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Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Clue Set 2 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    No further changes today, so herewith another set of clues. Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills, then Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, and One Sagan.

 

The riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:   14

3 correct – 2:   1, 2

2 correct – 5: 4, 6, 9, 19, 20

1 correct – 6:  3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 15, 

0 correct – 6: 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

    

Note:  As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the six unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the six  least answered riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    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. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

       (4, 5 / 6, 5)

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

      (4, 7 / 4, 7) (Same answer for both)

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

      (3, 5 / 3, 4’1)

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

      (11, 6 / 10, 6)

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

        (6, 4 / 5, 4)

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

        (4, 3’1, 4, 3 / 5, 7)

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

        (3, 6, 5 / 4, 6, 5)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

            (3, 4-6, 4 / 9, 4)

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

       (7, 3 / 9)

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forgot to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

    (2, 5, 3 or 2, 5, 6, 3 / 3, 4, 2, 5, 9)

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

         (7, 4, 5 / 6, 7)

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (11 / 4, 6)

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

 

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    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.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    This morning has brought some changes. Cyn retains the lead with ten clean kills (50%), followed closely by Chris Gross with eight (40%) kills, then Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, and One Sagan.

 

The riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:   14

3 correct – 2:   1, 2

2 correct – 5: 4, 6, 9, 19, 20

1 correct – 6:  3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 15, 

0 correct – 6: 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

    

Note:  As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the six unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    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. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

        (6, 4 / 5, 4)

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

        (3, 6, 5 / 4, 6, 5)

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

            (3, 4-6, 4 / 9, 4)

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forgot to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

    (2, 5, 3 or 2, 5, 6, 3 / 3, 4, 2, 5, 9)

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

         (7, 4, 5 / 6, 7)

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

        (11 / 4, 6)

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

 

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    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.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season - Status 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    We are off to a flying start this week. Cyn was first off the blocks with eight clean kills (40%), followed closely by Gary Hallock with 7½ (37.5%) kills, then Chris Gross, and One Sagan.

 

    Many thanks to Cyn and Gary for catching some typographic errors in the original post in riddles #1 and #13.  These errors have been corrected below.

 

    The riddle status is as follows:

 

3 correct – 1:   14

2 correct – 3:  1, 2, 4,

1 correct – 9:  3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20

0 correct – 7:  7, 10, , 13, 16, 17, 18

    

    As a reminder, for full credit, two answers are required for each riddle:  both the punned and the unpunned answer.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.

 

 

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    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. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real singing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done so, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got into this, but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forget to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.

 

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    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.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!

 

    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1003 - 'Tis the Season -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

 All,


    Happy holidays to all!


   Without further ado, here is this week's Rogue Riddle.


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Rogue Riddle 1003

 

‘Tis the Season

 

    The holidays are close upon us, so what better topic for this week’s Rogue Riddle?

 

    As usual this week’s Rogue consists of twenty riddles, all on the same theme.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer.


Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

The riddles include straight puns, daffynitions, and Spoonerisms.  Which is which is up to you to determine.  Full credit for all of these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

 

 

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    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. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1004 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

 

2.  Because she had no real signing voice, this famous actress intoned the season’s songs rather than singing them.  Who was she?

 

3.  The serial killer loved the thought of this particular traditional winter activity.  What was it?

 

4.  Part of the contracts for all the North Pole workers required them to be of sound mind.  Of course, this provision was known as the BLANK.

 

5.  What actress was noted for trimming trees?

 

6.  The season is celebrated with plants with red petals and trees with red berries and spiky leaves.  Perhaps that is why the end of the year is called the BLANK.

 

7.  The sheep approaches the year’s final celebrations.  Yep, BLANK BLANK.

 

8.  If you can imagine it, a traditional display for the season is a dance by overweight plumbers called BLANK.

 

9.  A dozen noblemen were keeping vigil that eve, but only two managed to remain awake for the night.  Indeed, by dawn there were BLANK.

 

10.  The colt was born, but the mare could provide no milk, so human had to step in.  In Christmas tradition, that colt became the BLANK.

 

11.  When he was very young, the man who eventually was to become a noted Confederate general had a very eventful Christmas. His father, a sailor, was home, decorating the tree when the dog hit the ladder he was on and all came tumbling to the ground.  And thus BLANK.

