Thursday, February 17, 2011

NPR Puzzle 2/13/11 - To Bucharest With Love

Here's this week's puzzle:
Name a world capital. Add the letter R, and rearrange the letters to name two U.S. presidents. What is the world capital and who are the presidents?
Bush + Carter = Bucharest + R

We're home after a quick getaway to a lovely inn in Northern Maryland.  Alas, the inn's Internet connection died on them, so we've been playing catch-up with emails, blog posts, etc., for the past day.  This, therefore, will be a short post.







 

I know, I would ordinarily put them in a nice 2x3 array, but getting things just so is a luxury I can't afford today.  Next time, I promise.

Time for ...
P I C K   A   R A N G E

Fewer than 50       
50 - 100
100 - 150
150 - 200
200 - 250
250 - 300
300 - 350
350 - 400
400 - 450
450 - 500

500 - 550
550 - 600
600 - 650
650 - 700
700 - 750
750 - 800 -- Mendo Jim
800 - 850
850 - 900
900 - 950
950 - 1,000
1,000 - 1,050 -- Ross        
1,050 - 1,100
1,100 - 1,150
1,150 - 1,200 -- Magdalen
1,200 - 1,250 -- Dave
1,250 - 1,300
1,300 - 1,350
1,350 - 1,400
1,400 - 1,450 -- Tom
1,450 - 1,500

1,500 - 1,550
1,550 - 1,600
1,600 - 1,650 -- David
1,650 - 1,700
1,700 - 1,750 -- Jimel
1,750 - 1,800
1,800 - 1,850
1,850 - 1,900
1,900 - 1,950
1,950 - 2,000
2,000 - 2,050
2,050 - 2,100
2,100 - 2,150
2,150 - 2,200
2,200 - 2,250
2,250 - 2,300
2,300 - 2,350
2,350 - 2,400
2,400 - 2,450
2,450 - 2,500

2,500 - 2,750
2,750 - 3,000
3,000 - 3,250
3,250 - 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.
Our tie-break rule: 
In the event that a single round number is announced, AND two separate people picked the ranges leading up to and leading up from that round number, the prize will be awarded to whichever entrant had not already won a prize, or in the event that both entrants had won a prize already or neither had, then to the earlier of the two entries on the famous judicial principle of "First Come First Serve," (or in technical legal jargon, "You Snooze, You Lose")

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