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moderated 1 hour Rogue warning

gary hallock
 

Rogue Riddle #1005 will launch at 11am central.

It will be a collection of fill-in-the-blank riddles on a common theme.

I will be AFK for much of the afternoon, so please forgive me if I fail to respond rapidly. I will catch up with guesses and guessers early evening.

Gary Hallock
gary@hallock.net





--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated OT: advice/contacts request

joseph h
 

I have been contacted about the situation of a lady in NC; she is someone I have corresponded with for some years; Much of her life has been devoted to helping others and fighting scams. My contact says the lady has now been caught in a scam, following two strokes:

"Some of you may have heard about a guardianship scam. Here’s how it works: lawyers find out about a person in ill health, particularly if they are mentally or verbally impaired, and who has no local relatives. The lawyer then goes to a (often crooked) clerk of the court and gets them to sign the authorization for a guardianship of that person and their assets. The person then cannot act on his or her own behalf, and has no further rights, for all intents and purposes. The lawyer seizes their home, their financial accounts, and their credit, and takes total control — even over their body."

The urgent need is to find a lawyer or organisation competent to deal in this area; it is, apparently, either "... guardianships but this probably falls under the heading of elder law. "

If anyone has any suggestions that might help I will be pleased to pass them on.

Joseph


moderated Rogue Riddle 1004 final/winner declaration

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Entries came in nicely, and I’ll post them all below in order received before revealing the winner (it was a tough choice between several outstanding entries) at the bottom. Ready?

 

Alex:

well red

are my test results black

 

Lars:

sub lime

 

Gary

Church puce

Kissin’ teal

Peas ‘n’ Earthtones

Black to the fuchsia

Azure like it

Hue blue it

Furrowed Brown

Buttermilk pink aches

Brains & bronze

Verde go?

 

Marilyn:

Orange you glad we saw the sunset?

 

Bill (who included pictures with his entries):

La Moray Blue / L'Amour est blue

Village Purple / Village People

Mennen Black / Men In Black

Self Azured / self assured

Olive for this / I live for this

 

Doug:

I land Maroon

Orange uglad

Limelight

Dory Ann Gray

Sea blue azure favorite (color)

Un Teal

 

Norm:

“Purple"

“Excuse me!”

 

And the winner (by a hair’s margin)…

church puce (Gary)

 

Leerless will host Rogue 1005 this coming weekend—our first Rogue of the new year.

 

Take it away, Gary!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: What's bugging you?

Lee Jackson
 

On top of it all, I need to remind the group that I'm running on a different motor than normal. My usual laptop is stuck in the UPS stream en route to Gigabyte for repairs. I'm having to therefore use not only a different computer, but the webmail interface to my server instead of the usual Thunderbird interface.
 
If my Administrangling is a bit slow as a result, please do forgive. We are working hard to correct the problem.

> -------Original Message-------
> From: gary hallock <gary@...>
> To: main@puny.groups.io <main@puny.groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [puny] What's bugging you?
> Sent: Dec 30 '19 09:46
>
> Yeah, and beyond that, there were two typos in my brief-but-pithy
> quip. Allow me to amend that here...
>
> A salt rival? Might you be referring to pepper spray? That might be
> useful if you frequent the batteries of the city.
>
> Gary Hallock
>
> ================
>
> On Dec 30, 2019, at 5:36 AM, Cynthia MacGregor
> <Cynthia@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> NOTE: This email JUST NOW came in: Monday the 30th, 6:30 AM. According
> to my email program it was sent THURSDAY. It must have been travelling
> by muleback.
>
> Make it a splendiferous day!
>
> Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
>
> Freelance writer/editor
>
> www.cynthiamacgregor.com
>
> Pass a smile along
>
> FROM: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock
> <gary@...>
> REPLY-TO: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
> DATE: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:54 PM
> TO: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
> SUBJECT: Re: [puny] What's bugging you?
>
> A salt rival? Might you be referring to pepper spray? That might be
> useful is your frequent the batteries of the city.
>
> Gary Hallock
>
> =============
>
> On Dec 26, 2019, at 11:07 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...>
> wrote:
>
> I saw this as a facebook add a few days and so far have resisted;
> however, now I have yielded.
>
> There is a contraption called a Bug Salt Fly Gun. It shoots salt to
> kill insects.
>
> Now that is a salt rifle. Perhaps it runs on electricity and uses
> ???????
>
> GR
>
> --
>
> Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder
>
> >
>
> --
> Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder
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moderated Re: What's bugging you?

