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Quiz: Triangulation

Can you name the word that fits all three given definitions? Expect wordplay.

Example 1:
a professional degree, Hawkeye’s friend, and a vagabond chimp owner
BJ (bachelor of journalism, BJ Hunnicut, and BJ and the Bear)

Example 2:
a breed of cattle, a shore, and a new state
jersey

  1. a political boat, a tinkering Tom, and a hummingbird relative
  2. bond’s counterpart, a kind of photo, and the opposite of race
  3. a specialized cleaner, a bunch of wins, and a dramatic move in The Karate Kid
  4. a chip, a Pynchon novel, and a London vigilante
  5. a mind, a card, and a Buffy Big Bad
  6. copper, a pin, and a Kennedy
  7. a movie Holiday, Nikki’s alter ego, and not italic
  8. a kind of duck, a kind of jeans, and a Godot character
  9. a Velvet Underground song, a Brian DePalma film, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy
  10. a Kelsey Grammar role, a daily news site, and a mode

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Trivia quiz: Triangulation

Featured as round 1 at the Old Pequliar on June 2, 2009

Trivia meets wordplay. I’ll give you three definitions. You tell me what word or term all three of them could define.

Example: Wonka’s successor, a kind of list, and something a walrus might have?
Bucket
(Charlie Bucket, the bucket list, and the LOLcat walrus and his beloved bucket)

Got it? Good! Here we go:

1) a kind of poll, swine construction material, and where you might find a turkey

2) a single, a Nobel Prize-winning author, and Mr. Rogers

3) a kind of postage stamp, part of a Star Trek warp drive, and something mortal

4) an album by the Cure, a bone, and something that comes in threes

5) a variety of blues, to capture your opponent’s piece, and something crowds might yell

6) something you can do with a TV signal, to take off quickly, and Motocross

7) one way to sell, a vowel sound, and 8 oz. of espresso

8) a mille-feuille, a famous pig, and Pedro’s friend

9) a kind of touch, a metaphorical hand, and an asset not found in financial statements

10) a smidgen, to steal, and an emergency

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Trivia quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on April 7, 2009

Trivia meets wordplay. I’ll give you three definitions. You tell me what word or term all three of them could define.

Example: an after-dinner cocktail, a kosher insect, and a synonym for padawan? Grasshopper.

Got it? Here we go:

1) a kind of Republican, a presidential birthplace, and something you might put on pancakes

2) a sketchy version of the lottery, a crime drama, and a book of the bible

3) Barbie’s younger sister, an employment agency, and a shade of green

4) one of Pee-wee’s friends, a kind of chick, and what Alabama is the heart of

5) something a bird does, a Lonesome Dove character, and to name the pocket you’re shooting for

6) a Yahoo! website, a haircut, and something the Simpsons might drink

7) a boxing measurement, a measure of audience size, and a toothbrush

8) one of Beetle Bailey’s brothers in arms, a bet in roulette, and a white fudge candy bar

9) an obsolete Chrysler car, a Carpenters album, and Alaska’s sister

10) Morse code for “e”, part of a URL, and an Animaniac

ANSWERS:

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on March 3, 2009
Average score: 6.71 (14 teams)

Premise: Given three definitions (in the loose sense of the word), give me the term that fits them all.

Example: an after-dinner cocktail, a kosher insect, and a pop cultural synonym for padawan are all “grasshopper”

Here we go:

1) a type of photography, a Rick Astley album, and the opposite of landscape

2) a Samsung cell phone, a kind of Mac OS file, and an espionage TV series

3) a kind of dog collar, something you might see in a parking lot, and part of a volcano

4) a kind of steak, an Adam Ant song, and a daily dose of Peanuts

5) a kind of wire, a thorn in Robin Hood’s side, and something you might burn in Britain

6) a piece of chocolate, Dale’s partner, and a buffalo byproduct

7) a kind of play, an episode of Buffy, and Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack to Last Temptation of Christ

8) a typesetting term, having a lot of money, and a poker hand

9) Wonka’s successor, a kind of list, and something a walrus might have

10) a Thomas Pynchon novel, the middle of many court cases, and the invasion of the lizard people

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3  at the Old Pequliar on Feb. 3, 2009

I give you three definitions, you provide the one term that fits them all. Example: a porn studio, Elphaba’s story, and Bostonese for “extremely” are all wicked.

1) a kind of neuron, a character in Snow White, and a copy of a website

2) a sea monkey, Boogaloo’s last name, and another word for butterface

3) a kind of wall, a kind of bread, and an emotion related to surprise and awe

4) a force central to fluid dynamics, something you do with a mouse, and a kind of king or queen

5) something that bites, a well-known Jack, and a television interviewer

6) Nemo’s mom, a venemous snake, and a pinkish gemstone

7) a Kennedy, a Dr. Who character, and a word that Gertrude Stein was fond of repeating

8) a breakdancing move, a music magazine, and something a Sufi might do

9) what we call the movie Hana-bi in America, a Schoolhouse Rock! song, and an Adobe product

10) a battle cry, an indie rock band from Austin, and to snuggle

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on Dec. 2, 2008
Average score: 6.07/10 (15 teams)

Triangulation is the product of an unholy union between Wikipedia’s disambiguation pages, seldom-used dictionary definitions, Urban Dictionary, and whatever words catch my fancy. I’ll give you three definitions, you tell me the word or phrase that fits them all.

