Friday, September 11, 2020

“Weight, weight, don’t tell me!” There’s vittles in this critter! Objectifying deities, just for fun; “Adam and Eve on a raft!” Uprooting all that racket!

PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER 3(7!) SERVED

Schpuzzle Of TheWeek:
“Weight, weight, don’t tell me!”

Rearrange the letters of a famous United States landmark to form three units of measure: one of weight, one of mass and one of volume.  
What is this landmark?
What are the three units of measure?
Hint: One of the three units of measure is an abbreviation.


Appetizer Menu

Feral Food For Thought Appetizer:
“There’s vittles in this critter!”


The word “deer” contains one set of double letters. 
Name an animal whose name contains two sets of  double letters. 
Drop one letter from each of the sets and rearrange the result to get a favorite food of the animal.
What are this animal? 
What is its favorite food? 


MENU

“That’s rad, Dude!” Slice:
Uprooting all that racket!

Name a product brand designed to eradicate a chest-racking cough. 
Add a letter to the end and divide it in two to name legislation designed to eradicate racketeering. 
What is this brand?
What is this legislation?

Riffing Off Shortz and Crane Slices:
Objectifying deities, just for fun 

Will Shortz’s September 6th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Jeremy Crane of Madison, Wisconsin, reads:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. The first half of the name, phonetically, names a common object. The second half of the name, by spelling, names another object that is often put inside the first one. What is it? 
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz and Crane Slices read:
ENTREE #1:
Name a puzzle-maker, first and last names. 
A pronoun appears in one of the puzzle-maker’s two names. Remove it.
Take the name you truncated. Move its second letter an even-number of letters later in the circular alphabet. 
Divide that even number by two. Move the remaining letters in the truncated name that divided number of letters later in the circular alphabet. 
Your result (consisting of the altered first name and unaltered last name) should be two creatures that are often mistaken for one another.
Who is this puzzle-maker?
What are the two similar creatures?
ENTREE #2:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. 
The first half of the name, by spelling, is a Latin phrase often used correctly by intelligent people, and often misused by people who just want to sound intelligent. It means “intrinsically.” 
The second half of the name, phonetically, is a synonym of “inauthentic” or “bogus.”
A certain president a-Tweeting might write, for example, “My opponent is ___ ___ _____!” misusing and misspelling the Latin phrase (by replacing an “e” with an  “ay”) and ending with the same synonym.
His opponent might respond by writing, “The president is ___ __ _____,” correctly using and correctly spelling the Latin phrase and ending with the same synonym.
Who is this ancient mythological deity?
What is the Latin phrase that means “intrinsically”?
What did the president Tweet? 
How did his opponent respond? 
ENTREE #3:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. 
The first half of the name, phonetically, names a body part. 
The second half of the name sounds very much like a another body part. 
What are these body parts?
What is the mythological deity?
ENTREE #4:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. The second half of the name, if you rearrange its letters, names a one-time teen idol who later had a hit with a song about a civil rights icon, two presidents, and the brother of one of those presidents. 
The first half of the name, spells a word for what the teen idol is striking in either of the images pictured here.
What is the mythological deity?
Who is the teen idol, and what does he strike?
ENTREE #5:
Name a deity in ancient mythology, one associated with the deity in Entree #4.
The second syllable of the name spells a synonym of “song” – like, for example, the 1961 hit song the teen idol in Entree #4 was often asked to sing.   
The first syllable of the name, if spelled backward, becomes a verb for what the teen idol would do, besides singing them, to subsequent songs, including one recorded by Mott the Hoople and another by T.Rex. 
What is the mythological deity?
What is the synonym of “song”?
What would the teen idol do to subsequent songs?
ENTREE #6:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. 
Add a letter to the beginning to spell the surname of a sculptor. 
Add a letter to the beginning of the surname of this sculptor to spell the surname of an actor who once portrayed a movie character whose first and last names both begin with the same double-vowel (like Alley Oop’s gal, Oola Oop).
If you instead add two different letters to the beginning of the surname of the sculptor, the result will spell the surname of a composer of symphonies.
What is this mythical deity?
Who are the sculptor, actor and composer?
ENTREE #7:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. 
The first two syllables of the name, phonetically, name a word associated with Billy Preston, Angela Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Artis Gilmore and the Jackson 5. 
The remaining syllables of the name, phonetically, names two words associated with the word “steep.” 
What deity is this?
What is the word associated with Billy Preston et al.?
What are the two words associated with “steep”?
ENTREE #8:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. 
If you remove the second-last letter of the name and rearrange the remaining letters, you’ll spell things one might guzzle. 
But if you instead remove the first letter of the deity’s name, you’ll spell a kind of puzzle (with no rearrangement of letters necessary). 
What is this deity?
What might one guzzle?
What is the puzzle?
ENTREE #9:
Name a deity in ancient mythology. 
The first half of the name spells the first name of a living singer and the surname of another living singer. 
The second half of the name, if you spell it backward, spells the first name of a daughter of an American writer, one who was used as the basis for the character of Joan of Arc in a novel. 
What is this deity?
Who are the two singers?
What is the name of the writer’s daughter?
Hint: The surname of one of the two singers is a homophone of a deity in ancient mythology.


