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2G might be the TX, from the third Terminator movie.

3A sounds like someone from the barricade in Les Miserables – Marius?

7E sounds like Captain America, from Neil Gaiman’s miniseries 1602.

I am not 100% sure about any of those, though.

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Oh, 7D is The Fifth Elephant. I’m pretty sure about that one.

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1F: Weirdly enough, Count Chocula.

Question 2 possible theme: Machine(s)
2A: Alexander Hardtegen, in the 2002 version of “The Time Machine”.
2D: The impulse engines of the USS Constellation, from ST:TOS “The Doomsday Machine”.

2E: Aaron Stack, the Machine Man, from Nextwave.

3I: Bigby Wolf?

Question 5 possible theme: vampires/undead
5A: Varney the Vampire.
5G: One of the Ringwraiths, aka “The Black Easterling”.
5H: Barnabas Collins.

Question 6 possible theme: swords
6C: Doomgiver, the sword of justice (Saberhagen’s Book of Swords).
6E: Dawn, a greatsword (ASOIAF).
6H: Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, the “ten-fist sword” of Susano-o-no-Mikito, Japanese storm god.

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Alexi Sargeant said on December 31st, 2013 at 5:50 pm

7C is M.I.L.F. Island from 30 Rock, I think

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To say that 7G was 6 would be to force myself and others to remember that 9 happened, and that would be a mistake.

Pretty sure 7H is Théah.

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Possible Theme for 3: People whose names end in by? Because 3F is Maeby Bluth.

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Will "scifantasy" Frank said on December 31st, 2013 at 6:21 pm

6A: Dyrnwyn, I think (Cauldron thief, Taran?) But isn’t that Welsh?

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Will "scifantasy" Frank said on December 31st, 2013 at 6:26 pm

6I: Godric Gryffindor’s sword.

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The theme for Part Seven might be numbers.

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4C: I think it’s Yossarian from Catch 22.

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QUESTION FIVE:
i. – Who let go of a ledge when their lover betrayed them?

Imhotep, at the end of The Mummy Returns, yes?

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UnlikelyLass said on January 1st, 2014 at 2:33 am

Pretty sure 6G is a reference to the D&D cartoon — in which case it’s a (magic) shield.

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UnlikelyLass said on January 1st, 2014 at 2:44 am

1G seems like it would be Patrick Swayze’s character in ghost, reinforcing the theory that the theme for 1 is the Undead.

I think the theme for 2 is going to be Robots/AIs (and their friends)

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UnlikelyLass said on January 1st, 2014 at 2:57 am

4A might be Elizabeth Swann in The Worlds End.

‘Machine’ makes more sense for 2 than robots. :/

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UnlikelyLass said on January 1st, 2014 at 3:03 am

Assuming 5 is vampires, 5F might be the Confessor from Astro City

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1B is one of the Legionnaires, I think, but I forget who.

4G – Inspector Gadget?

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Enlight_Bystand said on January 1st, 2014 at 5:32 am

2H might be the Doctor (and Amy & Rory) in Asylum of the Daleks

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I think the theme of #1 is nobility or royalty. (or trappings thereof)

1b is Princess Peach, from Super Princess Peach.
1g is the Marquis de Carabas from Neverwhere
1h is, I believe, Polgara the Sorceress, also known as the Duchess of Erat.

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1B. Raven from Teen Titans

3G. I doubt it’s Henderson the Rain King, but I still want to guess that one.

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I think 4H is Turanga Leela

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UnlikelyLass said on January 1st, 2014 at 12:12 pm

4E might be Edmund Blackadder, from the 4th series episode ‘Corporal Punishment’.

Possible theme is names which start with E, except Leela for 4H kind of kills that (we find out about her prom dress in the episode ‘The Day the Earth Stood Stupid’).

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If we’re going with numbers as the theme for 7, 7a might be Ten Towns in Icewind Dale (from the Crystal Shard, the first Drizzt book).

6g wouldn’t be a magic shield, because the D&D cartoon featured a cavalier, not a paladin.

6d Oar, or Bokken- Miyamoto Musashi carved a bokken from an oar, and used it in his duel Sasaki Kojiro at a sandbar.

