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ROUND ONE: East & West Regions

EAST:

Here are sixteen card games.  The answer to Sweeney Todd's Short-Term U.'s is 74.  Figure out the pattern.

1 Sweeney Todd's Short-Term U.: Canasta
16 U Ardy-SUN: Bridge

8 Oxford: Rummy
9 Debilitating St.: Hearts

5 North Dakota Carolina: Poker
12 Jaguar U.: Whist

4 BLTU: Wizard
13 Sprimpton: Magic

6 Excelsior: Flinch
11 Best Picture: Pyramid

3 Baskin-Robbins: Pitch
14 Clintobamacain: Winner

7 Poplar: Piquet
10 Slippery Slope: Blink

2 Calc U. - LaTrivia: Clabber
15 UNNV: Kaiser

WEST
The answer to Maggie Mae or May Not U. is 83.

1 Maggie Mae or May Not U.: O
16 Frank Purdue: M

8 Newhouse: FYEO
9 Spice of Life Cooking Coll.: TWINE

5 Mighty Morhpin' Power University: TSWLM
12 Texas S&P: YOLT

4 AU - Guise: AVTAK
13 Mount Saint Dew: DN

6 CU (In September): TND
11 Oral Herscheiser: LALD

3 RI St.-Watch: TMWTGG
14 In the Year of the Dragon: DAF

7 Cancerous Poly: FRWL
10 Mean St.: T

2 DUI - Defensive Driving: LTK
15 Sienaitch: TLD

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Comments

It can't be we have to learn the rules to all these games. It just can't be. I have trouble with Go Fish!

Posted by: Ross | Mar 31, 2008 10:12:38 AM

I don't think it's rules. There must be some sort of "translation" key, but I sure can't figure it out.

Posted by: Paula | Mar 31, 2008 10:37:11 AM

You only have to learn the rules to one game.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 31, 2008 10:37:40 AM

Hmmm... I had an idea like that earlier, but it was in violation of what I thought I knew, so I scrapped it.

I think know how 71 *can* be made to work...maybe that's an additional twist that needs consideration. I don't have any other ideas right now.

Posted by: Jay Winter | Mar 31, 2008 11:52:20 AM

I say one idea's better than no idea at this stage, especially if you can wedge 71 into it all.

I had one and only one idea thus far for this set, and it forces several of the card games outside of the 25-100 range anyway so I know that's not it. Definitely have to sleep on this one.

At least Hearts makes a cameo--love that game.

Posted by: Mike | Mar 31, 2008 12:11:51 PM

Well, I've received a mea maxima culpa along with a corrected higher score for Canasta. The correct value when not misstyped is 74.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 31, 2008 1:00:30 PM

I'm waiting for the crowd to yell, "Oh, that's better! That makes more sense!" Like the Ziggy cartoon where he's in a crowded bingo hall and everyone jumps up and yells, "Bingo!" except for him.

Posted by: Ross | Mar 31, 2008 2:01:55 PM

Well, since none of my theories have come close to 74, I'll yell another card game: Oh Hell!

Posted by: John | Apr 1, 2008 7:18:00 AM

Oh, that's better! That makes more sense!

Posted by: Jay Winter | Apr 1, 2008 8:00:08 AM

That's funny. Well, at least I'm not the only one. Ok, Jay gets the bingo pot.

Posted by: Ross | Apr 1, 2008 8:16:29 AM

EAST:
Scrabble! This are opening move card games in Scrabble.

1 Sweeney Todd's Short-Term U.: 74 W
16 U Ardy-SUN: 26

8 Oxford: 32 W
9 Debilitating St.: 26

5 North Dakota Carolina: 28
12 Jaguar U.: 30 W

4 BLTU: 46 W
13 Sprimpton: 26

6 Excelsior: 36
11 Best Picture: 88 W

3 Baskin-Robbins: 32 W
14 Clintobamacain: 26

7 Poplar: 40 W
10 Slippery Slope: 30

2 Calc U. - LaTrivia: 82 W
15 UNNV: 30

JonMichael Rasmus, author


WEST
Year of release of James Bond movies.

1 Maggie Mae or May Not U.: 83 W
16 Frank Purdue: 79

8 Newhouse: 81
9 Spice of Life Cooking Coll.: 99 W

5 Mighty Morhpin' Power University: 77 W
12 Texas S&P: 67

4 AU - Guise: 85 W
13 Mount Saint Dew: 62

6 CU (In September): 97 W
11 Oral Herscheiser: 73

3 RI St.-Watch: 74 W
14 In the Year of the Dragon: 71

7 Cancerous Poly: 63
10 Mean St.: 64 W

2 DUI - Defensive Driving: 89 W
15 Sienaitch: 87

John Daly, Author

Posted by: JmSR | May 1, 2008 9:50:47 AM

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