Dessert Menu

“Battle Creek In A Bowl” Dessert:
“Adam and Eve on a raft!”

Name an entree one might order from a family restaurant in two words. 
Switch the second letter of the first word with the second letter of the second word. 
The result is a body of water and what might be floating in it.
What is the entree?
What is the body of water and what might be floating in it?

Every Friday at Joseph Young’s Puzzleria! we publish a new menu of fresh word puzzles, number puzzles, logic puzzles, puzzles of all varieties and flavors. We cater to cravers of scrumptious puzzles!

Our master chef, Grecian gourmet puzzle-creator Lego Lambda, blends and bakes up mysterious (and sometimes questionable) toppings and spices (such as alphabet soup, Mobius bacon strips, diced snake eyes, cubed radishes, “hominym” grits, anagraham crackers, rhyme thyme and sage sprinklings.)

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50 comments:

  1. Guess it's me starting things off this week....couldn't sleep....I just came up with an answer for the Schpuzzle, although I'm NOT sure it IS the intended one, because the 'abbrevation' isn't exactly as I have always known it (but I checked, and it IS a correct form, too)....so I'll be looking forward to seeing what everybody else says.

    Haven't even looked further down yet. We are still surrounded by smoke here; stay safe, everyone.

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  2. THE PIG PICTURE is covering up the beginning of a sentence for the Appetizer...at least on MY screen. Can't read what we are supposed to do....

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    1. Although I've just guessed what we were supposed to do, and think I have the answer.. But we shall see after the pig is moved!

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    2. VT - The "hidden" text to the left of the pig picture reads: "Drop one letter from each of the sets and rearrange the result to get a favorite food of the animal. What are this animal? What is its favorite food? " [the text is not hidden here - I am using a laptop].

      Remember: Always look at the PIG PICTURE.

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    3. Very strange ...of all the weird problems I've had with my OLD desktop mac, having a picture cover up text is a new one! [I made things both larger and smaller to see if that would help, but it didn't.]

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  3. Small TEDdit: You want an 'n' in 'intrinsically' in Entree #2.

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  4. Well, I hate to seem to be monopolizing these posts, but I'm ready to quit for the day, and am happy to have solved everything EXCEPT Entree #3 And Jeff Zarkin's slice....although on the latter, there's an interesting Brand name and defendant, but that doesn't seem to solve the puzzle.

    Oh, also, I'm not sure about the first word that goes with 'steep' in Entree #7...it doesn't seem to make much sense to me.

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    1. The correct medicine's name just hit me for the Racket Slice...I goofed above and wrongly called it Jeff Zarkin's....

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    2. This was a native American technique.

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  5. Have solved everything except the Schpuzzle. Also two alternate answers to Entrée #3 and one (contrived) for the Dessert.

