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  1. Based on an old metaphor, a song about unrequited (unreturned) love is called a '(What?) song': Heart; Flame; Arrow; or Torch?
  2. Edema (or oedema, or dropsy) refers to body tissue: Swelling; Reddening; Throbbing; or Hardening?
  3. An offence in sport intended to stop a threatening move or gain other advantage is misleadingly and euphemistically called a '(What?) foul': Technical; Professional; Free; or Fair?
  4. If an invoice for $90 includes tax of 20% on the pre-tax cost, what was the cost before tax?
  5. The ischium, related to 'sciatic', is the lower part of which human bone?
  6. Named after a distinctively shaped musical instrument, and Stockholm's Hasselbacken Restaurant/Hotel, 'Hasselback' potatoes are almost wholly (What?) before baking: Skewered with cinnamon sticks; Wrapped in smoked herring; Thin-sliced and cheese-covered; or Diced with honey and schnapps?
  7. Technically a shoal of fish becomes a school of fish when it is: In the Northern not Southern hemisphere; In fresh water not salt water; More than c.1,000 fish; or Swimming in the same direction?
  8. Sound reflected back within c.50 milliseconds is technically called what, commonly abbreviated as a sound production effect?
  9. Glycyrrhizin, from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, used in medicine, is more generally known for the distinctive sweet characteristic of what confection, famously produced (among other varieties/sources) in Pontefract, W Yorkshire?
  10. Name Bette Midler's early-career pianist and co-producer of The Divine Miss M debut album, who became a major star in his own right?
  11. UX is a modern phonetic abbreviation and design consideration of what human effect when using a product/system/service, especially computerized?
  12. What controversial process uses a 'proppant' with 'slickwater' or gel/foam including additives such as hydrochloric acid, guar gum, radioactive tracers?
  13. Ishmael, the first son of Abraham, based on biblical account refers metaphorically also to a: Miser; Fraud; Outcast; or Multi-talented entertainer?
  14. The architectural term colonnade refers to a series of what features?
  15. The word porous literally refers to what characteristic in a substance: Air; Dryness; Holes; or Water?
  16. In the longstanding Samsung logo which letter has a missing major part?
  17. What's the English translation of the religious Latin abbreviation AMDG ('Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam')?
  18. Put these biological taxonomical classes in order of high to low: Genus Family Species Order?
  19. Name the mothership and lander craft which achieved the first ever comet landing, on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014?
  20. The words lyceum and academy referred originally to the garden 'schools' of respectively which two great seminal thinkers?

 

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