PF Username Game - Season IV

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Yes to all of them.

Do you know the last clue?
 
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Thanks. No, I can't get the last one. :cry:
 
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Really? Wikipedia might help.
 
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Whats this last clue?
 
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19. Antonius, who wanted your aures.
 
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Whats this last clue?
If I've been following this correctly :uhh:, it's "Antonius, who wanted your aures." And it's 15 down - six letters, and the second letter is "a".
 
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ha ha OK, I think I have it.

Marcus, from Marcus Antonius.
Aures = ears? As in "lend me your ears"?
 
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Yay!
 
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ha ha OK, I think I have it.

Marcus, from Marcus Antonius.
Aures = ears? As in "lend me your ears"?
...omg, MIH, you're brilliant!
 
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I spent too much time trying to think of members named Tony. :)
 
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If I've been following this correctly :uhh:, it's "Antonius, who wanted your aures." And it's 15 down - six letters, and the second letter is "a".
So my version was wrong in one point, I put Zapper as 15D. Missed that it fits 2D as well. But it will be an obvious mistake to correct - Mheslep won't fit the grid with misplaced Zapper.
 
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It would be greatly appreciated if people didn't post answers beyond the posted limit.
Problem is, I wasn't able to reliably post anything before doing everything. Then - with the very slow refresh - I wasn't able to check what was already posted :frown:

And I was already told by my intenet provider that it will not get any better soon :grumpy:
 
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Looks like everything has been completed. Thanks for filling in NeoDevin.

I'll put up the final solutions and credits a little later.
 
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Great game, thanks Gokul!

But permission for the gradual assessment of the membership of elements left out was upset! :tongue2:

(if that worked it was my first ever maths/cryptic attempt at humour :smile:)
 
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SOLUTIONS :

1. Dangerous brakemen. - solved by neutrino
Answer = Berkeman: anagram of "brakemen"

2. Be a moron, silly! - solved by neutrino
Answer = Moonbear: anagram of "be a moron"

3. Mosul chai. - solved by MIH
Answer = kurdt: Mosul is a town in Kurdistan, chai = tea -> T, kurd + t = kurdt

4. Cut SONAR, then put it back together. - solved by fuzzyfelt
Answer = Astronuc: anagram of "cut sonar"

5. Recall the tropical herb. - solved by neutrino
Answer = lisab: trpoical herb = basil, reverse it to get lisab

6. A weather vane scholar, in hiding - solved by neutrino
Answer = vanesch: hidden clue vane scholar

7. Am I hot inside? - solved by kurdt
Answer = MIH: Am I hot (hidden clue)

8. AP: Prez. screwed up! - solved by neutrino
Answer = Zapper: anagram of "AP Prez"

9. The Terrible ruler of the ocean, we hear. - solved by MIH
Answer = Ivan Seeking: Ivan is from Ivan the Terrible (first Tsar of Russia), and "ruler of the ocean" = sea king, which sounds like (hence, "we hear") Seeking

10. A way hot tum - solved by Borek
Answer = Redbelly: "way hot", as in red hot, and "tum" = tummy = belly ( I know it's kinda lame, but's its part of a set-up)

11. My God! Be physical, but in shorts. - solved by Borek
Answer = mgb phys: "short" forms of "My God", "be" and "physical" are MG (like in OMG), B and phys

12. They whip it good, but not half grand - solved by fuzzyfelt
Answer = Evo: "Whip it" is a single by the band Devo, half grand = D in Roman numerals, Devo - D = Evo

13. Living under the lighthouse, she was a martyr to logic. - solved by fuzzyfelt
Answer = hypatia: direct clue; look up Hypatia (alt. Hyapatia) of Alexandria, if you don't know the story

14. Somehow, Mendeleev's Scandium is lacking an O. - solved by kurdt
Answer = Borek: Mendeleev predicted the existence of the element Scandium, and named it Ekaboron; ekaboron - "an o" = ekbor = Borek, after unscrambling

15. Chromium is too! - solved by cristo
Answer = cristo: Chromium = Cr, so "Cr is too". Is what too? Is lacking an O, naturally. So, cristoo - o = cristo

16. "No, not any!" he rages. - solved by Andre
Answer = hootenanny: anagram of no+not+any+he

17. In part, M and N are the middle letters. - sort of solved by a few people
Answer = artman: hidden clue

18. In longer DNA, he is transcribed backwards. - solved by cristo
Answer = Andre: in "longer dna" is erdna, which reversed, makes andre

19. Antonius, who wanted your aures. - solved by MIH (and NeoDevin)
Answer = Marcus: Mark Antony is Anglicised version of Marcus Antonius, "aures" = ears (Latin), for the speech by Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears...)

20. It is not beneath him to interact like -(1/r)e-mr - solved by George
Answer = LowlyPion: the expression is the famous Yukawa potential - see wiki, and being lowly, there's not much that's "beneath him"

21. Same clue as 10, strangely - solved by NeoDevin
Answer = matthyaouw: anagram of "a way hot tum", from clue #10

22. Eta prime? - solved by Borek
Answer = Chi Meson: The Eta Prime is a subatomic particle sometimes referred to as the Chi Meson.

23. Is my junior New York Democrat insane? - solved by neutrino
Answer = jimmysnyder: anagram of is+my+jr+NY+dem

24. kcascti crmnfe - solved by chaoseverlasting
Answer = Vanadium: K, Ca, Sc, Ti, [missing] V [/missing], Cr, Mn, Fe are elements of the 4th period, and V is Vanadium

25. Other AZ Sen. follows chariot racer's dad? - solved by NeoDevin
Answer = Hurkyl: Sen. John Kyl of Arizona; Ben Hur's dad = Hur, since ben = son of (Hebrew); actually though, Ben Hur is a scion of the Jewish house of Hur

26. Heels broke in the afternoon - returned. - solved by MIH (who knows a lot about heels)
Answer = mheslep: after noon returned = PM backwards = MP; "heels" broke = hesle; so M hesle P

27. Eetu, for a Fin. - solve by George
Answer = Edward: See wiki -> Edward, in other languages

28. First course at the the atomic cafe? - solved by George
Answer = Proton Soup (self explanatory)

29. μα'θημα: know front to back. - solved by Chi Meson (explanation from George)
Answer = Mathwonk: The Greek μάθημα (máthēma) is the origin of the word math(ematics), and you get wonk if you turn "back" the word "know"

30. Meh ... cooties is gone, somehow. - solven by MIH
Answer = OmCheeto

31. What the lookout in the crow's nest yelled, when a very distant radio beacon appeared in his telescope - solved by NeoDevin
Answer = Captain Quasar: get it?

And here's a final one, for fun.

32. Get to the point - solved by NeoDevin
Answer = tiny tim: see hyperlink under the period ("point") after fun

And that's the end of that.

I think I'll be taking a forum break for a while. See y'all around later.

Happy Holidays and New Year!
 
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Happy Holidays to you, too, Gokul. Thanks so much for the game!!!
 
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Happy Holidays! It was fun!

Now, I just wonder...

2. Be a moron, silly! - solved by neutrino
Answer = Moonbear: anagram of "be a moron"
Perhaps she didn't liked it and that's why she switched the light off?
 

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