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!
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.