Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Wheels on a Vasarely Artmobile in Baltimore Go Round & Round

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
The letters in the name of a major American city can be rearranged to spell a traveling cultural museum. What is it? Each name is a single word, and the city's population is more than a half million.
As I mentioned on Sunday, Henry solved this one. Ross *had* anagrammed BALTIMORE but, being British, didn't recognize the significance of ARTMOBILE. (It doesn't have a Wiki article. Someone get on that, please.)

I have to see what I get when I ask Flickr for "thanksgiving." I am very thankful for this small (but cherce) community here at Crosswordman. I like that we celebrate more than just witty punning hints to the answer. And I'm very thankful for all the people--past and present--who visit us here.













Time for

Here are this week's picks:
Zero and fewer
    1 - 50
 51 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200 -- Margaret G.
201 - 250 -- Ross
251 - 300
301 - 350
351 - 400 -- Curtis
401 - 450 -- Word Woman
451 - 500 -- legolambda

501 - 550 --
551 - 600 -- Magdalen
601 - 650 -- Maggie Strasser
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- zeke creek
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry BW
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
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).

2 comments:

Paul said...

Which has the more striking colors, OtherThink's 'Thanksgiving Morning' or Christian Ronnel's 'Sunshowers'?
And which 'study in black and white' is more thought-provoking,the corncrib or the bridge to nowhere?

Thanks for the pictures.

Ben said...

I'll take 851-900

- Ben