 

12.  One song honors blackbirds.  Yes it is BLANK.

 

13.  George spent his life as a gravedigger.  He dug holes, then filled them back in, day after day, week after week, year after year.  It seemed he had always done, from the time he was very young.  Perhaps it was George’s pail he always carried around as a child, along with his little shovel.  No one knew exactly why he got but everyone in his town knew they would not have gotten along without him.  So great was his fame that Hollywood made a movie a movie about this dedicated man and his toils in soils.  Quite naturally it was called a BLANK.

 

14.  Each year the apparition wrapped itself around the seasonal door decoration.  That was only natural, as the spirit was a BLANK.

 

15.  If athletes get athlete’s foot, and tennis players get tennis elbow, what do rocketeers get?

 

16.  The German was old and he was developing dementia.  He often forget to put his clothes on and would wander about naked.  Each year people would sing a carol to him – BLANK. 

 

17.  What well known carol asks faithful people to give talks at vegetarian eateries?

 

18.  What is the difference between a fireplace component and an ornate chair for the lead movie actor?  One is a BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  During the season, Der Crosby used to keep his hair in place with what products?

 

20.  Although it has since become a classic, the movie about George initially was a failure when it was released.  Perhaps it was regarded as just too tritely maudlin.  The reason might well have been the astrological sign under which it was released.  It seems it as just dismissed as a bit of BLANK.


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    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.

 

    The purpose here is just to have fun, so wade in!

 

    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@...

 

    Merry Christmas and happy and safe holidays to you all!


    Have fun!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Re: Rogue Riddle 1003 -- Alert

Lars Hanson
 

Lee,

    Already set up to do so.  However, for the alert, no need, as far as I can tell.

    Thanks.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 12:54 PM Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:
Please use the #RogueRiddle hashtag!!!

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Re: Rogue Riddle 1003 -- Alert

Lee Jackson
 

Please use the #RogueRiddle hashtag!!!

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Rogue Riddle 1003 -- Alert

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Rogue Riddle 1003 will be launched within the hour.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Away Time #administrivia

Lee Jackson
 

I'm going to be out of reach for the next couple of days - I'll be on the road without access to a computer for the weekend, and when I get back I'll be having arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday. Our Moderator will take care of any matters, should any arise, and if GIO goes on the Fritz, tell it to wait until I'm back (it'll probably fix itself).

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Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
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Riddle 1002 Answers

Kirk Miller
 

Lars would not give up on the Riddle, doggedly guessing myriad times, and his persistence paid off when he finally solved the last one this morning.  His tenacity is impressive.  Lars will host the next Riddle.

 

Answers are below.

 

Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!
 

1.             What is a religion class about different denominations called?  sects education

2.             What were the Yankees after the Babe retired?  Ruthless

3.             What is the trade journal for hangmen known as?  a nooseletter

4.             What does a newborn have that a fisherman wants?  Bassinet

5.             What is a small soft drink in Minneapolis called?  mini soda

6.             What are seductive women cremated on?  vamp pyres

7.             What is the book about the writing style of the Mongols known as?  Prose and Khans (pros and cons)

8.             What does a washerwoman wear to a picnic?  Laundress

9.             What will people who defy the agent of death face?  Grim Reaper-cussions

10.         What type of vehicle should you drive if you wish to have some influence over the amount of precipitation that falls? (not a brand name, but rather a kind of vehicle)   Alter rain vehicle

 

 

11

After many a day of snowfall,

To the snowgirl the snowman did call,

            "I do hope that perchance,

            You would like to go dance.

And the venue, of course: the Snow Ball."

 

12

When she didn't respond, he got bolder.

"I do think you're Snow White," snowman told 'er.

            But she didn't reply,

            So his plans went awry.

She ignored him and gave the cold shoulder.

 

13

For cold weather the snowman did    pray;

And at first sky was cloudy and gray.

            But out came the sun

            To spoil snowman's fun,

And romance simply melted away.

 

14

In order to get to know her,

He thought that he ought to show her

            That he had a good wit.

            That should be a big hit.

He hoped that some puns would snow her.

 

15

The wind started swirling quite swift

And gave snowman's spirits a lift.

            And so then, just for fun,

            Snowman uttered a pun:

"My snow's blowing your way; catch my drift?"

