Sunday, September 02, 2018

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 2, 2018): Start Your Engines

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Sep 2, 2018): Start Your Engines:
Q: The name of the film director David Lynch conceals the word AVIDLY in consecutive letters, spanning his first and last names. Can you think of a famous film director whose first and last names conceal a 6-letter name of car, past or present, in consecutive letters?
Tesla only has 5 letters.

Edit: Tesla has been naming their cars as the Model S, Model 3 and Model X.
A: GUILLERMO DEL TORO (MODEL T).
Alternate: DENIS SANDERS (NISSAN)

167 comments:

  1. Here's my standard reminder... don't post the answer or any hints that could lead directly to the answer (e.g. via a chain of thought, or an internet search) before the deadline of Wednesday at 3pm ET. If you know the answer, click the link and submit it to NPR, but don't give it away here.

    You may provide indirect hints to the answer to show you know it, but make sure they don't give the answer away. You can openly discuss your hints and the answer after the Wednesday deadline. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, the deadline is a day earlier this week on Wednesday, September 5th at 3pm ET.

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  2. No unused clues from this week's On Air Challenge.

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    1. So here are some bonus On Air Challenges (last two words omitted, add an "L" at the front of the first word, and phonetically you'll get the second word, which completes the sentence):
      1) My customer wanted a purple flower, but _ _ _. (two words in first part)
      2) When the salamander grew up you could say the _ _.
      3) The baseball manager didn't like the calls, but he had to take the _ _.
      4) While looking for another game involving sticks and balls, I came _ _.
      5) The building contractor had a lot of purchases, it's remarkable how much she _ _.
      6) With her credit in shambles, the bank said it was _ _.
      7) So she turned to cheating in a game of cards to earn some _ _.
      8) The game went for a long time, and she was hungry so she _ _.
      9) She was really giddy from that, and a case of hiccups hit her _ _.

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    2. Great bonus On Air Challenges, eco, especially #4 (and #5 through #9 makes a nice "mini-novella").
      Here are a few more:
      1) "You've got me on my knees,... I'm begging, darling please," and "It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear," are _____ ______.
      2) The Joker speaks of the Pompatus __ ____.
      3) It wasn't a dove that returned to Noah with a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak; the latest Biblical research suggests it was instead an ___ ____!
      4) "___!" ______ say from the pews say after concluding the Lord's Prayer.
      5) Because maple and oak tree boughs hang over my roof, every autumn I experience an unwelcome build-up of _____ _____.
      6) During the time Ronald was leading the USA, in New York City __ ___.
      7) The general manager of the WNBA franchise in Minnesota ____ ____ to long-term contracts.
      8) If your Apple Developer Enterprise Program membership expires, your ____ _____.
      9) After Adam forgoes his fig leaf for a pair of boulder-washed denim jeans, _______ _____. [Note: The first blank itself has two words.]

      LegoWhoProclaims"IAmDaLambda"

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    3. Excellent Lambda (you could have stumped us all with your signoff), even if you take some liberties with pronunciation. #2 is a grinner.

      I had tried to get #4, #5, #7 and #8 to work, but to no avail. At the time I was very distressed, but after a night's sleep I let my _______ ________.

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  3. I’ll refrain from commenting on the name of this person’s ex spouse.

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  4. I can think of a director's name that conceals an 8-letter car name ... if you change one letter.
    Hint: I can remember going on hunting trips with my Dad in our Ford Ranchero.

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    1. The Chevrolet El Camino and the Ford Ranchero were similar vehicles. If I had solved the puzzle when I posted the above, I probably wouldn't have mentioned either Ford or anything Spanish.

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  5. Don't settle on Bradley Cooper. Both the answer and the director are better than that.

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  6. The last part of the director's name is also a vehicle.

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  7. This puzzle has a familiar ring to it. But it hasn’t been used before.

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  8. My first car came with the 30/30 warranty.

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  9. Letter count notwithstanding, I wanted this to be “El Camino”, but Michael Cimino likely won’t change his spelling.

