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Who has won the Turner prize and an Oscar? The Weekend quiz

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The questions

1 Who has won the Turner prize and an Oscar?

2 Where are the Meroë pyramids?

3 Who is the world’s richest female entertainer?

4 Uranium, polonium and radium were first discovered in what mineral?

5 Which sport was made compulsory in 1363?

6 In Jamaican cooking, what is mannish water?

7 Which writer owned the Tarzana ranch in California?

8 Ganzfeld experiments are designed to test for what ability?

What links:

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Bramante Staircase; Raphael Rooms; Borgia Apartment; Niccoline Chapel?

10 Hugh Town; Old and New Grimsby; Lower and Higher Town?

11 UK (G); USA (N); China (B); Australia (VH)?

12 Appearance; pulse; grimace; activity; respiration?

13 Her Heart For A Compass; Budgie The Little Helicopter; Little Red?

14 Pomme purée; drinking toast; Beckett play with Winnie; Lemaître hypothesis?

15 Coroebus of Elis in 776BC and Serbian water polo team in 2021?

The Jamaican flag
Cracked the Jamaican cooking clue? Photograph: Derek Brumby/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The answers

1 Steve McQueen.

2 Sudan.

3 Oprah Winfrey (according to Forbes).

4 Pitchblende (uraninite).

5 Archery (practice, in England).

6 Goat soup.

7 Edgar Rice Burroughs.

8 ESP (extrasensory perception).

9 Parts of the Vatican Museums.

10 Settlements on the Isles of Scilly: St Mary’s; Tresco; St Martin’s.

11 National civil aircraft registration prefixes.

12 Apgar test: criteria for a test on newborn baby.

13 Books by Sarah, Duchess of York.

14 US sitcoms: M*A*S*H; Cheers; Happy Days; The Big Bang Theory.

15 Olympic champions: first and most recent.

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