TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q8 revealed)

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TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q8 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:56 pm

This quiz is called "Narrowing Nine" as the number of correct responses shrinks with each question.

Rules/Notes
1) Lowest point total wins; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players submitting that same answer
2) You may use one drop and take zero points for one of the first seven questions (Not #8 or #9)
3) You may elect to take the sheep answer for one question (Including #8 and #9)
4) Wrong responses are the "sheep" answer +4
5) Singleton bonus: -1 for first seven questions, -2 for #8 and #9
6) All answers are due by 8 AM Central time on Monday, December 9, 2019
7) Submit answers via this Google form or PM

Questions

1. Unscramble one of these Lemony Snicket book titles [Hints: 1) All are preceded by "The" and those including two words are alliterative; 2) First letters include A, B, C, G, P, S, V & W]

dab nibinnegg
letripe romo
dwei dinwow
serbiaelm lilm
seatrue mayaced
tazers tarelove
live galveil
shetoil opalhits
saviourcorn arcanvil
preylisp poles
imrg togtor
amputeelint riple
den

2. Name a Canadian "Big 5" (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL) team

3. Name the current capital of a state that seceded from the Union and became part of the Confederacy

4. Name the artist for one of these songs with a body part in the title

Eye in the Sky (#3 1982)
Our Lips Are Sealed (#20 1981)
Sunshine on My Shoulders (#1 1974)
With Arms Wide Open (#1 2000)
Slow Hand (#2 1981)
Wrapped Around Your Finger (#8 1984)
Hips Don't Lie (#1 2006)
On Bended Knee (#1 1994)
Get On Your Feet (#11 1989)
Head to Toe (#1 1987)

5. Name a non-numbered Bible book that is 4 letters in length [That means if looking for 5 letter books, 1 & 2 Kings would not count]

6. Name a school whose athletic teams compete in the Ivy League

7. Name one of the Central American countries (located between Mexico and Colombia, the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean)

8. Name one of the ingredients that went with "two all-beef patties" in the 1970s Big Mac jingle

9. Name a city in Iowa with an airport considered "primary" (scheduled passenger service and 10,000+ boardings) by the FAA
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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine

Post by clt013 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:08 am

Entrant list...
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MarkBarrett
Floridagator
Gamawire
casketromance
gwallace2

saturnalia
Ironhorse
merica
Rackme32
shambolic

Woof
psgola
threearruda
jeffwolfe
True North

bmwhitehead
xabe
twelvefootboy
clprez
SenseiCAY

heppm01
AFRET CMS
ElendilPickle
Peachbox
blueoncemoon

barandall800
mahatma
RougeGod
MollyQMurphy
1stlvlthinker

econgator
cthulhu
squarekara
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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine

Post by clt013 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:13 pm

Bump #1

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:36 am

bump

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine

Post by clt013 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:16 am

3rd (and final) bump before Monday's deadline

Reveal should begin later that afternoon.

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:37 pm

1. Unscramble one of these Lemony Snicket book titles [Hints: 1) All are preceded by "The" and those including two words are alliterative; 2) First letters include A, B, C, G, P, S, V & W]

dab nibinnegg [Bad Beginning]
letripe romo [Reptile Room]
dwei dinwow [Wide Window]
serbiaelm lilm [Miserable Mill]
seatrue mayaced [Austere Academy]
tazers tarelove [Ersatz Elevator]
live galveil [Vile Village]
shetoil opalhits [Hostile Hospital]
saviourcorn arcanvil [Carnivorous Carnival]
preylisp poles [Slippery Slope]
imrg togtor [Grim Grotto]
amputeelint riple [Penultimate Peril]
den [End]

The flock is looking grim…

The Grim Grotto [SHEEP] - 6
gwallace2
merica
SenseiCAY
heppm01
ElendilPickle
cthulhu