gary hallock
 

Yeah, and beyond that, there were two typos in my brief-but-pithy quip. Allow me to amend that here... 

A salt rival? Might you be referring to pepper spray? That might be useful if you frequent the batteries of the city.

 

Gary Hallock


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

On Dec 30, 2019, at 5:36 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



NOTE: This email JUST NOW came in: Monday the 30th, 6:30 AM. According to my email program it was sent THURSDAY. It must have been travelling by muleback.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:54 PM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] What's bugging you?

 

 

A salt rival? Might you be referring to pepper spray? That might be useful is your frequent the batteries of the city.

 

Gary Hallock

 

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

 

On Dec 26, 2019, at 11:07 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

 

I saw this as a facebook add a few days and so far have resisted; however, now I have yielded.

 

There is a contraption called a Bug Salt Fly Gun. It shoots salt to kill insects.

 

Now that is a salt rifle. Perhaps it runs on electricity and uses ????????

 

GR

 

 

 

 

 

 

--

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

 

 

 


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated Re: What's bugging you?

Cynthia MacGregor
 

NOTE: This email JUST NOW came in: Monday the 30th, 6:30 AM. According to my email program it was sent THURSDAY. It must have been travelling by muleback.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:54 PM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [puny] What's bugging you?

 

 

A salt rival? Might you be referring to pepper spray? That might be useful is your frequent the batteries of the city.

 

Gary Hallock

 

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

 

On Dec 26, 2019, at 11:07 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

 

I saw this as a facebook add a few days and so far have resisted; however, now I have yielded.

 

There is a contraption called a Bug Salt Fly Gun. It shoots salt to kill insects.

 

Now that is a salt rifle. Perhaps it runs on electricity and uses ????????

 

GR

 

 

 

 

 

 

--

Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

 

 

 


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 1004 #ROGUERIDDLE#

gary hallock
 

Well, that’s an important bit of information to know as well. Another strange thing is that I composed and sent out this alert this morning shortly past 9am. Now it’s just showing up here nearly 11 hours later. Probably not helping out much. I also just this evening received a PUNY quip that I’d posted out last Thursday. What the heck is going with the space time continuum these days? Seems we can’t really count on anything anymore! I’m moving back to snail mail!

Gary H.
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On Dec 29, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

Gary,

    Good warning, but not quite correct.

    The subject line must end with the following, exacly:

        #RogueRiddle

    No spaces.  No second hashtag (#).  Otherwise the hashtag ending will be ignored.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Dec 29, 2019, at 19:42, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

HASHTAG Alert!!!!! 

In her enthusiasm for posting a “new-style” riddle, Cyn inadvertently used her hashtags parenthetically. Apparently this does not work, as clicking “reply” will send your contributions back to the list, and not directly to her, as is the requested form for submission. 

Please be cautious about public reveals, as we are still in our “break-in” period on this shake down cruise.

Gary H.


On Dec 29, 2019, at 1:55 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



RR 1004

 

I really like the new-style riddles, so that’s what we’re going to play this week.

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Which is the punniest color of all?

 

The wind blue

Lohen green

Mouse turd yellow.

 

Your turn. Submit as many punny colors as you like by Tuesday at 5 AM Eastern. I’ll judge the one I find funniest and declare whoever submitted it the winner.

 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO PLAY EVEN IF YOU DECLINE TO HOST THE NEXT ROGUE, BUT IF THAT IS THE CASE, ADVISE ME WITH YOUR ANSWER THAT YOU ARE A NON-HOST FOR ROGUE #1005.

