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#5151 2F-001

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 16:43

14?



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#5152 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 17:14

16?

#5153 Michael Ferner

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 18:21

[joke for Germans]

18, 20, 2, 0, 4...

[/joke]



#5154 john winfield

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 18:26

And people say the Germans have no sense of humour. Michael, that's a cracker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be kind, please explain.....



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 18:37

It seems to have something to do with the card game Skat, but I guess it loses something in the translation?

 

https://books.google...ll vier&f=false

 

https://books.google...ll vier&f=false



#5156 Michael Ferner

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 18:51

Richard's right, of course (isn't he always?) No need to exercise your smarts too much, this isn't a joke in the traditional sense, more like an asinine comment/remark that will automatically be made in Germany by someone, whenever two numbers in the tens, and two apart are mentioned. Always. Without fail. This is Skat country, you see. Ve invented it. And ve can make gratuitous jokes about it as much as ve vant. :p



#5157 john winfield

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 19:13

Thank you R & M. 

 

Wiki adds .....As the German words for "null" and "zero" are identical, this yields the rather unintuitive sequence 18—20—2—0—4—7—30 and so on.

But I prefer Michael's shorter, pithier version.

 

Wiki also provides some Skat auction examples involving players Alice, Bob and Carol. This made me feel rather sorry for Ted.

 

 

Edit. MCS, sorry, drifting.  12, 14, ??  Something to do with chronology of UK circuits?


Edited by john winfield, 27 August 2019 - 19:23.


#5158 small block

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 19:43

29?



#5159 MCS

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 19:48

Whoa!!!

 

Correct answer, small block - just as I was about to offer a clue to John.

 

So, to explain:  think Non-Championship F1 races - ignore Spring Trophy and Victory Race -  and then count Gold Cups and Race of Champions (14/16). Then count (F1) International Trophy races at Silverstone ...

 

Over to you then.



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#5160 2F-001

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 21:19

My guess of 14 was me thinking about the number of wholly F1, but not World Championship events. I hadn't checked to see if the numbers were correct.

Are you counting some races that were combined F1/F2 or F1/F5000?

But why exclude the Spring Trophy and Victory races?

 

For races solely for F1s, I make it 10, 10 and 17.

For races that included F1s, 20, 16 and 27.

So I was wrong anyway - but I don't understand how this is worked out.

Are you just counting those specific races rather than the circuits being important?


Edited by 2F-001, 27 August 2019 - 21:42.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:42

I got lucky as I had forgotten about  the Victory Race in 1971 and John Player Trophy in 1972 at Brands Hatch...

 

Moving on:

 

What links NASCAR drivers Morgan Shepherd, Rick Mast and David Green with sportscar racers Arturo Merzario and Marsilio ‘Pam’ Pasotti?


Edited by small block, 28 August 2019 - 05:59.


#5162 MCS

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 19:10

My guess of 14 was me thinking about the number of wholly F1, but not World Championship events. I hadn't checked to see if the numbers were correct.

Are you counting some races that were combined F1/F2 or F1/F5000?

But why exclude the Spring Trophy and Victory races?

 

For races solely for F1s, I make it 10, 10 and 17.

For races that included F1s, 20, 16 and 27.

So I was wrong anyway - but I don't understand how this is worked out.

Are you just counting those specific races rather than the circuits being important?

Hi Tony

 

As per my note, I concentrated on the three main, mostly-run F1, F1-F2 and F1-F5000 races; that is The Gold Cup, The Race of Champions and, for Silverstone, The International Trophy, therefore ignoring all other races.

 

Hope this makes sense!

 

Mark



#5163 2F-001

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 13:40

Yes, thank you Mark.

I think I was too blinkered by my own notion of what the answer was going to be, rather than taking a looser view of the question... (as a regular cryptic crossword do-er I should have known better!).



#5164 MCS

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 17:31

No problem at all, Tony.  :)

 

Meanwhile, back to small block's question (and I am not sure I have a clue to be honest), but is it something to do with hats?



#5165 small block

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 17:23

Sorry MCS, nothing to do with hats...



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 18:52


What links NASCAR drivers Morgan Shepherd, Rick Mast and David Green with sportscar racers Arturo Merzario and Marsilio ‘Pam’ Pasotti?

 

Does anyone else want to have a shot at this?



#5167 Steve99

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:27

Something to do with film appearances?



#5168 2F-001

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:43

Well, I, for one, am lost with this one...

I'm "light" on NASCAR knowledge, so had been thinking of Alfas (largely because of Pam) or occasional forays at Daytona or Sebring perhaps... but am guessing this might be some off-track connection, or personal quality or achievement?


Edited by 2F-001, 06 September 2019 - 07:44.


#5169 small block

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:21

Something to do with film appearances?

Sorry Steve, off target with your guess.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:36

Does anyone else want to have a shot at this?

 

Sorry, Mr. Block - may I call you Small?  ;)

 

I'm ignorant of touring and sports car doings. :(



#5171 Steve99

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:32

Sorry Steve, off target with your guess.

 mmm, are we talking guns or bows and arrows here I wonder...



#5172 small block

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:54

Sorry, Mr. Block - may I call you Small?   ;)

 

 

You may, although my friends call me Bijou  :stoned: 

 

 mmm, are we talking guns or bows and arrows here I wonder...

 

We are...



#5173 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 20:41

Are we talking archery here?

#5174 small block

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 13:20

Are we talking archery here?

 

Sorry Ray, not archery...



#5175 ensign14

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 18:10

Mast was sponsored by Remington rifles, Shepherd and Green may have been too, so I assume there's a gun thing here somewhere...



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 19:03

Mast was sponsored by Remington rifles, Shepherd and Green may have been too, so I assume there's a gun thing here somewhere...

 

That would be a good assumption...



#5177 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 19:22

I think I recall Merzario driving a Beretta-sponsored Abarth, so perhaps ‘Pam’ did too?

#5178 small block

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 19:59

ensign14 and Tim Murray have got the answer between them.

 

All the named drivers have raced cars sponsored by gun manufacturers, Shepherd and Mast by Remington, Green by Smith & Wesson, Merzario and ‘Pam’ by Armi Beretta.

 

Now ensign14 and Tim Murray can fight over who sets the next question (but not with guns :lol: )



#5179 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 20:40

I wouldn’t have thought of Beretta without Ens’s Remington suggestion. Also, I’m currently a long way from all my books and mags, so if Ens is amenable, over to him.

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#5180 ensign14

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 22:22

Well, let's stick with Arturo and his sponsors.

 

One year he got some money from La Varesina.

 

What did that particular company do?



#5181 Regazzoni

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 22:28

Ora pro nobis.



#5182 D-Type

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:38

Well, let's stick with Arturo and his sponsors.

 

One year he got some money from La Varesina.

 

What did that particular company do?

Funeral directors?



#5183 ensign14

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:53

Yes, they were (and still are) undertakers.  Not sure whether to give it to Regga on the basis that he was more or less there, but I suppose others do bits of orare-ing as well...

 

So, in Solomonic manner, either of you can step up. :)



#5184 Regazzoni

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:58

No, no, D-Type. is right. Mine wasn't an answer... just a laugh at close to midnight...  :D



#5185 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:46

The ensign wasn't right either...

No lives were at stake as there was a life at stake in the incident with Solomon.

#5186 ensign14

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:45

To be fair, the real importance of the judgment of Solomon was his willingness to plunge Israel into civil war if Adonijah (the rightful king) didn't give up his claim to the throne.