Gregg continues to whittle away at this week’s Rogue Riddle set, increasing his lead over Gary. The current standings are as follows:
The current standings are as follows:
The current riddle status is as follows:
The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.
There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions).
The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.
Clue Set #1:
Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.
Clue Set #2:
Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.
Clue Set #3:
Letter counts for the six riddles which have only been answered once or twice are provided below.
Clue Set #4:
Letter counts for the remaining riddles plus clues for the five unanswered riddles are provided below.
Q: Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country. What am I?
A: GREECE / GREASE
1. A game of hurriedly written words.
(8 / 8)
2. A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.
(4 / 4)
3. A war game played with breath mints.
(7, 2 / 7, 2)
4. A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.
(5 / 5)
5. A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.
(5, 3, 7 / 6, 3, 7)
6. A children’s’ game of clumsiness.
(6 / 2, 4)
7. A card game about male red deer.
(5 / 6)
8. A card game named for a strange donkey?
(3, 5 / 3, 5)
9. A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.
(5, 4 / 7 or 9)
10. The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.
(4, 4 / 5, 6)
This French card game was a milestone of its own.
11. Collecting an artificial sweetener.
(7, 7 / 7, 7)
Stevia is involved in this chase, but not in the answer.
12. A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.
(4 / 5)
13. A game to begin thinking about oneself.
(5, 3 / 8)
I spy a bomb being marshaled in this game of memory
14. A game of indelicacy.
(6 / 4)
15. A game to arrest a stoned criminal.
(3, 6 / 7)
A category of two-player games played with stones or beans placed in pits. What’s another slang term word for “nab” or “apprehend?” This one probably is the toughest of the lot.
16. A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.
(4, 5 / 8)
17. A game about a lousy massage.
(6, 3 / 8)
A Spoonerism on a tile-based game combining elements of rummy and mahjong.
18. A card game about neutered animals.
(7 / 6)
19. A card game in a metal tin.
(8 / 7)
20. A Danish island gambling card game.
(4 or 5 / 4)
As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!
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