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Rogue Riddle 1034 - #RogueRiddle - Status 2 and Clue Set 1 #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This week's Rogue Riddle is off to an excellent start.  So far Jim, Gary, Aaron, and Marilyn all have scored kills.  Now it is time for some hints and clues.

 

Hints:

 

    For the newcomers here, perhaps a quick explanation is in order.  Usually (but not always, depending on the host), complete answers are used.  This eliminates any necessity for the host having to make any assumptions about what may or may not have been intended.

 

    Also, over the 22-plus years we have been doing this, some other conventions and customs have arisen which help in solving these.  Such usages will become apparent over time.  It is useful to keep the various forms in mind:


Homophones:  Same word or phrase but spelled or use differently, as in the example provided in this week's introduction:  

Q:  She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK   become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT


Spoonerisms:  Like Marilyn's riddles last week in which the initial letters or sounds of something are exchanged.  The something may be a word or a phrase:  A well-brushed equine is a CURRIED HORSE while rapid teaching makes for a HURRIED COURSE.  A Spoonerism often is indicated or signaled by a question beginning with, "What is the difference between...?," but not always.


Daffynition:  A daffy definition of a word may be provided or asked for (either way).  In the case of the word being defined, a one-word answer usually suffices, and there will not be two answers to the riddle.


    With my setups, I usually take some pains to incorporate all the necessary information in the setup (the text of the riddle), and to minimize any extraneous information.  Obviously, this cannot always be achieved, but I do try.  Thus, with my riddles, it pays to look at the wording carefully.  Others tend to be less specific.

 

    Reading the introduction to a Rogue Riddle set almost always helps.  If there is a theme, it may be identified there or in the title.  In addition, some special requirements may be identified there as well.  For instance, in this week's introduction it is noted that the word BLANK may refer to one or more words in the answer.  (This is not always the case. Sometimes each word in a multi-word answer may be replaced by a BLANK.) 

 

    Finally, the way to get further clues usually is to submit guesses.  With the responses to guesses normally (but not always!) come additional clues.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the first ten riddles are provided below.  (Yes, the inclusions of apostrophes are intentional.)

 

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Rogue Riddle #1034
Another Potpourri
 
    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.   There are Spoonerism, homophones, and a few daffynitions thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:
 
Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK   become the first person to BLANK.
A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT
 
    One “BLANK” is used for each answer, where needed. Note that the indicator BLANK may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the BLANK may be preceded by the article “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word or words the BLANK replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”
 
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    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. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.

 

Hint:  As always, be sure to read the set-ups carefully and try to use all the information contained in them.
 

    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  They lived next to a church whose bells rang the time regularly, so they always knew the hours because the bells BLANK them.

       (6 / 4)
 
2.  Whenever the inmates went out to work growing vegetables, there were men to watch over them to make sure none escaped.   They were BLANK in BLANK.

     (7’, 3, 9 / 3, 9’, 6)
 
3.  BLANK – Lost in a convoluted hedge.

     (1-5 or 6)
 
4.  The Scotsman asked his pupil, “Laddie, dinna ye kin what they call that wee bit that sticks up on a sundial and casts a shadow?”  Quite naturally, the boy replied, “BLANK.”

    (2, 3 / 6)
 
5.  In what is perhaps the most famous photograph of Marilyn Monroe, her skirt is lofted upward.  Could it be there was a BLANK BLANK?

      (6, 5, ‘2)
 
6.  When Theodore and his husband moved into the development the residents were very happy.  They all thought that security had been enhanced now that they lived in a BLANK.

       (3, 3, 9 / 5, 9)
 
7.  Down Under the language is quite different to elsewhere.  Many find listening to BLANK to be a BLANK.

      (6 / 6)
 
8.  What is the difference between a vitreous classic penny loafer and a particular Scotsman?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

       (5, 6 / 10)
 
9.  The song and dance about Mother Brown calls for a BLANK, which sounds like a distinctive English dialect.

      (6, 4 / 7)
 
10.   What happens when reciting a collection of Walt Whitman’s poetry to a sad young lady?  One reads BLANK, while there BLANK. 

         (6, 2, 5 / 7, 1, 4)
 
11.  What is the difference between a monster’s home and an arrow with no notch for the bowstring?  One is BLANK, while the other is BLANK.
 
