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Rogue Riddle 1046 - Clue Set 3 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    All remains quiet on the Roguish front.  Adam retains the lead with 6 kills, followed by Jim with 4 kills.

 

     In an effort to stir some activity, herewith another set of clues.

 

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

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the second five riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  Letter counts for the third five riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1046
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    A hodge-podge of riddles this week.  A bit of something for everyone.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  (There are exceptions – riddles 7, 10, 11, 19, and 20 have one-word answers.) Most of these are very easy, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:

 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  Please note the following:

  • Contrary to my usual practice, most riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” are not Spoonerisms, but homophones.  (But one or two Spoonerisms are included.

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

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1047 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  It sounds as though this fabric has become all the rage – it seems BLANK has BLANK.

      (6 / 6, 2)

 

2.  This Japanese city sounds like a spoonerism of another Japanese city.

 

3.  What beverage tasting place sounds like a ski lift?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.

      (3, 3 / 1-3)

 

4.  What might one deceptively call originators of oft-cited conspiracy theories? 

      (2-3-4, 7 / 8, 7)

 

5.  This outerwear sounds like a small device for raising a car.

      (6 / 4-4)

 

6.  It sounds like the cause of (in)famous Chicago fire was Russian.

      (2’1, 3 / 6)

 

7.  Could these feminine cosmetic attachments be considered batting equipment?

      (4, 9)

 

8.  What is the difference between a section of Parliament and a widespread pest?

      One is the BLANK, while the other is the BLANK.

      (5, 2, 5 / 5, 2, 6)

 

9.  What city sounds like a heavy load for the laundress?

      (10 / 7, 3)

 

10.  What term might be applied to a poorly run democratic process?

        (8, 11)

 

11.  This clothing items sounds like a task for a grocery store employee.

        (8)

 

12.  What capital city sounds as though it is devoted exclusively to comedian Jack?

        (6 / 3, 5)

 

13.  For sure this peanut was attacked – after all, it was BLANK.

        (1, 6 / 9)

 

14.  What is the difference between this nation and one devoted to cravats?  One is BLANK, and the other might be called BLANK.

        (8 / 3, 4)

 

15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.

        (5 / 6)

 

16.  Was this Midwest city named for small fruits?

 

17.  What is the difference between this capital city and someone bringing a tin of soup?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

18.  What is the difference between this capital and a tattler?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  Why might an inhabitant of this capital be confused with bees?  Both are BLANK. 

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

 

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    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.


    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1046 - Clue Set 2 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Since the initial flurry of activity – nothing.  Has everyone suddenly gone quiet for the evening?  ;-)

 

     In an effort to stir some activity, herewith another set of clues.

 

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

 

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the second five riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1046
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    A hodge-podge of riddles this week.  A bit of something for everyone.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  (There are exceptions – riddles 7, 10, 11, 19, and 20 have one-word answers.) Most of these are very easy, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  Please note the following:

 

Contrary to my usual practice, most riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” are notSpoonerisms, but homophones.  (But one or two Spoonerisms are included.

 

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

 

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1047 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  It sounds as though this fabric has become all the rage – it seems BLANK has BLANK.

      (6 / 6, 2)

 

2.  This Japanese city sounds like a spoonerism of another Japanese city.

 

3.  What beverage tasting place sounds like a ski lift?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.

      (3, 3 / 1-3)

 

4.  What might one deceptively call originators of oft-cited conspiracy theories? 

      (2-3-4, 7 / 8, 7)

 

5.  This outerwear sounds like a small device for raising a car.

      (6 / 4-4)

 

6.  It sounds like the cause of (in)famous Chicago fire was Russian.

      (2’1, 3 / 6)

 

7.  Could these feminine cosmetic attachments be considered batting equipment?

      (4, 9)

 

8.  What is the difference between a section of Parliament and a widespread pest?

      One is the BLANK, while the other is the BLANK.

      (5, 2, 5 / 5, 2, 6)

 

9.  What city sounds like a heavy load for the laundress?

      (10 / 7, 3)

 

10.  What term might be applied to a poorly run democratic process?

        (8, 11)

 

11.  This clothing items sounds like a task for a grocery store employee.

 

12.  What capital city sounds as though it is devoted exclusively to comedian Jack?

 

13.  For sure this peanut was attacked – after all, it was BLANK.

 

14.  What is the difference between this nation and one devoted to cravats?  One is BLANK, and the other might be called BLANK.

 

15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.

