Date   

Crossword Puzzle

Chris Gross
 

I have no limerick, haiku, nor pun to offer today. However, I do have a crossword puzzle...my first ever one that was nationally published. Andrews McMeel syndications provides their crossword puzzles to The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, to name a few. But it’s also available on-line, and here’s a link:


Hope you enjoy! There might be a few puns in the clues ...

Chris G 

Chris Gross
Mesa, AZ


Rogue Riddle 1048 - Clue Set 3 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    More activity over the night.  Gregg has increased his kills, now having solved 17 of the 20 riddles (85%).  He is followed by Adam, with 12 kills (60%), Jim, Chris, and David.  There are five players so far.

 

    Given the recent activity, I have decided to extend the deadline by 24 hours, to 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 4:  1, 12, 14, 15

3 correct – 4:  3, 6, 17, 18

2 correct – 4: 4, 8, 9, 10, 

1 correct – 6: 2, 5, 7, 13, 16, 20

0 correct – 2:  11, 19

 

No guesses –0

 

Hint:

 

It always pays to read the introduction to a Rogue Riddle.  Almost every host provides essential information in that introduction.  Note the highlighted items below.

 

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

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the last ten riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #3:  Clues for the two unsolved riddles plus three 

 

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

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 Wednesday.   As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1049 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.  A vegetable for drummers?

      (4 / 4) or (5 / 5)

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

      (6, 4 / 7, 4)

      Think of the name of a tree.

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

      (4, 4/ 3, 6)

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

      (8 / 7)

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

       (6 / 2, 4)

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

        (9 / 4, 4)

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

      (4, 9, 7 / 13, 7)

      What is another word for an arsonist?  What is the short form of that word?

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

      (3-4 / 7)

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

      (8 / 3, 5)

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

         (7 / 5, 3)

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

         (3, 2, 2, 3 / 4, 2, 2, 3)

          This is a drink.  The riddle is not looking at garnishes, glasses, stirrers, or other such paraphernalia.  If you would come out on top on this , you need to think about this being a drink. 

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

        (5 / 5)

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

        (5, 4 / 5, 4)

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather than simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for their meals.  He had become a BLANK.

         (6, 6 / 6, 6)

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

         (3, 6)

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

        (10 / 9)

        Commiserating over a distance?

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

        (5 / 5)

 

18.  The boys in blue regularly got together to watch blue movies starring the police, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

         (7 / 3, 4)

 

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

         (2, 4, 4 / 9)

         This hinges on a name (and it is a classic!).

    

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

          (11 / 6, 6)

          Think of a breed of dog.

 

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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 1048 - Clue Set 2 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    I began this update thinking there had been no more activity today, when quite literally Gregg submitted a set of twelve kills plus a partial (62.5%).  There is life.

 

Hint:

 

It always pays to read the introduction to a Rogue Riddle.  Almost every host provides essential information in that introduction.  Note the highlighted items below.

 

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

 

Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the last ten riddles are provided below.

 

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

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 1049 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.  A vegetable for drummers?

      (4 / 4) or (5 / 5)

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

      (6, 4 / 7, 4)

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

      (4, 4/ 3, 6)

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

      (8 / 7)

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

       (6 / 2, 4)

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

        (9 / 4, 4)

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

      (4, 9, 7 / 13, 7)

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

      (3-4 / 7)

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

      (8 / 3, 5)

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

         (7 / 5, 3)

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

         (3, 2, 2, 3 / 4, 2, 2, 3)

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

        (5 / 5)

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

        (5, 4 / 5, 4)

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather than simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for their meals.  He had become a BLANK.

         (6, 6 / 6, 6)

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

         (3, 6)

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

        (10 / 9)

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

        (5 / 5)

 

18.  The boys in blue regularly got together to watch blue movies starring the police, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

         (7 / 3, 4)

 

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

         (2, 4, 4 / 9)

    

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

          (11 / 6, 6)

 

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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

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


Re: CORRECTED - Rogue Riddle 1048 - Status and Clue Set 1 - #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    SUBJECT LINE CORRECTED so replies will come only to the host.

