Thursday, October 3, 2013

Did This One Give You a Headache?

Here's this week's NPR puzzle:
Name something in seven letters that most people keep in their homes. Take the first, third, fourth and seventh letters and rearrange them. The result will be a four-letter word naming something that the seven-letter thing is commonly used for. What is it?
Well, no one can say Dr. Shortz doesn't make house calls. In this case, he even told us what to take if he was being a pain in the neck: ASPIRIN (for PAIN).

I looked up aspirin on Wiki. I then clicked on this and that to come up with a collection of photographs that didn't all look like they could be in Germany. You can click on them to see what they're of.

(What? You were expecting willow trees???)

(Okay.)




Time for
Here are this week's picks:
Fewer than 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150 -- Curtis
151 - 200 -- KDW
201 - 250 -- Ross
251 - 300 -- zeke creek
301 - 350 -- Word Woman
351 - 400
401 - 450 -- Joe Kupe
451 - 500
 
501 - 550 -- Magdalen
551 - 600 -- Mendo Jim
601 - 650 -- Paul
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000 -- Marie
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
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

 > 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:

Paul said...

Didn't Carole Bayer Sager used to be married to Burt Backache?