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1 Which singer-songwriter is known as the “mother of MP3”?
2 What is the largest arboreal mammal?
3 Sandra Mason is the first president of which country?
4 What UK charity is named after a New York bar?
5 In global investing, what is a SWF?
6 What monarch had a collection of stamps in 325 volumes?
seven Which Lloyd Webber musical has borrowed a title from Elgar?
8 Which race founded the sports newspaper L’Auto?
What links:
Abertawe; Caerdydd; Casnewydd; Llanelwy; Tyddewi?
ten Hudson; Crichton; Pennyworth; Carson?
11 Betelgeuse; Peter the great; plague rodents; music, dance etc?
12 Aspartame; isomalt; lactitol; steviol glycoside?
13 Thyssen-Bornemisza; Queen Sofia; Prado?
14 Canton; load; domain; fimbriation; fly, hoist?
15 little Albert; Asch compliance; Stanford Prison; Milgram?

Stuck on the stamp index? Photograph: FlamingPumpkin / Getty Images / iStockphoto

The answers

1 Suzanne Vega (Tom’s Diner was used for the tests).
2 Orangutan.
3 Barbados.
4 Stone wall.
5 Sovereign wealth fund.
6 Georges V.
seven Starlight Express.
8 Tour de France.

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9 Welsh names of Welsh towns: Swansea; Cardiff; Newport; Saint-Asaph; Saint David.
ten Fictitious butlers: upstairs, downstairs; Admirable Crichton; Batman; Downton Abbey.
11 Anagrams: star; tsar; rats; arts.
12 Artificial sweeteners.
13 Galleries in Madrid’s “art triangle”.
14 Parts of a flag.
15 Famous (or infamous) psychological experiments.

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