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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #974 UPDATE 4 and REVEAL ...

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Well, not surprisingly, the two players who solved the riddle were the ones I aped.  Both Kirk and Gary got BINGO's, albeit with a few clues thrown in from yours, truly.  Kirk arrived at the answer a short while before Gary, so he will host RR #975 this coming weekend. 

See below for the reveal / pun. 

Chris

On Jun 1, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Chris Gross wrote:


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Rouge Riddle #974 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Limericks and Haikus <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

They say that apery is the highest form of flattery. Or in my case, perhaps, flatulence. But here I am, taking a page out of Kirk Miller and Gary Hallock’s book, and offering a series of limericks (and haikus), which contain clues to the REAL reveal in the end. The clues are there to help you complete the final haiku; which contains the pun. Unlike Kirk and Gary, I’ve already filled in all of the BLANKS. Except for one. The final line of the final haiku; which, as is standard, contains the obligatory 5 syllables.
 
You’ll figure this out as you go along. I hope!
 
I’m not going to preface this with more puns, or play-on-words. Those will be left to your imagination, and miner skills needed to extract these “gems”. Hope you have fun solving!
 
As always, the rogue riddle game ends once someone has achieved “BINGO”, or by Tuesday, June 4, at midnight EDT. Since there is just one reveal, your answer must be the first to match mine, exactly, to claim the privilege and honor of hosting #975. But if you’re close, I will hand it off to whoever got closest first … Anyone who responds/guesses will get further hints if totally clueless. To encourage more players, I will REVEAL the answer and WINNER late Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.


Herewith, the riddle:

Having skills when she plucks at the string
Always thrills me; it sounds like she sings
Really softly. Angel-like.
Pedaling, as if on bike
Spin-class never had one of these things …

THE ACROSTIC LIMERICK SPELLED OUT "HARPS" / THE PERSON PLAYING THIS INSTRUMENT IS EITHER KNOWN AS A HARPIST OR HARPER

What amazes me ‘bout this musician,
Every time that she has an audition,
Is the dress that she wears
Really’s shear, and it bares
Derriere. Judges like her volition. 

THE ACROSTIC LIMERICK SPELLED OUT "WEIRD"

At times, she will play
For a church’s charity.
I think that’s plucky. 

ANOTHER WORD FOR CHURCH CHARITY EVENT IS "BAZAAR"

And in her spare time
She’s reading up on fashion;
To replace worn dress.

THE HARPER'S BAZAAR IS A FASHION MAGAZINE, DATING BACK TO THE 1860'S

If you’ve got the clue
The reveal will be easy:
THE HARPER'S BIZARRE (the pun)

JUST LIKE ME ... WEIRD, BIZARRE, and at times PLUCKY ...

See what you get when you let ME win the weekly riddle???!!! ;^)



moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #974 ... Drum Roll, please ... UPDATE 3 ...

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

We have a few active players; one of whom is very close to solving.  It's not too late to play ...

The next key "clue" is the second haiku.  What would a young woman read to learn about fashion? 

And the second acrostic limerick - WEIRD - is a crucial clue ... 

And since I am in the "giving" mood, the five syllable BLANK has the following letter count:

3/6'1/7

Chris

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 4:18:51 PM EDT, Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny] wrote:


 

Second clue:

Church charity (event) is the key clue in the first haiku ...



