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Welcome to our June 10th edition of Joseph Young’s Puzzleria!
We feature this week two “sophomore” puzzle contributors who are anything but “sophomoric.” Both are publishing their second puzzles this week.
About a month ago , in the May 13th Puzzleria!, Chuck from St. Louis introduced many of us to the “theremin” with his “Handel Bars Slice.”
In the 2014 Thanksgiving edition of Puzzleria!, we featured a puzzle titled “Kleinucopia” from David, a “math maven” and distance runner from Seattle.
Chuck’s newest offering is titled “Pardon The Interruption Slice: “Just when it was getting interes…”
David mixes together “geographical states” with “all the world’s a stage,” to create a “Ripping-Off-Shortz Slice” titled “Treading the borders.”
Thank you, Chuck, and thank you, David. Both puzzles appear beneath this week’s main MENU.
Our menus also offer a half-dozen additional hors d’oeuvres, morsels, appetizers and desserts. As were last week’s offerings, all eight puzzles are guaranteed to be 100% anagram-free!
And, 100% orangutan-free!
Enjoy eating all eight!:
Hors d’Oeuvre Menu
Double-Worded Hors d’Oeuvre:
Name a global campaign, begun in the mid-1980’s, dedicated to dissemination of creative thinking and ideas, in two words.
A movie released after 2010, but which begins with a scene that is set in the mid-1980’s, has a plot device that can be expressed with the same two words.
What are these two words?
Name a famous actor – five-letter first name, six-letter last name. Take five consecutive letters from the last name to name something that might be packed by a man taking a trip to Chicago’s Lincoln Park who has a contract to do some mowing.
Now take four consecutive letters from the first name to name something that was once packed by four men who took a trip to Chicago’s Lincoln Park who had a contract to do some mowing down.
What did these four men who were under contract pack? What might the other man who was under contract pack? What is the name of the actor?
Every other mother’s son
Jason Voorhees, the violently murderous character in the “Friday the 13th” movie series, doesn’t talk much. Actually he doesn’t talk at all, at least not on screen. But Puzzleria! has unearthed a rare audio tape of Jason speaking briefly to his just-about-as-murderous mother, Pamela (or, rather perhaps her ghost), whose death Jason has been avenging since “Friday the 13th” first flickered onto the silver screen.
A transcription of our unearthed tape reads:
“I am your son, your Jason, one son of a butcher, so vengeful, as strong as Sampson on steroids, Ma.”
A total of exactly ten words – every other word in the sentence – all share a very unusual property. What is it?
Riffing Off Shortz Appetizer:
“Should wrath be mute, and death dumb?”
Name a famous actor – seven-letter first name, four-letter last name. Insert two consecutive letters from the first name between the third and fourth letters of the last name to form the name of a character from a well-known Shakespearean play who has no lines to speak.
The actor wrote a handbook on Shakespearean acting, and has acted in at least two productions of the play in which the character with no lines appears.
Hint: The “line-less” Shakespearean character and a character in Shakespeare’s “Henry V” share four letters in common, in the same order. The Henry V character gets to speak two more lines than the line-less character, but the line-less character has two more letters than the Henry V character.
O’s And X’s Appetizer
The Vest, Shug, Cholly Mac, and Big Game Bob
Name a television show that debuted in the 1960’s. Its final three letters can be rearranged to form a synonym for “wearisome” or “uninteresting”... so let’s remove those three letters.
Interchange the second and third letters of what remains to name the nickname by which a legendary football coach was affectionately known.
(Note: After you interchange the second and third letters you may have to remove some spaces and/or perform some capitalization.)
What is the television show? Who is the football coach?
Hint: Actually, you will not just “name the nickname by which a legendary football coach was affectionately known,” but will “exclaim” it.
“Just when it was getting interes…”
“When their reading is interrupted, people _____ while ________ the _____.”
Take the first two letters of the first missing word and add the first three letters of the second missing word – in order, no rearranging necessary – to find the third missing word and create a natural-sounding sentence.
David’s Ripping Off Shortz Slice:
Treading the borders
Name a famous actor – seven-letter first name, four-letter last name. Take four consecutive letters from the first name and three consecutive letters from the last name. These seven letters, in order from left to right, will name something that’s often packed nowadays when taking a trip. What is it?
David’s “Ripping Off Shortz Slice reads:
Name a famous (?) actor – four-letter first name, seven-letter last name. Take three consecutive letters from the first name and four consecutive letters from the last name. Change one of those seven letters to the prior letter in the alphabet. These seven letters, in order from left to right, will name a United States state. What is it?
Hint: In order, the three unused letters from the last name, then the unused letter from the first name, will form a first name.
Easy As Pie-ce Of Cake Dessert
If you’ve been paying attention to Puzzleria! during the past fortnight or so, this puzzle ought to be as easy as pie-ce of cake.
A recording artist who was known to have been once hooked on the “hookah” confessed recently that he had also been briefly hooked on the “hooch,” but he used a two-word term as a synonym for “hooch.”
Shift the space in the two-word synonym one space to the right. The result is a slang term for a substance used in the hookah, followed by the title of an album the artist recorded when he was hooked simultaneously on both the hookah and hooch.
Who is the artist? What are the two-word synonym for hooch, the substance used in a hookah, and the album title?
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