Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Suspect Ted's Turned His Share of Heads

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Name a famous American man, first and last names. Change the first letter of his first name from T to H. The result will sound like a term for an attractive person. Who is it?
I liked this puzzle. TED TURNER became HEAD TURNER. Something apt in all that.

Anyway, Ted used to be the number one landowner in the U.S. (He's since been surpassed by John C. Malone, most of whose property is in Maine.)

Here are some things that Ted owns, or has put his hand to. (Click for more information.)







Oh, and before you rag on me for showing you bison in two similar pictures, you should know that there's over a thousand miles between those bison. (Top photo is New Mexico; bottom is Montana.)

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 -- Ross
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700 -- Mendo Jim
701 - 750
751 - 800 
801 - 850 -- Magdalen
851 - 900 -- Word Woman
901 - 950 -- Marie
951 - 1,000 -- David
1,001 - 1,050 -- Paul
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 -- Curtis
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

 > 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). 

3 comments:

Paul said...

I liked this puzzle, too.
Lots of possibilities.
Just give me posibilities, lots of possibilites....

Paul said...

OK, I dropped an S.
Sue me!

Paul said...

Or, Sioux me.....how much difference?