Clues for: Weights & Measures

Question Answer Value Airdate
This unit of weight for a gemstone is exactly 200 milligrams carat 200 October 17, 2013
This unit of weight for a gemstone is exactly 200 milligrams carat 200 October 17, 2013
This measure of land area was originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plow in a day acre 400 October 17, 2013
This measure of land area was originally as much as a yoke of oxen could plow in a day acre 400 October 17, 2013
This ancient measure found in the Bible ranged between 18 & 22 inches cubit 600 October 17, 2013
This ancient measure found in the Bible ranged between 18 & 22 inches cubit 600 October 17, 2013
For liquids, 4 cups equals 2 pints or one of these units quart 800 October 17, 2013
For liquids, 4 cups equals 2 pints or one of these units quart 800 October 17, 2013
This measure of computer speed equals 1 trillion (with a "T") floating-point operations per second teraflop 1000 October 17, 2013
This measure of computer speed equals 1 trillion (with a "T") floating-point operations per second teraflop 1000 October 17, 2013
U.S. territorial waters were originally set at 3 miles because these could only shoot about 3 miles in the 1700s cannons 200 June 19, 2013
U.S. territorial waters were originally set at 3 miles because these could only shoot about 3 miles in the 1700s cannons 200 June 19, 2013
The French unit known as an arpent is still used in this state, where you'll find a street called 80 Arpent Road Louisiana 400 June 19, 2013
The French unit known as an arpent is still used in this state, where you'll find a street called 80 Arpent Road Louisiana 400 June 19, 2013
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) Named by a tech journal as one of 20 marvels of modern engineering, the heart of the Pan-Starrs Telescope is the world's largest digital camera--it can capture images containing up to 1.4 billion of these units of video resolution pixels 600 June 19, 2013
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) Named by a tech journal as one of 20 marvels of modern engineering, the heart of the Pan-Starrs Telescope is the world's largest digital camera--it can capture images containing up to 1.4 billion of these units of video resolution pixels 600 June 19, 2013
It's 3.37 inches longer than a yard a meter 800 June 19, 2013
It's 3.37 inches longer than a yard a meter 800 June 19, 2013
This system used in weighing precious metals derives its name from a French city that once held a medieval fair troy 1000 June 19, 2013
This system used in weighing precious metals derives its name from a French city that once held a medieval fair troy 1000 June 19, 2013
This scale is named for the guy who invented the mercury thermometer Fahrenheit 200 April 19, 2013
This scale is named for the guy who invented the mercury thermometer Fahrenheit 200 April 19, 2013
A refrigerator hums at the level of 40 of these sound units decibels 400 April 19, 2013
A refrigerator hums at the level of 40 of these sound units decibels 400 April 19, 2013
This measure of a ship's speed equals 1 nautical mile per hour a knot 600 April 19, 2013
This measure of a ship's speed equals 1 nautical mile per hour a knot 600 April 19, 2013
Equivalent to 550 foot-pounds per second, this unit is 1 1/2 times the actual ability it describes horsepower 800 April 19, 2013
Equivalent to 550 foot-pounds per second, this unit is 1 1/2 times the actual ability it describes horsepower 800 April 19, 2013
This British unit of weight is equal to 14 pounds a stone 1000 April 19, 2013
This British unit of weight is equal to 14 pounds a stone 1000 April 19, 2013
The standard size of this bundle of cotton is 54-55 inches long & 20-21 inches wide a bale 200 January 22, 2013
The standard size of this bundle of cotton is 54-55 inches long & 20-21 inches wide a bale 200 January 22, 2013
This cylindrical container holding cranberries is defined as having a circumference at the bulge of 58 1/2 inches a barrel 400 January 22, 2013
This cylindrical container holding cranberries is defined as having a circumference at the bulge of 58 1/2 inches a barrel 400 January 22, 2013
Many shot glasses are 1.5 ounces, but some bars use this "equine" shot, which is 1 ounce a pony 600 January 22, 2013
Many shot glasses are 1.5 ounces, but some bars use this "equine" shot, which is 1 ounce a pony 600 January 22, 2013
Vitamins A, D & E are measured in IUs, short for these International Units 800 January 22, 2013
Vitamins A, D & E are measured in IUs, short for these International Units 800 January 22, 2013
36 sections of land is equivalent to 1 of these, abbreviated TWP a township 1000 January 22, 2013
36 sections of land is equivalent to 1 of these, abbreviated TWP a township 1000 January 22, 2013
