## Thursday, August 25, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 21, 2011): Certain Amphibians Need Not Apply

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 21, 2011): Certain Amphibians Need Not Apply:
Q: Take the name of an aquatic animal, in two words, six letters in the first word and four letters in the second. Remove the first letter of each word, the remaining eight letters in order, will spell a word that might describe an animal that is not aquatic.
This seems to be a common problem for me. I should know this answer, but instead it is right on the tip of my...

Edit: My hints were "common" as in the "common seal" (also known as the harbor seal) and "tip of my..." referring to the way a trained seal can balance a ball on the tip of his nose.
A: HARBOR SEAL --> ARBOREAL
So, would a tree frog be both arboreal and aquatic?

## Thursday, August 18, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 14, 2011): Dog Breed and Animals Puzzle

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 14, 2011): Dog Breed and Animals Puzzle:
Q: Name a breed of dog that starts and ends with the same letter of the alphabet. Drop that letter at both ends, and if you have the right dog, the remaining letters phonetically will name some animals. What's the dog and what are the animals?
It's a bit of a stretch to say that the remaining letters are pronounced exactly like the name of some animals.

Edit: My clue was "stretch" referring to the shape of this dog. The puzzle also reminded me of this Sprint commercial
A: Dachshund --> "achshun" --> Oxen

## Sunday, August 07, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Aug 7, 2011): Sunday Puzzle

NPR Sunday Puzzle

You're on your own this week... the blog author is on vacation and the robot has taken over.

## Thursday, August 04, 2011

### NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 31, 2011): Hey! A New Puzzle!

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 31, 2011): Hey! A New Puzzle!: "
Q: Name a famous person from America's past who has four letters in his or her first name and five letters in the last. Take a homophone of the last name, move it to the front. The result would be something a woman might write. What is it?"
Doh!

Update: "Doh!" sounds like "Doe" which is a female deer.
A: John Deere --> Dear John