TD 351 - ALPHABET SOUP (Final results posted)

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TD 351 - ALPHABET SOUP (Final results posted)

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ALPHABET SOUP

Welcome to TD 351 – Alphabet Soup. I couldn’t bear the thought of a week without a TD, so I threw this one together in the past hour or so.

The goal is to give a correct answer that is given by the fewest other players. You will receive one point for each person who gives the same answer as you, including yourself. Scoring is additive, and low score wins.

Incorrect responses will receive the sheep (most popular) answer +5. Ties will be broken by earliest submission.

As always, no cheating; all answers must come from your own brain.

You may use “X” for one question and receive zero points for that question – please use your drop as there is no advantage to not doing so. You may also choose “ZZZ” for one question you would like to sleep through; if used, you will receive the same amount of points on that question as the sheep response.

Please submit your answer through THIS FORM, and PM me with any questions or needed clarifications. I will post as needed. Deadline is Midnight CDT, Monday, July 31.


THE QUESTIONS:
1. Easy as A-B-C: Name a film beginning with the letter A, B, or C that won the Oscar for best picture (I am excluding films beginning with articles, so An American in Paris would be incorrect as would The Broadway Melody). 17 possible answers.

2. “D”elightful Music: Name the artist associated with the album listed below. I have included the year of release for help and clarification. No need to list the album with your answer.
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Dangerous (1991)
Dare to be Stupid (1985)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Dead Letter Office (1987)
Defenders of the Faith (1984)
Desire (1976)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Dirt (1992)
Disclaimer II (2004)
Discovery (2001)
Disintegration (1989)
Dixie Chicken (1971)
Don’t Look Back (1978)
Double Vision (1978)
Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Drive (2002)
Dynasty (1979)
3. Name the country serviced by the busy airport whose 3-letter airport code is listed below. Please list both the code and country with your answer. 15 possible answers.
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PFK
LHR
HND
CDG
CGK
DXB
FRA
HKG
BKK
AMS
MAD
IST
LAH
KUL
ICN
4. “P”rofessional Sports: Name a professional major league sports team (NBA, NFL, NHL, or MLB) whose city name begins with the letter P – OR name a team whose nickname begins with P. Please respond with full team name. 16 possible answers. CLARIFICATION: Either the name of the city or the team nickname must begin with P. So a team called the Illinois Alligators that has home games in Peoria would be incorrect. Basically, I am using the name of the team, not necessarily where they play.

5. Buying a vowel: Name a U.S. state that begins with a vowel. 12 possible answers.

6. Double “U”: Give me an acceptable Scrabble word that contains at least two Us. ?? possible answers.

7. “LC”: That is the designation for the Library of Congress. Name an entertainer who has won the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which began in 2007 (one year had two honorees). 9 possible answers.

8. Acronyms: Tell me what one of these acronyms stand for. 10 possible answers.
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IMHO
FTW
YOLO
TMI
JK
LMAO
LOL
BRB
TTYL
FYI
9. Name an element of the periodic table that begins with a letter that comes after T in the alphabet (so that's U-Z). 15 possible answers. CLARIFICATION: It was just pointed out to me that some elements have had name changes (whatever page I was on did not reflect that), so I will accept the original names that those elements were given (in order to keep a higher number of correct responses). Sorry about that, folks.

10. Name the author of one of the books listed below. 12 possible answers.
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Four Blind Mice
Frankenstein
Fight Club
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fifty Shades of Grey
Firestarter
Flush
Fifteen
Forever Odd
First Impressions
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Frindle
That's it - have fun!
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CLARIFICATION:
For question 1, no movies beginning with articles, so The Broadway Melody would be an incorrect response.

For question 4, someone commented about a potential issue, so I have made a clarification to the question: Either the name of the city or the team nickname must begin with P. So a team called the Illinois Alligators that has home games in Peoria would be incorrect.

For question 9, It was just pointed out to me that some elements have had name changes (whatever page I was on did not reflect that), so I will accept the original names that those elements were given (in order to keep a higher number of correct responses).


