Friday, October 8, 2010

NPR Puzzle 10/3/10 - Of George We Sing

Here's this week's puzzle:
Name a famous person whose first name has six letters and last name has eight. In this person's first name, the first two letters are the same as the last two letters. And, these two letters also start the last name. The first two letters of the last name are pronounced differently from how they're pronounced in the first name. Who is this person?
The answer is GEORGE GERSHWIN.

I suspect that Will Shortz won't accept as famous enough either George Gebhardt, the Swiss silent movie star, or George Genereux, the trap shooter who won Olympic gold for Canada.  I'm sure I don't need to explain to you that whatever Khankh, Khovsgol is (well, you read the Wiki article and see if it makes sense), it's not an acceptable answer to the puzzle.

The photos this week are all (or almost all) Flickr photos with George Gershwin titles as their Flickr page titles.  (I think the first photo was inspired more by Mungo Jerry's In The Summertime than Gershwin, but it was too much fun to pass up.)  Enjoy:

Summertime:


Rhapsody in Blue:


An American in Paris (although you'll have spotted that she's actually in Las Vegas):


My Sweet Embraceable You:


I Got Rhythm:


Shall We Dance:


Time for ...

P I C K   A   R A N G E

Here are this week's picks for 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 -- Dave
1,300 - 1,400
1,400 - 1,500

1,500 - 1,600 -- Jordan
1,600 - 1,700
1,700 - 1,800
1,800 - 1,900 -- Ben
1,900 - 2,000 -- Magdalen

2,000 - 2,100 -- Ross
2,100 - 2,200 -- Tom
2,200 - 2,300 -- David
2,300 - 2,400
2,400 - 2,500 -- Mendo Jim

2,500 - 3,000 -- Jimel

3,000 - 3,500 -- Karen in the Kitchen

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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