Thursday, April 8, 2010

NPR Puzzle 4/4/10 -- Terrifying Dolly Could Bring In Chaos

Here's this week's puzzle:
Think of a 15-letter word that is spelled without using any of the letters T, A, X, E or S. And it means how Stephen King writes.
The answer is BLOODCURDLINGLY, which is also the answer to the cryptic clue I wrote for the subject line.

And just to cheer everyone up, here's a screaming penguin, compliments of Flickmor's photostream.

There's nothing too scary happening at Casa Crossword Man, so I'll get straight to our contest.  Everyone seems to think this puzzle won't have generated a lot of entries.  Ross has taken the division below the lowest bidder, and I'm thinking positively and taking the first division with 500 possible answers!  Let's see who wins.  (Ben, your prize is in the mail.  But if you win a second time, we have an even doofier prize to send you!)

Here are the divisions with this week's picks:

Fewer than 100
100 - 200
200 - 300
300 - 400
400 - 500  --  Ross
500 - 600  Mendo Jim
600 - 700  --  Dan
700 - 800  --  Tom
800 - 900  --  Ben
900 - 1,000  --  Natasha
1,000 - 1,100  --  Roxie
1,100 - 1,200  --  Jim
1,200 - 1,300
1,300 - 1,400
1,400 - 1,500
1,500 - 2,000  --  Magdalen
2,000 - 2.500
2,500 - 3,000
3,000 - 3,500
3,500 - 4,000
4,000 - 4,500
4,500 - 5,000
More than 5,000
More than 5,000 and it sets a new record.

2 comments:

Ben said...

Hey, I got my prize in the mail! A Townsend puzzle book -- too cool ! ! !

You all are too kind. I'd like to thank the members of the Academy blah blah blah.

I sent in BLOODCURDLINGLY as well, but didn't get the call. Alas.

I hinted in my last post that I was "a positive type" of person, or something like that. Cause I am. Type A+.

- Ben

Magdalen said...

And I'm B+, Ben, which I also tried to hint at. What can I say? We're clearly too subtle for all those O-neg types... :-)