 

Remember to send all entries to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Now go ahead and color my world!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

Gary Hallock




--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 1004 #ROGUERIDDLE#

Lars Hanson
 

Gary,

    Good warning, but not quite correct.

    The subject line must end with the following, exacly:

        #RogueRiddle

    No spaces.  No second hashtag (#).  Otherwise the hashtag ending will be ignored.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Dec 29, 2019, at 19:42, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:

HASHTAG Alert!!!!! 

In her enthusiasm for posting a “new-style” riddle, Cyn inadvertently used her hashtags parenthetically. Apparently this does not work, as clicking “reply” will send your contributions back to the list, and not directly to her, as is the requested form for submission. 

Please be cautious about public reveals, as we are still in our “break-in” period on this shake down cruise.

Gary H.


On Dec 29, 2019, at 1:55 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



RR 1004

 

I really like the new-style riddles, so that’s what we’re going to play this week.

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Which is the punniest color of all?

 

The wind blue

Lohen green

Mouse turd yellow.

 

Your turn. Submit as many punny colors as you like by Tuesday at 5 AM Eastern. I’ll judge the one I find funniest and declare whoever submitted it the winner.

 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO PLAY EVEN IF YOU DECLINE TO HOST THE NEXT ROGUE, BUT IF THAT IS THE CASE, ADVISE ME WITH YOUR ANSWER THAT YOU ARE A NON-HOST FOR ROGUE #1005.

 

Remember to send all entries to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Now go ahead and color my world!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 1004 #ROGUERIDDLE#

gary hallock
 

HASHTAG Alert!!!!! 

In her enthusiasm for posting a “new-style” riddle, Cyn inadvertently used her hashtags parenthetically. Apparently this does not work, as clicking “reply” will send your contributions back to the list, and not directly to her, as is the requested form for submission. 

Please be cautious about public reveals, as we are still in our “break-in” period on this shake down cruise.

Gary H.


On Dec 29, 2019, at 1:55 AM, Cynthia MacGregor <Cynthia@...> wrote:



RR 1004

 

I really like the new-style riddles, so that’s what we’re going to play this week.

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Which is the punniest color of all?

 

The wind blue

Lohen green

Mouse turd yellow.

 

Your turn. Submit as many punny colors as you like by Tuesday at 5 AM Eastern. I’ll judge the one I find funniest and declare whoever submitted it the winner.

 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO PLAY EVEN IF YOU DECLINE TO HOST THE NEXT ROGUE, BUT IF THAT IS THE CASE, ADVISE ME WITH YOUR ANSWER THAT YOU ARE A NON-HOST FOR ROGUE #1005.

 

Remember to send all entries to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Now go ahead and color my world!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated Re: What's bugging you?

gary hallock
 

A salt rival? Might you be referring to pepper spray? That might be useful is your frequent the batteries of the city.

Gary Hallock

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

On Dec 26, 2019, at 11:07 AM, portagecreek <gypsywagon@mindspring.com> wrote:

I saw this as a facebook add a few days and so far have resisted; however, now I have yielded.

There is a contraption called a Bug Salt Fly Gun. It shoots salt to kill insects.

Now that is a salt rifle. Perhaps it runs on electricity and uses ????????

GR






--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE 1004 #ROGUERIDDLE#

Cynthia MacGregor
 

RR 1004

 

I really like the new-style riddles, so that’s what we’re going to play this week.

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Which is the punniest color of all?

 

The wind blue

Lohen green

Mouse turd yellow.

 

Your turn. Submit as many punny colors as you like by Tuesday at 5 AM Eastern. I’ll judge the one I find funniest and declare whoever submitted it the winner.

 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO PLAY EVEN IF YOU DECLINE TO HOST THE NEXT ROGUE, BUT IF THAT IS THE CASE, ADVISE ME WITH YOUR ANSWER THAT YOU ARE A NON-HOST FOR ROGUE #1005.

 

Remember to send all entries to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Now go ahead and color my world!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated What's bugging you?

portagecreek
 

I saw this as a facebook add a few days and so far have resisted; however, now I have yielded.

