Here's a new game: Sinister Minister!

comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Since you guys like word games, perhaps you might enjoy this one, which I dreamed up years ago on a long car trip, when the usual time-passers had begun to pall. It's another one where the answer is always a pair of words, but in this case, they have to rhyme with each other, eg 'Sinister Minister'.

So first a question is posed, in the form of 'What do you call a ........ ?' and the answer is always a rhyming pair of words. For example:

Q: What do you call a creepy member of the Government? A: a Sinister Minister (Sorry, I just realised that may only work for Brits and Aussies, and Harry Potter fans..)

Q: What do you call an attractive automaton? A: a Hot Bot

Q: What do you call a non-physical breakfast dish? A: Ethereal Cereal

TIPS: It's always the most fun if the words relate to each other in an amusing, odd or apt way - and are as original as possible. For example, Hot-Spot and Silly Billy are already familiar phrases, so try and think up a new combination, like Hot Bot or Silly Filly, perhaps.

Also it's good to at least try and use as many syllables as possible, rather than always relying on one and two syllable words. Nothing wrong with starting off with them, though, if that's all you can think of - warming up the rhyming centres of the brain... :-)

The first one to guess correctly gets to set the next question.


Q: What do you call the minimum number of people needed in a GardenWeb discussion group?





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Annie Deighnaugh

#483 jingle mingle?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#472 disparaging messaging?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#489...the Alternative Minimum Tax, essentially (3,3) - Annie

#490 ...a mawkish legume (4,2) - Annie

#491 ... great uncles (3,2) - Annie

#492...this relative likes her vino (2,3) - Annie

#493 ...I'm going to really emphasize this to make sure I get the right tuna! (3,3) - Annie

#494 ... handcuffs made out of plant material (4,3) - Annie

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#490 sentimental lentil?

#493 attention yellowfin?

#494 botanical manacles?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes moonie on #490 and #494! Not yet on #493...

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#489 could it be exemption redemption?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Not yet on #489, moonie.

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chibimimi

Yes, Annie -- good going on #433 (an agenda item at a charitable foundation meeting? philanthropic topic) and #483 (a commercial songwriters' party? jingle mingle).

Halfway there on (#484 a sad cephalopod? octopus sourpuss?)

Not yet on ~482...reproduction reduction? fecundity nullity?



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chibimimi

#492...this relative likes her vino (2,3) - Annie

Auntie Chianti?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes, mimi on #492...only I had the plural Auntie's Chiantis

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chibimimi

#489...the Alternative Minimum Tax, essentially (3,3) - Annie

Property penalty?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Not yet on #489...

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chibimimi

#489...the Alternative Minimum Tax, essentially (3,3) - Annie

Deduction reduction?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes mimi! #489 is correct!

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Annie Deighnaugh

#446 ice rink N-Sync? (thinking of curling the sport not the salon)

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Jasdip

Annie, think of the physical shape. It's not a sport, nor curling your hair.

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Annie Deighnaugh

#446 spiral gyra???

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chibimimi

#491 ... great uncles (3,2) - Annie

Grandmother's brothers?

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chibimimi

#493 ...I'm going to really emphasize this to make sure I get the right tuna! (3,3) - Annie

Underscore albacore?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yay mimi on #491 and #493!

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Annie Deighnaugh

Still awaiting judgments from:

  • comtesse (hope she's ok!) on #399 majestic domestic from moonie
  • jadip on #472 disparaging messaging from me.
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Annie Deighnaugh

TUESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#399 ...a housework queen? (3,3) - Comtesse

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#443 ... when the rulers of pseudo-democracies discuss pros and cons? (3,2) -chibimimi

#446...a curled former band member (2,2) - jasdip

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie

#472 ... a trashy post. (4,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi

#484 ... a sad cephalopod? (3,3) -chibimimi

#487 ... when a leader of industry blows his top? (2,2) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#491 ... great uncles (3,2) - Annie SOLVED grandmother's brothers

#493 ...I'm going to really emphasize this to make sure I get the right tuna! (3,3) - Annie SOLVED underscore albacore

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

**496 ... guess the speed (3,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#499 ... how to transport this fantastic creature (2,2) - Annie SOLVED dragon wagon

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,3) - Annie

#501 A repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

**496 ... guess the speed (3,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#499 ... how to transport this fantastic creature (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,3) - Annie

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Annie Deighnaugh

#480, he's not a senator, but Podesta siesta?

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chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3)

he's not a senator, but Podesta siesta?

No, not right, but very clever!

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chibimimi

#499 ... how to transport this fantastic creature (2,2) - Annie

Dragon wagon?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #499!

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Jasdip

jadip on #472 disparaging messaging

Sorry Annie.

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Jasdip

#501 A repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3)

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chibimimi

#501 A repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3)

Hypomanic mechanic?

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Jasdip

half-right, Chibi!

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Hoping comtesse is doing ok!

It doesn't look like I'll be solving any riddles but i still look in.

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Annie Deighnaugh

#443...I'm out of ideas...I got debate, but caliphate, sultanate, emirate...nanny state?

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chibimimi

#443...I'm out of ideas...I got debate, but caliphate, sultanate, emirate...nanny state?

This word is often used to describe the leader of a small country (often in Africa, for some reason) who is a president-for-life or royal, Even though the country may also have an elected (duly or otherwise) government, this person has the real power.

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Annie Deighnaugh

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#399 ...a housework queen? (3,3) - Comtesse

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#443 ... when the rulers of pseudo-democracies discuss pros and cons? (3,2) -chibimimi

#446...a curled former band member (2,2) - jasdip

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie

#472 ... a trashy post. (4,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi

#484 ... a sad cephalopod? (3,3) -chibimimi

#487 ... when a leader of industry blows his top? (2,2) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

**496 ... guess the speed (3,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,3) - Annie

#501 A repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

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Annie Deighnaugh

This thread is really missing something....Comtesse!!!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

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Jasdip

I agree!!! She's an integral part of this game, after all, she introduced it to us!

A couple of hints for mine:

#446...a curled former band member----think of a body position

#472 ... a trashy post---think of a newspaper ad


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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Jasdip, #446 fetal beatle? If that's the correct can you believe not long ago the answer to one if my unused riddles was fetal beatle?

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Jasdip

Moonie, Fetal Beatle is correct!! THAT was the answer to one of your own riddles? Too funny.

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chibimimi

#472 ... a trashy post. (4,3) - Jasdip

Disqualified classified?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

How about #472 undignified classified?

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Jasdip

Bingo, Moonie!

No more hints for you guys. You're too good! :-)

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chibimimi

**496 ... guess the speed (3,1) - Annie

Estimate rate?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes mimi! estimate rate is correct!

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Annie Deighnaugh

THURSDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#399 ...a housework queen? (3,3) - Comtesse

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#443 ... when the rulers of pseudo-democracies discuss pros and cons? (3,2) -chibimimi

#446...a curled former band member (2,2) - jasdip SOLVED fetal beatle

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie

#472 ... a trashy post. (4,3) - Jasdip SOLVED undignified classified

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi

#484 ... a sad cephalopod? (3,3) -chibimimi

#487 ... when a leader of industry blows his top? (2,2) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

**496 ... guess the speed (3,1) - Annie SOLVED estimate rate

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,3) - Annie

#501 A repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

#443 potentate debate?

