Thursday, December 23, 2010

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 19, 2010): City, State, Zip

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 19, 2010): City, State, Zip:
Q: Name a city in the United States that ends in the letter S. The city is one of the largest cities in its state. Change the S to a different letter and rearrange the result to get the state the city is in. What are the city and state?
This will be simple enough to figure out if you check Wikipedia or Google, but let's see you do this with no list.

Edit: My hint was "no list" which is an anagram of "Lost in...".
A: Yonkers, New York

21 comments:

  1. Here's my standard reminder... don't post the answer or any outright spoilers before the deadline of Thursday at 3pm ET. If you know the answer, click the link and submit it to NPR, but don't give it away here. Thank you.

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  2. I don't have time to solve right now. I'm getting my Sunday clothes ready.

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  4. Aw, shoot, I thought I'd had two answers, but one was a false positive. My search program didn't check to see if the city matched the state it was in, just any state. And sadly there seems to be no Means, Maine.

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  5. Hello Ken, can your clothes include Levi's?

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  6. I am forced to write this early in the morning because I got the answer, too, and I don’t want to be at – or even near – the end of what will be a long line of posters.

    Chuck

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  7. Gotta hurry up and post. Pretty easy. Going to my sons' new house and ready to leave. He gave me the address and I've got my new GPS. Hope I don't get lost! I don't trust those things.

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  8. So sad, as I had also sumbitted a puzzle to will about a large US city that ended with an S. For a minute, I thought I had been used by Will. But it wasn't mine.

    It was a very minute minute at that.

    And why do we all wish to be used by Will? Sigh.

    Answer submitted. I was in the very town of this puzzle last week!

    -- Other Ben

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  9. I wonder if those mutts who don't think of this community as a city are out of luck.

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  10. O, tis a grand puzzle today. So nice to see this city elevated to the ranks of an NPR puzzle. A tip o' my hat to the puzzlemaker! I shall bake a lite cake today in celebration!

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  11. The first presidential candidate to win the popular vote but lose the electoral vote. A resident of a state with a two-word name, he didn't run again for president after losing the controversial, and possibly fraudulent, election.

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  12. I admit I had to use the internet not only for the solution, but to understand all the clues. I'd say y'all really know yer stuff.

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  13. Must catch up on some reports

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  14. I caught that hidden clue, Tommy Boy. Nice.

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  15. First time poster on this blog...Yonkers, New York!! Merry Christmas everyone!

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  16. My hints were "O'tis" and "elevated" which refers to the Otis Elevators that were built there. Yonkers was also the manufacturing town for Waring hats--one of the largest hat manufacturers in the country--thus, tip of my hat". It was also the place, I believe, where bakelite jewelry was originated or manufactured for a time. Happy holidays to all--Bev

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  17. Consumer Reports is based in Yonkers.

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