Answer Clue
TAKE THE MICKEY RIDICULE
HIS AND MINE ARE THE SAME “Whatever our souls are made of, ____” (Wuthering Heights)
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro 1952 film, starring Gregory Peck, based on a short story by Ernest Hemingway
THE BEE GEES Group for example, east European, appearing in Greek city
THE X FACTOR TV talent show first shown in 2004
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE The first of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels
beside the mark What's unimportant as compared with former currency?
PAVED THE WAY FOR If you ____ something, you made it feasible or likelier
THE ROBE 1953 biblical epic with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, the first CinemaScope film released
THE KNOW Someone in this is worth adding to your quiz team
NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES 1934 Nazi purge, in which Ernst Röhm was one of the best-known people killed
The Old Grey Whistle Test Former BBC2 late night music show, originally commissioned by David Attenborough
BELOW THE BELT UNFAIR
TAKE THE MICKEY TEASE OR RIDICULE
ON THE SPOT UNDER PRESSURE
THE OTHER DAY JUST RECENTLY
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
THE TIMES NEWSPAPER
ON THE SPOT IMMEDIATELY
CALL THE SHOTS BE IN CONTROL
TAKE THE MICKEY MAKE FUN OF
a turn for the better AN IMPROVEMENT
trip the light fantastic DANCE
ROUND THE TWIST CRAZY
ROUND THE BEND CRAZY
ON THE SPOT AT THE VERY PLACE
ON THE SPOT THERE AND THEN
TIE THE KNOT GET MARRIED
the honeysuckle and the bee POPULAR SONG
TOE THE LINE COMPLY WITH AUTHORITY
TO THE LETTER EXACTLY
THE MASTER BUILDER PLAY BY IBSEN
OVER THE MOON ELATED
TO THE POINT RELEVANT
OVER THE MOON DELIGHTED
see how the land lies ASCERTAIN THE CURRENT SITUATION
PASS THE PARCEL PARTY GAME
THIN ON THE GROUND MEAGRE DINNER THOUGH NOT BADLY COOKED
ON THE WAY IN PROGRESS
SWINGING THE LEAD AVOIDING WORK WHILST ENGAGED IN PLAYS
The Naked Gun SERIES OF THREE FILMS BASED ON THE SITCOM POLICE SQUAD!
FOR THE MOST PART CHIEFLY
LEAP IN THE DARK DARING STEP WITH UNKNOWN OUTCOME
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR IN A STATE OF AGITATION
IN THE END FINALLY
Interview With The Vampire 1976 GOTHIC HORROR NOVEL BY ANNE RICE
OUT OF THE BLUE UNEXPECTEDLY
THE TEMPEST PLAY TIME THEME: PETS TO BE GROOMED
DRAW THE LINE FIX A LIMIT
OVER THE TOP TO AN EXCESSIVE DEGREE
the rakes progress OPERA BY STRAVINSKY
CUT THE MUSTARD MAKE THE GRADE
BY THE BOOK STRICTLY
TO THE POINT APPOSITE
TIE THE KNOT GET HITCHED
the merry wives of windsor PLAY BY SHAKESPEARE
ALL OVER THE SHOP IN A STATE OF DISORDER
THE PRESS FOURTH ESTATE
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE THOMAS HARDY NOVEL SUBTITLED A RURAL PAINTING OF THE DUTCH SCHOOL
LONG IN THE TOOTH ELDERLY
THE JAZZ SINGER THE FIRST TALKIE FEATURE FILM, STARRING AL JOLSON
flying off the handle LIVID
MIDDLE OF THE ROADER ONE WHO AVOIDS EXTREMES
EASY ON THE EYES PRETTY LENIENT ON YOU IN THE PAST, CERTAINLY
THE GRIM REAPER DEATH
TITHE BARN STORE FOR PRODUCE GIVEN TO THE CHURCH
James the Less A figure of early Christianity, sometimes identified as the son of Alphaeus
SIX OF THE BEST BEATING ANCIENT GREEK VOLLEYBALL TEAM, PERHAPS, CLOSE TO DEFEAT
point the finger MAKE AN ACCUSATION, USING DIGITAL MEANS?
SIT ON THE FENCE SURVEY TWO GARDENS, BUT CHOOSE NEITHER?
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN TV COMEDY SET IN ROYSTON VASEY
The Secret of Crickley Hall SUPERNATURAL NOVEL BY JAMES HERBERT SET IN 2006 AND 1943
TAKE THE WHEEL Assume command, putting an end to game of roulette?
WHATS THE BIG IDEA EXPLAIN YOUR INTENTION AS HIGH BET WAITED FOR SETTLEMENT
land of the midnight sun REGION CLOSE TO THE POLE
THE STOA Location where 51D of Citium taught, and the origin of the name for his followers
THE LONGEST DAY FILM ABOUT D-DAY
ORDER OF THE THISTLE GROUP TO WHICH SOVEREIGN APPOINTS MERITORIOUS SCOTS
turn of the year Late December to early January
Midnight at the Oasis 1994 HIT SINGLE BY THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES
IN THE RED SOME SKINT HERE, DAILY OWING MONEY
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR INVADER IN 1066
THE JUNGLE BOOK On the job training with glue, ultimately quick work
ON THE CHEAP (DONE) INEXPENSIVELY
BRING HOME THE BACON ACHIEVE SUCCESS
END OF THE LINE POINT BEYOND WHICH ONE CANNOT GO
Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 FILM BASED ON A 1998 NOVEL BY GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
The World As I See It COLLECTION OF ARTICLES BY EINSTEIN, PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM IN 1949
THE OAKS CLASSIC ENGLISH HORSE RACE
bang the drum INDULGE IN PUBLICITY
THE BENDS DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS
TO THE TUNE OF COSTING EXPRESSED IN NOTES?
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE G&S OPERETTA
POT THE LOT DOTT ANOTHER NICKNAME FOR THE SCOTTISH SNOOKER PLAYER OFTEN CALLED THE POCKET DYNAMO
PAINT THE TOWN RED WORKING IN PERTH, WANTED TO CELEBRATE UNINHIBITEDLY
CUT TO THE CHASE GET TO THE POINT
THE GAME IS UP THE SCHEME HAS FAILED, ALL IS REVEALED
THE ALPS DOCTOR HELPS AT MOUNTAIN RANGE
across the way OVER THE ROAD
The Man With The Golden Gun FILM WHOSE VILLAIN IS FRANCISCO SCARAMANGA
with one's head in the clouds IN A DREAMY STATE
BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE SHOW INGRATITUDE FOR ASSISTANCE
GO OVER THE TOP INSPECT CIRCUS TO AN EXCESSIVE DEGREE?
