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What links Jean Rhys to Salman Rushdie? The Saturday quiz

<span>Photograph: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy</span>
Photograph: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy

The questions

1 Whose only tennis singles defeat in 1983 was to Kathy Horvath?
2 Radioactive element americium is used in which household device?
3 Which list of vices was enumerated by Pope Gregory I?
4 Which US president grew up speaking Dutch?
5 What new literary genre is cli-fi?
6 Which animals rest on their backs in floating “rafts”?
7 Lamarckism is a discredited theory of what?
8 Which chimes can sound for no more than 12 seconds at a time?
What links:
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Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin; Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind (2022)?
10 Harvard University; British Museum; Millennium Dome?
11 Grave; macron; ogonek; tilde?
12 Mary’s room; veil of ignorance; trolley problem; brain in a vat?
13 Japanese spider; coconut; red king; Tasmanian giant?
14 Jean Rhys; Philippa Pearce; Salman Rushdie; Matt Haig?
15 Marlon Brando & Robert De Niro; Heath Ledger & Joaquin Phoenix; Rita Moreno & Ariana DeBose?

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Cracked the coconut clue? Photograph: Richard Drury/Getty Images

The answers

1 Martina Navratilova.
2 Smoke detector.
3 Seven deadly sins.
4 Martin Van Buren.
5 Climate fiction.
6 Sea otters.
7 Evolution.
8 Ice-cream vans.
9 Single-copy musical recordings.
10 Funded (at least in part) by lotteries.
11 Diacritical marks.
12 Thought experiments in philosophy.
13 Large crab species.
14 Midnight novels: Good Morning, Midnight; Tom’s Midnight Garden; Midnight’s Children; The Midnight Library.
15 Won Oscars for playing the same part: Vito Corleone; Joker; Anita in West Side Story.