Thursday, July 7, 2011

NPR Puzzle 7/3/11 -- True False Question

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Think of a common four-letter adjective. Then take its opposite in French. (It's a French word that everyone knows.) Say the two words out loud, one after the other, and you'll name a famous film director. Who is it?
Ross got this immediately, because he's more knowledgeable about French cinema, and because I was still punch drunk from spending an entire week at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, most of that time with 2,000+ other romance writers.

Anyway, the answer is TRUE + FAUX = Francois Truffaut.

(Sorry about that.  The day job is sucking all the life out of everything else.)

Okay, the movie I picked was Fahrenheit 451 with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie.  I vaguely remember seeing it as a child, but I had no recollection that it was directed by Truffaut.

Location gardens of Pinewood House, Pinewood Studios

Parc de Chateauneuf sur Loire

Halle de Châteauneuf sur Loire

Skater in Orléans, France

A deer in the fields by Swinley Forest, near Crowthorne, Berks, UK

Mausoleum in the grounds of Grove House, Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London SW15

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 -- Ross
350 - 400 -- skydiveboy
400 - 450 -- Dave
450 - 500 -- DAPF
 
500 - 550 -- woozy
550 - 600
600 - 650 -- Grace
650 - 700
700 - 750
750 - 800 -- Magdalen
800 - 850
850 - 900
900 - 950
950 - 1,000
1,000 - 1,050 -- David
1,050 - 1,100
1,100 - 1,150
1,150 - 1,200
1,200 - 1,250
1,250 - 1,300
1,300 - 1,350
1,350 - 1,400
1,400 - 1,450
1,450 - 1,500

1,500 - 1,550
1,550 - 1,600
1,600 - 1,650
1,650 - 1,700
1,700 - 1,750
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")

3 comments:

Mendo Jim said...

poof?

DAPF said...

Hey, the new NPR puzzle is already out on the web, and it's another "goody!" for this Frenchy

David said...

Oui!