“2 Tone”

Cryptic Quiz 200

Iconic features of 2 Tone, the record label created to release the British Ska music of the late 1970s and early 1980s, with it’s high energy Punk and New Wave influences.

First Question

Cycling round Derry in a group of musicians playing for fun.
Hint
J (5,7)
Answer

Cycling round “Derry”: “erryD”

a group of musicians playing for fun: “jammers”

“erryD” in “jammers”:

“Jerry Dammers”

Second Question

Crazy Pop Art hike.
Hint
P (4,3,3)
Answer

Crazy: Anagram of

Anagram of “Pop Art hike”:

Pork Pie Hat

Third Question

Battling last worry and hesitations.
Hint
G (8)
Answer

“Battling” last: “g”

worry: “angst”

hesitations: “ers”

“g angst” and “ers”:

Gangsters

Fourth Question

Law, over time, hits company.
Hint
W (4,6)
Answer

“Law” over: “waL”

time: “t”

hits: “jabs”

company: “co”

Walt Jabsco

Fifth Question

Ending up further away than a, say, housecat’s retreat.
Hint
O (3,4,6)
Answer

further away than: “beyond”

a: “one”

say: for example

for example, housecats: “pets”

“pets” retreat: “step”

Ending up “beyond”, “one step”:

One Step Beyond

Twitter and Facebook Question

Click here to see the question on Twitter.

or

Click here to see the question on Facebook

Hint
G (5,4)
Answer

Entertain: “Host”

conversational: sounds like

sounds like “tea”: “T”

formal dress: “gown”

“host T” wearing “gown”:

Ghost Town

Picture Question

Can you also solve the picture clue?

Hint
Answer

Click abbreviations to decode words in the clues. Use Deciphering to help you break them open. Try Helpful Resources to look for possible answers.

If you’ve finished or you need a break from the current subject, go to Quiz Archive for a fresh challenge.

Abbreviations

Chemical elements: All possible, Carbon: C, Copper: Cu, Gold: Au, Hydrogen: H, Iron: Fe, Nitrogen: N, Oxygen: O, Silver: Ag, Sulphur: S

Chess: King: K, Queen: Q, Bishop:B, Knight: N, Rook: R

Countries: Australia: Aus, England: Eng, France: Fr, Germany: Ger, Great Britain: GB, Northern Ireland: NI, New Zealand: NZ, Russia: Rus, Scotland: Sco, South Africa: SA, Spain: Esp, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: UK, United States of America: USA/US

Cricket Score Card: bowled: b, caught: c or ct, stumped: st.

Direction: east: E, left: L, north: N, right: R, south: S, west: W

Jobs: Salesperson/man/woman: Rep

Military: Royal Artillary: RA, Royal Engineers: RE

Miscellaneous: Hospital: H

Money: penny: d/p, pound: l, shilling: s

Music notation: loud: f, notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, quiet: p, very loud: ff, very quiet: pp

Musical notes: doh, ray, me, fa/fah, so, la/lah, te

Names: First/Christian Names can be abbreviated to the first letter. Common alternatives are also used: Catherine/Katherine: Cath, Cathy, Kat, Kate, Katy, … Charles: Charlie, Chaz, Chuck, … Elizabeth: Liz, Lizzy, Beth, Betty, Eliza, … Henry: Harry, Hal, …

Numbers: billion/thousand-million: giga/G, billionth: nano/n, hundredth: centi/c, million: mega/M, tenth: deci/d, thousand: kilo/k, thousandth: milli/m, trillion/million-million: tera/T

Police: Detective Inspector: DI, Detective Sargent: DS, Policeman/Copper/Plod: PC

Popular Culture: Compact Disk: CD, Extended Play record: EP, fashionable: U, laugh out loud: lol, Long Play record: LP, unfashionable: non-U

Position/Grade: First/1st/I/A, Second/2nd/II/B, Third/3rd/III/C, Fourth/4th/IV/D, Fifth/5th/V/E, Sixth/6th/VI/F/Fail

Road Names: Avenue: Av, Close: Cl, Court: Ct, Crescent: Cr, Drive: Dr, Road: Rd, Street: St

Roman Numerals: one: I, five: V, ten: X, fifty: L, one hundred: C, five hundred: D, one thousand: M,

Scientific: acceleration: a, Amps: A, Centigrade: C, electricity: AC (Alternating Current), DC (Direct Current), Energy: E, Fahrenheit: F, hour: h/hr, mass: m, minute: m/min, Newtons (Force): N, Speed of Light: c, second: s/sec, speed/velocity: v, time/temperature: t, Tesla: T, Volts: V, Watts: W

Ships: Steam Ship: SS, Her/His Majesty’s Ship: HMS

Sport: Professional: Pro

Subjects: Art/s: A, Biology: Bio, Chemistry: Chem, Engineering: Eng, Philosophy: Phil, Science: Sc

Text: circa : c, editor: ed, information: i/info, in charge: ic, plural: pl, reference/referee: ref, refers to/with reference to: re, slang: sl, spelling: sp, very: v,

Titles: Bachelor: B, Doctor: Dr/DPhil/PhD, Knight: Sir, Master: M, Missis/Missus/Mistress: Mrs, Mister: Mr, Professor: Prof, Saint: St

Vehicle Licence Plate Country Codes: France: F, Germany: D, Italy: I, Switzerland: Ch, UK: GB

Weights and Measures: gram: g, metre: m, pound: lb, stone: st, ton/tonne: t