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moderated Rogue Riddle # 966

Cynthia MacGregor
 

RR # 966

 

ALPHABETICALLY SPEAKING

 

Each of these riddles can be answered by a single letter. But to obtain full credit, please give me not just the letter but a sentence or phrase to indicate you're not just taking a SWAG with no real idea what I'm looking for. In some cases the letter is part of an expression or saying or quote, in which case, of course I want that.

 

Example: One of these in your headgear can give you an idea—or an injury.

 

B / A B in your bonnet.

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

 

 

1 – The patriotic song questions your ocular ability.

 

 

 

2 – Do you want to go home to her?

 

 

 

3 – A way to get around a major city in the US

 

 

 

4 – I can tell by your speech that you’re a Canadian

 

 

 

5 – Oh gosh, this exclamation is very mild!

 

 

 

6 – Breakable food item

 

 

 

7 – Are you in agreement?

 

 

 

8 – An old song prescribes this for a couple

 

 

 

9 – When nature makes demands

 

 

 

10 – What is that colorful bird?

 

 

 

11 – What era is this?

 

 

 

12 – I hate waiting on hold

 

 

 

13 – The female of a particular species

 

 

 

14 – 3rd person plural of a common verb

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 


moderated Rogue Riddle 1-day's warning

Cynthia MacGregor
 

The Rogue will launch tomorrow, Sunday, after I've gotten up and read my overnight email.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated more foolishness

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Q: What patriotic song is about a fruit?

 

A: "The Star-Spangled Banana"

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: cookery pun

Lars Hanson
 


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 Q: What do you call someone who is sure their spaghetti isn't going to cook right?
 
A: A pastamist.
 
Cyn
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Q.  What do you call an Italian who is sure his sauce will not come out right?

A.  A pestomist

Lars
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That o-puns up many pastabilities for more punning.

Jim
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    This reminds me of the story about the latest Italian spots car, the Fazoo.  It is remarkably quick, accelerating from 0 to 130 in just 2.8 seconds, and it has a top speed of 235 mph!  It corners at 1.4 g, absolutely amazing road-holding power!

    Clearly, the new Fazoo is the world’s most remarkable sports car, as well as being the fastest in the world.

    In fact, nothing has passed a Fazoo!

Lars


moderated cookery pun

James Ertner
 

 Q: What do you call someone who is sure their spaghetti isn't going to cook right?
 
A: A pastamist.
 
Cyn
==================================

Q.  What do you call an Italian who is sure his sauce will not come out right?

A.  A pestomist

Lars
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That o-puns up many pastabilities for more punning.

Jim
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moderated Re: cookery pun

Lars Hanson
 

Q: What do you call someone who is sure their spaghetti isn't going to cook right?
 
A: A pastamist.
 
Cyn

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Q.  What do you call an Italian who is sure his sauce will not come out right?

A.  A pestomist

Lars


moderated cookery pun

James Ertner
 

 That o-puns up many pastabilities for more punning.

Jim
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Q: What do you call someone who is sure their spaghetti isn't going to cook right?

 

A: A pastamist.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along



moderated cookery pun

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Q: What do you call someone who is sure their spaghetti isn't going to cook right?

 

A: A pastamist.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle #965 - Winner and Reveal

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     Cyn is this week’s winner, and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.  Chris made a valiant effort to catch her at the last moments, but Cyn retained her commanding lead.  The final standings are as follows:

 

Cyn (80%) -- 16 kills  (1-11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20)

 

Chris (67.5%) -- 13 kills plus 1 partial (1-6, 8-12, 14, 20, and a partial on 7)

 

David (40%) -- 8 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17)

 

Gary (40%) – 8 kills (1, 5, 6, 8-11, 17)

 

Kirk (30%) -- 6 kills plus 2 partials (1, 3, 5, 13, 18, 20)

 

Jim (15%) -- 3 kills (1, 5, 7)

 

    The final riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 3:  3, 6, 10

3 correct -- 6:  2, 8, 9, 11, 17, 20

2 correct -- 5:   4, 7, 12, 13, 18

1 correct -- 2:   14, 15

0 correct -- 2:  16, 19

 

    Below are the answers to this week’s Rogue Riddle.

