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moderated YOU'RE NOT ALL IN HIDING AFTER ALL

Cynthia MacGregor
 

My plaint crossed mails with some guesses from Kirk, who scored 3 bingos.

 

Now where are the rest of you?

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated IS EVERYBODY IN HIDING?

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I sent out the Rogue Riddle this morning, and it came back to me promptly, so I know there were no distribution issues this time. But NOBODY has sent a SINGLE guess, and two or three of those riddles were gimmes. WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

 

I’m heading into the kitchen now, will be back after a while but off the computer for the night in an hour or so. WHERE ARE Y’ALL HIDING?

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Ides of March

gary hallock
 

My wife enjoys a hot beverage in the morning but has given up coffee for lent. In support of her, I too, brew tea. 

Gary Hallock (Note: I have added a new limerick verse below as well.)

===========
After Julius Caesar was asked by his friend what type of music he liked, he replied, "Etude, Brutus."

Jim Ertner

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

Ides of March was a murderous day

For J. Caesar in Shakespeare's big play.

            Caesar wanted to know

            Who'd delivered the blow.

So he took a wild stab, "Et tu, Bruté?"

 

A conspiring young waitress named Faye

Took his order of seafood that day.

            Said, "What do you want, Sir?"

            Then stabbed with a dagger.

Caesar grimaced and said, "Et-ou-ffé!"  (Et tu, Faye!)

 

Kirk Miller

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


This month, our wordplay hits a peak

We all “Marched 4th” one day last week

And then came “pi day” 

Now it’s Friday

When we play at “ide & seek”


Gary Hallock

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


Upon three great dates, did we play

“March madness,” some people may say

When you pull off that trick

Some call it a “hat trick”

But sadly, this ain’t hat trick’s day


Gary Hallock



moderated RR 963 PI(E) WEEK RIDDLES

Cynthia MacGregor
 

 

RR 963

 

PI(E) WEEK RIDDLES

 

 

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

 

1 – Dance your way to this pie topping

 

 

2 – A part of a boat plus a first person declaration

 

 

 

3 – Offering a seat to a former Asian leader

 

 

4 – When I asked if I had any ability to get my case reheard, my lawyer said _____

 

 

5 – A type of tree

 

 

6 – When he answered in the affirmative, his accent was evident

 

 

7 – Kids like to do this

 

 

8  - Restrict Ms. Wintour

 

 

9 – I watch you surreptitiously

 

 

10 – The area around the bright lights is particularly fresh and open

 

 

11 – A certain TV host loves doing this to people

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Horsing Around

JANET MUNRO <serepeins3@...>
 

Is this an attempt to stirrup trouble?  Someone might suggest it’s time you hoof it.  We could just take a Gallop poll…?

Nah, I’m just horsing around.
Janet in Australia

On 16 Mar 2019, at 12:59 pm, kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:


In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in
their home cooked burgers. Even places like Burger King have had to admit
that there are "small amounts" of horse meat in their burgers. Tesco is a
big supermarket chain in the UK. Within hours of the news that Tesco's
'all beef hamburgers' contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the
Internet. 

"I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse..... I guess Tesco just listened!

Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

Had some burgers from Tesco for supper last night ...I still have a bit
between my teeth.

A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from
Tesco. Her condition is listed as stable.

Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of unicorn.

"I've just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer ... "AND THEY'RE OFF!"

Tesco is now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers
confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

I said to the missus, "These Tesco burgers give me the trots...

"To beef or not to beef, that is equestrian".....

A cow walks into a bar. Barman says, "Why the long face?� Cow says
"Illegal ingredients coming over here stealing our jobs!"

I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse
d'oeuvres.

These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit...Talk about flogging a dead
horse.

Last night the wife made meatloaf, so I had dinner with two nags.

Since they're selling the meat wrapped in plastic, is that technically a
"Trojan Horse?"

Instead of choosing "rare, medium or well done, it's now Win, Place or
Show"

At first, I thought, "Oh great, I've been saddled with another email to
forward, but something spurred me on."

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moderated Horsing Around

Kirk Miller
 

In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in
their home cooked burgers. Even places like Burger King have had to admit
that there are "small amounts" of horse meat in their burgers. Tesco is a
big supermarket chain in the UK. Within hours of the news that Tesco's
'all beef hamburgers' contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the
Internet.

"I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse..... I guess Tesco just listened!

Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

Had some burgers from Tesco for supper last night ...I still have a bit
between my teeth.

A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from
Tesco. Her condition is listed as stable.

Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of unicorn.

"I've just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer ... "AND THEY'RE OFF!"

Tesco is now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers
confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

I said to the missus, "These Tesco burgers give me the trots...

"To beef or not to beef, that is equestrian".....

A cow walks into a bar. Barman says, "Why the long face? Cow says
"Illegal ingredients coming over here stealing our jobs!"

I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse
d'oeuvres.

These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit...Talk about flogging a dead
horse.

Last night the wife made meatloaf, so I had dinner with two nags.

Since they're selling the meat wrapped in plastic, is that technically a
"Trojan Horse?"

