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Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Monday evening status + clues, finally!)

Lars Hanson
 

Jim,

    There have been some indications of missed e-mails along the line in this week's Rogue Riddle -- missed responses, now your missed guesses, etc.

    Curious . . . .

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Jan 5, 2016 7:05 AM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

I guess my guesses got lost in cyberspace yesterday afternoon! 😉

Jim
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From: Gary Hallock gary@... [puny]
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎5‎, ‎2016 ‎12‎:‎39‎ ‎AM
To: Gary Hallock gary@... [puny]

 

Overnight brought no new players or guesses to my inbox which should have inspired me to go ahead and offer up those promised clues. Unfortunately my mind wandered off to other places and the only clues posted today went privately to those actively guessing.  

What passed for “active” today was a single guess/bingo from both Bill C. and Lars. H. who now are both hovering near the finish line with 11 and 9 kills respectively. No talon where this will end but I’m gonna go ahead and send out a batch of clues now just in case Alex R. or someone else wants to swoop in and snatch victory from the beak of defeat. 

Letter counts and a few hints have been inserted into the riddle list below.

Current standings look like this

Bill C.  11 kills
Lars H.   9 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

GH

=================

Although toucan play this game, we had 4 players flocking in this afternoon. Cyn swooped out of the gate first with 5 quick kills followed soon by Lars who did her one better with 6. Nest Charles checked in with a couple of bingos but before long the talon-ted Lars’s tally soared up to 8. Oops! so did Cyn’s. They both road kills for a while and it looked like a dead meat heat. Then to migrate surprise Bill C. was heard this evening in his usual style with a slate of clean kills on his fledgling flight. Bill is now up to an even 10, which puts him on the pedestal as the cocky one to beat overnight. (Please insert your own disgusting double entendre here.)  

Trivia and other in formation: I really thought #8 would be the "tough one” but 3 of my 4 players knocked it out on the first blush. There is no riddle which remains unsolved by anyone. I will offer some clues in the morning. 

Current standings are thus

Bill C.  10 kills
Lars H.   8 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

====================

ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Launched January 3, 2016 @ noon central) 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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I know everyone was probably expecting yet another of my tedious limerick-based riddles but I’m falling in line this time with what seems to be the more popular format.

Below you will find 12 clues which will hopefully lead you to 12 answers. With the exception of #2 these will all be single words. These riddles are all on a theme which I think is fairly transparent. Solving even one of them will likely allow you do discover what it is, so I’ll hold off advertising it for now. 

I am launching earlier than I ordinarily might because I expect to be AFK for a few hours this afternoon. I hope to be able to field your guesses and offer responses through most of the day. If needed I may offer letter counts or other hints in the evening. 

First guesser with the most correct answers by some random time on Tuesday evening wins the honor/responsibility of hosting #798 next weekend.

Harpie New Year

Gary Hallock

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

1. - This one sounds like a good stripper name for Mickey’s girlfriend. 
(8 letters) ~ Disney rejected this idea Minnie times.

2. - Queen Victoria’s zoological garden included aviary large number of large birds. Because visitors would so often mis-identifiy her ostriches, the serious monarch had a sign posted that read…”BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.”
(2,3,3,4)  ~ Although the quote may be apocryphal, this is a paraphrase of something her majesty supposedly once said in response to a failed attempt at humor. 

3. - If a bird of prey is about to land on top of your car you might glance at your dashboard to see your BLANK light's on.
(3 letters)  ~ One guesser suggested TERN indicator but I went a different direction.

4. - The pilgrim couple was heading over to a neighbor’s house to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Upon leaving their house, they accidentally locked their door and forgot to bring BLANK.
(6 letters)  ~ They should not duck out of the house without taking this.

5. - This sounds like a command from a cop who is about to stop you for speeding. 
(6 letters) ~ Not the most common bird on the list but it looked good on piper. 

6. - The old bird was reminiscing about his early days. "I wasn’t always a bald eagle, you know. When I was younger I was BLANK.”
(7 letters) ~ When he was young he had more heron his head.

7. - If the perch in your birdcage is broken, you really should re-BLANK
(6 letters) ~ If you can’t guess this one you’re in a fix.

8. - Most people are aware of the concept of "dog years.”  Probably fewer are familiar with the term "a coon’s age.” There is yet another even-more- obscure measurement of a great length of time which is related to a barnyard quadruped. (e.g. - “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in a BLANK.”)
(6 letters) ~ It’s a longer period of time than millennia of us will live.

9. - What a great coincidence that you possess two first editions of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I also have a BLANK.
(9 letters)  ~ This will be the pluralized version of a bird name.

10. - Other than ducks and geese, are there other species of waterfowl in your pond? - Yes, There's BLANK.”
(4 letters) ~ Just a single bird.

11. - When a game show contestant runs out of time to answer the question, they usually get BLANK.
(7 letters)  ~ If you hear one of these it usually means you’re dead.

12. - What does Mickey’s stripper girlfriend like to show off? 
(7 letters) ~  This is also a pluralized form of a bird name.

