Initial Time We Play A Game With Two Letters For Three Weeks After The Fourth Of July

Just in case the guy on KFAN has got his intellectual property ducks in a row with his Kickstarter thing, I will not refer to this game by the same name he has given his version. Instead, this will be the initial time I "host" a game for the second on this platform with the following rules:

1. I will give you two letters (for example, "K.P"). All the items that week will be a two-word answer in which each word begins with letter in the appropriate spot. The answer can be a person, place, thing, or other two-word phrase. For example, if "K.P." are the letters, then one answer might be Kirby Puckett. Another answer might be "Krakow, Poland." And so on.

2. I will provide six clues for each answer. The clues will be provided one-at-a-time.

3. If you believe you know the answer, make a Spoilered guess in the thread. The point will go to whomever correctly identifies the answer first. If you submit an incorrect response, then you can no longer submit for that particular answer.

4. The participant with the most correct answers at the end of the week wins. (If there is a tie, then I will have tiebreakers for only the participants in the tie.)

5. You're going to be on the honor system, but you should not be using the internet or other resources.

The letters will be revealed, and clues for the first phrase will commence at about 10:00am. (Barring some sort of unforeseen incident at the dentist.)

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  1. First phrase clues:
    1. A song by Siouxsie and the Banshees
    2. A Commodore video game

    Next clue at 1020

  2. First phrase clues:
    1. A song by Siouxsie and the Banshees
    2. A Commodore video game
    3. Translated to French (and subsequently English) in the early 18th century

    Next clue at 1030

  3. First phrase clues:
    1. A song by Siouxsie and the Banshees
    2. A Commodore video game
    3. Translated to French (and subsequently English) in the early 18th century
    4. Concerns a daughter telling tales to her father

    Next clue at 1040

        1. I had to look at his response twice trying to figure out why he (or anybody) hadn’t guessed it.

  4. Phrase two clues:
    1. Sale was banned in Pakistan in 2009
    2. Leaves no residue when heated

    Next clue at 1150

  5. Phrase two clues:
    1. Sale was banned in Pakistan in 2009
    2. Leaves no residue when heated
    3. Can be made via metathesis reactions

    Next clue at 1200

      1. I was on this track, but I just kept thinking

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        1. All you need is to answer a question off the second clue and you will have hit for the cycle.

  6. Phrase four clues:
    1. Term created by one of Queen Victoria's personal physicians

    Next clue at 1210

  7. Phrase four clues:
    1. Term created by one of Queen Victoria's personal physicians
    2. Inherited at a very high rate

    Next clue at 1220

  8. Phrase four clues:
    1. Term created by one of Queen Victoria's personal physicians
    2. Inherited at a very high rate
    3. Has very high mortality rate

    Next clue at 1230

  9. Phrase four clues:
    1. Term created by one of Queen Victoria's personal physicians
    2. Inherited at a very high rate
    3. Has very high mortality rate
    4. Affects approximately 2.9 million people

    Next clue at 1240

  10. Phrase four clues:
    1. Term created by one of Queen Victoria's personal physicians
    2. Inherited at a very high rate
    3. Has very high mortality rate
    4. Affects approximately 2.9 million people
    5. Often begins during teen years

    Final clue at 1245

  11. Phrase five clues:
    1. Accused of high treason against France
    2. Studied in the US under John Ericsson, the builder of the Monitor

    Next clue at 220

  12. Phrase five clues:
    1. Accused of high treason against France
    2. Studied in the US under John Ericsson, the builder of the Monitor
    3. Fluent in English, French, German, Russian and Swedish

    Next clue at 230

  13. Phrase five clues:
    1. Accused of high treason against France
    2. Studied in the US under John Ericsson, the builder of the Monitor
    3. Fluent in English, French, German, Russian and Swedish
    4. Brother was killed in a nitroglycerin factory explosion