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  6. Hope everybody's enjoying their weekend eve(never mind the fact that it's September 11th)!
    Mom's away at the condo in FL with a few others in our extended family. I was given the chance to skip the trip because Renae and the kids didn't want to go, so I didn't have to either, but Mom really wanted to get out of the house for obvious reasons, so she and Bryan and LeAnn and Ed(Renae's sister and her husband)went. They were going to go with another couple last week for Labor Day, but the couple backed out at the last minute. Anyway, TMI here. I'm staying behind looking after the place. Been a while since I've been alone at home for any extended period of time, and I'm enjoying it. Seems like I've been to the condo every time it comes up, and I'm a little burned out with it right now, but it's not your problem, so I won't say anything more about it. Now to the puzzles this week:
    I've solved Zarkin's puzzle, the "uprooting the racket" puzzle, Entrees #2, #4-6, and the Dessert.
    I trust there will be hints along the way, courtesy of Lego.
    As for Entree #1, I'm afraid I'm unfamiliar with the first animal in question. I hope it will be cleared up later.
    To the rest of you, as always I wish you good solving, and stay safe. DON'T FORGET THOSE MASKS!

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  7. Cran. In my unfortunate experience this animal has an affinity for Cat food. TMI?

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  8. Cran. I can e-mail you if you like.

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    1. I shouldn't give out my email address here, but since I do occasionally correspond with Legolambda, maybe you should check with him about that. He knows it. I trust him.

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  9. I will trade you dessert for my entree #3. I used to do that in grade school.

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  10. Question: Entree #7 - Half the letters or half the syllables? Or is that for us to figure out?

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    1. Half the phonics it is. 11 down; 2 to go.

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    2. GB,
      Half the syllables.
      Sorry.

      LegoWhoHasTweakedTheTextToCorrectIt

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  11. Hey Lego, how about we get started with those hints now? Wednesday will be here before you know it!

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  12. Monday Hints:

    Schpuzzle Of TheWeek:
    Parsons, Par-, TurnerNet

    Feral Food For Thought Appetizer:
    Zorro contains two R's, right?

    “That’s rad, Dude!” Slice:
    This past Sunday's NPR puzzle creator is Judy Horn.

    Riffing Off Shortz and Crane Slices:
    ENTREE #1:
    The two creatures that are often mistaken for one another are winged.
    ENTREE #2:
    The Latin phrase often used correctly by intelligent people sounds like pronouncing "Purse" as two syllables and a long-a.
    ENTREE #3:
    You kinda snore through one of these two body parts.
    ENTREE #4:
    "Runaround Sue"
    ENTREE #5:
    Did this deity wear a ring?
    ENTREE #6:
    "How ya doin', Deity?"
    ENTREE #7:
    The two words associated with “steep”: one colors, the other brews.
    ENTREE #8:
    The kind of puzzle normally involves images.
    The puzzle sounds like it belongs to Ms. McEntire.
    ENTREE #9:
    DiMucci

    “Battle Creek In A Bowl” Dessert:
    The entree one might order from a family restaurant menu contains two words, according to Merriam-Webster, but you often see it written as one word. It would be written as two words, however, on the restaurant jukebox menu.

    LegoWhoBelievesHeWill"OrderThePlatterOfTheAdayPlease!"

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  13. Got #3, #8, #9, the first part of the Schpuzzle, and the last part of #7! Good start so far!

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    1. The first part of Entree #7 is a do.

      LegoWhoPrefersDo'sToDon'ts

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    2. That definitely helped! Got it thanks to that little extra info! Thanks again, Lego!

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    3. All I have left now are the Schpuzzle and Entree #1. Parts of them I can't seem to get. I have "Parsons" and one of the two winged creatures(the more obvious one). So all I need are two more hints. How about it, Lego?
      pjbMightNeedAnotherOfLego'sLandmarkHintsToSolveTheLandmarkInTheSchpuzzle

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    4. Tuesday Hints:

      Schpuzzle Of TheWeek:
      The "Par-" part of my Monday hint, alluded to another "country" singer, a female in this case. "Par-" is the first syllable of her surname. The second syllable is one of the three "units of measure."
      The "TurnerNet" part of the hint alluded to an Atlantan and the initials of one of his networks.

