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Puzzle #34 Brain Teaser: Where Ya’ Been? (Answer Included!)

February 19, 2010

Hello.  There was no puzzle posted last Friday, but I am able to post one today.  Why the week’s delay?  Solve the puzzle to find out.  Since I missed a week, I will include the answer today instead of Monday.  Also look in the answer section for a special announcement.  Happy Puzzling!

So, you can’t figure out what happened to me?  OK, click below for the answer. (more…)

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Answers to Puzzle #33: Wordplay: Poltergeists II: Theeeey’re Baaaack!

February 8, 2010

I hope you enjoyed the return of poltergeists!  If you didn’t try the puzzle yet you can find it here.  You can find the answers to this phantasmagoric puzzle below.  Also, two quick notes to wit:

1.  Friday’s puzzle was my 100th blog post.  Hurray!

2.  There is probably not going to be a post tomorrow due to a family matter.  Boooo!

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Answers to Puzzle #32: Triviography I: The Bronx is Up and the Battery’s Down

February 1, 2010

If you did not try Friday’s geographical puzzle, fear not, for I have linked it here.  If you need the answers, click below. (more…)

Answers to Puzzle#31: Word Jumble: Imperious Rex!

January 26, 2010

 Well that didn’t help.  If you tried Friday’s word jumble and solved it, you’ll know what I mean.  If you don’t know what I mean, well click below to see the answers and find out.

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Answers to Puzzle #30 Wordplay: Gone but Not Frgttn

January 18, 2010

If you tried Friday’s puzzle and could not come up with the answer for number 2 on the list, it is because I really blew it.  The lost NYC fixture that was the answer for number 2 was incorrectly done, spectacularly incorrect in fact.  The puzzle was to figure out the names of famous New York institutions that are no longer with us, in which I removed the vowels from each said institution.  Well, for number two I completely brain farted and removed all of the consonants.  IAAI!!!!!!!!  I was enamored with my own cleverness of providing nothing but an apostrophe for a clue, and failed to realize that I had COMPLETELY REVERSED THE PREMISE OF THE PUZZLE.  Sigh.  No matter, like the ancient Persian rug maker, I shall incorporate my mistake into my puzzling tapestry in the form of a bonus puzzle.  To wit:  Can you figure out the New York City iconic place that recently disappeared where if you removed all the consonants you would be left with a sole apostrophe?  The answer for this will appear tomorrow.  The answers for the eleven solvable puzzles can be found by clicking below.

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Answers to Puzzle #29: Word Pyramid VI: Sports Section

January 11, 2010

Welcome to the answers for the first puzzle of ’10!  If you didn’t try the puzzle, then go here.  Click below for the answers. (more…)

Answers to Puzzle #28 Brainteaser New York A to Z: Famous New Yorkers

December 22, 2009

I’m a day late on this one, due to the holiday crunch (which only confirms to me that the decision to take the holidays off is a good one!).  Anyway, this week’s puzzle challenged you to go through the alphabet by naming celebrated New Yorkers.  The challenge was to use up all the letters in the alphabet in as few names and/or letters as possible.  Here’s my  shortest list:

Humphrey Bogart – Famed Movie Star was born in NYC on Christmas Day (so it even keeps with the holidays)

Liz Smith – New York Gossip Columnist

Robin Quivers – Howard Stern’s Sidekick Extraordinaire

Jack Gilford – Very Funny Character Actor Who Befell the McCarthy Blacklist

Max Weinberg – Bandleader for Conan O’Brien

That is five names totaling 56 letters.  If you can do better than that, drop a comment to this post.

Answers to Puzzle #27 Wordplay: Yr n Rvw

December 14, 2009

If you didn’t take the puzzling trip down the memory lane that was 2009, well then give it a try.  If you’re puzzling-mobile broke down on said thoroughfare, then click below for the answers. (more…)

Answers to Puzzle #26 Word Ladders: The Sidewalks of New York

December 7, 2009

Streets.  Roads.  Avenues.  Parkways.  Lanes, Ways, Boulevards and Expressways.  You name ’em, NYC’s got ’em.  Friday’s puzzle was inspired by six such thoroughfares in the  borough-wheres.  Want to try the three word ladder puzzles?  You got it.  You need the answers to said ladders?  Click below.

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Answers to Puzzle #25 Wordplay: Broadway Redefined

November 24, 2009

Some sort of cold/flu is just about done working its way through my household, so Thanksgiving should be salvaged, but the blog has suffered.  Anyway, the answers to Friday’s puzzle are below (albeit a couple of days late).  This Friday will either be a little brain teaser or I am just going to take the Holiday off.  Thank you for bearing with me this week and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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