 

16.  Was this Midwest city named for small fruits?

 

17.  What is the difference between this capital city and someone bringing a tin of soup?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

18.  What is the difference between this capital and a tattler?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  Why might an inhabitant of this capital be confused with bees?  Both are BLANK. 

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1046 - Status and Clue Set 1 - CORRECTED COPY -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    The test is over!  This time the letter counts are included!

 

    Adam gets credit for being the very first out of the blocks – his first guesses arrived only 11 minutes after this week’s Rogue Riddle was launched!  He quickly solved six of the riddles.  Jim Ertner also has entered the fray with four bingos.  Anyone else out there?

 

    Jim pointed out an embarrassing error in question 16, so that has been corrected, as well as a few minor typographical errors.

 

    Since we started late this week, here is the first clue set:

 

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

 

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Rogue Riddle #1046
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    A hodge-podge of riddles this week.  A bit of something for everyone.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  (There are exceptions – riddles 7, 10, 11, 19, and 20 have one-word answers.) Most of these are very easy, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  Please note the following:

 

Contrary to my usual practice, most riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” are notSpoonerisms, but homophones.  (But one or two Spoonerisms are included.

 

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

 

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1047 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  It sounds as though this fabric has become all the rage – it seems BLANK has BLANK.

      (6 / 6, 2)

 

2.  This Japanese city sounds like a spoonerism of another Japanese city.

 

3.  What beverage tasting place sounds like a ski lift?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.

      (3, 3 / 1-3)

 

4.  What might one deceptively call originators of oft-cited conspiracy theories? 

      (2-3-4, 7 / 8, 7)

 

5.  This outerwear sounds like a small device for raising a car.

      (6 / 4-4)

 

6.  It sounds like the cause of (in)famous Chicago fire was Russian.

 

7.  Could these feminine cosmetic attachments be considered batting equipment?

 

8.  What is the difference between a section of Parliament and a widespread pest?

      One is the BLANK, while the other is the BLANK.

 

9.  What city sounds like a heavy load for the laundress?

 

10.  What term might be applied to a poorly run democratic process?

 

11.  This clothing items sounds like a task for a grocery store employee.

 

12.  What capital city sounds as though it is devoted exclusively to comedian Jack?

 

13.  For sure this peanut was attacked – after all, it was BLANK.

 

14.  What is the difference between this nation and one devoted to cravats?  One is BLANK, and the other might be called BLANK.

 

15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.

 

16.  Was this Midwest city named for small fruits?

 

17.  What is the difference between this capital city and someone bringing a tin of soup?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

18.  What is the difference between this capital and a tattler?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  Why might an inhabitant of this capital be confused with bees?  Both are BLANK. 

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1046 - Status and Clue Set 1 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Adam gets credit for being the very first out of the blocks – his first guesses arrived only 11 minutes after this week’s Rogue Riddle was launched!  He quickly solved six of the riddles.  Jim Ertner also has entered the fray with four bingos.  Anyone else out there?

 

    Jim pointed out an embarrassing error in question 16, so that has been corrected, as well as a few minor typographical errors.

 

    Since we started late this week, here is the first clue set:

 

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

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
Rogue Riddle #1046
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    A hodge-podge of riddles this week.  A bit of something for everyone.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  (There are exceptions – riddles 7, 10, 11, 19, and 20 have one-word answers.) Most of these are very easy, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  Please note the following:

  • Contrary to my usual practice, most riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” are notSpoonerisms, but homophones.  (But one or two Spoonerisms are included.

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

     The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1047 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  It sounds as though this fabric has become all the rage – it seems BLANK has BLANK.

 

2.  This Japanese city sounds like a spoonerism of another Japanese city.

 

3.  What beverage tasting place sounds like a ski lift?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.

 

4.  What might one deceptively call originators of oft-cited conspiracy theories? 

 

5.  This outerwear sounds like a small device for raising a car.

 

6.  It sounds like the cause of (in)famous Chicago fire was Russian.

 

7.  Could these feminine cosmetic attachments be considered batting equipment?

 

8.  What is the difference between a section of Parliament and a widespread pest?

      One is the BLANK, while the other is the BLANK.

 

9.  What city sounds like a heavy load for the laundress?

 

10.  What term might be applied to a poorly run democratic process?

 

11.  This clothing items sounds like a task for a grocery store employee.

 

12.  What capital city sounds as though it is devoted exclusively to comedian Jack?

 

13.  For sure this peanut was attacked – after all, it was BLANK.

 

14.  What is the difference between this nation and one devoted to cravats?  One is BLANK, and the other might be called BLANK.

