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End-of-year Pink Floyd competition - answers and winners Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Pink Floyd Sampler CD from Best BuyMany thanks to everyone who took the time to participate in our end-of-year competition, giving away a range of Pink Floyd goodies, and also hopefully giving you some fun working out the answers over the Christmas and New Year period.

To put any of you out of your misery if you've been struggling with some of the answers, we repeat the questions below, and show the answers alongside. As for the winners, these have now been drawn, and the lucky ones are as follows:

  • Dark Side Of The Moon Experience edition - James Robertson, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Wish You Were Here Experience edition - Kevin Dobson, Newark, DE, USA
  • Limited edition Best Buy (US) exclusive "Pink Floyd Sampler" CD - Jamey Khan, Bromley, England
  • Exclusive promo Why Pink Floyd? t-shirts (size large) - Anna Lemanczyk, Poland, and Mark Stay, Epsom, England

Our congratulations to the above, commiserations to all those unsuccessful this time around, and a note to you all to keep an eye out for our next competition which is just around the corner!

Here are the answers we were looking for:

  • A: Confidential rumours in a teacup platter? (1,9,2,7) - A Saucerful Of Secrets
  • B: London Studio. (9,3) - Britannia Row
  • C: English city famous for architectural students. (9) - Cambridge
  • D: Not so bright on the Sea of Tranquility… (4,4,2,3,4) - Dark Side Of The Moon
  • E: Reverberations which 'interfere' with the listener. (6) - Echoes
  • F: Favoured black guitar. (6) - Fender
  • G: Producer James. (7) - Guthrie
  • H: Collaborative artists sounds mesmerising. (9) - Hipgnosis
  • I: Flashman's mate! (4) - Inky
  • J: She had a dream on Relics. (5) - Julia
  • K: A pass Pink Floyd went up in 1969. (6) - Khyber
  • L: Unable to say anything on the Division Bell? (4,3,5) - Lost For Words
  • M: Henry was really drunk at the time. (10) - McCullough
  • N: Song featuring four different languages… (3,3,4) - Not Now John
  • O: The Travel Sequence. (2,3,3) - On The Run
  • P: Colour, character, Blues. (4) - Pink
  • Q: Azimuth co-ordinater directed this kind of sound. (12) - Quadraphonic
  • R: Mr Klose. (4) - Rado
  • S: This beach saw a lot of beds. (7,5) - Saunton Sands
  • T: Clocks, bells and tom toms. (4) - Time
  • U: Half live? (9) - Ummagumma
  • V: The forces sweetheart. (4) - Vera
  • W: Postcard cliché? (4,3,4,4) - Wish You Were Here
  • X: Nick Mason and Alan Styles sang about this annual celebration, on BBC Radio. (4) - Xmas
  • Y: Kop anthem? (5,5,4,5) - You’ll Never Walk Alone
  • Z: We have to finish at this point. (9) - Zabriskie

The question that seemed to catch out a number of people was the (rather fiendish) "Flashman's mate!". This made reference to the filming of Pink Floyd The Wall. As many of you will be aware, it wasn't the happiest of productions, and this was in part due to the very strong personalities involved, all wanting to pull things in their direction. Director Alan Parker, at one point, commissioned caricatures by Peter Frampton, the make-up artist on the film, and one of these - printed in Gerald Scarfe's wonderful book about The Wall, published as a hardback in 2010, and last year, as a paperback - reveals the answer (which we've also heard in at least one interview). It depicts "'Flashman' [Roger] Waters the school bully and his friend Inky [Gerald Scarfe]'. Well done to all those who knew this answer!

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