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ROGUE RIDDLE #791 (2 more rhymed clues give-away the theme)

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #791 (Launched @noon-thirty-ish central on Sunday, November 22, 2015)

A paucity of early players has inspired me to make matters verse for you. I have added two more limericks to give-away the theme. Now even non-English majors will have no excuse for not solving a few of these.

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Below you will find a series of 8 short riddle set-ups with BLANKS provided for you to fill in. I will be asking players to supply me with both the target phrase and the punned play I’ve made on it. 

There is a theme to these riddles and knowing it will be essential to your solving most of them. A broad hint of that theme is offered in the limerick below.

With the sole exemption of #3, all straight “target" answers are only two words. (This should be a significant clue.) 
Thus, the BLANKS I’ve offered are your word count for the punned phrase that was prompted by the straight non-punned one. 

The first player who submits the most (or all) correct answers by Tuesday noon-ish wins the honor of hosting RR #792 next weekend.

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Submit all guesses, gasps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
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If a theme for these riddles you’re wishin’
Don’t be, of this clue, too dismissin’
In verse I am doin’
A fair bit of cluein’
Which really is my only mission

If you don’t find the clue you seek here
My words worthless to you, I fear
But don't groan or grimace
You’ll soon know my premise
Perhaps you should just add word, leer

======== Below more verses to make clues worse is ========

If you are one of no wit, I
Shan’t win you o’er with poetry
Not Butler Yeats
Nor a parakeets
On a silver stein shel make you try

No poet, greater power, hath
To cause a punster’s teeth to Nash
Than rhymes this Poe
But now you know
I’ve lead you down the primrose Plath

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Submit all guesses, gasps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
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1. - Early on a chilly morning a masked bandit got away with the loot, but he left behind an icy residue which was later determined to be the BLANK BLANK.

2. - The butcher told me he was very nearly out of ground beef today. “Oh, I don’t need much,” I said. “BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK?”

3. - Not many people realize that the Queen of England used to be quite fond of sunbathing. Possibly this has been kept quiet because in her youth she had visited some places which have since become famous as "nude beaches." Nobody, however, can actually claim to have seen BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK. 

4. - The gifted graffiti artist was obviously very clever with wordplay. He became well known and recognized for scrawling his pithy and humorous ditties on many a vertical surface. His poetic offerings were well received by the locals who started referring to him as “BLANK-BLANK BLANK.”

5. - As they were contemporaries, the famous Mr. Bell befriended the famous Mr. Edison. Thee two often shared notes and ideas through the mail. After Mr. Bell invented the telephone these two gave up writing letters because Alex was constantly BLANK BLANK.

6. - A concerned psychic recently visited the Prime Minister at his home on Downing Street and told him to expect an earthquake in London soon. To ease his worries, she told him the tremors would be concentrated near the House of Parliament so he would be mostly unaffected. She did, however, want him to know that this seismic event BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

7. - Whenever the "wonderful wizard" ventured outside of the Emerald City, he was fond of traveling in his fast and fancy green automobile. When they'd hear his vehicle roaring down the yellow brick road, Munchkins all across the countryside would scamper away in fear, because behind the wheel the lead-footed wizard was very reckless and unpredictable. He was famous for driving his BLANK BLANK BLANK.

8. - Nearly 4000 years ago a civilization thrived in the area that is now southern Mexico. While this culture was presumed to be technologically primitive, a team of British archeologists has recently discovered among their ruins, a stone structure that seems to prove these people actually has indoor toilets. Being Brits, this team has given these rocky ruins a nick-name that both describes their supposed purpose and at the same time plays on the name of a well-known monument in their home country. Yes, they’re calling it BLANK-BLANK, BLANK BLANK 

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Submit all guesses, gasps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
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ROGUE RIDDLE #791

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #791 (Launched @noon-thirty-ish central on Sunday, November 22, 2015)

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Submit all guesses, gasps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
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Below you will find a series of 8 short riddle set-ups with BLANKS provided for you to fill in. I will be asking players to supply me with both the target phrase and the punned play I’ve made on it. 