 

15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.

 

16.  Was this Midwest city named for small fruits?

 

17.  What is the difference between this capital city and someone bringing a tin of soup?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

18.  What is the difference between this capital and a tattler?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  Why might an inhabitant of this capital be confused with bees?  Both are BLANK. 

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1046 - Another Potpourri -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Oddly enough, despite the isolation, it seems that time at home is at a premium, so I am a bit late in getting this week’s Rogue Riddle out.  My apologies.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
Rogue Riddle #1046
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    A hodge-podge of riddles this week.  A bit of something for everyone.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  (There are exceptions – riddles 7, 10, 11, 19, and 20 have one-word answers.) Most of these are very easy, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  Please note the following:

  • Contrary to my usual practice, most riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” are not Spoonerisms, but homophones.  (But one or two Spoonerisms are included.

  • The work BLANK may represent one or more words.  It is up to you, the solver, to determine how many words replace the BLANK.
    The riddle will until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1047 next week.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  It sounds as though this fabric has become all the rage – it seems BLANK has BLANK.

 

2.  This Japanese city sounds like a spoonerism of another Japanese city.

 

3.  What beverage tasting place sounds like a ski lift?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.

 

4.  What might one deceptively call originators of oft-cited conspiracy theories? 

 

5.  This outerwear sounds like a small device for raising a car.

 

6.  It sounds like the cause of (in)famous Chicago fire was Russian.

 

7.  Could these feminine cosmetic attachments be considered batting equipment?

 

8.  What is the difference between a section of Parliament and a widespread pest?

      One is the BLANK, while te other is the BLANK.

 

9.  What city sounds like a heavy load for the laundress?

 

10.  What term might be applied to a poorly run democratic process?

 

11.  This clothing items sounds like a task for a grocery store employee.

 

12.  What capital city sounds as though it is devoted exclusively to comedian Jack?

 

13.  For sure this peanut was attacked – after all, it was BLANK.

 

14.  What is the difference between this nation and one devoted to cravats?  One is BLANK, and the other might be called BLANK.

 

15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.

 

16.  Was this capital city named for small fruits?

 

17.  What is the difference between this capital city and someone bringing a tin of soup?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

18.  What is the difference between this capital and a tattler?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.

 

19.  Why might an inhabitant of this capital be confused with bees?  Both are BLANK. 

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!  

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...


    To avoid public guesses (guesses posted to the PUNY list instead of guesses sent to the host), please ensure your guesses are addressed to me at the address above.

 

    Aloha,

 

        Lars

 


Rogue Riddle 1046 — Warning

Lars Hanson
 

All,

Rogue Riddle 1046 should appear by noon EDT today.

Aloha,

Lars

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


Punniest of Show - Never too late!

gary hallock
 

Despite the word-wide PUNdemic, our 43rd annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships could not be stopped. Like virtually everything else on this crazy COVID planet, it’s happening on-line like everything else this year. The good news is that you all have a chance to participate this year, starting with the PUNNIEST OF SHOW. All 32 contestants (including several from this group) have submitted a 2 minute video of their best scripted performance. If you are quick on the trigger you still have a full day to watch and vote for your favorite presentation. That vote ends at Midnight Saturday but the videos will remain up indefinitely. https://www.punoff2020.com/

A few weeks from now we will fire up 16 contenders for the PUNSLINGERS portion of our competition. This will be conducted LIVE on Saturday, November 21st. I hope to offer more details soon about how (and why) we will be attempting this awesome feat, but you can pre-Zoom some of us will soon be getting our feats wit as we wade in over our heads and go off the deep end. 

Visit our website often for much more of this same sort of insanity.

And if you’re still hungry for more... We always seem to be at play on our PUN INTENSIVE podcast. This is the best way to keep your puns portable.  http://punintensive.com/

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. Dancers #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

Proving that there is no such thing as an unlucky number, the winner is Lars with 13. Gary in second with 10.

Dancers:


CONNECT 4/CON NICKED 4
BACCARAT/BACK A RAT
CHUTES AND LADDERS/SHOOTS AND LADDERS
BATTLESHIP/BAT, TELL SHEP
OPERATION/OPERA RAY SHUN
EUCHRE/YOU CUR
CROSSWORD/CROSS WORD
POKEMON/POKEY, MAN
MAGIC 8 BALL/MAGIC ATE BALL
CRIBBAGE/CRIB AGE
FORTNITE/FORT KNIGHT
PAC-MAN/PACK, MAN!
SUDOKU/SO, DUKE, WHO?
GIN RUMMY/GIN, ROOMIE?
OUIJA BOARD/WEE JAR BORED (And a reminder that OuiJa means Yes Yes. Si?)

