Festive Fifty: the answers

January 9, 2014

Hundreds took the quiz – and most were found wanting. At last, we release the solutions

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We never said it would be easy. And it wasn’t. But today, at long last, to help quell the arguments that have raging across Lawdom since its release that fateful day in December, here come the answers.

To remind yourself of the horror (‘Oh, the humanity!’) look here.

Whose logo?

1. Freshfields
2. Burges Salmon
3. DLA Piper
4. Pinsent Masons
5. Osborne Clarke
6. Proskauer Rose

What connects:

7. Griffiths, Stanley, Rogerson, Gilg?

Surnames of editors of leading legal publications: Cat Griffiths (The Lawyer), Georgina Stanley (Legal Week), Paul Rogerson (Law Society Gazette), John-Yves Gilg (Solicitors Journal).

8. The star of Xena, Casaubon’s cousin, a dance troupe from BGT 2009, a Californian golf company?

All contain the word ‘law’: Lucy Lawless, Ladislaw, Flawless, Callaway.

9. Norton Rose, Lawrence Graham, Bond Dickinson, Red Bull?

All have offices in the ‘More London’ development.

10. Mishcon de Reya, Lewis Silkin, Baker & McKenzie, Mills & Reeve, Withers, Browne Jacobson?

All featured in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies, 2013.

Merry Cryptmas:

11. Afterwards, in a golf course (10): Link-later-s
12. Gymnast – short – takes on bird (7): Ol-swan-g
13. Quiet old city’s seen in a street (7): A-sh-ur-st
14. Blackpool FC? (4&2): Ince & Co
15. Scotsman taking distant roads (11): Mac-far-lanes
16. Spy – and one who sounds like his player (4,6): Bond Pearce (as was)
17. How to get pareses? (12): Shake-speares
18. Patty, chopped, served with s-something smoked (6,6): Burge-s Salmon
19. Dollar evens out: one putting icing on the cake (5): DLA Piper
20. Deserves to be shook up about end of March (9): Evers-h-eds

Which lawyer:

21. Defended Darnay, and found the going choppy? Sydney Carton, from A Tale of Two Cities
22. Was ‘ful riche of excellence’? A Sergeant of the Lawe, from The Canterbury Tales
23. Kept the truth about Jones from Allworthy? Mr Dowling, from Tom Jones
24. Was a vulture to a fox? Voltore, from Volpone
25. Opened ‘I Can’t Believe It’s A Law Firm!’? Lionel Hutz, from The Simpsons

Law in the News:

26. Which Norwegian law firm turned its website into a fan page for chess prodigy and male model Magnus Carlsen? Simonsen Vogt Wiig
27. Which celebrated French illustrator is attempting to sue his daughter for ‘psychological violence’? Albert Uderzo
28. In August, who became the first celebrity to win a passing off case related to their image on clothing? Rihanna
29. Which non-league football club was forced to change its badge design after Tottenham Hotspur complained it was too similar to their crest? Fleet Spurs
30. A US animal rights group has approached a New York court to recognise a chimpanzee as a legal person. What is the name of the group? The Nonhuman Rights Project
31. In February, Oscar Pistorious was accused of murdering his model girlfriend. What was her name? Reva Steenkamp
32. Which controversial French barrister – known as ‘the Devil’s Advocate’ for his willingness to defend terrorists, war criminals and dictators – passed away in August this year? Jacque Vergès
33. According to Superbrands 2013, which is the UK’s leading law brand? Freshfields
34. Which firm won Law Firm of the Year at The British Legal Awards in November? Slaughter and May and Linklaters
35. According to recent findings by costs lawyer, Jim Diamond, the hourly rate charged for Magic Circle partners has reached an all-time high. How much has it increased since 2005 – by 25%, 62% or 89%? B: 62%

Who played:

36. Ally McBeal? Calista Flockhart
37. Sam Seaborn? Rob Lowe
38. Anna Forbes? Daniela Nardini
39. Harry Venn? Philip Glenister
40. Horace Rumpole? Leo McKern

Which messed-up site is:

41. Rips a flawless onion? Professionals in Law
42. Sally Wimp? Simply Law
43. A glottal yell? Totally Legal
44. Bawls Glee joke? Legal Week Jobs
45. Hence anal cry? Chancery Lane

Finally, the epilogue asks:

46. On which record label was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ released? Epic
47. Which Greek philosopher ‘combines a physics based on an atomistic materialism with a rational hedonistic ethics that emphasizes moderation of desires and cultivation of friendships’? Epicurus
48. What’s the name of the flap at the entrance to the larynx? Epiglottis
49. Which sitcom starred LeBlanc, Mangan and Greig? Episodes
50. What is often described as the ‘theory of knowledge’? Epistemology

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