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moderated Rogue Riddle #973 - Status and Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     Memorial Day weekend is over, and the Rogue Riddle still remains to be solved. So far, only Chris Gross and Jim Ertner have entered the fray, each with a few bingos.  Most riddles remain unattempted.

 

    I will be away from the computer this morning (EDT), but will attempt to reply to guesses as I can from my iPhone.

 

Clue Set #1: In an effort to spur some activity, letter counts are provided for the first ten riddles.

 

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Rogue Riddle #973

Potpourri II

 

    It is Memorial Day weekend, so it seems appropriate to have a series of riddles which memorialize an unbroken chain of rogue riddles.  In that light, today’s riddles are completely unrelated, but represent a sample of the various types of riddles which have been created over the past eighteen-and-a-half years.

 

    No samples are provided, as the variety of riddles precludes any particular example being relevant for all.  The riddles include plain puns, a limerick, some Spoonerisms, a word split, a daffynition, and one instance in which the syllables of one answer are reversed to obtain the other answer.

 

    Both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle (except for the limerick).

 

    N.B.: The use of the word BLANK does not indicate how many words are involved, only that there is a blank space which must be filled by one or more words.  Also, if the word “blank” is preceded by “a”, that does not indicate that the word or words being sought begin with a vowel.

 

    There are twenty riddles below.  Because of the Memorial Day weekend, the Rogue Riddle will run until midnight EDT on Wednesday, 29 May 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 midnight EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #974 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  What is the difference between the Hagia Sofia and an annoying summer buzzer?
     (6, 6 / 9)  This involves a vernacular pronunciation.

 

2.  What is the difference between a baseball team and one who likes to find Chinese cookware?
      (5, 3 / 5, 4)

 

3.  The restaurant chef was eager for a raise, but could not get the owners attention.  Finally he began arranging striking arrays of cookware with notes requesting his pay be increased.  These displays truly were BLANK.
     (3, ‘1’, 5 / 9)

 

4.  Speaking of baseball, when he tells people who his team is, they ask why he likes bugs?
     (4 / 5)

 

5.  A cleric of note he has been
     In the islands Philippine.
     To an unfortunate name
     He has to lay claim --
     The famous BLANK BLANK.
      (8, 3) 

 

6.  Is it true the ancient BLANK were only a one-season people?
      (9 / 10)

 

7.  The Zionist dream BLANK.
      (2, 4 / 6)

 

8.  They thought he was from Babylon, but actually he’s BLANK.
      (1, 6 / 8)

 

9.  What’s the difference between the names of Greer and an ancient king?
      (6 / 6)

 

10.      There was a long line at the mountain, causing many to wonder if would they would BLANK.
            (4, 4 / 7)

 

11.      What is the difference between the armed ships of a Persian Gulf country and a United States armed vessel?

 

12.      Speaking of mountains, getting to the top can be BLANK difficult.

 

13.      In baseball, there are those who can pull quickly, and those who are the recipients of such jerks.  The latter are known as BLANK.

 

14.      What is the difference between a cervine species and a drunken cetacean?

 

15.      What is the difference between a beamy, gaff-rigged small boat and a vestment for a flying mammal?

 

16.      The arrangement for the ocular transplant was perfect.  Yes, the BLANK was BLANK.

 

17.      What is the difference between a particular amphibolic mineral and the sound of a brass quartet?

 

18.      It looks as though this ancient warlike nation of southwest Asia consisted of backwards men.  Could that have been so? 

 

19.      BLANK:  A country of single men.  (Of course, nothing much ever happens there!)

 

20.     Outside the bar, the man clung tightly to the square column for support.  Clearly he was BLANK.

 

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    Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host the next Rogue Riddle.

 

    And, as always, it is always great to see new faces here, whether or not you want to host next week’s 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 Rogue Riddle #973 - Potpourri II - Status

Lars Hanson
 

All,


    Obviously it is a slow Memorial Day weekend.  I hope everyone is having fun today, but also taking time to remember the reason for the holiday.


