Friday, July 20, 2012

PCS 5.7: Solution


Yesterday's PCS had a simple premise that proved delightfully elusive (well, delightful to me, anyway). You were presented with 8 quotes, all from individuals (or groups) generally known by initials. W. H. Auden, I. F. Stone, C. S. Lewis, P. J. O'Rourke, N.W.A., B. F. Skinner, T. E. Lawrence, and A. A. Milne.

Once you had the authors list, if you referred back to the original quotes, the first letter of each quote and quoted match up! If you then arranged the people in the PTIBCWAN order the paragraphs, you got the following, reading down the all-important middle initial for the correct answer!

P J O'ROURKE
T E LAWRENCE
I F STONE
B F SKINNER

C S LEWIS
W H AUDEN
A A MILNE
N W A

Former Dodger Jeff Shaw! Congratulations to BCCSweet, QuadSevens, SoSG Nomo and ubragg for correct solutions! The next puzzle will be from the mind of ubragg, at 7:00 am, on Thursday, August 2.

11 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Loved the NWA tie-in!

RIP Eazy E

Steve Sax said...

That is a sweet puzzle Stubbs.

Hideo Nomo said...

How did I never notice the Angels t-shirt on the Straight Outta Compton cover before?

Seems wrong.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a gang thing, not a baseball allegiance thing.

Hideo Nomo said...

I figured.

Ñeeebs said...

And that's Thang, not thing

Dusty Baker said...

At ~~~Neeeeeeeebs:

I actually typed "thang" but autocorrect futzed it up.

Just for the record.

Hideo Nomo said...

Wait, so it's a ging thang?

Ñeeebs said...

And that's Ginseng!

tsroH knapS said...

With a right,left,right,left you're toofless

Franklin Stubbs said...

I never noticed it either. It's complete serendipity that I gave that spot to Lewis, too.