Lars your prize money is on the way. Do not pass go. Or gas.


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. LETTER COUNTS FOR ALL AND FOR ALL A GOOD NIGHT #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 



1.
The criminal stole slightly more than 3 of them. 7,1 /3,6,1

2. What you do if you support a stoolie 8/ 4,1,3

3. So if someone takes target practice right before creating a sensible staggered dividend-based stock portfolio, their activities, in the present tense, can be described as this. 6,3,7/6,3,7

 

4. Order the Bacardi mascot to impart information to a former senior FOX journalist who left in late 2019. 10/3,4,4

 

5. The Three Tenors abhor the sun’s uv light, so it’s this. 9 / 5,3,4

 

6. You Dog! You Mongrel! And Then? 6/3,3

7. NAZARENVS, for one   9 / 5,4

8. It’s Gumby’s horse pal, dude! 7/5,3

9. If for some reason Earvin Johnson consumed the pill, you might exclaim this, especially if you left an article out in a poorly grammatical way.   5,1,4 / 5,3,4

 

10. You shouldn’t reuse a baby’s sleeping apparataus years later, due to this 8/4,3

11. A citadel named for the horsey in chess 8/4,6

12. You better put your clothes and other needed items in that suitcase, dude! 3-3/4,3!

13. You confront John Wayne, call him by his nickname, and casually inquire as to the correct party.  6 / 2,4,3?

 

14. If you wanted to offer your co-resident a clear liquor, you’d ask this, perhaps. 3,5/3,6?

15. A tiny glass container that is experiencing ennui. Got it? Yes? Yes!   5,5 / 3,3,5


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

Going into the homely stretch, Lars and Gary H. are neck(ish) and neck(ish) with 12 and 10 respectively.

 

On this side of the puzzle, I note that my answer matrix column between them has been almost a mirror image—that is, each one of these clearly clever dudes has solved several that the other one has not been able to. Their minds focus very differently.

 

I find this fascinating.

 

As the puzzle writer, I note that at least one person has solved every clue, which tells me that each one is arms-length doable so they all track and there are no excuses. So, with 24+ hours to go, I expect that someone will get all 15 between now and then.

 

Will it be Lars, Gary…or someone else? 24 hours seems like PLENTY of time to knock these all out. Or, knock the the rest of them out as the case may be.

 

How about a little incentive—$10,000 to the winner.

 

$10,000. Payable upon request in the form of emailed photos of, if my math is right, 20 Monopoly $500 bills.

 

I promised I would get Monopoly into this game-themed RR somehow.


O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

James Ertner
 

Use this website: www.punoff2020.com and click on "The Contest."

Jim



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O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

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Where:
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Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

OK, let’s see. Leading the pack is a man well known for his gaminess, Lars with 10. Place and Show thus far: Gary H. follows with 7 and Adam with 5.

 

Few things.

 

One. All of these games are pretty well known, mostly old board or card games or newspaper level, one current trendy video game I believe and it is the most popular one. There should be nothing here you never heard of or played at one time.

 

Two. Wordplay-wise, nothing complicated or intricate here either. These are all punny puns, all I have—or would or will—use at Pun Slingers type deals. You, perhaps, will too.

 

Three. I am extending the deadline to Wednesday at Midnight ET. 11 CT. I have no idea if that’s Standard or Daylight. Whatever it is or will be on Wednesday.

 

Four. Here are a few word counts for some of the harder nuts to crack, evidently:

 

5. 9 / 5,3,4

 

7. 9 / 5,4

 

9. 5,1,4 / 5,3,4

 

13. 6 / 2,4,3?

 

15. 5,5 / 3,3,5


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

 

Feeling like a Pyrrhic leader here, with the prize for winning RR 1044 getting to do more work. Yay!

 

OK I’m still the new guy—wide-tailed, bushy-eyed and still maybe two RRs away from jaded.

 

But let me just say, I really appreciate Gary H. going easy on me as a competitor and letting the new guy win. And by such a big margin. Really big, BIG margin. Huge really. Hey you math guys—would a winning margin of this incomprehensibly ginormous size constitute an “order of magnitude?” A myriad perhaps? A plethora? In any case, way to make it look legit!

