Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NPR Sunday 4/26/09 -- What Twelve Equals

Ross figured this out while I was on the road, getting educated. (I'm a part-time attorney, so I have to do annual continuing legal education, which -- for now -- is all down near Philadelphia.) A gentle suggestion by him (maybe not even elevated to the level of a hint) and I got it too. Whew! My second week on the job, and I was really afraid I'd let Crosswordman down by not solving one of Will Shortz's puzzles.

We eliminated several possibilities in the course of solving this one. Here are a couple:

6 = 7
10 = 6
14 = 8
18 = 5

2 = 3
3 = 4
4 = 6
5 = 5

It will be a lot easier to solve those two puzzles if you've already tried hard to solve this week's on-air puzzle. In effect, they're dead ends for this week's puzzle! Have fun, and I'll be back tomorrow with all the answers.

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