Sunday, November 12, 2017

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 12, 2017): State Capital and World Capital --> State Name

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 12, 2017): State Capital and World Capital --> State Name:
Q: Take the name of a U.S. state capital. Immediately to the right of it write the name of a world capital. If you have the right ones, the name of a U.S. state will be embedded in consecutive letters within that letter string. What three places are these?
Rather than wasting my time looking through several different lists; I feel I have to watch YouTube instead.

Edit: YouTube --> video --> Montevideo
A: DENVER or DOVER MONTEVIDEO = VERMONT

Sunday, November 05, 2017

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 5, 2017): Fall Back to a List of Directors

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 5, 2017): Fall Back to a List of Directors:
Q: Think of the last name of a famous film director. The first two letters and last two letters in order spell a word. And the remaining letters, rearranged, spell a synonym of that word. What film director is it?
I have two answers -- a third if you want to include an Academy Award winning composer.

Edit: Along with the Huston family, the Coppolas are notable for having three generations of Academy Award winners: grandfather Carmine Coppola (best score), father Francis Ford Coppola (best film, director, screenplay and writing) and daughter Sofia Coppola (best screenplay).
A: (Francis Ford / Sophia) COPPOLA --> COLA + POP