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Schpuzzle Of The Week:
Send warriors, guns and wampum
A bow and arrow, spear or tomahawk may or may not be found in certain Native American dwellings.
Name a weapon always found in such dwellings.
State Capitals And World Music... To Your Ears Appetizer:
Hat trick, and four other head-scratchers
❓1. Think of a state capital. Change the silent letter to an E. Then change the last letter to either (1), the next letter in the alphabet; or (2), the next vowel in the alphabet.
Rearrange result (1) to give the state capital of a second state and a name for a body part. Rearrange result (2) to give the state capital of a third state and a different body part. What are the three state capitals and two body parts?
The last stand (a 3-part puzzle)
❓2. Solve the three parts, below:
1. Which US states cannot be anagrammed from any combination of other US states, using for the set of source letters as many states as necessary, but no individual state more than once, and neglecting leftover letters?
2. Add to this source set the set of US state capitals. Using the expanded set, what additional state(s) from Part 1 now can be anagrammed?
3. One state remains “un-anagrammable” after Part 2. Anagram this state from a former US possession and the postal abbreviation of one US state (which are, of course, included in the state name). Neglect leftover letters.
Three. Part. Quiz.
❓3. In the USA, one state, one territory, and one state capital each have one syllable, when correctly pronounced. What are they?
The best compliment
❓4. What is the best compliment that one can receive about one’s competence in speaking a foreign language? (Of course, the compliment can be formulated in many ways, each expressing the same essential idea.)
Gee, this sounds familiar...
❓5. The following compositions from popular and classical music all share something, both within and between categories. What is it?
“Who Let the Dogs Out”
“The Ballad of the Green Berets”
“Prince of Denmark’s March” (“Trumpet Voluntary”), frequently used at the end of weddings.
“Te Deum” (Charpentier) Intro to Eurovision internationally-networked TV presentations in Europe
“Canon in D” Pachelbel’s Canon, very popular in 1980s
“Fanfare-Rondeau” Theme to “Masterpiece Theater” and used at many weddings
Desperately seeking safety
Take a word describing a movie monster.
Move a letter in the word one place later on in the alphabet to name where those fleeing the monster might seek safety.
What are these words?
Riffing Off Shortz And Matthews Slices:
Let’s get cracking... open
Will Shortz’s June 23rd NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by James Matthews of Little Rock, Arkansas, reads:
To solve this puzzle, you might need to crack open an atlas. Take the names of two countries that share a border. Drop the second letter from the second country’s name. The resulting string of letters, in order from left to right, will spell a regular, uncapitalized word. What is it?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz and Matthews Slices read:
Take the names of a U.S. state and a country with which it does NOT share a border. Replace five consecutive letters in the state with an “r”. Drop the even-numbered letters in the country. The resulting string of letters, in order from left to right, will spell the first and last names of a singer. What are the state and country?
Hint: The country cannot be found in some lists of countries.
1.) a word describing Janis Joplin’s, Rod Stewart’s or Louis Armstrong’s voice,
2.) a country, and
3.) a word that follows Silent or Southern.
The resulting string of letters, in order from left to right, will spell the title of a 1980’s hair-metal album sandwiched between the two syllables of the title of of a book/movie about a raccoon. If you drop the first three letters of this resulting string of letters you will get an adjective that describes a fire starter.
What is this string of letters.
1.) a country,
2.) another country, and
3.) a creature.
The resulting string of letters, in order from left to right, will spell:
1.) the first name of a smiler,
2.) a creature, and
3.) a large number.
What is this string of letters.
Take a 5-letter word for a period of time. Divide it into two parts.
Place a string of five letters after the first part to spell a country. Place the same string of five letters before the second part to spell a biblical figure.
What are this time period, country and biblical figure?
To solve this puzzle, you might need to crack open an atlas. Take the name of a college in a borough of London, in two words, and the name of what Londoners might spread on their crumpets, in one word.
Rearrange the letters of these three words to spell the first and last names of a puzzle-maker.
Now rearrange the letters of this puzzle-maker’s hometown and state to spell an an extremely rare and exotic item you might see on a menu in a California restaurant.
(Hint: Take the last two words of the exotic menu item. Replace the first two letters with a P to get an extremely common and unexotic item you might see on a menu.)
Who is this puzzle-maker and where does this puzzle-maker live?
Simmerin’ Summertime Sustenance Dessert:
There ain’t no cure for the summer sausage cordon bleus
Name two words used, often one after the other, to describe summer.
Place the name of a body part before the first word and a slang term for that body part after the second word to name a food associated with summer.
What is this food?
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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