 

16

Very poorly the snowman did fare

With the snowgirl.  He didn't despair.

            When she said, "You're a flake,"

            Snowman made a mistake.

His pursuit seemed to snowball from there.

 

17

He persisted.  She said, "Please vamoose."

Then she gave him some verbal abuse.

            And eventually,

            The poor snowman did see

He should stop his pursuit; it snow use.

 

18

Brokenhearted, the snowman did bawl,

And was filled with a feeling of gall.

            Though she thought he looked chic,

            And admired his physique,

For his nose she did not carrot all.

 

19

The snowman, quite sad, did depart.

His heartstrings were broken apart.

            If they got together

            Despite the cold weather

I'm sure she'd have melted his heart.

 

20

This sad story shows just what befalls

Many males who it really appalls.

            As might be expected,

            The men are rejected

Because women don't like their snow balls.

 


Final Clues for Riddle 1002

Kirk Miller
 

Here are additional clues for some items and letter counts for ALL items.

 

1.             What is a religion class about different denominations called?  ________   ________   (5  9)

2.             What were the Yankees after the Babe retired?  ________  (8)

3.             What is the trade journal for hangmen known as?  a ________  (11)

4.             What does a newborn have that a fisherman wants?  ________  (8)  What kind of fish do some fishermen pursue?

5.             What is a small soft drink in Minneapolis called?  ________   ________   (4  4)

6.             What are seductive women cremated on?  ________   ________  (4  5)

7.             What is the book about the writing style of the Mongols known as?  ________   ________   ________  (5 and 5)

8.             What does a washerwoman wear to a picnic?  ________  (9)

9.             What will people who defy the agent of death face?  ________   ________-________  (4  6-8)

10.         What type of vehicle should you drive if you wish to have some influence over the amount of precipitation that falls? (not a brand name, but rather a kind of vehicle)  ________   ________   ________  an (5  4  7)

 

11

After many a day of snowfall,

To the snowgirl the snowman did call,

            "I do hope that perchance,

            You would like to go dance.

And the venue, of course: the ________   ________."  (4  4)

 

12

When she didn't respond, he got bolder.

"I do think you're Snow White," snowman told 'er.

            But she didn't reply,

            So his plans went awry.

She ignored him and gave the ________   ________.  (4  8)

 

13

For cold weather the snowman did pray;

And at first sky was cloudy and gray.

            But out came the sun

            To spoil snowman's fun,

And romance simply ________   ________.  (6  4)

 

14

In order to get to know her,

He thought that he ought to show her

            That he had a good wit.

            That should be a big hit.

He hoped that some puns would ________   ________.  (4  3)

 

15

The wind started swirling quite swift

And gave snowman's spirits a lift.

            And so then, just for fun,

            Snowman uttered a pun:

"My snow's blowing your way; ________   ________   ________?"  (5  2  5)

 

16

Very poorly the snowman did fare

With the snowgirl.  He didn't despair.

            When she said, "You're a flake,"

            Snowman made a mistake.

His pursuit seemed to ________   ________   ________.  (8  4  5)  As shown in the next limerick, he didn't give up; instead he increased his efforts.

 

17

He persisted.  She said, "Please vamoose."

Then she gave him some verbal abuse.

            And eventually,

            The poor snowman did see

He should stop his pursuit; ________   ________   ________.  (2  4  3)

 

18

Brokenhearted, the snowman did bawl,

And was filled with a feeling of gall.

            Though she thought he looked chic,

            And admired his physique,

For his nose she ________   ________   ________   ________.  (3  3  6  3)

 

19

The snowman, quite sad, did depart.

His heartstrings were broken apart.

            If they got together

            Despite the cold weather

I'm sure she'd have ________   ________   ________.  (6  3  5)

 

20

This sad story shows just what befalls

Many males who it really appalls.

            As might be expected,

            The men are rejected

Because women ________   ________   ________   ________   ________.  (4  4  5  4  5)

 

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Riddle 1002 Clues

Kirk Miller
 

All items have been solved except 4, 7, 9, 16.  Some clues for the clueless -- letter counts -- are supplied for items 1-10.

