#### Riddle 1021 - A Twisted Riddle

Kirk Miller

Riddle 1021 - A Twisted Riddle

This week's Riddle has a twist:  Hints are in-clue-ded from the start instead of being provided a day or two after the Riddle is launched.  So there is no reason to wait for me to provide clues.  You got 'em, so start solving now.

Riddle 1021 has two sections:

1.             Supply punny answers to questions

2.             Fill in the ends of limericks

The winner is the first person to supply the most correct answers.

The answer to each blank can consist of one word or more than one word.

The number of words, and the number of letters in each word, are shown (in parentheses) for each blank.

If a punned answer and an unpunned answer complete a blank, a slash separates the two answers -- punned / unpunned.

Examples of punny questions

After the Babe retired, the Yankees were ________.  (8)  Ruthless

--- The answer is one word that contains 8 letters

The trade journal for hangmen is known as a ________.  (11 / 10)   nooseletter / newsletter

--- The answer is one punned word of 11 letters / the unpunned word contains 10 letters

What does a washerwoman wear to a picnic?  a ________  (9 / 4, 5)  laundress / lawn dress

--- The answer is one punned word of nine letters / the unpunned answer is two words containing 4 and 5 letters

People who defy the agent of death will face ________.  (4, 6-8 / 4, 13)  grim reaper-cussions / grim repercussions

--- The punned answer contains two words, one hyphenated / the unpunned answer contains 2 words of 4 and 13 letters

Examples of limericks

The computer nerd's pillow's outmoded;

All the stuffing is really corroded.

What he does is quite wise.

The quadruplets will cause a profusion

Of anxiety and much confusion

When they wander away.

Happens nearly each day;

Parents say it's a ________ .   (4, 4, 10   /   8, 10)    four gone conclusion / foregone conclusion

The amusement ride stops; people fret.

"Will it get to the top?"

"I suppose it's as _______."    (6,  5,  3   /   3  2  2'2  3)   Ferris wheel get / far as we'll get

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1.             The disgusting process of having my car's battery charged was ________.  (9)

2.             The orphaned boy looked up to his parish priest, who was a ________.  (6, 6)

3.             What does a Star Wars cantina have in common with a keyboard?  a ________  (5, 3)

4.             I drive really fast but never have been involved in an accident, so people say that I am ________.  (8 / 9)

5.             My monotonous stroll on the promenade was a ________.  (5, 4 / 9)

6.             The carnivorous apiarist was a ________.  (4, 5 / 3, 6)

7.             He decided to leave the sightseeing trip; he ________.  (2-6 / 8)

8.             What is the term that describes (1) the start of a tennis game and (2) to be incarcerated?  ________  (5, 4)

9.             I feel melancholy just thinking about my wrinkled shirt, so I guess that I am ________.  (9)

10.         Samson was anxious after Delilah cut off his hair, so obviously he was ________.  (3-7 / 10)

11

Mountain climbers who go on a quest

And attempt to climb up to the crest

Of the highest on Earth

Say there's never a dearth

Of fatigue.  They cannot ________.   (7 / 4, 4)

12

Pizza parlor's top notch.  The price it

Likes to charge, though it's high, suffice it

To say pizza tastes great

And is always first rate.

That's regardless of ________.   (3, 3, 5, 2)

13

Dog was injured and should be getting

Some prompt treatment.  The owner's sweating

'Cause he just doesn't know

The best clinic to go

To, so quickly he does some ________.   (7)

14

At the grocery store I did see

Eggs in packages that flummoxed me.

Carton's labeled free range

Which I think is quite strange

'Cause a dozen are ________.   (6, 3, 4)

15

He refinishes countertops.  Leonard

Wrote a contract the homeowner tendered.

He works hard at this trade

And he knows he'll get paid.

Contract says it's for ________.   (8, 8  /  8, 8)

16

Plastic waste's a concern 'cause we scrap

Quite a lot, leaving mounds of the crap.

So I think you'll agree,

It is easy to see

Just why cling film gets such a ________.   (3, 4  /  3, 3)

17

Man discovered discomfort surpasses

His pain threshold when shopping with masses

Of women like his wife

And sisters, for the strife

Of a trip can be slow ________.   (2, 4, 6  /  2, 8)

18

The optometrist wants to devise

A new website and since he is wise,

He decides, just for fun,

To include a nice pun.

So he calls it a ________.   (4, 3, 4, 4   /   5, 3, 4, 4)

19

After playing some golf, the men's source

Of relaxing is one chefs endorse.

After playing a round,

In the clubhouse they're found

Where they dine and enjoy the ________.   (4, 6)

20

Woman went to a shrink for depression.

She had thought it would take just one session.

But psychiatry's not

Very simple.  She's taught

That it's really a ________.     (7, 10)

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

Lars Hanson

Kirk,

Initial guesses, below.