HIT THE HAY GO TO BED
the devils disciple PLAY BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE ____, TUGGED TO HER LAST BERTH TO BE BROKEN UP, 1838 IS A PAINTING BY TURNER
TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE AN EXCESS OF UNDERTAKINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE
MISS THE BUS LOSE AN OPPORTUNITY
a shot across the bows NAVAL WARNING HAS WHO ESCORTS BOATS GOING ABOUT
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY CLINT EASTWOOD WESTERN
ARGUE THE TOSS DISPUTE A DECISION
OFF THE CUFF IMPROMPTU
ON THE TROT WEEKS AND WEEKS, ELIMINATING EXTREMISTS AND EUROPEAN LEFTIE IN SUCCESSION
IN THE END EVENTUALLY
IN THE LONG RUN EVENTUALLY
Is This The Way To Amarillo Tony Christie single featured in Phoenix Nights
BITE THE BULLET COMMIT ONESELF
FOR THE ASKING KEEP MAN IN ROLE OF MONARCH WITHOUT CHARGE
The Trossachs LOCH KATRINE IS IN THIS POPULAR TOURIST AREA OF SCOTLAND
ON THE JOB AT WORK
the world at one A UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME?
The Odessa File 1972 novel by Frederick Forsyth
AT THE TOP OF ONES VOICE VERY LOUDLY
FOOT THE BILL PAY UP
IN THE BALANCE IN AN UNCERTAIN STATE
ON THE HIGH SEAS Doris Day’s first film role was in Romance ____, about a cruise to Rio
leave out in the cold NEGLECT, IGNORE
ROUND THE CLOCK WHERE THE HANDS GO CONTINUOUSLY
THE OAKS CLASSIC HORSE RACE
ORDER OF THE DAY CURRENT BUSINESS
END OF THE LINE POINT IMPOSSIBLE TO PASS
THE WEDDING FEAST NAME THAT HAS BEEN USED FOR BOTH OF TWO CONSECUTIVE PARABLES IN LUKE 14
LEAD THE WAY GO AHEAD
the apple cart PLAY BY G.B. SHAW
THE GRADUATE Dustin Hoffman film
IN THE AIR PREVALENT IN A VAGUE FORM
TO THE LETTER IN EVERY DETAIL
ON THE HOUSE AT THE PUBLICAN'S EXPENSE
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD PSALM 23
ON THE GO Extremely busy — oh no: get relaxed
THE ENGLISH PATIENT RALPH FIENNES 30A THIS 1996 FILM, AS A HUNGARIAN CARTOGRAPHER
youre the top COLE PORTER SONG
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE FORGOTTEN PROBLEMS OF THE PAST
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN TV SERIES FEATURING THE MEMBERS OF A COMEDY TROUPE OF THE SAME NAME, FORMED IN 1995
The Air That I Breathe 1972 SONG BY ALBERT HAMMOND AND MIKE HAZLEWOOD, A HIT FOR THE HOLLIES TWO YEARS LATER
prepare the ground EASE THE WAY FOR SOMETHING
The Sound of Philadelphia USUALLY ABBREVIATED, A 1974 SINGLE BY MOTHER, FATHER, SISTER, BROTHER, WITH VOCALS BY THE THREE DEGREES
shoot oneself in the foot INEPTLY HARM ONE'S OWN INTERESTS
AT THE MOST TO THE MAXIMUM LEVEL
THE MOVING FINGER WRITES First words in verse 51 of Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
THE FLAT RACING HOME PERHAPS?
Wise Men of the East Bethlehem visitors, mentioned in only one gospel
the lincolnshire poacher ENGLISH FOLK SONG
BRING HOME THE BACON Provide material support
THE MORE THE MERRIER THINGS GO BETTER WITH LOTS OF PEOPLE
HIT THE DECK SUCCESS IS ON THE CARDS, THEN FALL
BRIDGE THE GAP SUPPLY WHAT IS LACKING
PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS DO ONE'S UTMOST
the trenches FIRST WORLD WAR EXCAVATIONS
ON THE WATERFRONT PERVERSELY, WENT FOR ANOTHER ENDING TO LATEST FILM
The Fault in Our Stars JOHN GREEN NOVEL INSPIRED BY A LINE IN JULIUS CAESAR
Tess of the d'Urbervilles Novel by Thomas Hardy
IN THE MAIN GENERALLY AT SEA?
ROUND THE CLOCK AT ALL TIMES OF DAY OR NIGHT
SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT PUT RIGHT A FALSE IMPRESSION
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES PREPARE FOR A DIFFICULT SITUATION
the done thing ETIQUETTE
in the palm of one's hand UNDER ONE'S CONTROL OR INFLUENCE
kick over the traces THROW OFF CONTROL
ALL OVER BAR THE SHOUTING Throughout pub the uproar is virtually finished
THE THINKER SCULPTURE BY AUGUSTE RODIN
IN THE RAW Hear twin might be naked
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD FIRST WORDS OF PSALM 23
the soul of wit BREVITY?
ROUND THE CLOCK How some golf is played, all day and all night
THE CHANGE ____ WAS A 2001-4 RADIO 4 SITCOM ABOUT A HORMONAL WIFE
AT THE DROP OF A HAT How rescue services should respond when boater goes down?
PASSED THE BUCK HANDED OVER DOLLAR AND AVOIDED DUTY
THE FLINTSTONES HANNA-BARBERA CARTOON SERIES COMBINING 1960S LIFESTYLES WITH A PREHISTORIC SETTING
THE ARTS NON-SCIENCE SUBJECTS
ALL THE RAGE POPULAR
CRAWL OUT OF THE WOODWORK UNWELCOMELY REAPPEAR AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF ABSENCE
ON THE LEVEL FAIR; HONESTLY SPEAKING
BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE SHOW INGRATITUDE TO A BENEFACTOR
ON THE GO VERY ACTIVE
THE BOONDOCKS Informally, an isolated area in the USA
IN THE AIR FLYING
THROW A SPANNER IN THE WORKS UPSET PLANS
THE BELL Iris Murdoch novel set in a lay religious community next door to a convent
ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT WITHOUT PREMEDITATION
the tablet INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC NEWS WEEKLY
at the top of the tree IN THE HIGHEST POSITION
accessory after the fact SOMEONE WHO KNOWINGLY HELPS SOMEONE WHO HAS COMMITTED AN ARRESTABLE OFFENCE
PUSH THE BOAT OUT ENTERTAIN OR CELEBRATE LAVISHLY
PIE IN THE SKY AN IMPROBABLE FUTURE BENEFIT
DIVE IN AT THE DEEP END PLUNGE STRAIGHT IN TO AN ACTIVITY UNPREPARED
THE KISS Le Baiser, an Auguste Rodin sculpture of 1882
ACROSS THE BOARD APPLYING TO ALL
IN THE BLACK SOLVENT; OUT OF DEBT
ALONG THE LINES OF Like self-loathing one suffers
THE MAIN CHANCE WHERE SHIPS GO ON VENTURE FOR BEST OPPORTUNITY
AT THE DOUBLE VERY QUICKLY
IN THE LAST ANALYSIS When all inessentials are excluded from the problem
HENRY THE EIGHTH ENGLISH MONARCH WHO MET FRANCIS I OF FRANCE AT THE FIELD OF THE CLOTH OF GOLD IN 1520
err on the safe side Choose the less risky alternative
IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME AT THE DUE MOMENT
take two bites at the cherry HAVE A SECOND OPPORTUNITY
BEYOND THE PALE INTOLERABLE
IN THE RAW WEAR THIN, POSSIBLY BECOMING BARE
THE BENDS DIVERS' SICKNESS
turn of the year POSSIBLE OSCAR-WINNING PERFORMANCE WHEN JANUARY BEGINS?
