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NPR puzzle summary for 6-29-97. Richard Renner 6/29/97 12:00 AM

From: Richard Renner <rre...@igc.apc.org>


                   Summary of NPR Weekend Edition puzzle
                     With Liane Hansen and Will Shortz
                                  6-29-97

Liane returned from Worcester, Massachusetts, where she was doing some
hometown stories.  She visited WICN, and smelled some chlorine.  She was in
the old YMCA, in what was the swimming pool she learned to swim in.  She
found the jazz library in the deep end.

The listener challenge for last week asks for the name of a part of a
newspaper, in two words.  The first word has five letters, the second has
seven letters.  Change the third letter of the first word to the next
letter in the alphabet.  The result is a geometric line.  What are these
phrases?  The answers are "comic section" and "conic section."  A conic
section is a curved line formed by the intersection of a cone.

Liane reported 1000 entries.  Liane gave honorable mention to Liza Levy of
Paris, Kentucky, who submitted this poem:
After reading the comic section,
to get away from all the political hyperbole,
do we then turn to the conic section
for hyperbola.

The on-air player was Marilyn Lorch (all names phonetic), of Bartlett,
Illinois.  She is a mother and personal banker.  She remembers her mother
doing the crossword puzzle every morning.  She listens to WBEZ from
Chicago.

Will called the on-air puzzle the "double L."  The answer to each first
clue contains the letters l and l, in a row.  Drop the two consecutive l's
to get the answer to the second clue.  For example, if the clues were "to
brow-beat, and to purchase," the answers could be, "bully and buy."

CLUES (Answers follow at the end of this message)
 1.  Washington airport, and what club members pay
 2.  soft and rich as musical tones, and a cat's cry
 3.  type of radio program, and Abel's brother in the Bible
 4.  brand of scouring pad, and vivacity
 5.  with ethical standards, and a certain eel
 6.  a busy worker during campaign season, and an advertising sign
 7.  did very well in school, and to surpass
 8.  in melancholy fashion, and to horrify
 9.  a company that violates EPA standards, and one who is sullen

The listener challenge for next week comes from listener Scott Weiss of
Baltimore.  Notice that the second word of the title, "Toy Story," contains
the letters of the first word, in order, but not consecutively.  The
letters t, o and y are the second, third and fifth letters of "Story."
What well-known film actress's name has the same property?  That is, the
letters of her first name are contained in her last name, in order, but not
in a row.

Answers must be received by the close of business on Thursday.  Please use
postcards for answers.  Send them to:
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Washington, DC  20001

Email:  puz...@npr.org
Include your home and work telephone numbers.


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critical analysis.

And now this advisory to our stations:  next week's puzzle summary will be
a few hours late.  I have to pick up my daughter at the Pittsburgh Airport,
so I won't upload the summary until I get back for dinner.

Richard Renner
New Philadelphia, Ohio
rre...@nela.org


                  CLUES                                ANSWERS
                                                                           
Washington airport, and what club members  Dulles, dues
  pay                                                                      
soft and rich as musical tones, and a      mellow, meow
  cat's cry                                                                
type of radio program, and Abel's brother  call-in, Cain
  in the Bible                                                            
brand of scouring pad, and vivacity        Brillo, brio
with ethical standards, and a certain eel  morally, moray
a busy worker during campaign season, and  pollster, poster
  an advertising sign                                                      
did very well in school, and to surpass    excelled, exceed
in melancholy fashion, and to horrify      dismally, dismay
a company that violates EPA standards, and polluter, pouter
  one who is sullen