Thursday, October 1, 2015

Axis of Evil Geometry

Here is this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Name a famous Greek person from history. Rearrange the letters of the name to get the title of a famous Italian person from history. Who are these two people?
Ross solved this in his head, which is only a tiny bit annoying. Not nearly as annoying as I assume Mussolini was in his day. He's the answer, by the way: EUCLID = IL DUCE

And yes, this puzzle is precisely 10 years old. Some things never die, I guess, although I believe both gentlemen are safely deceased. (Which gets me thinking about politicians as zombies--a House of Walking Dead Cards, perhaps. There. Zombie John Boehner should keep you awake for a bit tonight.)

I looked at Flickr's offerings for "Euclid" and "Il Duce." Nothing much to recommend, although this satirical photo is funny. (Warning: Do not click on the link if you think Donald Trump is the best thing since sliced bread.) So we're keeping with our "months of the year" theme. I give you October:

July 7 2009 Extravaganza - Prediction = True

Boating into the Stockholm sunrise

Kamarbon, the Forgotten Village

Carry On

McIntyre Creek and the Yukon River at Whitehorse

langzaam verval / slow decay - Explore # 325 20 October 2013


Time for:
Here are this week's picks:
  0 - 25
26 - 50
51 - 75
76 - 100
101 - 125
126 - 150 - Joe Kupe
151 - 175 - Curtis
176 - 200 - Word Woman
201 - 225
226 - 250 - Ross

251 - 275
276 - 300 - legolambda
301 - 325 - B. Haven
326 - 350 - Magdalen
351 - 375
376 - 400 - Margaret G.
401 - 425 - Jay
426 - 450 - Paul
451 - 475 - Natasha
476 - 500
501 - 550 - David
551 - 600 - Fred
601 - 650 - Maggie Strasser
651 - 700 - Mendo Jim
701 - 750
751 - 800
801 - 850
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000

1,001 - 1,050
1,051 - 1,100
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
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 - 2,250
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
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.

4 comments:

Paul said...

I was going to post something over at Blainesville about how a reference to James Brown would have been in very poor taste this week, but I guess I'll do it here.

legolambda said...
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Mendo Jim said...

Ten years ago or so a Sunday morning started by the Puzzlemaster's giving the answer to this puzzle as Euclid and "Ill Deuce."
We will need to appplaud any steps he makes toward "Eel DUE chay."

legolambda said...

Puzzleria! is now available for your viewing and solving pleasure. There are three “names-in-the-news” challenges this week, plus one pretty tough math puzzle.

Even Euclid might have trouble solving it… and Il Duce definitely would!

LegoIlDuce’sUnderlingsSayHeWasPrettyGoodAtCrossWords,Though