      ENTREE #1:
      The possessive first-person pronoun appears in the puzzle-maker’s first name. Remove it.
      The even-number of letters (that you move the second letter later in the alphabet) is 18.
      That means the remaining letters in the truncated name are moved 9 letters later in the alphabet.

      LegoSaysThereAreNo"UglyDucklings"OnThisBlog!

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    5. Is the network also the abbreviation of the unit of measurement? I need a hint about the landmark itself, because I'm just not getting it.

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    6. Yes the network is also the abbreviation. It ain't "dynamite," however.
      The landmark is a good place for a rest; it is situated on an anagram of an "unshod horse" in New York State.

      LegoSaysYouOughtNotTakeThisLandmarkForGranite!

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    7. Can't seem to find the landmark. Got all the elements for the anagram(I think), but that's where I'm stuck. I need another hint for the landmark, I'm afraid.

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    8. The first word of the landmark is a possessive surname. The second word contains a silent b.

      LegoBelievesThemDukeBoysLukeAndBoDoNotVisitTheLandmark

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    9. Got it! Finally! And I'm done! See y'all tomorrow! And thanks again, Lego!
      pjbWishingAllAHappyHumpDay(AlmostTwoHoursInAlready!)

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  14. Think I finally got the answer to the Schpuzzle, but I don't like it. And I have an alternate that I definitely like even less.

    Hey, Lego - When are we going to get the pleasure to see some of your P(uzzle)oetry?? We need another poetry fix.

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    1. Thanks, geofan. I've been in a bit of a poety-deficit funk lately. I'll check to see if there are any unpublished "gems" in my "oeuvre."
      If not, I'll try to cook some up.

      LegoBelievesThatThoseSeekingAPoetryFix"HaveGotItBallad!IndeedItcouldn'tBeVerse!"

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  15. GRANT'S TOMB > TON, GRAM, TBS
    RACCOON > ACORN
    RICOLA > RICO LAW
    JEREMY CRANE > SWAN, CRANE
    PERSEPHONE > PER SAY PHONY / PER SE PHONY
    HYPNOS > HIP, NOSE
    POSEIDON > DION, POSE
    NEPTUNE > TUNE, PEN
    ODIN > RODIN > GRODIN (Aarfy Aardvark) / BORODIN
    EREBUS > BEERS, REBUS
    DIONYSUS > (Celine) DION (DiMucci), SUSY (Clemens)
    MEAT LOAF > MOAT, LEAF

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    1. I had AFRO DYE TEA - I just forgot to write it down.
      The Judy Horn hint was "instrumental" to my solving the Ricola puzzle because my mind went straight to the ads with the alpenhorn.
      What I really would like to know is what song of Dion's was recorded by T. REX; I managed to track down "Your Own Backyard" by Mott the Hoople.

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    2. I got the horn (= Alpenhorn) link, but what does any Judy have to do with it? Doesn't make sense

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    3. That's so odd....here I am part Swiss, and the Judy Horn hint (which I had planned to ask about) made no sense to the answer that I'd gotten from the prior hint. Obviously, I'd forgotten all about the alpenhorn commercials.

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    4. In the 1980s I was on a Federal grand jury which (in part) dealt with the RICO law. So the answer came quickly, pre-hint. For the raccoon, it was the first animal that came to mind.

      But I am still puzzled wrt the obscure Judy and Zorro (not an animal).

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    5. I don't think that the first name, Judy, was meant to have anything to do with the Slice's answer. It was just the 'horn' part that did. As For Zorro, I didn't understand that either, considering that raccoon has two 'c's and not two r's. Perhaps because raccoon has two 'o's and so does Zorro?

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    6. Zorro and the raccoon both wear a black face mask.

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    7. Geez, I never even thought of that, GB! Thus, Zorro would make a pretty cute name for a pet raccoon, if one had such.

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  16. Schpuzzle: Grant's Tomb; Ton; Gram; Tbs (That last component hit me while I was reading the instructions on a brownie mix box, so you never know where solutions lie.)

