Thursday, May 15, 2008

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 11): Entrance and Exit

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 11): Entrance and Exit:
Q: Think of a seven-letter word meaning 'entrance.' Switch the second and fourth letters and you'll get another seven-letter word meaning 'exit.' What are the words?
I'm sorry. My PC was having issues so I wasn't able to post a hint this weekend. The puzzle is easy, so I'm sure you'll figure it out.

Edit: My hints were PC (as in Gateway) and weekend (as in getaway)
A: GATEWAY --> GETAWAY

7 comments:

  1. I told my sister that once you get in the swing of this puzzle thing, it is easier all the time. Ben, I see that you liked this one!!

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  2. My daughter spilled milk on her keyboard over the weekend right before she quickly departed to college.

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  3. My girlfriend and I are taking some time offand going to St. Louis this week so I won't have time for this puzzle.
    Phred in KC

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  4. I almost had a cow trying to figure this out.

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  5. I started with rebus puzzles when I was a kid, but that was just a starter drug for more intense puzzles like these. Now when my puzzling gets too intense, I like to unwind with an old Steve McQueen movie.

    Don, you're right. As I posted on benbassandbeyond.com, I think Mr. Shortz returned to form this week. After three straight gimme putts, the current puzzle is of adequate difficulty.

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  6. Phred, my worst enemy lives in St. Louis. He's my arch-nemesis.

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  7. I didn't have to make up my hint this week. My daughter did indeed spill milk on her laptop keyboard right before she hurried back to school. She doesn't have a Gateway computer, but did make an embarrassed getaway.

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