Thursday, May 15, 2014

Which Upstart is Toulouse-Lautrec?

Here's this and next week's NPR Puzzle:
(Please note this is a two-week challenge): Write a clue for a word in the style of today's on-air puzzle, in which the answer has six or more letters. The clue should both define or describe the answer and contain the answer in consecutive letters.
We didn't make much effort to come up with an entry, given that we don't actually enter these contests. Ross says there's a famous example of this sort: Abraham Lincoln's vice president, because the answer is HAMLIN. I suspect anyone sending that in won't win, simply because it's a well-known crossword clue.

Tune in on Sunday and see what does win!

Photos. I typed "beautiful" into Flickr's search box (Creative Commons only, of course) and here's my selection. If you have a word you'd like me to search with (the wackier the better, I guess?), let me know.












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

Mendo Jim said...

"After the recent early morning chill, Ma needed to get Pa to work on her Minx's heater."

The labors of Hercules and the perils of Harry Potter are nothing compared with dealing with NPR and Blogger. (Not an entry).

Yepn I can get the anti-robot numbers on the first try.