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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:37 pm

Lots of words begin and end with the same pair of letters, like “eraser” and “metronome.” Can you name a major world city–one of its nation’s largest–that begins and ends with the same pair of letters, and has that same pair somewhere in the middle?


alklunzinger wrote:Thought I had it for a second with "Casablanca" - still thinking


I have an answer that fits, and I will say that you are...
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in the right part of the right continent. Or is it the left part?
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby rockgolf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:35 pm

Can I change my city's name to Torotonto?
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Theone36952s » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:37 pm

rockgolf wrote:Can I change my city's name to Torotonto?

That would've made more sense if Rob Ford was still mayor.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Bill » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:51 am

Lots of words begin and end with the same pair of letters, like “eraser” and “metronome.” Can you name a major world city–one of its nation’s largest–that begins and ends with the same pair of letters, and has that same pair somewhere in the middle?


I also have an answer which is probably the same as Neel's.

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The city is actually its nation's largest city, and its capital.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby skullturfq » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:57 pm

I have another answer.

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The city I'm thinking of is in the Southern Hemisphere, and it is the third-largest urban area in its country.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Wow, there was a second answer! Crazy.

skullturfq's city was the one I was thinking of, but it's not even a national capital!
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby bwouns » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:24 pm

Hijacking the thread with another geography/wordplay question:

I'm thinking of a river somewhere in the US with an interesting property. If you spell it backward, the result is an abbreviation of a major city in the same state as the river followed by the postal abbreviation of that state. (For example, if there were a river in Michigan called the Imted that would work)

The river isn't super well known, but I would say that it is among the top five known rivers in the state.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby bwouns » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:12 am

By the way, I thought up this question while drunk and staring at a bottle of beer. I say this only to indicate that, as I said above, even though the river isn't super well-known, it is significant enough to have a microbrewery named after it.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Bill » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:03 am

bwouns wrote:By the way, I thought up this question while drunk and staring at a bottle of beer. I say this only to indicate that, as I said above, even though the river isn't super well-known, it is significant enough to have a microbrewery named after it.


Would this be a somewhat local microbrewery?
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby gwynn1984 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:43 am

I don't think Ken's original intended answer was ever posted.

Was it
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Christchurch?
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Ken Jennings » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:22 pm

gwynn1984 wrote:I don't think Ken's original intended answer was ever posted.

Was it
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Christchurch?


It was! Stupid Ouagadougou...
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby bwouns » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:53 am

Bill wrote:
bwouns wrote:By the way, I thought up this question while drunk and staring at a bottle of beer. I say this only to indicate that, as I said above, even though the river isn't super well-known, it is significant enough to have a microbrewery named after it.


Would this be a somewhat local microbrewery?


Yes that's correct. I liked the fact that solvers were actually looking at the answer. ----->
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday

Postby Ken Jennings » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:43 am

Wow. I used to spend summers in (RELEVANT CITY) and am planning on whitewater rafting the (RELEVANT RIVER) with my family this summer...and I never would have got this. Very nice.
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