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Monday evening status + clues, finally!)

James Ertner
 

I guess my guesses got lost in cyberspace yesterday afternoon! 😉

Jim
==================================
From: Gary Hallock gary@... [puny]
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎5‎, ‎2016 ‎12‎:‎39‎ ‎AM
To: Gary Hallock gary@... [puny]

 

Overnight brought no new players or guesses to my inbox which should have inspired me to go ahead and offer up those promised clues. Unfortunately my mind wandered off to other places and the only clues posted today went privately to those actively guessing.  

What passed for “active” today was a single guess/bingo from both Bill C. and Lars. H. who now are both hovering near the finish line with 11 and 9 kills respectively. No talon where this will end but I’m gonna go ahead and send out a batch of clues now just in case Alex R. or someone else wants to swoop in and snatch victory from the beak of defeat. 

Letter counts and a few hints have been inserted into the riddle list below.

Current standings look like this

Bill C.  11 kills
Lars H.   9 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

GH

=================

Although toucan play this game, we had 4 players flocking in this afternoon. Cyn swooped out of the gate first with 5 quick kills followed soon by Lars who did her one better with 6. Nest Charles checked in with a couple of bingos but before long the talon-ted Lars’s tally soared up to 8. Oops! so did Cyn’s. They both road kills for a while and it looked like a dead meat heat. Then to migrate surprise Bill C. was heard this evening in his usual style with a slate of clean kills on his fledgling flight. Bill is now up to an even 10, which puts him on the pedestal as the cocky one to beat overnight. (Please insert your own disgusting double entendre here.)  

Trivia and other in formation: I really thought #8 would be the "tough one” but 3 of my 4 players knocked it out on the first blush. There is no riddle which remains unsolved by anyone. I will offer some clues in the morning. 

Current standings are thus

Bill C.  10 kills
Lars H.   8 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

====================

ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Launched January 3, 2016 @ noon central) 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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I know everyone was probably expecting yet another of my tedious limerick-based riddles but I’m falling in line this time with what seems to be the more popular format.

Below you will find 12 clues which will hopefully lead you to 12 answers. With the exception of #2 these will all be single words. These riddles are all on a theme which I think is fairly transparent. Solving even one of them will likely allow you do discover what it is, so I’ll hold off advertising it for now. 

I am launching earlier than I ordinarily might because I expect to be AFK for a few hours this afternoon. I hope to be able to field your guesses and offer responses through most of the day. If needed I may offer letter counts or other hints in the evening. 

First guesser with the most correct answers by some random time on Tuesday evening wins the honor/responsibility of hosting #798 next weekend.

Harpie New Year

Gary Hallock

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

1. - This one sounds like a good stripper name for Mickey’s girlfriend. 
(8 letters) ~ Disney rejected this idea Minnie times.

2. - Queen Victoria’s zoological garden included aviary large number of large birds. Because visitors would so often mis-identifiy her ostriches, the serious monarch had a sign posted that read…”BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.”
(2,3,3,4)  ~ Although the quote may be apocryphal, this is a paraphrase of something her majesty supposedly once said in response to a failed attempt at humor. 

3. - If a bird of prey is about to land on top of your car you might glance at your dashboard to see your BLANK light's on.
(3 letters)  ~ One guesser suggested TERN indicator but I went a different direction.

4. - The pilgrim couple was heading over to a neighbor’s house to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Upon leaving their house, they accidentally locked their door and forgot to bring BLANK.
(6 letters)  ~ They should not duck out of the house without taking this.

5. - This sounds like a command from a cop who is about to stop you for speeding. 
(6 letters) ~ Not the most common bird on the list but it looked good on piper. 

6. - The old bird was reminiscing about his early days. "I wasn’t always a bald eagle, you know. When I was younger I was BLANK.”
(7 letters) ~ When he was young he had more heron his head.

7. - If the perch in your birdcage is broken, you really should re-BLANK
(6 letters) ~ If you can’t guess this one you’re in a fix.

8. - Most people are aware of the concept of "dog years.”  Probably fewer are familiar with the term "a coon’s age.” There is yet another even-more- obscure measurement of a great length of time which is related to a barnyard quadruped. (e.g. - “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in a BLANK.”)
(6 letters) ~ It’s a longer period of time than millennia of us will live.

9. - What a great coincidence that you possess two first editions of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I also have a BLANK.
(9 letters)  ~ This will be the pluralized version of a bird name.

10. - Other than ducks and geese, are there other species of waterfowl in your pond? - Yes, There's BLANK.”
(4 letters) ~ Just a single bird.

11. - When a game show contestant runs out of time to answer the question, they usually get BLANK.
(7 letters)  ~ If you hear one of these it usually means you’re dead.

12. - What does Mickey’s stripper girlfriend like to show off? 
(7 letters) ~  This is also a pluralized form of a bird name.

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*
Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Monday evening status + clues, finally!)

gary hallock
 

Overnight brought no new players or guesses to my inbox which should have inspired me to go ahead and offer up those promised clues. Unfortunately my mind wandered off to other places and the only clues posted today went privately to those actively guessing.  

