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moderated Rogue Riddle 987

Kirk Miller
 

A TREE-mendous Riddle

 

The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.

 

Examples of questions and answers:

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             is involved in genealogy

2.             is noted for its talent

3.             is used for woodworking

4.             attracts another tree

5.             flourishes outside a city

6.             is a "branch" of medicine that is concerned with "root" problems

7.             is an appeal to another tree

8.             is used in a raised framework

9.             is into business and trade

10.         helps to sustain trees

11.         is used to build a place to store food

12.         has a hankering for Danish rolls

13.         has a lot of culture

14.         is jest an agreeable remark

15.         likes limericks

16.         sometimes is out in the woods

17.         would you want to guard a fort

18.         is damp and warm

19.         represents a formal document

20.         is used in many "branches" of medicine

21.         helped end World War I

22.         is used to group by class

23.         is used to build a room in a church

24.         uses abusive language

25.         is fanatical about things

 

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moderated Riddle Warning

Kirk Miller
 


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE # 986: hobo president

James Ertner
 

I like my answer better: Barack O-bum-a!

Jim



On August 27, 2019, at 2:25 AM, "Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:


 

I am awaiting word from this week’s winner as to whether he will host next weekend. If not, the second-place player stands ready to post this coming weekend’s Rogue.

 

The winner is Kirk, with three bingos. Runner-up is Lars, also with three bingos but achieved after Kirk’s three. In third place is Jim E. with two. Missing is everyone else.

 

ROGUE RIDDLE # 986

 

FAMOUS NAMES – There is no special category that the names all fit into. They just should all be recognizable.

 

1 – The first Jewish president

 

Abraham Lincohen

 

2 – Actor famous for controlling his horse

 

Burt Reinolds

 

3 – Hobo president

 

Donald Tramp

 

4 – Part-time actress and part-time automobile

 

Deborah Car

 

5 – Writer who brought food to female relatives

 

Miguel  Serve Aunties

 

6 – Weaponized president

 

Ronald Ray Gun

 

7 -  Songwriter who shivered incessantly

 

Cold Porter

 

8 – Very usual singer noted for her headwear

 

Common Miranda

 

9 – Writer into unusual sex acts

 

Stephen Kink

 

10 – Singer and sideshow barker

 

Carny Francis

 

11 – Writer who created ditches in his spare time

 

Charles Diggin’s

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE CORRECTION AND NOTICE

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Kirk got 4 bingos, not 3. My apologies.

 

And he will host the Rogue this coming weekend.

 

(Thank you, Lars, for offering to step up if Kirk couldn’t host.)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE # 986 Resolved

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I am awaiting word from this week’s winner as to whether he will host next weekend. If not, the second-place player stands ready to post this coming weekend’s Rogue.

 

The winner is Kirk, with three bingos. Runner-up is Lars, also with three bingos but achieved after Kirk’s three. In third place is Jim E. with two. Missing is everyone else.

 

ROGUE RIDDLE # 986

 

FAMOUS NAMES – There is no special category that the names all fit into. They just should all be recognizable.

 

1 – The first Jewish president

 

Abraham Lincohen

 

2 – Actor famous for controlling his horse

 

Burt Reinolds

 

3 – Hobo president

 

Donald Tramp

 

4 – Part-time actress and part-time automobile

 

Deborah Car

 

5 – Writer who brought food to female relatives

 

Miguel  Serve Aunties

 

6 – Weaponized president

 

Ronald Ray Gun

 

7 -  Songwriter who shivered incessantly

 

Cold Porter

 

8 – Very usual singer noted for her headwear

 

Common Miranda

 

9 – Writer into unusual sex acts

 

Stephen Kink

 

10 – Singer and sideshow barker

 

Carny Francis

 

11 – Writer who created ditches in his spare time

 

Charles Diggin’s

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE # 986 CLUES

Cynthia MacGregor
 

ROGUE RIDDLE # 986

 

FAMOUS NAMES – There is no special category that the names all fit into. They just should all be recognizable.

