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Solution to this week’s NPR puzzle using simple Linux commands, again

Intro As I understood it, this week’s NPR puzzle is as follows. Think of a figure from the Bible with five letters. Move each letter three back, e.g., an “e” becomes a “b.” Find the Biblical figure which becomes an … Continue reading

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Solution to this week’s NPR puzzle using simple Linux commands

Intro Every now and then the weekend puzzle is particularly amenable to partial solution by use of simple Linux commands. I suspected such was the case for this week’s, and I was right. The challenge for this week Take a … Continue reading

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Solution to NPR puzzle: capitals and cities

Problem statement Take a US state capital. Drop a letter. Re-arrange the remaining letters to get the name of a US city. There are two answers. I know Wlll Shortz says he makes up problems that are not programmable, but … Continue reading

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