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Christmas Quizzes 2017–2018

Question of the Day (solved): 31 December

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  The Ten Commandments | Tracks on Novum | Translate into Norwegian | Swingle Singers | Procol recordings | PH singles | Prime numbers | Procol on the radio
Tonight's topic is   The Only One

Some of the questions relate to this Wordsearch: you can start on any letter, and read in any of eight directions if available: North, South, East, West, and IV flavours of slantiwise: North-West, North-East, South-East and South-West
Don't confuse 'Sundry Moaning' with 'Sunday Morning'


The answer is  
the only one

Choose the question below that is most applicable to the answer above. Make a note of the Question Number


Add three words to the following statement without modifying its sense: The ‘Novum’ titles can mostly be found in this Wordsearch, but [insert answer here] missing is the first single released and broadcast
The first single was 'Sunday Morning' and, of the 'Novum' tracks, that's the only one missing. So this is the correct statement



If this Wordsearch were printed on a chequerboard, larger and less square than that upon which the game of chess is habitually played, the white squares would comprise an anagram of the Biblical commandment that an unrecorded Novum song is based on. Which?
"Unrecorded 'Novum' songs" seems like nonsense. Can we ascribe a truth-value to a non-existent predicate?



If each implied cell of this Wordsearch contained an even prime number, converted into Roman numerals, then read aloud backwards, it would be the text (in Norwegian) of one Novum song. Which?
There's only one even prime, 2; which is II in Roman numerals. So read aloud, either forwards or backwards, it would not be any kind of human language and would consequently contain no sense



Which song on Novum was originally sung by Mrs Christiana Lagrande in The Swinging Singles?
Don't recognise that singer's name nor the group's name. Could be a mistake for 'Swingle Singers' but there aren't any guest artists from that group on the record



The three words of which Novum song title appear consecutively (as adjacent neighbours) in the name of a live Procol Harum vinyl 10-inch EP released during the last fifty weeks?
This looks a bit promising, but the EP is called 'The One and Only One' ... so the title words 'The Only One' are not adjacent


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