AcrostiQuiz #3 by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

LujanP
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!


Runner(s)-Up:

srs


Quiz Description

The first letters of each answer spell out a word or phrase that is the theme of this quiz. (Know the drill by now? Are y'ns enjoying this series? I hope so!)

Full Results:

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1 LujanP 404 99 15
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2 srs 386 97 00
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3 ShapiroA 385 96 15
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4 Snuffleupagus 372 93 15
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4 GriffinJoe 372 93 15
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6 tabstop 361 91 15
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7 KonkelT 357 89 15
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7 DixonD 357 89 15
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9 occultatio 348 86 15
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10 usuiw 346 85 15
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11 MercureT 340 83 15
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12 LuskT 328 82 15
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13 HolstJ 326 80 15
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14 Kloefkorn 322 79 15
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15 VenguswamyK 315 77 00
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16 Egantx7 313 76 15
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17 StahlhutJ 306 74 15
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18 FroggattJ 304 73 15
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19 Jsemleslie 299 71 15
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20 DreyfusB 290 70 00
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21 BoyerA 288 68 00
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22 KaufmanK 285 66 15
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23 BillPennington 284 65 15
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24 LivenickT 282 63 15
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24 McClellanS 282 63 00
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26 LiptonM 279 60 15
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26 ohnoitsboilingacid 279 60 15
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28 RautY 275 57 15
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29 MyersB 274 56 15
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30 BradburnA 270 53 15
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30 MyrowitzJ 270 53 15
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32 JeziorskiM 269 50 15
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32 WeinbergD 269 50 15
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34 akambour 267 48 15
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35 Sean 264 46 15
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36 Vintsanity 263 45 00
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37 Rhea428 262 43 00
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39 FeitelD 256 40 15
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40 ChloeDenmark 254 39 15
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41 SpraragenM 247 37 15
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42 SlickRick87 236 36 15
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43 Tablesaw 222 34 15
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Questions:

April 2016 saw the release of live-action film based on an animated 1967 classic. This was not, however, the first time Disney had produced a live-action film of the same property, having done so in 1994 with a cast including Sam Neill. What TITLE is shared by all three films? (First letter of the phrase excluding "the.")

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(THE) JUNGLE BOOK

In genetics, the DNA molecule is formed by chains of four nucleobases: adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine. Three of these -- adenine, cytosine, and guanine -- are also present in RNA. What pattern-breakingly-named NUCLEOBASE takes the place of thymine in the RNA molecule?

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URACIL

From the Latin for "to take by force," what TERM is used in common parlance for two classifications of birds, (a) a modern group including hawks, owls, and eagles or (b) their close evolutionary relatives Dromaeosauridae, known for their distinctive talons and pack behavior?

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RAPTOR

Two British brothers have found great success in different branches of the television and film industry. The elder, now deceased, was a prolific actor, director, and producer, perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning direction of 'Gandhi.' The younger is a renowned broadcaster and environmentalist whose name and voice are practically synonymous with nature documentaries. What is the LAST NAME of these siblings? (edited at 9:11 am, December 1, 2016 (PST))

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ATTENBOROUGH

Just a few weeks ago, the US men's national soccer team suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the Estadio Nacional in what international CAPITAL CITY?

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SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Traveling a little ways outside [the answer to Question 5], you'll find that the country's rainforests are home to a creature with a strong presence in the Internet cuteness cottage industry, known scientifically as Bradypus or Choloepus but colloquially by what sinful NAME?

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SLOTH

What SPIKY-THUMBED HERBIVORE, named in 1825 for the resemblance of its teeth to that of a modern lizard, was one of the first fossils to be identified by the term "dinosaur"?

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IGUANODON

The HBO series 'Westworld' is loosely based on a 1973 film of the same name, written and directed by what POLYMATH, a medical doctor better known as the creator of 'ER' but best known as the author of numerous techno-thrillers including 'Disclosure,' 'Sphere,' and 'Congo'? (First letter of last name.)

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CRICHTON, MICHAEL

Speaking of polymaths, what FRENCHMAN, known for his contributions to topology and relativity (among many other areas of pure and applied mathematics), laid the groundwork for the field of study that would come to be known as chaos theory? (First letter of last name.)

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POINCARÉ, (JULES) HENRI

Back to [the answer to Question 8], what was the NAME OF HIS FIRST NOVEL (excluding earlier work originally released under noms de plume), which follows a team of scientists puzzling through the outbreak of a deadly disease caused by an extraterrestrial microorganism?

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(THE) ANDROMEDA STRAIN

Beloved actress Laura Dern has won three Golden Globe Awards for work including the 1992 TV movie 'Afterburn' and the 2011 HBO series 'Enlightened.' For what politically charged 2008 MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE did Dern receive a Golden Globe commending her portrayal of infamous Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris?

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RECOUNT

Scientists have hypothesized that an asteroid impact at Chicxulub on the Yucatan Peninsula approximately 65 million years ago caused the catastrophic extinction event between the Cretaceous and Paleogene (formerly Tertiary) periods. What ABBREVIATION is commonly used to identify the boundary of these two geological time periods? (Both the currently and formerly used terminology will be accepted.)

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