Aloha,

Lars

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1.   The disgusting process of having my car's battery charged was ________.  (9)
REPULSIVE

2.   The orphaned boy looked up to his parish priest, who was a ________.  (6, 6)

3.   What does a Star Wars cantina have in common with a keyboard?  a ________  (5, 3)

4.   I drive really fast but never have been involved in an accident, so people say that I am ________.  (8 / 9)

5.   My monotonous stroll on the promenade was a ________.  (5, 4 / 9)

6.   The carnivorous apiarist was a ________.  (4, 5 / 3, 6)

7.   He decided to leave the sightseeing trip; he ________.  (2-6 / 8)
DE-TOURED / DETOURED

8.     What is the term that describes (1) the start of a tennis game and (2) to be incarcerated?  ________  (5, 4)

9.     I feel melancholy just thinking about my wrinkled shirt, so I guess that I am ________.  (9)
DE-PRESSED / DEPRESSED

10.   Samson was anxious after Delilah cut off his hair, so obviously he was ________.  (3-7 / 10)
DIS-TRESSED / DISTRESSED

11
Mountain climbers who go on a quest
And attempt to climb up to the crest
Of the highest on Earth
Say there's never a dearth
Of fatigue.  They cannot ________.   (7 / 4, 4)
EVEREST / EVER REST

12
Pizza parlor's top notch.  The price it
Likes to charge, though it's high, suffice it
To say pizza tastes great
And is always first rate.
That's regardless of ________.   (3, 3, 5, 2)

13
Dog was injured and should be getting
Some prompt treatment.  The owner's sweating
'Cause he just doesn't know
The best clinic to go
To, so quickly he does some ________.   (7)

14
At the grocery store I did see
Eggs in packages that flummoxed me.
Carton's labeled free range
Which I think is quite strange
'Cause a dozen are ________.   (6, 3, 4)

15
He refinishes countertops.  Leonard
Wrote a contract the homeowner tendered.
He works hard at this trade
And he knows he'll get paid.
Contract says it's for ________.   (8, 8  /  8, 8)
SURFACES RENDERED / SERVICES RENDERED

16
Plastic waste's a concern 'cause we scrap
Quite a lot, leaving mounds of the crap.
So I think you'll agree,
It is easy to see
Just why cling film gets such a ________.   (3, 4  /  3, 3)

17
Man discovered discomfort surpasses
His pain threshold when shopping with masses
Of women like his wife
And sisters, for the strife
Of a trip can be slow ________.   (2, 4, 6  /  2, 8)
AS MORE LASSES / AS MOLASSES

18
The optometrist wants to devise
A new website and since he is wise,
He decides, just for fun,
To include a nice pun.
So he calls it a ________.   (4, 3, 4, 4   /   5, 3, 4, 4)
SITE FOR SORE EYES / SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

19
After playing some golf, the men's source
Of relaxing is one chefs endorse.
After playing a round,
In the clubhouse they're found
Where they dine and enjoy the ________.   (4, 6)
LAST COURSE

20
Woman went to a shrink for depression.
She had thought it would take just one session.
But psychiatry's not
Very simple.  She's taught
That it's really a ________.     (7, 10)
COMPLEX PROFESSION

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Lars Hanson

DAMN!

Public guesses!

Aloha,

Lars

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On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM Lars Hanson via groups.io <parkersan2001=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kirk,

Initial guesses, below.

Aloha,

Lars

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

1.   The disgusting process of having my car's battery charged was ________.  (9)
REPULSIVE

2.   The orphaned boy looked up to his parish priest, who was a ________.  (6, 6)

3.   What does a Star Wars cantina have in common with a keyboard?  a ________  (5, 3)

4.   I drive really fast but never have been involved in an accident, so people say that I am ________.  (8 / 9)

5.   My monotonous stroll on the promenade was a ________.  (5, 4 / 9)

6.   The carnivorous apiarist was a ________.  (4, 5 / 3, 6)

7.   He decided to leave the sightseeing trip; he ________.  (2-6 / 8)
DE-TOURED / DETOURED

8.     What is the term that describes (1) the start of a tennis game and (2) to be incarcerated?  ________  (5, 4)

9.     I feel melancholy just thinking about my wrinkled shirt, so I guess that I am ________.  (9)
DE-PRESSED / DEPRESSED

10.   Samson was anxious after Delilah cut off his hair, so obviously he was ________.  (3-7 / 10)
DIS-TRESSED / DISTRESSED

11
Mountain climbers who go on a quest
And attempt to climb up to the crest
Of the highest on Earth
Say there's never a dearth
Of fatigue.  They cannot ________.   (7 / 4, 4)
EVEREST / EVER REST

12
Pizza parlor's top notch.  The price it
Likes to charge, though it's high, suffice it
To say pizza tastes great
And is always first rate.
That's regardless of ________.   (3, 3, 5, 2)

13
Dog was injured and should be getting
Some prompt treatment.  The owner's sweating
'Cause he just doesn't know
The best clinic to go
To, so quickly he does some ________.   (7)

