Brown pork pie hat with an orange and white striped hat band, on a white background

The questions

1 Which building represents an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times?
2 The USS Housatonic was, in 1864, the first ship sunk by what?
3 Who was Roman emperor at the time of Boudica’s uprising?
4 What was “killing music”, according to a BPI slogan?
5 Japan’s Shohei Ohtani has signed a $700m contract with which team?
6 Which Oxford college is named after a window?
7 What became Nato’s 31st member last year?
8 Which illusionists were surnamed Fischbacher and Horn?
What links:
9 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; He Loved Him Madly; I Remember Clifford; Sweet-Pea?
10 Adam Blade; Franklin W Dixon; Carolyn Keene; Daisy Meadows?
11 Assemblé; jeté; sauté; sissonne; temps levé?
12 Clockmakers’ Museum; Energy Hall; Equinor Gallery; Tomorrow’s World?
13 England (10); Wales (3); Scotland (2); Northern Ireland (0)?
14 Dalek; cicada-killer; cuckoo; fig; paper; yellow jacket?
15 Joséphine de Beauharnais; Zelda Fitzgerald; Sandra Hill; Princess Margaret?

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The answers

1 Atomium in Brussels.
2 Submarine (HL Hunley, American civil war).
3 Nero.
4 Home taping.
5 LA Dodgers (baseball).
6 Oriel.
7 Finland.
8 Siegfried and Roy.
9 Jazz tributes to late musicians: Charles Mingus for Lester Young; Miles Davis for Duke Ellington; Benny Golson for Clifford Brown; Wayne Shorter for Billy Strayhorn.
10 Pseudonyms of multiple authors: Beast Quest and more; Hardy Boys; Nancy Drew; Rainbow Fairies.
11 Types of jump in ballet.
12 Parts of the Science Museum.
13 UK national parks.
14 Wasps.
15 Played on film and TV by Vanessa Kirby: Napoleon; Genius; Everest; The Crown.

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