    Appetizer: Raccoon; Acorn

    TRD Slice: Ricola; RICO Law

    Entrees:
    1. Jeremy Crane; Swan
    2. Persephone; Per Se; Per Say Phony; Per Se Phony (And I was just about to compliment The Chef for a non-political menu. Oh well.)
    3. Hip & Nose; Hypnos
    4. Poseidon; Dion & Pose
    5. Neptune; Tune; Pen
    6. Odin; Rodin, Grodin, & Borodin
    7. Aphrodite; Afro; Dye & Tea
    8. Erebus; Beers; Rebus
    9. Dionysus; Dion DiMucci & Celine Dion; Susy (Clemens)

    Dessert: Meat Loaf; Moat & Leaf

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  17. Schpuzzle: LITER, POUND, GR(am) => GROUND TRIPLE (in baseball) [GR is deprecated: correct is G]
    Post-Mon-hints: GRAM, TBS, TON => GRANT'S TOMB [TBS is alternate for TBSP = tablespoon]

    Food for Thought Appetizer: RACCOON – C,O => RACON => ACORN

    That's Rad, Dude Slice: RICOLA + W => RICO LAW

    Entrées
    #1: JEREMY CRANE – MY => JERE CRANE => SWAN, CRANE
    #2: PERSEPHONE => PER SAY PHONY; PER SE PHONY
    #3: HYP(hip) + NOS(nose) => HYPNOS
    Alternates: (1) ER(ear) + OS(bone) => EROS; (2) OS(bone) + IRIS(eye) => OSIRIS (but unequal 'halves')
    #4: POSEIDON => POSE DION (Abraham, Martin and John)
    #5: NEPTUNE => TUNE, PEN
    #6: ODIN + R => RODIN + G => (Charles)GRODIN (Aarfy Aardvark), BORODIN. Never heard of the actor/character.
    #7: AFRO DYE TEA => APHRODITE
    #8: EREBUS – U => EREBS => BEERS; EREBUS – E => REBUS
    #9: DION(Céline, DiMucci), SUSY(Clemens) => YSUS => DIONYSUS

    Dessert: MEAT LOAF=> MOAT LEAF
    (poor) Alternate: POT PIE => PIT POE (if Edgar Allen had drowned in a flooded quarry)

    Comments:
    (1) The bogus PER SAY PHONY usage doesn't make sense, please explain. But the political analogy seems appropriate.
    (2) Didn't understand the Zorro or Judy Horn hints, but as I had those puzzles, nothing was lost.

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    1. geofan
      I suspect (actually I am convinced) that anyone who would write "My opponent is per SAY phony" thinks that he is expressing something like "My opponent is, AS ONE MIGHT SAY, phony" or "My opponent is, IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING, phony."
      The concept of "INTRINSICALLY" would not even come close to crossing their minds.

      LegoWhoIsPerSayJustSayin'

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  18. Everything pre hint except Racket Slice....

    SCHPUZZLE: GRANTS TOMB => TON, TBS (for Tablespoon) & GRAM

    APPETIZER: RACCOON => ACORN

    RACKET SLICE: RICOLA => RICO LAW [I noted with interest the odd fact about VICKS (VapoRub) and Michael VICKS, who was prosecuted for racketeering.]

    ENTREES:

    1. JEREMY CRANE => JERE CRANE => JWER CRANE; 23 MINUS 5 = 18; 18/2 = 9; J => S, W, R => A, E => N => SWAN

    2. PERSEPHONE => PER SE & PHONY => Trump: PER SAY PHONY & Biden: PER SE PHONY

    3. VANIR => VEIN & EAR [Clearly, per Monday's hint, this isn't the intended answer]

    4. POSEIDON => POSE & DION [Song: Abraham, Martin and John]

    5. NEPTUNE => PEN & TUNE

    6. ODIN => RODIN; CHARLES GRODIN => AARFY AARDVARK in Catch-22; BORODIN

    7. APHRODITE => AFRO, DYE & TEA

    8. EREBUS => EREBS => BEERS; Puzzle: REBUS

    9. DIONYSUS => DION (the same guy as in Entree #4 ) & CELINE DION & SUSY [Mark Twain's daughter]

    DESSERT: MEAT LOAF => MOAT & LEAF

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  19. Appetiser- -raccoon-acorn
    Slice-RICO la
    Entree-2 persephone- per say phone- per se phone.
    3. Hypnos- hip and nose
    4. Poseidon- Dion and pose
    5.Neptune -pen, tune
    6. Rodin- Grodin, brodin