What passed for “active” today was a single guess/bingo from both Bill C. and Lars. H. who now are both hovering near the finish line with 11 and 9 kills respectively. No talon where this will end but I’m gonna go ahead and send out a batch of clues now just in case Alex R. or someone else wants to swoop in and snatch victory from the beak of defeat. 

Letter counts and a few hints have been inserted into the riddle list below.

Current standings look like this

Bill C.  11 kills
Lars H.   9 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

GH

=================

Although toucan play this game, we had 4 players flocking in this afternoon. Cyn swooped out of the gate first with 5 quick kills followed soon by Lars who did her one better with 6. Nest Charles checked in with a couple of bingos but before long the talon-ted Lars’s tally soared up to 8. Oops! so did Cyn’s. They both road kills for a while and it looked like a dead meat heat. Then to migrate surprise Bill C. was heard this evening in his usual style with a slate of clean kills on his fledgling flight. Bill is now up to an even 10, which puts him on the pedestal as the cocky one to beat overnight. (Please insert your own disgusting double entendre here.)  

Trivia and other in formation: I really thought #8 would be the "tough one” but 3 of my 4 players knocked it out on the first blush. There is no riddle which remains unsolved by anyone. I will offer some clues in the morning. 

Current standings are thus

Bill C.  10 kills
Lars H.   8 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

====================

ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Launched January 3, 2016 @ noon central) 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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I know everyone was probably expecting yet another of my tedious limerick-based riddles but I’m falling in line this time with what seems to be the more popular format.

Below you will find 12 clues which will hopefully lead you to 12 answers. With the exception of #2 these will all be single words. These riddles are all on a theme which I think is fairly transparent. Solving even one of them will likely allow you do discover what it is, so I’ll hold off advertising it for now. 

I am launching earlier than I ordinarily might because I expect to be AFK for a few hours this afternoon. I hope to be able to field your guesses and offer responses through most of the day. If needed I may offer letter counts or other hints in the evening. 

First guesser with the most correct answers by some random time on Tuesday evening wins the honor/responsibility of hosting #798 next weekend.

Harpie New Year

Gary Hallock

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

1. - This one sounds like a good stripper name for Mickey’s girlfriend. 
(8 letters) ~ Disney rejected this idea Minnie times.

2. - Queen Victoria’s zoological garden included aviary large number of large birds. Because visitors would so often mis-identifiy her ostriches, the serious monarch had a sign posted that read…”BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.”
(2,3,3,4)  ~ Although the quote may be apocryphal, this is a paraphrase of something her majesty supposedly once said in response to a failed attempt at humor. 

3. - If a bird of prey is about to land on top of your car you might glance at your dashboard to see your BLANK light's on.
(3 letters)  ~ One guesser suggested TERN indicator but I went a different direction.

4. - The pilgrim couple was heading over to a neighbor’s house to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Upon leaving their house, they accidentally locked their door and forgot to bring BLANK.
(6 letters)  ~ They should not duck out of the house without taking this.

5. - This sounds like a command from a cop who is about to stop you for speeding. 
(6 letters) ~ Not the most common bird on the list but it looked good on piper. 

6. - The old bird was reminiscing about his early days. "I wasn’t always a bald eagle, you know. When I was younger I was BLANK.”
(7 letters) ~ When he was young he had more heron his head.

7. - If the perch in your birdcage is broken, you really should re-BLANK
(6 letters) ~ If you can’t guess this one you’re in a fix.

8. - Most people are aware of the concept of "dog years.”  Probably fewer are familiar with the term "a coon’s age.” There is yet another even-more- obscure measurement of a great length of time which is related to a barnyard quadruped. (e.g. - “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in a BLANK.”)
(6 letters) ~ It’s a longer period of time than millennia of us will live.

9. - What a great coincidence that you possess two first editions of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I also have a BLANK.
(9 letters)  ~ This will be the pluralized version of a bird name.

10. - Other than ducks and geese, are there other species of waterfowl in your pond? - Yes, There's BLANK.”
(4 letters) ~ Just a single bird.

11. - When a game show contestant runs out of time to answer the question, they usually get BLANK.
(7 letters)  ~ If you hear one of these it usually means you’re dead.

12. - What does Mickey’s stripper girlfriend like to show off? 
(7 letters) ~  This is also a pluralized form of a bird name.

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Sunday evening status)

Lars Hanson
 

Gary,

    Were there any clues posted this morning, as advertised yesterday evening?

    Thanks.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 11:57 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

Although toucan play this game, we had 4 players flocking in this afternoon. Cyn swooped out of the gate first with 5 quick kills followed soon by Lars who did her one better with 6. Nest Charles checked in with a couple of bingos but before long the talon-ted Lars’s tally soared up to 8. Oops! so did Cyn’s. They both road kills for a while and it looked like a dead meat heat. Then to migrate surprise Bill C. was heard this evening in his usual style with a slate of clean kills on his fledgling flight. Bill is now up to an even 10, which puts him on the pedestal as the cocky one to beat overnight. (Please insert your own disgusting double entendre here.)  

