Friday, May 10, 2019

St. Nims Edna? Pope is toot? Zep? A tale of three titletowns; Bring these fuzzy puzzles into high resolution; What did Quixote don, crypto-lodge-ically? Mincemeat, Cardigans and the Buddha;

PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER 8!/21 SERVED

Schpuzzle Of The Week:
What did Quixote don, crypto-lodge-ically?

A number of consecutive letters at the beginning of the name of a fictional character spell something the character might wear. 
Interchange two consecutive letters of the character’s last name to spell something that might get lodged in what the character might wear.
Who is this character, and what might the character wear? 
What might get lodged in what the character might wear, and where might it come from?


Appetizer Menu

Unbeatable TV Conundrums Appetizer:
Bring these fuzzy puzzles into high resolution

đŸ“º1. Think of a television actress, first and last names, whose first name starts with an S and ends with an H and whose last name contains SH. Take her last name, add another SH, and rearrange to name a type of drug.
đŸ“º2. Think of a modern device for watching movies and television. Reverse the order of its letters and shift one letter one place to the right on a computer keyboard to get a shorthand phrase for a kind of news article.
đŸ“º3. Think of a TV personality known for collecting and repairing cars, first and last names. Remove the middle two letters of the last name, add a P and rearrange to name a type of car in need of repair.
đŸ“º4. Name an iconic symbol of a contemporary television show in three words, in which the third word can be constructed by dropping the first letter of the second word and placing the remainder of the second word inside the first word.
đŸ“º5. Think of something that people might do on a trashy daytime talk show. Drop a vowel and reverse the first two letters to name the inciting emotion.
đŸ“º6. Think of the first name of an actress in a current TV sitcom. Remove a vowel to name a piece of furniture that might be used while watching the sitcom.


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Damn Easy Slice:
Mincemeat, Cardigans and the Buddha

Give answers to the following clues:
1. Tree that sounds like a sleek or silky coat
2. Letters in an ancient alphabet that don’t sound so ancient
3. Home of saunas, and home of sweaters... Cardigans, for example
4.  A discourse of the Buddha
5. Mincemeat pie ingredient that is also for the birds (but not for the blackbirds that may be baked in the pie!)
6. Parisian name
7. Smarts
What do your answers suggest?
Why might the hint below help you solve the puzzle?
Hint: This puzzle is damn easy! 

Riffing Off Shortz And Burg Slices:
A tale of three titletowns

Will Shortz’s May 5th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Erik Burg of San Francisco, reads: 
Name a popular movie of 2018. Add an R. You can rearrange the result to get three different titles for people. What are they?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Burg Slices read:
ENTREE #1:
Name a dramatic biographical movie of 2018.
You can rearrange the letters in the movie to form a one-word soap brand and, in two words, where someone might use it. 
What are this brand and two-word location?

ENTREE #2:
Name a limited-theater-release and video-on-demand movie of  early 2018.  
Add an R and S. You can rearrange the result to get a two-word term for the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War or the Iraq War. What are this movie and two-word term?
ENTREE #3: 
Name a cult comedy movie of 1992. Add an R. 
You can rearrange the result to get three different titles for people. 
What are they?
Hint: Two of the titles, if you double a letter in one of them, will be first names of two family members who live in a house with a flower shop, carpenter’s shop, and a dentist’s office in its basement. 
ENTREE #4:
Name a cult comedy movie that spawned a sequel in 2018. 
You can rearrange the letters in the movie’s title to get a two-word shorthand term for proponents of a landmark Supreme Court ruling. 
What is this shorthand term?
Hint: A person whose name appears in the ruling (but not in this “shorthand term”) prosecuted Jack Ruby. 


Dessert Menu

Dnar By Dnac Dessert:
St. Nims Edna? Pope is toot? Zep?

Spell each word in the brand name of a candy backward.
Do not change the order of the words. 
The result, read aloud, sounds like another candy brand. 
What are these candy brands?


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61 comments:

  1. QUESTION: CON #4....what is placed inside the first word: the dropped letter OR the whole second word minus its dropped first letter?

