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Things that are Yellow

Can you guess these answers that all contain the word "Yellow"?
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Last updated: September 7, 2018
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First submittedMay 10, 2011
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Average score57.9%
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Clue
Answer
The world's first National Park
Yellowstone
Tropical disease
Yellow Fever
What Dorothy followed
Yellow Brick Road
Business telephone directory
Yellow Pages
Two of these can get you
ejected in soccer
Yellow Card
Nautical song sung by Ringo Starr
Yellow Submarine
Sign of Gulf War support
Yellow Ribbon
The Tour de France leader wears it
Yellow Jersey
Tells drivers to accelerate?
Yellow Light
Type of wasp
Yellowjacket
Clue
Answer
It's "itsy bitsy" and
"teenie weenie"
Yellow Polka
Dot Bikini
Lily livered?
Yellow Bellied
Sensationalist news writing
Yellow Journalism
Also known as the Huang He
Yellow River
Northwest Territories capital
Yellowknife
Signals caution at an auto race
Yellow Flag
Type of uranium powder
Yellowcake
Two roads diverged in a …
Yellow Wood
Joni Mitchell song /
"They paved paradise"
Big Yellow Taxi
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Level 59
Oct 25, 2013
I question the use of the word "accelerate" instead of "decelerate" (unless of course, you're used to zooming through them before they turn red).
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2013
I think it was meant as a joke...
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Level 47
Mar 11, 2018
I found it was quite funny
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Level 63
Oct 26, 2013
many drivers accelerate rather than slow down at a yellow light, whether they admit it or not
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Level 79
Jun 1, 2019
@cplbaldwin That's why the clue has a question mark
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Level 60
Mar 14, 2014
I totally chalked it up to a Starman reference.
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Level 59
Jul 18, 2014
Yep.
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Level 38
Jul 22, 2014
The question mark explains it. Clearly you folk don't do crossword puzzles, or aren't any good at them.
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Level 80
Jul 14, 2018
Ease off and just enjoy doing the quizzes.
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Level 67
Oct 30, 2014
I think the answer is found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx1puEKd-_o.
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Level 68
Sep 23, 2016
Oh dear.
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Level 58
Mar 16, 2018
It's a joke. Also, in physics, acceleration refers to any change in velocity, be it an increase or decrease. It's only colloquially that it only means increase.
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Level 69
Sep 9, 2018
Poor Quizmaster. Not everyone appreciates his comic stylings. (But I do!)
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Level 37
Mar 15, 2022
If you are on a learner permit or near a cop, it's slow down. Otherwise, speed up!
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Level 28
Oct 25, 2013
100% and I had time to recite some poetry, fell a tree, read the newspaper, go to the toilet, get married, raise a child, go to his graduation, bake a cake, eat a cake, have to go the toilet a second time and still finished with 3 minutes 59 seconds left.
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Level 73
Oct 25, 2013
Too bad the position of God is already taken.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2019
I am willing to take some time off
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Level 53
Jan 8, 2014
i kept typing yellow hammer for yellow knife so stupid...
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Level 69
Sep 9, 2018
That's the town next door. Right up the road there's Yellowbroadsword, and across the valley is Yellowchainsaw (be sure to try the poutine at Fred's Truck Stop).
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Level 48
Apr 24, 2014
I got Mellow Yellow. Thanks, Old Navy!
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Level 35
Jun 22, 2014
My teacher randomly started playing Beatles music in the middle of a quiz. Everyone looked around like what? and meanwhile I'm sitting there singing. We all live in a yellow submarine...
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Level 88
Apr 15, 2019
And according to Cold Play it's all yellow.
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Level 71
Feb 27, 2015
The 'YellowJacket' is known as a 'European Wasp' here in Australia, in England it is known simply as a wasp.
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Level 58
Oct 6, 2016
I only got that right as I tried jacket for jersey for the French bike race.
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Level 51
Apr 12, 2015
A yellow ribbon is not meant as a sign of support of the Gulf War. It represents support of the troops. From what I understand, it is a longstanding tradition in which people tie out a yellow ribbon to show that they are waiting for a soldier to come home. Also, a yellow light does not tell drivers to accelerate, it tells them to slow down.
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Level 76
Apr 12, 2018
But the yellow ribbon WAS used to show support for the Gulf War. It was very popular at the time. Just because it's also been used at other times for similar reasons doesn't make that fact untrue.

As for the yellow light clue, the question mark at the end means it's a joke. It's joking that many people, upon seeing the yellow light, speed up to try and beat the red.

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Level 69
Sep 9, 2018
The (first) Gulf War is when it started, you young'uns! After that, the Tony Orlando & Dawn seemed to be retconned to be about a soldier, when it was just a garden-variety love song.
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Level 84
Nov 2, 2019
"Tie A Yellow Ribbon" was about a man coming home from a 3-year prison sentence who requested a sign from his lady if she still wanted him back. That became the accepted symbol of welcoming someone home, in this case, soldiers...which then morphed into a sign of general support.
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2020
I remember reading a magazine story in the late 60s or early 70s that really affected me, and a few years later Tony Orlando and Dawn came out with the same story made into the song, "Tie A Yellow Ribbon". I don't remember the magazine - it might have been American Girl but I'm not sure, and I think in the story the man was a soldier who had been a prisoner-of-war, but it was a long time ago so my memory could be wrong about some of the details. I do remember the effect that song had at the time though. It stayed at the top of the charts for a long time and many causes have adopted the yellow ribbon as a symbol since the song came out.
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Level 18
Jul 14, 2015
I'm surprised the smallest number of people didnt get yellow cake uranium. I dont even know what it is, but have heard it in a few movies to remember the term.
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Level 68
Mar 20, 2016
Thank you Ryan Stiles for "Itsy bitsy" answer ;)
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Level 51
Mar 14, 2017
Isn't it an amber light?
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Level 43
Mar 11, 2018
oath
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Level 58
Aug 12, 2021
Yes
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Level 71
Jul 15, 2018
Good quiz, never heard of 'Yellow Wood' must be something like a 'Y fork' road.
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Level 83
Jul 15, 2018
It's from a poem by Robert Frost.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2019
Its next to the Yellow snow
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2020
"I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference."
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Level 75
Jul 21, 2018
Yellow ribbons currently fly everywhere in and around Barcelona in Spain - here's why.
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2018
Wow, thanks for the link. You know when colours are getting banned people are getting stupid.
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Level 69
Sep 9, 2018
Banning yellow?! Damn; Europe really *is* different.
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Level 78
Sep 25, 2018
Yellow ribbons are used for several of causes around the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_ribbon. At least, the definition should have included the "in the US" caveat.
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Level 64
Jul 7, 2023
I agree. I remember the song, Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree from when I was a child. And that's a long time ago! It's about wanting someone home, especially someone who's gone missing. That's what its symbolism in the UK is, so I guess it would include soldiers from the Gulf War, but definitely not restricted to them.
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Level 15
Dec 29, 2018
I love the reference to Robert Frosts "The Road Not Taken".
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Level 80
Jan 13, 2019
Now we have the yellow vests in France. And where my parents live, placing a large woorden yellow "X" in your garden means that you're not OK with the government dumping nuclear waste into your back yard.
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Level 48
Jan 30, 2019
I never knew that song was called Big Yellow Taxi...
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2020
Don't it always seem to go that way?
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2021
I got Yellowcake cuz I was watching an old episode of Big Bang Theory yesterday (back when it was somewhat decent)