Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ahoy = Sailor / Yahoo = Cowboy / ??? = Puzzler

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Think of a common exclamation in four letters. Move the last letter to the start, and then add a new letter to the end, to get another well-known exclamation. What is it?
Here's the answer Henry came up with: AHOY -> YAHO + O = YAHOO. Is that the "right" answer? I have no idea. It's what we've got.

While I'm thinking of it, Sunday's blog post may be delayed by a few hours. (Or I will have conned Ross into posting it for me.) I'm off on Friday to Blantyre, a small hotel in Lenox, Massachusetts, to celebrate a cousin's 50th birthday. I'll be home on Sunday, but who knows when.

Let's see what Flickr has for Lenox, shall we?













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
401 - 450 -- Joe Kupe
451 - 500

501 - 550
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- legolambda
751 - 800 -- Ross
801 - 850 -- Margaret
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry BW
1,101 - 1,150 -- Jay
1,151 - 1,200 -- Magdalen
1,201 - 1,250
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 -- Maggie Strasser
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 -- Mendo Jim
2,051 - 2,100 -- Paul
2,101 - 2,150
2,151 - 2,200
2,201 - 2,250
2,251 - 2,300
2,301 - 2,350
2,351 - 2,400 -- Curtis
2,401 - 2,450
2,451 - 2,500

2,501 - 2,750 -- Word Woman
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...

I'm just trying out the new Turing test.
Did I pass?

legolambda said...

Fellow AESAP Range-pickers/Puzzle-solvers:

We over at Puzzleria! are deep into the Yuletide spirit. So we are serving up six (yes, count ’em, six!) fresh new Christmas themed puzzles on our blog this week. Just click on “Puzzleria” on Magdalen and Ross’s blogroll. Or you can click here.

Thank you, and Christ’s blessings!