Friday, August 31, 2007

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 26): Providing clues in close to realtime

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 26): Providing clues in close to realtime:
Q: Name an event at which food is served (eight letters). Inside this word is the name of a food in four letters. Remove these four letters, and the remaining four letters, in order, will name another food. What words are these?
I'm not sure if I have the intended answer or not. The foods seemed to be right there in the answer without having to look "inside" too hard.

Edit: I'm still not sure if this is the intended answer or not, so we'll see on Sunday. The clue to my answer was in the title "close to realtime" which should have made you think of...
A: MEALTIME --> MEAT + LIME

Edit: Indeed my answer was not the intended answer. 'L' from the comments notes that the intended answer is probably:
A: CLAMBAKE --> LAMB + CAKE

6 comments:

  1. Check back here after the deadline on Thursday and I'll tell you what I came up with. I provide clues in to close to realtime (shortly after the puzzle is announced)... but the answers are provided only after the deadline. :)

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  2. I was thinking CLAMBAKE = LAMB + CAKE

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  3. I think you have the intended answer... especially since one word is *inside* the other.

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