Example: A Canadian music award, a Roman goddess, and Roger Ebert’s favorite film of 2007: Juno

1) a kind of wine, a kind of rock, and where Hewlett-Packard got its start

2) a British drink made of fruit juice and soda water, a non-Olympic racquet sport, and a zucchini

3) something you build while hunting, a forced bet, and a slat-driven device

4) five and a half yards, something you’d find near a cone, and a character from Avenue Q

5) Snoopy’s sister, a Disney princess, and Sebastian’s dog

6) a wrestling lineup, a wag or wit or joker, or something you punch

7) a kind of bug, a field, and Jennifer’s middle name

8) part of a whip, a British crime TV series, and a racial slur

9) a tour guide, to summon someone, and a 1950s Playmate of the Month

10) a porn studio, Elphaba’s story, and Bostonese for “extremely”

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008
Average score: 6.47/10 (15 teams)

Given three definitions, find the one term that fits them all.

Example:
Something you’d see on a slot machine, a U2 song, and a name you’ll hear on Must-See Thursday: Lemon

1) Part of an engine, a Chuck Palahniuk novel, and what the Patriots did in Super Bowl LXII

2) A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album, paramnesia, and home of 1000s of beautiful girls and 3 ugly ones

3) A Radiohead song, a project management hazard, and the Committee to Re-elect the President

4) A kind of bowl, a kind of bunny, and the source of T.S. Eliot’s fear

5) An infantry weapon, a freshwater fish, and a starfleet captain

6) The fictional criminal agency opposed by MASK, a toxin, and a Topher Grace role

7) Mr. Wilson, a cocktail that includes an egg, and a somersault

8) Burt Reynolds’ autobiography, a Michael Keaton film, and a presidential autobiography

9) A Cirque du Soleil show, a hug, and Mr. Henry

10) A key, a Prime Minister, and a resident of Fawlty Towers

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on October 7, 2008

Triangulation is the product of an unholy union between Wikipedia’s disambiguation pages, seldom-used dictionary definitions, Urban Dictionary, and whatever words catch my fancy. I’ll give you three definitions, you tell me the word or phrase that fits them all.

Example: A Canadian music award, a Roman goddess, and Roger Ebert’s favorite film of 2007: Juno

1) An SUV, a bar on Capitol Hill, and an East Coast WNBA team
2) The opposite of double, an indefinite pronoun, and the force that threatens Fantasia
3) A honeycomb holder, a story that contains stories within itself, and 1/24th of a second of a movie
4) The average value of a force multiplied by the time during which it acts, a jazz record label, and when a man you never met before suddenly gives you flowers
5) A Unix command, an octothorp, and a kind of brown
6) Police Woman, a warm-up exercise, and a Gwyneth Paltrow character
7) A British lad mag, a really good poker hand, and a WWII quote
8) Two out of three games of bridge, a gumshoe, and a french letter
9) Clarissa’s last name on Clarissa Explains It All, Lady’s owner in Lady and the Tramp, and a Julie Christie film
10) Chutzpah, the website that described itself as “literate smut,” and what the Cowardly Lion sings for

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on Sept. 2, 2008
Average score: 8.18/10 (11 teams)

I’ll give you three definitions, you tell me what word fits all of them.

Example: an after dinner cocktail, one of the few kosher insects, and a synonym for padawan? Grasshopper.

1) one way to fly, a leather merchant, and Ernie Pantusso
2) part of a skateboard, something you make in PowerPoint, and something you hit
3) a popular cut for diamonds, a character on Battle of the Planets, and Grace
4) a defense, a low-carb diet, and somewhere an athlete can be
5) a book of the bible, a unit of currency, and conman lingo
6) Julian Lennon’s nursery school classmate, a five-cent psychologist, and an Australopithecus afarensis
7) a muscle spasm, BDSM, and Ray Davies
8) the moon, Poland from 1948 to 1990, and a Toshiba notebook
9) part of a violin, part of a song, and a card game
10) a hip-hop sound, the devil, and cash money

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on August 12, 2008
Average score: 4.82/10 (11 teams)

Triangulation is my tip of the hat to Wikipedia’s disambiguation pages and the seldom-used tertiary and sub-tertiary definitions in the dictionary. Given three definitions, tell me the word or phrase that fits them all.

Example: A Canadian music award, a Roman goddess, and Roger Ebert’s favorite film of 2007: Juno

1) a sequel by Alexandra Ripley, a G.I. Joe, and Barack’s email pen pal
2) something you’d yell at a dog, sentimental stuff, and porridge
3) a British car model, a fictional FBI agent, and a Project Mercury astronaut
4) a knotmaking term, a fingerprint pattern, and part of a roller coaster
5) a kind of railway freight car, an American painter, and a Pixar villain
6) an album by Jewel, the crimefighting identity of Denny Colt, and something you’d find at a pep rally
7) a movie about skiing, Jughead’s pet, and the goodbye song on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
8) a corporate mascot elf; a football term; and an exclamation of dismay, disbelief, surprise, or joy
9) something a Jungian psychologist discusses, a pulp hero played by Orson Welles, and Sonic’s rival
10) a professional degree, a character on MASH, and a TV trucker

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