breathe down someone's neck SUPERVISE A PERSON TOO CLOSELY
ENTER THE LISTS COME FORWARD FOR CONTEST
GO WITH THE FLOW ACCEPT EVENTS AND TRENDS
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW SHAKESPEARE COMEDY DEPICTING THE COURTSHIP OF PETRUCHIO AND KATHERINA
ON THE QT Moving ten to HQ secretly
THE LAMB WILLIAM BLAKE POEM SET TO MUSIC BY JOHN TAVENER
A SHOT IN THE ARM AN ENCOURAGING STIMULUS
BABAR THE ELEPHANT CLASSIC CHILDREN'S BOOK
THE WEALD AREA OF ENGLAND BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH DOWNS
ON THE GO Moving upfront, he goads hosts
PASS THE BUCK SLOPE SHOULDERS
THE ALPS EUROPEAN PEAKS
The Well-Tempered Clavier TWO-PART COLLECTION OF PRELUDES AND FUGUES FOR SOLO KEYBOARD BY BACH
HAIL TO THEE BLITHE SPIRIT OPENING LINE OF THE SHELLEY POEM TO A SKYLARK
SHOT IN THE DARK Murdered at night? It’s a mere guess
IN ON THE SECRET PRIVY TO GUARDED INFORMATION
OFF THE WALL Slogan associated with Vans apparel
TO SAY THE LEAST WITHOUT EXAGGERATION
ON THE BALL ALERT, LOOKING TO PASS OR SHOOT?
The World According To Garp 1978 JOHN IRVING NOVEL, LATER A FILM STARRING ROBIN WILLIAMS
up the spout Gone wrong
THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER CHILDREN'S BOOK
come down in the world FALL IN SOCIAL STATUS
The Man Who Can't Be Moved Song by the Script, its title in the line “Maybe I’ll get famous as ____”
PEER OF THE REALM Nobleman to free bananas at this point stuck in tree
IVAN THE TERRIBLE The first monarch of Russia to use the title of Tsar
THE BLUE LAMP This film inspired the TV series Dixon of Dock Green
THE THIRD MAN The greatest British film of all time, according to the British Film Institute in 1999
TURN THE TABLES BRING ABOUT A COMPLETE REVERSAL OF CIRCUMSTANCES
ON THE SHELF Where you might find Emma, destined never to meet her beau?
ON THE WAGON Oonagh went for reform, avoiding alcohol
CYRUS THE GREAT FOUNDER OF THE FIRST PERSIAN EMPIRE
ON THE GO One with Goth might be busy
the other side of the coin ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT
PAR FOR THE COURSE WHAT'S EXPECTED OF ORCHESTRA, PURE PLAYING
order of the garter CHIVALRIC ORGANISATION FOUNDED BY EDWARD III
knew the score WAS INFORMED AND COULD TELL YOU THE STATE OF THE GAME?
with one's back to the wall In desperate straits
WAY OF THE GUN The ____ was a 2000 crime thriller starring Ryan Phillippe and Benicio del Toro
scare the pants off someone FRIGHTEN A PERSON GREATLY
HIT THE CEILING Overzealous pogo dancer might combust
give someone the slip AVOID SOMEONE BY CUNNING
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR AGITATED, ANGRY
The Undercover Man 1949 FILM NOIR CRIME DRAMA STARRING NINA FOCH AND GLENN FORD
PUT THE MOCKERS ON GET SATIRISTS PERFORMING CURSE
IN THE ALTOGETHER WEARING BUT A SMILE AS FITNESS KEEPS LOVE SECURE IN BURY
Blott on the Landscape Tom Sharpe novel about a proposed motorway
ON THE TOWN NEW YORK, NEW YORK IS A SONG FEATURED IN THIS MUSICAL
money is the root of all evil “For the love of ____” is the correct version of a common quotation from the First Epistle to Timothy
The knell of parting day “The curfew tolls ____” (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard)
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO “____ lives after them” (Antony, in Julius Caesar)
THE CANDIDATE 1972 US movie about politics, starring Robert Redford
Midnight at the Oasis 1974 single by Maria Muldaur, covered by Brand New Heavies in 1994
OFF THE RECORD SUB ROSA
the history of mr polly COMIC NOVEL BY H.G. WELLS
UP THE WALL DISTRACTED, MAD
HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS 1989 Disney movie involving the accidental use of a “molecular reducer”
ASK THE FAMILY 1967-1984 quiz show dominated by 'teachers and their egg-headed offspring' according to the Penguin TV Companion
READ THE RIOT ACT Deliver a rocket, blowing up a dictator there
the in-crowd Exclusive group start to enter through low gate
THE TRIAL FRANZ KAFKA NOVEL PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY IN 1925
THE ENTERTAINER Piano rag by Scott Joplin
Murder on the Dancefloor 2001 single by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
OVER THE ODDS (OF PRICES) ABOVE WHAT IS GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE
DELIVER THE GOODS Do what’s required, as distributors should
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT Proverbial warning about unnecessary investigation
PICK UP THE PIECES Restore equilibrium, perhaps, as able musician should, quickly
ON THE GO SOME WEEKS AFTER THE START, I GET BUSY
THE WORSE FOR WEAR Energy goes in running water for shower in poor repair
THE THE English post-punk band fronted by Matt Johnson
The price of greatness Responsibility, according to Winston Churchill
a piece of the action A share of an enterprise
The Magic Band Rock group fronted by Captain Beefheart
THE GRIM REAPER A personification of death
ON THE SPOT A potted pink may be put back here immediately
UNDER THE TABLE Drunk? That’s illegal
THE FULL MONTY Every Python episode? All you could desire
rest in the arms of Morpheus HAVE A SNOOZE
IN THE LOOP KEPT AWARE OF WHERE TO SPEND A PENNY, THEN ANOTHER
THE STONES Rock group playing honest set
EDWARD THE CONFESSOR KING OF ENGLAND
FOOT THE BILL PAY POLICE ON BASE
ON THE JOB BUSY HOSPITAL IN ETON CURED ONE PATIENT
SEASONS IN THE SUN English adaptation of Jacques Brel’s Le Moribond, a hit for Terry Jacks in 1973 and Westlife in 1999
HAIR OF THE DOG Advocated hangover cure restored her good faith
TAKE THE WHEEL DRIVE TO PHOTOGRAPH INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE
order of the boot Firing at Wellington’s command?
