Friday, May 23, 2008

Off-Day Puzzle Solution: Watch Your Vowel Movements

The correct answer to yesterday's puzzle is c. No, Chewbacca isn't from Switzerland (nor is Yoda from Dagobah or Geronimo Gil technically from Mexico City). The answer is c because both parts of each analogy stem have the same pattern of vowels (V) and consonants (C) throughout the length of the word(s):

  • Hiroki Kuroda (C-V-C-V-C-V C-V-C-V-C-V) and Japan (C-V-C-V-C)
  • Geronimo Gil (C-V-C-V-C-V-C-V C-V-C) and Mexico City (C-V-C-V-C-V C-V-C-V)
  • Yoda (C-V-C-V) and Dagobah (C-V-C-V-C-V-C)
  • We mix up the pattern itself with Chewbacca (C-C-V-C-C-V-C-C-V) and Switzerland (C-C-V-C-C-V-C-C-V-C-C), but nonetheless they still match each other.

Gold star goes to Quadsevens who, in his efforts to solve the puzzle, was responsible for almost 70% of wookieepedia's traffic yesterday.

Hope you enjoyed. Next Off-Day Puzzle: June 9.


QuadSevens said...

I'll have to get myself a nice trophy for my desk at Red 5 Research.

Steve Sax said...

Red 5? Standing by.

Quad 7s, standing by.