What Connects

DafydDafyd Shipmate
The rules are that you list three or four clues, and the next poster has to find the linking theme. If they do so, they post three or four clues to some other theme.
For example:
1) The hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation.
2) Dusseldorf.
3) A type of extinct hominid.

Comments

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Neander?
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Yes. (Neander gave his name to the Neandertal valley, the Neander runs into Dusseldorf where he lived, the first Neanderthal fossils were found there.) Do you have a question?
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    edited June 15
    Sorry it took me a while to reply!

    (1) A protective coat
    (2) A computer
    (3) Glasgow School of Art
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Piglet wrote: »
    Sorry it took me a while to reply!

    (1) A protective coat
    (2) A computer
    (3) Glasgow School of Art

    Macintosh or Mackintosh (you also could have listed an apple). It's a type of coat, a brand of computer, and the architect of the School of Art.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Assuming my guess was correct...

    1) A Wagner opera
    2) A legendary lost mine in Arizona
    3) Dicentra cucullaria
  • It's all double (well, triple) dutch. Flying Dutchman opera, The Lost Dutchman mine and Dutchman's breeches plant.
  • 1. Hieronymus Bosch
    2. An activity with no hope of success
    3. Pyrite
  • 1. Hieronymus Bosch
    2. An activity with no hope of success
    3. Pyrite

    fools:
    1. Ship of fools
    2. Fool's errand
    3. Fool's gold
  • Assuming I'm correct:
    1. The NRA
    2. Charles Dickens
    3. Midnight Express
  • Foaming DraughtFoaming Draught Shipmate
    edited June 16
    Turkey?
    1. Turkey shoot
    2. A reformed Scrooge gave Cratchit a turkey at Christmas
    3. Hayes was in prison in Istanbul
  • Well, not the connection I was thinking of, but a creative connector nonetheless! Mine was a lot simpler ...
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    [tangent]
    Pigwidgeon wrote: »
    Assuming my guess was correct...
    Indeed it was, and, sadly, very apposite. :cry:
    [/tangent]

  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Well, not the connection I was thinking of, but a creative connector nonetheless! Mine was a lot simpler ...
    I think you may need to give us another clue. (I don't think I'm familiar enough with either the NRA or with Midnight Express to spot any but the most obvious links.)
  • cliffdwellercliffdweller Shipmate
    edited June 17
    Here's a fourth item with the same connection:
    4. Late night Brit
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    @cliffdweller , is your connection Oliver?
    Oliver North - NRA bloke
    Oliver Twist by Dickens
    Oliver Stone - director of Midnight Express
    Jamie Oliver - late-night* Brit

    * well, late night where you are - sort of mid-evening where I am. :smiley:

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    If I'm right ...

    (1) Walt Disney
    (2) The Lord of the Rings
    (3) The Silver Swan
  • Well done, Piglet!
  • Walt Disney World is in Orlando, Florida
    The Lord of the Rings films have Orlando Bloom as Legolas
    The Silver Swan is a madrigal by Orlando Gibbons.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Thanks, Cliffdweller!

    Spot on, CK - over to you!
  • Piglet's trio is connected to my trio-- both a man's name that starts with O!
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate
    edited June 18
    Sorry - didn't think to set another clue before I went to sleep:

    What connects:
    1. Mehitabel
    2. Custard
    3. Mr & Mrs Clark and Percy
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    cats? Don't know Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy - though Percy is a great cat name - but the first two are cats of character!
  • Baptist TrainfanBaptist Trainfan Shipmate
    edited June 18
    "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy" is a painting by David Hockney ... and Percy is indeed a rather large white cat.

    1. North Star.
    2. Lady Godiva.
    3. The Great Bear.
  • Yes to cats
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Wild guess: fictional pubs?
  • No.
  • There are real pubs with those names. How about breweries?
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Great Bear and Northern Star are obviously connected in the night sky. But Lady Godiva is a mystery.
  • Nothing to do with pubs or the night sky. You're not thinking along the right tracks.
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    You're not thinking along the right tracks.
    Heh!

    All three are Great Western Railway locomotives.

    (At least, that what Google suggests to me.)

  • Correct!
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Okay then:

    1) Beethoven
    2) Pygmalion
    3) Tony Curtis
  • I'm struggling here ... I'd dearly love Pygmalion and Tony Curtis to be the names of movie dogs, like Beethoven.
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Well, I didn’t realize I’d made it that hard.
    . . . movie dogs, like Beethoven.
    I’ll just say that this is what I thought might be the trickiest clue, thinking of the dog instead of the composer. Follow that scent.

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Eureka!

    Beethoven (the dog, not the composer) was a St. Bernard
    Pygmalion was written by George Bernard Shaw
    Tony Curtis's middle name was Bernard (Google is my friend).

    Do I have to go and think up a question now?
  • Yes.
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Piglet wrote: »
    Eureka!

    Beethoven (the dog, not the composer) was a St. Bernard
    Pygmalion was written by George Bernard Shaw
    Tony Curtis's middle name was Bernard (Google is my friend).

    Do I have to go and think up a question now?
    Yes, you do. :smile:

    (Just for a clear record, Bernard Schwartz was Tony Curtis’s birth name; he changed his name when Universal put him under contract. But the point counts. 👍)



  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    This shouldn't over-exert your little grey cells:

    1. A film starring Mia Farrow
    2. A woody, aromatic herb
    3. The 1970 Eurovision Song Contest
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Rosemary's Baby.
    Rosemary.
    Won by Dana (Dana Rosemary Scallon).
    I needed wikipedia for the last.
  • Next, please!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Told you it was easy ... :smiley:
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    1. The Mayor of Bordeaux (the city).
    2. Chateau d'Yquem (the Bordeaux wine).
    3. The Tempest (play by William Shakespeare)
  • DafydDafyd Shipmate
    Two other clues.
    0) A written exercise set for a student as a means of assessment.
    4) Cannibals.
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