Two-Letter Words by DixonD

Champion(s):

Tortoise
Slow and Steady


Runner(s)-Up:

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Quiz Description

A quiz about those itsy-bitsy words that all good Scrabble players know by heart. All words are on the TWL wordlist used in North America, not necessarily on the SOWPODS wordlist used by international players.

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1 Tortoise 457 98 15
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2 DoyleE 420 96 15
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3 ShapiroA 401 94 15
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4 NathanL 395 92 15
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5 ChernicoffS 383 90 15
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6 SpraragenM 374 88 15
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7 ZellwegerS 359 86 00
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8 Matto 358 84 15
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9 LiptonM 352 81 00
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10 LewandowskiMJ 349 79 15
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11 jefe 346 77 00
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12 WangS 322 75 15
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13 BoyerA 316 72 15
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13 Tablesaw 316 72 15
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15 KonkelT 314 69 15
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16 SteveWilliams 300 67 15
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17 WangA 295 64 15
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18 DimitriCRob 277 62 15
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19 GrahamJ 266 60 00
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20 Makdeezy 250 58 15
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21 RobichauxJ 249 56 15
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22 HensleyB 246 54 15
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23 GrubbC 241 52 15
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24 cruzich 237 50 15
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25 ElendilPickle 234 47 00
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32 Steve 205 32 00
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34 JonesRW 194 28 15
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40 QuinnA 158 13 00
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40 AdamKing 158 13 00
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43 FrostL 155 9 00
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44 RaiaB 145 7 15
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Questions:

Name both letters of the alphabet which do not appear in any of the two-letter words on the TWL wordlist.

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C, V

Which symbol is missing from each of these equations?

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MU

What former unit of currency is alone among the two-letter words in that it takes no front- or back-hooks (ie. no single letters can be added to either end to make a valid three-letter word)?

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XU

Name the garment being worn in this picture. This two-letter word was added to TWL in 2014.

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GI

What style of art is exemplified by this piece, Blaze by Bridget Riley?

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OP

The style of writing known as boustrophedon, where the direction of the writing reverses on each successive line, is named for the Greek words for "turning" and what?

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OX

Movie actress and model Mary Cathleen Collins and singer and guitarist Ellas Otha Bates both share what stage name?

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BO (Derek, Diddley)

Peter Gabriel has released three albums with two-letter titles. Name two of them.

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SO, US, UP

Bung, Wellington J. Farnsworth Spookingdorf III, and Sir Rodney the Chicken-Hearted are all inhabitants of what kingdom, now drawn by Mason Mastroianni?

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ID ("The Wizard of Id" comic strip)

Google's DeepMind project made headlines in March, 2016, when one of its programs defeated 18-time world champion Lee Se-dol at what game?

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GO

Many two-letter words are also chemical element symbols. Which one has the largest atomic number?

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NO (nobelium, 102)

This clip is from the 1990 miniseries adaptation of what 1,138-page novel?

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IT