Sunday, July 15, 2018

Guess the Footballer: Hard

Finally, here are eight from The Times, plus an extra (rather awfully drawn, far too on the nose) one that I did.

The answers to yesterday's medium level puzzlers are at the end of this blog.











Answers after this rather excellent graphic of all the 2011 Best Picture Oscar nominees:

Answers: 1) Hugo Lloris, 2) Allison, 3) Tony Kroos, 4) Blaise Matuidi, 5) Adil Rami and 6) Viktor Claesson.

An interesting fact about the name 'Lloris', by the way: it's not a typical French name. No French words begin with a double L (I checked this fact with my friend who's a French teacher 👓). It's more likely that the name has Spanish roots, which would make sense as, Him with the Nice Cheekbones' Wikipedia page says that his father is Catalan. 'Llorar' is Spanish for to cry, and whilst 'lloris' isn't any kind of conjugation of the word that I'm familiar with, that could be part of the etymology of his name. Which is apt as he plays for Spurs.

Nonetheless, hopefully the only form of crying he does at 6pm tonight are tears of happiness. Good luck to France! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷


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