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  10. I'm not going to criticize this amazing puzzle.

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  12. Something smells fishy about this puzzle.

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  13. Is anyone else having trouble connecting to npr.org/puzzle to send in the answer?

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    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    2. I'm not able to answer using my phone, anyway. I keep getting a "Your connection is not private" message.

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    3. Can't get it on either of our Kindles either. How else will we be able to submit the answer?

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    4. Their security certificate expired yesterday.

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    5. It raises a dilemma for NPR. As I noted below we believe they select the winner based on a time stamp of when the entry was received.

      IF the random time selected is before they renew the security certificate, many would be excluded. On the other hand, if they change the parameter of the time selection to only include those times after the certificate is fixed, those who did a work around (e.g. having their browser ignore the certificate) are excluded.

      I'm glad I never submit.

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    6. I'm sending my postcard off first thing tomorrow morning.
      On a serious note, EKW, do you believe your "Sun Sep 02, 07:31:00 AM PDT" post may be a tad too revealing?

      LegoWhoHopesjanWillLetHimUseHisExcellentButSelfDeletedRiffOffOfThisNationalPublicRadioPuzzleOnPuzzleria!ThisFriday

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    7. Lego, I did not think it was revealing, but I have taken it down
      anyway. Regards, EKW

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    8. Thanks, EKW. I didn't think your post was an outright giveaway, but it did narrow the field quite a bit. Other Blainesvillians may disagree.
      I would also like to hear more, however, about your ownership of this car come Wednesday. By the way, I envy you!

      LegoSendsRegardsAlsoToEKW

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  14. Yes, my Galaxy won't let me go to the submit website. It cites a dangerous loss of privacy issue.

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    1. Yes- using a Chromebook here and I cannot get to the NPR website to submit an answer. Oh, no!

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    2. Apparently their security certificate expired yesterday. Firefox allows you to "add an exception" and visit the submit page. I don't know about other programs.

      But you may want to wait anyway - as discussed earlier they apparently don't put all entries into a virtual barrel, they choose a time during the week and the entry that is closest to that time is the winner.

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    3. NPR website is a total bust – I am having similar difficulties with trying to submit. By Tuesday, I may forget and be on to other things.

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    4. I was able to submit by setting the date on my PC to 9/1. It won't affect anything on the receiving end.

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    5. Monday: NPR website back up, submission sent.

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  15. It’s slow going for me to solve this puzzle, maybe my age is catching up with me. More clues please.

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    1. Yep, maybe round up as this new Math teaches.

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    2. Round Up, you say? Monsanto* is now even into new math now? :-(

      *Or whatever name they are going by now.

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    3. I found angles ranging between 104.45 and 107.5 degrees. 105 is what I remembered from when I went to school. Whatever it is, it's "the shape of water."

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    4. On closer examination, I think maybe the 107.5 figure is a typo. Let's say 104.5.

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  18. I have a picture and bill-of-sale of a proud and dirty 17 year old, me, standing by his 26 year old first car.
    Just back from band practice.

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  19. I kept trying to cram Spike Lee into Richar Scarry's pickle car (or was it the other way around?), but it wouldn't work.

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    1. I was hoping for a Ustinov director who's first name ended in "a".

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    1. Thanks sdb, got it now. May have built one of these with glue as a kid.

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  21. NPR is all wet at not keeping up their website appropriately.

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  22. Mel Taub might say this car is seldom S-forty

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  23. This list will be of no help whatsoever. http://bestforpuzzles.com/lists/cars/6.html

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  24. Based on the comments here, I think there are at least two answers from two different time frames.

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    1. Nevermind. My original answer has the letters in order, left to right, but not consecutively.

      Being the optimist here, the security certificate snafu gave me time to look at the puzzle reading more carefully and discover the intended answer. Thanks, NPR!

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    2. So your "clues" are even more inscrutable than usual?

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    3. Indeed, eco. What’s life without an extra dose of mystery?

