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Re: midnight comes to RR 1057

Marilyn L. Van Driesen
 

Thank you!  Some of our brains aren't made for word association games.


On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 8:03 PM portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:
Well, it came and went and so does #1057.

There was one player that had half the answers and another that had 3 of four. One other was confident they could complete the bingo.

Non of these people really wanted to host, and I understand. The plan now is to drop the word association game and move toward another format for 1058, but without changing hosts.

So, see you all again this weekend.

Gary Reeves







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midnight comes to RR 1057

portagecreek
 

Well, it came and went and so does #1057.

There was one player that had half the answers and another that had 3 of four. One other was confident they could complete the bingo.

Non of these people really wanted to host, and I understand. The plan now is to drop the word association game and move toward another format for 1058, but without changing hosts.

So, see you all again this weekend.

Gary Reeves


#RogueRiddle 1057 last public clue #RogueRiddle

portagecreek
 

This paragraph is only missing the lead sentence. It is the basis of RR 1057. It also has one word redacted since it was part of the word association clues and one of the titles. Normally, I would break this paragraph into individual hints. But things just are not normal.


The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this BLANK, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well perhaps the word association idea was revolutioary, but more likely it was just revolting.

There was a reason for the 13 origional clues.

You will be shocked when you figure out # 1 and # 2.

#6 reveals what we thought about #5 was sadly true.

The good news is that everyone still has a chance to own this riddle, and I will keep the offer open for the time being.

Before you go! There is more.

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The theme of the rogue is somewhat like the communication issues of today- so I will call it censored communication.

For those who have not seen the rogue or attempted guesses yet - here it is again:

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This weeks rogue is a bit roguish for me, since it is just a word game. Actually a word association game. There are 13 of them - for a reason. I found that you can "google" the context and come up with each word. There is an author, two titles, and a "quote". Put together the word associations and crossword type clues and provide me the author, the two names of the works, and the quote to win.

As usual, the first with all or the player with the most by Wednesday midnight EST gets the bingo.

Please respond to gypsywagon@mindspring.com

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RR 1057

1. Doubting BLANK

2. BLANK in the neck

3.Hit song by Johnny Ray BLANK ( actually this is more like a crossword)


4.What Patty and Maxine might call Shirley ( another crossword clue)

5.BLANK are a few of

6.BLANK Johnson ( very interesting clue)

7. New York BLANK.

8. BLANK Girl, ( Marlo or go back to #1)

9. Have you missed any? Take another BLANK

10. BLANK Room ( I think it is a sign that these are getting harder to find.

11. BLANK foods, BLANK music, or BLANK survivor.

12. BLANK grounds, or denominator,

13.Dollars and Blank.

That's it start associating and for every guess there will be a clue.

the other Gary
gypsywagon@mindspring.com


#RogueRiddle 1057 revolutionary concept #RogueRiddle

portagecreek
 

Well perhaps the word association idea was revolutioary, but more likely it was just revolting.

There was a reason for the 13 origional clues.

You will be shocked when you figure out # 1 and # 2.

#6 reveals what we thought about #5 was sadly true.

The good news is that everyone still has a chance to own this riddle, and I will keep the offer open for the time being.

Before you go! There is more.

------------

The theme of the rogue is somewhat like the communication issues of today- so I will call it censored communication.

For those who have not seen the rogue or attempted guesses yet - here it is again:

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


This weeks rogue is a bit roguish for me, since it is just a word game. Actually a word association game. There are 13 of them - for a reason. I found that you can "google" the context and come up with each word. There is an author, two titles, and a "quote". Put together the word associations and crossword type clues and provide me the author, the two names of the works, and the quote to win.

As usual, the first with all or the player with the most by Wednesday midnight EST gets the bingo.

Please respond to gypsywagon@mindspring.com

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RR 1057

1. Doubting BLANK

2. BLANK in the neck

3.Hit song by Johnny Ray BLANK ( actually this is more like a crossword)


4.What Patty and Maxine might call Shirley ( another crossword clue)

5.BLANK are a few of

6.BLANK Johnson ( very interesting clue)

7. New York BLANK.

8. BLANK Girl, ( Marlo or go back to #1)

9. Have you missed any? Take another BLANK

10. BLANK Room ( I think it is a sign that these are getting harder to find.

11. BLANK foods, BLANK music, or BLANK survivor.

12. BLANK grounds, or denominator,

13.Dollars and Blank.

