Friday, March 16, 2018

Middlemarch; Crittercal thinking; Handguns and handiwork; Vesture versus verses;

PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER (1110 + 98) SERVED

Welcome to our March 16th edition of Joseph Young’s Puzzleria!

On our menus this week are:
ONE Raising the bar...rel Appetizer ðŸ€;
ONE  Real newsreel Slice ðŸ€;
ONE  We’re all bozos on this rebus mack-in-tire Dessert ðŸ€; and
NINE “You wear hits well, oldies but goldies but that’s all right” Riff Offs 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀.

That’s a dozen mind-bending menu items. Have fun solving!    


Appetizer Menu

Raising A Few Issues Appetizer:
Handguns and handiwork 

Name a job-related standard, in two words, that left-leaning lawmakers generally want to raise.  
Remove a letter from the second word to name a gun control-related standard that left-leaning lawmakers generally want to raise. 
What are these two two-word standards that relate to jobs and gun control? 


MENU

Unfake News Slice:
Crittercal thinking 

Think of certain critters, in a descriptive two-word plural term, the singular form of which has been lately in the news. 
Remove the first letter of each word, and replace one of the interior letters in the second word with an “l” to form a two-word phrase that, when placed after the the two-word term, forms a true four-word statement. 
What is this statement?

Riffing Off Shortz Slices:
Vesture versus verses


Will Shortz’s March 11th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle reads:
Name a common article of apparel in 3 letters and another in 4 letters. Rearrange all 7 letters to name a well-known three-word song title. What is it?
Puzzleria!’s Riffing Off Shortz Slices read:
ONE:
Name an adjective in 6 letters and noun in 5 letters that together form a redundant phrase. Rearrange all 11 letters to name a well-known three-word song title recorded by a band whose name was inspired by William Blake. What is this song title?
TWO:
Name a vegetable in 4 letters and a mineral in 4 letters. Rearrange all 8 letters to name a well-known four-word song title sung by a duo who as teens signed a recording contract under the names of a cartoon cat and mouse. What is the song title?
Hint: If you add the word “in” in the middle of the four-word song title, it would be a perfect number for the mineral to sing.
THREE:
Name two words you might see on a newspaper’s sports page web site, in 6 and 5 letters, and a third word in 3 letters you might see on card game web site. Remove the first letter of the 6-letter word. 
Rearrange the remaining 13 letters to name a well-known three-syllable song title recorded by a singer who had just left a group named after a sci-fi horror film that had a pronoun for a title. 
What is it?
Hint: The 6 and 5-letter words are also articles of apparel worn on the same part of the body. The 3-letter word is also a beverage.  
FOUR:
Name three things that flicker and/or glow in the dark in 7, 4 letters and 4 letters. 
Rearrange all 15 letters to name a well-known five-word song title recorded by an artist who also recorded (and wrote) what the Obamas chose as their wedding song. 
What is the five-word song?
FIVE:
Name a decorative article of apparel consisting of a 4-letter noun taking the place of an adjective followed by a 6-letter noun. 
Rearrange all 10 letters to name a somewhat well-known five-syllable and three-hyphen title of a rockabilly song recorded by singer who reportedly co-wrote it after being inspired by a comic book character. 
What is the song title?
SIX:
Name three creatures: human, mammalian and piscine, all in their plural form, in 5 letters, 4 letters and 4 letters. 
Rearrange all 13 letters to name a pretty well-known 2-word song title penned by a songwriter who wrote another 2-word song that both James Taylor and the Byrds recorded. 
Who is this songwriter and what are these two 2-word songs?
SEVEN:
Name a measure of force in 6 letters and a measure of length in 5 letters. 
Name the term for a “German art song” in 4 letters. Rearrange all 15 letters to name a well-known four-word title (the first word of which is an apostrophized contraction) of a song that might be called a “California art song.” 
What is this title?
EIGHT:
Sister Mary Bede slouches in a maplewood pew fingertipping her final skein of enchained ten rosary beads while mouthing Hail Marys silently. She finishes up just as Father O’Malley concludes the Gospel reading by intoning “praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,” then begins his prepared elucidation of it.
Name what Sister Bede’s profession is, in 3 letters; the skein of ten rosary beads she prays, in 6 letters; and the word for Father Father O’Malley’s prepared elucidation of the Gospel reading in 6 letters. 
Rearrange all 15 letters to name a somewhat well-known two-word song title recorded by a duo.  
What is the song title?
Hint: The 6 letters of the second word of the song title, if you change an “o” to an “e”, can be rearranged to spell the last name of one of the singers in the duo.
NINE: 
Give the last name of a Southwest Conference head football coach, in 5 letters; and something perhaps worn by one of his sidelined-by-injury players, in 5 letters. Rearrange all 10 letters to name a somewhat well-known two-word title of a song recorded and co-written by a bloke who dabbled in football... but football, that is, played with a spherical, not an ovoid, ball.
What is this song title?
Hint: Replace the dotted middle letter of the coachs last name with a 3-letter internet abbreviation that might mean “you can’t buy this product at present, but you ought to be able to do so in the future.” The result will be something, in 7 letters, that this coach, or any coach, often wears during practice.  

