Friday, August 23, 2019

5 – 4 = 1-iron, 12 – 55 = twee! Franco-Italiano Mysterioso; Don’t forget to go to church; Buy One, Get Used Singles! PBS’s This Old Host?

PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER 8!/21 SERVED


Schpuzzle Of The Week:
PBS’s This Old Host?

Take the first word in the title of a PBS TV show. 
Replace its first letter. 
Rearrange the first four letters of the result and move them to the end. 
If you did it correctly, you will have formed a word that often precedes the first name of the host of this PBS show. 
What is the title of this PBS show?


Appetizer Menu

Unbeatable Énigmes Et Enigmi Appetizer:
Franco-Italiano Mysterioso


🥁1. Think of a common French word. 
Rearrange to name a type of offense.
🥁2. Think of a common Italian word. 
Rearrange into a word that, when used in headlines, is often associated with scandal.
🥁3. Think of an Italian town in eight letters whose name is a concatenation of four US state postal codes. 
Remove one letter to name a US state.
🥁4. Name a place to put a vehicle. 
The word contains two Rs. 
Remove the Rs to get a French word for an article of clothing. 
Add a vowel to the end to get the last name of a famous author.

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Steeped In Holy Water And Wine Slice:
Don’t forget to go to church

Two consecutive letters of the alphabet appear in alphabetical order (either consecutively or non-consecutively) a total of five times in four particular words:
⛪ within a word describing a type of spirit that defiles a church;
 at the end of a word naming something that often fills a church;
 within, and also consecutively at the beginning of, a word describing an antidote for forgetfulness.
 and within a synonym of forgetfulness;
What are these two letters?
What are the four words?
Hint: 
The first and third words share the same six last letters in the same order.


Riffing Off Shortz And Lipscomb Slices:
5 – 4 = 1-iron, 12 – 55 = twee!

Will Shortz’s August 18th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Tyler Lipscomb of Hamden, Connecticut, reads: 
If five = four, six = nine, and seven = five, what does twelve equal?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Lipscomb Slices read:
ENTREE #1:
If two = six, five = eight, and seven = ten, what does twelve equal?
ENTREE #2:
If five = seven, six = nine, and seven = thirteen, what does twelve equal? 
ENTREE #3:
What is the missing number in the following sequence?
1, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 2, 1, 1, 1, ?, 2 ... 
ENTREE #4:
What are the three missing numbers – represented by x, y, and z – in the following thirteen-number sequence?
16 
11.33... 
19.33... 
11.2 
15 

17.33... 
13 
9.8 

13 

14.5
Hint: x, y and z have something in common... besides being missing, of course, and also besides there being no ellipses “in their wake,” as there are after the second, third and seventh numbers in the numerical sequence.
ENTREE #5:
Replace the phrase “cunning puzzle” with a synonymous phrase consisting of a 3-letter word beginning with S and a 7-letter word beginning with P. 
Name a 3-letter word for a facial “spasm” or “twitching” a solver might experience while trying to solve such a “cunning puzzle.”
Rearrange the 13 letters in these three words to form the first and last names of a puzzle-maker.
Who is this puzzle-maker?


Dessert Menu

Bogus Vinyl  45 RPM Dessert:
Buy One, Get Used Singles! 

Think of a music genre, in two words.
Say it aloud.
The result will sound like two words, each associated with “bogus”?
What is this music genre?


Every Friday at Joseph Young’s Puzzleria! 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!

Our master chef, Grecian gourmet puzzle-creator Lego Lambda, blends and bakes 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.)

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 Wednesdays to post your answers and explain your hints about the puzzles. We serve up at least one fresh puzzle every Friday.

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29 comments:

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    1. I surely wish I knew, Paul, what you are referring to when you post these cryptic comments! I never DO know!

