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moderated Rogue Riddle 1020 - What's In a Name? - Status 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Chris was first out of the blocks Saturday, with five quick kills.  No one else has essayed a stab or two at this week’s Rogue Riddle.  Where have the usual suspects been of late?  Are we practicing anti-social distancing here?  ;-)

 

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Rogue Riddle #1018

What’s in a Name?

 

    What’s in a name?  Many things.  To simplify things, initially one might well look for the usual suspects, particularly in this potpourri.  Something to keep in mind while attacking this week’s offering . . . .

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of thirty-one riddles, which may seem overly long.  The reason for the number of riddles should become apparent as one solves the riddles.  Except for three daffynitions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Some are in the form of daffynitions while others are not.  And there are one or two Spoonerisms thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    Where two answers are indicated, both are required for full credit

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  As you solve the riddles, a pattern should begin to emerge.  This will help with answering some of the other riddles.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1021 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  His stomach discomfort definitely was a __________ / __________ condition.

 

2.  That bitter Balkan native certainly is __________ / __________.

 

3.  __________ / __________ – An occasion to read every bit of the poetry while on stage

 

4.  She regularly contradicts herself.   For instance, she said, “No” __________  and __________  .

 

5.  __________ / __________ -- A chilly morning reception from a woman of the night.

 

6.  In the church, they finally located the crafty __________ in the __________  .

 

7.  The copy which turned everything on its head proved quite popular.  The __________ quickly became the  __________ .

 

 

8.  An appropriate term for an afternoon service at Buckingham Palace – __________ / __________.

 

9.  “It’s time to slay that sea monster!” the sailors roared. “Let’s get __________ / __________!”

 

10.  Quite appropriately, December is a __________  / __________ month.

 

11.  Why are timorous Senate interns like an old business reference?  Both are the __________  .

 

12.  The demise of the Almighty is a __________  / __________  idea.

 

13.  Quite appropriately, a trader uses __________ to see__________ .

 

14.  Appropriately, Henry worked hard to ensure everyone could _________   _________  .

 

15.  __________  / __________  – A college kegger at an amusement park

 

16.  After slaying and consuming the lioness in the arena, the __________  found he was __________  .

 

17.  __________  – A notable feature of the Grand Mosque of Córdoba.

 

18.  The landlord decided to __________  / __________  the refurbished flat.

 

19.  What is that line on the graph?  __________ . / __________ ?

 

20.  I was fatigued yesterday, and I am again today.  I am definitely __________  / __________  .

 

21.  __________  – Shaped like a small-mouthed earthenware container..

 

22.  His enlistment was not his choice.   It was __________  .  He was not __________  service.

 

23.  __________  – The removal of a sailing vessel’s support for its means of propulsion.

 

24.  At the busy shipyard, at noon workers often are out to __________  / __________  .

 

25.  __________  / __________  -- The eagle followed the brook’s path.

 

26.  Old Norse poets did their best work on cold winter mornings.  That was when they found their __________  / __________  .

 

27.  What is the difference between the fruit of a plant and a bit of soil “anointed” by a drunk Irishman?  One is a __________  , while the other is __________  .

 

28.  What is the difference between a heavy weight and guests at a party avoiding a rich cake?  One is a __________  , while the other is a __________  .

 

29.  “Beware that flirtatious woman!  She is a __________   / __________  !”

 

30.  __________  / __________  – Study of the causes for the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

 

31.  At the darkest hour, the alchemist sought an effective ceremony for producing a nitrogenous compound.  He sought a __________  / __________  .

 

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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 if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1020 -- What's in a Name? -- CORRECTED #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,


    Herewith is this week's Rogue Riddle collection.  It is longer than usual, but with a reason which should become apparent as the riddles are solved.


    The riddle is being sent again in order to correct the inadvertent omission of riddle #8.


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Rogue Riddle #1018

What’s in a Name?

 

    What’s in a name?  Many things.  To simplify things, initially one might well look for the usual suspects, particularly in this potpourri.  Something to keep in mind while attacking this week’s offering . . . .

