TenPoundHammer wrote:No guess on FJ! Those are a thing?!
Precalled that before coming in here.
bpmod wrote:BigDaddyJ wrote:marpocky wrote:The TOM for 234 (Akron) was that it's sequential. You had to know here that area codes can't start with a 1 (or a 0).
I thought that was a rather poorly-worded clue. Referring to a number as "sequential" is different than saying that its digits are sequential. The clue communicated to me that they were looking for the lowest area code number that is sequential with other area code numbers. Since I am well aware that they can't start with 0 or 1, and they had just given 201 for New Jersey, I was baffled. (Couldn't be 200 because regular area codes don't end in 0 either.)
Actually, they can and do end in zero, so my response was 200, which I know to be the lowest possible. I was also thrown by the word sequential. If I had realized what they meant, 234 would have been a gimme.
Edited to add: After looking it up, it seems that it can only end in a zero if the first two digits are not 2 and 0.
I was thinking 234, if it was a DD I'd've gotten it, but wasn't confident enough that it had been allotted since middle numbers [2-9] finally got allowed.
And now that I got to thinking about it, wouldn't the first sequential area code be 210?