    Please DO NOT SIMPLY HIT "REPLY" IN THE PREVIOUS MESSAGE as that will result in a public guess to the list.

    You can hit reply on this e-mail, as it will come only to me. 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 10:45 AM Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

All,

 

    So far, there are three players this week, and eight of the twenty riddles have fallen.

 

Hint:

  • It always pays to read the introduction to a Rogue Riddle.  Almost every host provides essential information in that introduction.  Note the highlighted items below.

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

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

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 1049 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.  A vegetable for drummers?

      (4 / 4) or (5 / 5)

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

      (6, 4 / 7, 4)

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

      (4, 4/ 3, 6)

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

      (8 / 7)

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

       (6 / 2, 4)

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

        (9 / 4, 4)

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

      (4, 9, 7 / 13, 7)

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

      (3-4 / 7)

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

      (8 / 3, 5)

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

         (7 / 5, 3)

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather th a simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for the meals.  He had become a BLANK.

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

 

18.  The police officers, those boys in blue, regularly got together to watch blue movies, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

 

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 1048 - Status and Clue Set #1

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    So far, there are three players this week, and eight of the twenty riddles have fallen.

 

Hint:

  • It always pays to read the introduction to a Rogue Riddle.  Almost every host provides essential information in that introduction.  Note the highlighted items below.

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

 

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Yet Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

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 1049 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.  A vegetable for drummers?

      (4 / 4) or (5 / 5)

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

      (6, 4 / 7, 4)

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

      (4, 4/ 3, 6)

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

      (8 / 7)

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

       (6 / 2, 4)

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

        (9 / 4, 4)

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

      (4, 9, 7 / 13, 7)

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

      (3-4 / 7)

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

      (8 / 3, 5)

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

         (7 / 5, 3)

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather th a simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for the meals.  He had become a BLANK.

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

 

18.  The police officers, those boys in blue, regularly got together to watch blue movies, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

 

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

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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 1048 - Another Potpourri -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    Here is this week's Rogue Riddle set.

    All are encouraged to participate, and there is no requirement or obligation to be willing to host next week's riddle in order to play.  Please advise me whether or not you would be willing to host when you submit your first guesses.

    Now, on to the riddles . . . .

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Rogue Riddle #1048
Another Potpourri

 
    Another olio this week, with plenty of margarine for error.  A bit of something for everyone, right to the butter end.  

 
    As usual, this week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles.  With a few exceptions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Both answers are required for full credit.  Most of these are very easy, but, as usual, 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:

 

Riddles of the form “What is the difference between ...?” may be Spoonerisms or homophones.

 

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 1049 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.  A vegetable for drummers?

 

2.  For some unknown reason, commentators and the news keep talking about some sort of arboreal election.  It’s clear, because they keep talking about the BLANK.

 

3.  What is the difference between a jazz musician’s shop and an old television spy spoof?  One is a BLANK, which the other is a BLANK.

 

4.  An adjective for an athlete characterized by being humorous or playful?

 

5.  Sounding redundant, an instruction to stick promotional material on a wall simply said BLANK BLANK.

 

6.  The unruly child ran away when he was faced with having to eat za`atar spread on a pita.  Yes, rather than eat za`atar on Mediterranean BLANK, the BLANK.

 

7.  What sort of school provides training for would-be arsonists?

8.  A vegetable for urban transportation?

 

9.  In South Dakota several groups of boys began local rock groups.  Quite naturally, these were called BLANK BLANK.

 

10.  What is the difference between a legendary castle and a place to acquire desert transportation?  One is BLANK while the other is BLANK.

 

11.  When mixing his maitais, the ambitious island bartender always added Demerara last, not mixing it into the drink, but layering it in the glass.  In this manner, he always ensured there was BLANK.

