# archive

Sunday, January 20, 2013

### Sunday Puzzle

#### The Names Of The Game

January 20, 2013 You will be given the first names of two famous people, past or present. The first person's last name, when you drop the initial letter, becomes the second person's last name. For example, given "Harold" and "Kingsley," the answer would be "Harold Ramis" and "Kingsley Amis."

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

### Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

#### Melinda Gates Plays Not My Job

January 19, 2013 The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plays a game called "But I meant well, your Majesty." Three questions about gifts given to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

#### Send In The Clowns

January 18, 2013 This week's we'll give some military officers a word game salute, follow a famous clown around the world, and find out there's nothing original left in Hollywood. Plus, we talk masked comedy with Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, The Big Apple Circus' husband-and-wife team known as the Acrobuffos.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

#### Proposal To Change Scrabble Tiles' Value Would Knock 'Z' Down A Peg

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

### Sunday Puzzle

#### Two Is Company, Three Is A Crowd

January 13, 2013 Given three three-letter words, give a three-letter word that can follow each to complete a familiar six-letter word. None of the words in a set will be related in meaning. For example, given "dam," "man" and "sew," the answer would be "age," which results in "damage," "manage" and "sewage."

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

### Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

#### Actor Jeff Bridges Plays Not My Job

January 12, 2013 Bridges has been in dozens of films but will always be known for his defining performance as The Dude in The Big Lebowski. He recently co-wrote a book called The Dude and the Zen Master. We'll ask Bridges three questions about The Bridges of Madison County.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

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#### Once A Jersey Girl...

January 11, 2013 This week, we test you on animal kingdom noises...in other languages, spoil some TV show finales, and walk the streets with a song in our hearts, Plus, our V.I.P. may make her living as a Czech musician, but she's a Jersey girl at heart — it's Cristin Milioti, star of the Broadway musical Once.

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#### Cristin Milioti: She Came From New Jersey

January 11, 2013 Listen as Broadway star Crisitin Milioti (of Once) goes head to head against another Jersey native in an Ask Me Another Challenge about the fascinating people and ingenious inventions that were birthed by the Garden State. Plus, Jonathan Coulton takes us out with a cover of Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer."

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Monday, January 07, 2013

### The Salt

#### Sandwich Monday: Steak And Kidney Pie

January 7, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, Peter heads to London, where they call sandwiches "sarnies," according to Wikipedia. He and his adventurous family attempt to eat the classic British staple "steak and kidney pie," so you don't have to.

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