It’s the Friday Puzzle!


coverAs ever, please do NOT post your answers, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

An odd one this week…..

There is a small town in California called Yreka. There is a little bakery in town that opens everyday at 8.30am and closes at 5.30pm. The bakery is world famous. Why?

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41 comments on “It’s the Friday Puzzle!

  1. Ben says:

    Surely too easy?

  2. MarkW says:

    No matter which way i look at this i keep getting the same answer

  3. Sally says:

    done in about 20 seconds ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. sirkitkat says:

    I suspected something, wikipedia confirmed my guess was right.

  5. Dave's neighbor says:

    Clever use of reverse psychology

  6. David Mathew says:

    I guessed it quite quickly and then checked online. Good one!

  7. ladymac says:

    I think I got it pretty quick-of course I could be wrong.

  8. Niva says:

    I like this one. Easy and solvable by simple inspection.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Is this bakery in the same town as Yerlla Gallery?

  10. Navneeth says:

    They make world famous upside down cakes?

  11. The Masked Twit says:

    Is it because puzzle questions about it tend to contain extraneous information?

  12. Phil H says:

    I went shopping in a small town called Rehctu once. FIrst class meat products.

  13. laconicsax says:

    FWIW, the “world famous” bakery went out of business decades ago.

  14. David Mathew says:

    I got lost and entered a dark town called Lehtor. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.

  15. Nigel Bird says:

    I went to California once. Ended up in a small town called Yrrau, where I got stoned.

  16. Richard says:

    Will be interested to see how much back and forth this causes on Monday.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Not really a puzzle. I got ‘it’ in a few seconds, but thought that there must be more than that or it wasn’t really a puzzle. There isn’t!

  18. -M- says:

    Even with the spoilers, I don’t get it… I see something odd, but that’s not the answer. (I hope)

  19. Indy says:

    it took a few secomds

  20. physicalist says:

    Nope. Couldn’t see anything to figure out, knew Yreka is a real town, resorted to Wiki.

    Should have waited until after coffee.

    • mittfh says:

      I also navigated straight to Wiki, found the relevant section in the article, then groaned upon realisation. I should have realised upon discovery there was nothing significant / unusual about the geography of the town that there’d be wordplay involved in the answer…

  21. oddbodd13 says:

    So obvious I thought it couldn’t be right.

  22. SimonP says:

    According to Mr Wikipedia the bakery shut down sometime after 1974. Which goes to show that being world famous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  23. Mike says:

    Being a palindrome wouldn’t make it world famous (the actual one never was). Also, it isn’t implied that the bakery is named after the town, most aren’t, thus the puzzle doesn’t work. Admit that you ran out of puzzles a long time ago and quit this charade.

  24. Lazy T says:

    Is it famous for it’s sekac?

    • ivan says:

      Seka is a common girl’s name in Serbia, Croatia, etc. Someone of that name should go to somewhere Anglophone and set up a patisserie.

  25. Duncan says:

    What happened to not giving the answer away?

  26. dharmaruci says:

    Alexander the Great died in 356 yet remains world famous.

  27. Anonymous says:

    As ever, please do NOT post your answers, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday!!!!
    Yea! I agree with you Duncan!

  28. the Siliconopolitan says:

    What sorta bakery opens that late?

  29. Just Mike says:

    About 10 seconds, with 100% credit to Google

  30. Ian says:

    Another delightful, simple puzzle, thanks Richard ๐Ÿ˜€ The answer was there instantly, but it’s still a delightful little brain workout, so thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. teunspaans says:

    My guess was that Yreka was a deliberate misspelling of Eureka, but some googling taught otherwise.

  32. Mike Torr says:

    “Everyday” is an ADJECTIVE. The adverb you wanted was “every day”.
    Thank you.

  33. Gail says:

    Surprisingly revealing many thanks, I do think your readers may well want further blog posts such as this carry on the fantastic do the job.

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