Trivia and other in formation: I really thought #8 would be the "tough one” but 3 of my 4 players knocked it out on the first blush. There is no riddle which remains unsolved by anyone. I will offer some clues in the morning. 

Current standings are thus

Bill C.  10 kills
Lars H.   8 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

====================

ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Launched January 3, 2016 @ noon central) 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

I know everyone was probably expecting yet another of my tedious limerick-based riddles but I’m falling in line this time with what seems to be the more popular format.

Below you will find 12 clues which will hopefully lead you to 12 answers. With the exception of #2 these will all be single words. These riddles are all on a theme which I think is fairly transparent. Solving even one of them will likely allow you do discover what it is, so I’ll hold off advertising it for now. 

I am launching earlier than I ordinarily might because I expect to be AFK for a few hours this afternoon. I hope to be able to field your guesses and offer responses through most of the day. If needed I may offer letter counts or other hints in the evening. 

First guesser with the most correct answers by some random time on Tuesday evening wins the honor/responsibility of hosting #798 next weekend.

Harpie New Year

Gary Hallock

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

1. - This one sounds like a good stripper name for Mickey’s girlfriend.

2. - Queen Victoria’s zoological garden included aviary large number of large birds. Because visitors would so often mis-identifiy her ostriches, the serious monarch had a sign posted that read…”BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.”

3. - If a bird of prey is about to land on top of your car you might glance at your dashboard to see your BLANK light's on.

4. - The pilgrim couple was heading over to a neighbor’s house to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Upon leaving their house, they accidentally locked their door and forgot to bring BLANK.

5. - This sounds like a command from a cop who is about to stop you for speeding. 

6. - The old bird was reminiscing about his early days. "I wasn’t always a bald eagle, you know. When I was younger I was BLANK.”

7. - If the perch in your birdcage is broken, you really should re-BLANK

8. - Most people are aware of the concept of "dog years.”  Probably fewer are familiar with the term "a coon’s age.” There is yet another even-more- obscure measurement of a great length of time which is related to a barnyard quadruped. (e.g. - “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in a BLANK.”)

9. - What a great coincidence that you possess two first editions of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I also have a BLANK.

10. - Other than ducks and geese, are there other species of waterfowl in your pond? - Yes, There's BLANK.”

11. - When a game show contestant runs out of time to answer the question, they usually get BLANK.

12. - What does Mickey’s stripper girlfriend like to show off? 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Sunday evening status)

gary hallock
 

Although toucan play this game, we had 4 players flocking in this afternoon. Cyn swooped out of the gate first with 5 quick kills followed soon by Lars who did her one better with 6. Nest Charles checked in with a couple of bingos but before long the talon-ted Lars’s tally soared up to 8. Oops! so did Cyn’s. They both road kills for a while and it looked like a dead meat heat. Then to migrate surprise Bill C. was heard this evening in his usual style with a slate of clean kills on his fledgling flight. Bill is now up to an even 10, which puts him on the pedestal as the cocky one to beat overnight. (Please insert your own disgusting double entendre here.)  

Trivia and other in formation: I really thought #8 would be the "tough one” but 3 of my 4 players knocked it out on the first blush. There is no riddle which remains unsolved by anyone. I will offer some clues in the morning. 

Current standings are thus

Bill C.  10 kills
Lars H.   8 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

====================

ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Launched January 3, 2016 @ noon central) 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

I know everyone was probably expecting yet another of my tedious limerick-based riddles but I’m falling in line this time with what seems to be the more popular format.

Below you will find 12 clues which will hopefully lead you to 12 answers. With the exception of #2 these will all be single words. These riddles are all on a theme which I think is fairly transparent. Solving even one of them will likely allow you do discover what it is, so I’ll hold off advertising it for now. 

I am launching earlier than I ordinarily might because I expect to be AFK for a few hours this afternoon. I hope to be able to field your guesses and offer responses through most of the day. If needed I may offer letter counts or other hints in the evening. 

First guesser with the most correct answers by some random time on Tuesday evening wins the honor/responsibility of hosting #798 next weekend.

Harpie New Year

Gary Hallock

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*
Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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1. - This one sounds like a good stripper name for Mickey’s girlfriend.

2. - Queen Victoria’s zoological garden included aviary large number of large birds. Because visitors would so often mis-identifiy her ostriches, the serious monarch had a sign posted that read…”BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.”

3. - If a bird of prey is about to land on top of your car you might glance at your dashboard to see your BLANK light's on.

4. - The pilgrim couple was heading over to a neighbor’s house to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Upon leaving their house, they accidentally locked their door and forgot to bring BLANK.

5. - This sounds like a command from a cop who is about to stop you for speeding. 

6. - The old bird was reminiscing about his early days. "I wasn’t always a bald eagle, you know. When I was younger I was BLANK.”

