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50 states riddle

 
 
thoh13
 
Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2006 11:00 pm
Here's a riddle about the 50 US states. Since you all have the anwers, it shouldn't be that hard. Match a state to each clue. I made the clues VERY vague to make things more interesting. For example, if the clue were 'W', the answer would be 'Texas' (Think George W. Bush). Good luck! And you can also write your reasoning for an answer so others can follow your trail of thought.

1. a word and its antonym
2. system
3. Italian joke
4. only vowels
5. rhymes with 43
6. you and me drinking tea
7. ME KD HC CA VX KS XK GX ??
8. small lake - river in Italy
9. af al an ck ep er nt
10. one number, two letters
11. Spaceballs
12. devil
13. conjunction
14. third syllable major scale in solfeggio
15. hasn't had sex
16. green mountain
17. R47
18. city
19. three abbreviations
20. presidential heads
21. periodic table
22. her fleece was white as snow
23. longest state name
24. Freud
25. small pop
26. Chopin's lover
27. pronoun
28. "Success! The child doesn't want to swear!"
29. a city in 46
30. neWs
31. if A-Z = 1-26, then this state has the lowest sum
32. OJ
33. country
34. half of x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = r^2
35. sick
36. greeting
37. dry area
38. the last state once all others are solved
39. Van Buren
40. loves company
41. Area of deltoid with diagonals 10 and 10.2
42. sine worker pilot
43. Hitchcock movie
44. preposition
45. not a present participle
46. half a vegetable or half a waterfall
47. A-N, _-_
48. Barbie
49. city with phallic symbol
50. Chinese question particle
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2006 11:08 pm
# 43 is "The Birds".
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markr
 
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Reply Sun 6 Aug, 2006 01:36 am
1. connecticut (connect, cut)
2. nevada (scheme for beating the house)
4. iowa (ia)
5. nebraska (alaska)
7. north carolina (fibonacci sequence, prime sequence)
8. north dakota (pond - po = nd)
10. tennessee (10 S E)
13. oregon (or)
14. michigan (do re mi)
15. virginia (virgin)
16. vermont (literally green mountain)
17. arkansas (R kansas)
18. louisiana (la = L.A.)
20. south dakota (mt. rushmore)
22. maryland (mary had a little lamb)
24. idaho (id)
25. pennsylvania (pa short for pop)
27. maine (me)
30. west virginia (north east WEST south)
31. alabama (sum=31)
32. florida (orange juice)
33. georgia (between turkey and russia)
34. ? (the equation is for a sphere - hemisphere)
35. illinois (ill)
36. hawaii (hi)
40. missouri (misery)
41. ? (the area is 51)
43. alaska (north by northwest)
44. indiana (in)
45. wyoming (wyom is not a verb)
47. kansas (oz)
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thoh13
 
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Reply Sun 6 Aug, 2006 11:11 pm
wow markr good job.... Very Happy

you have them all correct except....
2. nevada......not the system i was thinking of
18. louisiana (LA)... not the city i was thinking of
25. pennsylvania... not that kind of pop
33. georgia...not the country i thought of
34. YES hemisphere
41. YES the area is 51

and i cought my own mistake... i thought the movie was 'north by northeast (ne -> nebraska) then 5 would be alaska...but N by NW would make it alaska....thank god they rhyme.

so anyone else have answers for the other ones? just 24 more to go Very Happy
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markr
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 01:30 am
6. massachusetts? (boston tea party)
12. nevada? (nv - envy)
18. oklahoma or new york?
19. there are several but I like delaware (de la wa) or oklahoma (ok la ma)
23. tie between massachusetts, south carolina, and north carolina (already used)
26. georgia? (george sand)
33. new mexico?
37. nevada or texas?
39. new york?
48. california? (malibu)
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thoh13
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 02:32 pm
markr:

6. good guess but the answer is in the clue
12. not nevada...this one might be tough
18. yes one of those two but which one?
19. don't limit yourself to state abbeviations
23. not even close
26 YES GEORGIA Smile
33. YES NEW MEXICO...i was thinking mexico the whole time but i think georgia is a more perfect answer Smile
37. you're on the right track
39. no, there's a little tidbit about Van Buren
48. haha good guess but it's simpler than that i think
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George
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 03:24 pm
25. Minnesota [mini-soda]
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George
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 03:27 pm
9. New Hampshire [setting of "the Deil ad Daniel Webster"]
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George
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 03:30 pm
37. Arizona [arid zone]
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DashD
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 07:39 pm
49. Washington
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thoh13
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 08:04 pm
25, 37 and 49 are correct, but 9 is not
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markr
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2006 09:00 pm
12. new jersey? (hockey team)
48. kentucky? (barbie and ken)
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thoh13
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 12:02 am
12 and 48 r correct....

i was actually thinking of the Jersey Devil from cryptozoology but the team is named after that
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markr
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 09:49 am
This is a stretch, but
34. new hampshire (almost the same letters as hemisphere)
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thoh13
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 02:36 pm
34 is correct
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markr
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 08:58 pm
2. pennsylvania (public address system)
9. delaware (deaf deal dean deck deep deer dent)
11. texas (lone star)
21. california (californium)
23. rhode island (The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations)
28. montana (south park movie)
39. mississippi ("The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi.")
41. louisiana (Roman L=50, A=1st letter)
42. colorado (cosine coworker copilot)
50. massachusetts (In Chinese, adding the modal particle ma to the end of a sentence makes a statement into a question.)
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thoh13
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 10:48 pm
markr:

2, 9, 11, 23, 28, 42, and 50 are correct
21, 39, 41 are incorrect
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markr
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 11:01 pm
19. california (calif, cal, ca)
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lmur
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 11:03 pm
6. UTAH?

You (u) and me (I, pronounced aah - stretching it a bit there!) with tea (t) in between.
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thoh13
 
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Reply Tue 8 Aug, 2006 11:36 pm
19 is not california

6 is indeed utah... U and me drinking T -> UT
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