Friday, November 4, 2011

NPR Puzzlw 10/30/11 - Liberty LaBelle

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Name a well-known singer. Drop the first and last letters of the singer's first name and you'll get the letters of a well-known company. Drop the first and last letters of the singer's last name, and you'll identify the logo that the company is classically known for. Who is the singer and what's the company?
We just got home from North Carolina, an 11-hour drive. What was the puzzle again? Oh, yeah: Patti LaBelle -- if you strip off the first & last letters, you get AT&T and "a bell." I'll be honest - I'm not sure Will's got the precise relationship of the Bell families straight, but I also know I'm not thinking straight. I'll get Henry to opine on this matter, even if it doesn't matter.

Here's the thing about Patti LaBelle -- she's a long, long time resident of Philadelphia.  Ross and I saw her on Cesar Milan's "Dog Whisperer" when he helped her at her home in Wynnewood, a suburb of Philly.  So I picked six photos of Wynnewood. Hey, I figure if Patti LaBelle can be that loyal to a locale, so can I.







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 -- skydiveboy
351 - 400
401 - 450
451 - 500
 
501 - 550
551 - 600
601 - 650 -- Ross
651 - 700 -- Magdalen
701 - 750
751 - 800 -- Dave
801 - 850 -- Marie
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000

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

1,501 - 1,550
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")

3 comments:

David said...

I thought the pictures looked like the Philadelphia suburbs (where I grew up).

If you go here:

http://www.creativepro.com/node/63446

you can see a classic AT&T logo with a bell.

Magdalen said...

Thanks, David - that is actually very helpful!

Mendo Jim said...

I would say the letters in the name of the well-known company are:
t h e a m e r i c a n t e l e p h o n e a n d t e l e g r a p h c o m p a n y