12.  Why are Dutch flowers like what one kisses with?  Both are BLANK.
 
13.   Why are ghosts so often drunk?  It’s because of all the BLANK.
 
14.   He was a poor student, always arriving late to school.  The teacher naturally asked his parents. “What time does the BLANK?”
 
15.  What is the difference between a drapery support and solid bit of soured milk?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
 
16.  What is the difference between a diploma and an inexpensive pelt?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
 
17.  What is the difference between a fellow lead actor and something to put under a glass?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
 
18.  There are just two major aircraft manufacturers, so when we are flying there are times when a BLANK will BLANK from one place to the next.
 
19.  What is the difference between a pantomime game and something to help one blacken a surface by burning?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
 
20.   BLANK – A cheap fog.
 
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    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  
 
    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:
 
parkersan2001@...

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1034 - #RogueRiddle -- Status 1 #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    This week's Rogue Riddle is off to an excellent start.  So far Jim, Gary, and Aaron have all scored kills.  Gary currently leads the pack.
 
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Rogue Riddle #1034
Another Potpourri
 
    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.   There are Spoonerism, homophones, and a few daffynitions thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:
 
Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK   become the first person to BLANK.
A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT
 
    One “BLANK” is used for each answer, where needed. Note that the indicator BLANK may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the BLANK may be preceded by the article “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word or words the BLANK replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”
 
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    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. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.

Hint:  As always, be sure to read the set-ups carefully and try to use all the information contained in them.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  They lived next to a church whose bells rang the time regularly, so they always knew the hours because the bells BLANK them.
 
2.  Whenever the inmates went out to work growing vegetables, there were men to watch over them to make sure none escaped.   They were BLANK in BLANK.
 
3.  BLANK – Lost in a convoluted hedge.
 
4.  The Scotsman asked his pupil, “Laddie, dinna ye kin what they call that wee bit that sticks up on a sundial and casts a shadow?”  Quite naturally, the boy replied, “BLANK.”
 
5.  In what is perhaps the most famous photograph of Marilyn Monroe, her skirt is lofted upward.  Could it be there was a BLANK BLANK?
 
6.  When Theodore and his husband moved into the development the residents were very happy.  They all thought that security had been enhanced now that they lived in a BLANK.
 
7.  Down Under the language is quite different to elsewhere.  Many find listening to BLANK to be a BLANK.
 
8.  What is the difference between a vitreous classic penny loafer and a particular Scotsman?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
 
9.  The song and dance about Mother Brown calls for a BLANK, which sounds like a distinctive English dialect.
 
10.   What happens when reciting a collection of Walt Whitman’s poetry to a sad young lady?  One reads BLANK, while there BLANK. 
 
11.  What is the difference between a monster’s home and an arrow with no notch for the bowstring?  One is BLANK, while the other is BLANK.
 
12.  Why are Dutch flowers like what one kisses with?  Both are BLANK.
 
13.   Why are ghosts so often drunk?  It’s because of all the BLANK.
 
14.   He was a poor student, always arriving late to school.  The teacher naturally asked his parents. “What time does the BLANK?”
 
15.  What is the difference between a drapery support and solid bit of soured milk?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
 
16.  What is the difference between a diploma and an inexpensive pelt?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
 
17.  What is the difference between a fellow lead actor and something to put under a glass?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
 
18.  There are just two major aircraft manufacturers, so when we are flying there are times when a BLANK will BLANK from one place to the next.
 
19.  What is the difference between a pantomime game and something to help one blacken a surface by burning?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
 
20.   BLANK – A cheap fog.
 
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    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  
 
    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:
 
parkersan2001@...
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1034 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Herewith is this week's Rogue Riddle.  As it appears there has been some more activity of late, we shall try again.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1034

Another Potpourri

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.   There are Spoonerism, homophones, and a few daffynitions thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:

 

Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did BLANK   become the first person to BLANK.

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

    One “BLANK” is used for each answer, where needed. Note that the indicator BLANK may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the BLANK may be preceded by the article “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word or words the BLANK replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.

 

    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. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  They lived next to a church whose bells rang the time regularly, so they always knew the hours because the bells BLANK them.

 

2.  Whenever the inmates went out to work growing vegetables, there were men to watch over them to make sure none escaped.   They were BLANK in BLANK.

 

3.  BLANK – Lost in a convoluted hedge.

 

4.  The Scotsman asked his pupil, “Laddie, dinna ye kin what they call that wee bit that sticks up on a sundial and casts a shadow?”  Quite naturally, the boy replied, “BLANK.”

