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Rogue Riddle 1037 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed


Lars Hanson
 

All,

  

   Gary Hallock came in with a winning worksheet just as I sent out the previous status report.  That brought us to six players this week.  Gary had 17 clean kills, and so gets to host Rogue Riddle #1038 next week.   

 

    In the end, no riddles went unanswered.  Neither of the two riddles I had thought would be “4.0 busters” went unanswered, and one, #14, fell almost immediately.

 

    Here are the riddle statistics for this week’s Rogue Riddle:

 

5 correct -   2:   1, 18

4 correct -   2:   7, 14

3 correct -   4:   2, 4, 15, 17

2 correct -   3:   6, 10, 11

1 correct -   9:   3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20

0 correct – 0

No guesses -  0


     Reveal:  Below are the answers to this week’s Rogue Riddle set.

 

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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.”
 
   Examples:
 

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.
 
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1.  What animal sounds modern?
      (3 / 3)

    GNU / NEW
 
2.  This animal sounds like it likes to talk.
       (3 / 3)

       YAK / YAK
 
3.    This bird sounds as though it is ready to go right from the outset, no preparation required.
        (6 / 7)

        TURKEY / TURNKEY
 
4.  An animal with a raspy voice?
     (5 / 6)

     HORSE / HOARSE
 
5.  Perhaps this animal lives in a college student building?
      (8 / 4, 5)

      DORMOUSE / DORM MOUSE
 
6.  This animal loves to play by the riverbank, of course.  That’s because a BLANK BLANK have fun.
      (5 / 6)

      OTTER OUGHTA
 
7.  This canine appears in rainstorms.
      (6 / 6)

      POODLE / PUDDLE
 
8.  This animal bears watching, as it caters to baser instincts.  Yes, the BLANK has been known to BLANK.
      (5 / 6)

      PANDA / PANDER
 
9.  This animal is much beloved.  Many find a BLANK quite BLANK.
      (4 / 4)

       DEER / DEAR
 
10.  This bird has its own desk in a hotel lobby.
        (7 / 5-2, or 5, 2, or 7)  

        CHICKEN / CHECKIN or (CHECK IN or CHECK-IN)
 
11.  The lazy BLANK can be found BLANK in the veldt.
        (4 / 4’)

        LION / LYIN’
 
12.  As for the canine mentioned earlier, you know it was brought out by the BLANK, right?
        (8 / 4, 4)

        REINDEER / RAIN, DEAR
 
13.  Is it a BLANK who deputizes sheriffs for a posse?
       (6 / 6)

       BADGER / BADGER

      (Jim suggested MARE / MAYOR, which is an excellent answer as well.)
 
14.  Perhaps this lizard is an appropriate decoration for a traditional Japanese ceramic stove.
      (6, 6 / 6, 6)

      KOMODO DRAGON / KAMADO DRAGON 
 
15.  The BLANK is one of the largest cervine species.  There are many of its BLANK around.
       (3 / 3)

       ELK / ILK
 
16.  This bird sounds as though it has done time.  The BLANK sounds as though it has spent BLANK behind bars.
       (7 / 1, 7)

       OSTRICH / A STRETCH.
 
17.  This bird seems to be something preachers are often calling for, when they say, “... and now let BLANK.”
        (6 / 2, 4)

        OSPREY / US PRAY
 
18.  A farm youngster has escaped!  Yes, the BLANK took it on the BLANK! 
        (4 / 3)

        LAMB / LAM
 
19.  Do the mythical sirens have one of these?  There’s been many a tale of the sirens’ BLANK.
        (5 / 4)

        WHALE / WAIL
 
20.  Down Under, the BLANK sounds like something someone in the Ozarks might say after hearing about something unusual.
         (7 / 4, 1’2, 2)

         WALLABY / WELL, I’LL BE

     
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    Thank you all for playing.

 
    Take it away with Rogue Riddle #1038 next week., Gary!

    Aloha,

        Lars

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