« ROUND TWO: North & South Regions | Main | SWEET SIXTEEN: North & South Regions »

ROUND TWO: East & West Regions

EAST

Game A:
H: The reverse of the score of Game B's higher seed.
L: The product of ten's place and the one's place digit of the score of Game B's higher seed.

Game B:
H: Twice Game D's lower seed's score plus 2.
L: The reverse of the score of Game C's lower seed.

Game C:
H: The highest score of any team in this region in this round.
L: A highway that passes through Osseo, Wisconsin.

Game D:
H: The difference in scores in game B in the round in this region.
L: The difference in scores in game C in the round in this region.

WEST:
The answer to Game A's higher seed is 60.

Game A:
H: North Dakota
L: Minnesota

Game B:
H: Indiana
L: Missouri

Game C:
H: Louisiana
L: Georgia

Game D:
H: Pennsylvania
L: Colorado

#

Comments

Awesome, I love stuff like EAST.

All these state-based clues are tricky, too; I hope my reasoning on any of them isn't flawed.

Posted by: Mike | Mar 23, 2008 8:54:40 AM

I should point out two things about EAST.

1. Each number is distinct (no two teams in any game have the same score).

2. All numbers do refer only to East.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 23, 2008 10:14:49 AM

I take it that first clarification means that all eight scores are different, correct? (And not just that there are no ties)

Posted by: Mike | Mar 23, 2008 1:39:44 PM

Right.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 23, 2008 5:41:39 PM

Am I the only one having trouble with these random lists of states? My recollection is that last year we were given an additional indicator that helped to narrow down the possibilities (i.e., these were the only states in the selected category or something like the "Look! Up in the sky!" from Round Two South). Sometimes the limitation of the answer being between 25 and 100 and no tie scores isn't enough. Otherwise, what's to prevent the answer from being something mundane like "60 plus the number of letters in the state" or "7 times the number of letters in the state capital"? (And I hope I haven't just given away any answers)

Posted by: MartinD | Mar 24, 2008 1:41:08 PM

You haven't given away any of the answers.

While the list to ROUND TWO: WEST is complete (i.e. there can be no more states with values), the other two lists use the same code as question #44. Once you have that, they will soon, more or less, fall into place.

Posted by: JmSR | Mar 24, 2008 2:50:09 PM

What's question #44?

Posted by: Don | Mar 24, 2008 3:18:08 PM

I think that might be for us to figure out, Don.

Posted by: Mike | Mar 24, 2008 3:20:00 PM

Why does it seem only one list uses the same code as #44?

Posted by: Ross | Mar 25, 2008 8:28:30 AM

I've figured out the #44 connection--and I agree with you, Ross. I'm still stumped on the other seemingly stubborn set of states (and all those card games, but that's a whole other story).

Posted by: Mike | Mar 25, 2008 2:51:08 PM

Know when to fold them, know when to run... that's what I'm doing with these frustrating card games.

Posted by: Ross | Mar 25, 2008 3:07:24 PM

I hate it when the first rounds are so hard! I hope I have an aha moment related to playing cards before the month is up.

Posted by: Paula | Mar 25, 2008 4:45:32 PM

Does the hint that "the list to ROUND TWO: WEST is complete (i.e. there can be no more states with values)" means that none of the other 42 states have ANY value, or just that their values do not fall within the 25-100 range?

Posted by: susy | Apr 25, 2008 3:21:55 PM

The latter. Although only 5 other states produce any value whatsoever.

Posted by: JmSR | Apr 25, 2008 3:29:42 PM

EAST
This logic problem did NOT produce a unique solution, but it did always produce a winnner.

Game A:
1 Sweeney Todd's Short-Term U.: W
8 Oxford:

Game B:
4 BLTU: W
12 Jaguar U.:

Game C:
3 Baskin-Robbins: W
11 Best Picture:

Game D:
2 Calc U. - LaTrivia: W
7 Poplar:

JonMichael Rasmus, author

WEST:
The abbreviation of each state is the same as an element's periodic number.

Game A:
1 Maggie Mae ot May Not U.: 60 W
9 Spice of Life Cooking Coll.: 25

Game B:
4 AU - Guise: 49 W
5 Mighty Morphin' Power University: 42

Game C:
3 RI St.-Watch: 57 W
6 CU (In September): 31

Game D:
2 DUI - Defensive Driving: 91 W
10 Mean St.: 27

Jay Winter, Author

Posted by: JmSR | May 1, 2008 10:09:46 AM

Post a comment

Commenters please note: do NOT discuss ANY contest information for a currently active contest outside of what is printed in GAMES magazine.