Thursday, February 18, 2010

NPR Puzzle -- 2/14/10 Support Our Stoops - Brownstones of the World Unite?

Here's this week's puzzle:
Take the name "Proust," as in Marcel Proust. Using these six letters, repeating them as often as necessary, spell a familiar bumper sticker with three words, 16 letters altogether. What bumper sticker is it?
We had no trouble with this puzzle, and neither did our hosts for the weekend.  In fact, Jason may have gotten it fastest of all.

Here's a guy who needed to make some changes to keep his bumper sticker appropriately "Proustian":


But here's another, better-known Proustian image:


and these taste better. 

I checked to see what you could make with unlimited A D E I L M N, and apart from the obvious (Melinda), you get Elmdale, Indiana.  Which is only 11 miles away from Crawfordsville, Indiana, the birthplace of our very own puzzlemaster, Will Shortz.  Coincidence?  I think not.

I'll be blogging on Sunday from the ACPT -- where I am not (thankfully) a competitor this year.

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