Sunday, January 27, 2013

NPR Puzzle 1/27/13 -- "Your Own Two Feet" is NOT the Answer!

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Name a personal mode of transportation. Remove its first and sixth letters. What remains — in sequence, without rearranging any letters — will spell the names of two parts of the human body. What are they?
This took a bit of teamwork, despite the implication of a single person's mode of transportation.

You hardly need us to tell you that you should access NPR's personal form of contact and submission as soon as you know the answer.

We're all sick here at Casa Crosswords, so this will be a pared-down post. But even pared down, I've picked out some photos for your enjoyment.







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. Or skip the comments and send an email with your pick to Magdalen (at) Crosswordman (dot) com. 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 choosing.

There were over 450 entries for last week's GOLDA MEIR meets the EMIR puzzle, which means KDW won the right to pick between a puzzle book or a contribution to the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Get in touch, KDW, and let me know which prize you'd like.

And you--you can win either a puzzle book or the warm glow of satisfaction knowing you're a generous person. Either one will make you happy. Guess the range for this week's puzzle, and good luck!

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 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 just like having fine print). 

11 comments:

Word Woman said...

Easy puzzle. 2000-2050 please. Thanks!

Laura said...

951 - 1,000

Paul said...

I think it's safe to say that
SLEIGH => LEIG => LE(eye)G
is wrong in too many ways to possibly be right, but I thought it was fun anyway.
851-900 FCCF
Get well soon.

David said...

It was 14.6 miles into my run until I got the answer. It took me running behind my wife, and adding leading letters to various body parts to come up with the second half of the answer.

1001 to 1050 please.

curtisjohnsonimages said...

I'll drive on over to 1,351 - 1,400, please.

skydiveboy said...

1863.5

Mendo Jim said...

This was just a bit more difficult than Meir/emir, but there is no reason except for lack of interest that thousands of Will's millions of listeners shouldn't have gotten both.
Even though I am a little less than enthusiastic about one of the "body parts," I think 600 folks will probably take the time to submit an answer.

I wonder if Will even thought about jockeys' not being all-around jocks with bulging muscles. They are among the strongest and best conditioned of athletes.

EKW said...

451-500, please. Not many entries these days, even for easy puzzles!

KDW said...

I'm delighted to have guessed correctly for the fourth time! I'll be even more delighted to get a Thursday-3-pm call one of these weeks/months/years....

Magdalen, please steer my prize to the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

And I'll guess 1,151-1,200 for this week.

Hope everyone at Casa Crossword is feeling better!

Joe Kupe said...

501 to 550 please. Struggled with it on my runs and then while in my basement I saw one half of the answer and just started playing with it!

Marie said...

551, counting on lack of interest.