Thursday, September 17, 2015

Puzzle Master Goes Up, Comes Down, Goes Up...

Here is this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
It's a well-known curiosity that the longest common unhyphenated word that can be typed on the top row of a typewriter or computer keyboard is TYPEWRITER.

Find a common hyphenated word in 12 letters that can be typed using only the keys on the top row of a typewriter or computer keyboard.
I don't believe Ross needed Google to solve this--the intended answer, we believe, is TEETER-TOTTER. He certainly got it fast enough.

I won't bore you with pictures of seesaws (aka teeter-totters). In my childhood neighborhood park, the seesaws were next to the merry-go-round (similarly boring). I do like carousels, though:

Carousel

Colourful carousel

Seaport Village Carousel Horse  - San Diego

The Dragon on the Carousel at London's Southbank

Carousel Horse at Coney Island October 2011

King Triton's Carousel of the Sea


Time for:


Here are this week's picks:

  0 - 25
26 - 50
51 - 75
76 - 100
101 - 125
126 - 150
151 - 175
176 - 200
201 - 225
226 - 250

251 - 275
276 - 300
301 - 325
326 - 350
351 - 375
376 - 400 - Maggie Strasser
401 - 425
426 - 450
451 - 475
476 - 500
501 - 550 - Joe Kupe
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900 - legolambda
901 - 950 - Paul
951 - 1,000 - Natasha

1,001 - 1,050 - David
1,051 - 1,100 - Henry BW
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250 - Magdalen
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350 - B. Haven
1,351 - 1,400 - Curtis
1,401 - 1,450 - Marie
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 - Word Woman

2,001 - 2,250 - Margaret G.
2,251 - 2,500
2,501 - 2,750
2,751 - 3,000
3,001 - 3,500
3,501 - 4,000
4,001 - 4,500
4,501 - 5,000

More than 5,000 - Ross
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."), the prize goes to the person who picked the range that includes that specific number.

2 comments:

legolambda said...

Interesting range pick by Ross, expressing confidence in the "horsepower of search engines" (not to be conflated with the powerful grandeur of Magdalen's equine carousel images!).

LegoHorsingAroundIsMyFavoriteFormOfCarousing!

legolambda said...

The new Puzzleria! is up -- four current-event puzzles plus a Mt. Holympus Greek mytheology puzzle!

Lego...