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Mindgames ed. 13

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“The name Father __________ came to me, and all the lonely people. But then I thought that people would think it was supposed to be about my Dad. So I went through the telephone book and I got the name McKenzie.” Q. Who said this about what?

The Open Round

This Edition of Mindgames is special. In addition to all the correct answers, you also have to identify the topic the questions are based on to win the big prize. Good luck!

Q1. Name the instrument

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Q2. Who said this about what? “The name Father __________ came to me, and all the lonely people. But then I thought that people would think it was supposed to be about my Dad. So I went through the telephone book and I got the name McKenzie.”

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Q3. Name the album

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Q4. Name the city

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Q5. Name the song

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Q6. Name the band

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Q7. Name their son

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Q8. Name the album

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Q9. Name the song

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Q10. Name the father

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The ABC Round

Your first task in this round is to identify the person/thing shown in the picture. Then, connect a, b and c to another well-known person, your final answer. All three ‘connections’ have to be explained for an entry to qualify as a ‘final answer’. Note: The picture clue a) is not the final solution.

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Q: Who or what is connected to A, B and C?

Solutions to Mindgames 12: Five people came close to landing themselves a full house. It was not to be. Jiten Bhalla, Akshay M, and Naresh Saukar, Biswanath Gupta and S. Elango take a bow. The five of you came out on top. Thank you, everyone, for playing. Do keep playing.

The Open Round

A1. Clue: Coromandel. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (Coromandel Cements is the flagship brand of India Cements, the company that owns the Chennai Super Kings.)

A2. Clue: Laganu custard. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (‘Laganu Custard’ is a delightful Parsee dish. Kings XI Punjab is co-owned by the delightful Parsee ‘dish’, Preity Zinta)

A3. Clue: Film by Mani Ratnam. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (The film ‘Guru’ by Mani Ratnam is said to have been loosely-based on the life of the late Dhirubhai Ambani. Mumbai Indians is owned by the late industrialist’s elder son, Mukesh and wife Nita Ambani.)

A4. Name the ‘animal’ shown in the picture. (The Mongoose bat)

A5. Clue: MJ Akbar. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (The veteran journalist and author, MJ Akbar was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Deccan Chronicle. The same group owns the Deccan Chargers.)

A6. Clue: Calendar man. Name the club and the ‘connection’. (The famous Kingfisher Calendar brought out by the even more famous Vijay Mallya, owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore.)

A7. Clue: ‘b.’ Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (The little ‘B’ Abhishek Bachchan is the main brand ambassador for Idea, one of the co-sponsors of the Mumbai Indians.)

A8. Clue: Tiger Woods. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (Tiger Woods was hauled up for ‘sexting’, among other things. So was Shane Warne, the talismanic coach and captain of the Rajasthan Royals.)

A9. Clue: Young and ‘jawan’. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (A very young Shah Rukh Khan starred in the TV series ‘Fauji’, about a soldier in the army. Shah Rukh Khan is co-owner of the club, Kolkata Knight Riders.)

A10. Clue: Dada of Durban. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’. (Yuvraj Singh has had some memorable Twenty20 performances in Durban, thus the nickname. He is the ‘icon’ player for Kings XI Punjab.)

The ABC Round

Your first task in this round is to identify the person/thing shown in the picture. Then, connect a, b and c to another well-known person, your final answer. All three ‘connections’ have to be explained for an entry to qualify as a ‘final answer’. Note: The picture clue a) is not the final solution.

Ans. a)  Juhi Chawla, who  is part-owner of KKR

Ans. b) Fake IPL player (Wrote a blog and book loosely based on the goings-on at KKR)

Ans. c) Shilpa Shetty (Star of ‘Big Brother’. ‘Dada’ is another word for ‘big brother’, the name by which Sourav Ganguly, Captain of KKR is fondly referred to as.)

Q: Who or what is connected to A, B and C?

Final Ans. The Kolkata Knight Riders