## Thursday, July 28, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 24, 2011): Female Animal and Bird

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 24, 2011): Female Animal and Bird:
Q: Name the female of a certain animal, add the name of a bird, say these two words out loud one after the other, and phonetically you'll name a country. What country is it?
This reminds me of a puzzle from last year, and the weather forecast in Europe.

Edit: In the discussion on a similar puzzle, ewe + crane was given as a possible alternate answer. And my other hint was "U.K. rain(e)".
A: EWE + CRANE = UKRAINE

## Thursday, July 21, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 17, 2011): Vacation Hospitalization

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 17, 2011): Vacation Hospitalization:
Q: Think of an adjective that might describe a child before a summer vacation. Change the second letter to the next letter of the alphabet, and you'll name someone you might see in a hospital. Who is it?
I'm sorry to dash your hopes, there are no clues in this post today.

Edit: In printing, there's an em dash (—) and an en dash (–), related in size to the printed letter 'm' and 'n', respectively. That was a hint to the letters that are changed. Also, the sentence included "I'm" and "in", the prefixes to the answers.
A: IMPATIENT and INPATIENT

## Thursday, July 14, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 10, 2011): Classic TV Show and a Well-Known Writer

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 10, 2011): Classic TV Show and a Well-Known Writer:
Q: Name a classic television show in two words with eight letters. Remove one letter from each word. The remaining six letters, in order, will spell the last name of a well-known writer. Who is it?
Musical hint: btmiihlsihhwbwr

Edit: Back in November we had a discussion about how there were actual lyrics written by Gene Roddenberry for the Star Trek theme. The clue above would be the first letter of each line.
A: STAR TREK
Remove T from the first word, K from the second word
Jean-Paul SARTRE

## Thursday, July 07, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 3, 2011): Famous Film Director Puzzle

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 3, 2011): Famous Film Director Puzzle:
Q: Think of a common four-letter adjective. Then take its opposite in French. (It's a French word that everyone knows.) Say the two words out loud, one after the other, and you'll name a famous film director. Who is it?
It's déjà vu, all over again.

Edit: I used the comment "déjà vu" recently on the post entitled Same Puzzle: True or False?. In addition, a very similar form of this puzzle appeared back in January 2007.
A: TRUE + FAUX --> François TRUFFAUT