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moderated Re: randumb pun

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

The area in southwestern South America is quite mountainous...Andes quite Chile

Chris G


On Nov 28, 2018, at 1:00 PM, Bill Crider bill.crider@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

The American midwest is very plain.

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 9:23 AM Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

The Grand Canyon isn’t merely beautiful. It’s just gorges!


Gary Hallock

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Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.

billcrider


moderated Re: randumb pun

bill crider
 

The American midwest is very plain.


On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 9:23 AM Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

The Grand Canyon isn’t merely beautiful. It’s just gorges!


Gary Hallock

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Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.

billcrider


moderated Re: randumb pun

Lars Hanson
 

Conditions on the ocean floor are abyss-mal.

The Amazon stretches into the far-est reaches of the land.

Skiers often ask for Alp.

The Rockies - an uncooked custard.

Lars Hanson

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Reverse are bodies of flowing water that run backward

Cyn

= = = =

The Grand Canyon isn’t merely beautiful. It’s just gorges!
 
Gary Hallock
 
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Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.
 
billcrider


moderated Re: randumb pun

One Sagan
 

Actually, the Grand Canyon is a large howitzer.
 
Here I am One Sagan



From: "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]"
To: PUNY
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [puny] randumb pun

 
Reverse are bodies of flowing water that run backward
Cyn
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com
 
Pass a smile along
 
= = = =
The Grand Canyon isn’t merely beautiful. It’s just gorges!
 
Gary Hallock
 
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Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.
 
billcrider
 



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moderated Re: randumb pun

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Reverse are bodies of flowing water that run backward

Cyn

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

= = = =

The Grand Canyon isn’t merely beautiful. It’s just gorges!

 

Gary Hallock

 

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Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.

 

billcrider

 


moderated Re: randumb pun

gary hallock
 

The Grand Canyon isn’t merely beautiful. It’s just gorges!

Gary Hallock

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Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.

billcrider


moderated Riddle 947 Results

Kirk Miller
 

8 people played this week, and 16 of the 20 questions were solved by at least one person.  The unsolved questions are 4,  7,  14, 20.  Alex will host the next Riddle.  Answers are below.

 

1.             What picture is of you with one of Santa's helpers?  Elfie

2.             What are emotional people called at Christmastime?   Santamental

3.             What kind of music is appropriate when covering a present?  Wrap

4.             What kind of Christmas education is dangerous?  Noeledge  ("knowledge is a dangerous thing")

5.             What California city does Saint Nicholas like to drive in?  Santa Cruz

6.             What does time wait for?  Snowman

7.             What religious belief is at Christmastime?   spirityule   (spiritual)

8.             What kind of soup do Santa's helpers prefer?  Elfabet

9.             What is Saint Nick's fear of getting stuck in a chimney?  Santa Claus-trophobia

10.         What application of science is used at Christmas?  Technoëlogy

11.         What hand disinfectant is used at Christmas?  Santatiser

12.         What doughnut sales increase at Christmastime?  Krispy Kringle

13.         What storage place holds Christmas presents?  Clauset

14.         What is a quilter's favorite Christmas character?  Santa Cloth

15.         What commemorates a Baroque musical event after Christmas?  Bach sing day

16.         What is hand clapping approval of Saint Nicholas?  Santapplause

17.         What palindrome describes Saint Nick at Cape Canaveral?  A SANTA AT NASA

18.         What is Santa Claus called on December 26 due to his nonconformist behavior?  A beat nick

19.         What do Santa's helpers prefer to use instead of stairs?  Elelfators

20.         What vigorous push is made the day before Christmas?  Initiateve

 

Kirk Miller
The best way to predict the future is to help create it.


moderated randumb pun

bill crider
 

Mountains aren't just funny, they are hill areas.
billcrider


moderated Riddle 947 Deadline

Kirk Miller
 

Riddle 947 will close at 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, November 27.

Kirk Miller
The best way to predict the future is to help create it.


moderated Riddle 947

Kirk Miller
 

8 players so far, and half of them are really close to each other for the lead.  If you want more clues, let me know.


