Guess the mystery categories #5

Using the clues provided, work out the answers, and then see if you can guess the mystery categories!
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Last updated: June 14, 2016
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1
A shade of pink
Salmon
To sit on the edge of something
Perch
Cape in Massachusetts
Cod
Haircut fashionable in the 1980s
Mullet
Category
Fish
 
 
2
A wise old person
Sage
Mr Fawlty e.g.
Basil
Bran new, perfect, pristine etc.
Mint
River running through Hesse, Germany
Dill
Category
Herbs
 
 
3
Popular e-commerce website
Amazon
Chocolate dessert "________ Mud-Pie"
Mississippi
Amarillo is Spanish for...
Yellow
Highest US state by elevation
Colorado
Category
Rivers
 
 
4
Whiskey made primarily from corn
Bourbon
Italian general who wore a red shirt
Garibaldi
Fred Astaire's dancing partner "______ Rogers"
Ginger
H2O
Water
Category
Types of biscuit
 
 
5
Sang 'Shake it off', "______ Swift"
Taylor
To stab, cut or perforate
Pierce
A stipend or subsidy
Grant
A shrub or hedging plant
Bush
Category
US presidents
 
 
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Greater, better, higher etc.
Superior
The capital of British Columbia
Victoria
Landlocked south African country
Malawi
US state, its capital is lansing
Michigan
Category
Lakes
7
Brought the Titanic down
Iceberg
Brought Wallace & Gromit to the moon
Rocket
Capital of Massachusetts
Boston
Baby sheep
Lamb
Category
Types of lettuce
 
 
8
Language of Iran
Persian
Cuddly toy or hostage to fortune
Ragdoll
Live at one end of the Yellow Brick Road
Munchkin
Someone from the Isle of Man
Manx
Category
Cat breeds
 
 
9
What an American would call a garden
Yard
Where stray dogs go
Pound
Pebble, rock, boulder or gem
Stone
Animal that creates mounds on one's lawn
Mole
Category
Units of measurement
 
 
10
Hot beverage made from ground beans
Coffee
Episodic, intermittent, sporadic etc.
Periodic
Rotund, circular, spherical etc.
Round
Outdoor meal that ants ruin
Picnic
Category
Types of table
 
 
11
Batman's sidekick
Robin
Tall lifting apparatus used on building sites
Crane
Ingest, gulp, swig etc.
Swallow
Fast, speedy, quick etc.
Swift
Category
Birds
 
 
12
Tiananmen or Trafalgar e.g.
Square
President's office in the Whitehouse
Oval
HQ of US Department of Defence
Pentagon
Place in Bermuda where ships supposedly vanish
Triangle
Category
Shapes
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Level 75
Jun 14, 2016
Great!
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Level 83
Jun 14, 2016
One who makes or mends clothes is a "tailor", not a "taylor".
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2016
Very good indeed, agree with the tailor comment. Also occasional table would also work for periodic. But great idea for a quiz n well executed
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Level 71
Jun 17, 2016
Thanks for the kind feedback, it motivates me to do more ^_^
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Level 68
Sep 23, 2016
Brand new.
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Level 53
Feb 8, 2022
Read "Our Mutual Friend"...
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Level 68
Mar 29, 2020
Nominated the whole series! Because they were all worthy of a feature!
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2020
You're a darling, thank you ^-^
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Level 61
Apr 23, 2020
some of these didnt make any sense if you arent british.
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Level 60
Oct 4, 2020
I had a misunderstanding where someone told me "I like eating rocket" and I thought that they meant the spacecraft. I was wrong.
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Level 53
Feb 8, 2022
Hurrah. Evening the balance out a bit.
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Level 56
Feb 3, 2022
Nice quiz, but some of the hints are a bit difficult.

"River running through Hesse..." The Dill originates just 60km from my hometown, but I never heard of it.

"highest US-State by elevation"... maybe call it "average elevation"? I was confused that Alaska didn't work, since it has the highest mountain in the USA...

Also, "landlocked south african country" is a bit vague, there are quite a lot of landlocked countries down there, maybe narrow it down a bit, like "small landlocked south african country"?

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Level 76
Feb 3, 2022
I agree the Colorado wording could be improved, but I disagree about the other two.I think the tougher ones make the quiz a good one. Once you've worked out the category, Malawi is obvious and Dill is guessable even if you've never heard of the river.
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Level 85
Feb 4, 2022
Also couldn't get past 'occasional' table :)
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2022
Definitely this. It should be acceptable.
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Level 74
Dec 4, 2022
Me too. Tried every conceivable spelling. Furthermore, sporadic means occurring at irregular intervals whilst periodic implies regular intervals. Great quiz but this is not the best clue or the best answer for the given clue.