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Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

Chris Gross
 

Thanks Gary ... still trying to make a crow of it ...

Chris

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:40:59 PM MST, gary hallock <gary@...> wrote:


Ostrich of truth (14 letters) 
Wayne Egretskis (14 letters) 
Quail enough alone (16 letters)
Proper Gander (12 letters) 

Gary Hallock

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


On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:10 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:


Gregg:  PHEASANT DREAMS; I love it! Thanks!

Chris


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:45:32 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


NIGHT THEN, PHEASANTDREAMS

On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Thanks Gregg!  Another thought that just surfaced for the unifier is POULTRY IN MOTION ... I like the OWL pun but was hoping to keep the "bird" among those in the poultry family - DUCK, GOOSE, PHEASANT et al ...

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:38:56 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

punpunpun
 

try this one: an Englishman placing a wager with his bookie, Ross Went flying.
“ALBATROSSABOBB! or 2

On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:38 PM, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:

OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues).  

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross 
513-702-7523 



Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

gary hallock
 

Ostrich of truth (14 letters) 
Wayne Egretskis (14 letters) 
Quail enough alone (16 letters)
Proper Gander (12 letters) 

Gary Hallock

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


On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:10 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:


Gregg:  PHEASANT DREAMS; I love it! Thanks!

Chris


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:45:32 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


NIGHT THEN, PHEASANTDREAMS

On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Thanks Gregg!  Another thought that just surfaced for the unifier is POULTRY IN MOTION ... I like the OWL pun but was hoping to keep the "bird" among those in the poultry family - DUCK, GOOSE, PHEASANT et al ...

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:38:56 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

gregg s
 

Sure, glad to pigeon.

On Nov 19, 2020, at 6:10 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Gregg:  PHEASANT DREAMS; I love it! Thanks!

Chris


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:45:32 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


NIGHT THEN, PHEASANTDREAMS

On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Thanks Gregg!  Another thought that just surfaced for the unifier is POULTRY IN MOTION ... I like the OWL pun but was hoping to keep the "bird" among those in the poultry family - DUCK, GOOSE, PHEASANT et al ...

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:38:56 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523




Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

Chris Gross
 

Gregg:  PHEASANT DREAMS; I love it! Thanks!

Chris


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:45:32 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


NIGHT THEN, PHEASANTDREAMS

On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Thanks Gregg!  Another thought that just surfaced for the unifier is POULTRY IN MOTION ... I like the OWL pun but was hoping to keep the "bird" among those in the poultry family - DUCK, GOOSE, PHEASANT et al ...

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:38:56 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523



Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

gregg s
 

NIGHT THEN, PHEASANTDREAMS

On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Thanks Gregg!  Another thought that just surfaced for the unifier is POULTRY IN MOTION ... I like the OWL pun but was hoping to keep the "bird" among those in the poultry family - DUCK, GOOSE, PHEASANT et al ...

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:38:56 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523



Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

Chris Gross
 

Thanks Gregg!  Another thought that just surfaced for the unifier is POULTRY IN MOTION ... I like the OWL pun but was hoping to keep the "bird" among those in the poultry family - DUCK, GOOSE, PHEASANT et al ...

Chris Gross
513-702-7523
ca_12_dozen@...


On Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3:38:56 PM MST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


Re: Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

gregg s
 

OWLTOGETHERNOW

Decent pun, but more importantly 14 letters as that’s an important criteria. The phrase has many sources, but also a song by the punniest band of all—if that helps the clue crafting.  Birds like to eat them even. -G



On Nov 19, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523


Crossword Puzzle Puns - Help

Chris Gross
 

Hey guys and gals - I have a request from all y'all to help me come up with one more "fowl" pun that I am hoping to seed a new crossword puzzle I am working on.  My initial thoughts are for a trio of puns that involve a bird of the poultry species.  Here is what I have so far:

PULLET SURPRISE (clue:  *what a young hen got when she won an award for literature)
CAPON CLIPPER (clue: *what a sexless male chicken does to save on groceries)
???? (I need a third and preferably one that has either 14 letters, though 12 letters total might work)

As the "unifier", or "theme"/"reveal" that ties the three together is something along the lines of FOWL LANGUAGE (clue: what's found in punny poultry lexicon, and a hint to the starred clues). 

