What did Mary of Teck call a ‘pretty kettle of fish’? The Saturday quiz

The questions

1 Which painting shows the aftermath of a visit from Charlotte Corday?
2 What word meaning enormous comes from a work by Rabelais?
3 What did Mary of Teck call a “pretty kettle of fish”?
4 Which composer wrote 10 Strathclyde Concertos?
5 Dihydrogen monoxide is better known as what?
6 In Jewish myth, Lilith was whose first wife?
7 Asinelli and the Garisenda are the leaning towers of which city?
8 What are listed in Crockford’s Directory?
What links:
Blemmyes; Sciapods; Cynocephali?
10 When Skies are Grey; The City Gent; The Square Ball; Red Issue?
11 Bolivia; South Africa; Malaysia; Eswatini?
12 Stop Making Sense; Kick Out the Jams; Under a Blood Red Sky; At Folsom Prison?
13 Richard Wilkins; Alf Roberts; Tommy Carcetti; Joe Quimby?
14 Cannae; Arausio; Carrhae; Teutoburg Forest; Edessa?
15 Wales; Devon; coal; Jura mountains; chalk?

Blood red sky over a city
Cracked the blood red sky clue? Photograph: Alexey Korolkov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The answers

1 David’s The Death of Marat.
2 Gargantuan.
3 Abdication crisis.
4 Peter Maxwell Davies.
5 Water.
6 Adam.
7 Bologna.
8 Anglican clergy.

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9 Legendary humanoid creatures: headless; one-legged; dog-headed.
10 Football fanzines: Everton; Bradford; Leeds; Manchester United.
11 Countries with more than one capital city.
12 Acclaimed live albums: Talking Heads; MC5; U2; Johnny Cash.
13 TV mayors: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Coronation Street; The Wire; The Simpsons.
14 Major Roman military defeats.
15 Name origins of geological periods: Cambrian; Devonian; Carboniferous; Jurassic; Cretaceous.