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Q.1922

What is the missing word in this extract from the Sherlock Holmes story "The Musgrave Ritual":

"Yes, my boy, these were all done prematurely before my biographer had come to glorify me." He (Sherlock) lifted bundle after bundle in a tender, caressing sort of way. "They are not all successes, Watson," said he.

"But there are some pretty little problems among them. Here's the record of the Tarleton murders, and the case of Vamberry, the wine merchant, and the adventure of the old Russian woman, and the singular affair of the aluminium crutch, as well as a full account of Ricoletti of the club-foot, and his _____ wife. And here--ah, now, this really is something a little recherche.


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Q.1921

A special edition of this tournament will be held in June 2016, in the USA for the first time. 16 teams will take part in this, the centenary commemoration of which tournament?

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Q.1920

"The Hateful Eight" is director Quentin Tarantino's Dec 2015 release. The film was shot in a format no longer in vogue, which has required film theatres showing the film to get hold of expensive equipment.

Which format?

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Q.1919

Starting from Jan 1, 2016, this has officially been 'doubled' in China, thus modifying a restriction that was in place from about 1978. (Previous exemptions to this restriction involved girls in rural areas or ethnic minorities.)

What?

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