Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The NS Christmas Puzzles by Otterden (Solutions on Page 93)

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The NS Christmas Puzzles by Otterden (Solutions on Page 93)

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False address given

The names in the list on the left are characters or families from UK books, films, TV and radio but their fictional addresses to the right are muddled. Sort them out correctly.

The Archers

The Bankses (Mary Poppins)

Eric Sykes

The Bellamys (Upstairs, Downstairs)

Mr Benn

The Boswells (Bread)

Dr Cameron (Dr Finlay 's Casebook)

Mr Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)

Dr Dolittle

Phileas Fogg (Around theWorld in 8o Days)

Tony Hancock

Sherlock Holmes

The Marchmains

Paddington Bear

Reginald Perrin

Hercule Poirot

Harry Potter

Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)

Winston Smith (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

The Steptoes (Steptoe and Son)

Sweeney Todd

The Trotters (Only Fools and Horses)

Wallace and Gromit

Lord Peter Wimsey



Arden House

Eaton Place

Thornfield Hall

Cherry Tree Lane

Whitehaven Mansions

Sebastopol Terrace

Kelsall Street


Festive Road

Baker Street

Railway Cuttings

Oil Drum Lane

Coleridge Close

Oxenthorpe Road

Privet Drive


Victory Mansions

Brookfield Farm

Fleet Street

Savile Row

West Wallaby Street

Windsor Gardens

Nelson Mandela House

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The diagram hides the surnames of 24 UK political figures from the past so years who resigned or were removed from office because of political scandals or alleged personal indiscretions. One or two may have bounced back later! …

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