FACupFactfile Festive Xmas Quiz

Can you solve the cryptic clues (look out for anagram indicators) to identify 158 of the 737 clubs who entered the 2017-18 FA Cup?

Many are simple and straightforward, others are more difficult. Some will make you say ‘oh, yeah’ when you identify the club, whilst others will make you groan once you see the answer.

A link to the answers is below:

https://facupfactfile.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/answers-explanations-for-facupxmasquiz/

Reply with your answers by leaving comments below, or tweet them to @FACupFactfile on Twitter, or send them to me at the email address at the bottom of this blog.

Do share the quiz with your friends, family, and fellow football fans to see who can be the first in your circle to complete the list.

The Winner will be the first to identify all clubs or to have identified the most clubs by 15th December 2017 – no prize but plenty of kudos to the winner! (Answers will be Tweeted by @FACupFactfile on 15th December).

Good luck, have fun and Merry Christmas.

1. How Peter Crouch gets the attention of his wife, maybe ……………………………………………………………………….
2. Where there’s muck there’s brass ……………………………………………………………………….
3. One helps support the factory roof ……………………………………………………………………….
4. Losing wheel from cart ends in mound of dirt ……………………………………………………………………….
5. Side of offal ……………………………………………………………………….
6. Chisels at sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt? ……………………………………………………………………….
7. Head of diocese in city down under ……………………………………………………………………….
8. Confusing sailors with its location ……………………………………………………………………….
9. Ex PM joins the Dutch ……………………………………………………………………….
10. Shroud to hide the Cockburns, I hear ……………………………………………………………………….
11. Could be cop’s bracelets ……………………………………………………………………….
12. Mess up entrance ……………………………………………………………………….
13. The writing’s on the wall, this town is God ……………………………………………………………………….
14. Content of the back page of a tabloid ……………………………………………………………………….
15. Ghost town? ……………………………………………………………………….
16. Heated gas around these parts ……………………………………………………………………….
17. Wrongly hold sin at this club ……………………………………………………………………….
18. Hear boring sorceress in wrong Shakespeare play? ……………………………………………………………………….
19. This club’s plain to see ……………………………………………………………………….
20. Could be pasture of fish or heather ……………………………………………………………………….
21. Are all their fans disgruntled? ……………………………………………………………………….
22. Criminal mob rely on this town ……………………………………………………………………….
23. Possibly shun tech here ……………………………………………………………………….
24. Pursue Huddersfield’s lead ……………………………………………………………………….
25. Sounds like bird’s got the bug, too ……………………………………………………………………….
26. This bear belongs to Ollie’s partner ……………………………………………………………………….
27. Did nun shoot czar around here ……………………………………………………………………….
28. Drink Australian lager at a jaunty angle ……………………………………………………………………….
29. Move centre of Usk to get Dover and Harwich for example ……………………………………………………………………….
30. Where am I? Some say I am there ……………………………………………………………………….
31. The total pig available to eat ……………………………………………………………………….
32. Chop. Cut straight across the short saddle ……………………………………………………………………….
33. Has Baines gone to play in China? Sounds like it ……………………………………………………………………….
34. For lighting a candle in cab ……………………………………………………………………….
35. Instrument played by head of university ……………………………………………………………………….
36. Comeback in Anna Sewell novel ……………………………………………………………………….
37. Crazy shouting ……………………………………………………………………….
38. Whist only in this town, or the other way around ……………………………………………………………………….
39. Cast concealing tyrants. Who are they? ……………………………………………………………………….
40. Mix bulky ore. Remix ……………………………………………………………………….
41. Bad lecturer and tilt elm ……………………………………………………………………….
42. Contained in Pinot reverend knocked back ……………………………………………………………………….
43. Thrust hallowe’en all over this club ……………………………………………………………………….
44. Where free range chickens might be found in East London ……………………………………………………………………….
45. The narrowest of crossings ……………………………………………………………………….
46. Remain? Sail around actually ……………………………………………………………………….
47. High-rise villages ……………………………………………………………………….
48. ‘ear the place of worship is split in two ……………………………………………………………………….
49. Criminal yet ninth lawyer acquitted here ……………………………………………………………………….
50. Everyday this happens to Hawking, Fry and Gerrard ……………………………………………………………………….
51. German side has own goal wiped out ……………………………………………………………………….
52. Gorge here ……………………………………………………………………….
53. Inkling Dot garbled about this town ……………………………………………………………………….
54. Brother snuck about town ……………………………………………………………………….
55. Urban homes ……………………………………………………………………….
56. Coarsen alders to reveal club ……………………………………………………………………….
57. What you get if you cross an owl with a ram ……………………………………………………………………….
58. Dark water ……………………………………………………………………….
59. Grandiose greenhouse ……………………………………………………………………….
60. Discovered in satchel seafarer carries ……………………………………………………………………….
61. Just willow allowed in this cricket ground ……………………………………………………………………….
62. Dear not read backwards ……………………………………………………………………….
63. Owner of the ships of the desert ……………………………………………………………………….
64. No entry for the common man ……………………………………………………………………….
65. Description of Dracula according to Spooner ……………………………………………………………………….
66. Rex can be found in pub next to pumps ……………………………………………………………………….
67. Make up sham term for this club ……………………………………………………………………….
68. What Bo-Peep might call one of the lost sheep ……………………………………………………………………….
69. No contest, ground is best for club ……………………………………………………………………….
70. Lethal lamb contains it ……………………………………………………………………….
71. Heard they were indifferent warriors ……………………………………………………………………….
72. Rich man lost key first ……………………………………………………………………….