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chibimimi

#443 ... when the rulers of pseudo-democracies discuss pros and cons?

potentate debate?

Yay! Annie, you got it!

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chibimimi

#501 A repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

This is a tough one ... the only thing I can think of is caffeine-frantic machanic!

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Jasdip

LOL, nope But it is a mechanic.

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chibimimi

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie

Cracking spackling???

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#501 energetic mechanic?

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Annie Deighnaugh

mimi, halfway there on #468!

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FRIDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#399 ...a housework queen? (3,3) - Comtesse

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#443 ... when the rulers of pseudo-democracies discuss pros and cons? (3,2) -chibimimi SOLVED potentate debate

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi

#484 ... a sad cephalopod? (3,3) -chibimimi

#487 ... when a leader of industry blows his top? (2,2) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,4) - Annie

#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

Happy rhyming! :-)

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Annie Deighnaugh

Hah! If you had trouble with #500, it's because I had the syllables wrong! Sorry about that! Someone get me another cup of coffee!!

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,4) - Annie

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Annie Deighnaugh

#487 irate magnate??

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Annie Deighnaugh

~482 population decimation?

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chibimimi

#487 ... when a leader of industry blows his top?

irate magnate??

And another win goes to Annie!

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chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi

~482 population decimation?

No. Hint: one word is often used to describe a gradual reduction in employees without resorting to layoffs. The other word is very rarely used.

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chibimimi

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie

Tackling spackling?

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#399 ...a housework queen? - majestic domestic is correct! Well guessed, Moonie, and I apologise for the rather long wait for confirmation.

Brain, etc still on go-slow, but here are a few more riddles - I've lost track of how many I owe.

Oh, sorry, no this is too hard! Will pop back later if I can get myself together.

It's nice to come back and find the game still humming along, although I think I must have missed the 500th question celebration - shame! Never mind, there's always the 1,000th to look forward to...

Happy Easter for tomorrow, everyone! :-)

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Annie Deighnaugh

Glad to have you pop in, comtesse, even if for just a short visit. Hope you enjoy your holiday too!

#468, mimi, close enough..I had tackle spackle in mind.

#482 obstetritian attrition?

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SATURDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#399 ...a housework queen? (3,3) - Comtesse SOLVED majestic domestic

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#468 ... go at the wall prep with energy (2,2) - Annie SOLVED tackle spackle

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi

#484 ... a sad cephalopod? (3,3) -chibimimi

#487 ... when a leader of industry blows his top? (2,2) -chibimimi SOLVED irate magnate

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,4) - Annie

#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Jasdip

It's so good to see you Comtesse!

Moonie, energetic mechanic isn't right.

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Comtesse, such a pleasure to see you posting! Hope the brain fog burns off soon! I've had a headache for days. Not bad, just an annoyance mostly. One where you don't want to read or focus on small text. Or be in the sun which is the greatest of all annoyances! I'm glad it's partially cloudy today but pollen is awful.

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2)

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chibimimi

Comtesse, so good to hear from you! Have a speedy recovery.

#482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3)

obstetritian attrition?

Halfway there, Annie. The first word is pretty rare -- I don't remember knowing of it until I saw it in a book the other day. As I recall, the book was published in the '60s.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Too busy with the holidays to update...had 15 people for dinner yesterday. Nice time was had by all, but I was worn out by the time it was over. Doesn't look like there's been much activity anyway, so I'll just stick with the Saturday update and update tomorrow.

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Annie Deighnaugh

#482 parturition attrition?

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#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - workaholic mechanic?

Comtesse, great to hear from you. Hope you get better soon!

Like Annie, I'm work out from getting our garden started and prepping for dinner guests yesterday. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.

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#484 - a sad cephalopod? (3,3) - dolorous octopus or dolorous nautilus?

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#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) - entertaining polarizing?

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chibimimi

#482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3)

parturition attrition?

Excellent, Annie! That's the answer.


#484 - a sad cephalopod? (3,3) - dolorous octopus

Yes, OP -- you've got it!


#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) - entertaining polarizing?

One word is very close, OP -- think of the noun instead of the gerund.

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) - polarity hilarity, perhaps? :-)

Many thanks to everyone for all your kind words and wishes while I've been indisposed. I had a nice therapeutic Easter weekend involving lots of lying in the garden on the sun lounge staring vaguely at clouds, and a veritable orgy of old B&W movies, one after the other, until they all seemed to merge into one neverending story... hope everyone else's was just as enjoyable, in their various ways...

Moonie, that 'Like' on your last comment was meant to be an expression of sympathy and understanding - I don't like you having a headache and struggling with allergies, of course; and I hope your brain fog/ache/dullness is getting a little better now. I can't cope with bright sunshine either. The autumn clouds and soft breezes have been very welcome for me here, and now I've managed to acquire a sun lounge I can get outside more easily to enjoy them.

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Annie Deighnaugh

TUESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi

~482 ... the result of dwindling fertility? (4,3) -chibimimi SOLVED parturition attrition

#484 ... a sad cephalopod? (3,3) -chibimimi SOLVED dolorous octopus

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,4) - Annie

#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#503 ... this great river is useful for many purposes (3,1) - Annie

#504 ... dam up this European river (2,1) - Annie

#505 ... beauty parlor along this giant river (3,2) - Annie

#506 ... when this large river makes a curt remark (2,4) - Annie

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I've added a bunch of river-themed riddles this morning. Don't drown! :)

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - escape rape?

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,4) - stolen semicolon?

#503 ... this great river is useful for many purposes (3,1) - versatile Nile?

#505 ... beauty parlor along this giant river (3,2) - Amazon salon?

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#506 ... when this large river makes a curt remark (2,4) - snippy Mississippi?

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Volga Syrah?

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Annie Deighnaugh

You guys are so good!! #497, 500, 503, 505 and 506 are all correct !

Not yet though on #507....

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chibimimi

#504 ... dam up this European river (2,1) - Annie

Confine Rhine?

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#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) - polarity hilarity, perhaps? :-)

Wonderful, comtesse! Or, wonderful comtesse -- You are right!

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #504!


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#501 hypermanic mechanic?

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Jasdip

Oh, good one, Annie! That's better than the one I was thinking.

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#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

Arno Merlot? Arno Pinot?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Sorry, not yet, mimi on #507.

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So, jasdip, you're saying my #501 is not right yet....


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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

#481 ... fun with magnets? (4,4) -chibimimi SOLVED polarity hilarity

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

#497 ... avoid sexual assault (2,1) - Annie SOLVED escape rape

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#500 ... someone made off with the punctuation mark (2,4) - Annie SOLVED stolen semicolon

#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#503 ... this great river is useful for many purposes (3,1) - Annie SOLVED versatile Nile

#504 ... dam up this European river (2,1) - Annie SOLVED confine Rhine

#505 ... beauty parlor along this giant river (3,2) - Annie SOLVED: Amazon salon

#506 ... when this large river makes a curt remark (2,4) - Annie SOLVED snippy Mississippi

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

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OutsidePlaying

Jasdip, I made a guess on #501 a couple of days ago (workaholic mechanic) and didn't see a response. You probably missed it with what you had going on.

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Jasdip

Sorry Outside. I didn't see it. That's not the right answer either, but the word does end in ic.

Yes, Annie, your guess wasn't right either.

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#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip

Systematic mechanic?

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#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

Leaching bling???

