Aeiou Puzzler


#1

Another rerun.


#2

Well, it took me about five seconds to answer that puzzler. There’s some advantages to being a Scrabble player, I guess.

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#3

Without giving away what I think is the answer, let me just say this–the business about Key West and sport fishing seems like obfuscation. Because if its relevant I’m definitely wrong about the answer.


#4

The “Key West” obfuscation worked great on me. I thought the answer was “ROUTE IA” which would have made it a very lame puzzler. Had I checked a map, I would have seen that California Route 1 stops well south of the Cascades and there is no Route 1a anywhere in California.


#5

The fact that the numeral “1” isn’t the letter “i” didn’t bother you?


#6

The use of the Roman numeral “I” bothered me enough to wrongly think that it was a lame puzzler. The NY Times crossword puzzle has been known to use that Roman numeral trick.

I was also bothered that “Route 1A” is not a “word.” I really am quite relieved that my answer is completely wrong.


#7

I’ll rephrase: the fact that California and Florida don’t use Roman Numerals as highway designators didn’t bother you?