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    1. Good morning, ViolinTeddy, and good question.
      The Conundrum should read:
      "Name an iconic symbol of a contemporary television show in three words, in which the third word can be constructed by dropping the first letter of the second word and placing the remainder of the second word inside the first word."
      Sorry about that, ViolinTedditor! But, thanks. I shall correct the puzzle text.

      LegoWhoIsAgainBailedOutByTheBestEditorEver!

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    2. : O ) And I bid you now good night!

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  2. Happy Friday to all on the blog!
    Pretty average day here. We babysat Maddy for a while, then Bryan came by to pick her up. I thought we'd be eating out but we didn't, so we got something from Lee's and ate in. I solved Paul's Prize Crossword(and almost couldn't finish it), and then listened to Ask Me Another. Late last night I checked this site and got most of the Conundrums and the Dessert. Not Conundrums #1 or #4, unfortunately. As usual, any good hints will be greatly appreciated. And of course, finally, Happy Mother's Day to all on Sunday! Get the ol' girl something great this year! She deserves it!

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  5. Hello all,
    So far have solved only Con #1, Con #3, and the Dessert. Also got (probably) Entrée #4, though I do not know the film title yet.

    My problem is that I know no sitcoms (detest them) and few actresses/actors. So my only hope is to work backwards and see if a presumed program title or name appears on a list of total unknowns.

    I look forward to Sat/Sun hints. A hint that the hinted-at sitcom is one that actress XYZ starred is to me is no hint.

    This is a week in which some of the answers may make no sense to me even after they are given next Wed. But I appreciate that life is like that sometimes.

    To all a restful weekend :)

    Sorry for the deletes - two typos corrected.
    geofan

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  6. Alternate Con #2:
    Think of a modern device for watching movies and television. Don't reverse the order of its letters. Shift one letter one place to the right on a computer keyboard and change another vowel to get a shorthand phrase for a kind of news article.

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    1. Rearrange the letters in the shorthand phrase for the news article to get what half its readers will likely think the author of the article is.

      LegoWhoDashesOffAnImpassionedLetterToPerryWhite:"NeverPublishAnythingByThatWriterEverAgain!WhatA____!"

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  7. I worked on the puzzles last night for awhile, and then gave up. Managed to solve Cons #1, 2, 3 and 6, but am stuck on 4 and 5.

    Had some ideas for the "Easy Puzzle" but haven't hit on the common thread yet.

    Thought I had a good idea for the first WORD in the Schpuzzle name, but also haven't been able to complete that, since none of the possible last names work out.

    Dessert was indeed easy.....

    I thought I had an answer for Entree #1, but I haven't been able to make my chosen movie break up into answers that match the directions. I also think I have the correct legal thing for Entree #4, working backwards as several of us so like to do, but again, no luck turning that into whatever the comedy cult movie is supposed to be.

    Am kinda glad to know that nobody else (presumably) sailed through the Entrees either!

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  8. Saturday morning report:
    Solved Con #1, #3, #5 and #6 and the (easy) Dessert; think I have a lead on Entrée #4. No clue on the other 3 Entrées at all.

    For the DEP, I believe that there is a connection with my extended study of French phonography for last week's sdb puzzle. This connection extends beyond Clue 6 to all the others, I am quite sure.

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    1. For the record, that should read phonology [click] phonology [click] phonology [click] ….

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  9. Question for Con #4: are the 3 words the TV show title or the iconic symbol thereof? Or must we await Sunday's hint :) ?

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    1. Or must we await Tuesday's comprehension of Sunday's hint?

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    2. I'm LOL at Paul's reply! Sometime the truth both hurts and sends you into paroxysms of hysterical laughter.
      To answer geofan's serious question, the 3 words are not the TV show title; they are rather the iconic symbol.

      LegoWhoIsNowResolvingToWriteMoreComphehensibleHints!

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    3. This complicates matters considerably.

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    4. Joining you in LOL at Paul's question, but also at geo's very last sentence....