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#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie

Cesspool jewel?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#495, cesspool jewel is correct, mimi!

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#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - battlefront manhunt?

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#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Mosel Moselle?

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#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) - anticipates beignets/croquettes? (long shot but I'm fresh out on this one; maybe time for a clue?)

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#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - thoughtful principal?

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Jasdip

Chi, YES, #501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) -

Systematic mechanic? is correct!

No, on #437....thoughtful principal, Outside

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chibimimi

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) - anticipates
beignets/croquettes? (long shot but I'm fresh out on this one; maybe
time for a clue?)

The ones best known by me are made with potato, but apparently they can be made with meat or other major ingredients -- hope that helps!

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

So, what d'you call...

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3)

#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3)

#510 ...when a poem has bonus verses? (2,3)

#511 ...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..)

and a few easy/beginner's ones, which I've put in bold to make them stand out better:

**512 ...a daily journal of heavy mist? (1,1)

**513 ... to apply a grass cutting machine to white precipitation? (1,1)

**514 ...a polite request to turn water into ice? (1,1)

**515 ...to send icy precipitation by post? (1,1)

**516 ...to become sodden in the rain? (1,1)

I'll see if I can put the answers to #512 - 516 on my profile page, so if non-beginners want to have a go at them you can just look up the answers when you're done, without giving away the answers for newbies. :-)

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Done! - I think this should work. So, to look up those answers, click on 'comtessedelacouche' at the top of this post, then on SINISTER MINISTER in my Ideabooks. Let me know if it doesn't work!

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Annie Deighnaugh

Thanks for all the riddles, comtesse...please note I had to renumber them. The correct numbering appears in the update below.

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THURSDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#495 ... a gem of a septic system (2,1) - Annie SOLVED cesspool jewel

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#501 ... a repairperson with type A personality, or OCD (4,3) - Jasdip SOLVED systematic mechanic

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3) - comtesse

#510 ...when a poem has bonus verses? (2,3) - comtesse

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

**512 ...a daily journal of heavy mist? (1,1) - comtesse

**513 ... to apply a grass cutting machine to white precipitation? (1,1) - comtesse

**514 ...a polite request to turn water into ice? (1,1) - comtesse

**515 ...to send icy precipitation by post? (1,1) - comtesse

**516 ...to become sodden in the rain? (1,1) - comtesse

#517 ...multifamily housing made of metal à la Brit (5,5) - Annie

#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - Annie

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

**520...sly Cyrus (2,2) - Annie

**521...Berry's last acts (2,3) - Annie

**522...wasteful Taylor (2,1) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

#510 stanza bonanza?

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I got all the easy ones, so I'll leave them for someone else to solve.

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#517 ...multifamily housing made of metal à la Brit (5,5) - Annie

#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - Annie

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

**520...sly Cyrus (2,2) - Annie

**521...Berry's last acts (2,3) - Annie

**522...wasteful Taylor (2,1) - Annie


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chibimimi

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

Pedantic fanatic?

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**522...wasteful Taylor (2,1) - Annie

Spendthrift Swift?

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#517 ...multifamily housing made of metal à la Brit (5,5) - Annie

Aluminium condominium?

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**512 ...a daily journal of heavy mist? (1,1) - comtesse

**** sorry, just saw that this was meant for beginners.

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**513 ... to apply a grass cutting machine to white precipitation? (1,1) - comtesse

**** sorry -- as above

**514 ...a polite request to turn water into ice? (1,1) - comtesse

**** sorry again!

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**521...Berry's last acts (2,3) - Annie

Halle's finales?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #521 and #522!

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#510 ...when a poem has bonus verses? (2,3) - stanza bonanza is correct, Annie!

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - pedantic fanatic is half right, Chibi... I'm not saying which half, though, at this stage. :-)

Thanks, Annie, for putting those numbers right for me - I did make an awful mess of them - I don't think the brain was/is fully working yet.. so, my apologies for the muddle.

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FRIDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3) - comtesse

#510 ...when a poem has bonus verses? (2,3) - comtesse SOLVED stanza bonanza

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

**512 ...a daily journal of heavy mist? (1,1) - comtesse

**513 ... to apply a grass cutting machine to white precipitation? (1,1) - comtesse

**514 ...a polite request to turn water into ice? (1,1) - comtesse

**515 ...to send icy precipitation by post? (1,1) - comtesse

**516 ...to become sodden in the rain? (1,1) - comtesse

#517 ...multifamily housing made of metal à la Brit (5,5) - Annie SOLVED aluminium condominium

#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - Annie

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

**520...sly Cyrus (2,2) - Annie

**521...Berry's last acts (2,3) - Annie SOLVED Halle's finales

**522...wasteful Taylor (2,1) - Annie SOLVED spendthrift swift

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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**520...sly Cyrus (2,2) - Wiley Miley

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**516 ...to become sodden in the rain? (1,1) - Get Wet

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**515 ...to send icy precipitation by post? (1,1) - comtesse - Mail Hail

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**512 ...a daily journal of heavy mist? (1,1) - comtesse - Fog Log

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**514 ...a polite request to turn water into ice? (1,1) - comtesse - Please Freeze

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**513 ... to apply a grass cutting machine to white precipitation? (1,1) - comtesse - Mow Snow

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes casey on #520!

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#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - quarrel laurel

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes OP! #498 is correct or close enough....I was thinking laurel quarrel...that's been hanging fire for a long time.

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OutsidePlaying

Thanks, Annie. I almost switched it that way. And then didn't. I've been trying to solve some of the oldies, but not much luck.

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

**512, 513, 514, 515 and 516 are all correct - great guessing, Casey - and welcome to the game!

Would you like to have a go at setting some for us?

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Jasdip

#523 A friendly creature (2,2)

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#524 - Comprehend Canada's newest province (3,3)

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#524 - Comprehend Canada's newest province (3,3) - would that be 'understand Newfoundland', by any chance? I love that!

...And I think I may have just worked out where all those rather picturesque snowy/icy photos you post are of... I've been puzzling over that one for a while... :-)

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SATURDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#498 ... argue about that blooming bush (2,2) - Annie SOLVED laurel quarrel

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3) - comtesse

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

**512 ...a daily journal of heavy mist? (1,1) - comtesse SOLVED fog log

**513 ... to apply a grass cutting machine to white precipitation? (1,1) - comtesse SOLVED mow snow

**514 ...a polite request to turn water into ice? (1,1) - comtesse SOLVED please freeze

**515 ...to send icy precipitation by post? (1,1) - comtesse SOLVED mail hail

**516 ...to become sodden in the rain? (1,1) - comtesse SOLVED get wet

#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - Annie

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

**520...sly Cyrus (2,2) - Annie SOLVED wily Miley

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#524 ... comprehend Canada's newest province (3,3) - caseynfld

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

#509 buoyant clairvoyant?

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#502 battlefront manhunt?

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#508 fantastic monastic? fantastic fanatic?

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Jasdip

Comtesse.......#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3),

a buoyant clairvoyant? It has to be! :-)

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caseynfld

Comtesse yes you got it right!

#524 - Comprehend Canada's newest province (3,3) - Understand Newfoundland

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Annie Deighnaugh

Clue for #507...the river is in Asia...

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3) - buoyant clairvoyant is correct. :-)

Well done Annie! And well guessed too, Jasdip - unfortunately just a little too late for the blue ribbon...


