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Can You Beat This Fiendishly Hard "Only Connect" Missing Vowels Quiz?

Not only do you have to work out what the missing vowels are, you have to work out what the category the word is too. It's just as infuriating as the show itself.

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The "Missing Vowels" round from Only Connect is one of the most infuriating rounds in any game show.

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The words in the light-blue box have their vowels removed and spaces added, and you have to use the category to work out what the word is.

So the answer to LTNN TNDL TNNT above is "Lieutenant and Lieutenant".

For this quiz let's make it harder. We have removed the categories. Try to guess the words without the vowels, then choose the category they belong in.

  1. 1. Let's start with an "easy" one.

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    What is the category that the phrase with the missing vowels above belongs to?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Notable Blue Peter pets.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Oxford English Dictionary "banned" words.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Films starring Audrey Hepburn.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Towns on the South West Coast Path.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The category is films starring Audrey Hepburn!

    If you add the missing vowels to that word you get My Fair Lady, a film starring Audrey Hepburn. See?!!!

    The category is films starring Audrey Hepburn!
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  2. 2. This one is not too difficult.

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    Work out the vowels, then guess the category the phrase belongs to.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Notable days in British parliamentary calendar.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cleaning products.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A noun and an anagram.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Milhouse catchphrases from The Simpsons.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's cleaning products!

    The phrase is "washing-up liquid". If you cleaned what was in the kitchen sink more often you would have answered quicker than you did.

    It's cleaning products!
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  3. 3. How about this one?

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    Remember: Work out the word, then work out the category.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Speakers of the House of Lords.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Words with four "n"s.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Disused London Underground stations.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Household appliances and non-household appliances.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's words with four "n"s!

    "Announcement" has got four "n"s in it, you see. It really is that simple (lies: This is infuriatingly difficult).

    It's words with four "n"s!
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  4. 4. This quiz round can really hurt your head.

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    What is the category? (Hint: This one was in last week's show.)

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    Incorrect
    Things that aren't an orange.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Things that aren't grown on trees.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Foods you shouldn't dip in yoghurt.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Breakfast cereals that should exist.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It is things that aren't an orange.

    Why? Because if you add the missing vowels you get the phrase "William of Orange", and he wasn't a orange.

    It is things that aren't an orange.
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  5. 5. What is the category for these words?

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    What category does this belong to?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Brit Award winners.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    X Factor runners-up.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Participants in the 2014 Oscars selfie.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mercury Music Prize winners.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The category is participants in the Oscars selfie.

    Bradley Cooper was in Ellen DeGeneres' unforgettable 2014 Oscar selfie. The other category options are from music awards, not film.

    The category is participants in the Oscars selfie.
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  6. 6. Next up is this one.

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Football players who have been banned from football.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A long time.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Pitchers available from Wetherspoons.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    (Reasons it's fun to stay at the) YMCA.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The category is a long time.

    YONKS. Did it take you a long time to answer it though?

    The category is a long time.
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  7. 7. How about this one?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Shopping chains that have gone into administration.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    BBC Four documentary names.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    World War II secret messages.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Films about the Vietnam War.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The category is films about the Vietnam War.

    The film Apocalypse Now is about the Vietnam War, which I haven't seen yet but I will get round to watch soon alright?

    The category is films about the Vietnam War.
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  8. 8. How about this one?

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    Nice hair.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Apollo astronauts that have stepped on the moon.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Top Gear challenges that led to failure.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The British Isles.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Katie Hopkins' "abusive" tweets.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The category is the British Isles!

    N.B: The car ferry from the Isle of Wight takes a long time.

    The category is the British Isles!
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  9. 9. Can you solve this rather difficult one?

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    What category does this phrase fit into?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sky News daytime presenters.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Notable lighthouses of Great Britain.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Seen at children's parties.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Often overheard in cinema chains.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pass the parcel is "Seen at children's parties!"

    I was never the winner of Pass the Parcel. Never. NEVER.

    Pass the parcel is "Seen at children's parties!"
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  10. 10. It's not getting easier. SORRY.

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Party leaders with one letter humorously changed.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Notable episode names from Neighbours.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Controversial Glastonbury headliners.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sexual innuendos from The Great British Bake Off.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the "humorous" party leaders one.

    Oh, Ex Miliband! Ha. Ha. Ha.

    It's the "humorous" party leaders one.
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  11. 11. What?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sandwich options at Pret a Manger.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Banned records on BBC Radio 1.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Motorway service stations near Nuneaton.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Three consecutive numbers in ascending order.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's all to do with consecutive numbers.

    It's 99, 100 and 101. If you have managed to crack that, LITERALLY WELL DONE.

    It's all to do with consecutive numbers.
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  12. 12. Oh, for god's sake.

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Recipes in Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    TV show titles which ask questions.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Official Met Office cloud names and classifications.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Characters that have died in Game of Thrones.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's TV shows whose titles ask questions!

    Obviously. OBVIOUSLY. O-B-V-I-O-U-S-L-Y.

    It's TV shows whose titles ask questions!
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