Date   

moderated Rogue Riddle 961

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

ANOTHER TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET

Please give me both the punned answer and the “straight” answer for full credit

 

1 – To hope to be a waterfowl.

 

2 – A certain sailor’s self-declaration

 

3 – Don't allow Charles out

 

4 – The carnivorous cat preferred pedal extremities

 

5 – This will let you in to Constantinople

 

6 – Aim your toes at the rose

 

7 – My ocular orb has a loud voice

 

8 – The ruler of North Korea has a lot of nerve

 

9 – The male moves forward

 

10 – Full of much

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 


moderated File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

puny@...
 

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

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

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

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Table of Contents

I. Group Description

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

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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I. Group Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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II. Questions About Messages

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

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

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

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

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

Don't panic. This is not your fault.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

puny-unsubscribe@...

Yahoo! Groups usage terms can be found at:

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

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

puny-owner AT yahoogroups.com

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

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

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

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IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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

Agent is a trademark of Forte, Inc.

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


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


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Clues and Update

David Wyde
 

Thanks to everyone who played! Cyn wins on points and persistence, and will host next week.

Scores:
9.75 - Cyn
8 - Gary
7 - Kirk
6 - Stan
3 - Jim
3 - Chris

Answers are inline below.

#6 and #11 were controversial. For #6, Broth-er doesn't use "fleshy lump", and Gum-bro is a reach to sound like any family relation. I used mixing stew to get "stir", in contrast to mixing pieces of paper in a hat.

Some people got #11 by accident, but I don't think anyone found the intended path.

Special thanks to Gary for pointing out a typo in #0 (food -> foot).


Best,
David

1) The BLANK shone on the summer day.
1 / 1 
SUN / SON 

2) My BLANK draws little circles.
2 / 2
DOTTER / DAUGHTER 

3) My relative is cool, the bee's BLANK.
1 / 1 
KNEES / NIECE 

4) The religious person behaved BLANK are bad.
1 1 / 2 
CUZ SINS / COUSINS 

5) I reduced the herd; my BLANK did the opposite.
1-1 / 2 
UN-CULL / UNCLE 

6) The BLANK mixes fleshy lump stew.
1 1 / 2 
CYST STIR / SISTER 

7) They cloned the cellist: Yo-Yo Yo-Yo BLANK.
1 1 / 2 
MA MA / MAMA 

8) My BLANK brews insects.
1 1 / 2 
ANT TEA / AUNTIE 

9) We look closely related, but it's a much BLANK connection.
2 / 2 
FARTHER / FATHER

10) I remarried and my BLANK loves cowboy hats.
2 / 2 
STETSON / STEPSON 

11) My BLANK is a famous wrapper.
2 / 2 
MUMMY 

12) Your BLANK forgives you for the slimy spill on the rounded ceiling.
1 1 1 3 / 3 2 
DOME MESS STICK PARDONER / DOMESTIC PARTNER 


Thanks!
David


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Clues and Update

David Wyde
 

The leader is on 9.75/12. Game ends late Tuesday night.

Clues are below. The format is a little complicated, but I hope it makes sense.

There is a two-part split: PUNS / THEMED ANSWER. Within each half of the slash, spaces separate words and each number has the syllable count of that word.

For 0), with GRAND PAW / GRANDPA, "1 1 / 2" means:
- The pun is two one-syllable words (before the slash).
- The answer is one word of two syllables (after the slash).


Thanks!
David

0) A thousand dollars for one rabbit's food? That's a BLANK.
GRAND PAW / GRANDPA
1 1 / 2 

1) The BLANK shone on the summer day.
1 / 1 

2) My BLANK draws little circles.
2 / 2 

3) My relative is cool, the bee's BLANK.
1 / 1 

4) The religious person behaved BLANK are bad.
1 1 / 2 

5) I reduced the herd; my BLANK did the opposite.
1-1 / 2 

6) The BLANK mixes fleshy lump stew.
1 1 / 2 

7) They cloned the cellist: Yo-Yo Yo-Yo BLANK.
1 1 / 2 

8) My BLANK brews insects.
1 1 / 2 

9) We look closely related, but it's a much BLANK connection.
2 / 2 

10) I remarried and my BLANK loves cowboy hats.
2 / 2 

11) My BLANK is a famous wrapper.
2 / 2 

12) Your BLANK forgives you for the slimy spill on the rounded ceiling.
1 1 1 3 / 3 2 


Thanks!
David


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Game Update

David Wyde
 

This riddle has awake-kinned 5 submitters thus far. The two leaders are on 7/12, with everyone else in striking distance.