There is a contraption called a Bug Salt Fly Gun. It shoots salt to kill insects.

Now that is a salt rifle. Perhaps it runs on electricity and uses ????????

GR


moderated Re: Mercy Crispness and a Hapless Noose Jeer

doug
 

For those who celebrate with Eggs Benedict, HAPPY HOLLANDAISE
and have a Phosphorus New Year!

Doug Spector
=====================
Mercy Crispness and a Hapless Noose Jeer
 
Cyn
 
Make it a splendiferous day!
 
Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor
Freelance writer/editor
www.cynthiamacgregor.com
 
Pass a smile along

--
Doug Spector


moderated Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Cyn is this week’s winner, having solved half the riddles.  She will host Rogue Riddle #1004 next week.

    The answers are below.

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.


Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

     NO  L / NOEL

 

2.  Because she had no real signing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?


      CAROL CHANTING /  CAROL CHANNING

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?


       SLAY RIDES / SLEIGH RIDES

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.


        SANITY CLAUSE / SANTA CLAUS

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?


      JUDY GARLAND. / JUDY GARLAND

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.


       HOLLY DAYS / HOLIDAYS

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.


      EWE NEARS NEW YEAR’S

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.


    The BUTTCRACKER BALLET / NUTCRACKER BALLET

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.


    TEN LORDS A-SLEEPING / TEN LORDS A-LEAPING

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.


    NURSED FOAL / FIRST NOEL

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.


    FRLL LEE’S NAVY DAD / FELIZ NAVIDAD

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.


      FOR COLLEY BIRDS / FOUR COLLEY BIRDS 

     (The current lyric has degenerated to “four calling birds,” but the original was “four colley  (i.e., coal-y) birds,” or blackbirds.)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.


        ONE DIRT-FILLED LIFE / WONDERFUL LIFE

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.


      WREATH WRAITH

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?


       MISSILE TOE / MISTLETOE

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forget to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

 

       GO DRESS, YOU GERRY MENTAL MAN / GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN


17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?


        ADDRESS TOFU DELIS / ADESTE FIDELES

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.


       HEARTHSTONE / STAR THRONE

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?


       BINGLE GELS / JINGLE BELLS

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.


          CAPRA CORN / CAPRICORN


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    Thank you all got playing!


    Take it away, Cyn!

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Mercy Crispness and a Hapless Noose Jeer

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Mercy Crispness and a Hapless Noose Jeer

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Status 5 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    My sincere apologies to Gary Hallock for undercounting his successes by one.  The corrected standings are as follows:

    Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Gary Hallock with 8½ (42.5%), then Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills.  Jim Ertner and One Sagan are also in the race.

    It appears most are tied up with holiday preparations, as there has been little activity today.

    Currently I am on the Acela, bound for New York City for the holidays.  I am away from the computer, but will be checking in regularly via smart phone.

    Happy and safe holidays to all!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Dec 23, 2019, at 11:09, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:


All,

 

    Jim Ertner joined the fray overnight, but other than that there has been no activity.  Must be the holidays!  ;-)


    Herewith another set of clues. Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills, then Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, Jim Ertner , and One Sagan.

 

The riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 1:   14

4 correct – 1:  1

3 correct – 1: 2

2 correct – 6: 4, 6, 9, 15, 19, 20

1 correct – 5:  3, 5, 7, 8, 11

0 correct – 6: 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

    

Note:  As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the six unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the six  least answered riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  Letter counts for the riddles only two have answered are provided below.

