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#1 Post by franktangredi » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 am

Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

Identify the 60 people in the clues below. Match them into 30 pairs according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each pair with one of the Associated Words.

No names will be used twice. Every permutation of the Tangredi will be used only once. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.

1. My favorite lesser characters created by this novelist include the Fat Boy, the Aged P, and Mr. F’s Aunt.

2. The legend of this Anglo-Saxon king getting reamed by a peasant woman for ruining her dinner is probably apocryphal.

3. This physicist never liked his most famous nickname, arguing that the weapon he helped invent never sent him a Father’s Day card.

4. He won a Tony in the Featured or Supporting category and an Oscar in the Leading category – for the same role.

5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.

7. DJMQ: Three years after founding the company that still bears his name, this influential choreographer created his most famous work, based on a play by William Shakespeare.

8. This early classical composer, who helped revolutionize opera, arguably reached his peak with a work based on a play by Euripides.

9. In 1879, this pioneering German psychologist – in fact, the first person to call himself a psychologist – founded the first laboratory dedicated to psychological research.

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.

11. This eponymous – and highly unreliable – narrator of an 1844 picaresque novel was based on an Irish fortune hunter named Andrew Stoney.

12. An important influence on the Impressionists, this French artist first shocked audiences with his painting of two fully-dressed men picknicking with a not-at-all dressed woman.

13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.

14. The nature of English metaphysical verse is probably best exemplified by this poet’s extended simile involving the legs of a compass.

15. He is the most recent person to receive NBA Coach of the Year honors for the second time.

16. She is the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate.

17. Feeling that his old studio had fallen away from the standards set by the Nine Old Men, he broke away to form his own company in 1979.

18. Starting as an assistant to Robert Boyle, this English scientist went on to build the first Gregorian telescope and to publish the first sketches of plant and animal life as seen through a microscope.

19. Between 1986 and 1995, this singer amassed 15 Number One hits on the Billboard Country chart – plus a sixteenth 7 years later.

20. The fashion house he founded still bears his name, his loyal membership in the Nazi party, for whom he designed some (presumably) very chic uniforms.

21. A leading proponent of logical positivism, this British philosopher also served as an M16 agent during World War II.

22. His claim to have been the first to reach the North Pole by air has been disputed, but nobody disputes his primacy on the other side of the globe.

23. After a hiatus of over a decade, this serial killer resumed his habit of sending letters boasting of his crimes – which led to his long-overdue arrest. Oops.

24. In 1910, this businessman – the son of a onetime Secretary of Agriculture – started an eponymous company that is still America’s leading producer of one of the world’s most ubiquitous commodities.

25. He was the last Roman Catholic to hold the position of Archbishop of Canterbury – a post he would certainly have lost if he hadn’t happened to die on the same day as Mary I.

26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

27. Retiring from the bench at age 90, he holds the record for the oldest justice to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court.

28. He was generally considered the greatest novelist in the English language whose native language was not English.

29. This influential Philadelphia-based architect was known for monumental designs, including the Salk Institute and the art gallery at Yale University.

30. This English actor, who died this year, is best remembered for his role as a real-life athlete.

31. A two-time WSOP champ, he was the first player to win over one million dollars in poker tournaments.

32. In 1948, this American mathematician published what is now considered the founding document of modern information theory.

33. She never wanted her husband elected President, and spent most of her sixteen months as First Lady secluded upstairs in the White House.

34. One of the founders of modern historiography, this German historian is credited with introducing the empirical use of primary sources.

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.

36. He set to music the words of such Broadway lyricists as E.Y. Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, and – most frequently – Comden and Green.

37. The year after he was deported from Mexico, this mobster was gunned down in a suburb of his native Chicago.

38. This environmental activist was the first Green Party candidate ever to receive an electoral vote.

39. He was the highest-ranking Patriot officer on the northwestern front during the American Revolution.

40. Without the company founded by this Michigan-born entrepreneur, I could not have written this clue about him.

41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.

42. The projects he supervised as Director-General included building the protective wall in lower Manhattan that would become – well, you know.

43. This poet received the Pulitzer Prize for an epic narrative about the U.S. Civil War.

44. In a 1975 title bout, this heavyweight spectacularly failed to “got the distance” – losing by a TKO with 12 seconds on the clock in the 15th round.

45. Although her role in the Canon has been grossly inflated, she remains one of the few antagonists to have completely bested a certain renowned sleuth.

46. She had 5 Top Twenty hits in the 1960s, in collaboration with a singer who had 20 other Top Twenty hits without her.

47. He was one of the great directors of Sweden’s Golden Age, but is even better remembered today for the legendary superstar he discovered.

48. This Lutheran minister was the driving force behind the Moral Re-Armament Movement.

49. Familiar to TV audiences for his bald pate and soul patch, this Iron Chef is credited with revitalizing the restaurant scene in Cleveland.

