Welcome to Joseph Young’s Puzzle -ria! This is our Grand Opening, May 9, 2014.
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 appetizing puzzles!
My partner is a gourmet puzzle maker from Greece named Lego Lambda. He creates and serves up priceless slices of savory "puzzla pie," blending and baking up mysterious (and sometimes questionable) toppings and spices (such as alphabet soup, Mobius bacon strips, diced snake eyes, cubed radishes, “hominym” grits, anagraham crackers, rhyme thyme and sage sprinklings.)
Here's this week’s inaugural menu:
Specialty of the House Slice:
"Mop-up Needed in Produce!"
Attach one letter to the beginning of an item you might buy in a grocery’s produce department. Divide the result to form two words that are somewhat synonymous with excitement, confusion or commotion. What are these two words and the grocery item?
Sporty Slice: (Not to be confused with Sporty Spice, Melanie Chisholm)
Major League Litmus Test
Battery mates Harry Byrd and Frank House and, later, John Hiller and Tom Haller were teammates of a Hall of Fame Major Leaguer whose first and last names, when written without upper case or a space, spell out an adjective that can describe a battery, and which means having a pH of more than 7. In the 20th season of his career, this Hall-of-Famer had a PH of more than 7, statistically. (He had 10 Pinch Hits.) Who is he?
Please post your comments. We feed you puzzles. You give us feedback! Feel free to post clever and subtle hints that do not give the answers away. We may even post a few hints of our own as the week progresses.
Please wait until after 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays to post your answers and explain your hints about the puzzles. We at Joseph Young’s Puzzle -ria! 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" tell your friends about us. Thank you.