Any Questions #386: Mystery Hunt

Jan 18, 2019

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

Last week's challenge
Start with the capital of Bangladesh. Change the second letter to an r, move it to the end, and you can spell the name of an African capital. What are the capitals?
Answer: DHAKA and DAKAR.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "MYSTERY" HUNT
On-air questions: OK, Ian: through the magic of radio, it's possible for me to be here with you and our listeners and also in Cambridge, Massachusetts taking part in the annual MIT Mystery Hunt. While I'm working on all sorts of puzzles with my teammates, let's have a quiz about things containing the word "mystery."

1. A film released in December of 1967 that chronicles the travels of a group of people who experience strange happenings during their journey features the songs "The Fool on the Hill", "I Am the Walrus", and the title track from what album released the previous month, which shares its name with the film?
2. In her 1993 review in the New York Times – an article titled "Allen and Keaton, Together Again and Dizzy as Ever" – film critic Janet Maslin called it a "dated detective story that achieves a gentle, nostalgic grace and a hint of un-self-conscious wisdom". What film was she reviewing?
3. "Will the mystery guest sign in, please?" – or some variation on that question – was said by host John Daly during the original 1950s and 1960s run of what game show, on which a panel of celebrities including Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf attempted to identify someone's occupation or identity?
4. The 1870 serialized novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood tells the tale of the title orphan who visits his uncle John Jasper. Drood is murdered, but the culprit was never revealed since the novel was unfinished at the time of the author's death. Who wrote The Mystery of Edwin Drood?
5. Jones, Blake, Dinkley, and Rogers are the last names of the four people, along with a Great Dane, who drove around in the 1970s in a vehicle known as what?

Extra credit
1. What board game, first released in 1965, has the player assemble an outfit which must match one of five possible suitors (including the to-be-avoided "dud") hidden behind a door in the center of the game board?
2. The 1973 album Mystery to Me was the eighth studio album released by what band, which would release its second self-titled album two years later that marked its transition from a blues-rock band to a pop-rock band?

This week's challenge
Start with the word MYSTERIOUS. Change one letter to an M and you can spell a six-letter word and a four-letter word that are each associated with a hair salon. What are the words?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Manhattan Murder Mystery
3. What's My Line
4. Charles Dickens
5. Mystery Machine

Extra credit
1. Mystery Date
2. Fleetwood Mac