I'll post clues tomorrow afternoon, then wrap the game up Tuesday at midnight.


Thanks!
David


On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM David Wyde <david.wyde@...> wrote:
ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Launched Saturday, 2019-02-23 at 12pm Central.

FAMILY TREAT - Familial relations

This week we have 12 fill-in-the-blank riddles. Each solution is a pun that sounds like a well-known family relation. The BLANK's pun may be one or more words, as in the example.

***Please send all guesses, questions, comments, and concerns to david.wyde@....***

0) A thousand dollars for one rabbit's food? That's a BLANK.
GRAND PAW / GRANDPA

1) The BLANK shone on the summer day.

2) My BLANK draws little circles.

3) My relative is cool, the bee's BLANK.

4) The religious person behaved BLANK are bad.

5) I reduced the herd; my BLANK did the opposite.

6) The BLANK mixes fleshy lump stew.

7) They cloned the cellist: Yo-Yo Yo-Yo BLANK.

8) My BLANK brews insects.

9) We look closely related, but it's a much BLANK connection.

10) I remarried and my BLANK loves cowboy hats.

11) My BLANK is a famous wrapper.

12) Your BLANK forgives you for the slimy spill on the rounded ceiling.


Thanks!
David


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #960

David Wyde
 

Huh, thanks for playing! Maybe the trailing period caused problems?

The right address is david.wyde@...

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 10:52 AM Cynthia MacGregor cynmacgregor@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

Did anyone else's mail to David bounce? I used the hyperlink in the riddle.

 

Cyn

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <puny@...> on behalf of PUNY <puny@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <puny@...>
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM
To: PUNY <puny@...>
Subject: [puny] ROGUE RIDDLE #960

 

 

ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Launched Saturday, 2019-02-23 at 12pm Central.

FAMILY TREAT - Familial relations

This week we have 12 fill-in-the-blank riddles. Each solution is a pun that sounds like a well-known family relation. The BLANK's pun may be one or more words, as in the example.

***Please send all guesses, questions, comments, and concerns to david.wyde@....***

0) A thousand dollars for one rabbit's food? That's a BLANK.
GRAND PAW / GRANDPA

1) The BLANK shone on the summer day.

2) My BLANK draws little circles.

3) My relative is cool, the bee's BLANK.

4) The religious person behaved BLANK are bad.

5) I reduced the herd; my BLANK did the opposite.

6) The BLANK mixes fleshy lump stew.

7) They cloned the cellist: Yo-Yo Yo-Yo BLANK.

8) My BLANK brews insects.

9) We look closely related, but it's a much BLANK connection.

10) I remarried and my BLANK loves cowboy hats.

11) My BLANK is a famous wrapper.

12) Your BLANK forgives you for the slimy spill on the rounded ceiling.


Thanks!
David


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #960

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Did anyone else's mail to David bounce? I used the hyperlink in the riddle.

 

Cyn

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY on behalf of PUNY
Reply-To: PUNY
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM
To: PUNY
Subject: [puny] ROGUE RIDDLE #960

 

 

ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Launched Saturday, 2019-02-23 at 12pm Central.

FAMILY TREAT - Familial relations

This week we have 12 fill-in-the-blank riddles. Each solution is a pun that sounds like a well-known family relation. The BLANK's pun may be one or more words, as in the example.

***Please send all guesses, questions, comments, and concerns to david.wyde@....***

0) A thousand dollars for one rabbit's food? That's a BLANK.
GRAND PAW / GRANDPA

1) The BLANK shone on the summer day.

2) My BLANK draws little circles.

3) My relative is cool, the bee's BLANK.

4) The religious person behaved BLANK are bad.

5) I reduced the herd; my BLANK did the opposite.

6) The BLANK mixes fleshy lump stew.

7) They cloned the cellist: Yo-Yo Yo-Yo BLANK.

8) My BLANK brews insects.

9) We look closely related, but it's a much BLANK connection.

10) I remarried and my BLANK loves cowboy hats.

11) My BLANK is a famous wrapper.

12) Your BLANK forgives you for the slimy spill on the rounded ceiling.