 

1 – The first Jewish president

 

7  8

 

2 – Actor famous for controlling his horse

 

4  8

 

3 – Hobo president

 

6 5

 

4 – Part-time actress and part-time automobile

 

7  3

 

5 – Writer who brought food to female relatives

 

6  5  7

 

6 – Weaponized president

 

6 3 3

 

7 -  Songwriter who shivered incessantly

 

4 6

 

8 – Very usual singer noted for her headwear

 

6 7

 

9 – Writer into unusual sex acts

 

7 4

 

10 – Singer and sideshow barker

 

5 7

 

11 – Writer who created ditches in his spare time

 

7 7 with an apostrophe

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE # 986

Cynthia MacGregor
 

ROGUE RIDDLE # 986

 

FAMOUS NAMES – There is no special category that the names all fit into. They just should all be recognizable.

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

 

1 – The first Jewish president

 

 

 

2 – Actor famous for controlling his horse

 

 

3 – Hobo president

 

 

 

4 – Part-time actress and part-time automobile

 

5 – Writer who brought food to female relatives

 

 

 

6 – Weaponized president

 

 

 

7 -  Songwriter who shivered incessantly

 

 

8 – Very usual singer noted for her headwear

 

 

 

9 – Writer into unusual sex acts

 

 

10 – Singer and sideshow barker

 

 

11 – Writer who created ditches in his spare time

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Rogue Warning

doug
 

So, are we on plumbers' standard time...at the crack of dawn?

doug s.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gary gary@... [puny]
To: puny Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Warning

 
That reminds me of something my sunset yesterday when I tossed him an early morning pun. “Papa, you’re always dorkiest before the dawn.” 

Gary Halllock
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On Aug 24, 2019, at 1:25 PM, 'kirkmiller@...' kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 
That just now dawned you you, eh?


Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Apt Liv Locators doug10101@... [puny]" <puny@...>
To: puny@...
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Warning
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:23:28 +0000 (UTC)

 
Wow...that's about 50 years late now....pre-tony orlando and dawn  Notes

doug s.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia MacGregor cynmacgregor@... [puny] <puny@...>
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Subject: [puny] Rogue Warning

 
The Rogue will be unleashed pre-dawn Eastern Time tomorrow
 
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
 
Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Rogue Warning

gary hallock
 

That reminds me of something my sunset yesterday when I tossed him an early morning pun. “Papa, you’re always dorkiest before the dawn.” 

Gary Halllock
============


On Aug 24, 2019, at 1:25 PM, 'kirkmiller@...' kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

That just now dawned you you, eh?


Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Apt Liv Locators doug10101@... [puny]" <puny@...>
To: puny@...
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Warning
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:23:28 +0000 (UTC)

 

Wow...that's about 50 years late now....pre-tony orlando and dawn  Notes

doug s.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia MacGregor cynmacgregor@... [puny] <puny@...>
To: PUNY <PUNY@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Subject: [puny] Rogue Warning

 
The Rogue will be unleashed pre-dawn Eastern Time tomorrow
 
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
 
Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Rogue Warning

Kirk Miller
 


moderated Re: Rogue Warning

doug
 

Wow...that's about 50 years late now....pre-tony orlando and dawn  Notes

doug s.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia MacGregor cynmacgregor@... [puny]
To: PUNY
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Subject: [puny] Rogue Warning

 
The Rogue will be unleashed pre-dawn Eastern Time tomorrow
 
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com
 
Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Warning

Cynthia MacGregor
 

The Rogue will be unleashed pre-dawn Eastern Time tomorrow

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #985 (Bingo & Reveal)

gary hallock
 

Though it lasted for merely one day
Four players fast entered the fray
Seems the intrepid Cyn
Has won once again
Blowing Jim, Lars, and Doug all away

In the spirit of bad poetry
I’m writing in verse, cheesily
Posting “bingo/reveal"
Which is not a big deal
Read below and the answers you’ll see

So I guess what I’m saying
Is “thank you for playing.”
Have fun with Cyn’s riddle next week.

Gary Hallock

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On Aug 18, 2019, at 1:12 PM, Gary Hallock gary@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:


ROGUE RIDDLE #985 - “A PREPOSITION YOU CAN’T REFUTE” - Launched Sunday, August 18 @1:12pm central

In celebration of “BAD POETRY DAY” I am offering this set of riddles inverse For this game I have suppressed my usual penchant for limericks in favor of mere doggerel, as it is far easier to create and write off as “bad..” Hopefully the rhyming patterns will offer you a bit of help but for the most part, these should be fairly straightforward puns on common words. The theme here is “PREPOSITIONS.” Every BLANK can be filled with a commonly recognized preposition. Not a prepositional phrase, merely a single word. In most cases I’ve also punned on the word in the process. You may disagree, but it’s a preposition you can’t refute.

