Thursday, December 5, 2013

Poi, Anyone?

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Name a dance. Change one of the letters to a U. The resulting letters can be rearranged to name an event at which this dance is done. What is it?
HULA and LUAU. So of course all my photos (see below) had to be of cold and snowy locales.

I managed it by finding this lovely woman: Joann Kealiinohomoku, neé Wheeler, who came from all those delightfully chilly places in the Midwest. I do feel clever.

Here are some much more suitably Hawaiian photos from Flickr.




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 -- EKW
751 - 800 
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950 -- KDW
951 - 1,000 -- Magdalen
1,001 - 1,050 -- zeke creek
1,051 - 1,100
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250 -- Word Woman
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 -- Curtis
1,401 - 1,450 -- Ross
1,451 - 1,500 -- Joe Kupe

1,501 - 1,550 -- Paul
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 -- Marie
2,001 - 2,050 -- David
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 -- Mendo Jim
 > 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:

Mendo Jim said...

Since this promugation of the challenge was even easier than last time, my ignored Range Pick could be possible for the reasons stated.

Mendo Jim said...

Last time Will used this, playing off of the company name U-Haul. there were "over 1400" entries.
Gee, that's Ross's range.

Magdalen said...

Hi, Jim -- So sorry about that. I've corrected the Pick a Range. Entirely my bad.