Leander wrote:If you take the clue literally to mean "in" the Mediterranean, aren't Cyprus and Malta the only two possible answers? Since Malta used to be a British possession, I figured it was the one likely to use English.
Cyprus was also a British possession (which is why I mentioned that Cyprus wasn't a bad guess at all)
Leander wrote:I wondered why they chose to add the bit about UN member, since I don't think it changes the answer.
Because the word "country" always needs a qualifier, who knows, there could be a group out there claiming Crete as an independent country. But, since Crete isn't a UN member ... (I've mentioned this before (maybe in the proper thread, but I doubt it), but one of my biggest "intellectual pet peeves" is people asking me how many countries there are. This can't be answered unless "country" is rigidly defined. (A bigger pet peeve is "how many national anthems there are" once people hear I'm an anthematologist. Because not only does it require a definition of "nation" from earlier, but also if former anthems are included, royal anthems, etc. I have 436 on my site
, but even I don't say there's anywhere near 436 nations in the world, nor do I claim it to be a complete list of anthems.)
econgator wrote:all I could come up with was Gibraltar, which isn't even in -- or on -- the Med ... or in -- or on -- the UN.
???? It moved??? (Gibraltar prides itself as being the gateway of the Mediterranean - one of the pillars of Hercules (the other, Jebal Musa, in Morocco) at the Strait of Gibraltar that is part of the Mediterranean.
TenPoundHammer wrote:That B&A ate me alive. I knew they wanted a Miley Cyrus song because I saw Todd in the Shadows review it, but couldn't pull the title. If I had gotten the title, "Tea Party" might've clicked, but I couldn't get that either.
If you held a gun to my head to name a Miley Cyrus song, I could only name one title
- which fits the Tea Party very well, actually.
gnash wrote:You can't expect to be given credit for a Stupid Answer that does not repeat a word from the clue, period.
I'm positive that it was sometime this season or last that someone was indeed given credit for a similar situation with a simiar category. If there was something in the clue title in quotation marks (WORLD "C"ITIES, HAIR OF THE "DOG"), or a direct quotation is being sought, that must be an exact match, but if the answer can be met as worded, I need precedence to show me it can't be.