50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.

51. Though most people know him best for his portraits – particularly one thought to be the son of a wealthy hardware merchant – this cofounder of the Royal Academy was even more influential as a landscape painter.

52. A veteran of more than 20 voyages across the Atlantic, this explorer was the first European to describe the Great Lakes.

53. One of the many Jewish scientists who fled Nazi Germany, this biochemist worked with an Australian colleague to refine a discovery made by a Scottish physician – which led to all three winning the Nobel Prize.

54. His record for most points scored in a single game has stood for 91 years. (No, I’m not going to tell you which sport.)

55. This prolific German writer penned historical dramas about a Spanish prince, a Scottish queen, a French military leader, and a legendary Swiss hero.

56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.

58. In 1817, this economist advanced the concept of comparative advantage to explain why two nations should engage in trade even if one country’s workers excelled the others’s in the production every single trade good.

59. This German philosopher opined that “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

60. This President completes a list that includes Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, and the husband of the First Lady in a previous clue.


ASSOCIATED WORDS
Fat
Short
Dirty
Awful
Boston
Wall Street
South Street
Gulf
Prairie
Judge
Outlaw
Monk
Teenager
G. I. Joe
Jo
Norm
Jerry
Ron
Crystal
Turner
Pierce
Foxes
Panthers
Expressionism
Impressionism
Intelligence
Birth
Kiss
Violin
Tonight

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#2 Post by earendel » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:20 am

franktangredi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 am

3. This physicist never liked his most famous nickname, arguing that the weapon he helped invent never sent him a Father’s Day card.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.
RUPERT MURDOCH

21. A leading proponent of logical positivism, this British philosopher also served as an M16 agent during World War II.
BERTRAND RUSSELL

26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
JOEL GRAY(?)

27. Retiring from the bench at age 90, he holds the record for the oldest justice to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court.
OLIVER WENDALL HOLMES

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.
ANN COMPTON

41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.
Either ELIAS HOWE or ISAAC SINGER

45. Although her role in the Canon has been grossly inflated, she remains one of the few antagonists to have completely bested a certain renowned sleuth.
IRENE ADLER

49. Familiar to TV audiences for his bald pate and soul patch, this Iron Chef is credited with revitalizing the restaurant scene in Cleveland.
MICHAEL SYMON

50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.
JOHN L. LEWIS

52. A veteran of more than 20 voyages across the Atlantic, this explorer was the first European to describe the Great Lakes.
MARQUETTE or LAFAYETTE
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#3 Post by Vandal » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:32 am

5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.
BOB FELLER
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#4 Post by kroxquo » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:51 am

4. He won a Tony in the Featured or Supporting category and an Oscar in the Leading category – for the same role.

Yul Brynner?

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.

Wellington

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.

Rupert Murdoch

11. This eponymous – and highly unreliable – narrator of an 1844 picaresque novel was based on an Irish fortune hunter named Andrew Stoney.

Baron Von Munchausen

13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.

Jane Addams

18. Starting as an assistant to Robert Boyle, this English scientist went on to build the first Gregorian telescope and to publish the first sketches of plant and animal life as seen through a microscope.

Robert Hooke

22. His claim to have been the first to reach the North Pole by air has been disputed, but nobody disputes his primacy on the other side of the globe.

Raould Amundsen

23. After a hiatus of over a decade, this serial killer resumed his habit of sending letters boasting of his crimes – which led to his long-overdue arrest. Oops.

BTK

24. In 1910, this businessman – the son of a onetime Secretary of Agriculture – started an eponymous company that is still America’s leading producer of one of the world’s most ubiquitous commodities.

Kellogg

26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Joel Grey

31. A two-time WSOP champ, he was the first player to win over one million dollars in poker tournaments.

Moneymaker?

33. She never wanted her husband elected President, and spent most of her sixteen months as First Lady secluded upstairs in the White House.

Mrs. Taylor

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.

Andrea Mitchell

39. He was the highest-ranking Patriot officer on the northwestern front during the American Revolution.

George Rogers Clark

41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.

Singer

42. The projects he supervised as Director-General included building the protective wall in lower Manhattan that would become – well, you know.

Peter Stuyvesant

46. She had 5 Top Twenty hits in the 1960s, in collaboration with a singer who had 20 other Top Twenty hits without her.

Tami Terrell

50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.

John L. Lewis

51. Though most people know him best for his portraits – particularly one thought to be the son of a wealthy hardware merchant – this cofounder of the Royal Academy was even more influential as a landscape painter.

Gainsborough

56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.

Judi Dench?

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.

Frankie Valli

60. This President completes a list that includes Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, and the husband of the First Lady in a previous clue.

William Howard Taft (Republicans who never held elected office before becoming President?)
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#5 Post by mellytu74 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:57 am

FIRST PASS

Identify the 60 people in the clues below. Match them into 30 pairs according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each pair with one of the Associated Words.

