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Re: FETA #72

Stan Kegel
 

I agree entirely with the comments of Lars and Bill. When I accept the BINGO to post the next riddle I feel an obligation to be able to answer any guesses within a resealable time. That means I must be around my computer except for short periods. I don't think there is anything more frustrating than giving an answer you feel is correct and waiting 4 t9 8 hours to find out if you were correct or if anyone beat you to it. Likewise it is frustrating to sit around the computer and getting no guesses at all because no one has the time to post the next riddle. Is ny riddle to obscure and I have to give some obvious clues or is it because everyone is busy. By putting even a suggestion to not bother to play if you're unable to give the time to post the next riddle is likely to end the F Rissoles for lack of participation. 

And how about any new participants who want to try to answer the riddles but are uncomfortable to start guessing because they do not yet feel comfortable enough to post riddles of their own.

There should be no pressure to force anyone to obligate themselves to posting the next riddle for the privilege of playing. 

NONE

Stan

On Jan 6, 2016, at 5:42 AM, Bill Crider crider_bill@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:


Some of us are not retired or have obligations that make it difficult to be attentive to the games. When I am able to host, sometimes I have had folks criticize me for not responding as fast as they think I should. That has made me even more reluctant to host. 
So I agree heartily with Lars:  all should feel encouraged to play, even if you can't host. 
billcrider

On Jan 6, 2016, at 7:07 AM, Lars Hanson parkersan2001@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

All,

    If Cyn's comment is accurate, this is a sad state of affairs.

    The riddles here are a game.  It seems to me the point of any game is to have fun.  That should mean that *ALL* players are welcome, regardless of whether or not they want to or can host the next riddle. 

    Why not encourage all to play and discourage none?

    It seems pretty cheesy to limit players in the FETA Riddles.  Has it a curd to some yet that is not the whey to play?  Wouldn't it be gouda to include everyone?

    Best Swisses and aloha,

        Lars

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

    
On Jan 6, 2016 7:47 AM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

I know the answer but u have made it plain u don't want to hear from anyone who won't host the next riddle…and I CAN'T

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along

From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:44 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] FETA #72

 

Another off-the-topic FETA:

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  


Send your guesses to chasmwuk@....






Bingo on FETA #72

chasmwuk@...
 

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  

One of the regulars bingoed the answer, but can't host because s/he suspects s/he has a virus in his/her computer.  The answer to this easy one was CRUZ/CRUISE.

Let's just throw FETA #73 open to anyone.  If I don't hear from anyone in the next few hours who wants to host, I'll do #73.  Like Gary's Queen Victoria question in the latest Rogue, it's about Queen Vicky and involves a (probably) apocryphal quote.

Charles


Re: FETA #72

Bill Crider
 

Some of us are not retired or have obligations that make it difficult to be attentive to the games. When I am able to host, sometimes I have had folks criticize me for not responding as fast as they think I should. That has made me even more reluctant to host. 
So I agree heartily with Lars:  all should feel encouraged to play, even if you can't host. 
billcrider

On Jan 6, 2016, at 7:07 AM, Lars Hanson parkersan2001@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

All,

    If Cyn's comment is accurate, this is a sad state of affairs.

    The riddles here are a game.  It seems to me the point of any game is to have fun.  That should mean that *ALL* players are welcome, regardless of whether or not they want to or can host the next riddle.

    Why not encourage all to play and discourage none?

    It seems pretty cheesy to limit players in the FETA Riddles.  Has it a curd to some yet that is not the whey to play?  Wouldn't it be gouda to include everyone?

    Best Swisses and aloha,

        Lars

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

   

On Jan 6, 2016 7:47 AM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

I know the answer but u have made it plain u don't want to hear from anyone who won't host the next riddle…and I CAN'T

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along

From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:44 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] FETA #72

 

Another off-the-topic FETA:

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  


Send your guesses to chasmwuk@....


FETA #72

James Ertner
 

Very Kraft-ily worded, Lars.

Jim
==========================
 

All,

    If Cyn's comment is accurate, this is a sad state of affairs.

    The riddles here are a game.  It seems to me the point of any game is to have fun.  That should mean that *ALL* players are welcome, regardless of whether or not they want to or can host the next riddle.

    Why not encourage all to play and discourage none?

