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Schpuzzle of the Week:
The creature within the creator
Name an American city.
Remove four interior letters and anagram them
to spell a type of creature.
The remaining letters, reading from left to right, name a creator of a hit song about these creatures.
What is this city?
What are the creature and creator of the hit song?
“Backwords,” nations, nicknames, lambda logosBrumal “backwords”
I. Name an event in two words, eight letters total. Many of such events take place in January and December of each year. Remove the last letter of the first word. Change the second letter of the first word to match the last letter of the second word. Then read each word individually backward. The resulting first word is something found globally. The resulting second word, familiarly, is something that can be found by using the resulting first word. What is the event and the resulting two words?Casual country
II. Name a country in seven letters. Rearrange those seven letters to form the antonym of what one might wear to work on Casual Friday. What is the country and the antonym?
III. Name a European country. Rotate one letter of the name 180 degrees to get a word describing almost half of the population of that country. What is the country and the
IV. Name a well known university which has produced many well known public figures. Insert one letter into the name of the university to get a popular nickname for a student there. Then move the last letter of this nickname to the beginning so that it replaces the first two letters of this nickname.The result is another popular nickname for a student at this university.
What are the university and the two nicknames?
V. Name a group in eight letters who used lambda as an identifier long before Lego first did. Remove the first and last letters of the group name, then change the remaining first
letter to match the fourth remaining letter.
The result is an identifier used by other groups. Who are the lambda logo users, the other group identifier, and what groups are thus identified?
Form Becomes Function Slice:
Impact of an imp-sized implementName a small implement or tool that is usually made of a substance that is a word for what
the implement becomes when in use.
Hint: The implement is an anagram of what you do when you put a steak back into the skillet to further carmelize it.
Riffing Off Shortz And Rode Slices:
Vacationing in Hulaluau, Hawaii!Will Shortz’s January 23rd NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Keith Rode, of Woodland, California, reads:
Name a state capital. Take the last two letters of the city’s name and the first two letters of its state’s name. Then rearrange these letters to name an activity closely associated with this city. What is it?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Rode Slices read:ENTREE #1
Name a puzzle-maker, first and last names. Rearrange the first four letters of his name, then rearrange the last five letters of his name. The result will be two creatures – one that takes wing and another who was king.... or, more ominously, a preyer and a slayer.
Who is this puzzle-maker?
What creatures are these?
Name a state capital. Take the last two letters of the city’s name and the first two letters of its state’s name. Then rearrange these letters to name a noun for something flexible. The first
seven letters of the state spell a verb for what you can do with two of the flexible things. The last three letters of the state spell a verb for what you can do with one of the flexible things.
What is the state capital?
What is the flexible thing?
Note: Entree #3 was composed by our friend Plantsmith, whose “Garden of Puzzley Delights” feature appears regularly on Puzzleria!Take the last two letters of a state capital and add first two letters of its state. Rearrange these letters to get either a common adjective
or a world capital. Then take last two letters of the same state and last two letters of its capital. Rearrange these letters to get a character in a Disney movie.
What are this state and its capital?
What are the adjective, world capital and Disney character?
Dessert MenuCampy Dessert:
Viewing all the colors of the campfire
Name a two-word color. Put an “L” in the middle to form something seen at a campfire.
Now take just the final four letters of this campfire sight. Spell out the first of those four (for example h = aitch), to spell something else seen at a campfire.
What is this color?
What are the two things seen at a campfire?
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.)
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