      I was so sure one particular early clue referred to the answer I first discovered. . .

      And then doubt crept in (on little cat feet ;-)).

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  25. My least favorite movie and its director was "The Mechanic", directed by "Benny Ugort".

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  26. The car has appeared in at least one of the director's films.

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    1. They must have been supporting rolls.

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    2. Supporting rolls or not, I hear the director is a real breadwinner, when he's not loafing around.

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  27. It was a long circuitous route to my cookware.

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  28. I need a substitute for coffee.

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  29. Speaking of automobiles, last Thursday the local gas prices were $2.59 a gallon for regular. On Friday the day before the Labor Day weekend, they jumped to $2.81 a gallon. Maybe that's lower than some areas but it is still quite a jump. The local news tonight is raving about how the price dropped 5 cents today. Well whoopty doo! (Or however that is spelled!)

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    1. Wow! I am happy that around Kansas City we have lower gas prices but that .22 cents a gallon price jump was excessive. Over the Labor Day holiday we went down to Tulsa, OK. and the going rate was $2.59. I know that is an oil town but I don't think they had the price jump like we did.
      Still can't over $3.89!!











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  30. I successfully submitted my entry this morning.

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  31. Some avidly claim this photo reminds them of David Lynch's Twin Peaks.

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  32. The way the question is worded, could a correct answer be “yes” or “no”?

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  34. After I submitted just now, instead of the familiar confirmation message, the NPR site took me to a help section.

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  35. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0761522/

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    1. Bravo, hodiau016. Seems as if this should merit an on-air mention Sunday next.

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  36. I felt like a curmudgeonly stooge this morning as I thought the on-air puzzle was a steaming pile. Then I googled "curmudgeon stooge" and was not disappointed in the least.

    https://allpoetry.com/poem/12792048-Curmudgeon-Stooge--by-Eve-831

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  37. Bonus Puzzle (held over):
    The brand name of a product found in a bathroom contains the name of a body part. Remove those letters and the remaining letters will spell another body part. What is the brand name?

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  38. Paul, Leo:

    I want you both to know that when I see your posts adjacent to each other I cannot stop thinking of horse racing in Italy.

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  39. The car was the first one I thought of after Will stated the puzzle. I just couldn’t find a director’s name that worked. But I finally got it. Pretty good puzzle this week.

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  40. Gone Fishin’ — Super Far Cast:

    https://youtu.be/d2TerjXG9kE

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  41. I've been watching 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' with Jerry Seinfield.

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  42. Another list sort puzzle.
    I have been interested in automobiles for 60 years and know most of them (though SDB did come up with a rare one a few years back).
    So the problem was trolling through a hundred +/- directors looking for a car.
    My interest went dead before I found it.
    At least I will discover the answer a day early this week.

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  43. I trolled a list of 100 directors and found the intended answer quick and easy. Nice puzzle!

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  44. I’ve had a a couple cars with two-word names, a Gran Torino and a New Yorker. Too bad I couldn’t make those work here.

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  45. GUILLERMO DEL TORO > MODEL T

    My Hint (Deleted by me):

    "Finally a puzzle that suits me." It suits me to a T.

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    1. I thought you meant that my post/hint had led you to the answer, not that it confirmed it. So I deleted it.

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    2. Didn’t want to give away too much.

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  46. Guillermo del Toro, Model T

    I sort of solved this puzzle backwards. I began with the assumption that it was likely an older car because otherwise the phrase “past or present” wouldn’t have been necessary. I immediately thought of the Model T as a well-known older car. Then I started looking through a list of famous directors without any luck. So I quit. Woke up Monday morning and there the answer was – no looking through lists – just popped into my brain.

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  47. Movie Director: GUILLERMO DEL TORO → MODEL T (Ford).

    Guillermo del Toro is #275 on this list of movie directors.

    My hint: the 1-cylinder BRUSH Runabout came just before the 4-cylinder Model T.

