Q: [GeekDad had] a lot of time to work out several phrases that incorporated words with multiple adjacent non-vowels or "contiguous consonants." For purposes of this puzzle, please consider the letter "y" strictly as a consonant. In parentheses, after each phrase is the number of words, and each word's count of contiguous consonants.For those that have struggled with the math problems, this might be more up your alley. The hardest one, in my opinion, is the 4th one; I'm not completely happy with my answer. Which ones do you find tricky? Remember don't give anything away since this is a contest with a prize. Feel free to read the full puzzle details on the GeekDad site and submit your answers by Friday for a chance at the $50 prize.
- Ice-free, super tall buildings in Scranton (3w/6c)
- Encoding long words in a fixed orbit (3w/6c)
- Crazy fish-studier’s two wheeled transport (3w/5c)
- Melodic equivalents to the "Queen of Diamonds" (Condon)(3w/6c)
- Sufficiently valuable magic during the America’s Cup (3w/5c)
- Where playing Beethoven on your iPhone was invented (3w/5c)
- Artificial disk-flip game (2w/5c)
- Rotational energy "battery," 10-10 meters across (2w/5c)
Edit: The deadline has passed and I've posted our answers in the comments. I'm still waiting to see the intended answers, especially for #4.