What links Play Misty For Me with Reservoir Dogs? The Weekend quiz

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The questions

1 What is the only mammal wholly covered in scales?
2 What began in Thomas Farriner’s bakery?
3 Admah, Zeboim and Zoar: which two are missing?
4 Which American journalist is buried at the Kremlin Wall?
5 Which professionals observe the cab rank rule?
6 What lies south of Spain’s La Línea de la Concepción?
7 What is indicated by the blue MSC food label?
8 Which cult sports series was filmed at Leeds Irish Centre?
What links:
Play Misty For Me; Good Morning, Vietnam; Reservoir Dogs; The Warriors?
10 Henrietta Maria and Elizabeth I in the US?
11 Laniakea; Perseus-Pisces; Coma; Shapley?
12 Idina Menzel; the Beatles; Dean Martin; East 17?
13 Beauceron; briard; kangal; komondor; samoyed?
14 Velvet Brown and Rachael Blackmore?
15 G; c; h; k; F; e?

A painting of Henrietta Maria, in fine clothes, by Anthony Van Dyck (detail)
Solved the Henrietta Maria mystery? Photograph: Alamy

The answers

1 Pangolin.
2 Great Fire of London.
3 Sodom and Gomorrah (Biblical cities of the plain).
4 John Reed.
5 Barristers.
6 Gibraltar.
7 Sustainable seafood (Marine Stewardship Council).
8 Indoor League.
9 Films featuring DJs.
10 Queens who inspired names of American states: Maryland; Virginia and West Virginia.
11 Galaxy superclusters.
12 Performed Let It… songs: Go; Be; Snow; Rain.
13 Pastoral dog breeds (Kennel Club definition).
14 Won the Grand National: in fiction and in 2021.
15 Symbols for physical constants: gravitation; speed of light; Planck’s; Boltzmann; Faraday; elementary charge.