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Welcome to our August 18th edition of Joseph Young’s Puzzleria!
Our featured puzzles this week are our Rip-Offs! – a half-dozen of ‘em!
That is because we are ripping off not only puzzlemaster Will Shortz but also one of Puzzleria!’s own puzzlemasters, Patrick J. Berry, who has contributed scads of wonderful puzzles to this blog, including ingenious cryptic crosswords.
(We are in good company – a group mentioned in this week’s Triplet Cities Slice also ripped off Berry!)
So, Dr. Shortz choose a puzzle submitted to him by our “Puzzleria!master.” It was featured as the August 13th National Public Radio Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle.
Also on this week’s menus are:
One “Tale of Three Cities” Slice, and
One of those stressed-out Desserts.
As always, please enjoy.
American History Mystery Appetizer:
Something unwelcome this way came
A phrase containing four consecutive words of 5, 2, 4 and 5 letters made headlines this past week, and may well appear in future United States history books. Remove six of those 16 letters and rearrange them to form a word that means “an environment promoting the growth of something, especially something unwelcome.” The phrase containing the 16 letters is a controversial statement spoken about the deadly incident to which the phrase alluded.
The remaining ten letters of the four consecutive words in the phrase can also be arranged to form words pertaining this unwelcome incident. Words formed from those ten rearranged letters appear in each of the following four phrasal snippets that might have appeared in news accounts about the incident:
⇨ “...no bail was granted to the alleged perpetrator of the deadly mess...”
⇨ “...racial bias clashed with the solemn tone from clergy ...”
⇨ “...calling names boils over violently...”
What are the four consecutive words in the phrase? What is the six-letter word for the environment promoting unrest? What are the words in the snippets that can be rearraged to complete the phrase?
Take the first and final words from the title of a hit song by a band contemporary to the Beatles. Add a letter to the end of the first word to form the two-word name of a well known U.S. city. The band’s name consists of two other well known U.S. cities. What is this band and their hit song?
Ripping Off Shortz And Berry Slices:
Berry’s fare is on the air!
Will Shortz’s August 13th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Puzzlerian! and Puzzleria! contributor Patrick Berry, reads:
Name a long-running TV show in two words. Add a C and rearrange the result to name another long-running TV show also in two words. What shows are these? And here's a hint: Both shows are currently on the air, although the second one was most popular the past.
Puzzleria’s! Ripping Off Shortz And Berry Slices read:
Name a long-running TV show currently on the air, in two words. Remove its final two letters and rearrange the result to name a nearly-century old clothing brand that, fittingly, is also the name of a nearly two-mile high peak in the Grand Teton Range. What show and brand/peak are these?
Name a TV game show that appeared on the Nickelodeon TV channel, in two words. Rearrange the letters in the first word to name a long-running network sitcom.
The 3-letter word is a homophone of a letter of the alphabet. Add this letter to the letters of the word “antler” and rearrange the mix to form a 7-letter word that is the first word of a 2-word hangout frequented by the sitcom’s characters.
The 4-letter word is the second word of the 2-word hangout.
What are this Nickelodeon game show and sitcom? Name the hangout in the sitcom.
Name a long-running TV show in three words and 11 letters. Subtract an L and rearrange the result to name what Dorothy might have shouted to her little black dog, in two words, when he nipped at Scarecrow’s straw leg or yipped at Tinman’s creaky squeaky joints. long-running TV show also in two words.
What show is this? What shout is this?
Name a long-running TV show in two words and nine letters. It is currently on the air. Rearrange the result to name a two-word phrase describing “One of These Days” and, perhaps to a lesser degree, “Fearless.”
What show is this? What description is this?
Name a long-running TV show in two words and ten letters. Rearrange its letters to name the type of competition, also in two words, that occurred in the season finale of the show’s first season. In the competition, the winner sang a song about a domestic task.
What show is this? What competition is this?
Name a long-running and currently airing TV show in two words and ten letters. Rearrange the letters to name something you might see at Wimbledon, also in two words. Now rearrange the letters to name something you might hear at Little Caesars Arena, the BMO Harris Bradley Center or Target Center (but probably not at the United Center), also in two words.
Hint: The two words of the TV show echo last week’s “Bluish/Blush” Appetizer on Puzzleria!
A Synthesis of antithesis
Name a word for a feeling a person might experience as a result of being stressed. Name another word that is the antithesis of being stressed.
The words do have much in common, however:
2. Each has just one vowel; it is the same vowel.
3. Each has a string of four consecutive consonants.
What are these two words?
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