keas; kens; kobs; nabs; nans; naos; nebs; nest; nets; nobs; noes; nose; oaks; oast; oats; okas; ones; sake; sane; sank; sate; seat; sent; skat; snob; snot; soak; soba; soke; sone; stab; stoa; stob; tabs; tans; task; teas; tens; toes; tons

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Bose; Enos; Keos; Sean; Stan; Taos

                 

DM168 ‘Vladimir Putin‘ Quiz 

  1. Mariupol
  2. The LGBTQ+ community
  3. Syria
  4. Dmitry Medvedev
  5. The KGB
  6. The Group of Eight (G8)
  7. b) Four
  8. Aleksandr Dugin
  9. Cyril Ramaphosa
  10. His shirt

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9 letter words

brainless

8 letter words

bassline; lesbians; rainless

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Serbians

7 letter words

abseils; airless; arsines; berlins; braises; braless; brassie; lesbian; salines; sarnies; serials

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Israels; Linares; Sabines; Serbian

6 letter words 

abseil; aisles; aliens; arisen; arises; arsine; bairns; balers; basins; biases; blains; blares; brails; brains; braise; lasers; lassie; learns; liners; rabies; raises; resins; rinses; sabins; sables; sabres; sailer; saline; sanies; sansei; sarnie; sarsen; serial; serins; sirens; snails; snares; snarls

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Barnes; Brasil; Isabel; Israel; Larsen; Lassen; Libras; Nasser; Sabine; Serbia; Sisera

5 letter words 

abies; aisle; anils; anise; arils; arise; arses; arsis; baels; bails; bales; banes; bares; barns; baser; bases; basil; basin; basis; bassi; beans; bears; biers; bines; birls; bises; blase; bless; bliss; braes; brass; earls; earns; isles; lairs; lanes; lares; laser; leans; lenis; liars; liens; lines; liras; nails; nares; naris; nears; rails; rains; raise; rales; ranis; rases; reals; reins; resin; rials; riels; riles; rinse; risen; rises; sabin; sable; sabre; sails; sales; saner; saris; sasin; seals; sears; serai; serin; sines; siren; sires; sisal; slabs; slain; snail; snare; snarl

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesir; Aires; Aisne; Aries; Arles; Asben; Basel; Basie; Basle; Bries; Eblis; Elias; Elisa; Ibsen; Niles; Serbs; Siena; Silas

4 letter words 

ails; airs; albs; ales; anis; arbs; ares; arse; bans; bars; base; bass; bens; bias; bins; bise; bras; bris; ears; eras; isle; labs; lase; lass; leas; leis; lens; less; lies; nabs; nebs; ness; nibs; rase; reis; ribs; rise; sail; sain; sale; sane; sans; sari; seal; sear; seas; sens; sera; sibs; sine; sins; sire; sirs; slab

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Asir; Bess; Elis; Elsa; Eris; Ines; Isar; Lars; Lesa; Lias; Lisa; Nils; SARS; Sean; Serb; Sian

                 

DM168 ‘Public Protector‘ Quiz 

  1. 1 October 1995
  2. Selby Baqwa
  3. Four
  4. former finance minister Pravin Gordhan
  5. Former public protector Thuli Madonsela
  6. True
  7. Qubudile Dyantyi
  8. b) About R24-million
  9. Parliament
  10. Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka

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9 letter words

spelunker

8 letter words

plunkers

7 letter words

kernels; perukes; plunker; repulse; unreels

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Slurpee

6 letter words 

ensure; enures; kernel; kneels; lepers; peruke; peruse; preens; prunes; punker; purees; repels; rupees; spleen; unreel

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Kepler; Nereus; Peneus

5 letter words 

ensue; enure; esker; keels; keens; keeps; kerne; kneel; knees; leeks; leers; leper; lures; neper; nukes; nurse; peeks; peels; peens; peers; pekes; penes; perks; preen; prese; prune; pukes; puler; pules; pulse; puree; purse; reeks; reels; renes; repel; reuse; rules; runes; rupee; skelp; sleek; sleep; sneer; spree; sprue; super