 

Re: RR 1044, with his brain-teasing, spooneristic ways, author Hans Larsen may have exhausted my enfeebled brain, but he certainly hasn’t exhausted the universe of punnable games. Herewith in RR 1045 are 13 more—so why don't you play the dozens. With a Plus 1.

 

Here there be board games, video games, card games, puzzley games, online games.

 

Are you game?

 

Take your shot, Hamilton.

 

P.S. If you want to see the single best 2 minute pun soliloquy ever performed, go check out the on-line O. Henry at https://www.punoff2020.com/ And while you’re there, you can view mine also.

 

P.P.S. Anyone else keep thinking that it’s “O’Henry?” Irish I could stop doing that.

 

P.P.P.S. I’m told I need to pronounce a deadline. So, let’s say, what, end of day Tuesday, whatever that means to you.

 

 

1. The criminal stole slightly more than 3 of them.

2. What you do if you support a stoolie

3. So if someone takes target practice right before creating a sensible staggered dividend-based stock portfolio, their activities, in the present tense, can be described as this.

 

4. Order the Bacardi mascot to impart information to a former senior FOX journalist who left in late 2019.

 

5. The Three Tenors abhor the sun’s uv light, so it’s this.

6. You Dog! You Mongrel! And Then?

7. NAZARENVS, for one

8. It’s Gumby’s horse pal, dude!

9. If for some reason Earvin Johnson consumed the pill, you might exclaim this, especially if you left an article out in a poorly grammatical way.

 

10. You shouldn’t reuse a baby’s sleeping apparataus years later, due to this

11. A citadel named for the horsey in chess

12. You better put your clothes and other needed items in that suitcase, dude!

13. You confront John Wayne, call him by his nickname, and casually inquire as to the correct party.

 

14. If you wanted to offer your co-resident a clear liquor, you’d ask this, perhaps.

15. A tiny glass container that is experiencing ennui. Got it? Yes? Yes!

 

Um, did I mention that I am not good at math? Evidently, that includes counting things.


Rogue Riddle 1045 Yeah, I'm Game. #RogueRiddle

gregg s
 

Um, hello. Test, test. A Rogue Riddle set will be emitted shortly. To all but about five of the 143 people receiving this, evidently, that means nothing. This is the list for people interested in puns and who are under the impression that they’re good at them, right? Or is PUNY a veiled reference to the size of yalls relative punning skills? Puny as in teeny. Teeny as in tiny. Tiny as in, uh, wait a second…

 

undersizedunderdeveloped, undernourished, underfed, stunted, slight, small, little, diminutive, dwarfish, pygmy; weakfeeble, weakly, sickly, delicate, frail, fragile; informal weedy, pint-sized. ANTONYMS strong, sturdy. the men were jeering at the villagers' puny efforts to save their homespitifulpitiable, inadequate, negligible, insufficient, scant, scanty, derisory, miserable, sorry, wretched, meager, paltry, trifling, trivial, insignificant, inconsequential, petty; informal pathetic, measly, piddling, piffling, mingy, poxy, dinky; rare exiguous. ANTONYMS  significant, sizeable, substantial

 

OK, trash talk isn’t my strong suit. Still trying to find out what is. I make good a flank steak. Honey garlic shrimp too. Maybe making puns? Come see what’s cooking. I’m slaving over a hot stove here for you. Dinner will be served shortly.


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Re: a math limerick

Lars Hanson
 

One Sagan,

    Brilliant!  Kudos to you!

    Could even be broken into lines:

(12 + 144 + 20 
+ 3 * 4 ^ .5) 
    / 7 
    + 5 * 11 
== 9 ^ 2 + 0

Translated:

A dozen, a gross, and a score, 
plus three times the square root of four, 
    divided by 7, 
    plus 5 times 11, 
is nine squared, and not a bit more.

    Love it!

    Aloha,

        Lars


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(12 + 144 + 20 + 3 * 4 ^ .5) / 7 + 5 * 11 == 9 ^ 2 + 0

Translated:
A dozen, a gross, and a score, plus three times the square root of four, divided by 7, plus 5 times 11, is nine squared, and not a bit more.


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a math limerick

One Sagan
 


(12 + 144 + 20 + 3 * 4 ^ .5) / 7 + 5 * 11 == 9 ^ 2 + 0

Translated:
A dozen, a gross, and a score, plus three times the square root of four, divided by 7, plus 5 times 11, is nine squared, and not a bit more.


