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INITIAL HEADLINES

This type of round consists of 10 headlines, each labelled by the year in which it might have appeared.  In each headline a word or words have been replaced by their initial letters on 3 separate occasions - and in at least one of the sets of initials one of the words represented belongs to a theme group.  The challenge is to identify the text represented by the initials.

So, for example, each of the headlines may include at least one instance of the initial letter of a main compass points (i.e. 'N', 'E', 'W' or 'S').

Here are 2 such questions and their answers....

A:  1782: R of LN who was remembered as TPM“WLA"

(to which the answer is: Resignation; Lord North; the Prime Minister "who lost America")

B:  1959: AHNBN  released starring CGEMSAJM with music by BH

(to which the answer is: Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest; Cary Grant Eve Marie Saint and James Mason; Bernard Hermann)

 
Date of compilation Title Description
26/09/2016 Rankers

There are 3 separate sets of initials per statement and in each statement at least one of the sets includes the name of a rank in the British army.

26/06/2017 Seasons

There are 3 separate sets of initials per statement and in each statement at least one of the sets includes the name of one of the seasons (in singular or plural form).

28/08/2017 Flights of Fancy

There are 3 separate sets of initials per statement and in each statement at least one of the sets includes the name of a bird

25/06/2018 My Sweet Lord

At least one of the sets of initials in each question includes one of the 5 most senior male ranks of the UK peerage system namely....

Duke, Marquess, Earl/Count, Viscount or Baron

27/08/2018 Tube Headlines

There are 3 separate sets of initials per statement and in each statement at least one of the sets includes the name of a London Underground line.

Warning! Question one relies on some local Manchester knowledge