Thanks!
David


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #960

David Wyde
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - Launched Saturday, 2019-02-23 at 12pm Central.

FAMILY TREAT - Familial relations

This week we have 12 fill-in-the-blank riddles. Each solution is a pun that sounds like a well-known family relation. The BLANK's pun may be one or more words, as in the example.

***Please send all guesses, questions, comments, and concerns to david.wyde@....***

0) A thousand dollars for one rabbit's food? That's a BLANK.
GRAND PAW / GRANDPA

1) The BLANK shone on the summer day.

2) My BLANK draws little circles.

3) My relative is cool, the bee's BLANK.

4) The religious person behaved BLANK are bad.

5) I reduced the herd; my BLANK did the opposite.

6) The BLANK mixes fleshy lump stew.

7) They cloned the cellist: Yo-Yo Yo-Yo BLANK.

8) My BLANK brews insects.

9) We look closely related, but it's a much BLANK connection.

10) I remarried and my BLANK loves cowboy hats.

11) My BLANK is a famous wrapper.

12) Your BLANK forgives you for the slimy spill on the rounded ceiling.


Thanks!
David


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #960 - 30 minute warning

David Wyde
 

Stay tuned!


Thanks,
David


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE #959 (Bingo & answers revealed)

David Wyde
 

There's snow telling yet weather Gary should have handed me the rains, but we'll see.

I'll post a themed fill-in-the-blank riddle on Saturday 2/23, at 12pm Central.


Thanks!
David

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:24 PM Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

A well plotted late entry by David Wyde allowed him to cash up with the other 5 players and claim pay dirt. Even though it wasn't a clean sweep, he did manage to leave most other players in the dust. Final tallies are as follows.

11 kills - David Wyde 
9 kills - Cynthia MacGregor
9 kills - Chris Gross
7 kills - Kirk miller
7 kills - Stan Kegel
5 kills - Jim Ertner

Despite his recent frustrations with hosting, David has conceded that it probably wouldn’t kill him to take another stab at hosting a Rogue Riddle, so I will try to keep him alive over the corpse of the next few days as he works up a little something for us to eschew on. Please do be kind and offer him some play.

My answers are shown below in BOLD BLUE. Thank you all for playing,

Gary Hallock. 
===========================

ROGUE RIDDLE #959 - Launched Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ noon central. 

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

SHOW ME THE MONEY! - Euphemisms for the “long green.” 

Below are 14 short riddles, each with a single BLANK for you to fill in. Each BLANK should be replaced with a word/phrase that is a common slang term for money. It is surprising to realize how long a shopping list there is for this general topic. Whether specific or generic, each of my terms can easily be discovered without significant brain bending or tedious research. As a sample, I have offered Riddle #Zero which actually contains two BLANKS for already filled. Even though it’s a double, it should give you a feel for how the game goes. 

Be the first to supply me with all (or most) of the proper filled blanks and you may claim the dubious honor/responsibility of hosting Rogue Riddle #960 some day next weekend. 

To make my hosting job easier to perform, please submit all your guesses (and follow-up guesses) in the form of a “worksheet” which includes the original riddles and contains all of the kills with which you have been previously credited. 

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0. (sample)
Jazz musicians are notoriously underpaid! Our combo has BENJAMIN at the night club every evening this week yet we barely pulled down a C-NOTE.

1.
The president of a financial institution plays a very important BANKROLL. 

2.
A reasonable price for moving a large concert piano would be something under a GRAND.

3.
Wealthy women always seem to be far more attractive to guys. The more money a gal has the more she is likely to be consider a real LUCRE

4.
Because he can brag of six degrees, the famous actor always manages to bring home the BACON.

5.
Australian animals come cheap. Bounty hunters are lucky if they can get even a BUCKAROO.

6.
Oyster farmers are always encroaching on each other’s breeding territory. The business is plagued by many ruthless CLAM jumpers.

7.
The practice of imprisoning people for their overdue bills was blatantly unfair. The court's landmark ruling against this established an unpaid DEBT PRECEDENT.

8.
The notorious burglar was fond of showing off his ill gotten gain. In fact it was for just such a public display that he was eventually arrested. The charge was LOOT conduct. 

9.
The ruthless Attila wore neither boxers or briefs. His prefered undergarment was a pair of HUNDIES.

10.
Singing cows are very difficult to find, so whenever one is engaged to perform with the choir, they are paid lots of MOOLAH.

