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Re: Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

Lars Hanson
 

Gary,

    Thanks!  Fully intended, I assure you.  It just made cents to me, and did not stink -- i.e., it was scentless not cents-less.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:
Lars, 

I jest loved your example:

 For instance:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT


Cents they mint coins from BLANKs.


GReeves


-----Original Message-----
From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Apr 4, 2020 3:30 PM
To: PUNY
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Re: Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

portagecreek
 

Lars, 

I jest loved your example:

 For instance:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT


Cents they mint coins from BLANKs.


GReeves


-----Original Message-----
From: Lars Hanson
Sent: Apr 4, 2020 3:30 PM
To: PUNY
Subject: [puny] Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle #1018 - CORRECTED

Lars Hanson
 

All,


    Many thanks to Kirk for identifying some typographical errors in this week's riddle posting.  These have been corrected in the text below.


<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1019 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defend his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With  results BLANK, he chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a field and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  "What’s BLANK," the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or not quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her lover was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1018 - Doubles - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle marks 19½ years of riddle sets.  Through the years there have been a small core set of players (even though not all are women!).  Along the way, a few others have joined.  As always, it is hoped that more on this list will engage in this game, particularly now that everyone has more time at home to work out the answers.

 

    An important point is that one need not agree to host the next week’s riddles in order to play.  Playing the games can be fun, but devising riddles, trying to find a balance good balance between difficulty and ease of solving requires a bit of work.  Make then too difficult and people will get discouraged and not play.  Make them too easy and people find them too trivial, too boring.

 

    For those of you sitting on the sidelines, simply lurking, please join in.  The game is fun, and early frustrations will quickly turn to triumphs as you get the hang of it.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

Rogue Riddle #1018

Doubles

 

    Paronomasiacs, punsters, play with similar sounds of different words or phrases to wrest new meanings from them, which often leaves those not so inclined feeling wrest-less.  Wordplay has been around for centuries, perhaps even millennia.  Shakespeare’s plays are replete with puns and double-entendres, often lascivious verbal twists which Elizabethans loved and listened for.

 

    Puns often do not do was well in writing unless the reader is a punster.  With autocorrect and voice dictation apps, seeing “to” instead of “too” or “two” all to often is regarded as a typographical error rather than a pun.

 

    Nevertheless, for the past 19½ years the Rogue Riddles have persisted.  (For those inclined to mark lands, Rogue Riddle 1044 will mark 20 years.)  And before them were three or four years of round-robin riddles, passed from one riddler to the next.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty-six riddles, each of which has two answers which sound similar.  For instance:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  There are one or two obscure words in the mix, for reasons which will become more obvious as the riddles are solved.  Consider these the “4.0 busters” in the mix.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #815 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  To defended his cornfield against avian predators, the agile BLANK swung at them with BLANK.

 

2.  In an attempt to dissuade attackers from their siege, the castle’s defenders threw candies down at them from the walls.  Yes, the defenders bombarded the enemy with BLANK thrown down from the BLANK.

 

3.  The feline’s muzzle was bloodied from its prey.  Looking at the its face, the pet’s owner wondered whether BLANK might be a new BLANK of horror film.

 

4.  With results BLANK, The chances for success appear BLANK.

 

5.  The starving man was so hungry that when he came to a  and found no horse therein, he BLANK instead and found it quite BLANK.

 

6.  When so BLANK, farming becomes BLANK.

 

7.  He was supremely frustrated by Churchill’s walk spoiled.  What’s BLANK the BLANK wondered.

 

8.  Hoarding reduces the supplies for all.  Markets are responding by limiting purchases.  For instance, at one market the limit was one BLANK BLANK.

 

9.  When a soldier has a bad BLANK, it is difficult to march BLANK.

 

10.  Off the coast of Israel one can see a BLANK for BLANK.

 

11.  Among the BLANK, company generally will be offered a BLANK at dinner.

 

12.  The diver’s BLANK revealed a BLANK.

 

13.  Doctors are being suspended or even fired for speaking out during the current Covid-19 crisis.  There is great concern that this BLANK will result in shortages of BLANK personnel.

 

14.  It is the mesh, the BLANK, with makes the BLANK.

 

15.  Was that BLANK delivered by Labor BLANK.

 

16.  Rote memorization guarantees consistency in acting, but occasionally actors have to ad lib.  This raises the obvious question of whether they will BLANK BLANK on any given night.

 

17.  In medieval times, when housing was full, the BLANK would block entrance with a BLANK.

 

18.  Despite his concerns about having trouble getting repaid, the man decided to BLANK and BLANK his nephew money.

 

19.  Inspectors need to examine products to determine whether or nor quality is being maintained.  Nationally, one might see uncle BLANK a BLANK for evaluation.

