Monday, April 12, 2010

Off-Day Puzzle #2: The 2-Poem

Good morning, puzzlers! Here's today's offering. Yes, it's the 2nd poem in 2 puzzles:

The shepherd swains shall dance and sing,
To unlock meaning in the verse;
Amid the wild waves weltering,
One has to know where to traverse.

I sometimes hold it half a sin,
The task at hand is to unwind;
And half conceal the Soul within,
The two diverse threads intertwined.

Sweeter than those dainty pies,
The ones and twos are mixed and matched;
The sickle motion from the thighs,
The twos are mine the ones are snatched.

With two sister Graces more,
But who are these victims of heist?
The weary, wayworn wanderer bore,
Look down their names is my advice!

Hint #1 (11:16am): I suspect most of you will have to use google at some point in this one. I certainly had to.

Solution here.

Puzzle Rules: The answer to the puzzle is a Dodger. Comment freely in the thread, but if you have the solution, please don't give it away to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:

  • Email us with the first and last name of the Dodger player who is the answer, along with your reasoning (answers arrived at via luck or the wrong reasoning, even if correct, count for participation credit only). And please include your screen name somewhere in the email; and
  • Post a comment simply saying you have emailed your solution attempt. I may not be able to reply to your original email promptly, so please be patient and check back on the comment thread for the latest news; I may confirm correct answers there.

You have until midnight PT tonight to submit your answer. Solution will be posted tomorrow. Good luck!

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66 comments:

Greg Finley said...

Man ... I hate:

(1) Poetry.
(2) How I'm too dumb to figure out these puzzles.

Mr. Customer said...

Answer Sent!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is a puzzler.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Do we have to look outside the poem to decipher the name?

Eric Karros said...

Mr. C is in:

1. Mr. C

MLASF, I'll try to post a hint when I get a chance, but may be awhile

Mr. Customer said...

En fuego

drewdez said...

Answer sent!

Jason said...

Answer sent.

Eric Karros said...

Drew and jason in. Ok folks I'm gonna be out of pocket for a few hrs, but keep on puzzlin'. Ill be back -

Steve Dittmore said...

crap... forgot about this. I've got a masters thesis to read and all I can think about is a puzzler.

My goal is to beat Dusty, since both of us were too lame in Puzzle #1

Mr. Customer said...

@SD

I suppose you could write your critique in iambic pentameter.

Mr. Customer said...

Check that, tetrameter.

Greg Finley said...

In! (Maybe 10 minutes ago, but Blogger comments were on the fritz.)

J. Steve said...

I was looking forward to this puzzle since I felt like I needed a day off from watching the Dodgers. Then I saw the puzzle...

Mr. Customer said...

I need to start writing down the ideas that skitter through my brain while scrambling for the solution every time one of these things comes out.

I probably come up with 2 or 3 different derivative ideas every time.

Dusty Baker said...

Professor, I'm sure you'll beat me as I have a whole host of meetings all morning and the precious moments I had I took time to rant about the LA Times pathetic Dodgers coverage (the paper, not the reporter).

LLCoolL said...

I'll take my partial credit now.

Eric Karros said...

Ok, I'm back. Solvers so far:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley

ubragg said...

This one has me stumped so far...

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, I'm surprised that I got that much of a jump on the champ for this one.

It's either well-suited to my knowledge set, or I'm benefiting from the new Monday-only schedule as all my precious bodily fluids have not yet been contaminated by the work week.

Dusty Baker said...

MMMMmmmmm.....dainty pies.

Matt said...

Answer sent...this was a good one!

7777 said...

My Monday morning has sucked so far. I need to solve this thing to get some sort of positive spin on the day.

DunkHawk said...

Answer sent.

Eric Karros said...

Matt is in, will check yours soon dunkhawk.

Will also try to post hint soon

Dusto_Magnifico said...

Good grief!

What a waste of time... but I can't look away.

Josh S. said...

Oh, how I long for a puzzle I can print out, draw on, and cut to pieces.

I feel less dumb than I did when I first looked at it, but no major breakthroughs yet.

7777 said...

Found some interesting stuff in there. But no solution yet.

Eric Karros said...

Hint posted. And Dunkhawk in:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk

Steve Dittmore said...

Answer, sent.

Thesis, not finished.

7777 said...

Answer sent!

7777 said...

Hmmm...I wonder who's email got through first between us SD.

J. Steve said...

I guess I'm not the only one helped by the hint... answer sent.

Eric Karros said...

Two more solvers:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. 7777

Eric Karros said...

J Steve too:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. 7777
9. J Steve

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I got it, but I don't have access to my e-mail.

Wicks said...

I've got nothing so far just a jumbled set of letters, I had a hunch the web would be needed.

QuadSevens said...

Forgot that I hadn't changed my screen name back to normal. Done now.

ubragg said...

answer sent! that hint did help a lot...

LLCoolL said...

Oh, google, is there anything you can't do?

Answer sent.

Josh S. said...

Answer sent! Back on the horse, baby!

Eric Karros said...

A few more puzzlers in:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. 7777
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S

Dusty Baker said...

Answer hopefully sent. Now begone foul puzzle beast!

Dusty Baker said...

I think I need a cigarette after re-reading some of this imagery.

rbnlaw said...

Answer sent!!!
And this time I mean it.

Eric Karros said...

rbnlaw in! Sorry Dusty...

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. 7777
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw

Golem said...

Late to the party, but my answer is sent.

Dusty Baker said...

Correct answer sent!

Eric Karros said...

Two more in:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. 7777
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw
14. golem
15. dusty baker

Dusto_Magnifico said...

got it. I'll send it in.

Eric Karros said...

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. Quad
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw
14. golem
15. dusty baker
16. Dusto Magnifico

Dusty Baker said...

Ahh, the Dust brothers are in.

MR. F said...

Late to the party (probably a recurring theme this season), but...

Answer Sent.

Eric Karros said...

Mr F follows the dust brothers:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. Quad
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw
14. golem
15. dusty baker
16. Dusto Magnifico
17. Mr F

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Answer sent.

jose said...

Answer sent - nice one!

Eric Karros said...

MLASF & Jose in:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. Quad
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw
14. golem
15. dusty baker
16. Dusto Magnifico
17. Mr F
18. MLASF
19. Jose

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Two puzzles in a row? Surely my luck must run out soon.

Bryan said...

totally forgot and checked 12 hours late, but sent in.

Nicholas said...

Answer sent. Subtle, but sweet.

My better half says that GOOGLE is cheating. But nevertheless awesome.

Lauro said...

Answer sent.

Curious Gene said...

Coming late to this particular party, but it was a busy day. Still, answer sent before midnight.

the trite fantastic said...

answer sent, pony express style.

Keven C said...

Traveling all day. Brain fried. I got nothing.

Eric Karros said...

Lauro, not sure we received your email. Please re-send it.

Other than Lauro, here are the solvers:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. Quad
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw
14. golem
15. dusty baker
16. Dusto Magnifico
17. Mr F
18. MLASF
19. Jose
20. Bryan
21. Nicholas
22. Curious Gene
23. Trite Fantastic

Eric Karros said...

For the sake of archiving accuracy, here are final standings now including Lauro:

1. Mr C
2. drewdez
3. Jason
4. Greg Finley
5. Matt
6. DunkHawk
7. Steve Dittmore
8. Quad
9. J Steve
10. Ubragg
11. LLCoolL
12. Josh S
13. rbnlaw
14. golem
15. dusty baker
16. Dusto Magnifico
17. Mr F
18. MLASF
19. Jose
20. Bryan
21. Nicholas
22. Lauro
23. Curious Gene
24. Trite Fantastic