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by Magna
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4, Day 2
Replies: 67
Views: 255

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4, Day 2

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2: Ohio
4: Potomac
6: Rio Grande
8:
10:

3: bitter
6: Birmingham
9: Biafra
12: bitumenous
15: Biddle
by Magna
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 391 - Game Time
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: TD 391 - Game Time

clt013 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:23 am
... still an opportunity to notch many singletons.
These remarks always make me think I must've done a terrible job with my answers. :D
by Magna
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--You asked for it
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--You asked for it

Herbs and spices
Gilbert and Sullivan
by Magna
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 370

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Also didn't even realize the name in the Galsworthy series was spelled with no h. I hope the judges are lenient, but since it's a title, I'm expecting to be dinged. There's no special rule for titles, that I know of. Here's what the rules say about spelling: SHC policy is "We want to give you point...
by Magna
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 370

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I also appreciated the TOM on the Zebulon clue. Are you going to accept "The Forsythe Saga" instead of "The Forsyte Saga"? There's no particular reason why you should, I guess. (I honestly thought it was the former.) But if you do, I will have my first ever perfecto. I misspelled it too. I knew it ...
by Magna
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--You asked for it
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--You asked for it

Mongolia
The Dreaded Opera Category
German
by Magna
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4, Day 1
Replies: 78
Views: 443

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4, Day 1

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2: Zachary
4: Zelda
6: Zane
8: Zaire, Zion
10: Zebulon

3: J. K. Rowling
6: Arthur Conan Doyle
9: George Eliot
12: Forsythe Saga
15: Anne
by Magna
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Olympia was a WAG, but I couldn't see 22 cities outranking the capitals of ND, MT or ID. Coincidentally enough, the fact that Olympia isn't in the top 20 cities (by population) in its state was featured on Sporcle earlier. Sporcle's HQ is in Seattle and they were embarrassed about not knowing it. S...
by Magna
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 6
Replies: 76
Views: 479

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 6

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2: Munich
4: Sao Paulo
6: Darwin
8: Olympia
10: Nagano

3: New York
6: Ruth Buzzi
9: Naomi
12: Ruth Gordon
15: ruthenium
by Magna
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Singer is major negbait for the 6-pointer in "Tributes". He didn't die until 1875. Howe died in 1867. But since the correct answer hinges on people knowing those dates, this is much too hard for a 6-point question. I think you ought to consider a replacement question. (Although, since I got it righ...
by Magna
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Singer is major negbait for the 6-pointer in "Tributes". He didn't die until 1875. Howe died in 1867. But since the correct answer hinges on people knowing those dates, this is much too hard for a 6-point question. I think you ought to consider a replacement question. (Although, since I got it righ...
by Magna
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

For the R3D5 6-pointer, it looks like most people are answering "strep" or "strep throat". I agree those fit the clue, but I said scarlet fever (a complication of strep throat) which also fits the clue. Scarlet fever (aka scarletina) is a bacterial infection that involves a sore throat, and can lead...
by Magna
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 5
Replies: 79
Views: 458

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 5

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2: temperature
4: ibuprofen
6: scarlet fever
8: epiglottis
10: eustachian tubes

3: Candle in the Wind
6: Singer
9: Peeta Mellark
12: Alaric
15: In Memoriam
by Magna
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I was trying to figure out why I confused coddled and addled. Both fit the category, but "addled" doesn't make much sense. I traced it back to a quote from Prince Caspian that must've stuck in my mind: "To speak plainly," said Nikabrik, "your wallet's empty, your eggs addled, your fish uncaught, you...
by Magna
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 4
Replies: 77
Views: 475

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 4

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2: Rudd
4: Suddenly Susan
6: addled
8: Eddas
10: middens

3: Wood
6: Sargent
9: Warhol
12:
15: Maya Lin
by Magna
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 391 - Game Time
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: TD 391 - Game Time

While I've already submitted my responses (and didn't choose this bonus option), it might help some other people to ask: Is this only CURRENT MLB/NFL teams, or can they be from any era? mennoknight's usage of the Whalers brought this up for me. Current teams only. Real nicknames, or nicknames we on...
by Magna
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

In the book and movie, Tom Robinson is convicted and later killed. The description makes it sound like he was acquitted. The word "exonerate" has a specific meaning (in the line of vindication) that was more critical to the plot of the novel. The reader has to understand that Robinson was innocent,...
by Magna
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 3
Replies: 83
Views: 467

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 3

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2: New York
4: Skee Ball
6: Waterworld
8: CLAM
10: Y

3: Wallace
6: Brown
9: Illinois
12: Christie
15: CLAM (I'm going to kick myself)
by Magna
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I thought the before & afters wanted titles used, but I see a lot of "sister carrie bradshaw", and the description of the category doesn't actually specify titles. All I could think was that there might be a TV special or book called "Carrie Bradshaw" so I went for it. I didn't think it could be th...
by Magna
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1324

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

New Coke didn't exist until the marketing campaign of '85, at which point Coke was rebranded as "Coke Classic" after the public outcry. Only one of those names qualifies as a retronym. I hope "Old Coke" will be accepted. It's a common unofficial name that's used in books and articles about the mark...