Thursday, August 11, 2011

Off-Day Puzzle #8: Where Does The Day Go?

Good morning puzzlers. Here's today's offering:

A demon’s soul rests on the brink,
Running deep as tattoos’ ink;
But when’s the time, that dreaded hour?
That coaxes forth the panther’s scour?
(The belfry’s bat in madness knows,
The key plucked from a satyr’s rose.)
Here _____’s name ends the first week,
When sermon’s voices cease to speak.
But buckle up, week two’s begun!
So when’s the end to all this fun?

Now...who's (last) name goes in the blank?

Hint #1 (8:55am): The title of the post is not totally irrelevant.

Hint #2 (10:17am): Today is referenced in the 4th line. Knowing that could help you solve the puzzle.

Hint #3 (1:39pm): With words as with women (or men): watch out for the possessive ones.

Hint #4 (2:10pm): Rebecca Black has a favorite line (though I'm not telling you which one).

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Puzzle Rules: The solution to the puzzle is a player on the 1988 Dodgers with 25 or more RBI's.

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 the solution, along with your reasoning. Submitted answers without the reasoning, or those submitted with the incorrect reasoning, will count for participation only, even if the answer itself is correct;
  • Please include your screen name somewhere in the email; and,
  • Post a comment simply saying you have emailed your solution attempt. We 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; we may confirm correct answers there.

You have until midnight PT tonight to submit your answer. Good luck!

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39 comments:

ubragg said...

I'm stumped so far...

Dusty Baker said...

I'll ponder on my way to work.

"saytr’s" ?

Eric Karros said...

Thanks, corrected spelling to satyr. Not a word I use very often.

I'll post hint within next hour -

Mr. Customer said...

no clue so, but I love it.

Mr. Customer said...

Answer sent!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

ubragg is stumped?

Damn, EK, what the hell?

Eric Karros said...

Hey hey hey, Mr C is in!:

1. Mr C.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, that was a Mr. C special, for sure.

Eric Karros said...

Hint posted...

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent.

ubragg said...

Answer sent.

Eric Karros said...

ubragg is in.

1. Mr C
2. ubragg

sorry quad, keep at it...

QuadSevens said...

Hmmm...

Neeebs said...

(Wrong) Answer sent.

Eric Karros said...

Neeebs, you are correct!

Eric Karros said...

...that you submitted the wrong answer.

Eric Karros said...

Hint # posted

Spank Horst said...

Sidebar!

QuadSevens said...

Answer sent!

Eric Karros said...

Quad is in!

1. Mr C
2. ubragg
3. Quad

Steve K said...

Answer sent!

Eric Karros said...

Add Steve K to the solvers' club:

1. Mr C
2. ubragg
3. Quad
4. Steve K

Josh S. said...

Aw shit, it's a puzzle day? If only there was a schedule on the sidebar to keep track of these.

Fernie V said...

do we get anymore hints?

Fernie V said...

I sent an answer, lets see how it goes.

Eric Karros said...

Hint #3 posted

Eric Karros said...

Sorry Fernie...

Eric Karros said...

Fourth and likely last hint posted

Neeebs said...

Last try sent

Eric Karros said...

Neeebs I sent you an email...

Fernie V said...

One last guess EK

Neeebs said...

No REALLY last try sent.

Jason said...

Answer sent.

Josh S. said...

Answer sent.

QuadSevens said...

Rebecca Black has taken over this blog!

Fernie V said...

Rebeca Black? I must be getting old.

Eric Karros said...

Three more correct solvers:

1. Mr C
2. ubragg
3. Quad
4. Steve K
5. Neeebs
6. Jason
7. Josh S

Still not there, Fernie...

Fernie V said...

WTF

Josh S. said...

It was nice to solve one. I was in a slump.