Re: Happy π Day (repaired)

joseph h

Not that thanks, but my aboriginal friends make omeletes to music; using the traditional tree instrument they beat out a log-a-rhythm [sometimes to 60 places - when served flaming i n th e pan they call it table d'hote.

Joseph
===

I’m absolutely crust to realize you think of me in that way, sir. Come friends, let’s straighten out this tan gent. Anyone for key limey pi?

Gary Hallock
==========
Perhaps you're just a square.

Joseph
======

Because I all radiate, pi is not an area in which I have interest. Every time someone mentions pi, ice cream!

Gary Hallock
================
Well spoken, Joseph.

Jim
==============

If I do it'll put a spoke in your wheel.

Joseph
===

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Aloha,

Lars

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

Marie Antoinette was no mathematician.

(She said, "Let them eat cake.")

Cyn

= = = = = =

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Gary Hallock

Re: Happy π Day (repaired)

gary hallock

I’m absolutely crust to realize you think of me in that way, sir. Come friends, let’s straighten out this tan gent. Anyone for key limey pi?

Gary Hallock
==========
Perhaps you're just a square.

Joseph
======

Because I all radiate, pi is not an area in which I have interest. Every time someone mentions pi, ice cream!

Gary Hallock
================
Well spoken, Joseph.

Jim
==============

If I do it'll put a spoke in your wheel.

Joseph
===

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Aloha,

Lars

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

Marie Antoinette was no mathematician.

(She said, "Let them eat cake.")

Cyn

= = = = = =

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Gary Hallock

Re: Happy π Day

joseph h

Perhaps you're just a square.

Joseph
======

Because I all radiate, pi is not an area in which I have interest. Every time someone mentions pi, ice cream!

Gary Hallock
================
Well spoken, Joseph.

Jim
==============

If I do it'll put a spoke in your wheel.

Joseph
===

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Re: Happy π Day

gary hallock

Because I all radiate, pi is not an area in which I have interest. Every time someone mentions pi, ice cream!

Gary Hallock
================
Well spoken, Joseph.

Jim
==============

If I do it'll put a spoke in your wheel.

Joseph
===

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Happy π Day

James Ertner

Well spoken, Joseph.

Jim
==============

If I do it'll put a spoke in your wheel.

Joseph
===

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Re: Happy π Day

joseph h

If I do it'll put a spoke in your wheel.

Joseph
===

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Re: Happy ¼ Day

Cynthia MacGregor

Marie Antoinette was no mathematician.

(She said, "Let them eat cake.")

Cyn

= = = = = =

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

Re: Happy ¼ Day

Lars Hanson

Aloha,

Lars

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

On Mar 14, 2016 9:02 AM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:

Marie Antoinette was no mathematician.

(She said, "Let them eat cake.")

Cyn

= = = = = =

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

Happy π Day

James Ertner

No matter how you slice it.

Jim
=================

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Re: Happy π Day

joseph h

I'm quite determined to circle round this one.

Joseph
===========

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

Happy π Day

Lars Hanson

Good morning, all!

A very happy π day to everyone.

(Today is 3.14.16, and the value of π is 3.1416.)

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

Re: Rogue Riddle #807 - Splits

Lars Hanson

All,

No changes overnight.  The current standings are as follows:

Stan - 8 correct (40%)

1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 17

Alex - 7 correct plus a partial (17.5%)

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 17 and 20

Nivi - 2 correct (10%)

2 and 5

Riddles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16, 17, and 20 have all fallen.

Clue Set #1:

• The hints from last night have been moved to heir respective riddles (#5, #12, and #13).
• The letter counts for the first 7 riddles are included below.

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

In reviewing the Rogue Riddle numbering, it appears there has been an error.  My last Rogue Riddle was numbered #804.  Gary won that riddle, and posted the next one, which should have been #805, but Gary posted it as #804, causing subsequent numbers to be off – too low –  by one.

The correct Rogue Riddle numbering should have been:

Rogue Riddle #804 – Lars – 20 February 2016
Rogue Riddle #805 – Gary – 28 February 2016
Rogue Riddle #806 – Chris – 06 March 2016

Rogue Riddle #807 – Lars – 12 March 2016

Consequently the current Rogue Riddle is #807.