 

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

       (4, 5 / 6, 5)

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

       (6, 6 / 5, 5)

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

      (4, 7 / 4, 7) (Same answer for both)

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

       (5, 4 / 8)

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

      (3, 5 / 3, 4’1)

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

      (11, 6 / 10, 6)

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

       (3, 5, 1-8 / 3, 5, 1-7)

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

        (6, 4 / 5, 4)

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

        (4, 3’1, 4, 3 / 5, 7)

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

        (3, 6, 5 / 4, 6, 5)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

            (3, 4-6, 4 / 9, 4)

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

       (7, 3 / 9)

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forgot to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

    (2, 5, 3 or 2, 5, 6, 3 / 3, 4, 2, 5, 9)

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

         (7, 4, 5 / 6, 7)

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (11 / 4, 6)

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

        (6, 4 / 6, 5)

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

         (5, 4 / 9)

 

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    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Clue Set 3 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Jim Ertner joined the fray overnight, but other than that there has been no activity.  Must be the holidays!  ;-)


    Herewith another set of clues. Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills, then Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, Jim Ertner , and One Sagan.

 

The riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 1:   14

4 correct – 1:  1

3 correct – 1: 2

2 correct – 6: 4, 6, 9, 15, 19, 20

1 correct – 5:  3, 5, 7, 8, 11

0 correct – 6: 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

    

Note:  As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the six unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the six  least answered riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  Letter counts for the riddles only two have answered are provided below.

 

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

       (4, 5 / 6, 5)

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

       (6, 6 / 5, 5)

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

      (4, 7 / 4, 7) (Same answer for both)

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

       (5, 4 / 8)

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

      (3, 5 / 3, 4’1)

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

      (11, 6 / 10, 6)

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

       (3, 5, 1-8 / 3, 5, 1-7)

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

        (6, 4 / 5, 4)

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

        (4, 3’1, 4, 3 / 5, 7)

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

        (3, 6, 5 / 4, 6, 5)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

            (3, 4-6, 4 / 9, 4)

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

       (7, 3 / 9)

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forgot to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

    (2, 5, 3 or 2, 5, 6, 3 / 3, 4, 2, 5, 9)

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

         (7, 4, 5 / 6, 7)

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (11 / 4, 6)

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

        (6, 4 / 6, 5)

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

         (5, 4 / 9)

 

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    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Clue Set 2 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    No further changes today, so herewith another set of clues. Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills, then Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, and One Sagan.

 

The riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:   14

3 correct – 2:   1, 2

2 correct – 5: 4, 6, 9, 19, 20

1 correct – 6:  3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 15, 

0 correct – 6: 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

    

Note:  As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the six unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the six  least answered riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

       (4, 5 / 6, 5)

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

      (4, 7 / 4, 7) (Same answer for both)

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

      (3, 5 / 3, 4’1)

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

      (11, 6 / 10, 6)

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

        (6, 4 / 5, 4)

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

        (4, 3’1, 4, 3 / 5, 7)

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

        (3, 6, 5 / 4, 6, 5)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

            (3, 4-6, 4 / 9, 4)

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

       (7, 3 / 9)

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forgot to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

    (2, 5, 3 or 2, 5, 6, 3 / 3, 4, 2, 5, 9)

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

         (7, 4, 5 / 6, 7)

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (11 / 4, 6)

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This morning has brought some changes. Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills, then Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, and One Sagan.

 

The riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:   14

3 correct – 2:   1, 2

2 correct – 5: 4, 6, 9, 19, 20

1 correct – 6:  3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 15, 

0 correct – 6: 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

    

Note:  As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the six unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

        (6, 4 / 5, 4)

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

        (3, 6, 5 / 4, 6, 5)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

            (3, 4-6, 4 / 9, 4)

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forgot to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

    (2, 5, 3 or 2, 5, 6, 3 / 3, 4, 2, 5, 9)

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

         (7, 4, 5 / 6, 7)

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (11 / 4, 6)

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Status 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    We are off to a flying start this week. Cyn was first off the blocks with eight clean kills (40%), followed closely by Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, then Chris Gross, and One Sagan.

 

    Many thanks to Cyn and Gary for catching some typographic errors in the original post in riddles #1 and #13.  These errors have been corrected below.

 

    The riddle status is as follows:

 

3 correct – 1:   14

2 correct – 3:  1, 2, 4,

1 correct – 9:  3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20

0 correct – 7:  7, 10, , 13, 16, 17, 18

    

    As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forget to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

 

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    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

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    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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