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    Alphabet Sheep Hard With a Vengeance

    Alphabet sheep involves 26 questions, and each answer must begin with a different letter of the alphabet. In each case, the very FIRST letter of your answer will be taken as your answer e.g. If you answer The sun or A foot, your answer will be T and A respectively.
    You will score no points if you are the only person to pick an answer. Every answer that is given by 2 or more people will score that amount of points.
    If you use the same letter twice, your first answer will be counted, and each subsequent use will result in 10 points deducted from your score.
    Incorrect answers will not be penalised, as they will likely score 0 points.

    Please send the answers by PM on their own line, with no numbers.

    I'll close entries on Friday. Get the answers up over the weekend.

    A member state of the EU
    A popular type of cheese
    Something you would find at the beach
    A famous Irish criminal
    A book in the Bible
    A Barcelona FC great
    An apex predator
    A word ending in -ism
    A currency used in Asia
    The biggest idiot in Dail Eireann
    A type of knot
    A city in Italy
    A variant of poker
    An animal native to the jungle
    A famous French artist
    An island in the Indian Ocean
    A punctuation mark
    Something you would buy in a chemist
    A festival in Ireland
    A brand of jeans
    A racecourse in England
    A deadly sin
    A London Underground line
    A position in Gaelic Football
    A bird that is kept as a pet
    An American TV network
    Last edited by Raoul Duke III; 30-04-20, 08:44.
    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

    #2
    A famous Irish criminal
    First name or surname?

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      #3
      there are only 25 questions

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        #4
        Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
        there are only 25 questions

        just checking to see you were on your toes

        Added one more now
        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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          #5
          Originally posted by Flushdraw View Post
          First name or surname?
          first name, surname, nickname...whatever you choose

          I'm not a prescriptive shepherd.
          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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            #6
            Sent. Found it difficult. Ready to resume normality in position. In for the tenner.
            Last edited by Lplate; 01-05-20, 01:03.

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              #7
              Received so far:
              1. Lplate
              2. Big Deal
              3. mcnugget
              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                #8
                Im in, will sent today, in for 10

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                  #9
                  And please send your answers in question order as per OP, not sorted alphabetically...got one of these already
                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                    #10
                    Sent and in for 10, though feel less confident than ever.

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                      #11
                      Received so far:
                      1. Lplate
                      2. Big Deal
                      3. mcnugget
                      4. ionapaul
                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                        #12
                        Will do this tomorrow.. have to focus on drinking today
                        No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
                          Will do this tomorrow.. have to focus on drinking today
                          Entries allegedly close today, although given the low number of entries so far, who knows.

                          RD3 should promote this in the BBV.

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                            #14
                            Have most of my answers done.. Will have a look again tomorrow.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                              Entries allegedly close today, although given the low number of entries so far, who knows.

                              RD3 should promote this in the BBV.
                              we'll give it another 24 hours, it is a bank holiday weekend. Entries can close 6pm tomorrow

                              I promise not to emulate Jam-fly and Mellor but will pump out the answers at a time when people are actually awake.
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                #16
                                will hopefully get to it tomorrow

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                                  #17
                                  should get there tomorrow too

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                                    #18
                                    In for ten

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                                      #19
                                      I'll get answers in tomorrow. Also in for 10

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                                        #20
                                        Will get answers in morning. In for 10

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                                          #21
                                          Tomorrow too
                                          Turning millions into thousands

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                                            #22
                                            Sent
                                            Jayzus, Sheila! I forgot me feckin' trousers

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                                              #23
                                              Sent. In for 10 (the fomo is starting to get expensive)
                                              Poker Podcast Playlist

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                we'll give it another 24 hours, it is a bank holiday weekend. Entries can close 6pm tomorrow

                                                I promise not to emulate Jam-fly and Mellor but will pump out the answers at a time when people are actually awake.
                                                my thinking was I'd give everyone some entertainment to enjoy over their croissant and freshly squeezed OJ each morning
                                                Poker Podcast Playlist

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Jam-Fly View Post
                                                  my thinking was I'd give everyone some entertainment to enjoy over their croissant and freshly squeezed OJ each morning
                                                  No apology needed. Half the worlds work is done while the world sleeps.

