Friday, April 27, 2012

PCS 5.1 Solution

Yesterday's puzzle required you to get literally outside the box. Though aesthetically similar to last year's kick-off puzzle, the mechanic on this one was a little different. In the original text, the spaces were omitted. When the word breaks get added back in and the shorter half of each line pushed into the margin, the letters that fell outside of the puzzle grid looked like this:
Read left-to-right and descending, the message reads "Dr. Jobe's Patient": Tommy John!

Congratulations to solvers ubragg, BCCSweet, and EK! Initial rankings will be published shortly. Next puzzle, Thursday May 3, 7am.


8 comments:

Steve K said...

Yep. I'm kicking myself. I did exactly the right thing, but didn't read it right!

QuadSevens said...

"Samsonite! I was way off!"

I feel as dumb as Lloyd after this one.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Boy, do I feel like an idiot.

I mean, more so than usual.

Spank Lapierre said...

Easy.

QuadSevens said...

The puzzle clue was close enough to the lyrics of Sublime's "40oz. to Freedom" that I kept singing it in my head yesterday.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I may or may not have had that in the back of my mind when I wrote it.

Dusty Baker said...

I was screaming 187 on a mother fuckin cop

Alex said...

*The Price is Right losing horn*