7. - If the perch in your birdcage is broken, you really should re-BLANK

8. - Most people are aware of the concept of "dog years.”  Probably fewer are familiar with the term "a coon’s age.” There is yet another even-more- obscure measurement of a great length of time which is related to a barnyard quadruped. (e.g. - “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in a BLANK.”)

9. - What a great coincidence that you possess two first editions of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I also have a BLANK.

10. - Other than ducks and geese, are there other species of waterfowl in your pond? - Yes, There's BLANK.”

11. - When a game show contestant runs out of time to answer the question, they usually get BLANK.

12. - What does Mickey’s stripper girlfriend like to show off? 

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Send all your guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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ROGUE RIDDLE #797

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (Launched January 3, 2016 @ noon central) 

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Send all you guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

I know everyone was probably expecting yet another of my tedious limerick-based riddles but I’m falling in line this time with what seems to be the more popular format.

Below you will find 12 clues which will hopefully lead you to 12 answers. With the exception of #2 these will all be single words. These riddles are all on a theme which I think is fairly transparent. Solving even one of them will likely allow you do discover what it is, so I’ll hold off advertising it for now. 

I am launching earlier than I ordinarily might because I expect to be AFK for a few hours this afternoon. I hope to be able to field your guesses and offer responses through most of the day. If needed I may offer letter counts or other hints in the evening. 

First guesser with the most correct answers by some random time on Tuesday evening wins the honor/responsibility of hosting #798 next weekend.

Harpie New Year

Gary Hallock

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Send all you guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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1. - This one sounds like a good stripper name for Mickey’s girlfriend.

2. - Queen Victoria’s zoological garden included aviary large number of large birds. Because visitors would so often mis-identifiy her ostriches, the serious monarch had a sign posted that read…”BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK.”

3. - If a bird of prey is about to land on top of your car you might glance at your dashboard to see your BLANK light's on.

4. - The pilgrim couple was heading over to a neighbor’s house to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Upon leaving their house, they accidentally locked their door and forgot to bring BLANK.

5. - This sounds like a command from a cop who is about to stop you for speeding. 

6. - The old bird was reminiscing about his early days. "I wasn’t always a bald eagle, you know. When I was younger I was BLANK.”

7. - If the perch in your birdcage is broken, you really should re-BLANK

8. - Most people are aware of the concept of "dog years.”  Probably fewer are familiar with the term "a coon’s age.” There is yet another even-more- obscure measurement of a great length of time which is related to a barnyard quadruped. (e.g. - “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in a BLANK.”)

9. - What a great coincidence that you possess two first editions of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I also have a BLANK.

10. - Other than ducks and geese, are there other species of waterfowl in your pond? - Yes, There's BLANK.”

11. - When a game show contestant runs out of time to answer the question, they usually get BLANK.

12. - What does Mickey’s stripper girlfriend like to show off? 

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*
Send all you guesses, gripes, groans and gasps directly to <gary@...>
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RR #797 (2 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

Expect to see Rogue Riddle #797 in your mailbox at noon central today

Gary Hallock
gary@...


File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

puny@...
 

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Yahoo! Group
Frequently Asked Questions

=====================================================

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler

Document Created December 13, 2003
Current Revision 1.0 (rev. February 6, 2004)

=====================================================

Table of Contents

I. Group Description

II. Questions About Messages
1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?
2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

=====================================================

I. Group Description

-----------------------------------------------------

(The following is also posted online at http:
//groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/)

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial
group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in
Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the
museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off
World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which
the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O.
Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National
Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the
museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over
1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book
sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also
an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country,
P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the
English language can be bent without breaking.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status
announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and
discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions.
Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter.
Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG
level if you join. ;-)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at
first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate
spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right
to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is
again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name
that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without
notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems
with any of this, please notify the listowner.

=====================================================

II. Questions About Messages

-----------------------------------------------------

1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?

At some point during your stay in the P.U.N.Y. group here on Yahoo!
Groups, you may receive a message in response to one of your posts
that looks something like this:

To: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
Subject: Error [puny] re: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
From: SpamHold <spam.hold@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:07:23 -0600

Your message was filtered by NEMX Spam Filter. Please note that
the intended Recipient did not receive this message.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This communication is intended to be
confidential and solely for the use of the persons or entities
addressed above. If you are not an intended recipient, be
aware that the information contained herein may be protected
from unauthorized use by privilege or law, and any copying,
distribution, disclosure, or other use of this information is
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please contact the sender by return e-mail immediately, and
delete or destroy all copies. Thank you for your cooperation.

Don't panic. This is not your fault.

Why did it happen? I wish I knew. I can tell you what is going
on, though. Someone in our group, be they an active member or just
an observer, has set up a mail program to auto-forward messages
from our group to an address within the mpcdoc.com domain. The
mail server at mpcdoc.com is then marking certain group messages as
spam and then returning error messages. The rest of the group does
not see the error messages, since they are addressed directly to
the original sender.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to trace things once the forwarding
is done, since the SpamHold filter does not include any header
information from the original message.