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  10. Early Sunday Hints:

    SOTW:
    What the character might wear is worn below the character's waist.

    TV Conundrums:
    1. "This corned beef dish is hearty!"
    2. See that television icon to the left of this puzzle? Slap a smile on it and it somewhat resembles the logo of the modern device. (Maybe you might have watched this guy on the device.)
    3. No chance of botching this one; you're a puzzle-solving machine!"
    4. Our friend ron would have an advantage is solving this cConundrum.
    5. To solve this Conundrum, I urge a strategy neither sane nor serene. I can sense many a gear gnashing inside your gray matter as you cogitate...
    6. If you live in Bulgaria or Burkina Faso, you may not be so far away from solving this Conundrum.

    DES:
    The number of letters in each answer is now revealed below, in parenthesis at the end of each clue:
    1. Tree that sounds like a sleek or silky coat (3)
    2. Letters in an ancient alphabet that don’t sound ancient (3)
    3. Home of saunas, and home of sweaters... Cardigans, for example (6)
    4. A discourse of the Buddha (5)
    5. Mincemeat pie ingredient that is for the birds (but not for blackbirds baked in the pie!) (4)
    6. Parisian name (3)
    7. Smarts (5)

    ROSABS:
    ENTREE #1:
    Sean Lennon
    ENTREE #2:
    The initials of the two-word term for the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War or the Iraq War also stand for where you can find fiberglass on the NYSE. The two-word term contains five syllables.
    ENTREE #3:
    The 1992 movie title contains two words. Switch the initial letters of those word to form what sould like a title of a movie about the unsuccessful efforts of wacky plumbers to unclog plugged-up sinks.
    ENTREE #4:
    The two words in the 2001 movie echo each other. The initials of the two-word shortand term for proponents of the landmark Supreme Court ruling are also the initials of a longtime rock and roll rag.

    DBDD:
    Wouldn't the second brand of candy be a dandy Valentine's Day gift (along with incomplete hugs or kisses, of course)?

    LegoEntwistleEntwistle

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    1. I don't think I'm going to get anywhere here, and Mia Kate just walked in. I'll be busy elsewhere.

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  11. Making steady progress on these; I believe I have everything but the Schpuzzle (which is driving me crazy), Appetizer #4, and Entrees 1 and 2 (though I'm somewhat confident I have the war euphemism for number 2).

    Question:

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  12. Unfortunately, no further. Have Con #1, #3, #5 and #6 and the Dessert. think I have a lead on Entrée #4. My earlier hypothesis on the DES was moot. Now I have another.

    Schpuzzle: How about this alternate, for a Western remake of Wuthering Heights?
    Heathcliff (taken as first and last name)?
    He was wearing heat, and filth got lodged in said weapon as it dragged through the heath. Do I win a prize?

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    1. Not entirely sure how you're deriving "filth" but I like it. You could simply interchange the two Fs and give him a cliff in his heat. I'm not a gun person but it sounds kind of dicey.

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    2. Megatart- heaTHcLIFf.
      I realize that it does not strictly follow the rules. This is called "poetic license".

      I am not a gun person either -- prefer the European model.
      geofan

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    3. Very good, I forgot that one could license their poetics in addition to their guns.

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    4. Megatart Stratagem and geofan,
      The two-word term I use for what I do here every Friday on Puzzleria! is "puzzletic license."
      "Heath Cliff" does indeed win some kind of prize, geofan. Indeed, if htaet were a word I would have tried somehow to fit it in to this week's Dessert.

      LegoWhoHopesMegetartStratagemKeepsCommentingBecauseHeWillThenHaveToWrite"Stratagem"OverAndOverAndMayConsequentlyStopMisspellingItAs"Strategem"!

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    5. Megatart-
      So long as we don't have to license that which you state, but after removing a vowel and replacing with a Chinese unit of distance.
      Lego-
      Didn't you mean htaeh?

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    6. geofan:
      One of those sentences never before written by anyone:
      "Didn't you mean htaeh?"
      I did mean "htaeh," not "htaeh."
      Thank you.

