Author: Dan Katz


The words in the puzzle can be rearranged to form twenty teasers for episode recaps on the website Television Without Pity ("Spare The Snark, Spoil The Show.") The site indexes episodes by show, and then [season number]-[episode number]. Using these numbers as indexes into the show title we get pairs of letters (this is not an obvious thing to do, but the first pair is provided to help you decide this is a good thing to do, and the pair of numbers always has a second number larger than the first.)


S S - Sports Night 1-6 - Someday He'll Find It, The Restaurant Connection

E T - Felicity 2-7 - Getting Lucky

T T - Temptation Island 1-7 - Kaya's A Rock, Mandy's An Island

H N - The Apprentice 2-9 - Fop Till You Drop

C G - City of Angels 1-9 - Ya'll Are Brutalizin' Me

O C - Boston Public 2-12 - Bullies Suck

H O - The Real World 2-9 - Outward Bored

E U - The Osbournes 3-8 - Fishing With Oz

N N - Once And Again - 2-12 - Flirting With Disaster

S S - Dawson's Creek 4-7 - Part One Of The Special Sars Wing Chun Sweeps Crossover Event

H E - Buffy The Vampire Slayer 7-21 - Lo! The Prodigal Slayer Returns

O L - One Tree Hill 1-10 - Peyton Plays The Blues

W O - Wonderfalls 1-2 - Every Day Is Like Survival

S R - Six Feet Under 1-12 - Yea Though He Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death

A D - American Idol 1-10 - Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Blues

N E - Enterprise 2-4 - Maximum Over(warp)drive

S A - The Sopranos 4-8 - Mother Should I Check The Mall

T N - Tarzan 1-6 - Leavin' On A Jet Plane

H N - The West Wing 2-10 - Take Me To The Pilot Of Your Soul

E A - The Amazing Race 3-6 - Weeping and Whaling


The pairs of letters spell out



These phrases clue OC and TROI, so the answer is OCTROI.