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1) In Calvin and Hobbes comics, where would you find that Calvin’s monster nemesis “is drooling”?

2) What 1990s TV show set in Acme Acres was Steven Spielberg’s first foray into TV animation, before he tackled Animaniacs?

3) In the beginning of the 1963 film The Birds, director Alfred Hitchcock is seen walking out of what type of business just as Tippi Hedron is walking in?

4) What iconic Gothic-Tudor residence in Los Angeles is being restored by new owner Daren Metropolous, including its famous “grotto”?

5) On what holiday did Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen first spot the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui, with its famous stone moai?

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January 30th, 2024 at 12:06:02 PM permalink
1) Under the bed
2) Tiny Toon Adventures
3) Pet Store
4) Playboy Mansion
5) Easter







They all have bunnies.
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January 31st, 2024 at 4:32:54 AM permalink
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1) Under the bed
2) Tiny Toon Adventures
3) Pet Store
4) Playboy Mansion
5) Easter







They all have bunnies.

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Where is the bunny in Calvin and Hobbes?

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1) Under the bed
2) Tiny Toon Adventures
3) Pet Store
4) Playboy Mansion
5) Easter







They all have bunnies.

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Where is the bunny in Calvin and Hobbes?

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I think it is "dust bunnies" that are under the bed.
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January 31st, 2024 at 6:23:34 AM permalink
Yes. One of the tricky (and maddening) things about these puzzles is how the trivia answers might change meanings for the kennection. In this case, "Playboy Mansion = Playboy Bunnies" is the same for both, while "Under The Bed = Dust Bunnies" has nothing to do with Calvin and Hobbs.
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February 14th, 2024 at 7:56:10 AM permalink
Here is the my word challenge. Separate this list of 24 words into equal sized groups of words where each word in the group has a special relationship to all of the other words within the group and no equivalent relationship with any of the words outside the group. Obviously, I am disallowing the particular solution of 24 groups of one word each. Any solution with 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 words in each group is valid. I believe there is only one possible solution.

Hint: If you find the correct grouping, it will be obvious to you that you have the correct answer.

abracadabra
adiabatically
aminoaciduria
antagonisable
automatable
carpometacarpi
causabilities
credulities
enthrallments
eradicative
formalisation
fugitometer
itineraries
methanometers
oceanological
overdecoration
pentadactyles
pulselessness
remeasurements
renormalising
resentments
roentgenology
tapotements
unseparated
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February 14th, 2024 at 12:48:18 PM permalink
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Here is the my word challenge. Separate this list of 24 words into equal sized groups of words where each word in the group has a special relationship to all of the other words within the group and no equivalent relationship with any of the words outside the group. Obviously, I am disallowing the particular solution of 24 groups of one word each. Any solution with 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 words in each group is valid. I believe there is only one possible solution.

Hint: If you find the correct grouping, it will be obvious to you that you have the correct answer.

abracadabra
adiabatically
aminoaciduria
antagonisable
automatable
carpometacarpi
causabilities
credulities
enthrallments
eradicative
formalisation
fugitometer
itineraries
methanometers
oceanological
overdecoration
pentadactyles
pulselessness
remeasurements
renormalising
resentments
roentgenology
tapotements
unseparated
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I’m not sure what you mean so here is a guess.

12 words have an odd number of vowels and 12 words have an even number of vowels. I did this quickly so it’s possible I miscounted.
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February 14th, 2024 at 1:21:56 PM permalink
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I’m not sure what you mean so here is a guess.

12 words have an odd number of vowels and 12 words have an even number of vowels. I did this quickly so it’s possible I miscounted.


Nice guess, but your solution isn't quite an even division of words unless you ignore the letter 'y'. You are on the right track in the sense that the semantics of the words are not involved in the puzzle answer.

The letters of the words in each group have a special relationship to each other.

I will also state that the number of groups is greater than two. More hints later.
I used vim to highlight [aeiouy] to count the vowels quickly. I think this is the right result by odd/even vowel count.

Even number of vowels:
aminoaciduria
antagonisable
automatable
carpometacarpi
eradicative
formalisation
itineraries
pulselessness
remeasurements
renormalising
roentgenology
tapotements

Odd number of vowels:
abracadabra
adiabatically
causabilities
credulities
enthrallments
fugitometer
methanometers
oceanological
overdecoration
pentadactyles
renormalising
resentments
unseparated


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February 15th, 2024 at 7:08:08 AM permalink
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I’m not sure what you mean so here is a guess.

12 words have an odd number of vowels and 12 words have an even number of vowels. I did this quickly so it’s possible I miscounted.


Nice guess, but your solution isn't quite an even division of words unless you ignore the letter 'y'. You are on the right track in the sense that the semantics of the words are not involved in the puzzle answer.

The letters of the words in each group have a special relationship to each other.

I will also state that the number of groups is greater than two. More hints later.
I used vim to highlight [aeiouy] to count the vowels quickly. I think this is the right result by odd/even vowel count.

