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S Answers Quiz #2

Can you guess these random things that start with the letter S?
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: April 30, 2015
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First submittedApril 30, 2015
Times taken33,102
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Clue
Answer
National sport of Japan
Sumo
Some fonts are "sans" these
Serifs
Jacob Marley's partner
Scrooge
Extremely expensive red spice
Saffron
Served with jam at tea-time
Scone
Chinese Buddhist monastery known
for martial arts prowess
Shaolin
Color of Hester Prynne's letter
Scarlet
Syndrome where hostages befriend
their captors
Stockholm
Dialect of Liverpool
Scouse
Brand of racing swimwear
Speedo
"Personal assistant" on your iPhone
Siri
Computer that built Terminators
Skynet
Clue
Answer
Faster than the speed of sound
Supersonic
Peninsula that Israel returned to Egypt
Sinai
Germanic tribe; neighbors of the Angles
Saxons
Hindu destroyer god
Shiva
Marine mammal or R&B singer
Seal
Ethnic group that encompasses Russians,
Poles, Croats, and many others
Slav
Island chain north of Scotland known for ponies
Shetland
Board game where Xu, Za, and Qi are
common words
Scrabble
Dakar is its capital
Senegal
Brother of Cain and Abel
Seth
Brazilian F1 champion who died in a crash
Senna
In New Zealand, they outnumber people 5 to 1
Sheep
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Level 51
Apr 30, 2015
Not sure that "faster than the speed of sound" is a great clue. I tried "speed of light" and even "Superman", both of which are true, but not accepted.
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Level 74
May 1, 2015
"Speed of light" has three words, it should contain only one word
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2015
Oh come on. If you're looking for one word which means "faster than the speed of sound", the only one that makes sense is "supersonic". That's what it means!
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Level 51
Mar 23, 2016
Took the quiz again and got it. Still think Superman should work. ;)
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Level 84
Mar 2, 2017
My knee-jerk reaction was to type Superman. LOL!
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Level 82
Jun 28, 2020
it's a great clue
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2022
I tried Superman and Sonic. Dang.
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Level 76
May 1, 2015
Love your scrabble clue. I was groping around for mah-jong-like Asian games before the penny dropped.
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Level 74
May 1, 2015
Me too. I'm a bit sheepish to admit that I also tried Superman before supersonic. Not as sheepish as a Kiwi, but still...
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2017
Superman is faster than a speeding bullet, not faster than sound.
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Level 84
Sep 26, 2019
He's been depicted flying faster than the speed of light!
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2016
Surely there must be a singer somewhere called Spermwhale?
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Level 59
Mar 23, 2016
Tried it too!!!
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Level 66
Mar 23, 2016
Or seacow (probably two words though)
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Level 70
Sep 30, 2022
Close, but it’s a rapper and he’s called Lil Spermwhale.
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Level 60
Mar 23, 2016
I was looking for an R&B artist named Shamu.

Also, the New Zealand answer tripped me up. I spent some time staring at it trying to figure out how "orcs" started with an S.

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Level 55
Mar 23, 2016
Hmm....maybe "Saruman-orcs"? "SomanyUrukhaiswow"? "Smeagolisn'tbadlookingnexttotheseguys"? Yeah, I tried.
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Level 54
Mar 23, 2016
Haha oops I thought that Jacob Marley was one of Bob Marleys kids that also went on to become a musician and that they wanted to know who his musical partner was. Dumb mistake.
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Level 56
Mar 23, 2016
This is not a complaint, but did anyone else notice that there were no USA questions, and four UK-centric questions? That is uncommon for Jetpunk!
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Level 69
Mar 24, 2016
Indeed!
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Level 24
Mar 24, 2016
Terminator is an american movie, but I get your point.
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2016
Hester Prynne is from American literature and Iphones are from an American company.
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Level ∞
Dec 21, 2021
There is one U.S. centric question, "The Scarlet Letter".

If you think iPhones are U.S. centric...

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Level 85
Jan 3, 2023
Scrabble was invented by the American architect Alfred Mosher Butts in the Queens, New York, neighborhood of Jackson Heights.
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Level 69
Mar 24, 2016
Xu, Za, and Qi threw me completely off; I was thinking maybe it was some kind of board game based off the Warring States; rarely use these words when playing.
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2022
Qi is amazing because you don't need a 'U'. I often use it at the end of the game if I still have the 'Q'.
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Level 43
Apr 5, 2016
I tried "Sonic" for faster than the speed of sound, but I wasn't thinking of generalizations, I was thinking of Sonic the Hedgehog...
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Level 37
Sep 4, 2018
My first instinct was to put "sonic" too. I knew that "super sonic" was the only correct answer, but I thought that it was two words, while the instructions specified that all answers were just one. Finally I couldn't think of another appropriate word, so I joined them together and - Eureka! - it was accepted.
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2016
I wasn't aware that Seal was an R&B artist. None of his music sounds like R&B.
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Level 84
Mar 2, 2017
Scousers gettin' some love! YNWA
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Level 67
Feb 29, 2020
Wow not many people got Skynet
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Level 68
Nov 12, 2021
Great quiz! Hindu god question is on both S answers quizzes.
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
The Helsinki Syndrome is ingrained in me now.
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Level 60
May 17, 2022
R.I.P. Ayrton Senna, a great champion and my hero
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2022
I was going to type sealion for the marine mammal question, but apparently there is an easier answer.
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Level 62
Sep 30, 2022
31% got Skynet? We're doomed
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Level 55
Sep 30, 2022
Safron with only one F doesn't work, huh?
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Level 55
Feb 14, 2023
shiva is repeated from the last one
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Level 45
Feb 14, 2024
The Hindu destroyer god is replicated on both quizzes #1 and #2.