Thursday, May 30, 2013

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 26, 2013): G is for..., T is for...:
G is for..., T is for... Q: Think of a word starting with G. Change the G to a T, and rearrange the letters after the T. The result will be a new word with the same meaning as the original word. What words are these?
S.S. last week, J.C. this week.

Steven Spielberg was the director mentioned last week. James Cameron directed Titanic.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 19, 2013): Read the Book, Watched the Film

Books to FilmNPR Sunday Puzzle (May 19, 2013): Read the Book, Watched the Film:
Q: Name a category of books, in two words. Add one letter to each word — the same letter of the alphabet in each case. Rearrange the letters of the first word plus the added letter to make a new word. For the second word simply insert the new letter somewhere inside it. The result will be the two-word title of a famous movie, which is based on a book, which is definitely not found in the category of books you originally named. Name the category of books and the movie.
The initials of the director relate to the puzzle in a couple ways.

A: Children's Lit. --> Schindler's List

Thursday, May 16, 2013

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 12, 2013): On a Scale of One to Ten...

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 12, 2013): On a Scale of One to Ten...:
Definition of AttractiveQ: Name a famous American man, first and last names. Change the first letter of his first name from T to H. The result will sound like a term for an attractive person. Who is it?
He is a very colorful character, isn't he...

Edit: He received flak for broadcasting colorized versions of classic movies on his network.
A: Ted Turner --> "Head Turner"

Thursday, May 09, 2013

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 5, 2013): Famous Performer

Duck on a Piano WallpaperNPR Sunday Puzzle (May 5, 2013): Famous Performer:
Q: Name a famous performer whose last name has six letters. Move the first three letters to the end — without otherwise changing the order of the letters — and add one more letter at the end. The result, in seven letters, will name a place where this person famously performed. Who is it, and what's the place?
Reminds me of the joke, "What's the difference between a piano and a fish?" You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish.

Edit: How is a piano like a fish? They both have scales... This puzzle was previously featured in November 2008

Thursday, May 02, 2013

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 28, 2013): Six-word Proverb Puzzle

Proverbs from around the World, TotallySevere.comNPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 28, 2013): Six-word Proverb Puzzle:
Q: The first 12 letters of the alphabet are A to L. Think of a familiar, six-word proverb that contains 11 of these 12 letters. The letters may be used more than once, and you may use additional letters from the second half of the alphabet. What proverb is this?
Will has given us a task that's akin to finding a needle in a haystack, but I'm not one to judge a book by its cover. Let's not count our chickens before they hatch, but we can figure this out, can't we?

Edit: Several proverbs get close to using most of the letters in A through L, but the ones I gave weren't the answer. But if we work together...
A: Birds of a feather flock together