    So far, just two players.  Chris Gross was first out of the blocks with several bingos.  He was followed by Jim Ertner, who also has some kills.


    Any more players out there?



Rogue Riddle #973

Potpourri II

 

    It is Memorial Day weekend, so it seems appropriate to have a series of riddles which memorialize an unbroken chain of rogue riddles.  In that light, today’s riddles are completely unrelated, but represent a sample of the various types of riddles which have been created over the past eighteen-and-a-half years.

 

    No samples are provided, as the variety of riddles precludes any particular example being relevant for all.  The riddles include plain puns, a limerick, some Spoonerisms, a word split, a daffynition, and one instance in which the syllables of one answer are reversed to obtain the other answer.

 

    Both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle (except for the limerick).

 

    N.B.: The use of the word BLANK does not indicate how many words are involved, only that there is a blank space which must be filled by one or more words.  Also, if the word “blank” is preceded by “a”, that does not indicate that the word or words being sought begin with a vowel.

 

    There are twenty riddles below.  Because of the Memorial Day weekend, the Rogue Riddle will run until midnight EDT on Wednesday, 29 May 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 midnight EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #974 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  What is the difference between the Hagia Sofia and an annoying summer buzzer?

 

2.  What is the difference between a baseball team and one who likes to find Chinese cookware?

 

3.  The restaurant chef was eager for a raise, but could not get the owners attention.  Finally he began arranging striking arrays of cookware with notes requesting his pay be increased.  These displays truly were BLANK.

 

4.  Speaking of baseball, when he tells people who his team is, they ask why he likes bugs?

 

5.  A cleric of note he has been
In the islands Philippine.
To an unfortunate name
He has to lay claim --
The famous BLANK BLANK.

 

6.  Is it true the ancient BLANK were only a one-season people?

 

7.  The Zionist dream BLANK.

 

8.  They thought he was from Babylon, but actually he’s BLANK.

 

9.  What’s the difference between the names of Greer and an ancient king?

 

10.      There was a long line at the mountain, causing many to wonder if would they would BLANK.

 

11.      What is the difference between the armed ships of a Persian Gulf country and a United States armed vessel?

 

12.      Speaking of mountains, getting to the top can be BLANK difficult.

 

13.      In baseball, there are those who can pull quickly, and those who are the recipients of such jerks.  The latter are known as BLANK.

 

14.      What is the difference between a cervine species and a drunken cetacean?

 

15.      What is the difference between a beamy, gaff-rigged small boat and a vestment for a flying mammal?

 

16.      The arrangement for the ocular transplant was perfect.  Yes, the BLANK was BLANK.

 

17.      What is the difference between a particular amphibolic mineral and the sound of a brass quartet?

 

18.      It looks as though this ancient warlike nation of southwest Asia consisted of backwards men.  Could that have been so? 

 

19.      BLANK:  A country of single men.  (Of course, nothing much ever happens there!)

 

20.Outside the bar, the man clung tightly to the square column for support.  Clearly he was BLANK.

 

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    Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host the next Rogue Riddle.

 

    And, as always, it is always great to see new faces here, whether or not you want to host next week’s 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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On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

All,

 

     Herewith this week’s Rogue Riddle.


Rogue Riddle #973

Potpourri II

 

    It is Memorial Day weekend, so it seems appropriate to have a series of riddles which memorialize an unbroken chain of rogue riddles.  In that light, today’s riddles are completely unrelated, but represent a sample of the various types of riddles which have been created over the past eighteen-and-a-half years.

 

    No samples are provided, as the variety of riddles precludes any particular example being relevant for all.  The riddles include plain puns, a limerick, some Spoonerisms, a word split, a daffynition, and one instance in which the syllables of one answer are reversed to obtain the other answer.

 

    Both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle (except for the limerick).