Dessert Menu

Reba’s Mack-In-Tire Dessert:
Middlemarch

The solution to the calendar-themed rebus pictured here is the first name of a person who has a sibling who hasn’t used a last name in recent years. If it were customary for this sibling to use a last name, the full name would probably appear in the form: ____ ______ton, D. of C.
Who is the person that the rebus depicts, first and last names?
What is the name of the sibling?

Hint: The sibling does not live near the Potomac... but the sibling does live near a pond.

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34 comments:

  1. RE RIFF #6: 5 + 4 + 4 doesn't = 14. Which number needs to change?

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    1. 13 is what the text should read. Thank you VT.

      LegoViolinTeddited

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  3. FOUR: I had the song title, but the anagram machine failed to give me all three flickering things. How unpleasant!
    THREE: Gambling in Puzzleria!? I'm shocked!
    TWO: Corny New-Age stuff
    ONE: Glossolalia

    The Appetizer is too easy to warrant a hint.

    I'll keep working on the rest.

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    1. Am in same boat re Riff #4. Paul. Found what has to be the ONLY possible song meeting word/letter specifications, and it breaks down into NO anagrams yielding the two or three flickering nouns I'd come up with.

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  4. The Dessert is the easiest one ever....I knew the answer before even finishing reading it.

    However, I'm having only limited success with all those Riffs...other than 2, 3 and 8 (for which I had to do a LOT of researching, knowing NOT the religous terminologies), I have only partial or NO answers. Can't FIND most of the necessary songs (and yeah, they have to be done backwards.) Except for #7..for which I'm sure I have the correct three words, but can NOT find any song to make with them.

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve everyone!
    I know St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, but this Patrick hopes to live a long and happy life without ever having to get that close to a snake. Growing up we did have one get loose in our fireplace, and when my brother Bryan realized it, he told me to run get help to get rid of it. He basically just had to tell me "Run!", because just knowing there was a snake in the house, I wasn't coming back until it was gone! But I found some neighbors to come help get it out, and they say it took a while to kill it with the poker, because it kept striking at them, but they finally killed it, thank God. Luckily it was only a chicken snake that had fallen from a tree and through our chimney, so it wasn't a poisonous snake. Just the same, I may be Patrick but I'm no saint, so I stayed out of it. We've moved since then, of course.
    Tricky puzzles this week. I think I have the Appetizer, though I'm not exactly sure, I don't have the Menu or the Dessert, and as for the Riff-Offs I have #1-4 and #8. The most I can tell anyone about #4 is two of the flickering or glowing things are living things, but for one you have to be up on movie trivia. Of course I will need hints, Lego, so have some good ones ready. Make sure y'all wear something nice and green today, and above all, I hope no one here ever has any snake-related experiences of their own anytime soon!

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  6. Sorry about this, but I must have been half-asleep when I wrote Riff #9. I rewrote and reposted it in a correct version. My goof related to bad vocabulary skills on my part. Sorry greatly for the inconvenience.

