Trivia Teaser

Which disgraced peer and author was imprisoned for four years for perjury in 2001?

Robert Stillington
Margaret Thatcher
George Plantagnet
Jeffrey Archer

Give us a clue - November

31
Oct
2008
 

By Christine Lovatt

Give us a clue for our November words: 'Motive' and 'Bedrock' - you could win a fantastic book prize!

 

These are the entries from our Lovatts readers.

Motive

The why and wherefore
Recurring shape in a design

Vikki Gardner

Reason
Excuse
Cause
Persuasion
Inner drive
Moving cause
Incentive
Goal
Means
Source
Motif (music)
Motif (design)
Inducement
Spur
Movement
Suffix meaning motion
Purpose
Grounds

Margaret Paul

Stimulus

Irene Weber

Physiological need

Jacqui Dwyer

Agenda

Anne Wilhelm

Need
Cause
Reason
Urge
Regards, Passion
A theme elaborated on in a piece of music
Psychology which arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal

Lainie Mercieca

Impetus

Maria Kanas

Reason

Ali Nielsen

Cause
Incitement
Intention
Occasion
Spur
Aim
Ambition
Desire
Mainspring
Justification
The why and wherefore
Reason for a certain course of action
Design
Inducement
Mainspring
Purpose
Stimulus
Theme
Aspiration
Fear
Moving
Rationale
Grounds
Influence
Motivation
Rationale
Thinking
Topic
Causation
Force
Vocation
Explanation
Incentive
Inspiration
Object
Reason
Base
Intent
Circumstance
Impulse
Spontaneity

May Burgemeister

Ambition
Causation
Spur
Circumstance
Impulse
Reason
Producing movement or action
Ground(s)
Rationale
Inducement
Instigate
Cause
Purpose
Object
Design
Occasion
What makes one tick

Bev Robb

Cacoethes
Stimulus
Idea
Thinking
Mainspring
Inspiration
Occasion
Aim
Antecedent
Consideration
Design
Determinant
Drive
Emotion
End
Feeling
Impulse
Root
Spur
Rationale
Intention
Incitement
Influence
Revenge
A motif
Motion
To motivate
Incentive
Ground
Inducement
Purpose
Reason
Cause
Need

Diana Saunders

Why?
Rationale
Investigator’s dilemma in solving a crime

Wilhelmine Halpin

Reason

David Stenson

Cause
Reason for
Impelling force

Peta McMullen

Reason behind the crime
Recurrent theme (esp. musical)
Causing motion, … force
A reason to move it around

Jan Knight

Reason for note in move

Sternvogel

Rhyme or reason
Excuse

Riff girl

Reason for action

Xandora

Motor
Mental or psychic energy
Impulse, urge or need
Cause

Scruffy1


BEDROCK

Flintstones home
Sub stratum
Lowest point

Vikki Gardner

Home of the Flintstones
Fred Flintstone’s town
Hard mattress
Solid rock
Secure foundation
The very bottom
Bottom layer
Support
Basics
Basic principles
Basic rules

Margaret Paul

Nuts & bolts
Cornerstone
Mainspring

Irene Weber

Home town of The Flintstones

Jacqui Dwyer

As low as you can go

Anne Wilhelm

Solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
Principles from which other truths can be derived
Basics
Fundamentals
Fundamental principle
Home of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, and Barney and Betty Rubble

Lainie Mercieca

Sine Qua Non

Maria Kanas

Flintstone’s bowling alley

Ali Nielsen

Solid rock beneath the surface soil
Any solid foundation
Rock fragments or gravel
Strong base for something
Underlying principles or facts of a theory, character etc
Foundation
Footing
Groundwork
Nadir
Essentials
Fundamentals
Substratum
Substructure
Bed
Bottom
Roots
Nuts and bolts

May Burgemeister

Substructure
Cornerstone
Substratum
Basics
Bed
Bottom
Foundation
Rock bottom
Rudiment
Nuts and bolts
Core
Nadir
Root
Base
Underpinning
Groundwork
Footing
Basic facts
Solid rock beneath loose soil

Bev Robb

Bed
Base
Basis
Ground
Basic
Foundation
Rock bottom
Substratum
Bottom
Rock
Fundamental
Solid rock
Flintstone
Duricrust
Caliche

Diana Saunders

Hard mattress
Layer of pebbles
Lapilli garden
Rock under soil
Sleeping rock

Mrs P Edwards

Fred and Wilma’s city
Rock base lying under loose sand or topsoil
Fundamentals

Wilhelmine Halpin

Fred Flintstone’s address

David Stenson

Underlying solidity
Basic foundation
Fred & Barney’s hometown
Stratum below topsoil

Peta McMullen

Nethermost point
Pebble’s home town
Basic principles
Cubed rock at the base of things
Broke CD about low point

Jan Knight

Home city of the Flintstones

Riff girl

Where Dino sleeps at night

Sternvogel

Fred Flintstone’s city

Becstar

Foundation

Nan6

7 Responses to

Give us a clue - November

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riff girl said:
October 31, 2008 at 10:17 PM

Clue for Bedrock: 'Home City of the Flintstones'

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November 01, 2008 at 4:44 AM

MOTIVE Reason for note in move (Cryptic clue -- note "ti" in word "move") BEDROCK Where Dino sleeps at night (Dino, the pet of the Flintstones, who live in Bedrock)

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riff girl said:
November 01, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Motive - rhyme or reason, excuse, why Bedrock - home of fred and barney, base

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xandora said:
November 01, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Motive - Reason for action

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Becstar said:
November 01, 2008 at 9:45 PM

-behind reasoning -fred flinstone's city

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nan6 said:
November 02, 2008 at 4:12 PM

bedrock --- foundation

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Scruffy1 said:
November 04, 2008 at 12:25 PM

MOTIVE - A) Motor B) Mental or Psychic energy C) Impulse, urge or need D) cause