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  48. GUILLERMO DEL TORO >>> MODEL T

    “Super Far Cast” refers to the Hungarian car designer, Eugene Farkas, who helped design the MODEL T.

    My initial thought was Lorenzo's comment referred to Steven Spielberg's ex-wife, Amy Irving. So there appeared steVEn SPiElbeRg and VESPER. I missed the consecutive criterion until later on Sunday.

    Then, I realized Lorenzo was referring to del Toro's ex-wife, Lorenza. The Lorenzo/Lorenza connection made more sense.

    "ron, pat" can be anagrammed to patron. I learned that Director Del Toro has a line of Patron alcoholic beverages.

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  49. Guillermo del Toro --> Model T

    I'm not going to criticize this a-maz[e]-ing puzzle. Never let it be said that ecoarchitect Pan's Labyrinth

    Bonus Answers:

    1) My customer wanted a purple flower, but I lack lilac. (two words in first part)
    2) When the salamander grew up you could say the eft left.
    3) The baseball manager didn't like the calls, but he had to take the ump's lumps.
    4) While looking for another game involving sticks and balls, I came across lacrosse.
    5) The building contractor had a lot of purchases, it's remarkable how much she owes Lowe's.
    6) With her credit in shambles, the bank said it was ending lending.
    7) So she turned to cheating in a game of cards to earn some euchre lucre.
    8) The game went for a long time, and she was hungry so she ate late.
    9) She was really giddy from that, and a case of hiccups hit her after laughter.

    At the time I was very distressed, but after a night's sleep I let my anguish languish.

    The brand name of a product found in a bathroom contains the name of a body part. Remove those letters and the remaining letters will spell another body part. What is the brand name? Ch(arm)in. The comment to squeeze was to honor dear Mr. Whipple.

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    1. Head and Shoulders is and alternate answer, no?

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    2. Here are answers (redundant, I see, thanks to eco's promptness!) to ecoarchitect's bonus excellent On Air Challenges (last two words omitted, add an "L" at the front of the first word, and phonetically you'll get the second word, which completes the sentence):
      1) My customer wanted a purple flower, but _ _ _. (two words in first part) ...I lack lilac.
      2) When the salamander grew up you could say the _ _... eft left.
      3) The baseball manager didn't like the calls, but he had to take the _ _.... umps' lumps.
      4) While looking for another game involving sticks and balls, I came _ _... across lacrosse. (Nice!)
      5) The building contractor had a lot of purchases, it's remarkable how much she _ _... owes Lowe's
      6) With her credit in shambles, the bank said it was _ _... ending lending.
      7) So she turned to cheating in a game of cards to earn some _ _... euchre lucre.
      8) The game went for a long time, and she was hungry so she _ _... ate late.
      9) She was really giddy from that, and a case of hiccups hit her _ _... after laughter.

      jan is allowing me to use his riff-off puzzle of this week's NPR challenge. He posted it for a short time on last week's thread before removing it. It is a wonderful riff-off! I am featuring it on this Friday's Puzzleria! I welcome you all to answer it next Wednesday, which is "answer day" on Puzzleria!

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    3. Lego, are you holding off on answering your own puzzles? Are they going into your site this week?

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    4. Noo, eco. Any and all Blainesvillians may answer them here and now. Sorry about that confusion though.

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  50. Guillermo del Toro -> Model T

    > Translate the director's first name into another language, change one letter, and translate the result back to get the director's last name. [Deleted because my wife thought it too revealing.]

    Guillermo -> William -> Bill -> Bull -> Toro

    > PS3

    From Wired, 5/22/09, "Q&A: Hobbit Director Guillermo del Toro on the Future of Film":

    In the next 10 years, we're going to see all the forms of entertainment—film, television, video, games, and print—melding into a single-platform "story engine." The Model T of this new platform is the PS3. The moment you connect creative output with a public story engine, a narrative can continue over a period of months or years. It's going to rewrite the rules of fiction.

    > The car has appeared in at least one of the director's films.

    In Crimson Peak.