That's it start associating and for every guess there will be a clue.

the other Gary
gypsywagon@mindspring.com


#RogueRiddle 1057 #RogueRiddle

portagecreek
 

This weeks rogue is a bit roguish for me, since it is just a word game. Actually a word association game. There are 13 of them - for a reason. I found that you can "google" the context and come up with each word. There is an author, two titles, and a "quote". Put together the word associations and crossword type clues and provide me the author, the two names of the works, and the quote to win.

As usual, the first with all or the player with the most by Wednesday midnight EST gets the bingo.

Please respond to gypsywagon@...

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RR 1057

1. Doubting BLANK

2. BLANK in the neck

3.Hit song by Johnny Ray BLANK ( actually this is more like a crossword)


4.What Patty and Maxine might call Shirley ( another crossword clue)

5.BLANK are a few of

6.BLANK Johnson ( very interesting clue)

7. New York BLANK.

8. BLANK Girl, ( Marlo or go back to #1)

9. Have you missed any? Take another BLANK

10. BLANK Room ( I think it is a sign  that these are getting harder to find.

11. BLANK foods, BLANK music, or BLANK survivor.

12. BLANK grounds, or denominator,

13.Dollars and Blank.

That's it start associating and for every guess there will be a clue.

the other Gary 
 gypsywagon@...


The Rogue is coming, The rogue is coming!

portagecreek
 

Tomorrow at first light ( that's just after my wife's cats wake me up)I will release the one thousand fifty seventh rogue riddle.

So, that will be sometime early tomorrow morning. Earlier for some of you than me.

Gary Reeves

Oh yes, there will be 13 word clues, but only 4 answers.


Rogue Riddle 1056 Rockin’ Roles II Solutions #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

1. So the first three American Presidents, a visionary lot, were asked to name their favorite modes of 20th century transportation. The list was this: Washington Motorboat, Adams Helicopter, Jefferson Airplane.

 

2. Remember that great vaudeville comedian Mr. Amsterdam, late of the Dick Van Dyke show with Mary Tyler Moore? I didn’t either, but I needed someone with this first name for this pun/joke thing. So, if I was to go on tour with his male drummer offspring, and I saw said drummer out on the curb as our transport was pulling away, I might yell, “hey, get in the Van Maurey’s Son.”

 

3. I’m easy. All I wanted for the holidays was a festive garland, a $100 bill and a two wheeler. So, in summary, that’s a wreath a Franklin and a bicycle.

 

4. What else did I want for the holidays? Well, I was thinking that a new commode would be nice. And my momma needs a new patella joint, maybe one of those Avenger-type titanium ones. And a handful of greenbacks are always a nice touch. So to sum up, under my Magen David-topped Christmas tree I was delighted to find the following list of items: John, Knee, Cash.

 

5. OK, I got lots of requests so I’m feeling obligated, and the omission in the last set I guess was kinda obvious. You all be tellsing me to include them. So I dids.

 

6. Old Mr. Weinstein, god rest him, was a noted philatelist. He used those clear hinge thingies to put his finds into place. He was fast too. He could do like 100 in an hour, so it took him only a few minutes to mount ten.

 

7. They say that the good die young. But what about those who are even better than good? They might suffer a similar fate, and with a high degree of suddenness, toppling over right where they stand. To sum up, if the axiom is to be believed, the great fall dead.

 

8. My pal has a thing against the season’s festive gall berry. I think it’s the green and red coloring. So he decided to color it differently, perhaps using some of the leftover purple, denim, ice blue, turquoise or one of the other awesome hair colors that his wife uses. I can’t wait—I’m going to witness my bud dye holly.

 

9. I’m trying hard to make ends meet for my family, but I don’t think it’s safe to be out in public, so long distance trucking seemed like a natural fit. It’s working out ok. My latest load is a DC to LA run with a cargo of cereal grains. That’s right, I’m hauling oats.