 

20.  Before one elects to BLANK, one best ensure this horned creature is in fact BLANK.

 

21.  The baseball league would cremate a BLANK in a BLANK.

 

22.  The maker of women’s undergarments devised one to help with posture and named it accordingly.  “The BLANK will keep your BLANK aligned,” the ads proclaimed.

 

23.  She became despondent easily, and when her over was not BLANK she would BLANK.

 

24.  North African mariners often succumb to BLANK and call of the BLANK.

 

25.  With a fierce look, the Turkish warrior drew his BLANK BLANK.

 

26.  The North African natives drove a BLANK into their BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars


Rogue Riddle 1018 - ALERT

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Rogue Riddle 1018 will be launched within the next hour.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Riddle 1017 Answers

Kirk Miller
 

The answers to Riddle 1017 are below.  My last e-mail contained answers to questions 5 and 24, but nobody took advantage and submitted their answers to those two questions.  Lars blew away the competition by correctly supplying punny answers to 21 of the 26 questions; he will host Riddle 2018.

 

 

Since I already have supplied several clues, it would be silly for me to provide additional clues (for example, Geome-tree for number five or a tree-o of clues for number 24).  Riddle 1017 will close at the end of March, 2020.  I will announce the winner on April 1 -- no fooling!

 

Second set of clues:  The number of letters in each un-punned answer -- plus -- hints embedded in some questions

 

First set of clues:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             En-tree pertains to an accounting item

2.             Ex-tree-me is a dried up creek

3.             Fores-tree is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             Gen-tree is associated with aristocracy

5.             Geome-tree on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             Infan-tree is planted at an Army base

7.             Minis-tree is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             Optome-tree is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             Palt-tree is insignificant

10.         Pa-tree-ot do nationalists revere

11.         Poul-tree oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         Psychia-tree is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         Regis-tree is intrinsic to Windows

14.         Re-tree-ve is used to salvage something

15.         S-tree-am likes being in a riparian environment

16.         Symme-tree is perfectly proportioned

17.         Tapes-tree is hung on walls for decoration

18.         Teleme-tree is used in transmissions

19.         Tree-acle is sweet and cloying

20.         Tree-son is not pay-tree-otic

21.         Tree-mendous is ex-tree-mly large

22.         Tree-este grows in northeast Italy

23.         Trigonome-tree is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         Tree-o "leaves" with two other trees

25.         Vi-tree-ous is comically associated with the eye (vitreous humor)

26.         Wall S-tree-t is associated with a famous New York City district

       
Kirk Miller
We are how we treat each other and nothing more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJ6KtoWWnM


When Riddle 1017 Will End

Kirk Miller
 

Since I already have supplied several clues, it would be silly for me to provide additional clues (for example, Geome-tree for number five or a tree-o of clues for number 24).  Riddle 1017 will close at the end of March, 2020.  I will announce the winner on April 1 -- no fooling!

 

Second set of clues:  The number of letters in each un-punned answer -- plus -- hints embedded in some questions

 

First set of clues:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

1.             pertains to an accounting item  5

2.             is a dried up creek  7

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees  8

4.             is associated with aristocracy  6

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics  8

6.             is planted at an Army base  8

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building  8

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot  9

9.             is insignificant  6

10.         do nationalists (flag-wavers) revere  7

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood  7

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders  10

13.         is intrinsic to Windows (notice that one word is capitalized)  8

14.         is used to salvage something  8

15.         likes being in a riparian environment  6

16.         is perfectly proportioned  8

17.         is hung on walls for decoration  8

18.         is used in (automatic measurements and) transmissions  9

19.         is sweet and cloying  7

20.         is not pay-tree-otic  7

21.         is ex-tree-mly large  10

22.         grows in northeast Italy  7

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle  12

24.         "leaves" (departs) with two other trees  4

25.         is comically (with humor) associated with the eye  8

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district (two words)  4  6

 

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Re: Straight Cs

Lars Hanson
 

Are you feeling frozen out?

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:35 AM portagecreek <gypsywagon@...> wrote:

I C your point.

GReeves

A straight line is the shortest distance between two puns.

