Thursday, October 25, 2012

NPR Puzzle 10/21/12 - Series or Sequence? That is the Question?

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
What letter comes next in this series: W, L, C, N, I, T?
Oh, right: the answer's right there. What Letter Comes Next In This []eries?
Answer? S.

For Sunday's photos, I looked up the following words in Flickr:
  1. Serene
  2. Surprise
  3. Scenic
  4. (Scenic again but clearly a photo of lilacs will do for Scent)
  5. Situation
  6. Sanguine (brand name of the wool used in the weaving!)
As with the photos below, if you click on any of my S-photos from Sunday, you'll go to the Flickr page for attribution and explanations.








Guess that sheds some light on this week's puzzle!

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 -- EKW
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- Joe Kupe
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950 -- Dave
951 - 1,000
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- HenryBW
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200 -- Magdalen
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350 -- KDW
1,351 - 1,400
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500

1,501 - 1,550
1,551 - 1,600
1,601 - 1,650 -- Mendo Jim
1,651 - 1,700
1,701 - 1,750
1,751 - 1,800 -- Paul
1,801 - 1,850 -- Ross
1,851 - 1,900
1,901 - 1,950
1,951 - 2,000 -- Marie
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 -- Curtis
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

 > 5,000
 > 5,000 + new record
Our tie-break rule:   In the event that a single round number is announced with a qualifier such as "about" or "around" (e.g., "We received around 1,200 entries."), AND two separate people picked the ranges of numbers just before and just after 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").  As of July 2012, this rule is officially no longer obsolete (and also I still just like having fine print). 

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