 

    N.B.: The use of the word BLANK does not indicate how many words are involved, only that there is a blank space which must be filled by one or more words.  Also, if the word “blank” is preceded by “a”, that does not indicate that the word or words being sought begin with a vowel.

 

    There are twenty riddles below.  Because of the Memorial Day weekend, the Rogue Riddle will run until midnight EDT on Wednesday, 29 May 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 midnight EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #971 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  What is the difference between the Hagia Sofia and an annoying summer buzzer?

 

2.  What is the difference between a baseball team and one who likes to find Chinese cookware?

 

3.  The restaurant chef was eager for a raise, but could not get the owners attention.  Finally he began arranging striking arrays of cookware with notes requesting his pay be increased.  These displays truly were BLANK.

 

4.  Speaking of baseball, when he tells people who his team is, they ask why he likes bugs?

 

5.  A cleric of note he has been
In the islands Philippine.
To an unfortunate name
He has to lay claim --
The famous BLANK BLANK.

 

6.  Is it true the ancient BLANK were only a one-season people?

 

7.  The Zionist dream BLANK.

 

8.  They thought he was from Babylon, but actually he’s BLANK.

 

9.  What’s the difference between the names of Greer and an ancient king?

 

10.      There was a long line at the mountain, causing many to wonder if would they would BLANK.

 

11.      What is the difference between the armed ships of a Persian Gulf country and a United States armed vessel?

 

12.      Speaking of mountains, getting to the top can be BLANK difficult.

 

13.      In baseball, there are those who can pull quickly, and those who are the recipients of such jerks.  The latter are known as BLANK.

 

14.      What is the difference between a cervine species and a drunken cetacean?

 

15.      What is the difference between a beamy, gaff-rigged small boat and a vestment for a flying mammal?

 

16.      The arrangement for the ocular transplant was perfect.  Yes, the BLANK was BLANK.

 

17.      What is the difference between a particular amphibolic mineral and the sound of a brass quartet?

 

18.      It looks as though this ancient warlike nation of southwest Asia consisted of backwards men.  Could that have been so? 

 

19.      BLANK:  A country of single men.  (Of course, nothing much ever happens there!)

 

20.Outside the bar, the man clung tightly to the square column for support.  Clearly he was BLANK.

 

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    Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host the next Rogue Riddle.

 

    And, as always, it is always great to see new faces here, whether or not you want to host next week’s 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 Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, and...

James Ertner
 

I'll never tire of (or retire from) using this day of birth wish:
Hippo birdie two ewe, deer partner!
Jim



On May 26, 2019, at 8:31 AM, "Joseph Harris josephharris@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:


 

I can rhyme Rich and Mitch and Itch and stitch
But I'm starting to fail around, say, ditch.
Though there is a competition for a bacon flitch -
I nearly forgot - Happy Birthday Rich.

Joseph


If, for wordplay, you are a great itcher

His wordplay’s more clever and richer
Than most, and I’ll bet our
Rich Lederer’s better
At poker as well, get the pitcher? 

Gary Hallock
===============


On May 26, 2019, at 5:50 AM, Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Harpo.

 

Harpo Birthday to our ex-steamed colleague and friend Rich Lederer!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor


moderated Re: Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, and...

Joseph Harris
 

I can rhyme Rich and Mitch and Itch and stitch
But I'm starting to fail around, say, ditch.
Though there is a competition for a bacon flitch -
I nearly forgot - Happy Birthday Rich.

Joseph


If, for wordplay, you are a great itcher

His wordplay’s more clever and richer
Than most, and I’ll bet our
Rich Lederer’s better
At poker as well, get the pitcher? 

Gary Hallock
===============


On May 26, 2019, at 5:50 AM, Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Harpo.

 

Harpo Birthday to our ex-steamed colleague and friend Rich Lederer!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor


moderated Re: Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, and...

gary hallock
 

If, for wordplay, you are a great itcher
His wordplay’s more clever and richer
Than most, and I’ll bet our
Rich Lederer’s better
At poker as well, get the pitcher? 

