Friday, February 26, 2021

The story of the Torys (sp.?) Restaurants and Food; Philosopher’s Stoneware; Catching fish, creating critters; Two kings & a wild card(iologist?)

 PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER 6!p SERVED


Schpuzzle of the Week:

Two kings & a wild card(iologist?)


Rearrange the combined letters of three words associated with a well-known doctor from history to spell the names of two well-known kings, one historical and the other
mythical. 

The mythical king is also associated with the doctor. 

Name these three words, two kings and one doctor. 


Appetizer Menu


Bands, Global Lands And Viands Appetizer:

Restaurants and Food

 

🍲1. Take the name of a restaurant. 

Add a synonym of restaurant. 

Rearrange the letters to get a band. 

What band is it?


🌍2. Take the name of a country. 

Remove the first two letters and the last letter.

Add the capital of a neighboring country at the beginning of the result. 

You will get a food. 

What are the countries and the food?


MENU


The Compleat Angler Slice:

Catching fish, creating critters


Name something that might help you catch a fish, in one word. 

Spell the letters backward and divide the result into two words to name two different critters. 

What are these critters?

What is the fishing aid?


Riffing Off Shortz And Chaikin Slices:

Philosopher’s Stoneware

Will Shortz’s February 21st NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Andrew Chaikin of San Francisco, California, reads:

Think of a famous philosopher — first and last names. Change one letter in the first name to get a popular dish. Drop two letters from the last name and rearrange the result to get the kind of cuisine of this dish. What is it?

Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Chaikin Slices read:

ENTREE #1

Think of a puzzle-maker — first and last names. 

Rearrange the letters in the first name to get the profession of the character played by Strother Martin in a 1960s-era movie. 

Drop two consecutive letters from the second name to get the type of “gang” portrayed in the same movie by ankle-braceleted actors Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Waite and Paul Newman. 

Who is this puzzle-maker?

ENTREE #2

Think of a famous philosopher — first and last names. 

Change one letter in the first name to get a musical instrument. 

In the last name, replace two letters with an “s” and an “o”. 

Rearrange the result to get two other musical instruments. 

Who is this philosopher?

What are the three musical instruments?

ENTREE #3

Your waitron may serve you a healthy entree — perhaps asparagus, peas, string beans or broccoli — at a sit-down family restaurant. 

Name a two-word, 14-letter term for any one of these entrees.

The 10th-through-14th letters in the two-word term spell a common one-word term for the buffet platform upon which food is placed and kept warm under radiant heat lamps.

You may well see the 8th and 9th letters of the two-word term printed on the heat-lamp bulbs. 

You can rearrange the first seven letters of the two-word term to spell a dish that you would definitely not find on the heat-lamp-lit buffet table.

What is the common term for the buffet platform?

What are the two letters perhaps printed on the heat-lamp bulbs?

What is the dish you would not find on the heat-lamp-lit buffet table?

What is the  two-word, 14-letter term for asparagus, peas, string beans or broccoli?

Hint: The seven-letter dish absent from the heat-lamp-lit table is — like sorbet, gazpacho or Waldorf salad — best served cold.

ENTREE #4

Think of a famous philosopher — first and last names. 

Change one letter in the first name to get a verb for what you do when you fry food lightly, seafood for example, and then stew it slowly in a closed container. 

Replace a letter that appears twice in the last name with a note of the major scale in solfège and rearrange the result to spell seafood, in eight letters, that you might prepare by frying and stewing it.

Who is this philosopher?

What is the verb for frying and stewing food, and what is the seafood that might be prepared in this way?

ENTREE #5

You plan to make a stew consisting of fillets from the European pilchard along with lion, goat and sepent meats culled from a certain monstrous fire-breathing Greek mythological creature. 

You begin by taking the letters in the name of this creature and the letters in a more common name for the European pilchard. 

You mix these 14 letters together to get the
name of a “Dish” quite popular with the men of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea.

What is the name of the Dish”?

What is the name of the mythological creature?

What is the more common name for the European pilchard

ENTREE #6

Rearrange the combined letters of the first and last names of a famous philosopher to form a possible name, in seven and four letters, of an upstart journalistic rival to the The Orange County Register.

Who is this philosopher?

What is the name for this upstart journal? 

Hint: The new newspaper might use the feeds from the  Associated Press (AP) news service. Why? Because A and P are the initials of its name.