The Ersatz Elevator - 5
MarkBarrett
shambolic
threearruda
True North
Peachbox

The Bad Beginning - 3
Gamawire
bmwhitehead
1stlvlthinker

The Miserable Mill - 3
xabe
RougeGod
MollyQMurphy

The Austere Academy - 2
Ironhorse
Woof

The End - 2
twelvefootboy
mahatma

The Slippery Slope - 2
jeffwolfe
blueoncemoon

The Vile Village - 2
saturnalia
econgator

SINGLETONS - 0

The Hostile Hospital
Floridagator

The Penultimate Peril
barandall800

The Reptile Room
squarekara

NOT USED
The Carnivorous Carnival
The Wide Window

DROP = 0
casketromance
Rackme32
psgola
clprez
AFRET CMS

2. Name a Canadian "Big 5" (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL) team

The most successful NHL franchise gets a big goose egg…

Calgary Flames [Co-SHEEP] - 4
jeffwolfe
clprez
econgator
cthulhu

Winnipeg Jets [Co-SHEEP] - 4
Floridagator
merica
Woof
threearruda

Edmonton Oilers - 3
twelvefootboy
SenseiCAY
AFRET CMS

Ottawa Senators - 3
casketromance
psgola
Peachbox

Toronto Blue Jays - 3
ElendilPickle
barandall800
1stlvlthinker

Toronto Maple Leafs - 3
MarkBarrett
shambolic
bmwhitehead

Toronto Raptors - 3
Gamawire
heppm01
MollyQMurphy

Vancouver Whitecaps - 3
saturnalia
mahatma
RougeGod

Montreal Impact - 2
True North
xabe

Toronto FC - 2
gwallace2
Ironhorse

Vancouver Canucks - 2
Rackme32
blueoncemoon

Montreal Expos (SINGLETON!) - 0
squarekara

NOT USED
Montreal Canadiens

STANDINGS AFTER Q2
1. squarekara - 0
2. Rackme32 - 2
3. casketromance - 3
3. psgola - 3
3. AFRET CMS - 3
3. barandall800 - 3
7. Floridagator - 4
7. Ironhorse - 4
7. clprez - 4
7. blueoncemoon - 4
11. saturnalia - 5
11. xabe - 5
11. twelvefootboy - 5
11. mahatma - 5
15. Gamawire - 6
15. Woof - 6
15. jeffwolfe - 6
15. bmwhitehead - 6
15. RougeGod - 6
15. MollyQMurphy - 6
15. 1stlvlthinker - 6
15. econgator - 6
23. True North - 7
24. MarkBarrett - 8
24. gwallace2 - 8
24. shambolic - 8
24. Peachbox - 8
28. threearruda - 9
28. SenseiCAY - 9
28. heppm01 - 9
28. ElendilPickle - 9

ALL SHEEP LINE - 10

32. merica - 10
32. cthulhu - 10
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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:49 pm

I think squarekara has a possible case since the clue didn't specify they had to be current teams.
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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:12 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:49 pm
I think squarekara has a possible case since the clue didn't specify they had to be current teams.
Agreed - I debated whether to accept Expos as correct and have reversed my original ruling as it was my incompetence that left out the word "current".

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by squarekara » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:08 pm

clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:49 pm
I think squarekara has a possible case since the clue didn't specify they had to be current teams.
Agreed - I debated whether to accept Expos as correct and have reversed my original ruling as it was my incompetence that left out the word "current".
Thanks, guys. That was a deliberate choice, although I do tend to live in the past anyway. Go, Chicago Cardinals!

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:19 pm

clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:37 pm





2. Name a Canadian "Big 5" (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL) team



Montreal Expos (SINGLETON!) - 0
squarekara

NOT USED
Montreal Canadiens

relocated teams and defunct teams were allowed? if so, then you didn't include a lot of them in the "not used" list

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:21 pm

clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:49 pm
I think squarekara has a possible case since the clue didn't specify they had to be current teams.
Agreed - I debated whether to accept Expos as correct and have reversed my original ruling as it was my incompetence that left out the word "current".
had i known that i might have gone with quebec bulldogs

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm

I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used.

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by floridagator » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:05 pm

clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used.
In that case I demand a Singleton because when I said Winnipeg Jets I meant the original Winnipeg Jets now the Phoenix Coyotes, not the current Winnipeg Jets. :))
I'd rather cuddle then have sex. If you're into grammar, you'll understand.

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:13 pm

floridagator wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:05 pm
clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used.
In that case I demand a Singleton because when I said Winnipeg Jets I meant the original Winnipeg Jets now the Phoenix Coyotes, not the current Winnipeg Jets. :))
they are now called arizona coyotes

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by jeffwolfe » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:37 pm

clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used.
You did say that the number of correct responses shrinks with each question, which would not be true if defunct teams were included in question 2.

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by CasketRomance » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:02 pm

jeffwolfe wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:37 pm
clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used.
You did say that the number of correct responses shrinks with each question, which would not be true if defunct teams were included in question 2.
very solid point...in that case the expos should not count

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q3-Q4 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:54 am

3. Name the current capital of a state that seceded from the Union and became part of the Confederacy

A flock of Uptown Funk fans?...