Devising this week’s Rogue proved more challenging than anticipated.  I toyed with the idea of pursuing a political theme:

Trump:  Take him out to tea and he is but a rump (Inspire by a campaign photograph I saw – it was a hilarious accident.
Rubio:  A gem of a breakfast cereal
Cruz:  To cross by sea
Sanders:  True grit
Clinton:  Most might get steamed by having to think about DeWitt of Clinton.

Bushed:  Aren’t we all by now?

However, after realizing just how limited that field is this year, I thought perhaps to change my tune and perhaps face the music in another way.  I thought that might go for  song, but that proved tune challenging on several levels, so the time came just to split from such ideas.

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

Rogue Riddle #807
Splits

This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  It turns out that in English, many words can be split into two often – but not necessarily -- appropriately related words.  In some cases letters have been added or dropped, or the spelling has changed but the sound has been preserved.   For example:

Q:  The Tribune’s reductions felt like painful slices to those laid off.
A:  The PAPER’S CUTS felt like PAPERCUTS to those laid off.

Not all answers will fit into the direct substitution of the example, but a sentence similar to the idea in the set-up can be constructed.

With the example in mind, solve the twenty riddles below.  As usual, full credit requires both answers, but getting one answer generally will provide the other answer quite readily. Five riddles just rely on puns (#5, #12, #13, #16, #18).

The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #808 next week.

Now, on to the riddles.

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

1.  Inflicting pain on others is truly a sorrowful doctrine.
(​6 / 3, 3)​

2.  The squaw decided to incinerate her husband’s remains.
​(7 / 4, 4)​

3.  He was too lacking in energy and so decided on a smaller agenda.
​(8 / 4, 4)​

4.  She had a related fear of relatives.
​(7 / 3, 5)​

5.  A simple spelling mistake caused the Indian woman to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre instead of relaxing on a sofa.
​(6 / 6)​

There is an alternate spelling for one word which both Nivi and Alex used.  Unfortunately, that alternate spelling makes finding the other answer to #5 more difficult, and also makes the set-up make less sense.

6.  The flag signals indicated only partial support for the proposal.
​(9 / 4-3)​

7.  One might seek to suppress the odor if one had too many pigs.
​(6 / 3, 4)​

8.  There was a real storm over an insect which only appears for short periods.

9.  She demanded he relinquish the pastry.

10.  He read in the media there would be a new media rival.

11.  A squadron of these nuclear ships is a distinct part of the fleet.

12.  Despite the sound, there is no river on this peninsula.
Think of a peninsula which sounds like the beginning of a song title.

13.  Travelers in Egypt sought Arthur because they heard he had transportation.

14.  The tot’s inability to get into the package proved it was safe.

15.  The digital image of the sun showed only its outer layer.

16.  A heavy Chinese noodle dumpling?

17.  Using comments employing slight wordplay to penalize others.

18.  A computerized sex toy?

19.  The cookie in the vault nevertheless was stolen.

20.  The man dangling from the precipice proved a melodramatic ploy.

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

These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!

And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

The purpose here is to have fun, so

Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

Have fun!
Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

Rogue Riddle #807 - Splits: Update #3

Lars Hanson

All,

A bit more action today as Alex closes in on Stan's lead.  The current standings are as follows:

Stan - 8 correct (40%)

1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 17

​Alex - 7 correct​ plus a partial (17.5%)
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 17 and 20

Nivi - 2 correct (10%)
2 and 5

Riddles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16, 17, and 20 have all fallen.

Some Hints:

Riddle #5:  There is an alternate spelling for one word which both Nivi and Alex used.  Unfortunately, that alternate spelling makes finding the other answer to #5 more difficult, and also makes the set-up make less sense.

Riddle #12:  Think of a peninsula which sounds like the beginning of a song title.

Going to bed shortly.

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

All has been quiet today.

Late last night, Nivi joined the players and Stan knocked off a few more of the riddles.  The current standings are as follows:

Stan - 8 correct (40%)

1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 17

​Alex - 3 correct​ plus a partial (17.5%)
1, 2, and 20, plus partials on 2 and 5

Nivi - 2 correct (10%)
2 and 5

Riddles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16, 17, and 20 have all fallen, with partials on 2 and 17.

There is a minor problem on #5.  There is an alternate spelling for one word which both Nivi and Alex used.  Unfortunately, that alternate spelling makes finding the other answer to #5 more difficult, and also makes the set-up make less sense.  Nevertheless, Nivi managed to crack #5 on her first try.

Any more players out there?

