Christmas Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Christmas Quiz. Thanks to all those who submitted entries. The winner was Kathy Hill from Writtle.

1

In the mid-1960s neither Val Doonican or Bob Lind could catch one (9)

Butterfly

2

See America on one of these (9)

Greyhound

3

A spiky egg- laying Aussie mammal (7)        

Echidna

4

Each melon is different colour (9)    

Chameleon

5

Joseph Merrick was a man (8)          

Elephant

6

Hellbent odd options (6,5,7)

Bottle Nosed Dolphin

7

A scaly anteater (8)

Pangolin

8

Featured in a Harper Lee novel (11)

Mockingbird

9

A lizard that is an easy catch for an early bird (4,4)

Slow Worm

10

Balaenoptera musculus (4,5)

Blue Whale

11

A backwards bird (11)           

Hummingbird

12

One of the boys behind Buddy Holly (7)       

Cricket

13

Followed the ancient mariner          (9)

Albatross

14

Eric Carle wrote about a very hungry one (11)       

Caterpillar

15

One of Alvin's pals (8)           

Chipmunk

16

Remy, Templeton or Rizzo (3)

Rat

17

Twiggy type gets flak as member of splinter group (5,6)

Stick Insect

18

An undercover spy (4)

Mole

19

A zebra giraffe (5)

Okapi

20

Freeman re-interrogated (13,4,4)

Mediterranean Tree Frog

21

Only one petal (8)     

Antelope

22

Paul Hogan in Scotland (9)   

Crocodile

23

Basil Brush with wings (6,3) 

Flying Fox

24

Pretty main golf song (8)

Flamingo

25

David Carradine must have got bored saying it in the 70s (11)      

Grasshopper

26

Sea cow (7)

Manatee

27

ABC skip worldwide (5,5,6)

Black Widow Spider

28

Learner found in Lima Road (9)

Armadillo

29

Food often served with a mallet (4)

Crab

30

Aida drops fibre (4,2,8)

Bird of Paradise

31

Richard Hammond says he prefers 'Hawk' (7)         

Hamster

32

You might get an itch looking for this one (5)         

Louse

33

Greg Norman was a very big one (5,5)         

White Shark

34

See hanging in Hartlepool (6)          

Monkey

35

Look for Ringo in the garden (7)       

Octopus

36

Crush, Mudface, Yertle or Donatello (6)

Turtle

37

One of Titania’s fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (4)

Moth

38

The Great Gatsby’s first name (3)

Jay

39

Animal makes faux pas about Irish (7)

Giraffe

40

Mythical creature with head & wings of an eagle & body of a lion (7)

Griffin

41

One can never leave the Hotel California (5)          

Eagle

42

A short story by John Grisham (7)    

Pelican

43

Tony made the first 900 on a skateboard (4)          

Hawk

44

Might play for Newcastle or Nottingham (6)          

Magpie

45

David Cassidy had a family of them  (9)       

Partridge

46

One’s informant at the zoo (5,5)

Grass Snake

47

Also a hand struck drum (5)

Bongo

48

Fruity (4)

Kiwi

49

Pluckily spud tabled (4,6,8)

Duck Billed Platypus

50

A tailed amphibian related to the newt (10)

Salamander

51

Could it be a martian (7)       

Tamarin

52

Marx Brothers found themselves in hot water with this one (4)

Duck

53

Richard Parker on a boat (5)

Tiger

54

See ya later (9)          

Alligator

55

She arose to find odd creature (8)   

Seahorse

56

Damn good rook (6,6)

Komodo Dragon

57

A stick used in cricket (3)

Bat

58

ABC reclaimant (8,5)

Bactrian Camel

59

Nocturnal mammal with a flexible snout (5)

Tapir

60

He might help you cross the road (5)

Zebra

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