ROUND ONE: North & South Regions

Here are sixteen states.  The answer to Giants UNY's is 64.  Figure out the pattern.

1 Giants UNY: Michigan
16 Perry Mason: Iowa

8 Ground St.: Nebraska
9 NY State of Mind: Alaska

5 Synogogue: California
12 Bardem: Texas

4 Texas-Alamo: Indiana
13 Gander: Florida

6 Ricell: Oregon
11 Florida Pacific: Utah

3 The Cordon Bleu: Nevada
14 Madison: Alabama

7 Miss. America St.: Hawaii
10 Duke of Earl Univ.: Delaware

2 I Owe U.: Maryland
15 Coppin Out St.: Montana

SOUTH
Old School of Thought's answer is 31.  Figure out the pattern.

1 Old School of Thought: Sembabule
16 Saint Liar's: Solai

8 North Maine: Mohangi
9 Miss. Use of Funds Coll.: Buganga

5 Canadian: Taraqua
12 E. Orthodox: Cavambe

4 Boddy: Tabacundo
13 S. Baptist: Macapa

6 Gloria: La Tagua
11 W. Dressing: Sooyaac

3 U. Thant: Nyahrururu Falls
14 N. Aggression: Nanyuki

7 Cal St. Fullofit: Lerida
10 LBCNU: Porto Santana

2 U Cann: Sasak
15 Michaelville: Talo

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March Madness IV - Teams Names & Intro

March Madness IV by Antoinette D'Ammora, John Daly, Mike Graczyk, Jim from Minnesota, Alan Lemm, JonMichael Rasmus, Paula Stevens and Jay Winter. Edited by JonMichael Rasmus.

Welcome to the fourth installment of the very popular March Madness contest.  In it, trivia mavens will attempt to solve some of the trickiest problems known to man as submitted by you, the viewers of the UCDP. For each, "game" listed on the bracket , a "team" will score a certain number of points (an integer valued at some number 25 through 100). The number of points they score will be equal to the answer to a trivia question that you must solve. The "winner" will be the team with the higher amount of "points."

In each game, the questions will be listed for the higher seed first. In Round 1 (Thurs. & Fri.), the team's names will be given. In all other rounds (until the semi-final), the higher seeded teams questions will be listed first. In Semi-Finals and Finals, the team's will be listed alphabetically.

To enter: submit an e-mail with your name and city to jumbledpile -at- yahoo -dot- com before April 15  with your completed bracket. Traditional "32 points per round" will be used.  The questions will be revealed slowly corresponding to NCAA game days, but there's plenty to figure out on day 1, so don't be afraid. You can only submit an answer ONE time; any further answers will be disqualified. One randomly selected entrant with the largest number of points will receive a copy of JM's new board game Cineplexity.

Any questions about the questions should be directed to me. For more information on how brackets work, google "NCAA tournament wiki" or similar.

Good luck and may the best team win!

Unfortunately, I do not have bracket macking software this year, so I ask you to use this list which will serve as the bracketing.

NORTH

1 Giants UNY
2 I Owe U.
3 The Cordon Bleu
4 Texas-Alamo
5 Synogogue
6 Ricell
7 Miss. America St.
8 Ground St.
9 NY State of Mind
10 Duke of Earl Univ.
11 Florida Pacific
12 Bardem
13 Gander
14 Madison
15 Coppin Out St.
16 Perry Mason

SOUTH

1 Old School of Thought
2 U Cann
3 U. Thant
4 Boddy
5 Canadian
6 Gloria
7 Cal St. Fullofit
8 North Maine
9 Miss. Use of Funds Coll.
10 LBCNU
11 W. Dressing
12 E. Orthodox
13 S. Baptist
14 N. Aggression
15 Michaelville
16 Saint Liar's

EAST
1 Sweeney Todd's Short-Term U.
2 Calc U. - LaTrivia
3 Baskin-Robbins
4 BLTU
5 North Dakota Carolina
6 Excelsior
7 Poplar
8 Oxford
9 Debilitating St.
10 Slippery Slope
11 Best Picture
12 Jaguar U.
13 Sprimpton
14 Clintobamacain
15 UNNV
16 U Ardy-SUN