There is a theme to these riddles and knowing it will be essential to your solving most of them. A broad hint of that theme is offered in the limerick below.

With the sole exemption of #3, all straight “target" answers are only two words. (This should be a significant clue.) 
Thus, the BLANKS I’ve offered are your word count for the punned phrase that was prompted by the straight non-punned one. 

The first player who submits the most (or all) correct answers by Tuesday noon-ish wins the honor of hosting RR #792 next weekend.

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Submit all guesses, gasps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
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If a theme for these riddles you’re wishin’
Don’t be, of this clue, too dismissin’
In verse I am doin’
A fair bit of cluein’
Which really is my only mission

If you don’t find the clue you seek here
My words worthless to you, I fear
But don't groan or grimace
You’ll soon know my premise
Perhaps you should just add word, leer

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Submit all guesses, gasps, gripes and groans directly to <gary@...>
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1. - Early on a chilly morning a masked bandit got away with the loot, but he left behind an icy residue which was later determined to be the BLANK BLANK.

2. - The butcher told me he was very nearly out of ground beef today. “Oh, I don’t need much,” I said. “BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK?”

3. - Not many people realize that the Queen of England used to be quite fond of sunbathing. Possibly this has been kept quiet because in her youth she had visited some places which have since become famous as "nude beaches." Nobody, however, can actually claim to have seen BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK. 

4. - The gifted graffiti artist was obviously very clever with wordplay. He became well known and recognized for scrawling his pithy and humorous ditties on many a vertical surface. His poetic offerings were well received by the locals who started referring to him as “BLANK-BLANK BLANK.”

5. - As they were contemporaries, the famous Mr. Bell befriended the famous Mr. Edison. Thee two often shared notes and ideas through the mail. After Mr. Bell invented the telephone these two gave up writing letters because Alex was constantly BLANK BLANK.

6. - A concerned psychic recently visited the Prime Minister at his home on Downing Street and told him to expect an earthquake in London soon. To ease his worries, she told him the tremors would be concentrated near the House of Parliament so he would be mostly unaffected. She did, however, want him to know that this seismic event BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.

7. - Whenever the "wonderful wizard" ventured outside of the Emerald City, he was fond of traveling in his fast and fancy green automobile. When they'd hear his vehicle roaring down the yellow brick road, Munchkins all across the countryside would scamper away in fear, because behind the wheel the lead-footed wizard was very reckless and unpredictable. He was famous for driving his BLANK BLANK BLANK.

8. - Nearly 4000 years ago a civilization thrived in the area that is now southern Mexico. While this culture was presumed to be technologically primitive, a team of British archeologists has recently discovered among their ruins, a stone structure that seems to prove these people actually has indoor toilets. Being Brits, this team has given these rocky ruins a nick-name that both describes their supposed purpose and at the same time plays on the name of a well-known monument in their home country. Yes, they’re calling it BLANK-BLANK, BLANK BLANK 

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Re: Speaking of Theme Songs...

Cynthia MacGregor
 

When the poster just ahead of me (our friend Mr. Gross) went hunting, he bagged a beaut but under such rainy conditions that the animal fell in the mud and got dirtied to the point of unrecognizability. But after he got it home and sprayed it with a lawn hose, his hunting buddies agreed, "It's beginning to look a lot like Chris's moose."

Cyn

= = = = =

And of course, there was the erstwhile flat-chested woman who, after removing the post-op wraps from her now surgically enlarged bosom, began singing, "thanks for the mammaries."
(Try to get THAT tune out of your head today!)

Chris G
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While the croupier collecting the stakes is soon singing "Thanks for the money, pal"

Joseph
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Then there was the fellow who'd never been to Vegas, never rolled for a 7,  but found himself at the craps table trying to figure out how to play. As he did, he hummed, "Stranger in Pair o' Dice."

Cyn

= = = = =

There was the man who was obsessed with the gorgeous female psychologist, some years his junior.  He went around humming, "Forever Young..."

