Sunday, November 22, 2020

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 22, 2020): Name a Marine Animal

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Nov 22, 2020): Name a Marine Animal
Q: Name a marine animal in two words. Remove two consecutive letters in the name and read the resulting string of letters in order from left to right. You'll name a major American city. What is it?
You are not getting a hint from me this week.

Edit: The hint was "you are" --> UR
A: SEA TURTLE - UR = SEATTLE

173 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 Thursday 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 Thursday deadline. Thank you.

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    1. Update: The deadline is actually Wednesday at 3pm ET because of Thanksgiving.

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    2. The deadline could be today at 9 a.m. ET and there would be a slew of answers.

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    3. I'd be thankful for a new puzzle next week.

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    4. Thanksgiving, what is Thanksgiving? We don't have it here any more.

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  2. More than 1300 responses last week.

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  3. Ho hum.

    Will, your interns could look this up for you. No excuse.

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  4. Got it. Here’s a spin-off puzzle. Think of another marine animal. Remove two consecutive letters, and get a terrestrial animal. No clue here. Maybe later.

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    1. About the spin-off puzzle above: I neglected to mention that, like Will's puzzle, my "marine animal" is also in two words.

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  5. A new shark species was recently discovered off the Jersey shore. It's the only shark known to have a spray tan.

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  6. Take the name of the animal, remove any letters that repeat. Rearrange to get a genus of sea birds.

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    1. I think Will often gives easy puzzles around holidays when young kids are normally on vacation. That's my hint: Puzzle for little kids.

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  8. Started with the city and immediately saw the animal with two added letters.

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  9. Will needs some sharper interns

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    1. I considered this as a clue but thought it might be TMI. In any case, I can get there in 2 steps (maybe 3, if you're strict about it).

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    2. Then I'll delete it to be safe.

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    3. I don't think it was too big of a hint, especially since the base puzzle was kinda quick this week

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  11. One of my tattoos, the one in memory of my mother, is of the creature.
    You don’t know me, so that tells you nothing.

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    1. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10220454109317353&set=pcb.10220454113317453

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  12. Will appears to be a creature of habit. For any newbies here, you are missing my point.

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    1. Last time Will ran this puzzle, eco was still hanging around here. I miss eco.

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    2. Me too. He lives in Berkeley so I may run into him here. Sad..so vrry unnecessary.

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  13. ah, I found another answer besides the obvious one!

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    1. although it does stretch the qualification of "major" cities

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    2. oh actually nvm, the animal isn't two words

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  14. I enjoy reading hints and comments here

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  15. Interestingly, dropping either the first two or last two letters from "ORCA" leaves you with state abbreviations

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  16. On a more somber note, for people of a certain age and those with a sense of history, it was 57 years ago today....

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    1. A twelve year-old kid remembers everything. Everybody alive over five remembers this.

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    2. I was an infant, just over three weeks old. My brother had turned two the day before. Our mother's story was that she'd gone to our grandmother's house, and was holding me, and helping my brother out of the car. Our grandmother said "The President's been shot" and Mom almost dropped me.

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    3. I was older, a young teen. Norman Mailer once called it “the first great tear in the national fabric,” though I can think of some other “tears” that preceded it, but I knew what he meant. (A puzzle-obsessive’s aside: Mailer’s “tear” as in “rip” and the homograph “tear” as in crying—both à propos of the Mailer quote—could be the basis of a new puzzle, perhaps.) Anyway, in retrospect, it was on that day that one could say “The Sixties” began. When I first encountered my father after the grim news, the first thing he said to me was, “You’ll never know the truth."

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    4. Iris Corona, was that in New Orleans, where David Ferrie and Clay Shaw hung out with Lee Harvey Oswald?

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    5. I was 5, at home with my mother listening to the Nutcracker, in anticipation of taking me to the ballet. Phone rang, the first time I saw my mother cry.

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    6. The schoolbus driver told us. She was sobbing and nearly ran off the road.

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    7. Dr. K, Thanks for reminding me.