No names will be used twice. Every permutation of the Tangredi will be used only once. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.

1. My favorite lesser characters created by this novelist include the Fat Boy, the Aged P, and Mr. F’s Aunt.

CHARLES DICKENS

4. He won a Tony in the Featured or Supporting category and an Oscar in the Leading category – for the same role.

YUL BRYNNER

5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.

JOE NUXHALL

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.

RUPERT MURDOCH

11. This eponymous – and highly unreliable – narrator of an 1844 picaresque novel was based on an Irish fortune hunter named Andrew Stoney.

BARRY LYNDON?

12. An important influence on the Impressionists, this French artist first shocked audiences with his painting of two fully-dressed men picknicking with a not-at-all dressed woman.

MANET

13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.

LILLIAN WALD

16. She is the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate.

LISA MURKOWSKI

17. Feeling that his old studio had fallen away from the standards set by the Nine Old Men, he broke away to form his own company in 1979.

The Nine Old Men is Disney but I don't know who this might be.

20. The fashion house he founded still bears his name, his loyal membership in the Nazi party, for whom he designed some (presumably) very chic uniforms.

HUGO BOSS

24. In 1910, this businessman – the son of a onetime Secretary of Agriculture – started an eponymous company that is still America’s leading producer of one of the world’s most ubiquitous commodities.

MORTON? Did we have this is in previous quiz (not necessarily one of Frank's)?

27. Retiring from the bench at age 90, he holds the record for the oldest justice to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

28. He was generally considered the greatest novelist in the English language whose native language was not English.

JOSEPH CONRAD

29. This influential Philadelphia-based architect was known for monumental designs, including the Salk Institute and the art gallery at Yale University.

LOUIS KAHN

33. She never wanted her husband elected President, and spent most of her sixteen months as First Lady secluded upstairs in the White House.

MARGARET TAYLOR

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.

ANN COMPTON? PAULINE FREDERICK?

44. In a 1975 title bout, this heavyweight spectacularly failed to “got the distance” – losing by a TKO with 12 seconds on the clock in the 15th round.

CHUCK WEPNER

47. He was one of the great directors of Sweden’s Golden Age, but is even better remembered today for the legendary superstar he discovered.

MAURITZ STILLER

49. Familiar to TV audiences for his bald pate and soul patch, this Iron Chef is credited with revitalizing the restaurant scene in Cleveland.

MICHAEL SYMON

50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.

DAVID DUBINSKY

56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.

DAME MAGGIE SMITH?

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.

FRANKIE VALLI

60. This President completes a list that includes Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, and the husband of the First Lady in a previous clue.

ULYSSES GRANT

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#6 Post by jarnon » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:38 pm

3. This physicist never liked his most famous nickname, arguing that the weapon he helped invent never sent him a Father’s Day card.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.
RUPERT MURDOCH

16. She is the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate.
SUSAN COLLINS

28. He was generally considered the greatest novelist in the English language whose native language was not English.
JOSEPH CONRAD

29. This influential Philadelphia-based architect was known for monumental designs, including the Salk Institute and the art gallery at Yale University.
ROBERT VENTURI

41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.
I. M. SINGER

42. The projects he supervised as Director-General included building the protective wall in lower Manhattan that would become – well, you know.
PETER STUYVESANT

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.
FRANKIE VALLI

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#7 Post by mrkelley23 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:06 pm

franktangredi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 am
Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

Identify the 60 people in the clues below. Match them into 30 pairs according to a Tangredi, or principle you must discover for yourself. Then match each pair with one of the Associated Words.

No names will be used twice. Every permutation of the Tangredi will be used only once. Alternate matches are possible, but only one solution will allow all the game to be completed.


3. This physicist never liked his most famous nickname, arguing that the weapon he helped invent never sent him a Father’s Day card.

J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER


5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.
JOE NUXHALL?

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.

ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF WELLINGTON

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.

RUPERT MURDOCH?

16. She is the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate.

PATTY MURRAY


18. Starting as an assistant to Robert Boyle, this English scientist went on to build the first Gregorian telescope and to publish the first sketches of plant and animal life as seen through a microscope.

ROBERT HOOKE


22. His claim to have been the first to reach the North Pole by air has been disputed, but nobody disputes his primacy on the other side of the globe.

ROALD AMUNDSEN?

27. Retiring from the bench at age 90, he holds the record for the oldest justice to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES


30. This English actor, who died this year, is best remembered for his role as a real-life athlete.

BEN CROSS

31. A two-time WSOP champ, he was the first player to win over one million dollars in poker tournaments.

CHRIS MONEYMAKER??

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.

HELEN WHATS-HER-NAME?

36. He set to music the words of such Broadway lyricists as E.Y. Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, and – most frequently – Comden and Green.

