Sunday, May 6, 2012

NPR Puzzle 5/6/12 - This One Won't Give You Apepsy

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?
Easy-peasy (a two-word phrase made from the letters of APEPSY, a weakness of digestion).

And if you too found it easy and not at all hard to digest, send your answer in here.

Photos? I'm learning the hard way that "least said soonest mended" (a four-word phrase made up of the letters in "dead men tell no tails [sic]") is the best approach with the photo section. With no further ado, then, I give you Today's Photos:


Time for...

This is where we ask you how many entries you think NPR will get for the challenge above.  If you want to win, leave a comment with your guess for the range of entries NPR will receive.  First come first served, so read existing comments before you guess.  Ross and I guess last, just before we publish the Thursday post.  After the Thursday post is up, the entries are closed.  The winner gets a puzzle book of our unspecified choosing.

Around 420 entries this week, which no one was each close to, presumably because YOU all found the puzzle to be easy even if the pun was atrocious. Well, this week really is easy, so hurry and pick your generous range for the number of entries to be announced next Sunday on the radio! If you guess correctly, you'll win a prize.

Here are the ranges:
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         
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").  And yes, this rule is most-likely obsolete but I just like having fine print. 

10 comments:

Norrin2 said...

I think there will be more than 5,000 correct entries this week. I am basing that on the fact that I struggle with the puzzle every week, don't always arrive at the answer, and got this one instantly.

David said...

The first word I thought of was not in the answer, but did lead immediately to the correct answer.

I guess I need to go back to 2001 to 2050

Dave said...

The Avon lady was just at the door and suggested that I go for 1,051 to 1,100.

Tobias Duncan said...

Dave that is not cool

skydiveboy said...

1251

Anonymous said...

Last week's challenge was so poor (pronounced "poor" not "pore") that it was embarrassing.
This week's is so easy, it is insulting.

Does Will not know his public or just not care?

Everyone will figure this out in minutes, but few will bother to submit an answer.

Mendo Jim

Marie said...

Hmmm, what to do....I'll stay with 1701-1750, final answer.

Curtis said...

I badly overestimated the range last week. Que sera sera. I'll stick with the same this week: 1351 - 1400.

Anonymous said...

Dave having taken my usual slot, may I have 1101-1150, please.

Henry BW

Tobias Duncan said...

1651 to 1700 please