I have contacted the people at the mpcdoc.com domain, and they are
completely baffled by the situation. They don't know which of
their users is the target of the redirected mail, since SpamHold
apparently deletes the messages before they can look at the
headers.

In other words, there's nothing that can be done to solve the
matter.

In the meantime, if you never want to see one of these messages
again, set up a filter within your mail program. Have it delete
any messages that come from spam.hold@..., and that'll do
the trick.

-----------------------------------------------------

2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

Yahoo! Groups has implemented a new feature recently called
SpamGuard. This is an apparent response to a persistent problem
with spam sneaking through into group messages. The following two
links contain information on how SpamGuard works:

http://groups.yahoo.com/local/service-spamguard.html
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-08.html

Here's a quote from Yahoo!'s description of SpamGuard:

"Yahoo! Groups routes messages sent to your group
through SpamGuard. If we detect that a message is
spam, we will notify you and include the message as
an attachment. If you use a Yahoo! Mail email address
for your group, these messages will automatically get
routed to your Bulk folder.

"If you do not use Yahoo! Mail, or if you use POP
access to read your Yahoo! Groups messages in your
email client (e.g., Outlook), you can set up filters
to route these messages to an appropriate folder,
such as 'spam' or 'bulk.'"

There are two problems that I've seen with this so far. The first
problem is that it is a bit overzealous. It marks some very
obviously non-spam messages as spam. The second problem is that it
can break e-mail filters on users' systems. For example, if you
use filters in your e-mail program (Outlook, Pegasus, Eudora, or in
my case, Agent) to route incoming messages into folders, this might
screw things up and result in P.U.N.Y. messages going into your
generic inbox (or worse, trash folder) instead.

There's nothing that can be done about the first problem, but you
can do something to address any filter difficulty you may
encounter. Read the information at this link:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-10.html

It will show you what you need to get your filter to recognize
SpamGuard-processed messages.

=====================================================

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

-----------------------------------------------------

To visit the P.U.N.Y. group on the web, go to:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/

You will be prompted to set up a Yahoo! profile (if you don't
already have one) before the system will let you into the group's
site. There's no charge for this.

Once you're on the group site, you can manage your group
membership (including unsubscription), set delivery options, and do
generally a bunch of other stuff.

To unsubscribe from the group without visiting the site, send a
blank e-mail message (no subject text or body text required) to
this address:

puny-unsubscribe@...

Yahoo! Groups usage terms can be found at:

http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

The listowner (a.k.a. the Administrangler) can be reached at:

puny-owner AT yahoogroups.com

(NOTE: Spam prevention measures in place - replace the "AT" with
an @ sign and delete the spaces before using the above address.)

Finally, here are some P.U.N.Y. and O.Henry Museum related
websites of interest:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ohenry/default.htm
http://punpunpun.com

=====================================================

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

-----------------------------------------------------

Outlook and the Microsoft logo are trademarks of the Microsoft
corporation.

Agent is a trademark of Forte, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the
property of their respective owners.


Lee Jackson, P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny


Re: FETA #70 - on theme

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Second set of clues:

The item I am looking for has a combination of dairy and marijuana.  It's more of a play-on-words
 
Chris G


On Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:10 AM, "Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny]" wrote:


 
Lars and Charles both took a shot at this but were way off the mark.

First set of clues:

The answer is one word and has 8 letters

Think of what is usually left for Santa, and also, think about the state (Colorado) and what's been legalized there, and that the woman is a dumb blonde


 
Chris


On Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:01 AM, Chris Gross wrote:


On Christmas Eve, somewhere in Oregon (or maybe it was Washington, Colorado, Alaska, or DC) a not so bright blonde (ok, going a little non-PC here) decided to leave Santa a snack next to the chimney. As she wanted to give him a treat that might give him the "buzz" he needed to complete his rounds that night, she figured that maybe leaving BLANK would do the trick!

The answer's not a pun, per se, but the answer is on theme ...

Hope everyone had a great holiday. Please send your guesses to:

ca_12_dozen@...

CG






Re: FETA #70 - on theme

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Lars and Charles both took a shot at this but were way off the mark.

First set of clues:

The answer is one word and has 8 letters

Think of what is usually left for Santa, and also, think about the state (Colorado) and what's been legalized there, and that the woman is a dumb blonde


 
Chris


On Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:01 AM, Chris Gross wrote:


On Christmas Eve, somewhere in Oregon (or maybe it was Washington, Colorado, Alaska, or DC) a not so bright blonde (ok, going a little non-PC here) decided to leave Santa a snack next to the chimney. As she wanted to give him a treat that might give him the "buzz" he needed to complete his rounds that night, she figured that maybe leaving BLANK would do the trick!

The answer's not a pun, per se, but the answer is on theme ...

Hope everyone had a great holiday. Please send your guesses to:

ca_12_dozen@...