ENTREE #7

Rearrange the combined letters of the first and last names of a famous philosopher and author to spell an alternative (but nonexistant) title of an early song, Early Morning Rain, written by Gordon Lightfoot.

Who is the philosopher?

What is the title?

ENTREE #8

In order to ply their chosen profession, Rona Barrett, Hedda Hopper, Dorothy Kilgallen and Louella Parsons often had to frequent nightspots and mingle with seemingly seamy characters over cocktails or less-pricey foamy amber beverages. Their objective, of course, was to “get dirt” on married celebrities who may have been having affairs, or may even have been secretly married to two spouses – one on the West Coast, another on the East, for instance! 

Take an eleven-letter word for such people these columnists may have “outed,” Remove from this word the five letters in a word that describes the foamy amber beverages. Rearrange the result to name of the kind of dish regularly served up by the likes of Rona, Hedda, Dorothy and Louella.

What is the dish?

What is the word for people possibly “outed?”

What word describes foamy amber beverages?

Hint: You can also spell this dish by removing four consonants from the word “nightspots” and rearranging the result.


Dessert Menu

Blankety-Blank Dessert:

The story of the Torys (sp.?)


Take a phrase in the form “the (BLANK) of the (BLANK)” in which the first letter of the first word is moved to its end to form the second word. 

A third word, formed by keeping that letter at both ends, is a microcosm – or perhaps, one might say, a “miniature version” – of what the phrase describes. 

What phrase is this?

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.)

Please post your comments below. Feel free also to post clever and subtle hints that do not give the puzzle answers away. Please wait until after 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesdays to post your answers and explain your hints about the puzzles. We serve up at least one fresh puzzle every Friday.

We invite you to make it a habit to “Meet at Joe’s!” If you enjoy our weekly puzzle party, please tell your friends about Joseph Young’s Puzzleria! Thank you.

56 comments:

  1. Starting things off once again, my luck at the Schpuzzle has been broken (sob)...I have NO idea how to narrow down what little info is given, in order to even efficiently HUNT for the doctors/kings.

    I'm also stuck on Appetizer #1 (same issue: what KIND of band, and there are a zillion restaurants, not to mention synonyms); stuck on Entrees 2, 6 and 7, and on the Dessert.

    This means, at least, that I was able to solve Appetizer 2, the Slice (which was cinchy), and Entrees 1 (also cinchy), 3, 4, 5, and 8, although that latter four DID take some effort.

    Re #6, for the life of me, I can't figure out a four-letter synonym for any kind of newspaper that would begin with "P".

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am on Puzzleria! My puzzles are about food, like the Will Shortz puzzle was about food.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Weekend Eve to all!
    Really overslept today, but I have taken care of everything I usually do on Fridays. I'll spare you the details, but I did just finish listening to "Ask Me Another". As for checking P! late last night, I did sorta feel too tired to even want to start solving anything at all, but nevertheless I did get a few things that didn't seem too random or I'd have been up all night consulting lists. Here's what I've got so far:
    Bobby's second puzzle
    The Compleat Angler Slice(I think I've noticed the same thing about this word before)
    All Entrees except #5, #7, and #8(I have the words for #5 and #8, but not the anagrams)
    Should it be COMPLEAT or COMPLETE? I always think the latter seems more appropriate. BTW Hint for VT: As a noun, the P-word has been used quite a few times in the names of many well-known newspapers, most notably those in New York and Washington. As a verb, it can be used to mean "to put(one's comment)on a blog". You've already done it to start the conversation here, and you probably don't even realize it! Sorry your Schpuzzle-solving streak has been broken, though. I don't have it yet either, so you're definitely not alone. Lego, make sure you don't forget those hints!
    As always in closing, I wish y'all good luck in solving, remember to stay safe, and of course, wear a mask when necessary.
    pjbWonderingIfAnyoneHereCanSay"Schpuzzle-SolvingStreak"FiveTimesFast?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks, pjb, for the hint...I realized what the word was before I even finished reading your hint! I feel like "DUH"!

      Delete
    2. I think the word Compleat was perhaps Olde English and used in the Original book "The Compleat Angler" by Isaac Walton.? A fishing classic and one of the first of its kind. IIRC.

      Delete
    3. IIRC, Mr. Walton spelled his name "Izaak".

      Delete
    4. 'Tis true indeed, Paul, that Mr. Walton spelled his name "Izaak".
      But he also spelled "complete" as "compleat."
      Obviously the guy was not much of a speller!