PRESS THE FLESH She puts herself out, forsaking uniform to meet the electorate?
BY THE BOOK Following rules exactly according to printed work
IN THE RED Financially embarrassed home — that place sold finally
WARS OF THE ROSES Gentle champion’s stopping stock conflicts
The Spiderwick Chronicles Series of eight children’s books written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
HOLD ALL THE CARDS Appear in total control — with deck hand?
IN THE NICK OF TIME Frequently banged up, I’m finally free at the eleventh hour
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES Sitcom whose opening theme was called The Ballad of Jed Clampett
ALL OVER BAR THE SHOUTING As good as decided
stop the show Have a sensational effect during performance
PASS THE PARCEL Game in which castle, perhaps, should be moved
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel
The World As I See It 1949 collection of articles by Albert Einstein
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING First World War song by Ivor Novello
ON THE CHEAP At little cost, fellow twice visits parts of Acton with a bit of cash
TURN THE CORNER Start to improve
The Thief 1952 film noir with no dialogue, starring Ray Milland
The Three Musketeers Historical novel with characters including Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
Thank You for the Music “I’m nothing special, in fact I’m a bit of a bore” is the first line of this Abba song
THE PLAYER 1992 black comedy film starring Tim Robbins and Greta Scacchi
Stuck in the Middle with You 1973 single written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan
THE WHO Band still in fashion? On the contrary
THE PAST A foreign country, according to LP Hartley
THE DECAMERON Stories supposedly told by Florentine residents escaping the Black Death
ON THE NOSE Honest one managed to win
do the decent thing Act as others think you should, eg by resigning
The Den Millwall’s football ground in Cold Blow Lane from 1910 to 1993
THE MAGIC FLUTE Mozart opera in which Pamina and Papageno appear
THE GOOD LIFE BBC sitcom featuring Penelope Keith as Margo Leadbetter
ACROSS THE BOARD How one might face grandmaster or general?
THE DAMNED Punk band featuring guitarist (formerly bassist) Captain Sensible
GET THE MESSAGE Become wise, absorbing subjects to understand
THE COMIC STRIP PRESENTS Alternative comedy show which debuted on the first night of Channel 4
The Vanessa Show 1999 TV programme cancelled after its guests were shown to be fake
THE CHILD Belgian film, Palme d’Or winner at Cannes in 2005
IN THE SOUP Suffering difficulties
THE BROADS Norfolk setting for Arthur Ransome’s child’s novel Coot Club
IN THE PIPELINE Waiting to be dealt with
ALL THE SAME Still like clones?
OUT OF THE BLUE Suddenly able to paint with only two primary colours?
HIT THE SACK Retire with some wine?
OVER THE MOON Blissfully happy — “superlunary” apparently
EMPIRE OF THE SUN 1984 novel by J G Ballard
THE APOCALYPSE An alternative name for the Book of Revelation
GO UP IN THE AIR Become excited, as those flying out of Heathrow must?
FOR THE RECORD Supporting best performance, to be factually correct
The Spy Who Loved Me The theme song for this Bond film was Nobody Does It Better
THE CHASE Game show hosted by Bradley Walsh
ON THE SPOT In difficult situation there
ON THE MEND Improving where chess player’s attention should focus, close to board
PIE IN THE SKY Tart up for this fantasy?
THE EAGLE HAS WINGS Armstrong’s words when the lunar module detached from 31D
OFF THE RECORD Taken from album not intended for release?
RULE THE ROOST In Peru, let hero, ostensibly, reign
THE CROW 1994 film whose star Brandon Lee died in an accident while filming
have the best of it Possess top-class modern technology to gain advantage
ONE FOR THE ROAD Moving on to Hereford, a final pint downed?
ON THE SPOT Ten photos developed immediately
the facts of life Biographer's material, what's known of it?
THE POWERS THAT BE Bad tweet bothers chap leaving Conservative authority
RIDE OUT THE STORM Survive danger disrupting their modest tour
the proms BBC summer music festival
PAIN IN THE NECK Drag peacenik off grasping ordinal
THE KILLERS Band name seen on a fictitious band’s bass drum in the video for New Order’s Crystal, later used by an American rock band
THE STONES Band of Jagger, Richards etc. (informal)
THE BAR Article on drinking den for barristers?
TURN THE TABLES Achieve a complete reversal
THE MAIN CHANCE The best opportunity of risk beside the open ocean
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Thomas Hardy novel or a quote from Gray’s Elegy
THE GREAT GATSBY Big guns in article, Times story
ON THE LAM Fleeing from concoction of methanol
Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler’s No 1 single of 1983
THE ONE SHOW BBC programme currently hosted by Matt Baker and Alex Jones
UNDER THE TABLE Illicit to be drunk here
CARRIED THE CAN Incarcerated criminal smuggling heroin accepted blame
ORDER OF THE DAY Rehydrate food to cook what's on the menu
IN THE RAW Unclothed (informal)
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL The only UK No 1 single for Pink Floyd
Rameses the Great The third pharaoh of Egypt’s 19th dynasty
We're The Millers 2013 film comedy about a bogus family including a drug dealer, virgin, stripper, and runaway
THE SLOUGH OF DESPOND Bog into which Christian sinks in The Pilgrim’s Progress
ON THE QUIET Under cover, with leg next to a particular duvet where length is key
DECK THE HALLS Carol with a melody originally used for Nos Galan, a Welsh carol
ON THE GO Very active (informal)
THE CONSERVATIONIST In this 1974 novel by Nadine Gordimer, the protagonist Mehring attempts to sustain nature and apartheid
OUT FOR THE COUNT Senseless trying to kill Dracula?
THROW THE BOOK AT Chuck something that has been bound to carpet?
ON THE GO Busy hospital in Eton failed to operate
THE PROMISED LAND Canaan, according to the Old Testament
THE SMALL PRINT Insurance details, perhaps for specific little picture?
THE EAST 'Cain […] dwelt in the land of Nod, on ____ of Eden' (Bible)
the sign of four Sherlock Holmes novel
ON THE GO Busy hospital in Eton botched attempt
THE MIKADO Kid at home playing opera
INTO THE BARGAIN Too keen on profit, barristers generally admitted
THE FORCE “... we never really die; we continue as part of ____” (George Lucas)
THE GREAT ESCAPE Risk screening for one key film
BLOW THE LID OFF Who felt bold, if resolved to be revealing
the Devil's Dictionary Clues in italics are from this 1911 book by American satirist Ambrose Bierce
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE This Shakespeare play’s title identifies Antonio
IN THE MAIN Generally where schools are located?
