What links prayers at 6am with 0 degrees longitude? The Weekend quiz

Thomas Eaton
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The questions

1 Which Nazi leader died in Paddington in 1981?
2 What are produced at La Masia and La Fábrica?
3 In publishing, what does ISBN stand for?
4 Adopted in 1625, what symbol is the Dannebrog?
5 Gabriele Münter was a founder member of what expressionist group?
6 What was nicknamed the Honourable John Company?
7 Which country separates Guyana and French Guiana?
8 In what novel is Constance unhappily married to Sir Clifford?
What links:
9 Asgard and Midgard, in the form of a rainbow?
10 Singer O’Dowd; outlaw McCarty; slugger Ruth; bank robber Nelson?
11 Statant; sejant; rampant; passant; dormant?
12 Victoria Embankment; Cardiff City Hall; Colchester station?
13 Khumbu icefall; Kangshung face; Hornbein couloir; Hillary step?
14 Prayers at 6am; 0 degrees longitude; 2, 3, 5, 7, etc?
15 Prince of Morocco (Au); Prince of Arragon (Ag); Bassanio (Pb)?

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The answers

1 Albert Speer.
2 Footballers (academies of Barcelona and Real Madrid).
3 International Standard Book Number.
4 Danish flag.
5 Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider).
6 East India Company.
7 Suriname.
8 Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
9 Bifrost (bridge in Norse myth, linking gods’ realm and Earth).
10 Young nicknames: Boy George; Billy the Kid; Babe Ruth; Baby Face Nelson.
11 Attitudes of animals in heraldry: standing; sitting; rearing; walking; lying down.
12 Statues of Boudicca.
13 Parts of Mount Everest.
14 Prime: canonical hour of prayer; prime meridian; prime numbers.
15 Caskets chosen by Portia’s suitors in The Merchant Of Venice: gold; silver; lead.