Saturday, May 31, 2008

Puzzle # 8 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue: Nitrogenous Object.

Container Word Clue: To.

Identify the emperor, language & explosive.


Bob takes 1 for the day.

The Fairplay Rule

Some of you have access to a comp for 24 hours. Some of you don't. To provide a level playing field for all, I am introducing a new rule. No one can participate in more than 2 puzzles a day. So that way, everyone gets a chance. This rule will be in place from tomorrow.

Puzzle # 7 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue
: Wham Nebular Saviour.

Container Word Clue: War.

Identify the airport, state & brand.


Bob earns 3 more fillers.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Puzzle # 6 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue: Ambulant Calibrators.

Container Word Clue: Lob.

Identify the satellite, politician & mineral.


Bobfactory gets 3 fillers.

Puzzle # 5 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue: Unionist Base Six.

Container Word Clue: In.

Identify the particle, band & bank.


Catcharun encashes Anantha's largesse.

Puzzle # 4 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue: Draft Choked Folk.

Container Word Clue: Add.

Identify the comic character, writer and airline.


Catcharun gets 3 fillers. And a pat for pointing an error.

Puzzle # 3 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue: Mend Drawn Hatch.

Container Word Clue: Pan.

Identify the painter, animal and country.


Priya gets 3 fillers.

Puzzle # 2 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue
: Grip Royal Alkali

Container Word Clue: Ill

Identify the book, actress and bird.


Solved by Chief over phone.

Puzzle # 1 - Solved

Blank Anagram Clue: Aroma Diploma

Concealed Word Clue: Mono

Identify the sportsman, colour & city.


Chief + UK get 3 fillers for cracking this fast.

Sample Puzzle

Blank Anagram Clue: Conceal Bound

Concealed Word Clue: Ace

Identify the movie, brand & currency.


Total number of letters with us: AARE + CONCEAL BOUND

The movie clue is 8-letter word starting with A and ending with A.

The brand clue is a 4-letter word starting with A and ending with R.

The currency clue is a 5-letter word starting with R and ending with E.

The only 5-letter word currencies that start with R and end with E are Rupee & Ruble. If you look at the number of letters with us, obviously p is not there and y is not there, so it can only be RUBLE.

If you remove ruble, we now have 12 letters with us. That is

Focus on the brand now, it’s a 4-letter word starting with A and ending with R. We can safely drop A from this 12 letters as A has to be starting alphabet of the movie name. That leaves AECONCAOND. One of these A’s should be the starting alphabet of the brand name. That means remaining alphabets is ECONCAOND. If you look at the alphabet fit, AECR, AEER, AEOR, AENR, AEAR, AEDR, ACER, ACCR, ACOR, ACNR, ACAR, ACDR, AOER, AOCR, AONR, AOAR, AODR, ANER, ANCR, ANOR, ANAR, ANDR, ADER, ADCR, ADOR, ADAR are the possible combos. Clearly ACER is the best fit as ACE is the concealed word that has been mentioned as a clue.

When you knock off ACE from AAECONCAOND we get AONCAOND. When you shuffle this, you get ANACONDA.

So the answer can only be: