It's MLB opening day, and the Rangers just took the field in Arlington. There's a lot about baseball that appeals to puzzlers like us. First of all, you know we love outdoor competition. Secondly, there's something about a game built on statistics that gets our nerve endings firing.
In celebration, we created a puzzle that's all about baseball, by which I mean it's just barely about baseball. Check it out.
A lot of movie titles include the names of Major League Baseball teams. The films clued below only include SINGULAR versions of team names. So for example, if there was a movie called How to Train Your Yankee, I would have used it. As a hint, I’ve given you the year and two of the stars. How many movies can you name?
1. Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh (2000)
2. Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin (1990)
3. Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow (2001)
4. Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal (1989)
5. Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington (2004)
6. Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston (1999)
7. Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson (2012)
8. Nicolas Cage, Sean Bean (2004)
9. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire (1976)
Scroll on down for the answers, and if you like solving puzzles, try a scavenger hunt with us!
1. Crouching TIGER, Hidden Dragon
2. The Hunt for RED October
3. The ROYAL Tenenbaums
4. When Harry MET Sally
6. The Iron GIANT
8. NATIONAL Treasure
Quick! This is it, this is our chance to get outside. What are some things to do in Dallas outdoors? We’re so glad you asked.
Have an adventure!
Get into nature at Lakeside Park or White Rock Lake, or get into a roller coaster at Six Flags. Just depends on whether you wanna move slow or really, really fast.
Don’t you think it’s time for a photoshoot? Pose among the Blue Bonnets. Find a mural in Deep Ellum. Flex in front of the Fair Park mammoth. They call it an Instagram feed ‘cause it’s hungry! Go out there and fill it up.
Go Al Fresco
Eat at one of Dallas’ outdoor restaurants. There’s way too many to list, but in our family we like Chicken Scratch at the Foundry, Rodeo Goat, and Hat Creek. (It helps when there’s a playground). We might even stop by Katy Trail Icehouse after a hike, if only for some chips and queso. There are many other Dallas outdoor bars and restaurants worth exploring, so get moving.
Quick side list of foods that taste better outdoors
Discover a neighborhood!
No better way to learn about your town than through a scavenger hunt. There’s outdoor art to admire, history to uncover, and people to see! DFW Scavenger Hunt lets you be outside while challenging your brain. With weather like this, how can you resist? If you’re looking for Dallas outdoor events, a scavenger hunt can’t be beat.
Plant a Garden!
What are you doing buying your tomatoes at Tom Thumb when you could harvest better ones yourself? Homegrown tomatoes are delicious, and now is the time to get them in the ground. Now’s the time to find out if you’ve got a green thumb.
What’s that? You’re not quite ready to go outside just yet? Fine, here’s a puzzle that you’re welcome to complete indoors or outdoors.
The answers to the following questions all share something in common.
1. What band had a 1972 hit with “A Horse With No Name”?
2. Similar to a sit-up, what abdominal exercise shares its name with a Nestle candy
3. What animal appears in the logo of Qantas airlines?
4. What title character did Alexander Gould voice in a 2003 film?
5. What boxing punch is performed by turning the back and swinging a bent arm in a
6. What is the lowest ranking face card in a typical deck?
7. Instrumental in the creation of US Steel, what was the last name of American
financier John Pierpont?
8. What company that started as Timely Publications did Disney acquire in 2009?
9. What Scottish word for church is also the first name of the star of Spartacus?
Ready for the answers? Scroll waaaaaay down. Then get outside, will ya?
Answer: They're all "Captains"
You know that feature in Google autocomplete that reveals what people are searching for? You type the letter J and suddenly it’s all jiffy lube? jonas brothers? jason momoa? Like, thank you, but gimme a second! It’s a little unnerving, but also pretty revealing. I thought it’d be fun to see what sort of Dallas-related questions came up, and do my best to answer a few of them. Ready? Off we go!
What does the name dallas mean?
Well we looked into this last time, and didn’t find out much. OK, we are off to a bad start.
What does a dallas cowboy cheerleader make?
This one is tough to find out as the team is pretty vague about it. But most estimates put it around a low, low $100 a game. It’s typically not a full time job!
What is dallas known for?
Anyone who’s gone on a scavenger hunt in Dallas can tell you how much they’ve learned about the art, the architecture, and the history. Anyone who’s ever hung out after a scavenger hunt can tell you about the food. But mostly, Dallas is known for one thing: slapping stars on everything in sight.
What is dallas time zone?
Central, which means we don't have to stay up till a horrible hour to watch Monday Night Football, or even Saturday Night Live.
When will dallas warm up?
I get it, I get it, but let’s enjoy this cool while we can, before Mother Nature turns on the heat lamp and has us all roasting like a pre-made fried chicken sandwich.
Where is dallas located?
5,6000 miles SE of Rome, Italy.
Why are dallas drivers so bad?
Ever think maybe you’re the one that’s bad, and we’re just trying to keep away from you? That, and everyone is texting and driving. Cut it out, y’all!
Why does dallas stink?
I am not sure what you mean. This might be a comment on the Cowboys’ quality of play, but if it’s actually about the aroma? You wrong. Dallas smells like a mix of burnt ends, pecans, hairspray, Corny Dogs, queso, and whatever Vineyard Vines polos smell like. Though if you buy one of those Dallas Homesick Candles, it apparently smells like Grapefruit, Bergamot, Leather, Smoke. Ah, bergamot. Quintessential Dallas, right?
Why does dallas not have heb?
Great question! We get Central Market, HEB’s bougie sibling, but the closest HEB is down in Waxahachie. Road trip anyone?
So there you have it! What everyone is asking about Dallas. And some of the answers!
Inspired by that little exercise, I put together a quiz. The answer to each of the following clues are among the top suggestions that pops up for a single word entered into Google. (Minus that word, of course.) Can you figure out the word I typed? For example, if you saw BOOK, NEW DEAL, and BAY PACKERS, you'd answer GREEN. Can you (auto) complete the rest?
Want more fun like this? Consider a puzzle hunt in DFW! Scroll down when you're ready for the answers.