A Web game to test your linking skills.
April 4 1998 3:30 AM

Puzzle No. 7: "From Georges Feydeau to Celine Dion"


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Seth Stevenson Seth Stevenson

Seth Stevenson is a senior writer at Slate, where he’s been a contributor since 1997. He is the author of Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.

This week, we challenge you to get from this review of a work by Georges Feydeau, French playwright and master of the intentional farce (unfortunately, the Toronto Sun misspelled Feydeau's first name), to this page devoted to Celine Dion, French Canadian singer and master of the unintentional farce.

We went from high comedy to higher comedy in three links. If you can tie or beat that, e-mail your solution (with instructions and URLs) to FrancisBacon@slate.com by noon ET Tuesday, April 7. (All submissions will become the property of Slate and will be published at Slate's discretion. Slate may publish your name on its site in connection with your submission.)

Results will be announced Thursday, April 9, at about 5 p.m. PT, along with a new puzzle. Readers are also encouraged to submit their own puzzles (along with a solution path).


Happy surfing!

Solution to Puzzle No. 6: "From Hang Gliding to Hoary Marmots"

Last week, we challenged you to get from this page on hang gliding to this page featuring hoary marmots in six links or less. The winners: Tamara Glenny and Robert D. Mare, who made the trip in six links. Here's Glenny's solution:

This was a very hard one, I went down endless dead ends before hitting the right link, although I suppose "Northwest" should have given me a clue.


At the hang gliding site, click Links ...

to go to http://www.ushga.org/links.htm, and from that list, choose Northwest Voyaguers (spelled wrong), which sends you to ...

www.voyageurs.com/nwvoyage/, where you click No-Frames, which sends you to ...

voyageurs.com/nwvoyage/frames/noframes/, where you scroll down a bit and click Glacier National Park--National Park Service Homepage, which takes you to ...


www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm, where you click Visit Glacier's Website Visitor Center, which takes you to ...

www.nps.gov/glac/home.htm, where you scroll down a bit and click Mammal Checklist, which takes you to ...

www.nps.gov/glac/mammals.htm, where you scroll down a bit to hit Order Rodentia--Rodents (including the hoary marmot!).

The important part is to hit No-Frames at Northwest Voyageurs, which saves you a step.

Congratulations to Tamara Glenny and Robert D. Mare for getting from guts and glory to small and hoary in a victorious six links.

--Seth Stevenson