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of thirty-one riddles, which may seem overly long.  The reason for the number of riddles should become apparent as one solves the riddles.  Except for three daffynitions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Some are in the form of daffynitions while others are not.  And there are one or two Spoonerisms thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    Where two answers are indicated, both are required for full credit

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  As you solve the riddles, a pattern should begin to emerge.  This will help with answering some of the other riddles.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1021 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

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1.  His stomach discomfort definitely was a __________ / __________ condition.

 

2.  That bitter Balkan native certainly is __________ / __________.

 

3.  __________ / __________ – An occasion to read every bit of the poetry while on stage

 

4.  She regularly contradicts herself.   For instance, she said, “No” __________  and __________  .

 

5.  __________ / __________ -- A chilly morning reception from a woman of the night.

 

6.  In the church, they finally located the crafty __________ in the __________  .

 

7.  The copy which turned everything on its head proved quite popular.  The __________ quickly became the  __________ .

 

 

8.  An appropriate term for an afternoon service at Buckingham Palace – __________ / __________.

 

9.  “It’s time to slay that sea monster!” the sailors roared. “Let’s get __________ / __________!”

 

10.  Quite appropriately, December is a __________  / __________ month.

 

11.  Why are timorous Senate interns like an old business reference?  Both are the __________  .

 

12.  The demise of the Almighty is a __________  / __________  idea.

 

13.  Quite appropriately, a trader uses __________ to see__________ .

 

14.  Appropriately, Henry worked hard to ensure everyone could _________   _________  .

 

15.  __________  / __________  – A college kegger at an amusement park

 

16.  After slaying and consuming the lioness in the arena, the __________  found he was __________  .

 

17.  __________  – A notable feature of the Grand Mosque of Córdoba.

 

18.  The landlord decided to __________  / __________  the refurbished flat.

 

19.  What is that line on the graph?  __________ . / __________ ?

 

20.  I was fatigued yesterday, and I am again today.  I am definitely __________  / __________  .

 

21.  __________  – Shaped like a small-mouthed earthenware container..

 

22.  His enlistment was not his choice.   It was __________  .  He was not __________  service.

 

23.  __________  – The removal of a sailing vessel’s support for its means of propulsion.

 

24.  At the busy shipyard, at noon workers often are out to __________  / __________  .

 

25.  __________  / __________  -- The eagle followed the brook’s path.

 

26.  Old Norse poets did their best work on cold winter mornings.  That was when they found their __________  / __________  .

 

27.  What is the difference between the fruit of a plant and a bit of soil “anointed” by a drunk Irishman?  One is a __________  , while the other is __________  .

 

28.  What is the difference between a heavy weight and guests at a party avoiding a rich cake?  One is a __________  , while the other is a __________  .

 

29.  “Beware that flirtatious woman!  She is a __________   / __________  !”

 

30.  __________  / __________  – Study of the causes for the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

 

31.  At the darkest hour, the alchemist sought an effective ceremony for producing a nitrogenous compound.  He sought a __________  / __________  .

 

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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 if you win.

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1020 -- What's in a Name? -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 




All,


    Herewith is this week's Rogue Riddle collection.  It is longer than usual, but with a reason which should become apparent as the riddles are solved.


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Rogue Riddle #1018

What’s in a Name?

 

    What’s in a name?  Many things.  To simplify things, initially one might well look for the usual suspects, particularly in this potpourri.  Something to keep in mind while attacking this week’s offering . . . .

 

    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of thirty riddles, which may seem overly long.  The reason for the number of riddles should become apparent as one solves the riddles.  Except for three daffynitions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Some are in the form of daffynitions while others are not.  And there are one or two Spoonerisms thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:

 

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

A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT

 

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

 

    Where two answers are indicated, both are required for full credit

 

    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  As you solve the riddles, a pattern should begin to emerge.  This will help with answering some of the other riddles.  

 

    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1021 next week.

 

    Now, on to the riddles.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

1.  His stomach discomfort definitely was a __________ / __________ condition.

 

2.  That bitter Balkan native certainly is __________ / __________.

 

3.  __________ / __________ – An occasion to read every bit of the poetry while on stage

 

4.  She regularly contradicts herself.   For instance, she said, “No” __________  and __________  .

 

5.  __________ / __________ -- A chilly morning reception from a woman of the night.