 

10. Female chickens, surprisingly enough, are great at close up card magic. Especially that one with the cool markings that look like ice cream sprinkles all over her. Come see the jimmie hen’s tricks.

 

11. So, this upper class British gentleman was of the opinion that I had had a dalliance with his wife. He challenged me to a duel. He slapped my face with a white glove and said “Sir with my wife you had sex, pistols at dawn it is.”

 

12. This patient at the STD clinic where I worked in college was inexplicably bragging about how he had been there with great frequency. “I’ve had the clap tons of times,” he said.

 

13. So I’m thinking, it’s a good thing that it’s evening and hopefully the little kids are in bed and are being spared any seemingly off-color or violence-tinged commentary. What I mean to say is that I am glad its night and the pipsqueaks are gone.

 

14. Take away her Vera Wang, but never her DKNY. “Mah Donna Karan dress will always be in vogue,” she said.

 

15. I am EX-static about my new composite deck. It’s BE-utiful! I had looked at many potential materials to build from, and I finally settled on T-REX. And I am so GUL-ad I did.


Rogue Riddle 1056 Rockin’ Roles II And In The End #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

Not much activity since the initial flurry. Preoccupation with the occupation presumably. Strange times.

Congrats to Gary R. who will host ’57.

I’ll try to get answers up to ’56 over the weekend.

Stay safe.

-G


Rogue Riddle 1056 Rockin’ Roles II Status and Hints #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

The leaders thus far are Gary R. 9, Adam 8, Gary H. 5.

Let’s keep it going until Thursday midnight.

A reminder that it’s ok to get iterative attempts in, get comments and regroup.

Lastly, what do the king of the dinosaurs, the hippie’s wife and María Elena’s husband have in common? Maybe like 1055 things. Make that 1056 things.




HELLO WISCONSIN!

Or wherever you’re from, and

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wherever you are.

Puns on Rock and Roll Bands, continuated.

Shouldn’t be anyone too cultish or obscure—all are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot or inductee level performers.

Bands are the name, although with or without the article (The/A) if there is one. Individual artists can be full name or last name only. All are replaced in the clue with BAND NAME regardless of being an individual performer, group or band.

Send all responses to gregg17@..., or, hopefully just follow the RR hashtag. I’ll keep it going until Wednesday, maybe, Thursday, some other day? We’ll see.

First one to solve all of them gets bragging, rights? Or the rights to host #1057. Or the rights to not host #1057. It’s really quite a smorgasbord.



1. So the first three American Presidents, a visionary lot, were asked to name their favorite modes of 20th century transportation. The list was this: Washington Motorboat, Adams Helicopter, BAND NAME.

2. Remember that great vaudeville comedian Mr. Amsterdam, late of the Dick Van Dyke show with Mary Tyler Moore? I didn’t either, but I needed someone with this first name for this pun/joke thing. So, if I was to go on tour with his male drummer offspring, and I saw said drummer out on the curb as our transport was pulling away, I might yell, “hey, get in the BAND NAME.”

3. I’m easy. All I wanted for the holidays was a festive garland, a $100 bill and a two wheeler. So, in summary, that’s BAND NAME and a bicycle.

4. What else did I want for the holidays? Well, I was thinking that a new commode would be nice. And my momma needs a new patella joint, maybe one of those Avenger-type titanium ones. And a handful of greenbacks are always a nice touch. So to sum up, under my Magen David-topped Christmas tree I was delighted to find the following list of items: BAND NAME.

5. OK, I got lots of requests so I’m feeling obligated, and the omission in the last set I guess was kinda obvious. You all BANDNAMEing me to include them. So I dids.

6. Old Mr. Weinstein, god rest him, was a noted philatelist. He used those clear hinge thingies to put his finds into place. He was fast too. He could do like 100 in an hour, so it took him only a few minutes to BAND NAME.

7. They say that the good die young. But what about those who are even better than good? They might suffer a similar fate, and with a high degree of suddenness, toppling over right where they stand. To sum up, if the axiom is to be believed, the BAND NAME.
 
8. My pal has a thing against the season’s festive gall berry. I think it’s the green and red coloring. So he decided to color it differently, perhaps using some of the leftover purple, denim, ice blue, turquoise or one of the other awesome hair colors that his wife uses. I can’t wait—I’m going to witness my BAND NAME.

