Rogue Riddle 1016 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson



    Kirk jumped on this week’s Rogue Riddle early, gaining a commanding lead which he never lost.  Doug followed closely behind Kirk’s initial foray, but despite a final surge this morning, was unable to catch Kirk.  Our Learless Feeder, Gary H. essayed one stab at the riddles and then disappeared.


    Altogether there were seven players, with Jm, One Sagan, Gary R., and Chris having joined the fray.  Unfortunately some were delayed in joining because of mail delivery problems, keeping them out of the competition for the first two days, a tough handicap given Kirk’s solid lead.


    Kirk is this week’s clear winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.


    The final standings among the top three are:


Kirk (80%) -- 16 kills (1, 2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19, 20)  


Doug (65%) -- 13 kills  (1 - 5, 7, 8, 11-14, 16, 17)


Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)


Jim, One Sagan, Gary R., and Chris are the other four players


    The final riddle status is as follows:


5 correct – 1: 4

4 correct – 2: 7, 8

3 correct – 4:  2, 11, 13, 14

2 correct – 5:  1, 5, 12, 16, 17

1 correct – 7:   3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 19, 20

0 correct – 1: 18



Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic


    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.


    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:


Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus


    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.


    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.


    Now, on to the riddles.




What is,


1.  A disease which affects colonels?

      CORN EAR virus


2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

       CROONER virus


3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?

      CORRODER virus


4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

      CORONER virus


5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

      COROLLA virus


6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

      CORONET virus


7.  A disease of the eye?

      CORNEA virus


8.  A disease found off San Diego?

      CORONADO virus


9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

       GROANER virus


10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

        CORNUTE virus


11.  An intersecting pathogen?

      CORNER virus


12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

       CORNET virus


13.  A pathogen found in hallways?

        CORRIDOR virus


14.  A malady of the heart?

       CORONARY virus


15.  A suggestive malaise? 

      CONNOTER virus


16.  A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

       CORNY virus


17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

       CORMORANT virus


18.  A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

        CORIOLIS virus


19.  A disease affecting toreros?

      CORRIDA virus


20.  A disease which could make one urp?

        CORRAL virus




    Thank you all for playing.


    Take it away next week with Rogue Riddle #1017, Kirk!





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