    LegoMeaMaximaCulpable

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  7. OK, that helped a lot, except I've found three different football coaches with that last name. How do I know which is the one referred to in the puzzle?

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    1. Thanks, cranberry. Just knowing the coach's last name is all you need... no need to know which of the three coaches it is. Knowing the last name is merely a means to figuring out what a coach (any coach, actually) wears during practices.

      LegoWorkingOnAFewHintsForPuzzlerians!ToPonder

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  8. BTW, Just got the Dessert too.

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  9. A few hints:

    UNS:
    Movie in the news.

    ROSS riffs:
    #4 One of the words is not so common; it has a French derivation. Only one of the three in my intended answer is a living thing.
    #5 Birthstone that sounds like a car model.
    #6 Old school, genie in a vintage bottle.
    #7 Genesis 6:15
    #9 Tweet!

    RMITTD:
    Robert Browning

    LegoHintFest

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  10. Just got the Menu puzzle, but I'm still unsure about the Appetizer and Riff-Offs #6 and #7, and can't seem to find the French word in #4. Any more hints?

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  11. RAFIA:
    Each of two-word standards contains a total of 4 syllables. Each first word begins and ends with the same letter.
    ROSS:
    #4:
    If you add an "ma" to the end of the unfamiliar word, it will become much more familiar.
    #6
    One of the 4-letter-word creatures might well find the other 4-letter-word creature tasty.
    #7
    The measure of force is also a Minnow or a Juice. The measure of length is not "well-noahn" to modern ears. The term for a “German art song” is spelled like something Katy did, according to Walter and Donald.

    LegoHuIsWithDoctorWu

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  12. I had the Appetizer right the first time, I was right about #4(though it said it was Spanish when I found it), and as for #7, you've told me all I already know. The hard part is figuring out the song title. Very difficult anagram.

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  13. Oh brother, finally finally finally....I managed to stumble on the song title for Riff #5, which as is so often true, I had NEVER heard of (nor the singer.) Only then could I plug the title into anagram finder and come up with the elusive two word apparel. (Apparel?) This puzzle was night unto impossible!

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    1. ViolinTeddy and cranberry,

      You are correct about the answer to Riff #5, VT. I should have written "Name something decorative that one wears..." instead of "Name a decorative article of apparel..."
      But I must aso apologize again to VT, cranberry and other puzzle solvers for a goof I made in Riff #7. (Last week was not one of my better efforts. My puzzle were far from error-free. I promise to do better this week.)
      And so, Riff #7 should NOT read:
      Rearrange all 15 letters to name a well-known two-word title of a song that might be called a “California art song.”
      It should read:
      Rearrange all 15 letters to name a well-known four-word title, (the first of which is an apostrophized contraction) of a song that might be called a “California art song.”
      Again, mea culpa!

      LegoWhoWishesHimselfAHappySt.Joseph'sFeastDay(EvenThoughHeShouldInsteadBeDoingPenance)

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  14. And like pjb, I have the three correct words for #7 (already did), but despite all efforts, can't turn them into a song title.

    Am also still nowhere on #9 (and am giving up), and suspect I have the right three words for #6, but have tried everything (even thought I had the proper songwriter), but no luck on forcing a song out of them.

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    1. #6 It is a song with politically incorrect lyrics written by a famous past American songwriter. It is a non-Christmas song that includes the word "bobtail."
      #7 The singers of the "California art song" are known by a 2-word alliterative name. One of them has relatives that have played and are now playing in the National Basketball Association. Another member collaborated on a record album with the bespectacled man appearing on the album cover pictured.
      The first letters in the song's four words are the call letters of an "Oldies" FM radio station (with studios based in Oxford) that might play the song, a station that students of Purdue University might listen to.
      #9 The "football bloke" who recorded the song is about to embark on an extended farewell concert tour. The first letters of the song's two words are "I" and "G."
      The coach's last name is also a Scottish term for a person who owns a large estate.
      The thing worn by the injured sidelined player is also the name of a live television streaming service that is a subsidiary of the Dish Network. The thing worn by the coach has a "y" as its central letter.
      Both things that are worn come into contact with the neck.

