Any Questions #393: "Championship" Week | WAMC

Any Questions #393: "Championship" Week

Mar 8, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a show inspired by March Madness.

Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase YELLOW ALERT. Change one letter to a B and you can spell the five-letter name of a place you might see pins and a six-letter word for a person you might see in that place. What are the words?

Answer: If you change the T to a B, you can spell  ALLEY and BOWLER.

On-air questions: We’re in the midst of one of my favorite times of year: the start of March Madness. Right now, college basketball is coming up on Selection Sunday, when the field for the NCAA tournament will be set. First, it’s conference tournament time, when the automatic bids will be secured. In honor of championship week, all of today’s correct answers will be made up of letters found in the word “championship.”

1. What title word from a 1992 film and a novel from 1826, part of the “Leatherstocking Tales” series, describes Uncas, Hawkeye and Chingachgook?
2. Featuring a brandy made in South America as its primary ingredient, what cocktail that typically also includes an egg white and simple syrup gets the “sour” in its title from lime juice?
3. There were 552, 135 of which were free, when the store housing them launched in 2008, requiring iPhone 2.0 software, including for MySpace, AOL Instant Messenger, and WeatherBug. What are we talking about?
4. What five-letter word, the opposition of the musical notation “forte,” is also a product made by companies like Schultz & Sons, Steinway & Sons and Stuart & Sons?
5. When discussing styles of columns classical architectural order, what word is missing from this list: Doric, Corinthian, ______?

Extra credit
1. What word, immediately followed by an exclamation point, is found in the name of a rock band founded in Las Vegas in 2004, which today counts Brendon Urie as its only original remaining member?
2. What is the nickname of the Mexican wrestler portrayed by Jack Black in a 2006 movie directed by Jared Hess, Hess’ first movie after “Napoleon Dynamite,” which came two years earlier?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase “Busted Bracket.” Rearrange the letters and you can spell the seven-letter name of a playwright, and a six-letter adjective often used to describe that playwright. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Mohican
2. Pisco sour (Pisco is a port city in Peru about three hours down the coast from Lima)
3. Apps (Today, Apple’s App Store has more than 2 million apps)
4. Piano
5. Ionic (the Ionic order is known for its column bases and scroll-like volutes)

Extra credit
1. “Panic!” At The Disco
2. “Nacho” Libre