Mystery Theme #3 by PolinskyL

Champion(s):

WangS


Runner(s)-Up:

MassogliaB


Quiz Description

Yet another mystery themed puzzle.

Full Results:

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1 WangS 409 99 15
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2 MassogliaB 393 97 15
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3 LuskT 388 95 15
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4 FryedBetaKappa 386 94 15
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5 WeikleB 380 92 15
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6 Projectyl 379 91 15
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7 StahlhutJ 373 89 15
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8 WellsW 369 87 15
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9 HessJa 364 86 15
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10 VaccaD 350 84 15
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11 LujanP 345 82 15
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11 UllspergerA 345 82 15
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13 LamV 334 79 15
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14 SpoeriJ 330 78 15
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15 LinB 319 76 15
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16 BidlackB 298 75 15
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17 RobK 295 72 15
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17 RoseM 295 72 15
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19 CooperJ 293 70 15
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20 SheikoS 292 68 15
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21 BoyerA 291 66 15
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22 AndersonM2 281 65 15
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23 IngramB 280 63 15
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24 MatthewsP 272 62 15
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25 FrankensteinP 266 60 15
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26 WoodJ 265 58 15
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27 MattK 264 57 15
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28 wrightk 259 55 15
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30 CoenM 250 52 15
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31 KaufmanK 248 49 15
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31 ArizpeAA 248 49 15
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31 BlomE 248 49 00
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34 McGeeDean 244 45 15
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35 RichmondJ 240 43 15
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35 parenthetical-k 240 43 15
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37 MarcotteM 232 41 15
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38 PerryS 228 38 15
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38 ChenLL 228 38 15
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40 PrussC 226 36 15
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Questions:

In pinball, it's an element that pushes the ball away on contact, usually with additional force. In pool, it's one of a dozen obstacles placed on a table with only two pockets. WHAT IS IT?

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Bumper

There are a plethora of examples of WHAT TOPOGRAPHICAL CONCEPT, for a space that resembles Euclidean space near each point, but not globally? It was part of the topic of the first original paper written by a mathematician who learned, in one word, the secret of success in mathematics from the great Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky.

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Manifold

WHAT TOOL often uses a Vernier scale in order to make a more refined measure of thickness? It is also the term for the thickness of a piece of paper.

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Caliper

In the Northeast, the name might bring to mind a food company that sponsors a blimp at Red Sox games; in the Northwest, the Beaver State's tallest peak. (Let's not talk about the word's association in the South.) WHAT IS THE NAME?

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Hood

WHAT SEVEN-LETTER TERM for the pitcher and catcher begins with the name for a piece of equipment neither of them is using?

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Battery

Perhaps due to its roots in Fullerton, CA, WHAT GUITAR MAKER was associated with surf music giant Dick Dale (as well as the rather less surf-focused Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Clapton)?

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Fender

A chiton has 8, a heart has 4, and a mussel has 2 of WHAT?

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Valve

Girolamo Cardano was, as Wikipedia tells us, "an Italian mathematician, physician, astrologer, philosopher and gambler". He is also credited with describing WHAT TYPE OF CYPHER, which uses a sheet with holes in it to write a coded message onto a second sheet?

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Grille

NFL helmet logos are a virtual cornucopia of aggressive iconography (except, perhaps, for the Browns). WHAT weaponlike FEATURE appears on exactly four helmets, two NFC and two AFC, one each from a North, East, South, and West team?

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Horn

The Boudin Bakery in San Franscisco has reportedly been using the same one of WHAT for over 150 years?

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(Sourdough) Starter

In 2014, Nordstrom acquired an online business which pairs customers (primarily men) with personal stylists who select a monthly package of clothes for them; WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PACKAGE, which is reminiscent of a one-off 'show' associated with the bridalwear industry?

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Trunk

If you've managed to navigate the previous eleven clues, you may be able to figure out a common theme. WHAT IS IT?

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