There are 10 verses but 12 required answers as some are doubled up. First player with all (or most) wins the honor of creating and hosting next week’s game. No specific deadline, but please let’s keep those guesses rolling in. You need not be a subscriber to PUNY to play and you need not host if you win.

Gary

#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%
Send all guesses, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%



0. (simple sample)
BLANK was bought, and then four more, loud drinking songs were sung #### AROUND
Good times we had, it wasn’t bad, but now I’m BLANK-hung #### OVER

1.
"This honey jar contains some stingers," said I, with a smirk
Those lazy fellows got a little BLANK in their work #### BEHIND

2.
Was Jesus a word puzzle fan? The scholars can’t agree.
That he died on BLANK is known. That’s proof enough for me. #### ACROSS

3.
Our babe was born ten years ago, the cutest kid e’er seen
But he’s grown tall and lanky now, and soon he will BLANK #### BETWEEN

4.
What sound do noisy cattle make? You may think this you know
But “moo’s” too high, and so, says I, it really should BLANK. #### BELOW

5.
No matter how our jack BLANK, he could not pull the plow. #### ASTRIDE
So then we hitched it to the horse. Our field is furrowed now.

6.
Surf ‘n’ turf is one dish I just will not tolerate
I do not care for BLANK fish, but I think poultry’s great #### BEFORE

7.
The pitcher tossed so many balls, Alas, the game he threw!
His fault alone the game was thrown. Also this verse is BLANK #### THROUGH

8.
“I’ll call you soon,” her lover said, “A diamond I will bring”
For months she sat beside her phone and never got BLANK #### DURING

9.
The radical went BLANK cover, though he would deny it #### UNDER
I think he was intending to BLANK some sort of riot #### INSIDE

10.
I’m not BLANK bad poetry, that ain’t the guy I am #### AGAINST
But those who write their BLANK worst, for sure deserve a slam #### VERSUS

#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%
Send all guesses, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%


moderated Interes%ing?

punpunpun
 

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moderated Re: RR #985 (30 minute warning)

doug
 

Were you not told
Are you that old
Or is that too cold?
Sorry to scold
But when put on hold
Nobody can win the gold.

Doug Spector

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

I was take a bit by surprise
When this morning I opened my eyes
For I had failed to see
That this Rogue is on me!
Fell asleep on this news, that’s unwise!

Celebrating “Bad Poetry Day” in the best possible way.

Riddle verse is on the way.

Watch for something a bit different this time around.

ROGUE RIDDLE #985 launches at 1pm central


Gary Hallock





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moderated ROGUE RIDDLE #985

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #985 - “A PREPOSITION YOU CAN’T REFUTE” - Launched Sunday, August 18 @1:12pm central

In celebration of “BAD POETRY DAY” I am offering this set of riddles inverse For this game I have suppressed my usual penchant for limericks in favor of mere doggerel, as it is far easier to create and write off as “bad.” Hopefully the rhyming patterns will offer you a bit of help but for the most part, these should be fairly straightforward puns on common words. The theme here is “PREPOSITIONS.” Every BLANK can be filled with a commonly recognized preposition. Not a prepositional phrase, merely a single word. In most cases I’ve also punned on the word in the process. You may disagree, but it’s a preposition you can’t refute.

There are 10 verses but 12 required answers as some are doubled up. First player with all (or most) wins the honor of creating and hosting next week’s game. No specific deadline, but please let’s keep those guesses rolling in. You need not be a subscriber to PUNY to play and you need not host if you win.

Gary

#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%
Send all guesses, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%



0. (simple sample)
BLANK was bought, and then four more, loud drinking songs were sung #### AROUND
Good times we had, it wasn’t bad, but now I’m BLANK-hung #### OVER

1.
"This honey jar contains some stingers," said I, with a smirk
Those lazy fellows got a little BLANK in their work

2.
Was Jesus a word puzzle fan? The scholars can’t agree.
That he died on BLANK is known. That’s proof enough for me.

3.
Our babe was born ten years ago, the cutest kid e’er seen
But he’s grown tall and lanky now, and soon he will BLANK

4.
What sound do noisy cattle make? You may think this you know
But “moo’s” too high, and so, says I, it really should BLANK.

