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“Tenable” questions, Thursday 20 October 2022 [Series 6 Episode 23]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began last month. Here are the questions and answers for Thursday 20 October 2022, Series 6 Episode 23 (S6Ep23).

As with Series 5 last year, I am posting one piece for each episode containing the following: the questions, how the team fared and the answers.

The Questions

Thursday 20 October 2022

[S6Ep23] Team name: Straight Off the Bat

Round 1: 10 cooking ingredients that begin with the letter ‘S’ [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show you 10 descriptions of ingredients used in cooking that begin with the letter ‘S’; these feature in the alphabetical listing of ingredients in the food section of the BBC website; we are looking for the names of the 10 ingredients.]

The clues: Spice, comes from type of crocus / Italian anise liqueur, served with coffee beans / Seedless type of mandarin orange / Mollusc with fan-shaped shell / Fortified wine from Spain / Blackthorn fruit, used in a gin liqueur / Ancient variety of wheat / Sea creature used in calamari dishes / English blue cheese with protected name / White fat, used in mincmeat

Round 2: The last 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ‘ONE’ [The last 10 of these words alphabetically, as listed in Chambers 21st century dictionary on chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 8 February 2022.]

Round 3: The 10 most recent ‘A Question of Sport’ hosts and team captains [As of January 2022.]

Round 4: The first 10 countries alphabetically that contain the letters ‘MA’ [The letters ‘MA’ are somewhere in the country name, in that order; “Bahamas is not on the list as the usual short-form name is The Bahamas”.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 people, characters and things represented by the initials ‘DD’ [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 descriptions of people, characters and things all of which are represented by the initials ‘DD’; we are looking for the 10 people, characters and things that correspond to these descriptions.”]

The clues: Warner Bros character with lisp / Very short denim cut-offs / Wrote ‘Robinson Crusoe’ (1719) / Mick Carter in ‘EastEnders’ / Fox Mulder in ‘The X-Files’ / In TV presenting duo with Ant McPartlin / Ivorian footballer joined Chelsea in 2004 / Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Boogie Nights’ character / Holder of advanced academic degree in theology / Played Calamity Jane in 1953 film

Final Round: English Counties: The first 10 English ceremonial counties alphabetically with ‘E’ as the second letter [Where a county name has more than one word, it’s the position of the ‘E’ in the first word that counts here.]

How the team fared

Thursday 20 October 2022, S6Ep23, Straight Off the Bat

3 members of Straight Off the Bat made it to the final round and won 11k by naming the first 10 English ceremonial counties alphabetically with ‘E’ as the second letter.

Questions and Answers

Thursday 20 October 2022

[S6Ep23] Team name: Straight Off the Bat

Round 1: 10 cooking ingredients that begin with the letter ‘S’ [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show you 10 descriptions of ingredients used in cooking that begin with the letter ‘S’; these feature in the alphabetical listing of ingredients in the food section of the BBC website; we are looking for the names of the 10 ingredients.]

The clues: Spice, comes from type of crocus / Italian anise liqueur, served with coffee beans / Seedless type of mandarin orange / Mollusc with fan-shaped shell / Fortified wine from Spain / Blackthorn fruit, used in a gin liqueur / Ancient variety of wheat / Sea creature used in calamari dishes / English blue cheese with protected name / White fat, used in mincmeat

The answers Saffron / Sambuca / Satsuma / Scallop / Sherry / Sloe / Spelt / Squid / Stilton / Suet

Round 2: The last 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ‘ONE’ [The last 10 of these words alphabetically, as listed in Chambers 21st century dictionary on chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 8 February 2022.]

Atone / Clone / Crone / Drone / Ozone / Phone / Prone / Scone / Shone / Stone

Round 3: The 10 most recent ‘A Question of Sport’ hosts and team captains [As of January 2022.]

Paddy McGuinness / Sam Quek / Ugo Monye / Sue Barker / Matt Dawson / Phil Tufnell / Ally McCoist / Frankie Dettori / John Parrott / David Coleman

Round 4: The first 10 countries alphabetically that contain the letters ‘MA’ [The letters ‘MA’ are somewhere in the country name, in that order; “Bahamas is not on the list as the usual short-form name is The Bahamas”.]

Denmark / Germany / Guatemala / Jamaica / Madagascar / Malawi / Malaysia / Maldives / Mali / Malta

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 people, characters and things represented by the initials ‘DD’ [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 descriptions of people, characters and things all of which are represented by the initials ‘DD’; we are looking for the 10 people, characters and things that correspond to these descriptions.”]

The clues: Warner Bros character with lisp / Very short denim cut-offs / Wrote ‘Robinson Crusoe’ (1719) / Mick Carter in ‘EastEnders’ / Fox Mulder in ‘The X-Files’ / In TV presenting duo with Ant McPartlin / Ivorian footballer joined Chelsea in 2004 / Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Boogie Nights’ character / Holder of advanced academic degree in theology / Played Calamity Jane in 1953 film

The answers: Daffy Duck / Daisy Dukes / Daniel Defoe / Danny Dyer / David Duchovny / Declan Donnelly / Didier Drogba / Dirk Diggler / Doctor of Divinity / Doris Day

Final Round: English Counties: The first 10 English ceremonial counties alphabetically with ‘E’ as the second letter [Where a county name has more than one word, it’s the position of the ‘E’ in the first word that counts here.]

Bedfordshire / Berkshire / Derbyshire / Devon / Herefordshire / Hertfordshire / Kent / Leicestershire / Merseyside / West Midlands

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