      LegoNotesHoweverThatChompingTooManyHeathBarsIsBadForOne'sTeath!

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    7. Geo, if such licensing could have prevented the dark times in which we find ourselves I might be in favor.

      Lego, if only there were some sort of book or register that you could use to track your Heath consumption...

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  13. Finally got Entrée #4. The answer is not the most-frequently-used sobriquet for these individuals.

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  14. Here's what I don't have:
    The Schpuzzle
    The "iconic symbol"
    Any kind of "easy" certainty
    Entree #1 & 2

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  15. Tuesday Afternoon Hints:

    SOTW:
    What might get lodged in what the character might wear might come from a part of something else the character might "wear," something that would facilitate the character's locomotion.

    TV Conundrums:
    1. Kate, Carmen, Sameen, Dani...
    2. The device sounds a bit like one of those kneeling QBs
    4. It the television show that everybody seems to be talking about. As for the "iconic symbol," I am not privy to its significance on the TV show. Most people seem to be privy. Who Cares!
    5. To solve this Conundrum, think Jerry Springer instead of Oprah or Phil.
    6. Members of the audience were polite. They FORGAVE ARIAS sung by the laryngitic contralto.

    Damn Easy Slice:
    The hint involves an anagram. The answers are anagrammable. If you successfully anagram one, the other six ought to fall like dominoes.

    ROSABS:
    ENTREE #1:
    "Sean Lennon" alludes to and anagram of the movie title.
    The soap brand is not Ivory; but a word that is both spelled and pronounced the same as the brand does indeed float!
    ENTREE #2:
    The first word in the term is a synonym for a word that sounds like a term even slangier than "a dame."
    For the second word: "Mr. Mack (or Mr. Hilton) clicked his Bic, then enjoyed a White Owl panatella."
    ENTREE #3:
    The two titles (one with the doubled letter) are the first names of a father and son. (Laminae, alas, is not a title.) The letters in the third title can be rearranged to form a fourth title.
    ENTREE #4:
    A rhyming synonym of the first syllable on a scale, according Maria vT + the second word in an article of athletic apparel.

    LegoWhoDoesNotSenseThatAHintForTheDessertIsNecessary

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    1. Your Tues hint immediately gave me the DES. Alas, I had gone aground in the Faroes, which sounds like Pharaohs.
      geofan - floating down the Nile

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    2. It has been stated that the laminae have exfoliated in the past. But some reports have suggested that removing all the laminae might lead to turbulent flow.

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    3. wrt Entrée #3, the letters of the third title can be rearranged yet a third way to give a "title" that is frequently associated with the aforesaid residents.

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    4. geofan,
      Nice!

      LegoWhoAsks"IsItAYellowTaxi?IsItABlackTaxi?IsItARedTaxi?"WhoKnows?AllWeKnowIsThatItIsNotAnOrangeTaxi(AlthoughItIsAnOrangeClumpOfWeirdHair!)

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    5. Lego, perhaps it should be 'Leminae,' per a missive dated 5/19/18.

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  17. Got Entrée #2. Probably would have gotten it eventually without the Tues hint.

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  18. Finally got Con #2! I had not heard of manufacturer and was stuck on another company with a roughly similar logo.

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    1. I would probably not pronounce (nor spell) the name of the object that floats and the soap brand identically, but others might. Also I might call it by a totally different name altogether.

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    2. geofan,
      Please explain, after Wednesday's "Reveal."

      LegoWhoMaeWellHaveTakenHoraceGreeley'sAdviceAsAYoungManButDidNot(HeyWait!ItIsNotTooLateToTakeHisAdvice(ForIAmForever"Young!")

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  20. On the one hand, I've been too busy this week to finish the puzzles. On the other hand, I can't make heads or tails of the hints so far. I'm going to watch Mental Samurai. Lego, I hope you'll have some better hints by show's end.

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  21. A Few More Hints:

    SOTW:
    Restless Leg Syndrome

    Damn Easy Slice:
    The hint involves an anagram of two consecutive words in the hint.