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  2. And on a happier note, I've managed to solve all four conundrums, and the Steeped Slice. (That one is pretty clever, imho.) Also the fifth entree, not that that was very difficult. But the four other Entrees....I haven't a clue how to approach, and as usual, the Schpuzzle...well....you know...

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  3. If four is one, two is five, and seven is seven, what is three?

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    1. Hmmmm. I'm stumped... at least for now. Thanks for the mystifying riff-off, Megatart Stratagem.

      LegoSaysMegatartStratagem'sPuzzleIsA"MysteryToMe"

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    2. It's not math-related at all, for what it's worth. Pop culture.

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  4. Happy Friday to all on the blog(and off, come to think of it)!
    Tonight we ate at Bryan and Renae's house, where DoorDash brought food from Moore's Landing! Then Mom and I came home, and I solved the Private Eye Crossword, but the Prize Crossword is still not ready yet as of this writing. Late last night I checked Puzzleria! and could only do all the Conundrums except #2, and the last Entree(of course). Caution: I wasn't too crazy about the number puzzle Will presented last week, so I'm pretty sure I won't like the other Entrees(nothing personal, Lego!). Just the same, I will still require good hints for those and the others I haven't got yet. And next week I'll be at the condo in FL again, BTW! Hope to see you there(as long as we can get my Kindle to work on their Wi-Fi)!

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  5. Late Sunday Hints:
    Schpuzzle:
    The show is a current part of PBS programming.
    The first letter of the first word of the show and the letter with which you replace it (in its uppercase form) look very similar.

    Conundrums:
    1. Apply some rouge to the common French word and, Voila!, it's Wednesday already!
    2. I know you will thank me for providing this clue... so, I am just saying "you are welcome" in advance.
    3. Locations of the four US state postal codes: southeast, northwest, great northwest, Midwest. The US state, judging by all but its final letter, is a "red state."
    4. The place to put a vehicle becomes floor covering if you replace a conjunction within with an "e".

    Steeped In Holy Water And Wine Slices:
    The four particular words are 7, 4, 7 and 8 letters long. The 4-letter word is a homophone of a masculine pronoun.

    ROSALS:
    ENTREE #1:
    Multiplication may be involved.
    ENTREE #2:
    First, be a squarer; then, be a summer.
    ENTREE #3:
    The sequence corresponds to counting numbers beginning with zero. Spell them out and count something else in each one.
    ENTREE #4:
    This is just one of your average alphanumeric puzzles.

    Bogus Vinyl 45 RPM Dessert:
    Wasn't Julia Child an enemy of the slow-cooking pot?

    LegoBobPaulJoanArtie

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  6. Lego,
    The Sunday hints rapidly gave me Entrées #1,2,3,4 and (I believe) the Dessert. Still working on SOTW.
    However, shouldn't the last member of Entrée #3 be 2, not 1?? Please check.
    As ViolinTeddy, I already (pre-hint) had all the Conundrums, Entrée #5 (which was too easy) and the Church Slice.

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    1. Got the SOTW. The changed uppercase forms only look similar in cursive (not printed) form.

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    2. geofan,
      You are correct about the last member of Entrée #3 being 2, not 1. I shall change it. Thank you.

      LegoWhoIsApparentlyNotSoGoodAtVowelCounting

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  7. Riffoff:
    If one = two, two = three, three = one, four = three, five = one, and six = three, how many does eight equal?

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    1. Thanks for the riff-off, geofan. I'll work (I mean play on it.)
      RiffoffRiffoff:
      If one = three, two = two, three = five, four = four, five = two, and six = one, how many does seven equal?

      LegoWhoDidn'tAskWhatEightIsEqualToBecauseItIsNotSoClearCut

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    2. Hint for the riffoff: it is not a mathematical/arithmetical, nor a geographic puzzle. Purely word-related.

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  8. Any more hints, Lego? I struck out with the last few.

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    1. Sorry, cranberry. I've been offline up at a lake.

