Sunday, July 18, 2010

NPR Puzzle 7/18 -- Mmmm - Pecan Pie!

Here's this week's puzzle:
Complete this analogy: "Banjo" is to "ferns" as "pecan" is to _______.
Easy as pie!


But let's look at the rest of this analogy puzzle:

is to


as


is to


Time for


P I C K   A   R A N G E

This is where we ask you how many entries you think NPR will get for the puzzle above.  
We have a winner from last week, with just over 2000 entries:  Mendo Jim!  We have your address, Jim, so we'll get that out to you tomorrow.
Want to win a prize?  Leave a comment with your guess for the range of entries NPR will receive; first come first served, so read existing comments before you guess.  Ross and I guess last, just before we publish the Thursday post.  After the Thursday post is up, the entries are closed.

Here are the ranges:

Fewer than 100
100 - 200
200 - 300
300 - 400
400 - 500

500 - 600
600 - 700
700 - 800
800 - 900
900 - 1,000

1,000 - 1,100
1,100 - 1,200
1,200 - 1,300
1,300 - 1,400
1,400 - 1,500

1,500 - 1,600
1,600 - 1,700
1,700 - 1,800
1,800 - 1,900
1,900 - 2,000

2,000 - 2,100
2,100 - 2,200
2,200 - 2,300
2,300 - 2,400
2,400 - 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.

6 comments:

David said...

Very easy indeed. I knew (sort of) the answer before Will repeated the puzzle.

Interesting about last week. My wife and I generally do our long run on Sunday, I good time to think about many of the puzzles. We live in Seattle and happened to run past the Space Needle last Sunday, but for some reason I was unable to come up with the answer until Monday, as I was looking out my office window and saw the Space Needle.

I guess 1400-1500.

Natasha said...

I select the 2000-2100 range this week. I love your images this week.

Mendo Jim said...

I got the challenge on the NPR page yesterday afternoon and, still stumped this morning, was astounded at all the easy, easies here and at Blaine's place.
I realize now I made the mistake of forgetting that Will is a puzzle master, not an analogy master.
I'll try 900 to 1000 this week while I wait for the postman.
What in the world is the pecan photo about?

Marie said...

My first hunch proved correct. So I think it's a pretty easy puzzle. Give me 2100-2200.

Tom said...

This weeks puzzle wasn't much of a challenge. Even my wife (who isn't much of a puzzle person) solved it in less than five minutes. I'll take the 2,200 - 2,300 bracket this week please.

henry.blancowhite said...

I like round numbers, so I'll take 1500-1600.