73. T H O R N E S P O R T S ……………………………………………………………………….
74. Ribbleton may be found here? ……………………………………………………………………….
75. His European twin could also be an American uncle ……………………………………………………………………….
76. Heard what Algy and Ginger’s friend measured ……………………………………………………………………….
77. The French found in downy, moist ground ……………………………………………………………………….
78. Plain chocolate ……………………………………………………………………….
79. How the sheep get in ……………………………………………………………………….
80. What Spock might say when reporting job is completed ……………………………………………………………………….
81. Is the real Harry Potter found here? ……………………………………………………………………….
82. Arrow Fiesta ……………………………………………………………………….
83. Not old plants ……………………………………………………………………….
84. What inhabitants wanted to happen to witches here ……………………………………………………………………….
85. At Old Trafford, Manchester fielder is in not out ……………………………………………………………………….
86. Skin the leader of the herd ……………………………………………………………………….
87. Arthur rocks around this club ……………………………………………………………………….
88. Unusually they lack latchkey as well ……………………………………………………………………….
89. Find somewhere fresh to stay safe ……………………………………………………………………….
90. Meat you might eat at a beach picnic ……………………………………………………………………….
91. Ancient fey wolf shaped this side ……………………………………………………………………….
92. Take forty winks up here ……………………………………………………………………….
93. Kielder Forest perhaps ……………………………………………………………………….
94. Town has what mixed gin has not ……………………………………………………………………….
95. Way into America from Montreal ……………………………………………………………………….
96. Hit the grassy land hard ……………………………………………………………………….
97. Switched famous scene in Basic Instinct ……………………………………………………………………….
98. Maybe said after egg is laid ……………………………………………………………………….
99. Wond ……………………………………………………………………….
100. Quirky creole hit in this town ……………………………………………………………………….
101. Launder launder ……………………………………………………………………….
102. The reason his feet aren’t cold ……………………………………………………………………….
103. Fussy bather splashes around here ……………………………………………………………………….
104. Club may have ley lines. No, the opposite ……………………………………………………………………….
105. Hold race around this club ……………………………………………………………………….
106. Heard honking and Robert together ……………………………………………………………………….
107. Shortest town, maybe, or longest ……………………………………………………………………….
108. Nerdy sold out this town ……………………………………………………………………….
109. Have chorizo to start and parsley to finish here ……………………………………………………………………….
110. Club sees valid tie abandoned ……………………………………………………………………….
111. Definitely short in feathered friend ……………………………………………………………………….
112. Astley may be found here? ……………………………………………………………………….
113. Organised for draft version of club ……………………………………………………………………….
114. Entrance to the play area ……………………………………………………………………….
115. Variety of early buys in market town ……………………………………………………………………….
116. No gold but coppers found in the capital’s streets ……………………………………………………………………….
117. Nigella’s lawyer protects this side’s returns ……………………………………………………………………….
118. Spooner would set fire to bale here ……………………………………………………………………….
119. Yawn producing trees ……………………………………………………………………….
120. Wise man found a star here ……………………………………………………………………….
121. Do they patrol the monasteries? ……………………………………………………………………….
122. Lloyd, Jeff and Beau ……………………………………………………………………….
123. Adjust, clarify, select this club ……………………………………………………………………….
124. His majesty’s spy center ……………………………………………………………………….
125. Stir oil, make this club ……………………………………………………………………….
126. Relation of Sherlock Winton? ……………………………………………………………………….
127. Stood squarely at the top of the column ……………………………………………………………………….
128. Albino bird of prey ……………………………………………………………………….
129. Does Wilf ordinarily support this team? ……………………………………………………………………….
130. Eccentric dwarf to find this club ……………………………………………………………………….
131. Back in town, not Corby ……………………………………………………………………….
132. Heard it could be Mansfield ……………………………………………………………………….
133. Paxman’s predecessor’s card game ……………………………………………………………………….
134. Take drum to match. Bang for hour awfully ……………………………………………………………………….
135. What crowd might shout if Westwood finds a bunker ……………………………………………………………………….
136. Glen’s novel about this place ……………………………………………………………………….
137. Holiday home for British supercar ……………………………………………………………………….
138. Inter Milan? No, inter Milzano maybe ……………………………………………………………………….
139. Twist then rip this side apart ……………………………………………………………………….
140. Get rid of meadow ……………………………………………………………………….
141. Club appears following false arrest, ashamed ……………………………………………………………………….
142. Deploy lethal postmen at club ……………………………………………………………………….
143. Found at the pub, ok? ……………………………………………………………………….
144. The Mrs baked hash ……………………………………………………………………….
145. Going off the boil ……………………………………………………………………….
146. Dances vainly about to find way off here ……………………………………………………………………….
147. Suspect wealthy fee required for this club ……………………………………………………………………….
148. Appears in legal eagle beagle rhyme ……………………………………………………………………….
149. The world’s oldest steel ……………………………………………………………………….
150. Cockney doesn’t need syrup with this ……………………………………………………………………….
151. I hear men on farm value sweetheart ……………………………………………………………………….
152. The Office manager’s car ……………………………………………………………………….
153. Weapon of choice in rock, paper, scissors ……………………………………………………………………….
154. Half of Rock Band found in capital ……………………………………………………………………….
155. It’s possible to mix the sin of lust with halo here ……………………………………………………………………….
156. No ligament out of joint here ……………………………………………………………………….
157. Meat-free option ……………………………………………………………………….
158. The farmer’s shed weight ……………………………………………………………………….

Send an email to philannets@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like an Excel spreadsheet version of the quiz to complete and/or share with your fellow football fans.

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