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moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

Lars Hanson
 

Looks like Norm Gilbert.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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On Mar 23, 2019, at 21:14, 'kirkmiller@...' kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

I don't know who sent these guesses -- public guesses. Please re-send your guesses directly to me at kirkmiller@... along with your name.
 
Kirk Miller
Don't settle for the world as it is; work for the world as it should be.


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "norman gilbert punpunpun@... [puny]" <puny@...>
To: puny@...
Subject: Re: [puny] Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:02:17 -0400

 

The answers are at the end of each question.


On Mar 23, 2019, at 8:59 PM, norman gilbert punpunpun@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 




On Mar 23, 2019, at 11:01 AM, kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

 

Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

 

The winner is the first person to correctly answer all 16 questions; barring that, the person with the most correct answers.

 

Examples of questions and answers:

What kind of verse includes everything?  The universe

What kind of gnome helps you keep time?  A metronome

 

**************************************************

*****  Send your answers to kirkmiller@...    *****

*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

**************************************************

 

1.             What sirs cut paper and cloth? Scissors

2.             What peas help an acrobat fly?trapeze

3.             What gent orders a corporal around?sargeant

4.             What board is served buffet style?smorgasbord

5.             What teak is prized by collectors?antique

6.             What trophy signifies possession?

7.             What jet is checked by an auditor?

8.             What leaf is all in your head?belief

9.             What pillar has many legs?caterpiller

10.         What knick has a negative attitude?

11.         What cane may uproot trees?hurricane

12.         What doubt deadlocks juries?shadow of a doubt

13.         What tick makes you numb?frantick

14.         What kind of people perceive smells very easily?nosy

15.         What kind of bull is hellacious?debil

16.         What serving receptacle is deceptive?pitcher

 

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

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

Kirk Miller
 


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

punpunpun
 

The answers are at the end of each question.


On Mar 23, 2019, at 8:59 PM, norman gilbert punpunpun@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 




On Mar 23, 2019, at 11:01 AM, kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

 

The winner is the first person to correctly answer all 16 questions; barring that, the person with the most correct answers.

 

Examples of questions and answers:

What kind of verse includes everything?  The universe

What kind of gnome helps you keep time?  A metronome

 

**************************************************

*****  Send your answers to kirkmiller@...    *****

*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

**************************************************

 

1.             What sirs cut paper and cloth? Scissors

2.             What peas help an acrobat fly?trapeze

3.             What gent orders a corporal around?sargeant

4.             What board is served buffet style?smorgasbord

5.             What teak is prized by collectors?antique

6.             What trophy signifies possession?

7.             What jet is checked by an auditor?

8.             What leaf is all in your head?belief

9.             What pillar has many legs?caterpiller

10.         What knick has a negative attitude?

11.         What cane may uproot trees?hurricane

12.         What doubt deadlocks juries?shadow of a doubt

13.         What tick makes you numb?frantick

14.         What kind of people perceive smells very easily?nosy

15.         What kind of bull is hellacious?debil

16.         What serving receptacle is deceptive?pitcher

 

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


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

punpunpun
 




On Mar 23, 2019, at 11:01 AM, kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 

Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

 

The winner is the first person to correctly answer all 16 questions; barring that, the person with the most correct answers.

 

Examples of questions and answers:

What kind of verse includes everything?  The universe

What kind of gnome helps you keep time?  A metronome

 

**************************************************

*****  Send your answers to kirkmiller@...    *****

*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

**************************************************

 

1.             What sirs cut paper and cloth? Scissors

2.             What peas help an acrobat fly?trapeze

3.             What gent orders a corporal around?sargeant

4.             What board is served buffet style?smorgasbord

5.             What teak is prized by collectors?antique

6.             What trophy signifies possession?

7.             What jet is checked by an auditor?

8.             What leaf is all in your head?belief

9.             What pillar has many legs?caterpiller

10.         What knick has a negative attitude?

11.         What cane may uproot trees?hurricane

12.         What doubt deadlocks juries?shadow of a doubt

13.         What tick makes you numb?frantick

14.         What kind of people perceive smells very easily?nosy

15.         What kind of bull is hellacious?debil

16.         What serving receptacle is deceptive?pitcher

 

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


moderated Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

Kirk Miller
 

Rogue Riddle 964 - What . . . ?

 

The winner is the first person to correctly answer all 16 questions; barring that, the person with the most correct answers.