IN THE MONEY Well-off, linking those people to individual in one US city
PLAY THE FOOL Lark about to fly initially hit a pole sadly
UP THE ANTE To increase demands at college, you must devour a lot of books
PAINT THE TOWN RED To go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly
PICK UP THE PIECES Come round to practice for concert?
The Paradise Papers Leaked set of over thirteen million investment documents partly made public on November 5, 2017
the munchies Hunger matters around mealtime, starter polished off before one
ON THE GO In action working, he got to work
OUT OF THE RUNNING Without a fair chance of success
KICK THE BUCKET Pass on, or give up, the water container
CUT THE MUSTARD Do a “not so hot” dog please!
THE GONDOLIERS Throng see idol performing in Savoy Opera
IN THE NICK OF TIME Gaoled frequently, I am free finally at the last moment
OVER THE HILL Past one's peak?
SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT Those meeting just once briefly
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD Operetta by Offenbach
ALFRED THE GREAT Modifying Tredegar flat, he produces a ruler
War of the Grand Alliance Conflict of the late 17th century, between France and several other European nations
THE LOT Everything carried by well-built helots
ON THE BRAIN Needing to get drunk, the Boar Inn is constantly in mind
ON THE FACE OF IT Apparently where clock displays time?
ALL OVER THE SHOP Disorderly house interrupting finished actor
BY THE SAME TOKEN Similarly, they beat monks, somehow touring east
THE FORSYTE SAGA Novel series by Galsworthy
THIN ON THE GROUND Present in very small numbers
SUGAR THE PILL Make something unpleasant more acceptable
THE SECRET GARDEN Children's novel having arcane plot?
AGAINST THE GRAIN Anti corn, perhaps, as contrary to one’s normal humour
THE AFRICAN QUEEN Here quiet fan can run classic film
IN ON THE SECRET Some ninon these Cretans can display having been tipped off?
AT THE BOTTOM Life ____: The World View That Makes the Underclass — 2001 essay collection by Theodore Dalrymple
IN THE LAST RESORT As a final expedient
A PLACE IN THE SUN Location with good living
strike while the iron is hot Seize one’s opportunities while one can
FOAM AT THE MOUTH Flip gospeller almost into the sea by public hotel
FOR THE MOST PART Mainly leading role around Thursday
somewhere over the rainbow Words sung by Judy Garland
HOW GOES THE ENEMY Ahead of rival, the ways German poet pens start of sonnet in time please
STATE OF THE ART Frequently in condition, organ is the latest in technology
HOLD ALL THE CARDS Control the situation before laying down requirements for others at the table?
BRING THE HOUSE DOWN Get very enthusiastic applause
DOWN TO THE WIRE Up to the very last moment
TITHE BARN Renegotiated rent a bit high ultimately for old country building
USE THE FORCE LUKE Iconic Star Wars line delivered by Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Sugarcubes Sykurmolarnir, the group which launched the career of Björk
THE STRAND Along with Walking Tune and Mock Morris, Handel in ____ was one of Percy Grainger’s “Room-music tit-bits”
ON THE TOWN Moving, tho' not new film
SIGN THE PLEDGE Become teetotal
one way or the other By any means possible
parting of the ways Moment for a fateful decision
BEHIND THE TIMES At the back of this newspaper, out of date
THE NEEDLES Where on the IoW there is a requirement for sewers?
GONE WITH THE WIND A film to blow you away?
THE CAT IN THE HAT Dr Seuss book featuring companions Thing One and Thing Two
THE LAST SUPPER Deviously test Hals' most important painting
BESIDE THE POINT Bishop heeds petition condemned as irrelevant
MAN OF THE MATCH Star performer, groom?
The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai's second novel and 2006 Man Booker Prize winner
OFF THE RAILS Loco — where one may end up after crash?
OVER THE HILL Past one’s best
ON THE RIGHT TRACK Like the Blues song set to succeed
UP IN THE AIR Undecided where rocket should go
THE RIVALS Her vital statistics initially disrupted play
THE MOUSETRAP Long running drama set to take the Mickey?
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Video game featuring Lara Croft, released in September 2018, the twelfth mainline title of its series
THE OVAL Informally, Surrey Country Cricket Club’s home ground
SPILL THE BEANS Give the game away? A clumsy greengrocer might
leave someone in the lurch Abandon a person in difficulty
THE BUSINESS An excellent person or thing
ON THE NOSE To win only in bullring’s location?
straight from the shoulder Frankly, without equivocation
THE BIG SMOKE Name given to London
the time of ones life A very enjoyable period
GETS THE BETTER OF Overcomes bugs richer people finally zapped
THE STICKS Male bears after time seen in remote areas
SINGIN IN THE RAIN Picture of Carol at home, repeatedly plugged by the artist
CUT THE MUSTARD Do — but with less relish?
TAKING THE LEAD Preparing to walk with dog, or going in the van
the fellowship of the ring First volume of Tolkien’s epic
LORD OF THE FLIES Doctor foretold extremes of Holmes' life in novel
THE ENEMY Time you Yankee chaps reflected!
ON THE SPOT Immediately in awkward predicament
A BIT ON THE SIDE Mistress, maybe, with item of gossip about team?
THE MET Motif at entrance to this art museum
TO THE LETTER How rent under lease is paid, exact in every way
ROUND THE CLOCK How hands move without stopping
ALL ALONG THE LINE Where washing may be seen at every point?
ON THE TROT Cook not happy at first with cake knocked over in a row
IN THE MOOD Up for a big band number
JOIN THE CLUB You and me both!
THE BENDS Complaint coming up that must be got around?
the lancet Medical magazine showing short Greek character stabbed by weapon
the empire strikes back Star Wars film
ON THE BALL Where to place billiards cue, being alert?
ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR The totality of the amusements available
THE FLAT Criminal activity around American city’s horse-racing
out of the wood Beer may be safe
THE OMEN Film of Kojak, maybe, with people
AT THE DOUBLE Very quickly occupying oneself with that large drink?
MISS THE BOAT Lose opportunity, as badly aimed torpedo may?
FROM THE WORD GO Depart this earth — left to disappear as soon as possible
lay by the heels “Cast in Chains” — song by The Wretches
the teddy bears picnic Popular children’s song
IN THE MAIN Largely at sea
THE TEMPEST Article on English politician in tax drama
FEEL THE PINCH Be painfully affected by belt-tightening?
THE SPORT OF KINGS The turf an object of derision for Cambridge college?
LIE OF THE LAND Current situation Delilah often misrepresented
IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME At the destined moment
ON THE TROT Running north to east though not as tricky
have the last laugh Be vindicated finally
paper over the cracks Plain man jokes after exam to make things look good
SALT OF THE EARTH Sailor on dry land? A fine fellow
THE MET Topic that’s first for London police
the lavender hill mob Classic Ealing comedy film
FLASH IN THE PAN Little success finding what ignited chip oil?
