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San Francisco A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the San Francisco Bay area.
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A
Inescapable former prison on an island
Alcatraz
B
City home to the flagship campus of the University of California
Berkeley
C
Gay neighborhood: _____ District
Castro
D
Nickname for a person who is a fan of the Grateful Dead
Deadhead
E
What struck the city in 1906
Earthquake
F
San Francisco is famous for this atmospheric phenomenon
Fog
G
What brought people to San Francisco in 1849
Gold
H
Subculture which flocked to the Haight Ashbury district in 1967
Hippies
I
Color of the Golden Gate Bridge: ________ Orange
International
J
Cult leader whose followers "drank the Kool-aid": Jim _____
Jones
K
This quarterback ruffled feathers when he refused to stand for the National Anthem
Kaepernick
L
Nickname for San Francisco's beautiful Victorian houses: Painted ______
Ladies
M
San Francisco was founded in in 1776 as a Spanish _______
Mission
N
Neighborhood known for its opulent mansions: ___ Hill
Nob
O
City on the eastern side of the Bay Bridge
Oakland
P
Former Spanish and U.S. fort - now a park
Presidio
Q
In 1985, San Francisco activists started making one of these to remember
victims of the AIDS epidemic
Quilt
R
Since 2014, not a single election in the city of San Francisco has
been won by a ...
Republican
S
Environmental organization founded by John Muir in 1892: The ______ Club
Sierra
T
San Francisco based company purchased by Elon Musk in 2022
Twitter
U
Bay Area company which has "disrupted" the taxi industry
Uber
V
1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie set in San Francisco
Vertigo
W
First name of Giants sluggers Mays and McCovey
Willie
X
Mansion from the movie "Citizen Kane" which was inspired by the estate
of San Francisco newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst
Xanadu
Y
Former name of San Francisco: _____ Buena
Yerba
Z
Serial killer of the late 1960s: ______ Killer
Zodiac
+11
Level ∞
Aug 11, 2019
What's practically unbelievable is that San Francisco still had one Republican (on the board of transit) as late as 2014. Apparently, to defeat him, his opponent used the brilliant strategy of reminding everyone that he was Republican. This article bragging about it is kind of funny. A trained monkey could win in San Francisco if they won the Democratic primary.
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2019
Maybe. But trained monkeys - that's all we are, no?
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2019
Well we also run two-thirds of the nation's economic activity - smart monkeys us Dems are
+10
Level ∞
Aug 15, 2019
His point is that all humans are trained monkeys.
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2021
But not much of the nation's agricultural activity..
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Level 82
Oct 11, 2019
I just saw a sign by the road here about a local election for sheriff that pointed out the sheriff was a democrat... not sure what that has to do with being a sheriff. Pretty dumb. Aside from what I typed above. Given the current political environment and the fact that the party is being led by Donald Trump I feel like anyone who hasn't left (or because of their opposition to party leadership been forced out of) the GOP is not someone I would vote for.
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Level 68
Jan 12, 2020
There isn't a Democratic primary for any election in San Francisco except the presidency. San Francisco is definitely aligned strongly with Democrats at the national level. SF local politics are different ... everybody is a "Democrat," but there is a wide variety of political ideologies and affiliations. The Democratic "Party Ticket" and endorsement by the National Democratic Party are practically meaningless.
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Level 71
Jun 13, 2020
Maybe they stopped being Republican because of Ted Cruz, the Zodiac Killer.
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2024
Lol! C'mon be nice.
+4
Level 74
Aug 12, 2019
Typo: newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, (not Heart).
+3
Level ∞
Aug 15, 2019
Fixed
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Level 74
Aug 12, 2019
And here I thought the bridge was done up in 'safety orange'!
+2
Level 65
Oct 11, 2019
Safety orange would be a sight to see! It would definitely stick out among the city's landscape more than it already does!
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2024
I don't understand the significance of "international" orange. It's not. The orange in flags is nothing like the bridge. Were they wanting to create an international friendship bridge on a national border? Weird.
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2024
I lived there and it's burnt orange.
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2024
I put Indian like Indian red -:EXTREMELY RACIST OF CRAYOLA but I grew up with that colour crayon unbelievably in the 80s. I hope they' ve removed it. Actually I never put the two together. I didn't think they were speaking of the skin colour of Native Americans- I thought they just had a beautiful tan colour which I was able to get on vacations and in the Summer When I was a child in NYC I thought they were talking about the red of the feathers in the beautiful headdresses I saw in pictures.
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Level 75
Aug 13, 2019
A few spelling variations on Kaepernick would help. Good quiz!
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Level 73
Aug 15, 2019
Can "painted lady" (singular) be accepted?
+2
Level ∞
Aug 15, 2019
Yes
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Level 88
Oct 11, 2019
Not to be too picky but in San Francisco the term "Painted Ladies" is generally understood to mean a specific row of seven Victorian houses on Alamo Square (Steiner Street side), not Victorian houses generally. Elsewhere, the term may be understood more broadly.
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Level 28
Feb 15, 2021
2:28

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Level 79
Feb 23, 2021
Donald Trump no longer uses Twitter.
+1
Level 68
Oct 7, 2022
true
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Level 79
May 6, 2021
Is fog really a "phenomenon". That word really tripped me up lol
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Level 22
Nov 18, 2021
it's a bit of a phenomenon for us, so much so that San Franciscans have actually personified and named it... the fog is Karl. Karl has a Twitter and Instagram.
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Level 67
May 11, 2021
Accept Hipster for Hippie?
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2022
They're different
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Level 72
Apr 27, 2023
The "T" question should probably be changed now that he famously doesn't used it anymore.
+1
Level ∞
Apr 28, 2023
Changed
+1
Level 66
May 15, 2023
I take things way to literally 😂

I kept trying to think of a name for a train or boat for the "thing that brought people to San Francisco" question

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Level 67
Mar 9, 2024
International orange looks very red to me.
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2024
Great quiz, for the Willie question, to be inclusive you could include the 1990s mayor Willie Brown.