Date   

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

James Ertner
 

Use this website: www.punoff2020.com and click on "The Contest."

Jim



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O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

When:
Saturday, 17 October 2020

Where:
Austin, TX

Description:
The 43rd Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, information to be found at http://www.punpunpun.com


Re: O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships - Sat, 10/17/2020 #cal-notice

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O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

When:
Saturday, 17 October 2020

Where:
Austin, TX

Description:
The 43rd Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, information to be found at http://www.punpunpun.com


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

OK, let’s see. Leading the pack is a man well known for his gaminess, Lars with 10. Place and Show thus far: Gary H. follows with 7 and Adam with 5.

 

Few things.

 

One. All of these games are pretty well known, mostly old board or card games or newspaper level, one current trendy video game I believe and it is the most popular one. There should be nothing here you never heard of or played at one time.

 

Two. Wordplay-wise, nothing complicated or intricate here either. These are all punny puns, all I have—or would or will—use at Pun Slingers type deals. You, perhaps, will too.

 

Three. I am extending the deadline to Wednesday at Midnight ET. 11 CT. I have no idea if that’s Standard or Daylight. Whatever it is or will be on Wednesday.

 

Four. Here are a few word counts for some of the harder nuts to crack, evidently:

 

5. 9 / 5,3,4

 

7. 9 / 5,4

 

9. 5,1,4 / 5,3,4

 

13. 6 / 2,4,3?

 

15. 5,5 / 3,3,5


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

 

Feeling like a Pyrrhic leader here, with the prize for winning RR 1044 getting to do more work. Yay!

 

OK I’m still the new guy—wide-tailed, bushy-eyed and still maybe two RRs away from jaded.

 

But let me just say, I really appreciate Gary H. going easy on me as a competitor and letting the new guy win. And by such a big margin. Really big, BIG margin. Huge really. Hey you math guys—would a winning margin of this incomprehensibly ginormous size constitute an “order of magnitude?” A myriad perhaps? A plethora? In any case, way to make it look legit!

 

Re: RR 1044, with his brain-teasing, spooneristic ways, author Hans Larsen may have exhausted my enfeebled brain, but he certainly hasn’t exhausted the universe of punnable games. Herewith in RR 1045 are 13 more—so why don't you play the dozens. With a Plus 1.

 

Here there be board games, video games, card games, puzzley games, online games.

 

Are you game?

 

Take your shot, Hamilton.

 

P.S. If you want to see the single best 2 minute pun soliloquy ever performed, go check out the on-line O. Henry at https://www.punoff2020.com/ And while you’re there, you can view mine also.

 

P.P.S. Anyone else keep thinking that it’s “O’Henry?” Irish I could stop doing that.

 

P.P.P.S. I’m told I need to pronounce a deadline. So, let’s say, what, end of day Tuesday, whatever that means to you.

 

 

1. The criminal stole slightly more than 3 of them.

2. What you do if you support a stoolie

3. So if someone takes target practice right before creating a sensible staggered dividend-based stock portfolio, their activities, in the present tense, can be described as this.

 

4. Order the Bacardi mascot to impart information to a former senior FOX journalist who left in late 2019.

 

5. The Three Tenors abhor the sun’s uv light, so it’s this.

6. You Dog! You Mongrel! And Then?

7. NAZARENVS, for one

8. It’s Gumby’s horse pal, dude!

9. If for some reason Earvin Johnson consumed the pill, you might exclaim this, especially if you left an article out in a poorly grammatical way.

 

10. You shouldn’t reuse a baby’s sleeping apparataus years later, due to this

11. A citadel named for the horsey in chess

12. You better put your clothes and other needed items in that suitcase, dude!

13. You confront John Wayne, call him by his nickname, and casually inquire as to the correct party.

 

14. If you wanted to offer your co-resident a clear liquor, you’d ask this, perhaps.

15. A tiny glass container that is experiencing ennui. Got it? Yes? Yes!

 

Um, did I mention that I am not good at math? Evidently, that includes counting things.