THE MUSIC MAN Meredith Willson musical, filmed in 1962, with a signature song linking the number and theme of this puzzle
PUSS IN THE CORNER Hunter conspires to rouse game
IN THE PICTURE Knowing where film stars can be seen?
TO SAY THE LEAST Objective for Trappists, perhaps, not to exaggerate
the wrong end of the stick You’ve misunderstood completely! Got it?
MAN OF THE MATCH Top footballer — chap associated with hot-headed striker?
ON THE SLY Nearly all these can be set in just under the counter
ON THE RUN In Piedmont, her uncle's trying to avoid capture
SHOOT FROM THE HIP Speak bluntly, seeing film supplied by trendies?
IN THE SOUP Like noodles, possibly, heading for trouble!
does the business Something achieving a desired result ____
BAND ON THE RUN The best-selling studio album of 1974 in the UK, by Paul McCartney and Wings; a description of an active Fanfara dei Bersaglieri ensemble in the Italian army
FACE THE MUSIC BBC TV quiz show which included “dummy keyboard” and “hidden melody” rounds
OVER THE HEDGE 2006 DreamWorks film about hungry animals raiding food in suburbia
IN THE MONEY Within them, one Yorkshireman keeps rolling
bury ones head in the sand Refuse to face the facts
BEYOND THE PALE A boy, ten, helped out? That's totally unacceptable
have ones ear to the ground Keep well informed about events
not for all the tea in china Whatever reward may be offered
the bridge on the river kwai 1957 film of World War II POWs
PASS THE PARCEL Game to approve the plot?
AT THE DOUBLE A dry male getting large one quickly
GIVE THE GAME AWAY Throw a match, and fail to keep it secret
TO THE LIFE Precisely where the reader may resort for memoirs?
LATE IN THE DAY Not nearly early enough
MISS THE MARK Fail to achieve target, as nostalgic German banker might?
THROW THE BOOK AT Cast work to carry out punishing act?
SLAP IN THE FACE Insult awfully pleasant chief
THE ITALIAN JOB Film of novel I judge a notable hit
THE CITY Financial institutions, etc, hit by reforms, losing billions
IN THE OPEN Golfing tournament participant is out
PUT IN THE PICTURE Fully informed, as artists' models may be
ON THE SLY Manoeuvring honestly or sneakily?
PASS THE PARCEL Last papers he distributed, accepting Conservative party activity
OFF THE RECORD Missing from CD, not intended for disclosure?
BURY THE HATCHET Ground the chopper, conflict being over
THE DAM BUSTERS Dicky Hurst made best war film
BRING UP THE REAR Lag repeatedly to raise time he's held
OFF THE MAP One who built dyke to protect those people parking in remote spots
ON THE DOT Not terribly keen about final decision-maker? Precisely!
IN THE FAST LANE Awfully lean, fit, hasten here maybe?
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE Forgotten past problems
THE BIRDS Hitchcock film in three equal parts about English bishop
STONE THE CROWS Way one brags about article? I am surprised!
ON THE AIR Playing a specific melody live
go the rounds Circulate; patrol
hop the twig Expect to get around croquet match finally, and peg out
in the palm of ones hand Under one’s control or influence
TIP OF THE ICEBERG Only part of the problem is eg the fibre-optic, sadly
THE FOG OF WAR Confusion in battle
CUT THE CACKLE Shut those geese up and get to the point
BOB THE BUILDER Children's TV animated character
SIGN THE PLEDGE Swear off alcohol
THE END You need to remove middle and last line of story
WEAR THE TROUSERS Feeble folk creating disturbance outside our home have control
TURN THE CORNER Finally improve, or go round the bend?
THE COMMON PEOPLE New MP, one come to help folk in general
The Onedin Line 1970s Sunday night TV series about a shipping company
squaring the circle Impossible mathematical task
strike while the iron is hot Seize one's opportunity while one may
pile on the agony Exaggerate pain to win sympathy
SLAP ON THE WRIST It’s hardly dressing down, having make-up near to hand?
STATE OF THE ART Modern gallery in quiet centre
GOES BY THE BOARD More than one bid from directors is thrown out
the remains of the day Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
THE ARTS Mad Hatter's cultural world
on the game Like Nana, perhaps, he got name changed
IN THE END Plan to welcome His Excellency at last
the lake isle of innisfree Poem by W.B.Yeats
STEAL THE SHOW Extraordinary athletes present — beat them all?
THE PITS Worst thing, this pet running wild
TURN THE TABLES Rearrange restaurant furniture maybe to secure competitive advantage
THE WHO British pop group
THE CITY Tetchy, I abandoned financial centre
A DAY AT THE RACES Queen album; Marx brothers film
ASCEND THE THRONE Take over kingdom, having others enchanted magically
A BIT ON THE SIDE An additional item of food? For mistress perhaps
tarred with the same brush Having identical defects
not have the foggiest Lack the least idea
ROUND THE CORNER Abandoning capital in London, northerner could rent close to home
OFF THE CUFF Not prepared to mess with quartet of females? Touché!
GIVE THE GAME AWAY Act as a generous hunter maybe and talk indiscreetly
CALL OF THE WILD The ____, 1903 Jack London novel about a dog called Buck
the lavender hill mob Ealing Studios comedy film
THE GRADUATE The poster tag line for this film was 'This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future.'
THE LOT Article on French department reveals everything
IN THE ALTOGETHER Hitherto elegant, sadly exposed
THE MAGIC FLUTE A companion to Don Giovanni, I felt, caught me out
AT THE SAME TIME On the other hand, the teammate is wrong
THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE Painting by Turner
counted the hours Waited for something like Christmas, as we did in our youth
kill the fatted calf To celebrate lavishly, especially on the return of a prodigal
the Lord's Prayer What Christ taught in Matthew vi, 9-13 and Luke xi, 2-4
ON THE LEVEL Event Hello! arranged? True
Rasputin The Mad Monk 1966 Hammer horror film starring Christopher Lee
The Gates Of Hell Rodin sculpture depicting a scene in Dante’s Inferno
LAY THE TABLE One thing to do when preparing the festive meal?
The Ascent of Man 1973 13-part BBC TV documentary written and presented by Dr Jacob Bronowski
UP THE WALL Mad route taken by Ivy climbing?
THE PITS Awful drivers may stop here
NAME THE DAY Make an important step in wedding planning
IN THE DARK Like Noah's animals, about 500, unaware of what is happening
THE JET SET Wealthy travellers, alien, descended on by NY gang
ON THE WAY Why a note goes astray in transit?
ON THE GO Extremely busy? Oh no! Get moving!