 

6.  In the church, they finally located the crafty __________ in the __________  .

 

7.  The copy which turned everything on its head proved quite popular.  The __________ quickly became the  __________ .

 

8.  “It’s time to slay that sea monster!” the sailors roared. “Let’s get __________ / __________!”

 

9.  Quite appropriately, December is a __________  / __________ month.

 

10.  Why are timorous Senate interns like an old business reference?  Both are the __________  .

 

11.  The demise of the Almighty is a __________  / __________  idea.

 

12.  Quite appropriately, a trader uses __________ to see__________ .

 

13.  Appropriately, Henry worked hard to ensure everyone could _________   _________  .

 

14.  __________  / __________  – A college kegger at an amusement park

 

15.  After slaying and consuming the lioness in the arena, the __________  found he was __________  .

 

16.  __________  – A notable feature of the Grand Mosque of Córdoba.

 

17.  The landlord decided to __________  / __________  the refurbished flat..

 

18.  What is that line on the graph?  __________ . / __________ ?

 

19.  I was fatigued yesterday, and I am again today.  I am definitely __________  / __________  .

 

20.  __________  – Shaped like a small-mouthed earthenware container..

 

21.  His enlistment was not his choice.   It was __________  .  He was not __________  service.

 

22.  __________  – The removal of a sailing vessel’s support for its means of propulsion.

 

23.  At the busy shipyard, at noon workers often are out to __________  / __________  .

 

24.  __________  / __________  -- The eagle followed the brook’s path.

 

25.  Old Norse poets did their best work on cold winter mornings.  That was when they found their __________  / __________  .

 

26.  What is the difference between the fruit of a plant and a bit of soil “anointed” by a drunk Irishman?  One is a __________  , while the other is __________  .

 

27.  What is the difference between a heavy weight and guests at a party avoiding a rich cake?  One is a __________  , while the other is a __________  .

 

28.  “Beware that flirtatious woman!  She is a __________   / __________  !”

 

29.  __________  / __________  – Study of the causes for the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

 

30.  At the darkest hour, the alchemist sought an effective ceremony for producing a nitrogenous compound.  He sought a __________  / __________  .

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

  

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

 

    The purpose here is to have fun, so 

 

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

 

parkersan2001@...

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1020 — WARNING

Lars Hanson
 

All,

Rogue Riddle #1020 will be launched within the hour.

Aloha,

Lars

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


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 1020 - WARNING

Lars Hanson
 

Correction — This is Rogue Riddle #1020

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


On Apr 17, 2020, at 22:14, Lars Hanson via groups.io <parkersan2001@...> wrote:


All,

    Rogue Riddle #1019 will be launched sometime  before 10:00 EDT tomorrow, Saturday, 18 April 2020.  The riddle set is longer than usual, but for a reason, which should become apparent as the riddles are solved.  Pay close attention to the description.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 1019 - WARNING

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Rogue Riddle #1019 will be launched sometime  before 10:00 EDT tomorrow, Saturday, 18 April 2020.  The riddle set is longer than usual, but for a reason, which should become apparent as the riddles are solved.  Pay close attention to the description.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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


moderated Re: i have no self-control

Chris Gross
 

One not listed here, which is a favorite of mine goes something like this:

At the viewing in the funeral home, a guest greeted the widow and said “plethora”; to which she said, “thanks, that means a lot ...”


On Apr 17, 2020, at 7:00 AM, punpunpun <punpunpun@...> wrote:

I felt it impunitive to share this


Begin forwarded message:

From: Allan Goldbach <agoldbach@...>
Date: April 17, 2020 at 5:33:47 AM EDT
To: Allan Goldbach <agoldbach@...>
Subject: i have no self-control



