Thursday, July 21, 2011

NPR Puzzle 7/17/11 - Impatient for This Week's Puzzle

Here is this week's NPR puzzle:
Think of an adjective that might describe a child before a summer vacation. Change the second letter to the next letter of the alphabet, and you'll name someone you might see in a hospital. Who is it?
The answer is INPATIENT, which you get from IMPATIENT.  Not hard, as the Pick a Range choices suggest.

 We've got the builders in today and it's hot as Hades outside, so this is going to be a quick post.  First, for Mendo Jim we have Laguna Beach (Flickr had no pictures of Camp Ta Ta Pochon, but if you leave off the "camp" you get this photo for no good reason at all.  It's not Creative Commons, so I can't show it.)



And for David who's taking his recent prize to the Channel Islands, here's a photo to help you anticipate:


(That's a sunset over Catalina -- if you'd meant the Jersey Channel Islands, I gotta post a different picture.)

Time for --
P I C K   A   R A N G E
Here are this 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
850 - 900
900 - 950
950 - 1,000
1,000 - 1,050 -- Natasha
1,050 - 1,100
1,100 - 1,150 -- Ross
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
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
1,750 - 1,800 -- Marie
1,800 - 1,850 -- skydiveboy
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 -- Phil
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 -- Mendo Jim
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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