11.
When the underpaid woodchopper noticed that his boss had dropped his wallet on the ground, he SAWBUCKS and took ‘em. 

12.
If you need a male vocalist to sing not solo with you, you can higher one cheap. You can probably find one to duet for a TENNER

13.
Back in the 1970’s, whenever the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to score, he would go to the bench and put Mean Joe GREENBACK in the game. 

14.
The thief arrested for stealing the cash box was hauled away in SHEKELS

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moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #959 (Bingo & answers revealed)

gary hallock
 

A well plotted late entry by David Wyde allowed him to cash up with the other 5 players and claim pay dirt. Even though it wasn't a clean sweep, he did manage to leave most other players in the dust. Final tallies are as follows.

11 kills - David Wyde 
9 kills - Cynthia MacGregor
9 kills - Chris Gross
7 kills - Kirk miller
7 kills - Stan Kegel
5 kills - Jim Ertner

Despite his recent frustrations with hosting, David has conceded that it probably wouldn’t kill him to take another stab at hosting a Rogue Riddle, so I will try to keep him alive over the corpse of the next few days as he works up a little something for us to eschew on. Please do be kind and offer him some play.

My answers are shown below in BOLD BLUE. Thank you all for playing,

Gary Hallock. 
===========================

ROGUE RIDDLE #959 - Launched Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ noon central. 

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

SHOW ME THE MONEY! - Euphemisms for the “long green.” 

Below are 14 short riddles, each with a single BLANK for you to fill in. Each BLANK should be replaced with a word/phrase that is a common slang term for money. It is surprising to realize how long a shopping list there is for this general topic. Whether specific or generic, each of my terms can easily be discovered without significant brain bending or tedious research. As a sample, I have offered Riddle #Zero which actually contains two BLANKS for already filled. Even though it’s a double, it should give you a feel for how the game goes. 

Be the first to supply me with all (or most) of the proper filled blanks and you may claim the dubious honor/responsibility of hosting Rogue Riddle #960 some day next weekend. 

To make my hosting job easier to perform, please submit all your guesses (and follow-up guesses) in the form of a “worksheet” which includes the original riddles and contains all of the kills with which you have been previously credited. 

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

0. (sample)
Jazz musicians are notoriously underpaid! Our combo has BENJAMIN at the night club every evening this week yet we barely pulled down a C-NOTE.

1.
The president of a financial institution plays a very important BANKROLL. 

2.
A reasonable price for moving a large concert piano would be something under a GRAND.

3.
Wealthy women always seem to be far more attractive to guys. The more money a gal has the more she is likely to be consider a real LUCRE

4.
Because he can brag of six degrees, the famous actor always manages to bring home the BACON.

5.
Australian animals come cheap. Bounty hunters are lucky if they can get even a BUCKAROO.

6.
Oyster farmers are always encroaching on each other’s breeding territory. The business is plagued by many ruthless CLAM jumpers.

7.
The practice of imprisoning people for their overdue bills was blatantly unfair. The court's landmark ruling against this established an unpaid DEBT PRECEDENT.

8.
The notorious burglar was fond of showing off his ill gotten gain. In fact it was for just such a public display that he was eventually arrested. The charge was LOOT conduct. 

9.
The ruthless Attila wore neither boxers or briefs. His prefered undergarment was a pair of HUNDIES.

10.
Singing cows are very difficult to find, so whenever one is engaged to perform with the choir, they are paid lots of MOOLAH.

11.
When the underpaid woodchopper noticed that his boss had dropped his wallet on the ground, he SAWBUCKS and took ‘em. 

12.
If you need a male vocalist to sing not solo with you, you can higher one cheap. You can probably find one to duet for a TENNER

13.
Back in the 1970’s, whenever the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to score, he would go to the bench and put Mean Joe GREENBACK in the game. 

14.
The thief arrested for stealing the cash box was hauled away in SHEKELS

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moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #959 (Tuesday update & hints)

gary hallock
 

Good starts have come in from 5 players but nobody’s really yet surged into a significant lead. There are a few of these that everyone seems to figure out quickly yet several that seem to have all baffled. Below I have incorporated some (parenthetical) clues and commentary to help those of you who are willing to help yourselves.

This will be the only update/clue-set I’ll offer. These clues should be sufficient for any serious player to lay claim to several more kills. The game will close at midnight Tuesday and I will declare a winner Wednesday.

