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Puzzle #29: Word Pyramid VI: Sports Section

January 8, 2010

Hello to all!  I truly hope that you and yours had a great holiday season.  I had a wonderful holidays with friends and family.  I must also add that I have a great wife and son.  Both were just fantastic dealing with all of the holiday traveling and stresses as well as being great fun during the festive and relaxing parts of the Yuletide.  I could not be a luckier husband or father.

So with the vacation aside, I am back with the first Puzzling New York offering for 2010.  I have returned to the word pyramid, and this time it is New York City sports themed.  remember a word pyramid is a puzzle which starts with a one letter answer and adds another letter to every subsequent answer.  The letters can be rearranged from one answer to the next in any order you like, but no letter is ever dropped.  For example, A, AT, TAB would be an acceptable first three answers to a word pyramid.  Happy New Year everyone, and Happy Puzzling!

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2. ___ ___

3. ___ ___ ___

4. ___ ___ ___ ___

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10. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

CLUES:

1.  A letter you will find on a scorecard at Keyspan Park if a pitcher is going good that day…

2.  Joe Louis did this to Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 1938.

3.  Nickname of famous Knick Charles.

4.  What a rain delay or a concession stand at Yankee Stadium can do to you.

5.  New York sports reporters can not be afraid ___ ___ the tough questions.  (2 words)

6.  An average average (2 abbrev.)

7.  What the basketball game needs when St. John’s ends the second half 68-68. (1 word, 1 abbrev.)

8.  What the Rangers do when the hit their playing surface. (2 words)

9.  Anti-DiMaggio hitting futility? (2 words)

10.  …and what the letter on the top of the pyramid stands for. (3 words, first word”a”)

 

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Puzzle #24 Word Pyramid V: True Believers

November 13, 2009

The Pyramid is back!  The word pyramid that is.  Word pyramids are word puzzles that starts with a one letter answer and then each subsequent answer adds one letter to from the new word or phrase.  The letters can be rearranged as needed but every letter in the previous answer will appear in the next, plus one.  Whoever can solve the puzzle first and email the list of nine words in the correct order to puzzlingnyc <at>gmail <dot>com will get a prize in the spirit of the puzzle’s inspiration.  Sort of…  Happy Puzzling!

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Clues:

1.  What Wolverine, Cyclops, and Storm all have on their costumes

2.  The current year being celebrated in Chinatown

3.  This goes great with a schmeer

4.  The Pope at the time Martin Luther ( who is commemorated by a playground on 2nd Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and that is as close as I can possibly get to making this clue NYC-centric!) was nailing theses to church doors (1 word, 1 letter)

5.  Watch brand that Jay-Z touts

6.  Lat. Lion King Lit. (2 words)

7.  Subject of museum located on 27th & 5th in Manhattan, and whos website is blocked at my job (2 words)

8.  What Billy Wagner is to the Mets (hyph.)

9.  New York State’s Motto

 

Puzzle#19 NYC Word Pyramid IV: Money, Money, Money

October 9, 2009

A new puzzle!  Huzzah!  This week is my fourth New York themed word pyramid.  Word pyramids are formed by adding a new letter to a previous answer to created the next answer.  The letters can be rearranged to make a new word, but all letters from a the previous answer must be used in the next one.  For example, A, LA, ALT is a legitimate start to a word pyramid.  If you like word pyramids (or word puzzles in general) check out all the puzzles the have already appeared in the Puzzling New York City Blog right here.  Happy Puzzling!

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3. ___ ___ ___

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CLUES:

1.  Stock ticker symbol of large New York City based conglomerate associated with the New York Giants.

2.  Slang for an above ground Subway.

3.  A minor service error at the U.S. Open in Flushing.

4.  A Bronx ____.

5.  Former Bob Costas talk show.

6.  What the buildings in Manhattan are to tourists.

7.  Former New York Ranger great Jean.

8.  Mr.Hirschfeld corospondance.  (2 words)

9.  A kite fliers dilemma in Sunset Park.  (2 words)

10.  Where the Bull and the Bears do battle.  (2 words)

Puzzle #9: NYC Word Pyramid II: Author, Author!

July 3, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!  This week is another word pyramid, and forgive my lack of patriotism, but it is not Independence Day themed.  This week the pyramid begins with an author and ends with a poet.  Both have a NYC link.  Again, a word pyramid starts with a one letter answer, then a letter is added for a two letter answer, and then another letter is added to the first two.  For example both A, AT, APT and A, TA, PAT would both be acceptable answers for the first three answers to a word pyramid.  Happy puzzling!

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2. ___ ___

3. ___ ___ ___

4. ___ ___ ___ ___

5. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

6. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

7. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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CLUES:

1.  _____ Henry

2.  The Knicks play this after four quarters (abrev)

3.  East 50’s Asian Eatery

4.  Type of singer found at The Met

5.   _____ Brown, Iron Chef America Host

6.  Type of music you’ll here at a Schoenberg concert at Avery Fischer Hall

7.  What Cesario turns out to be  (3 words)

8.  Where NYC kids played baseball before there was Little League (3 words)

9.  A singular defeat at the Manhattan Bridge Club (3 words)

10.  What an upper floor mail chute is (3 words)

11.  Legend has it this poet took his last drinks at the White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street. (2 words)

Answers to Puzzle #5 Wordplay NYC Word Pyramid

June 8, 2009

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Puzzle# 5 Wordplay: NYC Word Pyramid

June 5, 2009

This week’s puzzle is a word pyramid.  This type of puzzle starts with a one word answer to the first clue, and adds a letter to each successive clue.  Every new answer also incorporates the letters of the last answer.  New letters can be added on to the beginning or end of previous answers or the letters can be completely rearranged.  For example.  A, TA, TAC or A, TA, ACT would both be acceptable answers to start a word pyramid.

Two hints for this week’s pyramid.  One, the first answer and last answer are streets that intersect in Brooklyn, and two all clues are regular crossword puzzle type clues.  There are no cryptic clues this week.  Happy puzzling!

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2. ___ ___

3. ___ ___ ___

4. ___ ___ ___ ___

5. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

6. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

7. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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11. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

CLUES:

1. Avenue ________

2. First word in title of musical about sailors on shore leave in NYC

3. ________ Edison

4. He pitched for both the Yanks and Mets

5. You can find these teatime treats at Alice’s Tea Cup

6. Like Chinatown Prada Knockoffs?

7. Response to request for single portion at Grimaldi’s (2words)

8. Another term for when the SEC busts a Wall Street head honcho (2 words)

9. What you can call the location of a 70’s night at say the Bowlmor Bowling Alley (2 words)

10. This happens eight times a week at the Minskoff Theatre (2 words)

11. ________ Avenue (2 words)