Thursday, July 22, 2010

NPR Puzzle 7/18/10 -- Whose Divorce Did You Say?

Here's this week's puzzle:
Complete this analogy: "Banjo" is to "ferns" as "pecan" is to _______.
The answer is TIGER, which you get by moving each letter of PECAN four spaces along in the alphabet.  So: BcdeF AbcdE NopqR JklmN OpqrS for the first two words, and PqrsT EfghI CdefG AbcdE NopqR to get the answer.  (Somehow that doesn't look as good as I wanted it to.  Oh, well, you get the idea.)

Mendo Jim, a regular commenter, asked what was up with the photo of a pecan I ran on Sunday.  Nothing special -- it's a shelled pecan and an unshelled pecan on what looks to be bricks or paving of some sort.  But it prompts me to remind everyone:  You can always click on a photo to get more information about it, except when the photo is, itself, the answer.  Then you have to wait until the Thursday post, when I'll rerun the photos I used on Sunday, and code in the correct attribution.  Virtually all the photos I use are from Flickr, so clicking on them takes you to the original Flickr page.

Speaking of Flickr, let's see what sorts of tigers we can show:







Time for:



P I C K   A   R A N G E

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

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

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

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

2,000 - 2,100 -- Natasha
2,100 - 2,200 -- Marie
2,200 - 2,300 -- Tom
2,300 - 2,400
2,400 - 2,500

2,500 - 3,000 -- Ross

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

1 comment:

Dave said...

I'll take the 1,100 to 1,200 slot, please.