MBTA rail station brain-teaser

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Postby MBTA1 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:45 pm

I couldn't guess all of them but I think I have a few

1- Boylston or Hynes?
3- Kendall (Get it Ken Doll)
4- Quincy Center, Quincy Adams
6- WILD GUESS: Symphony?
7- Charles (Charles Stewart) :-D
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Postby jwhite07 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:52 pm

1. Stony Brook
2. Forest Hills
3. Kendall
4. Quincy Adams
5. Uhhh... B, as in "b-list bands"?
6. Symphony
7. Butler
8. Harvard
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Re: MBTA rail station brain-teaser

Postby efin98 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:30 pm

smashmont wrote:An MBTA station name is the correct answer to each of these riddles I created. Good luck!


1. The stop on Boston's Boylston Street farthest from the BPL.


I know this is a bit unconventional, but how about Fenway...it's not too far from Boylston Street so it may qualify...

If not, then the Boylston Street Station itself.

2. On some maps you can change here for the E, and the F.


South Station?

3. With Barbie's boy on the U-Bahn?


Kenmore?

4. City of two Presidents? No, actually...


the Quincy stops...?

5. White and the Trachtenburg are along the same line as this one.


Blue Line?

6. Named by neighborhood composers? (Edit 8:08 PM -- NOT Symphony!)


Hynes/ICA?

7. In murder mysteries, you usually find this one involved.


Government Center?

8. Known for free thinking.


Harvard?



Thanks for the brainteasers, been a while since someone created one of these...
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Postby CSX Conductor » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:48 am

Ed for question #1 I have to agree with Jonathon........the question simply says on Boston's Boylston Street, and there are 2....the one we all know of as well as one in Jamaica Plain. :-)
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Postby hebron_hapt » Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:15 pm

There are 3 on Boylston St, using that thinking. Chinatown SB has entrances at the foot of Boylston St, in the dear departed Combat Zone.
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Postby efin98 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:52 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:Ed for question #1 I have to agree with Jonathon........the question simply says on Boston's Boylston Street, and there are 2....the one we all know of as well as one in Jamaica Plain. :-)


Ah, I knew it was a trick somewhere in there! He is correct as well
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Postby Ron Newman » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:07 pm

8. Maverick
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Postby efin98 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:52 pm

4 has to be Braintree...home to the Adams family(John and John Quincy that is) Don't forget that Quincy came from the town of Braintree :wink:
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Postby efin98 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:46 am

Smashmont, keep it up. Those were some of the trickiest questions around.
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:20 am

what are 'White' and 'the Trachtenburg' ?
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:22 pm

I love the trick questions. Please post more soon.
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Postby efin98 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:48 pm

How about a few from me...I hope they aren't too easy

1. This section is in New York County as well as Suffolk County(MA)

2. This station was fun in the sun for years(and may still be)

3. This station used to put you behind bars(in Suffolk County at least)

4. This station has a heck of a climb down, but you would never know by the look from the street

5. This station's shape makes you wonder WHY they didn't build it somewhere else

6. This station is named for a gathering each weekend, but which station?

7. These two stations are named for hills, yet are built in valleys between them

8. These stations have had three names over the years, yet have changed only once(renovationwise)

9. This station isn't a station any more...for trains at least
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:02 pm

1. World Trade Center
2. Revere Beach
3. Charles
4. Porter
7. Forest Hills, Brookline Hills
8. State (Devonshire, Milk); Haymarket (Union, Friend); Chinatown (Boylston, Essex); Hynes/ICA (Massachusetts, Auditorium)
9. Dudley (could also be Savin Hill, Science Park, or Lechmere, at least right now)
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Postby Pete » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:12 pm

6. Haymarket

Yawkey is behind several bars, too.
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Postby ckb » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:40 pm

5. JFK/UMass (the Y in the Red Line and the station is designed awkwardly with inbound trains arriving on two different platforms)?
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