 

1.             What is a religion class about different denominations called?  ________   ________   (5  9)

2.             What were the Yankees after the Babe retired?  ________  (8)

3.             What is the trade journal for hangmen known as?  a ________  (11)

4.             What does a newborn have that a fisherman wants?  ________  (8)

5.             What is a small soft drink in Minneapolis called?  ________   ________   (4  4)

6.             What are seductive women cremated on?  ________   ________  (4  5)

7.             What is the book about the writing style of the Mongols known as?  ________   ________   ________  (5 and 5)

8.             What does a washerwoman wear to a picnic?  ________  (9)

9.             What will people who defy the agent of death face?  ________   ________-________  (4  6-8)

10.         What type of vehicle should you drive if you wish to have some influence over the amount of precipitation that falls? (not a brand name, but rather a kind of vehicle)  ________   ________   ________  an (5  4  7)

 

11

After many a day of snowfall,

To the snowgirl the snowman did call,

            "I do hope that perchance,

            You would like to go dance.

And the venue, of course: the ________   ________."

 

12

When she didn't respond, he got bolder.

"I do think you're Snow White," snowman told 'er.

            But she didn't reply,

            So his plans went awry.

She ignored him and gave the ________   ________.

 

13

For cold weather the snowman did pray;

And at first sky was cloudy and gray.

            But out came the sun

            To spoil snowman's fun,

And romance simply ________   ________.

 

14

In order to get to know her,

He thought that he ought to show her

            That he had a good wit.

            That should be a big hit.

He hoped that some puns would ________   ________.

 

15

The wind started swirling quite swift

And gave snowman's spirits a lift.

            And so then, just for fun,

            Snowman uttered a pun:

"My snow's blowing your way; ________   ________   ________?"

 

16

Very poorly the snowman did fare

With the snowgirl.  He didn't despair.

            When she said, "You're a flake,"

            Snowman made a mistake.

His pursuit seemed to ________   ________   ________.

 

17

He persisted.  She said, "Please vamoose."

Then she gave him some verbal abuse.

            And eventually,

            The poor snowman did see

He should stop his pursuit; ________   ________   ________.

 

18

Brokenhearted, the snowman did bawl,

And was filled with a feeling of gall.

            Though she thought he looked chic,

            And admired his physique,

For his nose she ________   ________   ________   ________.

 

19

The snowman, quite sad, did depart.

His heartstrings were broken apart.

            If they got together

            Despite the cold weather

I'm sure she'd have ________   ________   ________.

 

20

This sad story shows just what befalls

Many males who it really appalls.

            As might be expected,

            The men are rejected

Because women ________   ________   ________   ________   ________.

 

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Rogue Riddle 1002

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 1002 has two sections:

1.             Supply punny answers to 10 questions

2.             Fill in blanks of 10 limericks

 

The winner is the first person to supply the most correct answers.

 

Examples of punny answers to questions

What was the dumbstruck duo called?  the ________   ________   (awed couple)

 

What is an unemployed logger known as?  a ________   ________   (would worker)

 

Example of fill in blanks of limericks

The quadruplets will cause a profusion

Of anxiety and much confusion

            When they wander away.

            Happens nearly each day;

Parents say it's a ________   ________   ________.   (four gone conclusion)

 

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1.             What is a religion class about different denominations called?  ________   ________

2.             What were the Yankees after the Babe retired?  ________

3.             What is the trade journal for hangmen known as?  a ________

4.             What does a newborn have that a fisherman wants?  ________

5.             What is a small soft drink in Minneapolis called?  ________   ________

6.             What are seductive women cremated on?  ________   ________

7.             What is the book about the writing style of the Mongols known as?  ________   ________   ________

8.             What does a washerwoman wear to a picnic?  ________

9.             What will people who defy the agent of death face?  ________   ________-________

10.         What type of vehicle should you drive if you wish to have some influence over the amount of precipitation that falls? (not a brand name, but rather a kind of vehicle)  ________   ________   ________

 

 

11

After many a day of snowfall,

To the snowgirl the snowman did call,

            "I do hope that perchance,

            You would like to go dance.

And the venue, of course: the ________   ________."

 

12

When she didn't respond, he got bolder.

"I do think you're Snow White," snowman told 'er.

            But she didn't reply,

            So his plans went awry.

She ignored him and gave the ________   ________.

 

13

For cold weather the snowman did pray;

And at first sky was cloudy and gray.

