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D Answers Quiz #1

Based on the clues, guess these random things that start with the letter D.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 17, 2013
Times taken85,424
Average score70.8%
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Clue
Answer
Bram Stoker's vampire
Dracula
A deer, a female deer
Doe
Homer's exclamation
D'oh!
Capital of Syria
Damascus
English town with white cliffs
Dover
Famously extinct bird
Dodo
Rapper who brought us the
term "YOLO"
Drake
Female version of a duke
Duchess
Firehouse dog breed
Dalmatian
Heir to the French throne
Dauphin
Hindu festival of lights
Diwali
Mussolini's title
Duce
Clue
Answer
River that travels through Budapest
Danube
Slayer of Goliath
David
Bee Gee's musical genre
Disco
German word for Germany
Deutschland
"The Motor City"
Detroit
Hogwarts headmaster
Dumbledore
Type of knife or name for this symbol: †
Dagger
City where you'll find the world's
tallest building
Dubai
Type of mustard or city in France
Dijon
Bomb that doesn't explode
Dud
Trumpeter Gillespie
Dizzy
Ram, Challenger, or Viper, e.g.
Dodge
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Level 33
Mar 11, 2013
Good quiz! I'm wondering if dolphin could be acceptable. I missed dauphin cos I couldn't spell it. And after all, dauphin is French for dolphin.
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Level 43
Jun 17, 2015
I got this wrong but I've only ever heard it as Dauphin and to accept anything else would just be incorrect.
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Level 85
May 2, 2018
Now I feel stupid. I put Doug. Then Donald, Daryl
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Level 59
Sep 1, 2022
Danny
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2022
not ever stupid if you're here

that is sweet and humble

made my day

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Level 68
Feb 2, 2021
Dauphin literally means dolphin. As a Frenchman, I'd be fine if both were accepted.
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Level 23
Mar 11, 2013
I only thought of 'Drake' since I was thinking of a male duck, seeing a lot of animals in the quiz. I didn't even know YOLO came from a rapper. I only saw it popping up as a joke all over the internet :I!
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2023
He did create this term. It was Ben Zimmer in 1993 but popularised by Drake in 2011.
+1
Level 21
Jun 29, 2013
Proud I got Diwali haha
+1
Level 56
Jul 29, 2013
I only got "Do'h!" for Homer's exclamation because I accidentally spelled "Doe" wrong at first. I would not have gotten it otherwise since I don't watch the Simpsons and I never will.
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2013
Try it, you'll like it.
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Level 48
May 12, 2014
It's long past its glory days.
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Level 82
Jun 20, 2017
The glory days are easily available as well.
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Level 75
May 2, 2018
I've never watched them, but not for any particular personal reason - it just never worked out in my schedule. As for starting to watch them now, I'm getting older and I'm getting more selective about the things I cram into the years I have remaining, - plus it would take away from my Jetpunk time. :)
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Level 63
May 8, 2018
I didn't get this answer because I was thinking of the poet Homer. Simpson didn't cross my mind.
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2022
I tried “duh-oh” first.
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Level 37
Jul 31, 2013
My turn to nit-pick... Gillespie's first name was actually John - John Birks Gillespie - "Dizzy" was just a nickname he earned by being a practical joker.
+3
Level ∞
Apr 11, 2015
Removed "first name" from the clue.
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Level 31
Sep 24, 2020
i got sooooo mad for a secon when I put "deutsche" in, but it didn't except it. Lol, i shoulda added "land" at the end. My mistake...
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2023
I almost made this mistake as well. I ended up getting it later before time ran out.
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Level 36
Sep 2, 2013
Good quiz. Got 22 out of 24. Missed diwali and dauphin.
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Level 43
Nov 7, 2013
16/24, nice quiz!
+1
Level 29
Feb 11, 2014
I spelled Damauscus and Dubia wrong
+13
Level 71
Jan 24, 2015
That's a surprise!
+2
Level 70
Jun 17, 2015
Malbaby, I laughed for about five minutes straight after reading your response...
+1
Level 51
Sep 14, 2014
Kept trying Dorset for English town with white cliffs. *facepalm*
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Level 44
Jan 24, 2015
its ok. I missed Dracula cause I somehow missed the question oooooopppppppssssss
+3
Level 57
Jun 17, 2015
You should "un-accept" dutchess - it's flat wrong, as any Kate Middleton will tell you!
+8
Level 92
Jun 17, 2015
Armando Dippet was also headmaster.
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2015
You are king or queen of the Potterheads, and I adore you.
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Level 72
May 2, 2018
I know most clues ask for last names, but couldn't Dolores also work for Hogwarts Headmaster? Umbridge did have the job for a little while, and since the clue doesn't ask specifically for a last name...
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2023
That would be recognizing that witch as a legitimate headmaster. I think it's fine to not include her name as a correct answer.
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2015
I am so pissed with myself, I kept on trying to put in duche for Mussolini, forgetting that it would be pronounced like that in Italian, but the e makes it soft, so is written duce. Thanks for a great quiz
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2015
I tried typing douche, then started lauging.
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Level 43
May 3, 2018
Well, you weren't wrong...
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2019
So he was a (vaginal) shower?
+2
Level 75
May 2, 2018
If dutchess is accepted for duchess, then I don't understand why both of these aren't accepted for duce.
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Level 69
May 2, 2018
and arguably Mussolini was "El Duce" so shouldn't even be on this quiz
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Level 74
May 2, 2018
*Il* Duce
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Level 72
Aug 3, 2018
This may be one of those times when both answers are correct. You would probably use "Il Duce" when speaking about him (Mussolini) and simply "Duce" when speaking to him. I believe the word is similar to the royal title of Duke in meaning and use.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2019
One is his title/role the other his nickname.
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Level 68
Feb 2, 2021
While they both come from the Latin "dux", which means leader, conductor, the Italian term for "duke" is actually "duca", and not "duce", which is a different title, mainly applied to Mussolini.
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Level 69
Sep 2, 2023
I too kept trying duche, then variations of il duche, el duche, to no avail.
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Level 72
Sep 3, 2015
Should accept domo
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Level 82
Aug 9, 2016
Missed Dodge and Drake.
+14
Level 60
Oct 2, 2016
i thought Mussolini's title could have been "dictator"....
+3
Level 72
Sep 15, 2022
It was all I could come up with
+1
Level 51
Dec 15, 2016
Nice quiz, 3.03 left
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Level 54
May 2, 2018
Great quiz! I read "Slayer of Goliath" as "Slayer OR Goliath" and couldn't figure out why "death metal" wouldn't work...
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Level 81
May 14, 2018
If only #4 was Qatar...
+1
Level 68
Sep 26, 2018
Considering how many misspelled words are accepted and last letters omitted, seems a bit harsh to be penalised for spelling "Dumbledor" without the last 'e'.