> On Jun 2, 2019, at 7:38 AM, Chris Gross wrote:
>
> Dear punsters:
>
> So far I’ve heard from two players. Neither seem to know where this ship is heading; in fairness, and to encourage more to take a stab, I’ll offer the first set of clues. Look carefully at the limericks. They are acrostic. Let’s see if this helps to trigger a guess ...
>
>> On Jun 1, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Chris Gross wrote:
>>
>>
>> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Rouge Riddle #974 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
>>
>> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Limericks and Haikus <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
>>
>> They say that apery is the highest form of flattery. Or in my case, perhaps, flatulence. But here I am, taking a page out of Kirk Miller and Gary Hallock’s book, and offering a series of limericks (and haikus), which contain clues to the REAL reveal in the end. The clues are there to help you complete the final haiku; which contains the pun. Unlike Kirk and Gary, I’ve already filled in all of the BLANKS. Except for one. The final line of the final haiku; which, as is standard, contains the obligatory 5 syllables.
>>
>> You’ll figure this out as you go along. I hope!
>>
>> I’m not going to preface this with more puns, or play-on-words. Those will be left to your imagination, and miner skills needed to extract these “gems”. Hope you have fun solving!
>>
>> As always, the rogue riddle game ends once someone has achieved “BINGO”, or by Tuesday, June 4, at midnight EDT. Since there is just one reveal, your answer must be the first to match mine, exactly, to claim the privilege and honor of hosting #975. But if you’re close, I will hand it off to whoever got closest first … Anyone who responds/guesses will get further hints if totally clueless. To encourage more players, I will REVEAL the answer and WINNER late Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.
>>
>>
>>
>> Herewith, the riddle:
>>
>>
>>
>> Having skills when she plucks at the strings
>>
>> Always thrills me; it sounds like she sings
>>
>> Really softly. Angel-like.
>>
>> Pedaling, as if on bike.
>>
>> Spin-class never had one of these things …
>>
>>
>>
>> What amazes me ‘bout this musician,
>>
>> Every time that she has an audition,
>>
>> Is the dress that she wears
>>
>> Really’s shear, and it bares
>>
>> Derriere. Judges like her volition.
>>
>>
>>
>> At times, she will play
>>
>> For a church’s charity.
>>
>> I think that’s plucky.
>>
>>
>>
>> And in her spare time
>>
>> She’s reading up on fashion;
>>
>> To replace worn dress.
>>
>>
>>
>> If you’ve got the clues
>>
>> The reveal will be easy:
>>
>> BLANK
>>
>>
>>
>> Please send your guess to my email:
>>
>> ca_12_dozen@...
>>
>>
>>
>> Chris Gross
>> ca_12_dozen@...


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #974 ... Drum Roll, please ... UPDATE 2 ...

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Second clue:

Church charity (event) is the key clue in the first haiku ...

On Jun 2, 2019, at 7:38 AM, Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Dear punsters:

So far I’ve heard from two players. Neither seem to know where this ship is heading; in fairness, and to encourage more to take a stab, I’ll offer the first set of clues. Look carefully at the limericks. They are acrostic. Let’s see if this helps to trigger a guess ...

On Jun 1, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Rouge Riddle #974 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Limericks and Haikus <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

They say that apery is the highest form of flattery. Or in my case, perhaps, flatulence. But here I am, taking a page out of Kirk Miller and Gary Hallock’s book, and offering a series of limericks (and haikus), which contain clues to the REAL reveal in the end. The clues are there to help you complete the final haiku; which contains the pun. Unlike Kirk and Gary, I’ve already filled in all of the BLANKS. Except for one. The final line of the final haiku; which, as is standard, contains the obligatory 5 syllables.

You’ll figure this out as you go along. I hope!

I’m not going to preface this with more puns, or play-on-words. Those will be left to your imagination, and miner skills needed to extract these “gems”. Hope you have fun solving!

As always, the rogue riddle game ends once someone has achieved “BINGO”, or by Tuesday, June 4, at midnight EDT. Since there is just one reveal, your answer must be the first to match mine, exactly, to claim the privilege and honor of hosting #975. But if you’re close, I will hand it off to whoever got closest first … Anyone who responds/guesses will get further hints if totally clueless. To encourage more players, I will REVEAL the answer and WINNER late Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.



Herewith, the riddle:



Having skills when she plucks at the strings

Always thrills me; it sounds like she sings

Really softly. Angel-like.

Pedaling, as if on bike.

Spin-class never had one of these things …



What amazes me ‘bout this musician,

Every time that she has an audition,

Is the dress that she wears

Really’s shear, and it bares

Derriere. Judges like her volition.



At times, she will play

For a church’s charity.

I think that’s plucky.



And in her spare time

She’s reading up on fashion;

To replace worn dress.



If you’ve got the clues

The reveal will be easy:

BLANK



Please send your guess to my email:

ca_12_dozen@...



Chris Gross
ca_12_dozen@...


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #974 ... Drum Roll, please ... UPDATE ...

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Dear punsters:

So far I’ve heard from two players. Neither seem to know where this ship is heading; in fairness, and to encourage more to take a stab, I’ll offer the first set of clues. Look carefully at the limericks. They are acrostic. Let’s see if this helps to trigger a guess ...

