Friday, June 06, 2008

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 1): Movie Star Synonyms

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 1): Movie Start Synonyms:
Q: Name a famous male movie star. Change the first letter of his first name to a G and change the last letter of his last name to a T. The result will be two words that are synonyms. Who is the movie star and what are the words?
The first time I tried to figure this out I was little lost, but at last, after 3 or 4 attempts, the answer was completely clear.

Edit: It was crystal clear...
A: HARRISON FORD --> GARRISON, FORT
Click the link for Harrison Ford's first uncredited movie role (yes, that's the extent of it) as the bellhop.

16 comments:

  1. As God is my witness, I hope they never have another puzzle like last week. This weeks puzzle didn't bug me near as much.

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  2. last week's puzzle was ambiguous. Perhaps, someone can help me with this week's as I am at a crossroads in figuring it out.

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  3. There is NO ambiguity
    this week.

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  4. I was going to call my friends to help me out, but i figure i could handle it solo.

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  5. After many years of big-budget mainstream work, I'm glad this actor has gone back to his indie roots.

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  6. Yeah, and now people just seem to flock to this hart-throb!

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  7. regarding this puzzle, I presumed it take six days and seven nights, however after much conversation this girl worked frantically and is now innocent of what lies beneath. Sabrina.

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  8. Chad, why not just give his Social Security number? :)

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  9. Hey Ben,

    You are treating Chad as a fugitive. He does not present any clear and present danger to you.

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  10. I am told the following video is a clue...

    Mr. Ellis

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  11. Base, bastille, bastion, blockhouse, bulwark, camp, castle, citadel, fortify, fortress, post, protection, regiment, secure, station, stronghold, troops.

    I'll stop just short of the SSN#.

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  12. Some of vincent's clues
    are a BIT ambiguous.

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  13. Blaine, Isn't that James Coburn?

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  14. I knew that. I saw that clip in a tribute to the "mystery bellhop"

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