            But out came the sun

            To spoil snowman's fun,

And romance simply ________   ________.

 

14

In order to get to know her,

He thought that he ought to show her

            That he had a good wit.

            That should be a big hit.

He hoped that some puns would ________   ________.

 

15

The wind started swirling quite swift

And gave snowman's spirits a lift.

            And so then, just for fun,

            Snowman uttered a pun:

"My snow's blowing your way; ________   ________   ________?"

 

16

Very poorly the snowman did fare

With the snowgirl.  He didn't despair.

            When she said, "You're a flake,"

            Snowman made a mistake.

His pursuit seemed to ________   ________   ________.

 

17

He persisted.  She said, "Please vamoose."

Then she gave him some verbal abuse.

            And eventually,

            The poor snowman did see

He should stop his pursuit; ________   ________   ________.

 

18

Brokenhearted, the snowman did bawl,

And was filled with a feeling of gall.

            Though she thought he looked chic,

            And admired his physique,

For his nose she ________   ________   ________   ________.

 

19

The snowman, quite sad, did depart.

His heartstrings were broken apart.

            If they got together

            Despite the cold weather

I'm sure she'd have ________   ________   ________.

 

20

This sad story shows just what befalls

Many males who it really appalls.

            As might be expected,

            The men are rejected

Because women ________   ________   ________   ________   ________.

 

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Riddle 1002

Kirk Miller
 

I plan to launch Riddle 1002 Saturday, December 14, sometime around 1:00 p.m. Central Time.


Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


Re: Found This - Prodigy PUNY Founding Message

Lars Hanson
 

Lee,

    WOW!

    I could not remember the earlier host name from before we switched to YahooGroups.  The text of this message is interesting — how much hosting has changed in 22+ years!

    Maybe we should capture the founding date in our group description.  It might be nice — like having “Est. 1997” and a trademark, or should that be mademark, not to be confused with Makers Mark — no, scotch that idea....

    A toast to you, Lee!  

    Aloha,

        Lars


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


On Dec 13, 2019, at 00:03, Lee Jackson <leejackson@...> wrote:

I thought some of you might be interested in a little PUNY mailing list history. As I was going through my hard drive, I found the original founding message from our days on the Prodigy listserv. Here it is, complete with the header showing the founding date of April 14th, 1997.

 === cut here ===

From halstead@... Mon Apr 14 12:05:09 1997
To: ljackson@...
Subject: PUNY Mailing List
From: Mark Halstead <halstead@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 14:05:09 -0400
Cc: hal@...
=======
I'm glad to report that your proposal for a Punsters United Nearly Yearly
mailing list has been accepted by our Entertainment content area. I noticed
that you have been testing the list already, so some of these instrcutions
may be redundant for you.

The first step is to subscribe yourself. Do this by sending email to
<majordomo@...> with "subscribe puny" in the body of the
message. "Majordomo" is the program we use to maintain our Mailing Lists,
picture it as a robot that handles all the adminstrative functions.

You'll then get a confirmation message saying you've been subscribed. You
then have the ability to subscribe or unsubscribe others to the list by
sending email to <majordomo@...> following this exact
command format:

approve password subscribe listname email      <---to subsribe
approve password unsubscribe listname email   <---to unsubscribe

So if you want to subscribe the ID abcd99a@... to your list, you
would send this exact message to <majordomo@...>

approve [password] subscribe puny abcd99a@...

Always be sure to get users' permission before subscribing them. The domain name
(@prodigy.com, @aol.com, etc...) is necessary. Please also realize that you
are responsible for unsubscribing any invalid IDs that may be subscribed to
your list. If you (or anyone else) tells majordomo to subscribe an invalid
ID, it will subscribe it. Of course users can also subscribe themselves to
the list by sending email to <majordomo@...> with
"subscribe puny" in the body of the message, or via the web interface at
http://goodstuff.prodigy.com/lists/subscr01.htm.

To POST to your list, send email to:

puny@...

Try practicing with the list, subscribe family and friends, post some test
messages, etc... and let me know when you're comfortable with it and we'll
add it to the Mailing Lists web page at
http://goodstuff.prodigy.com/lists/. We have an unmoderated mailing list
for list owners to which you will be added shortly. You can post to this
list by sending email to <listowners@...>. If you've got
additional questions or comments, please contact your official Prodigy
Content Team Representative, Hal Brooks at hal@....

