## Thursday, February 15, 2007

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 17): As Easy as Pie...

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 17): As Easy as Pie...:
Q: By using only the letters in the phrase 'Triple Mocha,' and repeating them as often as you wish, you can spell the name of another cold treat. The answer consists of four words, with a total of twenty one letters. What is it?
This week's puzzle is so easy you can figure it out in less than 5 minutes. In fact I did it with 1 second to spare. I think my clue is probably harder to figure out than the puzzle is. So what was my clue?

Edit: Well, what's something cold that goes nicely with pie? Okay that is obvious, but that wasn't the only clue. 5 minutes is 300 seconds. 1 second to spare means 299 seconds and 299 in Roman numerals is CCIC.
A: CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM

#### 1 comment:

1. I almost got your clue. I was thinking 5 minutes with 1 second to spare as 4:59. Four letters in CHIP, five letters in CREAM, nine letters in CHOCOLATE, but then I didn't know where ICE came in. Nice clue.