    LegoLastMinuetHinting

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    1. Got the SOTW with this hint. I have been to the author's last residence and grave, in a distant place that was once German.

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    2. Got the SOTW as well. I never would've figured it out without hints.

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  22. SARAH SHAHI > HASHISH
    JAY LENO > JALOPY
    ARGUE > RAGE
    SOFIA > SOFA

    KIT KAT > TIC TAC

    TIVO > OBIT

    FIR ? FIR !
    NUS ? NUS !
    FINLAND ? SWEDEN !
    LOTUS ? SUTRA !
    SUET ? SUET !
    GUY ? NOM !
    HURTS ? HURTS !
    DAY NAMES

    ROE SUPPORTERS > SUPER TROOPERS

    BRAIN DONORS > DON, BARON, SIR

    LONG JOHN SILVER > LONGJOHNS, SLIVER (from his prosthesis)

    I'm thinking the soap brand must be LIFEBUOY and the TV show might be Game of Thrones, but that's not getting me anywhere. And there's no R or S in POLICE ACTION.

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    1. Same answers as Paul, with additional notes:

      SOTW: LONG JOHN SILVER - Got it from Lego's late-Tues RLS hint only. Previously, I was stuck on SOCKS or PANTS and BURR or CHAPS and SPURS but got nowhere. See subsequent comment on my hint in next post. Lego - clever, that ALL the letters in the name are used in the solution :) .

      Cons #1-#6: I got all of them eventually.
      #1: HASHISH. I never heard of SARAH SHAHI. I immediately got Sarah as 1st name. A search on "Sarah actress" got me the answer.
      #2, OBIT - TIVO. Got Tivo only after the Tebow hint. I was stuck on LG (also has a smiley face on a TV) until the Tebow hint.
      #3: Got it immediately. This was the only one of the Cons or Entrées where I had heard of the actor/actress or film.
      #4, The "privy" hint and a search of GoS iconic images gave it away.
      #5 IT CAME TO ME QUICKLY!!! AARGH !!!
      #6, Never heard of SOFIA VERGARA (but I have been in Bulgaria). Didn't get the hint to Burkina Faso, however.

      DES: I got FIR, NUS, SUET, NOM and HURTS but was stuck thinking along the lines of silent letters or homophones, or the silent N A from the title somehow being inserted into each answer. So I thought #2 was FAROES (sounds like PHAROAHS) but got nowhere until Lego's RLS Tues hint. My "Tues hint" was a hint in itself.

      Entrées
      #1 LIFEBUOY and A TUB (film - BEAUTIFUL BOY). Had not heard of Sean Lennon but know of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. So I was stuck on IMAGINE / GIMME SOME TRUTH as the film(s) but got it after the not-Ivory hint. Had not heard of the solution film.
      #2 ACTS OF VIOLENCE. Got OVERSEAS CONFLICT from Lego's O C hint. Had not heard of the film.
      #3 BRAIN DONORS. Got the allusion to the residence quickly; the film took a while longer. Had not heard of the film.
      #4 SUPER TROOPERS. I got Roe v Wade quickly and the R S hint but could not reconcile R S with my assumed answer of PRO CHOICE. Finally I got the film with ROE and SUPPORTERS. I had only vaguely heard of the film.

      Dessert - got it in less than the time it takes to eat one.

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    2. Comments on my hints:
      SOTW: RLS = initial letters in Restless Legs Syndrome = Robert Louis Stephenson. He lived his last years in Samoa in his Vila Vailima (VV, see under Vailima in Wikipedia). I was there in 2005 and climbed Mt Vaea to his grave. Western Samoa (now officially Independent Samoa) was a German colony from 1899-1914. Subsequent to RLS' death, VV was the residence of the German governor. In addition to RLS memorabilia, there is an interesting exhibit on the German period in the museum at VV.

      DES: "Tues hint" was a hint in itself.

