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18/11/2009 St Andrew's Day

Just as St Andrew’s day comes at the end of November so St Andrews’ cross (i.e. an ‘X’) comes at the end of each of this round’s answers.

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Who plays the part of Nikki Alexander in the TV drama series Silent Witness?


Named after a Swedish sea captain, which is the northernmost of the 5 Boroughs of New York?


Ted Dexter captained the England Cricket team in the 1960s. For which English county did he play?


Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister in May 1940 there were 2 Conservative party candidates to succeed him – one was Winston Churchill – the other was the Foreign Secretary. Who was this other candidate?


Celebrated 19th century architect Giles Gilbert Scott was responsible for Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and Battersea Power Station but his most familiar design was for K2. What was K2?


What is the proper medical term for the big toe?


Which 1960s pop icon had a hit in 1967 with Purple Haze?


When viewing a speed indicator needle on the dashboard of a car it may show 60mph to the driver but seem more like 65 mph to the passenger because of the angle from which they view the needle against the background of the dial. What is the scientific name for this distorting effect?


What was first introduced by William Pitt the Younger in 1798 to help in the preparations for the Napoleonic Wars?


The main square of which Swiss town on the shore of Lake Geneva features a statue of Freddie Mercury?