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

Headed for bed, but before I retire, a quick status update.  Alex was first out of the blocks this afternoon, with 3 quick kills and a partial putting him at 17.50%.

About an hour later, Stan came in with four kills and two partials, for a score of 25.00%, putting Stan in the lead.

Riddles 1, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 20 have all fallen, with partials on 2 and 17.  Alex and Stan have a solid start on this week’s Rogue Riddle.

Any more players out there?

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

In reviewing the Rogue Riddle numbering, it appears there has been an error.  My last Rogue Riddle was numbered #804.  Gary won that riddle, and posted the next one, which should have been #805, but Gary posted it as #804, causing subsequent numbers to be off – too low –  by one.

The correct Rogue Riddle numbering should have been:

Rogue Riddle #804 – Lars – 20 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #805 – Gary – 28 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #806 – Chris – 06 March 2016

Rogue Riddle #807 – Lars – 12 March 2016

Consequently the current Rogue Riddle is #807.

Devising this week’s Rogue proved more challenging than anticipated.  I toyed with the idea of pursuing a political theme:

Trump:  Take him out to tea and he is but a rump (Inspire by a campaign photograph I saw – it was a hilarious accident.

Rubio:  A gem of a breakfast cereal

Cruz:  To cross by sea

Sanders:  True grit

Clinton:  Most might get steamed by having to think about DeWitt of Clinton.

Bushed:  Aren’t we all by now?

However, after realizing just how limited that field is this year, I thought perhaps to change my tune and perhaps face the music in another way.  I thought that might go for  song, but that proved tune challenging on several levels, so the time came just to split from such ideas.

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

Rogue Riddle #807

Splits

This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  It turns out that in English, many words can be split into two often – but not necessarily -- appropriately related words.  In some cases letters have been added or dropped, or the spelling has changed but the sound has been preserved.   For example:

Q:  The Tribune’s reductions felt like painful slices to those laid off.

A:  The PAPER’S CUTS felt like PAPERCUTS to those laid off.

Not all answers will fit into the direct substitution of the example, but a sentence similar to the idea in the set-up can be constructed.

With the example in mind, solve the twenty riddles below.  As usual, full credit requires both answers, but getting one answer generally will provide the other answer quite readily. Five riddles just rely on puns (#5, #12, #13, #16, #18).

The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #808 next week.

Now, on to the riddles.

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

1.  Inflicting pain on others is truly a sorrowful doctrine.

2.  The squaw decided to incinerate her husband’s remains.

3.  He was too lacking in energy and so decided on a smaller agenda.

4.  She had a related fear of relatives.

5.  A simple spelling mistake caused the Indian woman to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre instead of relaxing on a sofa.

6.  The flag signals indicated only partial support for the proposal.

7.  One might seek to suppress the odor if one had too many pigs.

8.  There was a real storm over an insect which only appears for short periods.

9.  She demanded he relinquish the pastry.

10.  He read in the media there would be a new media rival.

11.  A squadron of these nuclear ships is a distinct part of the fleet.

12.  Despite the sound, there is no river on this peninsula.

13.  Travelers in Egypt sought Arthur because they heard he had transportation.

14.  The tot’s inability to get into the package proved it was safe.

15.  The digital image of the sun showed only its outer layer.

16.  A heavy Chinese noodle dumpling?

17.  Using comments employing slight wordplay to penalize others.

18.  A computerized sex toy?

19.  The cookie in the vault nevertheless was stolen.

20.  The man dangling from the precipice proved a melodramatic ploy.

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

These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!

And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

The purpose here is to have fun, so

Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

Have fun!

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

Rogue Riddle #807 - Splits: Update #2

Lars Hanson

All,

All has been quiet today.

Late last night, Nivi joined the players and Stan knocked off a few more of the riddles.  The current standings are as follows:

Stan - 8 correct (40%)

1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 17

​Alex - 3 correct​ plus a partial (17.5%)
1, 2, and 20, plus partials on 2 and 5

Nivi - 2 correct (10%)
2 and 5

Riddles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16, 17, and 20 have all fallen, with partials on 2 and 17.

There is a minor problem on #5.  There is an alternate spelling for one word which both Nivi and Alex used.  Unfortunately, that alternate spelling makes finding the other answer to #5 more difficult, and also makes the set-up make less sense.  Nevertheless, Nivi managed to crack #5 on her first try.

Any more players out there?

