There are now five players this week.
Herewith the third clue set.
Hint: As the introduction indicates, all of this week’s riddles deal with animal names. Sometimes it may be easiest to begin the name of an animal (land animal or bird if specified in the set-up). Other times it may help to begin with the word described in the set-up.
Clue Set #1: The letter counts for the first ten riddles are provided below.
Clue Set #2: The letter counts for the remaining ten riddles are provided below.
Clue Set #3: Clues for the seven unsolved riddles are provided below.
Rogue Riddle #1037
Talkin’ ‘Bout the Animals
They share the planet with us, so let's talk about the animals.
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. Most of these are very easy one-word answers, but there are one or two “4.0 busters” in the mix.
One “BLANK” is used 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.”
Q: It sounds like this bird likes to brag a lot. Quite naturally, a BLANK will BLANK a lot.
A: CROW / CROW
Q: This animal sounds like a mild human ailment.
A: COLT / COLD
As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.
The riddle will run until 5:00 p.m. EDT 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. EDT on Wednesday, the one with the most correct answers will be declared the winner.
Now, on to the riddles.
1. What animal sounds modern?
(3 / 3)
2. This animal sounds like it likes to talk.
(3 / 3)
3. This bird sounds as though it is ready to go right from the outset, no preparation required.
(6 / 7)
It indeed would be nice if this bird did come prepared – much less work at the holidays.
4. An animal with a raspy voice?
(5 / 6)
5. Perhaps this animal lives in a college student building?
(8 / 4, 5)
The animal is mentioned in Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.” Both answers refer to animals.
6. This animal loves to play by the riverbank, of course. That’s because a BLANK BLANK have fun.
(5 / 6)
7. This canine appears in rainstorms.
(6 / 6)
8. This animal bears watching, as it caters to baser instincts. Yes, the BLANK has been known to BLANK.
(5 / 6)
Moralist tend to take a black-and-white view of such seedy characters.
9. This animal is much beloved. Many find a BLANK quite BLANK.
(4 / 4)
10. This bird has its own desk in a hotel lobby.
(7 / 5-2, or 5, 2, or 7) (Different spellings, but the same answer.)
11. The lazy BLANK can be found BLANK in the veldt.
(4 / 4’)
12. As for the canine mentioned earlier, you know it was brought out by the BLANK, right?
(8 / 4, 4)
One can take a lap through the north to find this animal, I’ve heard.
13. Is it a BLANK who deputizes sheriffs for a posse?
(6 / 6)
What is the visible indication that someone has been deputized (even if Clint Eastwood claimed no such indicia were needed).
14. Perhaps this lizard is an appropriate decoration for a traditional Japanese ceramic stove.
(6, 6 / 6, 6)
15. The BLANK is one of the largest cervine species. There are many of its BLANK around.
(3 / 3)
16. This bird sounds as though it has done time. The BLANK sounds as though it has spent BLANK behind bars.
(7 / 1, 7)
Reportedly this large bird is terrible at hiding. This one is a marsupial.
17. This bird seems to be something preachers are often calling for, when they say, “... and now let BLANK.”
(6 / 2, 4)
18. A farm youngster has escaped! Yes, the BLANK took it on the BLANK!
(4 / 3)
19. Do the mythical sirens have one of these? There’s been many a tale of the sirens’ BLANK.
(5 / 4)
20. Down Under, the BLANK sounds like something someone in the Ozarks might say after hearing about something unusual.
(7 / 4, 1’2, 2)
As always, it would be great to see some new faces this week!
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