Gary Hallock
===============


On May 26, 2019, at 5:50 AM, Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Harpo.

 

Harpo Birthday to our ex-steamed colleague and friend Rich Lederer!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, and...

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Harpo.

 

Harpo Birthday to our ex-steamed colleague and friend Rich Lederer!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle #973 - Potpourri II

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     Herewith this week’s Rogue Riddle.


Rogue Riddle #973

Potpourri II

 

    It is Memorial Day weekend, so it seems appropriate to have a series of riddles which memorialize an unbroken chain of rogue riddles.  In that light, today’s riddles are completely unrelated, but represent a sample of the various types of riddles which have been created over the past eighteen-and-a-half years.

 

    No samples are provided, as the variety of riddles precludes any particular example being relevant for all.  The riddles include plain puns, a limerick, some Spoonerisms, a word split, a daffynition, and one instance in which the syllables of one answer are reversed to obtain the other answer.

 

    Both the punned and unpunned answers are required for full credit for answering any riddle (except for the limerick).

 

    N.B.: The use of the word BLANK does not indicate how many words are involved, only that there is a blank space which must be filled by one or more words.  Also, if the word “blank” is preceded by “a”, that does not indicate that the word or words being sought begin with a vowel.

 

    There are twenty riddles below.  Because of the Memorial Day weekend, the Rogue Riddle will run until midnight EDT on Wednesday, 29 May 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 midnight EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #971 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles….

 

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1.  What is the difference between the Hagia Sofia and an annoying summer buzzer?

 

2.  What is the difference between a baseball team and one who likes to find Chinese cookware?

 

3.  The restaurant chef was eager for a raise, but could not get the owners attention.  Finally he began arranging striking arrays of cookware with notes requesting his pay be increased.  These displays truly were BLANK.

 

4.  Speaking of baseball, when he tells people who his team is, they ask why he likes bugs?

 

5.  A cleric of note he has been
In the islands Philippine.
To an unfortunate name
He has to lay claim --
The famous BLANK BLANK.

 

6.  Is it true the ancient BLANK were only a one-season people?

 

7.  The Zionist dream BLANK.

 

8.  They thought he was from Babylon, but actually he’s BLANK.

 

9.  What’s the difference between the names of Greer and an ancient king?

 

10.      There was a long line at the mountain, causing many to wonder if would they would BLANK.

 

11.      What is the difference between the armed ships of a Persian Gulf country and a United States armed vessel?

 

12.      Speaking of mountains, getting to the top can be BLANK difficult.

 

13.      In baseball, there are those who can pull quickly, and those who are the recipients of such jerks.  The latter are known as BLANK.

 

14.      What is the difference between a cervine species and a drunken cetacean?

 

15.      What is the difference between a beamy, gaff-rigged small boat and a vestment for a flying mammal?

 

16.      The arrangement for the ocular transplant was perfect.  Yes, the BLANK was BLANK.

 

17.      What is the difference between a particular amphibolic mineral and the sound of a brass quartet?

 

18.      It looks as though this ancient warlike nation of southwest Asia consisted of backwards men.  Could that have been so? 

 

19.      BLANK:  A country of single men.  (Of course, nothing much ever happens there!)

 

20.Outside the bar, the man clung tightly to the square column for support.  Clearly he was BLANK.

 

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    Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host the next Rogue Riddle.

 

    And, as always, it is always great to see new faces here, whether or not you want to host next week’s 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 #973 - Potpourri II — WARNING

Lars Hanson
 

All,

Rogue Riddle #973 - Potpourri II will be coming out in about two hours.