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Euler; Lepke; Lepus; Speer

4 letter words 

eels; ekes; elks; else; erne; keel; keen; keep; kelp; kens; kern; knee; leek; leer; lees; leks; lens; lues; lune; lure; nuke; peek; peel; peen; peer; pees; peke; pens; pere; perk; puke; pule; pure; reek; reel; reps; rues; rule; rune; ruse; seek; seel; seen; seep; seer; sene; sere; skep; slue; spue; suer; sure; user

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Erse; Eure; Klee; Kure; Luke; Lupe; Pele; Perl; Peru; Pune; Rene

                 

DM168 ‘DA‘ Quiz 

  1. The Progressive Party.
  2. Helen Suzman
  3. 1977
  4. True
  5. False – it was Zach de Beer
  6. The New National Party and the Federal Alliance
  7. The 2009 provincial elections (as part of the general election).
  8. Mmusi Maimane
  9. Mpho Phalatse
  10. 84 seats.

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9 letter words

poetising

8 letter words

positing

7 letter words

ignites; piniest; pintoes; posting; spiting; tiepins

6 letter words 

egoist; ignite; ingest; ingots; instep; onsite; opting; pinite; pintos; piston; pities; pitons; points; pontes; postie; seniti; signet; siting; spigot; spinet; stingo; stogie; tieing; tiepin; tigons; tinges; toeing; toping

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Pinots

5 letter words 

estop; gents; gites; inept; ingot; inset; intis; notes; onset; pesto; pinto; pints; piste; piton; poets; point; posit; spent; spite; stein; steno; sting; stipe; stone; stope; tigon; tines; tinge; tings; tipis; tones; tongs; topes; topis

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Geist; Pinot; Seton; Stine

4 letter words 

gent; gest; gets; gist; gite; gits; inti; into; nest; nets; nits; note; opts; pent; pest; pets; piet; pint; pits; poet; post; pots; sent; sept; site; snit; snot; spit; spot; step; stop; tens; ties; tine; ting; tins; tipi; tips; toes; togs; tone; tong; tons; tope; topi; tops

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Eton; Otis; Toni

                 

DM168 ‘Democratic Alliance‘ Quiz 

  1. The Sharpeville massacre
  2. World War 2
  3. Jan Smuts
  4. b) 1995*
  5. The Bill of Rights
  6. a) 1994*
  7. True — The Prevention of Combating and Torture of Persons Act of 2013
  8. The Enlightenment
  9. Nelson Mandela
  10. The death penalty

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9 letter words

volcanoes

8 letter words

volcanos

7 letter words

colones; console; volcano

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Seconal

6 letter words 

anoles; canoes; cleans; clones; cloven; colone; colons; covens; lances; lanose; loosen; navels; novels; oceans; saloon; sloven; solano

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Caslon; Senlac; Sloane; Volans

5 letter words 

aeons; alone; anole; avens; canes; canoe; canso; clans; clean; clone; colon; cones; coons; coven; lance; lanes; leans; loans; loons; navel; naves; noels; noose; novae; novas; novel; ocean; ovens; salon; scone; solan; solon; vanes; venal

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Cleon; Evans; Leona; Olsen; Olson; Oneal; Oscan; Saone; Sloan; Vance; Venlo

4 letter words 

acne; aeon; cane; cans; clan; cone; cons; coon; elan; enol; eons; lane; lean; leno; lens; loan; lone; loon; naos; nave; noel; noes; nolo; nose; nova; once; ones; oven; sane; scan; sone; soon; vane; vans; vena

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Avon; Caen; Enos; Evan; Lena; Leon; Neal; Neva; Nola; Olen; Sean; Sven

                 

DM168 ‘EFF‘ Quiz 

  1. True
  2. Cyril Ramaphosa
  3. The Ratanang Family Trust – named after Malema’s oldest son
  4. 2014
  5. Floyd Shivambu
  6. VBS Mutual Bank
  7. a) 6.35%
  8. Leigh-Ann Mathys
  9. EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
  10. True

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9 letter words

secretins; sincerest

8 letter words

cisterns; secretin; sentriescisterns; secretin; sentries

7 letter words

centres; ceteris; cistern; cresset; cretins; enteric; enticer; entices; entries; incests; insects; inserts; recites; resents; secrets; sinters; tenrecs; tierces

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Steiner; Teniers

6 letter words 

centre; certes; crests; cretin; enters; entice; entire; erects; esters; incest; insect; insert; insets; inters; nicest; recent; recite; resect; resent; resets; resist; resits; reties; scents; secret; serest; sinter; sister; steers; steins; steric; sterns; tenrec; tenser; tenses; terces; tierce; trines

