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Any Questions?

Fridays, 6:25 p.m. on Northeast Report Late Edition
  • Hosted by Ian Pickus
  • Local Host Mike Nothnagel and Ian Pickus

About Any Questions?

WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other outlets. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty. Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC.

Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase WEATHER MAPS. Rearrange the letters to spell the first and last names of an actress and the name of a musical instrument. Who is the actress and what is the instrument?

Answer: MAE WEST, HARP.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "WORDS IN ALEX TREBEK"

On-air questions: It’s a sad time here in the world of trivia following the death of Alex Trebek at age 80. Trebek, of course, hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, and dozens of other game shows. It’s fair to say this show and many others like it wouldn’t be here without the sustained success of Jeopardy! and Trebek. In his honor, all of the correct answers tonight can be spelled using the letters in “Alex Trebek.”

1. What word can be found in book titles by Betty Smith, Shel Silverstein, and Mary Pope Osborne?
2. A McDonald’s ad campaign and accompanying jingles from 1995 through 1997 rhymed “we all need to get away” with a question asking, Have you had your ________ today?
3. What proper noun describes each of the following men: Anthony Davis, Elgin Baylor, LeBron James, Magic Johnson?
4. What is outcome in the following situation? A pitcher makes any motion associated with his natural pitching delivery and doesn’t deliver the ball; feigns a throw to first or third without throwing, or swings his free leg past the rubber without throwing home or to second.
5. Question five has two answers — brew, suds or a cold one?

Extra credit1. What title adjective refers to an estate at Chesney Wold in an 1853 book by Charles Dickens?
2. What word, used pejoratively, comes before “scum” in “Return of the Jedi,” when Imperial Officer Renz is confronting Han Solo and Princess Leia, and again in “The Last Jedi,” when General Hux is speaking to Poe Dameron?
 

This week's challenge: Start with the phrase DAILY DOUBLES. Rearrange the letters and you can spell a two-word phrase that describes best friends. What are the words?

About Any Questions?

WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other outlets. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.

Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC. 

 

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Any Questions #379: "11"

Nov 30, 2018

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Any Questions #374

Oct 26, 2018

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Any Questions #370: Keys

Sep 28, 2018

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