Thursday, June 3, 2010

NPR Puzzle 5/30/10 - Do The Spanish Eat Danish?

This week's puzzle is:
Take the name of a nationality and write it in lower case letters. Remove the first letter and rotate one of the remaining letters a 180 degrees. The result will be another nationality. What nationalities are these? 
The answers are SPANISH and DANISH.  This was easy for us because we'd thought of SPAIN and RAIN last week, so Spain was already on our minds.

I posted photos with three things with Spanish in the name.  Spanish Coffee (they set the liqueur alight before they make the coffee, and then transfer it back and forth between these gravy-boat things to burn off some of the alcohol).


This is a Spanish Daisy.  I have no idea if that's just another name for a Marguerite Daisy.


This is the Spanish Plaza at the World Trade Center in New Orleans.


Here's the Danish Radio Concert Hall:


This is Danish White glaze on an unfired piece of pottery:



Danish Flower Thread, a matte thread used in cross stitch or embroidery:



Finally, here's our Spanish-Danish photographer's self-portrait.  If you click on the photo, you'll learn that the hat in some way represents her "Danish side."


Here are this week's guesses in the weekly challenge to Predict How Many Entries NPR Will Get:
Fewer than 100
100 - 200
200 - 300
300 - 400
400 - 500
500 - 600
600 - 700
700 - 800
800 - 900
900 - 1,000 -- Magdalen
1,000 - 1,100 -- Natasha
1,100 - 1,200 -- Mendo Jim (sorry, Henry)
1,200 - 1,300 -- Dave
1,300 - 1,400 -- Ross
1,400 - 1,500 -- Tom
1,500 - 2,000 -- Dan
2,000 - 2.500 -- Ben
2,500 - 3,000 -- Marie
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.

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