Open the windows. Take a peek out. Breathe the breeze in. We are passing Maypril by. Joseph Young’s Puzzle -ria! Express is chuffing and steaming into summer like a rollicking “Logomotive.” Hop aboard. It’s Friday!
(Click on the link above and look for “Next Week’s Challenge.” You will find an excellent puzzle created by Ed Pegg Jr.)
Why are we gratified? Well, because we suspect the incisive answer to the NPR puzzle (See Blaine’s blog) is Will’s way of giving a subtle shout-out to the ruminative, “chewy” and ultimately, we hope, toothsome nature of our business here at Joseph Young’s Puzzle -ria!
And so in that spirit, we present these three piping fresh Joseph Young’s Puzzleria! posers to tickle your ivories:
“IHOP = International House Of Puzzles”
Place the surname of an author after a certain mythological figure (with no space between them), resulting in a variety of a food. Each of these three words is associated with a different nation. What are these words and their nations of origin?
A word and its antonym end with the same two letters in the same order. The remaining letters of the two words, if you replace a vowel with a different vowel, can be rearranged to form a string of consecutive letters in the alphabet. What are these antonyms?
“Screens Silver and Small”
Think of an award-winning film with a two-word title. The first word sounds like the last name of a cast member of a popular past TV series. The second word is the last name of another cast member on the same series. These cast members share two other things in common regarding their names: one thing on the TV series and the other thing in real life. Who are these cast members, and what is the film?
Every Friday at Joseph Young’s Puzzle -ria! we publish a new menu of fresh word puzzles, number puzzles, logic puzzles, puzzles of all varieties and flavors. We cater to cravers of scrumptious puzzles!
Please post your comments below. Feel free also to post clever and subtle hints that do not give the puzzle answers away. Please wait until after 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays to post your answers and explain your hints about the puzzles. We plan to serve up at least one fresh puzzle every Friday.
We invite you to make it a habit to “Meet at Joe’s!” If you like our “mystic puzzleria” please tell your friends about us. Thank you.