GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution – Disemvoweled Classics

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This past week’s puzzle, as previously presented:

As I watched Max reading Mark Twain’s classic “Huckleberry Finn,” I wondered just how famous the classics were… Could people recognize their titles and authors if they were scrambled and disemvoweled?

Let’s find out!

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Below, please find two dozen classic books and their authors. Each had been relieved of its standard vowels, and then had its remaining letters alphabetized (for your safety.)

This week’s GeekDad Puzzle of the Week is to attempt to reconstitute as many of them as you can.

For example, BCFHKLNNRRY by KMNRTW reconstitutes to “Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain.

KNNNNR by LLSTTY
CDDDFLPPRV by CCDHKLNRSS
DNQTX by CDGLMNRSTV
CDLR by BKMRRST
MM by JNNST
FKNNNRST by HLLMRSYY
GLLLRRSSTVV by FHJNNSTTW
HLMT by HKLLMPRSSW
DFFHLLRST by DGGLLLMNW
BDMMRVY by BFGLRSTTV
FGHNNNRTTY by GGLLRRW
BCNNRRSS by DDFLN
FGHHLRSSTV by GKNNRTTV
CDFHHHKLLMNRRSSSTTV by CDHLNNRRTY
BHHKMRRRSTTVZ by DDFKRSSTVYY
CDFHHLLLTTW by CDJKLNN
BGGHRSTTTY by CDFFGLRSTTTZ
DHLT by HMR
DFGHHLNRRSTT by JKLNRRT
DDHHLMNNSTT by GHMMNNRSTWY
CHLLRRSTTTT by HHHLNNNRTTW
DKLLNPRRRSSTTY by CHJLNRR
BCDGKKLLMNRT by HLPRR
LSSSY by CJJMSY

Congratulations to Anne Lokey for submitting a solution and being selected at random from among the correct (or reasonably correct) submissions. A $50 Gift Certificate from the fine folks at ThinkGeek is on its way!

Here is the list of reconstituted books and authors:

“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy KNNNNR by LLSTTY
“David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens CDDDFLPPRV by CCDHKLNRSS
“Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes DNQTX by CDGLMNRSTV
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker CDLR by BKMRRST
“Emma” by Jane Austen MM by JNNST
“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley FKNNNRST by HLLMRSYY
“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift GLLLRRSSTVV by FHJNNSTTW
“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare HLMT by HKLLMPRSSW
“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding DFFHLLRST by DGGLLLMNW
“Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert BDMMRVY by BFGLRSTTV
“Nineteen Eighty Four” by George Orwell FGHNNNRTTY by GGLLRRW
“Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe BCNNRRSS by DDFLN
“Slaughter House Five” by Kurt Vonnegut FGHHLRSSTV by GKNNRTTV
“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle CDFHHHKLLMNRRSSSTTV by CDHLNNRRTY
“The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky BHHKMRRRSTTVZ by DDFKRSSTVYY
“The Call of the Wild” by Jack London CDFHHLLLTTW by CDJKLNN
“The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald BGGHRSTTTY by CDFFGLRSTTTZ
“The Iliad” by Homer DHLT by HMR
“The Lord Of The Rings” by JRR Tolkien DFGHHLNRRSTT by JKLNRRT
“The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemmingway DDHHLMNNSTT by GHMMNNRSTWY
“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne CHLLRRSTTTT by HHHLNNNRTTW
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” by John Le Carre DKLLNPRRRSSTTY by CHJLNRR
“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee BCDGKKLLMNRT by HLPRR
“Ulysses” by James Joyce LSSSY by CJJMSY

Many thanks to everyone that submitted a response, and to the team over at ThinkGeek for making these puzzle contests available.

Happy puzzling!

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