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Nov 28 2011

CUP #27 Answer and CUP #28

Welcome back! Before the Thanksgiving Weekend we had left off with CUP #27. CARLY was the first to answer and to answer correctly with her answer “the hinge in the center of an open backgammon board”.

To clarify, though – the part most prominently featured in last week’s CUP isn’t just a “hinge”. This area of the board – the “bar” - has a crucial role to play in the game. From Wikipedia:

In the course of a move, a checker may land on any point that is unoccupied or is occupied only by a player’s own checkers. It may also land on a point occupied by exactly one opposing checker, or “blot”. In this case, the blot has been hit, and is placed in the middle of the board on the bar that divides the two sides of the playing surface.

Regardless, CARLY won last week and so she receives 100 points!

Team Backgammon had five members this time: AnyEdge, Ellie, Heidi, Noelle and Lynn are all awarded 25 points.

Vicki, Lisa, Lance Finney, Jeremy, Judi, Erin and koxl003 get 15 points for playing, but no additional points for guesses. This is koxl003‘s first entry, and so he is awarded +50 welcome points. Welcome to the CUP Contest, koxl003!

Top 10 Ranking Players

No shakeups in the Top 10 this time around, and Carly is a mere 145 points from the finish line!

CUP #28 – Çka është kjo? (Albanian: What is this?)

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  1. 1
    Carly

    bolt on a fire hydrant

    1. 1.1
      Carly

      specifically, bolt on the valve that opens when they need need lots of ujë :)

  2. 2
    Vicki

    Fire hydrant..the part they screw off to get the water.

  3. 3
    Doug

    Valve control bolt on a fire hydrant.

  4. 4
    koxl0003

    Looks the bolt on a fire hydrant to me.

    And you can just call me Alan. :-)

  5. 5
    Lance Finney

    Yep, the bolt on a fire hydrant. The pentagonal bolt is a giveaway.

  6. 6
    AnyEdge

    Clear Fire Hydrant.

  7. 7
    graysintheshade

    10 minutes past noon and I’m already late! Top of a fire hydrant!

  8. 8
    Ellie

    Go team fire hydrant!

    They make the bolts that shape so you can’t just use any standard wrench to turn them on.

  9. 9
    easyxmas

    Fire Hydrant. Damn, I’m always so late to the party! Stupid time zones.

  10. 10
    Erin

    Dang, wrong account. This is Erin.

    1. 10.1
      Erin

      Damnit, this was supposed to be a reply to “easyxmas” ugh, need more coffee….

  11. 11
    Madeline

    Fire hydrant bolt.

  12. 12
    Michelle

    Looks like a fire hydrant to me.

  13. 13
    Jude

    fire hydrant!

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