    > Some avidly claim this photo reminds them of David Lynch's Twin Peaks.

    Anne Pigalle is an anagram of Leaping Lena, a nickname of the Model T.

    > What do Caroline Trentini and Channing Tatum have in common? [Deleted on the advice of ecoarchitect.]

    They're both Ford Models "T".

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  51. With my two-part named cars, I alluded to the fact that del Toro is a two-part name.

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  52. I wrote, “The last part of the director’s name is also a vehicle.” The Toro is a truck made by Fiat.

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  53. I mentioned my first car came with the 30/30 guarantee. That warranty was good for 30 feet or 30 seconds, which ever came first. From what what I can tell, that's about all the warranty was good for on the Model T!

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  54. How about an alternate answer: Henry Jablon - Henry J.

    Made by Kaiser, of course. The Henry J had wonderful styling, and elegant lines. I've always wanted one...

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    1. Which part of consecutive am I missing? H-e-n-r-y-J .... except it's Henry Jaglom not Jablon. And that is a pretty cool looking car.

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  55. A Model T. I said I’m slow to get an answer, referring to it’s speed, and I’m old, referring to the age of when the car was produced.

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  56. Morgan Freeman is a director and Morgan is a sports car.
    I had a Morgan Plus 4 Four Seater with a TR-3 engine, Jaquar
    gear box, SU Carburetors, wooden frame and very stiff King Pins.
    With the top down the heads of people in the back seat were above
    the top of the wind shield, leading to plenty of wind, not to mention sun . This was a great car, and obviously not the preferred answer to this weeks puzzle.

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  57. WW - I really liked your crawdad comment, assuming I interpreted it correctly.

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    1. Lorenzo, thanks, but I gave that clue before I had the correct answer. I might reverse engineer a connection from crawdad to the creature in “The Shape of Water,” directed by del Toro. Was that your interpretation?

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    2. No I thought you were combining model and Ford by hinting at Cindy Crawford!

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    3. I like it! It must have been in my subconscious brain. ;-)

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    1. The Brits are great: the NY Post (if the Times is the paper of record, the Post is the paper of CD's - crazy delusions) reports the British gambling houses have Pence as the odds on favorite to be the author. You can see the current betting line here.

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    2. Very interesting... I thought about Pence because he could have the easiest access to the Oval office. That "lodestar" observation is very telling, too! Pence just doesn't seem to have the chutzpah to do this stuff, though.
      Just think of what will go down when this person is finally revealed.
      I wonder when we'll ever know? These are sure crazy times.

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    3. It's kinda funny how Trump's reaction to all of this has been described as "volcanic". It brings to mind famous volcanic eruptions from the past.
      I'm thinking either Mount Pinatubo or perhaps Mount St. Helens.

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    4. Pence and Pompeo have already denied writing the Op-Ed. Besides, Pence's job wouldn't be at risk if he were revealed as the author.

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    5. All the more reason to check the cleaning lady's mop bucket for hidden compartments.

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    6. eco, what do the - and + on the betting lines mean?

      Can we take bets on whether 45’s volcanic eruptions are explosive (gas-driven with tephra projectiles exploding) or effusive (oozy, hot lava)? Or both?

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    7. 68C: I wish we could simply watch the volcano from a safe distance, but I fear we are all Harry R. Truman, about to be engulfed in the pyroclastic flow - the toxic gas has already spread across the nation.

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    8. WW: you beat me (just barely) on the continuing volcano metaphor, I was looking through my computer for photos of volcanoes I have seen, but I think I haven't scanned those.

      I'm no expert on gambling, but I think the + and - is whether the the odds (and payout) are greater or less than 1:1. For example, if the odds are +200 (DeVos) the payout is £2 for every £1 bet. If the odds are -200 then you only get £1 for every £2 bet (plus your original £2. I think.

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    9. Yeah, pyroclastic flow is quite devastating but the explosive (gas and tephra-producing) kind looks more deadly initially.

