Any Questions #407: One, The Other, Both, Neither No. 3

Jun 14, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel find a novel way to mark Flag Day.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase SILVER MEDALS. Change one letter to an F and you can rearrange the result to spell two nicknames (six letters each) of National Hockey League teams. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the R to an F, you can spell DEVILS and FLAMES.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: ONE, THE OTHER, BOTH, OR NEITHER #3
On-air questions
: Time once again to play One, The Other, Both, Or Neither?. I'll name something, and then give you two descriptions. You determine if one, the other, both, or neither of those descriptions applies to that thing. And since today is Flag Day, each of the things will be something represented on our flag: a U.S. state.

1. The state of Louisiana: borders the Mississippi River, borders the state of Mississippi, both, or neither?
2. The state of California: the first state to have two concurrent women Senators, currently the only state to have two concurrent women senators, both, or neither?
3. The state of New York: the largest state with "New" in its name, the most populous state with "New" in its name, both, or neither?
4. The state of Vermont: one of the original thirteen colonies, saw no battles of the American Revolution fought within its borders, both, or neither?
5. The state of Washington: home to the northernmost Major League Baseball stadium, home to the westernmost Major League Baseball stadium; both, or neither?

Extra credit
1. The state of Texas: the only state containing land that was once part of Mexico, the only state to be a republic before it joined the union, both, or neither?
2. The state of Maine: the only state that borders exactly one other state, the northernmost contiguous U.S. state, both, or neither?

This week's challenge
Start with the words OREGON and MAINE. Drop one letter and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (six letters, four letters) that names an area on a ship that has lots of machines. What is the phrase?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Both
2. The first state to have two concurrent women senators
3. The most populous state with "New" in its name
4. Neither
5. Home to the northernmost Major League Baseball stadium

Extra credit
1. Neither
2. The only state that borders exactly one other state