Even number of vowels:
aminoaciduria
antagonisable
automatable
carpometacarpi
eradicative
formalisation
itineraries
pulselessness
remeasurements
renormalising
roentgenology
tapotements

Odd number of vowels:
abracadabra
adiabatically
causabilities
credulities
enthrallments
fugitometer
methanometers
oceanological
overdecoration
pentadactyles
renormalising
resentments
unseparated


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Got it. You may need to adjust your list then as there are definitely:

12 words that contain the letter L and 12 that do not. Same with the letter O.
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February 15th, 2024 at 8:03:35 AM permalink
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I’m not sure what you mean so here is a guess.

12 words have an odd number of vowels and 12 words have an even number of vowels. I did this quickly so it’s possible I miscounted.


Nice guess, but your solution isn't quite an even division of words unless you ignore the letter 'y'. You are on the right track in the sense that the semantics of the words are not involved in the puzzle answer.

The letters of the words in each group have a special relationship to each other.

I will also state that the number of groups is greater than two. More hints later.
I used vim to highlight [aeiouy] to count the vowels quickly. I think this is the right result by odd/even vowel count.

Even number of vowels:
aminoaciduria
antagonisable
automatable
carpometacarpi
eradicative
formalisation
itineraries
pulselessness
remeasurements
renormalising
roentgenology
tapotements

Odd number of vowels:
abracadabra
adiabatically
causabilities
credulities
enthrallments
fugitometer
methanometers
oceanological
overdecoration
pentadactyles
renormalising
resentments
unseparated


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Got it. You may need to adjust your list then as there are definitely:

12 words that contain the letter L and 12 that do not. Same with the letter O.

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I was certainly wrong about there being one valid solution. I like your tenacity, but letter count was not in my mind when I created the puzzle.

Updated hints:

The letters of the words in each group have a special relationship to each other.

I will also state that the number of groups is greater than two.

All words in a valid group have the same length.

I will give unJon props if he again finds an alternate solution that fits these new constraints.
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February 15th, 2024 at 9:31:25 AM permalink
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Here is the my word challenge. Separate this list of 24 words into equal sized groups of words where each word in the group has a special relationship to all of the other words within the group and no equivalent relationship with any of the words outside the group. Obviously, I am disallowing the particular solution of 24 groups of one word each. Any solution with 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 words in each group is valid. I believe there is only one possible solution.

Hint: If you find the correct grouping, it will be obvious to you that you have the correct answer.

abracadabra
adiabatically
aminoaciduria
antagonisable
automatable
carpometacarpi
causabilities
credulities
enthrallments
eradicative
formalisation
fugitometer
itineraries
methanometers
oceanological
overdecoration
pentadactyles
pulselessness
remeasurements
renormalising
resentments
roentgenology
tapotements
unseparated
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Updated hints:

The letters of the words in each group have a special relationship to each other.

I will also state that the number of groups is greater than two.

All words in a valid group have the same length.

From the last hint, you should be able to determine the number of groups in my solution.

Here are a series of spoiler hints meant to be viewed one at a time in order from top to bottom. By the time you read the last spoiler, you should be able to specify two of the groups completely. You will also clearly see what the relationship is between the words. It will then be a straightforward exercise to form the complete answer to the puzzle by trial and error.


resent


resentments


a
i
resentments


auto
i
resentments


auto l
i e
resentments


auto table
i e
resentments


automatable
i e
resentments


automatable
i era e
resentments


automatable
itineraries
resentments


The spoilers are all valid scrabble positions and don't use
more than the available number of non-blank tiles. I have
not checked to see if the other word groups can be created
through a sequence of legal scrabble plays.
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February 15th, 2024 at 11:34:57 AM permalink
I never would have gotten that.
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February 17th, 2024 at 6:27:26 AM permalink
Here's a quickie...



What's the only letter that does not appear on the periodic table of the elements?
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Neither J or Q appear in the names or symbols on my periodic table. Of course, there are lots of other words that appear on some periodic tables, so the question is pretty vague.
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February 17th, 2024 at 7:52:21 AM permalink
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Neither J or Q appear in the names or symbols on my periodic table. Of course, there are lots of other words that appear on some periodic tables, so the question is pretty vague.

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Correct.

Apologies for the vagueness but I'm doing these on the fly at work.
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What sport begins with a ‘T’ and has 4 letters?
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February 17th, 2024 at 8:15:03 AM permalink
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If there's wind: Golf.

On the other hand, Nae Wind? Nae Golf!

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February 17th, 2024 at 9:44:12 AM permalink
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What sport begins with a ‘T’ and has 4 letters?
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If there's wind: Golf.

On the other hand, Nae Wind? Nae Golf!


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Correct.

That one is better when asked verbally.
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The maker does not need it, the buyer does not want to use it, and the user doesn’t see it. What is it?
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Here's an old riddle...