 

5.  In what is perhaps the most famous photograph of Marilyn Monroe, her skirt is lofted upward.  Could it be there was a BLANK BLANK?

 

6.  When Theodore and his husband moved into the development the residents were very happy.  They all thought that security had been enhanced now that they lived in a BLANK.

 

7.  Down Under the language is quite different to elsewhere.  Many find listening to BLANK to be a BLANK.

 

8.  What is the difference between a vitreous classic penny loafer and a particular Scotsman?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

9.  The song and dance about Mother Brown calls for a BLANK, which sounds like a distinctive English dialect.

 

10.   What happens when reciting a collection of Walt Whitman’s poetry to a sad young lady?  One reads BLANK, while there BLANK. 

 

11.  What is the difference between a monster’s home and an arrow with no notch for the bowstring?  One is BLANK, while the other is BLANK.

 

12.  Why are Dutch flowers like what one kisses with?  Both are BLANK.

 

13.   Why are ghosts so often drunk?  It’s because of all the BLANK.

 

14.   He was a poor student, always arriving late to school.  The teacher naturally asked his parents. “What time does the BLANK?”

 

15.  What is the difference between a drapery support and solid bit of soured milk?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

16.  What is the difference between a diploma and an inexpensive pelt?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.

 

17.  What is the difference between a fellow lead actor and something to put under a glass?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

18.  There are just two major aircraft manufacturers, so when we are flying there are times when a BLANK will BLANK from one place to the next.

 

19.  What is the difference between a pantomime game and something to help one blacken a surface by burning?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

20.   BLANK – A cheap fog.

 

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    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  

 

    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1034

Lars Hanson
 

All,

Rogue Riddle #1034 will be released later this afternoon.

Aloha,

Lars

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And the winner is ....

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Participants who finished were Lars Hanson, Jon Gearhart, Gary Hallock. Jim (no last name) was with us for a while, and Doug Spector at the end with an answer.  Since Lars finished first he will host the next Rogue Riddle.  During play Jon and Gary said no matter the ending, they would prefer not to host next week's riddle, so that worked out fine.      Next week will be #RogueRiddle 1034.  It's been fun working with all of you and thanks for working on it.  Stan would be proud. -- Marilyn

1.     What's the difference between a sweet-toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet-toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

          BUNNY HAIR

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________.  

            MENTAL DART

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

          CRATE GASHER

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

          CORN BIN

     

5.    What's the difference between an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

           MUTE KITTEN

          

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

           CUNNING RAT

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

            MARTIAL POP

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

          SPEEDING RIDER      
   

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

           GOLD CURLS

          

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

            BEE FLAG  (but wasps are not bees)

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on _____ _____while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

            CARROT POSTERS

           

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a _______ in a _______; the other is a __________   in a  ________. 

        CAPER IN A TAVERN 

                     

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

           ACORNS / CORNS ACHE

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

            HITS THE MARK / MARKS THE HIT 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

            CURRIED HORSE / HURRIED COURSE

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

            FOUR SOCKS / SORE FOX

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.

          BEER MUG / MERE BUG


Rogue Riddle

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

I plan to shut down the riddle tomorrow noon barring interruptions here.  No one new has started it since yesterday.  Others made great headway, but are stuck, mostly on the last one.  If you decided to try it, there is still plenty of time left.

Send responses to merk@... by Tuesday midmorning if you intend to try it or finish what you've started.  Thanks to those who participated thus far. -- Marilyn

          A lashing monster serpent is a whipping dragon while a leaky cart is a dripping wagon

 

What's the difference between a jumping sorcerer and a crying reptile?   

          A jumping sorcerer is a leaping wizard while a crying reptile is a weeping lizard.

 

So … thanks for joining us … here we go ….

 

1.     What's the difference between  a sweet toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________. 

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

 

5.    What's the difference between  an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

 

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

 

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

 

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

 

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

 

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

 

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on parrot coasters while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

 

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a taper in a cavern; the other is a __________   _____   _____  ________. 

 

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.

 

 

 

 

 

Send responses to merk@... by Wednesday noon.



The Rogue

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Jim was off to a very good start, but fell asleep.

Lars worked at it like I do, plugging away bit by bit.  He's almost to the finish line.

