Any Questions #286 - What's In The Middle?

Feb 17, 2017

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are stuck in the middle with each other.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase CHESS GAME. Change one letter to an N, and you can rearrange the letters to spell a four-letter word for certain farm animals and a five-letter word for where those animals might be kept. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the M to an N, you can spell HENS and CAGES.

On-air questions: Time once again for one of our slightly offbeat categories. This one is called "What's in the Middle?" I'm going to name two members of a category, and you tell me the two members of that category that come between mine alphabetically. For example, if I said "Saturday and Wednesday," you would say "Sunday and Thursday", since the category is days of the week, and those are the two days alphabetically between Saturday and Wednesday. I won't give you the categories; you'll have to figure them out.

1. Please Please Me / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Circulatory / Immune
3. Saint Paul, MN / Santa Fe, NM
4. Macbeth / The Merry Wives of Windsor
5. Islanders / Maple Leafs

Extra credit
1. British Columbia / Newfoundland and Labrador
2. Kofi Annan / Dag Hammarskjöld

This week's challenge
Start with the words CENTER and MIDDLE. Change one letter to an A and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (seven letters, five letters) that a client might text to his stock broker to tell him not to make a transaction. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. Revolver, Rubber Soul (Beatles albums)
2. Digestive, endocrine (Systems in human body)
3. Salem, OR; Salt Lake City, UT (U.S. state capitals)
4. Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare plays)
5. Kings, Lightning (NHL nicknames)

Extra credit
1. Manitoba, New Brunswick (Canadian provinces)
2. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, António Guterres (Secretaries-General of the United Nations)