SPILL THE BEANS Tell all lighter Greeks to conserve energy
THE WEIRD SISTERS Unfortunately, we’d Irish setters who control all we do
PIPPED AT THE POST Defeated at the last moment
The Third Doctor Jon Pertwee’s television role, 1970-1974
THE GONDOLIERS Operetta delights one, or otherwise
MUMS THE WORD Rum methods wife deployed — don’t tell anyone
THE LIKES OF People similar to this feel ok, somehow
PICK UP THE TAB Pay Greek character heading for Belgium to follow truck
the duchess of malfi Play by John Webster
IN THE MAIN Location of travelling ocean liner, generally
THE FLAT Possible plagiarism involving Spanish article which is run without obstacles
the road to wigan pier Book by George Orwell
ON THE WAGON Dry, riding?
TAKE THE PLUNGE Army to maintain forward movement — about half of them form a union
THE WALTONS US television series created by Earl Hanmer Jr, based on his book Spencer’s Mountain
JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON Take up a suddenly popular cause
RICHARD THE LIONHEART Late 12th-century English king
THE CATS PYJAMAS Queen's night attire simply the best?
ON THE HOUR Punctually, like Barnardo? The honour’s rare
TELL THE TRUTH Be honest — order girl to include article on time
IN THE SAME BREATH Sharing soapy water? Scrub Rev's back in it, furthermore
LIKE THE CLAPPERS Fast appreciate an appreciative audience
ON THE RUN Trying to escape joining in a marathon?
ON THE RECORD Where pickup is most effective, officially
THE DRESSER Norman and Sir are the main characters in this Ronald Harwood play
THE SOLENT Ten hotels demolished in watery region
INTO THE BARGAIN Too trendy to win round barristers, in general
The Bill ITV police drama which ran from 1984 to 2010
OFF THE PACE Removed from a particular post, Liberal leaves behind leader
PAIN IN THE NECK Result of whiplash, crashing bore
NECK OF THE WOODS Admitting failure finally, collapse of town shocked neighbourhood
RISE TO THE BAIT Respond to provocation online, as it were?
FOOT THE BILL Pay for fine old OTT male poster
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES Major biological work by Charles Darwin
Thank You for the Music ABBA’s “farewell” song, actually recorded in 1977
The Associate Whoopi Goldberg played Laurel Ayres in this 1996 film
Champion the Wonder Horse Singing cowboy Gene Autry’s equine companion
The Diary of Anne Frank Book written in hiding in Amsterdam
the history of mr polly Comic novel by HG Wells
against the head A term in Rugby: are rebellious teachers seen to be this?
THE PUBLIC Masses of religious lessons to be taken from Plato’s work
THE WORSE FOR WEAR We're short of tailored clothing that's tight
pounding the beat Informally, the work of a policeman on patrol
IN THE FAST LANE Occupying winning track? I note 11’s fan getting excited
ONE OVER THE EIGHT Reportedly talked round those having a row? That makes you merry!
OUT AT THE ELBOWS Banned athlete sadly submits, the worse for wear
for the best Defensive position he based on famous footballer having good intentions
HIT THE JACKPOT Strange joke — pitch that to win a big prize
THE MIND BOGGLES Great Britain initially led astray with something that's bizarre!
GO TO THE DOGS Visit kennels in decline?
take the queen's shilling Enlist as a soldier
LIVING THE DREAM Enjoying realised ambition, having led with merit at sea
the ladykillers They risked all, wickedly pinching large picture
BROAD IN THE BEAM Wide minor thoroughfare picked out by car's spotlight?
HIT THE RIGHT NOTE Affect Tory supporters with reminder to behave appropriately
CHAMP AT THE BIT Be impatient winner: rather gripping series of races against that fellow
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN James Baldwin’s semi-autobiographical novel about John Grimes’s relationship with his family and the church
ON THE SPOT Under pressure to answer, perhaps, immediately
THE CHIMES Second in a series of five Christmas books by Charles Dickens
IN THE CLUB Pregnant, colloquially
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD Final single released by the Beatles
ON THE GO One Goth perhaps extremely busy
IVAN THE TERRIBLE One with rather evil bent cast as tyrant
RISE TO THE BAIT Do what someone wants one to do
IN THE CAN Of film, music etc, recorded and ready for release
THE GOODIES Comedians for whom Raleigh made a three-man tandem
ON THE CARDS Likely to find pips here?
BURY THE HATCHET Stop fighting that butchery he spread
THE PENNY DROPS Now I see it
SPIN THE BOTTLE Guts shown by that woman quaffing drink in party game
ALL THE BEST Tablets help cut to be put right — good luck!
ON THE LINE At serious risk
THE FORSYTE SAGA Its novels are The Man of Property, In Chancery and To Let
THE MERRY WIDOW Operetta tune “Romeo, Romeo”, unknown text overleaf?
IN THE SAME BOAT Owl and pussycat were suffering equally
GET THE CHOP Instruction to butcher to be dismissed
IN THE LURCH Their lunch is wild and abandoned?
DOWN TO THE GROUND Where local sports fans head? Absolutely
The Mabinogion ____ is a collection regarded as including the earliest prose stories in British literature
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH Popular billing for circuses, thought to have first described that of Dan Rice
REDS UNDER THE BED Wines administered by man in debt reversed capitalist's suspicion
COST THE EARTH Assess price of electrical connection to be very expensive
HAIR OF THE DOG Her good faith sorted out answer to alcohol problem?
TO THE BAD In deficit
A FLY ON THE WALL Bug picking up interesting conversations?
IN THE RIGHT Correct international measure of stature about Queen
Tonight's the Night 2003 Ben Elton musical based on Rod Stewart’s music
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH First of two James Bond films to feature John Cleese
She's the Man Vinnie Jones appears in this 2006 romantic comedy film inspired by Twelfth Night
IN THE LONG RUN Eventually entered for a marathon?
KNOCK ON THE HEAD Put a stop to Rugby's foul school leader
CLEAR THE AIR Acquit successor in hearing, and make peace
THE SAME That very person hates me to bits
TIE THE KNOT Thus connect painter with craft and establish union?
OVER THE HILL Past it
MORES THE PITY Sir Thomas's quarry bagged by our opponents, sadly
SPILL THE BEANS Tell everything about the accident in the coffee-house?
THE SCREAM Edvard Munch painting called, in his language, Skrik
James And The Giant Peach 1961 novel by 31D made into a 1996 film starring Paul Terry
TURN THE CORNER Corn hurt — enter for surgery and start to recover
The Critic Sheridan’s 1779 satirical play about plays
THE WORSE FOR WEAR Drunk, adversely affected by sport
THE ROPE One’s for skipping execution?
Cry The Beloved Country Alan Paton’s novel about South Africa, written just before the introduction of apartheid
AHEAD OF THE CURVE More modern than others
IN THE SOUP Where turtle may be found heading for the rocks?
