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.

KNNNNRbyLLSTTY
CDDDFLPPRVbyCCDHKLNRSS
DNQTXbyCDGLMNRSTV
CDLRbyBKMRRST
MMbyJNNST
FKNNNRSTbyHLLMRSYY
GLLLRRSSTVVbyFHJNNSTTW
HLMTbyHKLLMPRSSW
DFFHLLRSTbyDGGLLLMNW
BDMMRVYbyBFGLRSTTV
FGHNNNRTTYbyGGLLRRW
BCNNRRSSbyDDFLN
FGHHLRSSTVbyGKNNRTTV
CDFHHHKLLMNRRSSSTTVbyCDHLNNRRTY
BHHKMRRRSTTVZbyDDFKRSSTVYY
CDFHHLLLTTWbyCDJKLNN
BGGHRSTTTYbyCDFFGLRSTTTZ
DHLTbyHMR
DFGHHLNRRSTTbyJKLNRRT
DDHHLMNNSTTbyGHMMNNRSTWY
CHLLRRSTTTTbyHHHLNNNRTTW
DKLLNPRRRSSTTYbyCHJLNRR
BCDGKKLLMNRTbyHLPRR
LSSSYbyCJJMSY

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 TolstoyKNNNNRbyLLSTTY
“David Copperfield” by Charles DickensCDDDFLPPRVbyCCDHKLNRSS
“Don Quixote” by Miguel De CervantesDNQTXbyCDGLMNRSTV
“Dracula” by Bram StokerCDLRbyBKMRRST
“Emma” by Jane AustenMMbyJNNST
“Frankenstein” by Mary ShelleyFKNNNRSTbyHLLMRSYY
“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan SwiftGLLLRRSSTVVbyFHJNNSTTW
“Hamlet” by William ShakespeareHLMTbyHKLLMPRSSW
“Lord of the Flies” by William GoldingDFFHLLRSTbyDGGLLLMNW
“Madame Bovary” by Gustave FlaubertBDMMRVYbyBFGLRSTTV
“Nineteen Eighty Four” by George OrwellFGHNNNRTTYbyGGLLRRW
“Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel DefoeBCNNRRSSbyDDFLN
“Slaughter House Five” by Kurt VonnegutFGHHLRSSTVbyGKNNRTTV
“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan DoyleCDFHHHKLLMNRRSSSTTVbyCDHLNNRRTY
“The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor DostoevskyBHHKMRRRSTTVZbyDDFKRSSTVYY
“The Call of the Wild” by Jack LondonCDFHHLLLTTWbyCDJKLNN
“The Great Gatsby” by F Scott FitzgeraldBGGHRSTTTYbyCDFFGLRSTTTZ
“The Iliad” by HomerDHLTbyHMR
“The Lord Of The Rings” by JRR TolkienDFGHHLNRRSTTbyJKLNRRT
“The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest HemmingwayDDHHLMNNSTTbyGHMMNNRSTWY
“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel HawthorneCHLLRRSTTTTbyHHHLNNNRTTW
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” by John Le CarreDKLLNPRRRSSTTYbyCHJLNRR
“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper LeeBCDGKKLLMNRTbyHLPRR
“Ulysses” by James JoyceLSSSYbyCJJMSY

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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