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Pairs #1

Select the other half of each pair. Assume the word “and” between the clue and the answer.

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Last updated: December 23, 2023
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Alarm
Alarm and muster: Procedure used to alert militia members to a perceived threat and for their response to the alert.
Church
Church and state: Institutions that are (theoretically, at least) completely separate in the U.S. by virtue of its Constitution.
Lewd
Lewd and lascivious: A legal phrase describing questionable, possibly illegal behavior of a sexual nature.
Bangers
Bangers and mash: British slang for a comfort food meal featuring sausages with mashed potatoes.
Pick
Pick and choose: To choose selectively or fastidiously.
Bits
Bits and pieces: A random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things.
Fibber McGee
Fibber McGee and Molly: Radio comedy program (1935-1959) starring Jim and Marian Jordan.
Bread
Bread and butter: That which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone. Or, a common food pairing.
Port
Port and starboard: Nautical terms now used for watercraft, aircraft and spacecraft, referring respectively to the left and right sides of the vessel, when aboard and facing the bow.
Song
Song and dance: An excessively elaborate story or excuse used to justify something.
Tristan
Tristan and Isolde: A medieval chivalric romance dating at least to the 12th century.
Over
Over and under: An obstacle in obstacle-course racing composed of multiple bars, with bars set at various heights, where the competitor must pass over high bars and pass under low bars.
Peanut butter
Peanut butter and jelly: (US) A sandwich made by spreading peanut butter and jelly (or jam) on bread.
Straight
Straight and narrow: A path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.
Rocks
Rocks and Shoals: A nickname for the Articles for the Government of the U.S. Navy.
Rack
Rack and ruin: Complete destruction.
Tar
Tar and feather: To engage in a form of extrajudicial public torture and punishment by covering the victim first in (sometimes hot) wood tar and then in feathers.
Clean
Clean and sober: A description of a former addict whose body is completely free of drugs or alcohol (clean) and who has adjusted physically, emotionally/spiritually, and socially to life without addiction (sober).
Washer
Washer and dryer: A pair of laundry appliances, frequently purchased together.
Tom
Tom and Jerry: Animated media franchise about arch-enemies Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse (1940-present).
Wise
Wise and wonderful: Partial lyric by C. F. Alexander from the Anglican hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (1848).
Dick
Dick and Dee Dee: Pop singing duo Dick St. John and Dee Dee Sperling,1960-1969. “The Mountain’s High” (1961).
Deep
“Deep and Wide”: The title of a children’s hymn.
Don
Don & Juan: American R&B music duo Roland "Don" Trone and Claude "Juan" (aka "Sonny") Johnson (1961-1966). “What’s Your Name” (1961).
Hall
Hall & Oates: American pop rock duo Daryl Hall and John Oates (1970-present). “Rich Girl” (1977).
Butter
Choose
Dance
Dee Dee
Dryer
Feather
Isolde
Jelly
Jerry
Juan
Lascivious
Mash
Molly
Muster
Narrow
Oates
Pieces
Ruin
Shoals
Sober
Starboard
State
Under
Wide
Wonderful
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Level 65
Nov 2, 2023
Are the post-quiz explanations useful? Or don’t you bother to look at them?

Feedback would be appreciated!

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Level 49
Dec 23, 2023
I do sometimes look at the explanations afterwards. It's nice to have them.

I like this quiz. I did find I was extremely short on time though and would appreciate if there was a bit more time.

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Level 65
Dec 23, 2023
Thank you for your feedback.
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2023
Update. I’m not sure why, but the first four quizzes in this series had a time limit of two minutes. All the others allow four minutes. I have updated the first four to also have a four-minute time limit.

Thanks again.