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Friday, June 26, 2009

Solutions to Puzzle Number 5

This must have been a more challenging set of oblique titles, since no one successfully solved them all. I had several people say they would send me further solutions as they thought of them, but those solutions have not been forthcoming. Scott solved titles 1, 2, 6, 8, and 10. Robert solved 2, 6, 8, 9, and 10. jbrydle solved 4, 6, and 8-12. Oddly, it would seem that on the whole the even numbered titles were easier to solve than the odd ones. Oh well, here are the solutions to them all. Congratulations to those who solved some! I have added to each solution whether it was a movie, television show, or book, just in case someone has not heard of it before. I think there are a couple of the solutions that some of you may kick yourself for not getting.

1.) The Second Finisher: Day of Giving One's Opinion
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, movie

2.) The Correct Cost
The Price is Right, television show

3.) Thinking Something Grand is on the Way
Great Expectations, a novel by Charles Dickens

4.) Deities from the New World
American Gods, a novel by Neil Gaiman

5.) Leading up to a Base
Prelude to Foundation, a novel by Isaac Asimov

6.) Two Dozen
24, television show

7.) A Period of Time in Which a Certain Female Acted Naughty
When She Was Bad, apparently the title of a myriad of trashy novels

8.) Law Breaking and Retribution
Crime and Punishment, a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

9.) The Vitis Fruits of Anger
The Grapes of Wrath, a novel by John Steinbeck

10.) Rhythmic Body Gyrations with Lupine Companions
Dances with Wolves, movie

11.) The Inexplicable Nocturnal Canine Event
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a novel by Mark Haddon

12.) The Ruler of the Outer Tent Linings
Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding


Scott said...

I should have had #4; I spent many hours searching for something titled "Western Gods".

I probably would have gotten #5 if I had read the Foundation books, but as it stands it completely escaped me.

I was stuck on "canvas" for #12 =/

The rest I would never have gotten.

Mozglubov said...

Ah, I did not realise you had not read the Foundation series. And yes, number 12 was tricky...