Gary Hallock
==============
Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves






More Riddle Clues

Kirk Miller
 

Second set of clues:  The number of letters in each un-punned answer -- plus -- hints embedded in some questions

 

First set of clues:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

1.             pertains to an accounting item  5

2.             is a dried up creek  7

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees  8

4.             is associated with aristocracy  6

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics  8

6.             is planted at an Army base  8

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building  8

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot  9

9.             is insignificant  6

10.         do nationalists (flag-wavers) revere  7

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood  7

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders  10

13.         is intrinsic to Windows (notice that one word is capitalized)  8

14.         is used to salvage something  8

15.         likes being in a riparian environment  6

16.         is perfectly proportioned  8

17.         is hung on walls for decoration  8

18.         is used in (automatic measurements and) transmissions  9

19.         is sweet and cloying  7

20.         is not pay-tree-otic  7

21.         is ex-tree-mly large  10

22.         grows in northeast Italy  7

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle  12

24.         "leaves" (departs) with two other trees  4

25.         is comically (with humor) associated with the eye  8

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district (two words)  4  6

 

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Re: Straight Cs

portagecreek
 

I C your point.

GReeves

A straight line is the shortest distance between two puns.

Gary Hallock
==============
Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves


Re: Straight Cs

gary hallock
 

A straight line is the shortest distance between two puns.

Gary Hallock
==============
Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves


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--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Straight Cs

portagecreek
 

Since vitamin C for COVID-19 is a popular treatment, I am reminded of the old straight line -

What happens when a straight line does not get enough vitamin C ?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

It gets curvy!

GReeves


Riddle 1017 Clues

Kirk Miller
 

Here are two clues for the clueless:  Riddle 1017's questions are listed so that answers are in alphabetical order.  The first letters of answer 1 precede the first letters of answer 2 (in the alphabet) which precede the first letters of answer 3 (in the alphabet) . . . for example:

Treaty (Tree-ty) helped end World War I

Triage (Tree-age) is used to group by class

Vestry (Ves-tree) is used to build a room in a church

Vitriol (Vi-tree-ol) uses abusive language

Zealotry (zealo-tree) is fanatical about things

 

The answer to question 1 (pertains to an accounting item) begins with the letter E.

 

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What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             pertains to an accounting item

2.             is a dried up creek

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             is associated with aristocracy

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             is planted at an Army base

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             is insignificant

10.         do nationalists revere

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         is intrinsic to Windows

14.         is used to salvage something

15.         likes being in a riparian environment

16.         is perfectly proportioned

17.         is hung on walls for decoration

18.         is used in transmissions

19.         is sweet and cloying

20.         is not pay-tree-otic

21.         is ex-tree-mly large

22.         grows in northeast Italy

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         "leaves" with two other trees

25.         is comically associated with the eye

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district

 

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Re: Rogue Riddle 1017

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Be careful here — simply hitting “Reply” well not send your guess just to Kirk’s branch but will send your message to the whole pundit-tree.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Mar 28, 2020, at 09:56, Kirk Miller <kirkmiller@...> wrote:


Rogue Riddle 1017

 

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Trees are intrinsic to our well-being in coun-trees all around the world.  Many tree-tises have been written about climate change with en-tree-ties to stop deforestation, and vi-tree-ol has been spewed in opposing arguments.  Twenty-six in-tree-guing questions are below.  The winner is the first person to correctly answer the most questions.  Examples:

 

What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             pertains to an accounting item

2.             is a dried up creek

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             is associated with aristocracy

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             is planted at an Army base

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             is insignificant

10.         do nationalists revere

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         is intrinsic to Windows

14.         is used to salvage something

15.         likes being in a riparian environment

16.         is perfectly proportioned

17.         is hung on walls for decoration

18.         is used in transmissions

19.         is sweet and cloying

20.         is not pay-tree-otic

21.         is ex-tree-mly large

22.         grows in northeast Italy

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         "leaves" with two other trees

25.         is comically associated with the eye

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district

 

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Rogue Riddle 1017

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 1017

 

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What kind of tree . . .

is racist?   BigoTREE

do dogs like to eat?   TREEt

schemes and plots?   InTREEgue

 

What kind of tree . . .

1.             pertains to an accounting item

2.             is a dried up creek

3.             is a "branch" of science dealing with, of course, trees

4.             is associated with aristocracy

5.             on the surface, appears to be a "branch" of mathematics

6.             is planted at an Army base

7.             is used in the construction of a governmental building

8.             is a "branch" of medicine that you see a lot

9.             is insignificant

10.         do nationalists revere

11.         oftentimes is in a fowl mood

12.         is a "branch" of medicine that deals with mental disorders

13.         is intrinsic to Windows

14.         is used to salvage something

15.         likes being in a riparian environment

16.         is perfectly proportioned

17.         is hung on walls for decoration

18.         is used in transmissions

19.         is sweet and cloying

20.         is not pay-tree-otic

21.         is ex-tree-mly large

22.         grows in northeast Italy

23.         is a "branch" of mathematics that is approached from a different angle

24.         "leaves" with two other trees

25.         is comically associated with the eye

26.         is associated with a famous New York City district

 

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Riddle 1017 Warning

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 1017 should launch Saturday, March 28, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Central Time.