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

Headed for bed, but before I retire, a quick status update.  Alex was first out of the blocks this afternoon, with 3 quick kills and a partial putting him at 17.50%.

About an hour later, Stan came in with four kills and two partials, for a score of 25.00%, putting Stan in the lead.

Riddles 1, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 20 have all fallen, with partials on 2 and 17.  Alex and Stan have a solid start on this week’s Rogue Riddle.

Any more players out there?

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

In reviewing the Rogue Riddle numbering, it appears there has been an error.  My last Rogue Riddle was numbered #804.  Gary won that riddle, and posted the next one, which should have been #805, but Gary posted it as #804, causing subsequent numbers to be off – too low –  by one.

The correct Rogue Riddle numbering should have been:

Rogue Riddle #804 – Lars – 20 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #805 – Gary – 28 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #806 – Chris – 06 March 2016

Rogue Riddle #807 – Lars – 12 March 2016

Consequently the current Rogue Riddle is #807.

Devising this week’s Rogue proved more challenging than anticipated.  I toyed with the idea of pursuing a political theme:

Trump:  Take him out to tea and he is but a rump (Inspire by a campaign photograph I saw – it was a hilarious accident.

Rubio:  A gem of a breakfast cereal

Cruz:  To cross by sea

Sanders:  True grit

Clinton:  Most might get steamed by having to think about DeWitt of Clinton.

Bushed:  Aren’t we all by now?

However, after realizing just how limited that field is this year, I thought perhaps to change my tune and perhaps face the music in another way.  I thought that might go for  song, but that proved tune challenging on several levels, so the time came just to split from such ideas.

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

Rogue Riddle #807

Splits

This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  It turns out that in English, many words can be split into two often – but not necessarily -- appropriately related words.  In some cases letters have been added or dropped, or the spelling has changed but the sound has been preserved.   For example:

Q:  The Tribune’s reductions felt like painful slices to those laid off.

A:  The PAPER’S CUTS felt like PAPERCUTS to those laid off.

Not all answers will fit into the direct substitution of the example, but a sentence similar to the idea in the set-up can be constructed.

With the example in mind, solve the twenty riddles below.  As usual, full credit requires both answers, but getting one answer generally will provide the other answer quite readily. Five riddles just rely on puns (#5, #12, #13, #16, #18).

The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #808 next week.

Now, on to the riddles.

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

1.  Inflicting pain on others is truly a sorrowful doctrine.

2.  The squaw decided to incinerate her husband’s remains.

3.  He was too lacking in energy and so decided on a smaller agenda.

4.  She had a related fear of relatives.

5.  A simple spelling mistake caused the Indian woman to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre instead of relaxing on a sofa.

6.  The flag signals indicated only partial support for the proposal.

7.  One might seek to suppress the odor if one had too many pigs.

8.  There was a real storm over an insect which only appears for short periods.

9.  She demanded he relinquish the pastry.

10.  He read in the media there would be a new media rival.

11.  A squadron of these nuclear ships is a distinct part of the fleet.

12.  Despite the sound, there is no river on this peninsula.

13.  Travelers in Egypt sought Arthur because they heard he had transportation.

14.  The tot’s inability to get into the package proved it was safe.

15.  The digital image of the sun showed only its outer layer.

16.  A heavy Chinese noodle dumpling?

17.  Using comments employing slight wordplay to penalize others.

18.  A computerized sex toy?

19.  The cookie in the vault nevertheless was stolen.

20.  The man dangling from the precipice proved a melodramatic ploy.

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

These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!

And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

The purpose here is to have fun, so

Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

Have fun!

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

Rogue Riddle #807 - Splits: Update #1

Lars Hanson

All,

Headed for bed, but before I retire, a quick status update.  Alex was first out of the blocks this afternoon, with 3 quick kills and a partial putting him at 17.50%.

About an hour later, Stan came in with four kills and two partials, for a score of 25.00%, putting Stan in the lead.

Riddles 1, 6, 9, 14, 16, and 20 have all fallen, with partials on 2 and 17.  Alex and Stan have a solid start on this week’s Rogue Riddle.

Any more players out there?

Aloha,

Lars

​=================================

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Lars Hanson wrote:

All,

In reviewing the Rogue Riddle numbering, it appears there has been an error.  My last Rogue Riddle was numbered #804.  Gary won that riddle, and posted the next one, which should have been #805, but Gary posted it as #804, causing subsequent numbers to be off – too low –  by one.

