moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #946


gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #946 - Posted November 18, 2018 @ high noon central time

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Below you will find a series of 6 random limerick verses. In each of the first 5 verses, you should easily fill a the single BLANK word. Punned or un-punned really doesn’t much matter here. Collect and assemble these 5 words to form a phrase that phonetically approximates the 3 word phrase that logically completes the last line of the 6th verse (a.k.a. “the REAL riddle”)

Yes, that’s correct. The target (un-punned) phrase in verse #6 is only 3 words long. The punned version from which you form it will be 5 words long. You probably know the drill by now. In fact I very much doubt that anyone is actually reading these instructions anyhow, so go ahead and do whatever you like, send me your thoughts and if you’re not careful, I may decide you’re this weeks winner.

Contest runs until someone submits the properly completed worksheet or at least impresses me with their enthusiasm for playing.

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1.
A young cellist prodigy, “Yo”
With girls, was quite shy, don’t you know?
Thus no strings attached
Until late-in-life matched
Yet for years he was nobody’s BLANK

2.
A very BLANK actor is Johnny
His piratical character’s funny
But some we have seen
Don't sail Caribbean
Yet rake in a good bit of money

3.
Injections should come without pain
The doctor was quick to explain
You’ve no need to fear
This hypo, my dear
His effort, alas, were in BLANK

4.
My sibling has many bad vices
She knows my advice, very wise is
So she'll seek me out
I'll tell her, “Don’t pout
For this too shall pass, so don't cry, BLANK"

5.
When playing at cards with a chump
At bridge, your opponent, you’ll thump
It might make some sense
To pull up your Pence
And make a firm bid, “Two, no BLANK

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BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK

(THE “REAL” RIDDLE)

6.
When taking an overseas tour
Wear these when you're flying, for sure
Compression socks please. It's
Best for this disease, it’s
For BLANK BLANK BLANK, the cure!

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