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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Sorry, not there yet on #508, Annie...

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Jasdip

Ah, sorry! I didn't see Annie's guess ahead of mine. Your riddle just jumped out at me.

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OutsidePlaying

Annie, I think Moonie must be away, maybe no wifi. Hope all is ok.

Great minds think alike. I guessed the same for #502 last Wednesday & haven't heard a peep since.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Sorry, OP, I missed your guess....

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SUNDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#509 ...a seer who's unlikely to drown? (2,3) - comtesse SOLVED buoyant clairvoyant

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - Annie

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#524 ... comprehend Canada's newest province (3,3) - caseynfld SOLVED understand Newfoundland

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

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Annie Deighnaugh

#523 caring herring? pleasant pheasant? gabby tabby?

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Jasdip

Nice try, Annie. Sorry, nope

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Annie Deighnaugh

jasdip, #437 has been hanging fire a long time...can we have a hint?

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Jasdip

I don't know what to say for a hint. You're the employee.......

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Having trouble figuring out the 'potato dough' thing in the clue, so here's one try:

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) - cullurelli handy (or screppelle handy)? (Italian fried potato dough)

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#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Merlot (or Pinot)Yellow?, Mosel Ural?

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#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - kinder employer?; nobler employer?

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#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - refresh mesh?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #518!! Not yet on the river...it's a long one...

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MONDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

#518...rehab the screen door (2,1) - Annie SOLVED refresh mesh

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#525...a careful pupil (2,2) - Annie

#526 ... an animal trainer (2,2) - Annie

#527 ... one who teaches at beauty school (3,3) - Annie

#528 ... school administrator from South America (3,1) - Annie

#529 ...go around the college head (3,3) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

I added some new riddles above.

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OutsidePlaying

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Asti Yangtze? or Chablis Yangtze?

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Jasdip

Outside, your guesses are so close. #437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - kinder employer?; nobler employer?

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OutsidePlaying

gentler employer?

tender employer?

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Jasdip

hmmm thinking of my word in the answer, I wonder if it's an actual word. Oh oh. I'll take some more guesses to see if anyone comes up with the word in my mind. (Close, OP)

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

OP, #502 battlefront manhunt is correct!

I am so sorry! Days ago I saw OP had the correct answer and thought I had posted it. Apparently I was mistaken! I'm so sorry!

Yes, all is ok with me. The grands were out of school last week and we had a lot going on. Went to Busch Gardens and took the boat out 3 times. It's really hard to keep 3 kids aged 17, 14. and 11 all involved in the same activities and enjoy themselves! The weather was great! This week not so much, but I'm still practically living outside. :)

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes OP, #507 is Yangtze chablis!

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TUESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#502... searching for a criminal in a combat zone. (3,2) - moonie SOLVED battlefront manhunt

#507 ... what wine one drinks while floating on this large river (2,2) - Annie SOLVED Yangtze chablis

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#525...a careful pupil (2,2) - Annie

#526 ... an animal trainer (2,2) - Annie

#527 ... one who teaches at beauty school (3,3) - Annie

#528 ... school administrator from South America (3,1) - Annie

#529 ...go around the college head (3,3) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

mimi on #480...is that a proper named senator? Or is it a generic term for senator?

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Annie Deighnaugh

?488 economic tonic?

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chibimimi

#529 ...go around the college head (3,3) - Annie

Circumvent president?

And I owe some clues. I'll get back to you n that!

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chibimimi

mimi on #480...is that a proper named senator? Or is it a generic term for senator?

Annie, it's a generic term.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #529!!

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Jasdip

#525- a prudent student.

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#526 creature teacher?

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#527 hairdresser professor?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes jadip on #525 and yes to moonie on #526 and #527! Well done!

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chibimimi

#528 ... school administrator from South America (3,1) - Annie

Hmmm, well, this one rhymes in print, although not spoken, but I'll throw it out there just to maybe spark someone else's thoughts: Chilean dean.

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Annie Deighnaugh

mimi, #528 is half right....

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#530... a terrific decision (3,3)

#531... a horse race on the WWW (3,3)

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#523 gabby tabby? merry fairy? benign canine?

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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#525...a careful pupil (2,2) - Annie SOLVED prudent student

#526 ... an animal trainer (2,2) - Annie SOLVED creature teacher

#527 ... one who teaches at beauty school (3,3) - Annie SOLVED hairdresser professor

#528 ... school administrator from South America (3,1) - Annie

#529 ...go around the college head (3,3) - Annie SOLVED circumvent president

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#531... a horse race on the WWW (3,3) - moonie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

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OutsidePlaying

Mimi, some of these guesses seem to be getting 'lost', so I'll post this guess again in hopes it will generate another clue if this isn't correct:

Having trouble figuring out the 'potato dough' thing in the clue, so here's one try:

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) - cullurelli handy (or screppelle handy)? (Italian fried potato dough)

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chibimimi

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) - cullurelli handy (or screppelle handy)? (Italian fried potato dough)

Sorry, OP, I didn't see that guess before. No, neither guess is correct. Think Eastern European or Yiddish.

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chibimimi

#528 ... school administrator from South America (3,1) - Annie

Argentine dean?

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chibimimi

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#533 ... a felon who uses the power of suggestion to commit his crimes? (4,3) -chibimimi

**534 ... a blanket given as atonement? (1,1) -chibimimi

**535 ... ineffectual leash for farmyard animals? (1,1) -chibimimi

**536 ,,, camping fees? (1,1) -chibimimi

#537 ... a museum guide's pecular manner of speaking? (2,2) -chibimimi

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #528!!


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chibimimi

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

Pedantic romantic?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#537 docent accent?


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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#533 criminalist mesmerist? although a criminalist isn't usually a felon

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Annie Deighnaugh

**536 tent rent?

#523 loving duckling?

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THURSDAY UPDATE:
These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ...what do you call a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#528 ... school administrator from South America (3,1) - Annie SOLVED Argentine dean

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#531... a horse race on the WWW (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#533 ... a felon who uses the power of suggestion to commit his crimes? (4,3) -chibimimi

**534 ... a blanket given as atonement? (1,1) -chibimimi

**535 ... ineffectual leash for farmyard animals? (1,1) -chibimimi

**536 ,,, camping fees? (1,1) -chibimimi

#537 ... a museum guides peculiar manner of speaking? (2,2) -chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#539 ... water source on a geological feature (2,2) - Annie

#540 ... a geologic feature named for a female astronaut (2,2) - Annie

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

#542 ... remove hair from this geologic feature (1,1) - Annie

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

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Annie Deighnaugh

I added a series of riddles around geologic features, above.

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chibimimi

**536 ,,, camping fees?

tent rent?

#537 ... a museum guide's pecular manner of speaking?

docent accent?

Yes! Good job, Annie!

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chibimimi

#533 ... a felon who uses the power of suggestion to commit his crimes? (4,3)

criminalist mesmerist? although a criminalist isn't usually a felon

Very close on "criminalist," moonie. But it's in the wrong position.

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chibimimi

#539 ... water source on a geological feature (2,2) - Annie

Mountain fountain?

#540 ... a geologic feature named for a female astronaut (2,2) - Annie

Sally Valley?

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chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

Nicholas Morass?

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OutsidePlaying

#542 ... remove hair from this geologic feature (1,1) - shave cave?

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**534 ... a blanket given as atonement? (1,1) - guilt quilt?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#533 subliminal criminal?