      LegoHinto

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  15. And your correction on #7 has made all the difference, because now I've got it! But you really need to watch those errors, Lego!

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    1. You are 100% correct, cranberry. I will try to clean it up.

      LegoCommittedToExcellenceYetACommitterOfMistakes!

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  16. LIkewise for me.....that last set of hints [and adjustment re the contraction in #7] were crucial.

    It was amazing that even with the correct three words for #6, the song never fell out of any anagram site. I wonder why?

    And all my searching had failed to ever find the coach's name for #9.....plus I'd chosen the wrong 'thing' that injured players might wear. Thus, I had been completely at 'zero' with this puzzle, till your very last hint. Thank you, LegoHinto!

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  17. MINIMUM (W)AGE

    BLACK PANTHERS LACK ANTLERS

    The Doors derived their name from the title of Aldous Huxley's essay about his mescaline experience, which was a quote from Blake:
    “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
    FILTHY GRIME transforms to LIGHT MY FIRE.
    When I think of cleansing and fire, I think of the Holy Spirit. I could babble on some more, but I'd rather share something I just found this morning.

    OKRA, MICA > I AM A ROCK > KARO, ACIM

    BOWLER, DERBY, GIN > BROWN EYED GIRL [Van Morrison, Them!] {I played the Rick's card again}

    FIREFLY, MOON, CINE > FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE {Wouldn't it have been nice if the anagram server had given me the whole answer?

    OPAL BAUBLE > BE-BOP-A-LULA {I read somewhere (OK, it was on the Internet) that it was inspired by a stripper.}

    WOMEN, CATS, CARP > CAMPTOWN RACES by Stephen Foster, who also wrote Oh! Susanna.

    NEWTON, CUBIT, LIED > WOULDN'T IT BE NICE

    NUN, DECADE, HOMILY > UNCHAINED MELODY {Isaiah 64:8 relates to pottery-making, which has become associated with the song}

    LAIRD, SLING > ISLAND GIRL [Elton John, lanyard]{Although the only Coach Laird I can find appears to have nothing to do with the SWC, and would have been in his early twenties when it ceased to exist ... I think ...}

    Pippa Middleton, Lady Glen Affric and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cornwall

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  18. Appetizer
    MINIMUM WAGE, MINIMUM AGE
    Menu
    BLACK PANTHERS LACK ANTLERS.
    Riff-Offs
    1. LIGHT MY FIRE(FILTHY GRIME)by the Doors
    2. I AM A ROCK(OKRA, MICA)by Simon and Garfunkel, formerly Tom and Jerry
    3. BROWN-EYED GIRL(BOWLER, DERBY, GIN-B)by Van Morrison, formerly of Them
    4. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE(FIREFLY, MOON, CINE)by Stevie Wonder
    5. BE-BOP-A-LULA(OPAL, BAUBLE)by Gene Vincent
    6. CAMPTOWN RACES(WOMEN, CATS, CARP)by Stephen Foster, who also wrote "Oh, Susanna!"
    7. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE?(NEWTON, CUBIT, LIED)by the Beach Boys
    8. UNCHAINED MELODY(NUN, DECADE, HOMILY)by the Righteous Brothers featuring Bill MEDLEY
    9. ISLAND GIRL(BRAD, BRANDON, OR BILLY? LAIRD, SLING)by Elton John, soccer player/fan; LANYARD(NYA means "Not Yet Available")
    Dessert
    PI+PEA(P)+PATRICK-TRICK
    PIPPA Middleton, sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cornwall
    "Doo-dah, doo-dah, oh, the doo-dah day..."-pjb

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  20. APPETIZER: MINIMUM WAGE & MINIMUM AGE [Pre-hints]

    UNFAKE NEWS SLICE: BLACK SWANS LACK WINS [Pre-hint]

    RIFF OFFS:

