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Famous underwater adventurer
H.G. Wells novel turned into a Marlon Brando movie
Word that combines two other words, like 'smog'
To level off or in geology a high plain
Term for boyfriend
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Capital of Alaska
Mime who performed as Bip the clown
Word that may come after 'art' or before 'riche'
Cartoonist who created 'Doonesbury' (distantly related to a former Canadian PM)
18th century enlightenment thinker
French country house
Green Bay Packers legend, for whom the team's stadium is named
Character played by Peter Sellers and Steve Martin
'Swingers' actor, or Obama's speechwriter
Minnesota Twins player who won the 2006 American League MVP
President James Garfield's assassin
Actress who starred in 'Grease' on Broadway and 'Maude' on TV
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Oct 9th, 2009 at 05:13 GMT
Beau just means handsome. I think Pierre Elliot Trudeau would be a better answer than Garry. Something like Canadian Prime Minister from 1968-79 and 1980-84
Oct 9th, 2009 at 05:22 GMT
Should accept "Favreau" for "Jon Favreau."
Oct 9th, 2009 at 12:38 GMT
"Beau" means beautiful in French but means boyfriend in English. Also, I had thought about Pierre vs. Garry but went with Garry. @JimKatz: "Favreau" is now fixed.
Oct 9th, 2009 at 13:39 GMT
For Beau, you could use "Jeff's brother and Lloyd's son." to avoid any ambiguity.
You need a little more info on some. The trick in these quizzes isn't stumping people, it helping them to get an answer they thought they wouldn't be able to get.
So name a significant film by Cocteau ("La Belle et La Bête", par example), or connect Lambeau to the fact that the stadium was named after him. And come right out with "Doonesbury" in the Trudeau clue. You could even mention he's distantly related to a Canadian PM.
On Fontainebleau, bring in an American angle: "Palace southeast of Paris, after which a New Orleans district and Miami resort were named".
Oct 9th, 2009 at 13:47 GMT
Thanks for the advice, rockgolf. I originally did have "La Belle et La Bete" and "Doonesbury" in the hints but worried it made the quiz too easy. But I think I'm just used to writing crossword clues!
Oct 9th, 2009 at 17:54 GMT
You've got chateau confused with chalet. A chateau is a French castle
Oct 9th, 2009 at 19:23 GMT
Oops! Thanks, I'll make the change.
Oct 14th, 2009 at 20:32 GMT
BTW, saw Adrienne Barbeau as a guest star on Grey's Anatomy last week. Time has not done her any favors.
Game published: Oct 15th, 2009 at 19:57 GMT
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:05 GMT
No Roseau, capital of Dominica?
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:16 GMT
@ miniyoda008: Wikipedia says château is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally—and still most frequently—in French-speaking regions. Where clarification is needed, a fortified château (that is, a castle) is called a château fort.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:18 GMT
Jacque Clouseau should be an acceptable answer for Inspector Clouseau.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:19 GMT
Nice quiz, though five of the last six are impossible if you're not American.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:21 GMT
@miyeaumiyeau: You mean `Jacques' but yes, it should be accepted.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:25 GMT
@davidr: not american, got 4 of those. The twins player isn't even american.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:32 GMT
How are we supposed to guess Adrienne Barbeau if her chest isn't mentioned?
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:32 GMT
you should add junior seau of the patriots and harold perrineau who plays michael on lost? just some suggestions...
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:42 GMT
Fun quiz..."I am a Stalwart of the Stalwarts...Arthur is President now!"
Oct 15th, 2009 at 20:52 GMT
I so hoped the first one would be 'Nimeau'.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:01 GMT
Junior Seau would have been a good change-of-pace, simply because it's pronounced differently than the others.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:03 GMT
go packers! CURLY LAMBEAU!
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:07 GMT
Don't forget about Marykay Letourneau! I like the Junior Seau suggestion too.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:24 GMT
no bureau. this is probably the only thing taking french has helped me with
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:38 GMT
I agree with FozzieBear, a château is not a country house, or then you may have to say it's a country house for rich people because not everyone can afford them. And not all châteaux/castles are in countryside, when you think of it, the famous château de Versailles is in the middle of a city.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:40 GMT
i dont kneau
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:41 GMT
Woo! First published quiz! Btw, I actually had LeTourneau as a bonus (along with Lou Boudreau and Tommy Wiseau), but it looks like the Sporcle gods got rid of the bonuses. (Good call on Seau and Perrineau, though.)
Oct 15th, 2009 at 21:50 GMT
Blanked on Lambeau, so I typed in "Favreau" as a joke, and to my surprise, it worked.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 22:46 GMT
Super-fun. I had the hardest time remembering the name of Garfield's assassin - only remembered it because of something from Sarah Vowell's excellent Assassination Vacation (actually, the thing that made me think of it was the best part of the whole book - hysterical). Then I had a horrible time spelling it. Just missed the Minnesota Twin (I've heard of him, but wouldn't have thought of him in a million years - I'm an NL girl) and the H.G. Wells one.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 23:15 GMT
I agree with Diablo11d...taking French was supremely helpful here. Although it took me a second to figure out why "smog" was two words combined...whoops. Haha.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 01:24 GMT
The thing I most remember Adrienne Barbeau for is being the voice of Catwoman on the '90s Batman cartoon.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 02:39 GMT
argh. I thought it was Agent Crouseau, and I could not figure out how to spell Art nouveau...
Oct 16th, 2009 at 03:26 GMT
@mghaas24: You mean Senior Seau? I hope he helps right the ship, but at his age, I have some serious doubts.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 03:53 GMT
eau my gosh!! one at a time the words look normal but looking at the answers listed, it all looks weird and wrong.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 06:07 GMT
I'm guessing Mark Gastineau has been long forgotten, as well as long-time NHL GM Larry Pleau, but no Jéan Beliveau? Mon Dieu!
Oct 16th, 2009 at 11:36 GMT
Kids these days have no idea who Charles Guiteau is. All you hear is John Wilkes this, Lee Harvey that; Sirhan this, Jodie Foster that. And pull up your f#^%@$ing pants!!!
Oct 16th, 2009 at 14:05 GMT
Oct 16th, 2009 at 14:15 GMT
@deej If only I could vote you up more. That was pretty funny.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 14:51 GMT
what about bureau?
Oct 16th, 2009 at 15:41 GMT
@jaymc - congratulations on being published, from another Language quiz fan. I remember suddenly seeing AA Battery on the front page - feels pretty good.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 16:31 GMT
Hail to hailtothemonkey. Escape from New York is one of my favourite films because of her chestal area.
Oct 16th, 2009 at 17:35 GMT
Can't believe Davidr got marked down for his statement of fact. JWC - good for you, but that's a specious argument. If a player for Fulham football club is actually Mexican, does that mean Americans should be more likely to know who they are? Hardly.
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