Here I am One Sagan


Rogue Riddle 1044 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Gregg blew away the competition this week, and will host Rogue Riddle #1045 next week.  Gregg kept at it with admirable perseverance and solved all but one riddle (#11).  The final standings are as follows:

 

Gregg (95%) – 19 kills (all but #11)

 

Gary H. (57.5%) -- 11 kills  (1-7, 12, 16, 18, 20) plus one partial (11)

 

Adam (47.5%) – 9 kills (1, 3-5, 8, 12, 16,  18, and 20) plus one partial on 6

 

Jim (5%) -- 1 kill  (12)

 

    The final riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 1:  12

3 correct – 7:  1, 3, 4, 5, 16, 18, 20

2 correct – 4:  2, 6, 7, 8

1 correct – 7: 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

0 correct – 1: 11

 

No guesses –0

 

Hints:

 

  • The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.
  • There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions).
  • The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

 

Clue Set #1:

 

    Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #2:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.

 

Clue Set #3:

 

    Letter counts for the six riddles which have only been answered once or twice are provided below.

 

Clue Set #4:

 

    Letter counts for the remaining riddles plus clues for the five unanswered riddles are provided below.

 

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Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

 
    One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  Each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
  
   Example:
 

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

  
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
 
    Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  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.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  A game of hurriedly written words.

     SCRIBBLE / SCRABBLE

 

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

      CLEW / CLUE

 

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

      TICTACS II / TACTICS II

 

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

      JINGO / JENGA

 

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

      LUTES AND SHADOWS / CHUTES AND LADDERS

 

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

      OAFISH / GO FISH

 

7.  A card game about male red deer.

      HARTS / HEARTS

 

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

      RUM JENNY / GIN RUMMY

 

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

      PATCH EASY / PACHISI (or PARCHEESI, which was the trade name)

 

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

        MEAL BORNE / MILLE BORNES

 

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

        TRUVIAL PURSUIT / TRIVIAL PURSUIT.

 

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

       SARI / SORRY

 

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

       START EGO / STRATEGO

 

14.  A game of indelicacy.

        RISQUE / RISK

 

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

       MAN COLLAR / MANCALA.

 

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

        CHER AIDES / CHARADES

 

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

        CRUMMY RUB / RUMMIKUB

 

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

       SPAYEDS / SPADES

 

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

       CANISTER / CANASTA

 

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

        FARØ or FAROE / FARO

 

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    Thanks to all who played.

 

    Take it away Gregg with Rogue Riddle #1045 next week!  Well played!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Halloween and Christmas "Treasury" books by Richard Lederer

James Ertner
 

As most of you “old timers” know, Richard Lederer and I published our beastly behemoth of animal puns (4,509 of them!) and had them for sale at the 2006 O.Henry Pun-Off. Here is a link to it:


https://www.amazon.com/Giant-Book-Animal-Jokes-Grownups/dp/1891135082

 

In the years since then, Richard and I have published five more books of animal puns and he co-authored a book of holiday humor with the late Stan Kegel.

 

I am pleased to announce that Richard now has two new books (on Halloween and Christmas), just in time for the holidays. See his description of them below.

 

Jim Ertner

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A TREASURY OF HALLOWEEN HUMOR @$13

What do you call an empty hot dog?

          A hollow weenie.

          A Treasury of Halloween Humor is chock-full of puns, jokes, riddles, games, poems, stories, history, lore, and more! Inside you’ll find biographies of your favorite monsters, including ghosts, skeletons, witches, Dracula, and Frankenstein.

          A gallery of Jim McLean’s sprightly drawings adds to the rollicking fun of A Treasury of Halloween Humor.

          This is the perfect book for mummies, deadies, and children, and yourself — everyone who enjoys Halloween humor!

A TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS HUMOR @13

How do cats greet each other on Christmas?

          A furry meowy Christmas and a happy Mew Year.

          A Treasury of Christmas Humor is chock-full of puns, jokes, riddles, games, poems, stories, history, lore, and more! Inside you’ll find the story of Christmas and the biographies of Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman and the history of Christmas words.

          A gallery of Jim McLean’s sprightly drawings adds to the rollicking fun of A Treasury of Christmas Humor.

$13 per book. Make checks out to Verbivore, Inc. and send them to me at 10034 Mesa Madera Drive; San Diego, CA 92131-1922. Or use PayPal through my e-dress: richardhlederer@.... Or order through my website: verbivore.com. If you wish, please indicate personal inscriptions.