Monday, February 16, 2009

NPR Sunday Puzzle, Sun, Feb 15, 2009 - Pensacola

The on-line challenge in this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle was perfect for the assembled company who were awake at 8:40. Even the little beans were helping with the shorter animals; they are off for some Daddy time skiing at Elk Mountain today and I'll try to make more animal jumbles for when they get back.

The challenge for the listeners this week was:
Take the name "Pensacola," remove one letter and rearrange the letters that remain to get the first and last name of a famous person in American history. Who is it?
We managed to work this one out with Scrabble tiles, but knew that if we ran out of ideas, TEA Crossword Helper would have the answer. I'll reveal all after the closing date for entries.

TEA is also great for creating puzzles like this. Here's another example it came up with that's slightly harder, I think:
Take the name "Fort Madison," remove one letter and rearrange the letters that remain to get the first and last name of another famous American. Who is it?
N + SALAMI

As a postscript, here are the mixed up animals for the little beans to work on:
E + GRIT
P + HOPI
E + SANK
K + MONEY
E + BRA
D + ICE COLOR
O + SOME
I + GAFFER
E + GALE
D + AMARILLO
A + ENTREAT
L + GLORIA
A + MALL
T + CHOIRS
L + UTTER
H + IRON
M + LOAFING
E + BRAVE
U + CORNPIPE
Z + BEAR

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