Then there was the farmer who grew sweet potatoes.  Talked about them incessantly.  The woman down the block went around singing, "If I Had a Yammer..."  (a double, that one... ;) )

And the seismologist, enthralled by the woman down the block, whose favorite song became "Sugar Time."  (For all of you younger than 60, that's the one that goes, "Shook her in the morning, shook her in the evening, shook her at supper time...")

[ I know this one has the potential to be a forever thread.  Unless, of course, it's been done in the past, which is quite possible. ]

-- Bob Dvorak



Re: Speaking of Theme Songs...

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

And of course, there was the erstwhile flat-chested woman who, after removing the post-op wraps from her now surgically enlarged bosom, began singing, "thanks for the mammaries."
(Try to get THAT tune out of your head today!)

Chris G
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While the croupier collecting the stakes is soon singing "Thanks for the money, pal"

Joseph
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Then there was the fellow who'd never been to Vegas, never rolled for a 7,  but found himself at the craps table trying to figure out how to play. As he did, he hummed, "Stranger in Pair o' Dice."

Cyn

= = = = =

There was the man who was obsessed with the gorgeous female psychologist, some years his junior.  He went around humming, "Forever Young..."

Then there was the farmer who grew sweet potatoes.  Talked about them incessantly.  The woman down the block went around singing, "If I Had a Yammer..."  (a double, that one... ;) )

And the seismologist, enthralled by the woman down the block, whose favorite song became "Sugar Time."  (For all of you younger than 60, that's the one that goes, "Shook her in the morning, shook her in the evening, shook her at supper time...")

[ I know this one has the potential to be a forever thread.  Unless, of course, it's been done in the past, which is quite possible. ]

-- Bob Dvorak


RR #791 (2 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

I expect to launch RR #791 around noon central.

Gary Hallock
gary@hallock.net


Re: Speaking of Theme Songs...

joseph h
 

While the croupier collecting the stakes is soon singing "Thanks for the money, pal"

Joseph
=======

Then there was the fellow who'd never been to Vegas, never rolled for a 7,  but found himself at the craps table trying to figure out how to play. As he did, he hummed, "Stranger in Pair o' Dice."

Cyn

= = = = =

There was the man who was obsessed with the gorgeous female psychologist, some years his junior.  He went around humming, "Forever Young..."

Then there was the farmer who grew sweet potatoes.  Talked about them incessantly.  The woman down the block went around singing, "If I Had a Yammer..."  (a double, that one... ;) )

And the seismologist, enthralled by the woman down the block, whose favorite song became "Sugar Time."  (For all of you younger than 60, that's the one that goes, "Shook her in the morning, shook her in the evening, shook her at supper time...")

[ I know this one has the potential to be a forever thread.  Unless, of course, it's been done in the past, which is quite possible. ]

-- Bob Dvorak


Re: Speaking of Theme Songs...

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Then there was the fellow who'd never been to Vegas, never rolled for a 7,  but found himself at the craps table trying to figure out how to play. As he did, he hummed, "Stranger in Pair o' Dice."

Cyn

= = = = =

There was the man who was obsessed with the gorgeous female psychologist, some years his junior.  He went around humming, "Forever Young..."

Then there was the farmer who grew sweet potatoes.  Talked about them incessantly.  The woman down the block went around singing, "If I Had a Yammer..."  (a double, that one... ;) )

And the seismologist, enthralled by the woman down the block, whose favorite song became "Sugar Time."  (For all of you younger than 60, that's the one that goes, "Shook her in the morning, shook her in the evening, shook her at supper time...")

[ I know this one has the potential to be a forever thread.  Unless, of course, it's been done in the past, which is quite possible. ]

-- Bob Dvorak


Speaking of Theme Songs...

Bob Dvorak
 

There was the man who was obsessed with the gorgeous female psychologist, some years his junior.  He went around humming, "Forever Young..."