ENTRIES (50):
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MarkBarrett
Rackme32
jev15
Tybalteon
mennoknight
lindap
AFRET CMS
MattKnowles
Peachbox
badgerfellow

artshep
casketromance
TenEight
bev nar
MasterCone
ElendilPickle
BlueberryPlainsNever
Wheatley
merica
mcsheffrey

mystcmage
Troydozzy
immaf
sillymonkey
pauerpoint
clt013
quarterrican
morbeedo
joenguyen90
jsm378

OpusthePenguin
floridagator
TheTabbyWhisperer
coach P
Vintsanity
Category 13
econgator
Woppy T
Woof
flutist319

Ironhorse
twelvefootboy
classicroadster
9021amyers
SweepingDeveloper
travis
ihavejeoprosy
Sherm
guessonguessonguess
kettledrum
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For question #9, are you looking for the full name of the element, or for its designation in the periodic table?
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immaf wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:00 pm
For question #9, are you looking for the full name of the element, or for its designation in the periodic table?
The full name of the element, please.
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For Authors do you need their full name? Or will just a last name do?
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TenEight wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:52 pm
For Authors do you need their full name? Or will just a last name do?
We'll go with Jeopardy rules, so just last names are fine.
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For the sports questions - is it only major leagues, or will you accept say minor league teams?

For the Scrabble question - do answers with the same "root" count as the same answer, eg if one person says the noun (made up word) "xxxUU" and another person says "xxxUUs" do they count together?
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Wheatley wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:02 pm
For the sports questions - is it only major leagues, or will you accept say minor league teams
Major leagues only.
Wheatley wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:02 pm
For the Scrabble question - do answers with the same "root" count as the same answer, eg if one person says the noun (made up word) "xxxUU" and another person says "xxxUUs" do they count together?
I will score them separately.
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gamawire wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:18 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:02 pm
For the Scrabble question - do answers with the same "root" count as the same answer, eg if one person says the noun (made up word) "xxxUU" and another person says "xxxUUs" do they count together?
I will score them separately.
So many possibilities! anything less than a singleton will be devastating

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BUMP - up to 29 entries so far. Plenty of singletons still available!
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Bump - GYAI (that's get your answers in!).
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gamawire wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:27 pm
Bump - GYAI (that's get your answers in!).
That's so GYAI!
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About 11 hours left to go with 42 entries. I will most likely not be awake at midnight, so scoring will begin in the morning - any entries in before then will be allowed!
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Forgot about this yesterday so hopefully I'm IBTL :-)

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kettledrum wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:01 am
Forgot about this yesterday so hopefully I'm IBTL :-)
You made it - good thing, 'cuz that gives us a nice, round 50 entries. I should begin scoring in a little while.
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Okay - let's get the ball rolling.

1. Name a film beginning with the letter A, B, or C that won the Oscar for best picture (excluding films beginning with articles).

Probably not what I would have picket for the sheep - pretty much as long as you didn't say Crash on this one, you were okay.


Crash - 2005 (11):
Tybalteon
ElendilPickle
BlueberryPlainsNever
Troydozzy
clt013
jsm378
TheTabbyWhisperer
coach P
Ironhorse
travis
ihavejeoprosy

Cavalcade - 1032/33 (4):
MattKnowles
immaf
pauerpoint
morbeedo

Cimarron - 1930/31 (4):
lindap
Peachbox
bev nar
Sherm

All About Eve - 1950 (3):
mennoknight
badgerfellow
MasterCone

Braveheart - 1995 (3):
MarkBarrett
mystcmage
Vintsanity

Chariots of Fire
- 1981 (3):
artshep
casketromance
Category 13

Chicago - 2002 (3):
Woppy T
SweepingDeveloper
guessonguessonguess

All Quiet On The Western Front
- 1929/30 (2):
Rackme32
9021amyers

All the King's Men - 1949 (2):
jev15
merica

Amadeus - 1984 (2):
quarterrican
OpusthePenguin

Annie Hall - 1977 (2):
AFRET CMS
Woof

Argo - 2012 (2):
sillymonkey
joenguyen90

Birdman - 2014 (2):
mcsheffrey
classicroadster

Singletons!:
flutist319 - Casablanca (1943)
econgator - American Beauty (1999)
floridagator - Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
twelvefootboy - Ben Hur (1959)

Incorrect (16):
kettledrum (A Beautiful Mind) - hated to do this, but I specifically ruled out titles beginning with an article.
Wheatley - Chinatown (1974) - lost to The Godfather, Part II
TenEight - Beauty And The Beast (1991) - lost to The Silence of the Lambs

Unused: none.
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gamawire wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:19 am
Okay - let's get the ball rolling.

