Thursday, January 1, 2015

An Aurum and a Llerg

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Take the following 5-word sentence: "THOSE BARBARIANS AMBUSH HEAVIER FIANCEES." These 5 words have something very unusual in common. What is it?
We love it when Henry visits for a weekend because it's one more person solving the puzzle for us. He got this one: The odd letters in each work spell out a body part:

ThOsE
BaRbArIaNs
AmBuSh
HeAvIeR
FiAnCeEs

Thank you Henry!

Paul has asked for RECALIBRATION as the Photo Word o' the Day. I'm throwing in RECALIBRATE to make it a bit more likely. Enjoy!













Time for


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

501 - 550
551 - 600
601 - 650 -- Marie
651 - 700
701 - 750 -- Paul
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000 -- legolambda
1,001 - 1,050 -- David
1,051 - 1,100 -- Henry BW
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250 -- B. Haven
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 -- Curtis
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).

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