Thursday, June 21, 2007

NPR Sunday Puzzle (June 24): Ran to Oregon?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (June 24): Ran to Oregon?
Q: Take a familiar three-word title, with four letters in the first word, two letters in the next and six letters in the last. The last word contains the consecutive letters R-A-N. Change the R-A-N, to O-R and you'll get another familiar three-word phrase. What is it?
If you finish this quickly it will be quite an achievement.

Edit: I barely finished reading the puzzle and I had the answer, so I doubt others struggled with this for too long. The six letter word with R-A-N in it was the key and the rest fell into place. In case you can't decipher the clues, "finishing quickly" was a hint to racing, but a certain race extended over several days. And "quite an achievement" was a clue to the second part of the answer.
A: TOUR DE FRANCE --> TOUR DE FORCE

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