      LegoLako

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  9. HONDA > The Mysterians > ? > ANTIQUES (Roadshow)

    HIGHLIGHT > LIMN > {HYMN, MNEMONIC, AMNESIA, etc,} [also note that Lucifer was an "angel of light" who turned DEMONIC]

    My "enemy vessel" is entirely similar to lego's Dessert hint

    The following thanks to lego's hints:
    MERCI > CRIME
    PREGO > GROPE
    FLORIDIA > FLORIDA
    CARPORT > CAPOT & CAPOTE

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  10. SOTW: ANTIQUES (Roadshow) => QUESTION + MARK

    Conundrums:
    #1 MERCI / CRIME
    #2 PREGO / GROPE
    #3 FL + OR + ID + IA => FLORIDIA (Sicily) - I = FLORIDA
    #4 CARPORT - R = CARPET / CAPOT / CAPOTE

    Church Slice:
    DEMONIC / HYMN / MNEMONIC / AMNESIA

    Entrées (all except #5 post-hint) Phrase inside [] gives pattern:
    #1 twelve = 12 [number of letters x 2]
    #2 twelve = 9 [square the number, then sum the digits of the square]
    #3 twelve = two [number of e's in the number word]
    #4 x,y,z = 10.5 [average alphanumeric value of letters in number word]
    #5 TIC SLY PROBLEM

    Dessert:
    FULL CROCK => FOLK ROCK [How is Julia Child "full of it"?]

    Riffoff on Entrées:
    Number of homophones (including the number word) for each number.
    one won
    two too to
    three
    four fore for
    five
    six sicks sics
    seven
    eight ate

    geofan

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    1. Faux was my answer as well, though both full and crock can go before "of shit," which is pleasing.

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    2. Paul, agree that FAUX is the best answer - just didn't think of it. I also thought of Megatart's interpretation.
      Megatart, what was the answer to your riffoff?

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  11. Schpuzzle
    ANTIQUES(Roadshow), QUESTION MARK(Wahlberg)
    Appetizer
    Conundrums
    1. MERCI, CRIME
    2. PREGO, GROPE
    3. FLORIDIA(Florida, Oregon, Idaho, Iowa), FLORIDA
    4. CARPORT, CAPOT,(Truman)CAPOTE
    Menu
    DEMONIC, HYMN, MNEMONIC, AMNESIA
    The letters are MN, which is also the postal abbreviation of Lego's home state, Minnesota.
    Entree #5
    TIC, SLY PROBLEM(TYLER LIPSCOMB)
    Dessert
    FOLK ROCK(FAUX, CROCK)
    See y'all in Florida!-pjb

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  12. This week's answers for the record, part 1:

    Schpuzzle Of The Week:
    PBS’s This Old Host?
    Take the first word of the title of a PBS show.
    Replace its first letter.
    Rearrange the first four letters of the result and move them to the end.
    If you did it correctly, you will have formed a word that often precedes the first name of the host of this PBS show.
    What is the title of this TV show?
    Answer:
    "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS;
    ANTIQUES >> ONTIQUES >> QUESTION
    Question mark (Mark Walberg is host of "Antiques Roadshow")


    Appetizer Menu

    Unbeatable Énigmes Et Enigmi Appetizer:
    Franco-Italiano Mysterioso
    1. Think of a common French word. Rearrange to name a type of offense.
    Answer: MERCI, CRIME
    2. Think of a common Italian word. Rearrange into a word that, when used in headlines, is often associated with scandal.
    Answer: PREGO, GROPE
    3. Think of an Italian town in eight letters whose name is a concatenation of four US state postal codes. Remove one letter to name a US state.
    Answer: FLORIDIA, FLORIDA
    4. Name a place to put a vehicle. The word contains two Rs. Remove the Rs to get a French word for an article of clothing. Add a vowel to the end to get the last name of a famous author.
    Answer: CARPORT, CAPOT, (Truman) CAPOTE

