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Old Jan 27th 2022, 6:55 am
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I would do better if I remembered to play more often

Anyway, I'm glad my maths is good for today - factorise the polynomial
I got that, and made the wrong guess
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Old Jan 27th 2022, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
I got that, and made the wrong guess
I didn't have to guess that one but there's quite a few times it comes down to eeny, meeny, miny, mo LOL
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Old Jan 29th 2022, 3:25 pm
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When describing fuel sources, what does the term finite mean?
This is Geography?
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Old Jan 29th 2022, 4:59 pm
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This is Geography?
If referring to fossil fuels, since they're usually underground, I think it counts. Sort of.
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Old Feb 1st 2022, 1:20 pm
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Congratulations to lizzyq, who has attained the newly named "lizzyq slam"! She has finished first for twelve consecutive months, but with eleven in 2021 and one in 2022. Perhaps this year there will be a calendar grand slam!
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Old Feb 14th 2022, 3:12 pm
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A young boy in an early American town gets into all sorts of mischief. He finds criminals, gets lost in a cave, and whitewashes a fence (big clue!).
So the answer is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Could someone please explain to this uneducated ignoramus how whitewashing a fence is a big clue.

I'm thinking that maybe Sawyer refers to someone who saws wood but I'm unsure how this becomes whitewashing a fence.

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Old Feb 14th 2022, 3:42 pm
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You haven't heard of Tom Sawyer?



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Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence
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Old Feb 14th 2022, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Norri View Post
You haven't heard of Tom Sawyer?
Ah...I see I gave the wrong impression
Yes I've heard of Tom Sawyer. And Huckleberry Finn

Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
If there was a question about a schoolboy and food, then food would be a clue that it might be Billy Bunter.
A question about a boy getting into trouble would be a clue to Just William or Dennis the Menace.
An animal repeatedly outwitting other animals, I'd think Brer Rabbit.
Whitewashing a fence, though, just meant nothing.

I've just been looking at book covers and I can't really remember what I read from but I believe it was more like this one.



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Old Feb 15th 2022, 7:37 am
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I've read the book, and yes, the fence whitewashing is a significant part of the story.
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Old Feb 15th 2022, 1:32 pm
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If the question was "Who was famous for whitewashing a fence" I'd answer "Tom Sawyer" in an instant.
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Old Feb 15th 2022, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Norri View Post
If the question was "Who was famous for whitewashing a fence" I'd answer "Tom Sawyer" in an instant.
I guess it was one of those characters or books known about without actually reading it then. I've never read any Charles Dickens either but I sure know who asked for more

Obviously I spent too much time reading Jennings and Darbishire, Famous Five, Narnia, and The Three Investigators.



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Old Feb 25th 2022, 7:03 am
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First win for 2 months yesterday, altogether a nice birthday present.
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First win for 2 months yesterday, altogether a nice birthday present.

Belated many happy returns -- and well done!
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Old Feb 25th 2022, 4:25 pm
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"World" trivia needs rebranding imo.
I've said it before ... 7 US-centric questions today
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