    7. Arodite- Afro,dye-and tea.
    8. Dionysus Dion, celine dion, Suzy.

    Dessert- Meat loaf, moat and leaf.
    10/13 - a personal best.
    I would say Lego is per se a fine puzzle crafter.

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  20. Schpuzzle
    GRANT'S TOMB, GRAM, TON, TBS(tablespoon)
    Appetizer Menu
    Zarkin's Puzzle
    RACCOON, ACORN
    Menu
    Slice
    RICOLA, RICO LAW
    Entrees
    1. JEREMY CRANE, SWAN and CRANE
    2. PERSEPHONE, PER SE, PHONY
    3. HYPNOS, HIP, NOSE
    4. POSEIDON, POSE, DION
    5. NEPTUNE, PEN, TUNE
    6. ODIN, (Auguste)RODIN, (Charles)GRODIN(Aarfy Aardvark in "Catch-22"), (Alexander)BORODIN
    7. APHRODITE, AFRO, DYE, TEA
    8. EREBUS, BEERS, REBUS
    9. DIONYSUS, DION, SUSY(Clemens)
    Dessert
    MEAT LOAF, MOAT, LEAF
    If anyone else looked up Ted Turner's Wikipedia page like I did, I recommend they read the part about his Doomsday Video. Apparently, he has a contingency plan for the end of the world that involves his cable channels!-pjb

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  21. This week's official answers for the record, part 1:

    Schpuzzle Of TheWeek:
    “Weight, weight, don’t tell me!”
    Rearrange the letters of a famous United States landmark to form three units of measure: one of weight, one of mass and one of volume.
    Hint: One of the three units of measure is an abbreviation.
    What is this landmark?
    What are the three units of measure?
    Answer:
    Grant's Tomb; Gram, Ton, Tbs. (Tablespoon)

    Appetizer Menu

    Feral Food For Thought Appetizer:
    “There’s vittles in this critter!”
    The word “deer” contains one set of double letters. Name an animal whose name contains two sets of double letters. Drop one letter from each of the sets and rearrange the result to get a favorite food of the animal.
    What are this animal and its favorite food?
    Answer:
    Raccoon; acorn

    MENU

    “That’s rad, Dude!” Slice:
    Uprooting all that racket!
    Name a product brand designed to eradicate a chest-racking cough.
    Add a letter to the end and divide it in two to name legislation designed to eradicate racketeering.
    What is this brand?
    What is this legislation?
    Answer:
    Ricola; RICO Law


    Riffing Off Shortz and Crane Slices:
    Objectifying deities, just for fun
    Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz and Crane Slices read:
    ENTREE #1:
    Name a puzzle-maker, first and last names.
    A pronoun appears in one of the puzzle-maker’s two names. Remove it.
    Take the name you truncated. Move its second letter an even-number of letters later in the circular alphabet.
    Divide that even number by two. Move the remaining letters in the truncated name that divided number of letters later in the circular alphabet.
    Your result should be two creatures that are often mistaken for one another.
    Who is this puzzle-maker?
    What are the two similar creatures?
    Answer:
    Jeremy Crane; Swan, Crane
    JEREMY-->JERE-->JWRE-->SWAN

    Lego...

