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Looking back on 2020
  1. The vaccine they developed, with Pfizer, was found to be 95% effective
  2. Santa Barbara, in California
  3. Jack Dorsey (pictured)
  4. Luxembourg 
  5. Shuggie Bain; fashion designer 
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Challenger Deep 
  8. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton 
  9. 23 March 
  10. Princess Nut Nut
  11. Rita Ora
  12. Sputnik V
History and politics
  1. Rudolf Hess
  2. The Curies
  3. The Boxer Rebellion
  4. A film processing firm
  5. Quarantine
  6. Oliver Cromwell
  7. Tilbury
  8. Justin Trudeau
  9. Keir Hardie
  10. 1066; 1483; 1936
  11. Portugal
  12. Battle of the River Plate
Film and TV
  1. Louise Fletcher 
  2. Fritz Lang 
  3. R2-D2 and C-3PO 
  4. Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
  5. Get Out 
  6. DarlingLawrence of Arabia 
  7. Bob Marley 
  8. The zither; Anton Karas 
  9. John McClane and Hans Gruber; the Nakatomi Plaza 
  10. Judith Anderson 
  11. a) Freddy Mercury b) Lauren Bacall c) Kirk Douglas d) Michael Keaton e) Stevie Wonder f) Snoop Dogg 
  12. Rex Harrison; Eddie Murphy 
  13. Wacky Races
  1. Washington DC 
  2. Hawaii and Tennessee; Iowa 
  3. Algeria; Nigeria 
  4. Ted Heath 
  5. a) Laos b) Cuba c) Egypt 
  6. Vilnius, Vienna, Vaduz, Valletta, Vatican City; Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan 
  7. Madagascar 
  8. The Karakoram Highway 
  9. Highway 61 
  10. Darwin
Literature and the arts
  1. The Browns; Mrs Bird 
  2. Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell and their cat (Blanche, though they did also have one called Percy) 
  3. The Artful Dodger 
  4. Hamnet 
  5. a) That there’s some corner of a foreign field, that is for ever England b) And not waving but drowning c) Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair 
  6. Benjamin Britten 
  7. Grendel 
  8. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë 
  9. The theft of the Mona Lisa 
  10. Architecture 
  11. Mary, Colin and Dickon; Pevensie 
  12. The Secret History 
  13. W.B. Yeats 
  14. Catch-22Lolita 
  15. Abraham 
  16. Ulysses
  1. Lucille 
  2. Les Misérables 
  3. Max von Sydow 
  4. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 
  5. Prozac Nation 
  6. Albert Uderzo, of Asterix the Gaul 
  7. Leonard “Nipper” Read 
  8. Honor Blackman
Science and nature
  1. Saffron 
  2. Copper and zinc 
  3. Sulphur 
  4. CO stands for corona, VI for virus, and D for disease, first seen in 2019 
  5. Giraffe 
  6. He suggested tennis balls should be yellow 
  7. Grinding teeth 
  8. Edward Jenner; supposedly because it was for cowpox, and the Latin word for cow is vacca 
  9. Euclid 
  10. China 
  11. Mistletoe
Famous Olympians
  1. Daley Thompson 
  2. Eric Liddell 
  3. Simone Biles 
  4. Jesse Owens 
  5. Cathy Freeman


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