CY COLEMAN?

38. This environmental activist was the first Green Party candidate ever to receive an electoral vote.

RALPH NADER?


41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.

ELIAS HOWE?


45. Although her role in the Canon has been grossly inflated, she remains one of the few antagonists to have completely bested a certain renowned sleuth.

IRENE ADLER?

46. She had 5 Top Twenty hits in the 1960s, in collaboration with a singer who had 20 other Top Twenty hits without her.

TAMMI TERRELL?

54. His record for most points scored in a single game has stood for 91 years. (No, I’m not going to tell you which sport.)

ERNIE NEVERS?

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.

FRANKIE VALLI?

60. This President completes a list that includes Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, and the husband of the First Lady in a previous clue.


ASSOCIATED WORDS
Fat
Short
Dirty
Awful
Boston
Wall Street
South Street
Gulf
Prairie
Judge
Outlaw
Monk
Teenager
G. I. Joe
Jo
Norm
Jerry
Ron
Crystal
Turner
Pierce
Foxes
Panthers
Expressionism
Impressionism
Intelligence
Birth
Kiss
Violin
Tonight
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#8 Post by Vandal » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:19 pm

5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.

Nuxhall was 15 and only lasted a few innings. It’s BOB FELLER.
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#9 Post by kroxquo » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:11 am

Number 60 may need some clarification. If I am correct in thinking that it is men who never held elected office before becoming President, both Taft and Grant would be correct.
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#10 Post by franktangredi » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:35 am

kroxquo wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:11 am
Number 60 may need some clarification. If I am correct in thinking that it is men who never held elected office before becoming President, both Taft and Grant would be correct.
It's actually only true of one of them.

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#11 Post by kroxquo » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:15 am

franktangredi wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:35 am
kroxquo wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:11 am
Number 60 may need some clarification. If I am correct in thinking that it is men who never held elected office before becoming President, both Taft and Grant would be correct.
It's actually only true of one of them.
This is one of those "I didn't know that" moments. In researching, I found that Taft, while he was originally appointed to the bench in Cincinnati, he had to run for re-election. So Grant is the correct answer.
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#12 Post by earendel » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:30 am

First consolidation.
franktangredi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 am
Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

1. My favorite lesser characters created by this novelist include the Fat Boy, the Aged P, and Mr. F’s Aunt.
CHARLES DICKENS

2. The legend of this Anglo-Saxon king getting reamed by a peasant woman for ruining her dinner is probably apocryphal.

3. This physicist never liked his most famous nickname, arguing that the weapon he helped invent never sent him a Father’s Day card.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER

4. He won a Tony in the Featured or Supporting category and an Oscar in the Leading category – for the same role.
YUL BRENNER(?)

5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.
BOB FELLER

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON

7. DJMQ: Three years after founding the company that still bears his name, this influential choreographer created his most famous work, based on a play by William Shakespeare.

8. This early classical composer, who helped revolutionize opera, arguably reached his peak with a work based on a play by Euripides.

9. In 1879, this pioneering German psychologist – in fact, the first person to call himself a psychologist – founded the first laboratory dedicated to psychological research.

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.
RUPERT MURDOCH

11. This eponymous – and highly unreliable – narrator of an 1844 picaresque novel was based on an Irish fortune hunter named Andrew Stoney.
BARON VON MUNCHAUSEN or BARRY LINDON

12. An important influence on the Impressionists, this French artist first shocked audiences with his painting of two fully-dressed men picknicking with a not-at-all dressed woman.
MANET

13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.
JANE ADDAMS or LILLIAN WARD

14. The nature of English metaphysical verse is probably best exemplified by this poet’s extended simile involving the legs of a compass.

15. He is the most recent person to receive NBA Coach of the Year honors for the second time.

16. She is the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate.
LISA MURKOWSKI or SUSAN COLLINS

17. Feeling that his old studio had fallen away from the standards set by the Nine Old Men, he broke away to form his own company in 1979.

18. Starting as an assistant to Robert Boyle, this English scientist went on to build the first Gregorian telescope and to publish the first sketches of plant and animal life as seen through a microscope.
ROBERT HOOKE

19. Between 1986 and 1995, this singer amassed 15 Number One hits on the Billboard Country chart – plus a sixteenth 7 years later.

