Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Pumpkin Poi, Anyone?

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters — seven consonants (H, K, L, M, N, P and W) plus the five vowels (A, E, I, O and U). Use all 12 of these, and repeat four of them, to get 16 letters in all that can be arranged to name a well-known holiday item. What is it? As a hint — it's a two-word answer.
This must have been a clever realization, that you need all the letters of the Hawaiian alphabet to spell HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN, but does that make it a clever puzzle? And is it smart to run said puzzle the Sunday before Halloween, when even the red lights on the backs of water trucks look like lit-up carved pumpkins? (Or maybe I was imagining that phenomenon...)

Let's see what awesome cool Halloween pumpkins I can find on Flickr.

Pumpkin Contest 2011d

Jack and the Mrs.

Pumpkins

Will & Ellie's Totoro carved Halloween pumpkin

Happy Halloween

Pumpkins

pumpkins

Pumpkins

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
401 - 425 - Ross
426 - 450
451 - 475
476 - 500
501 - 550 - Natasha
551 - 600
601 - 650
651 - 700
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 - Magdalen
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 - Curtis
1,401 - 1,450 - Maggie Strasser
1,451 - 1,500
1,501 - 1,550 - Word Woman
1,551 - 1,600 - legolambda
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 - Joe Kupe

2,001 - 2,250 - B. Haven
2,251 - 2,500
2,501 - 2,750
2,751 - 3,000
3,001 - 3,500 - Margaret G.
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.

1 comment:

legolambda said...

This week's Puzzlria! is now uploaded. To access it, click on the link under the "blogroll" on the upper-right margin of this blog.

(I always try to upload it very every Friday morning.)

We are offering six fresh new puzzles again this week: one with a Fall Classic theme; one with a connection to this week's easy NPR puzzle; and one with a world capital theme created by our friend skydiveboy.

Please drop in for a visit. Thank you.

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