Any Questions #378: "The Middle" | WAMC

Any Questions #378: "The Middle"

Nov 21, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are middle men.

Last week's challenge
Start with the word ARECIBO. Change one letter to a D and you can rearrange the result to spell the two-word name (two letters, five letters) of a thing you can use to transmit a message. What is the thing?
Answer: If you change the E to a D, you can spell CB RADIO.

On-air questions: Time once again for one of our recurring categories. This one is called "What's in the Middle?" I'm going to name two members of a category, and you tell me the two members of that category that come between mine alphabetically. For example, if I said "Saturday and Tuesday," you would say "Sunday and Thursday", since the category is days of the week, and those are the two days alphabetically between Saturday and Tuesday.
1. Johnny Carson / Conan O'Brien
2. Sierra Leone / South Sudan
3. Baltic Avenue / Community Chest
4. Northanger Abbey / Sense and Sensibility
5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / Lincoln

Extra credit
1. mega- / nano-
2. Pi / sigma

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase MIDDLE PAIR. Change one letter to a N and you can spell two five-letter words associated with fabric. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno (hosts of The Tonight Show)
2. Somalia, South Africa (African countries)
3. Boardwalk, Chance (Monopoly spaces)
4. Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen novels)
5. Jaws, Jurassic Park (Movies directed by Steven Spielberg)

Extra credit
1. milli-, micro- (metric prefixes)
2. Psi, rho (Greek letters)