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E Answers Quiz #1

Based on the clues, guess these random things that start with the letter E.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: July 12, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 17, 2013
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Clue
Answer
Adam's wife
Eve
French word for water
Eau
Houston, Tranquility base here.
The ____ has landed.
Eagle
Name of eight English Kings
Edward
Scrooge's first name
Ebenezer
Green gemstone
Emerald
Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
_____ has left the building
Elvis
Famous Paris tower
Eiffel
National Park covering much of
southern Florida
Everglades
Disorder which causes seizures
Epilepsy
Clue
Answer
Detroit rapper
Eminem
Tree-dwelling "Star Wars" creature
Ewok
Funeral speech
Eulogy
Hemingway's first name
Ernest
One of the Great Lakes
Erie
A deadly sin that turns one green?
Envy
Most famous boy's school in England
Eton
Became independent from Ethiopia in 1993
Eritrea
What black piano keys were made from
Ebony
Happens around March 20th and
September 23rd each year
Equinox
Able was I, ere I saw ____
Elba
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Level 29
Mar 25, 2013
Ahhh usually I can spot a palindrome
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2015
But Palindrome doesn't start with an E. I seen the palindrome but was to dim to not figure out Elba. I was looking for another word for palindrome that started with an E.
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Level 41
Jun 29, 2015
Yes, but what you were guessing was the "it". Really it should have been punctuated as (quote) "Able was I ere I saw" it (unquote), but that type of clue often takes liberties with punctuation. Anyway, that makes it clearer why the answer was "Elba", not "palindrome".
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Level 46
Nov 19, 2015
ahhh, that makes sense Nyneve922, thanks.
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2023
Aced the quiz this time
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2016
If you're going to give one fill-in-the-missing-word clue as "The ____ has landed", then instead of "Able was I, ere I saw it", the clue should be "Able was I, ere I saw ___".
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Level 27
Mar 25, 2013
So both white and black piano keys were made from ebony? Makes sense, though I learnt something new again.
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Level 92
Mar 25, 2013
Historically, blacks were made from ebony, whites from ivory. Now though, they're both mostly made of plastic coated or enameled wood.
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Level 33
Mar 25, 2013
How the heck do so many people know the French for water. All I could think of was Evian.
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Level 53
Mar 27, 2013
'Eau de Toilette'
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Level 13
Aug 13, 2013
The Logic!!!!!
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2015
Eau de Puppy.
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Level 75
Jan 5, 2014
Since Evian started the bottled water phenomenon, have you ever thought about what it spells backwards?
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Level 77
Jun 24, 2015
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Level 38
Jun 24, 2015
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Level 75
Jul 1, 2015
+3
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Level 79
Jan 22, 2021
I spell 'naïve' with two dots above the i.
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Level 92
Jul 12, 2023
I do the same for Evïan
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Level 48
May 15, 2014
Crossword puzzles.
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Level 74
Jul 21, 2014
Cologne is how I know it
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Level 41
Jun 24, 2015
I didn't know the word, but i got it, just don't know how......
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
I think it is one of the first (and sometimes only/few) words people know in french. After oui, non, monsieur. (And not stuff that is normal in english language like garage and croissant)
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Level 78
Oct 27, 2020
For real??
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Level 74
Jul 13, 2023
Some people are aware that other languages exist. Some can even speak them.
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Level 17
Mar 25, 2013
Is it sad that I only got Eton from the 2nd Harry Potter book (when Justin tells Harry he's a Muggle Born)?
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2013
Nope. That just means I know for sure I'm not the only Harry Potter freak on this site.
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Level 38
Jun 24, 2015
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Level 92
Apr 15, 2013
I only knew it because of James Bond, so I can't judge :)
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Level 45
Jun 26, 2014
I got it from Peter Pan in Scarlet. I would NEVER read something like Harry Potter.
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Level 51
Mar 31, 2015
wow so much emphasis...
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2015
Even though it's a children's book, it's still your loss.
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Level 83
Nov 30, 2015
Have you ever actually read Harry Potter? As in more than the front cover?
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2013
100%, though I only had to cheat to get "Elba". Great quiz!
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Level 72
Sep 15, 2022
Not 100% then, really
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Level 28
Mar 27, 2013
How do less than half know the first name of the greatest basketball player who ever lived?
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Level 45
Jun 24, 2015
Most of the UK do not follow basketball, and a lot of us quizzers are UK based.

That said, I'm from the UK and I managed to get it...

