Monday, April 19, 2010

Off-Day Puzzle #3: R. Ortiz

The answer to this puzzle is Russ Ortiz or Ramon Ortiz.

#1

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#2

˙pǝddɐupıʞ sɐʍ ʎqɐq s,ɥbɹǝqpuıן sǝןɹɐɥɔ ʇɐɥʇ ɹɐǝʎ ǝɥʇ uı pɹɐʍɐ ɹǝʎɐןd ǝןqɐnןɐʌ ʇsoɯ ǝnbɐǝן ןɐuoıʇɐu ǝɥʇ ɟo ɹǝuuıʍ ǝɥʇ ʎq sunɹ ǝɯoɥ ɹǝǝɹɐɔ ɟo ɹǝqɯnu ǝɥʇ suıɐʇuoɔ ǝןʇıʇ ǝsoɥʍ ǝıʌoɯ ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝsɐǝןǝɹ pʌp ǝɥʇ ʍɐs ʇɐɥʇ ɹɐǝʎ ǝɥʇ uı sǝıɹǝs pןɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ɟo ʇno ןɐuıɟ ǝɥʇ pǝɥɔʇıd oɥʍ ɹǝʎɐןd ǝɥʇ sɐ punoɹ ǝɯɐs ǝɥʇ uı sɹǝbpop ǝɥʇ ʎq pǝʇɟɐɹp ɹǝʎɐןd ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝɯɐu ʇsɹıɟ

#3

First name of the current Dodgers player whose uniform number is thirteen more than the number of runs scored on the date of death of the President of the United States born in Tampico, IL, by the AL West team from the city which hosted the World's Fair in the year that saw the inaugural edition of the championship event most recently won by the Montreal Alouettes.

#4

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#5

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#6

Last name of the current Dodgers player whose home run total in the year of death of the first wife of the elected official referenced in clue #3 is equal to the number of the Shakespearean sonnet which contains the seventh word in the title of the book referenced at http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/yyyy, where yyyy is equal to two thousand more than three times the number used as the area code for the birth state of the former player who managed the 2001 Milwaukee Brewers.

#7

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UPDATE: Clue #3 has been clarified (thanks, ubragg).

Solution here.

Puzzle Rules: Comment freely in the thread, but please no solution spoilers. Email us with your answer along with your reasoning (include your screen name). Blindly guessing an answer gets you participation points only. Also, post a comment stating you have submitted a solution.

We may not be able to reply to emails promptly, so please be patient and check back on the comment thread for the latest news; we may confirm correct answers there.

Here's how the puzzle series works.

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

Ramon: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images; Russ: Doug Benc/Getty Images

85 comments:

LLCoolL said...

I see the gloves have come off.

ubragg said...

Answer sent!

Greg Finley said...

Did the quadratic formula explode?

Steve Dittmore said...

45 minutes in, I've solved five of the seven, and spent way too much time looking at a certain IMDb profile.

Orel said...

Ubragg is back in fighting form!

1. Ubragg

Orel said...

Also, clue #3 has been clarified (thanks, ubragg).

ubragg said...

Just trying to keep Mr C from getting too comfortable up there at the top. :)

Orel said...

Eye of the Tiger!

Mr. Customer said...

@Ubragg

Mr. C is none too comfortable at the top, as actual work must be achieved this morning, much to my dismay. I'll definitely get in, but probably not in the top tier.

Dusty Baker said...

Should I jsut call in sick? All week?

Orel said...

Esyay.

Loney Fan said...

That looks like way too much work. Pass

Josh S. said...

Huh. One of my ideas for the puzzle I have to create involved that upside-down font. I'll just cross that off the list.

Mr. Customer said...

Answer sent!

LLCoolL said...

Phew, answer sent.

LLCoolL said...

Thank goodness for tabbed web browsers.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL

Mr. Customer said...

@LL

Especially when I can jump back to my work-appropriate web calendar at a moment's notice.

Mr. Customer said...

Whew!

Nice to know I got in there. I took a LOT of liberties with fact checking on some of those clues.

Steve Dittmore said...

Okay, answer sent.

Orel said...

Hint sent back, Steve D.

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent.

J. Steve said...

Wow, is this intricate! I think I've solved the 7, but have no clue what to do next. I assume that means I've screwed something up...

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens

Orel said...

Responses sent back to Greg F. & J. Steve.

Mr. Customer said...

Both of my shadows still AWOL.

J. Steve said...

Got it!

Steve Dittmore said...

Answer re-sent...

now to work.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore

Greg Finley said...

Sent! After Orel pointed out which answers I initially had wrong.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley

Keven C said...

Answer sent.

Another gem of a puzzle. Thanks, guys.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley
8. Keven C

MR. F said...

I really need to check the Dodgers schedule...

Erin said...

I have all seven answers and staring at them is not helping me figure out what to do next. Not sure I'll have time before I head to dinner, but maybe I'll try again after, since I have time. I hate not solving these things.

But it's not all bad. I mean, I am in Italy.

Orel said...

Erin, that might mean some of your answers are incorrect.

Or, to put it in other words: Erin, quello potrebbe significare che alcune delle vostre risposte sono errate.

Steve Sax said...