I had TURKEY COBBLERS as my third, but to maintain the symmetry, the "bird" should be the punned word.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  What do you think??

CG

Chris Gross
513-702-7523
ca_12_dozen@...


ROGUE RIDDLE 1049 - UPDATE

Adam Engel
 

Hello ladies and gents,

It's been a quiet first day, with only one guess in so far. Props to Marilyn for tossing her hat in the ring. A couple general hints: All of these puns are COUNTRY AND NATIONALITY THEMED. Having been on the road while writing them, it seemed only fitting :-)

To guess correctly, please fill in the BLANK with one or more words. There is two homophones and one spoonerism this week. The rest are puns.

Word counts for the first three below:


  1. When my Brussels wouldn’t sprout, botanists suggested I go to the BLANK to get help with BLANK.
    (6 6, 11)
  2. What’s the difference between a Scandinavian stream and a Round Up-laced garden whacker? One is a BLANK, the other is a BLANK.
    (5 5, 4 7)

  3. When an African nation was accused of tampering with Florida’s election results, certain commentators called for the death of all its citizens. Death by BLANK.
    (7 4)

  4. In the early days of the Third Reich, propagandists were still deciding on the ideals of the so-called master race. Hitler proposed male endowment as a criterion. Goebbels countered that the Germans would soon be outnumbered by BLANK. (4 5 / 10)

  5. Nick Europe adapted the pre-teen explorer show to focus more on her pet monkey. Setting the show south of France, they renamed it “Boots BLANK”.
    (3 4 / 7)

  6. The bazaar in Kabul has a variety of wares for sale, but shawls and throws are its primary profit generators. Turns out there’s always money in the BLANK.


  7. The last time I rented a boat in Bucharest, I was thrown in jail for paddling my way across a pond… and a parking lot… and a mini-mall… The therapist diagnosed me with BLANK.


  8. Out of necessity, many island nations are taking the lead in opposition to climate change. One island even banned the ICE (internal combustion engine) because they are BLANK.


  9. The Jamaican football team landed in Ulaanbaatar for a friendly match. At the stadium, one defender looks downfield and says to himself, “Look at that BLANK”.


  10. My father loved his gefilte fish with Ram’s horseradish, but not me. I prefer mine with BLANK.

  11. Do you know how dangerous shopping centers can be?! Last time I went shopping in eastern Africa, I tripped over myself in a Sears and got a BLANK!


  12. The traffic can be brutal, too. That’s why I avoid the direct route through the mall and take a BLANK whenever I can. (NOTE: This is directly related to #11)


  13. Tasked with making a short film for her class, Sasha dramatized the story of a pirate ship takeover in east Africa. Her father’s initial response was puzzling. “This is your sister’s work, isn’t it? That’s BLANK”


  14. On Passover each year, the city’s inhabitants came together to sang, “There can be miracles when you BLANK”


  15. This island has the audacity to claim for itself an entire porpoise species. They’re like a Spanish toddler loudly proclaiming “BLANK”.

Reminder: Be sure your replies are directed to adotengel@... lest you do what I do and spam the group. Rookie mistake.

Cheers,
Adam
--
Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Science Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant


#RogueRiddle 1049: Around the world in 80 "HEY"s #RogueRiddle

Adam Engel
 

Here we go, my first ever Rogue Riddle! Fifteen riddles, mostly puns, with a spoonerism and a homophone mixed in for good measure. A BLANK stands for one or more words - you try to figure it out!

Guesses should be in by Wednesday, November 18 at 5PM Pacific time. First person to guess them all right OR competitor with the most correct on Wednesday lives to host the next Rogue Riddle. All others are Haiti-ed on for another week.

Move love,
Adam

  1. When my Brussels wouldn’t sprout, botanists suggested I go to the BLANK to get help with BLANK.


  1. What’s the difference between a Scandinavian stream and a Round Up-laced garden whacker? One is a BLANK, the other is a BLANK.


  1. When an African nation was accused of tampering with Florida’s election results, certain commentators called for the death of all its citizens. Death by BLANK.


  1. In the early days of the Third Reich, propagandists were still deciding on the ideals of the so-called master race. Hitler proposed male endowment as a criterion. Goebbels countered that the Germans would soon be outnumbered by BLANK.