9. I’m trying hard to make ends meet for my family, but I don’t think it’s safe to be out in public, so long distance trucking seemed like a natural fit. It’s working out ok. My latest load is a DC to LA run with a cargo of cereal grains. That’s right, I’m BAND NAME.

10. Female chickens, surprisingly enough, are great at close up card magic. Especially that one with the cool markings that look like ice cream sprinkles all over her. Come see the BAND NAME.

11. So, this upper class British gentleman was of the opinion that I had had a dalliance with his wife. He challenged me to a duel. He slapped my face with a white glove and said “Sir with my wife you had BAND, NAME at dawn it is.”

12. This patient at the STD clinic where I worked in college was inexplicably bragging about how he had been there with great frequency. “I’ve had the BAND NAMEs of times,” he said.

13. So I’m thinking, it’s a good thing that it’s evening and hopefully the little kids are in bed and are being spared any seemingly off-color or violence-tinged commentary. What I mean to say is that I am BAND NAME squeaks are gone.

14. Take away her Vera Wang, but never her DKNY. “BAND NAME Karan dress will always be in vogue,” she said.

15. I am EX-static about my new composite deck. It’s BE-utiful! I had looked at many potential materials to build from, and I finally settled on BAND NAME. And I am so GUL-ad I did.


Rogue Riddle 1056 Rockin’ Roles II #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

So evidently after 1055 comes 1056. Who knew?



HELLO WISCONSIN!

 

Or wherever you’re from, and

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Wherever you are.

 

Puns on Rock and Roll Bands, continuated.

 

Shouldn’t be anyone too cultish or obscure—all are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot or inductee level performers.

 

Bands are the name, although with or without the article (The/A) if there is one. Individual artists can be full name or last name only. All are replaced in the clue with BAND NAME regardless of being an individual performer, group or band.

 

Send all responses to gregg17@..., or, hopefully just follow the RR hashtag. I’ll keep it going until Wednesday, maybe, Thursday, some other day? We’ll see.

 

First one to solve all of them gets bragging, rights? Or the rights to host #1057. Or the rights to not host #1057. It’s really quite a smorgasbord.

 

 

 

1. So the first three American Presidents, a visionary lot, were asked to name their favorite modes of 20th century transportation. The list was this: Washington Motorboat, Adams Helicopter, BAND NAME.

 

2. Remember that great vaudeville comedian Mr. Amsterdam, late of the Dick Van Dyke show with Mary Tyler Moore? I didn’t either, but I needed someone with this first name for this pun/joke thing. So, if I was to go on tour with his male drummer offspring, and I saw said drummer out on the curb as our transport was pulling away, I might yell, “hey, get in the BAND NAME.”

 

3. I’m easy. All I wanted for the holidays was a festive garland, a $100 bill and a two wheeler. So, in summary, that’s BAND NAME and a bicycle.

 

4. What else did I want for the holidays? Well, I was thinking that a new commode would be nice. And my momma needs a new patella joint, maybe one of those Avenger-type titanium ones. And a handful of greenbacks are always a nice touch. So to sum up, under my Magen David-topped Christmas tree I was delighted to find the following list of items: BAND NAME.

 

5. OK, I got lots of requests so I’m feeling obligated, and the omission in the last set I guess was kinda obvious. You all BANDNAMEing me to include them. So I dids.

 

6. Old Mr. Weinstein, god rest him, was a noted philatelist. He used those clear hinge thingies to put his finds into place. He was fast too. He could do like 100 in an hour, so it took him only a few minutes to BAND NAME.

 

7. They say that the good die young. But what about those who are even better than good? They might suffer a similar fate, and with a high degree of suddenness, toppling over right where they stand. To sum up, if the axiom is to be believed, the BAND NAME.

 

8. My pal has a thing against the season’s festive gall berry. I think it’s the green and red coloring. So he decided to color it differently, perhaps using some of the leftover purple, denim, ice blue, turquoise or one of the other awesome hair colors that his wife uses. I can’t wait—I’m going to witness my BAND NAME.

