Friday, March 30, 2012

NPR Puzzle - Are We Sure Will Didn't Recycle This Puzzle?

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Think of a much-discussed subject in the news. Two words (five letters in the first, six letters in the last). The letters of the five-letter word can be rearranged to get the first five letters of the six-letter word. The six-letter word ends in a Y. What's the subject?
The answer is GREEN ENERGY. I had to resist the urge to look for photos that had teeny tiny wind turbines or hydro-electric dams or solar panels in them. Instead, I went for places with "GREEN" in the name.

The mountain on the left is Green Mountain, near Eldorado Springs, Colorado

The fountain at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan

New Glarus, in Green County, Wisconsin

This is the Green Cove Spring in Green Cove Springs, Florida (it makes a natural swimming pool above the weir)

Remember Green Mountain in the first photo? You're at its peak in this one. The brass tablet identifies the other mountains in the range.

Green-Wood Cemetary, Brooklyn, NY

Time for...
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 -- Ross
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950 -- Dave
951 - 1,000

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

1,501 - 1,550
1,551 - 1,600 
1,601 - 1,650
1,651 - 1,700 -- Joe Kupe
1,701 - 1,750 -- Tobias Duncan
1,751 - 1,800 -- Skydiveboy
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...

Did you notice that Magdalen's post for the prior puzzle was "Will Shortz (& Mike Reiss) Go Green!".

Magdalen said...

I noticed it only as I was doing the "Thursday" post...on Friday.

David said...

Sunday's puzzle is of the one minute variety.