TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by squarekara » Tue May 08, 2018 7:05 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:27 pm
a one direction member was a co-sheep...LOL...and that isn't even the one dude in that group that i can name
Yep. That means he's the San Diego Padre of the group, I guess.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by squarekara » Tue May 08, 2018 7:29 pm

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Lets get the scoring started. I'm going to drop the original question into a spoiler box to make it easier to review the questions.
1. Roger, Roger. One of my favorite movies of all time is Airplane! Identify one of these people with first or last name of Roger or Rogers. The answer must include the full name (first and last).
Austin Rogers - 1 point
Sims
<slow clap> This worked out amazingly well.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by 9021amyers » Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 am

Freddie Mercury went unused, because the psychology of TD’s is mind-boggling.

Hell, I didn’t even give Mercury as part of the bonus out of a refusal to go with the obvious.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by SenseiCAY » Wed May 09, 2018 9:34 am

Nice work, Sims. A singleton for Austin Rogers :lol:

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by threearruda » Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 am

Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) - 4 points
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squarekara
threearruda
wpwells

I quit. :lol:

I actually had Jesse Carmichael (one of the "other guys" in Maroon 5) in my answer space before changing to Louis. I had thought that Jesse had come up on J! before and surely someone would remember the name .. then I thought .... there aren't that many people who were in middle school when these guys were popular, right? Oy. Love ya, TD!

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed May 09, 2018 11:48 am

9021amyers wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 am
Freddie Mercury went unused, because the psychology of TD’s is mind-boggling.

Hell, I didn’t even give Mercury as part of the bonus out of a refusal to go with the obvious.
Only one person listed Freddie in their bonus response - where it didn't matter how many picked him. I was a bit surprised at that.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by 9021amyers » Wed May 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 11:48 am
9021amyers wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 am
Freddie Mercury went unused, because the psychology of TD’s is mind-boggling.

Hell, I didn’t even give Mercury as part of the bonus out of a refusal to go with the obvious.
Only one person listed Freddie in their bonus response - where it didn't matter how many picked him. I was a bit surprised at that.
Well, it was me and one other guy at that point.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Post by sims » Wed May 09, 2018 1:41 pm

SenseiCAY wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:34 am
Nice work, Sims. A singleton for Austin Rogers :lol:
I figured even if it backfired it'd be good for a laugh.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm

I always underestimate the number of words that can be formed from the letters in another. Y'all surprised me with this one. No word was used more than twice.
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3. Animated. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. But that has nothing to do with this question. Give a 3 or 4 letter word using only the letters in “animated”. (The letter “a” appears twice, so you may use it twice. All other letters may only be used once.) I’ll use the SOWPODS English dictionary (commonly used for Scrabble) to determine if it is really a word.
Wrong
Saturnalia did 10 (sorry, you can use only one "d")

Here's the pairs:
psgola aim 2
ihavejeoprosy aim 2

Tybalteon damn 2
AFRET CMS damn 2

Coach P dean 2
9021amyers dean 2

clprez diet 2
Quantum diet 2

acthomas dint 2
squarekara dint 2

Woof item 2
xxaaaxx item 2

Rackme32 maid 2
This is Aoba maid 2

MarkBarrett mat 2
Sims mat 2

immaf tam 2
floridagator tam 2

clt013 tied 2
econgator tied 2

And the singletons:
classicroadster aid 1
MattKnowles aide 1
Ironhorse ait 1
sillymoose dame 1
Kirbstar date 1
Peachbox diem 1
twelvefootboy dime 1
merica din 1
bev nar eat 1
ajk edam 1
SenseiCAY eta 1
jbeltz ide 1
casketromance men 1
Magna mina 1
threearruda mind 1
Vintsanity mine 1
Got to Choose mint 1
RockBottom mite 1
wpwells tame 1
Gamawire tea 1
1stlvlthinker tin 1
Guessonguessonguess tine 1
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by AFRET CMS » Wed May 09, 2018 2:32 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm
I always underestimate the number of words that can be formed from the letters in another. Y'all surprised me with this one. No word was used more than twice.
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3. Animated. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. But that has nothing to do with this question. Give a 3 or 4 letter word using only the letters in “animated”. (The letter “a” appears twice, so you may use it twice. All other letters may only be used once.) I’ll use the SOWPODS English dictionary (commonly used for Scrabble) to determine if it is really a word.
Oh, good grief -- I eliminated words that were contained intact (mat, mate, mated, animate) and the one that's actually closely related to the original (anime) thinking "six someones are going to be clever and go for the obvious, so I'll avoid the sheep." Then only one of them was picked - by two people.