 

12.  Vegetables people often call plumbers for?

 

13.  What is the difference between a set of wool garments and a Scandinavian’s bender?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

14.   The young boy was incredibly vicious.  Rather th a simply stealing other kids’ breakfasts at camp, he began murdering them for the meals.  He had become a BLANK.

 

15.  The religious order’s sisters regularly appeared in ill-fitting clothing.  Indeed, it appeared they had acquired several BLANK.

 

16.  A new paranormal ability recently has been identified – the ability to sense, understand, and share the feelings of others.   Naturally, this new ability has been called BLANK.

 

17. It turns out that to bring together easily becomes undone.  Simply by transposing it,  BLANK becomes BLANK.

 

18.  The police officers, those boys in blue, regularly got together to watch blue movies, with refreshments.  They served BLANK while watching BLANK.

19.  Modena suffered a rare pandemic years ago, all due to an engineer’s compulsive home-invasion tendencies.  It seems any time people left their windows open Ferrari was there, sparking a BLANK epidemic.

 

20.  What is the difference between a vegetable and a shepherd dog’s adornment?  One is a BLANK, while the other is a BLANK.

 

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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 1048 — Warning

Lars Hanson
 

All,

Rogue Riddle #1048 will launch around noon EST tomorrow (Sunday).

Aloha,

Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1047 GOING ROUGE. #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

From among extremely limited activity, Lars had the most BINGOs.

 

1. How you might answer the phone.

Yellow

2. To tattle, especially if doing so using one of those gorgeous Southern accents.

Teal

3. Another name for Israel, or Africa, perhaps.

Cyan

4. To leave someone stranded.

Maroon

5. OK, so the Tall Man in Phantasm is after you, and your male child asks you what this extraterrestrial villain’s last name is. This is what you might answer just as that spiked ball thingy comes around the corridor. (Have to get in one scary movie reference in for Halloween. And one that’s not Halloween.)

Crimson (S)crimm, son

6. Something mortal you might commit, combined with the place you might do it in.

Cinnabar

7. A man and a woman, Levi and Jean, going through a door. First her, BLANK.

Denim

8. This is #1047 in a long, long this. Don’t dodge your responsibilities, tell it to the world.

Cerise

9. Great basketball player Alcindor, later.

Cream

10. The thing you might start your car with, old school.

Khaki

11. Accumulating money, or prestige, or anything.

Ecru

12. Some people found the choice of the alias Joseph Anton kind of fishy, but not as fishy, perhaps, as what it replaced.

Salmon (Salman)

13. Something you would do to bring water to a residence.

Plum(b)

14. If someone were to ask you if you are a-certain, if you are a-positive, if you are a-100% confident in your answer? You might say, yes, I am BLANK.

Azure

15. Something that you might get trapped in. Especially this time of year.

Maize

16. Can Tom? Can Dick? And Then?

Canary

17. If someone for some reason zinged Jude Law’s ex Ms. Miller with a well-timed quip, she’d be one this.

Burnt Sienna

18. If someone say, had a diagram and placed false information on it, with a pen, a marker or even a sharpie, they might be engaged in a this.

Chartreuse

19. If the genius host of the original Twilight Zone ate a bunch of Krugerrands, he might be this.

Goldenrod

20. I’m a real serious dude. I don’t joke. Or jest. BLANK. Or quip. Ever.

Orchid

21. Our planet is good. Pass the Buck though. But only here.

Pearl


Rogue Riddle 1047 GOING ROUGE. CHARACTER COUNTS FOR ALL. DEADLINE WEDS. #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

All of these are colors. While a few might be of the common primary, secondary and CYMK variety, most are a little more, uh, colorful. Still, nothing too different than what you’d expect to find in your mega box of Crayolas (with the cool sharpener!!) or, perhaps, your table top trove of Liquitex heavy body acrylics. Color character counts provided for all.

 

Deadline for Submissions Midnight ET Wednesday November 4.