On Jun 1, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Rouge Riddle #974 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Limericks and Haikus <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

They say that apery is the highest form of flattery. Or in my case, perhaps, flatulence. But here I am, taking a page out of Kirk Miller and Gary Hallock’s book, and offering a series of limericks (and haikus), which contain clues to the REAL reveal in the end. The clues are there to help you complete the final haiku; which contains the pun. Unlike Kirk and Gary, I’ve already filled in all of the BLANKS. Except for one. The final line of the final haiku; which, as is standard, contains the obligatory 5 syllables.

You’ll figure this out as you go along. I hope!

I’m not going to preface this with more puns, or play-on-words. Those will be left to your imagination, and miner skills needed to extract these “gems”. Hope you have fun solving!

As always, the rogue riddle game ends once someone has achieved “BINGO”, or by Tuesday, June 4, at midnight EDT. Since there is just one reveal, your answer must be the first to match mine, exactly, to claim the privilege and honor of hosting #975. But if you’re close, I will hand it off to whoever got closest first … Anyone who responds/guesses will get further hints if totally clueless. To encourage more players, I will REVEAL the answer and WINNER late Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.



Herewith, the riddle:



Having skills when she plucks at the strings

Always thrills me; it sounds like she sings

Really softly. Angel-like.

Pedaling, as if on bike.

Spin-class never had one of these things …



What amazes me ‘bout this musician,

Every time that she has an audition,

Is the dress that she wears

Really’s shear, and it bares

Derriere. Judges like her volition.



At times, she will play

For a church’s charity.

I think that’s plucky.



And in her spare time

She’s reading up on fashion;

To replace worn dress.



If you’ve got the clues

The reveal will be easy:

BLANK



Please send your guess to my email:

ca_12_dozen@...



Chris Gross
ca_12_dozen@...


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle #974 ... Drum Roll, please ...

Lars Hanson
 

Chris,

    One of these reminds me of an old limerick.  As I recall, it went something like:

    There once was a lady of Natchez
    Whose clothing was always in patches.
    When the clergy complained,
    She simply explained,
    “Whenever ah itches ah scratches!”

    Aloha,

        Lars


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


On Jun 1, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Chris Gross ca_12_dozen@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Rouge Riddle #974 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Limericks and Haikus <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

They say that apery is the highest form of flattery. Or in my case, perhaps, flatulence.   But here I am, taking a page out of Kirk Miller and Gary Hallock’s book, and offering a series of limericks (and haikus), which contain clues to the REAL reveal in the end. The clues are there to help you complete the final haiku; which contains the pun.  Unlike Kirk and Gary, I’ve already filled in all of the BLANKS.  Except for one.  The final line of the final haiku; which, as is standard, contains the obligatory 5 syllables.

You’ll figure this out as you go along. I hope!

I’m not going to preface this with more puns, or play-on-words. Those will be left to your imagination, and miner skills needed to extract these “gems”. Hope you have fun solving!

As always, the rogue riddle game ends once someone has achieved “BINGO”, or by Tuesday, June 4, at midnight EDT.  Since there is just one reveal, your answer must be the first to match mine, exactly, to claim the privilege and honor of hosting #975.  But if you’re close, I will hand it off to whoever got closest first … Anyone who responds/guesses will get further hints if totally clueless. To encourage more players, I will REVEAL the answer and WINNER late Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.

 

Herewith, the riddle:

 

Having skills when she plucks at the strings

Always thrills me; it sounds like she sings

Really softly. Angel-like.

Pedaling, as if on bike.

Spin-class never had one of these things …

 

What amazes me ‘bout this musician,

Every time that she has an audition,

Is the dress that she wears

Really’s shear, and it bares

Derriere.  Judges like her volition.

 

At times, she will play

For a church’s charity.

I think that’s plucky.

 

And in her spare time

She’s reading up on fashion;

To replace worn dress.

 

If you’ve got the clues

The reveal will be easy:

BLANK

 

Please send your guess to my email: 

ca_12_dozen@... 

Chris Gross
ca_12_dozen@...


moderated Rogue Riddle #974 ... Drum Roll, please ...

