Thursday, December 11, 2014

Acheson, Topeka and the Answer...

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Take the phrase "a few Texans come in." Rearrange these letters to name a geographical place. What is it?
Not hard. SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO is the answer.

David wanted to know what would happen if I asked Flickr for photos with "NPR" as the search. Answer: nothing. No photos. Then I changed the license from "any" to "Creative Commons" and lo! I had a few more options. Crazy Flickr.













Time for



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

501 - 550
551 - 600 -- Jay
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- Joe Kupe
751 - 800 -- Ross
801 - 850 -- B. Haven
851 - 900 -- Paul
901 - 950 -- legolambda
951 - 1,000 -- Word Woman
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry BW
1,101 - 1,150 -- Marie
1,151 - 1,200 -- Magdalen
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).

5 comments:

Paul said...

Crazy Flickr, indeed. "Any" should always yield at least as many results as ... anything else ... shouldn't it?
Someone please back me up on this. My left brain needs all the help it can get right now.

Mendo Jim said...

What photos?

OK, I'll tell you my two answers.
What county is Santa Fe, New Mexico in? Santa Fe, New Mexico, of course.

It is tougher to figure out who the heck Saint Fay was.

Anonymous said...

I suppose we should let Magdalene in on the joke. Magdalene, while you were changing from "any" to Creative Commons, we all uploaded a bunch of photos and tagged them with "NPR." We're ready to take them down at a moment's notice if you try the search under "any" again.

April fo--what? It's December? Never mind.

Phil

Word Woman said...

Ha ha! Plus, you changed her name from Magdalen to Magdalene! How does that fit into your set theory, people?

Anonymous said...

Oops! I'd swear I heard the right name in my head when I typed it. I suppose we can put it down to old age (a recent birthday). I'll go lie down now.

Phil

P.S. Magdalen, I am honestly sorry for getting your name wrong twice.