 

Examples of questions and answers:

What kind of verse includes everything?  The universe

What kind of gnome helps you keep time?  A metronome

 

**************************************************

*****  Send your answers to kirkmiller@...    *****

*****  Do NOT click "Reply" because that will send  *****

*****  your reply to everybody on this mailing list.  ******

**************************************************

 

1.             What sirs cut paper and cloth?

2.             What peas help an acrobat fly?

3.             What gent orders a corporal around?

4.             What board is served buffet style?

5.             What teak is prized by collectors?

6.             What trophy signifies possession?

7.             What jet is checked by an auditor?

8.             What leaf is all in your head?

9.             What pillar has many legs?

10.         What knick has a negative attitude?

11.         What cane may uproot trees?

12.         What doubt deadlocks juries?

13.         What tick makes you numb?

14.         What kind of people perceive smells very easily?

15.         What kind of bull is hellacious?

16.         What serving receptacle is deceptive?

 

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


moderated Riddle 964 Launch

Kirk Miller
 


moderated RR 963 RESOLVED

Cynthia MacGregor
 

 

RR 963

 

PI(E) WEEK RIDDLES

 

1 – Dance your way to this pie topping

 

Meringue

 

2 – A part of a boat plus a first person declaration

 

keel I’m/key lime

 

3 – Offering a seat to a former Asian leader

 

Chair, Rhee?/cherry

 

4 – When I asked if I had any ability to get my case reheard, my lawyer said _____

 

appeal/apple

 

5 – A type of tree

 

Beech/peach

 

6 – When he answered in the affirmative, his accent was evident

 

Chess (yes)/chess

 

7 – Kids like to do this

 

Chalk a lot/chocolate

 

8  - Restrict Ms. Wintour

 

Ban Anna/banana

 

9 – I watch you surreptitiously

 

Peek on/pecan

 

10 – The area around the bright lights is particularly fresh and open

 

Strobe airy/strawberry

 

11 – A certain TV host loves doing this to people

 

Punkin’/pumpkin

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RESULTS

Cynthia MacGregor
 

The clear winner is Kirk, with 7-1/2 bingos, but due to a mail issue I don’t know if he can/will host next weekend’s game. Kirk, if you’re getting this email, please let us know if you’ll take on the challenge.

 

Next was Gary Reeves, with 5 bingos.

 

Then Chris Gross with 4.

 

And David Wyde with 3 and two halves.

 

I will post the answers next.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated riddle standings

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I will not be submitting clues.

 

Here are the standings:

Gary Reeves: 5

Kirk: 4

David Wyde: 3 and 2 halves

 

Game ends tomorrow when I get on the computer in the morning (EARLY!)

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Cynthia's podcast drops today!

Bertrand Piboin
 

Do dropped pods smell?

Casting no aspersions.

Bert

On Mar 17, 2019, at 22:19, Gary Hallock gary@hallock.net [puny] <puny@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Likely there are still a few of you who are unaware that I’m now co-hosting a weakly podcast called “Pun Intensive.” It’s still in somewhat of an experimental stage, but we currently have an archive of about 15 shows. New ones drop each Monday.

Our special guest interview this week with be Cynthia MacGregor, who was recently kind enough to allow me to burrow into her fertile brain for the better part of an hour in search of the better part of her brain. I am still not quite sure what it is I found in there, but it was a deliciously delirious experience, and I’m sure you will want to check it out.

For the uninitiated, I should probably mention that podcasts are not limited to iPods or iPhones but are available to pretty much anyone with an internet connection. Visit our website at this address and hear this and many other compelling episode.

<www.PunIntensive.com>

Gary Hallock
gary@hallock.net





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moderated Cynthia's podcast drops today!

gary hallock
 

Likely there are still a few of you who are unaware that I’m now co-hosting a weakly podcast called “Pun Intensive.” It’s still in somewhat of an experimental stage, but we currently have an archive of about 15 shows. New ones drop each Monday.

Our special guest interview this week with be Cynthia MacGregor, who was recently kind enough to allow me to burrow into her fertile brain for the better part of an hour in search of the better part of her brain. I am still not quite sure what it is I found in there, but it was a deliciously delirious experience, and I’m sure you will want to check it out.

For the uninitiated, I should probably mention that podcasts are not limited to iPods or iPhones but are available to pretty much anyone with an internet connection. Visit our website at this address and hear this and many other compelling episode.

<www.PunIntensive.com>

Gary Hallock
gary@hallock.net


moderated YOU'RE NOT ALL IN HIDING AFTER ALL

Cynthia MacGregor
 

My plaint crossed mails with some guesses from Kirk, who scored 3 bingos.