    Next clue at 240

  14. Phrase six clues:
    1. Not supported by Donald Rumsfeld
    2. Begins at the end

    Next clue at 8:50

  15. Phrase six clues:
    1. Not supported by Donald Rumsfeld
    2. Begins at the end
    3. Hindered by Typhoon Olga

    Next clue at 9:00

  16. Phrase six clues:
    1. Not supported by Donald Rumsfeld
    2. Begins at the end
    3. Hindered by Typhoon Olga
    4. An adaptation

    Next clue at 9:10

  17. Phrase six clues:
    1. Not supported by Donald Rumsfeld
    2. Begins at the end
    3. Hindered by Typhoon Olga
    4. An adaptation
    5. Received an "unacceptable" rating from the American Humane Association

    Final clue at 9:15

  18. Phrase seven clues:
    1. Advertised in 1895 for Atmore's Mince Meat, Genuine English Plum Pudding

    Next clue at 2:10

  19. Phrase seven clues:
    1. Advertised in 1895 for Atmore's Mince Meat, Genuine English Plum Pudding
    2. Also advertised for painless dentistry

    Next clue at 2:20

  20. Phrase seven clues:
    1. Advertised in 1895 for Atmore's Mince Meat, Genuine English Plum Pudding
    2. Also advertised for painless dentistry
    3. Possibly named for an Oscar-winning composer

    Next clue at 2:30

  21. Phrase seven clues:
    1. Advertised in 1895 for Atmore's Mince Meat, Genuine English Plum Pudding
    2. Also advertised for painless dentistry
    3. Possibly named for an Oscar-winning composer
    4. A derisive nickname used by Donald Trump for Pete Buttigieg

    Next clue at 2:40

      1. Indeed. The E gets lost when you push the two sides together. (Although, you technically spelled Neuman incorrectly)

  22. Phrase eight clues:
    1. Z
    2. Associated with Mercury, but not with Venus

    Next clue at 8:50

  23. Phrase eight clues:
    1. Z
    2. Associated with Mercury, but not with Venus
    3. Researched by Henry Moseley

    Next clue at 9:00

  24. Phrase nine clues:
    1. Bear State
    2. Toothpick State
    3. Wonder State

    Next clue at 1130

  25. Phrase nine clues:
    1. Bear State
    2. Toothpick State
    3. Wonder State
    4. Land of Opportunity

    Next clue at 1140

  26. Phrase nine clues:
    1. Bear State
    2. Toothpick State
    3. Wonder State
    4. Land of Opportunity
    5. Hot Springs State

    Final clue at 1145

  27. Phrase nine clues:
    1. Bear State
    2. Toothpick State
    3. Wonder State
    4. Land of Opportunity
    5. Hot Springs State
    6. The Razorbacks

      1. all I can think of are everyone else's answers. Going under the assumption that you're not penalizing for spelling or tense

      1. You are correct. Now to determine if ZG should get credit.

        My decision was no (for the same reason as Catherine O'Hara) because it wasn't a misspelling, but a completely different word. How does everyone else feel about it?

        1. I think so. While "the people" of Arkansas is the first definition of Arkansan, the second definition is "of or relating to Arkansas."

        2. I think I'd just give everyone who guessed a point. We want to reward guessing, right?

        3. I'd feel differently if "Arkansas Nicknames" was a phrase or "thing" we should recognize and think of, like most of the puzzles. In this case, the answer is a descriptor of the clue list...I would say "Arkansan" says the same thing and serves the same purpose in this case. I debated a touch on it, but I liked better the way "Arkansan" sounded.

  28. I'll do the tenth and final phrase at 10:00am. No Initials for this upcoming week unfortunately.

  29. Phrase ten clues:
    1. Made from glass
    2. Cure within minutes
    3. Sometimes purchased in a kit

    Next clue at 10:30

  30. Phrase ten clues:
    1. Made from glass
    2. Cure within minutes
    3. Sometimes purchased in a kit
    4. Require buffed surface

    Next clue at 10:40

            1. The "buffed" got me to nails... I never would have come up with acrylic. I was just thinking of another word for fake.

              1. I was familiar with acrylic nails (though I've never worn them), but the mention of glass in the first clue really confused me.

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