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Schpuzzle Of The Week:
“Ain’t no cure for the summertime barbecues!”
Remove one letter from a brand name associated with summertime barbecues.
The result is the last name at birth and the eventual last name of a prominent American.
Who is it?
What is the brand name?
Note: We at Puzzleria! are pleased to feature the following “Cryptic” Appetizer puzzle created by our great friend Mark Scott of Seattle. (You may know him by his screen name, “skydiveboy.”)
We have published several of Mark’s puzzles on Puzzleria!, including one of my all-time-favorites (about a poker player who is “all thumbs”) which I am linking to here.
Thanks, Mark, for sharing your cleverness and creativity with us.
A resting place for weary bones
There is a phrase/idiom that describes how exhausted one may be, and it is in four words.
Now switch the first and last words to come up with another, contrived, phrase that could apply to, and be heard at, a cemetery when preceded by the word “No.”
What is this phrase/idiom?
What is the contrived phrase?
Heavenly Pop Hit Appetizer:
Two types of titles
Name a three-word title of a popular hit record from the 1960’s. Remove from the third word a somewhat common preposition and replace it with the letters in a synonym of “portents” – but first mix up the letters of this synonym.
This altered three-world title now expresses the names of two rivals. (The first name is the first word in a two-word informal nickname.)
These rivals shall presently compete for a type of title that is different from the title of this pop hit, or of any pop hit’s title.
What is the song title?
What are the names of the rivals?
Hint: The names of the rivals that you are seeking are identical except for their second and third letters.
Tribes And Tribulations Slice:
The Past of the “Mohawkans”
In the 1600’s the Mohawks and other tribes in their confederation sought to expand their territory westward, so fought the Huron confederation tribes.
Remove from a noun depicting these Mohawk battlers the letters of some weapons they brought to battle, leaving the first two letters of the name of their confederation.
What are the name describing these Mohawks, their weapons, and the name of their confederation?
Riffing Off Shortz Slices:
Nicens Baby Tuckoo meets a moocow
Will Shortz’s December 30th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle reads:
What world capital becomes the informal name for a farm animal if you change its third letter?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz Slices read:
Name a world capital that becomes the first name of a certain lyricist and melody maker if you change its third letter.
If you take this musician’s last name literally, the person with that first name is also a maker of large farm wagons.
What is this capital?
What is the melody maker’s name?
What world capital, if you change its third letter and divide the result in half, describes what a particular politician did in 1979-80, in a proper noun and past-tense verb.
What is this capital?
Who is the politician and what did the politician do?
Hint: Divide into two words the country of which this city is the capital. The result will be what the particular politician might have said about what he/she did in 1979-80.
What world capital becomes the nickname of a former Minnesota Twins pitcher if you change its third letter?
What capital becomes the profession of TC Bear (“TC” stands for “Twin Cities”) if you switch its two vowels and change one of them to an “o”?
Change the fifth letter of a world capital and divide the result in half. Change the last letter in the first half to a “y”.
Now add a “t” to a synonym of “fake” or “insincere,” rearrange its letters and put the result between the two halves of the divided world capital.
The result is a three-word category encompassing “Crunchy Frog,” “Spam,” or “The Dirty Fork.”
What is this capital? What is the synonym?
Remove the third letter from a world capital and rearrange the remaining letters.
If you have the right rearrangement, the result is an informal, somewhat jocular name for a judge without a robe who normally works outdoors. It is also the formal name of a zoo animal.
What are this capital and the name for a judge or zoo animal?
Change the eighth letter in a world capital.
The result is a caption for the image pictured here.
What are this capital and caption?
A world capital becomes a stereotypical name for a farm animal (roughly the same size as a moocow) if you change its second letter and replace its fourth letter with a duplicate of its third letter.
What are this world capital and farm animal name?
What U.S. state capital becomes a stereotypical name for a farm animal if you change its fifth letter and replace its third letter with a duplicate of its fourth letter?
A world capital becomes a terse dictionary entry, in three words total (like this one for the word terse), if you change its third letter and divide the result into three words of unequal length.
What is this capital?
What world capital becomes a collective term for frogs, biting bugs, or locusts, for example, if you change its second letter?
Sight And Sound Dessert:
Hosiery? No Sirree! Grocery! Rosary!
Name something you might see where people buy groceries that sounds like something you might hear in the presence of rosaries.
What might you see and hear?
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