a cleanliness quiz

It’s Sunday, week 64 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, another topical theme for your pleasure – cleanliness.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. You can almost believe you are in Fagan’s on a Sunday.

This week the theme alternates – hopefully, you’ll get the hang of it. Hint, it’s the same as last week!

There may be some “sound-a-likes” and embedded words.

The use of electronic devices to divine the answers, with the exception of hearing aids and pacemakers, is forbidden.

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1. What is the name of the rectangular bay and estuary at the north-west corner of East Anglia on the East coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire, and both border the North Sea? It is fed by the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.

2. What is the unit of measure, equal to 4 inches, used to measure the height of a horse at the highest point of the withers?

3. Who was the American political leader, military general, statesman, and founding father who served as president of the United States from 1789 to 1797?

4. What is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference? The term originally applied to a small or portable book containing information useful for its owner.

5. What is a solution of lime and water used for painting walls or a victory by the same side in every game of a series?

6. What is traditionally a mixture of beer (usually a lager) and lemon-lime soda, most commonly a 50/50 ratio?

7. Corsodyl Mint, Colgate Total Pro-Shield and Listerine Cool Mint are all types of what?

8. Used by Samuel Pepys for his diary and Sir Isaac Newton for some of his notebooks, what is this sort of writing method commonly know as?

9. What is a thin plate with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a bolt or nut? Other uses are as a spacer, spring, wear pad, preload indicating device, locking device, and to reduce vibration.

10. What is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition between two people that is currently recommended to avoid? Alternative suggestions include elbow bump, Roman salute and the Namaste gesture?

11. Released in 1976, what was the debut single by the American popular beat combo Rose Royce?

12. What are goods for sale, particularly those carrying branding designed to promote the seller, called?

13. Which word was formed around the mid-15th century from the two English nouns meaning “a type of swine, a pig” and “waste liquid or food refuse from a kitchen”?

14. What is the first name of Matthew Perry’s fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends?

15. Also the name of a CBeebies children’s TV programme, what word also means “to engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance”?

16. Which 1967 American prison drama film starred Paul Newman, for which he received an Oscar nomination ?

17. What is a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas, often said to be used by religious cults?

18. What sport is played between two teams of seven players on a court measuring 40 by 20 metres with a goal at each end?

19. The Thor, introduced in 1908 by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago, Illinois, and invented Alva J. Fisher, was the first electric-powered what?

20. Famous for his Messiah, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, which Baroque composer was born in Germany but spent most of his composing life in London?