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Swapped Initial Puzzle

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has whipped up a puzzle about swapped initialisms. Try this one: My TV is so good you can see the beds of sweat on some of those American League players when they get up to bat. Thanks to  ______ I can see how stressed...

Name-Letter Effect

Psychological research shows that when it comes to letters of the alphabet, people tend to like their own initials, perhaps because of a sense of ownership. This phenomenon is called the name-letter effect. This is part of a complete episode.

manto

manto  n.— «Deposits of copper-cobalt-manganese-zinc mineralization at Boleo occur within widespread, stratiform clay-rich horizons or beds known as “mantos” (manto is a Spanish term used in mining parlance for a general...

TDSU

TDSU  n.— «I even survived unmolested the sharing of a tent on an ITC camp (ITC = Initial Training Corps) in Wales with a housemaster who was to go on to achieve notoriety at another public school for his near manic enthusiasm for TDSU...

IRFing

IRFing  n.— «The worst punishment for prisoners was a “forced cell extraction” by a group of six to eight guards called the Initial Response Force. The troopers called it IRFing. I witnessed my first IRFing after a military policeman had...

alternative reality game

alternative reality game  n.— «ARGs, as they’re called, use real-world clues—from classified ads to answering-machine messages to URLs that show up in obscure places—to help players solve puzzles so intricate they might take groups to...