It's a group of 12 dozen items, & not necessarily offensive a gross 200 March 15, 2012
It's a group of 12 dozen items, & not necessarily offensive a gross 200 March 15, 2012
In Britain, if you weigh 140 pounds, you weigh 10 of these units a stone 400 March 15, 2012
In Britain, if you weigh 140 pounds, you weigh 10 of these units a stone 400 March 15, 2012
This unit of area is in the name of the wood that's home to Winnie-the-Pooh acre 800 March 15, 2012
This unit of area is in the name of the wood that's home to Winnie-the-Pooh acre 800 March 15, 2012
An octant, or 1/8 of a circle, is equal to this many degrees 45 March 15, 2012
An octant, or 1/8 of a circle, is equal to this many degrees 45 March 15, 2012
Also a bit of sand, it's the smallest unit of measure in the avoirdupois system, 7,000 to the pound a grain 200 February 8, 2012
Also a bit of sand, it's the smallest unit of measure in the avoirdupois system, 7,000 to the pound a grain 200 February 8, 2012
In freezing temperatures at sea level, this travels at 1,087 feet per second sound 400 February 8, 2012
In freezing temperatures at sea level, this travels at 1,087 feet per second sound 400 February 8, 2012
Half a quarter is 12 1/2 cents; half a quart is this unit a pint 600 February 8, 2012
Half a quarter is 12 1/2 cents; half a quart is this unit a pint 600 February 8, 2012
Chicken eggs come in sizes including this largest one, in which a dozen weigh 30 ounces jumbo 800 February 8, 2012
Chicken eggs come in sizes including this largest one, in which a dozen weigh 30 ounces jumbo 800 February 8, 2012
As in a poem, if we go this distance "onward", that's a mile & a half half a league 1000 February 8, 2012
As in a poem, if we go this distance "onward", that's a mile & a half half a league 1000 February 8, 2012
In 1873 metric weights were extended to silver coins; a half dollar weighed 12.5 grams & this, 6.25 grams a quarter 200 December 18, 2009
If you want to convert gallons to these metric measures, multiply by 3.785 a liter 400 December 18, 2009
A fifth of whiskey contains 25.6 ounces, which is about 17.1 of these small 2-syllable measures a jigger 600 December 18, 2009
Norman, Norwegian & engineer are sizes of these building blocks bricks 800 December 18, 2009
Term for 1/36 of a yard an inch 200 May 26, 2008
This metric unit is equivalent to 1.057 liquid quarts a liter 400 May 26, 2008
Computer hard drives are usually measured in GBs, which are these gigabytes 600 May 26, 2008
To the Ancient Greeks, 4 of these made a palm fingers 800 May 26, 2008
(Jon of the Clue Crew tunes a piano.) Steinways leave the factory carefully tuned to standard pitch, where A is 440 of these units, but humidity & other factors make regular tunings necessary hertz 1000 May 26, 2008
A farmer could tell you that this measurement of land is equal to 43,560 square feet an acre 200 May 12, 2008
One quire is 25 sheets of paper, or 1/20th of an ordinary one of these a ream 400 May 12, 2008
Sizes of these range from 1 to 26 & types include milliners, sharps & tapestry needles 800 May 12, 2008
This U.K. measure of 14 U.S. pounds has also been used for 16 pounds of cheese a stone 1000 May 12, 2008
To correct medieval abuses in trade, this 1215 document standardized measurements for wine & grain Magna Carta May 12, 2008
It's 9.46 trillion kilometers, give or take a few kilometers a light year 200 April 28, 2008
Founded in 1875, the International Bureau of Weights & Measures is headquartered in Sevres near this capital Paris 400 April 28, 2008
Circles, thermometers & college grads are marked by the number of these they have degrees 600 April 28, 2008
One magnum of champagne equals this many standard bottles 2 800 April 28, 2008
One weight still used from the old apothecaries' system is this ounce a troy ounce 1000 April 28, 2008
Originally, it was the area that could be plowed by a team of oxen in a morning without tiring them an acre 200 May 4, 2007
A unit of commerce, it's 42 gallons of crude oil a barrel 400 May 4, 2007
The Greek letter omega is the symbol for this unit of electrical resistance the ohm 800 May 4, 2007
This country once used a Cape foot, which was .314858 meters South Africa 1000 May 4, 2007
2 fathoms, the minimum safe clearance for steamboats, inspired this 19th century pen name Mark Twain May 4, 2007
Until standardized in 1825, there were 3 different British units called this to measure the volume of wine, ale & corn gallon 200 April 7, 2005
In July 1959, the U.S. & the U.K. finally agreed that an inch was equivalent to 2.54 of these a centimeter 400 April 7, 2005
Sandpaper is graded according to this, the number of particles per square inch grit 600 April 7, 2005
Around 1714 he set the freezing point of water at 32 degrees & the boiling point at 212 Fahrenheit 800 April 7, 2005
