Friday, November 5, 2010

QUIZ: Elementary, my dear readers!

Ooh, this is gonna be a good one!

Remember that this time I've activated comment moderation (for the first time EVAH), and you have 24(ish) hours to submit as many answers as you can before I open up the comments (as soon as I get up tomorrow). Put them all in one comment, or keep coming back and leaving multiple comments - either way is fine!

Once the comments are open, you can keep submitting answers to any outstanding questions on a free-for-all basis. Once all questions are answered OR you've all given up, I'll declare the winner(s)!

Right.

This is another anagram quiz, with a chemical reaction twist. You're given some of the letters from the left hand side of the "equation", but the other letters are from the name of a chemical element. You "react" the letters of that element with the given letters to make a synonym of the clue word (or phrase) on the right hand side of the equation.

For example, for this clue:

Element + given letters = clue word/phrase

_ _ _ _ +          R             = kind of tree

the answer is:

L E A D +       R             = ALDER

You need to provide both the element (e.g. LEAD) and the clue word (e.g. ALDER).

Clear as mud?

Off we go!

1. _ _ _ _ + S P = jail


2. _ _ _ _ + T I E = resident


3. _ _ _ _ _ + C = wild horse


4. _ _ _ _ _ + A L = crunchy cereal


5. _ _ _ _ _ _ + N T = alight


6. _ _ _ _ _ _ + K U = power loss


7. _ _ _ _ _ _ + I S E = submarine spyglass


8. _ _ _ _ _ _ + I L U = stereoscopic


9. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + Y = modesty


10. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + E = augment


11. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + S T = Satan's sulphur


12. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + L O = accident


13. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  + U = kind of dog


14. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + C = history


15. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + N = postulation

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Have fun!

20 comments:

  1. test - this should go to moderation

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  2. Okay-okay, got the rules (I think):

    1. Iron + S P = Prison
    6. Cobalt + K U = Blackout

    But I think they were the easy two...

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  3. 1. Iron Prison
    2. Zinc Citizen
    3. Boron Bronco
    4. Stumped by lack of knowledge about cereals
    5. Sodium Dismount
    6. Cobalt Blackout
    7. Copper Periscope
    8. Carbon Binocular
    9. Lithium Humility
    10. Arsenic Increase
    11. Bromine Brimstone
    12. Silicon Collision
    13. Thwarted by lack of knowledge about dog breeds
    14. Chlorine Chronicle
    15. Potassium Assumption

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  4. Ok, I have three for now (and no time this afternoon to try and figure out the others :-( ):
    6. cobalt, black out
    7. copper, periscope
    9. lithium, humility

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  5. 1. _ _ _ _ + S P = jail
    IRON, PRISON

    2. _ _ _ _ + T I E = resident
    ZINC, CITIZEN

    3. _ _ _ _ _ + C = wild horse
    BORON, BRONCO

    4. _ _ _ _ _ + A L = crunchy cereal
    ARGON, GRANOLA

    5. _ _ _ _ _ _ + N T = alight
    SODIUM, DISMOUNT

    6. _ _ _ _ _ _ + K U = power loss
    COBALT, BLACKOUT

    7. _ _ _ _ _ _ + I S E = submarine spyglass
    COPPER, PERISCOPE

    8. _ _ _ _ _ _ + I L U = stereoscopic
    CARBON, BINOCULAR

    9. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + Y = modesty
    LITHIUM, HUMILITY

    10. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + E = augment
    ARSENIC, INCREASE

    11. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + S T = Satan's sulphur
    BROMINE, BRIMSTONE

    12. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + L O = accident
    SILICON, COLLISION

    13. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + U = kind of dog
    HYDROGEN, GREYHOUND

    14. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + C = history
    CHLORINE, CHRONICLE

    15. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ + N = postulation
    POTASSIUM, ASSUMPTION

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  6. 1. iron = prison
    2. zinc = citizen
    3. boron = bronco
    4. argon = granola
    5. sodium = dismount
    6. cobalt = blackout
    7. copper = periscope
    8. carbon = binocular
    9. lithium = humility
    10.arsenic = increase
    11.bromine = brimstone
    12.silicon = collision
    13.hydrogen = greyhound
    14.chlorine = chronicle
    15.potassium = assumption

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  7. this is indeed not easy Cath. I am glad I have my whole free Saturday to do this.
    So far I have the following:
    1.iron + sp = prison
    2. zinc + tie = citizen
    6. cobalt + ku = blackout
    10. arsenic + e = increase
    12. silicon + lo = collision
    13. hydrogen +u=greyhound (can I get bonus points for gold+u= uldog?)

    I'm still trying to find a way to sneak strontium in somewhere, my favourite element of the moment.

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  8. WAAAAH!
    Took lots of googling (which I hope is allowed as you didn;t mention it wasn.t, otherwise you can fully and justly disqualify me)
    11. bromine + st = brimstone, which is another name for sulphur apperently, and how Satan comes in, I am not sure.

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  9. I'm getting nervous now, what time do you get up on a Saturday ...
    just found 7. copper + ise = periscope

    And I scanned all cereals in the supermarket but can't figure out which one has strontium in it ;)

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  10. getting creative with the crunchy cereal here, two alternatives (both wrong)
    beryl (which is Al2Be3Si6O18) +al (an element in itself) = barley (crunchy?)
    or
    beryllium + al + es -l = barley muesli

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  11. Hi,
    We think we worked it out:
    1. IRON = Prison
    2. ZINC = Citizen
    3. BORON = Bronco
    4. ARGON = Granola
    5. SODIUM = Dismount
    6. COBALT = Blackout
    7. COPPER = Periscope
    8. CARBON = Binocular
    9. LITHIUM = Humility
    10. ARSENIC = Increase
    11. BROMINE = Brimstone
    12. SILICON = Collision
    13. HYDROGEN = Greyhound
    14. history CHLORINE = Chronicle
    15. POTASSIUM = Assumption

    Thanks! It was fun :)

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  12. 15. potassium + n = assumption

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  13. 1 iron
    6 cobalt
    7 copper
    8 carbon
    10 galena
    11 bromine

    visitor arriving maybe back later

    viv in nz

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  14. 4 argon

    and I need to get to bed - my brain is fried :)

    viv in nz

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  15. Comment are back to normal! I didn't like having moderation on, it felt all weird and lonely :(

    Thanks for playing, everyone! This was a tough one.... so congratulations to everyone, but especially to Ewan, SUIRAUQA, and Catherine for getting all the answers. Nice work!

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  16. Granola, arrghh.... I was sure it was cornflakes but couldn't find the matching element(s).

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  17. Heh - the quiz is from an American source, hence the very North American word granola. In the UK we call it muesli!

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