 

 

1. How you might answer the phone. 6

2. To tattle, especially if doing so using one of those gorgeous Southern accents. 4

3. Another name for Israel, or Africa, perhaps. 4

4. To leave someone stranded. 6

5. OK, so the Tall Man in Phantasm is after you, and your male child asks you what this extraterrestrial villain’s last name is. This is what you might answer just as that spiked ball thingy comes around the corridor. (Have to get in one scary movie reference in for Halloween. And one that’s not Halloween.) 7

6. Something mortal you might commit, combined with the place you might do it in. 8

7. A man and a woman, Levi and Jean, going through a door. First her, BLANK. 5

8. This is #1047 in a long, long this. Don’t dodge your responsibilities, tell it to the world. 6

9. Great basketball player Alcindor, later. 5

10. The thing you might start your car with, old school. 5

11. Accumulating money, or prestige, or anything. 4

12. Some people found the choice of the alias Joseph Anton kind of fishy, but not as fishy, perhaps, as what it replaced. 6

13. Something you would do to bring water to a residence. 4

14. If someone were to ask you if you are a-certain, if you are a-positive, if you are a-100% confident in your answer? You might say, yes, I am BLANK. 5

15. Something that you might get trapped in. Especially this time of year. 5

16. Can Tom? Can Dick? And Then? 6

17. If someone for some reason zinged Jude Law’s ex Ms. Miller with a well-timed quip, she’d be one this. 5, 6

18. If someone say, had a diagram and placed false information on it, with a pen, a marker or even a sharpie, they might be engaged in a this. 10

19. If the genius host of the original Twilight Zone ate a bunch of Krugerrands, he might be this. 9

20. I’m a real serious dude. I don’t joke. Or jest. BLANK. Or quip. Ever. 6

21. Our planet is good. Pass the Buck though. But only here. 5


Rogue Riddle 1047 GOING ROUGE. CHARACTER COUNTS. UPDATED. #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

All of these are colors. While a few might be of the common primary, secondary and CYMK variety, most are a little more, uh, colorful. Still, nothing too different than what you’d expect to find in your mega box of Crayolas (with the cool sharpener!!) or, perhaps, your table top trove of Liquitex heavy body acrylics. Color character counts added for first 11.

 

1. How you might answer the phone. 6

2. To tattle, especially if doing so using one of those gorgeous Southern accents. 4

3. Another name for Israel, or Africa, perhaps. 4

4. To leave someone stranded. 6

5. OK, so the Tall Man in Phantasm is after you, and your male child asks you what this extraterrestrial villain’s last name is. This is what you might answer just as that spiked ball thingy comes around the corridor. (Have to get in one scary movie reference in for Halloween. And one that’s not Halloween.) 7

6. Something mortal you might commit, combined with the place you might do it in. 8

7. A man and a woman, Levi and Jean, going through a door. First her, BLANK. 5

8. This is #1047 in a long, long this. Don’t dodge your responsibilities, tell it to the world. 6

9. Great basketball player Alcindor, later. 5

10. The thing you might start your car with, old school. 5

11. Accumulating money, or prestige, or anything. 4

12. Some people found the choice of the alias Joseph Anton kind of fishy, but not as fishy, perhaps, as what it replaced.

13. Something you would do to bring water to a residence.

14. If someone were to ask you if you are a-certain, if you are a-positive, if you are a-100% confident in your answer? You might say, yes, I am BLANK.

15. Something that you might get trapped in. Especially this time of year.

16. Can Tom? Can Dick? And Then?

17. If someone for some reason zinged Jude Law’s ex Ms. Miller with a well-timed quip, she’d be one this.

18. If someone say, had a diagram and placed false information on it, with a pen, a marker or even a sharpie, they might be engaged in a this.

