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If you thought this round consisted of Blues music, we're sorry to disappoint.

Simply, the word "Blue" appears in either the question or the answer.

1.  Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, who was the American singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose song "Blue Suede Shoes" made the top five on the American pop, country, and  rhythm-and-blues charts in 1956?

2.   Bred and owned by Lord Rosebery and trained by Jack Jarvis, what was the name of the English racehorse, unbeaten during the 1939 racing season when he won both the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Derby at Epsom Downs?

3.    Name the former Irish president/prime minister who founded the Blueshirts, a 20th century Irish fascist movement that fought alongside the Nationalist force during the Spanish Civil War.

4.    What was the name of the then world's best chess-playing computer that, in February 1996, defeated the P.C.A. world champion, Gary Kasparov, in the first of a six-game match?

5.    Who was the American singer, born on 25 June 1939, who founded the Blue Notes, a rhythm-and-blues group that was fronted for a few years by singer Teddy Pendergrass, and which popularised the "Philly" sound in the 1970s with such hits as "The Love I Lost" and "If You Don't Know Me By Now"?

6.   Published in London, name the annually revised publication listing notable persons in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and The United States considered leaders of the English-speaking world in the arts and sciences, business, government and the professions.

7.    Called the "Grand Old Lady of the Atlantic", name the transatlantic passenger liner of the Cunard Line, launched in 1906, which held the Atlantic Blue Riband for speed until 1929.

8.    Name the architect whose masterpiece is the Sultan Ahmed Cami (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul, the design of which is perfectly symmetrical, with a great centre dome buttressed by four semi-domes and surrounded by a number of smaller domes.

9.    Born in 1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana, what was the name of the American blues singer, known as "Blue Lu", whose trademark style combined her innocent girlish voice with bawdy songs?

10.   Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, who was the American rhythm-and-blues singer, born on 27 January 1930 in Rosemark, Tennessee, noted for his rich baritone voice, sophisticated style and sensual delivery?

11.   Who was the Italian contract bridge player, born on 7 June 1923, who led the Italian Squadra Azzura ("Blue Team"), to ten European championships and sixteen world titles between 1957 and 1975?

12.   Leader from 1957 of the ten-piece Morning Star Orchestra, (later renamed The Blue Spots), who was the Nigerian musician and composer who, in 1963, became the first African musician to be created a Member of the Order of the British Empire?

13.   The son of Swedish immigrants, who was the American conductor, arranger and composer of "Sleigh Ride", "Blue Tango" and other popular light orchestral music?

14.   Born on 19 February 1877 in Berlin, who was the German painter closely affiliated with the abstractionist group Der Blaue Reiter ("The Blue Rider"), although her emotive, colouristic works were influenced most strongly by the Post- impressionists and the Fauves?

15.   What was the name of the rocket-powered bullet-shaped car in which American racing driver, Gary Gabelich, achieved his 1970 1-mile land-speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah?

16.   Having appeared on television in "Hill Street Blues", who, in 1996, collected his second Emmy award for his portrayal of Detective Andy Sipowicz in the weekly police drama "NYPD Blue"?

17.   What name was given to the English elementary schools, supported by private contributions and usually operated by a religious body, that emerged in the early 18th century to educate the children of the poor?

18.   Name the Scottish explorer, born on 14 December 1730 in Larbet, Stirlingshire, who, in the course of his travels in Ethiopia, reached the headstream of the Blue Nile, then thought to be the Nile's main source.

19.   Also called "Blue Ground", what is the dark-coloured, heavy, often altered and fragmented, intrusive igneous rock that contains the only diamonds known to occur in the rock matrix where they originally formed?

20.   In Australia, precisely, what is a blue flier (or flyer)?

21.   Pictured on the obverse of the Canadian dime, what was the name of the undefeated North Atlantic Fishing Fleet champion and winner of several international schooner races (1921-1946), lost on a reef off Haiti in 1946?

22.   Which two British universities are represented by the Dark Blues and Light Blues respectively in the annual Putney to Mortlake Boat Race?

23.   What name is given to the segment of the Appalachian Mountains in the United States, extending south-westward for 615 miles from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, through parts of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, to Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia?

24.   Name the yellow-flowered European plant of the cabbage family, which was formerly widely grown in Britain as a source of blue dye, which was extracted from the leaves after they had been dried, powdered and fermented.

25.   In the College of Arms, Rouge Dragon, Rouge Croix and Portcullis are three of the four pursuivants (junior heralds).  What is the fourth?

26.   Who was the American singer and film star, born in Hoboken, New Jersey, known as "Ol' Blue Eyes"?

27.   Which portrait and landscape painter, the most versatile English painter of the 18th century, painted, in c.1770, "The Blue Boy"?

28.   What name was given to any of a group of ladies who, in mid-18th century England, held "conversations" to which they invited men of letters and members of the aristocracy with literary interests?

29.   In snooker, what value does the blue ball have?

30.   Name the regiment of the Household Cavalry, formed from the amalgamation, in 1969, of the Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Dragoons.

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