## Thursday, June 02, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 29, 2011): Same Puzzle: True or False?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 29, 2011): Same Puzzle: True or False?:
Q: Think of two five-letter words that are exact opposites, in which the first two letters of each word are the same as the first two letters of the other, only reversed. Hint: The fourth letter of each word is A. What two words are these?
Déjà vu. Okay, so time for some open discussion. What do you think of Audie being the regular host of NPR: Weekend Edition Sunday? Is she doing a good job? How does she compare to Liane? How is Will with a new puzzle partner? Do you even listen to the puzzle on-air or do you read it online only? What do you think of them repeating a puzzle? Do you have a better puzzle?

A: Same as last week

1. Here's a challenge for all:

Take the phrase "Pop Literature". Remove two letters and rearrange what's left to name an alternate use for pop literature after it's been read.

Hint: It's deja vu all over again.

As for the hiatus, I'm fine with a two week challenge for some creative endeavor - spoonerism riddles and the like. Not this.

2. Or if you like number challenges:

If two plus two equals four, does not two plus not two not ever not equal not four?

3. Disappointed that I didn't figure out the by the Thursday deadline, found out the answer, there's no new puzzle to submit a new answer to. :(

We will miss you Liane!!!!!

4. Then just submit the answer to last week's puzzle to this week's. :)

5. Has anyone been having problems posting on here lately?

6. Other blogs have already posted the answer to the puzzle too. It will be interesting to see how many send in answers this time.
I do not know how we can determine this early how the new host will perform. I think that will take a few months of evaluation and it looks like she is not actually taking over right away.

7. Think of a seven letter word beginning with the letter R. Insert a space between the third and fourth letters to create two words, the first of which is an animal. Insert a space between the fourth and fifth letters of the original word to create two words, the second of which is an animal.

I submitted this around the same time that I submitted my Duke/Drake puzzle and Will told me that he preferred the Duke/Drake to this one.

Please don't submit your answer, but drop a hint, just as we do for the Sunday Puzzle. Have fun!

9. Dave, yes and nope.

10. I download the podcast every Sunday, because I do like to hear Liane and Will with the contestant. I will miss Liane very much. I will reserve judgement until Audie Cornish has had some time behind the microphone.

11. Dave - Like weeds, for example?

12. Lorenzo, you got it. That didn't take you very long. I'm impressed.

13. Tommy Boy, oh you did it again.

14. Thank y', Dave. What a charmin' thang t'say.

15. I listen on air and get a kick out of the entire program. I'm not the expert puzzle solver that the regulars on this site appear to be, but I certainly have fun with my daughter trying to figure it out. Thanks for the hours of enjoyment, and the additional opportunity of dad/daughter bonding!

16. When I first heard it announced who the new host would be I must not have been listening closely because I thought they were talking about another merger of two car companies. Later I checked the spelling.

17. David, glad to have you aboard. Not all of us are expert puzzle solvers; we just act that way.

That's pretty funny, SDB.

18. Thanks Dave.

19. roro

testing
dave, did you mean actual animal or animal kingdom or creature?

20. RoRo, both are actual animals.

21. My staff took Monday off. Here's your new puzzle.

This way to the puzzle

22. WOW! I just noticed that the answer is similar to the answer last week! How can this be?

23. It's a new month and we might get a new puzzle for a change now. There is always the mendacity of hope.

24. New puzzle is out and solved in just under ten minutes. I was not lazy with this one.

25. Sounds like another rural reference.

26. Perhaps in a rice paddy.