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Schpuzzle of the Week:
Buzzard, moonbeam, boink!
Take a polysyllabic word associated with words like “buzz,” “moo,” “meow” and “oink.”
Move its first letter to the end to spell a one-syllable synonym of “high quality.”
What two words are these?
Mighty Village Plantsmithy Appetizer:
Name that tune, watch this space, eat raw meat
Name that tune
🎶1. Think of a 1965 hit song title that contains what sounds like the first name of a famous philosopher.
The name of the group that recorded the song contains the name of a place probably frequented by this philosopher and his followers.
The 18-year-old lead singer of the song originally used just his first and middle names as his stage name. But he eventually began using his full name – first, middle and last names.
That middle name, coincidentally, was the first name of a second famous philosopher. But that was not the reason the singer wanted to use his full name as a stage name; he did so to avoid confusion with an emerging comedic performer.
What is the hit song, and what group sang it?
What is the first name of the philosopher in the song. What is the place where this philosopher and his followers probably hung out?
What was the full name of the lead singer?
And what is the name of the other philosopher whose first name was the middle name of the singer?
Bonus Question: The emergence of what comedic performer prompted the singer to opt to use his full name (instead of just his first and middle names)?
“Watch this space for news”📺2. Name a newly appointed official in the 2021 news. Place the official’s first-name initial in front of the last name.
Add a space. The result sounds like a beloved TV series in the mid-1960s.
Who is the official?
What is the TV series?
Raw meat for the critics
🥩3. Take a word used to describe someone who is “under the influence.”
Replace the first letter with a kind of meat to get a word for what many critics did to quarterback Carson Wentze in the wake of his press conferences during the past NFL season.
What are these two words?
Visigoths and Versifiers
Take the full name of a well-known historical person.
Rearrange the combined letters of the name to form names of a Visigoth and an ancient Roman poet, and the surname of a more recent English poet.
Who is the historical person?
What are the names of the two poets and the Visigoth?
Riffing Off Shortz And Pegg Slices:
A, E, I, nO U (and somehow Y!)Will Shortz’s March 21st NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Ed Pegg Jr. of Champaign, Illinois, reads:
Take the phrase ZANY BOX KEPT HIM. Write it in capital letters. Something is special about the 14 letters in this sentence that sets them apart from all the other 12 letters of the
alphabet. What is it?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Pegg Slices read:
Take the name of a puzzle-maker and the city where he lives.Rearrange these combined 17 letters to spell a three-word caption for the image pictured here.
Who is the puzzle-maker?
What is the caption?
Hint: In the caption, the vehicle on the left is a short-bed pickup truck manufactured in the early 1960s by a South Bend-based company. The vehicle being towed (on the right) “might give you the Willys!”
ENTREE #2Write it in capital letters.
Something is special about the six different letters in this phrase (ignore the ampersand) that sets them apart from the other twenty letters of the alphabet.
What is it?
ENTREE #3A politician in hot water texted a memo to his press secretary regarding an upcoming press conference at which he hoped to avoid embarrassing questions.
It read tersely: DROP Q&A. Write that memo in capital letters.
Something is special about the six letters in this memo that sets them apart from the other twenty letters of the alphabet.
What is it?
Take the seven total letters in:
1. The name of a late-Eighteenth Century diplomatic affair that involved the United States and France and led to an undeclared war at sea,
2. a present-day anonymous conspiracy theory, and
3. The first name of a man who is brother and son of two U.S. presidents.
Write them all in capital letters. Something is special about these seven letters that sets them apart from all the other 19 letters of the alphabet. What is it?
Take the eight total letters in:
1. The first name of the person who came up with the name “Pink Floyd,”
2. a letter that “marks the spot,” and
3. a word for an “eccentric person” or “a practical joke.”
Write them all in capital letters.
Something is special about these eight letters that sets them apart from all the other 18 letters of the alphabet.
What is it?
Commuters in cars who experience heavy traffic to and from work are not FOND OF JAMS.
There is something special about the eight different letters in the phrase FOND OF JAMS (written in UPPERCASE for a good reason) that sets them apart from all the other 18 letters of the alphabet.
What is it?
In 1958, Major League Baseball began recognizing star players by giving them a Player of the Month Award. The honor was, in essence, a monthly Most Valuable Player Award.
Some of the JUNE MVP’S over the years have been Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, Buzz Capra, Gaylord Perry, Mark Fidrych, Kent Hrbek,
Wade Boggs, Kirby Puckett, Prince Fielder and Mike Trout.
Write JUNE MVP’S in capital letters. Something is special about the eight letters in this term that sets them apart from all the other 18 letters of the alphabet. What is it?
Write in uppercase all five letters in the surname of an author who wrote poems titled “Helter Skelter,” “The Beasts’ Confession to the Priest” and “The Puppet Show.”
Something is special about the four consonants in that surname that sets them apart from 21 of the other letters of the alphabet.That “something special” involves a single-digit number of words (with something in common) that each begin with one of those four consonants.
Take a Somali word that begins with the only vowel in the author’s surname. Translate it into English.
The first letter in that translated-into-English word (which is a consonant), along with the four other consonants of the surname, all share that same “something special” that sets them apart from all 21 other letters of the alphabet.
Who is the author?
What is the Somali word that begins with a vowel, and what is its English translation?
What are the five consonants that share that “something special,” and what is it?
Sweetly Sorrowful Dessert:Expressions verbal & non-verbal
The initial letters of a verbal parting expression spell a noun associated with a nonverbal
What is this verbal expression.
What is the noun associated with the nonverbal parting expression?
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