Kirk Miller
We are how we treat each other and nothing more.
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Rogue Riddle 1016 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 



All,

 

    Kirk jumped on this week’s Rogue Riddle early, gaining a commanding lead which he never lost.  Doug followed closely behind Kirk’s initial foray, but despite a final surge this morning, was unable to catch Kirk.  Our Learless Feeder, Gary H. essayed one stab at the riddles and then disappeared.

 

    Altogether there were seven players, with Jm, One Sagan, Gary R., and Chris having joined the fray.  Unfortunately some were delayed in joining because of mail delivery problems, keeping them out of the competition for the first two days, a tough handicap given Kirk’s solid lead.

 

    Kirk is this week’s clear winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    The final standings among the top three are:

 

Kirk (80%) -- 16 kills (1, 2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19, 20)  

 

Doug (65%) -- 13 kills  (1 - 5, 7, 8, 11-14, 16, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

 

Jim, One Sagan, Gary R., and Chris are the other four players

 

    The final riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 1: 4

4 correct – 2: 7, 8

3 correct – 4:  2, 11, 13, 14

2 correct – 5:  1, 5, 12, 16, 17

1 correct – 7:   3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 19, 20

0 correct – 1: 18


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Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?

      CORN EAR virus

    

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

       CROONER virus

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?

      CORRODER virus

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

      CORONER virus

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

      COROLLA virus

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

      CORONET virus

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

      CORNEA virus

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

      CORONADO virus

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

       GROANER virus

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

        CORNUTE virus

 

11.  An intersecting pathogen?

      CORNER virus

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

       CORNET virus

 

13.  A pathogen found in hallways?

        CORRIDOR virus

 

14.  A malady of the heart?

       CORONARY virus

 

15.  A suggestive malaise? 

      CONNOTER virus

 

16.  A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

       CORNY virus

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

       CORMORANT virus

 

18.  A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

        CORIOLIS virus

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

      CORRIDA virus

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?

        CORRAL virus

 

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    Thank you all for playing.

 

    Take it away next week with Rogue Riddle #1017, Kirk!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status 6 and Clue Set 4 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Doug has surged this morning, solving four more of the riddles.  He is closing in on Kirk, who still retains the lead.  Our Learless Feeder has not been heard from since his initial foray.

 

    The current standings among the top three are:

 

Kirk (80%) -- 16 kills (1, 2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19, 20)  

 

Doug (65%) -- 13 kills  (1 - 5, 7, 8, 11-14, 16, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)


Jim, One Sagan, and Gary R. are the other three players

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 1: 4

4 correct – 2: 7, 8

3 correct – 4:  2, 11, 13, 14

2 correct – 5:  1, 5, 12, 16, 17

1 correct – 7:   3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 19, 20

0 correct – 1: 18

 

No guesses – 0

 

    Given the early number of kills, it appears this week’s riddle set is relatively easy.  There is no reason not to join in the fun.

 

    Remember – It is not necesary to be willing to host in order to play.   The game is open to all.  The more the merrier.

 

Hint:

 

Yes, all the answers pun on the current virus in the news.

 

Clue Set #1:  

 

  • Letter counts for the three riddles with no answers, plus clues for the first two riddles with only one answer are provided below.
  • Clues for two of the unanswered riddles (#18 and #20) are provided as well.

Clue Set #2:  

 

Letter counts for the remainder of the riddles answered by only one person are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  

 

Letter counts for the five riddles answered by only two people are provided below.

 

Clue Set #4:  

 

Letter counts for the remaining five riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?
       (4, 3)

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

       (7)

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?
       (8)

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

      (7)

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 
      (7)

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

        (7)

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

       (6)

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

       ((8)

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

      (6)

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

       (7)

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?
        (6)

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?
         (6)

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

          (8)

 

14.   A malady of the heart?
         (8)

 

15.   A suggestive malaise?

         (8) 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

         (5)

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.
         (9)

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

         (8)

         May the force be with you on this one.

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

         (7)

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?
         (6)
        A bit of Western thought would help here, okay?

 

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    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  

 

    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status 6 and Clue Set #3 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Gary R. joined the hunt, bringing us to six players. Are there more out there?

