PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER 3(7!) SERVED
Schpuzzle of the Week:
Belle & Jane latch onto a legend
Take an alliterative nickname sometimes given to a particular legendary person from the Old West.
After that name, place a word for a rendezvous at a barn dance (with Belle Starr, say) that this person might have initiated... or the same word for an invitation (to Calamity Jane, perhaps) to share a sarsaparilla soda at the Silver Dollar Saloon.
The nickname, followed by this “invitation word” or “rendezvous word,” sounds like a phrase currently in the news.
What phrase is this?
Puzzle Fun Slice:
Pokéballs and Football➤1. Take the name of a Pokémon.
Remove the last letter and rearrange the remaining letters to get the name of another
Remove the last letter of this result and rearrange the remaining letters to get the name of yet another Pokémon.
What are the three Pokémon?
➤2. Take a word for a member of a certain football team.
Add the name of a company. Rearrange the letters to get the last name of a famous football player associated with that company.
Who is it?
Slicing meat into something sweet
Change the penultimate letter of a chewable deli meat to an “a”, then slice the result in two.In the second part, replace consecutive letters that can be rearranged to spell “I chew” with a “u”.
Replace two consecutive vowels in the first part with a two-letter interjection, one perhaps yelped by a careless deli slicer.
The result is something sweet, in two words.
What are this meat and something sweet?
Riffing Off Shortz And Fogarty Slices:
Lullabies consisting of crib notes
Will Shortz’s October 25th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Neville Fogarty, of Newport News, Virginia, reads:
What common seven-letter verb is made up of three consecutive musical notes in order?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Fogarty Slices read:
Name a puzzle-maker, first and last names. Remove the letters of two of the seven musical notes" do re mi fa sol la ti.
Rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase for what a duffer lounging on his La-Z-Boy might experience while watching Rory McIlroy on TV draining a 40-foot putt for an eagle.
Now take the name of the same puzzle-maker. Remove the letters of three of the seven musical notes: so re mi fa sol la ti. Rearrange the result to spell two words associated with a man who came close to becoming president at two different occasions less that three weeks apart.
The first word is an abbreviation for a title this man held from 1959 to 1973. The second word is a common misspelling of a nickname some gave him based on to his first name.
Who is this puzzle-maker?
What does the duffer experience?
What are the could-have-been-president’s abbreviated title and his nickname?
Two consecutive musical notes in order spell one of six stomach muscles and how it will appear if you:
1. cut calories,
2. eat soluble fiber and foods rich inmonounsaturated fatty acids,
3. do cardiovascular exercises, and
4. limit your intake of carbohydrates, especially refined carbs.
What are these musical notes?
What is the muscle, and how will it appear?
Take one musical note that spells two words:
1. a word that follows a synonym of furcula in the name of a British 1970s rock band, and
2. the brand of instrument played by Albhy Galuten on that band’s 1974 studio album.
What is this musical note?
What are the band and the instrument brand?
Name a Colorado-based amber ale brand, in two words.
Remove one letter that appears twice.
The result is the trio of opening notes from "The Addams Family" television theme song.
What is this brand of ale?
ENTREE #5Write three musical notes that form the “melodic fragment” that corresponds with the three syllables of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” lyrics “No escape...”
Place an “n” between the first two musical notes to spell the first word in the title of an anti-imperialistic musical work by an American composer.
What is this musical work?
What are the three musical notes?
What somewhat common six-letter synonym slang term for “money” is made up of three consecutive musical notes in order?
“...The Humiliation Of Defeat” Dessert:
Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.Spoonerize two surnames lately in the news. Move a letter one spot earlier in the alphabet. The result, if spoken aloud, will sound like two words:
1. what the two people with these names (or perhaps instead their rivals) might want to do next Wednesday morning after a humiliating defeat, and
2. a synonym of humiliate.
What are these surnames in the news?
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