 

9. I’m trying hard to make ends meet for my family, but I don’t think it’s safe to be out in public, so long distance trucking seemed like a natural fit. It’s working out ok. My latest load is a DC to LA run with a cargo of cereal grains. That’s right, I’m BAND NAME.

 

10. Female chickens, surprisingly enough, are great at close up card magic. Especially that one with the cool markings that look like ice cream sprinkles all over her. Come see the BAND NAME.

 

11. So, this upper class British gentleman was of the opinion that I had had a dalliance with his wife. He challenged me to a duel. He slapped my face with a white glove and said “Sir with my wife you had BAND, NAME at dawn it is.”

 

12. This patient at the STD clinic where I worked in college was inexplicably bragging about how he had been there with great frequency. “I’ve had the BAND NAMEs of times,” he said.

 

13. So I’m thinking, it’s a good thing that it’s evening and hopefully the little kids are in bed and are being spared any seemingly off-color or violence-tinged commentary. What I mean to say is that I am BAND NAME squeaks are gone.

 

14. Take away her Vera Wang, but never her DKNY. “BAND NAME Karan dress will always be in vogue,” she said.

 

15. I am EX-static about my new composite deck. It’s BE-utiful! I had looked at many potential materials to build from, and I finally settled on BAND NAME. And I am so GUL-ad I did.

 


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Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
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Document created December 13, 2003
Revision 1.0 created February 6, 2004
Current Revision (2.2) created January 4, 2020

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Table of Contents

I. Group Description
II. Common Questions
III. Rogue Riddles
IV. Web Addresses and Contact Information
V. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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I. Group Description

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Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking.

The P.U.N.Y. group was hosted on Yahoo! Groups for what seems like an eternity. It was transitioned to Groups.io beginning on October 18, 2019, and was officially opened for discussion on Groups.io on November 4, 2019.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status announcements, pun challenges and discussions, and basically anything pun-related. Non-pun discussions and discussions about the annual O. Henry World Championships should be taken to the Miss Elainey subgroup.

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Rogue Riddle 1055 revelation

portagecreek
 

All,

Gregg made quick work of this week's rogue atarting out by easily translating my worksheet into on of the more well known songs from a comic opera of about 150 years ago. Next he did a little version a fore head slap when he suddenly realized that the name of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic was the answer to the little shaggy story too.

Thanks to all who played along and congratulations to Gregg for his quick bingo.

So, the first solution are the first and last lines of this song which is now 'stuck in my head"

The lyrics are:

I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem, I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.


I'm very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

I know our mythic history, King Arthur's and Sir Caradoc's;
I answer hard acrostics, I've a pretty taste for paradox,
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,
In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous;
I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,
I know the croaking chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes!
Then I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din afore,
And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.

Then I can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform,
And tell you ev'ry detail of Caractacus's uniform:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

In fact, when I know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin",
When I can tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a Javelin,
When such affairs as sorties and surprises I'm more wary at,
And when I know precisely what is meant by "commissariat"
When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern gunnery,
When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery
In short, when I've a smattering of elemental strategy
You'll say a better Major-General has never sat a gee.

For my military knowledge, though I'm plucky and adventury,
Has only been brought down to the beginning of the century;
But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

and it was from The Pirates of Penzance. ( Pyre rats of Penn's Aunts - according to the contrived clues.

and here again is the riddle;


Please send guesses to gypsywagon@mindspring.com

RR #1055

This "traditional" rogue riddle is divided in two parts. The player solving both first or the most by 6:00 PM EST on the 31st has the opportunity to host the first rogue of the new year. A "throw back" riddle is a contrived pun on a phrase, slogan, song, quote ----etc.

The theme of this rogue is broadly "entertainment".

First Act. ( Just put together the clues in the setup to create a punned solution including the puns and the straight line for the bingo)

The great plague of London has been blamed on fleas from rodents. Two Quaker sisters angered the authorities of the time by ignoring the severe quarantine and caring for the ill and starving. They even attempted to provide some dignity in death by providing for mass cremations in temporary wooden structures that were burned as part of the funerals.

The long tailed rodents tended to infest these wood piles and were also consumed in the fire along with their fleas. ( unfortunately so was much of London). Religious and political leaders of the time persecuted and procecuted the two sisters for these services eventually leading their nephew to petition the king for land in the woods of the new American colonies to allow the Quakers to flee and live in freedom.

