Thursday, April 12, 2012

NPR Puzzle 4/8/12 - What Will Delaware? A Hijab!

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:

Name an article of clothing that contains three consecutive letters of the alphabet consecutively in the word. For example, "canopy" contains the consecutive letters N-O-P. This article of clothing is often worn in a country that's name also contains three consecutive letters of the alphabet together. What is the clothing article, and what is the country?
We did this the obvious way: look for the country, then figure out the clothing. The countries were easy, but did we want Middle Eastern dress for Afghanistan, or Pacific Islander costumes for Tuvalu? The answer, we think, is HIJAB + AFGHANISTAN. Tuvalu won the consolation prize: photos!

All the photos are of Tuvalu, except the last one, which Flickr says is of the Tuvalu consulate/embassy in the Raynes Park (SW20) area of London. Extra sparkly bonus points if any of you guessed that right!









 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 -- Curtis
401 - 450
451 - 500
 
501 - 550
551 - 600 -- Ross
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800
801 - 850 -- Shieldhouse
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000

1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- HenryBW
1,101 - 1,150 -- Marie
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250 -- Tobias Duncan
1,251 - 1,300 -- Magdalen
1,301 - 1,350 -- Debbisam
1,351 - 1,400 -- Kathy Dawn
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 -- Jan
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 -- SkyDiveBoy
3,251 - 3,500
3,501 - 4,000
4,001 - 4,500
4,501 - 5,000 -- Joe Kupe

More than 5,000
More than 5,000 + new record. -- EKW
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:

Tobias Duncan said...

I am always so disappointed this time of day on Thursday. How can I have lost again???