Don't be disheartened, siggy - it was just too complicated for us poor Brits! And we're all glad you're enjoying looking in at our machinations. But if you do another one, please give us a chance, eh?
The second X one, as you said, could have had more than one answer, (I now realise!) though I still think the one I had in mind was, after a google, far more obvious. As we've realised though, what is easy for one is wildly obscure for another. The kids found the same, so I'm told, with the ones I did for them!
Every day we learn, Mr. Fawlty...(well, I certainly do).
1. Maiden name of Ethel Merman whose fourth marriage to Ernest Borgnine lasted 38 days and merited only a chapter heading in her autobiography
2. C20 German composer of the ballet "Les Soupers du Roi Ubu"
3. The Zimmermann Telegram was an invitation by Germany to Mexico to declare war on the USA in 1917
Back of the net! (As Alan Partridge would say...)
I'm back ! haven't read anything BUT finally have power ! electricity that is.....
Yes, very impressive, rubberlicker. Had me stumped on all counts.
Go on then, mystify us...
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9
Simon, I actually thought that since it airs here in the UK it would be a dead giveaway, that is if you have TV, we don't. But the early years were in California. Where osmosis of TV infiltrated children even when you don't have a tele.
Would have helped had I gotten the animal correct.
So very sorry; not trying to do some obnoxious American attitude here. None what so ever.
ps love my new name SIGGY