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

Um, hello. Test, test. A Rogue Riddle set will be emitted shortly. To all but about five of the 143 people receiving this, evidently, that means nothing. This is the list for people interested in puns and who are under the impression that they’re good at them, right? Or is PUNY a veiled reference to the size of yalls relative punning skills? Puny as in teeny. Teeny as in tiny. Tiny as in, uh, wait a second…

 

undersizedunderdeveloped, undernourished, underfed, stunted, slight, small, little, diminutive, dwarfish, pygmy; weakfeeble, weakly, sickly, delicate, frail, fragile; informal weedy, pint-sized. ANTONYMS strong, sturdy. the men were jeering at the villagers' puny efforts to save their homespitifulpitiable, inadequate, negligible, insufficient, scant, scanty, derisory, miserable, sorry, wretched, meager, paltry, trifling, trivial, insignificant, inconsequential, petty; informal pathetic, measly, piddling, piffling, mingy, poxy, dinky; rare exiguous. ANTONYMS  significant, sizeable, substantial

 

OK, trash talk isn’t my strong suit. Still trying to find out what is. I make good a flank steak. Honey garlic shrimp too. Maybe making puns? Come see what’s cooking. I’m slaving over a hot stove here for you. Dinner will be served shortly.


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O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

When:
Saturday, 17 October 2020

Where:
Austin, TX

Description:
The 43rd Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, information to be found at http://www.punpunpun.com


Re: a math limerick

Lars Hanson
 

One Sagan,

    Brilliant!  Kudos to you!

    Could even be broken into lines:

(12 + 144 + 20 
+ 3 * 4 ^ .5) 
    / 7 
    + 5 * 11 
== 9 ^ 2 + 0

Translated:

A dozen, a gross, and a score, 
plus three times the square root of four, 
    divided by 7, 
    plus 5 times 11, 
is nine squared, and not a bit more.

    Love it!

    Aloha,

        Lars


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


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(12 + 144 + 20 + 3 * 4 ^ .5) / 7 + 5 * 11 == 9 ^ 2 + 0

Translated:
A dozen, a gross, and a score, plus three times the square root of four, divided by 7, plus 5 times 11, is nine squared, and not a bit more.


Here I am One Sagan


a math limerick

One Sagan
 


(12 + 144 + 20 + 3 * 4 ^ .5) / 7 + 5 * 11 == 9 ^ 2 + 0

Translated:
A dozen, a gross, and a score, plus three times the square root of four, divided by 7, plus 5 times 11, is nine squared, and not a bit more.


Here I am One Sagan


Rogue Riddle 1044 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Gregg blew away the competition this week, and will host Rogue Riddle #1045 next week.  Gregg kept at it with admirable perseverance and solved all but one riddle (#11).  The final standings are as follows:

 

Gregg (95%) – 19 kills (all but #11)

 

Gary H. (57.5%) -- 11 kills  (1-7, 12, 16, 18, 20) plus one partial (11)

 

Adam (47.5%) – 9 kills (1, 3-5, 8, 12, 16,  18, and 20) plus one partial on 6

 

Jim (5%) -- 1 kill  (12)

 

    The final riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:  12

3 correct – 7:  1, 3, 4, 5, 16, 18, 20

2 correct – 4:  2, 6, 7, 8

1 correct – 7: 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

0 correct – 1: 11

 

No guesses –0

 

Hints:

 

  • The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.
  • There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions).
  • The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

 

Clue Set #1:

 

    Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #2:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #3:

 

    Letter counts for the six riddles which have only been answered once or twice are provided below.

 

Clue Set #4:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining riddles plus clues for the five unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

 
    One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A game of hurriedly written words.

     SCRIBBLE / SCRABBLE

 

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

      CLEW / CLUE

 

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

      TICTACS II / TACTICS II

 

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

      JINGO / JENGA

 

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

      LUTES AND SHADOWS / CHUTES AND LADDERS

 

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

      OAFISH / GO FISH

 

7.  A card game about male red deer.

      HARTS / HEARTS

 

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

      RUM JENNY / GIN RUMMY

 

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

      PATCH EASY / PACHISI (or PARCHEESI, which was the trade name)

 

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

        MEAL BORNE / MILLE BORNES

 

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

        TRUVIAL PURSUIT / TRIVIAL PURSUIT.