Thank you for playing,

Gary 

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

ROGUE RIDDLE #959 - Launched Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ noon central. 

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
Submit all guesses, groans, grins, gripes & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

SHOW ME THE MONEY! - Euphemisms for the “long green.” 

Below are 14 short riddles, each with a single BLANK for you to fill in. Each BLANK should be replaced with a word/phrase that is a common slang term for money. It is surprising to realize how long a shopping list there is for this general topic. Whether specific or generic, each of my terms can easily be discovered without significant brain bending or tedious research. As a sample, I have offered Riddle #Zero which actually contains two BLANKS for already filled. Even though it’s a double, it should give you a feel for how the game goes. 

Be the first to supply me with all (or most) of the proper filled blanks and you may claim the dubious honor/responsibility of hosting Rogue Riddle #960 some day next weekend. 

To make my hosting job easier to perform, please submit all your guesses (and follow-up guesses) in the form of a “worksheet” which includes the original riddles and contains all of the kills with which you have been previously credited. 

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
Submit all guesses, groans, grins, gripes & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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0. (sample)
Jazz musicians are notoriously underpaid! Our combo has BENJAMIN at the night club every evening this week yet we barely pulled down a C-NOTE.

1.
The president of a financial institution plays a very important BLANK BLANK. (The first “blank” is very nearly a gimme so it’s your own vault if you can’t find it.)

2.
A reasonable price for moving a large concert piano would be something under a BLANK. (Such a piano us usually not moved upright)

3.
Wealthy women always seem to be far more attractive to guys. The more money a gal has the more she is likely to be consider a real BLANK. (Several people proposed “catch/cash” but you should cast your eyes elsewhere)

4.
Because he can brag of six degrees, the famous actor always manages to bring home the BLANK. (Not Robert DeNiro!) 

5.
Australian animals come cheap. Bounty hunters are lucky if they can get even a BLANK. (Want some more soup, y’all?)

6.
Oyster farmers are always encroaching on each other’s breeding territory. The business is plagued by many ruthless BLANK jumpers. (This type of currency could be used to bi-valves.) 

7.
The practice of imprisoning people for their overdue bills was blatantly unfair. The court's landmark ruling against this established an unpaid BLANK BLANK. (This one may be a bit tricky, Dick.) 

8.
The notorious burglar was fond of showing off his ill gotten gain. In fact it was for just such a public display that he was eventually arrested. The charge was BLANK conduct. (Not a musical instrument but it makes a similar sound)

9.
The ruthless Attila wore neither boxers or briefs. His prefered undergarment was a pair of BLANK. (see notes below)

10.
Singing cows are very difficult to find, so whenever one is engaged to perform with the choir, they are paid lots of BLANK. (They probably were just recording mooed music)

11.
When the underpaid woodchopper noticed that his boss had dropped his wallet on the ground, he BLANK and took ‘em. (Considering the tool he was using I suppose he wasn’t technically a “chopper” of wood.)

12.
If you need a male vocalist to sing not solo with you, you can higher one cheap. You can probably find one to duet for a BLANK. (Two very useful clues were included in the set-up. Three of these guys famously performed at Lincoln Cent-er!) 

13.
Back in the 1970’s, whenever the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to score, he would go to the bench and put Mean Joe BLANK in the game. (I erroneously failed to include a second BLANK in this set-up. Does this help?)

14.
The thief arrested for stealing the cash box was hauled away in BLANK. (This appliance is made by American Two-Wrister) [Editorial note: I have corrected a typo in the original set-up.]

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moderated about the riddle

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Gary –

 

No clue?

 

No riddle guesser status?

 

Does this mean someone already bingoed all 14?

 

If so, FORGODSAKES TELL US so I can stop spending time on riddle guesses that I should be spending working!!!!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #959

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #959 - Launched Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ noon central.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! - Euphemisms for the “long green.”

Below are 14 short riddles, each with a single BLANK for you to fill in. Each BLANK should be replaced with a word/phrase that is a common slang term for money. It is surprising to realize how long a shopping list there is for this general topic. Whether specific or generic, each of my terms can easily be discovered without significant brain bending or tedious research. As a sample, I have offered Riddle #Zero which actually contains two BLANKS for already filled. Even though it’s a double, it should give you a feel for how the game goes.