 

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Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. TIME / THYME

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  A fish which services pianos?
TUNA / TUNER

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?
CHICKEN / CHECK-IN

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.
PASTY / PASTY or PASTIE

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.
LETTUCE / LET US

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?
STEAK / STAKE

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.
APPLE / A PULL

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.
COFFEE / COUGH-Y

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?
CEREAL / SERIAL

 

9.  Meat on the run?
LAMB / LAM

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.
BACON / BAKIN’

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.
CAPON / CAPE ON

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.
COOKIE / KOOKY

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.
MULLIGAN STEW / MULLIGANS, TOO

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.
CHICORY / CHICKERY

 

15.  Take away her greens!
CAESAR SALAD / SEIZE HER SALAD

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.
CHICKEN CACCIATORE / CHICKEN CATCH A TORY

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.
DUCK / DUCK

 

18.  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 
WINE / WHINE

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.
MULLIGATAWNY SOUP / MULLAH GOT TAWNY SOUP

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.
OATMEAL / MOAT EEL

 

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    Thanks you all for playing.

 

    Take it away, Cyn!  ;-)

    Aloha,

        Lars

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moderated Rogue Riddle #965 - Clue Sets 3 and 4

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     No changes since yesterday.  Cyn continues to hold the clear lead she established right at the very beginning. One correction from yesterday – I omitted crediting Chris with one riddle.  The current standings remain:

 

Cyn (80%) -- 16 kills  (1-11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20)

 

Chris (57.5%) -- 10 kills plus 1 partial (1, 3-6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 20, and a partial on 7)

 

David (40%) -- 8 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17)

 

Gary (40%) – 8 kills (1, 5, 6, 8-11, 17)

 

Kirk (30%) -- 6 kills plus 2 partials (1, 3, 5, 13, 18, 20)

 

Jim (15%) -- 3 kills (1, 5, 7)

 

    Any more takers?

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 3:  3, 6, 10

3 correct -- 4:  8, 11, 17, 20

2 correct -- 7:  2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 13, 18

1 correct -- 2:   14, 15

0 correct -- 2:  16, 19

 

Partials -- 1:  7

 

Hints:

 

As usual, the set-ups are as exact as possible in a short description.  For this reason, it is worthwhile ensuring that any guesses take into account all the elements of a set-up.

 

The subject of this week’s Rogue Riddle is “Food, Glorious Food.” This in itself is a clue.  All the riddles pertain to food.  Not to meals which might be served, such as breakfast or lunch.  Not to plates or utensils which might be used to serve a meal, such as a gravy boat or a ladle.  Every riddle deals with something which is edible by humans.

 

Clue 1:  The letter counts are provided for four riddles below (#12, #14, #16, and #19).

 

Clue 2: Four more letter counts (#2, #4, #7, and #13).

 

Clue 3: Letter counts for the remaining 12 riddles.

 

Clue 4: Clues for the two unsolved riddles, #16 and #19.

 

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Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  A fish which services pianos?
(4 / 5)

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?
(7 / 5-2)

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.
(7 / 3, 2)

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?
(5 / 5)

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.
(5 / 1, 4)

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.
(6 / 6)

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?
(6 / 6)

 

9.  Meat on the run?
(4 / 3)

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.
(5 / 5’)

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.
(5 / 4, 2)

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.
(6 / 5)

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.
(8, 4 / 9, 3)

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.
(7 / 8)

 

15.  Take away her greens!
(6, 5 / 5, 3, 5)

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.
(7, 10 / 7, 5, 1, 4)
Profumo scandal

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.
(4 / 4)

 

18.  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 
(4 / 5)

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.
(12, 4 / 6, 3, 5, 4)
Substitute words for the words following the comma.

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.
(7 / 4, 3)

 

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    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #965 - Clue Set #2

Lars Hanson
 

Chris,

    Quite correct, and you were credited with it.  I just failed to update the panel this morning.  (I was rushing to get the clue set out before meeting with my CPA on tax issues.)

    Thanks for the reminder.