 

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

       SARI / SORRY

 

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

       START EGO / STRATEGO

 

14.  A game of indelicacy.

        RISQUE / RISK

 

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

       MAN COLLAR / MANCALA.

 

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

        CHER AIDES / CHARADES

 

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

        CRUMMY RUB / RUMMIKUB

 

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

       SPAYEDS / SPADES

 

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

       CANISTER / CANASTA

 

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

        FARØ or FAROE / FARO

 

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    Thanks to all who played.

 

    Take it away Gregg with Rogue Riddle #1045 next week!  Well played!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Halloween and Christmas "Treasury" books by Richard Lederer

James Ertner
 

As most of you “old timers” know, Richard Lederer and I published our beastly behemoth of animal puns (4,509 of them!) and had them for sale at the 2006 O.Henry Pun-Off. Here is a link to it:


https://www.amazon.com/Giant-Book-Animal-Jokes-Grownups/dp/1891135082

 

In the years since then, Richard and I have published five more books of animal puns and he co-authored a book of holiday humor with the late Stan Kegel.

 

I am pleased to announce that Richard now has two new books (on Halloween and Christmas), just in time for the holidays. See his description of them below.

 

Jim Ertner

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

A TREASURY OF HALLOWEEN HUMOR @$13

What do you call an empty hot dog?

          A hollow weenie.

          A Treasury of Halloween Humor is chock-full of puns, jokes, riddles, games, poems, stories, history, lore, and more! Inside you’ll find biographies of your favorite monsters, including ghosts, skeletons, witches, Dracula, and Frankenstein.

          A gallery of Jim McLean’s sprightly drawings adds to the rollicking fun of A Treasury of Halloween Humor.

          This is the perfect book for mummies, deadies, and children, and yourself — everyone who enjoys Halloween humor!

A TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS HUMOR @13

How do cats greet each other on Christmas?

          A furry meowy Christmas and a happy Mew Year.

          A Treasury of Christmas Humor is chock-full of puns, jokes, riddles, games, poems, stories, history, lore, and more! Inside you’ll find the story of Christmas and the biographies of Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman and the history of Christmas words.

          A gallery of Jim McLean’s sprightly drawings adds to the rollicking fun of A Treasury of Christmas Humor.

$13 per book. Make checks out to Verbivore, Inc. and send them to me at 10034 Mesa Madera Drive; San Diego, CA 92131-1922. Or use PayPal through my e-dress: richardhlederer@.... Or order through my website: verbivore.com. If you wish, please indicate personal inscriptions.


Rogue Riddle 1044 - Status and Clue Set 4 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Gregg continues to whittle away at this week’s Rogue Riddle set, increasing his lead over Gary.  The current standings are as follows:

 

    The current standings are as follows:

 

Gregg (70%) – 14 kills (1-4, 6-9, 12, 14, 16, 18-20)

 

Gary H. (57.5%) -- 11 kills  (1-7, 12, 16, 18, 20) plus one partial (11)

 

Adam (47.5%) – 9 kills (1, 3-5, 8, 12, 16,  18, and 20) plus one partial on 6

 

Jim (5%) -- 1 kill  (12)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:  12

3 correct – 6:  1, 3, 4, 16, 18, 20

2 correct – 5:  2, 5, 6, 7, 8

1 correct – 3: 9, 14, 19

0 correct – 5: 10, 11, 13, 15, 17

 

No guesses –1: 15

 

Hints:

 

The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.

 

There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions).

 

The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

 

Clue Set #1:

 

    Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #2:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #3:

 

    Letter counts for the six riddles which have only been answered once or twice are provided below.

 

Clue Set #4:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining riddles plus clues for the five unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

 
    One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A game of hurriedly written words.

     (8 / 8)

 

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

      (4 / 4)

 

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

      (7, 2 / 7, 2)

 

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

      (5 / 5)

 

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

      (5, 3, 7 / 6, 3, 7)

 

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

      (6 / 2, 4)

 

7.  A card game about male red deer.

      (5 / 6)

 

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

      (3, 5 / 3, 5)

 

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

      (5, 4 / 7 or 9)

 

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

        (4, 4 / 5, 6)

        This French card game was a milestone of its own.

