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Rogue Riddle #729 Warning

Feta Whey
 

The riddle will be coming out Saturday morning. Early if I can.


Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

Stan Kegel
 


Lars,

First, Jim is correct. When a riddle is retired without a BINGO, the next riddle is the same number with an -A after it and if that one is retired with a -B which did a occur earlier this year. Thus the replacement should be titled FAST Riddle #31-A.

Second, I agree with Charles 100%. This is probably the most esoteric or obscure riddle we’ve ever had. 

My criteria for deciding if an answer is obscure or not: Is there any way that someone not knowing the answer can reasonably find the answer by searching common sources using the information given. If not, I feel it should not be used in the F- Riddles.

This is the best example I have ever seen of what I would call an obscure answer require ding specialized knowledge to answer. I spent an unsuccessful period searching maps of Scotland looking for any location that had speed or fast or slow or similar word that imply speed and found none, 

When you gave your give-away clue, I returned to the maps and looked for a place in Scotland with lane in its name again unsuccessfully.

After you gave the answer which was a wee bit harder than you thought, I looked in the index of each of the atlases where a list of all locations printed on the maps with the page and location of the entry and Faslane was in none of them. 

I then went on Wikipedia and typed in Faskane. I was taken to a site entitled "HMNB Clyde" where it was stated that the "Clyde" navel base was large and encompassed a number of separate sites, the two biggest of which were Faslane which is the home base of Britain’s nuclear submarines and Coulport which is the home base of their non-nuclear submarines. 

As you and Jim point out, this is a riddle that Jim would have answered immediately as he visited the site last year. To call your clues "Giveaway", and in retiring the riddle to say the riddle was a way bit harder than you thought, I feel is condescending and objectionable to all of us who tried to find the answer. If you really wanted to have any of us other than Jim answer the riddle, one of the clues should have referred to "submarines" or "nuclear" or "naval base' at least. Looking up any of these clues would have given us a chance to find Faslane.

I hope FAST Riddle # 31-A is not only on topic but is also in the spirit of the F- rules being easy to find with reasonable research of references on the web or available at home.

Stan

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


On Aug 29, 2014, at 7:26 AM, Lars Hanson parkersan2001@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:


Jim,

    Indeed!  

    Fangs for the support.  Maybe a set of windshield vipers might have cleared things a bit.

    If Stan prefers a different riddle number, he can tell me.

    Meanwhile, I will just snake off for a nice weekend, but not weakened by the flak on this one.  I do not intend to asp for forgiveness, nor let the matter be a constrictor for future efforts.  Anaconda way there is another benefit, as such incidents merely serve as reminders of what others may consider to be common knowledge.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:08 PM
To: puny@..., Jim Ertner

Sorry, Jim!

    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!

    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.

    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



-- 
    Aloha,

        Lars



-- 
    Aloha,

        Lars



-- 
    Aloha,

        Lars








-- 
    Aloha,

        Lars



Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

chasmwuk@...
 

Who was the mystery woman who contributed a pun earlier?  Let's adder to our list.

Charles


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

 
Sir Pentine?  Wasn't he a cousin of the Pendragons?

In any event, it is important in such exchanges to remember that the word "slither" has no spaces, lest someone be hurt.  That wouldn't be knife.

And one must beware of the Irish -- the Erin Cobragh.

Or is that just an item shared between lassies?

Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Mamba mia, Lars! I’m glad to see all of this serpentine sniping didn’t rattle you. I just hope everyone will let pythons be pythons and all be friends.

Jim
=======================
Jim,

    Indeed!  

    Fangs for the support.  Maybe a set of windshield vipers might have cleared things a bit.

    If Stan prefers a different riddle number, he can tell me.

    Meanwhile, I will just snake off for a nice weekend, but not weakened by the flak on this one.  I do not intend to asp for forgiveness, nor let the matter be a constrictor for future efforts.  Anaconda way there is another benefit, as such incidents merely serve as reminders of what others may consider to be common knowledge.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:08 PM
To: puny@..., Jim Ertner

Sorry, Jim!
    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!
    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.
    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.
    Aloha,
        Lars
On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 
Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars


FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

Lars Hanson
 

Sir Pentine?  Wasn't he a cousin of the Pendragons?

