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Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed May 06, 2015 5:23 am

Blog post here.

1. Take the title of a popular entertainment property about cooking. Move a two-letter chunk from the middle of the first word to the middle of the second word, and you’ll make a popular kind of home cooking. What are the two-word phrases?
2. I’m looking at one of the smallest pieces of office electronics on my desk. Two words, twelve letters. Turn the seventh letter from an ‘o’ to an ‘r’, and you get one of the largest pieces of office electronics on my desk. What are the two-word phrases?


Regarding #2:
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I didn't realize Ken used to be a guest judge on TV's Are You Hot?.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby MadMolecule » Thu May 07, 2015 7:25 am

Regarding #1:

Hint:

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It doesn't mean cooking food.


Answer:

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Breaking Bad/Baking Bread


Nice hint for #2!
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby skullturfq » Thu May 07, 2015 11:56 am

I finally got #2, but I'm still working on #1.

Here's another hint for #2: the number of letters in each word.

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The original two-word phrase consists of a 5-letter word and a 7-letter word.

The modified two-word phrase also consists of a 5-letter word and a 7-letter word (i.e. we don't modify the spacing after replacing the O with an R).
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby Bill » Sat May 09, 2015 3:59 am

Answer:

Spoiler: show
LASER POINTER
LASER PRINTER


Both wordplays are really nice finds!
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby Ken Jennings » Mon May 18, 2015 10:27 am

I thought I was being original, but it turns out there's already an on-line parody series called
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"Baking Bread."
Oh well.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby bwouns » Wed May 20, 2015 2:52 pm

Ken Jennings wrote:I thought I was being original, but it turns out there's already an on-line parody series called
Spoiler: show
"Baking Bread."
Oh well.


Also this:
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/20/332881491 ... lural-side
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday (May 6, 2015)

Postby Ken Jennings » Fri May 22, 2015 12:27 pm

Ha, complete with "cooking" clues.
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