      I believe I have posted about this here before. I was 18 and in cryptography training in the army at Fort Gordon, GA. I was in a classroom of 48 all typing nonsense on teletypewriters after just returning from lunch. The instructor had told us to practice and he left the room with the door closed. The din from all these loud machines going at the same time made it impossible to hear if anyone happened to speak, although no one did.
      Suddenly, coming from slightly above my head, as clear as a bell a perfect male voice told me, "The president's been shot." This would have been exactly at the moment he was shot and before it was known. I instantly stopped typing and looked all around the room and everyone was still typing, so I knew I was the only one to hear this. I began typing again and he said the same exact words again. This happened a total of 4 times. Right after the 4th time the instructor returned and turned on the TV, but never said a word. We then watched the news for about an hour.
      I knew I could never tell anyone about this for obvious reasons, plus the army would not have allowed me to continue in my training which required a Top Secret Clearance. I never told anyone about this until over 20 years later. It was more than another 20 years until I discovered why I was given this life changing information.
      I only heard this, or any other, voice two more times, and that was in either 1972 or 1973 while driving alone and he simply said "Don't go" as I was about to go into an intersection as the light changed. I would have been instantly killed either time had he not interfered.

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    8. Extraordinary.

      “...more things in heaven and earth...”

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    9. Yes and unfortunately my sister in law's birthday.
      MB

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    10. Jan, my story took place in St. Mary Parish.

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    11. Interesting story, sdb.

      Owing to the intersection of abilities, I have always wondered now many in this blog (or of NPR's puzzle participants overall) have been involved in the intelligence community. Either by predilection or (presumably as in sdb's case) through the military and its testing programs to cull out those selected for further training.

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    12. SDB: Thank you for sharing that incident. I have had similar experiences. Cannot predict them but always grateful for them as lives have been saved.

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    13. Natasha,
      Your above post got me to thinking about an aspect to my story I had not considered before. In order for us as entities to function in our dimension we must have materiel bodies. A material body is our vehicle which allows us to function in this dimension. Scientists are searching for the center of individuality, thought and reason in the brain, but this is not the case as the brain is only an organ which allows us to function while in the physical body we inhabit while in this incarnation on Earth. Therefor I am now attempting to understand how it is that a spirit guide may speak audibly to us at will when it has no physical body in which to form the sounds necessary to transmit this information. I fully understand the answer to this question is only obscured by my ignorance and that it is easily explained. That knowledge does not stop me from now wondering as to the mechanics of how it works.

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    17. Anecdotes without evidence are not convincing.

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    19. I see a qualitative difference between the two kinds of your experiences.
      In the first, you received early notice of a recent event, the news of which was already being reacted to by millions of people.
      In the second, you received warnings of events that would never happen.
      Do you have this figured out?

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    20. MJ,
      I am now unsure if you are asking me alone, or including Natasha and her above removed posts. Those posts were very interesting and it is very frustrating that Natasha continues to remove her posts.

      I cannot say what the answers are to her questions about her experiences, because I do not know.

      You are incorrect about my first experience "the news of which was already being reacted to by millions of people." I was receiving this information from the instant he was shot and it ended before he had been reported to have reached the hospital. I know the timeline.

      If you are referring to me in your comment about the second and third times I heard the voice you are 100% wrong. And yes, I do have it figured out. I found out decades later why I was told about the JFK shooting. It was not to inform me of the shooting, but was to inform me that there are other dimensions and it was done this way because I could not deny it later.

      jan is not convinced because I have not provided evidence that can prove it to him. I was not told this in order to convince jan or anyone else. It was for me alone. There is no way I could have gathered evidence because in order to do that I would have had to interrupt the class and make an announcement that JFK had been shot and it would not have had positive results, but would simply have cost me my future in the army. It also might have got me incarcerated, but most likely it would simply have been ignored. No way to document my two car crash saves. I do not expect jan or anyone to take my word for this if they are uncomfortable with it. I finally decided, when it could not adversely affect my life, to pass some of this information on in order to make it perhaps more possible for people to be more open minded to things they cannot know on their own. It is also surprising how many people will open up for the first time and tell their similar experiences when I tell them mine.

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    22. Natasha, I'm very sorry if my comment caused you any pain; that was certainly not my intent.

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    23. Jan: I appreciate that. Thank you so much. Sometimes I wish I did not have this as it is stressful at times.