    No reason you can’t catch Cyn!  ;-)

    Aloha,

        Lars


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On Apr 1, 2019, at 13:57, Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Lars, if you recall, I got #12 last night, but I still won’t catch Cyn. 


Chris 


On Apr 1, 2019, at 10:40 AM, Lars Hanson parkersan2001@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

All,

 

     No changes since yesterday.  Cyn continues to hold the clear lead she established right at the very beginning. The current standings remain:

 

Cyn (80%) -- 16 kills  (1-11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20)

 

Chris (52.5%) -- 10 kills plus 1 partial (1, 3-6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 20, and a partial on 7)

 

David (40%) -- 8 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17)

 

Gary (40%) – 8 kills (1, 5, 6, 8-11, 17)

 

Kirk (30%) -- 6 kills plus 2 partials (1, 3, 5, 13, 18, 20)

 

Jim (15%) -- 3 kills (1, 5, 7)

 

    Any more takers?

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 3:  3, 6, 10

3 correct -- 4:  8, 11, 17, 20

2 correct -- 5:  2, 4, 7, 13, 18

1 correct -- 4:   9, 12, 14, 15

0 correct -- 2:  16, 19

 

Partials -- 1:  7

 

Hints:

  • As usual, the set-ups are as exact as possible in a short description.  For this reason, it is worthwhile ensuring that any guesses take into account all the elements of a set-up.

  • The subject of this week’s Rogue Riddle is “Food, Glorious Food.” This in itself is a clue.  All the riddles pertain to food.  Not to meals which might be served, such as breakfast or lunch.  Not to plates or utensils which might be used to serve a meal, such as a gravy boat or a ladle.  Every riddle deals with something which is edible by humans.

Clue 1:  The letter counts are provided for four riddles below (#12, #14, #16, and #19).

 

Clue 2: Four more letter counts (#2, #4, #7, and #13).

 

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

 

Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  A fish which services pianos?

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?
      (7 / 5-2)

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.
      (7 / 3, 2)

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.
      (6 / 6)

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?

 

9.  Meat on the run?

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.
       (6 / 5)

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.
        (8, 4 / 9, 3)

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.
        (7 / 8)

 

15.  Take away her greens!

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.
        (7, 10 / 7, 5, 1, 4)

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.

 

18..  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.
        (12, 4 / 6, 3, 5, 4)

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.

 

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    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #965 - Clue Set #2

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Lars, if you recall, I got #12 last night, but I still won’t catch Cyn. 

Chris 


On Apr 1, 2019, at 10:40 AM, Lars Hanson parkersan2001@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

All,

 

     No changes since yesterday.  Cyn continues to hold the clear lead she established right at the very beginning. The current standings remain:

 

Cyn (80%) -- 16 kills  (1-11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20)

 

Chris (52.5%) -- 10 kills plus 1 partial (1, 3-6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 20, and a partial on 7)

 

David (40%) -- 8 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17)

 

Gary (40%) – 8 kills (1, 5, 6, 8-11, 17)

 

Kirk (30%) -- 6 kills plus 2 partials (1, 3, 5, 13, 18, 20)

 

Jim (15%) -- 3 kills (1, 5, 7)

 

    Any more takers?

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 3:  3, 6, 10

3 correct -- 4:  8, 11, 17, 20

2 correct -- 5:  2, 4, 7, 13, 18

1 correct -- 4:   9, 12, 14, 15

0 correct -- 2:  16, 19

 

Partials -- 1:  7

 

Hints:

  • As usual, the set-ups are as exact as possible in a short description.  For this reason, it is worthwhile ensuring that any guesses take into account all the elements of a set-up.

  • The subject of this week’s Rogue Riddle is “Food, Glorious Food.” This in itself is a clue.  All the riddles pertain to food.  Not to meals which might be served, such as breakfast or lunch.  Not to plates or utensils which might be used to serve a meal, such as a gravy boat or a ladle.  Every riddle deals with something which is edible by humans.

Clue 1:  The letter counts are provided for four riddles below (#12, #14, #16, and #19).

 

Clue 2: Four more letter counts (#2, #4, #7, and #13).

 

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

 

Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  A fish which services pianos?