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Rouge Riddle #974 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Limericks and Haikus <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

They say that apery is the highest form of flattery. Or in my case, perhaps, flatulence.   But here I am, taking a page out of Kirk Miller and Gary Hallock’s book, and offering a series of limericks (and haikus), which contain clues to the REAL reveal in the end. The clues are there to help you complete the final haiku; which contains the pun.  Unlike Kirk and Gary, I’ve already filled in all of the BLANKS.  Except for one.  The final line of the final haiku; which, as is standard, contains the obligatory 5 syllables.

You’ll figure this out as you go along. I hope!

I’m not going to preface this with more puns, or play-on-words. Those will be left to your imagination, and miner skills needed to extract these “gems”. Hope you have fun solving!

As always, the rogue riddle game ends once someone has achieved “BINGO”, or by Tuesday, June 4, at midnight EDT.  Since there is just one reveal, your answer must be the first to match mine, exactly, to claim the privilege and honor of hosting #975.  But if you’re close, I will hand it off to whoever got closest first … Anyone who responds/guesses will get further hints if totally clueless. To encourage more players, I will REVEAL the answer and WINNER late Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.

 

Herewith, the riddle:

 

Having skills when she plucks at the strings

Always thrills me; it sounds like she sings

Really softly. Angel-like.

Pedaling, as if on bike.

Spin-class never had one of these things …

 

What amazes me ‘bout this musician,

Every time that she has an audition,

Is the dress that she wears

Really’s shear, and it bares

Derriere.  Judges like her volition.

 

At times, she will play

For a church’s charity.

I think that’s plucky.

 

And in her spare time

She’s reading up on fashion;

To replace worn dress.

 

If you’ve got the clues

The reveal will be easy:

BLANK

 

Please send your guess to my email: 

ca_12_dozen@... 



Chris Gross
ca_12_dozen@...


moderated File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

puny@...
 

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

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Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
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Document Created December 13, 2003
Current Revision 1.0 (rev. February 6, 2004)

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Table of Contents

I. Group Description

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

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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(The following is also posted online at http:
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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
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Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

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Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at
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Unfortunately, it is impossible to trace things once the forwarding
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I have contacted the people at the mpcdoc.com domain, and they are
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moderated Rogue Riddle #974: 24 hour alert

Chris Gross <ca_12_dozen@...>
 

Roger, Houston; all signals are go.
Only thing that we all do not know;
Guess we’ll see, Saturday,
Unless Chris croaks today;
Expect 974 tomorrow

At 12 noon, EDT. Or thereabouts ...

T minus 24 hours to lift off. This is your only warning; there will be no abort; all systems are go.

Like a recently unhooked fish, I’m sure you’re waiting with baited breath ...

See all y’all at 12 noon Saturday ...

Chris G


moderated Rogue Riddle #973 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This week’s winner is Chris Gross followed by Kirk Miller and Jim Ertner.   Chris will host next week’s Rogue Riddle, #974.

 

  The answers to this week’s Rogue Riddle are included below.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

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)
       TURKEY MOSQUE / MOSQUITER  (Syllables in reverse order)

 

2.  What is the difference between a baseball team and one who likes to find Chinese cookware?
      (5, 3 / 5, 4)
      One are the WHITE SOX, while the other SIGHTS WOKS.  (Spoonerism)

 

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)
      PAN O’ PLEAS / PANOPLIES

 

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

 

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) 
       CARDINAL SIN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

            (4, 4 / 7)
           EVER REST / EVEREST   (Split word) – This mountain was in the news this past week, as several people died waiting in line to reach the summit for photos.

 

11.      What is the difference between the armed ships of a Persian Gulf country and a United States armed vessel?
           (5, 5, 5 / 5, 5, 6)
           One is the QATAR COAST GUARD, while the other is a COAST GUARD CUTTER.

 

12.      Speaking of mountains, getting to the top can be BLANK difficult.
           (6 / 4, 4 or 8)
           SUMMIT / SOMEWHAT

 

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.
           (7)
           YANKEES

 

14.      What is the difference between a cervine species and a drunken cetacean?
            (9, 4 / 5, 5, 4)
            One is a WHITETAIL DEER, and the other is a TIGHT WHALE, DEAR.   (Spoonerism)

 

15.      What is the difference between a beamy, gaff-rigged small boat and a vestment for a flying mammal?
           (7 / 3, 4)
           CATBOAT / BAT COAT (Spoonerism)

 