Jon came out of nowhere this morning and is almost there, too, but does not want to host the rogue next week.

You guys are all terrific and thank you for participating.  Now you other people can sit home on a hot Sunday afternoon and come out of nowhere like Jon and blast your way through it.  Stan would be so proud of you all.

I thought sure I posted the Rogue at the PUNY, but Lars says not.  So sorry about that. 

Spoonerisms:  Send responses to merk@... by Tuesday noon.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please. 

Received from Stan Kegel.

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A spoonerism is the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow 

The term spoonerism was named after W.A. Spooner, an English clergyman noted for such slips of the tongue.  Now wouldn’t that be potentially embarrassing for a clergyman. 

Some book titles of Spoonerisms, “Runny Babbit” by Shel Silverstein.  Smart Feller Fart Smeller by John Agee

 

Here are examples of some spoonerisms.  In these examples, I have used italics for the last two words.  In the challenges below, some words are left out for you to find.  Toward the bottom, there are challenging ones with more blanks.  Of course, there’s lots of rhyming in the second line. 

 

What's the difference between a lashing monster and a leaky cart?  

          A lashing monster serpent is a whipping dragon while a leaky cart is a dripping wagon

 

What's the difference between a jumping sorcerer and a crying reptile?   

          A jumping sorcerer is a leaping wizard while a crying reptile is a weeping lizard.

 

So … thanks for joining us … here we go ….

 

1.     What's the difference between  a sweet toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________. 

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

 

5.    What's the difference between  an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

 

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

 

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

 

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

 

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

 

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

 

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on parrot coasters while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

 

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a taper in a cavern; the other is a __________   _____   _____  ________. 

 

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.


Send responses to merk@... by Wednesday noon.



Re: possum

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

So cute, but work on the spoonerisms now.  I am disappointed at how few are trying. 

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, 04:13:26 PM CDT, portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:





Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Marilyn

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

I guess you could say you’ll be publishing these Spoonerisms in memory of Stan Kegel possum-ously.

 

Jim


Re: possum

portagecreek
 




Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Marilyn

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

I guess you could say you’ll be publishing these Spoonerisms in memory of Stan Kegel possum-ously.

 

Jim

_._,_._,_
Should we call 'em O'possums on this site?
GR


Rogue Riddle

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Thus far Lars in the lead with Jim 1/2 point behind.  Either could pull ahead to win, but as fast as they turned in their answers yesterday, I expect many of you could enter and pass them up this weekend.

Spoonerisms:  Send responses to merk@... by Tuesday noon.


A spoonerism is the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow

 

The term spoonerism was named after W.A. Spooner, an English clergyman noted for such slips of the tongue.  Now wouldn’t that be potentially embarrassing for a clergyman.

 

Some book titles of Spoonerisms, “Runny Babbit” by Shel Silverstein.  Smart Feller Fart Smeller by John Agee

 

Here are examples of some spoonerisms.  In these examples, I have used italics for the last two words.  In the challenges below, some words are left out for you to find.  Toward the bottom, there are challenging ones with more blanks.  Of course, there’s lots of rhyming in the second line.

 

 

What's the difference between a lashing monster and a leaky cart?  

          A lashing monster serpent is a whipping dragon while a leaky cart is a dripping wagon

 

What's the difference between a jumping sorcerer and a crying reptile?   

          A jumping sorcerer is a leaping wizard while a crying reptile is a weeping lizard.

 

So … thanks for joining us … here we go ….

 

1.     What's the difference between  a sweet toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________. 

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

 

5.    What's the difference between  an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

 

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

 

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

 

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

 

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

 

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

 

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on parrot coasters while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

 

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a taper in a cavern; the other is a __________   _____   _____  ________. 

 

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.

 

 

 

 

 

Send responses to merk@... by Wednesday noon.



Re: possum

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Thank you; you've got it exactly right.  Thanks, Jim!

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, 01:02:52 PM CDT, James Ertner <jde31459@...> wrote:


Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Marilyn

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

I guess you could say you’ll be publishing these Spoonerisms in memory of Stan Kegel possum-ously.

 

Jim


possum

James Ertner
 

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Marilyn

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

I guess you could say you’ll be publishing these Spoonerisms in memory of Stan Kegel possum-ously.