Why do I even bother? Oh -- only because it's so much fun.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed May 09, 2018 2:38 pm

It appears that first grade math is not as popular as basic algebra word problems.
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4. Math. Solve one of these math problems. You must include the letter of the problem you are solving.

a) x+y=14. x*y=48. When x=8, what is the value of x-y?
b) 7 divided by 10
c) Sine squared of x plus the cosine squared of x
d) Find the area in square inches of a right triangle with two sides that are both equal to 4 inches
e) x^2 + 2x – 1 when x=1
f) A bat and a ball cost one dollar and sixteen cents in total. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost in cents?
g) 10^0
h) Square root of 64
i) 1 + 1
j) 2 cubed
f) 8 (13 points)
wpwells
clt013
Rackme32
ihavejeoprosy
classicroadster
Sims
Tybalteon
Coach P
immaf
Ironhorse
SenseiCAY
Peachbox
xxaaaxx

a) 2 (5 points)
twelvefootboy
This is Aoba
squarekara
9021amyers
bev nar

d) 8 (5 points)
clprez
acthomas
merica
ajk
AFRET CMS

b) .7 (4 points)
Guessonguessonguess
jbeltz
Magna
floridagator

h) 8 (4 points)
threearruda
psgola
Got to Choose
Vintsanity

e) 2 (3 points)
1stlvlthinker
Quantum
Woof

c) 1 (2 points)
MattKnowles
econgator

g) 1 (2 points)
Kirbstar
sillymoose

j) 8 (2 points)
Saturnalia
RockBottom

i) 2 (2 points)
casketromance

drop (0 points)
MarkBarrett

wrong (18 points)
Gamawire (problem a - you correctly figured that y=6, but we're looking for x+y)
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by Magna » Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm
I always underestimate the number of words that can be formed from the letters in another. Y'all surprised me with this one. No word was used more than twice.
animatedShow
3. Animated. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. But that has nothing to do with this question. Give a 3 or 4 letter word using only the letters in “animated”. (The letter “a” appears twice, so you may use it twice. All other letters may only be used once.) I’ll use the SOWPODS English dictionary (commonly used for Scrabble) to determine if it is really a word.
Oh, good grief -- I eliminated words that were contained intact (mat, mate, mated, animate) and the one that's actually closely related to the original (anime) thinking "six someones are going to be clever and go for the obvious, so I'll avoid the sheep." Then only one of them was picked - by two people.

Why do I even bother? Oh -- only because it's so much fun.
Btw, if anyone is curious about what other words were possible or how many were, there are several online Scrabble word finders. Here's one - just type in the word "animated" and it will identify all Scrabble-legal words.
https://scrabblewordfinder.org/solver

(Also, fwiw, the question specified that the word had to have either 3 or 4 letters.)

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by Woof » Wed May 09, 2018 2:53 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm

Woof item 2
xxaaaxx item 2
Cripes! I came up with 76 words and I choose one that someone else chooses. Go, me.

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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed May 09, 2018 2:54 pm

Question 4 bonus

In order, the correct answers are 2.718281828, which is the beginning of the irrational constant e, or Euler's number. The following recognized it and get the bonus of negative 2 points.

1stlvlthinker
acthomas
AFRET CMS
ajk
bev nar
clprez
econgator
floridagator
immaf
Ironhorse
Kirbstar
Magna
MattKnowles
Peachbox
Quantum
Saturnalia
SenseiCAY
sillymoose
Sims
This is Aoba
twelvefootboy
Tybalteon
Vintsanity
Woof
wpwells
xxaaaxx


A couple of you guessed pi and there was one guess of pi*2 (which is also known as tau).

However, I'd like to give an honorable mention (but no bonus points) to Rackme32 who chose to name it Fred. :D
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Wed May 09, 2018 2:59 pm

So that brings us to the current standings. There's still a tight pack at the front, with Kirbstar ekeing out a one point lead.

1. Kirbstar 3
2. casketromance 4
2. Magna 4
2. sillymoose 4
5. econgator 5
6. ajk 6
6. Got to Choose 6
6. MattKnowles 6
6. RockBottom 6
6. Woof 6
11. MarkBarrett 7
11. twelvefootboy 7
13. AFRET CMS 8
13. Vintsanity 8
15. 9021amyers 9
16. jbeltz 10
16. merica 10
16. threearruda 10
19. acthomas 11
19. Quantum 11
19. This is Aoba 11
22. floridagator 12
22. squarekara 12
24. 1stlvlthinker 13
25. bev nar 14
25. clprez 14
25. Ironhorse 14
25. Saturnalia 14
29. Peachbox 15
30. Sims 16
31. psgola 17
32. immaf 18
32. Tybalteon 18
34. classicroadster 19
34. Guessonguessonguess 19
34. xxaaaxx 19
37. clt013 20
37. wpwells 20
39. Gamawire 23
39. ihavejeoprosy 23
39. Rackme32 23
39. SenseiCAY 23
42. Coach P 24
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Post by gamawire » Wed May 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:38 pm

wrong (18 points)
Gamawire (problem a - you correctly figured that y=6, but we're looking for x+y)
Guess I missed that - a classic case of RTFQ.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q6 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu May 10, 2018 1:33 pm