Jackson (Mississippi) [SHEEP] - 9
gwallace2
Rackme32
jeffwolfe
clprez
Peachbox
RougeGod
MollyQMurphy
cthulhu
squarekara

Atlanta (Georgia) - 5
saturnalia
threearruda
xabe
heppm01
1stlvlthinker

Columbia (South Carolina) - 5
Floridagator
shambolic
SenseiCAY
blueoncemoon
econgator

Austin (Texas) - 3
Gamawire
casketromance
Woof

Montgomery (Alabama) - 2
psgola
mahatma

Tallahassee (Florida) - 2
bmwhitehead
ElendilPickle

SINGLETONS - 0

Baton Rouge (Louisiana)
AFRET CMS

Little Rock (Arkansas)
MarkBarrett

Raleigh (North Carolina)
Ironhorse

Richmond (Virginia)
True North

NOT USED
Nashville (Tennessee)

DROP = 0
merica
barandall800

WRONG ANSWER = 13
twelvefootboy (Charleston)

4. Name the artist for one of these songs with a body part in the title

Eye in the Sky (#3 1982) [Alan Parsons Project]
Our Lips Are Sealed (#20 1981) [The Go-Go's]
Sunshine on My Shoulders (#1 1974) [John Denver]
With Arms Wide Open (#1 2000) [Creed]
Slow Hand (#2 1981) [The Pointer Sisters]
Wrapped Around Your Finger (#8 1984) [The Police]
Hips Don't Lie (#1 2006) [Shakira]
On Bended Knee (#1 1994) [Boyz II Men]
Get On Your Feet (#11 1989) [Gloria Estefan]
Head to Toe (#1 1987) [Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam]

"Arms" on top and "finger" forgotten…

Creed [SHEEP] - 6
Gamawire
saturnalia
shambolic
Woof
xabe
SenseiCAY

Alan Parsons Project - 4
Floridagator
Ironhorse
clprez
cthulhu

John Denver - 4
Rackme32
AFRET CMS
MollyQMurphy
econgator

The Go-Go's - 3
threearruda
jeffwolfe
mahatma

The Pointer Sisters - 3
MarkBarrett
ElendilPickle
squarekara

Boyz II Men - 2
casketromance
gwallace2

Gloria Estefan -2
psgola
Peachbox

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - 2
merica
True North

Shakira - 2
barandall800
1stlvlthinker

NOT USED
The Police

DROP = 0
bmwhitehead
twelvefootboy
blueoncemoon
RougeGod

WRONG ANSWER = 10
heppm01 (Bob Denver)

STANDINGS AFTER Q4
1. barandall800 - 5
2. psgola - 7
2. AFRET CMS - 7
4. casketromance - 8
4. Ironhorse - 8
4. bmwhitehead - 8
7. blueoncemoon - 9
7. True North - 9
9. mahatma - 10
10. MarkBarrett - 11
11. squarekara - 12
11. merica - 12
13. Floridagator - 13
13. 1stlvlthinker - 13
15. ElendilPickle - 14
16. Rackme32 - 15
16. Gamawire - 15
16. Woof - 15
16. RougeGod - 15
16. econgator - 15
21. saturnalia - 16
21. xabe - 16
23. clprez - 17
23. threearruda - 17
25. twelvefootboy - 18
25. jeffwolfe - 18
27. MollyQMurphy - 19
27. gwallace2 - 19
27. shambolic - 19
27. Peachbox - 19
31. SenseiCAY - 20
32. cthulhu - 23
33. heppm01 - 24

ALL SHEEP LINE - 25

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q4 revealed)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 am

wouldn't it have been awesome if gilligan had done "sunshine on my shoulders"?

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q4 revealed)

Post by mahatma » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:31 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 am
wouldn't it have been awesome if gilligan had done "sunshine on my shoulders"?
Is gilligan a death metal band?

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Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

Post by squarekara » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:49 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:02 pm
jeffwolfe wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:37 pm
clt013 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:06 pm
I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used.
You did say that the number of correct responses shrinks with each question, which would not be true if defunct teams were included in question 2.
very solid point...in that case the expos should not count
Clearly, the defunct teams were unanticipated. However, I went with Expos not only because they hadn't been expressly disallowed, but also because Gary Carter went to my high school. Go, Lancers!

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