Who's The Man 1993 film billed as “the first hip-hop whodunnit”
The Rainbow DH Lawrence novel banned for obscenity in 1915
The Client John Grisham novel made into a 1994 Susan Sarandon film
THE SOUND OF MUSIC “Trappist” show? Yes and no
the wrong side of the tracks Socially disadvantaged area
STEAL THE SHOW First of hurdlers entering slowest heat, surprisingly, be the best
DOG IN THE MANGER Perverse defender doing badly? Team's boss has only one answer
ON THE ROCKS Whisky served in this way may be ruined?
STATE OF THE ART Modern gallery shrouded in gentle compassion
The ins and outs “____ of cricket” is a detailed but humorous description of the game on tea towels and the like
That was the Week That Was 1960s BBC TV show, hosted by David Frost, which lampooned current news stories
THE ASHES Trophy to be awarded on September 16, 2019
THE SKY AT NIGHT TV science programme hosted by Patrick Moore for over 50 years
In the Summertime Debut single (and biggest hit) of Mungo Jerry, in 1970
THE BARD Literary great, in time, was told about book
The Flood Ian Rankin’s 1986 debut novel
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Third film in which Pierce Brosnan plays Bond
TAKE THE BISCUIT Surpass everything else
TO THE DEATH With drink man would take food at hotel without ever letting up
THE ARMADA The Duke of Medina Sidonia commanded ____ from his flagship, the Sao Martinho
The Akond of Swat Edward Lear nonsense poem inspired by the ruler of a mountainous area in present-day Pakistan
ROUND THE BEND Where oncoming traffic may be unseen? Crazy!
THE MOSQUITO COAST Paul Theroux novel adapted into a 1986 film
IN THE BUFF Bid at cards by fellow expert concealing nothing?
RUN LIKE THE WIND One smuggled in under kilt when suspect has to go in haste
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Comic opera whose central character has four daughters — Mabel, Edith, Kate, and Isabel
THE ANIMALS Sixties band still fronted by Eric Burdon
ON THE NAIL A hotel — inn arranged without delay
take the money and run Snatch a quick profit
the done thing That which is conventional
IN THE LAST ANALYSIS When irrelevancies are ignored
Cult of the Supreme Being Form of deism created by Robespierre, intended to replace Roman Catholicism in France
The Green Green Grass Sitcom spin-off of Only Fools and Horses, following “Boycie” and his family
The Brittas Empire Sitcom in which Chris Barrie played the manager of Whitbury Newtown leisure centre
THE CRUEL SEA 1951 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat about the crew of HMS Compass Rose during the Second World War
THE BIG SMOKE A nickname for Melbourne or Sydney, first used by Australian aborigines
TO THE BAD Owing to Shakespeare, Romeo makes an exit
THE DIE IS CAST Words attributed to Caesar, crossing the Rubicon
CATCHER IN THE RYE “And when love comes along, it’s just a ____” (Code of Love, Spandau Ballet)
The Old Grey Whistle Test BBC2 music show which featured the “star kicker” logo
HORSE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD Nickname of Lexington, in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region
OUT OF THE BLUE Without warning, released article about old female, depressed
BRING UP THE BODIES Hilary Mantel novel, a follow-up to Wolf Hall, and winner of the 2012 Man Booker prize
ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Margherita Taylor is the newest host of this BBC property programme
Genie of the lamp Pantomime character whose first words are often “Master! Your wish is my command!”
THE LAST GASP Final active stage or last possible moment
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES 1976 Tom Robbins novel about Sissy Hankshaw, a girl with enormous thumbs
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL Novel narrated by Gilbert Markham about his quest for Helen Graham’s hand in marriage
Singin' in the Rain 1952 musical rom-com depicting 1920s Hollywood, choreographed by and starring Gene Kelly
ON THE ROAD Attached to main character in little US novel
IN THE END 2001 single by Linkin Park, their most frequently played live song
JAMES THE SECOND Preserve support after biblical queen briefly deposed king
OVER THE TOP Up and down? That’s exaggerated
ON THE WAY Don’t hew a yew: some of it is coming up
TURN THE TABLES Hunters battle, frantically, to go from disadvantage to advantage?
RULES THE ROOST Trousers with hole repaired, tailor initially wears the trousers!
RISE TO THE BAIT Respond to provocation, as creature of the deep may do?
THE ASHES He has batted in cricket match briefly — in struggle for this?
THE SILMARILLION Tolkien epic
TO THE LETTER Following every detail
GET THE MESSAGE See fellow ignoring new topics — wise
on the back of Riding close behind
PEER OF THE REALM Noble exercises for rising when received by exquisite maiden
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS NZ comedy duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, who made a BBC radio series of the same name
THE TEARS OF A CLOWN Smokey Robinson & the Miracles single, influenced by the opera Pagliacci, and one of the few hit singles in which a bassoon is heard
THE LISTENER A BBC magazine until 1991 — its famously difficult crossword survives in Saturday editions of The Times
AT THE READY Always keeping dry, he looked over, poised for action
THE BALCONY 1963 film starring Shelley Winters, based on a Jean Genet play
The knell of parting day 'The curfew tolls ____' (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard)
ON THE MEND Those people joining cricket side stop improving
THE FORSYTE SAGA The last major British TV drama series made in black and white, first shown in 1967
The BFG Character who does not eat Sophie in a Roald Dahl book
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING “They were summoned from the hillside” is the first line of this 1914 song
THE BIG ONE Blackpool Pleasure Beach roller coaster which opened in 1994
OVER THE HILL Learner in their hovel, dilapidated, past best
IN THE GROOVE Rock hero given to playing well
Down on the Street 1984 single by Shakatak
THE RIVALS Play featuring the baronet Sir Anthony Absolute
The Andromeda Strain 1969 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton
IN THE LONG RUN Where distance takes its toll, ultimately
THE SKY AT NIGHT TV astronomy series
HIT THE ROOF Go mad with support for musical fiddler after stroke
the partys over Hearts broken with poverty — expect no more fun
POP THE QUESTION Propose article on music, meeting challenge
MORES THE PITY Alas, poetry set him off
IN THE BAG Safely secured fixing eg in bath
A PAT ON THE BACK Bit of praise with hit you don’t see coming?
HOLE IN THE WALL Cash machine one of many appearing in Berlin in 1989?
THE WORKS Everything for factory
TAKE IT ON THE CHIN Be courageous in facing razor blade?
HIT THE HEADLINES Popular verse about teacher got top press billing
IN THE FRAME With every chance of success, I then messed up game of snooker
THE COTTON CLUB 1984 Francis Ford Coppola film centred on a famous New York City musical venue
THE DOORS 1960s and 1970s rock band, fronted by Jim Morrison
The Likely Lads 1960s sitcom starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes
Elvis The Pelvis “The King of Rock ’n’ Roll” was also called ____
The Feast of Stephen 1A takes place on ____
The Divine Miss M Bette Midler’s 1972 debut album

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