Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pic-Tac-Toe (8th edition)

Right now the creation of Pic-Tac-Toe puzzles is still a fairly new hobby, so I feel that I'm getting better at it, but I can imagine a time (soon) when it will get harder to think them up, at least on this weekly release schedule.

Pic-Tac-Toe refers to a 3x3 grid of 9 images, where each row, column, and diagonal is connected by a theme. Solve all 8 themes and you've completed the puzzle.

(Click the image to enlarge. Guess in the comments.)

A note of caution: the Google image search of the woman in the bottom center photo is a particularly cruel one. You do not need to repeat my mistake. Ever.

SOLVED! Of the eight themes, K-Lyn got five, Bill got two, and Angry Pregnant Lawyer joined the fray in time and got one.

7 comments:

K-Lyn said...

Top: HATS
Middle: HUNTER
Bottom: ????

Left: FACIAL HAIR
Middle: INITIALS (J,L,B)
Right: COMPUTER

slash: SWIMSUITS
backslash:BLUE BACKGROUND

And as soon as I've solved yours I'll have another one for you/ Thursdays???

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Left column: Junior?

Bill said...

You snooze, you lose.

Bottom Row: MIAMI (Reno 911: Miami, Golden Girls, CSI Miami)

Neel Mehta said...

APL: Thank you for crashing the party. And it figures that you would get JUNIOR. (Lindsey Hunter does in fact share his father's name.)

K-Lyn: I guess pictures 1, 5, and 9 in the backslash diagonal do share a light blue background, but my answer is a lot more specific. And while FACIAL HAIR is accurate, APL got my intended theme. Your other 5 guesses are correct; the middle column's theme has a much more anal-sounding name like ALPHABET LETTERS SPELLED OUT PHONETICALLY (Jay Kay, Elle, Bea).

Bill: It happens. SET IN MIAMI is correct. If you solve the last theme, you can double your tally.

The race is on.

Bill said...

Backslash: NATIONS OF THE WORLD (Cuba, Ireland, Togo)

Neel Mehta said...

That's it. Seemed appropriate to give each SI swimsuit model their own theme.

The answers...

Top Row: BLACK HATS

Middle Row: HUNTER (Lindsey Hunter, Rachel Hunter, "The Last Bounty Hunter" game)

Bottom Row: SET IN MIAMI (Reno 911!: Miami, Golden Girls, CSI: Miami)

Left Column: JUNIOR (Cuba Gooding Jr., Lindsey Hunter Jr., Travis Junior)

Middle Column: ALPHABET LETTERS SPELLED OUT PHONETICALLY (Jay Kay, Elle, Bea)

Right Column: COMPUTER (computer-generated image, computer software, Dell computer)

159 Diagonal: NATIONS OF THE WORLD (Cuba Gooding Jr., Kathy Ireland, Jonathan Togo)

357 Diagonal: SWIMSUITS

K-Lyn said...

This is what I get for never watching any kind of CSI. Couldn't even tell you what that photo was from. Well done!

New one over on my blog...