14
At the grocery store I did see
Eggs in packages that flummoxed me.
Carton's labeled free range
Which I think is quite strange
'Cause a dozen are ________.   (6, 3, 4)

15
He refinishes countertops.  Leonard
Wrote a contract the homeowner tendered.
He works hard at this trade
And he knows he'll get paid.
Contract says it's for ________.   (8, 8  /  8, 8)
SURFACES RENDERED / SERVICES RENDERED

16
Plastic waste's a concern 'cause we scrap
Quite a lot, leaving mounds of the crap.
So I think you'll agree,
It is easy to see
Just why cling film gets such a ________.   (3, 4  /  3, 3)

17
Man discovered discomfort surpasses
His pain threshold when shopping with masses
Of women like his wife
And sisters, for the strife
Of a trip can be slow ________.   (2, 4, 6  /  2, 8)
AS MORE LASSES / AS MOLASSES

18
The optometrist wants to devise
A new website and since he is wise,
He decides, just for fun,
To include a nice pun.
So he calls it a ________.   (4, 3, 4, 4   /   5, 3, 4, 4)
SITE FOR SORE EYES / SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

19
After playing some golf, the men's source
Of relaxing is one chefs endorse.
After playing a round,
In the clubhouse they're found
Where they dine and enjoy the ________.   (4, 6)
LAST COURSE

20
Woman went to a shrink for depression.
She had thought it would take just one session.
But psychiatry's not
Very simple.  She's taught
That it's really a ________.     (7, 10)
COMPLEX PROFESSION

Joseph Harris

Thanks Lars,

That saves me a lot of time and furrowed brows :-)

On 25/04/2020 16:02, Lars Hanson wrote:
DAMN!

Public guesses!

Aloha,

Lars

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On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 11:01 AM Lars Hanson via groups.io <parkersan2001=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kirk,

Initial guesses, below.

Aloha,

Lars

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

1.   The disgusting process of having my car's battery charged was ________.  (9)
REPULSIVE

2.   The orphaned boy looked up to his parish priest, who was a ________.  (6, 6)

3.   What does a Star Wars cantina have in common with a keyboard?  a ________  (5, 3)

4.   I drive really fast but never have been involved in an accident, so people say that I am ________.  (8 / 9)

5.   My monotonous stroll on the promenade was a ________.  (5, 4 / 9)

6.   The carnivorous apiarist was a ________.  (4, 5 / 3, 6)

7.   He decided to leave the sightseeing trip; he ________.  (2-6 / 8)
DE-TOURED / DETOURED

8.     What is the term that describes (1) the start of a tennis game and (2) to be incarcerated?  ________  (5, 4)

9.     I feel melancholy just thinking about my wrinkled shirt, so I guess that I am ________.  (9)
DE-PRESSED / DEPRESSED

10.   Samson was anxious after Delilah cut off his hair, so obviously he was ________.  (3-7 / 10)
DIS-TRESSED / DISTRESSED

11
Mountain climbers who go on a quest
And attempt to climb up to the crest
Of the highest on Earth
Say there's never a dearth
Of fatigue.  They cannot ________.   (7 / 4, 4)
EVEREST / EVER REST

12
Pizza parlor's top notch.  The price it
Likes to charge, though it's high, suffice it
To say pizza tastes great
And is always first rate.
That's regardless of ________.   (3, 3, 5, 2)

13
Dog was injured and should be getting
Some prompt treatment.  The owner's sweating
'Cause he just doesn't know
The best clinic to go
To, so quickly he does some ________.   (7)

14
At the grocery store I did see
Eggs in packages that flummoxed me.
Carton's labeled free range
Which I think is quite strange
'Cause a dozen are ________.   (6, 3, 4)

15
He refinishes countertops.  Leonard
Wrote a contract the homeowner tendered.
He works hard at this trade
And he knows he'll get paid.
Contract says it's for ________.   (8, 8  /  8, 8)
SURFACES RENDERED / SERVICES RENDERED

16
Plastic waste's a concern 'cause we scrap
Quite a lot, leaving mounds of the crap.
So I think you'll agree,
It is easy to see
Just why cling film gets such a ________.   (3, 4  /  3, 3)

17
Man discovered discomfort surpasses
His pain threshold when shopping with masses
Of women like his wife
And sisters, for the strife
Of a trip can be slow ________.   (2, 4, 6  /  2, 8)
AS MORE LASSES / AS MOLASSES

18
The optometrist wants to devise
A new website and since he is wise,
He decides, just for fun,
To include a nice pun.
So he calls it a ________.   (4, 3, 4, 4   /   5, 3, 4, 4)
SITE FOR SORE EYES / SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

19
After playing some golf, the men's source
Of relaxing is one chefs endorse.
After playing a round,
In the clubhouse they're found
Where they dine and enjoy the ________.   (4, 6)
LAST COURSE

20
Woman went to a shrink for depression.
She had thought it would take just one session.
But psychiatry's not
Very simple.  She's taught
That it's really a ________.     (7, 10)
COMPLEX PROFESSION