 

    The current standings among the top three are:

 

Kirk (80%) -- 16 kills (1, 2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19, 20)  

 

Doug (45%) -- 9 kills  (2 - 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 1: 4

4 correct – 1: 7

3 correct – 3:  2, 8, 13,

2 correct – 5:  5, 11, 12, 14, 17

1 correct – 9:  1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20

0 correct – 1: 18

 

No guesses – 0

 

    Given the early number of kills, it appears this week’s riddle set is relatively easy.  There is no reason not to join in the fun.

 

    Remember – It is not necesary to be willing to host in order to play.   The game is open to all.  The more the merrier.

 

Hint:

 

Yes, all the answers pun on the current virus in the news.

 

Clue Set #1:  

 

  • Letter counts for the three riddles with no answers, plus clues for the first two riddles with only one answer are provided below.
  • Clues for two of the unanswered riddles (#18 and #20) are provided as well.

Clue Set #2:  

 

Letter counts for the remainder of the riddles answered by only one person are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  

 

Letter counts for the five riddles answered by only two people are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?
       (4, 3)

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?
       (8)

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 
      (7)

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

        (7)

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

      (6)

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

       (7)

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?
        (6)

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?
         (6)

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.   A malady of the heart?
         (8)

 

15.   A suggestive malaise?

         (8) 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

         (5)

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.
         (9)

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

         (8)

         May the force be with you on this one.

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

         (7)

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?
         (6)
        A bit of Western thought would help here, okay?

 

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    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  

 

    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1016 - Status 5 and Clue Set #2 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Jim and One Sagan now have joined the hunt, bringing us to five players. Are there more out there?

 

    The current standings are:

 

Kirk (70%) -- 15 kills (2, 4 - 8, 11 - 17, 19, 20)  

 

Doug (45%) -- 9 kills  (2 - 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17)

 

Gary H.  (40%) – 8 kills (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

 

Jim (15%) – 3 kills (4, 7, 8)

 

One Sagan (5%) – 1 kill (4)

  

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 1: 4

4 correct – 1: 7

3 correct – 3:  2, 8, 13,

2 correct – 5:  5, 11, 12, 14, 17

1 correct – 8:  3, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20

0 correct – 2: 1, 18

 

No guesses – 0

 

    Given the early number of kills, it appears this week’s riddle set is relatively easy.  There is no reason not to join in the fun.

 

    Remember – It is not necesary to be willing to host in order to play.   The game is open to all.  The more the merrier.

 

Hint:

 

Yes, all the answers pun on the current virus in the news.

 

Clue Set #1:  

  • Letter counts for the three riddles with no answers, plus clues for the first two riddles with only one answer are provided below.
  • Clues for two of the unanswered riddles (#18 and #20) are provided as well.

 

Clue Set #2:  

 

Letter counts for the remainder of the riddles answered by only one person are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1016

It’s a Pandemic

 

    It seems the topic is unavoidable, and it is ubiquitous.  So this week’s Rogue plays on the only subject being talked about today.

    

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles, each of which has one answer.  Each set-up should bring to mind a name which puns on the topic du jour.  For instance:

 

Q: A disease afflicting beer?

A:  CORONA virus

 

    This may look straightforward, but there are a few puns involved.  Reading the clue aloud may help with these.

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1017 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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What is,

 

1.  A disease which affects colonels?
       (4, 3)

 

2.  A disease which afflicts singers?

 

3.  A disease which produces a rust-like rash?
       (8)

 

4.  A disease afflicting medical examiners?

 

5.  A disease which produces markings resembling flower petals? 

 

6.  A disease which produces small crown-like markings?

        (7)

 

7.  A disease of the eye?

 

8.  A disease found off San Diego?

 

9.  A disease which afflicts paronomasiacs?

      (6)

 

10.  A horn-shaped pathogen?

       (7)

 

11.   An intersecting pathogen?

 

12.  A disease which afflicts certain musicians?

 

13.   A pathogen found in hallways?

 

14.   A malady of the heart?

 

15.   A suggestive malaise?

         (8) 

 

16.   A disease which addles the brain resulting in retelling of old jokes?

         (5)

 

17.  A disease which affects sea birds.

 

18.   A pathogen which might cause dizziness?

         (8)

         May the force be with you on this one.

 

19.  A disease affecting toreros?

         (7)

 

20.  A disease which could make one urp?
         (6)
        A bit of Western thought would help here, okay?

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    These riddles are fairly easy and should fall rather quickly, so get in early!  

 

    And it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

    Please remember, do not hit REPLY, but instead address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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