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    24. Natasha,
      I think your posts were very important and I would like for you to re-post them. You are having legitimate experiences beyond the ones I have posted about. I would disagree about hearing voices in the head mantra. I know my voices were from outside my body and audible. I suspect those who are considered mentally ill hearing voices in their head may not be hearing these voices in their head, but I cannot say for certain. I have had a couple of conversations with people who are having these experiences and they tell me I am correct and one said he believes some psychiatrists and psychologists know this, but are not open about it due to fear of being ridiculed by their peers and having their careers ruined.

      jan does not mean to be cruel, Natasha, he just cannot be open minded due to rigid training in his field. I respect his skepticism, but laugh to my self about it too. It is the jans I am hoping to get curious enough to just do a little research on their own. If they do they might learn something unexpected. I think it is worth the try. Insisting an unprovable belief is not possible is not science, but the opposite of science.

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    26. Natasha,
      I do not hear voices. I have only heard his voice those 3 occasions decades ago I posted about. Only a few seconds out of my entire life. I have some ideas I would like to discuss with you regarding your experiences that I believe will be helpful. This is not the place, so I suggest you google me.

      BTW, I have your deleted posts.

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    27. SDB: I will google you later. Have to prepare lecture now. Thanks.

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  17. I had the city, but was stuck on a plural and extinct solution.

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    1. I had the exact same problem! Got the correct answer after coming up with the extinct one.

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  18. I posted on Sun Nov 22, at 05:33:00 AM PST on last week's thread:

    We've had this EXACT SAME CHALLENGE before!

    I now remember that there was a SLIGHT difference. In the almost identical challenge before, the two consecutive letters to be removed were identified. -- THAT'S IT!!

    P.S.: I tried to post this comment here, on THIS WEEK'S BLOG, HOURS AGO!! I only just now have been able to post this comment here and get this week's blog to notify me.

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    1. In Jeopardy-speak, this was an Instaget.
      It came to mind almost as quickly that it is a repeat, especially because of the "winner."
      Giving the specific letters that time made it even easier, but also pretty much precluded any alternate answers.

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  19. Between the two of us, this is a repeat puzzle.

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    1. This is a repeat of the puzzle on May 21, 2017. The on-air player that day was Legolambda (Joseph Young), and the solver that got picked to play the next week was Skydiveboy (Mark Scott). Therefore, the puzzle was between two people on Blaine's Blog, so it was "between the two of us".

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  20. Wednesday deadline this week. Not that we would need the extra time.

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  21. Take any animal, marine or otherwise. Remove all the letters. You are left with an empty space. What is it?

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  22. Five to one, when you were seventeen,
    You will think you’re there again.
    What’s here was there, I kid you not.
    You won’t need to think a lot.
    Another thing you’re thankful for
    As we fight this pandemic war,
    And this economic slump
    All thanks to horrid Trump!

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  23. Immediately got a marine creature that is likely an alternate solution. Then from the hints in this blog, did a search and found what is probably the intended solution (which I vaguely recalled from before).

    Both creatures relate to the same city. Some of one creature may include some of the other creature as a part of its diet.

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    1. I have two answers also, probably the same as yours...

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  24. What is 8 times the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter of a circle? ;-)

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    1. Howie, ;-)

      I was thinking marine animal. . .

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    2. You may be thinking of a nonstandard plural.

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    3. Indeed, but Merriam Webster is ok with it.

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    4. Since the answer is plural, shouldn’t the question be, “What do you call....”

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  25. Take the odd letters of the animal, in order, to get a method of cooking.

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    1. I think Charlie meant take OUT the odd letters of the animal and you're left with a method of cooking.

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    2. I think Charles meant what he said.

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    3. And I think that Charles has encountered a typo on a blogspot page that is not actually a thing. But I guess we'll all find out tomorrow!

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  26. While it is true I got this one almost immediately and it felt good, I immediately think of how lousy I feel when I'm the one having a hard time with a puzzle and everyone complains how easy it was. But I'll sit down with a cup of coffee and get over it.

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    1. No, I'll get that from the barista. Could be you've been to this place.

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    2. I suspect so, but I do not patronize them. I did for one year work in their headquarters building for another company. One time I happened to be in the lobby where Schultz was about to give a news conference and I remember being very impressed with the quality and fit of the business suit he was wearing.

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    3. See: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/da/a0/01/daa00102ff8c7541af63bc8af74b766b.jpg

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  27. Because of the puzzle today I am finding this a bit odd:

    Yesterday evening I emailed Will Shortz this puzzle suggestion I had coined some time ago, but did not submit. It came back to mind and so I emailed it. Here it is:

    Both phonetically and humorously speaking, which world capital city’s name might indicate its inhabitants have rather large feet?

