Thursday, October 30, 2014

Igor, Commit a Felony!

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Name a well-known TV actress of the past. Put an R between her first and last names. Then read the result backward. The result will be an order Dr. Frankenstein might give to Igor. Who is the actress, and what is the order?
Okay, I admit it--we cheated. Really cheated. We let Henry solve the puzzle for us. Anyway, the answer is (again) Eva Gabor which, with an R inserted and reversed, reads ROB A GRAVE.

Happy Halloween!

I've decided that today's word is EXQUISITE. (Because haven't we all had enough pumpkin spice recently?)













Time for




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

1 comment:

Paul said...

They're all exquisite, in my opinion, but,1,3,&6 caught my eye; and I'll need to look at #5 several more times.