Thursday, July 8, 2010

NPR Puzzle 7/4/10 This Post Has The Wurst Pun

Here's this week's puzzle:
Take an eight-letter term that's often used to mean "a good child." Remove the first two and last two letters, and reverse what remains to get a four-letter word meaning "a bad child."
The answer is ALTAR BOY, which has BRAT inside it.

And if you think how much boys that age eat, it's not unreasonable to expect to find an altar boy with a brat inside him.

Here is not one brat, but two (Johnsonville bratwurst):



Altar from Ostia showing Romulus and Remus suckled by the she-wolf, discovered by shepherds. Now at the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome.

Last one:
A boy.  At least, I think that's a boy.  Gosh, I hope I'm not guilty of stereotyping here...


It's time for this week's




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

1,000 - 1,100 -- Natasha
1,100 - 1,200 -- Ben
1,200 - 1,300 -- Dave
1,300 - 1,400 -- Tom
1,400 - 1,500 -- Mendo Jim

1,500 - 1,600 -- Marie

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

2,000 - 2,100
2,100 - 2,200 -- Ross
2,200 - 2,300
2,300 - 2,400
2,400 - 2,500 -- Magdalen

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:

Anonymous said...

1700-1800

Anonymous said...

And I'll take my prize in unmarked 20's and 50's.