Sunday, 17 May 2015

quæstio ad libitum

I shall be jetting off to spend the summer in my home town in England later today, and as per custom I have a tricky question involving the kind of convoluted thinking that you have probably come to expect from my puzzles. I think that this one is easy though, so I expect someone to come up with the answer before I’m back online, which will probably be on Tuesday morning, depending on how much gin I drink en route. (Last year, as I disembarked from the plane in Manchester, three flight attendants told me that they’d never seen anyone drink so much gin before. Hey! It’s free.)

Anyway, here’s the question:
What connects one of the five beaches used for the D-Day landings in Normandy on 6th June 1944 to a royal album and a Japanese car model?
As always with this kind of puzzle, it will seem unfathomably abstruse until you’ve worked out which beach, etc., is the relevant one.

similar puzzles
A Hard Question
What’s the Connection?
An English Question

6 comments:

  1. Ok. I know I am going to get this wrong but here goes...Gold. Gold Beach was a code name for one of the beaches. Royal album-gold. I have no idea if it links to a Japanese car model but perhaps they make one called gold or has gold. Now you may flunk me on the test, kind sir. It was great fun, however. I will check back for the correct answer.

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    1. Ingenious Momma...but wrong. I won’t be posting the correct answer before the end of the month. Unless someone comes up with it first, of course.

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  2. Still reading your blog and still enjoying it!

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    1. Hi Keith. I’ll send you a PM via Ratz in the next few days (after I’ve got the gin out of my system).

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    1. Making some progress Oliver, but you still have quite a way to go.

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