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chibimimi

**534 ... a blanket given as atonement? (1,1) - guilt quilt?

Right you are, OP!

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chibimimi

#533 ... a felon who uses the power of suggestion to commit his crimes?

subliminal criminal?

You got it, moonie!

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chibimimi

#531... a horse race on the WWW (3,3) - moonie

Cyberspace trottin'race????

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chibimimi

#531... a horse race on the WWW (3,3) - moonie

Cyberspace steeplechase? (That sounds a bit more reasonable.)

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Good going, chibi! Cyberspace steeplechase is correct

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #539 and #540 and #542! Good goin'!!

Not yet on #538

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3)

Pedantic romantic is correct - well guessed, Chibi! Apologies for the long wait for an answer..

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Annie Deighnaugh

mimi, did you say no on ?488 voodoo stew as economic tonic?

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FRIDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ... a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi

#508 ...a wild idealist who's overly insistent on literal correctness? (3,3) - comtesse SOLVED pedantic romantic

#511...someone with a strong sense of self, who engages in esoteric spiritual practices? (7,2) (Sorry, clumsy clue - if I can improve on it, I will..) - comtesse

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#531... a horse race on the WWW (3,3) - moonie SOLVED cyberspace steeplechase

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#533 ... a felon who uses the power of suggestion to commit his crimes? (4,3) -chibimimi SOLVED subliminal criminal

**534 ... a blanket given as atonement? (1,1) -chibimimi SOLVED guilt quilt

**535 ... ineffectual leash for farmyard animals? (1,1) -chibimimi

**536 ... camping fees? (1,1) -chibimimi SOLVED tent rent

#537 ... a museum guides peculiar manner of speaking? (2,2) -chibimimi SOLVED docent accent

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#539 ... water source on a geological feature (2,2) - Annie SOLVED mountain fountain

#540 ... a geologic feature named for a female astronaut (2,2) - Annie SOLVED Sally Valley

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

#542 ... remove hair from this geologic feature (1,1) - Annie SOLVED shave cave

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#544 ...feline/weed (2,4) - Annie

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2) - Annie

~546 ... ungulate/flower (3,4) - Annie

#547 ... equine/flower (2,2) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

~549 ... ursidae/orchid (2,2) - Annie

#550 ... desert ungulate/flowering tree (4,2) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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chibimimi

mimi, did you say no on ?488 voodoo stew as economic tonic?

How do I keep missing all these guesses? Sorry to keep you waiting, but no, it is not economic tonic.

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Annie Deighnaugh

#535 goats totes? hen's pens? pig's twigs? ciao sow? bull pull? mare's snares? lamb lam? colt bolt? lose ewes?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Speaking of animals, here's a fauna/flora collection of riddles:

#544 ...feline/weed (2,4)

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2)

~546 ... ungulate/flower (3,4)

#547 ... equine/flower (2,2)

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1)

~549 ... ursidae/orchid (2,2)

#550 ... desert ungulate/flowering tree (4,2)

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OutsidePlaying

Annie, your reminder reminded me - I had come up with something on 488 also:

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) - misanthrophy medley?

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chibimimi

#550 ... desert ungulate/flowering tree (4,2)

Dromedary cherry?

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chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) - misanthrophy medley?

Sorry, OP, not yet.

HINT: Where in the US is voodoo practiced most (by repute, not my personal experience)? And what is the renowned stew/thick soup of that place?

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chibimimi

#544 ...feline/weed (2,4)

Lion dandelion???

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chibimimi

#535 goats totes? hen's pens? pig's twigs? ciao sow? bull pull? mare's snares? lamb lam? colt bolt? lose ewes?

All good guesses, but nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, and nope!

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chibimimi

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2)

Gorilly lily? (okay, I know it's wrong, but it sounds cool!)

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~549 ... ursidae/orchid (2,2)

Panda vanda?

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OutsidePlaying

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) -

gloomy jockey, moody rookie, or a different combination of these?

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#535 - goat rope?

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chibimimi

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

Crevices Services? Crevasses Services?

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chibimimi

#535 ... ineffectual leash for farmyard animals?

goat rope?

OP, you're on the right track with rope, but think more ineffectual.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #550, ~549, and #544.

Not yet on #543, or #545, or #519

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#488 mumbojumbo gumbo?

#535 swine twine?

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Jasdip

#551 A polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4)

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chibimimi

#548 ... canine/flower

Lupine lupine?

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chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew?

mumbojumbo gumbo?

**535 ... ineffectual leash for farmyard animals?

swine twine?

Woohoo -- Moonie, you are on a roll! Yes to both of these!

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chibimimi

#548 ... canine/flower

Lupine lupine?

Uh, ignore this. I'm way off on my syllable count.

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~546 ... ungulate/flower (3,4) - Annie

Antelope heliotrope? Buffalo pussywillow?

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***#552... a neutered wild cat (2,2)

#553... the doctor said he was sorry. (5,2)

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#553 ...the doctor said he was sorry. (5,2) - apologetic medic, perhaps?

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Re #474 ...ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

Having devoted a fair bit of time to studying Wikipedia's fascinating and enormously long entry for 'List of fried dough foods' and come up with nothing that fits the requirements for syllables, potato content and Jewish/Eastern European origins, more googling produced latkes and knishes, and an unhealthy craving for greasy, stodgy, crispy and if possible sugary and sticky brown stuff.

Further research informed me of the correct pronunciation for latkes. That didn't help. So....

take-out-dishes knishes, or

no-wash-dishes knishes

are my best shots at this. Not good shots, but my personal best.


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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

I must owe a few Qs by now, so here goes: What do you call...

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3)

#555 ...to absorb an examination paper? (2,1)

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2)

#557 ...to look into problem of insufficient food? (3,2)

#558 ...the Joy of Detective Work? (5,3)

And here's a revised (and hopefully a bit clearer) version of an earlier one I set:

#511 ...an unconventional person who communes with spiritual realms? (7,2)

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #546 antelope heliotrope!! Not sure if people even knew of heliotrope! Way to go!

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SATURDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ... a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

?488 ... what skeptics might call a voodoo stew? (4,2) -chibimimi SOLVED mumbojumbo gumbo

#511 ...an unconventional person who communes with spiritual realms? (7,2) - comtesse

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

**535 ... ineffectual leash for farmyard animals? (1,1) -chibimimi SOLVED swine twine

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#544 ...feline/weed (2,4) - Annie SOLVED lion dandelion

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2) - Annie

~546 ... ungulate/flower (3,4) - Annie SOLVED antelope heliotrope

#547 ... equine/flower (2,2) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

~549 ... ursidae/orchid (2,2) - Annie SOLVED panda vanda

#550 ... desert ungulate/flowering tree (4,2) - Annie SOLVED dromedary cherry

#551 A polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

**552... a neutered wild cat (2,2) - moonie SOLVED sterile feral

#553... the doctor said he was sorry. (5,2) - moonie SOLVED apologetic medic

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - comtesse

#555 ...to absorb an examination paper? (2,1) - comtesse

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#557 ...to look into problem of insufficient food? (3,2) - comtesse

#558 ...the Joy of Detective Work? (5,3) - comtesse

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

#558 investigation elation?


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#555 ingest test?


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chibimimi


#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2)

take-out-dishes knishes, or

no-wash-dishes knishes

Comtesse, you are halfway there on both of these -- good detective work!