Then there was the farmer who grew sweet potatoes.  Talked about them incessantly.  The woman down the block went around singing, "If I Had a Yammer..."  (a double, that one... ;) )

And the seismologist, enthralled by the woman down the block, whose favorite song became "Sugar Time."  (For all of you younger than 60, that's the one that goes, "Shook her in the morning, shook her in the evening, shook her at supper time...")

[ I know this one has the potential to be a forever thread.  Unless, of course, it's been done in the past, which is quite possible. ]

-- Bob Dvorak



FETA #53 - BINGO & Reveal

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Gary H finally has bingo'ed FETA #53.

    Herewith FETA Riddle #53:

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    What cheese has a name which sounds as though it were two millennia old?

    Gary realized the cheese is ROMAN-O (ROMANO)

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Clue I:  Is there no latent talent rovin' around out there? -- Yes, the word is correctly spelled this time.  When I first sent this out, autocorrect corrected it erroneously.  More auto wreck than auto correct, unfortunately.  (Rovin' = roamin')

Clue II:  Could this be a Soprano?  (Romans were early Italians)

Clue III:  I tell ya, this is not that difficult!  (Italia)

Give-away Clue IV:  What kind of numerals are being used for the clues? (Roman numerals)

    Thanks to Gary and Cyn for playing.  To Cyn go the kudos for being the first to solve, and to Gary goes the honor of producing FETA #54.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Cyn bingo'ed FETA #53 a few hours ago, but cannot host.  So far only Gary H. is trying to solve this one.

    Herewith FETA Riddle #53:

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    What cheese has a name which sounds as though it were two millennia old?

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Clue I:  Is there no latent talent rovin' around out there? -- Yes, the word is correctly spelled this time.  When I first sent this out, autocorrect corrected it erroneously.  More auto wreck than auto correct, unfortunately.

Clue II:  Could this be a Soprano?

Clue III:  I tell ya, this is not that difficult!

Give-away Clue IV:  What kind of numerals are being used for the clues?

    Remember:  DO NOT HIT REPLY!

    Find your whey to send your curds and guesses directly to me at:


    Aloha,

        Lars



FETA #53 - Clues I, II, and III, and Dead Give-Away Clue IV

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Cyn bingo'ed FETA #53 a few hours ago, but cannot host.  So far only Gary H. is trying to solve this one.

    Herewith FETA Riddle #53:

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    What cheese has a name which sounds as though it were two millennia old?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Clue I:  Is there no latent talent rovin' around out there? -- Yes, the word is correctly spelled this time.  When I first sent this out, autocorrect corrected it erroneously.  More auto wreck than auto correct, unfortunately.

Clue II:  Could this be a Soprano?

Clue III:  I tell ya, this is not that difficult!

Give-away Clue IV:  What kind of numerals are being used for the clues?

    Remember:  DO NOT HIT REPLY!

    Find your whey to send your curds and guesses directly to me at:


    Aloha,

        Lars


FETA #53 - Clues I, II, and III

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    First of all, my apologies for the delay with FETA #53.  I have just returned from a two-day conference out of town, and hadn't time to communicate while there.

    Cyn bingo'ed FETA #53 a few hours ago, but cannot host.

    Herewith FETA Riddle #53:

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    What cheese has a name which sounds as though it were two millennia old?

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Clue I:  Is there no latent talent rovin' around out there? -- Yes, the word is correctly spelled this time.  When I first sent this out, autocorrect corrected it erroneously.  More auto wreck than auto correct, unfortunately.

Clue II:  Could this be a Soprano?

Clue III:  I tell ya, this is not that difficult!

    Remember:  DO NOT HIT REPLY!

    Find your whey to send your curds and guesses directly to me at:


    Aloha,

        Lars

​=================================


FETA Riddle #53 -- Clues #1 & #2

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    First of all, my apologies for the delay with FETA #53.  I have just returned from a two-day conference out of town, and hadn't time to communicate while there.

    So far no guesses, nary a one -- or should that be nary a I?