      LegoWhoBelievesMrWalton'sSpellingOf"Compleat"IsObsoleat!

      Delete
  4. Finally figured out Entree 2...it was a challenge for me, probably because I kept focusing on the wrong instruments.

    So that leaves only Entree 7 for me, plus Schpuzzle, Dessert and Appetizer #1.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats Lego on NPR puzzle again. What is this #13? Wow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ditto! It was already online hours before the usual radio time (not that I ever LISTeN on the radio anymore), and I figured that gave Lego a head start on his Entrees for net week!

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    3. Ironically, VT, sometimes its not so easy to riff yourself off. But I will create some riffs, I promise.
      Yes, Plantsmith, this is my 13th puzzle Will Shortz has used on NPR.
      In the 13 links below (beginning with the first one from April 9, 2017), the spelled-out number links to the NPR pages where and when my puzzles appeared:
      ONE; TWO; THREE; FOUR; FIVE; SIX; SEVEN; EIGHT; NINE; TEN; ELEVEN; TWELVE; THIRTEEN;

      Lego"SittingAtThirteen"ButNot"StandingPat!"

      Delete
    4. ...And the 12 numerical links below can be opened to show how Puzzleria! riffed off the NPR puzzles:
      1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

      LegoWorkingOnRiffs

      Delete
    5. Not an easy one, BTW. But I haven't been feeling good today anyway. Mom says I passed out this afternoon and had a seizure, and I've felt a little dizzy with a headache after that. I take Epitol to prevent seizures, but I have no idea how that could have happened today. Missed lunch too. I was fixing some leftover Shepherd's pie when I passed out, so I never got to eat it. Hope I'll be feeling better in the next few days. Pray for me.
      pjbWhoseProblemHasn'tBeen"StandingPat",ButRather"PatStanding"

      Delete
    6. Take care of yourself Cranberry.

      Delete
    7. Our apartment number is 113. It is a good number.

      Delete
    8. Patrick, you are in my prayers.

      LegoWhoIsAwareThatPatrickJBerryHasAlwaysBeenAnUpstandingGuy(AndWhoWantsHimToStayThatWay!)

      Delete
  6. Hints:

    1. Whatever brain power it takes to solve this puzzle, it'll be worth it.

    2. The two countries are often associated with a third country. If you remove the 4th and 5th letters of that country, then you can rearrange the remaining letters to get a word relating to another country. That word describes both the restaurant and the food.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Bobby, for those cleverly helpful hints for your "Puzzle Fun by Bobby Jacobs" puzzles.

      Legourmet

      Delete
    2. 1. "Whatever It Takes" is a song by Imagine Dragons. With brain power, you can imagine the answer. "It'll be" sounds like Italy, as in Maggiano's Little Italy.

      2. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are the Baltic trio. Lithuania-hu->Italian, which is related to Italy. Maggiano's is an Italian restaurant, and rigatoni is an Italian food.

      Delete
  7. Lego, congrats on the 13th acceptance!

    As for lowly me. have so far solved Appetizer #1 and Entrées #1-6.

    Have an alternate for the Slice, if people are critters.
    Have a great chessy alternate for the Schpuzzle. The doctor is fictional and the mythical king is an obscure Anglo-Saxon bishop of the 7th century, semi-mythical.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. correction, Appetizer #2 solved, not #1.

      Delete
    2. I am a critter, geofan (or at least I have always been a worthy target of cartloads of "crittercism!"

      LegoWhoThanksgeofanForHisCongrats(WhichIsKindOfTheOppositeOfCrittercism!)

      Delete
  8. EARLY TUESDAY HINTS:

    Schpuzzle:
    The name of the mythical king is often followed by a once-popular dog's name.
    The historical king's first name is also the first name of three U.S. presidents.

    Bands, Global Lands And Viands Appetizer:
    (See Bobby's post; he gave two excellent hints.)

    The Compleat Angler Slice:
    The "something that might help you catch a fish" would also allow you to sack a two-bit-back.