      Reagan was the Teflon President, 45 can be the Tephra President (followed by the Pyroclastic Prez).

      Thanks for the scoop on the odds. Odds are we all lose with The Volcano in the office.

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    10. Speaking of such things, I heard Jeffrey Lewis, author of "The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel", interviewed on "On The Media " a couple of weeks ago, so I bought a copy. Interesting, quick read. Not as good as General Sir John Hackett's 1978's "The Third World War, August, 1985", but more relevant today. I like what he did with victim interviews in Chapter 10.

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    11. jan, might you expand on what he did with victim interviews?

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    12. No spoilers, but they sounded familiar, and the reference notes confirmed my hunch.

      Without giving anything away, the author explains that everything in the book that happens before 8/6/18 is true, and documented in the notes, while everything after that is speculative fiction.

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  59. Just back from band practice.

    Dirty because I had just changed transmission bands on my Model T.

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    1. That's good! Amazing how today we take for granted how easy it is to get in a car and just take off! Not quite so easy in a Model T.

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  60. A way to spend this week's extra day:
    Same rules using a TV actress instead of director.

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  61. Whoops, same rules except for the number of letters, three.
    Not really meant to be solved, but post an answer if you feel like it.

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    1. OK, so I fudged on the well-known part too.
      Jessica Biel

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  62. A friend in high school owned a Model A Ford. (No wisecracks; it's was an old antique even then.) He liked when people asked him why he was carrying around a large metal crank, and he could explain, "That's my key".

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    1. When people asked John Kelly why he was carrying around a large mental crank, he could explain, "That's my boss".

      Oh wait, that's not right.

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  64. Kind of interesting at Trump's rally in Montana, last night. Several people standing behind him in key camera shots were replaced because they evidently were not showing enough enthusiasm.

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    1. Click on the 2 Susan Simpson twitter videos to see them "disappeared." Clearly they weren't enough of a supporting cast.

      Just some enominush, really anominous, victims.

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    2. Isn't that something?!! I didn't pay attention to it the first time, as to the gal in the black shirt crowding in. I wonder what would have happened if those people had held their ground and stayed in place? Plus, who are these people and how did they get there in the first place??
      I liked that Muppet video too!!

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    3. Now I can't get that Muppet tune out of my mind!!!

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    4. It seems like it came from "The Benny Hill" show, maybe??

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    5. I referenced that song in this blog some time ago, can't remember the context. The Muppets made it their song, though ironically it originally came from an Italian soft core porn film.

      With tRUMPORN in office the song's circle is complete!

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    6. Thanks Eco!

      Ahhhhhh!!!

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    7. And 68C, to your original question, the people escorted out of Trumpland (aka Crazytown) were high school students, read about it here.

      Tyler Linfesty has my vote!

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    8. Eco - Great article, thanks for posting it! Tyler Linfesty can't be too bad, watching him on the videos, you could tell that he was "not of the body"! I thought it was funny how he was wearing that sticker, too!!
      I know everyone tries to load the stage with "their own kind" but this time they had it backfire. I bet heads will roll after this, too.
      Looking at Trump in that Billings' photo, he sure looked overly orange!!
      Thanks again for the article.

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  65. If you want to spend a sane hour, catch Barak Obama's graduation speech at the University of Illinois.

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  66. Correction: not a graduation speech, but sane nevertheless

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  67. Just following the general theme of this week in car models, have you ever wondered how the "Lunar Rover" was transported to the moon? I had forgotten the history behind it until I saw a show on the History Channel about a month ago. This video shows the storage of it and is 9 seconds long. Another 44 min video shows its development. Both are kind of interesting!

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  68. Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Bruce Campbell of Kansas City, Mo. Think of two well-known companies — one in five letters, the other in four letters. Write the names one after the other. The result, when spaced differently, will name a well-known geographical location in the U.S. (in two words). What is it?

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    1. I think most listeners will have a fair hope of solving this puzzle

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  69. The puzzle would have been more appropriate last week.

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