So - that's the set up. I am looking for a descriptive name of the vermin. The straight line is three words. The contrived name is punned in five words. Every guess gets a clue.

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Act 2. This is a work sheet construction of an associated riddle . This timeI provide my attempts to put together words that could be used to provide a pun. The sublject is still "entertainment'. My potential puns for the straight words are in (CAPS).

(SIAM) the (FAIRLY, FURRY, FIREY) ( MOTEL, MODUAL, MODAL, MOTTLED)
(SOFA) (MAYOR, MEAGER) (GENITAL, GENERATOR, GERITOL, GIN IS REAL).

Normally I would take these words and try to buid a shaggy dog to present a set up for the riddle.

To solve the second part of this rogue please use my worksheet words to create a line associated with the first act. Hint, it is often used as a parody.

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Once again, please provide the solution to both acts for the win.

Please send your answers to gypsywagon@mindspring.com

The other Gary


#RogueRiddle 1055 Status - no risk offer #RogueRiddle

portagecreek
 

Frankly Folks Gregg Seigel made this one look comically easy as he bingoed both acts. There is another player who I am confident also knows the solution. So, I can offer you the fun of playing with no risk of having to host the first riddle of the new year.

So Gregg pinned this one down, but before I open the reveal tomorrow night, I'll give your more information (vegetable, animal and mineral). I think I used most of these clues on Gregg's guesses, but since he is the stated winner, I'll be happy to say that I once considered having the riddle about short people stealing baked goods from the window sill of the two sisters of the mother of the of the guy on the box of oats( can a can shaped box be a box ), but Gregg said the opinion of the locals is that the image does not fit the bill.

Then I thought about making it about the tirades of his cook when she discovered kitchen insects raiding the baking supplies.

Answers tomorrow night and thanks to Gregg for playing.

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Please send guesses to gypsywagon@mindspring.com

RR #1055

This "traditional" rogue riddle is divided in two parts. The player solving both first or the most by 6:00 PM EST on the 31st has the opportunity to host the first rogue of the new year. A "throw back" riddle is a contrived pun on a phrase, slogan, song, quote ----etc.

The theme of this rogue is broadly "entertainment".

First Act. ( Just put together the clues in the setup to create a punned solution including the puns and the straight line for the bingo)

The great plague of London has been blamed on fleas from rodents. Two Quaker sisters angered the authorities of the time by ignoring the severe quarantine and caring for the ill and starving. They even attempted to provide some dignity in death by providing for mass cremations in temporary wooden structures that were burned as part of the funerals.

The long tailed rodents tended to infest these wood piles and were also consumed in the fire along with their fleas. ( unfortunately so was much of London). Religious and political leaders of the time persecuted and procecuted the two sisters for these services eventually leading their nephew to petition the king for land in the woods of the new American colonies to allow the Quakers to flee and live in freedom.

So - that's the set up. I am looking for a descriptive name of the vermin. The straight line is three words. The contrived name is punned in five words. Every guess gets a clue.

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Act 2. This is a work sheet construction of an associated riddle . This timeI provide my attempts to put together words that could be used to provide a pun. The sublject is still "entertainment'. My potential puns for the straight words are in (CAPS).

(SIAM) the (FAIRLY, FURRY, FIREY) ( MOTEL, MODUAL, MODAL, MOTTLED)
(SOFA) (MAYOR, MEAGER) (GENITAL, GENERATOR, GERITOL, GIN IS REAL).

Normally I would take these words and try to buid a shaggy dog to present a set up for the riddle.

To solve the second part of this rogue please use my worksheet words to create a line associated with the first act. Hint, it is often used as a parody.

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Once again, please provide the solution to both acts for the win.

Please send your answers to gypsywagon@mindspring.com

The other Gary



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Gary Reeves


#RogueRiddle Rogue Riddle 1055 an Old Time RR #RogueRiddle

portagecreek
 

or is that old timer's RR?

Please send guesses to gypsywagon@...