    Riffing Off Shortz And Chaikin Slices:
    ENTREE #1
    The first 66.6% of the profession of the character played by Strother Martin is the name of the Beav's dad.
    And, those “ankle bracelets” have links.
    ENTREE #2
    The famous philosopher was a "Prince of a guy," kinda like the U.S. president who "won the last two elections by landslides (see 1:25:00 )."
    ENTREE #3
    Kind Hearts and Coronets, 1949
    The Godfather, 1969
    Star Trek II, The Wrath of Kahn, 1982
    ENTREE #4
    The famous philosopher was a French Catholic.
    1
    11
    121
    1331
    14641...
    ENTREE #5
    The "Dish" was a lieutenant... on the big, not small, screen.
    ENTREE #6
    To solve this puzzle, it doesn't hurt if you have a bit of common sense.
    ENTREE #7
    Spell the last name of the famous philosopher backward to get a colorful shrub.
    ENTREE #8
    In historical Utah, "such people" could not be “outed”... they'd be already out!
    Add an "s" to the adjective describing "foamy amber beverages" and you'll get what sounds like an adjective describing a famous movie falcon.

    Blankety-Blank Dessert:
    “The (BLANK) of the (BLANK)” consists of an inner core, which is as hot as the surface of the sun, which burningly churns an outer core of molten iron and nickel.

    LegoWhoseInnerCoreConsistsOfSeedsAsWellAsDorsalAndVentralCarpellaryBundles

    ReplyDelete
  9. #5 and #8 solved, but it sure took a while!
    pjbSayingGoodNight,OrMoreAppropriately,GoodMorning!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PJB - you are still standing- how are you doing?

      Delete
    2. For all who may be wondering about my health as of this past Sunday afternoon, I will say I still have a little headache, but I'm no longer feeling dizzy. I can't believe I could still have a seizure, considering I've taken Epitol almost every day since the last one 29 years ago, but I guess I did. The last thing I remember thinking before I fell was, "I haven't taken my pills or checked my blood glucose. Oh well, I'll finish this piece of bread and then do that." I don't even know why I skipped right to fixing my lunch, but I did. Must've been hungry. I'd actually forgot about the Shepherd's pie a few days before, so I guess I decided to get right to it Sunday. And I had a few pieces of bread while waiting for it to be cooked in the microwave. Then I blacked out, for some reason. Also, to hear Mom tell it, I actually grabbed the refrigerator as I went down, because there was a handprint right there. She also said I was breathing rather fast, then I stopped, then I started again(thank God!). And when I came to, there were a few paramedics around me, asking me questions, and I wasn't even sure what happened! As I said before, I've had a slight headache for a few days now, and I was dizzy at first, but that's gone now. I've gotten plenty of sleep(including a nap or two), but I'm fine now. And Mom said she'll be trying to get me an appointment with a neurologist some time next week. As far as this week's puzzles are concerned, I still haven't solved the Schpuzzle, Bobby's first one, Entree #7, or the Dessert. Any more hints would surely be appreciated between now and tomorrow. So to sum up, I had some kind of episode on Sunday afternoon, but as of this moment I'm back to normal.
      pjbSomewhatSurprisedHeWasEver"Normal"ToBeginWith!

      Delete
    3. Sounds scary. Glad you are doing better.

      Delete
    4. I'm glad I am, too. BTW Great Sunday Puzzle of yours, Lego! I just solved it!
      pjbFeelingLikeHe'sRisenToTwoChallengesThisWeek!

      Delete
    5. EARLY WEDNESDAY HINTS:

      Thanks for the kind words about my NPR puzzle, cranberry. Solving it was a "walk in the park," probably, compared to what you've been enduring the past few days...
      You deserve some hints!
      Schpuzzle:
      The historical king should be easy to find, but finding the mythical king will likely be a more complex endeavor.
      One of the three words associated with a well-known doctor from history goes in this two-letter blank:
      "The Wizard of __"
      Another of the tree words is embedded in my screen name, "LegoLambda."

      Bands, Global Lands And Viands Appetizer:
      #1. The initials of the two-word band name are the same as the letters that form the two-letter word in my hint (see above) for the Schpuzzle.
      The synonym of the restaurant is the title of a movie set in Baltimore. In it, a young man requires a his fiancee to pass a test he compiled about Baltimore Colts team trivia before he will go through with the wedding!

      ENTREE #7
      I must admit, this riff-off is stranger than most I have inflicted upon my fellow Puzzlerian!s.
      I wrote in my previous hint:
      "Spell the last name of the famous philosopher backward to get a colorful shrub."
      One variety of that shrub is more allergenic than poison ivy or poison oak.
      The two words of the alternative title to "Early Morning Rain" begin with a T and a B.

      Blankety-Blank Dessert:
      The third word is a synonym of "fireplace" that rhymes with Wayne's buddy.
      (Wayne and his Buddy apparently order food via Uber Eats.)