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chibimimi

**552... a neutered wild cat (2,2) - moonie

Sterile feral?

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chibimimi

Not sure if people even knew of heliotrope!

A colleague grew it in her garden ... otherwise I'd be among the ignorant.

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#511 ...an unconventional person who communes with spiritual realms? (7,2)

Individualistic psychic?

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#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi

Time for a hint on this one: When s/he is up for re-election, s/he is called the ...

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Yes, comtesse, #553 is apologetic medic!

Chibi, you are also correct on #552 sterile feral!

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#480 somnolent recumbent?

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chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3)

somnolent recumbent?

Halfway there, moonie!

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

I don't know why I misspelled incumbent. Somnolent incumbent?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#480 recumbent incumbent?

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chibimimi

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - comtesse

Uprising surmising?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Please bear with me. Lol. Recumbent incumbent?

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Lol I'm having a foggy morning even with the beautiful bright sunshine

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chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3)

recumbent incumbent?

Full marks, Annie -- that is correct! Moonie, you were so close ...

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chibimimi

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - comtesse

Uprising apprising?

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Annie Deighnaugh

I couldn't have done it without Moonie's sagacious inputs! So 100% credit to Moonie!


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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Awww, shucks, Annie. But we all know you would have solved it without any help from me. :)

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Annie Deighnaugh

Ah...knishes, the way I pronounce it, is 3 syllables...keh-NISH-es.

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Annie Deighnaugh

I'm still struggling with #437...spoiler employer? bigger employer? kinder employer?

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#530 selection perfection?

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SUNDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ... a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#480 ... a sitting Senator taking a nap? (3,3) -chibimimi SOLVED recumbent incumbent

#511 ...an unconventional person who communes with spiritual realms? (7,2) - comtesse SOLVED individualistic mystic

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2) - Annie

#547 ... equine/flower (2,2) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

#551 A polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

**552... a neutered wild cat (2,2) - moonie SOLVED sterile feral

#553... the doctor said he was sorry. (5,2) - moonie SOLVED apologetic medic

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - comtesse

#555 ...to absorb an examination paper? (2,1) - comtesse

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#557 ...to look into problem of insufficient food? (3,2) - comtesse SOLVED examine famine

#558 ...the Joy of Detective Work? (5,3) - comtesse SOLVED investigation elation

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

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Annie Deighnaugh

#511 individualistic mystic?

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#557 examine famine?

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

#558 ...the Joy of Detective Work? (5,3) - investigation elation is spot on first time, Annie!

#555 ...to absorb an examination paper? (2,1) - ingest test is really, really close; just change one syllable (and lay off it, you lot - this has to be Annie's!) :-D

#511 ...an unconventional person who communes with spiritual realms? (7,2) - individualistic psychic is half right, Chibi... ah, but see below, Miss Annie has divined it.

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - uprising surmising, uprising apprising - nah, sorry...nothin' doin' there yet, Miss Chibs...

#511 ...an unconventional person who communes with spiritual realms? (7,2) - individualistic mystic, and

#557 ...to look into problem of insufficient food? (3,2) - examine famine

are both right - very well done on this little batch of mine Annie - that's 3 3/4 out of 4 attempted, or 81%, correct! A Distinction, no less. :-)

Good guessing, everyone...







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Annie Deighnaugh

#555 digest test?

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#554 mutiny scrutiny?

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#474 expeditious knishes?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Annie, not yet on #530.

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#555 ...to absorb an examination paper? (2,1) - digest test is correct!

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - and so is mutiny scrutiny. Great work, Annie!

I reckon you're right with expeditious knishes, too... I was thinking it must be something-icious but couldn't get any further than that. Where do words go when you want them?

Interesting point about the pronunciation; whether 'kn' could qualify as a syllable without any vowel in it... I suppose an equivalent might be 'chthonic', that came up recently; you could say that should be 3 syllables by the way it sounds ie "cheh-THON-ic" (sort of, I think), but we only counted it as 2, IIRC.

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Chibi - I loved mumbo-jumbo gumbo and recumbent incumbent! Lovely images, and a 3-way rhyme, no less... LOL Come to think of it, this game could just as well be called Mumbo-Jumbo (with or without the Gumbo)...

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Moonie - I'm sorry to hear about your sunny day fog. These neurological things are a bloody nuisance. I think mine must be clearing a bit, since I seem to be able to write/type coherent sentences again... I thought you must be sick when you didn't appear here for a while and you'd been having headaches before that; was glad to hear it was only or mainly grandparently (?) (I think you said) duties keeping you from us that time...

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Re #437 ... a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip

So-o, let's see, have we ascertained that one word is employer? (Ah, yes, didn't Jasdip give 'you're the employee' as a significant clue?) And do we think that the other word is probably just something ending in -er, rather than -oyer or -loyer?

I have an idea we tried kinder before and got the thumbs-down from Miss Jasdip...??

'Considerate', eh?...

Politer employer, perhaps? Oh, no, wrong number of syllables. Fairer employer?
Has that been tried yet?

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Re #519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie, are we allowed to know whether this poor old depressed sports figure is a specifically named person or just a general type of sports person, like a footballer? Or, there again, maybe it's not a human but a horse? - 'figure' could be intentionally ambiguous. Perhaps it's not a player but a coach or mascot or something? Wildly out of my comfort zone again with this theme, especially if it relates to American rather than International sport.

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#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip - has anyone tried chummy bunny yet? Or matey kitty? or huggy buggy? or could it be cockroach approach?? :-)

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Annie Deighnaugh

comtesse...on chthonic, it is pronounced as 2 syllables...THON-ik. And while knife, I would consider 1 syllable as it is pronounced NIFE, knishes, at least in my neck of the woods, are 3 syllables where the k is pronounced separately from the n. Not sure if it's from the yiddish like german which tends to pronounce all the letters. I always thought it was so interesting that my father, who grew up speaking Polish, would pronounce film and elm as 2 syllable words: FIL-em and EL-em.

Re #519, it is not a specific sports figure, rather a generic term for someone involved in doing sports (as opposed to say an announcer or manager).

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Comtesse, you"re so right about this haze we often live in. Im so glad you seem to be feeling better! Such a relief when the fog begins to lift! Headaches are another thing I deal with. I've had them all my life and fortunately not near as bad as they used to be. When I get them, they last for days. Nothing debilitating, just nagging to where you don't want to read or have to mentally focus. My poor daughter inherited my headaches it seems.

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Jasdip

Comtesse, your answers for #523, a friendly creature aren't right yet.

BUT your guess of Fairer employer? for #437, a considerate boss is correct!!!

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Annie Deighnaugh

I added a bunch this a.m. that are famous people whose names rhyme....I'm thinking they'll be fairly easy, though I'm not sure.

#559...bow/bernhardt (2,2) - Annie

#560...summers/one-named singer (2,3) - Annie

#561...depp/osmond (2,2) - Annie

#562...mandela/pickett (2,2) - Annie

#563...jeeter/estrada (2,2) - Annie

#564...lee/tyson (1,1) - Annie

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MONDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#437 ... a considerate boss? (2,3) - Jasdip SOLVED fairer employer

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2) - Annie

#547 ... equine/flower (2,2) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

#551 A polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

#554 ...the careful examination of a rebellion? (3,3) - comtesse SOLVED mutiny scrutiny

#555 ...to absorb an examination paper? (2,1) - comtesse SOLVED digest test

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#559...bow/bernhardt (2,2) - Annie

#560...summers/one-named singer (2,3) - Annie

#561...depp/osmond (2,2) - Annie

#562...mandela/pickett (2,2) - Annie

#563...jeeter/estrada (2,2) - Annie

#564...lee/tyson (1,1) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Oh, I'm onto this lot, Annie! LOL

#559...bow/bernhardt (2,2) - Clara/Sarah (sp?)

#560...summers/one-named singer (2,3) - Donna/Madonna

#561...depp/osmond (2,2) - Johnnie/Donny

#562...mandela/pickett (2,2) - Nelson/Wilson

#563...jeeter/estrada (2,2) - woo...never heard of them..

#564...lee/tyson (1,1) - Spike/Mike


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Annie Deighnaugh

All good comtesse...except for #560...half right

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chibimimi

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2)

expeditious knishes?

Correct, Annie! I did double-check the number of syllables when writing the clue; the two dictionaries I consulted list "knish" as one syllable. It's an awkward sound in English, no doubt about it!


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chibimimi

Comtesse, thank you for your kind words about mumbo-jumbo gumbo!

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#563...jeeter/estrada (2,2) - Annie

Derek/Eric

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OutsidePlaying

Moonie - glad you finally got #488 - mumbo jumbo! I figured out the gumbo part (after ruling out jambalaya) but not mumbo jumbo because I thought it's 2 words. Maybe some write it together or hyphenate it, I don't know. Anyway, forgot about the slang part of the clue too & couldn't figure anything that went with gumbo.

And 'fairer' too! Good grief - Went all around that one!

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #563...I guess the name game is pretty easy...

Just one outstanding yet, #560...

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Annie Deighnaugh

#551, i know it's not right, but I keep thinking courteous platypus...

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#556 request inquest?

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#523 jolly molly?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Annie, I like your answer for #551. Syllables... bah!

How about #551 courteous rhinoceros?

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Annie Deighnaugh

I bet you're right moonie....so many of these answers are such a struggle and then when you see them, it's "DOH!"

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#560 Donna/ Rihanna?

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#545 ...primate/flower (3,2) - gorilla/scilla?

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#547 ... equine/flower (2,2) - filly/lily?

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#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - (this is a stretch) - cur/fleur?

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#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - levy survey?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes moonie #560 is right!

OP, yes on #547! Not yet on #548, 545...

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#545 chimpanzee pansy?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes moonie on #545!!

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TUESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#474 ... ready-to-go fried dough treats? (4,2) -chibimimi SOLVED expeditious knishes

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#545 ...primate/flower (3,2) - Annie SOLVED chimpanzee pansy

#547 ... equine/flower (2,2) - Annie SOLVED filly lily

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

#551 ... a polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#559...bow/bernhardt (2,2) - Annie SOLVED Clara/Sarah

#560...summers/one-named singer (2,3) - Annie SOLVED Donna/Rihanna

#561...depp/osmond (2,2) - Annie SOLVED Johnnie/Donny

#562...mandela/pickett (2,2) - Annie SOLVED Nelson/Wilson

#563...jeeter/estrada (2,2) - Annie Solved Derek/Erik

#564...lee/tyson (1,1) - Annie SOLVED Spike/Mike

#565 ... warranties on circus equipment (2,3) - Annie

#566 ...what you are when you run into a Jersey barrier (3,3) - Annie

#567...when particular dinosaurs get together to sing (4,2) - Annie

#568 ... when you burn the trim (1,1) - Annie

#569 ... when you come up with a new id, fast! (5,3) - Annie

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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Annie Deighnaugh

#538 is getting a tad old, so I'll lend a clue: it's a female saint.

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#565 ... warranties on circus equipment (2,3) - Annie

#566 ...what you are when you run into a Jersey barrier (3,3) - Annie

#567...when particular dinosaurs get together to sing (4,2) - Annie

#568 ... when you burn the trim (1,1) - Annie

#569 ... when you come up with a new id, fast! (5,3) - Annie

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chibimimi

#538 is getting a tad old, so I'll lend a clue: it's a female saint.

Genevieve Slieve? Mary Scree? Jill Hill? (Is there a St. Jill?)

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#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

dazzling finding (or ruling)?

awesome outcome?

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - volcano Aldo? (maybe it's supposed to be in the reverse order? Katharine canyon?

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#565 ... warranties on circus equipment (2,3) - trapeze guarantees?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes OP on #565!

Not yet on #538. I could give another clue, but it might make it too easy...I'll keep that in reserve yet.

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chibimimi

#567...when particular dinosaurs get together to sing (4,2) - Annie

Stegosaurus chorus?

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#567...when particular dinosaurs get together to sing (4,2) - diplodocus chorus?

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chibimimi

#567 -- or Brontosaurus chorus?

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#568 ... when you burn the trim (1,1) - singe fringe?

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Annie Deighnaugh

mimi, #567 is correct stegosaurus chorus!

#568 singe fringe is correct, OP!

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#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie

Canyon companion?

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#566 ...what you are when you run into a Jersey barrier (3,3) - Annie

Dairy-farm fence-alarm? (because it's barbed wire and you might scream in pain)

Or are we talking one of the other Jerseys?

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chibimimi

Annie, thanks for "stegosaurus chorus." It conjures up a lovely image!

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I believe I owe a few. Here goes:

#570 ... a street vendor who sells non-filling food? (2,2) - chibimimi

#571 ... an aloof crustacean? (3,2) -chibimimi

#572 ... a creature made from almond paste? (3, 4) -chibimimi

#573 ... what Granddad called a cheeky, but well-dressed youngster? (2, 4) - chibimimi

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HINT (although not much of one) for

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

It is also often "... the devil for a sideboard."

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Yes on #541, but not yet on #566...not sure how common the term "Jersey barrier" is or if it's a regionalism....

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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie

#541 ... a geologic feature that's never alone because of this (2,3) - Annie SOLVED canyon companion

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

#551 ... a polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#565 ... warranties on circus equipment (2,3) - Annie SOLVED trapeze guaranties

#566 ...what you are when you run into a Jersey barrier (3,3) - Annie

#567...when particular dinosaurs get together to sing (4,2) - Annie SOLVED stegosaurus chorus

#568 ... when you burn the trim (1,1) - Annie SOLVED singe fringe

#569 ... when you come up with a new id, fast! (5,3) - Annie

#570 ... a street vendor who sells non-filling food? (2,2) - chibimimi

#571 ... an aloof crustacean? (3,2) -chibimimi

#572 ... a creature made from almond paste? (3, 4) -chibimimi

#573 ... what Granddad called a cheeky, but well-dressed youngster? (2, 4) - chibimimi

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

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~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

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#573 dapper whippersnapper??

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Annie Deighnaugh

I did check and wikipedia has description and image of a jersey barrier...nothing to do with cows! Or sweaters! :)


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Jasdip

Your guesses for #551 A polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) aren't right, but Annie, yours is in the right ballpark (courteous platypus). It's on the right continent ;-)

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#566 ...what you are when you run into a Jersey barrier (3,3) - divider collider?

I actually knew what a Jersey barrier was and meant to write this in yesterday.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes, OP divider collider is correct!!

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Annie Deighnaugh

Another clue for #538...she's a more recent Saint, only declared one last year.

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#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Teresa Mesa?

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OP, not yet on #553.

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#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - somber player? sunken champion?

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Moonie, which one are you talking about? #553 was solved some time ago. I'm confused.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #538! Teresa mesa is right!

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Not yet on #519...


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#572, I'm thinking marzipan, but not sure what creature rhymes with it...

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THURSDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#538 ... geologic feature named for a Saint (3,2) - Annie SOLVED Teresa mesa

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie

#551 ... a polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#566 ...what you are when you run into a Jersey barrier (3,3) - Annie SOLVED divider collider

#569 ... when you come up with a new id, fast! (5,3) - Annie

#570 ... a street vendor who sells non-filling food? (2,2) - chibimimi

#571 ... an aloof crustacean? (3,2) -chibimimi

#572 ... a creature made from almond paste? (3, 4) -chibimimi

#573 ... what Granddad called a cheeky, but well-dressed youngster? (2, 4) - chibimimi

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

Happy rhyming! :-)


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Annie Deighnaugh

Hint on #548, I'm pretty sure it's canine...but it's not a dog or breed of dog.

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

For #548 I was trying to think of flowers to rhyme with tooth or fang. Is that along the right track, Annie?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

I think I owe only one Q?

#574 a priggish sports car. (4,4)

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Annie Deighnaugh

#548, no moonie...it's the name for a whole animal, not parts or teeth.

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OutsidePlaying

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - fox/phlox?

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OutsidePlaying

Forgive me as I'm a total novice to creating these, but I figured it's about time I tried a few. I probably should label these as '**' since you are all experts.

Here goes, and have fun:

#575 - Diplomat with a fragrant herbaceous plant (4,3) - Outside

#576 - Take apart a common culinary herb (3,2) - Outside

#577 - Herb with a bad vibe (4,3) - Outside

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OutsidePlaying

#578 - Herb belonging to the fourth order? (3,4) - Outside

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Annie Deighnaugh

Yes on #548! Good goin'!

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#575 rosemary emissary?


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Annie Deighnaugh

#575 ambassador lavender?


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Annie Deighnaugh

FRIDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#548 ... canine/flower (1,1) - Annie SOLVED fox phlox

#551 ... a polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#569 ... when you come up with a new ID, fast! (5,3) - Annie

#570 ... a street vendor who sells non-filling food? (2,2) - chibimimi

#571 ... an aloof crustacean? (3,2) -chibimimi

#572 ... a creature made from almond paste? (3, 4) -chibimimi

#573 ... what Granddad called a cheeky, but well-dressed youngster? (2, 4) - chibimimi

#574 ... a priggish sports car. (4,4) - moonie

#575 ...Diplomat with a fragrant herbaceous plant (4,3) - Outside

#576 ...Take apart a common culinary herb (3,2) - Outside

#577 ...Herb with a bad vibe (4,3) - Outside

#578 ...Herb belonging to the fourth order? (3,4) - Outside

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

Happy rhyming! :-)

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Annie Deighnaugh

I just changed the capitalization on #569 to make it clear I was talking ID like identification, not id like Freud...

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Annie Deighnaugh

#571 standoffish crayfish or crawfish?

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#551 mannerly wallaby?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#523...did we try happy guppy?

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Jasdip

Annie, I love your guesses ^ but sorry, no.

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OutsidePlaying

Annie, yes on 575!

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OutsidePlaying

Annie, yes on 575!

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OutsidePlaying

I probably should have put a question mark after 577. I may have to give a clue

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Annie Deighnaugh

#572 marzipan orangutan?

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#523 loving duckling?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#574 persnickety Maserati???

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Annie, great guess on #574 but no. The answer rhymes very well.

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Annie Deighnaugh

SATURDAY UPDATE: These are the questions currently open:

What do you call....

#519...depressed sports figure (2,2) - Annie

#523...a friendly creature (2,2) - Jasdip

#530... a terrific decision (3,3) - moonie

#532 ... the devil as a sideboard? (This might actually be a ~ ... not sure how common one word is.) (1,3) -chibimimi

#543 ... part of the organization in charge of this geologic feature (3,3) - Annie

#551 ... a polite animal that's not native to North America (3,4) - Jasdip

#556 ...to call up a formal examination of the facts? (2,2) - comtesse

#569 ... when you come up with a new ID, fast! (5,3) - Annie

#570 ... a street vendor who sells non-filling food? (2,2) - chibimimi

#571 ... an aloof crustacean? (3,2) -chibimimi

#572 ... a creature made from almond paste? (3, 4) -chibimimi

#573 ... what Granddad called a cheeky, but well-dressed youngster? (2, 4) - chibimimi

#574 ... a priggish sports car. (4,4) - moonie

#575 ...Diplomat with a fragrant herbaceous plant (4,3) - Outside SOLVED ambassador lavender

#576 ...Take apart a common culinary herb (3,2) - Outside

?577 ...Herb with a bad vibe (4,3) - Outside

#578 ...Herb belonging to the fourth order? (3,4) - Outside

ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME! Please post all guesses, comments and questions here. It pays to guess because if you are half right, the author will let you know. For those who find it more convenient, The clues and answers are updated here. also, on a separate thread. Rules of the game are at the top of this thread. Please ask if there's anything you're unsure of.

NOTE:

** clues are ones the author considers easier

~ clues use difficult or unusual vocabulary words

% clues that use slang or contractions like ain't or somethin'

? clues that are a pun, quip, quirky or humorous

Happy rhyming! :-)


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Annie Deighnaugh

#530 selection affection?

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Annie Deighnaugh

#574 particular vehicular? La-di-dah tarantula? This is the opposite of priggish: amorosa testarossa?

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chibimimi

#572 ... a creature made from almond paste? (3, 4) -chibimimi

marzipan orangutan?

Correct, Annie!

I apologize for being slow in following up over the last several days. I am caught up in two big projects with looming deadlines.

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chibimimi

#571 ... an aloof crustacean? (3,2)

standoffish crayfish or crawfish?

Right again, Annie -- standoffish crawfish is correct!

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chibimimi

#573 ... what Granddad called a cheeky, but well-dressed youngster? (2, 4)

dapper whippersnapper??

Annie, you win the triple crown! Right again.

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Oh, Annie, those are some great answers! You're still not there yet, though. You have made this Q a fun one for me.

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Annie Deighnaugh

moonie, it's making me crazy...there are only so many 4 syllable sports cars out there and I'm pretty sure it's not linguini lamborghini!

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chibimimi

#574 ... a priggish sports car. (4,4) - moonie

Not-a-naughty Maserati???

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chibimimi

?577 ...Herb with a bad vibe (4,3) - Outside

Belligerent peppermint?

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Annie, I did do a double check on #574 and it is a 4 syllable sports car. :)

Good try, chibi, but no.

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OutsidePlaying

Mimi, nice try on 577 but not yet.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Ahhh!!! #574 Victorian DeLorean!!!

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

Yaaay, Annie! I knew you would get it!

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Annie Deighnaugh

It's both a relief and a head slap when I finally get these things!

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Annie Deighnaugh

#523, did we try pleasant pheasant?

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Jasdip

Annie your guesses are terrific! I'm looking at the clue, and "friendly" wouldn't be an accurate description. Instead of friendly, I'll change it to laid back.

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moonie_57 (8 NC)

#523 acquiesce tigress?

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