Ahoy, there! It's equal to 1.15 statute miles per hour a knot 1000 April 7, 2005
The temperature on this scale is 273.15 degrees lower than the temperature on the Kelvin scale Celsius 200 May 26, 2004
A bunch of bananas is called a hand; an individual banana is appropriately called this a finger 400 May 26, 2004
In 1593 this English queen changed the length of a mile from 5,000 feet to the current 5,280 feet Elizabeth I 600 May 26, 2004
A "long" one of these is 2,240 pounds a ton 800 May 26, 2004
In common practice electrical power is billed in terms of this hyphenated term, equal to 3.6 million joules a kilowatt-hour 1000 May 26, 2004
Term for a single exposure on a reel of motion picture film frame 200 January 23, 2004
In the 14th century Edward II declared it was equal to 3 barley corns laid end-to-end an inch 400 January 23, 2004
This equivalent to 1 cup is slang for a short person half pint 600 January 23, 2004
If a gigawatt you see, this is the number of watts you get a billion 800 January 23, 2004
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew) It's the standard unit of size for nails; this baby, used in framing a house, is a 16 penny 1000 January 23, 2004
The amount of this per liter determines if champagne is brut, sec or doux sugar 200 April 25, 2003
A calendar month is an arbitrary number; a synodic month or a sidereal month is based on the movement of this the moon 400 April 25, 2003
This measure of water depth was originally the distance between your fingertips with your arms outstretched fathom 600 April 25, 2003
A seed of this tree that gives us a chocolate substitute is the original "carat" carob 800 April 25, 2003
150 MHz is in this band that falls between HF & UHF VHF 1000 April 25, 2003
Computer hard drives are usually measured in GBs, which are these Gigabytes 100 November 9, 2000
This metric unit is equivalent to 1.056 quarts Liter 200 November 9, 2000
The symbol for this unit of electrical resistance is the Greek letter omega Ohm 300 November 9, 2000
Subtract an "E" from 1,760 yards & you get this measurement for one-thousandth of an inch Mil 400 November 9, 2000
The name of this system of weights & measures comes from the Old French for "goods of weight" Avoirdupois 500 November 9, 2000
It's the set of cards dealt to an individual in a round of a card game Hand 100 September 18, 2000
A portion of a journey, it's also the part of a relay race each athlete has to complete Leg 200 September 18, 2000
It's the term for 1 full trip around the track Lap 300 September 18, 2000
To the ancient Greeks 4 of these made a palm Fingers 400 September 18, 2000
It's a linear measure in the U.S., or the basic unit of verse Foot 500 September 18, 2000
Number of teaspoons in a tablespoon 3 100 January 31, 2000
A surveyor's chain has 100 of these Links 200 January 31, 2000
On this scale, normal human body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius 300 January 31, 2000
A man weighing 210 pounds is said in Great Britain to weigh 15 of these Stones 400 January 31, 2000
This liquor measurement is equivalent to 1.6 pints, or about 25 shots Fifth 500 January 31, 2000
Number of square feet in a square yard 9 100 November 8, 1999
The first reliable mercury-in-glass thermometers used this temperature scale Fahrenheit 200 November 8, 1999
Generally, a double one of these should have over 300 coils, a kingsize one over 450 Mattress 300 November 8, 1999
The National Fire Protection Association Code says the 4 letters on this sign must be at least 6" tall Exit 400 November 8, 1999
In Old England, a sack was a unit of weight for this fiber covering 364 pounds; so 3 sacks full weighed 1092 lbs. Wool 500 November 8, 1999
A "long" one is 2,240 pounds, a "short" one is 2,000 ton 100 November 13, 1998
Whether you hide your light under it or not, it's equal to 35.24 liters bushel 200 November 13, 1998
This international standard is equal to approximately 3,281 feet kilometer 300 November 13, 1998
Hold your breath! If you traveled 20,000 leagues under the sea, you'd go 60,000 of these miles 400 November 13, 1998
What we Yanks would call a trillion, the Brits would call this billion 500 November 13, 1998
This unit used for measuring diamonds originally equalled the weight of 1 carob seed Carat 100 July 16, 1997
In the military, 1300 hours is equivalent to this time of day 1 P.M. 200 July 16, 1997
This measurement of cloth is equal to 40 yards Bolt 300 July 16, 1997
You'd need this number of correct test answers to score a perfect "score" 20 400 July 16, 1997
There are 2 pints in a quart, or this many ounces 32 500 July 16, 1997
It can be one-fourth of a school year or one-fourth of a dollar quarter 100 July 3, 1997
In 5-card poker there are 624 possible 4-of-a-kind hands, & this many possible royal flushes 4 200 July 3, 1997