      LegoWhoContinuesToPrayForPatrick'sFullRecovery

      Delete
    6. re #7: I'd gotten the philospher from your first hint (having had to read him in high school, the name was familiar)....but after that, I was stuck. And from this last hint, I now see that my hunch about the beginning of the alternative title was wrong. Thought it was an initialized synonym for Morning. Back to the drawing board.

      Delete
    7. Hurrah, FINALLy got it (#7).

      Now all that's left is Bobby's #1, which for the life of me (even though I found, with great difficulty, a band with the correct initials), I can't make work out (had the correct restaurant synonym all along, but can NOT form a restaurant name with the letters provided no matter WHAT I manipulate!)

      Delete
    8. Regarding Bobby's Puzzle #1:
      Solve the crossword clue "Belonging to the singer of "I Just Wanna Stop" (5 letters).
      Combine those 5 letters with a 4-letter acronym that you still, alas, see emblazoned on red caps.
      Then rearrange those nine letters to get the one-word apostrophed name of the restaurant in Bobby's puzzle.

      LegoWhoSings"IJustWannaStop"GivingHintsNow!

      Delete
    9. Thanks, Lego. It was a struggle right up to the very end.

      Delete
    10. How did the 'brain power' hint from Bobby apply to his #1? I had thought it was meaning a fish place, but the restaurant turns out to be Italian.

      Delete
  10. "Ain't too proud to beg. " I might have more time if i could crack Blaine's enigma.
    "Sinners in the hand of an angry God" John Bunyan #7.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  11. LegoLambeau: I really wanted Entree 5 to be the Corporal's favorite beverage - if I could just dispose of the leftover rodents.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Got the Schpuzzle with Tues hint. Nice puzzle, and learned some new stuff from it also.

    ReplyDelete
  13. ID, EGO, SUPEREGO > GEORGE, OEDIPUS
    TACKLE > ELK, CAT
    ANDREW CHAIKIN > WARDEN, CHAIN
    NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI > PICCOLO, CELLO, ????????
    GREEN VEGETABLE > TABLE, GE, REVENGE
    BLAISE PASCAL > BRAISE, SCALLOPS
    SARDINE, CHIMERA > MARIA SCHNEIDER
    THOMAS PAINE > ANAHEIM POST
    ALBERT CAMUS > TARMAC BLUES
    POLYGAMISTS > MALTY, GOSSIP
    HEART, EARTH, HEARTH

    ReplyDelete
  14. SCHPUZZLE: => Freud: ID, EGO, SUPEREGO => GEORGE & OEDIPUS (Rex). [I thought we would need a Roman numeral after the George, which was thus tripping me up until the early Wed hint. I’d also gotten Oedipus from the initial hint.]

    APPETIZERS:

    1. MAGGIANO'S & DINER => IMAGINE DRAGONS? [Never heard of the restaurant, which I FINALLY found in a list, or the band.]

    2. ES/TONI/A & RIGA, (Latvia) => RIGATONI.


    FISH SLICE: TACKLE => ELK & CAT

    ENTREES:

    1. ANDREW => WARDEN; CHAIKIN => CHAIN

    2. NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI => PICCOLO; VIOLA & CHIMES

    3. GREEN VE/GE/TABLE & REVENGE

    4. BLAISE PASCAL => BRAISE & SCALLOPS

    5. CHIMERA & SARDINE => AIRMAN SCHNEIDER

    6. THOMAS PAINE => ANAHEIM POST

    7. ALBERT CAMUS => TARMAC BLUES

    8. POLYGAMISTS minus ‘MALTY' => GOSSIP

    DESSERT: THE HEART OF THE EARTH => HEARTH. [From the first hint]

    ReplyDelete
  15. LegoLambeau: In response to your reply post referencing "The Beast", I am venturing to post in The Land of the Giants.

