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“Tenable” questions, 17 February 2021 [Series 5 Episode 3]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began this week, on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for today’s show (Wednesday 17 February), Series 5 Episode 3 (S5Ep3). For this week’s other shows please follow these links:

Monday 15 February 2021 (S5Ep1)
Tuesday 16 February 2021 (S5Ep2)
Thursday 18 February 2021 (S5Ep4)
Friday 19 February 2021 (S5Ep5)

For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and answers in each post, as in this piece from a year ago. For this series I plan to post one piece for each episode containing the following: the questions, how the team fared and the answers.

The Questions

Wednesday 17 February 2021

[S5Ep3] Team name: Get the beards in

Round 1: The 10 mainland Australian states and capitals

Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘DER’ [In previous series there was clarification about the dictionary being used, most recently Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk, but not this time.]

Round 3: 10 backing bands by their lead singers [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show you the names of 10 lead singers; we’re looking for the names of the 10 backing bands that are most commonly associated with these singers.”]

The clues: Nick Cave / Joan Jett / Ian Dury / Bill Haley / Bruce Springsteen / Tom Petty / Smokey Robinson / Huey Lewis / Gladys Knight / Bob Marley

Round 4: The last 10 professional football clubs of Andy Cole [The last 10 teams for which he played men’s senior football; this includes clubs he played for while on loan, up to his retirement from the game in the 2008-09 season.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 beers by slogans [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 slogans used to advertise brands of beer; we’re looking for the 10 corresponding beer brands.”]

The clues: The Cream of Manchester / The King of Beers / Probably the best lager in the world / He who drinks Australian thinks Australian / Good things come to those who wait / Stays sharp to the bottom of the glass / Refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach / For great lager follow the bear / No nonsense / Reassuringly expensive

Final Round: English counties: The 10 ceremonial counties that border Wiltshire or Bedfordshire [According to the Ordnance Survey Map of Ceremonial Counties as of February 2020]

How the team fared

Wednesday 17 February 2021, S5Ep3, Get the beards in

All 5 members of Get the beards in made it to the final, playing for 17k, and named 5 of the 10 ceremonial counties that border Wiltshire or Bedfordshire. The remaining answers: Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset.

Questions and Answers

Wednesday 17 February 2021

[S5Ep3] Team name: Get the beards in

Round 1: The 10 mainland Australian states and capitals

New South Wales / Sydney / Queensland / Brisbane / South Australia / Adelaide / Victoria / Melbourne / Western Australia / Perth

Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘DER’ [In previous series there was clarification about the dictionary being used, most recently Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk, but not this time.]

Bender / Binder / Border / Cinder / Dodder / Feeder / Fender / Finder / Fodder / Folder

[I’m not sure why BOLDER and COLDER weren’t listed here, unless they don’t have their own entries in whatever dictionary was used, and they only appear in the entries for “Bold” and “Cold”.]

Round 3: 10 backing bands by their lead singers [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show you the names of 10 lead singers; we’re looking for the names of the 10 backing bands that are most commonly associated with these singers.”]

The clues: Nick Cave / Joan Jett / Ian Dury / Bill Haley / Bruce Springsteen / Tom Petty / Smokey Robinson / Huey Lewis / Gladys Knight / Bob Marley

The Bad Seeds / The Blackhearts / The Blockheads / His Comets / The E Street Band / The Heartbreakers / The Miracles / The News / The Pips / The Wailers

Round 4: The last 10 professional football clubs of Andy Cole [The last 10 teams for which he played men’s senior football; this includes clubs he played for while on loan, up to his retirement from the game in the 2008-09 season.]

Nottingham Forest / Burnley / Sunderland / Birmingham City / Portsmouth / Manchester City / Fulham / Blackburn Rovers / Manchester United / Newcastle United

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 beers by slogans [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 slogans used to advertise brands of beer; we’re looking for the 10 corresponding beer brands.”]

The clues: The Cream of Manchester / The King of Beers / Probably the best lager in the world / He who drinks Australian thinks Australian / Good things come to those who wait / Stays sharp to the bottom of the glass / Refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach / For great lager follow the bear / No nonsense / Reassuringly expensive

Boddington’s / Budweiser / Carlsberg / Foster’s / Guinness / Harp / Heineken / Hofmeister / John Smith’s / Stella Artois

Final Round: English counties: The 10 ceremonial counties that border Wiltshire or Bedfordshire [According to the Ordnance Survey Map of Ceremonial Counties as of February 2020]

Berkshire / Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire / Dorset / Gloucestershire / Hampshire / Hertfordshire / Northamptonshire / Oxfordshire / Somerset

2 thoughts on ““Tenable” questions, 17 February 2021 [Series 5 Episode 3]

    1. Border is in the list. A search on chambers.co.uk shows that there is no entry for Balder or Colder. Bidder does not have its own entry, but is listed in the entry for Bid (verb). Bolder does not have its own entry but appears in the entry for Bold (adj).

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