Sunday, January 12, 2014

We don't want no stinking exercise...

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Name a familiar form of exercise in two words. Switch the order of the two words. Then say them out loud. The result phonetically will name something to wear. What is it?
EZ

So EZ that you've already sent it in to the NPR Contact Us form, hypertexted here.

Here are some photos of exercise (not always in the aerobic sense, however):












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 or a contribution in the winner's honor to the Red Cross, or World Food Programme, both helping communities hit by Haiyan (aka Super Typhoon Yolanda).

Over 200 entries last week. Awkward, because it looks like Marie won, but she informed me that I'd noted her choice incorrectly. We all guessed too low. I dunno--was that hard or easy or somewhere in between? And what effect is the invisibility of the Contact Us form having on the numbers? Throw a dart and let us know.

8 comments:

Marie said...

Not awkward at all. I DID guess 851, so I didn't win. Going a little lower this week, 801. Hope your presentation went well!

David said...

1001 to 1050, please (WFP).

Mendo Jim said...

After a few weeks of hardly having to think, I am drawing a blank so far.
I was really impressed with the anagraming ability of the on-air lady. I was just starting to make a plan for solving them she said the answers.
600 + seems to be as good or bad a choice as any.

Joe Kupe said...

251-300 please. Solved while on my run tonight. Run tonight converts to tonight run, not the answer!

Word Woman said...

201-250, please.

Still eager to hear about your subplots, Magdalen.

curtisjohnsonimages said...

It took me way longer than normal to get this one. I'll take 150-200, please.

KDW said...

I'll try 301-350, please. Thanks!

zeke creek said...

451, and please make a donation to the Philippines.