19. If the genius host of the original Twilight Zone ate a bunch of Krugerrands, he might be this.

20. I’m a real serious dude. I don’t joke. Or jest. BLANK. Or quip. Ever.

21. Our planet is good. Pass the Buck though. But only here.


Rogue Riddle 1047 GOING ROUGE. CHARACTER COUNTS. #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

1. How you might answer the phone. 6

2. To tattle, especially if doing so using one of those gorgeous Southern accents. 4

3. Another name for Israel, or Africa, perhaps. 4

4. To leave someone stranded. 6

5. OK, so the Tall Man in Phantasm is after you, and your male child asks you what this extraterrestrial villain’s last name is. This is what you might answer just as that spiked ball thingy comes around the corridor. (Have to get in one scary movie reference in for Halloween. And one that’s not Halloween.) 7

6. Something mortal you might commit, combined with the place you might do it in. 8

7. A man and a woman, Levi and Jean, going through a door. First her, BLANK. 5

8. This is #1047 in a long, long this. Don’t dodge your responsibilities, tell it to the world. 6

9. Great basketball player Alcindor, later. 5

10. The thing you might start your car with, old school. 5

11. Accumulating money, or prestige, or anything. 4

12. Some people found the choice of the alias Joseph Anton kind of fishy, but not as fishy, perhaps, as what it replaced.

13. Something you would do to bring water to a residence.

14. If someone were to ask you if you are a-certain, if you are a-positive, if you are a-100% confident in your answer? You might say, yes, I am BLANK.

15. Something that you might get trapped in. Especially this time of year.

16. Can Tom? Can Dick? And Then?

17. If someone for some reason zinged Jude Law’s ex Ms. Miller with a well-timed quip, she’d be one this.

18. If someone say, had a diagram and placed false information on it, with a pen, a marker or even a sharpie, they might be engaged in a this.

19. If the genius host of the original Twilight Zone ate a bunch of Krugerrands, he might be this.

20. I’m a real serious dude. I don’t joke. Or jest. BLANK. Or quip. Ever.

21. Our planet is good. Pass the Buck though. But only here.


Rogue Riddle 1047 GOING ROUGE. #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

Rogue Riddle 1047: GOING ROUGE

 

So I’m getting this out earlier than usual so people have extra weekend time to look it over.

 

All of these are colors. While a few might be of the common primary, secondary and CYMK variety, most are a little more, uh, colorful. Still, nothing too different than what you’d expect to find in your mega box of Crayolas (with the cool sharpener!!) or, perhaps, your table top trove of Liquitex heavy body acrylics.

 

I expect that the winner will get all 21. And quickly. Probably even well before the deadline of noon Tuesday.

 

All puns. All the time. No forkin’ spoonerisms.

 

1. How you might answer the phone.

2. To tattle, especially if doing so using one of those gorgeous Southern accents.

3. Another name for Israel, or Africa, perhaps.

4. To leave someone stranded.

5. OK, so the Tall Man in Phantasm is after you, and your male child asks you what this extraterrestrial villain’s last name is. This is what you might answer just as that spiked ball thingy comes around the corridor. (Have to get in one scary movie reference in for Halloween. And one that’s not Halloween.)

6. Something mortal you might commit, combined with the place you might do it in.

7. A man and a woman, Levi and Jean, going through a door. First her, BLANK.

8. This is #1047 in a long, long this. Don’t dodge your responsibilities, tell it to the world.

9. Great basketball player Alcindor, later.

10. The thing you might start your car with, old school.

11. Accumulating money, or prestige, or anything.

12. Some people found the choice of the alias Joseph Anton kind of fishy, but not as fishy, perhaps, as what it replaced.

13. Something you would do to bring water to a residence.

14. If someone were to ask you if you are a-certain, if you are a-positive, if you are a-100% confident in your answer? You might say, yes, I am BLANK.

15. Something that you might get trapped in. Especially this time of year.

16. Can Tom? Can Dick? And Then?

17. If someone for some reason zinged Jude Law’s ex Ms. Miller with a well-timed quip, she’d be one this.

18. If someone say, had a diagram and placed false information on it, with a pen, a marker or even a sharpie, they might be engaged in a this.

