Spell it with Elements by LuskT

Champion(s):

WengerAS


Runner(s)-Up:

UllspergerA


Quiz Description

READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

Each answer in this quiz will be a (relatively short) one-word answer (for people, it will be their last name only). However, instead of the word, you must provide the names of the chemical elements whose one- or two-letter symbols can be used to spell out that word. For example, if you're thinking "OMG" right now, your answer would be "oxygen, magnesium". In cases where there are multiple right answers (i.e., more than one suitable combination of element symbols), they will all be accepted.

One hint: each answer can be constructed with no more than 5 different elements, so an early sanity check on your response is that it will have at most 10 letters.

Full Results:

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1 WengerAS 435 98 15
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2 UllspergerA 425 96 15
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3 jefe 417 94 15
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4 HealyT 381 92 15
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5 Projectyl 380 89 15
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6 ChernicoffS 377 87 15
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7 GrahamJ 362 85 15
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8 CooperJ 348 82 15
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9 WeikleB 347 80 15
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10 ShapiroA 346 78 15
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11 GambinoG 339 76 15
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12 WellsW 311 72 15
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12 CraneN 311 72 15
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14 GrossB 310 69 15
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17 FlaxmanR 300 61 15
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19 MercureT 299 57 15
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20 TaylorMA 296 55 15
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21 GoldsteinB 283 53 15
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22 MassogliaB 278 51 15
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23 WangS 272 48 15
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24 RoseM 270 46 00
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