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                                                    #26
                                                    Received so far:
                                                    Lplate
                                                    Big Deal
                                                    mcnugget
                                                    ionapaul
                                                    6star
                                                    Jam fly
                                                    Strewel
                                                    PatMustard

                                                    Open until 6pm!
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      #27
                                                      Sent

                                                      Donating 10e too.

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                                                        #28
                                                        sent

                                                        in for 10

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                                                          #29
                                                          Received so far:
                                                          1. Lplate
                                                          2. Big Deal
                                                          3. mcnugget
                                                          4. ionapaul
                                                          5. 6star
                                                          6. Jam fly
                                                          7. Strewel
                                                          8. PatMustard
                                                          9. Flushdraw
                                                          10. shraaaaaap


                                                          Open until 6pm!
                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                            #30
                                                            Originally posted by Lplate View Post
                                                            Sent. Found it difficult. Ready to resume normality in position. In for the tenner.
                                                            Can you send on your paypal details for payment for last game.

                                                            Sent and in for 10..

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                                                              #31
                                                              Won't have time tonight unfortunately!

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                                                                #32
                                                                ...and we're off!
                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  The hall of fame:
                                                                  1. Lplate
                                                                  2. Big Deal
                                                                  3. mcnugget
                                                                  4. ionapaul
                                                                  5. 6star
                                                                  6. Jam fly
                                                                  7. Strewel
                                                                  8. PatMustard
                                                                  9. Flushdraw
                                                                  10. shraaaaaap
                                                                  11. EnzoScifo


                                                                  I'll leave it to the winner to organise side bets
                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    Question 1: A member state of the EU

                                                                    Well this is easy they all thought as they looked to use up their U with United Kingdom.

                                                                    SPOILERNo, everyone went for Ireland. Perfect scores to start!

                                                                    11 Points

                                                                    [TABLE]Lplate Ireland
                                                                    mcnugget Ireland
                                                                    BigDeal Ireland
                                                                    ionapaul Ireland
                                                                    6starpool Ireland
                                                                    Strewelpeter Ireland
                                                                    Pat Mustard Ireland
                                                                    Jam-Fly Ireland
                                                                    Flushdraw Ireland
                                                                    shrapnel Ireland
                                                                    EnzoScifo Ireland[/TABLE]
                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      Question 2: A popular type of cheese

                                                                      It could only be yarg really, nothing else makes any sense.

                                                                      If you're Strewelpeter.
                                                                      Otherwise Cheddar Cheese is a winner, especially with extra orange injected.

                                                                      6 points

                                                                      0 points

                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        Question 3: Something you would find at the beach

                                                                        As Bill Hicks put it, the beach is where water meets dirt.

                                                                        So what would the sheep choose? Overwhelmingly - dirt

                                                                        9 points for the dirt

                                                                        2 points for the H2O

                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                          #37
                                                                          Question 4: A famous Irish criminal

                                                                          Could really only be one man. Or an entire crime family, that works too.

                                                                          4 points

                                                                          4 points

                                                                          Right picks, wrong letter for these sheep:

                                                                          0 points

                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            Question 5: A book in the Bible

                                                                            Jesus Christ!

                                                                            No, actually, as the Old Testament big boys duelled at dawn. But there can only be one Genesis.

                                                                            5 points

                                                                            4 points

                                                                            2 points

                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                              #39
                                                                              Damn missed out. Forgot to finish and send my answers in time!

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                                                                                #40
                                                                                Question 6: A Barcelona FC great

                                                                                Surely it can only be the autistic genius?

                                                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkqecpHcIPw

                                                                                Or rather a chance to get rid of that pesky X.