20. The fashion house he founded still bears his name, his loyal membership in the Nazi party, for whom he designed some (presumably) very chic uniforms.
HUGO BOSS

21. A leading proponent of logical positivism, this British philosopher also served as an M16 agent during World War II.
BERTRAND RUSSELL

22. His claim to have been the first to reach the North Pole by air has been disputed, but nobody disputes his primacy on the other side of the globe.
ROALD AMUNDSEN

23. After a hiatus of over a decade, this serial killer resumed his habit of sending letters boasting of his crimes – which led to his long-overdue arrest. Oops.
BTK

24. In 1910, this businessman – the son of a onetime Secretary of Agriculture – started an eponymous company that is still America’s leading producer of one of the world’s most ubiquitous commodities.
MORTON or KELLOGG

25. He was the last Roman Catholic to hold the position of Archbishop of Canterbury – a post he would certainly have lost if he hadn’t happened to die on the same day as Mary I.
REGINALD POLE

26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
JOEL GREY

27. Retiring from the bench at age 90, he holds the record for the oldest justice to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court.
OLIVER WENDALL HOLMES

28. He was generally considered the greatest novelist in the English language whose native language was not English.
JOSEPH CONRAD

29. This influential Philadelphia-based architect was known for monumental designs, including the Salk Institute and the art gallery at Yale University.
LOUIS KAHN or ROBERT VENTURI

30. This English actor, who died this year, is best remembered for his role as a real-life athlete.
BEN CROSS

31. A two-time WSOP champ, he was the first player to win over one million dollars in poker tournaments.
CHRIS MONEYMAKER

32. In 1948, this American mathematician published what is now considered the founding document of modern information theory.

33. She never wanted her husband elected President, and spent most of her sixteen months as First Lady secluded upstairs in the White House.
MARGARET TAYLOR

34. One of the founders of modern historiography, this German historian is credited with introducing the empirical use of primary sources.

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.
ANN COMPTON, ANDREA MITCHELL, or PAULINE FREDERICK

36. He set to music the words of such Broadway lyricists as E.Y. Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, and – most frequently – Comden and Green.
CY COLEMAN (?)

37. The year after he was deported from Mexico, this mobster was gunned down in a suburb of his native Chicago.

38. This environmental activist was the first Green Party candidate ever to receive an electoral vote.
RALPH NADER

39. He was the highest-ranking Patriot officer on the northwestern front during the American Revolution.
GEORGE ROGERS CLARK

40. Without the company founded by this Michigan-born entrepreneur, I could not have written this clue about him.

41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.
ELIAS HOWE or ISAAC SINGER

42. The projects he supervised as Director-General included building the protective wall in lower Manhattan that would become – well, you know.
PETER STUYVESANT

43. This poet received the Pulitzer Prize for an epic narrative about the U.S. Civil War.

44. In a 1975 title bout, this heavyweight spectacularly failed to “got the distance” – losing by a TKO with 12 seconds on the clock in the 15th round.
CHUCK WEPNER

45. Although her role in the Canon has been grossly inflated, she remains one of the few antagonists to have completely bested a certain renowned sleuth.
IRENE ADLER

46. She had 5 Top Twenty hits in the 1960s, in collaboration with a singer who had 20 other Top Twenty hits without her.
TAMMI TERRELL

47. He was one of the great directors of Sweden’s Golden Age, but is even better remembered today for the legendary superstar he discovered.
MAURITZ STILLER

48. This Lutheran minister was the driving force behind the Moral Re-Armament Movement.

49. Familiar to TV audiences for his bald pate and soul patch, this Iron Chef is credited with revitalizing the restaurant scene in Cleveland.
MICHAEL SYMON

50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.
JOHN L. LEWIS

51. Though most people know him best for his portraits – particularly one thought to be the son of a wealthy hardware merchant – this cofounder of the Royal Academy was even more influential as a landscape painter.
GAINSBOROUGH

52. A veteran of more than 20 voyages across the Atlantic, this explorer was the first European to describe the Great Lakes.
MARQUETTE or LAFAYETTE

53. One of the many Jewish scientists who fled Nazi Germany, this biochemist worked with an Australian colleague to refine a discovery made by a Scottish physician – which led to all three winning the Nobel Prize.

54. His record for most points scored in a single game has stood for 91 years. (No, I’m not going to tell you which sport.)
ERNIE NEVERS(?)

55. This prolific German writer penned historical dramas about a Spanish prince, a Scottish queen, a French military leader, and a legendary Swiss hero.

56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.
JUDI DENCH or MAGGIE SMITH

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.
FRANKIE VALLI

58. In 1817, this economist advanced the concept of comparative advantage to explain why two nations should engage in trade even if one country’s workers excelled the others’s in the production every single trade good.

59. This German philosopher opined that “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

60. This President completes a list that includes Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, and the husband of the First Lady in a previous clue.
WILLIAN HOWARD TAFT

ASSOCIATED WORDS
Fat
Short
Dirty
Awful
Boston
Wall Street
South Street
Gulf
Prairie
Judge
Outlaw
Monk
Teenager
G. I. Joe
Jo
Norm
Jerry
Ron
Crystal
Turner
Pierce
Foxes
Panthers
Expressionism
Impressionism
Intelligence
Birth
Kiss
Violin
Tonight
TAFT probably goes with "Fat", STUYVESANT goes with "Wall Street"
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Re: Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

#13 Post by earendel » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:30 am

First consolidation.
franktangredi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:39 am
Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

1. My favorite lesser characters created by this novelist include the Fat Boy, the Aged P, and Mr. F’s Aunt.
CHARLES DICKENS

2. The legend of this Anglo-Saxon king getting reamed by a peasant woman for ruining her dinner is probably apocryphal.

3. This physicist never liked his most famous nickname, arguing that the weapon he helped invent never sent him a Father’s Day card.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER

4. He won a Tony in the Featured or Supporting category and an Oscar in the Leading category – for the same role.
YUL BRENNER(?)