Mark Halstead
Producer, Content Product Development
Prodigy Services Corp.
White Plains, NY

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


Re: Found This - Prodigy PUNY Founding Message

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Wow—1997—and even before that there was the PRINT newsletter Gary put out—to which I was subscribed—as the spices said when they got wings, “Thyme flies.”

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Lee Jackson <leejackson@...>
Reply-To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12:03 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] Found This - Prodigy PUNY Founding Message

 

I thought some of you might be interested in a little PUNY mailing list history. As I was going through my hard drive, I found the original founding message from our days on the Prodigy listserv. Here it is, complete with the header showing the founding date of April 14th, 1997.

 === cut here ===

From halstead@... Mon Apr 14 12:05:09 1997
To: ljackson@...
Subject: PUNY Mailing List
From: Mark Halstead <halstead@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 14:05:09 -0400
Cc: hal@...
=======
I'm glad to report that your proposal for a Punsters United Nearly Yearly
mailing list has been accepted by our Entertainment content area. I noticed
that you have been testing the list already, so some of these instrcutions
may be redundant for you.

The first step is to subscribe yourself. Do this by sending email to
<majordomo@...> with "subscribe puny" in the body of the
message. "Majordomo" is the program we use to maintain our Mailing Lists,
picture it as a robot that handles all the adminstrative functions.

You'll then get a confirmation message saying you've been subscribed. You
then have the ability to subscribe or unsubscribe others to the list by
sending email to <majordomo@...> following this exact
command format:

approve password subscribe listname email      <---to subsribe
approve password unsubscribe listname email   <---to unsubscribe

So if you want to subscribe the ID abcd99a@... to your list, you
would send this exact message to <majordomo@...>

approve [password] subscribe puny abcd99a@...

Always be sure to get users' permission before subscribing them. The domain name
(@prodigy.com, @aol.com, etc...) is necessary. Please also realize that you
are responsible for unsubscribing any invalid IDs that may be subscribed to
your list. If you (or anyone else) tells majordomo to subscribe an invalid
ID, it will subscribe it. Of course users can also subscribe themselves to
the list by sending email to <majordomo@...> with
"subscribe puny" in the body of the message, or via the web interface at
http://goodstuff.prodigy.com/lists/subscr01.htm.

To POST to your list, send email to:

puny@...

Try practicing with the list, subscribe family and friends, post some test
messages, etc... and let me know when you're comfortable with it and we'll
add it to the Mailing Lists web page at
http://goodstuff.prodigy.com/lists/. We have an unmoderated mailing list
for list owners to which you will be added shortly. You can post to this
list by sending email to <listowners@...>. If you've got
additional questions or comments, please contact your official Prodigy
Content Team Representative, Hal Brooks at hal@....

Mark Halstead
Producer, Content Product Development
Prodigy Services Corp.
White Plains, NY

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


Found This - Prodigy PUNY Founding Message

Lee Jackson
 

I thought some of you might be interested in a little PUNY mailing list history. As I was going through my hard drive, I found the original founding message from our days on the Prodigy listserv. Here it is, complete with the header showing the founding date of April 14th, 1997.

 === cut here ===

From halstead@... Mon Apr 14 12:05:09 1997
To: ljackson@...
Subject: PUNY Mailing List
From: Mark Halstead <halstead@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 14:05:09 -0400
Cc: hal@...
=======
I'm glad to report that your proposal for a Punsters United Nearly Yearly
mailing list has been accepted by our Entertainment content area. I noticed
that you have been testing the list already, so some of these instrcutions
may be redundant for you.

The first step is to subscribe yourself. Do this by sending email to
<majordomo@...> with "subscribe puny" in the body of the
message. "Majordomo" is the program we use to maintain our Mailing Lists,
picture it as a robot that handles all the adminstrative functions.

You'll then get a confirmation message saying you've been subscribed. You
then have the ability to subscribe or unsubscribe others to the list by
sending email to <majordomo@...> following this exact
command format:

approve password subscribe listname email      <---to subsribe
approve password unsubscribe listname email   <---to unsubscribe

So if you want to subscribe the ID abcd99a@... to your list, you
would send this exact message to <majordomo@...>

approve [password] subscribe puny abcd99a@...

