Thursday, April 10, 2014

How the Sausage is Made

Here's this week's NPR Puzzle:
Split pea soup is something that might be found on a menu at a diner. The phrase contains each of the 5 vowels — A, E, I, O and U — exactly once. Name something else that might be served in a diner — also 3 words, consisting of 3, 6 and 8 letters, respectively — that contains each of the 6 vowels (A, E, I, O, U and Y) exactly once.
The question this puzzle prompts is: Have you ever ordered a HOT TURKEY SANDWICH? I have, but Ross (who isn't from around here, as you'll recall) has not.

That's about all I can say on the subject. What do you want? It's Wonder Bread, sliced turkey, and a gloppy gravy of unknown origins.

Time for more pretty food:













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 -- Curtis
401 - 450 -- Ross
451 - 500
 
501 - 550 -- Joe Kupe
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800  
801 - 850 -- Magdalen
851 - 900 -- zeke creek
901 - 950 -- Sarah
951 - 1,000 -- Paul
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- HenryBW
1,101 - 1,150 -- Word Woman
1,151 - 1,200 -- legolambda
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 -- Mendo Jim
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).

5 comments:

Henry BW said...

I have occasionally eaten a hot turkey hoagie from the Wawa. Does that prove I'm not a robot? (What do robots eat? Silicon wafers and chips?) But I have not tried an EGG FUYONG SANDWICH.

Anonymous said...

I could be putting too little weight on the diner part of the challenge, but Magdalen's description of a hot turkey sandwich is really sad.
In my family, we looked forward to the days after Thanksgiving and Christmas just for the heavenly leftover turkey (white and dark meat with maybe just a little skin), some dressing, my grandmother's day old home baked bread or rolls and the giblet gravy that had melded and improved.
Whoops, I may have just shorted out my keyboard with my mouthwatering memories.
Ummm, ummm, ummm!

Mendo Jim

zeke creek said...

MJ
Mamaw and Papaw Creek will be by with the punkin pi.

jan said...

Mendo Jim, I could be putting too much weight on at the diner. My favorite NJ diner order is a variation of the HOT TURKEY SANDWICH, the Turkey Reuben: rye bread, Russian dressing, roast turkey, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese. No Wonder Bread or gloppy gravy in sight, Magdalen.

Magdalen said...

I would totally eat Jan's turkey Reuben. I love Reubens generally, even though I'm not a big fan of sauerkraut.

And yes, a homemade hot turkey sandwich is fantastic, Mendo Jim. I apologize to anyone whose diner makes hot turkey sandwiches that taste JUST like the midnight snack kind on Thanksgiving. I just think the Wonder Bread-kind is more prevalent.