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Any Questions #491: "Belated April Fools!"

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are all mixed up.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase MARCH TO APRIL. Rearrange the letters and you can spell an eight-letter piece of furniture and a four-letter noun often taken in from that piece of furniture. What are they?
Answer: ARMCHAIR and PLOT.

On-air questions: I was going to do a set of nice and easy questions because of the holiday weekend, but it appears that an April Fool from yesterday hung around and wreaked a little havoc with my questions. I’ve just now seen what they’ve done, so we’ll have to use what they left me with and see what happens.

1. because of temporary lyrics was originally called “Scrambled Eggs” written by Paul McCartney by the Beatles What 1965 song?
2. used for someone What word creating cocktails who is skilled at beginning with M is?
3. as many words as possible shaking up sixteen lettered cubes What game involves in a four-by-four tray using adjacent cubes in the grid and then searching for?
4. has been the subject of many debates A series of seven novels with most arguing that should come first by what author about the order in which to read the books The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?
5. interweaves black-and-white scenes directed by Christopher Nolan shown in reverse chronological order shown in chronological order What 2000 film with color scenes?

Extra credit
1. actually created by the pieces of what object Despite its name, that particular tool are rarely (if ever)?
2. make it less random the algorithm to actually to users by changing What streaming service appear more random made its shuffle feature?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase SORRY ABOUT THAT. Rearrange the letters to spell a six-letter profession, a five-letter word for something that person might create, and a three-letter word for a computer key they might press while creating that thing. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. “Yesterday”
2. Mixologist
3. Boggle
4. C.S. Lewis
5. Memento

Extra credit
1. Jigsaw puzzle
2. Spotify


A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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