The weekly game of knowledge, intuition, inductive reasoning, and willingness to risk public embarrassment in a friendly and moderately supportive environment!!
Answers come out Fridayish.
1. What 18th Century comic novel is about a man who suffers from a inauspicious conception, an inadequate nose, a poorly-chosen name, and an accidental circumcision by window sash, and who can't even get born until the third volume of his own autobiography?
2. This language is, depending on whom you ask, either the primary basis for the constitutionally-mandated Filipino language, or pretty much the exact same thing as the Filipino language.
3. It ends with the sons of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, baked in a pie!
4. What's the blue thing?
5. St. Paul's right-hand man, he was probably Bishop of Ephesus from 65 A.D. to 80 A.D., or maybe 97 A.D. If you aren't squeamish about reading other people's mail, there are two letters to him in the New Testament.
6. What is the most ubiquitous invention of the incredible Philo T. Farnsworth?
7. What is shown in both of these two images?
8. In Puccini's opera, any man who wants to marry this Chinese princess must answer her three riddles; if he gets any of them wrong, he will be beheaded.
9. It almost wouldn't be a Wednesday Quiz if you didn't have to identify a country! A couple giveaway place names have been removed because they are, you know, giveaways.
10. What's the word for a straight line through a single point on a curve; or, the ratio of the length of the opposite side of an angle on a right triangle to the length of the adjacent side; or, a straight length of road or railroad?
The tie-breaker: Let's do the one again where you make a natural sentence that uses only words starting with this week's letter.
Put your answers in the comments in the form of an epistle to the Bishop of Ephesus.