The maker does not need it, the buyer does not want to use it, and the user doesn’t see it. What is it?
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...the second line of "the world's shortest poem":

Part 1: Coughin'
Part 2: Coffin

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February 17th, 2024 at 10:32:11 AM permalink
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Here's an old riddle...

The maker does not need it, the buyer does not want to use it, and the user doesn’t see it. What is it?
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...the second line of "the world's shortest poem":

Part 1: Coughin'
Part 2: Coffin


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Correct.
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Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters "he" in that order.

There are two possible answers. "Hehe" is not acceptable.
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Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters "he" in that order.

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headache
heartache

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Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters "he" in that order.

There are two possible answers. "Hehe" is not acceptable.
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headache
heartache


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Correct.
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February 17th, 2024 at 5:02:28 PM permalink
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I have many keys but few locks. I have space but no room. You can enter, but you cannot come in. What am I?


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1) The Disney attractions Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree are based on what 2006 movie?

2) Many of the best-preserved Roman mosaics, like the famous Battle of Issus, were found on what parts of Roman palaces?

3) What ZZ Top song, the band’s biggest hit single, is about a girl who “knows how to use” the title attribute?

4) The sports expression “hang ten” derives from athletes hanging all ten toes off the edges of what items?

5) In 1678, drama critic Thomas Rymer first described what type of fitting “justice,” which later named a Janet Jackson-Tupac movie?

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February 25th, 2024 at 8:29:24 AM permalink
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1) The Disney attractions Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree are based on what 2006 movie?

2) Many of the best-preserved Roman mosaics, like the famous Battle of Issus, were found on what parts of Roman palaces?

3) What ZZ Top song, the band’s biggest hit single, is about a girl who “knows how to use” the title attribute?

4) The sports expression “hang ten” derives from athletes hanging all ten toes off the edges of what items?

5) In 1678, drama critic Thomas Rymer first described what type of fitting “justice,” which later named a Janet Jackson-Tupac movie?

Kennection = ?
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I think I know most of these answers, but the connection eludes me.


1. Cars
2. Floor(s)
3. Legs
4. Surf Boards
5. Poetic (justice)

Connection = ???????
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February 25th, 2024 at 4:34:29 PM permalink
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1. Cars
2. Floor(s)
3. Legs
4. Surf Boards
5. Poetic (justice)

Connection = ???????

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All five of your answers are correct.
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February 26th, 2024 at 7:12:09 AM permalink

They're all waxed.
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February 26th, 2024 at 1:05:44 PM permalink
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They're all waxed.

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Ooof. Nasty puzzle.
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1) What was the nickname of Maria Ann Smith, who cultivated a new variety of green apple on her Australian farm in the 1860s?

2) Due to their insectoid appearance, what do the soldiers in Starship Troopers call the Arachnids, their enemy opponents?

3) Mr. McFeely's catchphrase on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is "____ delivery"?

4) The “greater“ species of what bird, a type of cuckoo that rarely flies, is the state bird of New Mexico?

5) What's the first name of the action star whose nickname is "Sly"?

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1) Granny

2) Bugs

3) Speedy

4) Roadrunner

5) Sylvester

Kennection = Looney Tunes

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1) Granny
2) Bugs
3) Speedy
4) Roadrunner
5) Sylvester

Kennection= animated characters from Warner Bros. cartoons
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1) Granny

2) Bugs

3) Speedy

4) Roadrunner

5) Sylvester

Kennection = Looney Tunes


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1) Gran inny
2) Bugs
3) Speedy
4) Roadrunner
5) Sylvester

Kennection= animated characters from Warner Bros. cartoons

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Ding! Ding!

Winners!


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1) What Bavarian city hosted the enormous Nazi rallies recorded in Leni Riefenstahl’s propaganda film Triumph of the Will?

2) What does the letter ‘Z’ stand for in the famous DMZ of the Korean Peninsula?

3) What was the first video game to spawn a hit pop song and a TV cartoon series?

4) British-born restaurateur Christopher Sell invented the deep-fried version of what Hostess snack?

5) Earth’s inner core is an alloy of iron and what other metal?

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July 10th, 2024 at 11:00:38 AM permalink
#1 = Nuremberg
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1. Nuremburg (Thanks for the hint!)
2. Zone
3. Pac Man?
4. Twinkie
5. Nickel



Types of defenses
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July 10th, 2024 at 7:01:54 PM permalink
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1. Nuremburg (Thanks for the hint!)
2. Zone
3. Pac Man?
4. Twinkie
5. Nickel



Types of defenses

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Correct!

Consider Joeman's answer official.


1) Nuremberg Defense: I was just following orders.

2) Zone Defense: I'll just defend my area.

3) Pac-man Defense: I'll just buy the hostile company trying to take over my company.

4) Twinkie Defense: I'm depressed so of course I eat sugary foods and murder people.

5) Nickle Defense: Five defensive backs make a nickle.
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