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The questions

1 What 94-year-old man took less than five hours to reach a million followers on Instagram?
2 Which city in Wales was invaded by Kashmir goats in March?
3 Who announced a “spring 2020 transition”?
4 What fortification was built in 12th century of Bernard I de Balliol on the banks of the Tees?
5 How is Joseph Maldonado-Passage described in the title of a Netflix series?
6 Which article has the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations”?
7 Which players took their 500th and 600th Try wickets respectively?

Cricket ball in hand
Howzat! Photograph: Jenny_Hill / Getty Images / iStockphoto

8 Which bones sold for a record $ 31.8 million in October?
9 What temporary structure was moved from Welford Park in Berkshire to Down Hall in Essex?
10 What number 10 challenged number 10 about free school meals?
eleven Eric Yuan founded which communications technology company in 2011?
12 Seen in the Peak District this summer, what is a lammergeier?
13 How did Shipley and Tatton bond personally and politically in September?
14 Who sang the theme song for the still unreleased Bond film No Time To Die?
fifteen Who said they had voted in the US elections for “someone I really trust… me”?
sixteen Last month, Rutland ceased to be the only county in England without what.
What links:
17
Mary Wollstonecraft, controversially; Oscar Wilde; Benjamin Britten?
18 Jacinda Ardern, PM from New Zealand, in May; Katrín Jakobsdóttir, PM from Iceland, in October?
19 Fight hunger in the world; hepatitis C virus; formation of black holes; genetic scissors?

Charli D'Amelio, TikTok star
Charli D’Amelio. Photography: Christopher Lane

twenty Charli D’Amelio; Addison Rae; Zach King; Loren Gray?twenty-one Asbestos, Quebec; Washington Redskins; Marie Stopes International; Dixie Chicks?22 Megyn Kelly; Judy Garland; Harriet Tubman; Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio?
2. 3 Bob Dylan; Queen; Rolling rocks; Bruce Springsteen; AC DC?
24 The world crisis; Persuasion; The reckless fighter?
25 Donald Trump, 2020; Bill Clinton, 1998; Andrew Johnson, 1868?
26 Video game; Romantic poets; Sherlock; Rupert Bear; Star Trek?
27 Tom Moore; Nightingale of Florence; Bonnie Prince Charlie; John Evelyn?
28 Brendan; Ciara; Dennis; Ellen; Francis?
29 Ken McCallum; Richard Moore; Jeremy Fleming?
30 Saint Catherine of Alexandria; Lute player; Allegory of painting?

Goat on rock
Wales ahoy! Photograph: Getty Images

The answers

1 David Attenborough.
2 Llandudno.
3 Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
4 Barnard Castle.
5 King Tiger.
6 Brexit 50p coin.
7 Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson.
8 T rex skeleton (Stan).
9 Great British Bake Off store.
10 Marcus Rashford.
eleven Focus.
12 Vulture (bearded).
13 His MPs married each other: Philip Davies and Esther McVeigh.
14 Billie Eilish.
fifteen Kanye West.
sixteen McDonald’s.
17 Monuments Sculpted by Maggi Hambling: Stoke Newington, 2020; West End; Aldeburgh Beach.
18 Interrupted by earthquakes on live TV.
19 2020 Nobel Prize Winners (from quotes): Peace; Medicine; Physical; Chemistry.
twenty Most popular accounts on TikTok.
twenty-one Decided on name changes in 2020: city; NFL team; medical charity; group.
22 Real people played by 2020 Oscar nominees for Best Actor and Actress: Charlize Theron; Renee Zellweger; Cynthia Erivo; Jonathan Pryce.
2. 3 Veteran acts who topped the UK album chart this year.
24 People Works on Current Banknotes: Winston Churchill Story; Jane Austen novel; JMW. Turner painting.
25 United States Presidential Challenges.
26 Held by Royal Mail stamps this year.
27 Anniversaries of birth: 1920; 1820; 1720; 1620.
28 Named storms hit the UK this year (Jan-Aug).
29 Heads of UK security services: MI5; MI6; GCHQ.
30 Self-portraits of Artemisia Gentileschi (theme of the 2020 National Gallery exhibition).


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