ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ

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CRYPTIC PUZ­ZLE SOLUTION

9, Over again 10, Othe-rwise 12, E-at-S 13, Teno-R-s 14, Dis­miss 15, Over-drawn 17, Draw­ing in 18, F-re-ight 19, Barker 20, Stab (rev) 23, Re-dressed 25, Cor-ro­siv-e 26, Need(le) 27, A-cu­men 29, Sni-gg-er(rev) 32, S-weet­ener 34, Sta-gge-red 35, Betroth 36, Nearl-y 37, Pa-I-r 38, Land of nod 39, Ante-lopes.

DOWN: 1, Comes off 2, Get the nee­dle 3, Made fast 4, Un­born 5, Con-si-der 6, S-he-ds a tear 7, Dras-ti-c 8, Per­son-able 11, Ic­ing 16, Da-GG-er 19, Bad (rev) 21, Trig­ger-happy 22, Co-pin-g 23, Rings a bell 24, Sec­ond-hand 25, Con 28, Ma-rina-de 29, Sh-all-ots 30, Red Cross 31, S-too-d on 33, E-L-ton (rev) (John) 34, S‚’ôe-a-man (rev).

EASY PUZ­ZLE SOLUTION

9, Oth­er­wise 10, Ref­er­ence 12, Lure 13, Thwart 14, Ob­serve 15, Wise­crack 17, Re­tail­ers 18, Rogu­ish 19, Ban­ner 20, Undo 23, En­treated 25, Post­pones 26, Aids 27, Ar­bour 29, Soothes 32, Tol­er­ance 34, Ba­gatelle 35, Cap­size 36, Cheats 37, Snip 38, Ten­ta­cles 39, Con­tralto.

1, Fol­lower 2, Short-sighted 3, Mish­mash 4, Re­mark 5, Brethren 6, Ef­fort­less 7, Dras­tic 8, Re­ces­sions 11, Nerve 16, Chisel 19, Bid 21, Non­cha­lantly 22, Sprout 23, Elas­tic­ity 24, Taran­tella 25, Par 28, Over­cast 29, Sight­ing 30, Sheep­dog 31, Ar­rival 33, Lupin 34, Bleach. 1959: The mayor, Mrs Iris King (left) presents a box of Ja­maican ci­gars to Miss Ja­maica 1959 Sheila Chong at the mayor’s par­lour in Oc­to­ber. The ci­gars are a gift for the Lord Mayor of London.

Take this Super Quiz to a PhD. Score one point for each cor­rect an­swer on the Fresh­man Level, two points on the Grad­u­ate Level and three points on the PhD Level.

Sub­ject: US LO­CALES WITH A LAND­MARK IN THE NAME

Com­plete the name of the town, city, etc, with a “land­mark word.” (e.g., Ni­a­gara ____, NY. An­swer: Falls.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Bev­erly ____, Cal­i­for­nia 2. Hil­ton Head ____, South Carolina

3. Vir­ginia ____, Vir­ginia

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Green ____, Michi­gan 5. Colorado ____, Colorado 6. Cedar ____, Iowa

PHD LEVEL

7. Bat­tle ____, Michi­gan 8. Coun­cil ____, Iowa 9. Castle ____, Colorado

AN­SWERS SAT, OCT 15

1. Ebenezer: A Christ­mas Carol. 2. Scar­lett: Gone With the Wind. 3. Becky: Tom Sawyer. 4. Ben: Trea­sure Is­land. 5. Si­mon: Un­cle Tom’s Cabin. 6. Tom: The Grapes of Wrath. 7. Phileas: Around the World in Eighty Days. 8. Jay: The Great Gatsby. 9. Le­muel: Gul­liver’s Trav­els. 10. San­cho: Don Quixote. 11. Holly: Break­fast at Tif­fany’s. 12. Hester: The Scar­let Let­ter. 13. Holden: The Catcher in the Rye. 14. Hum­bert: Lolita. 15. Leopold: Ulysses.

SCOR­ING

18 points – con­grat­u­la­tions, doc­tor; 15 to 17 points – hon­ours grad­u­ate; 10 to 14 points – you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points – you re­ally should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points – en­rol in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points – who reads the ques­tions to you?

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