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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:36 pm
cheezguyty wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:21 pm
ANAGRAMS

All currently in circulation, they're the three units of currency seen here:
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What are lira, rial, and lari? (from Turkey, Oman, and Georgia, respectively)
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I like it but never in a billion years could have told you the name of the third currency, even if spotted the country. I don't see any instances of it in the Archive either. I'd stick with the first two to keep the difficulty within reach.
Seconded. Lira & rial are gettable, lari is far too obscure.

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SONG LYRICS

"Sesame Street" is in the lyrics of this Billy Joel Song

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"Pressure" although I love the possible trap of someone guessing "We Didn't Start The Fire". This probably works better for pub trivia teams than J! of course.
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PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Their home locker room has been the second-closest in the NBA to the Canadian border, the closest in the NBA to the Mexican border, and the closest in the NBA to another team's home locker room.
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Who are the Clippers? (formerly the Buffalo Braves and the San Diego Clippers, now have a separate locker room in the Staples Center from the Lakers)
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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:38 pm
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Their home locker room has been the closest in the ABA to the Canadian border, the closest in the NBA to the Mexican border, and the closest in the NBA to another team's home locker room.
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Who are the Clippers? (formerly the Buffalo Braves and the San Diego Clippers, now have a separate locker room in the Staples Center from the Lakers)
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They were never in the ABA. The Pistons once played in an arena located along the river that separates Detroit from Ontario.

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Bamaman wrote:
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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:38 pm
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Their home locker room has been the closest in the ABA to the Canadian border, the closest in the NBA to the Mexican border, and the closest in the NBA to another team's home locker room.
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Who are the Clippers? (formerly the Buffalo Braves and the San Diego Clippers, now have a separate locker room in the Staples Center from the Lakers)
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They were never in the ABA. The Pistons once played in an arena located along the river that separates Detroit from Ontario.
Oops, you are correct.

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NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE

This novel begins on October 2, and ends on December 21 of the same year.
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What is Around the World in Eighty Days?

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:38 pm
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Their home locker room has been the second-closest in the NBA to the Canadian border, the closest in the NBA to the Mexican border, and the closest in the NBA to another team's home locker room.
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Who are the Clippers? (formerly the Buffalo Braves and the San Diego Clippers, now have a separate locker room in the Staples Center from the Lakers)
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This almost works for the Lakers as well. Obviously theri locker room is right down the hall from the Clippers, and for many seasons after moving to LA they would have been the closest team to Mexico, despite not being all that close. And Minneapolis is in a bordering state so it seems like they might have been second closest to Canada. However, I can't seem to find any precise distance from Minneapolis to the border, but it seems definitely further than Detroit, Rochester, and Syracuse, at minimum, at least two of which were always around in the 1950-60 Minneapolis NBA years.

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Doing a quick eyeball and checking coordinates on Google maps, I put the distance from the Target Center to the nearest point of Canada at 198 mi. Detroit, Syracuse and Rochester are definitely closer.

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SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

With over 8.5 million inhabitants, it is the most populous U.S. state that does not have the home stadium of a MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL franchise.
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What is Virginia?
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SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

With over 8.5 million inhabitants, it is the most populous U.S. state that is not home to a MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL franchise.
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What is Virginia?
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i believe we’ve been over this already in this thread. While the Washington Football Team plays home games in Maryland, it’s headquarters and training facility are located in Virginia.

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Golf wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:56 am
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:28 pm
SPORTS GEOGRAPHY

With over 8.5 million inhabitants, it is the most populous U.S. state that is not home to a MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL franchise.
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What is Virginia?
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i believe we’ve been over this already in this thread. While the Washington Football Team plays home games in Maryland, it’s headquarters and training facility are located in Virginia.
Updated wording for clarity.

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NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY

Communities in this province include Sydney, Dartmouth, Pleasant Bay and Argyle.
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What is Nova Scotia?
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Picked Off wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:50 am
NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY

Communities in this province include Sydney, Dartmouth, Pleasant Bay and Argyle.
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What is Nova Scotia?
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My wife is from Dartmouth, NS so I wasn't missing this one! Good clue though, I can see the path to a solve if you're not married to someone from there.

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mas3cf wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:22 am
Picked Off wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:50 am
NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY

Communities in this province include Sydney, Dartmouth, Pleasant Bay and Argyle.
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What is Nova Scotia?
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My wife is from Dartmouth, NS so I wasn't missing this one! Good clue though, I can see the path to a solve if you're not married to someone from there.
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Argyle was the giveaway for me. :mrgreen:

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UNPINNED SPORTS TRAPS?

A baseball card of this MLB hall of famer sold for $5.2 million in January 2021

or

When a Mickey Mantle card sold for $5.2 million in January 2021 it broke the record of $3.9 million for the card featuring this baseball great

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Mickey Mantle for the first version and Mike Trout for the second one, making Honus Wagner wrong each time.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:10 pm
UNPINNED SPORTS TRAPS?
I first read that as UNPINNED SPORTS TARPS and thought, well you'd better hope there isn't too much of a wind.

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JEOPARDY! TRIVIA

The most common dollar value for a clue in the Alex Trebek era.
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What is $400? (the only value that has appeared in every J! and DJ! round both pre- and post- doubling)

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mas3cf wrote:
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JEOPARDY! TRIVIA

The most common dollar value for a clue in the Alex Trebek era.
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What is $400? (the only value that has appeared in every J! and DJ! round both pre- and post- doubling)
That's a clever clue. I like it a lot. But I also hate it. There was plenty of time to reason it out and check my work here on the couch. Under the lights? I'd just be waiting for the truck to run me over.

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Not quite every game.
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There was no 400 in DJ on Super Jeopardy. For that matter, they played for points, not money.

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WORLD CAPITALS

One of the world's hottest major cities, it is known as the "Triangular Capital" due to its location at the confluence of two major rivers.
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What is Khartoum?

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