5. In his debut as a starting pitcher, he struck out a record 15 batters … then tied the MLB strikeout record for a single game … then went back home to finish his senior year of high school.
BOB FELLER

6. This commander’s greatest victory was celebrated in a hit song by my favorite 1970s singing group.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON

7. DJMQ: Three years after founding the company that still bears his name, this influential choreographer created his most famous work, based on a play by William Shakespeare.

8. This early classical composer, who helped revolutionize opera, arguably reached his peak with a work based on a play by Euripides.

9. In 1879, this pioneering German psychologist – in fact, the first person to call himself a psychologist – founded the first laboratory dedicated to psychological research.

10. His empire began when he inherited a small newspaper in Adelaide from his father.
RUPERT MURDOCH

11. This eponymous – and highly unreliable – narrator of an 1844 picaresque novel was based on an Irish fortune hunter named Andrew Stoney.
BARON VON MUNCHAUSEN or BARRY LINDON

12. An important influence on the Impressionists, this French artist first shocked audiences with his painting of two fully-dressed men picknicking with a not-at-all dressed woman.
MANET

13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.
JANE ADDAMS or LILLIAN WARD

14. The nature of English metaphysical verse is probably best exemplified by this poet’s extended simile involving the legs of a compass.

15. He is the most recent person to receive NBA Coach of the Year honors for the second time.

16. She is the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. Senate.
LISA MURKOWSKI or SUSAN COLLINS

17. Feeling that his old studio had fallen away from the standards set by the Nine Old Men, he broke away to form his own company in 1979.

18. Starting as an assistant to Robert Boyle, this English scientist went on to build the first Gregorian telescope and to publish the first sketches of plant and animal life as seen through a microscope.
ROBERT HOOKE

19. Between 1986 and 1995, this singer amassed 15 Number One hits on the Billboard Country chart – plus a sixteenth 7 years later.

20. The fashion house he founded still bears his name, his loyal membership in the Nazi party, for whom he designed some (presumably) very chic uniforms.
HUGO BOSS

21. A leading proponent of logical positivism, this British philosopher also served as an M16 agent during World War II.
BERTRAND RUSSELL

22. His claim to have been the first to reach the North Pole by air has been disputed, but nobody disputes his primacy on the other side of the globe.
ROALD AMUNDSEN

23. After a hiatus of over a decade, this serial killer resumed his habit of sending letters boasting of his crimes – which led to his long-overdue arrest. Oops.
BTK

24. In 1910, this businessman – the son of a onetime Secretary of Agriculture – started an eponymous company that is still America’s leading producer of one of the world’s most ubiquitous commodities.
MORTON or KELLOGG

25. He was the last Roman Catholic to hold the position of Archbishop of Canterbury – a post he would certainly have lost if he hadn’t happened to die on the same day as Mary I.
REGINALD POLE

26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
JOEL GREY

27. Retiring from the bench at age 90, he holds the record for the oldest justice to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court.
OLIVER WENDALL HOLMES

28. He was generally considered the greatest novelist in the English language whose native language was not English.
JOSEPH CONRAD

29. This influential Philadelphia-based architect was known for monumental designs, including the Salk Institute and the art gallery at Yale University.
LOUIS KAHN or ROBERT VENTURI

30. This English actor, who died this year, is best remembered for his role as a real-life athlete.
BEN CROSS

31. A two-time WSOP champ, he was the first player to win over one million dollars in poker tournaments.
CHRIS MONEYMAKER

32. In 1948, this American mathematician published what is now considered the founding document of modern information theory.

33. She never wanted her husband elected President, and spent most of her sixteen months as First Lady secluded upstairs in the White House.
MARGARET TAYLOR

34. One of the founders of modern historiography, this German historian is credited with introducing the empirical use of primary sources.

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.
ANN COMPTON, ANDREA MITCHELL, or PAULINE FREDERICK

36. He set to music the words of such Broadway lyricists as E.Y. Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, and – most frequently – Comden and Green.
CY COLEMAN (?)

