Thursday, March 3, 2011

NPR Puzzle 2/27/11 - "Marsha?" "John!" (Stan Freberg? Anyone?)

Here's this week's puzzle:
Take a common girl's name that's six letters long. Change the fourth letter to the next letter in the alphabet to get another common girl's name. What names are these?
The intended answer is Marsha and Martha, although Ross and I thought the Carrie Cassie connection was cute: can Carsie be a girl's name?





Okay, here's what we had for photos:  The Marsha Sharp Expressway under construction, and Martha Brae, Jamaica, in the top row; a wonderful painting by Roller Wilson (the title of which is too long for even this post but it includes the name Marsha), and "Martha Falls," where Martha is a stuffed animal used in some kite experiment, in the second row; the Martha Crone shelter in the bottom left and an art installation by Marsha Kirk in the bottom right.  Click on any photo for more information!



Time for ...
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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")

4 comments:

Mendo Jim said...

I suppose I'll feel like a dummy when you explain "Freiberg" to me.

David said...

My alternate was Betsie and Bettie.

Magdalen said...

Silly me -- I misspelled it but Ross caught it. Thanks, Ross.

Does that explain all to you, MJ? Or do you really not know the genius that is Stan Freberg? Cause I'll happily get clicky with some links for you. (John & Marsha is not his best work, btw.)

Mendo Jim said...

Magdalen:
If you look back at my Monday comment on this puzzle, you might notice that I do "...know the genius that is Stan Freberg" though stated perhaps obscurely.
I think "Freiberg" would probably be pronounced "Friberg."
I was confused, I guess, by the correct spelling on the album cover just below.