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"Half" Answers

Can you guess these answers that all contain the letters "half" inside them?
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Last updated: October 16, 2022
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First submittedMay 23, 2012
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Average score65.0%
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Clue
Answer
How an optimist sees the glass
Half full
50 cents
Half dollar
30 minutes
Half hour
50 years
Half century
It's about 13.1 miles
(21 kilometers)
Half marathon
Harry Potter book
Half-Blood Prince
Measure of radioactive decay
Half-life
Certain wrestling move
Half nelson
Six of one, this of the other
Half dozen
Lunar phase
Half moon
Skateboarding structure
Half-pipe
Clue
Answer
Super Bowl intermission
Half time
One's spouse
Better half
Sometimes, we want to see
how they live
Other half
A whole lie, according to some
Half truth
An overcomplicated plan,
for example
Too clever
by half
How a flag is flown during mourning
Half mast
Notable Yosemite landmark
Half Dome
Low value British coin retired in 1984
Halfpenny
Style of Medieval European house with
visible wood framing filled in with
other materials
Half timbered
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Level 29
May 23, 2012
Good quiz; I think the half dozen clue could even be simply "Six."
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Level 14
May 23, 2012
There is a saying that says "six of one, half dozen of the other. It's based off that.
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Level 30
Jun 3, 2016
Never heard it
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2019
Welp, there ya go: someone on the internet hasn't heard of it.
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2019
I've only ever heard it as 'six of one, half a dozen of the other', and the quiz didn't accept that. 'Half dozen' doesn't even sound grammatically correct.
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Level 66
Nov 15, 2022
Half dozen is not grammatically correct, I agree.

It's like saying I'm eating "half sandwich" or "half cake".

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Level 48
Nov 16, 2022
Americans are just like that.
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Level 9
May 25, 2012
'Half a dozen' should also work for 'half dozen.'
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Level 84
Jun 8, 2014
I concur
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2019
You could also just type "dozen" and forego this problem all together.
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Level 89
Jan 2, 2020
People also demand "George Herbert Walker Bush" be accepted when they can be done with it in 4 easy keystrokes.

Go figure.

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Level 29
Jun 8, 2012
I always thought your other half was your spouse.
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Level 50
May 9, 2014
No, that's "better half".
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Level 79
Nov 13, 2022
'Other half' could mean one's spouse as well.
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Level 62
Nov 13, 2022
I think the clue could have been "A beloved spouse" to clarify. I also went straight to "other half", which was accepted for the following clue, but I couldn't get to "better half" with that clue.
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Level 79
Nov 18, 2022
Dear all Jetpunkers: just because you couldn't figure out a clue, doesn't mean it needs to be made easier!
+4
Level 44
Jan 8, 2018
Yeah me too
+3
Level 89
Jan 2, 2020
Depends on how mad she gets.
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Level 28
Feb 14, 2013
The least guessed item was the one that had the picture? How do you not know what that is?
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Level 75
Aug 10, 2014
I've never been there, and never heard of that landmark, but I guessed it from the photo.
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Level 38
Dec 24, 2017
I've heard of Yosemite, but you gotta remember: America DOESNT = the World. Should I be expecting you to guess the name of an obscure Australian item just because it's the picture of a jetpunk quiz?
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2019
You mean, Uluru AKA Ayers Rock? Yeah, I think that's reasonable. Half Dome is an iconic natural landmark in Yosemite, arguably the US's most famous national park. Its strange shape makes it very recognizable and is a mecca in the sport of rock climbing. If that doesn't sway you, here's the Australian "60 Minutes" airing a feature cover story on Alex Honnold free soloing Half Dome. All that said, if you don't like something, rate the quiz and make a better one if you're so certain about what does and doesn't belong.
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Level 64
Oct 16, 2022
I don't think "an Australian made a documentary on this" translates to "this is well known in Australia", there are plenty of documentaries on topics the average person in that country wouldn't have heard of.
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Level 76
Nov 13, 2022
Look, I'm from the US, born and bred, lived here my whole life, and I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable person, and I can't say as I was familiar with the Half Dome before this quiz either. I wouldn't even put it in the top ten of the US's most well-known natural landmarks.
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Level 58
Nov 14, 2022
I'm pretty sure that the Half Dome is not HALF as well known as Uluru / Ayer's Rock.

