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Of mixed difficulty. There is no overall theme. I've tried to group the questions by difficulty level, but it's hard to predict what other people may find hard. They may all just fall in the category of being easy if you know the answer, hard if you don't.
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Tango and Chaos are the counterparts of Kent and Lear in Kurosawa's film adaptation of the King Lear story, "Ran".
done : more :: posh : Beckham
Had Entertainment Weekly been around during the time of the metaphysical poets, as a media star of the age, John Donne would surely have been featured in the gossip section. In particular, his marriage to Anne More would have made the "Milestones" column.
And if you had forgotten who Donne was married to, reminders are sprinkled throughout his poem:
"A Hymn to God the Father"
WILT Thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt Thou forgive that sin through which I run, And do run still, though still I do deplore? When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done; For I have more.
Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I have won Others to sin, and made my sins their door? Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I did shun A year or two, but wallow'd in a score? 10 When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done; For I have more.
Those metaphysical boys did like their elaborate puns.
A. 82 : bear :: 45 : ? B. Heming : Jefferson :: Butler : ? C. war : 4 :: love : ? D. tango : chaos :: Kent :: ? E. quake : shake :: fox : ? F. done : more :: posh : ? G. 20 : Schwarzenegger :: 49 : ?
Clue A is musical in origin. Clue B is historico-political. Clue C is astronomical. Clue D is literary. The answer to clue E requires some knowledge of American history. Clue F involves a literary pun. Some knowledge of chemistry would be useful to help solve clue G.
Wow! I saw "pecan" and "open" both contained pen and went from there. The bog mindles! My next guess would have been "pecan: tiger :: open : cage". If I were in a room with a pecan I would want to open it. If I were in a room with a tiger I would want to cage it.
This one is really reaching, but... pecan: tiger :: open : stir .
Take "pecan" or "tiger", prefix it with the letter of the alphabet immediately before its starting letter, then delete the two letters that come first in the alphabet from the result. Pecan -> opecan -> open ; tiger -> stiger -> stir.
Hmmm. I was sure it was a venereal term: a "shrewdness of apes". But I see in An Exaltation of Larks that peacocks comes in ostentations, not proudnesses. So, if the noun of shrewd is shrewdness and the noun of proud is pride, then