    Schpuzzle: Id, Ego, Superego/ Oedipus & George/ Sigmund Freud (Post Hints)

    Appetizers:
    1. Maggiano's/Diner/Imagine Dragons (Post Hints - only 2 of those restaurants in the state, it appears)
    2. Estonia minus ES & A = TONI + RIGA (Latvia) = RIGATONI

    TCA Slice: Elk & Cat/ Tackle

    Entrees:
    1. Andrew Chaikin (Warden & Chain)
    2. Miccolo Machiavelli/ Piccolo/ Chimes & Viola
    3. Table/GE/Revenge (Or Genever - not really a dish, but best not warmed)/ Green Vegetable
    4. Blaise Pascal/Braise/Scallops (change A to So and A to La)
    5. Maria Schneider/Chimera/Sardine (I wanted it to be RADAR'S NEHI, but the MICE kept interfering)
    6. Thomas Paine/ Anaheim Post
    7. Albert Camus/ "(Take a) "LATER BUS, MAC" (The 707 Has Flown)" - As you said: nonexistant.
    8. Gossip/Polygamists/Malty

    Dessert: "The Heart of the Earth" (Heart/Earth/Hearth)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. GB, "LATER BUS, MAC" is not my intended answer to my Riff-Off Entree #7 (see ViolinTeddy's answer, above, for that answer), but it is a fantastic alternative answer!

      LegoWhoAlsoIsVeryFondOfGB'sSubtleAllusionTo"NorwegianWood"

      Delete
    2. I thought the RADAR'S NEHI line was very funny!
      pjbRemembersThatPartOfM*A*S*H*,JustNot"Dish"

      Delete
    3. cranberry, I think the Grape Nehi was part of the series. I don't remember it in the movie. But, it became a running theme staple. Good drink too. I've been a M*A*S*H fan (movie and series) since I saw the movie in 1970 as a college Junior with a college audience. We all knew the movie wasn't about Korea at all. My favorite line, and it drew a standing O in the theater, was when Hot Lips asked how such a disrespectful slob (or words to that effect) as Hawkeye could be a responsible Army officer, and the reply was, "He was drafted."

      Delete
  16. 1. Maggiano's+diner->Imagine Dragons

    2. Riga+toni=rigatoni

    The countries are Latvia and Estonia. The capital of Latvia is Riga. The food is rigatoni.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Schpuzzle: OEDIPUS, GEORGE => ID, EGO, SUPEREGO (Dr Sigmund FREUD) [post-Tues-hint]
    alternate: “HE'S DEAD, JIM” => JAMES, HEDDI (7th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop, variant of Ætla)

    Appetizers:
    #1: DQ + xxxx => ??? FREDDIE MERCURY AND THE QUEEN ???
    #2: RIGA + ESTONIA – ES, A => RIGATONI

    Compleat Angler Slice: TACKLE => ELK, CAT
    alternate: BOBBER => REB, BOB (these two guys are critters)

    Entrées
    #1: ANDREW => WARDEN; CHAIKIN – KI => CHAIN
    #2: NICCOLO – N + P => PICCOLO; MACHIAVELLI – A, L + S, O => CHIMES, VIOLA
    #3: GREEN VEGETABLE => TABLE, GE, REVENGE
    #4: BLAISE – L + R => BRAISE, PASCAL – AA + LA, SOL => SCALLOPS
    #5: CHIMERA, SARDINE => (Lieutenant) MARIA SCHNEIDER (never heard of her)
    #6: ANAHEIM POST => THOMAS PAINE
    #7: ALBERT CAMUS => TARMAC BLUES [post-Tues hint]
    #8: NIGHTSPOTS – NHTT => GOSSIP + MALTY => POLYGAMISTS [post-Tues hint]

    Dessert: HEART, move H to end => EARTH; add to start => HEARTH [post-Wed-hint]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like both your JAMES, HEDDI and BOBBER => REB, BOB alternatives, geofan!

      LegoBobbingAndWeavingForApples

      Delete
  18. Never heard of band "Imagine Dragons". Maggianos is familiar. I was stuck on IQ and DQ from the hints.

    ReplyDelete
  19. 2/3/21 Temperature. 46 degrees
    Schpuzzle of the Week/??


    Appetizer

    Maggianos, Diner ???
    2. ??


    Slice:
    ???

    Riffing Off Shortz And Flood Slices:
    ENTREE #1 Andrew Chaikin, Warden ,Chain- “I can be a nice guy or i can be a somofagun
    ENTREE #2 Niccolor Machiavell- Piccolo, Cello ??
    ENTREE #3 Vegetable plate ???
    ENTREE #4 Blaise Pascal, Braise,scallops
    ENTREE #5 Chimera, sardine ???
    ENTREE #6 Thomas Paine- Anaheim post
    Entree #7Albert Camus
    Entree #8 Gossip- polygamists, Malty