RR #1055

This "traditional" rogue riddle is divided in two parts. The player solving both first or the most by 6:00  PM EST on the 31st has the opportunity to host the first rogue of the new year. A "throw back" riddle is a contrived pun on a phrase, slogan, song, quote ----etc.

The theme of this rogue is broadly "entertainment".

First Act. ( Just put together the clues in the setup to create a punned solution including the puns and the straight line for the bingo)

The great plague of London has been blamed on fleas from rodents. Two Quaker sisters angered the authorities of the time by ignoring the severe quarantine and caring for the ill and starving. They even attempted to provide some dignity in death by providing for mass cremations in temporary wooden structures that were burned as part of the funerals.

The long tailed rodents tended to infest these wood piles and were also consumed in the fire along with their fleas. ( unfortunately so was much of London). Religious and political leaders of the time persecuted and procecuted the two sisters for these services eventually leading their nephew to petition the king for land in the woods of the new American colonies to allow the Quakers to flee and live in freedom.

So - that's the set up. I am looking for a descriptive name of the vermin. The straight line is three words. The contrived name is punned in five words. Every guess gets a clue.

-------------

Act 2. This is a work sheet construction of an associated riddle . This timeI provide my attempts to put together words that could be used to provide a pun. The sublject is still "entertainment'. My potential puns for the straight words are in (CAPS).

(SIAM) the (FAIRLY, FURRY, FIREY) ( MOTEL, MODUAL, MODAL, MOTTLED)
(SOFA) (MAYOR, MEAGER) (GENITAL, GENERATOR, GERITOL, GIN IS REAL).

Normally I would take these words and try to buid a shaggy dog to present a set up for the riddle.

To solve the second part of this rogue please use my worksheet words to create a line associated with the first act. Hint, it is often used as a parody.

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

Once again, please provide the solution to both acts for the win.

Please send your answers to gypsywagon@...

The other Gary




Rogue Riddle 1055 Warning - release at 9:00 EST

portagecreek
 

The rogue is in the computer and will be available at 9:00 EST.

GR


Rogue Riddle Today

portagecreek
 

Rogue Riddle #1055 will be released this morning in a few hours.

Update when I get it typed in.

Gary Reeves


ROGUE RIDDLE #1054 (bingo & reveal)

gary hallock
 


ROGUE RIDDLE #1054 - Launched Sunday, December 20, 2020 @ 10am central

Well, it looks like I finally called one correctly. This Rogue Riddle fell fast and easy with most players submitting fairly clean kills within the first few hours. So, by design, it’s all over mid-week before the holiday distractions.

First out of the gate was our old pal, Gary Reeves, followed closely (and/or eventually) by Aaron Fasel, Doug Spector, Jim Ertner, Chris Gross, Adam Engel, Lars Hanson, Erika Ettin and Arun Debray.

With only a bit of encouragement and a small dose of guilt tripping, I have convinced Gary Reeves to claim this game. It’s been quite a while since we were graced by one of his Rogues, so #1055 next weekend is bound to be a real throwback.

As usual, I have included my reveal into the verses below.
Thank you everyone for playing,

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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It’s been a while since I’ve offered one of my limerick-based games and we have collected a few new players recently, so listen closely. Below you will find a series of 4 limerick verses, each containing one or more BLANK spaces to be filled with an appropriate word. Once you’ve done this, you will have a string of 5 common words that, when properly reassembled, will phonetically simulate an easily recognized 4 word phrase. This target phrase will provide the answer to fill the 5 blanks at the end of the final (4th) verse.

First player to provide me with all 5 words as well as the final 4 word phrase will win the honor of claiming the kill and hosting the final Rogue of the year.

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1.
Imprisoned, a chess buff befriended
A fellow chess player, and then did
Carve chess men from SOAP
Thus fulfilling his hope
Yet both were washed up. (PAWN intended)

2.
Saint George was not known much for braggin’
But the dude did subdue a large dragon
Though no one will say it
He never did SLAY it
‘Twas only hitched up to his wagon

3.
That Mexican pen pal of Adam
Was the son of a most fickle madam
Though many men knew ‘er
She was JUAN of those WHO’RE
Quite fond of all men, ‘til she’s had ‘em