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Is question 2 the Avengers? I think the answer to 2A is the Scarlet Witch, 2D is the gamma bomb, 2F is Captain America, and 2I is Iron Man.

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6G: I get the feeling the paladin from another world is a reference to Holger Carlson/Ogier the Dane from “Three Hearts and Three Lions”, in which case it would be Cortana, forged alongside Durendal.

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1A) Mimic (See Dark X-Men)
1B) Speedball/Penance

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2a: Harry Dresden.

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UnlikelyLass said on January 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 am

I think the theme for #4 might be ‘Captains’ — Blackadder is a captain in the army, both Elizabeth Swann and Leela are captains of their ships.

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I think UnlikelyLass is right- Yossarian is an army air force captain.

So, 4g is Captain Caveman.

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Is 4b to do with Edward from Big Fish? He joins the circus b/c he is desperate to find out more about the woman he loves. Not sure how that fits in with the captain theme though.

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Canukistani John said on January 2nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm

2a Harry Dresden

3d gallabatorix, or whatever the name of the “evil” king in Eragon was
3g Rob McKenna, rain god, Long Dark Teatime of the soul?

7d The Fifth Elephant

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4i is Captain Canuck.

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1A: Sentry, due to his pairing with the Void
1B: Legion, due all his personalities having different powers. but that’s just a guess. or two.

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1a could be Count Vertigo.
1c is definitely the Duke of Deception.

I’m guessing all the 1s have some kind of noble title in their name.

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Marionette said on January 3rd, 2014 at 8:44 am

2a. Possibly Hal Mayne. Definitely not Harry Dresden.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 3rd, 2014 at 9:46 am

If this one works along the same lines as last time, there should be a common word linking all the answers of a group. Some contenders so far:

Q1 –> COUNT
1a: Count Vertigo
1f: Count Chocula

Q2 –> MACHINE
2a: Guy Pearce in “The Time Machine”
2d: The Doomsday Machine
2e: The Machine Man
2g: The T-X from “T3: Rise of the Machines”

Q3 –> ????

Q4 –> CAPTAIN
4c: Captain Yossarian
4e: Captain Blackadder
4g: Captain Caveman
4h: Captain Leela
4i: Captain Canuck

Q5 –> ??

Q6 –> SWORD
6c: Doomgiver, the sword of justice (Saberhagen’s Book of Swords).
6e: Dawn, a greatsword (ASOIAF).
6g: Holger Carlson/Ogier the Dane from “Three Hearts and Three Lions”, in which case it would be Cortana, forged alongside Durendal.
6h: Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, the “ten-fist sword” of Susano-o-no-Mikito, Japanese storm god.
6i: Godric Gryffindor’s sword.

Q7 –> ???

7c: MILF Island from “30 Rock”
7d: The Fifth Elephant of Discworld

Both those answers seem really solid, but I don’t see any common word… well, this one is trickier, maybe there’s an extra step.

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I’m fairly certain that the theme for Question Seven is numbers. Most of the parts in that category involve numbers in some way or another (either in the question or the answer).

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Alexi Sargeant said on January 4th, 2014 at 3:23 am

Ooh, if the theme of 7 is numbers, then 7g is the character 6 from the movie 9!

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 6th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

“I’m fairly certain that the theme for Question Seven is numbers”… says Mitchell HUNDRED.

IT’S ALL CONNECTED

But seriously, “each answer has a number in it” seems LESS tough than last year, rather than more. Unless there’s some pattern to the numbers perhaps… something that elevates it into more fiendish territory.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 6th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

…..and yet, 6 from “9” is a solid answer too. That would give us:

7a
7b
7c — 30
7d — 5
7e
7f
7g — 6, 9
7h
7i

Still not seeing a pattern…

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But seriously, “each answer has a number in it” seems LESS tough than last year, rather than more.

How is it less tough when it specifically broadens the number of potential answers for each question? A category where each answer involves a specific word means that once you solve the category, the unknown answers get exponentially easier.

