ISAAC ASI­MOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

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CRYPTIC SO­LU­TION 28,186

ACROSS: 9, Hav­ing a go 10, Taf-frail 12, Ward (rev) 13, Wh-it-en 14, Tighter 15, Rasp-berry 17, Over There 18, Spi-L-L-ed 20, Gets on 21, Pine 24, Makes for 26, Take over 28, Reed (rev) 29, Crusty 31, Com­ment 34, Com­mit­ted 36, Mus­cles in 38, Satchel 39, N-or­mal 40, G-R-in 41, Rever-s-es 42, Spare ti-me DOWN:1, The works 2, A-vert-s 3, Gath­ered 4, Wor-thy 5, St-and out 6, Off the hook 7, Fri-gat-e 8, L-it­tle 11, Or­dered 16, Bolted 19, Imag(in)e 20, Gar (rev) 22, I-re(mai)ne(d) 23, Form-a-L 25, First-class 26, Try 27, Prec-I-se 30, Su-Dan-ese 31, Cast­away 32, Tena-nted 33, Lighter 35, Mat­ter 36, M-or-ass 37, Strain

EASY SO­LU­TION FOR SAT, OCT 22:

ACROSS: 9, Abom­i­nate 10, At­lantic 12, Mark 13, Ca­ress 14, Clip­per 15, Sleepless 17, Ba­gatelle 18, Ne­glect 20, See­saw 21, Ergo 24, In­tended 26, Sud­denly 28, Rash 29, Plucky 31, Coarser 34, Be­trothal 36, Trans­port 38, Ten­sion 39, Acidic 40, Will 41, Trea­sure 42, Cheer­less. DOWN: 1, Parme­san 2, Course 3, Para­keet 4, Rev­els 5, Pass­able 6, Black­guard 7, Anx­i­ety 8, Dis­pel 11, Free­dom 16, Peeled 19, Genus 20, Sad 22, Riles 23, De­lays 25, Del­phinium 26, Shy 27, Pro­bity 30, Col­lared 31, Clar­inet 32, Ruth­less 33, Com­i­cal 35, Ten­ure 36, Twitch 37, Opined. 1969: Howard Fenton, win­ning the Man­ley cy­cle race in Oc­to­ber. The race, which started at the birth­place of the late Nor­man Man­ley in Manchester, ended at Charles Square in Mon­tego Bay. Fenton is from Kingston. Be­hind him is Al­lan Hen­riques, who came in sec­ond, and the other cy­clist at far right is Harold Be­lazaire, who placed third. 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.

1. Who took over as host of ‘Jeop­ardy!’ in 1984? 2. What man be­came host of the syn­di­cated ver­sion of the ‘Wheel of For­tune’? 3. What woman ac­ti­vates the board let­ters dur­ing syn­di­ca­tion of ‘Wheel of For­tune’?

4. There are two rounds in ‘Jeop­ardy!’ What is the sec­ond round called? 5. How many cat­e­gories are there in each round? 6. How much does a vowel cost on ‘Wheel of For­tune’? 7. Who hosted ‘Jeop­ardy!’ from 1964 to 1975 and 1978 to 1979? 8. Who orig­i­nally hosted ‘Wheel of For­tune’? 9. How many spa­ces are there on the roulette-style wheel?

1. Afghanistan. 2. Al­lies, Axis. 3. Amund­sen (Roald). 4. At­tila. 5. Arm­strong (Neil). 6. Arnold (Bene­dict). 7. Antony (Marc). 8. Archimedes. 9. Anas­ta­sia. 10. Au­gus­tus. 11. Allen (Ethan). 12. Agnew (Spiro). 13. Ade­nauer (Kon­rad). 14. Ataturk (Mustafa Ke­mal). 15. Al­lende (Sal­vador).

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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