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Super Silver Haze
03-08-2008, 09:05 PM
By popular demand, here’s a NASCAR puzzle. I’ve chosen ten drivers who appeared in the top thirty, by points, in the final standings of the 2007 season. For each driver, I’ve taken the difference in their total points at the end of two difference racing seasons this century (in all cases, they got a number of points greater than 0 in those seasons); I didn’t choose the same two seasons twice. I then divided the number by 100, and split the integer and decimal values of the resulting numbers (12.08 would become the numbers 12 and 8). To the integer values, I added the number of years between the two racing seasons multiplied by one of these values: (0, 1, 1.2, 1.25, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 7; each value used once). The decimal values are either unchanged, increased by one, or decreased by one.

The resulting integer values are
A. 14
B. 24
C. 28
D. 29
E. 32
F. 36
G. 44
H. 59
I. 81
J. 95

The resulting decimal values are:

K. 0
L. 9
M. 14
N. 17
O. 29
P. 45
Q. 53
R. 70
S. 89
T. 98

Once you’ve identified the ten drivers, sort them alphabetically by last name. For each driver, write down the number of years between the two racing seasons chosen, the letter of the integer, and the letter of the decimal value; thus, your answer will be in the form of 1ak2bl2cm1dn1eo3fp1gq2hr1is3jt. That is your password.

Abstract Actuary
03-10-2008, 11:23 PM
Am I the first one here?

Werewolf
03-17-2008, 11:52 AM
Where are the comments about creating a puzzle in response to demands from the puzzle-solving population?

Abstract Actuary
03-17-2008, 11:57 AM
Where are the comments about creating a puzzle in response to demands from the puzzle-solving population?

I don't think that population ever saw this puzzle. Also, as I've said earlier, the subject matter of the puzzle makes no difference. This puzzle could have been about basketweaving, no one had any advantage if they knew NASCAR any better than the next guy.

hd
03-17-2008, 12:03 PM
Where are the comments about creating a puzzle in response to demands from the puzzle-solving population?

It made me smile. You picked some of the more obscure drivers, but I had a good time solving it.