Written by Andy Latto and Cally Perry
The puzzle gives 51 answers. Each one of these answers a question posed in the lyrics of a song.
Step 1. Find the titles of these songs.
Solution: (Question follows title, when it is different)
Because she lacks a Y chromosome,
and therefore produces less testosterone and more estrogen; cultural conditioning
plays a large role as well.
A Hymn to Him (Why can't a woman be more like a man?)
No; my current mood is
realistic, perhaps even a bit cynical.
A wand'ring Minstrel I (Are you in sentimental mood?)
Sure, it's easy; just put
your arms around me and sway back and forth a little in time to the music.
American Pie (Can you teach me how to dance real slow?)
Yes; In fact, Tuesday would
be fine regardless of the weather.
Another Hundred People (Can we see each other Tuesday if it doesn't rain?)
Of course; just go north
on Highway 101.
* Do you know the way to San Jose?
Blowin' in the Wind (How many roads can a man walk down? -- See the end of Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy to see why this is an appropriate answer)
I don't know what it can
mean; now stop trying to cheer me up and let me get back to sleep.
Daydream Believer (Cheer up, sleepy Jean, Oh, what can it mean?)
Any change in your terpsichorean
abilities is not relevant to my feelings for you.
Do you love me (...now that I can dance?)
No; some photographs are
utterly devoid of narrative content.
Every Picture tells a Story (Don't it?)
Non; je suis réveillé
Frère Jacques (Dormez-vous?)
My bouts of seasickness
are indeed very rare, though if you insist, I must admit they are not completely
I am the captain of the Pinafore (What never?)
Just politely thank him
for his compliments, and decline his amorous advances; spitting in his eye would
be a bit much.
I Cain't Say No (Whatcha gonna do when he talks like that? Spit in his eye?)
None of the above; Cheer
him up, be quiet, don't say a word about love, and hide how you feel.
I Don't Know How to Love Him (Should I bring him down Should I scream and shout Should I speak of love Let my feelings out?)
Because I was so anxious
to hear you say that, that it caused me to overlook your lifelong reputation
*How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You, When You Know
I've Been A Liar All My Life?
Actually, I believe we met
at home of the second assistant director.
I Know What I Know (Didn't I meet you at the cinematographer's party?)
They always are; they're
just obscured by clouds sometimes.
I Only Have Eyes for You (Are the stars out tonight?)
It's none of your business
who locates it, as long as I pay it by the first every month.
*Lady Madonna (Who finds the money when you pay the rent?)
Yes; if you really wanted
me to travel to Mali, I would go.
I'd Do Anything (Go to Timbucktu?)
Because you have no artistic
If (If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you?)
No; There's more.
Is that All There Is?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (Who is this King of Glory?)
No. I'm lousy at geography,
so I thought we were on the Orient Express.
Marrakesh Express (Don't you know we're riding, on the Marrakesh Express?)
No; I'm too tired to dance
any more, and the moon's about to set anyway.
Moondance (Can I enjoy one more Moondance with you, my love?)
No, I haven't seen her,
New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?)
No-one told her, because
nobody ever saw any days of the week talking on a telephone.
*She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (Didn't anybody tell her?)
Actually, if you get up
early enough, you can usually hear them sing anywhere in the entire city.
On the Street Where You Live (Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?)
Yes, it's la Coeur de la
Oops I Did It Again ("Oh, it's beautiful, but wait a minute, isn't this...?")
No; I prefer hardcovers.
Paperback Writer (Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?)
I guess you ought to go,
since it'll only cause half as much trouble.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Yes, it's quite warm and
Side by Side by Side (Isn't it warm, isn't it cozy)
It's right there in the
first four letters of the word.
Sincere (Where is the good in good-bye? or Where is the fair in farewell?)
Because they all describe
Sodomy (Sodomy, Fellatio, Cunnilingus, Pederasty,
Father, why do these words sound so nasty?)
No-one; it's inexplicable.
Some Enchanted Evening (Who can explain it?)
How can I tell him to hurry
up and follow you, when you don't even know who it is yet?
Someone to Watch Over Me (won't you tell him please to put on some speed, follow my lead...?)
I have no objection to a
sign, regardless of whether it reflects.
Spinning Wheel (Would you mind a reflecting sign?)
Turn right on Rosemary Drive,
go two blocks, then turn left on Caraway Avenue, and take that to the end. You
can't miss it.
Sunny Day (Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?)
Could it be...SATAN?
Sympathy for the Devil (what's my name?)
Sure, but that won't help
unless you can persuade all the impostors to remain seated.
The Real Slim Shady (Will The Real Slim Shady please stand up?)
Actually, since it's inside
the Smithsonian, it doesn't really wave any more.
The Star Spangled Banner (Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?)
No; I'm just wandering
Theme from Mahogany (Do you know where you're going to?)
With a stone, of course;
can't you figure anything out without asking me?
There's a Hole in the Bucket (With what shall I sharpen it?)
Don't let him pilot a supertanker.
*What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?
No; The game is no fun,
so we cannot be truly happy until we stop playing it.
This Masquerade (Are we really happy in this lonely game we play?)
Melinda; Bill; Yes, much,
much, more so than you.
Time of the Season (What's your name? Who's your daddy? Is he rich like me?)
Just boring stuff that I
need for this stupid MCAS test.
What Did You Learn in School Today?
I don't know, but maybe
you could ask Jim Croce; he wanted to put some in a bottle.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Because the asphalt would
*Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
Maybe someone who wanted
to help them escape from Cruella De Vil.
Who Let the Dogs Out?
Who Put the Bomp (Who put the Ram in the Ram-a-lam-a-Ding-dong?)
Because you can keep it
up longer when you're sober.
Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?
Because you don't do enough
sit-ups and ab crunches.
You Can Call Me Al (Why am I so soft in the middle, when the rest of my life is so hard?)
Step 2: Fill these into the grid provided. (They are not in order, but all the enumerations are different.) Read the starred letters down, to spell "twelfth letter in answers not in alphabetical order by title."
Step 3: Find the 6 titles in the above list not in alphabetical order. (They're marked with a star.)
Spaces are significant in
All words are used in alphabetization, including initial "I" and "The".
Contractions are alphabetized as though spelled out.
Step 4. Take the twelfth letter of each of the 6 starred titles to form