 

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

        (7, 7 / 7, 7)

       Stevia is involved in this chase, but not in the answer.

 

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

       (4 / 5)

 

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

       (5, 3 / 8)

       I spy a bomb being marshaled  in this game of memory

 

14.  A game of indelicacy.

        (6 / 4)

 

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

       (3, 6 / 7)

       A category of two-player games played with stones or beans placed in pits.   What’s another slang term word for “nab” or “apprehend?”  This one probably is the toughest of the lot.

 

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

        (4, 5 / 8)

 

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

        (6, 3 / 8)

        A Spoonerism on a tile-based game combining elements of rummy and mahjong.

 

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

       (7 / 6)

 

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

       (8 / 7)

 

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

        (4 or 5 / 4)

 

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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 certain you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1044 - Status and Clue Set 3 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Last night our Learless Feeder eased himself between Adam and Gregg.   The current standings are as follows:

 

    The current standings are as follows:

 

Gregg (52.5%) – 9 kills (6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18-20), plus three partials (1, 3, and 8)

 

Gary H. (50%) -- 10 kills  (1-4, 6, 7, 12, 16, 18, 20)

 

Adam (47.5%) – 9 kills (1, 3-5, 8, 12, 16,  18, and 20) plus one partial on 6

 

Jim (5%) -- 1 kill  (12)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:  12

3 correct – 3:  16, 18, 20

2 correct – 5:  1, 3, 4, 6, 7

1 correct – 6:  2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 19

0 correct – 5: 10, 11, 13, 15, 17

 

No guesses –1: 15

 

Hints:

  • The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.

  • There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions).

  • The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

 

Clue Set #1:

 

    Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #2:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #3:

 

    Letter counts for the six riddles which have only been answered once or twice are provided below.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

 
    One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A game of hurriedly written words.

     (8 / 8)

 

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

      (4 / 4)

 

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

      (7, 2 / 7, 2)

 

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

      (5 / 5)

 

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

      (5, 3, 7 / 6, 3, 7)

 

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

      (6 / 2, 4)

 

7.  A card game about male red deer.

      (5 / 6)

 

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

      (3, 5 / 3, 5)

 

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

      (5, 4 / 7 or 9)

 

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

        (4, 4 / 5, 6)

 

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

        (7, 7 / 7, 7)

 

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

 

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

       (5, 3 / 8)

 

14.  A game of indelicacy.

        (6 / 4)

 

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

       (3, 6 / 7)

 

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

 

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

        (6, 3 / 8)

 

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

 

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

       (8 / 7)

 

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 certain you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

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Re: R.I.P. Yahoo Groups

Marilyn L. Van Driesen
 

End of an era?  Sad, isn't it?


On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 8:06 PM Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:
Well, Yahoo is finally going to drive the last nail into the Yahoo Groups coffin. Read for yourself.

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN35505.html

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Re: CynMac Day (repaired)

Joseph Harris
 

It is a Cyn-gular occasion, and Lars hotfooted with the news on Oc-toe-ber 11th.

It hides

The Ides.

Joseph

On 11/10/2020 18:32, James Ertner wrote:
I will always cherish the memories of both competing and judging with Cyn at past Pun-Offs.

Jim
===================
We celebrate Cyn, cuz we knew ’er
To chronically pun, that’s for sure!
Consult your physician
About this condition
Seems death is the only real cure

Gary Hallock
==========
Perfect.  Thanks for remembering, Lars.

Marilyn
=====================
    Today is the birthday of the one member who always remembered everyone's birthdays, on both these lists.  She also remembered to celebrate the birthdays of these lists.  It seems only right to reciprocate:

Cyn, 

    Here's to you on this, your day! 

    We miss your lovely "voice" every day!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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R.I.P. Yahoo Groups

Lee Jackson
 

Well, Yahoo is finally going to drive the last nail into the Yahoo Groups coffin. Read for yourself.