In any event, it is important in such exchanges to remember that the word "slither" has no spaces, lest someone be hurt.  That wouldn't be knife.

And one must beware of the Irish -- the Erin Cobragh.

Or is that just an item shared between lassies?

Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Mamba mia, Lars! I’m glad to see all of this serpentine sniping didn’t rattle you. I just hope everyone will let pythons be pythons and all be friends.

Jim
=======================
Jim,

    Indeed!  

    Fangs for the support.  Maybe a set of windshield vipers might have cleared things a bit.

    If Stan prefers a different riddle number, he can tell me.

    Meanwhile, I will just snake off for a nice weekend, but not weakened by the flak on this one.  I do not intend to asp for forgiveness, nor let the matter be a constrictor for future efforts.  Anaconda way there is another benefit, as such incidents merely serve as reminders of what others may consider to be common knowledge.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:08 PM
To: puny@..., Jim Ertner

Sorry, Jim!

    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!

    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.

    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars






--
    Aloha,

        Lars




--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

James Ertner
 

Mamba mia, Lars! I’m glad to see all of this serpentine sniping didn’t rattle you. I just hope everyone will let pythons be pythons and all be friends.

Jim
=======================
Jim,

    Indeed!  <LOL>

    Fangs for the support.  Maybe a set of windshield vipers might have cleared things a bit.

    If Stan prefers a different riddle number, he can tell me.

    Meanwhile, I will just snake off for a nice weekend, but not weakened by the flak on this one.  I do not intend to asp for forgiveness, nor let the matter be a constrictor for future efforts.  Anaconda way there is another benefit, as such incidents merely serve as reminders of what others may consider to be common knowledge.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:08 PM
To: puny@..., Jim Ertner

Sorry, Jim!

    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!

    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.

    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars






--
    Aloha,

        Lars


Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

Lars Hanson
 

Jim,

    Indeed!  

    Fangs for the support.  Maybe a set of windshield vipers might have cleared things a bit.

    If Stan prefers a different riddle number, he can tell me.

    Meanwhile, I will just snake off for a nice weekend, but not weakened by the flak on this one.  I do not intend to asp for forgiveness, nor let the matter be a constrictor for future efforts.  Anaconda way there is another benefit, as such incidents merely serve as reminders of what others may consider to be common knowledge.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:02 AM, <jde31459@...> wrote:
Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:08 PM
To: puny@..., Jim Ertner

Sorry, Jim!

    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!

    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.

    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars






--
    Aloha,

        Lars


Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

Lars Hanson
 

Charles,

    Hardly esoteric, but perhaps too particular.  As I noted and as Jim confirmedbingoes he would have, I expected Jim to nail this one out of the box.

    Faslane has been in the news from time to time over the years, too.  Most recently, the issue of Faslane has been involved in the impact on the base if Scotland decides to vote for independence.  Prior to that, mentions of the U.S. presence in Faslane has been in the papers from time to time.  The British papers have carried many stories on the base because of the Scottish independence movement.  The Huffington Post mentioned the base in their photos this morning.  The New York Times published an op-ed piece mentioning the base last year. And so on.

    Of course, none of these references serves to address the fact that some would find the riddle "esoteric."  However, it seems to me it does illustrate the fact that the riddle was more particular than esoteric.  The issue is a hot topic in some circles, though not in others.  Esoteric ("meant for or understood by only a specific group" -- American Heritage College Dictionary, 3rd Edition, page 468) would hardly seem to be the correct adjective for something which is widely available in the news.

    The intended trigger was that the left lane of traffic on a highway  is often referred to as the "fast lane," but that did not appear among the guesses.

    Repeated insistences that the riddle was "on theme" failed to get a single guess including the word "fast" until very close to the end, when Doug started using "FAST" in his guesses. 