Always be sure to get users' permission before subscribing them. The domain name
(@prodigy.com, @aol.com, etc...) is necessary. Please also realize that you
are responsible for unsubscribing any invalid IDs that may be subscribed to
your list. If you (or anyone else) tells majordomo to subscribe an invalid
ID, it will subscribe it. Of course users can also subscribe themselves to
the list by sending email to <majordomo@...> with
"subscribe puny" in the body of the message, or via the web interface at
http://goodstuff.prodigy.com/lists/subscr01.htm.

To POST to your list, send email to:

puny@...

Try practicing with the list, subscribe family and friends, post some test
messages, etc... and let me know when you're comfortable with it and we'll
add it to the Mailing Lists web page at
http://goodstuff.prodigy.com/lists/. We have an unmoderated mailing list
for list owners to which you will be added shortly. You can post to this
list by sending email to <listowners@...>. If you've got
additional questions or comments, please contact your official Prodigy
Content Team Representative, Hal Brooks at hal@....

Mark Halstead
Producer, Content Product Development
Prodigy Services Corp.
White Plains, NY

--
Lee Jackson, PUNY group Administrangler
Visit the PUNY and O. Henry Museum Web Sites!
http://punpunpun.com | http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/ | https://www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry_Pun-Off


Re: Riddle 1002

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Congratulations, Kirk!

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:29:38 PM CST, Kirk Miller <kirkmiller@...> wrote:


Yes, i will host the next Rogue Riddle.

Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


[limericks_n_haiku] [puny] Another smokin' limerick!

James Ertner
 

Like pulling from a hat a rabbit,

The inventor said, “Dag-nab-it.

“A new soccer cigarette,

“To get me out of debt:

“It’s for trying to kick the habit.”

 

Jim Ertner

========================
 A new beautiful cigarette they

Say is now being sold..  A cliché

            Has been used to boost sales,

            And the words it entails

Are: "It's sure to take your breath away."

 

Kirk Miller

__._,_.___

       


Riddle 1002

Kirk Miller
 

Yes, i will host the next Rogue Riddle.

Kirk Miller
Live Aloha!


Rogue Riddle 1001 - Winner Announced and Answers Revealed #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

   Well, no further guesses on Rogue Riddle 1001.  That means that Kirk is this week’s winner with 8 kills (40%), followed closely Erika with seven kills (35%), Cyn is in third place with six kills (30%), followed by One Sagan and Jim Ertner in that order.  Thirteen of the twenty riddles fell this week.  I had thought more than  that would fall, but .....

 

    Final riddle status:

 

4 correct – 1:  4

3 correct – 3:  11, 12, 14

2 correct – 3:  13, 15, 17

1 correct –  6:  1, 8, 9, 16, 18, 19

0 correct – 7:  2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 20

 

No guesses – 3: 3, 20

 

    The answers to this week’s Rogue Riddle set are given below, along with the sources, where appropriate.

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 

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

 

Rogue Riddle 1001

Yet Another Potpourri

 

    As we embark on the next thousand Rogue Riddles, it seemed appropriate to offer yet another potpourri comprised of examples of the various sorts of riddles which have been used in the past.

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  In each case the word “BLANK” is used simply as a placeholder – it does not necessarily indicate the number of words involved in the answer. There are four sections of riddles, with a hint at the beginning of each section:

  • Plays on timeless words and phrases (mostly the latter).  Full credit for these requires both the punned and unpunned answers. 
  • The Bard as inspiration – limericks.  The challenge is to complete the last line of each limerick.  The meter and rhyme scheme of the limerick is very useful, and most limericks contain information in the first four lines which should help. 

  • Stately themes – straight puns on a theme.  For instance (using a different theme):

Q:  Robert E’s king?

A:  LEE’S MAJESTY (lese majesty or majesté)

 

Full credit for these requires both the punned and unpunned answers.

  • Spoonerisms – Usually, but not always, beginning, “What is the difference between . . . .”  The most famous example comes from the Reverend Spooner himself – “It’s beery work talking to empty wenches,” instead of “It’s weary work talking to empty benches.”

    As always, remember that the wording of each riddle generally has been carefully chosen both to provide clues and to avoid the use of any words in the answer.