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN35505.html

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Rogue Riddle 1044 - Status and Clue Set 2 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Overnight the battleground has changed a bit.  Greg has joined the fray, edging Adam out of the lead by two partials.  The current standings are as follows:

 

    The current standings are as follows:

 

Gregg (52.5%) – 9 kills (6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18-20), plus three partials (1, 3, and 8)

 

Adam (47.5%) – 9 kills (1, 3-5, 8, 12, 16,  18, and 20) plus one partial on 6

 

Gary H. (40%) -- 8 kills  (1-4, 12, 16, 18, 20)

 

Jim (5%) -- 1 kill  (12)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:  12

3 correct – 3:  16, 18, 20

2 correct – 3:  1, 3, 4

1 correct – 8:  2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 19

0 correct – 5: 10, 11, 13, 15, 17

 

No guesses –1: 15

 

Hints:

  • The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.
  • There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions.

  • The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

Clue Set #1:

 

    Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #2:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

 
    One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A game of hurriedly written words.

 

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

 

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

 

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

 

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

      (5, 3, 7 / 6, 3, 7)

 

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

      (6 / 2, 4)

 

7.  A card game about male red deer.

      (5 / 6)

 

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

      (3, 5 / 3, 5)

 

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

 

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

        (4, 4 / 5, 6)

 

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

        (7, 7 / 7, 7)

 

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

 

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

       (5, 3 / 8)

 

14.  A game of indelicacy.

 

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

       (3, 6 / 7)

 

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

 

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

        (6, 3 / 8)

 

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

 

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

 

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 certain you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1044 -- Status and Clue Set 1 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Currently Adam and Gary are battling for the lead, with Adam leading by a partial.

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

3 correct – 1:  12

2 correct – 3:  1, 4, 20

1 correct – 4:  2, 3, 15, 18

0 correct – 12: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

 

No guesses –10: 5, 6, 7, 9. 10. 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

 

Hints:

  • The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.
  • There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions.  In other words, don't make the riddle more complicated than necessary.
  • The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

Clue Set #1:

 

    Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

 
    One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A game of hurriedly written words.

 

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

 

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

 

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

 

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

      (5, 3, 7 / 6, 3, 7)

 

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

      (6 / 2, 4)

 

7.  A card game about male red deer.

      (5 / 6)

 

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

      (3, 5 / 3, 5)

 

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

 

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

 

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

 

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

 

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

 

14.  A game of indelicacy.

 

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

 

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

 

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

 

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

 

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

 

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 certain you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


CynMac Day (repaired)

James Ertner
 

I will always cherish the memories of both competing and judging with Cyn at past Pun-Offs.

Jim
===================
We celebrate Cyn, cuz we knew ’er
To chronically pun, that’s for sure!
Consult your physician
About this condition
Seems death is the only real cure

Gary Hallock
==========
Perfect.  Thanks for remembering, Lars.

Marilyn
=====================

    Today is the birthday of the one member who always remembered everyone's birthdays, on both these lists.  She also remembered to celebrate the birthdays of these lists.  It seems only right to reciprocate:

Cyn, 

    Here's to you on this, your day! 

    We miss your lovely "voice" every day!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Re: CynMac Day

gary hallock
 


We celebrate Cyn, cuz we knew ’er
To chronically pun, that’s for sure!
Consult your physician
About this condition
Seems death is the only real cure

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

On Oct 11, 2020, at 9:56 AM, Marilyn L. Van Driesen <mvandriesen@...> wrote:


Perfect.  Thanks for remembering, Lars.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 9:54 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Today is the birthday of the one member who always remembered everyone's birthdays, on both these lists.  She also remembered to celebrate the birthdays of these lists.  It seems only right to reciprocate:

Cyn, 

    Here's to you on this, your day! 

    We miss your lovely "voice" every day!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



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CynMac Day

James Ertner
 

I will always cherish the memories of both competing and judging with Cyn at past Pun-Offs.

Jim
==================
Perfect.  Thanks for remembering, Lars.

Marilyn
=====================

All,

    Today is the birthday of the one member who always remembered everyone's birthdays, on both these lists.  She also remembered to celebrate the birthdays of these lists.  It seems only right to reciprocate:

Cyn, 

    Here's to you on this, your day! 

    We miss your lovely "voice" every day!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



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