The correct Rogue Riddle numbering should have been:

Rogue Riddle #804 – Lars – 20 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #805 – Gary – 28 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #806 – Chris – 06 March 2016

Rogue Riddle #807 – Lars – 12 March 2016

Consequently the current Rogue Riddle is #807.

Devising this week’s Rogue proved more challenging than anticipated.  I toyed with the idea of pursuing a political theme:

Trump:  Take him out to tea and he is but a rump (Inspire by a campaign photograph I saw – it was a hilarious accident.

Rubio:  A gem of a breakfast cereal

Cruz:  To cross by sea

Sanders:  True grit

Clinton:  Most might get steamed by having to think about DeWitt of Clinton.

Bushed:  Aren’t we all by now?

However, after realizing just how limited that field is this year, I thought perhaps to change my tune and perhaps face the music in another way.  I thought that might go for  song, but that proved tune challenging on several levels, so the time came just to split from such ideas.

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

Rogue Riddle #807

Splits

This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  It turns out that in English, many words can be split into two often – but not necessarily -- appropriately related words.  In some cases letters have been added or dropped, or the spelling has changed but the sound has been preserved.   For example:

Q:  The Tribune’s reductions felt like painful slices to those laid off.

A:  The PAPER’S CUTS felt like PAPERCUTS to those laid off.

Not all answers will fit into the direct substitution of the example, but a sentence similar to the idea in the set-up can be constructed.

With the example in mind, solve the twenty riddles below.  As usual, full credit requires both answers, but getting one answer generally will provide the other answer quite readily. Five riddles just rely on puns (#5, #12, #13, #16, #18).

The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #808 next week.

Now, on to the riddles.

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

1.  Inflicting pain on others is truly a sorrowful doctrine.

2.  The squaw decided to incinerate her husband’s remains.

3.  He was too lacking in energy and so decided on a smaller agenda.

4.  She had a related fear of relatives.

5.  A simple spelling mistake caused the Indian woman to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre instead of relaxing on a sofa.

6.  The flag signals indicated only partial support for the proposal.

7.  One might seek to suppress the odor if one had too many pigs.

8.  There was a real storm over an insect which only appears for short periods.

9.  She demanded he relinquish the pastry.

10.  He read in the media there would be a new media rival.

11.  A squadron of these nuclear ships is a distinct part of the fleet.

12.  Despite the sound, there is no river on this peninsula.

13.  Travelers in Egypt sought Arthur because they heard he had transportation.

14.  The tot’s inability to get into the package proved it was safe.

15.  The digital image of the sun showed only its outer layer.

16.  A heavy Chinese noodle dumpling?

17.  Using comments employing slight wordplay to penalize others.

18.  A computerized sex toy?

19.  The cookie in the vault nevertheless was stolen.

20.  The man dangling from the precipice proved a melodramatic ploy.

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These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!

And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

The purpose here is to have fun, so

Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

Have fun!

Aloha,

Lars

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Rogue Riddle #807 - Splits

Lars Hanson

All,

In reviewing the Rogue Riddle numbering, it appears there has been an error.  My last Rogue Riddle was numbered #804.  Gary won that riddle, and posted the next one, which should have been #805, but Gary posted it as #804, causing subsequent numbers to be off – too low –  by one.

The correct Rogue Riddle numbering should have been:

Rogue Riddle #804 – Lars – 20 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #805 – Gary – 28 February 2016

Rogue Riddle #806 – Chris – 06 March 2016

Rogue Riddle #807 – Lars – 12 March 2016

Consequently the current Rogue Riddle is #807.

Devising this week’s Rogue proved more challenging than anticipated.  I toyed with the idea of pursuing a political theme:

Trump:  Take him out to tea and he is but a rump (Inspire by a campaign photograph I saw – it was a hilarious accident.

Rubio:  A gem of a breakfast cereal

Cruz:  To cross by sea

Sanders:  True grit

Clinton:  Most might get steamed by having to think about DeWitt of Clinton.

Bushed:  Aren’t we all by now?

However, after realizing just how limited that field is this year, I thought perhaps to change my tune and perhaps face the music in another way.  I thought that might go for  song, but that proved tune challenging on several levels, so the time came just to split from such ideas.

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Rogue Riddle #807

Splits

This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has two answers.  It turns out that in English, many words can be split into two often – but not necessarily -- appropriately related words.  In some cases letters have been added or dropped, or the spelling has changed but the sound has been preserved.   For example:

Q:  The Tribune’s reductions felt like painful slices to those laid off.

