“Rock and Pop Bands: The Q and R”

Cryptic Quiz 180

Bands beginning with “The Q” and “The R”. No solo artists or duos. The presence of “The” is assumed and will not be clued for each time. Groups of singers are included.

First Question

Collapsed on street.
Hint
The R (8)
Answer

Collapsed: Anagram of

Anagram of “on street”:

The Ronettes

Second Question

Confused Queen Mary swaps Elizabeth for king.
Hint
The Q (9)
Answer

Confused: Anagram of

Anagram of “Queen Mary”: “QuaErymen”

Elizabeth: “E”

king: “R” (Rex)

“QuaErymen” swaps “E” for “R”:

The Quarrymen

Third Question

Walks proudly, ignoring street.
Hint
The R (4)
Answer

Walks proudly: “Struts”

street: “St”

“Struts” ignoring “St”:

The Ruts

Fourth Question

Wager against time in sure upset.
Hint
The R (8)
Answer

Wager: “Bet”

time: “t”

“Bet” against “t”: “Bett”

upset: anagram of

anagram of “sure”: “rues”

“Bett” in “rues”:

The Rubettes

Fifth Question

Genuine grind before Ivan and I returned unwell.
Hint
The R (4,5,7)
Answer

Genuine: “Real”

grind: “mill”

“Ivan” and “I”: “ivani”

unwell: “ill”

returned “ill”: “lli”

“Real mill” before “ivani lli”:

The Real Milli Vanilli

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Hint
The R (7,6)
Answer

Turn over and over: “Roll”

deliriously: anagram of

anagram of “Sing notes”: “ingStones”

The Rolling Stones

Picture Question

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Hint
Answer

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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