4.
If you don’t live way down in Key Largo
But in climates as cold as...say...Fargo
When driving for Uber you
Won’t use a Subaru
Try this to haul cold weather cargo
(JUAN WHO’RE SOAP PAWN SLAY / ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH)

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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


#RogueRiddle number 1054 #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #1054 - Launched Sunday, December 20, 2020 @ 10am central

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Submit all guesses, groans, gripes and guffaws directly to <gary@hallock.net>
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It’s been a while since I’ve offered one of my limerick-based games and we have collected a few new players recently, so listen closely. Below you will find a series of 4 limerick verses, each containing one or more BLANK spaces to be filled with an appropriate word. Once you’ve done this, you will have a string of 5 common words that, when properly reassembled, will phonetically simulate an easily recognized 4 word phrase. This target phrase will provide the answer to fill the 5 blanks at the end of the final (4th) verse.

First player to provide me with all 5 words as well as the final 4 word phrase will win the honor of claiming the kill and hosting the final Rogue of the year.

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Submit all guesses, groans, gripes and guffaws directly to <gary@hallock.net>
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1.
Imprisoned, a chess buff befriended
A fellow chess player, and then did
Carve chess men from BLANK
Thus fulfilling his hope
Yet both were washed up. (BLANK intended)

2.
Saint George was not known much for braggin’
But the dude did subdue a large dragon
Though no one will say it
He never did BLANK it
‘Twas only hitched up to his wagon

3.
That Mexican pen pal of Adam
Was the son of a most fickle madam
Though many men knew ‘er
She was BLANK of those BLA’NK
Quite fond of all men, ‘til she’s had ‘em

4.
If you don’t live way down in Key Largo
But in climates as cold as...say...Fargo
When driving for Uber you
Won’t use a Subaru
Try this to haul cold weather cargo
(BLANK BLANK BLANK BLANK )

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Submit all guesses, groans, gripes and guffaws directly to <gary@hallock.net>
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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 1053: WINNER

Aaron Fasel
 

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On Dec 19, 2020, at 6:28 PM, Adam Engel <adotengel@...> wrote:


Sorry for the delayed announcement. The winner this week is Gary H with four bingos! He has agreed to create this week's riddles. Answers are below.

On the first night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a new penpal from Mexico City whose Hebrew name would be Yoni. JUAN

On the second night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… another Mexican penpal with the same name. JUAN, TOO

On the third night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a newfound desire to make onomatopoeiatic owl and pig noises. WANT HOOT REE

On the fourth night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a statement from my Mexican penpal calling for changes to the dental insurance system. JUAN'S TOOTH REFORM

On the fifth night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a magic stick that can instantly rebuild bee homes that have fallen to the ground. The same stick can also treat a symptom of anaphylaxis for folks who have fallen to the ground. NOTE: The pun is the same here for both descriptions of the wand. WAND TO TREAT FLOOR HIVES.

On the sixth night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a WiFi network that lets me pleasure myself in unconventional, jazz-like ways. Pleasure myself euphemistically, of course. WAN TO FREEFORM FIVE SEX.

On the seventh night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a scratch-off lottery ticket? I got the top prize?! Oh, it's just a pair of pines and instructions on how to gather the right number of branches to start a fire… or something. Also, they addressed me by my middle name, which is weird. On this night, I... WON TWO TREES FOR FIVE STICKS, EVEN. 

On the eighth night of Hanukkah, my mother gave to me… a second magic stick. This one can do two things: summon a special wood-bearing plant whose certain number of branches can be used to stab somebody in prison, AND summon by buddy Nathaniel (who prefers a nickname). WAND TWO: TREE FOR FIVE STICK SHIV AND NATE.

Be easy y'all.

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


Rogue Riddle #1054 (10 hour warning)

gary hallock
 

It’s highly unusual that I actually have a Rogue ready to roll, but somehow it has suddenly happened. I suppose you might consider this a Christmas miracle.

At any rate, I’ll be launching a bit earlier on Sunday than I otherwise would have, so watch for #1054 to arrive in your email box around 10am central. I know it’s a common and erroneous assumption, but I’m almost certain this one will fall quickly, so if you have any idle thoughts about claiming and hosting the final Rogue of 2020, do stand by to pick up this “quickie.”

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock



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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

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