Friday, February 22, 2008

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 17): Surprise, surprise, another word problem!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 17): Surprise, surprise, another word problem!:
Q: There's a seven-letter word for something that is a measure of wealth and power. The first four letters name an animal that is a symbol of power. And the last four letters name another animal that is a symbol of power. What's the word?
These simple word puzzles are getting old. There are so many clues in what Will provided again this week, that I'm 99.5% sure that most people will solve this almost immediately. If you say you spent more than an hour figuring this out, I'd call you on it and say you are lying.

Edit: This week's clues, "getting old", 99.5% (as in purity) --> Gold Bullion. Hopefully I don't have to explain the "bull" part of calling you on it. And lying sounds a lot like "lion".
A: BULLION --> BULL + LION

3 comments:

  1. Answers are typically posted after 3pm Eastern on Thursdays, after the NPR contest's deadline.

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