Just got back from the Advanced Placement grading session in Cincinnati, OH. Things went much better last year, although that isn't saying much. I was in charge of grading the alternate computer science exam - the one students take as a make-up if they have some sort of conflict. We had 889 exams to grade and six people to do it. And we finished two days early. Whoo-hoo!
Anyway, I came up with Will Shortz-style quizzes for almost every day we were scoring. If you came in the room, you had to take the quiz before you left (for, um, security reasons). This was mainly to torture the chief reader when he came in for announcements. Now that the reading is over, I figured I'd torture my friends list.
So here's quiz #1. Feel free to post answers in comments, but only one per person, please.
Each of these clues leads to a word or phrase containing the consecutive letters ALT.
Nabisco’s Premium and Keebler’s Zesta are brands of these
Once the most trusted man in America, this journalist died in 2009
1980 sci-fi film featuring William Hurt as a scientist studying sensory deprivation
1998 Best Actress winner for Shakespeare In Love
Body of water bordering both Sweden and Lithuania
The first CBS Sunday Morning anchor also noted for his “On the Road” segments
He’s played Rhett Butler and James Bond
Women’s clothing with a single strap around the back of the neck
Influential 1776 economics text by Adam Smith
Humphrey Bogart film in which he played Sam Spade
Any one-dollar bill, for example
What you hear when you turn on your phone
Nickname for Johann Strauss II
Subject of a major reform bill in 2010
Version of ESP featuring communication without words
Monolithic promontory located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula
Founder and lead singer of The Who
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, familiarly