    Shortly he replied (in part) via email:

    That's a good one ... but I'm afraid an oldie.


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    1. The last gift I gave my mother was a toy version of the Pixar character.

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    2. I was on Disney trip when it became clear that Mom would begin hospice care, so instead of getting her a turtle figurine, I got her a plush of Crush from "Finding Nemo." I gave him to her at Thanksgiving 2017, and she really liked him. She died on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 26, 2017).

      The plush Crush is with me know.

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    3. Cool sea turtle tattoo. Sorry about your mom.

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  29. In my case, I went looking for the marine animal first, and then the city popped into my head and narrowed things down quite a bit. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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  30. You can get there by turning off Highway 61.

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    1. ...turning off and making one helluva detour...
      (unless you have an alternate answer).

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    2. The opening line of "Highway 61 Revisited" is "Oh, God said to Abraham, 'Kill me a son.'"

      Abraham, of course, came from the Biblical city of Ur. Which if you remove it from sea turtle, gives you Seattle.

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  31. This city was referenced in an episode of the Brady Bunch!

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  32. Sorry, I was slow in getting the answer to this one.

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  33. I predict at least 700,000 correct responses this week. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I will be celebrating Thanksgiving Broadway Danny Rose style, that is, TV dinners.☮️

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    1. Boeing (Boing) is headquartered in Renton, Wa. which is a suburb of Seattle.

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    2. Renton has never been Boeing's headquarters. They have always been in Seattle, where the company began, until several years ago the new CEO moved it to Chicago. This signaled the fall of Boeing. Until that time Boeing had always promoted from within, taking advantage of aircraft experience. So when they installed a new CEO from another industry and he then moved to Chicago the company changed from designing the world's best and safest airplanes to just another greedy corporation that cares about nothing but money.

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  36. I'm still surchin for a second answer.

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    1. I did find a perfectly valid second answer and sent it in (just to make sure it gets considered, if that is possible).

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  37. The Sunday puzzle has a sort of Jekyll and Hyde feeling to it - some weeks good; others not so good I’m sure this week’s puzzle submitter gets my drift.

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  38. We will have a new Secretary of State: ABE LINCOLN → A. Blinken!

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    1. Nice, ron!
      Check out the "Seeking The Oval Office Dessert:
      Getting your flickers all in a bunch" puzzle in this edition of Puzzleria!

      LegoWhoLamentsThatOneOfTheVideosIsNoLongerAvailable

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  39. SEA TURTLE, SEATTLE

    We last saw this puzzle on NPR in May 2017.

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  40. SEA TURTLE -UR = SEATTLE

    Amazingly this is the same answer as it was 3 years ago when NPR used it in March 2017.

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  41. 1. SEA TURTLESEATTLE

    2. SEA NETTLESEATTLE

    This is a REPEAT from May 21, 2017 with a slightly different formulation.

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  42. SEATTLE / SEA TURTLE

    No matter what else I considered as a clue, I kept coming back to Melville’s Starbuck and Seattle’s Starbucks, but everything that came to mind just seemed too obvious or, in the parlance of Blainevillians, TMI, or in the parlance of Blaine himself, “This comment has been removed….” And then I thought of “linked analogies,” Ahab’s (and Melville’s) doctrine of correspondences between man and nature. (Years ago, I actually used it as the basis of a midterm exam for a course in the American novel I taught at Rutgers.) I thought: maybe this’ll be oblique enough….

    So…”Linked analogies” —> Moby Dick —> Starbuck —> Starbucks —> Seattle / sea turtle

    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

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  43. No TMIs this week! Never mind, I'll risk it.

    Just one generation ago, you could find salvation in this place.

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  44. Ron's second answer, sea nettle, was the one I sent in as an alternate.
    There is no reason it should not be accepted.
    Interestingly, it would not have worked the last time it was offered, because the "ur" was specified.

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  45. Sea Nettle, Seattle

    Last Sunday I said, “A puzzle for skinny people.” Engaging with a sea nettle, a type of jellyfish, is painful to someone’s skin. In my younger days I had several painful encounters with sea nettles.

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  46. SEA NETTLE, SEA TURTLE

    Some sea turtles eat jellyfish (Sea nettles).

    It is about 2000 km from US route 61 to Seattle, a long detour.