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?
      (7 / 5-2)

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.
      (7 / 3, 2)

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.
      (6 / 6)

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?

 

9.  Meat on the run?

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.
       (6 / 5)

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.
        (8, 4 / 9, 3)

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.
        (7 / 8)

 

15.  Take away her greens!

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.
        (7, 10 / 7, 5, 1, 4)

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.

 

18..  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.
        (12, 4 / 6, 3, 5, 4)

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.

 

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    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle #965 - Clue Set #2

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     No changes since yesterday.  Cyn continues to hold the clear lead she established right at the very beginning. The current standings remain:

 

Cyn (80%) -- 16 kills  (1-11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20)

 

Chris (52.5%) -- 10 kills plus 1 partial (1, 3-6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 20, and a partial on 7)

 

David (40%) -- 8 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17)

 

Gary (40%) – 8 kills (1, 5, 6, 8-11, 17)

 

Kirk (30%) -- 6 kills plus 2 partials (1, 3, 5, 13, 18, 20)

 

Jim (15%) -- 3 kills (1, 5, 7)

 

    Any more takers?

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 3:  3, 6, 10

3 correct -- 4:  8, 11, 17, 20

2 correct -- 5:  2, 4, 7, 13, 18

1 correct -- 4:   9, 12, 14, 15

0 correct -- 2:  16, 19

 

Partials -- 1:  7

 

Hints:

  • As usual, the set-ups are as exact as possible in a short description.  For this reason, it is worthwhile ensuring that any guesses take into account all the elements of a set-up.

  • The subject of this week’s Rogue Riddle is “Food, Glorious Food.” This in itself is a clue.  All the riddles pertain to food.  Not to meals which might be served, such as breakfast or lunch.  Not to plates or utensils which might be used to serve a meal, such as a gravy boat or a ladle.  Every riddle deals with something which is edible by humans.

Clue 1:  The letter counts are provided for four riddles below (#12, #14, #16, and #19).

 

Clue 2: Four more letter counts (#2, #4, #7, and #13).

 

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

 

Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  A fish which services pianos?

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?
      (7 / 5-2)

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.
      (7 / 3, 2)

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.
      (6 / 6)

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?

 

9.  Meat on the run?

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.
       (6 / 5)

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.
        (8, 4 / 9, 3)

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.
        (7 / 8)

 

15.  Take away her greens!

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.
        (7, 10 / 7, 5, 1, 4)

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.

 

18.  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.
        (12, 4 / 6, 3, 5, 4)

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.

 

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    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

puny@...
 

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

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

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)

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

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

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

I. Group Description

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

(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.

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

II. Questions About Messages

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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

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 Rogue Riddle #965 - Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     Cyn continues to hold he clear lead she established right at the very beginning. The current standings are as follows:

 

Cyn (80%) -- 16 kills  (1-11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20)

 

Chris (52.5%) -- 10 kills plus 1 partial (1, 3-6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 20, and a partial on 7)

 

David (40%) -- 8 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17)

 

Gary (40%) – 8 kills (1, 5, 6, 8-11, 17)

 

Kirk (30%) -- 6 kills plus 2 partials (1, 3, 5, 13, 18, 20)

 

Jim (15%) -- 3 kills (1, 5, 7)

 

    Any more takers?

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 3:  3, 6, 10

3 correct -- 4:  8, 11, 17, 20

2 correct -- 5:  2, 4, 7, 13, 18

1 correct -- 4:   9, 12, 14, 15

0 correct -- 2:  16, 19

 

Partials -- 1:  7

 

Hints:

 

As usual, the set-ups are as exact as possible in a short description.  For this reason, it is worthwhile ensuring that any guesses take into account all the elements of a set-up.

 

The subject of this week’s Rogue Riddle is “Food, Glorious Food.” This in itself is a clue.  All the riddles pertain to food.  Not to meals which might be served, such as breakfast or lunch.  Not to plates or utensils which might be used to serve a meal, such as a gravy boat or a ladle.  Every riddle deals with something which is edible by humans.

 

Clue 1:  The letter counts are provided for four riddles below (#12, #14, #16, and #19).

 

 

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

 

Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  A fish which services pianos?

