Thursday, October 6, 2011

NPR Puzzle 10/2/11 - Let Us Eat Cake!

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Think of a common one-word entrée and dessert. When you insert the name of the entrée into the dessert's name, it will read as a certain meal. Name the entrée, dessert, and meal.
The answer is C[LAMB]AKE.

As Mendo Jim so perceptively noted, this is a nice example by Will Shortz of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  He used the same puzzle four years ago, albeit clued differently.  Here's the NPR website write-up with confirmatory audio

I like to bake, so rather than photos with tiny white dots that you might or might not identify as sheep, I went with the dessert portion of our puzzling meal.  Here are the places associated with the word CAKE.  (I make no warranties about the deliciousness of any of these -- a Staffordshire Oatcake might be only a tad better than cardboard for all I know -- but if you want any recipes, let me know.)

Staffordshire Oatcake

Black Forest Cake

Mexican Wedding Cake

Frankfurt Crown Cake

Smith Island Cake (I have no idea which Smith Island the cake belongs to, but this one is in Maryland)

Dorset Apple Cake

Time for ...
P I C K   A   R A N G E

Here are this week's picks:
Fewer than 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200
201 - 250
251 - 300
301 - 350
351 - 400
401 - 450
451 - 500
 
501 - 550
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800 -- skydiveboy
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950 -- Dave
951 - 1,000

1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200 -- Ross
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350 -- Mendo Jim
1,351 - 1,400
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500 -- Magdalen

1,501 - 1,550 -- Marie
1,551 - 1,600
1,601 - 1,650
1,651 - 1,700
1,701 - 1,750
1,751 - 1,800
1,801 - 1,850
1,851 - 1,900
1,901 - 1,950
1,951 - 2,000

2,001 - 2,050
2,051 - 2,100
2,101 - 2,150
2,151 - 2,200
2,201 - 2,250
2,251 - 2,300
2,301 - 2,350
2,351 - 2,400
2,401 - 2,450
2,451 - 2,500

2,501 - 2,750
2,751 - 3,000
3,001 - 3,250
3,251 - 3,500
3,501 - 4,000
4,001 - 4,500
4,501 - 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")

1 comment:

David said...

Thanks, Marie. I got the answer after reading your post ("...happy as I can."). It didn't help that I was trying to put the dessert in the middle, not the entree. I did come up with some wrong answers, especially potpaella (which was wrong in many ways).

I didn't remember the similar puzzle from 4 years ago. I wonder if Will did.