  1. Nick Europe adapted the pre-teen explorer show to focus more on her pet monkey. Setting the show south of France, they renamed it “Boots BLANK”.


  1. The bazaar in Kabul has a variety of wares for sale, but shawls and throws are its primary profit generators. Turns out there’s always money in the BLANK.


  1. The last time I rented a boat in Bucharest, I was thrown in jail for paddling my way across a pond… and a parking lot… and a mini-mall… The therapist diagnosed me with BLANK.


  1. Out of necessity, many island nations are taking the lead in opposition to climate change. One island even banned the ICE because they are BLANK.


  1. The Jamaican football team landed in Ulaanbaatar for a friendly match. At the stadium, one defender looks downfield and says to himself, “Look at that BLANK”.


  1. My father loved his gefilte fish with Ram’s horseradish, but not me. I prefer mine with BLANK.


  1. Do you know how dangerous shopping centers can be?! Last time I went shopping in eastern Africa, I tripped over myself in a Sears and got a BLANK!


  1. The traffic can be brutal, too. That’s why I avoid the direct route through the mall and take BLANK whenever I can.


  1. Tasked with making a short film for her class, Sasha dramatized the story of a pirate ship takeover in east Africa. Her father’s initial response was puzzling. “This is your sister’s work, isn’t it? That’s BLANK”

  2. On Passover each year, the city’s inhabitants came together to sang, “There can be miracles when you BLANK”

  3. This island has the audacity to claim for itself an entire porpoise species. They’re like a Spanish toddler loudly proclaiming “BLANK”.



Rogue Riddle 1049 - COMING SOON

Adam Engel
 

Hello ladies and gentlemen (lentlemen),
Rogue Riddle 1049 will drop around 1PM Pacific Time today.
-Adam

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant


Re: Rogue Riddle 1049 -- Revealed and Winner Declared

Adam Engel
 

Congrats to you, Gregg! Twas a hard fought battle for first this week. I will not let you people down!

Adam Even Engel, M.A.T.
Lab2Class Fellow
Biology and Physics Teacher
Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
-Immanuel Kant

On Nov 11, 2020, 5:01 PM -0800, gregg s <gregg17@...>, wrote:
Congrats Adam!!

On Nov 11, 2020, at 7:12 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

All,

 

   There were just five players this week.

 

    Adam persevered, and has just edged Gregg out of first place, with 19 kills (95%) to Gregg’s 18. (90%).  They are followed by Jim, Chris, and David.   

 

    Adam will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.

 

The final riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 4:  1, 12, 14, 15
3 correct – 5:  3, 4, 6, 17, 18
2 correct – 9: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 20
1 correct – 1: 11
0 correct – 1: 19

 

No guesses –0

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 
 
Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri
 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  
 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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.  Please note the following:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

The work BLANK may represent one or more words.  It is up to you, the solver, to determine how many words replace the BLANK.

 

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A vegetable for drummers?
      BEET / BEAT

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.
      POPLAR VOTE / POPULAR VOTE

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.
      GETZ MART / GET SMART

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?
      JOCKULAR / JOCULAR

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.
       ADHERE / AD HERE

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.
        FLATBREAD / BRAT FLED

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?
      PYRO TECHNICAL COLLEGE / PYROTECHNICAL COLLEGE

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?
      CAB-BAGE / CABBAGE

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.
      BADLANDS / LAD BANDS

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.
         CAMELOT / CAMEL LOT

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.
         RUM / ROOM AT THE TOP

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?
        LEEKS / LEAKS

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
        TWEED SUIT / SWEDE TOOT

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather th a simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for the meals.  He had become a BLANK.
         CEREAL / SERIAL KILLER

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.
         BAD HABITS

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.
        TELEMPATHY / TELEPATHY

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.
        UNITE / UNTIE

 

18.  The boys in blue regularly got together to watch blue movies starring the police, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.
         POPCORN / COP PORN

 

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.
         IN FLEW ENZO / INFLUENZA
       The engineer in question was Enzo Ferrari.

    

 

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
          CAULIFLOWER / COLLIE FLOWER

 

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    Thank you all for playing.!  

 

    Take it away, Adam, with Rogue Riddle 1049!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



Re: Rogue Riddle 1049 -- Revealed and Winner Declared

gregg s
 

Congrats Adam!!

