Any Questions #270

Oct 28, 2016

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return to one of their old favorites this week.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase TIME TRAVEL. Change one letter to a W and you can rearrange the result to spell the ten-letter name of a place close to where Ian and I are right now. What is the place?
Answer: If you change the M to a W, you can spell WATERVLIET.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: SERIES #5
On-air questions
: We are, once again, smack in the middle of the World Series. One of the teams has already won some games, and possibly so has the other. As we have for the past four years, we'll again celebrate the Fall Classic with our annual Series category. To refresh everyone's memory, I'll give you a list that forms a series (or part of one), with one item left out. You figure out what goes in the blank.

1. Aragon, _______, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr
2. John F. Kennedy, Dallas/Fort Worth, O'Hare, _______, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
3. Methane, ethane, _______, butane, pentane
4. Ohio: 18, Illinois and Pennsylvania: 20, Florida and New York: 29, Texas: 38, _______
5. Dr. Strangelove, _______, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining

Extra credit
1. Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, _______, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers
2. _______, Burglar, Corpse, Deadbeat, Evidence

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase NIGHT GAMES. Change one letter to an N (not the one that's already there, as usual) and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (four letters, six letters) for what someone usually does before a baseball game. What is it?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Boleyn [Wives of Henry VIII]
2. Los Angeles [Busiest U.S. airports]
3. Propane [Compounds with increasing numbers of carbon atoms]
4. California: 55 [States and their Electoral College votes]
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey [Films directed by Stanley Kubrick]

Extra credit
1. Michael J. Fox [Actors who played the members of the Keaton family on Family Ties]
2. Alibi [Last words in the titles of Sue Grafton's "alphabet mysteries"]