      Entrée #1: I would probably not pronounce (nor spell) the name of the object that floats and the soap brand identically, but others might. Also I might call it by a totally different name altogether. I would call it either a LIFE BUOY [2 words] or a life preserver, not a LIFEBUOY [one word]. I pronounce "buoy" by itself as "boo-ee" and not "boy", but the 1-word soap LIFEBUOY I would pronounce "lifeboy" from the ads.

      Entrée #3: Laminae. The person (singular) suggested by laminae (plural) has been stated to have successively removed her outer laminae (= layers = clothes) in earlier life for photo shoots. My post also alludes to the contrast between laminar and turbulent flow in hydrodynamics. Certain commentators have suggested that an attempt to remove all the family members of the laminae in the future (e.g. in ca 19 months, if certain results were contested by the oldest male; or conceivably even 4 years hence), might lead to an internal conflict (turbulence). Finally, SIR can be anagrammed to SRI (title) or IRS ("title" of a well-known US agency).

      wrt Megatart's post, POETICS - E + LI = POLITICS

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    3. Correction to my answers comments-- for DES, should read:
      "So I thought #2 was FAROES (sounds like PHAROAHS) but got nowhere until Lego's Tues hint (anagrams)."
      ["RLS" refers to Lego's SOTW hint, not the DES]

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  23. It was a really bad week for me! Despite going thru numerous lists, I found not one single movie.

    CONUNDRUMS:

    1. SARAH SHAHI => HASHISH

    2. TIVO => OBIT

    3. JAY LENO => JALOPY

    4. ???

    5. ABUSE => BASE?

    6. SOFIA [Vasselieva] => SOFA

    DAMN EASY PUZZLE [Name days]: 1. FIR = FRIday; 2. NUS = SUNday; 3. SWEDEN = WEDNESday; 4. SUTRA = SATURday ; 5. SUET - TUESday; 6. NOM = MONday; 7. HURTS = THURSday => THE BEGINNINGS OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

    ENTREES:

    1. LIFEBUOY?

    2. OVERSEAS CONFLICT [It was murder to get just this much; couldn't find a movie though, no matter how long I tried]

    3. DONALD, BAR[R]ON & ??

    4. ROE v WADE

    DESSERT: KIT KAT => TIC TAC

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  25. Schpuzzle
    LONG JOHN SILVER, LONGJOHNS, SLIVER
    Appetizer Menu
    Conundrums
    1. SARAH SHAHI, HASHISH
    2. TIVO, OBIT
    3. JAY LENO, JALOPY
    5. ANGER, RAGE
    6. SOFIA(Vergara), SOFA
    Menu
    1. FIR(Friday)
    2. NUS(Sunday)
    3. SWEDEN(Wednesday)
    4. SUTRA(Saturday)
    5. SUET(Tuesday)
    6. NOM(Monday)
    7. HURTS(Thursday)
    Entrees
    1. LIFEBUOY, A TUB, BEAUTIFUL BOY
    2. ACTS OF VIOLENCE, OVERSEAS CONFLICT
    3. BRAIN DONORS(DON, BARON, SIR)
    4. SUPER TROOPERS, ROE SUPPORTERS
    Dessert
    KIT KAT, TIC TAC
    Stay tuned next week for another of my great cryptic crosswords!-pjb

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  26. I meant "ARGUE, RAGE", not ANGER. Sorry.

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

    Schpuzzle Of The Week:
    What did Quixote don, crypto-lodge-ically?

    A number of consecutive letters at the beginning of the name of a fictional character spell something the character might wear. Interchange two consecutive letters of the character’s last name to spell something that might get lodged in what the character might wear.
    Who is this character, and what might the character wear?
    What might get lodged in what the character might wear, and where might it come from?
    Answer:
    Long John Silver; Long johns; Sliver; A sliver from the pirate's pegleg may get lodged in his long johns.