Erin, at least you're not trying to fly transatlantic, either. Have a bottle of wine for me!

Steve Sax said...

Sons dueling for Erin's love, with identical timestamps

Matt said...

Answer sent!

Dusty Baker said...

Get a room.

Lauro said...

Answer sent!

Josh S. said...

Answer sent!

Wicks said...

I'm in!!!!

DunkHawk said...

Answer sent.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley
8. Keven C
9. Matt
10. Lauro
11. Josh S.
12. Wicks
13. Dunkhawk

Dusty Baker said...

Answer sent!

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley
8. Keven C
9. Matt
10. Lauro
11. Josh S.
12. Wicks
13. Dunkhawk
14. Dusty Baker

berkowit28 said...

Answer sent. (Forgot to start until about an hour ago.) Fun, if long. Very doable for my feeble and literal brain. I often don't get the clever ones.

Dusty Baker said...

Fun puzzle today! Gave me a few chuckles and some find memories. And caused me to have to work an extra hour at the end of the day.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley
8. Keven C
9. Matt
10. Lauro
11. Josh S.
12. Wicks
13. Dunkhawk
14. Dusty Baker
15. berkowit28

Curious Gene said...

I'm going to need to start taking Mondays off, or I'll never get anywhere. But I have (I think) all the correct names, and I'm really not sure what they're supposed to be telling me.
So I'm just going to beat my head against this brick wall, here, until it makes sense. Or until I pass out.

Dusty Baker said...

^"fond"

QuadSevens said...

This puzzle had 8X the fun! Good stuff!

Orel said...

If you have the seven clues, most of your work is done.

Jason said...

Answer sent. And day wasted.

Golem said...

Answer sent

Dusto_Magnifico said...

so... i got all 7 ...

but no answer comes to mind

drewdez said...

Answer sent.

Went to the Patriots' Day Red Sox game this morning and was hoping to solve from there, but that wasn't happening with this puzzle.

By the way, how long until someone comes up with an estimate of how much SoSG puzzles cost our employers in lost productivity?

Loney Fan said...

answer sent

Dusty Baker said...

Loney Fan @ 8.29AM: That looks like way too much work. Pass

Loney Fan @ 2.38PM: answer sent

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Heh...

Eric Karros said...

Answer sent!

I've always wanted to say that.

Bryan said...

Answer Sent!

I need to start waking up earlier on mondays

Loney Fan said...

I ended up with a little more free time at work than expected.

Bryan said...

I have less free time than i expected. I'm now running late for my next appointment

but so worth it

MR. F said...

Answer sent

MR. F said...

drewdez...
sigh.

I'm staying late today to make up for this puzzle.

Matt said...

The benefits of a conference call where I'm only required to say two sentences over an hour and a half into the call? Time to figure out this puzzle.

MR. F said...

I concur with Bryan. Must wake up earlier on Mondays =/. If I can get a lot done before work I'll spend less time wasting time at work.

QuadSevens said...

If you solve the puzzle, I wouldn't call it wasted time. It's just a way of getting your brain warmed up for the work day.

Eric Karros said...

Matt: out of curiosity, what were those two sentences?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've petitioned for a clue. I have the 7, but nothing's happening for me.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

agreed mrla. I think I have the 7 names, but I'm still no closer to the answer.

Eric Karros said...

Actual thing I said on a recent conference call: "I hear some meowing in the background. Whoever that is, please put your phone on mute."

Matt said...

@EK

"Yes that's what we sent you."

and

"It looks good to me."


Exciting stuff, no?

Jason said...

@Matt - My contribution to my last conference call was:

"Your test failed because we filter for profanity and the user name hottbunz doesn't cut it. We're kid friendly around here."

The other people on the call then spent 45 minutes debating if "hottbunz" is - or is not - kid friendly. I just worked on this puzzle.

Nicholas said...

Answer sent!

I think that I approached the maximum number of tabs that you can have simultaneously open.

Dusty Baker said...

Today on a conference call I said "...meaning the actual definition of 'rapid' in 'rapid response,' not the definition you've been working under."

I love saying shit like that.

Matt said...

Jason,

What was the final outcome?!?

Dusto_Magnifico said...

answer sent! Finally!

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley
8. Keven C
9. Matt
10. Lauro
11. Josh S.
12. Wicks
13. Dunkhawk
14. Dusty Baker
15. berkowit28
16. Jason
17. Golem
18. drewdez
19. Loney Fan
20. Bryan
21. MR. F
22. Nicholas
23. Dusto_Magnifico

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I changed one, but I'm still stuck.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Answer sent.

Curious Gene said...

Just under the wire... An answer, such as it is, sent. Now, to bed.

Orel said...

1. ubragg
2. Mr. Customer
3. LLCoolL
4. QuadSevens
5. J. Steve
6. Steve Dittmore
7. Greg Finley
8. Keven C
9. Matt
10. Lauro
11. Josh S.
12. Wicks
13. Dunkhawk
14. Dusty Baker
15. berkowit28
16. Jason
17. Golem
18. drewdez
19. Loney Fan
20. Bryan
21. MR. F
22. Nicholas
23. Dusto_Magnifico
24. Mr. LA Sports Fan
25. Curious Gene