    1. FILTHY GRIME => "LIGHT MY FIRE" [The Doors]

    2. OKRA and MICA => "I AM A ROCK" [Simon and Garfunkel/Tom and Jerry]

    3. BOWLER & DERBY & GIN => "BROWN EYED GIRL" [Van Morrison, from "THEM"]

    4. FIREFLY & MOON & CINE(ma) => "FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE" [Stevie Wonder]

    5. OPAL BAUBLE => "BE-BOP-A-LULA" [Gene Vincent]

    6. WOMEN, CATS, CARP => "CAMPTOWN RACES" [Stephen Foster] 2nd song: "OH SUSANNA"

    7. NEWTON [Pre-hint] & CUBIT [Also Pre-hint, though I'd thought it might be METER, too] & LIED [Pre-hint] => "WOULDN'T IT BE NICE" [BEACH BOYS]

    8. NUN, DECADE, HOMILY => "UNCHAINED MELODY" by The Righteous Brothers [Bill MEDLEY] ---- DONE BACKWARDS, otherwise impossible

    9. LAIRD & SLING => " ISLAND GIRL" Coach wears: LANYARD [This ENTIRE puzzle was solvable for me only due to very last hint!]


    DESSERT: PIPPA [MIDDLETON]; CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE [Very PRE hint]

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    1. Oops, I just realized that the Menu slice said "L", not "I"...I misread it all week!

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

    Appetizer Menu

    Raising A Few Issues Appetizer:
    Handguns and handiwork
    Name a job-related standard, in two words, that left-leaning lawmakers generally want to raise. Remove a letter from the second word to name a gun control-related standard that left-leaning lawmakers generally want to raise. What are these two two-word standards that relte to jobs and gun control?
    Answer:
    minimum wage (jobs); minimum age (gun-control)

    MENU

    Unfake News Slice:
    Crittercal thinking
    Think of certain critters, in a descriptive two-word plural term, the singular form of which has been lately in the news. Remove the first letter of each word, and replace one of the interior letters in the second word with an “l” to form a two-word phrase that, when placed after the the two-word term, forms a true four-word statement.
    What is this statement?
    Answer:
    Black panthers lack antlers.
    Black Panthers - B - P = lack anthers - h + l = lack antlers

    Riffing Off Shortz Slices:
    Vesture versus verses

    Lego...

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  22. This week's official answers, for the record, part 2:

    Riffing Off Shortz Slices:
    Vesture versus verses

    Puzzleria!’s Riffing Off Shortz Slices read:
    ONE:
    Name an adjective in 6 letters and noun in 5 letters that together form a redundant phrase. Rearrange all 11 letters to name a well-known three-word song title. What is it?
    Answer:
    Light My Fire (filthy grime) by the Doors
    TWO:
    Name a vegetable in 4 letters and a mineral in 4 letters. Rearrange all 8 letters to name a well-known four-word song title sung by a duo who as teens signed a recording contract under the names of a cartoon cat and mouse. What is the song title?
    Hint: If you add the word "in" in the middle of the four-word song title, it would be a perfect number for the mineral to sing.
    Answer:
    "I am a Rock" (okra, mica) by Simon and Garfunkel, once known as Tom and Jerry
    Hint: The mineral mica often is present in igneous, metamorphic and sedentary rocks. So, "I am in a Rock" would be an appropriate song for "Mica" to sing.
    THREE:
    Name two words you might see on a newspaper’s sports page web site, in 6 and 5 letters, and a third word in 3 letters you might see on card game web site. Remove the first letter of the 6-letter word. Rearrange the remaining 13 letters to name a well-known three-syllable song title recorded by a singer who had just left a group named after a sci-fi horror film that had a pronoun for a title. What is it?
    Hint: The 6 and 5-letter words are also articles of apparel worn on the same part of the body. The 3-letter word is also a beverage.
    Answer:
    "Brown-eyed Girl" (bowler - b, derby; gin), by Van Morrison, formerly of Them
    Hint: A bowler and derby are hats; gin is liquor.
    FOUR:
    Name three things that flicker and/or glow in the dark in 7, 4 letters and 4 letters. Rearrange all 15 letters to name a well-known five-word song title recorded by an artist who also recorded (and wrote) what the Obamas chose as their wedding song. What is the five-word song?
    Answer:
    "For Once In My Life" (firefly, moon, cine) recorded by Stevie Wonder
    Wonder's "You and I" was the Obamas' wedding song.