CG




FETA #70 - on theme

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

On Christmas Eve, somewhere in Oregon (or maybe it was Washington, Colorado, Alaska, or DC) a not so bright blonde (ok, going a little non-PC here) decided to leave Santa a snack next to the chimney. As she wanted to give him a treat that might give him the "buzz" he needed to complete his rounds that night, she figured that maybe leaving BLANK would do the trick!

The answer's not a pun, per se, but the answer is on theme ...

Hope everyone had a great holiday. Please send your guesses to:

ca_12_dozen@...

CG


Rogue Riddle 796 - Resolved

Cynthia MacGregor
 

With 9 bingos out of 10 Qs, Leerless is our clear winner. Doctor Stan, who signalled he was unable to host anyhow, got 5 bingos, and Jim E got 1. Charles made a stab at one Q but fell short. Nobody else played. Answers follow. Take it away, Leerless.


RR 796

 

1 - The rush to the urinals during halftime

 

Stampeed

 

2 - Skewer on which to cook fowl in a skillet

 

Chicken-fried stake

 

3 - I can’t think of the name of that singer with the fruit on her head.

 

Carmen Miran-duh

 

4 - Half-assed version of music from the islands

 

Calypso-so

 

5 - The bottom line value of a band composed entirely of a particular reed instrument

 

Clarinet worth

 

6 - Two playground slides

 

Pair o’ chutes

 

7 – He mended clothes on Friday

 

Robinson Crusew

 

8 – Our most faithful president

 

True man

 

9 – This deep-voiced female descendant of an American author will break your spirit

 

Mezzo Poe tame ya

 

10 – Folk song about a spice

 

She’ll Be Cumin Round the Mountain

 

 

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Rogue Riddle 796 - Clue 1

Cynthia MacGregor
 

RR 796


Clue 1 - letter counts

 

1 - The rush to the urinals during halftime

 

8

 

2 - Skewer on which to cook fowl in a skillet

 

7-5 5

 

3 - I can’t think of the name of that singer with the fruit on her head.

 

6 5-3

 

4 - Half-assed version of music from the islands

 

7-2

 

5 - The bottom line value of a band composed entirely of a particular reed instrument

 

8 5

 

6 - Two playground slides

 

4 1’ 6

 

7 – He mended clothes on Friday

 

8 6

 

8 – Our most faithful president

 

4 3

 

9 – This deep-voiced female descendant of an American author will break your spirit

 

5 3 4 2

 

10 – Folk song about a spice

 

5 with an apostrophe within   2 5 5 3 8 

 

 

 

 



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Rogue Standings

Cynthia MacGregor
 

As of 5 AM Monday we have three players, two of whom have scored bingos, Gary and Jim. Leerless is in the lead with three bingos. Jim has one. Charles made a stab but fell short. Nobody else has been heard from. I know Lars is off enjoying a New York City Christmas week, but I had hoped he would join in during breaks in his mad whirl of theatres and restaurants. Is everyone else visiting their Aunt Edna in Dubuque or Grampa Charlie in Topeka? Where are u?

I will post Clue 1 in a few minutes.

Cyn

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Rogue report

Cynthia MacGregor
 

No guessers as of 10 AM ET, 6 hours after I posted the Rogue. I am off to church now and will respond to any guesses when I get back early this afternoon.

Cyn

Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com

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Rogue Riddle 796

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

RR 796


Daffynitions—I've supplied the daffynition. You give me the word, phrase, or name each daffynition defines.

 

1 - The rush to the urinals during halftime

 


 

2 - Skewer on which to cook fowl in a skillet

 


 

3 - I can’t think of the name of that singer with the fruit on her head.

 


 

4 - Half-assed version of music from the islands

 


 

5 - The bottom line value of a band composed entirely of a particular reed instrument

 


 

6 - Two playground slides

 


 

7 – He mended clothes on Friday

 


 

8 – Our most faithful president

 


 

9 – This deep-voiced female descendant of an American author will break your spirit

 


 

10 – Folk song about a spice

 


 

 

 

 




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Rogue Warning for tomorrow

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I have just finished devising Rogue 796 and will launch same pre-dawn tomorrow

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Re: FETA Riddle # 69 BINGO

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Next Tuesday for #70. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Holiday

CG


On Dec 23, 2015, at 8:29 PM, "Stanley Kegel stankegel@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:

 


On Dec 22, 2015, at 9:51 PM, Stan Kegel skegel@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

FETA Riddle #69 on target for the expanded series topic

The Bingo goes to Chris for answering: 

ICED KAREEM CLONE(S) / ICE CREAM CONE(S)

It is his decision whether to post #70 now or wait until Tuesday as there probably be few playing tomorrow.

TYA4P

Stan

= = = = = = = = = = 


I received a correct answer from Bill C but he can't post # 70. He was sent a confirmation.


ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

Chris's story about Carmelo Anthony reminded me of a story about one of the greatest basketball players of all time. 

Back in the '70s and '80, a majorWest Coast University contacted several of its most successful graduates to participate in an experiment that was considered so controversial that it hasn't been revealed to the public to this date.