    Interesting that there were no comments on my positing a link between the intelligence community and the set of Blaine (or all NPR) puzzle solvers.

    Maybe they are enjoined from commenting...

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  47. I wrote, “Take the name of the animal, remove any letters that repeat. Rearrange to get a genus of sea birds.” That’s larus, a big group of gulls.

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  48. Sea Turtle...Seattle.

    My connections ladder, from the Moby Dick to the puzzle solution was longer than Dr. K's, which was why I didn't think it TMI. However after being warned it was, I deleted it. My five steps were:

    1. Moby Dick was hunted by Captain Ahab.
    2. Ahab Captained the Pequod.
    3. The Pequod's First Mate was Starbuck.
    4. Starbucks was founded in Seattle.
    5. Seattle + UR = Sea Turtle.

    Wishing you all a safe, happy, and HEALTHY Thanksgiving!

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  49. SEA TURTLE -> SEATTLE

    I spent one semester in the physiology department of the University of Miami. A nearby aquaculture startup was having trouble with a neuromuscular disorder affecting their green sea turtles. I briefly tried dissecting one or two before bailing.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all from Cambridge, not too far from where it all began.

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    1. jan, I don't blame you. I imagine dissecting a sea turtle would be a shell of a job.

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    2. Nah, I just used a Shredder. Cowabunga, dude!

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    3. Reminds me of high school biology class with Mr. Little. He was rather small too BTW. Anyway at the front of the large classroom were our chairs and desks. Behind that were rows of black counters we would stand at in pairs. (Not the fruit, but 2 of us students.) We did 5 different animals one at a time as a group. One was a frog, another a fish, and one was a worm. I forget the other two.

      I was in the habit of bringing something to eat in this class that was just before my lunch break. I always brought some candy item I could eat without being seen by Mr. Little.

      When we were dissecting ouf worms, one day I brought a couple of medium dark brown candy wands that were similar to licorice wands, but not twisted. It was plain and flat, but hollow. I have not seen them in decades; maybe you remember them. I took one wand of this brown candy and pinned it to the cork sheet my partner and I were dissecting our worm on and I used my scalpel to cut it open length wise as we were doing with our worms. I then pinned it to reveal the insides which as I recall were devoid of organs.

      Eventually Mr. Little came walking by our counter and stopped, looked at this display with his right elbow resting in his left palm and his fingers covering his mouth, so as not to laugh. He then said, "Well, I think that will be enough of that." He then walked on.

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    1. Maybe Blaine has gone into his shell.

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    2. It was just another excellent clue from Blaine (Ho-Hum):
      "You are not getting a hint from me this week."
      U R lying, Blaine!
      'Twas a great hint.
      SEA TURTLE - You are = SEATTLE

      LegoWhoIsAmazedAtHowBlainePullsOffThisGreatBlogWeekAfterWeekAfterWeek...

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    3. Brilliant, as always. Alas, we who were swimming with the sea nettles missed it. Similarly, my clue ("Not hard at all.") was fine for a jellyfish, but way off the mark for a turtle.

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  51. Two really clever puzzles by our friend Chuck will be featured on this Friday's Puzzleria! So, forgo the late-night cold turkey sandwiches on Thanksgiving midnight... drop by instead for fresh slices of scrumptious puzzles!
    Also on the menu are:
    * eight NPR puzzler riff-offs (three served up by ecoarchitect),
    * a Schpuzzle of the Week about a hard-working poet,
    * a puzzle about two sports venues that were just a stone’s-throw of one another, and
    * a rom-com cosmos Dessert.

    LegoGivingThanksForBlaineAndBlainesvillians

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    1. A slight change in Puzzleria! plans:
      Note:
      I believe I will upload this Friday's Puzzleria! a day early, in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day.
      It's a pretty full menu on P! this week, and the Thursday upload will give you all an extra "solving day.


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  52. I was so happy with sea nettle that I never even thought of sea turtle. In fact, when Charles posed his follow-up challenge (leading to SAUTE), I thought maybe there could be a sea NUTTLE. Sure enough, an internet search turned up a reference to such a critter (http://seawateranimals.blogspot.com/2016/03/sea-nuttle-jellyfish.html) but it is surely a typo. (The site goes on to say "It is one of the type of jellyfish that is very harmful to the human beings."