Like, here are some sample categories from the real KWC over the past couple of years:

Diarists
Things that happened in Spain
References to fish in the works of Shakespeare
Royals
Body parts
Things related to diamonds

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 6th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

I guess by “less tough” I actually meant “less strict”… or less tough on YOUR end to fill a category? :-)

It made sense to me when I wrote it… maybe because I also like designing puzzles so I was looking at it from a design standpoint without realizing it…??

I’d also assumed that the real KWC stuck militantly to the “common word” structure, which it turns out, they don’t. Oops.

Question 7 is “NUMBERS”, guys!! 😀

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 6th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

UPDATED to reflect no longer having my head up my ass:

Q1 –> COUNT
1a: Count Vertigo
1f: Count Chocula

Q2 –> MACHINE
2a: Guy Pearce in “The Time Machine”
2d: The Doomsday Machine
2e: The Machine Man
2g: The T-X from “T3: Rise of the Machines”

Q3 –> ????

Q4 –> CAPTAIN
4c: Captain Yossarian
4e: Captain Blackadder
4g: Captain Caveman
4h: Captain Leela
4i: Captain Canuck

Q5 –> UNDEAD CHARACTERS
5a: Varney the Vampire.
5f: the Confessor from Astro City
5g: One of the Ringwraiths, aka “The Black Easterling”.
5h: Barnabas Collins
5i: the Mummy from “Mummy Returns”

Q6 –> SWORDS
6c: Doomgiver, the sword of justice (Saberhagen’s Book of Swords).
6e: Dawn, a greatsword (ASOIAF).
6g: Holger Carlson/Ogier the Dane from “Three Hearts and Three Lions”, in which case it would be Cortana, forged alongside Durendal.
6h: Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, the “ten-fist sword” of Susano-o-no-Mikito, Japanese storm god.
6i: Godric Gryffindor’s sword.

Q7 –> NUMBERS

7c: MILF Island from “30 Rock”
7d: The Fifth Elephant of Discworld
7g: 6 from “9”

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slappy the happy robot said on January 6th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

#1 isn’t “counts,” it’s “people with noble titles” – Greg ED named a couple more answers of people with titles who aren’t counts

also, 3B is Lew Zealand.

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Might 3i be Bigby Wolf?

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3c is possibly Harley Quinn (from Mad Love)

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I can’t help but feel like Q3 has a divinity theme. It all feels like mythology or religion… which would make

3g – Rob McKenna, indeed
3i – some variation on the God of Abraham

but I’m pretty unsure.

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Pretty sure 7b is Rokugan, from Legend of the FIVE Rings.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 7th, 2014 at 8:32 am

Could Question 3 be “Characters whose names are puns”?

3b – Lew Zealand
3c – Harley Quinn
3i – Bigby Wolf

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Possibly. 3e might be Max Payne, which would continue that trend.

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mickyFinn said on January 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I think 7h is Theah, in the 7th Sea setting

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Alexi Sargeant said on January 8th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

If 3 is puns, 3f is definitely Maeby Funke (because she’s Michael’s cousin, Maeby/maybe)!

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on January 9th, 2014 at 8:59 am

SUPER NEW UPDATE OF EXTREME FUN — SPECIAL “I HATE SCROLLING ALL THE WAY UP” EDITION
(by the way, how much longer do we have to solve these?…)

Q1 –> Characters with Noble titles
1a: Count Vertigo
1b: Princess Peach
1c: Duke of Deception
1d: Who chose the wrong time to go searching for his donkey?
1e: Who was imprisoned by the American government and separated from her child?
1f: Count Chocula
1g: Marquis de Carabas from Neverwhere
1h: Polgara the Sorceress, also known as the Duchess of Erat.
1i. Who was the friend of the Ash Can kids?

Q2 –> Machines
2a: Guy Pearce in “The Time Machine”
2b. Who served eighteen months for drunk driving?
2c. Who was Japanese, but had a strong French accent?
2d: The Doomsday Machine
2e: The Machine Man
2f. Who was greatly concerned with what would happen at the Somme?
2g: The T-X from “T3: Rise of the Machines”
2h. Who was brought across space and time to serve his people’s greatest enemy?
2i. Who has worked in international human rights, arms manufacturing and machine salvage?