A:  The PAPER’S CUTS felt like PAPERCUTS to those laid off.

Not all answers will fit into the direct substitution of the example, but a sentence similar to the idea in the set-up can be constructed.

With the example in mind, solve the twenty riddles below.  As usual, full credit requires both answers, but getting one answer generally will provide the other answer quite readily. Five riddles just rely on puns (#5, #12, #13, #16, #18).

The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #808 next week.

Now, on to the riddles.

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1.  Inflicting pain on others is truly a sorrowful doctrine.

2.  The squaw decided to incinerate her husband’s remains.

3.  He was too lacking in energy and so decided on a smaller agenda.

4.  She had a related fear of relatives.

5.  A simple spelling mistake caused the Indian woman to throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre instead of relaxing on a sofa.

6.  The flag signals indicated only partial support for the proposal.

7.  One might seek to suppress the odor if one had too many pigs.

8.  There was a real storm over an insect which only appears for short periods.

9.  She demanded he relinquish the pastry.

10.  He read in the media there would be a new media rival.

11.  A squadron of these nuclear ships is a distinct part of the fleet.

12.  Despite the sound, there is no river on this peninsula.

13.  Travelers in Egypt sought Arthur because they heard he had transportation.

14.  The tot’s inability to get into the package proved it was safe.

15.  The digital image of the sun showed only its outer layer.

16.  A heavy Chinese noodle dumpling?

17.  Using comments employing slight wordplay to penalize others.

18.  A computerized sex toy?

19.  The cookie in the vault nevertheless was stolen.

20.  The man dangling from the precipice proved a melodramatic ploy.

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These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!

And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

The purpose here is to have fun, so

Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

Have fun!

Aloha,

Lars

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Re: Rogue Riddle #807 - WARNING

Lars Hanson

One blushes to think . . . .

Aloha,

Lars

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On Mar 12, 2016 9:09 AM, "Gary Hallock gary@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:

There’s really no point getting excited about a rouge riddle. Those can never be red anyhow.

Gary Hallock

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All,

Rogue Riddle #807 (I will check the number) will be out before noon EST today, Saturday.

Whether or not there will be a Rouge Riddle on Sunday as Stan speculated is an unknown.  ;-)

Aloha,

Lars

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Re: Rogue Riddle #807 - WARNING

gary hallock

There’s really no point getting excited about a rouge riddle. Those can never be red anyhow.

Gary Hallock

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All,

Rogue Riddle #807 (I will check the number) will be out before noon EST today, Saturday.

Whether or not there will be a Rouge Riddle on Sunday as Stan speculated is an unknown.  ;-)

Aloha,

Lars

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Rogue Riddle #807 - WARNING

Lars Hanson

All,
Rogue Riddle #807 (I will check the number) will be out before noon EST today, Saturday.

Whether or not there will be a Rouge Riddle on Sunday as Stan speculated is an unknown.  ;-)

Aloha,

Lars

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Re: FETA Riddle #98 (Prgress Report)

Stan Kegel

Back on our target theme with FETA Riddle #98

I finally got a response and it was a correct answer. It was from a former regular player who took pity on me and wrote,

"As you know, I am not playing anything anymore, but out of interest, and jest for fun, and not as a guess."

So, maybe, there is someone out there willing to make a guess and post the penultimate FETA Riddle, so we can finish the series this week, and possibly start the new series on the Ides of March.

Or am I being delusional?

I have the odd feeling that the response I got yesterday nay have really been Marty McFly letting me know that the internet is dead and I'm the last man on earth using it.  I wonder if a Rouge Riddle will be posted Sunday.

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The nation's infrastructure has deteriorated. Many of our highways and streets need major repairs. It has reached the point that every time I'm driving on a BLANK BLANK, BLANK BLANK.

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Clue #1: The 4 word pun is a common variety of a popular dairy product (such as French Roast Coffee or a Western Omelet). It is not a brand name.

Clue #2: The comma is necessary for the last sentence (target) to be grammatically correct. It is not part of the name of the product (pun).

Clue #3: Letter count of the target, not the pun: 5 4, 1 6.

Clue #4; The first two words are the flavor are are the same in the pun & target.

Clue #5: The last two words arez the dairy product.

Clue #6: The letter count for the pun is 5 4 3 5.

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To guess, click this link: stankegel@...

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