    Dessert Menu
    Heart--Earth--Hearth



    ReplyDelete
  20. Schpuzzle
    DR. SIGMUND FREUD, ID, EGO, SUPEREGO(OEDIPUS, GEORGE)
    Appetizer Menu
    1. MAGGIANO'S(never heard of it, found it by sheer luck), DINER, IMAGINE DRAGONS
    2. RIGA(capital of Latvia)+ESTONIA-ES,A=RIGATONI
    Menu
    TACKLE, ELK, CAT
    Entrees
    1. ANDREW CHAIKIN, WARDEN, CHAIN
    2. NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, PICCOLO, CHIMES, VIOLA
    3. GREEN VEGETABLE, G.E., TABLE, REVENGE
    4. BLAISE PASCAL, BRAISE, SCALLOPS
    5. CHIMERA, SARDINE, MARIA "DISH" SCHNEIDER on M*A*S*H*(I'm actually surprised more people got it then I'd figured would, as I've watched reruns of the show and the original movie many times, but don't recall "Dish" ever being mentioned at all)
    6. THOMAS PAINE, ANAHEIM POST
    7. ALBERT CAMUS, "TARMAC BLUES"
    8. GOSSIP, MALTY, POLYGAMISTS
    Dessert
    HEART, EARTH, HEARTH
    Personally, my favorite Gordon Lightfoot song is "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which shows you what a fun guy I really am.-pjb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you like Olive Garden i am sure you will love Maggianos.
      There are some in Seattle, but i have not seen any here on the East coast. Great pasta and the garlic knots are too die for. But here it is Provinos for the local Italian flavor.

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

    Schpuzzle of the Week:
    Two kings and a wild card(iologist?)
    Rearrange the combined letters of three words associated with a well-known doctor from history to spell the name of name two well-known kings, one historical and the other mythical.
    The mythical king is also associated with the doctor.
    Name these three words, two kings and one doctor.
    Answer:
    Id, ego, superego;
    Oedipus (Rex), George (the Third);
    Dr. Sigmund Freud, who popularized the words "id," "ego" and "superego" in the 1920s, also theorized about the "Oedipus Complex."

    Appetizer Menu

    Bands, Global Lands And Viands Appetizer:
    Restaurants and Food
    1. Take the name of a restaurant.
    Add a synonym of restaurant.
    Rearrange the letters to get a band.
    What band is it?
    Answer:
    Maggiano's+diner->Imagine Dragons
    2. Take the name of a country.
    Remove the first two letters and the last letter.
    Add the capital of a neighboring country at the beginning of the result. You will get a food.
    What are the countries and the food?
    Answer:
    The countries are Latvia and Estonia. The capital of Latvia is Riga. The food is rigatoni.
    Riga+toni=rigatoni

    MENU

    The Compleat Angler Slice:
    Catching fish, creating critters
    Name something that might help you catch a fish, in one word.
    Spell the letters backward and divide the result into two words to name two different critters.
    What are these critters?
    What is the fishing aid?
    Answer:
    Elk, cat; (fishing) tackle

    Lego...