A guy just attacked me with cheese and milk. How dairy.
Noah was the best money manager in the bible. He was floating his stock when everyone else was in liquidation.
My neighbour believes that Coronavirus, political strife, the war on terror and especially all the freak storms we are having are all signs of the apocalypse and he wants to buy a big boat. I told him, “Don’t worry, I Noah guy,”
At the zoo there’s a sign not to feed bread to the sea lions. I guess they must be sealiac.
Sinks cannot open doors. Let that sink in.
I’m reading a horror story in Braille and I just know something bad is about to happen. I can just feel it.
I’m optimistically single. My bed is half full.
I started training to be an anesthetist. I asked if I was allowed to practice on myself and the teacher said, “Sure – knock yourself out!”
I know a detective who habitually wears a cat costume because he says he is always in hot purrsuit.
Do you know why Swedish battleships have barcodes on the side? So when they return to port they can scandinavyin.
When Little Johnny handed in his art project the teacher said, “But there’s nothing on this paper. Little Johnny said, “I know – I drew a blank.”
I’m glad our economics class had a lesson on bargaining – it means a great deal.
The difference between a poorly dressed man on a unicycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle – attire.
Seems like corduroy pillows are the in thing – they’re making headlines everywhere.
“I just hate being half-bike, half-motorcycle.” he moped.
Why do ambulances always have two people on board? They’re pair-a-medics.
As I was leaving the restaurant, the waiter asked, “You wanna box for your leftovers?” I said, “No, but I’ll wrestle you for the tip.”
Bart walks into a bar and is immediately shot dead. Whodunnit? The bartender.
A hipster buddy of mine just drowned. He went ice skating before it was cool.
There’s an online blog for people with chronic eye pain. It’s a site for sore eyes.
A dragon would never explode – but a dino might.
I was delighted last night. I got home and someone had broken in and stolen all of my lamps.
My uncle worked in a furniture factory but accidentally died when he fell into a vat of varnish. Apparently he had a bitter struggle but a fine finish.
My boss gave me an award for being the most secretive employee. I can’t tell you how much this means to me.

 

Regards

Allan Goldbach CPA CGA

Telephone 416-499-1253

Fax 416-499-1652

 


moderated i have no self-control

punpunpun
 

I felt it impunitive to share this


Begin forwarded message:

From: Allan Goldbach <agoldbach@...>
Date: April 17, 2020 at 5:33:47 AM EDT
To: Allan Goldbach <agoldbach@...>
Subject: i have no self-control



A guy just attacked me with cheese and milk. How dairy.
Noah was the best money manager in the bible. He was floating his stock when everyone else was in liquidation.
My neighbour believes that Coronavirus, political strife, the war on terror and especially all the freak storms we are having are all signs of the apocalypse and he wants to buy a big boat. I told him, “Don’t worry, I Noah guy,”
At the zoo there’s a sign not to feed bread to the sea lions. I guess they must be sealiac.
Sinks cannot open doors. Let that sink in.
I’m reading a horror story in Braille and I just know something bad is about to happen. I can just feel it.
I’m optimistically single. My bed is half full.
I started training to be an anesthetist. I asked if I was allowed to practice on myself and the teacher said, “Sure – knock yourself out!”
I know a detective who habitually wears a cat costume because he says he is always in hot purrsuit.
Do you know why Swedish battleships have barcodes on the side? So when they return to port they can scandinavyin.
When Little Johnny handed in his art project the teacher said, “But there’s nothing on this paper. Little Johnny said, “I know – I drew a blank.”
I’m glad our economics class had a lesson on bargaining – it means a great deal.
The difference between a poorly dressed man on a unicycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle – attire.
Seems like corduroy pillows are the in thing – they’re making headlines everywhere.
“I just hate being half-bike, half-motorcycle.” he moped.
Why do ambulances always have two people on board? They’re pair-a-medics.
As I was leaving the restaurant, the waiter asked, “You wanna box for your leftovers?” I said, “No, but I’ll wrestle you for the tip.”
Bart walks into a bar and is immediately shot dead. Whodunnit? The bartender.
A hipster buddy of mine just drowned. He went ice skating before it was cool.
There’s an online blog for people with chronic eye pain. It’s a site for sore eyes.
A dragon would never explode – but a dino might.
I was delighted last night. I got home and someone had broken in and stolen all of my lamps.
My uncle worked in a furniture factory but accidentally died when he fell into a vat of varnish. Apparently he had a bitter struggle but a fine finish.
My boss gave me an award for being the most secretive employee. I can’t tell you how much this means to me.

