Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blues is My Favorite Color

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Think of a two-word term for someone who might be working at a nightclub. The second letter of the first word is a consonant. Move that letter so it's the second letter of the second word, and phonetically you'll get a made-up, two-word term for someone else who might work at a nightclub. What persons are these?
We really struggled with this one, possibly because we're idiots. Thankfully, Henry came to the rescue. His answer--and therefore, our answer--is BLUES SINGER becomes (phonetically) BOOZE SLINGER.

As you can imagine, the word "blues" lit up Flickr like a bottle of Skyy Vodka!

Blue ice

Blue afternoon

Blue cornflower, side view

Blue

Blue light

white lines on blue

Blue Morpho

Time for:

Here are this week's picks:
  0 - 25
26 - 50
51 - 75
76 - 100
101 - 125
126 - 150
151 - 175 - Ross
176 - 200 - Joe Kupe
201 - 225 - B. Haven
226 - 250 - Jay

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

1,001 - 1,050
1,051 - 1,100 - Henry
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.

5 comments:

Joe Kupe said...

Yup, that is what we got! Ella Fitzgerald and Isaac from the Love Boat!

Mendo Jim said...

The two employees:
Great Waiter
Gait Rater

"The gentleman seems a little unsteady, do you have a designated driver or might I summon you a taxicab?"

legolambda said...

Mendo Jim,
Your answer satisfies perfectly the stipulatins in Will's puzzle. "Gait rater" is indeed "a made-up, two-word term for someone else who might work at a nightclub." Will should accept it/mention it on-air.

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Mendo Jim said...

Will has not deigned to mention dozens of my submitted or blogged alternative answers.
When one includes those failures attested to by other players, the number is in the many hundreds.
MendoNotGoingToTurnBlueHoldingMyBreathJim

legolambda said...

There is no justice for Mendo Jim!

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