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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15 Responses to “CUP #27 Answer and CUP #28”

  1. Carly Says:

    bolt on a fire hydrant

  2. Vicki Says:

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

  3. Doug Says:

    Valve control bolt on a fire hydrant.

  4. koxl0003 Says:

    Looks the bolt on a fire hydrant to me.

    And you can just call me Alan. 🙂

  5. Lance Finney Says:

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

  6. AnyEdge Says:

    Clear Fire Hydrant.

  7. graysintheshade Says:

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

  8. Ellie Says:

    Go team fire hydrant!

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

  9. easyxmas Says:

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

  10. Erin Says:

    Dang, wrong account. This is Erin.

  11. Madeline Says:

    Fire hydrant bolt.

  12. Michelle Says:

    Looks like a fire hydrant to me.

  13. Jude Says:

    fire hydrant!

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