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Ernest; Sterne; Tessie; Tessin

5 letter words 

cents; certs; cites; crest; enter; erect; ester; inert; inset; inter; nests; nitre; recti; reest; rents; reset; resit; rests; retie; rites; scent; sects; sente; sites; snits; steer; stein; stern; sties; stirs; stree; teens; tense; terce; terns; terse; tiers; tines; tires; treen; trees; tress; trice; tries; trine

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Crete; Ernst; Estes; Siret; Steen; Stine; Terni

4 letter words 

cent; cist; cite; erst; nest; nets; nits; rent; rest; rete; rets; rite; sect; sent; sets; site; sits; snit; stir; teen; tees; tens; tern; tics; tier; ties; tine; tins; tire; tree; tres

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Este; Teri; Tess

                 

DM168 ‘Cabinet‘ Quiz 

  1. 21 then, 30 now, including four in the Presidency.
  2. 1999, Essop Pahad.
  3. False.
  4. Her term was interrupted by being chairperson of the African Union Commission from 2012-2017.
  5. Jeff Radebe
  6. Three – Aaron Motsoaledi, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Joe Phaahla
  7. Patricia de Lille, tourism minister
  8. Ronald Lamola, aged 39, minister of justice and correctional services
  9. Pravin Gordhan (73)
  10. The president and deputy president

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9 letter words

overbuilt

7 letter words

outlier; outlive; rebuilt; rivulet; trouble

6 letter words 

boiler; bolter; butler; libero; loiter; louvre; reboil; revolt; rouble; rutile; toiler; velour; violet; volute

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Loiret; Oliver; Olivet

5 letter words 

bluer; bluet; blurt; botel; boule; broil; built; liber; litre; liver; livre; lover; obeli; oiler; olive; oriel; ovule; relit; roble; rubel; tiler; toile; utile; viler; voile

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Boult; Eliot; Erbil; Loire; Lorie; Louie; Tirol; Uriel

4 letter words 

belt; bile; birl; blot; blue; blur; boil; bole; bolt; burl; evil; lieu; lire; lite; live; lobe; lore; loti; lour; lout; love; lube; lure; lute; orle; riel; rile; roil; role; rotl; rule; tile; toil; tole; tolu; veil; vile; viol; vole; volt

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Biel; Leto; Levi; Loeb; Lori; Orel; Toul

                 

DM168 ‘Women’s Cricket‘ Quiz 

  1. The Women’s World Cup is older, as it was
    started in 1973, while the Men’s World Cup was played for the first time in
    1975
  2. Protea Laura Wolvaardt
  3. True
  4. England
  5. Australia
  6. Springbok Siya Kolisi
  7. Dané van Niekerk
  8. 1934
  9. Muneeba Ali
  10. Lord’s Cricket Ground

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9 letter words

benchmark

7 letter words

becharm; bracken; chamber

6 letter words 

backer; banker; barmen; branch; breach; camber; canker; embark; hacker; hanker; harken

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arnhem; Carmen; Herman; Kerman; Marche; Menkar; Neckar

5 letter words 

acerb; amber; baker; brace; brach; brake; break;; bream; caber; caner; chare; charm; crake; crane; crank; creak; cream; harem; maker; march; nacre; naker; namer; ramen; rance; ranch; reach; rehab

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abner; Arneb; Brahe; Carne; Ceram; Haber; Karen; Kerch; Khmer; Marne; Merak; Merca; Merck

4 letter words 

acre; arch; bare; bark; barm; barn; bear; berk; berm; brae; bran; care; cark; char; crab; cram; earn; hare; hark; harm; hear; herb; herm; hern; kerb; kern; knar; marc; mare; mark; narc; nark; near; race; rack; rake; rank; ream; reck; rhea

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Arne; Bern; Cher; Erma; Erna; Hera; Reba; Rena

                 

DM168 ‘Budget‘ Quiz 

  1. Unreliable electricity supply from Eskom
  2. b) R4.2-trillion *
  3. c) Three years *
  4. Nhlanhla Nene
  5. 2009
  6. Ben Okri
  7. True
  8. Tito Mboweni
  9. Derek Keys
  10. c) R1.69-trillion *