    Clues and hints about what a division of traffic on a highway is called failed to elicit the word "lane."  That, too, proved took difficult.  Of the two players, only Alex included "LANE" in a guess, but did not pursue that lead further.  Even hinting to players that some people "lived" there did not trigger the connection with FAST LANE."

    And so on.  It became apparent that the riddle, even with clues, was proving to be an unintended stumper.

    Esoteric might have been going for the name of the town, Garelochhead, in a riddle.  While the bay's name, Faslane, has been in the news relatively frequently, I do not recall having seen the town's name in the papers.

    FAST #32 should be accessible to everyone (I hope!).

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Aug 28, 2014 11:13 PM, "chasmwuk@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Wow!  And people have criticized ME for making riddles too esoteric.


Charles


-----Original Message-----
From: jde31459@... [puny] <puny@...>
To: puny <puny@...>
Sent: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:56 pm
Subject: [puny] FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

 
Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

chasmwuk@...
 

Or as another poisonous snake said about impossible-to-answer riddles, "I'll adder to my list of tough ones."

Charles


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

 
Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

-----------------------------------------------
Sorry, Jim!
    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!
    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.
    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.
    Aloha,
        Lars
===================================

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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




    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

James Ertner
 

Lars,

As one poisonous snake said to another, “You can’t venom all.”

BTW, I think Stan will want you to number the next FAST riddle #31-A.

Jim

From: Lars Hanson
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎August‎ ‎28‎, ‎2014 ‎11‎:‎08‎ ‎PM
To: puny@..., Jim Ertner

Sorry, Jim!

    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!

    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.

    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars




Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

chasmwuk@...
 

Wow!  And people have criticized ME for making riddles too esoteric.

Charles


-----Original Message-----
From: jde31459@... [puny]
To: puny
Sent: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:56 pm
Subject: [puny] FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

 
Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


Re: FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

Lars Hanson
 

Sorry, Jim!

    I was sure you would have torpedoed FAST #31!

    However, play was slowed, hence the retirement.

    Hang around for FAST #32.  It should be an easier one for all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

On Aug 28, 2014 10:56 PM, "jde31459@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

James Ertner
 

Bummer. We just got home from a day-long excursion and I finally checked my e-mail backlog. Too bad this riddle was retired, since my wife and I were actually at Faslane during our trip to the U.K. last September, so I would’ve nailed this one before any clues!

C’est la vie. Okay, “la vie.”

Jim
============================
 All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



FAST Riddle #31 - RETIRED

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Och, it appears this one was a wee bit tougher than anticipated, unfortunately.  Doug and Alex were the only ones playing.  I thought Jim would catch this one for sure, but apparently he did not.

    I am retiring FAST #31, and will provide FAST #32 on Tuesday morning.

    The answer to FAST #31?

     The driver, Clyde, had made the mistake of shifting to the FASLANE (FAST LANE), and so wound up in that bay in Gareloch in bonnie Scotland.

    Faslane is the site of HM Naval Base Clyde, in Scotland.  It was the home base for U.S. ballistic missile submarines (SSBN's), and now is the home bases for British Vanguard class SSBN's.

    FAST #32 also will follow the theme.  Look for it Tuesday morning.

    Most guesses repeatedly missed the pony that this riddle was back on theme.

    Nevertheless, there were some fun guesses along the way, however:

    From Doug:

He didn't loch left

    From Alex:

He was in firth gear

Life in the firth lane

    Thanks for playing.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


FAST Riddle #31 - Clue #3

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    This one seems to be giving people a harder time than anticipated.

    Herewith Clue #3.

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

Clue #3:

    The answer puns on a place name.  

    Letter counts:  7 / 4, 4

    The wording of clue #2 was quite specifically chosen.

    The riddle is on theme.

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

    Aloha,

         Lars
 
============================

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 6:08 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


FAST Riddle #31 - Clue #2

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Doug and Alex have each had some great guesses -- wish I had been so imaginative!

    Now on to the next clue:

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

(Another Giveaway) Clue #2:

    When Clyde surfaced from his submerged vehicle, he found himself in the vanguard of a bunch of others who also had arrived at the same place for the same reason.  