37. The year after he was deported from Mexico, this mobster was gunned down in a suburb of his native Chicago.

38. This environmental activist was the first Green Party candidate ever to receive an electoral vote.
RALPH NADER

39. He was the highest-ranking Patriot officer on the northwestern front during the American Revolution.
GEORGE ROGERS CLARK

40. Without the company founded by this Michigan-born entrepreneur, I could not have written this clue about him.

41. Although he did not invent the sewing machine, the improvements he introduced allowed it to be adapted for home use.
ELIAS HOWE or ISAAC SINGER

42. The projects he supervised as Director-General included building the protective wall in lower Manhattan that would become – well, you know.
PETER STUYVESANT

43. This poet received the Pulitzer Prize for an epic narrative about the U.S. Civil War.

44. In a 1975 title bout, this heavyweight spectacularly failed to “got the distance” – losing by a TKO with 12 seconds on the clock in the 15th round.
CHUCK WEPNER

45. Although her role in the Canon has been grossly inflated, she remains one of the few antagonists to have completely bested a certain renowned sleuth.
IRENE ADLER

46. She had 5 Top Twenty hits in the 1960s, in collaboration with a singer who had 20 other Top Twenty hits without her.
TAMMI TERRELL

47. He was one of the great directors of Sweden’s Golden Age, but is even better remembered today for the legendary superstar he discovered.
MAURITZ STILLER

48. This Lutheran minister was the driving force behind the Moral Re-Armament Movement.

49. Familiar to TV audiences for his bald pate and soul patch, this Iron Chef is credited with revitalizing the restaurant scene in Cleveland.
MICHAEL SYMON

50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.
JOHN L. LEWIS

51. Though most people know him best for his portraits – particularly one thought to be the son of a wealthy hardware merchant – this cofounder of the Royal Academy was even more influential as a landscape painter.
GAINSBOROUGH

52. A veteran of more than 20 voyages across the Atlantic, this explorer was the first European to describe the Great Lakes.
MARQUETTE or LAFAYETTE

53. One of the many Jewish scientists who fled Nazi Germany, this biochemist worked with an Australian colleague to refine a discovery made by a Scottish physician – which led to all three winning the Nobel Prize.

54. His record for most points scored in a single game has stood for 91 years. (No, I’m not going to tell you which sport.)
ERNIE NEVERS(?)

55. This prolific German writer penned historical dramas about a Spanish prince, a Scottish queen, a French military leader, and a legendary Swiss hero.

56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.
JUDI DENCH or MAGGIE SMITH

57. The son of a Newark barber, this singer scored five Number One hits as the front man of a group and two more as a solo artist.
FRANKIE VALLI

58. In 1817, this economist advanced the concept of comparative advantage to explain why two nations should engage in trade even if one country’s workers excelled the others’s in the production every single trade good.

59. This German philosopher opined that “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

60. This President completes a list that includes Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, and the husband of the First Lady in a previous clue.
WILLIAN HOWARD TAFT

ASSOCIATED WORDS
Fat
Short
Dirty
Awful
Boston
Wall Street
South Street
Gulf
Prairie
Judge
Outlaw
Monk
Teenager
G. I. Joe
Jo
Norm
Jerry
Ron
Crystal
Turner
Pierce
Foxes
Panthers
Expressionism
Impressionism
Intelligence
Birth
Kiss
Violin
Tonight
TAFT probably goes with "Fat", STUYVESANT goes with "Wall Street"
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Re: Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

#14 Post by kroxquo » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:22 am

#60 Taft is incorrect. I mistakenly thought he had never run for office, when he did run for a judgeship. The correct answer is Ulysses Grant.
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#15 Post by kroxquo » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:24 am

"
38. This environmental activist was the first Green Party candidate ever to receive an electoral vote.
RALPH NADER"

I'm not sure about this one. I don't really think of Nader as an "environmental activist."
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#16 Post by Estonut » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:54 am

17. Feeling that his old studio had fallen away from the standards set by the Nine Old Men, he broke away to form his own company in 1979.
DON BLUTH

24. In 1910, this businessman – the son of a onetime Secretary of Agriculture – started an eponymous company that is still America’s leading producer of one of the world’s most ubiquitous commodities.
MORTON or KELLOGG

29. This influential Philadelphia-based architect was known for monumental designs, including the Salk Institute and the art gallery at Yale University.
LOUIS KAHN or ROBERT VENTURI

32. In 1948, this American mathematician published what is now considered the founding document of modern information theory.
CLAUDE SHANNON

35. She was the first woman assigned by a network as a full-time White House correspondent – a post she held through seven presidencies.
ANN COMPTON, ANDREA MITCHELL, or PAULINE FREDERICK

37. The year after he was deported from Mexico, this mobster was gunned down in a suburb of his native Chicago.
SAM GIANCANA

40. Without the company founded by this Michigan-born entrepreneur, I could not have written this clue about him.
This could be STEVE BALLMER (Microsoft), but is more likely LARRY PAGE (Google)

59. This German philosopher opined that “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”
IMMANUEL KANT
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Re: Game #203: Tic-Tac-Toe