    It seems pretty cheesy to limit players in the FETA Riddles.  Has it a curd to some yet that is not the whey to play?  Wouldn't it be gouda to include everyone?

    Best Swisses and aloha,

        Lars

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

   

On Jan 6, 2016 7:47 AM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

I know the answer but u have made it plain u don't want to hear from anyone who won't host the next riddle…and I CAN'T

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along

From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:44 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] FETA #72

 

Another off-the-topic FETA:

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  


Send your guesses to chasmwuk@....



the "rules" of the list serve

chasmwuk@...
 

Re the two posts about the "rules" of playing, I agree that it's just to have fun.  We don't play for money, trophies, etc.  I've never said I wouldn't accept answers from people who wish not to host.  I've only said that I think one shouldn't (key word:  shouldn't , not mustn't ) play unless one will agree to host.  I'm now referring to hosting in general.  There are always exceptions.  Sometimes people will answer something like "I'm on my way to the airport.  The taxi will be here any minute.  I think I have the answer right, but if so, I won't be able to host."  Or "I have surgery scheduled in a few hours.  The next few days I'll be recovering and won't feel like playing."

I once made an analogy with pot-luck dinners and I'll repeat it.  Decades ago, in the department of a university where I was teaching, we had a pot-luck dinner group.  Each month we'd meet at someone's place and everyone would bring a dish.  However, the group eventually fell apart amidst bickering because there were always a few individuals who were "too busy" (exams to grade, etc.) to prepare a dish and bring it.  They found time to eat and attend the event, but not time to contribute.  Yet we were all equally busy.

Anyway, for the record, I don't insist on someone agreeing to host, merely recommending it.  This is especially true with the FETA-type riddles. It just takes a minute to think one up and/or to answer the submissions from others. It's different with the Rogues.  They require much more time (thinking them up, keeping count of right answers, etc.).

Charles



Re: FETA #72

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    If Cyn's comment is accurate, this is a sad state of affairs.

    The riddles here are a game.  It seems to me the point of any game is to have fun.  That should mean that *ALL* players are welcome, regardless of whether or not they want to or can host the next riddle.

    Why not encourage all to play and discourage none?

    It seems pretty cheesy to limit players in the FETA Riddles.  Has it a curd to some yet that is not the whey to play?  Wouldn't it be gouda to include everyone?

    Best Swisses and aloha,

        Lars

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

   

On Jan 6, 2016 7:47 AM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

I know the answer but u have made it plain u don't want to hear from anyone who won't host the next riddle…and I CAN'T

Freelance writer/editor

Pass a smile along

From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:44 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] FETA #72

 

Another off-the-topic FETA:

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  


Send your guesses to chasmwuk@....


Re: FETA #72

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I know the answer but u have made it plain u don't want to hear from anyone who won't host the next riddle…and I CAN'T

Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com

Pass a smile along

From: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:44 AM
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Subject: [puny] FETA #72

 

Another off-the-topic FETA:

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  


Send your guesses to chasmwuk@....


FETA #72

chasmwuk@...
 

Another off-the-topic FETA:

This may not be fair to our non-American friends since it concerns the 2016 presidential race.  Donald Trump, who's currently leading the Republican pack, has leveled charges that one of his main opponents may not be eligible for the presidency since he wasn't born in the United States.  In other words, he's concerned that his opponent might catch up with him in the national polls and ____________ to an easy victory in the Republican Party race.  


Send your guesses to chasmwuk@....


FETA RIDDLE #71 (Bingo)

gary hallock
 



The couldnt-be-any-farther-off-topic FETA RIDDLE #71

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What animal would likely be the first round pick of any NBA team?

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Although the pun was a bit obtuse Charles W. went with his instinct and swooshed this one through the internet directly too me. 

The answer I sought was…

#### GIRAFFE (DRAFT)

Charles will post #72 at his convenience.

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock


FETA RIDDLE #71

gary hallock
 



The couldnt-be-any-farther-off-topic FETA RIDDLE #71

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Send all guesses, gasps, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
(( $))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($ ))(($))(($))(($))

What animal would likely be the first round pick of any NBA team?

(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))
Send all guesses, gasps, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
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Re: FETA RIDDLE #66

gary hallock
 

Please ignore/delete this posting. It was a total finger fumble!!!!

If you’re looking for a fresh riddle I hope to be posting FETA #71 soon. 

