Thursday, September 06, 2007

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 2): They're both trees -- but quick, are they synonyms?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 2): They're both trees -- but quick, are they synonyms?:
Q: Rearrange the letters in CHARADES, to make two words that are synonyms. What are they?
My first attempt resulted in CEDAR and ASH -- while they may both be trees they certainly they aren't synonyms (anymore than black and white could be considered synonyms). But I do have the correct answer, and I've already given you a couple clues...

Edit: The title has a dash in it... and mentions being quick. And later on there is another dash and a mention of black and white which, among other things, are types of races. So the answer is:
A: CHARADES --> DASH + RACE

2 comments:

  1. But how is Dash and Race trees?

    Anyways I've featured your blog on my Monday Linkage post here.

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  2. The title refers to my first attempt at getting the answer where I came up with trees (CEDAR and ASH). The actual puzzle answer has nothing to do with trees, as you noted.

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