Some of us are not Harry Potter nerds.

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Level 60
Aug 31, 2023
Probably because it would annoy anyone who spells it correctly.
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2020
How did I miss Dodge
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Level 79
Sep 23, 2020
The apostrophe should come after the s, as in Bee Gees'.
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2023
Agree with Jack. Their name is "Bee Gees" - plural, so the apostrophe should come after the S.
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Level 67
Dec 24, 2020
You might accept Dahlbusch for a "bomb that doesn't explode", it would help miners answer correctly as well as soldiers. ;-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlbusch_Bomb

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Level 58
Feb 4, 2021
I kept trying dictator lol
+1
Level 65
May 16, 2021
I got Damascus when I was guessing for type of knife.
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2021
The only term I know for an unexploded bomb is UXB. A dud is something that doesn't work.
+1
Level 88
Nov 16, 2021
Armando Dippet should be a type in for the headmaster question.
+1
Level 83
Dec 23, 2021
Ackchyually Ram is its own brand now
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2022
Dirk is a kind of a dagger.
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2023
but not a typographical symbol
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Level 56
Jun 10, 2022
I'm surprised only 31% of jetpunkers know Il Duce
+1
Level 72
Sep 15, 2022
Yay, got a Harry Potter question right because I remembered it from another quiz on here. Not sure I would have recalled it without knowing what it began with though
+1
Level 67
Apr 20, 2023
Didn't realize that actually came from Drake but I guess The Motto was influential then
+1
Level 66
Aug 30, 2023
Ben Zimmer, lexicographer, found the earliest usage of the acronym from 1993, in a trademark filed for YOLO gear with "you only live once" in small lettering. The acronym was popularized around 2011 by Canadian rapper Drake. YOLO was entered into the Oxford English Dictionary as a word in 2016.
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Level 58
Aug 30, 2023
Anybody else who searched for an exclamation of an ancient greek author?
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2023
Can you change ‘Homer’ to ‘Homer Simpson’? I thought it was about the Greek poet.
+1
Level 79
Sep 3, 2023
Only missed the Arry Po'uh question.
+1
Level 73
Oct 15, 2023
i didn't get the homer one because i was thinking of the greek guy
+1
Level 55
Feb 21, 2024
What does 'Firehouse dog breed' mean?
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2024
+1
Level 20
Apr 12, 2024
50% got Diwali?!?!