    Herewith FETA Riddle #53:

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    What cheese has a name which sounds as though it were two millennia old?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Clue #1:  Is there no latent talent rovin' around out there?

Clue #2:  Could this be a Soprano?

    Remember:  DO NOT HIT REPLY!

    Find your whey to send your curds and guesses directly to me at:



    Aloha,

        Lars

​=================================


Rogue 790 Bingo and Reveal

Bill Crider
 

Gary Hallock gets bragging rights and host duties, with a healthy 80% solve rate. Stan Kegel comes in second with 20%, and Feta third with 10%.

1.       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.”

Solution: Immigration / iMug ration

Hints: 
letter count: 11/4,6
This can be done legally or illegally, but illegally is faster and more common.

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.”


Solution: same sex marriage / same sax mirage

Hints:

Letter count: 4,3,8/4,3,6

What instrument do John Coltrane and Kenny G play?

 

3.       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 “blank-blank-blank”.

Solution: education/ e-Duke-ation
Hints:

Letter count: 9/1-4-5

John Wayne’s nickname was “The Duke”

4.       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.”

Solution: gun control / gum don't roll

Hints:
letter count: 3, 7/ 3, 4, 4
How do gumballs get out of the vending machine?

5.       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”.

Solution: taxes / tech sis

Hints:
letter counts: 5/4,3
My gourmet sister is my “food sis”

6.       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. 
He told me “This-a man say ‘e gonna resurface my driveway. But ‘e just-a spray oil on it! Now I think blank blank blank.”

Solution: economy / 'e conna me

Hints:
letter count: 7/ 1, 5, 2 (without accent, 2,6,3)
He had been taken by a Con Artist.


7.       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.” 

Solution: health care / stealth care

Hints:

Letter count: 6,4 / 7,4

This is a sneaky way to treat patients.


8.       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 “blank-blank blank.”

Solution: climate change / climb-it range

Hints:
Letter count: 7, 6/ 5-2, 5

There is a minimum and maximum height I will climb.

9.       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.”

Solution: foreign policy / four in poll I see

Hints:

Letter count: 7, 6/ 4,2,4,1,3
How many contenders were in the Democratic ranks before Chafee dropped out? (ie, after Jim Webb dropped out but before Chafee dropped out.)

10.   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.

Solution: environment / envy rowing men

Hints:

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.







Rogue 790 standings and hints

bill crider
 

Don't reply all! Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com.


Standings:

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.

1.       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.”
Hints:
letter count: 11/4,6
This can be done legally or illegally, but illegally is faster and more common.

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.”
Hints:

Letter count: 4,3,8/4,3,6

What instrument do John Coltrane and Kenny G play?

 

3.       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 “blank-blank-blank”.
Hints:

Letter count: 9/1-4-5

John Wayne’s nickname was “The Duke”

4.       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.”
Hints:
letter count: 3, 7/ 3, 4, 4
How do gumballs get out of the vending machine?

5.       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”.
Hints:
letter counts: 5/4,3
My gourmet sister is my “food sis”

6.       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.
He told me “This-a man say ‘e gonna resurface my driveway. But ‘e just-a spray oil on it! Now I think blank blank blank.”
Hints:
letter count: 7/ 1, 5, 2 (without accent, 2,6,3)
He had been taken by a Con Artist.


7.       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.”
Hints:

Letter count: 6,4 / 7,4

This is a sneaky way to treat patients.


8.       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 “blank-blank blank.”
Hints:
Letter count: 7, 6/ 5-2, 5

There is a minimum and maximum height I will climb.

9.       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.”
Hints:

Letter count: 7, 6/ 4,2,4,1,3
How many contenders were in the Democratic ranks before Chafee dropped out? (ie, after Jim Webb dropped out but before Chafee dropped out.)

10.   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.
Hints:

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.

                                     


Re: Rogue 790 hints

bill crider
 


After 8 hours, I have no one guessing. Let me know: are you playing? Or is it too hard?

Here are some hints:

The theme is US Presidental Election Issues.