 

Regards

Allan Goldbach CPA CGA

Telephone 416-499-1253

Fax 416-499-1652

 


moderated Re: Malapropos

portagecreek
 


I know that using malaprops isn't truly punning, but in a sense it is a
first cousin to puns, being a play on words.

In fact, my two favorite kinds of humor are malaprops 
and self defecating jokes.
(Am I giving away too much inflammation about myself?)

Guy 

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

I just was not paying enough intention due to our infirmnation.

GR
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moderated Riddle 1019 Answers

Kirk Miller
 

Lars kept chipping away and his persistence paid off as he methodically solved things one by one for a perfect score.  Lars will host Riddle 1020. Answers are below.
 
Daffynitions
1.             The gassy apartment that you allow friends to stay in during their vacation flatulent / flat you lent
2.             What a doll (Raggedy Ann) sees with materialize / material eyes
3.             Supposedly a high rock shelf allege / a ledge
4.             The phlebotomist takes blood pressure impetuously, so people say that he is   impulsive
5.             Small hotel for selling perfume Innocent / Inn 'o scent
 
Name the line of work for each of the following people who lost their jobs.
6.             I got so angry, I blew a fuse. When I was fired, I was delighted. Electrician
7.             I got canned. They put the squeeze on me, said I couldn't concentrate. Orange Juice Factory Worker
8.             I just didn't have the heart for it any more. Cardiologist
9.             I couldn't face my patients. Cosmetic Surgeon
10.         I refused to work for scale. The entire experience makes quite a tail. Fisherman
11.         I had too many trying days, and the law no longer appealed to me. I was worried about being dishonored. Judge
12.         They told me I'd lost my faculties. Principal
13.         I got disenchanted with the whole thing. Sorceress
14.         I got the pink slip. Lingerie Designer
 
Homophonies
15.         A politician's fate often hangs in a delicate / delegate balance.
16.         When you stammered a moment ago, are you aware of the words just uttered / just stuttered?
17.         You competed in an exam to see who had the most knowledge of the famous 18th century German philosopher. How did you do in the contest / Kant test?
18.         I need relief from this hot weather, so I am going to take a nice / an ice cold shower.
19.         Some others / Some mothers I've seen with their young children at the library where reading is sometimes allowed / aloud.
20.         White shoes: / Why choose the trademark of Pat Boone./?
 
Kirk Miller
Don't settle for the world as it is.  Work for the world as it should be.



moderated Blatant Abuse of Administrangler Power

Lee Jackson
 

I know this is a blatant abuse of Administrangler power, but I figure once every couple of decades is okay. :)

I've got a new album coming out soon. It's called Derivations, and it's a mix of instrumental genres ranging from rock to jazz to funk to dance to classical. The release date is scheduled for June 5th, in both CD and streaming formats. However, if you have iTunes, you'll be able to pre-order the album on May 22nd and get an "instant gratification" track from the album immediately. The rest of the album will be deposited in your account once it is released.

Please spread the word if you can. Thank you!



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moderated apologires

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Due to my current condition (in pain and laid up from two nasty falls almost four weeks ago) I missed felicitating both lists on their anniversaries. Mea culpa. And belated congrats to the two lists.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Riddle 1019 status

Kirk Miller
 

Jim was first out of the gate with a number of correct answers, but I haven't heard from him since. Gary was next, with an impressive number of correct answers, surpassing Jim. Lars joined last, slowly but surely chipping away and at this point has edged out Jim and Gary. It is anybody's game at this point.
 
Whoever has the most correct answers Wednesday morning when I get to my computer (7:00 - 9:00 a.m.), will be the winner.

Kirk Miller
Don't settle for the world as it is.  Work for the world as it should be.



moderated Malapropos

Guy Ben-Moshe
 

I know that using malaprops isn't truly punning, but in a sense it is a
first cousin to puns, being a play on words.

In fact, my two favorite kinds of humor are malaprops
and self defecating jokes.
(Am I giving away too much inflammation about myself?)

