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Schpuzzle Of The Week:
“mispelled,” not misspelled, is “misspelled”
Name a composer of music.
Change one-third of the letters in the composer’s first name to form a word related to DNA (short for deoxyribonucleic acid, the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms).
The composer’s last name is a verb which, if not applied to itself, might sound like an informal shorter term for a branch of science that is also related to DNA.
Who is this composer?
International Explorers browse the World Wide...
Think of a famous explorer of the past. Using Scrabble tiles, or similar letter pieces, spell the one-word title of the book he wrote describing his most famous adventure.
Then switch the positions of the second and third letters with each other.
Now rotate the tiles in the second and last positions 90 degrees in order to discover the last name of another famous explorer of the past who is also known for exploring the same continent.
Can you name these two well known explorers?
Periodical on the boardroom table
Name a synonym of “saw” that also spells the title of a magazine.
Adding three letters to the end of the title spells the name of a business whose employees are likely to read the magazine.
Rearrange the letters you added to name a city, for short, that is home to many of these businesses.
What are this magazine title, business and city?
Riffing Off Shortz And Campbell Slices:
Plano, Texas! Gherkinsburg, Delaware!
Will Shortz’s April 5th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Bruce Campbell of Kansas City, Missouri, reads:
Think of a well-known U.S. city. Its population is over a quarter of a million. Phonetically, the first syllable of the city’s name plus the first syllable of the name of its state will sound like a well-known brand name. What is it?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Campbell Slices read:
Think of a U.S. town immortalized in the title of a song by a great American composer.
The first syllable of the town’s name, plus the first syllable of the name of the northernmost city in the continental U.S. with a population of more than 50,000, will form well-known brand name... as well as the last name of a puzzle-maker.
Who is this puzzle-maker?
Hint: The first name of the founder of the immortalized U.S. town is Job. This town is situated in one of the 13 original colonies.
Think of a well-known U.S. coastal-state city. Its population is over a quarter of a million.
Phonetically, the first syllable of the city’s name plus the first two syllables of the name of its state will sound like a city in another coastal state.
The city in this second coastal state is one of five in existence that dubs itself as the “Horse Capital of the World.”
What are these two coastal-state cities?
Think of a well-known U.S. city. Its population is over a quarter of a million. The first syllable of the city’s name plus the first syllable of the name of its state will spell a body part that can be “cerebral.”
What is the state? What is the body part?
Hint: The first two syllables of the city’s name are non-English word for “body.”
Think of a capital city somewhere in the world. Its population is counted in millions.
Add a “g” to the end of the first syllable of the city’s name. If you say this new syllable, followed by the first syllable of the capital’s country, it will sound like an 87-year-old character that some in the motion picture business have dubbed “the Eighth Wonder of the World.”
What is the capital city? Who is “the Eighth Wonder of the World?”
Think of a Midwestern U.S. city associated with aviation. Its population is about a seventh of a million.
Phonetically, the first syllable of the city’s name plus the first syllable of the name of its state will sound like the title of a well-known Harry Belafonte song.
What are this city and song?
Think of a well-known Pacific Northwest U.S. city. Its population is over 150,000.
Phonetically, the first syllable of the city’s name plus the first syllable of the name of its state will sound like a coin-or-credit-card-operated business that caters only to Pacificas, Siennas, Odysseys, Sedonas, VW buses, etc.
What are this city and business?
Think of a well-known city in the Middle East. Its population is about four million. Phonetically, the first syllable of the city’s name plus the first syllable of the name of its country will sound like the first two words in song titles by Peter Frampton, The Beatles and Culture Club.
What is the city? What are the three song titles?
By the mid-20th-century a once-booming industry in a U.S. state, and in neighboring states, had virtually ended.
One reason for this can be found by adding one letter to the name of the state and dividing the result in two. What is the state and what contributed to this industry’s demise?
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