Quickword No. 4
: Do you know ‘additional’ (5), and ‘reject contemptuously’ (5)?
Base of a cut-down tree.
River in Leeds.
Jump with surprise.
Remains of a fire.
Alpine mountain range known as ‘Queen of the Mountains’, entirely surrounded by Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz.
Indian conglomerate that owns Tetley Tea, Jaguar and Land Rover; ‘goodbye’ (informal).
Tar; sales patter, words used to persuade a customer.
Samuel Pepys, diarist and Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II.
‘Rear Window’ (1954), Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
Number of balls in a cricket over.
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a 9-letter word. Can you beat our score?
The Rainhill Trials
To prove that steam power was the future of railways, George Stephenson held a truly historic competition.