CHRISTMAS POP QUIZ 2016

Answers are all pop groups or solo artists with a UK top 40 hit. Numbers in brackets = number of letters in name.

1 A shot for the queen (5)

2 This building site has been taken into custody. (8,11)

3 The silver state. (6)

4 It’s wrong harming ornate singer. (6,7)

5 Willie Maxwell II (5,3)

6 She is enameled very badly. (5,5)

7 Gamers say new GTA fines are just wrong! (4,7)

8 She’s hiding within a dual IP address. (3,4)

9 sn sn not in (3,3,3)

10 Singing together after four attempts. (5,7)

11 They can’t break the ties to each other contained within. (6)

12 This sane minion still needs sorting out. (4,6)

13 Comic book hero is dab hand at speed chess. (11,5)

14 Shopping mall blaze. (6,4)

15 Nasal razors sorts her out. (4, 7)

16 Father Christmas is no longer available. (7)

17 Tina Turner’s ex hides in a den that’s all wrong. (6)

18 Old MacDonald’s stock has gone binary. (7,4,7)

19 Order for child to leave the parade. (4,3,3)

20 Neil Armstrong’s prime directive. (4,3,4)

21 Curcubita Pepo breaking. (8,8)

22 Johnson or Fanning, the name’s the same. (6)

23 This fog hides the highest waterfall. (5,4)

24 She’s got the Easter flu real bad. (5,4)

25 The type of chap to ramble over your Local Area Network. (4,6)

26 Average cover for team. (2,5,4)

27 In film they could be football hooligans or US lawyers. (3,4)

28 Had his bike stolen in Pulp Fiction (4)

29 Looks like these skilful individuals can’t hear the music. (8)

30 Uncomplicated adult miner. (10)

31 Norse god swimming in a murky lake. (8)

32 Sounds like a lion with designer hair. (5,4)

33 Romulan spacecraft responsible for creating JJ Abrahams alternate Star Trek timeline. (6)

34 Small walk on part by a famous actor. (5)

35 Kings demonic car joins Elizabeth, Victoria and Mary. (9,3,3,6)

36 Pirate flag, traditionally. (5,5)

37 British U-Boats? (2,4)

38 Comic strip dog without a royal ending. (5)

39 St Trinians perhaps? (10)

40 This band has no vowels, honest! (6,7)

41 An assembly of US biscuits from the city. (5,6,10)

42 Alight from the canal boat. (7)

43 These aviators have come of age. (6,3,6)

44 Castaway volleyball with a screwdriver. (6,8)

45 Daddies or HP? (5,5)

46 Laridae in flight. (1,5,2,8)

47 An evening with a trio of canines. (5,3,5)

48 Kiss frontman infatuated with bible bad girl. (4,5,7)

49 Perfect for the hang man’s noose. (8)

50 U dared to be different. (6)

51 Lucky chicken piece didn’t survive the crematorium it seems. (8,3)

52 Plot for cultivating noise. (11)

53 Man in middle of prayer is puppet chauffeurs offspring. (3,6,2)

54 This columbidae is soon to be captain. (10,6)

55 They hail from the Irish capital. (9)

56 Atomic bomb project was relocated. (9,8)

57 These corvidae are taking a tally. (8,5)

58 This group shakes up a sleepy senate. (8,4)

59 Title 1059 is incorrect. (6,3)

60 Trade Federation destroyer droid. As seen in Star Wars episode 1 (8)

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