Thursday, March 12, 2015

Holy Second Helpings of Pi, Batman!

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Take a familiar phrase in the form "[blank] and [blank]." Put the second word in front of the first, and you'll name a common part of a large company. What is it?
Repeat, indeed. The answer is ROOM & BOARD becoming BOARDROOM. Here's my post from 2011 on the same puzzle.

I have no words on the subject of the Puzzlemaster recycling his puzzles.

Okay, then! On to PIE!! Saturday is the GREAT PI DAY. I've posted photos of PI before (see here) but I think it's time for Pie & Prejudice, which is how we plan on celebrating PI DAY. (See this Buzzfeed explanation.)













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
451 - 500

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

1,501 - 1,550-- Word Woman
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 -- Joe Kupe
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).

3 comments:

Alex B. said...

So the answer wasn't "here and now" and "nowhere"? :(

Anonymous said...

It also probably was not "brick and mortar," although it does appear from a Google search that "mortar brick" is a real term.

Phil

legolambda said...

Magdalen,
Thanks for the Pie Pix and Pire & Prejudice. Nothing like a spot of Firth on the Fourteenth!

We have posted Pi pictures, puzzles, links and a limerick over on Puzzleria! this week. Check the Blogroll or click the link. I am biased, of course, but also piased.

LegoPi-Eyed&Prejudiced