 

    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. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1002 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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Plays on timeless words and phrases:

 

1. A Dane strongly advised his sister to join PUNY and to attend the Pun-Off, saying BLANK.

GET THEE TO A PUNNERY / GET THEE TO A NUNNERY

Hamlet (1600),  III, i, 114-121

 

2.  The determined Venetian dentist exclaimed, “BLANK.”

THE TOOTH WILL OUT / THE TRUTH WILL OUT

The Merchant of Venice (1596), II, ii, 

 

3.  As you like it, the Pun-Off is most enjoyable, having a surfeit not of luggage but of BLANK.

GAG AND GAGGAGE / BAG AND BAGGAGE

As You Like It (1599), III, ii, 153-155

 

4.  The merry wife’s merriment was so contagious that even her husband’s cattle caught the humor.  Indeed, they definitely became the BLANK of the town.

LAUGHING STOCK / LAUGHING-STOCK or LAUGHINGSTOCK

The Merry Wives of Windsor (1600), III, i, 1272-1273

 

5.  The goats loved to ram their master and others in the kiester.  And he hated it!  He went to a farm seeking to replace his herd, however he demanded goats that would, “BLANK.”

BUTT ME NO BUTTS / BUT ME NO BUTS

The Busie Body (1709), Susanna Centlivre – Act II

 

 

The Bard as inspiration:

 

6.

The milkmaid steadied her pail

But her efforts did little avail.

Astern of the cow

‘Twas struck and how – 

For BLANK

THEREBY HANGS A TAIL / THEREBY HANGS A TALE

As You Like It (1599), II, vii, 14-28

 

7.

The steak in Venice was fresh,

But flavors needed to mesh.

To soften the meat,

It really was beat – 

‘Twas truly a BLANK

POUND OF FLESH / POUND OF FLESH

The Merchant of Venice (1596), IV, i, 295-303

 

8.

The highest tech, you see,

Was attending to my PC.

He clearly explained

He’s specially trained –

But he’s just a BLANK.

GEEK TO ME / GREEK TO ME

Julius Caesar (1599), I, ii, 278-284

 

9.

A giant beset, he’s bonkers

Tiny woman is swatting his honker.

No matter his try

His slaps are too high –

He finally BLANK.

STOOPS TO CONK HER / STOOPS TO CONQUER

She Stoops to Conquer (1773), Oliver Goldsmith - Title

 

10.

With a leer he hits the deck running

With paronomasiac cunning.

But responses in kind

Drove quips from his mind –

He’s BLANK.

MORE PUNNED AGAINST THAN PUNNING / MORE SINNED AGAINST THAN SINNING

King Lear (1605), III, ii,49-60

 

 

Stately themes?

 

11.  I shall inquire of my friend?

       I’LL ASK HER / ALASKA

 

12.  The mine has played out?

       ORE GONE / OREGON

 

13.  A bounding coast?

       MAIN / MAINE

 

14.  That boy will get on everyone’s nerves?

       HE’LL ANNOY / ILLINOIS

 

15.  A happy place, full of mirth?

      MERRY LAND / MARYLAND

 

Spoonerisms:

 

16.  What is the difference between a gym changing area and those who jeer at wearers of glasses?  One is BLANK while the others are BLANK.

        MEN’S LOCKERS / LENS MOCKERS

 

17.  What is the difference between an honor a mayor may confer and the task of taking care of antes and bets?  One is the BLANK, and for the other one must BLANK.

        KEY TO THE CITY / SEE TO THE KITTY

 

18.  What is the difference between Lange getting clean and a German philosopher?  One is BLANK, while the other is BLANK.

        HOPE IN SHOWER / SCHOPENHAUER

 

19.  What is the difference between a newsroom’s and Labour?  One seeks BLANK while the other seeks to BLANK.

        TOP STORIES / STOP TORIES

 

20.  It seems celebration and merriment increases markedly as BLANK BLANK.

         YOU NEAR / NEW YEAR – I was surprised this one was not even tried!

 

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    Many thanks to all who played!  And a warm welcome to Erika who has entered the fray with an outstanding effort!  Well done!

 

    Kirk has not stated that he would not host, so presumably Kirk will host Rogue Riddle #1002 next week.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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