    FIVE:
    Name a decorative article of apparel consisting of a 4-letter noun taking the place of an adjective followed by a 6-letter noun. Rearrange all 10 letters to name a somewhat well-known five-syllable and three-hyphen title of a rockabilly song recorded by singer who reportedly co-wrote it after being inspired by a comic book character. What is the song title?
    Answer:
    "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (opal bauble) recorded and co-written by Gene Vincent

    Lego...

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

    Riffing Off Shortz Slices:
    Vesture versus verses
    (CONTINUED)

    SIX:
    Name three creatures: human, mammalian and piscine, all in their plural form, in 5 letters, 4 letters and 4 letters. Rearrange all 13 letters to name a pretty well-known 2-word song title penned by a songwriter who wrote another 2-word song that both James Taylor and the Byrds recorded.
    Who is this songwriter and what are these two 2-word songs?
    Answer:
    Stephen Foster;
    "Camptown Races" (women, cats, carp); "Oh Susanna"
    SEVEN:
    Name a measure of force in 6 letters and a measure of length in 5 letters. Name the term for a “German art song” in 4 letters. Rearrange all 15 letters to name a well-known two-word title of a song that might be called a “California art song.”
    What is this title?
    Answer:
    "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (newton, cubit, lied) by the California-based Beach Boys
    EIGHT:
    Sister Mary Bede slouches in a maplewood pew fingertipping her final skein of enchained ten rosary beads while mouthing Hail Marys silently. She finishes up just as Father O’Malley concludes the Gospel reading by intoning “praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ,” then begins his prepared elucidation of it.
    Name a what Sister Bede is, in 3 letters; the skein of ten rosary beads she prays, in 6 letters; and the name for Father Father O’Malley’s prepared elucidation of the Gospel reading in 6 letters. Rearrange all 15 letters to name a somewhat well-known two-word song title recorded by a duo.
    What is the song title?
    Hint: The 6 letters of the second word of the song title, if you change an “o” to an “e”, can be rearranged to spell the last name of one of the singers in the duo.
    Answer:
    "Unchained Melody" (nun, decade, homily) by The Righteous Brothers (Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley)
    NINE:
    Give the last name of a Southwest Conference head football coach, in 5 letters; and something perhaps worn by one of his sidelined-by-injury players, in 5 letters. Rearrange all 10 letters to name a somewhat well-known two-word title of a song recorded and co-written by a bloke who dabbled in football... but football, that is, played with a spherical, not an ovoid, ball.
    What is this song title?
    Hint: Replace the dotted middle letter of the coach’s last name with a 3-letter internet abbreviation that might mean “you can’t buy this product at present, but you ought to be able to do so in the future.” The result will be something, in 7 letters, that this coach, or any coach, often wears during practice.
    Answer:
    "Island Girl" (Laird, sling) by Elton John, who dabbled in football, European-style
    Hint: Brad Laird, head football coach of the Northwestern State Demons, often wears a lanyard during practice. (Laird - i + nya [internet short slang for "not yet available"] = lanyard

    Lego...

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  24. This week's official answers, for the record, part 4:

    Reba’s Mack-In-Tire Dessert:
    Middlemarch

    The solution to the calendar-themed rebus pictured here is the first name of a person who has a sibling who hasn’t used a last name in recent years. If it were customary for this sibling to use a last name, the full name would probably appear in the form: ____ ______ton, D. of C.
    Who is the person that the rebus depicts, first and last names?
    What is the name of the sibling?
    Hint: The third month is NOT the CHARM.
    Hint: The sibling does not live near the Potomac... but the sibling DOES live near a pond.

    Name
    Answer:
    Pippa Middleton is sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, who lives at Kensington Palace, near Round Pond.

    Lego...

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  25. I meant to say Cambridge, not Cornwall. I knew I was right the first time!

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