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  53. My clues:

    “Will appears to be a creature of habit. For any newbies here, you are missing my point.” - the prior version of this puzzle was worded as a “creature” and the “u r” are the missing letters to get from sea turtle to Seattle.

    The Jekyll and Hyde comment referred to Jekyll Island on Georgia’s coast which is home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The island is also known for its driftwood as perhaps the puzzle author would know being from Georgia. I visited Jekyll island and the sea turtle center (and Sea Island)?last year - it’s a beautiful area!

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  54. SEA TURTLE, SEATTLE
    Hope y'all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!-pjb

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  55. The NPR puzzle this week was similar to the "Green Bay/Green Day" NPR puzzle Will offered to us a few weeks back, on November 1st.
    How, you ask?
    The original "Sea turtle/Seattle" puzzle (from May 21, 2017) was a puzzle Will himself came up with. It was a "spin-off" of that week's on-air challenge (that, by the way, I played on-air that week, albeit not very well!).
    That was the case also with the Nov. 1, 2020 puzzle. It too was created by Will himself as a spin-off of the on-air puzzle: the one with Short Girth, Texas; Wrong Peach, Calif.; Brittle Lock, Ark; Rolling Scene, Ky; Paint Ball, Minn etc.

    LegoWhoWillThankfullyUploadTheNewPuzzleria!InAboutFourAndAQuarterHoursFromNow

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  56. I said "No TMIs this week! Never mind, I'll risk it.

    Just one generation ago, you could find salvation in this place."

    My clue was salvation = Nirvana. And Nevermind which was their first hit album.

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  57. Oh, right. Early week.

    I submitted SEATTLE and SEA TURTLE and my clue was something about SPACE - - never have been able to figure out why the Space Needle is an ATTRACTION, and what it is doing in Seattle anyway?

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    1. The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair, the theme of which was Century 21. It was all about what the future would be like. Trump was not included in this theme.

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  58. When The Lone Ranger and his faithful Indian companion, Tonto rode out together would that be considered a masked mandate?

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    1. Check out the Schpuzzle of the Week.

      LegoWhoBelievesskdiveboyCreatesCleverPuzzles

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    2. SDB excellent! If you removed the "R" from Madrid, would that be a trait of Trump's that we've been suffering from all this time?

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    3. Perhaps, but all I can say is that I've been to Madrid, and that as a world class city, nothing Trumps it. And then again, perhaps Trumps is the Wizard of Id.

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    4. Clark a pseudonym,
      Very clever "Madrid-riff" (not to be confused with "Mid-riff")!

      LegoWhoAddsThatIfYouRemovedThe"L"From"Lego"ThatWouldBeATraitOfTrumpBigAsADiamondBigAsTheRitz(OrAsBigAsTheMar-A-LagoLembda)

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  59. I just watched today's Jeopardy! It was an exciting, closely contested competition (pre-taped probably in early October, a month before Alex Trebek died).
    At the conclusion of the broadcast, Alex said, "What a way to end Thanksgiving Week."
    It was eerie and poignant.

    LegoWhoGivesThanksForEveryPassingDayErePassingEndsOurEarthlyWay

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  60. Pickett's Charge was declined, causing him to have no choice but to pay the price up front. Not only was his taste for Meade not appeased but apparently he remained thereafter in arrears.

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  61. My clue in the poem was “five to one, in seventeen” was to the date the original SEA TURTLE—SEATTLE puzzle ran. 5/21 of 2017.

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  62. This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Wesley Davis of Black Mountain, N.C., and when you get the answer it will make you smile. Name an animal and spell it backward. Now name a variety of meat and insert it inside the animal's name that you've spelled backward. A common word will be revealed. What is it?

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  63. This week's challenge: This week's challenge comes from listener Wesley Davis of Black Mountain, N.C., and when you get the answer it will make you smile. Name an animal and spell it backward. Now name a variety of meat and insert it inside the animal's name that you've spelled backward. A common word will be revealed. What is it?

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  64. Might there be any alternate answers this week? Certainly not one that's as practically put there for us to find as this week's intended answer!

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  65. I found this puzzle like some truths; and yes, it did make me smile.

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  66. I, too, smiled. Will's done this kind of thing before, I think.

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  67. Over 2500 correct responses. No mention that it's a repeat.

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  68. Never thought of SEA TURTLE. I had SEA NETTLE.

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  69. I had Sea Nettle too. My daughter got Sea Turtle.

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