Rogue 790 standings and hints
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Leerless Feeder has 6 correct and Stan Kegel has 2 correct.
Gary H. pointed out to me that I need to take a remedial class in counting letters. I sincerely apologize, some of the counts previously sent out were wrong. Corrected counts and additional clues below, but maybe you should not trust my counting skills too much! The counts are unpunned/punned.
Apple and Starbucks teamed up on a new product
technology. This special coffee cup syncs to your iPhone or iPad. You can
choose a menu of coffee options including condiments. When you hand the
barrista your mug, you don’t need to say
a thing; sensors in the coffee maker automatically detect your menu selections
and dispenses exactly what you want. Then the mug pays via Apple pay and displays
your photo so the barrista can identify you without mistake. Like all Apple
products, this proved wildly popular, and demand exceeded supply. There is a
shortage of the new item, so Apple had to introduce shipment controls to the
various sales outlets. The number of new products each sales outlet could
receive became known as it’s “blank blank.”
2. Lost in the desert, the traveler began to hallucinate not only visually but also heard sounds.
Most common was a vision where he could see
and hear John Coltrane and Kenny G playing their greatest hits. After he was
rescued, people asked “Did you see other musicians too?” “No,” he replied,
“just the blank blank blank.”
Letter count: 4,3,8/4,3,6
What instrument do John Coltrane and Kenny G play?
As a John Wayne fan, I created a long-term plan
for my ‘bucket list.’ I set as my goal to visit the location of each and every
John Wayne movie. To accomplish this goal, each year when I got vacation time,
I would visit three or four sites where he filmed. I called these my
“Wayne-cations”. To make my physical trips more enjoyable and efficient, I
began taking “stay-cations” where I could visit sites vicariously through the
internet to learn everything I could about them in advance. I called these my
Letter count: 9/1-4-5
John Wayne’s nickname was “The Duke”
Early in the advent of candy-dispensing vending
machines, inventors tried to make machines that could dispense a single stick
of gum. But they were completely unsuccessful until someone invented the
gumball – a ball of gum with a candy coating. But before that, when someone in
the industry referred to a seemingly impossible task, they had an adage that
“blank blank blank.”
I have 5 sisters. Four of them are not adept
with computers or electronics. But one of my sisters excels at anything related
to computers and electronics. I call her my “blank blank”.
My Italian neighbor is very gullible. He has
been swindled many times, but he still always falls for grifter’s tricks. I
came home one day to find him looking at his driveway and shaking his head.
The Placebo Effect makes it very hard to
determine if medications are actually doing any good. Often times patients get
relief from their symptoms simply because they expect relief due to medication.
To overcome this, some doctors have begun using what some say is an unethical
way to treat patients. They actually have family members sneak the medication
into the patient’s food, to see if there are results even when the patient does
not know they are being medicated. This practice is known as a “blank blank.”
Letter count: 6,4 / 7,4
This is a sneaky way to treat patients.
Although I like rock climbing, I am afraid of
heights. I simply will not climb a wall more than 20 feet tall. So, before
climbing, I have someone measure the height for me to see if it is in my
There is a minimum and maximum height I
Recently Lincoln Chafee dropped out of the US
Democrat Party presidential primary race. But some pollsters still have not
taken him off their lists. Recently given a printed poll, I commented to the
pollster “Oh, you still have blank blank blank blank blank.”
Letter count: 7, 6/ 4,2,4,1,3
I have been trying to become more fit, so I
really notice how people look who do various exercises. I see that men who
practice skulling are exceptionally fit. They have great body mass index, upper body strength and torso shape. They
develop steady pulse, low blood pressure and slow resting respiration. But due
to my back injuries I cannot tolerate sculling. I really blank blank blank.
Letter count: 11/ 4, 6, 3
What is a more common name for sculling?
The answer assumes male participants.
I admire them and wish I could do it too.