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1. This author had two surnames - the second was Saavedra. Although he signed and spelled his first surname with a b, his printers changed it to a v, and that is how we know him today. His most famous novel, published in 1605, has been made into a musical, a ballet and films. One last clue - windmills! What is the first surname of this author?
2. This family group, together with the Osmond brothers, occasionally appeared on later editions of the Andy Williams show, which was broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. Who were they?
3. This French football (soccer) player played for Nancy, Saint-Etienne, Juventus and France before becoming coach and manager of the French national team and President of UEFA (Union of European Football Associations). Yet his career almost stalled before it started when he failed his medical at Metz for supposed breathing difficulties and a weak heart. Who was the man who refused to let his apparent physical weaknesses hold him back?
4. This singer was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou to a Greek Cypriot father and an English mother. As a solo artist he has sold over 100 million records around the world, but can you tell me what group he formed with Andrew Ridgeley, a fellow pupil at Bushey Meads School?
5. This person was the only leader of his country to have been born after the revolution that shaped it. The country was dissolved the day after he resigned. Margaret Thatcher famously said "I like (him), we can do business together". Last clue - birthmark! Who was this politician?
6. This athletic shoe changed the whole face of celebrity endorsements. Introduced in 1984, the celebrity was fined $5,000 every time he played as it violated the ruling body's 'dress code'. Still going strong today, what trainer am I talking about?
7. This gun was invented in 1947 and is one of the most recognisable in the world, normally with a curved magazine. More have been produced than all other assault rifles combined. Legendarily rugged, it lasts in active service between 20 and 40 years. The 1974 design is gaining popularity.
8. What surname is shared by an English footballer (nicknamed, unkindly, 'Shrek') and the American actor born Joseph Yule, Jr?
9. What name is shared by the English actor born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fictional mutiny immortalised by Herman Wouk and Horatio, a lead character in 'CSI: Miami'?
10. All the answers have a connection with a single male forename. Hopefully, you know exactly what it is now, but in case you need a last clue, it is also the name of an angel. Although I have used several abbreviated and/or foreign versions of the name, I would like the full English version, please.
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