Kirk Miller
The best way to predict the future is to help create it.


moderated Re: Riddle 947 Clues (OOOPSIE!) [Don’t read this]

gary hallock
 

OOOPSIE!!!! 

Looks like you’re never too old to make a public guess! 

I am keeping my blinders on and expect to post my own worksheet (privately) later this evening.

GH

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On Nov 25, 2018, at 12:17 PM, Stan Kegel skegel@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 


 

2.           What are emotional people called at Christmastime?   SANTAMENTAL

4.     What kind of Christmas education is dangerous?  N_______

5.           What California city does Saint Nicholas like to drive in?  SANTA  CRUISE

6.           What does time wait for?  S_______

7.           What religious belief is at Christmastime?   SACK(RA) MENTAL

8.          What kind of soup do Santa's helpers prefer?  E_______

10.        What application of science is used at Christmas?  T_______

11.         What hand disinfectant is used at Christmas?  S_______

12.         What doughnut sales increase at Christmastime?  KRISP(IE)  KRINGLE or KRIS KRINGLE

14.         What is a quilter's favorite Christmas character?  S______. C____ 

15.       &n bsp; What commemorates a Baroque musical event after Christmas?  B_______  S_______  D_______

18.         What is Santa Claus called on December 26 due to his nonconformist behavior?  A BEAT  NICK

20.        What vigorous push is made the day before Christmas?  I______

 .
 


moderated Re: Riddle 947 Clues

Lars Hanson
 

Public guesses ....

    Aloha,

        Lars


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On Nov 25, 2018, at 13:17, Stan Kegel skegel@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 


 

2.           What are emotional people called at Christmastime?   SANTAMENTAL

4.     What kind of Christmas education is dangerous?  N_______

5.           What California city does Saint Nicholas like to drive in?  SANTA  CRUISE

6.           What does time wait for?  S_______

7.           What religious belief is at Christmastime?   SACK(RA) MENTAL

8.          What kind of soup do Santa's helpers prefer?  E_______

10.        What application of science is used at Christmas?  T_______

11.         What hand disinfectant is used at Christmas?  S_______

12.         What doughnut sales increase at Christmastime?  KRISP(IE)  KRINGLE or KRIS KRINGLE

14.         What is a quilter's favorite Christmas character?  S______. C____ 

15.         What commemorates a Baroque musical event after Christmas?  B_______  S_______  D_______

18.         What is Santa Claus called on December 26 due to his nonconformist behavior?  A BEAT  NICK

20.        What vigorous push is made the day before Christmas?  I______

 .
 


moderated Re: Riddle 947 Clues

Stan Kegel
 


 

2.           What are emotional people called at Christmastime?   SANTAMENTAL

4.     What kind of Christmas education is dangerous?  N_______

5.           What California city does Saint Nicholas like to drive in?  SANTA  CRUISE

6.           What does time wait for?  S_______

7.           What religious belief is at Christmastime?   SACK(RA) MENTAL

8.          What kind of soup do Santa's helpers prefer?  E_______

10.        What application of science is used at Christmas?  T_______

11.         What hand disinfectant is used at Christmas?  S_______

12.         What doughnut sales increase at Christmastime?  KRISP(IE)  KRINGLE or KRIS KRINGLE

14.         What is a quilter's favorite Christmas character?  S______. C____ 

15.         What commemorates a Baroque musical event after Christmas?  B_______  S_______  D_______

18.         What is Santa Claus called on December 26 due to his nonconformist behavior?  A BEAT  NICK

20.        What vigorous push is made the day before Christmas?  I______

 .
 


moderated Riddle 947 Clues

Kirk Miller
 

For you clueless players, clues have been added:  the number of words and the starting letter for each word.

