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Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase THE WIZARD. Change one letter to an N and you can rearrange the result to spell the first two words (5, 4) in a famous band's name. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the Z to an N, you can spell EARTH and WIND.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: FAMOUS DEVILS
On-air questions: On August 22, 1953, the infamous penal colony on Devil's Island was permanently closed. In use for just over 100 years, it's most famous for its use for internal exile of political prisoners, and a 1969 novel about a prisoner on Devil's Island was adapted into the 1973 Steve McQueen film Papillon. So, this week our quiz is about famous devils.
1. The Tasmanian Devil is a carnivorous marsupial thought to have migrated from South America tens of millions of years ago. They now exist in the wild only on the island of Tasmania, which is part of what country?
2. Founded in the late 1800s in Brooklyn, and later sold to various entities including Borden and Ralston Purina, what company made the chocolate snack cakes known as Devil Dogs, among others such as Ring Dings and Yodels?
3. On January 26, 2014, the New Jersey Devils played their first outdoor hockey game as part of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series. The game took place at Yankee Stadium and the Devils played, appropriately enough, what team?
4. The term "printer's devil" refers to an apprentice in a print shop, often responsible for tasks such as mixing ink or fetching type. The phrase was used as the title of a 1963 episode of what series, in which, spoiler alert, the apprentice hired by a failing newspaper is literally the devil?
5. The 1979 song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band tells the story of Johnny, who is challenged by the devil to a fiddle-playing contest. If the devil wins, he gets Johnny's soul. What prize is offered to Johnny if he wins?
1. Featured as the opening track on the 1968 album Beggars Banquet, what Rolling Stones song has the subject of the song saying to the listener, "Pleased to meet you/Hope you guess my name"?
2. The Devil in the White City is a 2003 book based on real events that took place at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, more commonly known as the World's Fair, which took place in what Midwestern city?
This week's challenge
Start with the word DAREDEVILS. Rearrange the letters to spell a three-word phrase (five letters, one letter, four letters) for what people in the Iditarod do. 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.