On Nov 11, 2020, at 7:12 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

All,

 

   There were just five players this week.

 

    Adam persevered, and has just edged Gregg out of first place, with 19 kills (95%) to Gregg’s 18. (90%).  They are followed by Jim, Chris, and David.   

 

    Adam will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.

 

The final riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 4:  1, 12, 14, 15
3 correct – 5:  3, 4, 6, 17, 18
2 correct – 9: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 20
1 correct – 1: 11
0 correct – 1: 19

 

No guesses –0

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri
 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  
 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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.  Please note the following:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

The work BLANK may represent one or more words.  It is up to you, the solver, to determine how many words replace the BLANK.

 

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  A vegetable for drummers?
      BEET / BEAT

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.
      POPLAR VOTE / POPULAR VOTE

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.
      GETZ MART / GET SMART

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?
      JOCKULAR / JOCULAR

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.
       ADHERE / AD HERE

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.
        FLATBREAD / BRAT FLED

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?
      PYRO TECHNICAL COLLEGE / PYROTECHNICAL COLLEGE

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?
      CAB-BAGE / CABBAGE

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.
      BADLANDS / LAD BANDS

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.
         CAMELOT / CAMEL LOT

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.
         RUM / ROOM AT THE TOP

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?
        LEEKS / LEAKS

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
        TWEED SUIT / SWEDE TOOT

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather th a simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for the meals.  He had become a BLANK.
         CEREAL / SERIAL KILLER

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.
         BAD HABITS

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.
        TELEMPATHY / TELEPATHY

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.
        UNITE / UNTIE

 

18.  The boys in blue regularly got together to watch blue movies starring the police, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.
         POPCORN / COP PORN

 

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.
         IN FLEW ENZO / INFLUENZA
       The engineer in question was Enzo Ferrari.

    

 

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.
          CAULIFLOWER / COLLIE FLOWER

 

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    Thank you all for playing.!  

 

    Take it away, Adam, with Rogue Riddle 1049!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



Rogue Riddle 1049 -- Revealed and Winner Declared

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

   There were just five players this week.

 

    Adam persevered, and has just edged Gregg out of first place, with 19 kills (95%) to Gregg’s 18. (90%).  They are followed by Jim, Chris, and David.   

 

    Adam will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.

 

The final riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 4:  1, 12, 14, 15

3 correct – 5:  3, 4, 6, 17, 18

2 correct – 9: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 20

1 correct – 1: 11

0 correct – 1: 19

 

No guesses –0

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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.  Please note the following:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

The work BLANK may represent one or more words.  It is up to you, the solver, to determine how many words replace the BLANK.

 

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  A vegetable for drummers?

      BEET / BEAT

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

      POPLAR VOTE / POPULAR VOTE

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

      GETZ MART / GET SMART

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

      JOCKULAR / JOCULAR

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

       ADHERE / AD HERE

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

        FLATBREAD / BRAT FLED

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

      PYRO TECHNICAL COLLEGE / PYROTECHNICAL COLLEGE

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

      CAB-BAGE / CABBAGE

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

      BADLANDS / LAD BANDS

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

         CAMELOT / CAMEL LOT

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

         RUM / ROOM AT THE TOP

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

        LEEKS / LEAKS

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

        TWEED SUIT / SWEDE TOOT

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather th a simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for the meals.  He had become a BLANK.

         CEREAL / SERIAL KILLER

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

         BAD HABITS

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

        TELEMPATHY / TELEPATHY

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

        UNITE / UNTIE

 

18.  The boys in blue regularly got together to watch blue movies starring the police, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

         POPCORN / COP PORN

 

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

         IN FLEW ENZO / INFLUENZA

       The engineer in question was Enzo Ferrari.

    

 

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

          CAULIFLOWER / COLLIE FLOWER

 

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    Thank you all for playing.!  

 

    Take it away, Adam, with Rogue Riddle 1049!


    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1048 -- Status 4 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,


   Gregg is inching toward a complete sweep, with Adam just behind him.  They are followed by Jim, Chris, and David.   There are five players so far.