 

Jim


Re: [Limericks-n-Haiku] Limerick: A doggone good saying

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

A few people started the Rogue Riddle yesterday noon, but no one sense.  It is fairly easy, especially the first ones and they get you primed and understanding what the last few do.  If you know how to rhyme a bit, this puzzle in memory of Stan Kegel is for you.

Spoonerisms:  Send responses to merk@... by Tuesday noon.

 

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Received from Stan Kegel.

 

 

A spoonerism is the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow

 

The term spoonerism was named after W.A. Spooner, an English clergyman noted for such slips of the tongue.  Now wouldn’t that be potentially embarrassing for a clergyman.

 

Some book titles of Spoonerisms, “Runny Babbit” by Shel Silverstein.  Smart Feller Fart Smeller by John Agee

 

Here are examples of some spoonerisms.  In these examples, I have used italics for the last two words.  In the challenges below, some words are left out for you to find.  Toward the bottom, there are challenging ones with more blanks.  Of course, there’s lots of rhyming in the second line.

 

 

What's the difference between a lashing monster and a leaky cart?  

          A lashing monster serpent is a whipping dragon while a leaky cart is a dripping wagon

 

What's the difference between a jumping sorcerer and a crying reptile?   

          A jumping sorcerer is a leaping wizard while a crying reptile is a weeping lizard.

 

So … thanks for joining us … here we go ….

 

1.     What's the difference between  a sweet toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________. 

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

 

5.    What's the difference between  an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

 

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

 

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

 

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

 

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

 

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

 

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on parrot coasters while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

 

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a taper in a cavern; the other is a __________   _____   _____  ________. 

 

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.


_._,_._,_


Re: #RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

The results are in! We had six players total, and the winner is..... Marilyn Van Drieson with a whopping 24 correct! She has graciously offered to host this weekend's #RogueRiddle 1033. 

Without further ado, below are the answers. If you have any questions about them, let me know:

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a LEEK in the produce section.

2. LETTUCE hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could KALE.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's CELERY.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really RUTABAGA (rude of Bega).

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ASPARAGUS (a spare I guess).

7. TURNIP the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my CABBAGE (cab itch).

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head TOMATO.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring BOK CHOY (back joy).

11. These savings can't be BEET.

12. I don't CARROT all what people think of me.

13. OKRAhoma! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a JICAMA (hick at my) party!

15. If something's funny, then you ARTICHOKE (ought to joke) about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board ENDIVE.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your COLLARD shirt.

18. Jump, CHIVE, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter PEA.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to POTATO (put a toe) in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to PEPPER up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a CHARD in my foot.

23. Where've you BEAN all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to SQUASH all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave MUSHROOM for error in this riddle. 


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 2:17 PM Erika Gayle Ettin <erikagettin@...> wrote:
My mistake -- we have six players! (Sorry for the omission, Doug.) First and second place still stand. 

Jim Ertner, Doug Spector, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place).   

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM Erika Gayle Ettin <erikagettin@...> wrote:
Quick update. We have five players so far!

Thanks to Jim Ertner, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place). 

The ones that have not yet been solved have some clues below:

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!  Clue: What else might a country bumpkin be called?

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt. Clue: It's something green. 

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.   Clue: What kind of talk do you give someone who needs encouragement?



On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM Erika Ettin via groups.io <erikagettin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika


Re: #RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

My mistake -- we have six players! (Sorry for the omission, Doug.) First and second place still stand. 

Jim Ertner, Doug Spector, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place).   


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM Erika Gayle Ettin <erikagettin@...> wrote:
Quick update. We have five players so far!

Thanks to Jim Ertner, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place). 

The ones that have not yet been solved have some clues below:

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!  Clue: What else might a country bumpkin be called?

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt. Clue: It's something green. 

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.   Clue: What kind of talk do you give someone who needs encouragement?



On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM Erika Ettin via groups.io <erikagettin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika


Re: #RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

Quick update. We have five players so far!

Thanks to Jim Ertner, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place). 

The ones that have not yet been solved have some clues below:

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!  Clue: What else might a country bumpkin be called?

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt. Clue: It's something green. 

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.   Clue: What kind of talk do you give someone who needs encouragement?



On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM Erika Ettin via groups.io <erikagettin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika


#RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika


#RogueRiddle 1032 -- One-hour warning! #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

Friends and fellow word nerds,

This week's Rogue will be arriving in one hour. Put your pun-pants on and get ready to eat your veggies!

