Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bull's Eye? Or a Target Ad?

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
You have a target with six rings, bearing the numbers 16, 17, 23, 24, 39, and 40. How can you score exactly 100 points, by shooting at the target.
This seems so simple: Ignore all the higher numbers. 16 + 17 + 17 = 50. Do that twice and you have 2 x 50. So, hit the 16 twice and the 17 four times and you're at 100.

Henry, Ross and I have spent the past few days in and around Cooperstown, NY (home of the Baseball Hall of Fame). We toured the Ommegang Brewery today. The tour guide said the name, Ommegang, comes from the Flemish for milling around (close enough) because it's an annual festival in Belgium. Here are some photos of ommegang.













Time for

Here are this week's picks:
Fewer than 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200
201 - 250
251 - 300 -- B. Haven
301 - 350
351 - 400
401 - 450
451 - 500
 
501 - 550
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- LegoLamba
751 - 800
801 - 850 -- zeke creek
851 - 900 -- Phil
901 - 950
951 - 1,000
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry B.W.
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200 -- Magdalen
1,201 - 1,250 -- Word Woman
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350 -- Curtis
1,351 - 1,400 -- Maggie Strasser
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500 -- Ross

1,501 - 1,550 -- Joe Kupe
1,551 - 1,600 -- KDW
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
2,051 - 2,100
2,101 - 2,150 -- Mendo Jim
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).

4 comments:

Paul said...

OMG! I got a range pick without submitting one!

Magdalen said...

Sorry Paul -- We were on vacation, so mistakes were made. I've deleted you and added Marie and Kathy.

legolambda said...

Magdalen, Ross and Henry,

I envy your trip to Cooperstown. I am a baseball worshipper and the MLB HOF is my Mecca. Maybe someday.

Beer ad campaign slogan idea:

"Omega, the ultimate in Greek letters; Ommegang, the ultimate in fine beers!"

For those who like their "target puzzles" a bit more challenging, I posted what I believe is a "toughie" over at Puzzleria! this morning.

LegOmmegang

Ross Beresford said...

I just made $10 donations to WSKG (in honor of KDW) and the Red Cross for Disaster Relief (in honor of B. Haven). Congratulations both! I think I'm caught up now ... if not, let me know.