#17 Post by Estonut » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:59 am

kroxquo wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:24 am
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38. This environmental activist was the first Green Party candidate ever to receive an electoral vote.
RALPH NADER"

I'm not sure about this one. I don't really think of Nader as an "environmental activist."
He made his name in consumer protection, but was an all-purpose activist. He was directly responsible for the Clean Water Act. In addition, he was also responsible for the Freedom of Information Act, Consumer Product Safety Act, and Whistleblower Protection Act, all of which helped activists of many stripes.
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#18 Post by mellytu74 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:22 pm

13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.
JANE ADDAMS or LILLIAN WARD

Even if this isn't Lillian Wald and the Henry Street Settlement, it can't be Jane Addams. Hull House is in Chicago.


56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.
JUDI DENCH or MAGGIE SMITH

As much as I love her, Dame Judi has just the one Oscar.


26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
JOEL GREY

This is JIMINY CRICKET. The song is When You Wish Upon a Star. The Ghost of Christmas Past is Mickey's Christmas Carol.


50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.
JOHN L. LEWIS

Lewis was a coal miner. This IS DAVID DUBINSKY.

He was president of the ILGWU for years, worked with Lewis in creation of the CIO and was a founders of the American Labor Party and the Liberal Party.

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#19 Post by kroxquo » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:01 pm

mellytu74 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:22 pm
13. An early advocate of community nursing, she founded a settlement house that – 127 years later – is still providing social services for residents of New York’s Lower East Side.
JANE ADDAMS or LILLIAN WARD

Even if this isn't Lillian Wald and the Henry Street Settlement, it can't be Jane Addams. Hull House is in Chicago.


56. Her screen work has netted her two Oscars and five BAFTAs; her stage work has netted her a record six Evening Standard Awards.
JUDI DENCH or MAGGIE SMITH

As much as I love her, Dame Judi has just the one Oscar.


26. More than 40 years after his debut film – in which he introduced an Oscar-winning song – he returned to the big screen as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
JOEL GREY

This is JIMINY CRICKET. The song is When You Wish Upon a Star. The Ghost of Christmas Past is Mickey's Christmas Carol.


50. This onetime garment cutter cofounded both the CIO and the American Labor party.
JOHN L. LEWIS

Lewis was a coal miner. This IS DAVID DUBINSKY.

He was president of the ILGWU for years, worked with Lewis in creation of the CIO and was a founders of the American Labor Party and the Liberal Party.
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#20 Post by mrkelley23 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:35 pm

19. is RANDY TRAVIS.

23. BTK guy is named DENNIS RADER.

Probably a coincidence, but we have a BEN and a STILLER (Jerry?); and a DAVID and a BRENNER (Tonight).
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#21 Post by mrkelley23 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:46 am

Except that Yul Brynner isn't spelled like David Brenner, sorry.
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#22 Post by mrkelley23 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:55 am

8. is CHRISTOPH GLUCK.

I was trying to come up with a way either Jiminy or Cricket could be used in a puzzle like this. The only Jiminy I could think of was Jiminy Glick, the character made famous by Martin Short, and short is on the Associated words list. So maybe this is one of those "change a letter in one name" kind of puzzles? I don't have time this morning to try to find two more, but I think that's a pretty solid lead.
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#23 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:37 am

Arriving late to this, but I think mrkelley has this.

33. Margaret Taylor + 41. Isaac Singer = Margaret Sanger (Birth)
37. Sam Giancana + 5. Bob Feller = Sam Fuller (South Street)
12. Edouard Manet + 32. Claude Shannon = Claude Monet (Impressionism)
46. Tammi Terrell + 16. Susan Collins = Susan Tyrrell (Fat)

That goes with the ones mrkelley already found, David Brenner (Tonight) and Jiminy Glick (Short)

24. Joy Morton goes with someone named Thomas for Thomas Merton (Monk)
23. Oliver Wendell Holmes forms Oliver Stone (Wall Street). I don't see any clues that would fit R. L. Stine, however.

43. is Carl Sandburg
11. is Barry Lyndon
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#24 Post by littlebeast13 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:33 am

Gotta nab one of these before I go to bed now that mrk/SSS figured it out...

28. JOSEPH Conrad + 44. Chuck WEPNER = Joseph Wapner (Judge)
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#25 Post by franktangredi » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:33 pm

You got the basic idea on this one very quickly, but the Tangredi still needs some refinement. Look at the instructions and the various matches that have already been made.

I didn't get a chance to comment on the consolidation or the answers that came after, so here goes:

#1 - not who I had in mind
#16 - one of these is definitely correct
#21 - a pacifist was unlikely to have worked for the government in wartime
#22 - look at the clue again
#31 - not according to my source
#36 - no
#38 - no
#50 - dammit, there are TWO people who fit this clue!
#52 - neither is correct

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