 

Now where are the rest of you?

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated IS EVERYBODY IN HIDING?

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I sent out the Rogue Riddle this morning, and it came back to me promptly, so I know there were no distribution issues this time. But NOBODY has sent a SINGLE guess, and two or three of those riddles were gimmes. WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

 

I’m heading into the kitchen now, will be back after a while but off the computer for the night in an hour or so. WHERE ARE Y’ALL HIDING?

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Ides of March

gary hallock
 

My wife enjoys a hot beverage in the morning but has given up coffee for lent. In support of her, I too, brew tea. 

Gary Hallock (Note: I have added a new limerick verse below as well.)

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After Julius Caesar was asked by his friend what type of music he liked, he replied, "Etude, Brutus."

Jim Ertner

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

Ides of March was a murderous day

For J. Caesar in Shakespeare's big play.

            Caesar wanted to know

            Who'd delivered the blow.

So he took a wild stab, "Et tu, Bruté?"

 

A conspiring young waitress named Faye

Took his order of seafood that day.

            Said, "What do you want, Sir?"

            Then stabbed with a dagger.

Caesar grimaced and said, "Et-ou-ffé!"  (Et tu, Faye!)

 

Kirk Miller

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


This month, our wordplay hits a peak

We all “Marched 4th” one day last week

And then came “pi day” 

Now it’s Friday

When we play at “ide & seek”


Gary Hallock

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


Upon three great dates, did we play

“March madness,” some people may say

When you pull off that trick

Some call it a “hat trick”

But sadly, this ain’t hat trick’s day


Gary Hallock



moderated RR 963 PI(E) WEEK RIDDLES

Cynthia MacGregor
 

 

RR 963

 

PI(E) WEEK RIDDLES

 

 

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

 

1 – Dance your way to this pie topping

 

 

2 – A part of a boat plus a first person declaration

 

 

 

3 – Offering a seat to a former Asian leader

 

 

4 – When I asked if I had any ability to get my case reheard, my lawyer said _____

 

 

5 – A type of tree

 

 

6 – When he answered in the affirmative, his accent was evident

 

 

7 – Kids like to do this

 

 

8  - Restrict Ms. Wintour

 

 

9 – I watch you surreptitiously

 

 

10 – The area around the bright lights is particularly fresh and open

 

 

11 – A certain TV host loves doing this to people

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Horsing Around

JANET MUNRO <serepeins3@...>
 

Is this an attempt to stirrup trouble?  Someone might suggest it’s time you hoof it.  We could just take a Gallop poll…?

Nah, I’m just horsing around.
Janet in Australia

On 16 Mar 2019, at 12:59 pm, kirkmiller@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:


In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in
their home cooked burgers. Even places like Burger King have had to admit
that there are "small amounts" of horse meat in their burgers. Tesco is a
big supermarket chain in the UK. Within hours of the news that Tesco's
'all beef hamburgers' contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the
Internet. 

"I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse..... I guess Tesco just listened!

Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

Had some burgers from Tesco for supper last night ...I still have a bit
between my teeth.

A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from
Tesco. Her condition is listed as stable.

Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of unicorn.

"I've just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer ... "AND THEY'RE OFF!"

Tesco is now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers
confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

I said to the missus, "These Tesco burgers give me the trots...

"To beef or not to beef, that is equestrian".....

A cow walks into a bar. Barman says, "Why the long face?� Cow says
"Illegal ingredients coming over here stealing our jobs!"

I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse
d'oeuvres.

These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit...Talk about flogging a dead
horse.

Last night the wife made meatloaf, so I had dinner with two nags.

Since they're selling the meat wrapped in plastic, is that technically a
"Trojan Horse?"

Instead of choosing "rare, medium or well done, it's now Win, Place or
Show"

At first, I thought, "Oh great, I've been saddled with another email to
forward, but something spurred me on."

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moderated Horsing Around

Kirk Miller
 

In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in
their home cooked burgers. Even places like Burger King have had to admit
that there are "small amounts" of horse meat in their burgers. Tesco is a
big supermarket chain in the UK. Within hours of the news that Tesco's
'all beef hamburgers' contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the
Internet.

"I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse..... I guess Tesco just listened!

Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

Had some burgers from Tesco for supper last night ...I still have a bit
between my teeth.

A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from
Tesco. Her condition is listed as stable.

Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of unicorn.

