Sunday, June 11, 2006

NPR Sunday Puzzle (June 11): People and Region in Europe

NPR Sunday Puzzle (June 11): People and Region in Europe
Q: Name a people of Europe. Remove the second and third letters of this word. The remaining letters, in order, will spell an area of Europe, that is unrelated to the people. Who are the people and what is the area?
I've got an answer to this question but I'm not sure it is the intended answer. Anybody want to post a comment on this? My answer involves the ancient city of Troy.
Edit: Okay, we'll see if this answer is correct or not...
A: ITALIAN --> ILIAN (Ilian is related to Iliad and an alternate spelling is Ilion. It relates to the city of Troy. Again, I don't know if this is the right answer or not but I'll update you on Sunday when the NPR puzzler airs...)
Edit: The official answer was FINLANDERS --> FLANDERS...

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