Riddled with excitement,
Erika

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#RogueRiddle 1031 - BINGO & REVEAL #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

Once again I’ve left you languishing through the long week wondering when/if I was going to finally announce a winner and reveal the answers. Well, here we are at the eleventh hour and I’m happy to report that not only did we entertain and intrigue at least 7 players this week, but nearly every one of them eventually came through with a full dozen properly completed matches. Several players, in fact presented a “perfect sweep” on their first volley. At the top of that group was Erika Ettin, whose worksheet came in very early and boldly offered to claim the prize.

For anyone who is still pondering this puzzle or wishes to share or cherish it, I have shuffled in the answers below.

Participants this week, all of whom are real winners, were as follows.

ERIKA ETTIN
JIM ERTNER
MARILY VAN DRIESEN
LARS HANSON
DOUG SPECTOR
CHRIS GROSS
BILL CRIDER

It is with great pleasure that I announce and anticipate Erika’s posting of RR #1032 some day this weekend. I do hope that we will show her a similar level of participation and appreciation.

Thank you for playing,

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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On Jul 12, 2020, at 9:55 AM, Gary Hallock <gary@...> wrote:

ROGUE RIDDLE #1031 - DAFFY REDUX - Launched Sunday, July 12, 2020 @ 9:55 am central time zone.

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In loving memory of both Cynthia and Stan, I am this week offering a dozen of my own Punny daffynitions from the PUNY archives. As they were both avid creators and collectors of this form of wordplay, I deemed this the most appropriate way to honor their collective memory. Even though some of these have been shared with PUNY before, I have re-jiggered each of these into a riddle format. Thus, this is technically not a “repeat” in any significant way.

If this presentation strategy plays well with the gang, in the future iterations of this game, I may offer up some other lists which are based on Daffynitions earlier sprung upon us by Cyn or Stan.

Below you will find a listing of a dozen “PROMPT” words/terms numbered 1 thru 12.
Below that you will find a listing of a dozen “daffynitions" lettered A thru L. which are my own punny for each of the twelve prompts.

Because nobody reads or follows my instructions anyhow, feel free to mesh these two lists in whatever way works for you and respond to me privately at the address provided.

First player with the most (or all) correct matches will ignite my flaming admiration and win the chance to turn me down on the opportunity to host his/her own version of the Rogue next week.

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Please submit all guesses, grasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...> and do not share to the list
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================ THE PROMPTS & THE DAFFYNITIONS ================

1. - PROTUBERANCE
E. - Small insects that are especially fond of potatoes.

2. - AUTONOMY
A. - What I would see in the mirror if I were to gain about 1800 pounds.

3. - FUNDAMENTALIST
C. - Monies set aside to pay for the services of a psychic.

4. - ROMANTICS
I. - Parasites that infest many Italian males.

5. - DETERMINATION
L - Where steadfast subway riders are forced to disembark the D train.

6. - MAXIMUM
H - A much larger flower than the minimum.

7. - ELIMINATION
J - What your country country becomes after the citizens are called to arms.

8. - REPAIRED
D. - Getting married again to your ex.

9. - NUMERICAL
F. - What Jesus gave his followers each time he sensed their faith was failing.

10. - EUTHANASIA
K. - A student exchange program with far eastern countries

11. - PARADIGMS
B. - Not even enough these days to buy a cup of coffee or a newspaper.

12. - SPACE STATION
G. - Where you take your dog to get her fixed when you don’t want puppies.


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


VHS tapes of past Pun-Offs

ticia731
 

I'm not sure if this email address will go to everyone in the PUNY group.

While cleaning out closets, I discovered I have a couple of VHS tapes of Pun-Off performances. I no longer have a VCR player - as I'm sure most of you don't - but in the event someone would like these to transfer to DVD or Flash Drive, they're here for the taking.

These are the tapes I've got:
Best of O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships - 10 years of Punniest of Show, 1989-1999
     for some reason I have 2 of those
24th O.Henry Pun-Off (2001) That was the first year I competed and I think Guy recorded the entire Pun-Off
25th O.Henry Pun-Off (2002) My second year and, again, Guy gave me this so I don't know if it's just me
Pun Smoke - a film by Casey Bruce, Cameron Burr, & Mark Morgan

Perhaps someone has the software to transfer these and would like to do that. Let me know if you're interested.

Thanks
Ticia