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Rogue Riddle 1020 - Status 5 and Clue Set 4 - #RogueRiddle


Lars Hanson
 

All,
 
   Still no more takers this week.  Is everyone self-isolating from rogues?
 
Riddle stats (2 players):

     2 correct - 3:    2, 9, 24

    1 correct - 11:  1, 4-6, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 26

  ½ correct – 1:  19

  0 correct – 21:  3, 7, 8, 10 - 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27 - 31  

No guesses - 17:  3, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 21, 22, 25, 28 - 31


    Herewith some clues and a hint.
 
Hint:  Read the first paragraph in the description and think.
 
Clue Set #1:  Letter counts for the first ten riddles are included below.
 
Clue Set #2:  Letter counts for the next ten riddles are included below.
 
Clue Set #3:  Letter counts for the remaining riddles are included below.
 
Clue Set #4:  Initial letters for one third of the riddle first answers are included below.
 
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Rogue Riddle #1018
What’s in a Name?


 
    What’s in a name?  Many things.  To simplify things, initially one might well look for the usual suspects, particularly in this potpourri.  Something to keep in mind while attacking this week’s offering . . . .
 
    This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of thirty-one riddles, which may seem overly long.  The reason for the number of riddles should become apparent as one solves the riddles.  Except for three daffynitions, each riddle has two answers which sound similar.  Some are in the form of daffynitions while others are not.  And there are one or two Spoonerisms thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:
 
Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges.  Thus did __________   become the first person to __________  .
A:  MILLICENT / MILL A CENT
 
    Note that the indicator “__________  ” may stand in for one or more words.  Also, note that the “__________ ” may be preceded by the article “a.”  This provides no indication of whether or not the word or words the “__________ ” replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”
 
    Where two answers are indicated, both are required for full credit
 
    As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.  As you solve the riddles, a pattern should begin to emerge.  This will help with answering some of the other riddles.  
 
    The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner.  If no one has solved all the riddles by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle #1021 next week.
 
    Now, on to the riddles.
 
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1.  His stomach discomfort definitely was a __________ / __________ condition.
     (3, 5 / 7)

     G
 
2.  That bitter Balkan native certainly is __________ / __________.
      (5 / 1, 4)
 
3.  __________ / __________ – An occasion to read every bit of the poetry while on stage.
(7 / 6, 3)
 
4.  She regularly contradicts herself.   For instance, she said, “No” __________  and __________  .
      (9 / 3, 5)

      Y
 
5.  __________ / __________ -- A chilly morning reception from a woman of the night.
     (9 / 5, 5)

 
6.  In the church, they finally located the crafty __________ in the __________  .
      (5 / 4)
 
7.  The copy which turned everything on its head proved quite popular.  The __________ quickly became the  __________ .
      (9 / 2, 7)

      I
 
8.  An appropriate term for an afternoon service at Buckingham Palace – __________ / __________.
      (5, 3 / 7)
 
9.  “It’s time to slay that sea monster!” the sailors roared. “Let’s get __________ / __________!”
       (6 / 7’)
 
10.  Quite appropriately, December is a __________  / __________ month.
        (3, 5 / 8)

        C
 
11.  Why are timorous Senate interns like an old business reference?  Both are the __________  .
       (6, 5)
 
12.  The demise of the Almighty is a __________  / __________  idea.
       (9 / 5)
 
13.  Quite appropriately, a trader uses __________ to see__________ .
        (8, 4 / 11)

        M

 
14.  Appropriately, Henry worked hard to ensure everyone could _________   _________  .
        (6 / 1, 4)
 
15.  __________  / __________  – A college kegger at an amusement park.
       (8 / 8)
 
16.  After slaying and consuming the lioness in the arena, the __________  found he was __________  .
       (9 / 4, ‘1, 3, ‘2 or 4, 2, 3, 3)

       G
 
17.  __________  – A notable feature of the Grand Mosque of Córdoba.
       (7)
 
18.  The landlord decided to __________  / __________  the refurbished flat.
        (2-5 / 7)
 
19.  What is that line on the graph?  __________ . / __________ ?
        (1-4 / 3, 3, 2)

        Y
 
20.  I was fatigued yesterday, and I am again today.  I am definitely __________  / __________  .
        (2-5 / 7)
 
21.  __________  – Shaped like a small-mouthed earthenware container.
        (7)
 
22.  His enlistment was not his choice.   It was __________  .  He was not __________  service.
        (11 / 2, 9)

        I
 
23.  __________  – The removal of a sailing vessel’s support for its means of propulsion.
        (10)
 
24.  At the busy shipyard, at noon workers often are out to __________  / __________  .
         (6 / 5)
 
25.  __________  / __________  -- The eagle followed the brook’s path.
        (4, 4 / 8)

        A
 
26.  Old Norse poets did their best work on cold winter mornings.  That was when they found their __________  / __________  .
         (4 / 5)
 
27.  What is the difference between the fruit of a plant and a bit of soil “anointed” by a drunk Irishman?  One is a __________  , while the other is __________  .
          (7 or 4, 3 / 4, 3)
 
28.  What is the difference between a heavy weight and guests at a party avoiding a rich cake?  One is a __________  , while the other is a __________  .
         (5, 3 / 5, 4)

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

        (6 / 5, 3)
 
30.  __________  / __________  – Study of the causes for the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes.
        (12 / 5, 8)
 
31.  At the darkest hour, the alchemist sought an effective ceremony for producing a nitrogenous compound.  He sought a __________  / __________  .
        (5, 4 / 7)

        N
 
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    As always, it would be great to see more new faces this week, whether or not you want to host next week’s Rogue Riddle!  Please remember to tell me on your first guesses whether or not you are willing to host if you win.
 
    The purpose here is to have fun, so 
 
    Please remember to ensure your answers are directed to me.  You should be able just to hit “Reply” (thanks, Norm!),  but to be sure you may address all guesses, surmises, suppositions, estimates, conjectures, SWAG’s, stabs, pokes, and other such directly to me at:
 
parkersan2001@...
 
    Aloha,

        Lars

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