Length of the 'unpunned' phrase words/punned phrase words
1. 9 / 4,6
2. 4,3,8 / 4,3,7
3. 8 / 1-4-5
4. 3,1,7 / 3,4,4
5. 5 / 4,3
6. 7 / '1,5,2 (or 2,6,2 with no accent)
7. 5,4 / 6,4
8. 6,5 / 5-2,5
9. 7,6 / 4,2,4,1,3
10. 11 / 4,5,3


Re: Rogue 790

bill crider
 


After 8 hours, I have no one guessing. Let me know: are you playing? Or is it too hard?

Here are some hints:

The theme is US Presidental Election Issues.

Length of the 'unpunned' phrase words/punned phrase words
1. 9 / 4,6
2. 4,3,8 / 4,3,7
3. 8 / 1-4-5
4. 3,1,7 / 3,4,4
5. 5 / 4,3
6. 7 / '1,5,2 (or 2,6,2 with no accent)
7. 5,4 / 6,4
8. 6,5 / 5-2,5
9. 7,6 / 4,2,4,1,3
10. 11 / 4,5,3



---In puny@..., <bill.crider@...> wrote :


Remember: Don't 'reply all'. Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

As is common, today's Rogue has a theme. Once you discover the theme, most of these should not be too difficult. Please respond with both the punned and unpunned words or phrases. Whoever has the most correct by the time I get to this Tuesday morning will be the winner. I will only be at the keyboard occasionally, so don't necessarily expect fast replies.
billcrider

 

1.      1,  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.     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.”

3.      3.  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 “blank-blank-blank”.

4.     4.   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.”

5.      5.  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”.

6.       6. 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.
He told me “This-a man say ‘e gonna resurface my driveway. But ‘e just-a spray oil on it! Now I think blank blank blank.”

7.      7.  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.”

8.    8.    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 “blank-blank blank.”

  9 9. 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.”

1010.   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.


Re: Rogue 790 hints

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I have no clue and am too swamped with work to really spend any time seriously pondering on it. Sorry!

G'night
Cyn

Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com

Pass a smile along

From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:16 PM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] Re: Rogue 790 hints

 


After 8 hours, I have no one guessing. Let me know: are you playing? Or is it too hard?

Here are some hints:

The theme is US Presidental Election Issues.

Length of the 'unpunned' phrase words/punned phrase words
1. 9 / 4,6
2. 4,3,8 / 4,3,7
3. 8 / 1-4-5
4. 3,1,7 / 3,4,4
5. 5 / 4,3
6. 7 / '1,5,2 (or 2,6,2 with no accent)
7. 5,4 / 6,4
8. 6,5 / 5-2,5
9. 7,6 / 4,2,4,1,3
10. 11 / 4,5,3


Rogue 790

bill crider
 


Remember: Don't 'reply all'. Send guesses to bill.crider at gmail.com

As is common, today's Rogue has a theme. Once you discover the theme, most of these should not be too difficult. Please respond with both the punned and unpunned words or phrases. Whoever has the most correct by the time I get to this Tuesday morning will be the winner. I will only be at the keyboard occasionally, so don't necessarily expect fast replies.
billcrider

 

1.      1,  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.     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.”

3.      3.  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 “blank-blank-blank”.

4.     4.   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.”

5.      5.  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”.

6.       6. 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.
He told me “This-a man say ‘e gonna resurface my driveway. But ‘e just-a spray oil on it! Now I think blank blank blank.”

7.      7.  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.”

8.    8.    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 “blank-blank blank.”

  9 9. 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.”

1010.   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.


Rogue 790 Warning

bill crider
 

Rogue 790 will be released in about an hour....


Re: FETA Riddle #53

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    So far, no guesses.

    Is there no latent talent robin' around out there?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Herewith FETA Riddle #53:

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    What cheese has a name which sounds as though it were two millennia old?

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    Remember:  DO NOT HIT REPLY!

    Find your whey to send your curds and guesses directly to me at:


    Aloha,

        Lars

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