On to question 5. State capitals. We have 43 entrants, so theoretically, everyone could have a singleton. Only 13 people managed to accomplish that - including one brave soul who took the answer I gave in the question.
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5. You get a singleton and you get a singleton and you get a singleton and ... My rough recollection is that there are typically between 40 and 50 entrants in the weekly TD. If this TD follows that pattern, here’s a chance for everyone to get a singleton. Name the capital city and its state’s USPS abbreviation for any of the 50 states in the United States of America. For example, Sacramento, Calif. would be wrong because it doesn’t use the USPS abbreviation. Sacramento, CA is the correct format. (And I just gave one correct answer away! Feel free to use it, if you want.)
Lansing, MI - 4 points
clprez
Quantum
RockBottom
Tybalteon

Carson City, NV - 3 points
Ironhorse
psgola
Rackme32

Cheyenne, WY - 3 points
acthomas
AFRET CMS
Guessonguessonguess

Harrisburg, PA - 3 points
1stlvlthinker
casketromance
sillymoose

Montpelier, VT
ihavejeoprosy
immaf
threearruda

Concord, NH - 2 points
classicroadster
ajk

Jackson, MS - 2 points
Gamawire
xxaaaxx

Jefferson City, MO - 2 points
9021amyers
twelvefootboy

Little Rock, AR - 2 points
Magna
wpwells

Salem, OR - 2 points
Saturnalia
Woof

Santa Fe, NM - 2 points
MarkBarrett
squarekara

Springfield, IL - 2 points
Kirbstar
merica

And our 13 singletons, with their chosen capital:
jbeltz Atlanta, GA
This is Aoba Austin, TX
MattKnowles Bismarck, ND
bev nar Columbia, SC
clt013 Des Moines, IA
floridagator Frankfort, KY
Got to Choose Indianapolis, IN
Vintsanity Lincoln, NE
Sims Montgomery, AL
Coach P Olympia, WA
econgator Phoenix, AZ
Peachbox Providence, RI
SenseiCAY Sacramento, CA
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q6 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu May 10, 2018 1:47 pm

On to the Bard. My data source lists 37 Shakespeare plays. I eliminated one, so that left 36 to choose from. You all managed to pick 25 of them.
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6. Shakespeare. One of the best known Shakespeare plays is Romeo and Juliet. Name another Shakespeare play.
Troilus and Cressida - 4 points
clt013
Coach P
jbeltz
sillymoose

Merry Wives of Windsor - 3 points
ajk
MarkBarrett
This is Aoba

Timon of Athens - 3 points
acthomas
ihavejeoprosy
xxaaaxx

Antony and Cleopatra - 2 points
9021amyers
RockBottom

Coriolanus - 2 points
floridagator
wpwells

Cymbeline - 2 points
immaf
Ironhorse

Hamlet - 2 points
1stlvlthinker
casketromance

Julius Ceasar - 2 points
Saturnalia
Sims

Love's Labour's Lost - 2 points
Gamawire
Tybalteon

Midsummer Night's Dream - 2 points
Guessonguessonguess
merica

Tempest - 2 points
Got to Choose
Kirbstar

Titus Andronicus - 2 points
MattKnowles
Quantum

And our singletons:
SenseiCAY All's Well that Ends Well
threearruda Comedy of Errors
AFRET CMS Henry IV Part 2
econgator Henry V
bev nar Henry VI Part 1
Magna Henry VI, part 2
Woof Henry VIII
squarekara King John
Rackme32 MacBeth
psgola Othello
Peachbox Pericles, prince of Tyre
Vintsanity Richard III
twelvefootboy Taming of the Shrew
clprez Two Gentlemen of Verona

Drop
classicroadster
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q6 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu May 10, 2018 1:56 pm

Question 6 Bonus

This one turned out to be easy to score. Apparently, everyone who entered knows their Shakespeare. Everyone managed to name another play, so everyone gets the bonus.

Just for curiosity, Hamlet was the most common bonus answer by far, with 9 responses. MacBeth was the second most common, with 4 responses.

Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, and Twelfth Night showed up in the bonus, but not in the main question. Twelfth Night was there 3 times, all the others once each.
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Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q6 revealed)

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu May 10, 2018 1:58 pm

Standings after 6 questions and their related bonuses.

1. econgator 6
1. Kirbstar 6
1. Magna 6
4. casketromance 8
4. Got to Choose 8
4. MattKnowles 8
4. Woof 8
8. twelvefootboy 9
8. Vintsanity 9
10. ajk 10
10. sillymoose 10
12. AFRET CMS 11
12. MarkBarrett 11
12. RockBottom 11
15. 9021amyers 12
16. merica 13
16. threearruda 13
18. floridagator 14
18. jbeltz 14
18. squarekara 14
18. This is Aoba 14
22. bev nar 15
23. acthomas 16
23. Peachbox 16
23. Quantum 16
26. 1stlvlthinker 17
26. Saturnalia 17
28. clprez 18
28. Ironhorse 18
28. Sims 18
31. classicroadster 20
31. psgola 20
33. immaf 22
34. Guessonguessonguess 23
34. Tybalteon 23
34. wpwells 23
34. xxaaaxx 23
38. clt013 24
38. SenseiCAY 24
40. Gamawire 26
40. Rackme32 26
42. Coach P 28
42. ihavejeoprosy 28
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