Instead of choosing "rare, medium or well done, it's now Win, Place or
Show"

At first, I thought, "Oh great, I've been saddled with another email to
forward, but something spurred me on."




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Virus-free. www.avast.com




--

Regards
David Lynn



--

Guapo

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


moderated Ides of March

James Ertner
 

After Julius Caesar was asked by his friend what type of music he liked, he replied, "Etude, Brutus."

Jim Ertner



On March 15, 2019, at 7:53 AM, "Gary gary@... [limericks_n_haiku]" <limericks_n_haiku@...> wrote:


 

Ides of March was a murderous day

For J. Caesar in Shakespeare's big play.

            Caesar wanted to know

            Who'd delivered the blow.

So he took a wild stab, "Et tu, Bruté?"

 

A conspiring young waitress named Faye

Took his order of seafood that day.

            Said, "What do you want, Sir?"

            Then stabbed with a dagger.

Caesar grimaced and said, "Et-ou-ffé!"  (Et tu, Faye!)

 

Kirk Miller

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


This month, our wordplay hits a peak

We all “Marched 4th” one day last week

And then came “pi day” 

Now it’s Friday

When we play at “ide & seek”


Gary Hallock



moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 962 - Final standings and solutions

David Wyde
 

It was so close, and we had a whopping 7 guessers! Thanks for playing and following along.

Cyn had no e-quill and stands by her-shelve in clear first. She will host next week.

Final scores:
Cyn - 7
Stan - 6.5
Gary - 6.5
Bill - 6
Kirk - 5.5
Chris - 4
Jim - 2

Question: what's a better clue for #6 (LITTER ASSURE)? A lot of people got "litter" but "assure" proved tricky. I thought "guarantee" would lead to "assure", but I'd be happy to hear any opinions on how to improve for next time.

I don't think anyone guessed #5, #8, or #9, but I was surprised that most people got half of #6.


Best,
David
 
0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
4 2 / 6 
JACK IT / JACKET 
 
1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.
5 / 5 
TIDAL / TITLE
  

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.
5 / 6 
 OTHER / AUTHOR


3) We store playing cards BLANK.
2 5 / 5 
 IN DECKS / INDEX


4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.
6 / 6 
 PRINCE / PRINTS


5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.
3-7 / 3-7 
NON-FACTION / NON-FICTION
 

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.
6 6 / 10 
 LITTER ASSURE / LITERATURE


7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.
5' / 5 
SPYIN' / SPINE


8) The old-time mute was BLANK.
7 4 / 10 
DICTION NARY / DICTIONARY
 

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.
3 3 3 / 7
ALL MAN ACT / ALMANAC 
 

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.
4 / 5
 PROS / PROSE


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 962 - Letter count clues

David Wyde
 

I'll end the game tonight at 11:59pm Central and send out a final email tomorrow.

Updated scores:
7
6.5
6.5
5.5
4
2


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 11:10 AM David Wyde <david.wyde@...> wrote:
Letter count clues are below. Spaces separate words, and a slash separates a pun (first) from the cue (second). See #0 for an example.

Current scores out of 10:
6.5
6.5
6
5.5
2

0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
4 2 / 6 
JACK IT / JACKET 
 
1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.
5 / 5 

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.
5 / 6 

3) We store playing cards BLANK.
2 5 / 5 

4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.
6 / 6 

5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.
3-7 / 3-7 

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.
6 6 / 10 

7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.
5' / 5 

8) The old-time mute was BLANK.
7 4 / 10 

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.
3 3 3 / 7 

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.
4 / 5


moderated Re: Rogue clues?

David Wyde
 

Just sent. Late morning + Pacific Time = oops.


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 11:13 AM Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

I never got the Rogue clues. And I'm about to go into a two-hour biz meeting

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue clues?

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I never got the Rogue clues. And I'm about to go into a two-hour biz meeting

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 962 - Letter count clues

David Wyde
 

Letter count clues are below. Spaces separate words, and a slash separates a pun (first) from the cue (second). See #0 for an example.

Current scores out of 10:
6.5
6.5
6
5.5
2

0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
4 2 / 6 
JACK IT / JACKET 
 
1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.
5 / 5 

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.
5 / 6 

3) We store playing cards BLANK.
2 5 / 5 

4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.
6 / 6 

5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.
3-7 / 3-7 

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.
6 6 / 10 

7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.
5' / 5 

8) The old-time mute was BLANK.
7 4 / 10 

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.
3 3 3 / 7 

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.
4 / 5


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 962 - Game update

David Wyde
 

We have five entrants so far, and it's a close race. Scores out of 10:

6.5
6
5
4.5
2

Letter count clues will go out tomorrow.


Thanks!
David


On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM David Wyde <david.wyde@...> wrote:
Rogue Riddle 962 - Book, Line, and Sinker

Hello! Books are this week's theme. Please send all responses to david.wyde@...

Find the pun and the book-related cue word, as in the example below. All answers are general terms rather than specific books.

I'll send clues on Monday and wrap up the game on Tuesday night.