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9 letter words

inerrable

8 letter words 

blearier

8 letter words that may be proper nouns

Berliner

7 letter words

earlier; enabler; learner; relearn

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abilene; Earline

6 letter words 

aniler; bailee; bailer; baleen; barrel; barren; beanie; bearer; berlin; branle; earner; enable; larine; leaner; lierne; linear; nailer; nearer; railer; realer; reline

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aileen; Arleen; Arlene; Arline; Barrie; Bernie; Blaine; Elaine; Lerner; Ribera

5 letter words 

abele; abler; aerie; alien; anele; anile; ariel; baler; barer; barre; belie; blare; blear; brier; brine; learn; liber; liner; neral; ranee; rebel; renal; reran

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abner; Albee; Aline; Arlen; Arneb; Beira; Berar; Berle; Berne; Berra; Earle; Elena; Erbil; Ernie; Ilene; Irene; Larne

4 letter words 

able; alee; bael; bale; bane; bare; bean; bear; been; beer; bier; bile; bine; brae; bree; brei; brie; earl; earn; elan; erne; ilea; lane; lean; leer; lien; line; lire; near; rale; rare; real; rear; reel; rein; riel; rile

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Abel; Arne; Bela; Beni; Bern; Biel; Eban; Eben; Eire; Elba; Elbe; Elea; Elia; Erie; Erin; Erna; Labe; Lear; Lena; Neal; Neil; Nile; Reba; Rena; Rene; Reni

                 

DM168 ‘Know Your Weather‘ Quiz 

  1. El Niño-Southern Oscillation
  2. The Pacific Ocean
  3. La Niña and El Niño
  4. Little girl and little boy
  5. True
  6. Three years
  7. Seven
  8. Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga
  9. Declaring a national state of disaster.
  10. The Kruger National Park

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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

waggoners

8 letter words 

waggoner; wagoners

7 letter words

gangers; gnawers; granges; naggers; onagers; oranges; swagger; wagoner

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Onsager

6 letter words 

angers; answer; ganger; gnawer; goners; gorges; grange; groans; nagger; onager; orange; orangs; organs; owners; ranges; reason; resown; rowans; sarong; senora; wagers; worsen; wrongs

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Genaro; Gorgas; Negros; Rowena; Sanger; Sargon; Wagner

5 letter words 

agger; aggro; anger; argon; arose; arson; earns; gears; genro; goers; goner; gores; gorge; gorse; grans; groan; grown; grows; nares; nears; negro; ogres; orang; organ; owner; rages; range; resow; roans; rowan; sager; saner; sarge; sawer; senor; serow; snare; snore; sonar; sower; swear; swore; sworn; wager; wares; warns; wears; worse; wrens; wrong

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Argos; Ensor; Goren; Gower; Norge; Norse

4 letter words 

aero; ares; arse; earn; ears; eras; ergo; ergs; gars; gear; goer; gore; gran; grew; grog; grow; near; oars; ogre; ores; rage; rags; rang; rase; roan; roes; rose; rows; sear; sera; soar; sora; sore; sorn; ware; warn; wars; wear; wore; worn; wren

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Argo; Arne; Arno; Aron; Erna; Eros; Gera; Gers; Greg; Gros; Nero; Nora; Oran; Oren; Rena; Reno; Roeg; Rona; Rosa; Rowe

                 

DM168 ‘SONA‘ Quiz 

  1. No, it’s only customary.
  2. Red
  3. Legislative, executive and judicial
  4. The Budget speech
  5. Hugh Masekela
  6. Kgalema Motlanthe
  7. Opening of Parliament
  8. Yes
  9. Jacob Zuma again
  10. Ingrid Jonker

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9 letter words

decretive

8 letter words 

deceiver; erective; received

7 letter words

deceive; evicted; evictee; receive; recited; riveted; verdict

6 letter words 

credit; deceit; deicer; derive; device; dieter; direct; divert; recite; reedit; retied; tierce; tiered; verite

5 letter words 

cider; cited; civet; cried; deice; dicer; diver; drive; edict; eerie; eider; evict; evite; recti; reive; retie; riced; rived; rivet; tired; trice; tried; vedic; viced

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Teide; Verdi

4 letter words 

cedi; cire; cite; dice; diet; dire; dirt; dive; edit; eide; iced; rice; ride; rite; rive; tide; tied; tier; tire; vice; vide; vied; vire

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Devi; Eire; Eric; Erie; Reid; Teri

                 

DM168 ‘Water Crisis‘ Quiz 

  1. The Lesotho Highlands Water Project
  2. The Eikenhof pump station
  3. Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital
  4. c) 497mm per year
  5. True
  6. a) 500 million litres per day
  7. True
  8. 87 litres
  9. True
  10. False: it is estimated that 70 million litres are lost daily.

