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Old 07-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #12076
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Getting closer, in the following sense. McGee's creator shares the same last name as the pseudonym of the author of my private eye. And, my author's real name is Kenneth Millar.

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #12077
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May I restart the quiz? It seems Abe has stumped us.

Which two States (in the USA) have postal abbreviations that are also atomic symbols for elements in the Periodic Table and border each other both on the map and in the Periodic Table?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #12078
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #12079
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Heh. Now that someone else has posed a question and I won't have to, I'll admit to knowing the answer to Fat Abe's question without hints: it's the underappreciated Lew Archer by Ross MacDonald. He really should be remembered with Spade and Marlowe.

Paul Newman played Archer in the movies, but they renamed him Harper, hoping the "H" would remind people of Hud.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #12080
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Heh. Now that someone else has posed a question and I won't have to, I'll admit to knowing the answer to Fat Abe's question without hints: it's the underappreciated Lew Archer by Ross MacDonald. He really should be remembered with Spade and Marlowe.

Paul Newman played Archer in the movies, but they renamed him Harper, hoping the "H" would remind people of Hud.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #12081
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #12082
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Does that count as a zeugma?
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #12083
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:39 PM   #12084
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:11 AM   #12085
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:33 AM   #12086
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Let's give Issybird a point or two for answering my question correctly.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #12087
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I thought the question I answered was a fill in awaiting a quiz from Issybird. Anyway here is a multi-part quiz continuing with the periodic chart of chemical elements.

Element with highest melting point?
Element with lowest melting point?
Element with highest boiling point?
Element with lowest boiling point?

The four elements that are liquid in normal temperature range?

What element of atomic number less than Uranium has no stable isotope and has never been found to occur naturally on Earth
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #12088
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Highest melting point: Tantalum?
Lowest melting point: Hydrogen?
Highest boiling point: Tantalum?
Lowest boiling point: Hydrogen?
Ones that are liquid would include Mercury and Bromine.

I though Technetium had no stable isotopes found naturally occuring. I could be wrong on that though.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #12089
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Highest boiling point = tungsten?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #12090
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