Last week’s puzzle as previously presented:
This past weekend, Max, Nora, Allison and I spent a great day on the bank of the Chattahoochee River here in Atlanta. When both Nora and Max commented on the river’s funny spelling, I immediately thought “hey, that would make a good puzzle!”
Below, please find the linguistic equivalent of a set of “freeze-dried” river names. Each has had its vowels carefully (and painlessly/humanely) removed and its remaining consonants alphabetized.
This week’s GeekDad Puzzle of the Week challenge is to reconstitute the names of these rivers and send your list to GeekDad Central for a shot at this week’s amazing prize: a $50 Gift Certificate from ThinkGeek.
For a second slip in the hat that is the weekly random drawing from among the correct (or at least mostly correct) submissions, list the set of 5 rivers that all have the same remaining letters after being disemvoweled.
Congratulations to Chris Leger for submitting a correct solution to this week’s puzzle! He will soon be the proud owner of a $50 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate, and his answers appear below:
- bclm – Columbia
- bdn – Danube
- bgn – Ubangi
- bmzz – Zambezi
- ccfnrss – Sao Francisco
- cdlr – Colorado
- chknsstw – Saskatchewan
- clnnrstw – Saint Lawrence
- dgnr – Grande
- ggns – Ganges
- gkmn – Mekong
- knrss – Arkansas
- llnstwy – Yellowstone
- mnnr – Maranon
- mnz – Amazon
- mppssss – Mississippi
- nnsst – Tennessee
- ttw – Ottawa
Chris also correctly identified the quintet of rivers that all decomposed to the same set of letters:
- gnr – Green, Orange, Negro, Niagara, Niger
Thanks to everyone that submitted a solution. Happy puzzling!