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Scottish Birds - by Richard Paul

 

 

Below are 12 Scottish Birds. The clues are unashamedly cryptic. What are the birds?

 

1

Flushed with the consumption of Whisky, perhaps?

1

2

Out of breath Comic?

2

3

A fowl which is a long distance runner?

3

4

Any one for a repeated swim in a cold river?

4

5

A useful bird when it comes to removing aquatic snow?

5

6

Are these black heads easily taken in?

6

7

An angry invoice?

7

8

Suitable for page three? (sorry)

8

9

Melodic fungal disease?

9

10

A latin cave dweller?

10

11

Burnished with an aquiline nose?

11

12

Fuel for bad weather if your orthography isn't too precise?

12

 

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Bee Quiz - by Di Horsfall

 

 

 

Below are 23 Bee Terms. The clues are unashamedly cryptic. What are the terms?

 

 

 

Clue

Letters

 

1

Dirty Smelly Habit

6

1

2

Who gets it all to do?

3 7

2

3

It can illuminate the situation

3 6

3

4

Both the biggest and the best

5 3

4

5

Home Sweet Home

4

5

6

Hexagonal Storage

5 4

6

7

At home in a diary, perhaps (anag)

6

7

8

You may get it in the end

5

8

9

Prince of Party Fare

5 5

9

10

Sounds like Scottish boys in blue, on for it (Bee glue)

8

10

11

A change is as well as a rest (butterfly like)

13

11

12

Gather from rosebuds while ye may

6

12

13

Von Frisch discovered the steps to these (them)

6

13

14

Stop thinking about it or you will do this

5

14

15

You could get banged up up in one

4

15

16

An Apiarist always tries to be this

9

16

17

Girl's name and high crop

7

17

18

It is a bit of a habit

4

18

19

Whinny the Pooh's favourite container

5 3

19

20

Roll me over in it

6

20

21

Straight there (and back)

3 4

21

22

Farmers used to keep Bees in these

5 4

22

23

Merry band of travellers, all over

5

23

 

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