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Schpuzzle Of The Week:
Place the first name of a young sitcom character in front of the one-word name of a male literary character.
Remove an “o” and divide the result into two equal parts to name a female literary character, in two words.
Who are these three characters?
Hint: The first name of the young sitcom character is gender-neutral.
Try Beating These Conundrums Appetizer:
Seven heavenly puzzles?... Mathew’s define comedy!
🥁1. Think of a contemporary comedienne, first and last names, in five and five letters. Drop four letters, add an A, and rearrange to name a fictional location featured in a recent movie.
🥁2. Take the name of a television comedy series that aired in the mid-2000s, in three words. Add a stroke to one letter and rearrange to get a two-word economics phrase that is one indicator for quality of life.
🥁3. Think of a common downside to the summer, in seven letters. Drop the first letter and shift the remaining letters nine places earlier in the alphabet to get a common unisex first name shared by a well known comedian/actor.
🥁4. Think of a comedian currently on television, first and last names, whose last name appears in the first name (in order, but not consecutively). Remove all instances of these shared letters and rearrange to name the capital of a country.
🥁5. Name a comic strip in three words. Put together, these words contain the name of a foreign language in five letters.
🥁6. Think of the last name of a stand-up comedian that contains “ND”. Change the “ND” to “MB” to get a word meaning “aimless”.
🥁7. Name a television personality and a comic strip character that share the same first name and whose last names are colors.
Plug In Values And Solve Appetizer:
Apply a formula, find an appliance
To solve for a particular linear distance you can use a formula with variables that include:
and “antenna gain.”
Take the alliterative two-word term for what it is you are finding when you plug in your variable values into this formula. This term sounds like the name of a forerunner of an appliance – one that is a fixture in most modern kitchens.
What are you finding when you use this formula, and what is the forerunner of the modern appliance?
Riffing Off Shortz Slices:
Wowed by Powdermilk Biscuits!
Will Shortz’s November 25th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle reads:
Think of a well-known food brand.
Add the letters W-O-W. Then rearrange the result to name another well-known food brand.
What is it?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz slices read:
Think of a description of a common food staple, in two words each beginning with the same two letters.
Subtract the letters W-O-W and replace one of the remaining vowels with a different vowel.
Rearrange the result to form an adjective describing the choice a buyer of this food supposedly makes.
What is the two-word description of the staple? What adjective describes the buyer’s choice?
Think of a somewhat well-known food brand in three words. The third word is a creature containing both a W and an O.
Rearrange the letters in these words to form three other words: 3. The third word is another creature containing both a W and an O.
2. The second word is commonly associated with this creature.
1. The first word is an adjective indicating that this particular creature is unsophisticated and socially awkward.
What is the food brand?
What is the socially awkward creature?
Think of a reasonably well-known snack food brand.
Bet’cha can’t eat just one. But also bet’cha can rearrange the letters in just one to spell strength and conditioning exercises that people ought to be doing who, alas, can’t eat just one... thousand(!) of these snack food morsels.
What brand is it?
What are the exercises?
Name two kinds of one-word kitchen appliances: those used to crush cooked yams and others used to tenderize meats.
Add the letters W-O-W.
Rearrange the result to name morsels of food – consisting of a somewhat redundant adjective and noun – that might be placed atop the yams.
What are these appliances?
What might be placed atop the yams?
Message In A Bott..., No, ...In A Can Dessert
“Malchus, Vincent, can you hear me?”
Take a word for “canned messages” voters may hear during the run-up to elections, in nine letters.
Rearrange its letters to describe, in three words of 1, 3 and 5 letters, what may happen if an ear falls to the floor.
What are these canned messages called?
What may happen if an ear falls to the floor?
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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