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

    Riffing Off Shortz And Chaikin Slices:
    Philosopher’s Stoneware
    Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Chaikin Slices read:
    ENTREE #1
    Think of a puzzle-maker — first and last names. Rearrange the letters in the first name to get the profession of the character played by Strother Martin in a 1960s-era movie. Drop two consecutive letters from the second name to get one of the “ankle bracelets” sported in the same movie by actors Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Waite and Paul Newman.
    Who is this puzzle-maker?
    Answer:
    Andrew Chaikin
    ANDREW=>WARDEN; CHAIKIN-IK or CHAIKIN-KI = CHAIN
    Strother Martin played a prison warden in 1967's "Cool Hand Luke."
    Hopper, Rogers, Stanton, Waite and Newman played prisoners on a chain gang.
    ENTREE #2
    Think of a famous philosopher — first and last names. Change one letter in the first name to get a musical instrument. In the last name, replace two letters with an “s” and an “o” and rearrange the result to get two other musical instruments.
    Who is this philosopher?
    What are the three musical instruments?
    Answer:
    Niccolo Machiavelli
    Piccolo; Viola, chimes
    NICCOLO=>PICCOLO
    MACHIAVELLI-(A+L)+(S+O)=MCHIAVELISO=>VIOLA+CHIMES
    ENTREE #3
    Your waitron may serve you a healthy entree — perhaps asparagus, peas, string beans or broccoli — at a sit-down family restaurant.
    Name a two-word, 14-letter term for any one of these entrees.
    The 10th-through-14th letters in the two-word term spell a common one-word term for the buffet platform upon which food is placed and kept warm under radiant heat lamps.
    You may well see the 8th and 9th letters of the two-word term printed on the heat-lamp bulbs.
    You can rearrange the first 7 letters of the two-word term to spell a dish that you would definitely NOT find on the heat-lamp-lit buffet table.
    What is the common term for the buffet platform?
    What are the two letters perhaps printed on the heat-lamp bulbs?
    What is the dish you would not find on the heat-lamp-lit buffet table?
    What is the two-word, 14-letter term for asparagus, peas, string beans or broccoli?
    Hint: The 7-letter dish absent from the heat-lamp-lit table is — like sorbet, gazpacho or Waldorf salad — best served cold.
    Answer:
    Table;
    GE (General Electric);
    Revenge (which, according to the proverb, is a "dish best served cold.")
    Green vegetable;
    GREEN VEGETABLE=>GREENVE+GE+TABLE=>REVENGE+GE+TABLE
    ENTREE #4
    Think of a famous philosopher — first and last names.
    Change one letter in the first name to get a verb for what you do when you fry food lightly, seafood for example, and then stew it slowly in a closed container. Replace a letter that appears twice in the last name with a note of the major scale in solfège https://www.musictheorytutor.org/2013/03/18/what-is-solfege/ and rearrange the result to spell seafood, in eight letters, that you might prepare by frying and stewing it.
    Who is this philosopher?
    What is the verb for frying and stewing food, and what is the seafood that might be prepared in this way?
    Answer:
    Blaise Pascal; Braise, scallops
    PASCAL-A+SOL=>PSCALSOL=>SCALLOPS

    Lego...

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

    Riffing Off Shortz And Chaikin Slices (continued):
    ENTREE #5
    You plan to make a stew consisting of parts of a fire-breathing Greek mythological creature – lion, goat and sepent meat – and fillets from the European pilchard.
    So, you take the letters in the name of this mythological creature and the letters in a more common name for the European pilchard.
    You mix these 14 letters together to get the name of a “Dish” quite popular with the men of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea.
    What is the name of the Dish”?
    What is the name of the mythological creature?
    What is the more common name for the European pilchard
    Answer:
    (Lt.) Maria "Dish" Schneider
    Chimera
    Sardine
    ENTREE #6
    Rearrange the combined letters of the first and last names of a famous philosopher to form a possible name, in seven and four letters, of an upstart journalistic rival to the The Orange County Register.
    Who is this philosopher?
    What is the name for this upstart journal?
    Hint: The new newspaper would likely use the feeds from the Associated Press (AP) news service... because A and P would be the initials of its name.
    Answer:
    Thomas Paine; Anaheim Post
    ENTREE #7
    Rearrange the combined letters of the first and last names of a famous philosopher and author to spell an alternative title of an early song written and recorded by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot, “Early Morning Rain.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4b25EMPIes
    Who is the philosopher?
    What is the title?
    Answer:
    Albert Camus; "Tarmac Blues"
    ENTREE #8
    In order to ply their chosen profession, Rona Barrett, Hedda Hopper, Dorothy Kilgallen and Louella Parsons often had to frequent nightspots and mingle with seemingly seamy characters over cocktails or less-pricey foamy amber beverages. Their objective, of course, was to “get dirt” on married celebrities who may have been having affairs, or may even have been secretly married to two spouses – one on the West Coast, another on the East, for instance.
    Take an eleven-letter word for such people these columnists may have “outed,” Remove from this word the five letters in a word that describes the foamy amber beverages. Rearrange the result to name of the kind of dish regularly served up by the likes of Rona, Hedda, and Louella.
    What is thei dish?
    What is the word for people possibly “outed?”
    What word describes foamy amber beverages?
    Hint: You can also spell this dish by removing four letters from the word “nightspots” and rearranging the result.
    Answer:
    Gossip; Polygamists; Malty
    Hint: NIGHTSPOTS-NHTT=IGSPOS=>GOSSIP

    Dessert Menu

    Blankety-Blank Dessert:
    The story of the Torys?
    Take a phrase in the form “the (BLANK) of the (BLANK)” in which the first letter of the first word is moved to its end to form the second word.
    A third word, formed by keeping that letter at both ends, is a microcosm – or perhaps “miniature version” – of what the phrase describes.
    What phrase is this?
    Answer:
    HEART of the EARTH; HEARTH
    (The heart of the earth is very hot, like a hearth.)

    Lego!

    ReplyDelete