Thursday, November 12, 2015

Anyone is the Winner!

Here's this week's NPR Sunday Puzzle:
Name a famous actor — using both first and last name. Drop the first two letters of the first name and the last two letters of the last name. Then put a Y between what's left of the two names.

The result, reading from left to right, will identify who might solve this challenge and play puzzle on the air with me next week.
We solved it the way many (most?) of you did--backwards. After looking at two-word phrases starting with "happy" or "lucky," Ross settled on "anyone" as the most likely answer to Will's riddle of who might solve this challenge. It didn't take us long to discard Sean O'Neal (an actor but not yet famous) and settle instead on RYAN O'NEAL, who's famous for those of us old enough to remember Love Story, also starring Ali McGraw.

What does the name O'NEAL get us over at Flickr? Some western scenery and a frog:

O'Neal Pond 7 Panorama

O'Neal Barn is complete

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2013 International Economic Development Program (IEDP) trip to Cape Verde

Swimming Chorus Frog

A window into nothing

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 - Magdalen
426 - 450
451 - 475
476 - 500 - Margaret G.
501 - 550 - legolambda
551 - 600 - Joe Kupe
601 - 650 - Natasha
651 - 700
701 - 750
751 - 800 - Ross
801 - 850 - Maggie Strasser
851 - 900
901 - 950
951 - 1,000 - David

1,001 - 1,050 - B. Haven
1,051 - 1,100
1,101 - 1,150
1,151 - 1,200
1,201 - 1,250 - Word Woman
1,251 - 1,300
1,301 - 1,350
1,351 - 1,400 - Curtis
1,401 - 1,450
1,451 - 1,500
1,501 - 1,550 - Mendo Jim
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.

1 comment:

legolambda said...

Although I submitted Ryan O'Neal/anyone, the "safer" answer which I believe is Will's indended, the lesser known Patrick O'Neal is an answer much more fun.

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