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Level 50
Feb 10, 2020
Michael doesn’t start with e
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Level 74
Jul 13, 2023
There are, in fact, dozens of people who aren't from America.
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2023
Perhaps even hundreds!
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Level 55
Sep 14, 2023
Well, whoever he is/was, he's been removed, thankfully.
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Level 8
Apr 28, 2013
i thought it was an e-walk so i didn't get it right!
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Level 37
Jun 14, 2013
Without giving away a spoiler - The "Able was I..." quote was what Napoleon said when he saw the Isle to which he was to be exiled. It also (when the answer is added to the end) a palindrome (not a spoiler, but a major hint there).
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Level 75
Nov 3, 2021
A decidedly odd thing for a French man to say in such a situaiton...
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2021
Napoleon definitely did not say it.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2023
No? He didn't have a sideline in collecting English-language palindromes?
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Level 25
Nov 11, 2014
I tried 'elegy' instead of 'eulogy'. I'm not asking for this to be accepted, I'm just saying.
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Level 54
May 20, 2018
Ditto.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
I tried epitaph a few times with different spelling... then it suddenly came to me,.
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Level 69
Jun 24, 2015
What's the deal with "Elvis has left the building"? Is it from some kind of a tv show, a movie, a song?
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Level 78
Jun 24, 2015
I think they always announced it when Elvis had left the building where he made a gig, so people wouldn't just wait for him to come back and ignore the other artists.
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2015
Or trample each other trying to get a glimpse of him as he was leaving. After his last song the band would keep playing long enough for him to exit at the back and get away before the fans engulfed him.
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Level 79
Jan 22, 2021
Whoa
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Level 70
May 15, 2018
I believe the phrase was related to the fact that Elvis did not do encores, so they announced that he had left the building, so people knew not to expect an encore.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
I think it is the most repeated phrase in history. Cant think of any others... ow yea maybe houston we a problem and "that's all folks" from looney tunes..
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2021
I'm pretty sure the MOST REPEATED phrase in the ENTIRE HISTORY would be "In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit." Or something along the lines of. Come on. Elvis was popular, but keep a little bit of rationality, will ya.
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2015
I simply refuse to believe that nearly 6 out of 10 quiz takers knew Eritrea became independent of Ethiopia in 1993 without cheating.
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Level 37
Aug 8, 2015
You would be correct, I didn't know but I still got the correct answer simply because I know that Eritrea is just north east of Ethiopia geographically
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2017
I knew it because I've worked with a lot of people from that region.
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Level 65
Apr 6, 2018
*shrug* I knew it without cheating.
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Level 88
May 15, 2018
I don't think you give people on this site enough credit.
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Level 48
May 15, 2018
Pretty simple. What's a country next to Ethiopia that starts with an E? Ignore the 1993 part.
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Level 70
May 16, 2018
This site is rife with trivia and geography nerds. It shouldn't be that surprising.
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Level 37
Jul 23, 2019
^ I learned about Eritrea in the news. Some of us do follow current events. Also, it's not a particularly hard guess: E(thiopia), E(ritrea).
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Level 78
Oct 27, 2020
I knew it without cheating. But, I will add, I knew it because of this website on a previous quiz.
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2022
I also didn’t cheat and I usually suck at geography. Just couldn’t think of too many African countries that start with “e.”
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Level 72
Sep 15, 2022
I didn't know the year but a lot of people come to this site because they like geography. Eritrea and Ethiopia are right next to each other so it would be a reasonable guess knowing that the answer starts with an E
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Level 56
Feb 22, 2016
I kept thinking garcon for french waiter, but realized that it doesn't start with an E
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Level 59
Feb 20, 2018
I put epitaph... I'm so mad at myself
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
I did too, and I am not.
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Level 33
May 15, 2018
Harrow is to Eton what Oxford is to Cambridge... "One of the two most famous boys schools in England" would be more appropriate.
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Level 70
May 15, 2018
But Harrow does not begin with an E so it's just process of elimination
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2021
I'm sorry, but that's just simply not true. Whenever an example of english boys school is mentioned, it is Eton almost every time. I have seen Harrow written down like 3 or 4 times, including you comment.
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Level 71
Sep 13, 2023
You must know Wellington's famous utterance "Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, and the occasional intramural match with Harrow, with its equally famous playing fields".
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Level 83
Jul 12, 2023
I am not even sure that Harrow is the second most famous worldwide (Rugby being another obvious candidate), but I would be pretty confident Eton was the first. .
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Level 84
May 15, 2018
Finished with 4:07 remaining. You could probably cut a couple of minutes off of this one.
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Level 60
May 15, 2018
Please accept eugoogoly.
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Level 79
Mar 11, 2019
Ahem
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Level 79
Mar 11, 2019
I keep forgetting emerald
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Level 46
Jan 13, 2021
Lmao missed eminem :(
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Level 35
Mar 5, 2022
i kept spelling erie as eerie..
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Level 67
Jul 12, 2023
1:17 used
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Level 70
Jul 12, 2023
Some serious crosswordese leaking into this quiz: eau (312), eagle (270), ebony (144), Elba (328), envy (120), Erie (1385), Eton (835), Ewok (58), Eve (763).

The number in parentheses represents total occurrences in the New York Times Crossword.

If you've never heard of "crosswordese," they're often vowel heavy words that see heavy use crossword puzzles but are used far less frequently in everyday speech. Vowels represent about 25% of letters used in normal speech/writing, but, in crosswords, they represent ~50%.

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Level 79
Jul 13, 2023
Got all except for the Star Wars answer.
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2023
Eminem was not born in Detroit...perhaps "Detroit-raised" would be more accurate.
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Level ∞
Jul 19, 2023
Changed from "Detroit-born" to "Detroit"
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Level 60
Sep 13, 2023
Actually there were as many as eleven Edwards who were kings of England. The regnal numbers only go back to the Norman Conquest. Edward the Elder (899-924), Edward the Martyr (975-978) and Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) all before that.
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Level 73
Feb 9, 2024
Everglades fills in Eve if the quiz-taker didn't get it already. Might be worth replacing one of those questions
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2024
Who would get Everglades but struggle with the Eve question?