                                                                                8 points

                                                                                3 points:

                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Question 7: An apex predator

                                                                                  I was fancying 'man' here but it seems like I might be quite a lonely man-fancier, although Pat Custard has similar inclinations.

                                                                                  Orca-dorka for Flushdraw and Lplate as Killer Whale scoops the prize. With Tiger close on his tale.



                                                                                  4 points

                                                                                  3 points

                                                                                  2 points

                                                                                  0 points

                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Question 8: A word ending in -ism

                                                                                    I really feared this thread being covered in jism but I shouldn't have feared, although I was on track with J - jingoism being the only scoring answer as the sheep ranged far and wide.

                                                                                    Xerophytism is not a fear of photocopiers.



                                                                                    2 points

                                                                                    0 points

                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      Question 9: A currency used in Asia

                                                                                      Most people correctly identified this as the spot to knock off a Y, with Yuan clearly being the obvious sheep answer

                                                                                      To everyone that is named mcnugget.
                                                                                      Everyone else went for the mighty:



                                                                                      8 points:

                                                                                      Null points:

                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        Question 10: The biggest idiot in Dail Eireann

                                                                                        Clearly a lot of competition for this one, but who would claim the coveted top spot?

                                                                                        You can take your pick of idiot with the winning selection:



                                                                                        6 points:

                                                                                        Being more specific cost Pat and mcnugget dear. Much like Kinahan earlier, there was a clear and obvious sheep play here and they failed to make it.

                                                                                        2 points

                                                                                        0 points, Lplate clearly feeling he needed to salvage some Kerry pride.

                                                                                        Last edited by Raoul Duke III; 02-05-20, 20:07.
                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          Tighter than a nun's nasty at the top of the table after 10 questions:

                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                            #46
                                                                                            Oh for fucks sake

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                                                                                              #47
                                                                                              Question 11: A type of knot

                                                                                              I was funking 'Gordian' here but our sheep are lacking in classical allusions.

                                                                                              Right over left and left over right. Is right.



                                                                                              5 points

                                                                                              2 points

                                                                                              0 points, with mcnugget seemingly lost the run of himself altogether

                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                #48
                                                                                                Question 12: A city in Italy

                                                                                                The Eternal City, the cradle of Western European civilisation.



                                                                                                is a good choice. But only ties with La Serenissima, the bucolic beauty on the Adriatic. A good choice to have.

                                                                                                Udine sounds like urine. A man with a good Italian name like Enzo should really do better.



                                                                                                5 points:
                                                                                                0 points:
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  #49
                                                                                                  Question 13: A variant of poker

                                                                                                  Finally, some home territory for the sheep but which US state would take the win?

                                                                                                  A tie between The Lone Star and The Cornhusker states it is.

                                                                                                  Just look at all them white folks playing a black man's game:



                                                                                                  5 points:

                                                                                                  Flushdraw however seems to be playing blind:

                                                                                                  0 points

                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    #50
                                                                                                    The half-way scores see Shrraaaaaaaaap, much like a typical French side, a try clear at the break. His lack of fitness will surely tell in the second half though. Strewel putting in his usual display at the other end of the table but surprisingly being outplayed by enzo for the wooden spoon. Still plenty of time though.

                                                                                                    Second half to follow tomorrow

                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                      #51
                                                                                                      Originally posted by mcnugget View Post
                                                                                                      Oh for fucks sake
                                                                                                      I have had 6 of those......Xavi

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                                                                                                        #52
                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                        Could really only be one man. Or an entire crime family, that works too.

                                                                                                        4 points

                                                                                                        4 points

                                                                                                        Right picks, wrong letter for these sheep:

                                                                                                        0 points
                                                                                                        God damn it
                                                                                                        Poker Podcast Playlist

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                                                                                                          #53
                                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                          Clearly a lot of competition for this one, but who would claim the coveted top spot?