Q3 –> Characters whose names are puns
3a. Whose options were dying, dying in the tunnels, or dying in the streets?
3b – Lew Zealand
3c – Harley Quinn
3d. Who set his son against his son’s half-brother?
3e – Max Payne
3f – Maeby Funke
3g. Who had the power to make it rain?
3h. Who sang about a 200-year-old woman?
3i – Bigby Wolf

Q4 –> Captains
4a. Captain Elizabeth Swann
4b. Who once made someone so desperate they joined a traveling circus?
4c: Captain Yossarian
4d. Who was killed by a robot while trying to protect a future President?
4e: Captain Blackadder
4f. Who joined the military when her professional sporting career became an impossible dream?
4g: Captain Caveman
4h: Captain Leela
4i: Captain Canuck

Q5 –> Undead characters
5a: Varney the Vampire.
5b. Who remembered the rituals of shaving?
5c. Who proved his existence with a single penny?
5d. Who made the mistake of deciding to re-bury his late father?
5e. Who begun their new life when they were ambushed by a gardener?
5f: the Confessor from Astro City
5g: One of the Ringwraiths, aka “The Black Easterling”.
5h: Barnabas Collins
5i: the Mummy from “Mummy Returns”

Q6 –> Swords
6a: Dyrnwyn(Cauldron thief, Taran?
6b. Who was born in a Soho whorehouse?
6c: Doomgiver, the sword of justice (Saberhagen’s Book of Swords).
6d. Oar, or Bokken- Miyamoto Musashi carved a bokken from an oar, and used it in his duel Sasaki Kojiro at a sandbar.
6e: Dawn, a greatsword (ASOIAF).
6f. Who is commanded by someone whose is marked with Grace?
6g: Holger Carlson/Ogier the Dane from “Three Hearts and Three Lions”, in which case it would be Cortana, forged alongside Durendal.
6h: Totsuka-no-Tsurugi, the “ten-fist sword” of Susano-o-no-Mikito, Japanese storm god.
6i: Godric Gryffindor’s sword.

Q7 –> Numbers
7a. 10 Towns in Icewind Dale (from the Crystal Shard, the first Drizzt book)
7b: Rokugan, from Legend of the 5 Rings.
7c: MILF Island from “30 Rock”
7d: The 5th Elephant of Discworld
7e. Who was exiled by the President-for-Life?
7f. Which policeman investigated an outbreak of zombie attacks?
7g: 6 from “9″
7h: Theah from 7th Sea
7i. Who successfully killed his ex-girlfriend?

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DistantFred said on January 9th, 2014 at 10:31 am

With the categories more fleshed out/better defined I have a few ideas.

1E- Baroness from late DDP era GI Joe.
5C- The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln from Venture Bros. “Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner”

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I think 3a is Hud from Cloverfield.

Hud is also a pun, like Heads Up Display

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6B – Eric Brooks, also called Blade the vampire hunter.

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I’ll be posting the answers next Wednesday, so you’ve got until then.

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2i – War Machine?

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Matthew E said on January 9th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Another possible answer for 6G is the sword Hill Cleaver, carried by the extradimensional reptilian paladin Dragonbait in a series of Forgotten Realms novels by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb. (The first one was _Azure Bonds_, if that rings a bell.)

For 6A, I dunno if we want Taran and Dyrnwyn. The Prydain Chronicles draw on Welsh myths, not Irish ones, and are heavily fictionalized besides. My wife thought she remembered a story where the lid of the cauldron was used to kill a king, but that won’t do if we want a sword.

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I think Bender is correct, and 2i is James Rhodes, AKA War Machine. Not only did he work with Tony Stark for a long time, he was also a member of Worldwatch, which was specifically formed to investigate human rights abuses.

If only because of the numbers theme, I think 7e is Steve Rogers, from the comic 1602.

Also not a lock: 7f could be Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2?

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4B could be Captain Chantel DuBois from Madagascar 3.

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5f- Captain Kara Thrace from the new Battlestar Galactica.

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1G seems like it would be Patrick Swayze’s character in ghost, reinforcing the theory that the theme for 1 is the Undead.

Not 1G, but that would work for the answer to 5C.

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Kara should be 4F, not 5, sorry.

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7E Number 6 (The Prisoner)

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