It is that time of the week again where I revealed the answers to last week’s puzzle, which required readers to guess Agatha Christie titles from riddles. Lots of you took part, though it seems Michael Jackson lyrics are less memorable than I thought. If you haven’t already had a go at the riddles yourself click on the link above, otherwise read on down for the answers. How many did you get correct?
Cryptic Clue No. 1: A crime takes place on a mode of transport which links to one of Picasso’s painting periods.
Answer: The Mystery of the Blue Train
Cryptic Clue No. 2: A Michael Jackson song lyric is found in this Christie novel title.
Answer: The ABC Murders
Cryptic Clue No. 3: A furry onlooker is on hand to give Poirot assistance in solving the mystery in this Christie title.
Answer: Dumb Witness
Cryptic Clue No. 4: A foreboding mobile digit.
Answer: The Moving Finger
Cryptic Clue No. 5: This Christie title is moving in the direction of nothing.
Answer: Towards Zero
Cryptic Clue No. 6: Poison really glitters in this Christie novel.
Answer: Sparkling Cyanide
Cryptic Clue No. 7: A Jane Austen family features in this Christie title.
Answer: At Bertram’s Hotel
Cryptic Clue No. 8: An item found at home, which gives a sense of finality.
Cryptic Clue No. 9: A baker’s dozen of conundrums.
Answer: Thirteen Problems
Cryptic Clue No. 10: An anaemic equine.
Answer: The Pale Horse
Cryptic Clue No. 11: I bet the killer was really teed off when he was discovered in this Christie story.
Answer: Murder on the Links
Cryptic Clue No. 12: A depressed conifer.
Answer: Sad Cypress
Cryptic Clue No. 13: Concise emptiness.
Answer: The Hollow
Cryptic Clue No. 14: A new homeowner’s nightmare.
Answer: Crooked House
Cryptic Clue No. 15: Snow white’s companions, a popular soft drink and the hills of Rome share something in common with this Christie title.
Answer: The Seven Dials Mystery
Looking for a new challenge to try? Have a go at The Carr Challenge