 

The current riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 4:  1, 12, 14, 15

3 correct – 5:  3, 4, 6, 17, 18

2 correct – 7: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 20

1 correct – 3: 2, 11, 13

0 correct – 1: 19

 

No guesses –0

 

Hint:

  • It always pays to read the introduction to a Rogue Riddle.  Almost every host provides essential information in that introduction.  Note the highlighted items below.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the first ten riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the last ten riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  Clues for the two unsolved riddles plus three 

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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.  Please note the following:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

The work BLANK may represent one or more words.  It is up to you, the solver, to determine how many words replace the BLANK.

 

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1049 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  A vegetable for drummers?

      (4 / 4) or (5 / 5)

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

      (6, 4 / 7, 4)

      Think of the name of a tree.

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

      (4, 4/ 3, 6)

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

      (8 / 7)

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

       (6 / 2, 4)

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

        (9 / 4, 4)

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

      (4, 9, 7 / 13, 7)

      What is another word for an arsonist?  What is the short form of that word?

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

      (3-4 / 7)

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

      (8 / 3, 5)

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

         (7 / 5, 3)

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

         (3, 2, 2, 3 / 4, 2, 2, 3)

          This is a drink.  The riddle is not looking at garnishes, glasses, stirrers, or other such paraphernalia.  If you would come out on top on this , you need to think about this being a drink. 

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

        (5 / 5)

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

        (5, 4 / 5, 4)

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather than simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for their meals.  He had become a BLANK.

         (6, 6 / 6, 6)

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

         (3, 6)

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

        (10 / 9)

        Commiserating over a distance?

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

        (5 / 5)

 

18.  The boys in blue regularly got together to watch blue movies starring the police, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

         (7 / 3, 4)

 

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

         (2, 4, 4 / 9)

         This hinges on a name (and it is a classic!).

    

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

          (11 / 6, 6)

          Think of a breed of dog.

 

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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

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


Re: Crossword Puzzle

Chris Gross
 

Gregg and Marilyn - appreciate the kind words.

Chris 

Chris Gross
Mesa, AZ


On Nov 10, 2020, at 9:28 PM, Marilyn Van Driesen via groups.io <merkv814@...> wrote:


Thanks for the puzzle.  I enjoyed working on it this afternoon.

Marilyn

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:59:54 PM CST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


Awesome Chris, congrats! 

-Gregg

On Nov 10, 2020, at 12:40 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

I have no limerick, haiku, nor pun to offer today. However, I do have a crossword puzzle...my first ever one that was nationally published. Andrews McMeel syndications provides their crossword puzzles to The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, to name a few. But it’s also available on-line, and here’s a link:


Hope you enjoy! There might be a few puns in the clues ...

Chris G 

Chris Gross
Mesa, AZ



Re: Crossword Puzzle

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Thanks for the puzzle.  I enjoyed working on it this afternoon.

Marilyn

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:59:54 PM CST, gregg s <gregg17@...> wrote:


Awesome Chris, congrats! 

-Gregg

On Nov 10, 2020, at 12:40 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

I have no limerick, haiku, nor pun to offer today. However, I do have a crossword puzzle...my first ever one that was nationally published. Andrews McMeel syndications provides their crossword puzzles to The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, to name a few. But it’s also available on-line, and here’s a link:


Hope you enjoy! There might be a few puns in the clues ...

Chris G 

Chris Gross
Mesa, AZ



Re: Crossword Puzzle

gregg s
 

Awesome Chris, congrats! 

-Gregg

On Nov 10, 2020, at 12:40 PM, Chris Gross via groups.io <ca_12_dozen@...> wrote:

I have no limerick, haiku, nor pun to offer today. However, I do have a crossword puzzle...my first ever one that was nationally published. Andrews McMeel syndications provides their crossword puzzles to The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, to name a few. But it’s also available on-line, and here’s a link:


Hope you enjoy! There might be a few puns in the clues ...

Chris G 

Chris Gross
Mesa, AZ



Crossword Puzzle

Chris Gross
 

I have no limerick, haiku, nor pun to offer today. However, I do have a crossword puzzle...my first ever one that was nationally published. Andrews McMeel syndications provides their crossword puzzles to The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, to name a few. But it’s also available on-line, and here’s a link:


Hope you enjoy! There might be a few puns in the clues ...

Chris G 

Chris Gross
Mesa, AZ