Please stand by,

Gary Hallock

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

On Jan 5, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:


On Dec 16, 2015, at 2:31 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

The extremely-off-topic FETA RIDDLE #66

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Send all guesses, gasps, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
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A curious reporter asked Mr. Trump what brand of computer he owns and what size is it?  His two-word answer made it sound like he was predicting a hard rain storm. What was his response?

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Send all guesses, gasps, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
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Gary Hallock





Gary Hallock




Re: FETA RIDDLE #66

gary hallock
 


On Dec 16, 2015, at 2:31 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

The extremely-off-topic FETA RIDDLE #66

(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))
Send all guesses, gasps, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
(( $))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($ ))(($))(($))(($))

A curious reporter asked Mr. Trump what brand of computer he owns and what size is it?  His two-word answer made it sound like he was predicting a hard rain storm. What was his response?

(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))(($))
Send all guesses, gasps, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
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Gary Hallock




FETA #70 BINGO

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Bill, Cyn, and Stan got bingo's, but none could host the next round.

Gary H  took a few tokes at it, and came up with the answer I sought.

"In Colorado, where it's now legal to enjoy a mind-expanding product, a blonde bombshell thought she'd be able to get high AND help boost her calcium levels if she started smoking BLANK!"  Of course she tried smoking MILKWEED!

Gary, you are now the host of FETA #71 . . . take it awhey, cheese . . .
 
Chris G


Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (BINGO & REVEAL)

gary hallock
 

Oops! Sorry. I just transplanted the list of bird names. That worked for all but #2. Yes, Jim is more-or-less correct. The desired quote was "WE ARE NOT EMUS."

For further background on her famous queenly quotation I would encourage you to read some from this website. - GH


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On Jan 5, 2016, at 10:20 AM, jde31459@... [puny] wrote:

 

How about “I am not emu-sed”?

Jim
==========================
 What is the four word answer for #2?

On Jan 5, 2016, at 9:49 AM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Late guesses came in overnight from Lars who kept chipping away at the shell to break through for the cheep kill this morning. Also heard from were Jim E. and Kirk M. who both offered late but respectable starts. Lars will claim the game and host #798 next weekend. 


The desired answers have been incorporated into the riddle list below.

Final player talons are as follows...

Lars H.   12 kills
Bill C.  11 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills
Jim E.  2 kills
Kirk M.  1 kill

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

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

On Jan 4, 2016, at 11:39 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

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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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

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

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

***EMU*** 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. 

***OWL*** 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.

***TURKEY*** 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.

***PLOVER*** 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. 

**HARRIER*** 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.

***PARROT*** 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.

***PIGEON*** 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.

***PARAKEETS *** 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.

***SWAN*** 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.

***BUZZARD*** 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.

***BOOBIES*** 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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ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (BINGO & REVEAL)

James Ertner
 

How about “I am not emu-sed”?

Jim
==========================
 What is the four word answer for #2?

On Jan 5, 2016, at 9:49 AM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Late guesses came in overnight from Lars who kept chipping away at the shell to break through for the cheep kill this morning. Also heard from were Jim E. and Kirk M. who both offered late but respectable starts. Lars will claim the game and host #798 next weekend. 


The desired answers have been incorporated into the riddle list below.

Final player talons are as follows...

Lars H.   12 kills
Bill C.  11 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills
Jim E.  2 kills
Kirk M.  1 kill

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

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

On Jan 4, 2016, at 11:39 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

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) 

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

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

***EMU*** 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. 

***OWL*** 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.

***TURKEY*** 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.

***PLOVER*** 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. 

**HARRIER*** 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.

***PARROT*** 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.

***PIGEON*** 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.

***PARAKEETS *** 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.

***SWAN*** 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.

***BUZZARD*** 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.

***BOOBIES*** 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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Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (BINGO & REVEAL)

bill crider
 

What is the four word answer for #2?

On Jan 5, 2016, at 9:49 AM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Late guesses came in overnight from Lars who kept chipping away at the shell to break through for the cheep kill this morning. Also heard from were Jim E. and Kirk M. who both offered late but respectable starts. Lars will claim the game and host #798 next weekend. 


The desired answers have been incorporated into the riddle list below.

Final player talons are as follows...

