Any Questions #352: Room For "Squares"

May 25, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a show about squares.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase MACH THREE. Change one letter to an S and you can spell a word for things that losers might ask for. What are they?
Answer: If you change one of the Hs to an S, you can spell REMATCHES.

On-air questions: Today is May 25th, or 5/25. (For our listeners in the United Kingdom, it's 25/5, I suppose.) Either way, since 5 squared is 25, this week our questions are about squares.
1. Promenade, Grand Right and Left, Circle Left, and Do-si-do are all steps that a caller can tell the participants to do in what activity?
2. The Red Line of Boston's MBTA travels between Alewife station and either a station called Braintree or one called Ashmont. Along the line, there are five consecutive stations named for a square in Somerville or Cambridge. Four of those stations are Davis, Porter, Kendall, and Central. What's the fifth?
3. Conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection, collectively referred to as the "three Cs" were the goals of a domestic program called the Square Deal. The early-1900s program was the brainchild of what progressive Republican president?
4. The 1986 song "Hip to Be Square" was the second single released from an album called Fore! (the first single was a song called "Stuck with You"). Fore! was the follow-up to the 1983 seven-times-platinum album Sports by what band?
5. Airing from 1987 to 1992, the children's television program Square One Television taught mathematics to its viewers through game shows, songs, and other sketches. A regular feature was a segment called Mathnet, which featured detectives Kate Monday and George Frankly, and was a parody of what TV series?

Extra credit
1. A playing field divided into quadrants and a ball that can be bounced are the main components of what game?
2. The "Cagney", the "Cooper", and the "Astaire" are three ways – each named after the actor who popularized them -- to fold what accessory?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase POCKET SQUARE. Change one letter to an N and you can rearrange the result to spell a six-letter word for a sound and a six-letter word for an instrument. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Square dancing
2. Harvard
3. Theodore Roosevelt
4. Huey Lewis and the News
5. Dragnet

Extra credit
1. Four square
2. Pocket square