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Last week's challenge: Start with the word "postseason". Drop one letter and you can rearrange the result to spell a word that names certain utensils you might have in a kitchen drawer. What are they?
Answer: If you drop an S, you can spell TEASPOONS.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: MIKE MYERS
On-air questions: Happy Halloween! Besides being a day to eat way too many Junior Mints and Milk Duds, Halloween is also the title of a 1978 independent horror movie about a creepy killer named Michael Myers. Since scary movies give Mike the heebie-jeebies, this week our questions are about questions about the actor Mike Myers.
1. In the early 1990s, Myers formed Ming Tea, a band that included Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet. Each band member adopted a 1960s persona and performed under a pseudonym. Myers' persona later became the title character in a series of films, and was named what?
2. In a 2003 live-action film adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book, Myers played the title character while wearing a costume made of angora and human hair with battery-operated ears and a tail. What book is it?
3. In 2001, Mike Myers' brother Paul, a singer, broadcaster, and author, co-wrote a biography of what popular Canadian rock band, famous for their songs "One Week" and "If I Had $1000000", and for the theme song to the TV show The Big Bang Theory?
4. Myers began acting in commercials at age two, and when he was ten, he filmed a commercial for British Columbia Hydroelectric. Playing his mother in the commercial was which original cast member of Saturday Night Live?
5. Along with celebrities including Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short, Myers is featured in a series of what, each with an 85-cent face value, issued in August of 2014?
1. On Saturday Night Live, Myers played Pat Arnold, one of Bill Swerski's Superfans. The Superfans were ardent supporters of professional sports teams from what city?
2. What do these five of Myers' films (and no others of his) have in common: So I Married An Axe Murderer, the three Austin Powers movies, and The Love Guru?
This week's challenge
Start with the word HALLOWEEN. Change one letter to an S and you can rearrange the result to spell a word that describes how a business might buy some of its products. What is it?
About Any Questions?
WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other venues. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.
Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC.