Rogue Riddle 1044 - Winner Declared and Answers Revealed

Lars Hanson

All,

Gregg blew away the competition this week, and will host Rogue Riddle #1045 next week.  Gregg kept at it with admirable perseverance and solved all but one riddle (#11).  The final standings are as follows:

Gregg (95%) – 19 kills (all but #11)

Gary H. (57.5%) -- 11 kills  (1-7, 12, 16, 18, 20) plus one partial (11)

Adam (47.5%) – 9 kills (1, 3-5, 8, 12, 16,  18, and 20) plus one partial on 6

Jim (5%) -- 1 kill  (12)

The final riddle status is as follows:

4 correct – 1:  12

3 correct – 7:  1, 3, 4, 5, 16, 18, 20

2 correct – 4:  2, 6, 7, 8

1 correct – 7: 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

0 correct – 1: 11

No guesses –0

Hints:

• The answers are all regular puns (homonyms, like daffynitions) with two Spoonerisms.
• There are no oblique set-ups – each set-up provides the information for the answer (as one would expect for daffynitions).
• The wording of the set-ups is selected quite specifically and carefully (as usual for my riddles) – paying attention to the information in the set-up pays off here.

Clue Set #1:

Letter counts for the first four unanswered riddles are provided.

Clue Set #2:

Letter counts for the remaining five unanswered riddles are provided.

Clue Set #3:

Letter counts for the six riddles which have only been answered once or twice are provided below.

Clue Set #4:

Letter counts for the remaining riddles plus clues for the five unanswered riddles are provided below.

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Rogue Riddle #1044
The Game’s A-Foot . . .

One solution to ease being cooped up is to engage in some bored games,  or perhaps some scarred, or maybe to chop up the time with some diced games.  And that is this week’s theme.  The challenge:  Name these games.

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.

Example:

Q:  Though I may sound like something for an axle, actually I am a country.  What am I?

A:  GREECE / GREASE

As always, effort has gone into the setup wording to provide necessary clues.

Since this is a long weekend, the riddle will run one day longer, until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.  As usual, the first person to solve all the riddles will be declared the winner and will host Rogue Riddle 1045 next week.  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.  A game of hurriedly written words.

SCRIBBLE / SCRABBLE

2.  A game in which sailors try to discover who tied a line to the corner of a sail.

CLEW / CLUE

3.  A war game played with breath mints.

TICTACS II / TACTICS II

4.  A towering game for toppling vociferous super-patriots.

JINGO / JENGA

5.  A game of musical instruments sliding among the dimly illuminated areas.

6.  A children’s’ game of clumsiness.

OAFISH / GO FISH

7.  A card game about male red deer.

HARTS / HEARTS

8.  A card game named for a strange donkey?

RUM JENNY / GIN RUMMY

9.  A game in which the players try to cover holes in fabric simply.

PATCH EASY / PACHISI (or PARCHEESI, which was the trade name)

10.  The challenge here is to carry dinner on a tray without spilling any.

MEAL BORNE / MILLE BORNES

11.  Collecting an artificial sweetener.

TRUVIAL PURSUIT / TRIVIAL PURSUIT.

12.  A game wrapped in a piece of Indian clothing.

SARI / SORRY

13.  A game to begin thinking about oneself.

START EGO / STRATEGO

14.  A game of indelicacy.

RISQUE / RISK

15.  A game to arrest a stoned criminal.

MAN COLLAR / MANCALA.

16.  A game of becoming a pop singer’s helpers through pantomimes.

17.  A game about a lousy massage.

CRUMMY RUB / RUMMIKUB

18.  A card game about neutered animals.

19.  A card game in a metal tin.

CANISTER / CANASTA

20.  A Danish island gambling card game.

FARØ or FAROE / FARO

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Thanks to all who played.

Take it away Gregg with Rogue Riddle #1045 next week!  Well played!

Aloha,

Lars

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