 

1.             What picture is of you with one of Santa's helpers?  E_______

2.             What are emotional people called at Christmastime?   S_______

3.             What kind of music is appropriate when covering a present?  W_______

4.             What kind of Christmas education is dangerous?  N_______

5.             What California city does Saint Nicholas like to drive in?  S_______  C_______

6.             What does time wait for?  S_______

7.             What religious belief is at Christmastime?   S_______

8.             What kind of soup do Santa's helpers prefer?  E_______

9.             What is Saint Nick's fear of getting stuck in a chimney?  S_______  C_______

10.         What application of science is used at Christmas?  T_______

11.         What hand disinfectant is used at Christmas?  S_______

12.         What doughnut sales increase at Christmastime?  K_______  K_______

13.         What storage place holds Christmas presents?  C_______

14.         What is a quilter's favorite Christmas character?  S_______  C_______

15.         What commemorates a Baroque musical event after Christmas?  B_______  S_______  D_______

16.         What is hand clapping approval of Saint Nicholas?  S_______

17.         What palindrome describes Saint Nick at Cape Canaveral?  A  S_______  A_______  N_______

18.         What is Santa Claus called on December 26 due to his nonconformist behavior?  A B_______  N_______

19.         What do Santa's helpers prefer to use instead of stairs?  E_______

20.         What vigorous push is made the day before Christmas?  I_______

 

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The best way to predict the future is to help create it.


moderated Rogue Riddle 947 - What . . . ?

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 947 - What . . . ?

The winner is the first person to correctly answer all 20 questions; barring that, the person with the most correct answers.

 

Examples of questions and answers:

What kind of verse includes everything?  The universe

What is fear of Saint Nicholas?  Claustrophobia

 

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1.             What picture is of you with one of Santa's helpers?

2.             What are emotional people called at Christmastime?

3.             What kind of music is appropriate when covering a present?

4.             What kind of Christmas education is dangerous?

5.             What California city does Saint Nicholas like to drive in?

6.             What does time wait for?

7.             What religious belief is at Christmastime?

8.             What kind of soup do Santa's helpers prefer?

9.             What is Saint Nick's fear of getting stuck in a chimney?

10.         What application of science is used at Christmas?

11.         What hand disinfectant is used at Christmas?

12.         What doughnut sales increase at Christmastime?

13.         What storage place holds Christmas presents?

14.         What is a quilter's favorite Christmas character?

15.         What commemorates a Baroque musical event after Christmas?

16.         What is hand clapping approval of Saint Nicholas?

17.         What palindrome describes Saint Nick at Cape Canaveral?

18.         What is Santa Claus called on December 26 due to his nonconformist behavior?

19.         What do Santa's helpers prefer to use instead of stairs?

20.         What vigorous push is made the day before Christmas?

 

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*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

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moderated Riddle 947

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 947 will be launched Saturday, November 24, probably between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Kirk Miller
The best way to predict the future is to help create it.


moderated RR #946 (Bingo & reveal)

gary hallock
 

In the holiday rush I kind of let this riddle reveal slip. Answers have been pasted in below. Several players offered a clean bingo sweep on their first volley. Among the enthused players were (in no peculiar ardor) Lars H., Doug S., Cyntthia M., Bill C. Chris G., Kirk M. & even the elusive Gary Reeves!!!!!

Watch for Kirk Miller to host/post RR #947 sometime this weekend.

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

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ROGUE RIDDLE #946 - Posted November 18, 2018 @ high noon central time

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Below you will find a series of 6 random limerick verses. In each of the first 5 verses, you should easily fill a the single BLANK word. Punned or un-punned really doesn’t much matter here. Collect and assemble these 5 words to form a phrase that phonetically approximates the 3 word phrase that logically completes the last line of the 6th verse (a.k.a. “the REAL riddle”)

Yes, that’s correct. The target (un-punned) phrase in verse #6 is only 3 words long. The punned version from which you form it will be 5 words long. You probably know the drill by now. In fact I very much doubt that anyone is actually reading these instructions anyhow, so go ahead and do whatever you like, send me your thoughts and if you’re not careful, I may decide you’re this weeks winner.

Contest runs until someone submits the properly completed worksheet or at least impresses me with their enthusiasm for playing.