    Remember:  This riddle is on theme, not off it.

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

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:
All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

============= 

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

=============
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars



--
    Aloha,

        Lars


FAST Riddle #31 - Clue #1

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    So far only one player, Doug, who had an ingenious guess, but was wide of the mark.

    So, herewith Clue #1 (now that I am back from my afternoon commitments):

(Giveaway) Clue #1:

    As noted when FAST #31 was sent out, this riddle os on theme.

    What is a division on a highway called?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

All,

    Chris Gross "killed" FAST #30, but is unable to post.

    Lest we be shod for delay of game, herewith the back-on-track (and theme) FAST Riddle #31.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    The driver was quite confused as he clambered quickly out of his sinking car.  All he had done while driving in the American Midwest was to merge onto the highway, then shift from the right-hand side of the highway to the left.  No sooner did he get to the left on the highway than he suddenly found himself in the waters of an inlet in Scotland.  

    Why?

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><>

    Aye, when ye ken th' answer, hie ye wi' it here:

parkersan2001@...

    Mind, dinna ye jus' hit Reply lest ye be scotched by Cyn.

    Aloha,

        Lars


Re: An Old Arborist

Lars Hanson
 

And here I thought a romantic was just a blood-sucking insect with a fancy Latin name!

Lars

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

On Aug 28, 2014 12:23 PM, "doug10101@... [puny]" <puny@...> wrote:
 

 
or a flea-like pest that jumps from dog-to-dog, A roamin'tick
 
Doug
 
================
Seems that term would more aptly describe a hybrid insect from Italy. A Rome Ant/tick
 
Gary Hallock
================
 
Or maybe those annoying Italian pet pests, Romanticks
Doug
 
=====================
Charles, and here I thought anyone from Rome was a romantic!
 
Doug Spector 
 
================
Love it, Chris!  I'm not much of a limmer, as Cyn et al will testify to.  However, I AM proud of the following one I made up years ago.  But first for some background:  As some of you know, I teach English, both composition and literature.  When teaching British literature, I talk about Robert Burns, the Romantic poet laureate of Scotland.  I tel l my students that Romantic in the literary sense doesn't mean romantic in the usual sense, like "so-and-so is so romantic!  I'd love to go out with him/her."  It refers to the Romantic movement in literature.  However, I point out that some of the Romantics WERE, in fact, romantic, too.

Someone who gave a talk on Robert Burns at Burns Night in January some years back pointed out what a ladies' man Burns was.  He said "Burns probably had more affairs than a star in the National Basketball League."  And another Casanova was Lord Byron.

This led me to write

A Romantic poet named Keats,
Few willing young women he meets.
Said he "It's not fair!
My conquests are rare!"
I envy Byron his amorous feats."

Charles

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

 
All,

    Posting and ghosting for Chris Gross on PUNY.

        Lars

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

An old arborist started a fight
With a fellow tree surgeon, last night;
The main reason, you see,
Was this knotty pear tree,
But its bark was much worse than its blight!

Chris Gross


Re: An Old Arborist

doug
 

 
or a flea-like pest that jumps from dog-to-dog, A roamin'tick
 
Doug
 
================
Seems that term would more aptly describe a hybrid insect from Italy. A Rome Ant/tick
 
Gary Hallock
================
 
Or maybe those annoying Italian pet pests, Romanticks
Doug

 
=====================
Charles, and here I thought anyone from Rome was a romantic!
 
Doug Spector 
 
================
Love it, Chris!  I'm not much of a limmer, as Cyn et al will testify to.  However, I AM proud of the following one I made up years ago.  But first for some background:  As some of you know, I teach English, both composition and literature.  When teaching British literature, I talk about Robert Burns, the Romantic poet laureate of Scotland.  I tel l my students that Romantic in the literary sense doesn't mean romantic in the usual sense, like "so-and-so is so romantic!  I'd love to go out with him/her."  It refers to the Romantic movement in literature.  However, I point out that some of the Romantics WERE, in fact, romantic, too.