                                                                                                          You can take your pick of idiot with the winning selection:



                                                                                                          6 points:

                                                                                                          Being more specific cost Pat and mcnugget dear. Much like Kinahan earlier, there was a clear and obvious sheep play here and they failed to make it.

                                                                                                          2 points

                                                                                                          0 points, Lplate clearly feeling he needed to salvage some Kerry pride.
                                                                                                          Harsh scoring. If that was included I'd be in the firing line again.

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                                                                                                            #54
                                                                                                            Question 14: An animal native to the jungle

                                                                                                            This round divided opinions, but primates just about edged out Big Cats.



                                                                                                            3 points

                                                                                                            2 points

                                                                                                            Although Lions...The lion prefers grassy plains and savannahs, scrub bordering rivers and open woodlands with bushes. It is absent from rainforest and rarely enters closed forest

                                                                                                            0 points

                                                                                                            pretty sure Zebras prefer to range majestically across the Serengeti so a well-deserved zero for Jam-Fly there.
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              #55
                                                                                                              Originally posted by Lplate View Post
                                                                                                              Harsh scoring. If that was included I'd be in the firing line again.
                                                                                                              Given that he is your own TD, I have taken account of your mercy plea.
                                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                #56
                                                                                                                Question 15: A famous French artist

                                                                                                                I was hoping the crazed dwarf with allegedly the biggest penis in history, Toulouse-Lautrec would get the nod here but nary a vote from the sheep.

                                                                                                                Degas is a clear winner and what should have been a penalty kick for shraaaaap turns into an own goal.

                                                                                                                Ubac the winner?
                                                                                                                I really did not.



                                                                                                                4 points

                                                                                                                0 for everyone else

                                                                                                                Special props to Jam-Fly for picking the esteemed Dutch artist, van Gogh.
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  #57
                                                                                                                  Shraaap still in the lead but the pack is nipping at his heels...
                                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                    #58
                                                                                                                    Question 16: An island in the Indian Ocean

                                                                                                                    I had a Z in mind for this question but only three of the sheep picked it out. 3 others went for Java, which was also a solid choice.

                                                                                                                    Google images produces some strange results for Java.



                                                                                                                    3 points

                                                                                                                    2 points

                                                                                                                    0 points. Jam-Fly continues his recent run of interesting answers.

                                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                      #59
                                                                                                                      Question 17: A punctuation mark

                                                                                                                      The sheep agreed that this was the ideal spot to dust off their Q and "" was clearly the right play here

                                                                                                                      SPOILERNot. and a big fail by our leader...

                                                                                                                      2 points

                                                                                                                      [TABLE]ionapaul Quotation
                                                                                                                      shrapnel Quotation[/TABLE]

                                                                                                                      for 8 points, it could only really be:
                                                                                                                      [IMG]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcThYjd_sikKjHG5gBm2f6rga6zXubykiUDnF-3Kz7ebZf9lnwYT&usqp=CAU[/IMG]

                                                                                                                      [TABLE]Lplate Question mark
                                                                                                                      mcnugget Question Mark
                                                                                                                      BigDeal Question mark
                                                                                                                      6starpool Question Mark
                                                                                                                      Strewelpeter Question mark
                                                                                                                      Jam-Fly Question mark
                                                                                                                      Flushdraw Question mark
                                                                                                                      EnzoScifo Question Mark
                                                                                                                      [/TABLE]



                                                                                                                      Spare a thought for Pat who scored a punctuated zero

                                                                                                                      Pat Mustard Apostrophe
                                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                        #60
                                                                                                                        Question 18: Something you would buy in a chemist

                                                                                                                        Just a scattergun of opinions here. Mrs McNugget is clearly a lady who is fragrant, as is Jam-Fly.
                                                                                                                        Shraaap might be needing a dose of Xanax if he blows this.

                                                                                                                        2 points:

                                                                                                                        0 points

                                                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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