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30/03/2009 Possessive Members

Each answer takes the form of a possessive phrase (e.g. 'Jacob’s Ladder' or 'Murphy’s Law').

In addition the first letter of each answer, in order, spell out something of which the people who first tackled this round very much felt they were a part of.

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Men can have chondrolaryngoplasty, a type of cosmetic surgery, to reduce its size – but what is it?


What journal, published regularly since 1734 has provided up-to-date information about the world’s shipping – principally for the insurance business?


What is the name of the visual phenomenon caused as the moon grazes by the sun during a solar eclipse that allows rays of sunlight to shine through in some places, and not in others?


What name is given to a type of traditional British dessert made from apples and Victoria sponge cake mixture?


Which literary work of 1852 was introduced by its author in his foreword as follows: “It is now nearly fifty years since I first projected a system of verbal classification similar to that on which the present work is founded.”?


What was the name of the first episode in the classic Terry Jones/Michael Palin 1977 BBC comedy series Ripping Yarns, where public schoolboys were, amongst other horrors, taken through a series of gruesome initiation rites?


Which 1980 film starring Sissy Spacek told the story of the life of Loretta Lynn, the country singer?


What is the name of the steep gully that takes walkers up from Wasdale to the plateau at the summit of Scafell in the Lake District?


What well known product comes out of Wigan in red tins bearing the picture of a chap in a top hat?


“For a fixed amount of an ideal gas kept at a fixed temperature, pressure and volume are inversely proportional.” What is this?