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Postby rob0417 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:46 pm

24. In a list begun in 1925, luge is the shortest entry. What is the first entry?

My guess is the list is about olympic sports, what would be first alphabetically archery?

25. As an indirect homage to a hometown celebrity, vandals routinely add the letter d to a street sign in Portland, Oregon. What does the unadulterated sign say?

No idea

26. Which name in this list does not belong with the others?

Ariel/Bianca/Calibvan/Cordlia/Cressida/Desdemona/Juliet/Oberon/Ophelia/Portia/Propero/Romeo/Rosalind/Titania

no clue Shakespere characters?

27. Who wrote the only book on the NY Times bestseller list that has ever been been moved from the fiction to the non-fiction category?

Stephen Hawking?

28. The titles of a sixties bands's first and second Top Ten hits (totaling 5 words) used only 2 words between them. What was the band?

32. What 4 letter word should replace the question mark in the list below?
Luxembourg - Grand Duke Henri
Belgium - King Albert II
Spain - King Juan Carlos I
Netherlands - Queen Beatrix
Austria - Mozart
Ireland - ?

only guess would by hyde. First president of ireland and only name that I can think of that is 4 letters

34. What actress, under a pseudonym, recorded a song protesting John Lennon and Yoko Ono's nudity on the cover of the album Two Virgins?

No clue

36. Who is the only person to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director whose full name (first and last) can be typed on asingle row of a keyboard?

No clue and if I start to think about this i will go insane

37. What number should replace the question mark?

ringtone 7
none 10
groan 18
carnies 33
livers 47
adorn 86
miscue ?

38. What writer appeared on a US postage stamp along with every word of six of his works (a total of 112 words)?

Dr. Suess?

41. What state can be added to the end of this list to complete the sequence?

Vermont
Connecticut
Virginia
Tennessee
New York
Kentucky
Indiana
Illinois
North Carolina

Pennsylvania - states around monopoly board - As per my wife.

42. Who sang the national anthem at the Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks rematch in the New Orleans Superdome in 1978?

Smoking Joe Frasor

44. Johnson: Taylor::Bush:?
a. Pierce b. Garfield c. Truman d. Bush

No clue

45. Memory: Italy::family:?
a. Peru b. Kenya c. Canada d. Spain

Peru capital city spelled backwords in prior word. rome and lima

46. Shawl:Torte::levy:?
a. whip b. cake c. height d. Texas

47. Ellen Degeneres:The Green Berets::Sarah McLachlan:?
a. Saving Private Ryan
b. Mars Attacks!
c. A Clockwork Orange
d. Independence Day

Mars Attacks - Again as per my wife. only one vowel in each word

48. Douleur:bread::gelogen:?
a. flight b. oak c. rice d.song

no clue

49. Steeds:tuffet::inks:?
a.turf b.dabs c. jolt d.skin

no clue.

When are you going to give us the answers.
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Re: Hard Quiz from Esquire

Postby daullaz » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:52 pm

3. What three-word phrase appeared on the front (obverse) of the first official US coin, minted in 1787?

Mind Your Business

5. If a simply connected polyhedron has 92 vertices and 150 edges, how many faces does it have?

Sixty.

8. What common supermarket product can you get by filling in the same 3 letters ib both of these words, one set in reverse order of the other?
S_ _ _ _ _ L _

Skim Milk.

10. All of the countries in the list on the left below have soething in common. Which one of the countries in the list on the right belongs with the countries in the list on the left?

Austria a. Brazil
Bahrain b. Canada
Denmark c. Sweden
Indonesia d. Ukraine
Japan
Monaco
Poland
Singapore
Switzerland
Tonga
Tunisa
Turkey

Canada, as stated above.

11. The creator of a classic sitcome took a derisive swipe at the author of the "vast wasteland" speech by naming a doomed object in the sitcom after him. What was the show?

Gilligan's Island, as stated above.

12. Whose death was mourned in a national newspaper ad for Volkswagen that showed a cartoon VW bus with a teardrop falling from one of its headlights?

Jerry Garcia.

14. Change the first letter of one of these names to get a list in which every name still has something in common. Give the altered name for your answer.

Bush/Clinton/Harrison/Kennedy/Taft


Haven't come up with this yet.
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Postby daullaz » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:14 am

16. What celebrity's brother was the original Mr. Hands in SNL's Mr. Bill films?

Ellen DeGeneres.

17. Who was the oldest British prime minister in office, and the only one to serve 4 separate times nonconsecutively?

William Gladstone.

18.What major corporation's name comes from its first success, a mechanical pencil invented by its founder?

Sharp Corporation.

19. The 6 words in the list on the left below have something in common. Which one of the words on the right belongs with those on the left?

collar a. circle
kinetic b. meekly
Mrs. c. rabbi
pencil d. whisk
tennis
verge


Haven't got this one.

21. You're at a specific point in a country on a continent in the world. You're not on an island. If you were to travel in a straight line 300 kilometers (186 miles) in any direction, you would no longer be in the country you started from. What is the largest country in the world you could have started from?

Don't know either. I'm almost positive there's something bigger than Andorra that qualifies.
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Postby daullaz » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:34 am

24. In a list begun in 1925, luge is the shortest entry. What is the first entry?

Gladiolus.


I might try the others later.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:10 am

For #14...Aren't some of those guys guitarists? Harrison and Clinton are anyway...I don't know which of the others to change though and whether any of the other guys are guitarists either. :-?
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Postby stevethumb » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:37 am

Mercer Boy wrote:For #14...Aren't some of those guys guitarists? Harrison and Clinton are anyway...I don't know which of the others to change though and whether any of the other guys are guitarists either. :-?
...close...change taft to raft and they are all famous georges
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:51 am

stevethumb wrote:
Mercer Boy wrote:For #14...Aren't some of those guys guitarists? Harrison and Clinton are anyway...I don't know which of the others to change though and whether any of the other guys are guitarists either. :-?
...close...change taft to raft and they are all famous georges


Nice!

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21. You're at a specific point in a country on a continent in the world. You're not on an island. If you were to travel in a straight line 300 kilometers (186 miles) in any direction, you would no longer be in the country you started from. What is the largest country in the world you could have started from?
I'll post more later.



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Postby JTWood » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:13 pm

Did you guys ever get the answers to all of these?
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Postby Sticky Spice » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:36 am

I think there's a street called Trexler in Portland, if you get my drift.

Maybe there's a street called Haring :-B
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Postby stevethumb » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:14 pm

JTWood wrote:Did you guys ever get the answers to all of these?
....check out the link in acs post on the first page...interesting read on how that group solved the riddles
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