Lars H.   12 kills
Bill C.  11 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills
Jim E.  2 kills
Kirk M.  1 kill

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

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

On Jan 4, 2016, at 11:39 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

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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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

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

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

***EMU*** 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. 

***OWL*** 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.

***TURKEY*** 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.

***PLOVER*** 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. 

**HARRIER*** 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.

***PARROT*** 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.

***PIGEON*** 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.

***PARAKEETS *** 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.

***SWAN*** 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.

***BUZZARD*** 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.

***BOOBIES*** 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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Re: FETA Riddle #70 - is anyone else out there today?

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Last clue:  Answer's first syllable is a very common dairy product.  Answer's second syllable is another word (slang) for marijuana.  Put 'em together and you have a name for a somewhat common plant.  Only a dumb blonde would think that this could be smoked to give you a "high" as well as to boost your calcium levels . . .
 



On Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:05 PM, "Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny]" wrote:


 
Nivi E gave a plausible answer but not the one I was looking for

Cyn M gave the correct answer but cannot host

The answer is a single word; 8 letters in length, and has two syllables. (the answer does not contain the word "cheese" but its first syllable is a type of dairy product)
 
CG


On Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:43 PM, "Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny]" wrote:


 
 Hi all! Hope everyone had a great New Year's celebration and are ready to take on 2016. 

I'm guessing that the Holidays were everyone's excuse for not taking another stab at my FETA riddle.  Let's see if another clue can reveal this so we can keep this moving . . .

BTW, this riddle is "on theme" with our switch last month to include dairy items other than cheese . . .

Forget about my original riddle.  Here is a new "story" to support the answer I was looking for late last year . . . here goes:

"In Colorado, where it's now legal to enjoy a mind-expanding product, a blonde bombshell thought she'd be able to get high AND help boost her calcium levels if she started smoking BLANK!" 






Re: FETA Riddle #70 - last chance

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Nivi E gave a plausible answer but not the one I was looking for

Cyn M gave the correct answer but cannot host

The answer is a single word; 8 letters in length, and has two syllables. (the answer does not contain the word "cheese" but its first syllable is a type of dairy product)
 
CG


On Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:43 PM, "Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:


 
 Hi all! Hope everyone had a great New Year's celebration and are ready to take on 2016. 

I'm guessing that the Holidays were everyone's excuse for not taking another stab at my FETA riddle.  Let's see if another clue can reveal this so we can keep this moving . . .

BTW, this riddle is "on theme" with our switch last month to include dairy items other than cheese . . .

Forget about my original riddle.  Here is a new "story" to support the answer I was looking for late last year . . . here goes:

"In Colorado, where it's now legal to enjoy a mind-expanding product, a blonde bombshell thought she'd be able to get high AND help boost her calcium levels if she started smoking BLANK!" 




FETA Riddle #70 - last chance

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

 Hi all! Hope everyone had a great New Year's celebration and are ready to take on 2016. 

I'm guessing that the Holidays were everyone's excuse for not taking another stab at my FETA riddle.  Let's see if another clue can reveal this so we can keep this moving . . .

BTW, this riddle is "on theme" with our switch last month to include dairy items other than cheese . . .

Forget about my original riddle.  Here is a new "story" to support the answer I was looking for late last year . . . here goes:

"In Colorado, where it's now legal to enjoy a mind-expanding product, a blonde bombshell thought she'd be able to get high AND help boost her calcium levels if she started smoking BLANK!" 


ROGUE RIDDLE #797 (BINGO & REVEAL)

gary hallock
 

Late guesses came in overnight from Lars who kept chipping away at the shell to break through for the cheep kill this morning. Also heard from were Jim E. and Kirk M. who both offered late but respectable starts. Lars will claim the game and host #798 next weekend. 

The desired answers have been incorporated into the riddle list below.

Final player talons are as follows...

Lars H.   12 kills
Bill C.  11 kills
Cyn M.  8 kills
Charles W.  2 kills
Jim E.  2 kills
Kirk M.  1 kill

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

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

On Jan 4, 2016, at 11:39 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

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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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

*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*%*

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

***EMU*** 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. 

***OWL*** 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.

***TURKEY*** 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.

***PLOVER*** 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. 

**HARRIER*** 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.

***PARROT*** 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.

***PIGEON*** 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.

***PARAKEETS *** 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.

***SWAN*** 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.

***BUZZARD*** 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.

***BOOBIES*** 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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