    Appetizer Menu

    Unbeatable TV Conundrums Appetizer
    Bring these fuzzy puzzles into high resolution

    1. Think of a television actress, first and last names, whose first name starts with an S and ends with an H and whose last name contains SH. Take her last name, add another SH, and rearrange to name a type of drug.
    Answer:
    SARAH SHAHI, HASHISH
    2. Think of a modern device for watching movies and television. Reverse the order of its letters and shift one letter one place to the right on a computer keyboard to get a shorthand phrase for a kind of news article.
    Answer:
    TIVO, OBIT
    3. Think of a TV personality known for collecting and repairing cars, first and last names. Remove the middle two letters of the last name, add a P and rearrange to name a type of car in need of repair.
    Answer:
    JAY LENO, JALOPY
    4. Name an iconic symbol of a contemporary television show in three words, in which the third word can be constructed by dropping the first letter of the second word and placing the remainder of the second word inside the first word.
    Answer:
    THE IRON THRONE
    5. Think of something that people might do on a trashy daytime talk show. Drop a vowel and reverse the first two letters to name the inciting emotion.
    ARGUE, RAGE
    6. Think of the first name of an actress in a current TV sitcom. Remove a vowel to name a piece of furniture that might be used while watching the sitcom.
    Answer:
    SOFIA (Vergara; Modern Family), SOFA


    MENU

    Damn Easy Slice:
    Mincemeat, Cardigans and the Buddha

    Give answers for the following clues:
    What do your answers suggest?
    Why might the hint below help you solve the puzzle?
    Hint: This puzzle is damn easy!
    Answer:
    The answers to the clues are:
    1. Tree that sounds like a sleek or silky coat FIR
    2. Letters in an ancient alphabet that don’t sound ancient NUS
    3. Home of saunas, and home of sweaters... Cardigans, for example SWEDEN
    4. A discourse of the Buddha SUTRA
    5. Mincemeat pie ingredient that is for the birds (but not for blackbirds baked in the pie!) SUET
    6. Parisian name NOM
    7. Smarts HURTS
    The letters in each answer can be rearranged to form the letters before "-day" in the seven days of the week.
    Hint: "damn easy" is an anagram of "day names."

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

    Riffing Off Shortz And Burg Slices:
    A tale of three titletowns

    Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Burg Slices read:
    ENTREE #1:
    Name a dramatic biographical movie of 2018.You can rearrange the letters in the movie to form a one-word soap brand and, in two words, where someone might use it. What are this brand and two-word location?
    Answer:
    Lifebuoy, a tub ("Beautiful Boy")
    ENTREE #2:
    Name a limited-theater-release and video-on-demand movie of early 2018. Add an R and S. You can rearrange the result to get a two-word term for the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War or the Iraq War. What are this movie and two-word term?
    Answer:
    Overseas conflict ("Acts of Violence")
    ENTREE #3:
    Name a cult comedy movie of 1992. Add an R. You can rearrange the result to get three different titles for people. What are they?
    Hint: Two of the titles, if you double a letter in one of them, are first names of two family members who live in a house with a flower shop, carpenter’s shop, and a dentist’s office in its basement.
    Answer:
    Baron, Don, Sir (or Sri); ("Brain Donors")
    Hint: Don(ald) Trump and his son Barron live in the White House.
    ENTREE #4:
    Name a cult comedy movie of 2001 that spawned a sequel in 2018. You can rearrange the letters in the movie’s title to get a two-word shortand term for proponents of a landmark Supreme Court ruling. What is this shorthand term?
    Hint: A person whose name appears in the ruling (but not this “shorthand version”) prosecuted Jack Ruby.
    Answer:
    Roe Supporters; ("Super Troopers")
    Hint: Roe v. Wade

    Dessert Menu

    Dnar By Dnac Dessert:
    St. Nims Edna? Pope is toot? Zep?

    Spell each word in the brand name of a candy backward.
    The result, read aloud, sounds like another candy brand.
    What are these candy brands?
    Answer:
    Kit Kat, Tic Tac;
    (KIT KAT --> TIK TAK --> TIC TAC)


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    1. What was the Con #6 hint about Burkina Faso?

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    2. "6. If you live in Bulgaria or Burkina Faso, you may not be so far away from solving this Conundrum."
      Sofia, of course, is the capital of Bulgaria. FASO is an anagram of SOFA.

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