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?

 

9.  Meat on the run?

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.
(6 / 5)

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.
(7 / 8)

 

15.  Take away her greens!

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.
(7, 10 / 7, 5, 1, 4)

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.

 

18.  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.
(12, 4 / 6, 3, 5, 4)

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.

 

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    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle #965 - Status 1 and Hints

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    So far there are seven players in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn leads with 13 correct answers (65%), with Chris Gross close behind with 10½  “kills” (52.5%).

  

    Any more takers?


    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

6 correct -- 2:  1, 5

4 correct -- 2:  2, 6

3 correct -- 4:  8, 10, 11, 20

2 correct -- 5:  2, 7, 13, 17, 18

1 correct -- 3:  4, 12, 14

0 correct -- 4:   9, 15, 16, 19

 

Partials -- 1:  7

 

Hints:

  • As usual, the set-ups are as exact as possible in a short description.  For this reason, it is worthwhile ensuring that any guesses take into account all the elements of a set-up.

  • The subject of this week’s Rogue Riddle is “Food, Glorious Food.” This in itself is a clue.  All the riddles pertain to food.  Not to meals which might be served, such as breakfast or lunch.  Not to plates or utensils which might be used to serve a meal, such as a gravy boat or a ladle.  Every riddle deals with something which is edible by humans. 

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

 

Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

<0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0>

 

1.  A fish which services pianos?

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.

 

8. Sequential breakfast food?

 

9.  Meat on the run?

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.

 

15.  Take away her greens!

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.

 

17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.

 

18.  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 

 

19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.

 

20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.

 

<0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0>

 

    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle #965 - Food, Glorious Food

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Herewith and without further ado, this week's Rogue Riddle.  The majority of these are straightforward riddles, and should be easy to solve.

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

Rogue Riddle #965

 

Food, Glorious Food

 

    To the inveterate punster (such as we all are), almost any word or string of words translates into something else.  (Some scientists suspect this may be due to some sort of cerebral short circuit, but who knows?). The new words which occur to the punster may not even be actual words, but sound as though they should be.

 

    Such it is with the riddle in this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Cyn has often regaled us with such, and one of her puns, reworded to align with the riddles below, will serve as a great opening example:

 

        Q. According to some, this herb flies.

        A. Thyme / time

 

As usual, both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle.

 

    There are twenty riddles below along this line.  One involves a spoonerism.  The Rogue Riddle will run until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.  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. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #966 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

<0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0>

 

1.  A fish which services pianos?

 

2.  Poultry found in a hotel lobby?

 

3.  A Cornish dish which looks like something found on the strip in Las Vegas.

 

4.  This vegetable sounds like a plea to be allowed to do something.

 

5.  Could this meat take care of a vampire?

 

6.  This fruit sounds like a tug.

 

7.  This beverage sounds like it could be caused by a catarrh.

 

8.  Sequential breakfast food?

 

9.  Meat on the run?

 

10.  This breakfast staple is not prepared in the way it sounds.

 

11.  This fowl would seem to think it’s a superhero, as it has its BLANK.

 

12.  This delicious snack sounds crazy.

 

13.  Like this meal, golf allows BLANK BLANK.

 

14.  This vegetable sounds as though it should be a place to raise poultry.

 

15.  Take away her greens!

 

16.  This meal became an epithet for a British topless dancer.


17.  When you see this coming at you low and fast, you should do what it says.


18.  A plaintive, high-pitched dinner accompaniment, perhaps? 


19.  In India, the Muslim religious leader received a brownish orange potage.


20.  This breakfast food sounds like a slippery fish around a castle.

 

<0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0><0>

 

    As always, 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 next Rogue Riddle.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so feel free to submit guesses and comments as they occur to you.  Guessing incurs no obligation to host, so get in the game!

 

    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:

 

        mailto:parkersan2001@...

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Rogue Riddle #965 Warning

Lars Hanson
 

All,

Rogue Riddle #965 should launch in about two hours or less, on or before 3:00 pm EDT.

Aloha,

Lars
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moderated Riddle 964 Results

Kirk Miller
 


moderated Riddle 964 Ending

Kirk Miller