Remarkable Women Quiz : each answer is the name of a famous woman of fact or fiction

  1. A beloved centenarian mum, we hope, still in the public eye (9,5-4)
  2. Patrol ace had her babies in a brace (9) )
  3. A land game may prove to be the first witness to a resurrection (4,9) )
  4. A secret diary she did write, only coming out at night (4,5) )
  5. A Literary lady, who defied parental control to leave home at the age of 40 (9,7)
  6. A mixed up tiny blonde writer is still favoured by the little ones (4,6) )
  7. A purveyor of exotic fruit loved by a regal cavalier (4,6)
  8. Mrs. Arthur Miller thought 'Some liked it hot' (7,6)
  9. She famously blew the wind southerly (8,7)
  10. A short prayer, my love, achieved a watery salvation in 1838 ( 5,7)
  11. Tell Judge Kerry her garden was the best (8,6)
  12. A writer of mysteries with her own mysterious episode (6,8)
  13. Add a feather wrap to a dice and a staunch British lady should appear (8
  14. Avoid Godly design for a selfless equestrian (4,6)
  15. An Italian city and Berkley Square for the sick she did care (8,1 1)
  16. Away from Camelot now she might be Jennifer (9)
  17. Known as the 'Forces Sweetheart' (4,4)
  18. Bony Leanne arranged a walk round the Bloody Tower, so they say, poor thing (4,6)
  19. Fact or Fiction? A merry greenwood maid (6)
  20. From grocer's shop to rooftop, she achieved a first in 1979 (8,8)
  21. Hark! Mum sent Elaine to arrange for our votes (8,9)
  22. This princess from far away in a Gravesend churchyard does lay (10)
  23. Helen Porter Mitchell - a saucy inspiration down under (6,5)
  24. Bother dotty boy keeping order in the house (5,9)
  25. Her persistence was rewarded by a small luminescence (5,5)
  26. Isabella Mary - sounds like she kept whisking when married (3,6)
  27. Voices led her to heroism over the channel, many years ago (4,2,3)
  28. She chiselled a reputation finally in Cornwall (7,8)
  29. Joan my nosh flew down under (3,7)
  30. In Kingsmarkham her detective does work (4,7)
  31. She could produce tide havens of distinction on stage and off (5,5)
  32. She stood beneath the lamplight on the silver screen in 1930 (7,8)
  33. Mr Darcy was her hero (4,6)
  34. Ban Col the rotter from the northern rectory (9,6)
  35. She succeeded in getting round the world alone 'Come Hell or High Water' (5,7)
  36. She too, and her working dress, inspired a frothy confection (4,7)
  37. She was crowned at Winchester while a namesake was more recently put on paper by Mr. Dahl and another told 'such awful lies'(7)
  38. Prison reformer sounds like little fish (9,3)
  39. She was not amused to be called Mrs. Brown (8)
  40. I go greet Leo, but this is not her real name (6,5)

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ANSWERS TO REMARKABLE WOMEN QUIZ

1. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon 2. Cleopatra 3. Mary Magdalene 4.Ann Frank 5. Elizabeth Barrett
6. .Enid Blyton 7. Nell Gwynne 8. Marilyn Monroe 9.Kathleen Ferrier 10. Grace Darling
11.Gertrude Jekyll 12. Agatha Christie 13. Boadicea 14. Lady Godiva 15. Florence Nightingale
16. Guinevere 17. Vera Lynn 18. Ann Boleyn 19. Marian 20. Margaret Thatcher
21. Emmeline Pankhurst 22. Pocahontas 23. Nellie Melba 24. Betty Boothroyd 25. Marie Curie
26. Mrs. Beeton 27. Joan of Arc 28. Barbara Hepworth 29.Amy Johnson 30. Ruth Rendell
31. Edith Evans 32. Marlene Dietrich 33. Jane Austen 34. Charlotte Bronte 35. Claire Francis
36. Anna Pavlova 37. Matilda 38. Victoria 39. George Eliot 40. Marie Lloyd
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