The five people currently playing are continuing to whittle away the remaining questions.
Any more players out there?
Current riddle stats (5 players):
5 correct – 3: 1, 8, 15
4 correct – 9: 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20
3 correct – 4: 2, 3, 5, 18
2 correct – 3: 10, 14, 19
1 correct – 1: 6
Clue Set #1: Letter counts for the first ten riddles are shown below.
Clue Set #2: Letter counts for the remaining ten riddles are shown below.
Clue Set #3: Clues are provided for the 8 least solved riddles below. Reading the clues also should provide some insights into how to unpack a riddle's set-up.
Rogue Riddle #1022
What’s in a name? Many things. To simplify things, initially one might well look for the bonus answer, particularly in this potpourri. Something to keep in mind while attacking this week’s offering . . . .
This week’s Rogue Riddle consists of twenty riddles plus a final bonus. Each riddle has two answers which sound similar. Both answers are required for full credit And there are six Spoonerisms thrown in for good measure. As an example of homophones:
Q: She decided that pennies, too, should have knurled edges. Thus did BLANK become the first person to BLANK.
A: MILLICENT / MILL A CENT
One “BLANK” is uses for each answer, where needed. Note that the indicator BLANK may stand in for one or more words. Also, note that the BLANK may be preceded by the article “a.” This provides no indication of whether or not the word or words the BLANK replaces begins with a vowel or silent “h.”
As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday. 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.
Now, on to the riddles.
1. Why is house cooling like preparing one’s offspring to take over after one has gone? Both are BLANK BLANK.
(3, 12 / 4, 12)
2. What is the difference between a WW II amphibious vehicle and a sneaky landfall by a pirate? One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
(7, 5 / 6, 7)
What would a WW II amphibious vehicle be called? This is a Spoonerism, as the form of the question indicates.
3. What is the difference between a post office locker and tastier smoked salmon? One is a BLANK while the other is BLANK.
(9 or 6, 3 / 6, 3)
What is smoked salmon called? What might you call it if it were tastier? Another Spoonerism, as indicated by the form of the question.
4. It turned out he sewing simply was not strong enough, so the garment opened up revealingly, to the embarrassment of the wearer. It appeared the BLANK had not adequately allowed for BLANK when sewing the garment.
(10 / 4, 6)
5. The artistic chef liked to create visually stunning plates of food. For one memorable meal he arranged various greens in the shape of a castle donjon, and then carefully arranged croutons to represent the surrounding battlements, thus becoming the first to create a BLANK.
(6-3, 5 / 7, 5)
What is a donjon? What surrounds a donjon? What food consists largely of greens?
6. Women can be sensitive about their figure, as many a man has learned through experience. This posed a problem for the husband, who was asked to buy BLANK outfits for his wife, but was afraid to BLANK.
(8 / 3, ‘2 or 3, 4)
A woman sensitive about her figure might also be sensitive about revealing what, when it comes to clothes? I hear that word figures in both answers.
7. During World War I, this famous Brit in the Middle East was famous as a landlord who never charged his tenants very much. Indeed, the BLANK of BLANK were well known throughout the region.
(3, 5 / 8)
8. The big cat had a habit of resting sprawled across the warm macadam roadway, blocking the narrow street. This impeded foot traffic as many were afraid to disturb the BLANK BLANK.
(4’ / 4)
9. The artistic chef had watched in fascination as people filled glasses to various levels, then ran moistened fingers along their rims to produce musical notes. The notes differed depending upon the sizes of the glasses and how full they were. He decided he might be able to achieve the same effect with a baking dish, and finally succeeded, becoming the first person to BLANK.
(4, 1, 9 / 4, 9)
10. The container woven of stiff fibers in Montana had the unfortunate name of BLANK.
What is a container woven of stiff fibers called? What might Montana have to do with this? Can you name a city in Montana?
11. In an effort to improve his aim, the archer carefully studied BLANK.
(5, 8 / 12)
12. The bird fanciers were capturing shorebirds, but alternated among themselves in doing so. They were BLANK BLANK.
(6, 5 / 6, 5)
13. Tennis player Chris was searching in her capacious tennis bag. Her difficulties caused BLANK to BLANK the bag.
(5 / 5)
14. The young bird was snuggling cozily in its arboreal abode. It could be described as a BLANK BLANK.
(8 / 8)
What is another word for a baby bird? What is the baby bird described as doing?
15. What is the difference between a soft ice cream store and a college official charged with responding to questions? One is a BLANK while the other is the BLANK.
(5, 5 / 5, 4)
16. What is the difference between a winter installation and convenience shop in a college residential building? One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
(5, 4 / 4, 5)
17. What is the difference between a type of boot and a tattletale? One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
(10 / 7, 3)
18. What is the difference between the tympanic membrane and a pirate’s cherished beverage? One is a BLANK while the other is a BLANK.
(7 or 3, 4 / 4, 3)
What is the tympanic membrane? This is a Spoonerism, as indicated by the form of the question.
19. In her beau’s eyes, she seemed to shine, to glow, but seeing her the morning after a drunken party she had BLANK BLANK in his eyes.
(4, ‘2 or 3 / 6)
What is another word for to describe the quality of something which seems to shine, to glow? And if someone finds that quality has gone missing, what might she have said to have done?
20. He was a strange young lad, always getting into mischief in the kitchen. He was particularly intrigued by smearing animal fat all over the pantry. Yes, he had become a BLANK BLANK.
(6 / 6)
BONUS: Use the first letters of the answers above in order to spell the title of an appropriate Shakespearean play.
As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!
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