Monday, September 13, 2010

Off-Day Puzzle #12: Blind Drunk

Don't look now, but here's today's puzzle:

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And here's a version without the distracting background:

Hint #1 (10:16am): Pretend you're blind and feel your way through it.

Hint #2 (1:47pm): It may help to read the 3rd stanza (lines 9-12) aloud.

Hint #3 (2:40pm): Clearer version of poem posted.

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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35 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

You had me at Blind Drunk.

However, I'm in a conference all day so will have limited ability to try to solve.

Is it really an off day today? Must check this "calendar" thingy more often.

ubragg said...

answer sent! also now feeling drunk after staring at that...

Eric Karros said...

In the least surprising news of the century, Ubragg is correct!:

1. Ubragg

Eric Karros said...

Dusty, is there a dial-in for your conference? If so, please share here, I'd like to listen in.

Fred's Brim said...

Pat Burrell was never a Dodger

oh it's not supposed to be a blind drunk Dodger?

Fred's Brim said...

ooh yes - let us dial in!
I promise not to say "bababooey" more than twice

Steve Dittmore said...

I'm thinking it looks much more like a hefeweizen or some summer wheat beer than an amber ale. I can't seem to get past that.

Mr. Customer said...

Crap, I totally figured out the method, but I couldn't finish before work. I'll have to jump in at lunchtime.

Eric Karros said...

Steve D - I hear you, though I wanted to ensure there was enough chromatic contrast with the lettering.

Where's that dial-in, Dusty?

MR. F said...

Damn. Not gonna be able to do this one either...

QuadSevens said...

Hmmm...solve the puzzle, or have a beer? Tough decision.

Josh S. said...

Had a bit of a breakthrough, but I have a meeting.

I'll work on my middle of the pack status later.

Jason said...

Answer sent.

Mr. Customer said...

Answer sent.

J. Steve said...

This is one of those puzzles where if you've got it, it takes a few minutes. I don't have it...

Eric Karros said...

Jason is in, Mr C you've basically solved the puzzle but you must have messed up the very last step:

1. UBragg
2. Jason

Josh S. said...

Waiting for a hint because I'm just that lazy. I have what I think is the key to the whole thing, but I can't quite figure out how to apply it.

rbnlaw said...

There are steps to this puzzle? Sorry, I'll be waiting for hints.

Eric Karros said...

Well, there's not really steps. Just 1 step, than one last step. So that's 2 steps I guess, but not really. More like one overall step to solve the puzzle, then maybe one last conculsionary step to answer what you've solved.

Hope that helps.

Mr. Customer said...

EK,

Yeah, I think I counted one *REDACTED* I shouldn't have.

Answer re-sent.

Eric Karros said...

Mr C is now in:

1. UBragg
2. Jason
3. Mr C

Hint posted...

Josh S. said...

*sigh*

VORP Champ, PCS Chump.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, P Ditty was ahead of he in questioning whether that was really an amber ale.

Bremeister's Championship Series:

1) P Ditty
2) Dusty

Eric Karros said...

Hint revised.

Josh S. said...

This is one of those weird ones where I know what I have to do, but can't seem to actually do it for some reason. Oh well.

J. Steve said...

Got it!

Eric Karros said...

J Steve in:

1. UBragg
2. Jason
3. Mr C
4. J Steve

Eric Karros said...

Hint #2 posted

Josh S. said...

Yeah, I got THAT part.

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent!

Mr. Customer said...

I was told to go to my corner. I assume that is here.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Screw this, I have better things to do.




No I don't.

Spanky said...

Looks like LAMBDA LAMBDA LAMBDA is all up in this bish.

Eric Karros said...

Quad is in!:

1. UBragg
2. Jason
3. Mr C
4. J Steve
5. 7777

Mr. Customer said...

TRI LAM!