"I've just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer ... "AND THEY'RE OFF!"

Tesco is now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers
confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

I said to the missus, "These Tesco burgers give me the trots...

"To beef or not to beef, that is equestrian".....

A cow walks into a bar. Barman says, "Why the long face? Cow says
"Illegal ingredients coming over here stealing our jobs!"

I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse
d'oeuvres.

These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit...Talk about flogging a dead
horse.

Last night the wife made meatloaf, so I had dinner with two nags.

Since they're selling the meat wrapped in plastic, is that technically a
"Trojan Horse?"

Instead of choosing "rare, medium or well done, it's now Win, Place or
Show"

At first, I thought, "Oh great, I've been saddled with another email to
forward, but something spurred me on."




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moderated Ides of March

James Ertner
 

After Julius Caesar was asked by his friend what type of music he liked, he replied, "Etude, Brutus."

Jim Ertner



On March 15, 2019, at 7:53 AM, "Gary gary@... [limericks_n_haiku]" <limericks_n_haiku@...> wrote:


 

Ides of March was a murderous day

For J. Caesar in Shakespeare's big play.

            Caesar wanted to know

            Who'd delivered the blow.

So he took a wild stab, "Et tu, Bruté?"

 

A conspiring young waitress named Faye

Took his order of seafood that day.

            Said, "What do you want, Sir?"

            Then stabbed with a dagger.

Caesar grimaced and said, "Et-ou-ffé!"  (Et tu, Faye!)

 

Kirk Miller

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


This month, our wordplay hits a peak

We all “Marched 4th” one day last week

And then came “pi day” 

Now it’s Friday

When we play at “ide & seek”


Gary Hallock



moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 962 - Final standings and solutions

David Wyde
 

It was so close, and we had a whopping 7 guessers! Thanks for playing and following along.

Cyn had no e-quill and stands by her-shelve in clear first. She will host next week.

Final scores:
Cyn - 7
Stan - 6.5
Gary - 6.5
Bill - 6
Kirk - 5.5
Chris - 4
Jim - 2

Question: what's a better clue for #6 (LITTER ASSURE)? A lot of people got "litter" but "assure" proved tricky. I thought "guarantee" would lead to "assure", but I'd be happy to hear any opinions on how to improve for next time.

I don't think anyone guessed #5, #8, or #9, but I was surprised that most people got half of #6.


Best,
David
 
0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
4 2 / 6 
JACK IT / JACKET 
 
1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.
5 / 5 
TIDAL / TITLE
  

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.
5 / 6 
 OTHER / AUTHOR


3) We store playing cards BLANK.
2 5 / 5 
 IN DECKS / INDEX


4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.
6 / 6 
 PRINCE / PRINTS


5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.
3-7 / 3-7 
NON-FACTION / NON-FICTION
 

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.
6 6 / 10 
 LITTER ASSURE / LITERATURE


7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.
5' / 5 
SPYIN' / SPINE


8) The old-time mute was BLANK.
7 4 / 10 
DICTION NARY / DICTIONARY
 

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.
3 3 3 / 7
ALL MAN ACT / ALMANAC 
 

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.
4 / 5
 PROS / PROSE


moderated Re: Rogue Riddle 962 - Letter count clues

David Wyde
 

I'll end the game tonight at 11:59pm Central and send out a final email tomorrow.

Updated scores:
7
6.5
6.5
5.5
4
2


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 11:10 AM David Wyde <david.wyde@...> wrote:
Letter count clues are below. Spaces separate words, and a slash separates a pun (first) from the cue (second). See #0 for an example.

Current scores out of 10:
6.5
6.5
6
5.5
2

0) Before you fix a flat tire you have to BLANK.
4 2 / 6 
JACK IT / JACKET 
 
1) The book washed out to sea on a BLANK wave.
5 / 5 

2) You don't have to write a book, you have BLANK choices.
5 / 6 

3) We store playing cards BLANK.
2 5 / 5 

4) The BLANK bought books about the royal family.
6 / 6 

5) We're a small organized political group, but they're a BLANK.
3-7 / 3-7 

6) BLANK: I guarantee you'll leave trash on the street.
6 6 / 10 

7) The lyin' CIA agent was caught BLANK for another country.
5' / 5 

8) The old-time mute was BLANK.
7 4 / 10 

9) The women's chorus was followed by a contrasting BLANK.
3 3 3 / 7 

10) The book about Genghis had BLANK and Khans.
4 / 5

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