5.
No matter how our jack BLANK, he could not pull the plow.
So then we hitched it to the horse. Our field is furrowed now.

6.
Surf ‘n’ turf is one dish I just will not tolerate
I do not care for BLANK fish, but I think poultry’s great

7.
The pitcher tossed so many balls, Alas, the game he threw!
His fault alone the game was thrown. Also this verse is BLANK

8.
“I’ll call you soon,” her lover said, “A diamond I will bring”
For months she sat beside her phone and never got BLANK

9.
The radical went BLANK cover, though he would deny it
I think he was intending to BLANK some sort of riot

10.
I’m not BLANK bad poetry, that ain’t the guy I am
But those who write their BLANK worst, for sure deserve a slam

#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%
Send all guesses, groans, gripes and grins directly to <gary@...>
#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%


moderated RR #985 (30 minute warning)

gary hallock
 

I was take a bit by surprise
When this morning I opened my eyes
For I had failed to see
That this Rogue is on me!
Fell asleep on this news, that’s unwise!

Celebrating “Bad Poetry Day” in the best possible way.

Riddle verse is on the way.

Watch for something a bit different this time around.

ROGUE RIDDLE #985 launches at 1pm central


Gary Hallock
gary@...


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 984 - Resolved

doug
 

I'll pass this time...the honor is all Gary's

Doug


-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia MacGregor cynthia@... [puny]
To: PUNY
Sent: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 6:07 am
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle 984 - Resolved

 
Rogue Riddle 984
 
Gary and Doug, my only two players, each had 3 bingos, but Doug got there first. So he is declared winner. I have sent him an email asking if he will host Rogue 985 and am awaiting an answer. Should he decline, the honor will fall to Gary.
 
Answers below.
 
Sweets to the Sweet
 
All the clues lead to a pun on some type of candy. NOTE: Some are brand names; some are generics. Be the first to bingo all of them or be the one with the most bingos on Tuesday pre-dawn.
 
1 – This candy makes your rear end’s gaseous emissions so strong that they’re visible.
 
Toot see rolls
 
2 – This famous candy, known for thoughtful behavior, now has a citrus version
 
Lemon Ms
 
(Thoughtful behavior: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand”)
 
3 – Angry spouse
 
Bitter honey
 
4 – These chewy candies contain germs
 
Carrier mels
 
5 – The dairy worker makes sure the right number of ounces, but not fluid ounces, are in every container
 
Milk he weigh
 
6 – You might mistake this chocolate candy for footwear
 
Sneakers
 
7 – Dismissed from his job, he gives the personnel director an old-fashioned thrashing
 
Canned, he canes
 
8 – Drinking establishment that excludes the deaf and blind
 
Hear, See Bar
 
9 – A part of speech; a part of a word
 
Noun, Letter
 
(I have never eaten or even seen a now ’n’ later candy, but a PUNYite used it in a previous pun—I think a Rogue)
 
 
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com
 
Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Ran-dumb puns

Cynthia MacGregor
 

 

It would be inappropriate for a map maker to address a group of laryngitis sufferers. That would be putting the cartographer the hoarse!

They both lived on the second floor of the same apartment building. One day when they passed each other on the staircase, it was love at first flight.

Schwarzenegger’s terminator encountered a group of rappers improvising tunes on a street corner and became fascinated. Being digitally enhanced, he naturally volunteered, “I’ll beatbox!”

Gary Hallock

 

When the woman hung her underwear out on the line, a stiff wind blew them into her flower bed. A neighbor looked over the fence and remarked, “I see your pantsies are doing nicely.”

       The first woman quickly quipped back, “I’m glad you have an eye for good bloomers.”

 

Cyn


moderated Ran-dumb puns

gary hallock
 

It would be inappropriate for a map maker to address a group of laryngitis sufferers. That would be putting the cartographer the hoarse!

They both lived on the second floor of the same apartment building. One day when they passed each other on the staircase, it was love at first flight.

Schwarzenegger’s terminator encountered a group of rappers improvising tunes on a street corner and became fascinated. Being digitally enhanced, he naturally volunteered, “I’ll beatbox!”

Gary Hallock