Space Monkey Mafia (Solution)

by Rob Speer


Each of these is an excerpt from a song that's a list of things. The Nth item in the song is omitted. Keep track of N.

Sort out these songs by their keys and time signatures, as indicated on the last page, to get the results in this file. The keys match the songs as performed, as well as being consistent with the notes that appear in the puzzle; they don't match the inconsistent sheet music available on the Web.

Animaniacs - Nations of the World

E major (4 sharps), 6/8

nor-way and swe-den and ice-land and fin-land
and ger-ma-ny now all one piece
[Switzerland = 42] aus-tri-a czech-o-slo-va-ki-a
i-ta-ly tur-key and greece

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow

A minor (0), 4/4

come on man you've got for-ty-four to go
[Seven. Swans-a-melting. = 7]
eight dea-mon-di-pav-lo-va
nine ei-der-falls

The Nails - 88 Lines about 44 Women

D major (1 sharp), 4/4

[spoken:] gi-na was the per-fect la-dy, al-ways kept her stock-ings straight
[Jackie was a rich punk-rocker, silver spoon and a paper plate = 28]
mmmm mm mm mm mm mmmm mmmm
mmmm mm mm mm mm mmmm mmmm

Weird Al - Hardware Store

Bb minor (5 flats), 4/4

pes-ti-cides for fu-mi-ga-tion [high performance lubrication = 37-ish]
met-al roof-ing wa-ter-proof-ing mul-ti-pur-pose in-su-la-tion
air com-pres-sors brass con-nec-tors wreck-ing chi-sels smoke de-tec-tors
tire gau-ges ham-ster ca-ges ther-mo-stats and bug de-flec-tors

Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5

Eb major (3 flats), 4/4

a lit-tle bit of san-dra in the sun
[a little bit of Mary all night long = 6]
a lit-tle bit of jes-si-ca here i am
a lit-tle bit of you makes me your man

Neil Diamond - Done Too Soon

A major (3 sharps), 4/4

ra-ma krish-na ma-ma whist-ler
pa-trice lu-mum-ba and [Russ Colombo = 16]
karl and chi-co marx
al-bert ca-mus

Hank Snow (or Johnny Cash) - I've Been Everywhere

E major (4 sharps), 4/4

pitts-burgh par-kers-burg gra-vel-bourg co-lo-ra-do
el-lens-burg rex-burg [Vicksburg = 75] el do-ra-do
la-ri-more at-more ha-ver-straw chat-ta-noo-ga
cha-ska ne-bra-ska a-la-ska o-pe-li-ka

The Sound of Music - My Favorite Things

Eb minor (6 flats), 6/8

brown pa-per pack-a-ges tied up with strings
these are a few of my fa-vor-ite things
[cream colored ponies = 6] and crisp ap-ple stru-dels
door-bells and sleigh bells and schnitz-el with noo-dles

Jonathan Coulton - The Presidents

C# major (7 sharps), 4/4

mc-kin-ley kept the spa-nish out of cu-ba
roo-se-velt was han-dy with a gun
[Taft was big and fat and had a mustache = 27]
wil-son kicked some ass in world war one

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire

G major (1 sharp)

no we did-n't light it
but we tried to fight it
[Hemingway = 82] eich-mann stran-ger in a strange land
dy-lan ber-lin bay of pigs in-va-sion

Element ordering

Use the indices of the missing items as indices into Tom Lehrer's "Elements". This is way different from proton numbers, of course.

1-10    antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, rhenium, nickel, neodymium
11-20   neptunium, germanium, iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium, europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
21-30   lanthanum, osmium, astatine, radium, gold, proactinium, indium, gallium, iodine, thorium
31-40   thulium, thallium, yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium, boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium
41-50   strontium, silicon, silver, samarium, bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, barium, holmium
51-60   helium, hafnium, erbium, phosphorus, francium, fluorine, terbium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum
61-70   magnesium, dysprosium, scandium, cerium, cesium, lead, praseodymium, platinum, plutonium, palladium
71-80   promethium, potassium, polonium, tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium, cadmium, calcium, chromium
81-90   curium, sulfur, californium, fermium, berkelium, mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium, argon, krypton
91-100  neon, radon, xenon, zinc, rhodium, chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten
101-102 tin, sodium


Read the selected elements as their atomic symbols to get the answer SING ABOUT COINS:

42 7 28 37 6 16 75 6 27 82
Si N Ga B  O U  Tc O In  S

Teams who came to HQ and sang about coins were given the answer, AVENGERS.