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Any Questions #472: "Series No. 9"

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel continue their October tradition.

Last week's challenge
Start with two of the five answers from today’s questions. (Which two is for you to figure out.) Rearrange the letters to spell the seven-letter name of a U.S. state and a three-letter word that names something that state is famous for having a lot of. What is the state and what is the word?
Answer: If you start with ISLAND and FOUR, you can rearrange the letters to spell FLORIDA and SUN.

On-air questions: For many reasons, this is a weird thing to say this year, but the World Series is happening again. As we say every year, if you are a fan of a particular baseball team, we hope that team is in the World Series and it has won more games than the other team in the World Series. Also we hope your team did not trade Mookie Betts. Since the World Series is happening, it is time for our annual series category. To refresh everyone’s memory, I'll read a list of items that form a series (or part of one) and somewhere in that list will be a blank. You figure out what belongs in that blank.

1. Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, _____, Lady Bird
2. Gale, strong/severe gale, storm, violent storm, _____
3. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Fun Home, _____, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, Hadestown
4. 2014: polar bear, hare, and leopard; 2016: hybrid animal representing all Brazilian mammals; 2018: white tiger; 2020: robot; _____
5. The mother looks at her three daughters, the father looks at his three sons, the mother and father look at each other, the whole family looks at each other, the name of the show appears, _____

Extra credit
1. The third Monday in January, the third Monday in February, the last Monday in May, _____, the first Monday in September
2. Progressive Field and Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium and Minute Maid Park, Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium, Minute Maid Park and Nationals Park, _____

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase FINAL GAMES. Change one letter to an S and you can rearrange the result to spell a four-letter word a baseball umpire says and a six-letter word for a thing he might give to indicate that word. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Jacqueline (First Ladies from Roosevelt to Johnson)
2. Hurricane (Descriptions on the Beaufort scale)
3. Hamilton (Winners of the Tony Award for Best Musical)
4. 2022: Giant panda (Mascots of the Olympic Games)
5. The housekeeper shows up in the middle (Opening credits of The Brady Bunch)

Extra credit
1. The fourth of July (federal holidays in the U.S.)
2. Globe Life Field (World Series venues)


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