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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.

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

    Notable Blue Peter pets.
    Oxford English Dictionary "banned" words.
    Films starring Audrey Hepburn.
    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.

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

    Notable days in British parliamentary calendar.
    Cleaning products.
    A noun and an anagram.
    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?

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

    Speakers of the House of Lords.
    Words with four "n"s.
    Disused London Underground stations.
    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.

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

    Things that aren't an orange.
    Things that aren't grown on trees.
    Foods you shouldn't dip in yoghurt.
    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?

    What category does this belong to?
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    What category does this belong to?

    Brit Award winners.
    X Factor runners-up.
    Participants in the 2014 Oscars selfie.
    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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    Football players who have been banned from football.
    A long time.
    Pitchers available from Wetherspoons.
    (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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    Shopping chains that have gone into administration.
    BBC Four documentary names.
    World War II secret messages.
    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?

    Nice hair.
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    Nice hair.

    Apollo astronauts that have stepped on the moon.
    Top Gear challenges that led to failure.
    The British Isles.
    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?

    What category does this phrase fit into?
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    What category does this phrase fit into?

    Sky News daytime presenters.
    Notable lighthouses of Great Britain.
    Seen at children's parties.
    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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    Party leaders with one letter humorously changed.
    Notable episode names from Neighbours.
    Controversial Glastonbury headliners.
    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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    Sandwich options at Pret a Manger.
    Banned records on BBC Radio 1.
    Motorway service stations near Nuneaton.
    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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    Recipes in Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals.
    TV show titles which ask questions.
    Official Met Office cloud names and classifications.
    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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Can You Beat This Fiendishly Hard "Only Connect" Missing Vowels Quiz?

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