Thursday, August 12, 2010

NPR Puzzle 8/8/10 -- The Answer To That Would Be Yes

Here's this week's challenge:
Take the letters in the name of cellist Yo Yo Ma, and rearrange them to form the initial letters of a familiar six-word question. What is the question?
I will admit I didn't see this immediately, but Ross got it pretty quickly:  Are You Out Of Your Mind?

I also don't see the answer to David's supplemental puzzle, which takes the letters of "Yo Mama" and uses them as the initial letters of a familiar question.  David, lay it on us man -- we're all eyes!  And, I loved your spoonerism riddles, particularly the one with Sarah Palin and parasailin'.  I'm a bit relieved you couldn't work out the Will Shortz/shill warts riddle; I'm not sure my stomach could take that!

Let's see -- what art work can I find for this rather conceptual puzzle.  (And no, I'm not posting a picture of Yo Yo Ma -- much too obvious.)  Well, here are a couple of the many photos (!) you get if you type the question "Are you out of your mind" into Flickr.  Want to know what the connection is?  Just click on the photo & visit its page at Flickr!




(On that last one?  No clue.)

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 challenge above. 

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 -- Dave
1,100 - 1,200 -- Ross
1,200 - 1,300 -- Tom
1,300 - 1,400 -- Jimel
1,400 - 1,500 -- Mendo Jim

1,500 - 1,600 -- Magdalen
1,600 - 1,700 -- David
1,700 - 1,800
1,800 - 1,900
1,900 - 2,000 -- Natasha

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.

1 comment:

David said...

"Are You A Man Or Mouse?"