“Dire Straits Albums”

Cryptic Quiz 241

Titles of albums by Dire Straits.

First Question

Nothing above first place.
Hint
L (4,4,4)
Answer

Nothing: “Love”

above: “over”

first place: “gold”

Love Over Gold

Second Question

Speaking of films by spring’s royal partner?
Hint
M (6,6)
Answer

films: “movies”

spring’s royal: “May Queen”

“May Queen” partner?: “May King”

Speaking of: Sounds like

Sounds like “movies” by “May King”:

Making Movies

Third Question

Last out of quiz broken up in co-operative.
Hint
C (10)
Answer

Last out of “quiz”: “qui”

broken up: anagram of

anagram of “qui”: “iqu”

co-operative: “commune”

“iqu” in “commune”:

Communique

Fourth Question

The sound of classical composer consumes alternative vice. B (8,2,4)
Hint
B (8,2,4)
Answer

Classical composer: “Brahms”

The sound of: Sounds like

Sounds like “Brahms”: “Brarms”

alternative: “other”

vice: “sin”

“Brarms” consumes “other sin”:

Brothers in Arms

Fifth Question

Youngster lost his head, hiding not even once on way.
Hint
O (2,5,6)
Answer

Youngster: “Boy”

“Boy” lost his head: “oy”

not even once: “never”

“oy” hiding “never”: “onevery”

way: “street”

On Every Street

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Hint
D (4,7)
Answer

Misinterpreting: Anagram of

Anagram of “sired”: “dires”

characteristics: “traits”

Dire Straits

Picture Question

Can you also solve the picture clue?

Hint
O (2,3,4,2,12)
Answer
On the Road to Philadelphia

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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