Aloha,

Lars
======================


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #972 - Animal Verbs (Bingo & Reveal)

gary hallock
 

This riddle seemed jinxed from the gecko as it purported to be about animal verbs, yet it was really only about puns on names of animals who have lent their names to verbs. Add to that the fact that I accidentally shared a quarter of my answers in the initial posting and it’s easy to see where I ran off the rails. Of course it didn’t help much that I posted no follow up clues or updates, which is apparently far more important than is making riddles simple or entertaining.

We had only three players logging in this week. Cynthia was quick out of the gate but knocked out only a small cluster. Jim Ertner made an earnest volley but earned only a single kill. Tenacious Lars Hanson came in late but came on strong, eventually knocking out the entire set and claiming the kill including the ultra-ellusive number 8. Watch for Lars to post RR #973 some day this weekend.

The full set of required answers is furnished below. 

Thank you for playing.

Gary Hallock

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


ROGUE RIDDLE #972 - Animal Verbs - Launched Sunday, May 19, 2019 @11am central

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Below you will see a set of 12 brief riddle questions, each with a single BLANK that requires filling. The theme here is ANIMAL VERBS, which is to say that every correct answer will be the name of a creature whose name is also occasionally used as a verb. The switch here is that in nearly all of these offerings, I have merely punned on the animal name in a non-verb way, essentially neutralizing the entire reason for creating this theme. Still, I expect this will help you narrow down your candidates for fowling in my blanks. Enjoy!

First player with the most (or all) kills wins the honor of hosting the Rogue next week. 

Sample question number zero

0. - [Emcee speaking:] I’d like to introduce you to a very earthy fellow who has just joined the cast of the underground. Let's give him a BLANK welcome to our stage here at Club Compost.
#### WORM

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1. - If your lovebird’s mate goes missing, you may want to BLANK with another.
#### PARROT

2. - The paranoid shepherd boy with the overactive imagination was forever sticking his neck out and BLANK “Wolf!"
#### CRANE

3. - If someone offers you a crustacean dinner, you should BLANK the opportunity.
#### CRAB

4. - It’s really too BLANK afraid to hunt those fierce furry animals. Their pelts are quite valuable.
#### BADGER

5. - It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but still it BLANK-ears flattery will get your prime mate nowhere.
#### APE

6. - BLANK-da world can I make you stop pestering me?
#### HOUND

7. - "The door to the monastery is locked for a reason,” said the friar. "Please don’t BLANK with it."
#### MONKEY

8. - We’re suckers for a sob story, yet still BLANK to customers who obviously don’t intend to pay their bill. 
#### WEASEL

9. - A burglar broke into the herpetology clinic and made off with several valuable specimens. It must have been a BLANK thief. 
#### SNAKE

10. - When Lady GaGa reads bedtime stories to her little infant she often uses baby talk. That’s right, the young mother BLANK. 
#### GOOSE

11. - "I came out of the shower stark naked just to answer the phone,” he said. "I’m in the BLANK."
#### BUFFALO

12. - All the chicks will be safe in the henhouse tonight unless someone BLANK things up.
#### FOX



moderated Re: Harpy Bridie

Lars Hanson
 

A marvelous fellow’s that Ertner

A paronomasiac partner

Who’s playing the games

And playing on names --

Of that we couldn’t be certainer!


    Happy birthday, Jim!


    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================
Do celebrate ev’ry day, natal
This, even when done a day late’ll 
Keep you feeling younger
Though you, for youth, hunger
To miss one is bound to be fatal

Gary Hallock

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

We're almost in the month of brides. A shrewish one would be a harpy bridie..
 
Harpy Bridie to Jim E., who isn't waiting till next month to celebrate!
 
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com
 
 

Pass a smile along


moderated Harpy Bridie

James Ertner
 

Thanks, Cyn, for always re-member-ing all of us PUNY members. And thanks, Gary, for going out on a limb-erick.
Jim



On May 20, 2019, at 6:26 AM, "Gary gary@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:


 

Do celebrate ev’ry day, natal
This, even when done a day late’ll 
Keep you feeling younger
Though you, for youth, hunger
To miss one is bound to be fatal

Gary Hallock

On May 20, 2019, at 5:56 AM, Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

We're almost in the month of brides. A shrewish one would be a harpy bridie..

