Friday, May 09, 2008

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 4): Make a Lot of Noise

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 3): Make a Lot of Noise:
Q: Rearrange the letters of 'assembly hall' to spell three loud sounds.
I don't have a lot of time for a hint because we are busy! We are planning my son's birthday. With everything my wife has planned it should be grand. But I think we can do without the performer dressed like Tarzan.

Edit: The hints were all the words before the punctuation marks: BuSY (initial letters of the answers, in alphabetical order), Birthday (Bash), Grand (Slam) and Tarzan (Yell).


  1. That fourth loud noise you hear is me beating my head against the wall in frustration over how easy the puzzle has become every week.

  2. Ben - agree with you. This puzzle took me back to the mid-80s and the Oakland Athletics. When the bases were full, the fans would react when the two sluggers of that team would come to the plate.

  3. I believe they were brothers, after a fashion.

    As I said on my blog,, it may be time for puzzle master Will Shortz to start rotating the difficulty level, as he does with the New York Times crossword.

  4. Ben,

    I took your challenge and submitted a suggested word puzzle. Will see if it makes the grade.