This is a variation of a quiz I gave in 2009. Last time you had to match definitions with mystery authors. This time you have to match them with characters. For example, if I wrote A garden implement or a private detective you would respond Dashiell Hammett's Sam SPADE.
But be warned. It doesn't have to be the most obvious definition. I could have said A playing card for SPADE..
The answers are in alphabetical order by the author's name. Answers next week.
1 A type of mustard, or a priest.2 A wetland, or an English Professor.
3 A school of Buddhism or a Roman cop.
4 A type of hole, or a Seattle private eye.
5 A child's transportation device, or a Detroit private eye.
6 A financial instrument, or a spy.
7 A boatman, or a Seattle private eye.
8 A builder in stone, or an attorney.
9 An adverb or a British police inspector
10 A shirt size or a clergyman.
11 Cheerful, or a British spy.
12 An expert with an ancient weapon, or a private detective.
13 A state capital, or a British police inspector.
14 A playing card, or an amateur detective
15 A part of the face, or a New York City private eye.
16 A greeting card, or a gambling consultant.
17 A circular water movement or an Akron private eye.
18 Something bestowed, or a British Inspector.