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  22. This week's official answers for the record, part 2:
    (Riffing Off Shortz and Crane Slices, continued)

    ENTREE #2:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology. The first half of the name, by spelling, is a Latin phrase often used correctly by intelligent people, and often misused by people who just want to sound intelligent. It means “intrisically.” The second half of the name, phonetically, is a synonym of “inauthentic” or “bogus.”
    A certain president a-Tweeting might write, for example, “My opponent is ___ ___ _____!” misusing and misspelling the Latin phrase (by replacing an “e” with an “ay”) and ending with the synonym.
    His opponent might respond by writing, “The president is ___ __ _____,” correctly using and correctly spelling the Latin phrase and ending with the synonym.
    Who is this ancient mythological deity?
    What is the Latin phrase that means “intrinsically”?
    What did the president Tweet?
    How did his opponent respond?
    Answer:
    Persephone; per se phony.
    “My opponent is, per say, phony!”
    “The president is , per se, phony.”
    ENTREE #3:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology. The first half of the name, phonetically, names a body part. The second half of the name sounds very much like a another body part.
    What are these body parts?
    What is the mythological deity?
    Answer:
    Hip, nose; Hypnos
    ENTREE #4:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology. The second half of the name, if you rearrange its letters, names a one-time teen idol who later had a hit with a song about a civil rights icon, two presidents, and the brother of one of those presidents.
    The first half of the name, spells a word for what the teen idol is striking in either of the images pictured here.
    What is the mythological deity?
    Who is the teen idol, and what does he strike?
    Answer:
    Poseidon; Dion, Pose
    ENTREE #5:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology, one associated with the deity in Entree #4.
    The second syllable of the name spells a synonym of “song” – like, for example, the 1961 hit song the teen idol in Entree #4 was often asked to sing.
    The first syllable of the name, if spelled backward, becomes a verb for what the teen idol would do, besides singing them, to subsequent songs, including one recorded by Mott the Hoople and another by T.Rex.
    What is the mythological deity?
    What is the synonym of “song”?
    What would the teen idol do to subsequent songs?
    Answer:
    Neptune; Tune, pen
    ENTREE #6:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology.
    Add a letter to the beginning to spell the surname of a sculptor.
    Add a letter to the beginning of the surname of this sculptor to spell the surname of an actor who once portrayed a movie character whose first and last names both begin with the same double-vowel (like Alley Oop’s gal, Oola Oop).
    If you instead add two different letters to the beginning of the surname of the sculptor, the result will spell the surname of a composer of symphonies.
    What is this mythical deity?
    Who are the sculptor, actor and composer?
    Answer:
    Odin; (Auguste) Rodin, (Charles) Grodin, (Alexander) Borodin

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  23. This week's official answers for the record, part 3:

    ENTREE #7:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology. The first half of the name, phonetically, names a word associated with Billy Preston, Angela Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Artis Gilmore and the Jackson 5.
    The second half of the name, also phonetically, names two words associated with the word “steep.”
    What deity is this?
    What is the word associated with Billy Preston et al.?
    What are the two words associated with “steep”?
    Answer:
    Aphrodite; Afro; Dye, Tea
    ENTREE #8:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology. Remove the second-last letter of the name and rearrange the remaining letters to spell something one might guzzle.
    Remove the first letter of the deity’s name to spell a kind of puzzle.
    What is this deity?
    What might one guzzle?
    What is the puzzle?
    Answer:
    Erebus; Beers; Rebus
    ENTREE #9:
    Name a deity in ancient mythology.
    The first half of the name spells the first name of a living singer and the surname of another living singer. The second half of the name, if you spell it backward, spells the first name of a daughter of an American writer, one who was used as the basis for the character of Joan of Arc in a novel.
    What is this deity?
    Who are the two singers?
    What is the name of the writer’s daughter?
    Hint: The surname of one of the two singers is a homophone of a deity in ancient mythology.
    Answer:
    Dionysus; Dion DiMucci, Celene (Selene) Dion; Susy (Clemens), Mark Twain's elder daugher

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    “Battle Creek In A Bowl” Dessert:
    “Adam and Eve on a raft!”
    Name an entree one might order from a family restaurant in two words.
    Switch the second letter of the first word with the second letter of the second word.
    The result is a body of water and what might be floating in it.
    What is the entree?
    What is the body of water and what might be floating in it?
    Answer:
    Meat loaf; Moat, leaf

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