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All but three minutes of this classic 1957 film take place inside one small room.
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Witness for the Prosecution!
I would have said
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Wrong year for the US film, but as it turns out, there was an Australian feature film based on the same play. Though I'm not sure it would qualify as a classic.

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OSCAR WINNING NAMES

Last name shared by a Best Actor winner and a Best Actress winner separated by over 70 years
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What is Colman? (Ronald, 1947; Olivia, 2018)

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STATE CAPITAL WORDPLAY

The name of this state capital city is the most common 7-letter word to appear in New York Times crossword puzzles edited by Will Shortz
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What is Atlanta? (44 times). The 2 next-most popular 7-letter entries are not individual words: ALAMODE (43) and ASARULE (42). The next most popular 7-letter word is "eternal", with 39 usages.

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SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
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Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
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Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
Did you mean their shortest commute is over 600 miles? Because going from LA to NY is way more than that.
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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
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Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
If a team has a 600 mile commute to another team, doesn't it also follow that "another team" has a 600 mile commute to that first "team"? I'm confused. What is your source on this?

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:43 am
STATE CAPITAL WORDPLAY

The name of this state capital city is the most common 7-letter word to appear in New York Times crossword puzzles edited by Will Shortz
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What is Atlanta? (44 times). The 2 next-most popular 7-letter entries are not individual words: ALAMODE (43) and ASARULE (42). The next most popular 7-letter word is "eternal", with 39 usages.
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I knew it was likely to be vowel heavy but didn't think of Atlanta. I said Augusta.
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:36 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:43 am
STATE CAPITAL WORDPLAY

The name of this state capital city is the most common 7-letter word to appear in New York Times crossword puzzles edited by Will Shortz
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What is Atlanta? (44 times). The 2 next-most popular 7-letter entries are not individual words: ALAMODE (43) and ASARULE (42). The next most popular 7-letter word is "eternal", with 39 usages.
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I knew it was likely to be vowel heavy but didn't think of Atlanta. I said Augusta.
That would be proper neg-bait, wouldn't it?

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
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If a team has a 600 mile commute to another team, doesn't it also follow that "another team" has a 600 mile commute to that first "team"? I'm confused. What is your source on this?
No. Just has to do with isolation. Say in the NBA Atlanta's shortest commute is Orlando, but Orlando's is Miami (no idea if this is true, just an example).

That being said, Denver to SLC is MUCH less than 600 miles.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:31 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
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Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
If a team has a 600 mile commute to another team, doesn't it also follow that "another team" has a 600 mile commute to that first "team"? I'm confused. What is your source on this?
This is indeed baffling but my best guess at the intention was "two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to every team in the same league"

Meaning the Seattle Seahawks are at least 600 miles from every other NFL team and the Seattle Mariners are at least 600 miles from every other MLB team. Both would be to the Bay Area.

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I also don't see Denver being the most isolated NBA team, over Portland. Using either air miles or driving distance, Portland to Sacramento is further than Denver to Salt Lake City. So maybe I'm still not seeing the intent here.

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1stlvlthinker wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:30 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
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Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
Did you mean their shortest commute is over 600 miles? Because going from LA to NY is way more than that.
Crap. I do mean to the nearest
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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:31 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
Spoiler
Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
If a team has a 600 mile commute to another team, doesn't it also follow that "another team" has a 600 mile commute to that first "team"? I'm confused. What is your source on this?
Meant to put shortest commute
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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:28 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:31 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
Spoiler
Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
If a team has a 600 mile commute to another team, doesn't it also follow that "another team" has a 600 mile commute to that first "team"? I'm confused. What is your source on this?
Meant to put shortest commute
No team in the NBA has a shortest commute of over 600 miles.

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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:28 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:31 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
Spoiler
Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
If a team has a 600 mile commute to another team, doesn't it also follow that "another team" has a 600 mile commute to that first "team"? I'm confused. What is your source on this?
Meant to put shortest commute
I like 'isolated', and I think we can let the category do some more lifting... How about this tack...

BIG FOUR SPORTS GEOGRAPHY
With their closest possible opponents over 600 miles away, the two most isolated teams both call this city home

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triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
Spoiler
Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
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Vancouver to Calgary is a 603 mile drive.
Until Seattle joins the NHL, I think you need to add a 3rd city.

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I guess I should start this off with working 7 days and close to 60 hours a week isn't doing me any favors...

I split my time between three computers and a phone, also not helpful in the writing process.

My big crime here was not having more time to post this, and quickly doing a copy/paste of an earlier version of the question as I was writing it to try and make it make sense.

I'm really sorry to everyone for that, you deserve better writing from me.

That said, Volante put it perfectly in a much shorter sentence then I was ever going to come up with:

BIG FOUR SPORTS GEOGRAPHY
With their closest possible opponents over 600 miles away, the two most isolated teams both call this city home

Which of course works for a Jeopardy clue, but I was writing this for use at an upcoming trivia night.

My last version (the one I wanted to share with you) isn't on the computer I'm on right now, so maybe later.

MLB: Mariners 680 miles, Rockies 560 miles
NBA: Trailblazers 480 miles, Nuggets 370 miles
NFL: Seahawks 680 miles, Broncos 560 miles
NHL: Avalanche 590 miles, Stars 550 miles

so Denver teams are 2nd for 3 of 4 leagues, and 1st in the 4th



here's hoping I wrote this properly...
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boson wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:55 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:23 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city?
Spoiler
Seattle

Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA
Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL

the 2nd longest in MLB and NFL - well those are both Denver teams!
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Vancouver to Calgary is a 603 mile drive.
Until Seattle joins the NHL, I think you need to add a 3rd city.
I don't think they take the bus... :P 420 mile flight
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ART AND LITERATURE

In the Roald Dahl short story "Neck", a woman gets her head stuck in a sculpture by this English artist
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Category: Popular musicians

This singer estimated in a recent interview that he donates the royalties for about 40% of his catalog due to the songs violating his religious convictions.
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(Prince passing away removes a major potential source of negbait.)
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