Thursday, August 1, 2013

NPR Puzzle 7/28/13 -- Will Shortz & The AceTones

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
In three words, name a product sold mainly to women that has the initials N-P-R. The answer is a common phrase.
Easy enough, I thought. The answer is NAIL POLISH REMOVER. Trust me, finding non-spoiler photos was a lot harder than solving the puzzle.

So let me share some of the spoiler-y photos I couldn't show you on Sunday! The nails are obvious, the car is from a Polish wedding, the garage is an "after" photo for a polished concrete company in Virginia, and the Indian god Ganesh is the "Remover of Obstacles."







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 -- Paul
751 - 800
801 - 850 -- Joe Kupe
851 - 900
901 - 950 -- skydiveboy
951 - 1,000
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry BW
1,101 - 1,150 -- Ross
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 -- Magdalen
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 -- Mendo Jim
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). 

1 comment:

David said...

In case you care, the answer to 8 down in last Sunday's New York Times crossword puzzle was "Remove" (clue: Take off).