19. If the genius host of the original Twilight Zone ate a bunch of Krugerrands, he might be this.

20. I’m a real serious dude. I don’t joke. Or jest. BLANK. Or quip. Ever.

21. Our planet is good. Pass the Buck though. But only here.


Rogue Riddle 1047 GOING ROUGE. IMMINENTLY. #RogueRiddle

gregg siegel
 

 

I was trying to explain to someone what Rogue Riddle is. At its best, it’s really crossword puzzle type clues leading to punny answers, except you don’t have to worry about which specific boxes to fill in or erasing stuff. Or, for those of us who insist that they only do crossword puzzles in pen, you don’t have to worry about crossing out the letters and trying to imagine they are not there as you angrily scratch in other letters darkly over the original letters. In Rogue Riddle, you don’t need to do any of that. To strengthen the analogy, you even get character/letter/box counts. (Eventually.)

 

So Punny Crossword Thingy #1047 is COMING SOON. Maybe even tonight. It will be on colors. Pretty, pretty colors. What would life be without colors? Well, colorless I guess. And no one wants that.


Re: O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

One Sagan
 

Thanks.

Here I am One Sagan


On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 02:37:53 PM CDT, James Ertner <jde31459@...> wrote:


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

Jim



On October 20, 2020, at 11:10 AM, "One Sagan via groups.io" <one_sagan@...> wrote:


When I click on the link I get a warning notice:

Your connection is not private

This server could not prove that it is www.punpunpun.com; its security certificate is from *.webfaction.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection.

NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

Here I am One Sagan


On Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12:00:03 AM CDT, main@puny.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

When:
Saturday, 17 October 2020

Where:
Austin, TX

Description:
The 43rd Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, information to be found at http://www.punpunpun.com


Re: Rogue Riddle 1046 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All, 

    Correction of typo on the answer to riddle 16.

    Aloha,

        Lars

=================================
All,
 
     Gregg is this week’s clear winner, having solved all but one of the riddles.  Gregg will host Rogue Riddle #1047 next week.  The final standings are:
 
Gregg (95%) – 19 kills (all but 4)
 
Adam (70%) –14 kills (1, 2, 5-14, 17, 20)
 
Gary H (47.5%) – 9 kills (2, 3, 6, 9, 11-14, 17) plus a partial (5)
 
Jim (42.5%) -- 8 kills  (1, 9, 11-16) plus one partial (5)
 

Lila (37.5%) – 7 kills (2, 3, 9, 11-14) plus one partial (5)

 
    The current riddle status is as follows:
 
5 correct – 5:  9, 11, 12, 13, 14
4 correct – 1:  2
3 correct – 5:   1, 3, 5, 6, 17
2 correct – 6: 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20
1 correct – 2: 18, 19
0 correct – 1:  4
 

No guesses –1:  4

 
Hint:
 
    Not all cities referred to are in the United States, but almost all are well known.  (#19 may not be as well known, to be spacific.) – Note the spelling in this hint.  It was not an accident but a clue to the location of the cities in riddles 17, 18, and 19.  They all are in the Pacific.
 
     And now for the reveal.
 
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 
 
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.
      COTTON / CAUGHT ON
 
2.  This Japanese city sounds like a spoonerism of another Japanese city.
      TOKYO / KYOTO
      The characters, though different, actually are pronounced the same, but in reversed order, so it might well be considered a Japanese Spoonerism. 
 
3.  What beverage tasting place sounds like a ski lift?  One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
      TEA BAR / T-BAR
 
4.  What might one deceptively call originators of oft-cited conspiracy theories? 
      RE-LIE-ABLE SOURCES / RELIABLE SOURCES 
      RELAY-ABLE SOURCES might also have been accepted.
 
5.  This outerwear sounds like a small device for raising a car.
      JACKET / JACK-ETTE
 
6.  It sounds like the cause of (in)famous Chicago fire was Russian.
      MA’S COW / MOSCOW
 
7.  Could these feminine cosmetic attachments be considered batting equipment?
      FAKE EYELASHES
      FALSE EYELASHES also would have been acceptable.
 