Be the first to supply me with all (or most) of the proper filled blanks and you may claim the dubious honor/responsibility of hosting Rogue Riddle #960 some day next weekend.

To make my hosting job easier to perform, please submit all your guesses (and follow-up guesses) in the form of a “worksheet” which includes the original riddles and contains all of the kills with which you have been previously credited.

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0. (sample)
Jazz musicians are notoriously underpaid! Our combo has BENJAMIN at the night club every evening this week yet we barely pulled down a C-NOTE.

1.
The president of a financial institution plays a very important BLANK BLANK.

2.
A reasonable price for moving a large concert piano would be something under a BLANK.

3.
Wealthy women always seem to be far more attractive to guys. The more money a gal has the more she is likely to be consider a real BLANK.

4.
Because he can brag of six degrees, the famous actor always manages to bring home the BLANK.

5.
Australian animals come cheap. Bounty hunters are lucky if they can get even a BLANK.

6.
Oyster farmers are always encroaching on each other’s breeding territory. The business is plagued by many ruthless BLANK jumpers.

7.
The practice of imprisoning people for their overdue bills was blatantly unfair. The court's landmark ruling against this established an unpaid BLANK BLANK.

8.
The notorious burglar was fond of showing off his ill gotten gain. In fact it was for just such a public display that he was eventually arrested. The charge was BLANK conduct.

9.
The ruthless Attila wore neither boxers or briefs. His prefered undergarment was a pair of BLANK.

10.
Singing cows are very difficult to find, so whenever one is engaged to perform with the choir, they are paid lots of BLANK.

11.
When the underpaid woodchopper noticed that his boss had dropped his wallet on the ground, he BLANK and took ‘em.

12.
If you need a male vocalist to sing not solo with you, you can higher one cheap. You can probably find one to duet for a BLANK.

13.
Back in the 1970’s, whenever the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to score, he would go to the bench and put Mean Joe BLANK in the game.

14.
The thief arrested for stealing the cash box was arrested and hauled away in BLANK.

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moderated RR #959 (2 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

Expect RR #959 to arrive in your mailbox at noon-ish central.

Gary Hallock
gary@...


moderated Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Manhattan

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

My politically inspired pun:

The 5 “burros” of New York City:

Chuck Schumer
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Bill DeBlasio
Andrew Cuomo
Donald Trump

Chris G


moderated Re: A birthday aLARSm

joseph h
 

A good day, a good year, and LARSting happiness.

Joseph

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Stealing another year, eh Lars? Don’t get charged with Larseny!


Jim 
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Getting older can be aLARSming, but with the proper laid-back LARSsitude we can face these occasions with aLARScrity and delight. So here's a birthday wish for a good one for our perennially vibrant birthday boy with the HANSON experience of staying young.

 

Cyn


moderated A birthday aLARSm

James Ertner
 

 Stealing another year, eh Lars? Don’t get charged with Larseny!

Jim 
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Getting older can be aLARSming, but with the proper laid-back LARSsitude we can face these occasions with aLARScrity and delight. So here's a birthday wish for a good one for our perennially vibrant birthday boy with the HANSON experience of staying young.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along



moderated A birthday aLARSm

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Getting older can be aLARSming, but with the proper laid-back LARSsitude we can face these occasions with aLARScrity and delight. So here's a birthday wish for a good one for our perennially vibrant birthday boy with the HANSON experience of staying young.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated RR 958 - Resolved

Cynthia MacGregor
 

 

1 - What kind of school do sperm go to?

 

Semenary

 

 

2 - What former fish means to inspect closely?

 

Ex-salmon

 

 

3 - What prepared tuber is very honest?

 

Candid sweet potatoes (acceptable answer: Candid yams)

 

 

4 - What former holiday name celebrates a shared kept woman?

 

Our Mistress Day

 

 

5 - What financial name describes electricity overseas?

 

Foreign current—see?

 

 

6 - What do you call the ice cream store’s flavor of the day? (I am not looking for the name of the flavor.)

 

Scoop du jour

 

 

7 - What do you call a snake that is suffering from low thermal conditions?

 

Wind-chilled viper

 

 

8 - What did the critic do when he didn’t enjoy the dancing bear act?

 

Pan da bear

 

 

9 - What does a certain species of tree have in common with too-tight shoes?

 

Ache corns

 

 

10 - What do you call the anchor store at the mall that sounds like a necessary mall job?

 

Main tenants

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along