Thursday, May 01, 2008

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 27): A Challenge for Star Gazers

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 27): A Challenge for Star Gazers:
Q: Insert a long E sound after the first letter of 'bond' and phonetically you get 'be-ond.' Insert a long E sound after the first letter of 'renter' and you get 're-enter.' Name something found in outer space. Insert a long E sound after the first letter, and you'll name a resident of a major American city. What are the words?
Are they kidding? With all the things in space, this could be like searching for a needle in a haystack!?!

Edit: Get it? Space... Needle? I know, the puzzle was SO easy, who needed a hint? Let's hope Will Shortz comes up with some more exciting puzzles in the coming weeks.
A: SATELLITE --> SEATTLELITE

9 comments:

  1. I see that you got the answer at "Le speed of light!".

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  2. My sweetie told me that if I didn't get this she would make me watch all of the episodes of Fraser.

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  3. I'd only watch that many episodes of Fraser if I was unable to sleep.

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  4. This puzzle is so easy that there's little need to post a hint. When I see gimmes like this, I get addled.

    BTW, the show's spelled Frasier.

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  5. Ben, you are correct. I had the Fraser River (in BC) on my brain today.

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  6. I thought it was missing an 'I' but when I put it in as Fraiser it didn't look right. :-)

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  7. Man - that clue was such a give-away :)

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  8. Agreed, but the puzzle was a giveaway on its own. The last few weeks' puzzles have been way too easy. Get with it, Shortz!

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  9. Agreed, I figured it out after only a moment... just had to think of an American city with that pattern in its name. Not rocket science. Er, so to speak.

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