Male alumni who were considered leaders in science, entertainment, politics, sports and business were contacted and asked to agree to donate stem cells obtained through liver and bone marrow biopsies. These stem cells would be cultured under a new experimental technique until they formed a viable embryo. The embryos would then be frozen until five years after the donors death, and then would be implanted into a volunteer female alumni who also was a national leader in the same field. She would then raise this child as her naturally born son. This project was named in honor of one of its most honored athletic graduates and is known as BLANK BLANL BLANK.

                                           ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

Clue #1: The initials of his name during college is part of the initials of his college and of the pro team he was with the longest. But we're not interested in that name but the name he has used since turning pro. 

Clue #2: The first word is how the specimen is preserved. The second word is the athlete's name. The third word is what the specimen is called. 

Clue #3: The author of a recently released mystery novel, he has recently been in the news in a controversy with Donald Trump. On graduating from college he converted to the Islam, and changed his name at that time.

Letter Count:  Target phrase: 3, 5, 4   Pun: 4, 6, 5 

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Send your guesses to stankegel@... 

DANGER: Do NOT hit the REPLY button

ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ









Posted by: Stanley Kegel <stankegel@...>
Reply via web post Reply to sender Reply to group Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (8)


Re: FETA Riddle # 69 BINGO

Stan Kegel
 


On Dec 22, 2015, at 9:51 PM, Stan Kegel skegel@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

FETA Riddle #69 on target for the expanded series topic

The Bingo goes to Chris for answering: 

ICED KAREEM CLONE(S) / ICE CREAM CONE(S)

It is his decision whether to post #70 now or wait until Tuesday as there probably be few playing tomorrow.

TYA4P

Stan

= = = = = = = = = = 


I received a correct answer from Bill C but he can't post # 70. He was sent a confirmation.


ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

Chris's story about Carmelo Anthony reminded me of a story about one of the greatest basketball players of all time. 

Back in the '70s and '80, a majorWest Coast University contacted several of its most successful graduates to participate in an experiment that was considered so controversial that it hasn't been revealed to the public to this date.

Male alumni who were considered leaders in science, entertainment, politics, sports and business were contacted and asked to agree to donate stem cells obtained through liver and bone marrow biopsies. These stem cells would be cultured under a new experimental technique until they formed a viable embryo. The embryos would then be frozen until five years after the donors death, and then would be implanted into a volunteer female alumni who also was a national leader in the same field. She would then raise this child as her naturally born son. This project was named in honor of one of its most honored athletic graduates and is known as BLANK BLANL BLANK.

                                           ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

Clue #1: The initials of his name during college is part of the initials of his college and of the pro team he was with the longest. But we're not interested in that name but the name he has used since turning pro. 

Clue #2: The first word is how the specimen is preserved. The second word is the athlete's name. The third word is what the specimen is called. 

Clue #3: The author of a recently released mystery novel, he has recently been in the news in a controversy with Donald Trump. On graduating from college he converted to the Islam, and changed his name at that time.

Letter Count:  Target phrase: 3, 5, 4   Pun: 4, 6, 5 

ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

Send your guesses to stankegel@... 

DANGER: Do NOT hit the REPLY button

ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ









Re: FETA Riddle # 69 (Clue #4)

Stan Kegel
 


FETA Riddle #69 on target for the expanded series topic

No further guesses since the last post. And I thought this one would be easy! Well, Bill BINGO'd it before any clues so it can't be that hard. Is everyone preparing for Christmas?

ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

I received a correct answer from Bill C but he can't post # 70. He was sent a confirmation.

I was away from my computer for a dinner engagement from% to ( PM but would have received mail to the me.com on my iPhone and non were received.

When I got home I found the e-mails posted to PUNY from both Al S & Carl G but done sent to either  the me.com or social.rr.com addresses, and I did check my SPAM folder.

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Chris's story about Carmelo Anthony reminded me of a story about one of the greatest basketball players of all time. 

Back in the '70s and '80, a majorWest Coast University contacted several of its most successful graduates to participate in an experiment that was considered so controversial that it hasn't been revealed to the public to this date.

Male alumni who were considered leaders in science, entertainment, politics, sports and business were contacted and asked to agree to donate stem cells obtained through liver and bone marrow biopsies. These stem cells would be cultured under a new experimental technique until they formed a viable embryo. The embryos would then be frozen until five years after the donors death, and then would be implanted into a volunteer female alumni who also was a national leader in the same field. She would then raise this child as her naturally born son. This project was named in honor of one of its most honored athletic graduates and is known as BLANK BLANL BLANK.

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Clue #1: The initials of his name during college is part of the initials of his college and of the pro team he was with the longest. But we're not interested in that name but the name he has used since turning pro. 

Clue #2: The first word is how the specimen is preserved. The second word is the athlete's name. The third word is what the specimen is called. 

Clue #3: The author of a recently released mystery novel, he has recently been in the news in a controversy with Donald Trump. On graduating from college he converted to the Islam, and changed his name at that time.

Letter Count:  Target phrase: 3, 5, 4   Pun: 4, 6, 5 

Clue #4: The target is the dairy favorite of children.

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