16.      The arrangement for the ocular transplant was perfect.  Yes, the BLANK was BLANK.
           (3, 4 / 5)
           EYE DEAL / IDEAL

 

17.      What is the difference between a particular amphibolic mineral and the sound of a brass quartet?
           (10 / 4, 5)
          HORNEBLEND / HORN BLEND

 

18.      It looks as though this ancient warlike nation of southwest Asia consisted of backwards men.  Could that have been so? 
           (4 / 4)
           ELAM / MALE

 

19.      BLANK:  A country of single men.  (Of course, nothing much ever happens there!)
           STAG NATION / STAGNATION  (Split word)

 

20.    Outside the bar, the man clung tightly to the square column for support.  Clearly he was BLANK.
          (10 / 9)
          PILASTERED / PLASTERED

 

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    Thanks to those who played this week.  My sincere apologies to the rest of you who found this week’s set too difficult.

    Take it away with Rogue Riddle #974 next week, Chris!

    Have fun!

    Aloha,

        Lars

 

                 



moderated Rogue Riddle #973 - Status and Clue Set #3

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     The status remains unchanged – Chris Gross and Kirk Miller are in the lead, followed by Jim Ertner. Each has a few bingos.  

 

   As noted yesterday, most riddles remain unattempted.  Riddles 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, and 19 have each been solved at least once.  Riddles 1 and 12 have been attempted, but not solved.

 

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

 

Clue Set #2: Letter counts are provided for the last ten riddles.

 

Clue Set #3: Clues are provided for the unsolved 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.
     Where is the Hagia Sophia?  What s it?  Now scramble the syllables.

 

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)
       Several items of cookware with entreaties on them laid out in striking arrays.

 

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) 
       The name of a senior cleric in the Philippines.

 

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

 

7.  The Zionist dream BLANK.
      (2, 4 / 6)
      Name of a country punned with a phrase for actual existence.

 

8.  They thought he was from Babylon, but actually he’s BLANK.
      (1, 6 / 8)
      A man from Babylon is a BLANK. Historically, his foe would have been a BLANK.

 

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

 

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?
           (5, 5, 5 / 5, 5, 6)
           Armed ships along a shoreline in both cases.

 

12.      Speaking of mountains, getting to the top can be BLANK difficult.
           (6 / 4, 4 or 8)
           Top of a mountain.

 

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.
            (7)

 

14.      What is the difference between a cervine species and a drunken cetacean?
            (9, 4 / 5, 5, 4)
            Cervine?  Cetacean? A Spoonerism.

 

15.      What is the difference between a beamy, gaff-rigged small boat and a vestment for a flying mammal?
              (7 / 3, 4)
             What might a flying mammal wear (if flying mammals wore garments)?

 

16.      The arrangement for the ocular transplant was perfect.  Yes, the BLANK was BLANK.
            (3, 4 / 5)
            Ocular + agreement.

 

17.      What is the difference between a particular amphibolic mineral and the sound of a brass quartet?
            (10 / 4, 5)
            What instruments play in a brass quartet?

 

18.      It looks as though this ancient warlike nation of southwest Asia consisted of backwards men.  Could that have been so? 
            (4 / 4)
            One word is the other in reverse.

 

19.      BLANK:  A country of single men.  (Of course, nothing much ever happens there!)
            (4, 6 / 10)

 

20.     Outside the bar, the man clung tightly to the square column for support.  Clearly he was BLANK.
           (10 / 9)
           What is the word for a square column?

 

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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 - Status and Clue Set #2

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     Kirk Miller has now entered the fray, joining Chris Gross and Jim Ertner. Each has a few bingos.  Most riddles remain unattempted.


    Riddles 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, and 19 have each been solved at least once.  Riddles 1 and 12 have been attempted, but not solved.

 

Clue Set #1: Letter counts are provided for the first ten riddles.

  

Clue Set #2: Letter counts are provided for the last 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?

           (5, 5, 5 / 5, 5, 6)

 

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

           (6 / 4, 4)

 

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.

            (7)

 

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

            (9, 4 / 5, 5, 4)

 

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

            (7 / 3, 4)

 

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

           (3, 4 / 5)

 

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

           (10 / 4, 5)

 

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

            (4 / 4)

 

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

            (4, 6 / 10)

 

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

           (10 / 9)

 

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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 - 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.

 

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

 

 

    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

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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