Guy


moderated More Riddle Clues

Kirk Miller
 

Here are some clues for you clueless people.  I added the letter counts for each answer.

16 blanks have been successfully answered by at least one person.

I added clues for the five items that nobody has solved: 2, 4, 5, 13, 20

 

 

Riddle 1019 has three parts: daffynitions, occupations, homophonies.  See the examples, followed by questions.  Each blank (answer) consists of one or more than one word.

 

Examples of Daffynitions

Lower than the day rate = nitrate / night rate

Noah's assistant = arcade / ark aide

What George Washington asked his spies to do = observatory / observe a Tory

 

Examples of occupations

I was debarred and debriefed = Attorney

I was distorted = Plaintiff's Lawyer

I couldn't stand the pane = Window Washer

 

Examples of homophonies

He would kill Hamlet for that reason / that treason.

I don't know how mature / much your people enjoy such a childish show.

The stuffy nose / stuff he knows can lead to problems.

 

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Here are some clues for you clueless people.  I added the letter counts for each answer.

16 blanks have been successfully answered by at least one person.

I added clues for the five items that nobody has solved: 2, 4, 5, 13, 20

 

 

Daffynitions

1.             The gassy apartment that you allow friends to stay in during their vacation  ________ / ________   9  /  4  3  4

2.             What a doll (Raggedy Ann) sees with  ________ / ________   11  /  8  4     M is the first letter

3.             Supposedly a high rock shelf  ________ / ________   6  /  1  5

4.             The phlebotomist takes blood pressure impetuously, so people say that he is   ________   9     Note that there is only one word to this answer, and its first letter is I

5.             Small hotel for selling perfume  ________ / ________   8  / 3  1  5    I is the first letter

 

Name the line of work for each of the following people who lost their jobs.

6.             I got so angry, I blew a fuse. When I was fired, I was delighted.  ________   11

7.             I got canned. They put the squeeze on me, said I couldn't concentrate.  ________   6  5  7  6

8.             I just didn't have the heart for it any more.  ________   12

9.             I couldn't face my patients.  ________   8  7

10.         I refused to work for scale. The entire experience makes quite a tail.  ________   9

11.         I had too many trying days, and the law no longer appealed to me. I was worried about being dishonored. ________   5

12.         They told me I'd lost my faculties.  ________   9

13.         I got disenchanted with the whole thing.  ________   9    S is the first letter

14.         I got the pink slip.  ________   8  8

 

Homophonies

15.         A politician's fate often hangs in a ________ / ________ balance.   8  /  8

16.         When you stammered a moment ago, are you aware of the words ________ / ________?   4  7  /  4  9

17.         You competed in an exam to see who had the most knowledge of the famous 18th century German philosopher.  How did you do in the ________ / ________?   7  /  4  4

18.         I need relief from this hot weather, so I am going to take ________ / ________ cold shower.   1  4  /  2  3

19.         ________ / ________ I've seen with their young children at the library where reading is sometimes ________ / ________.   First set of blanks:  4  6  /  4  7     second set of blanks:  7  /  5

20.         ________  / ________ the trademark of Pat Boone./?   5  5  /  3  6    Note that the sentence that uses the first set of blanks ends with a period, and the sentence that uses the second set of blanks ends with a question mark.  W is the first letter

 

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moderated Riddle Clues

Kirk Miller
 

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Here are some hints for you clueless people.  I added the letter counts for each answer.

 

Daffynitions

1.             The gassy apartment that you allow friends to stay in during their vacation  ________ / ________   9  /  4  3  4

2.             What a doll (Raggedy Ann) sees with  ________ / ________   11  /  8  4

3.             Supposedly a high rock shelf  ________ / ________   6  /  1  5

4.             The phlebotomist takes blood pressure impetuously, so people say that he is   ________   9

5.             Small hotel for selling perfume  ________ / ________   8  / 3  1  5

 

Name the line of work for each of the following people who lost their jobs.

