Universally Challenged #1 – Lockdown Quiz

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UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED #1

Each question below is a cryptic clue for a university name, anywhere in the world (the number of letters in the answer is in parentheses). You can get hints (1 and 2) for the continent (defined by QS) and country… but where’s the fun in cheating? Answers posted and hint sheets at blogs.kcl.ac.uk/patrickjleman

Hint 1 Continent Hint 2 Country Answer
1.    An ancient alternative to a shower (4)
2.    Former consumer (6)
3.    It’s the key (4)
4.    There’s merry gold and a smart car (5)
5.    Missing en route in a mixed-up Osborn (8)
6.    Steel was found in Ramsey’s meadow (9)
7.    Daddy of one (4,3)
8.    At Cambridge, they initiate many intelligent teens (3)
9.    Dog walker seems to be in charge (5)
10. Online fun? (5)
11. Finished the fourth letter (6)
12. A nobleman in another Durham? (4)
13. Not quite all easy (7)
14. When faced with a fiendish conundrum, the answers may be fairly humdrum… Poetry? (8)
15. Cultivated within a generation (9)
16. Sounds like a skin injury? (4)
17. A large, hepatologic puddle (9)
18. “… in the middle of our (Scandinavian) street”? (6)
19. I am, I am, I am Superman! (4)
20. This number, nearly… (6)
21. Not me, not u, and signally a learner driver (3)
22. Working out fun? (6)
23. Nearly seems to be the hardest word (6)
24. Just sitting inside is not a good activity (5)
25. Up there, the bottles don’t stay (7)
26. Godzilla locale (5)
27. An old, prestigious cattle car (6)
28. Golden… texture like sun (5)
29. You can’t eat the first part, but could be all at the second (7)
30. … and a shut case (4)

 

 

 

Scroll down for hints by Continent, by Country, and finally the answers…

 

 

 

Hints by Continent…

Hint 1 Continent Hint 2

Country

Answer
1.    An ancient alternative to a shower (4) Europe
2.    Former consumer (6) Europe
3.    It’s the key (4) N America
4.    There’s merry gold and a smart car (5) Europe
5.    Missing en route in a mixed-up Osborn (8) Europe
6.    Steel was found in Ramsey’s meadow (9) Europe
7.    Daddy of one (4,3) Europe
8.    At Cambridge, they initiate many intelligent teens (3) N America
9.    Dog walker seems to be in charge (5) Europe
10. Online fun? (5) Europe
11. Finished the fourth letter (6) Europe
12. A nobleman in another Durham? (4) N America
13. Not quite all easy (7) N America
14. When faced with a fiendish conundrum, the answers may be fairly humdrum… Poetry? (8) Europe
15. Cultivated within a generation (9) Europe
16. Sounds like a skin injury? (4) Europe
17. A large, hepatologic puddle (9) Europe
18. “… in the middle of our (Scandinavian) street”? (6) Europe
19. I am, I am, I am Superman! (4) Europe
20. This number, nearly… (6) Europe
21. Not me, not u, and signally a learner driver (3)
22. Working out fun? (6) Europe
23. Nearly seems to be the hardest word (6) Europe
24. Just sitting inside is not a good activity (5) Oceania
25. Up there, the bottles don’t stay (7) Europe
26. Godzilla locale (5) Asia
27. An old, prestigious cattle car (6) Europe
28. Golden… texture like sun (5) N America
29. You can’t eat the first part, but could be all at the second (7) Europe
30. … and a shut case (4) Europe

 

 

Hints by Country…

Hint 1 Continent Hint 2

Country

Answer
1.    An ancient alternative to a shower (4) Europe UK
2.    Former consumer (6) Europe UK
3.    It’s the key (4) N America USA
4.    There’s merry gold and a smart car (5) Europe UK
5.    Missing en route in a mixed-up Osborn (8) Europe France
6.    Steel was found in Ramsey’s meadow (9) Europe UK
7.    Daddy of one (4,3) Europe UK
8.    At Cambridge, they initiate many intelligent teens (3) N America USA
9.    Dog walker seems to be in charge (5) Europe UK
10. Online fun? (5) Europe UK
11. Finished the fourth letter (6) Europe UK
12. A nobleman in another Durham? (4) N America USA
13. Not quite all easy (7) N America USA
14. When faced with a fiendish conundrum, the answers may be fairly humdrum… Poetry? (8) Europe Ireland
15. Cultivated within a generation (9) Europe Netherlands
16. Sounds like a skin injury? (4) Europe Switzerland
17. A large, hepatologic puddle (9) Europe UK
18. “… in the middle of our (Scandinavian) street”? (6) Europe Denmark
19. I am, I am, I am Superman! (4) Europe UK
20. This number, nearly… (6) Europe Netherlands
21. Not me, not u, and signally a learner driver (3) Europe UK
22. Working out fun? (6) Europe UK
23. Nearly seems to be the hardest word (6) Europe UK
24. Just sitting inside is not a good activity (5) Oceania New Zealand
25. Up there, the bottles don’t stay (7) Europe UK
26. Godzilla locale (5) Asia Japan
27. An old, prestigious cattle car (6) Europe UK
28. Golden… texture like sun (5) N America USA
29. You can’t eat the first part, but could be all at the second (7) Europe UK
30. … and a shut case (4) Europe UK

 

 

 

 

Finally, the Answers…

Hint 1 Continent Hint 2

Country

Answer
1.    An ancient alternative to a shower (4) Europe UK Bath
2.    Former consumer (6) Europe UK Exeter
3.    It’s the key (4) N America USA Yale
4.    There’s merry gold and a smart car (5) Europe UK Aston
5.    Missing en route in a mixed-up Osborn (8) Europe France Sorbonne
6.    Steel was found in Ramsey’s meadow (9) Europe UK Sheffield
7.    Daddy of one (4,3) Europe UK Bath Spa
8.    At Cambridge, they initiate many intelligent teens (3) N America USA MIT
9.    Dog walker seems to be in charge (5) Europe UK Leeds
10. Online fun? (5) Europe UK Essex
11. Finished the fourth letter (6) Europe UK Dundee
12. A nobleman in another Durham? (4) N America USA Duke
13. Not quite all easy (7) N America USA Harvard
14. When faced with a fiendish conundrum, the answers may be fairly humdrum… Poetry? (8) Europe Ireland Limerick
15. Cultivated within a generation (9) Europe Netherlands Groningen
16. Sounds like a skin injury? (4) Europe Switzerland Bern
17. A large, hepatologic puddle (9) Europe UK Liverpool
18. “… in the middle of our (Scandinavian) street”? (6) Europe Denmark Aarhus
19. I am, I am, I am Superman! (4) Europe UK Kent
20. This number, nearly… (6) Europe Netherlands Twente
21. Not me, not u, and signally a learner driver (3) Europe UK UCL
22. Working out fun? (6) Europe UK Sussex
23. Nearly seems to be the hardest word (6) Europe UK Surrey
24. Just sitting inside is not a good activity (5) Oceania New Zealand Otago
25. Up there, the bottles don’t stay (7) Europe UK Glasgow
26. Godzilla locale (5) Asia Japan Tokyo
27. An old, prestigious cattle car (6) Europe UK Oxford
28. Golden… texture like sun (5) N America USA Brown
29. You can’t eat the first part, but could be all at the second (7) Europe UK Swansea
30. … and a shut case (4) Europe UK Open