Thursday, June 2, 2011

NPR Puzzle - The Answer, Take Two

Sorry for the delay - our power and Internet went out on a lovely sunny afternoon, which just looks wrong.  At the very least it should be raining.

Does anyone still not know what this week's (and last week's) NPR puzzle?  If so, here it is:
Think of two five-letter words that are exact opposites, in which the first two letters of each word are the same as the first two letters of the other, only reversed. Hint: The fourth letter of each word is A. What two words are these?
As previously announced, the answers are URBAN and RURAL.

Let's see some photos of urban and rural with no effort to obfuscate:

Urban Safari
Urban Landscape
Urban Garden
Rural Iowa Home (that's a former corn crib on the left)
Rural and Industrial
Rural Power Scape
As usual, click on the photo to look at its Flickr page.

Time for  ...
P I C K   A   R A N G E

Here are this week's and last week's picks:
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
800 - 850 -- Ross
850 - 900 -- Dave
900 - 950
950 - 1,000 -- Magdalen
1,000 - 1,050 -- David
1,050 - 1,100 -- Henry
1,100 - 1,150
1,150 - 1,200
1,200 - 1,250 -- Mendo Jim
1,250 - 1,300
1,300 - 1,350
1,350 - 1,400
1,400 - 1,450
1,450 - 1,500

1,500 - 1,550 -- David
1,550 - 1,600
1,600 - 1,650
1,650 - 1,700
1,700 - 1,750 -- Dave
1,750 - 1,800
1,800 - 1,850
1,850 - 1,900
1,900 - 1,950
1,950 - 2,000
2,000 - 2,050 -- Natasha
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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