Good luck :-)

0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
JACK IT / JACKET

1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.

3) We store playing cards BLANK.

4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.

5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.

7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.

8) The old-time mute was BLANK.

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.


moderated Rogue Riddle 962

David Wyde
 

Rogue Riddle 962 - Book, Line, and Sinker

Hello! Books are this week's theme. Please send all responses to david.wyde@...

Find the pun and the book-related cue word, as in the example below. All answers are general terms rather than specific books.

I'll send clues on Monday and wrap up the game on Tuesday night.

Good luck :-)

0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
JACK IT / JACKET

1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.

3) We store playing cards BLANK.

4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.

5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.

7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.

8) The old-time mute was BLANK.

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.


moderated SATURDAY SILLINESS

James Ertner
 

 Many politicians today remind me of Moses. Every time they open their mouth, the bulrushes.

Jim
===================
Q: We all know that Moses lived to a VERY ripe old age. Naturally at some point he lost some of his…um…male abilities, and Viagra had not yet been invented. What did his wife sing to him?

 

A: "Go Down, Moses"

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along



moderated Re: SATURDAY SILLINESS

eyesbydrvie-caravan1@...
 

Q: We all know that Moses lived to a VERY ripe old age. Naturally at some point he lost some of his…um…male abilities, and Viagra had not yet been invented. What did his wife sing to him?

 

A: "Go Down, Moses"

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along



I can only say, Unholey Moses




moderated SATURDAY SILLINESS

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Q: We all know that Moses lived to a VERY ripe old age. Naturally at some point he lost some of his…um…male abilities, and Viagra had not yet been invented. What did his wife sing to him?

 

A: "Go Down, Moses"

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 961 Resolved

David Wyde
 

I'm happy to host. I'll post Saturday at 12pm Central; market in your calendars.


Thanks,
David


On Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 8:01 AM Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:
 

We wound up the same as the standings I posted yesterday:

Gary 5, David and Stan 3 each. Gary already warned me he can't host this weekend, so it passes to David, if he'll accept—at 5 AM I don't expect him to be awake to assure me he can host. David, please post your acceptance. (Or Gary, if your situation has changed, step in and claim your rightful place as host after all.)

 

Meanwhile, here are the answers:

 

ANOTHER TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET

Please give me both the punned answer and the “straight” answer

 

1 – To hope to be a waterfowl.

 

Aspire a goose/asparagus

 

2 – A certain sailor’s self-declaration

 

I yam/a yam

 

3 – Don't allow Charles out

 

Ground Chuck/ground chuck

 

4 – The carnivorous cat preferred pedal extremities

 

Tom ate toes/tomatoes

 

5 – This will let you in to Constantinople

 

Turk key/turkey

 

6 – Aim your toes at the rose

 

Kick flower/cake flour

 

7 – My ocular orb has a loud voice

 

Eye scream/ice cream

 

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

 

Cheek Un/chicken

 

9 – The male moves forward

 

Man goes/mangos

 

10 – Full of much

 

Chock o’lot/chocolate

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle 961 Resolved

Cynthia MacGregor
 

We wound up the same as the standings I posted yesterday:

Gary 5, David and Stan 3 each. Gary already warned me he can't host this weekend, so it passes to David, if he'll accept—at 5 AM I don't expect him to be awake to assure me he can host. David, please post your acceptance. (Or Gary, if your situation has changed, step in and claim your rightful place as host after all.)

 

Meanwhile, here are the answers:

 

ANOTHER TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET

Please give me both the punned answer and the “straight” answer

 

1 – To hope to be a waterfowl.

 

Aspire a goose/asparagus

 

2 – A certain sailor’s self-declaration

 

I yam/a yam

 

3 – Don't allow Charles out

 

Ground Chuck/ground chuck

 

4 – The carnivorous cat preferred pedal extremities

 

Tom ate toes/tomatoes

 

5 – This will let you in to Constantinople

 

Turk key/turkey

 

6 – Aim your toes at the rose

 

Kick flower/cake flour

 

7 – My ocular orb has a loud voice

 

Eye scream/ice cream

 

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

 

Cheek Un/chicken

 

9 – The male moves forward

 

Man goes/mangos

 

10 – Full of much

 

Chock o’lot/chocolate

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle 961 - Clues

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Before Clues, here are Standings:

 

Gary 5, David and Stan 3 each, no other players so far.

 

And now to clues:

 

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

 

1 – To hope to be a waterfowl.

 

6 1 5/9

 

2 – A certain sailor’s self-declaration

 

1  3/1 3

 

3 – Don't allow Charles out

 

6 5/6 6

 

4 – The carnivorous cat preferred pedal extremities

 

3 3 4/8

 

5 – This will let you in to Constantinople

 

4 3/6

 

6 – Aim your toes at the rose

 

4 6/4 5

 

7 – My ocular orb has a loud voice

 

3 6/3 5

 

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

 

5 2/7

 

9 – The male moves forward

 

3 4/6

 

10 – Full of much

 

5 1’3/9

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along