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 Monday, March 12, 2007

 Commonwealth Day quiz: As all good loyal subjects of Her Most Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth will be aware, today is the second Monday in March and therefore Commonwealth Day. Just in case you don't have your own celebration of international diversity planned, why not join in with today's special quiz. Here are anagram clues to 26 of the countries of the Commonwealth. How many can you identify?

    A) aim law
    B) he loots
    C) I regain
    D) ay salami
    E) swan boat   
    F) moon race
    G) mad lives  
    H) ink pasta
    I) anal risk    
J) absorb ad
K) sandal wiz
L) spa region
M) lariat USA
N) I suit arum
O) sly leeches
P) bag handles
Q) Zane Wandle   
R) silica aunt
S) release iron
T) haircut sofa
U) a mob quiz me
V) mandolins solos
W) nodding emu kit
X) new iguana pupae
Y) abroad and dittoing
Z) kids invent satanist

(Answers in the comments box)

n.b. Don't bother celebrating Commonwealth Day by visiting the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. It's closed, and has been for a decade, while a battle rages about the building's future. Everyone agrees that this copper-topped brick pavilion is one of the most important post-war buildings in the capital - everyone, that is, except for the charity Trust who own it. They'd rather sell the place for redevelopment "to realise the full value locked up in the site", and nearly won the support of the Government to do so. Thankfully, at present, the building appears to have been given a reprieve. In the meantime, those interested in finding out more about the cultural diversity of nations should visit the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol instead.

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