8.  What is the difference between a section of Parliament and a widespread pest?
      One is the BLANK, while the other is the BLANK.
      HOUSE OF LORDS / LOUSE OF HORDES
 
9.  What city sounds like a heavy load for the laundress?
      WASHINgTON / WASHING  TON
 
10.  What term might be applied to a poorly run democratic process?
        ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION
 
11.  This clothing item sounds like a task for a grocery store employee.
        STOCKING / STOCKING
 
12.  What capital city sounds as though it is devoted exclusively to comedian Jack?
        ALBANY / ALL BENNY
 
13.  For sure this peanut was attacked – after all, it was BLANK.
        A SALTED / ASSAULTED
 
14.  What is the difference between this nation and one devoted to cravats?  One is BLANK, and the other might be called BLANK.
        THAILAND / TIE LAND
 
15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.
        PARKA / PARKER (or, as Jim had it, PARKAH)
 
16.  Was this Midwest city named for small fruits?
        MINNEAPOLIS / MINI-APPLES

 
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.
        CANBERRA / CAN BEARER
 
18.  What is the difference between this capital and a tattler?  One is BLANK and the other is a BLANK.
        WELLINGTON / TELLING ONE
 
19.  Why might an inhabitant of this capital be confused with bees?  Both are BLANK. 
        APIAN / APIAN
 
20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.
        SLICKER / SLICKER
 
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    Thank you all for playing this week!

    Take it away, Gregg, with Rogue Riddle #1047 next week!
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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


Rogue Riddle 1046 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

     Gregg is this week’s clear winner, having solved all but one of the riddles.  Gregg will host Rogue Riddle #1047 next week.  The final standings are:

 

Gregg (95%) – 19 kills (all but 4)

 

Adam (70%) –14 kills (1, 2, 5-14, 17, 20)

 

Gary H (47.5%) – 9 kills (2, 3, 6, 9, 11-14, 17) plus a partial (5)

 

Jim (42.5%) -- 8 kills  (1, 9, 11-16) plus one partial (5)

 

Lila (37.5%) – 7 kills (2, 3, 9, 11-14) plus one partial (5)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 5:  9, 11, 12, 13, 14

4 correct – 1:  2

3 correct – 5:   1, 3, 5, 6, 17

2 correct – 6: 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20

1 correct – 2: 18, 19

0 correct – 1:  4

 

No guesses –1:  4

 

Hint:

 

    Not all cities referred to are in the United States, but almost all are well known.  (#19 may not be as well known, to be spacific.) – Note the spelling in this hint.  It was not an accident but a clue to the location of the cities in riddles 17, 18, and 19.  They all are in the Pacific.

 

     And now for the reveal.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
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.

      COTTON / CAUGHT ON

 

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

      TOKYO / KYOTO

      The characters, though different, actually are pronounced the same, but in reversed order, so it might well be considered a Japanese Spoonerism. 

 

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

      TEA BAR / T-BAR

 

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

      RE-LIE-ABLE SOURCES / RELIABLE SOURCES 

      RELAY-ABLE SOURCES might also have been accepted.

 

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

      JACKET / JACK-ETTE

 

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

      MA’S COW / MOSCOW

 

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

      FAKE EYELASHES

      FALSE EYELASHES also would have been acceptable.

 

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

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

      HOUSE OF LORDS / LOUSE OF HORDES

 

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

      WASHINgTON / WASHING  TON

 

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

        ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION

 

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

        STOCKING / STOCKING

 

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

        ALBANY / ALL BENNY

 

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

        A SALTED / ASSAULTED

 

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

        THAILAND / TIE LAND

 

15.  This outerwear sounds like a Boston party valet.

        PARKA / PARKER (or, as Jim had it, PARKAH)

 

16.  Was this Midwest city named for small fruits?

        MINNEAPOLIS / MINN-APPLES

 

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.

        CANBERRA / CAN BEARER

 

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

        WELLINGTON / TELLING ONE

 

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

        APIAN / APIAN

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

        SLICKER / SLICKER

 

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    Thank you all for playing this week!


