Week 10 everyone! Since 10 is divisible by 5, time for a meta!
And since my second-favorite holiday is coming up this week, time to get in the season. I’m looking for a traditional Thanksgiving food which is represented in this puzzle. When you think you have it, email me at cking.gow(at)gmail.com with your answer. I’ll accept answers all the way to noon ET on Saturday.
Also, I’d like to highlight another fellow South Carolinian, Ben Ingram. As you may know, Ben recently won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. I’m a game show nut (see Puzzle #2 for evidence), and I’ve been following the ToC religiously for the last couple of weeks. I watched all three of the finalists in their original runs, and I cheered on Arthur and Julia SO MUCH during their original runs, and I wanted both of them to make the finals, but I really wanted Ben to take it all.
Why? Because as a Gamecock/math major/South Carolinian, it’s hard not to pull for the Gamecock/math major/South Carolinian. Ben is from Florence, SC, which is about an hour south of where I live in South Carolina (it’s a little more rural than Florence. Florence is where we go to get mall shopping done or to watch movies). And as a South Carolinian, it makes me extremely proud that Ben represented the state in such a gracious and appreciative way. South Carolina gets a certain “reputation” when it comes to our intelligence, which is why I state that these puzzles are made in SC right on the home page. Ben highlighted South Carolina in the best way possible, and we’re all mighty proud of him.
And let the record note that I knew the “Shakespearean Geography” Final Jeopardy which was a Triple Stumper for the contestants, and ended up being the only Final Jeopardy that Ben ever missed on all 13 appearances he was on. After thinking “Timon of Athens” and then “The Two Gentleman of Verona”, I landed on “Pericles, Prince of Tyre”. And then I realized, where the hell is Tyre exactly? Turns out it’s in Lebanon, so I’d like to think I would have written that answer down.