Reduce 32/64 to a decimal & you get this .50 300 July 3, 1997
At sea level & 32 degrees F., it's 1,088 feet per second speed of sound 400 July 3, 1997
At 20 degrees C., this much water weighs 8.33 pounds gallon 500 July 3, 1997
Take off for a fortnight & you'll be gone this many days 14 100 January 20, 1997
To convert gallons to these units, multiply by 3.785 Liters 200 January 20, 1997
A square foot contains this many square inches 144 300 January 20, 1997
Jockeys know it's equal to an eighth of a mile Furlong 400 January 20, 1997
If your recipe calls for a cup of liquid, you can use this many tablespoons 16 500 January 20, 1997
On the Beaufort scale, it's the next step up from a tropical storm a hurricane 100 January 6, 1997
The EPA determines whether drinking water contains more lead than 15 ppb, ppb standing for this parts per billion 200 January 6, 1997
This small measurement used by bartenders equals about 1 1/2 ounces a shot glass (or a jigger) 300 January 6, 1997
To determine this for a circle, multiply the diameter by pi the circumference 400 January 6, 1997
Abbreviated G or GB in computerese, it's equal to 1,024 MB a gigabyte 500 January 6, 1997
The diameter of this part of the eye & its shrinkage in bright light are measured in millimeters Pupil 100 December 26, 1996
The standard index card sizes in America are 5" X 8", 4" X 6" & this 3" X 5" 300 December 26, 1996
What the British call a billion, we call this Trillion 400 December 26, 1996
The longest months on the Jewish calendar have this many days 30 500 December 26, 1996
In golf a standard one of these is 2 1/8" long & holds up to a 1.62-ounce ball the tee 100 September 10, 1996
Running time in silent films was measured in these, each about 10 minutes long reels 200 September 10, 1996
In the metric system, dkL stands for this unit a dekaliter 300 September 10, 1996
Size numbers for these run from 1 to the 20s & types include sharps, milliner's & chenilles needles 400 September 10, 1996
Following "assay", this 3-letter word is a unit of mass; following "freight", it's a unit of capacity ton 500 September 10, 1996
A long ton is 2,240 pounds & a short ton is this many pounds 2,000 100 September 10, 1992
If you require a quire, you need 24 or 25 sheets of this paper 200 September 10, 1992
Of a cup, 1/2 pint, or 12 ounces, the one not equal to either of the other 2 12 ounces 300 September 10, 1992
The quarter in quarter horse stands for this quarter mile 400 September 10, 1992
At the speed of 1 knot, you travel 1 nautical mile in this length of time an hour 500 September 10, 1992
1 hectare, the metric unit of area, is equal to 2.471 of these an acre 100 November 15, 1990
This cotton measure is 500 lbs. in the U.S. & only 176 lbs. in China a bale 200 November 15, 1990
Measuring longitude at the equator 1 of these equals 69.17 miles a degree 300 November 15, 1990
6 miles square is exactly equal to this many square miles 36 square miles 400 November 15, 1990
This unit named for a Swedish scientist is used to designate wavelengths of light angstrom 500 November 15, 1990
4 pearl grains equal 1 of these units also used for diamonds Carats 100 May 1, 1990
If you're a half pint, you're equal to this many cups 1 500 May 1, 1990
You're not wet behind the ears if you know this international unit equals 6,076.11549 feet Nautical Mile May 1, 1990
In cloth measure, this is divided into 4 quarters, not 3 feet Yards 100 February 6, 1990
To find this, multiply the diameter by pi Circumference 200 February 6, 1990
If mom & dad let you borrow one of these, you'll find it's probably 3 3/8" x 2 1/8" & has a limit Credit Card 300 February 6, 1990
There are 1 million of these in a kilogram Milligrams 400 February 6, 1990
The "Systeme International d' Unites" is commonly referred to as this The Metric System 500 February 6, 1990
One's tested mental age divided by one's chronological age X 100 equals this IQ 100 February 18, 1988
This measurement originally referred to a strip of land 66 feet wide & 660 feet long acre 200 February 18, 1988
Ironically, this system was declared the fundamental standard of measurement in the U.S. in 1893 metric system 300 February 18, 1988
128 cubic feet of firewood is equal to this cord 400 February 18, 1988
Number of ounces in a 354ml can of soda pop 12 500 February 18, 1988
The original quantity of this unit of measure was 480 sheets of paper; now some round it to 500 ream 100 January 15, 1987
In the Greek system of telling time, this was the length of an "Olympiad" 4 years 200 January 15, 1987
1 of 2 units of measure whose names are from the Latin "uncia", meaning "twelfth part" ounce (or inch) 300 January 15, 1987
A measure in music or a measure by which gold is sold bar 400 January 15, 1987
Swedish astronomer who developed the centigrade scale (Anders) Celsius 500 January 15, 1987