    Take it away, Gregg, with Rogue Riddle #1047 next week!

 

    Aloha,

        Lars

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Rogue Riddle 1046 -- Clue Set 5 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Overnight Gregg has made admirable progress on this week’s Rogue Riddle, having solved all but four of the riddles.  Our Learless Feeder, Gary H. jetted in this morning with 9 clean kills and a partial.  Meanwhile Adam, Jim and Lila have been adding to their scores. The current standings are:

 

Gregg (80%) – 16 kills (1-3, 5, 6, 8-13, 15-18,  20)

 

Adam (70%) –14 kills (1, 2, 5-14, 17, 20)

 

Gary H (47.5%) – 9 kills (2, 3, 6, 9, 11-14, 17) plus a partial (5)

 

Jim (42.5%) -- 8 kills  (1, 9, 11-16) plus one partial (5)

 

Lila (37.5%) – 7 kills (2, 3, 9, 11-14) plus one partial (5)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

5 correct – 4:  9, 11, 12, 13

4 correct – 2:  2, 14

3 correct – 5:   1, 3, 5, 6, 17

2 correct – 5: 8, 10, 15, 16, 20

1 correct – 2: 7, 18

0 correct – 2:  4, 19

 

No guesses –1:  4

 

Hint:

 

    Not all cities referred to are in the United States, but almost all are well known.  (#19 may not be as well known, to be spacific.)

 

     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.

 

Clue Set #4:  Letter counts for the last five riddles are provided below.

 

Clue Set #5:  Clues for the two unsolved riddles are included 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)

      This also can be seen as a news show on television.

 

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?

        (11 / 4-6)

 

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.

        (8 / 3, 6)

 

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

        (10 / 7, 3)

 

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

        (5 / 5)

        This one requires some more scouting about than most have given it.  The answer must be an adjective.

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

        (7 / 7)

 

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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 4 -- #Rogue Riddle #rogue

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    There has been a flurry of activity this evening.  Lila now has jumped in with 7 clean kills and a partial.  Meanwhile Adam, Jim and Gregg have been adding to their scores. The current standings are:

 

Adam (70%) –14 kills (1, 2, 5-14, 17, 20)

 

Gregg (67.50%) – 13 kills (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 20) plus one partials (6)

 

Jim (40%) -- 7 kills  (12-14, 16) plus two partials (1, 5)

 

Lila (37.5%) – 7 kills (2, 3, 9, 11-14) plus one partial (5)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

4 correct – 4:  9, 11, 12, 13

3 correct – 3:   2, 5, 14

2 correct – 7:   1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20

1 correct – 3:   6, 7, 17

0 correct – 3:  4, 18, 19

 

No guesses –1:  4

 

Hint:

  • Not all cities referred to are in the United States, but almost all are well known.  (#19 may not be as well known, to be spacific.)

 

     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.

 

Clue Set #4:  Letter counts for the last 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?

        (11 / 4-6)

 

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.

        (8 / 3, 6)

 

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

        (10 / 7, 3)

 

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

        (5 / 5)

 

20.  This clothing item sounds more slippery.

        (7 / 7)

 

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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 3 -- #RogueRiddle

Lars Hanson
 

All,

 

    Gregg now has jumped in with 9 clean kills and three partials on the first go.  Adam remains at 6 kills, followed by Jim with 4 kills.  The current standings are:

 

Gregg (55%) –9 kills (1-3, 5, 11-13, 15, 20) plus three partials (6, 8, 16)

 

Adam (30%) – 6 kills (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 20)

 

Jim (20%) -- 4 kills  (12-14, 16)

 

    The current riddle status is as follows:

 

2 correct – 6:   1, 2, 5, 12, 13, 20

1 correct – 7:   3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16

0 correct – 7:  4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19

 

No guesses –1:  4

 

Hint:

  • Not all cities referred to are in the United States, but almost all are well known.  (#19 may not be as well known, to be spacific.)

 

     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.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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 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.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 
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.

 

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 

 

    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

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

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