My office does a Christmas quiz every year. They didn't forward this year's on to me, meanies, but this is last year's. Which I won, so I know all the answers. Well, I do if I can remember them, which I don't at all guarantee.

What? When you've opened all the pressies and it's not time to eat again just yet, don't you get bored?


Famous Animals (Two-part answers: Name + Animal = 100 points available)

(Can you match the well known animals - fact or fiction – to the following clues – some birds included!)

1. Hess, Valentino, Nureyev, Giuliani – a seasonal connection 
2. Fastest land animal – Tarzan the link 
3. Adventures in Waratah National Park - 1966-1968 TV series 
4. Sole survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn 
5. Ag 
6. Composer of the Eroica, Pastoral and Choral symphonies 
7. Agassi – Gide – Previn: The connection 
8. Take That’s number one infant! 
9. A bonnie young Scottish girl who came home in 1943! 
10. Ship building, Eastwood, Bonnie – the connection 
11. Captain Morgan – the Communist! 
12. Elton John’s middle name – rather than Albert or Harold 
13. Free clues: Carson! Nelson! Thorne! 
14. Bernie Winters solo companion 
15. Dick Turpin’s steed 
16. Found the stolen FIFA World Cup in 1966 
17. He’s no fool! Once owned a 20 year-old broom! 
18. 617 Squadron: Codeword will help you find the right guy! 
19. Born Free 
20. Capital’s String Chorale heading home – at top speed 
21. A bit of a toss-up reading this bowling delivery in cricket 
22. Porcelain maker familiar with Richard? 
23. Minnie Caldwell’s pet in Coronation Street 
24. Capital of Denmark 
25. Tom, Dan, Ben, Jim, Harry, Jack – he’s in there somewhere! 
26. Bill’s male descendant will guide you to this mammal 
27. Knight who fought in single combat on behalf of a king (OED) 
28. A regular character in the Star Trek: Voyager series 
29. Soldier sent out to get information about the enemy’s strength 
30. The first animal to orbit the earth 
31. Swahili for “Doctor” will lead you to this cross-eyed animal 
32. Has blue cup (anag.) 
33. Bird – Toy – Mixture – Platform – Catch: The connection 
34. Spoil grassland 
35. Ocean cookie? 
36. Illicit liquor 
37. Seriously injured by an IRA nail bomb 20 July 1982 
38. Doorman; Delivery in cricket; Baby jumper 
39. First name of the Private Benjamin actress – a high flyer 
40. Alastair, David, Nicola, Timothy – the clues to a movie star! 
41. Broad smile + Sn + Sn (minus the 5th note, diatonic scale C major) 
42. Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Whose shrill cry? 
43. Jack London 1906 novel 
44. Nothing in this game for two in a bed 
45. Can’t afford to slip. On-going check for marks a necessity! 
46. A wise decision to wear a top toupee! Got the message? 
47. Car – Wrap – Bath: Plural connection 
48. Brooks accompanying animal across the Alps 
49. The right road will guide you to Africa 
50. Over hills and meadows we’d stray. We grew up together that way. 

PS: Apologies for the phrasing of question #4, the answer to #8, and probably other things I haven't got to yet. I think the person who set the quiz was rather an unrestructured gentleman.