 

Harpy Bridie to Jim E., who isn't waiting till next month to celebrate!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Harpy Bridie

gary hallock
 

Do celebrate ev’ry day, natal
This, even when done a day late’ll 
Keep you feeling younger
Though you, for youth, hunger
To miss one is bound to be fatal

Gary Hallock

On May 20, 2019, at 5:56 AM, Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

We're almost in the month of brides. A shrewish one would be a harpy bridie.

 

Harpy Bridie to Jim E., who isn't waiting till next month to celebrate!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

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moderated Harpy Bridie

Cynthia MacGregor
 

We're almost in the month of brides. A shrewish one would be a harpy bridie.

 

Harpy Bridie to Jim E., who isn't waiting till next month to celebrate!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated RR #972 (Posting glitch)

gary hallock
 

Due to a glitch in shifting my “draft folder” between two different computers, I have inadvertently offered not only 1 but 4 sample riddles. This means that everyone will now be graded on a curve. Riddles number zero through three are now “gimmes.” You still have nine to play with. Any takers?

Gary (Bleary Feeder) Hallock


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #972 - Animal Verbs

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #972 - Animal Verbs - Launched Sunday, May 19, 2019 @11am central

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Below you will see a set of 12 brief riddle questions, each with a single BLANK that requires filling. The theme here is ANIMAL VERBS, which is to say that every correct answer will be the name of a creature whose name is also occasionally used as a verb. The switch here is that in nearly all of these offerings, I have merely punned on the animal name in a non-verb way, essentially neutralizing the entire reason for creating this theme. Still, I expect this will help you narrow down your candidates for fowling in my blanks. Enjoy!

First player with the most (or all) kills wins the honor of hosting the Rogue next week. 

Sample question number zero

0. - [Emcee speaking:] I’d like to introduce you to a very earthy fellow who has just joined the cast of the underground. Let's give him a BLANK welcome to our stage here at Club Compost.
#### WORM

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1. - If your lovebird’s mate goes missing, you may want to BLANK with another.
#### PARROT

2. - The paranoid shepherd boy with the overactive imagination was forever sticking his neck our and BLANK “Wolf!"
#### CRANE

3. - If someone offers you a crustacean dinner, you should BLANK the opportunity.
#### CRAB

4. - It’s really too BLANK afraid to hunt those fierce furry animals. Their pelts are quite valuable.

5. - It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but still it BLANK-ears flattery will get your prime mate nowhere.

6. - BLANK-da world can I make you stop pestering me?

7. - "The door to the monastery is locked for a reason,” said the friar. "Please don’t BLANK with it."

8. - We’re suckers for a sob story, yet still BLANK to customers who obviously don’t intend to pay their bill. 

9. - A burglar broke into the herpetology clinic and made off with several valuable specimens. It must have been a BLANK thief. 

10. - When Lady GaGa reads bedtime stories to her little infant she often uses baby talk. That’s right, the young mother BLANK. 

"I came out of the shower stark naked just to answer the phone,” he said. "I’m in the BLANK."

12. - All the chicks will be safe in the henhouse tonight unless someone BLANK things up.

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moderated RR #972 (1 Hour warning)

gary hallock
 

Because I will be AFK much of the afternoon, I am pushing up my launch time to 11am central.

This will be a set of 12 short riddles on a theme.

Please send your first blush guesses before 1pm if you want a response before dark.

Gary Hallock


moderated Rogue Riddle 971--Reveal and winner status

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Late entrant David Wyde got three bingos, thus earning winner status, but as he cannot host next weekend, that honor falls to runner-up Gary Hallock, our Leerless Feeder, who got his two bingos earlier than Chris got his two—and Chris also can't host next week anyhow.