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9 letter words

marsupial

8 letter words 

marsupia; primulas

7 letter words

alarums; impalas; primula; samurai

7 letter words that may be proper nouns

Masuria; Palmira

6 letter words 

alarms; alarum; ampuls; asarum; impala; lamias; lampas; murals; palmar; plasma; primal; primus; purism; salami

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Marisa; Marius; Musial; Pamirs; Purims

5 letter words 

alarm; alums; amirs; ampul; arums; lamas; lamia; lamps; larum; limps; lumps; mails; malar; maras; maria; marls; mauls; mural; palms; plasm; plums; prams; prism; psalm; pumas; ramps; rumal; rumps; salmi; simar; slump

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Amaru; Islam; Lamar; Maris; Marla; Masai; Maura; Musil; Palma; Pamir; Parma; Pimas; Priam; Purim; Samar; Simla; Urmia

4 letter words 

aims; alms; alum; amir; amps; arms; arum; imps; lama; lamp; lams; limp; lump; mail; maps; mara; marl; mars; maul; mils; palm; plum; pram; prim; puma; ramp; rams; rims; rump; rums; sima; simp; slam; slim; slum; spam; sump; umps

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alma; Amis; Amur; Imus; Irma; Liam; Lima; Maas; Maia; Mali; Mari; Maui; Mira; Muir; Pima; Rama; Siam

                 

DM168 ‘Russia & South Africa‘ Quiz 

  1. Because it supported communism on the continent financially and militarily, and supplied fighters and support to the MPLA and Swapo.
  2. Sharpeville Massacre
  3. True
  4. Jacob Zuma
  5. Build and operate nuclear power plants
  6. Brics
  7. True
  8. The Wagner Group
  9. 35
  10. True – R77-billion versus R23-billion

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9 letter words

tabletops

8 letter words 

potables; tabletop

7 letter words

apostle; paletot; pelotas; peltast; posable; potable; pottles; teapots

6 letter words 

aptest; aslope; palest; pastel; pelota; petals; plates; pleats; postal; pottle; septal; staple; teapot

6 letter words that may be proper nouns

Platte

5 letter words 

estop; lapse; leaps; leapt; lepta; lopes; opals; pales; paste; pates; peals; pebas; pelts; pesto; petal; plate; plats; pleas; pleat; plebs; plots; poets; poles; salep; sepal; septa; slept; slope; spate; spelt; splat; stope; tapes; topes

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Aesop; Alsop; Pablo; Pabst; Pasto; Patel; Plato; Potts; Salop

4 letter words 

alps; apes; apse; atop; baps; bops; epos; laps; leap; lept; lope; lops; opal; opes; opts; pale; pals; pase; past; pate; pats; peal; peas; peat; peba; pelt; peso; pest; pets; plea; pleb; plot; poet; pole; pols; pose; post; pots; sept; slap; slop; soap; spae; spat; spot; step; stop; tape; taps; tope; tops

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Alpo; Opel; Pola

                 

DM168 ‘Power Crisis‘ Quiz 

  1. 2007
  2. Pravin Gordhan
  3. They protested, blocking roads and burning tyres
  4. 1997
  5. R21.9-billion
  6. Rolling blackouts or rolling power cuts
  7. 350,000 jobs
  8. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
  9. Less than half: 49.5%
  10. Criminals

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9 letter words

highjacks

8 letter words 

highjack

7 letter words

hijacks

6 letter words 

hijack

5 letter words 

hacks; hajis; jacks; shack

5 letter words that may be proper nouns

Khasi; Shiah

4 letter words 

asci; cash; cask; gash; hack; hags; haik; haji; hash; jack; jags; sack; saki; scag; shag; shah; sika

4 letter words that may be proper nouns

Acis; Asch; Haig; Shia

                 

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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9 letter words

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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