WEST
1 Maggie Mae or May Not U.
2 DUI - Defensive Driving
3 RI St.-Watch
4 AU - Guise
5 Mighty Morhpin' Power University
6 CU (In September)
7 Cancerous Poly
8 Newhouse
9 Spice of Life Cooking Coll.
10 Mean St.
11 Oral Herscheiser
12 Texas S&P
13 Mount Saint. Dew
14 In the Year of the Dragon
15 Sienaitch
16 Frank Purdue

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March Madness IV?

A call for questions and team names for March Madness IV.  Try to get them in by Feb. 29, please.

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GAMES '07 Thread

For discussion of Feb. - Dec. 2007...

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Case Your State by Don Vance - Instructions

PART 1

STEP I: Each of the clues will lead you to two-letter state postal code abbreviations (the number of states in each clue is in parentheses).

STEP II: You now have a string of 35 abbreviations. Separate them, in order, into two strings; western states and eastern states (Mississippi River).

STEP III: Make 2 grids of equally spaced intersecting lines, labeling the lines on the x-axis (across) with eastern state abbreviations and the lines on the y-axis (down) with western state abbreviations.

PART 2

STEP I: Each clue will lead you to two state abbreviations, one western and one eastern. Place a dot at that coordinate and connect it with a straight line to the coordinate from the next clue. Continue until all clues are finished.

STEP II: Repeat STEP I for the second grid. You may need to rotate the second grid (after completion) 90 degrees to the right.

STEP III: The completed grids share a common theme that will lead you to two additional state abbreviations. These abbreviations can be combined to reveal the love interest of a famous artist. Oddly enough, the artist’s name is an anagram of yet more state abbreviations. Who is the artist?

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Case Your State - Part 1

TRON (2)

BLUE VIDEO GHOST

TRAVELLIN’ MAN (2)

SCOUR

SNOUT

SCOOT

PRIES

CIVIL

ESCAPADE

IMPALE

ZOOLOGY (2)

PLEASANT VALLEY DENIZENS

CITY FOLK (4)

BASSERMAN23

CUSTER37

MCKEE42

ADAMS59

FOUR STARS (4)

HALF INDIAN SAND

CHUMLEY PAL

LARGEST VOCAL RANGE

STAR OF “THE CATCH’

JUMP THE SHARK (4)

SAY IT SOFT AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A PRAYER

BASICS (2)

20.1797

95.94

TUNEUP (2)

WELD690

KIND1010

WHERE’D YOU COME FROM? (2)

RED PEOPLE

MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS, MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS…

WHO?

ALEXANDRA Z.

ALLEN K.

MIXED BAG (3)

CATALYST-LIKE

HAIR GEL

TRIPLE OMEN

QUITTIN’ TIME (5)

39-75, 33-87, 30-91, 45-120, 37-77

BAMBI? (2)

