Thursday, May 10, 2012

NPR Puzzle 5/7/12 - To Be Easy or Not Too Easy

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Using only the six letters of the name "Bronte," repeating them as often as necessary, spell a familiar six-word phrase. What is it?
I got an email from Henry this evening to point out that there was no Thursday post as of 6 p.m. and was that because Blogger screwed up again, or were we away from home? (We're away from home.) He then went on to say: "I thought the Lego village was a bit of a giveaway." To which my reply (and also the answer to the photos and the puzzle) was: "There are other Legolands, first of all, and anyway, you’d have had to think: Legoland – Denmark – Elsinore – Hamlet – “To Be or Not To Be” and if you can do that, you deserve to have your entry counted."

Click on any of these photos of Denmark for more information:

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

1,001 - 1,050 -- HenryBW
1,051 - 1,100 -- Dave
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200 -- Ross
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300 -- skydiveboy
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 -- Curtis
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500 -- Magdalen

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

2,001 - 2,050 -- David
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 -- Norrin2
More than 5,000 + 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:

Anonymous said...

If I sent in answers in other than special circumstances, I would have sent in:

"To bë or not to bë?"

Was there ever an easier Challenge?

Mendo Jim