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    Steeped In Holy Water And Wine Slice:
    Don’t forget to go to church
    Two consecutive letters of the alphabet appear in alphabetical order (either consecutively or non-consecutively) a total of five times in four particular words:
    * within a word describing a type of spirit that defiles a church.
    * at the end of a word naming something that often fills a church.
    * within a synonym of forgetfulness.
    * within, and consecutively at the beginning of, an antidote for forgetfulness.
    What are these two letters?
    What are the four words?
    Hint:
    The first and fourth words share the same six last letters in the same order.
    Answer:
    M and N
    deMoNic (the type of spirit that defiles a church)
    hyMN (what often fills a church)
    AMNESIA (forgetfulness)
    MNeMoNic (aiding or designed to counteract forgetfulness);

    Lego...

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  13. This week's answers for the record, part 2:


    Riffing Off Shortz And Lipscomb Slices:
    5 – 4 = 1-iron, 12 – 55 = twee!
    ENTREE #1:
    If two = six, five = eight, and seven = ten, what does twelve equal?
    Answer:
    twelve ("twelve" contains 6 letters; 2 times 6 = 12)
    ENTREE #2:
    If five = seven, six = nine, and seven = thirteen, what does twelve equal?
    Answer:
    Nine; (12x12 = 144; the sum of the digits 1+4+4 = 9)
    ENTREE #3:
    What is the missing number in the following sequence?
    1, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 2, 1, 1, 1, ?, 1 ...
    Answer:
    3; The letter "e" appears three times in the word "eleven."
    zero = 1; one = 1; two = 0; three = 2; four = 0; five = 1; six =0; seven =2; etc.
    ENTREE #4:
    What are the three missing numbers – represented by x, y, and z – in the following thirteen-number sequence?
    16
    11.33...
    19.33...
    11.2
    15
    x
    17.33...
    13
    9.8
    y
    13
    z
    14.5
    Hint: x, y and z have something in common... besides being missing, of course, and besides there being no ellipses “in their wake,” as there are after the second, third and seventh numbers in the numerical sequence.
    Answer:
    10.5
    Each number in the in the sequence is the average alphanumeric value of the letters in the words: zero, one, two... twelve.
    For example, ZERO = 26+5+18+15=64; 64/4=16
    ENTREE #5:
    Replace the phrase “cunning puzzle” with a synonymous phrase consisting of a 3-letter word beginning with S and a 7-letter word beginning with P.
    Name a 3-letter word for a facial “spasm” or “twitching” a solver might experience while trying to solve such a “cunning puzzle.”
    Rearrange the 13 letters in these three words to form the first and last names of a puzzle-maker.
    Who is this puzzle-maker?
    Answer:
    Tyler Lipscomb; SLY + PROBLEM + TIC = TYLER LIPSCOMB

    Dessert Menu

    Bogus Vinyl 45 RPM Dessert:
    Buy One, Get Used Singles!
    Think of a music genre, in two words.
    Say it aloud.
    The result will sound like two words, each associated with “bogus”?
    What is this music genre?
    Answer:
    Folk rock (faux, crock)

    Lego!

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  14. EKEs, I completely forgot...so sorry...

    SCHPUZZLE: ??

    CONUNDRUMS:

    1. MERCI => CRIME

    2. PREGO => GROPE

    3. FLORIDIA => FLORIDA; But also MO/RI/CO/NE, except it can't turn into a U.S. state.

    4. CARPORT => CAPOT [HOOD]; CAPOTE

    STEEPED SLICE: DEMONIC; HYMN; AMNESIA; MNEMONIC

    ENTREES:

    1. ??

    2. 12 squared = 144. which digits add up to 9; so 12 = 9. [Thanks to hint]

    3. Number of 'e's in each number: So ELEVEN = 3. [Likewise]

    4. ??

    5. SLY PROBLEM & TIC => TYLER LIPSCOMB

    DESSERT: FOLK ROCK => FAUX CROCK

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