Someone who gave a talk on Robert Burns at Burns Night in January some years back pointed out what a ladies' man Burns was.  He said "Burns probably had more affairs than a star in the National Basketball League."  And another Casanova was Lord Byron.

This led me to write

A Romantic poet named Keats,
Few willing young women he meets.
Said he "It's not fair!
My conquests are rare!"
I envy Byron his amorous feats."

Charles

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

 
All,

    Posting and ghosting for Chris Gross on PUNY.

        Lars

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

An old arborist started a fight
With a fellow tree surgeon, last night;
The main reason, you see,
Was this knotty pear tree,
But its bark was much worse than its blight!

Chris Gross


Re: An Old Arborist

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Are Romans the desire of Rome womans?

Actually I thought "Roman" was what Washington said to his oarsman as they crossed the Delaware.

Is Del aware of our propensity for puns?

Does "propensity" refer to being in favor of ink-filled writing instruments?

Cyn

= = = = =

Seems that term would more aptly describe a hybrid insect from Italy. A Rome Ant/tick

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

Or maybe those annoying Italian pet pests, Romanticks
 
Doug
 
=====================
Charles, and here I thought anyone from Rome was a romantic!

 
Doug Spector 
 
================
Love it, Chris!  I'm not much of a limmer, as Cyn et al will testify to.  However, I AM proud of the following one I made up years ago.  But first for some background:  As some of you know, I teach English, both composition and literature.  When teaching British literature, I talk about Robert Burns, the Romantic poet laureate of Scotland.  I tell my students that Romantic in the literary sense doesn't mean romantic in the usual sense, like "so-and-so is so romantic!  I'd love to go out with him/her."  It refers to the Romantic movement in literature.  However, I point out that some of the Romantics WERE, in fact, romantic, too.

Someone who gave a talk on Robert Burns at Burns Night in January some years back pointed out what a ladies' man Burns was.  He said "Burns probably had more affairs than a star in the National Basketball League."  And another Casanova was Lord Byron.

This led me to write

A Romantic poet named Keats,
Few willing young women he meets.
Said he "It's not fair!
My conquest! s are rare!"
I envy Byron his amorous feats."

Charles

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

 
All,

    Posting and ghosting for Chris Gross on PUNY.

        Lars

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

An old arborist started a fight
With a fellow tree surgeon, last night;
The main reason, you see,
Was this knotty pear tree,
But its bark was much worse than its blight!

Chris Gross


Re: An Old Arborist

gary hallock
 

Seems that term would more aptly describe a hybrid insect from Italy. A Rome Ant/tick

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

Or maybe those annoying Italian pet pests, Romanticks
 
Doug
 
=====================
Charles, and here I thought anyone from Rome was a romantic!

 
Doug Spector 
 
================
Love it, Chris!  I'm not much of a limmer, as Cyn et al will testify to.  However, I AM proud of the following one I made up years ago.  But first for some background:  As some of you know, I teach English, both composition and literature.  When teaching British literature, I talk about Robert Burns, the Romantic poet laureate of Scotland.  I tell my students that Romantic in the literary sense doesn't mean romantic in the usual sense, like "so-and-so is so romantic!  I'd love to go out with him/her."  It refers to the Romantic movement in literature.  However, I point out that some of the Romantics WERE, in fact, romantic, too.

Someone who gave a talk on Robert Burns at Burns Night in January some years back pointed out what a ladies' man Burns was.  He said "Burns probably had more affairs than a star in the National Basketball League."  And another Casanova was Lord Byron.

This led me to write

A Romantic poet named Keats,
Few willing young women he meets.
Said he "It's not fair!
My conquests are rare!"
I envy Byron his amorous feats."

Charles

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

 
All,

    Posting and ghosting for Chris Gross on PUNY.

        Lars

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

An old arborist started a fight
With a fellow tree surgeon, last night;
The main reason, you see,
Was this knotty pear tree,
But its bark was much worse than its blight!

Chris Gross

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