The Penny Post 2021-22 Christmas & New Year Quiz – with a superb prize from the Ibex Inn in Chaddleworth

Christmas is coming with New Year’s Eve hot on its heels, which can only mean one thing – the publication of the annual Penny Post Christmas and New Year Quiz which, as ever, will confer a wonderful prize on the lucky winner.

The prize

Huge thanks to Nathan and Gavin from The Ibex Inn in Chaddleworth for this generous prize:

Meal for two, a bottle of house wine, a double room and breakfast the following day at The Ibex.

The quiz

You’ll find below 19 questions. These are about 2021, the local area or The Ibex Inn (you may want to visit the pub’s website to answer these).

When you’ve answered the questions, take the first letter of each answer and re-arrange these to form a phrase which is relevant to the prize. To give you a bit of help, the questions are ordered alphabetically by their answers: so, if the answer to one of them was “zyzzyva’”(which it isn’t), that question would be at the bottom. Five of these initial letters, by the way, appear twice.

The questions

On your marks; get set; and off you go…

1  Which group released its first album of new material for 40 years in 2021?

2  If you go north on the A338 and right into Buckham Hill, the first left to Chaddleworth is called what?

3  Which Watts has crashed his last cymbal?

4  2021’s tale of worms, spice and folding space?

5  Who or what was cloned 25 years ago in 1996?

6  Which company makes the hybrid mattresses found in the bedrooms at the Ibex?

7  The baroness who bosses the lords.

8  Which Clive is the West Berkshire Councillor for the Downlands ward, in which Chaddleworth is located?

9  Whose Stone Lane runs to the south of Chaddleworth?

10 Which testing lab made an estimated 43,000 mistakes in 2021?

11 Which country pledged at COP26 that it would be carbon-neutral by 2070?

12 Who won the 140th final in May 2021 at the fifth attempt?

13 Gavin’s co-owner of the Ibex.

14 And the award for best picture goes to…

15 Which Paterson’s case caused conflation in the house?

16 Which ex-servicemen and women’s association celebrated its centenary in 2021?

17 William Boyd’s latest threesome, first published in paperback in 2021.

18 Which Kane top-scored in the final but ended up on the losing side?

19 The 25th of 26 in English and the 24th of 25 in French.

How to enter

Please email the phrase (not the 19 individual answers) to with the subject ‘PP 2021 Xmas quiz‘ by 10pm on Sunday 3 January 2022.

Please be sure to add your name, where you live (the town or village name is fine) and your phone number (which we’ll only use if we need to contact you about this competition). Please also see the terms and conditions below.

Many thanks again to Nathan and Gavin, owners of The Ibex Inn, for donating this wonderful prize.

Terms & conditions

• The winner will be selected at random from the correct or most correct entries received and notified by email within 48 hours of the closing date (see above). Acceptance must be confirmed by email within 48 hours of the notification or we will select another winner to whom this condition will also apply. The judge’s decision in all matters will be final.

• If you’re not already a subscriber to Penny Post, by entering this competition you’re agreeing to have your email address added to our circulation list. We do not pass on information to third parties and you can opt out at any time.

• Only one entry can be accepted from any one email address.

• The winner will be put in touch with The Ibex Inn directly to make the arrangements for redeeming the prize. 

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