1. Name a film beginning with the letter A, B, or C that won the Oscar for best picture (excluding films beginning with articles).

Singletons!:
Wheatley - Chinatown (1974)
TenEight - Beauty And The Beast (1991)
These films didn't win best picture.
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MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:42 am
gamawire wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:19 am
Okay - let's get the ball rolling.

1. Name a film beginning with the letter A, B, or C that won the Oscar for best picture (excluding films beginning with articles).

Singletons!:
Wheatley - Chinatown (1974)
TenEight - Beauty And The Beast (1991)
These films didn't win best picture.
You're sure right. Sorry about that - not enough coffee yet. This has been corrected.
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2. “D”elightful Music: Name the artist associated with the album listed.

Heart - Dreamboat Annie (7):
MarkBarrett
ElendilPickle
sillymonkey
floridagator
coach P
guessonguessonguess
clt013

ZZZ - Sheep (7):
Tybalteon
badgerfellow
artshep
immaf
AFRET CMS
pauerpoint
flutist319

Daft Punk - Discovery (5):
MasterCone
mcsheffrey
Ironhorse
travis
Troydozzy

Michael Jackson - Dangerous (5):
Rackme32
bev nar
joenguyen90
kettledrum
twelvefootboy

Foreigner - Double Vision (4):
Peachbox
Vintsanity
econgator
jsm378

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (3):
quarterrican
OpusthePenguin
TheTabbyWhisperer

David Bowie - Diamond Dogs (3):
lindap
BlueberryPlainsNever
mystcmage

The Cure - Disintergration (3):
mennoknight
morbeedo
9021amyers

Weird Al Yankovic - Dave to be Stupid (2):
Wheatley
SweepingDeveloper

Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith (2):
MattKnowles
casketromance

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (2):
Woof
ihavejeoprosy

KISS - Dynasty (2):
Category 13
Sherm

Singletons! (1):
classicroadster - Alice in Chains (Dirt)
Woppy T - Bob Dylan (Desire)

Drop (0):
jev15

Incorrect (12):
TenEight (Devo)
merica (Roxette)

Unused:
Dead Letter Office (1987) - R.E.M.
Disclaimer II (2004) - Seether
Don’t Look Back (1978) - Boston
Drive (2002) - Alan Jackson
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3. Name the country serviced by the 3-letter airport code listed.

CDG - France (9):
MattKnowles
merica
mcsheffrey
joenguyen90
econgator
flutist319
jev15
Tybalteon
morbeedo

ZZZ - Sheep (9):
TheTabbyWhisperer
Woppy T

IST - Turkey (7):
TenEight
quarterrican
Ironhorse
Rackme32
AFRET CMS
casketromance
sillymonkey

BKK - Thailand (4):
Woof
classicroadster
travis
kettledrum

AMS - Netherlands (3):
badgerfellow
clt013
twelvefootboy

KUL - Malaysia (3):
Wheatley
guessonguessonguess
9021amyers

LHR - England (3):
ElendilPickle
immaf
coach P

DXB - United Arab Emirates (2):
floridagator
artshep

FRA - Germany (2):
Troydozzy
MasterCone

HKG - Hong Kong/China (2):
mystcmage
jsm378

MAD - Spain (2):
Sherm
Category 13

Singletons! (1):
pauerpoint - CGK - Indonesia
mennoknight - ICN - South Korea

Drop (0):
MarkBarrett
Vintsanity
lindap

Incorrect (14):
OpusthePenguin - AMS - Amsterdam (I asked for the country.)
bev nar - CDG - Paris (I asked for the country.)
SweepingDeveloper - HND - Honduras (HND is Japan.)
Peachbox - LAH- Pakistan (LAH is Indonesia.)
BlueberryPlainsNever - LHR - London (I asked for the country.)
ihavejeoprosy - Pakistan (No country code listed & Pakistan is incorrect.)

Unused: none.
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