6.             I got so angry, I blew a fuse. When I was fired, I was delighted.  ________   11

7.             I got canned. They put the squeeze on me, said I couldn't concentrate.  ________   6  5  7  6

8.             I just didn't have the heart for it any more.  ________   12

9.             I couldn't face my patients.  ________   8  7

10.         I refused to work for scale. The entire experience makes quite a tail.  ________   9

11.         I had too many trying days, and the law no longer appealed to me. I was worried about being dishonored. ________   5

12.         They told me I'd lost my faculties.  ________   9

13.         I got disenchanted with the whole thing.  ________   9

14.         I got the pink slip.  ________   8  8

 

Homophonies

15.         A politician's fate often hangs in a ________ / ________ balance.   8  /  8

16.         When you stammered a moment ago, are you aware of the words ________ / ________?   4  7  /  4  9

17.         You competed in an exam to see who had the most knowledge of the famous 18th century German philosopher.  How did you do in the ________ / ________?   7  /  4  4

18.         I need relief from this hot weather, so I am going to take ________ / ________ cold shower.   1  4  /  2  3

19.         ________ / ________ I've seen with their young children at the library where reading is sometimes ________ / ________.   First set of blanks:  4  6  /  4  7     second set of blanks:  7  /  5

20.         ________  / ________ the trademark of Pat Boone./?   5  5  /  3  6

 

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moderated Rogue Riddle 1019 - Tri-ath-pun

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 1019 - Tri-ath-pun - has three parts: daffynitions, occupations, homophonies.  See the examples, followed by the questions.  Each blank (answer) consists of one or more than one word.

 

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Examples of Daffynitions

Lower than the day rate = nitrate / night rate

Noah's assistant = arcade / ark aide

What George Washington asked his spies to do = observatory / observe a Tory

 

Examples of occupations

I was debarred and debriefed = Attorney

I was distorted = Plaintiff's Lawyer

I couldn't stand the pane = Window Washer

 

Examples of homophonies

He would kill Hamlet for that reason / that treason.

I don't know how mature / much your people enjoy such a childish show.

The stuffy nose / stuff he knows can lead to problems.

 

 

Daffynitions

1.             The gassy apartment that you allow friends to stay in during their vacation  ________ / ________

2.             What a doll (Raggedy Ann) sees with  ________ / ________

3.             Supposedly a high rock shelf  ________ / ________

4.             The phlebotomist takes blood pressure impetuously, so people say that he is   ________

5.             Small hotel for selling perfume  ________ / ________

 

Name the line of work for each of the following people who lost their jobs.

6.             I got so angry, I blew a fuse. When I was fired, I was delighted.  ________

7.             I got canned. They put the squeeze on me, said I couldn't concentrate.  ________

8.             I just didn't have the heart for it any more.  ________

9.             I couldn't face my patients.  ________

10.         I refused to work for scale. The entire experience makes quite a tail.  ________

11.         I had too many trying days, and the law no longer appealed to me. I was worried about being dishonored. ________

12.         They told me I'd lost my faculties.  ________

13.         I got disenchanted with the whole thing.  ________

14.         I got the pink slip.  ________

 

Homophonies

15.         A politician's fate often hangs in a ________ / ________ balance.

16.         When you stammered a moment ago, are you aware of the words ________ / ________?

17.         You competed in an exam to see who had the most knowledge of the famous 18th century German philosopher.  How did you do in the ________ / ________?

18.         I need relief from this hot weather, so I am going to take ________ / ________ cold shower.

19.         ________ / ________ I've seen with their young children at the library where reading is sometimes ________ / ________.

20.         ________  / ________ the trademark of Pat Boone./?

 

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moderated From Little Miss Muffet 1802 (scared away) To Little Miss Claire 2020 (scared to stay)

doug
 

From Little Miss Muffet 1802 (scared away) To Little Miss Claire 2020 (scared to stay) Little Miss Claire At home on her chair Eating and sleeping all day. She had never known a Mean Virus Corona Which frightened her inside to stay!

--
Doug Spector


moderated Riddle 1019 Warning

Kirk Miller
 

Riddle 1019 should launch Saturday, April 11, between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. Central Time.

       
Kirk Miller
Don't settle for the world as it is.  Work for the world as it should be.


moderated Cheers or Tears?

doug
 

corona beer.jpg

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Doug Spector

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