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Day 3
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2: C
4: C (Germany or Switzerland?)
6: C
8: gotta try one: Brazil?
10:

3: Candle in the Wind
6: Celine Dion?
9: C
12: Mmm-Bop?
15: C
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OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY

2: grandfather clock
4: Beta
6: landline?
8: screeeee beep beep, dial-up
10: What's the frequency, Kenneth (unless it's amplitude)

STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

3: Fermat
6: Bayes
9: Gauss
12: 95
15: Markov

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Vanya wrote:10: What's the frequency, Kenneth (unless it's amplitude)
Definitely not amplitude. I'm guessing that he wants either frequency or period, although you could probably argue for wavelength, too.

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econgator wrote:
Vanya wrote:10: What's the frequency, Kenneth (unless it's amplitude)
Definitely not amplitude. I'm guessing that he wants either frequency or period, although you could probably argue for wavelength, too.
I was thinking wavelength too.

It asked for change in the context of 'medium wave' but no original state. I figured with a name like 'medium wave' it would be compared to 'short wave' and then what makes medium wave medium compared to short wave short. Unless I'm missing some other part of the clue...
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Woof wrote:
tagNV wrote:Take me for a ride in your car, Carl
Take me for a ride in your car, Carl
Take me for a ride, take me for a ride
Take me for a ride in your car, Carl


So OK, how many of you (a) recognize the song, (b) get the joke, and/or (c) know I've got the lyrics wrong? A real mondegreen for me.

Maybe I should post this in the TOC thread.
(a) and (c) but not sure about (b). Is there more to the humor than the pun involved?
First category, SHC TOC Day 2. But you knew that, right?

And doesn't "car, Carl" make more sense in the lyrics than "car-car"?

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BRILLIANT PARTNERSHIPS

2: (Ernst and Julio) Gallo
4: Proctor and Gamble
6: Moore
8: Brin and .. uh....
10: briggs-stratton?

THE TONY AWARDS

3: The Producers?
6: South Pacific
9: clam
12: Julie Andrews?
15: clam

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RILLIANT PARTNERSHIPS

2: Gallo (Ernest and Julio if prompted)
Andre's Brut California Champagne is made by a Modesto-based winery owned by these brothers.

4: Proctor and Gamble
This company – makers of Tide, Crest, and Pampers – was founded by the husbands of the Norris sisters of Cincinnati.

6: Moore
Robert Noyce, Arthur Rock, and this physicist after whom a computing hardware “law” is named founded Intel in 1968.

8: Sergei Brin and Larry Page
These two Stanford PhD students came together to found their company while writing a research paper called “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine.”

10: Briggs and Stratton
The Flyer, the least-expensive car ever sold by an American company, was made by this partnership now known for lawn equipment.

THE TONY AWARDS

3: The Producers
Matthew Broderick, Roger Bart, and Brad Oscar all lost out to cast mates on Tony awards for their performances in this 2001 musical.

6: South Pacific
This 1950 musical based on a book by James Michener is the only show to win all four acting awards in the same year.

9:
This musical in which Rosa Parks plays a key role was nominated for twelve Tonys in 2011, but did not win any.

12:
Until 2003, she was the only person to win a Tony for portrayal of a character of the opposite sex.

15:
In 2009, she won a record-tying fifth Tony award for acting for her performance in Blythe Spirit.

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I need help with a ruling.

SHC TOC Day 1: The clue reads, "This agency of the Defense Department provides low-cost food and household goods to military members on post."

I was going for "(Defense) Commissary (Agency)."

For those of you with more recent military experience than mine (my Dad retired from the Navy 20 years ago just after I graduated high school), is this the only right answer? Specifically, I'm wondering about the Base Exchange. Are they centrally-run like the commissaries, or independent? Are they overseen by the commissary people, or do they have their own upper management system? And do they offer discount-priced goods, or are their prices comparable with civilian retailers off-base?

My inclination is to award points for "P/X" or "Exchange" or the like, but I need some more information before I do.

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DadofTwins wrote:I need help with a ruling.

SHC TOC Day 1: The clue reads, "This agency of the Defense Department provides low-cost food and household goods to military members on post."

I was going for "(Defense) Commissary (Agency)."

For those of you with more recent military experience than mine (my Dad retired from the Navy 20 years ago just after I graduated high school), is this the only right answer? Specifically, I'm wondering about the Base Exchange. Are they centrally-run like the commissaries, or independent? Are they overseen by the commissary people, or do they have their own upper management system? And do they offer discount-priced goods, or are their prices comparable with civilian retailers off-base?

My inclination is to award points for "P/X" or "Exchange" or the like, but I need some more information before I do.
I am by no means an expert on the DoD, but since your question asked for a "Defense Department...agency," we should probably look to DoD's organizational chart for guidance.

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Day 6
Spoiler
2: Monday
4: Sunday
6: Wednesday
8: Thursday
10:

3: Great Expectations
6: The Old Curiosity Shop
9: Bleak House
12:
15: (I'm gonna be intrigued by this one...)
Wow on 15. The Oliver Twist part of it was pretty darn tricky. Seven references to that name in the entire book.
( http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/730/pg730.txt ) (Totally forgot Copperfield, so I wouldn't have gotten it regardless, I'm just glad I was certain no one in Copperfield was named
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Day 4
Spoiler
2: Grandfather clock
4: beta [Snake on The Simpsons, running away with a stolen VCR: "Oh no... Beta."
6: landline
8: Dial-up
10: wavelength?

3: Fermat
clam the rest
Day 5
Spoiler
2: Ernest & Julio Gallo
4: Procter & Gamble
6: (Gordon) Moore
8: Larry Page and Sergei Brin
10: Briggs & Stratton?

3: The Producers?
6: South Pacific? Would've thought that was later, so maybe I should have clammed.
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Day 6
Spoiler
2: Monday
4: Sunday
6: Wednesday
8: Thursday
10: Friday (a pox upon the Rebecca Black reference)

3: Great Expectations
6: C
9: C
12: Little Dorrit?
15: C
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Since I saw Rougestylo do it...
Spoiler
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
2: clam the cat...
4:
6:
8:
10:

PALME D'OR WINNERS
3: Marty
6: Piano
9: Camus
12: Tarantino
15: Malick

THIS . . . IS NPR

2: Shortz
4: Kawr Tawk
6: Castle
8: Fresh Air
10: The Thistle and the Shamrock

TREES IN MYTHOLOGY AND RELIGION

3: Knowledge of Good and Evil
6: Ash
9:
12:
15: Fig

NATIONAL SUBDIVISIONS

2: Bantustans
4:
6: Riding
8:
10:

1997: THE YEAR IN MUSIC

3:Candle in the Wind
6:
9:
12:
15:

OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY

2: Grandfather clock
4: Beta
6: Landline?
8: Dial-up
10:

STATISTICS & PROBABILITY

3: Fermat
6: Bayes
9: Gauss
12:
15:


BRILLIANT PARTNERSHIPS

2: Gallo
4: Procter and Gamble
6: Moore
8: Brin and Page
10:

THE TONY AWARDS

3: The Producers
6: South Pacific
9:
12: Mary Martin
15:

MUSICAL FOREIGN DAYS

2: Monday
4: Sunday
6: Wednesday
8: Thursday
10:

DICKENS ENDINGS

3: Great Expectations
6: The Olde Curiosity Shoppe
9: Bleak House
12:
15:

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MUSICAL FOREIGN DAYS

2: Monday
4: Sunday
6: Wednesday
8: Thursday
10: Friday

DICKENS ENDINGS

3: Great Expectations
6: The olde Curiosity Shop
9: clam
12: clam
15: clam

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