Frogsiders has pleasure in announcing news of a challenging quiz which will suit only the most addicted puzzle solvers. Be warned, however, even the most hardened of cryptic crossword solvers could suffer permanent severe brain torsion caused by the sudden mental twists and violent intellect warps this quiz might induce.
The puzzle-setter, Merlimont-resident Graham Hughes writes, “Since 1904 King William’s College on the Isle of Man has set a quiz for its pupils to occupy the little darlings over Christmas. The Guardian has published this since 1951. Judging by the television popularity of Mastermind, University Challenge etc quizzes are an increasingly popular diversion even in these times of Wiis and PlayStations.
As some of you know I enjoy devising my own quizzes – indeed I have inflicted these on you from time to time. This is another time! I am sure you would like a challenging diversion over Christmas so I have devised a quiz which I reckon is well nigh impossible. The objective is to raise money for our poor little parish in France – Eglise Anglicane du Pas de Calais”.
Click here to download the quiz in .pdf format.
“Please have a go – send it to your friends and get them to send it to their friends.
As I say in the instructions, I don’t expect an all correct answer so the best attempts will win the prizes. Oh by the way, I forgot to mention that it will cost you £5 or €5 to enter. But if you simply get some enjoyment and don’t feel you have done well enough, please support the cause by sending me a small donation anyway.
I understand that when a church in Stevenage did the same sort of thing they raised several hundred pounds so the prizes will be worthwhile!
Your answers may be sent to the special competition email address, firstname.lastname@example.org , or by post, together with your church fund contribution, to:
130 Impasse du Moulin
If you send a cheque in pounds please make it payable to “Diocese in Europe”, in Euros to “ Association Cultuelle de L’Église Anglicane du Pas de Calais”
As usual the question-setter’s decision will be final but if you have comments or questions please let me know.”
Frogsiders view: For good medical reasons we suggest only healthy, fit and mentally stable people try this quiz. We don’t think any normal human could come up with all the correct answers, and therefore suggest you only attempt it if you currently have plenty of hair left on your head to pull out. Frogsiders will not be responsible for any damage to persons or property, howsoever caused.