Sunday, August 30, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 30, 2015): A Bag of Holding

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 30, 2015): A Bag of Holding:
Q: Name a famous movie in eight letters that has had multiple sequels. The title is one word. Rearrange its letters to get a two-word phrase for a satchel. What is it?
I can't help you with a clue this week... it's too obvious.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 23, 2015): Name that Military Figure

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 23, 2015): Name that Military Figure:
Q: Name a famous military figure of the past 50 years. The first three letters of his first name and the first three letters of his last name are both well-known military abbreviations. Who is it?
February 1, 1976: One of the abbreviations applied to him.

Edit: That was the date he attained the rank of Colonel. The other hint was the colon.
A: COLIN POWELL --> Col. and P.O.W.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 16, 2015): Easily Say Lei

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 16, 2015): Easily Say Lei:
Q: Take the word EASILY. You can rearrange its letters to spell SAY and LEI. These two words rhyme even though they have no letters in common.

What is the longest familiar word you can find that can be anagrammed into two shorter words that rhyme but have no letters in common? The two shorter words must have only one syllable.
I guess we'll all be spending time with a rhyming dictionary and an anagrammer.
A: CHICKPEAS = CHIC, SPEAK
PHYSICKED = PSYCH, DIKE
HEAPINGLY = NEIGH, HAY
LIGHT-YEARS = SLEIGH, TRAY

Sunday, August 09, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 9, 2015): Time to Grease Your Muffler Bearings

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 9, 2015): Time to Grease Your Muffler Bearings:
Q: Name part of a car. Drop the fifth letter. Now reverse the order of the last three letters. The result, reading from left to right, will name a major American city. What city is it?
Safety tip: put wheel chocks in place before working on your car.

Edit: "Safety" hinted at the part of a car being used for safety. The other hint was "chocks" which, if you break it into parts, sounds like c-hocks = "Seahawks".
A: SEAT BELT --> SEATTLE

Sunday, August 02, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 2, 2015): Watching a Butterfly Flutter By

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 2, 2015): Watching a Butterfly Flutter By:
Q: This challenge involves a spoonerism. (To recap, that's where you exchange the initial consonant sounds of two words to get two new words. For example, a spoonerism of "light rain" is "right lane.")

Name two animals. Exchange their initial consonant sounds, and the result in two words will be the name of a third animal. What is it?
A: BUNNY + HARE --> HONEY BEAR

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RTP = Rhyme Time Prime

Since I can't seem to fix Blogger's 200 comment issue, here's a new post for your three-word rhymes.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 26, 2015): Back on the Road

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 26, 2015): Back on the Road:
Q: Name something in three syllables that an auto mechanic might have. Move the second and third syllables to the front. The result, with some respacing, will name a group of auto mechanics. What is it?
Sorry about the delay in posting; I'm still recovering from the puzzle a couple weeks back.

The answer from a couple weeks ago was bartender who might serve you a screwdriver.
A: SCREWDRIVER --> DRIVER'S CREW

Sunday, July 19, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 19, 2015): What Comes Next in the Sequence?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 19, 2015): What Comes Next in the Sequence?:
Q: Write down the following six numbers: 19, 28, 38, 81, 83, 85. What are the next three numbers in the series?
Giving that series medium scores.

Edit: Each word in my clue starts and ends with the same letter.
A: 89, 97, 102 (Eighty-ninE, Ninety-seveN, One hundred twO)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 12, 2015): What'ya Gonna "B" When You Grow Up?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 12, 2015): What'ya Gonna "B" When You Grow Up?:
Q: Name an occupation starting with the letter B. Remove the second, third and fourth letters. The remaining letters in order will name something you might experience in the presence of someone who has this occupation.

What is it?
And remove two more letters to name something that the experience might involve.

Remove two more letters (ND) and you end up with BEER.
A: BARTENDER --> BENDER

Sunday, July 05, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 5, 2015): Ira Saw Three Emigrants Restock Large Wands

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 5, 2015): Ira Saw Three Emigrants Restock Large Wands:
Q: The seven words in the following sentence have something very unusual in common — something that almost no other words in the English language share. What is it?

Ira saw three emigrants restock large wands.
I guess we can ignore "salt layer board thing"?

Edit: Those anagram to last, early, broad and night.
A: The words are anagrams of words in the Star-Spangled Banner: AIR, WAS, THERE, STREAMING, ROCKETS, GLARE, DAWN'S