Talking about Australia, Uluru is easily in the top 5 best known landmarks if not THE best known.

The Half Dome is probably not even in the top 50 in the USA...

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Level 84
Jul 1, 2014
Pretty surprised that Half Dome is the least guessed.
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2017
Yes, most of you need to get to Yosemite !!
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Level ∞
Oct 16, 2022
Please don't though. Already massively overcrowded.
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Level 44
Jan 2, 2020
A lot of people aren't from the USA you know. I could show you a random landmark from my country, and I guess you'd never know what it is.

I'm more surprised that centrehalf isn't accepted for football position (or make it more clear that it's the US version called football and not the rest of the world version called football. Also: 50 cents is half a euro.

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Level 59
Nov 13, 2022
Most people on this website aren’t from the US. Even so, I’m American and I’ve never heard of it
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Level 67
Jan 15, 2015
I don't think the Super Bowl is the only sporting event to have a half time. In fact, every single American football, football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league, hockey, ice hockey, and I suppose basketball and netball game have a half time (those are all the ones I think of). I think the clue for 'half-time' should be changed to something like 'Intermission in a sports match'. Not that exactly, but that was off the cuff.
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2019
Hockey does not have a half time, there are 3 periods with a break between each one. there is no stoppage exactly halfway through the game
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2022
Hockey does have a half time (if you're not north American and use hockey to refer to field hockey :P)
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Level 66
Nov 15, 2022
Wait do American's really call it "field hockey"?

Isn't hockey played on a pitch??

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Level 84
May 23, 2017
Those cursed Harry Potter questions!
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2019
Wasn't that the fourth book, "The Curse of the Harry Potter Questions"?
+2
Level 39
Apr 13, 2018
not my better half, definitely my other half
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Level 77
Jan 29, 2022
I was so hoping to see General Halftrack.
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2022
There's also a term for "completed, but in a haphazard manner".
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Level 80
Oct 16, 2022
Perhaps it's true that the pre-decimal halfpenny was retired in 1969 - certainly it ceased to be minted in 1967. But when the currency was decimalized in 1971, the new coinage included a halfpenny, and it was in circulation for many years - until 1984. I remember having halfpennies, and I remember them being withdrawn (and everyone being convinced it was a mistake that would devalue the currency).

The pronunciation was always a bit eccentric, for those not accustomed: ha'penny for the singular, ha'pence for the plural.

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Level 72
Oct 16, 2022
Agreed, I remember using half penny coins as a kid, and I wasn’t born until the late 70’s. The question probably just needs a slight reword, I still knew what answer the QM wanted. Tiz a good quiz.

Albeit I am another who had no clue on the Yosemite question.

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Level ∞
Oct 16, 2022
Fixed, thanks!
+1
Level 82
Oct 18, 2022
"It was ignored in banking transactions, which were carried out in units of 1p." 😀
+4
Level 77
Oct 16, 2022
Half wood? Half carpentry? Half log? Half lumber? Half pine? Half oak? Half fibrous? Half wooden? Half… leaf??? Half timber… yay!
+3
Level 73
Oct 17, 2022
Consider adding "cute" as a second answer on the "clever"; I think that's a pretty common variation on the phrase
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Level 59
Nov 14, 2022
Half moon is not a lunar phase, its either first quarter or third quarter
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Level 63
Nov 15, 2022
Optimists see the glass as half full.

Pessimists see the glass as half empty.

As a nerd, I have seen that the glass has 50% water and 50% air, therefore it is 100% full.

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Level 68
Nov 15, 2022
I think Split Apple Rock is cooler than Half Dome.
+1
Level 77
Feb 9, 2023
I took this in the halfway house.
+1
Level 67
May 22, 2023
Managed to read the first question as 'how an optometrist sees glasses'. Got that wrong...