Dave Matthews: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 19

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE BY DAVE MATTHEWS:

If these people didn’t make what they make with their truss rods and kerfing and braces, then I couldn’t play what I play.

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [size of Sri Lanka in square miles] to find that it’s 25,332 square miles in size. Search [list of US States by size] and discover it would be larger than West Virginia’s 24,087 square miles but not as large as South Carolina’s 32,020 square miles. So it would be the 41st-largest state.

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