Christmas Quiz 2018

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our 2018 Christmas Quiz!

Here are the answers:


General Sayings

B the M O Burn the Midnight Oil   or  Bowl the Maiden Over*
B up T W T Barking up The Wrong Tree
A P F Y T A Penny For Your Thought
H the N O T H Hit the Nail On The Head
J on T B Jump on the Bandwagon
Y G is A G A M Your Guess is As Good As Mine
A L C C his S A Leopard Can’t Change His Spots
A P P A T W A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Body Parts

C M H N Tail O I Can’t Make Head Nor Tail Of It
A S FOR S E A Sight for Sore Eyes
A F I EVERY P A Finger In Every Pie
PLAY I B E Play It By Ear
IT’S N S OFF N M It’s No Skin Off My Nose
A BAD H D A Bad Hair Day
D B THE H THAT F Y Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You
H OVER H I L Head Over Heels In Love


A F Out of W A Fish out of Water
C G your T? Cat Got Your Tongue?
C K the C Curiosity Killed the Cat
Don’t L A G H I T M Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth
H of the D Hair of the Dog
Let S D L Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
I R C and D It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
T E in T R The Elephant In The Room
In T S of A L T In Two Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail
D as a D Dead as a Dodo

Food and Drink

Eaten O O H A H Eaten Out Of House And Home
T H two B O T C To Have two Bites Of The Cherry
L is L a B O C Life is Like A Box Of Chocolates or Life is Like A Bowl Of Cherries*
As F A A P As Flat As A Pancake or As Fat As A Pig*
T B T since S B The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
A storm I A T A Storm In A Teacup
Don’t P A Y E in O B Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
T R S in T W To Rub Salt Into The Wound

Film Titles

It’s A W L It’s A Wonderful Life
O F Over T C N One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
B C and the S K Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
An A in P An American in Paris
The W of W S The Wolf of Wall Street
No C F O M No Country For Old Men
T Best E M H The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
T S of W The Shape of Water
W W A T C Factor Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Cryptic Christmas

Confused leader is not here Away in a Manger
Not absent now Present
Rings the Patella Chimney
Stephen is initially guided Sled
Army confused virgin Mary
Evergreen buddy Holly
Crystal San Francisco tarn contains current Snowflake
Rest, sing, song, see a Christmas salutation! Seasons Greetings!

*For three of the questions our entries were almost evenly split between two perfectly acceptable answers. So we have decided to accept both options for question 1 in the General Sayings section – B the M O and for two of the Food and Drink questions – L is L a B O C and A F A A P.