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Any Questions #258

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are hoping to pass with flying colors.Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase SCOUT CAMP. Add a letter and you can rearrange the result to spell a word for a type of car. What is the word?

Answer: If you add a B, you can spell SUBCOMPACT.

On-air questions: on August 5, 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio. Developed by Lester Wire, a policeman in Salt Lake City, Utah, the signal at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue had red and green lights, and a buzzer that indicated a color change was coming. Some six years later, the first four-way, three-color traffic signal was built in Detroit, Michigan. To commemorate the installation of the first traffic light, this week each correct answer will contain either the word "red" or "green."

1. In the four major American sports leagues – the NHL, the NBA, the NFL, and MLB – all the teams with the word "red" in their name have it as part of their nickname. The only team with the word "green" in their name has it as part of their city. What team is it?
2. By what name do we know a militia formed in the 1760s and led by Ethan Allen to protect a territory once known as the New Hampshire Grants – which later became the state of Vermont – from New York, which was given legal control of the land by the British crown?
3. Frequently confused with a similar but distinct character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, who explains the rules of chess to Alice in Through the Looking-Glass, and later morphs into Alice's pet cat as Alice awakens herself from her dream?
4. Often cited as one of the first customer loyalty programs, what items were distributed by the S&H Company and offered by merchants to customers as bonuses for making purchases, and which could be redeemed for items from the S&H catalog once a sufficient amount of them had been pasted into collector's booklets?
5. While the earliest written version of the story dates to 17th century, what fairy tale may have been told some three centuries earlier in different versions, one with a title that translates to "The False Grandmother"?

Extra credit
1. In the history of the Academy Awards, two films with the word "green" in their title have been nominated for Best Picture. In 1999, The Green Mile was up for the award, but didn't win. What is the other film, which took home the top prize in 1941 along with four other Oscars?
2. The title of the original manuscript of what Stephen Crane novel was "Private Fleming/His various battles"?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase TRAFFIC SIGNAL. Change one letter to an E and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase for what you might to do remove marks from a wall. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. The Green Bay Packers
2. The Green Mountain Boys
3. The Red Queen
4. Green stamps
5. "Little Red Riding Hood"

Extra credit
1. How Green Was My Valley
2. The Red Badge of Courage