 

Here are the answers to these toughies

 

ROGUE RIDDLE 971

 

Mish-mash: Unthemed, but you need both the target and the pun to score a complete point.

 

1 – Jews eat their safeguards

 

lox/locks

 

2 – Latin, meaning if you get angry you’ll tell an untruth

 

Tempus fugit/tempers fudge it

 

3 – Former VP sick all the time, reported in newspaper

 

Chronicle/Chronic Al

 

4 – Means of communicating musically from the grain storage facility

 

Xylophone/silo phone

 

5 – That clothing is so old it needs to be disposed of

 

Garbage/garb age

 

6 – The water-borne craft all had alphabetic designations. This one had an animal for its mast

 

Giraffe/G-raft

 

7 – This name is very often given to Latino babies

 

Common/Carmen (This one’s for you, Bob D!)

 

8 – This Italian meat—or is it a veggie?—is raring to go!

 

Avocado/avid cotto

 

9 – I have only greenbacks, no credit cards, to buy this expensive wool sweater

 

Mere cash/cashmere

 

10 – The Romans drove this horse-powered boat for the first time

 

Chariot/cherry yacht

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE 971

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Only two players—Chris Gross has joined Leerless Feeder—each has 2 bingos.

 

The game ends tomorrow when I get up (early!). The Pun-Off is over, Mother's Day is over—jump in!

 

ROGUE RIDDLE 971

 

Mish-mash: Unthemed, but you need both the target and the pun to score a complete point.

 

1 – Jews eat their safeguards

 

3/5

 

2 – Latin, meaning if you get angry you’ll tell an untruth

 

6 5/7 5 2

 

3 – Former VP sick all the time, reported in newspaper

 

9/7 2

 

4 – Means of communicating musically from the grain storage facility

 

9/4 5

 

5 – That clothing is so old it needs to be disposed of

 

7/4 3

 

6 – The water-borne craft all had alphabetic designations. This one had an animal for its mast

 

7/1-4

 

7 – This name is very often given to Latino babies

 

6/6 

 

8 – This Italian meat—or is it a veggie?—is raring to go!

 

7/4 5

 

9 – I have only greenbacks, no credit cards, to buy this expensive wool sweater

 

4 4/8

 

10 – The Romans drove this horse-powered boat for the first time

 

7/6 5

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 


moderated Rogue Riddle 971 - letter count clues

Cynthia MacGregor
 

So far only one player—Leerless Feeder—who has 2 bingos.

 

Well, the Pun-Off is over, Mother's Day is over—jump in!

 

ROGUE RIDDLE 971

 

Mish-mash: Unthemed, but you need both the target and the pun to score a complete point.

 

1 – Jews eat their safeguards

 

3/5

 

2 – Latin, meaning if you get angry you’ll tell an untruth

 

6 5/7 5 2

 

3 – Former VP sick all the time, reported in newspaper

 

9/7 2

 

4 – Means of communicating musically from the grain storage facility

 

9/4 5

 

5 – That clothing is so old it needs to be disposed of

 

7/4 3

 

6 – The water-borne craft all had alphabetic designations. This one had an animal for its mast

 

7/1-4

 

7 – This name is very often given to Latino babies

 

6/6

 

8 – This Italian meat—or is it a veggie?—is raring to go!

 

7/4 5

 

9 – I have only greenbacks, no credit cards, to buy this expensive wool sweater

 

4 4/8

 

10 – The Romans drove this horse-powered boat for the first time

 

7/6 5

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Post Pun-Off report

joseph h
 

"Game of groans"! Well, I suppose it was worth a shot [Martin Henry invented the breech action for the Martini rifle - as his wife said "Oh Henry!" Those were the days, when Sir names meant something.]

Joseph

On 13/05/2019 3:49 am, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] wrote:

Im still in a bit of a stupor over the events of the past week, but if you want to get caught up on your Pun-Off news fix, read these two articles while I get caught up on my sleep.