^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^
1.
A young cellist prodigy, “Yo”
With girls, was quite shy, don’t you know?
Thus no strings attached
Until late-in-life matched
Yet for years he was nobody’s BLANK ( #### BOW / BEAU )

2.
A very BLANK actor is Johnny ( #### DEEP / DEPP )
His piratical character’s funny
But some we have seen
Don't sail Caribbean
Yet rake in a good bit of money

3.
Injections should come without pain
The doctor was quick to explain
You’ve no need to fear
This hypo, my dear
His effort, alas, were in BLANK ( #### VEIN / VAIN )

4.
My sibling has many bad vices
She knows my advice, very wise is
So she'll seek me out
I'll tell her, “Don’t pout
For this too shall pass, so don't cry, BLANK” ( #### SIS )

5.
When playing at cards with a chump
At bridge, your opponent, you’ll thump
It might make some sense
To pull up your Pence
And make a firm bid, “Two, no BLANK ( #### TRUMP )

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

BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK

( #### BEAU, DEPP, VAIN, SIS, TRUMP )

(THE “REAL” RIDDLE)

6.
When taking an overseas tour
Wear these when you're flying, for sure
Compression socks please. It's
Best for this disease, it’s
For BLANK BLANK BLANK, the cure!

(#### DEPP VAIN TRUMP BEAU SIS / DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS )

^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #946

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #946 - Posted November 18, 2018 @ high noon central time

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Send all guesses, gabs, gropes, grins and guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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Below you will find a series of 6 random limerick verses. In each of the first 5 verses, you should easily fill a the single BLANK word. Punned or un-punned really doesn’t much matter here. Collect and assemble these 5 words to form a phrase that phonetically approximates the 3 word phrase that logically completes the last line of the 6th verse (a.k.a. “the REAL riddle”)

Yes, that’s correct. The target (un-punned) phrase in verse #6 is only 3 words long. The punned version from which you form it will be 5 words long. You probably know the drill by now. In fact I very much doubt that anyone is actually reading these instructions anyhow, so go ahead and do whatever you like, send me your thoughts and if you’re not careful, I may decide you’re this weeks winner.

Contest runs until someone submits the properly completed worksheet or at least impresses me with their enthusiasm for playing.

^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^
Send all guesses, gabs, gropes, grins and guffaws directly to <gary@...>
^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^

1.
A young cellist prodigy, “Yo”
With girls, was quite shy, don’t you know?
Thus no strings attached
Until late-in-life matched
Yet for years he was nobody’s BLANK

2.
A very BLANK actor is Johnny
His piratical character’s funny
But some we have seen
Don't sail Caribbean
Yet rake in a good bit of money

3.
Injections should come without pain
The doctor was quick to explain
You’ve no need to fear
This hypo, my dear
His effort, alas, were in BLANK

4.
My sibling has many bad vices
She knows my advice, very wise is
So she'll seek me out
I'll tell her, “Don’t pout
For this too shall pass, so don't cry, BLANK"

5.
When playing at cards with a chump
At bridge, your opponent, you’ll thump
It might make some sense
To pull up your Pence
And make a firm bid, “Two, no BLANK

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

BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK

(THE “REAL” RIDDLE)

6.
When taking an overseas tour
Wear these when you're flying, for sure
Compression socks please. It's
Best for this disease, it’s
For BLANK BLANK BLANK, the cure!

^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^(^
Send all guesses, gabs, gropes, grins and guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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moderated Rogue Riddle #946 (25 minute warning)

gary hallock
 

Expect to see RR #946 in your mailbox at noon-ish central.

Gary Hallock
gary@...


moderated R.I.P. Stan Lee

gary hallock
 

After a long evening of worrying over her super-hero husband who was off on yet another crime fighting adventure, Mary Jane switched on her webcam and spied her man on the monitor. Noticing he had a big rip in the leg of his blue & red costume, she thought to herself, "Arachnids a tough job he's doing. I really should cut him some slacks."

Gary Hallock