FAWN’S MOM

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Case Your State - Part 2

GRID 1

NAPOLITANO DANIELS

PINON TULIP POPLAR

RFROST MFREEMAN

BROWN COAKLEY

CRACKERJACK PUZZLES THE PLAYS THE THING PUZZLE BUZZ GATOR AID

FRIENDSHIP LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY

AREA 16 AREA 47

ROSS BERRY FRANK LYNCH

IZMARQUE BAY AUSTIN BAY

L’AMOUR PEARL

KNIEVEL SEQUOIA

RAISING JONES

GRID 2

QUAKER OATS STUDEBAKER

GOLD AND SILVER MANLY DEEDS WOMANLY WORDS

LINCOLN COLEMAN

SPAM PEANUTS PECANS PEACHES

BAUCUS ALEXANDER

QUAIL CHICKADEE

SCHWEITZER MANCHIN

UNICAMERAL NO COUNTY GOVERNMENT

CAMPBELL BRINKLEY

406 201

NESSUS SCANS

MISTLETOE PURPLE VIOLET

TREASURE GARDEN

BERRA MONK

BELLE FOURCHE WHITE HORSE TAVERN

POSTAL ULTIMATE AND PENULTIMATE

DISENCUMBERS ANAGRAM

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN

MINNEHAHA TRANSYLVANIA

WE LOVE THEE THESE GREEN MOUNTAINS

HALF.COM ODD

UNION JUSTICE CONFIDENCE HOPE

NITROSODIMETHYLAMINE

1699 1733

CRATER LAKE FIDDLE TRUMPET GUITAR

SUMMIT COUNTY

46000 26000

DESIRE ANAGRAM

PHEASANT THRASHER

1834 1769

#1 PARKING METER JULIETTE GORDON LOW

CALAMITY GILDA

CRINOID ECPHORA GARDNERAE GARDNERAE

SYLVAN GOLDMAN EDWARD WARREN

DONNABELLE MULLENGER “HARD RAIN”

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

FINAL:

A: Twice the area rank, based on total area as shown in the World Almanac, of the state in which is found the point whose latitude and longitude are the averages of the coordinates of TWO points, both fitting this description:

*It is a town in North America, but not in Mexico.
*It is a capital, but not of a country.
*The name means a stiff object, with a high length to girth
  ratio, of a particular color.

Z: There is a song that hit #1 on the pop charts in an English-speaking country. The song’s title appears as a recurring lyric in another song that hit #1 in the same country. The band with the #1 song in this other country includes a culture of people in the name of the band. That culture of people is mentioned as a lyric in the first mentioned #1 song. Take the name of this culture of people, as it appears in the song and band name, and play it as an opening move in Scrabble (assume it is a legal move). What is your maximum score?

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FINAL FOUR

EAST/WEST Semi-Final:
A:  1. Find the sum of living things that are sung in "The Twelve Days of Christmas".

2. Reverse that number.

3. Remove the last digit.

Z: An attempt to determine the area of a piece of property from the legal description may be hampered by the fact that the direction and length of the final boundary leg is no longer discernable on a damaged old copy of the deed.  Even so, from the partial information, find the area, rounded to the nearest whole acre.

BEGINNING AT A POINT THAT IS 1432.9 FEET SOUTH AND 211.4 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 27, THENCE NORTH 20°57' EAST 1838.4 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89°12' WEST 2217.6 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 1537.9 FEET, THENCE -O-TH --°--' --ST ----.- FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

Suggestion: Spring this on your friendly realtor, and see if he or she really mastered the homework to earn that title.

Hint: If the math is carefully and precisely done, the result will differ from a whole number of acres by less than the area of a small bedroom.

NORTH/SOUTH Semi-Final:
A: The number of BLJRX in five times as many WRRN as there are VPJJFDX in four times as many EHTLE LDEORX as there are OFHGX in three times as many MRRZX as there are IHPGNRGX in twice as many CLBRX as there are WLGZLDX (FW PJR) in half as many LBURGLPJ VPJJFDX as there are NGFA FHDERX in a third as many VGPLDX as there are XIHPGR LDEORX in a fourth as many PEGRX as there are XOLJJLDVX in a fifth as many IHLC as there are dozens of WPGNOLDVX in ten TFT.

The encrypted words are units of measurement, and all use the same key.

Z: There are three movies: A, B, and C. A has a word in its title that is the title of B as it appears on B’s promotional poster. In the official name of B, something appears (call it X), but you will not find X anywhere on B’s poster. Turn X upside down (call it X’). X’ appears on some posters for C, but you will not find X’ anywhere in the official name of C. One actor stars in A. Another actor stars in C. They both star in B. Take the last two digits of the years of birth of these two stars and add them together, and (ha ha!) subtract X.  The result is your number.

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ELITE EIGHT: North & South Regions

NORTH:
Game G:
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L: 999:2457::25:37::46: ?

SOUTH:
Game G:
H: 749893687

L: The last two digits of the year the attached picture was taken.

Mmpic

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