Monday, August 23, 2010

Off-Day Puzzle #11: Mr C's Puzzle

Welcome puzzlers, to cave emptorem proprietor Mr C's 2nd guest Puzzle - earned via his top-2 finish in the PCS mid-season standings. With no further ado, here's the puzzle:

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Watch the comments for any hints from Mr C. Good Luck!

Puzzle Rules: The answer to the puzzle is a current or former 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 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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50 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Morning, kids.

Thanks again to the EK and Sax (and occasionally Orel) for indulging my puzzle addiction yet again.

ubragg said...

Answer sent! Great puzzle MC!

Mr. Customer said...

Hah! Color me not surprised.

Eric Karros said...

Well done UBragg!

1. UBragg

Dusty Baker said...

Family's gonna hate me for doing this puzzle and not spending time with them.

So be it.

QuadSevens said...

Crossword puzzle eh? Looks like fun.

Mr. Customer said...

@Ubragg

Thanks, BTW. I feel like anything that takes you more than a half hour is a resounding success!

Josh S. said...

Workin' on it, but a meeting (in which I can't get away with puzzling, like some of you manage to) calls. Back in an hour or so.

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S.

I would say this is the most clandestine puzzle yet, but at least scissors and tape are not required.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe an answer sent.

Eric Karros said...

DB in!

1. UBragg
2. Dusty Baker

Mr. Customer said...

I think this puzzle is fairly accessible. I will saw that not every clue is relevant to the final answer, but they may help you backsolve for troublesome clues.

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent!

Matthew Johnson said...

Answer sent.

Jason said...

Answer sent

Eric Karros said...

Jason is in!

1. UBragg
2. Dusty Baker
3. Jason

Quad, Matt J, keep at it...

QuadSevens said...

New answer sent.

Josh S. said...

All clues answered.
Theme uncovered.
No answer...yet.

Mr. Customer said...

EK, you can drop the second hint if and when you feel it's appropriate.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, any old time now.

Steve Dittmore said...

Going to print off and try tonight. Day one of classes and kiddies asking me "can I get an override"? What? You just realized you are in college?

Erin said...

Guess sent.

Josh S. said...

Answer sent.

I'm unsure of my logic, though.

rbnlaw said...

I'm sure I'll have cross words for you later.

rbnlaw said...

And I'm sure you have cross words for yer Reds about now.

Speaking of Liverpool, not Cincinasty.

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, Erin! Long time no "see"!

Eric Karros said...

Sorry, won't be able to edit post for a few hrs...mr c if you can somehow verbally drop the hint in the comments pls do so

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

Very familiar sensation. Still just one goal down, but they'll need to play with a bit more, well, balls.

Mr. Customer said...

@EK

Hmmm. No worries. I guess I can say that both 1 across and 1 down have part of the name of the player.

Eric Karros said...

Josh s is in! Erin, matthew pls keep at it.

Fyi I'll be out of touch from a few hrs, but will check back in first chance I get...

Josh S. said...

Woo. Nice puzzle, as usual, Mr. C.

Keven C said...

answered

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent! I'm sure of it this time!

Puzzle solving drought has been extinguished.

Mr. Customer said...

Reds trying to keep expectations for the season low, I guess.

Eric Karros said...

Yup, keven C and Quad are in:

1. UBragg
2. Dusty Baker
3. Jason
4. Josh 4
5. Keven C
6. Quad

Eric Karros said...

where S=4

rbnlaw said...

Mr. C.
Low expectations set. Torres looked like a lost little boy most of the match, except for that one crack he had at Hart.

Good keeper that Hart.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

It does make for a seamless transition from the baseball season. I think that Nando may be closer to reality that his early promise. Sound like anyone else we know?

Meanwhile, Cro-Magnon Tevez appears to be the real deal.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I do not have the time or the patience to deal with this.

MR. F said...

I want to do this puzzle but the shit has hit the fan at work. Sigh.

Eric Karros said...

Sorry for delay, but finally visual representation of Mr C's hint at 12:50pm has been posted.

rbnlaw said...

Mr F. That's one hell of a mess to clean up.
Tell people to stay away from the fans.

Mr. C: What's this about Mascherano wanting a transfer?
My Gunners are a lot like the Dodgers; start with promise and hopelessly flame out when glory is within reach. Bit like Tantalus.

Mr. Customer said...

@rbn

Masch has been squaking about getting out of town since the regime change. He just never fit within the Reds system, which is a shame, because he's got loads of talent. I won't complain to see him in the rear-view mirror as long as a fair price can be had, but he's always rubbed me the wrong way.

rbnlaw said...

Answer sent!!
Top 10 baby.

MR. F said...

Attempt at an answer sent?

Eric Karros said...

Rbn ushered in, Mr F still kept behind the velvet ropes:

1. UBragg
2. Dusty Baker
3. Jason
4. Josh 4
5. Keven C
6. Quad
7. Rbnlaw

Good night folks, will check email in morning -

Dusty Baker said...

Josh "Fantastic" 4

drewdez said...

Struggling again, Aarrgghh!

MR. F said...

Fail. Still at work. Shouldn't have even tried to do the puzzle =/.

J. Steve said...

Didn't have a chance to see it until a half an hour ago, but answer sent...