Crytpic stations return!

Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can
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Crytpic stations return!

Post by Going Underground » 08 May 2013, 13:29

It's been a while so try these and PM the answers by 18th May

They all appear on the standard tube map

1) Regal character in Star Trek
2) Traps stream
3) Not West Jacket
4) Sex Pistol member with piece of meat
5) Celestial Road
6) Scandinavian mound
7) Constructed of beer!
8) Are Nicole, Natalie, Melanie and Shaznay here?
9) Woof, woof but not outdoors
10) A hundred for former Lord Mayor
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Post by RobbieM » 08 May 2013, 22:26

Nice quiz. Was a bit stumped on a couple, but I think I've got them all. Answers submitted.
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Thanks Robbie, you did OK :)
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Post by Going Underground » 17 May 2013, 13:06

Quick bump on this, just 2 entries so far......
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Post by Going Underground » 19 May 2013, 18:23

Answers

1) Regal character in Star Trek - Imperial Wharf
2) Traps stream - Snaresbrook
3) Not West Jacket - Eastcote
4) Sex Pistol member with piece of meat - Sydenham
5) Celestial Road - Star Lane
6) Scandinavian mound - Denmark Hill
7) Constructed of beer! - Maida Vale!
8) Are Nicole, Natalie, Melanie and Shaznay here? - All Saints
9) Woof, woof but not outdoors - Barkin(g)side
10) A hundred for former Lord Mayor - Kenton

RobbieM - 10/10
Urzzz1871 - 10/10
tractakid - 8/10
al -7/10
greatkingrat 6/10

Incorrect answers received

1) Dalston Kingsland, Brixton and Queens Park (explanations may get you a bonus point!)
2) Stamford Brook x 2
9) Barking

Thanks for the entries :)
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Post by tractakid » 19 May 2013, 19:19

In Star Trek, Captain Braxton is played by Allan G Royal. I don't have a clue about anything Star Trek, but the Royal and the tube station like Braxton prompted the answer.

Also, if GKR got 6/10, shouldn't at least 4 questions have incorrect answers? There should be 9 total, I count 6.
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Post by Going Underground » 20 May 2013, 08:49

tractakid wrote:In Star Trek, Captain Braxton is played by Allan G Royal. I don't have a clue about anything Star Trek, but the Royal and the tube station like Braxton prompted the answer.

Also, if GKR got 6/10, shouldn't at least 4 questions have incorrect answers? There should be 9 total, I count 6.
Hmmm not sure I can give you the bonus point, but that is deep thinking!

GKR only gave me 7 anwsers and left 3 questions blank.....
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Post by tractakid » 20 May 2013, 09:26

Not sure it was deep thinking, so much as do a Wikipedia-page search for 'royal' and seeing if anything came up related to the tube!

What's the explanation for the real answer then?
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Post by tubeguru » 20 May 2013, 10:54

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Post by RobbieM » 20 May 2013, 22:24

Nice quiz; I enjoyed these; thanks. I may do a cryptic stations quiz of my own soon. Watch this space.
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
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