PUZZLERIA! SLICES: OVER 6!π SERVED
Schpuzzle of the Week:
“Dadswear” and “toddlerduds”
Name things men wear, in two words.
Delete the third letter and the space to name
things babies wear.
What are these two wearables?
Econfusingly Beastly Appetizer:
BEAST PUZZLES1. What do the following animals have in common: bat, bee, dove, elk, plover, and
And how is this quality related to the title?ANIMAL CRACKERS
2. Spoonerize the two words of a well-known movie and the result will be a (not well-known) 3-word phrase that might describe the state of a young animal, which is related to a well-known 4-word phrase.
What is the movie, and what are the 3-word and 4-word phrases?
IN MY (BEAN) SOUP
3. Remove the 3rd, 4th, and 5th letters (or the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters) from the name of an
animal and the result will be a body part.
What is the animal, what is the body part?
MONKEYS AND RABBITS4. The homonym of a certain animal is a common word, and the two words contain only
one letter in common.
What is the animal and what is the word?
LOOP THE LOOP(Y)
5. Divide the last name of a recently topical European politician’s last name into its two syllables.Place the first syllable before 4 letters and the result is the last name of a well-known author.
Place the second syllable before the same 4 letters and the result is an animal with a relationship to the author.
Who are the politician and the author, and what is the animal?
Numerator know-how, denominator dominance
Eighth-graders all know that one half of one quarter equals one eighth.
But do they know that one half of one quarter
also equals one hundred eighths?
If you were their teacher, how would you explain this paradox to them?
Riffing Off Shortz And Balch Slices:
Will Shortz’s April 24th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Jeff Balch of Evanston, Illinois, reads:Name a sound made by a certain animal.
Change one letter in it to the next letter of the alphabet, and you’ll get a color associated with that animal. What’s the sound, and what’s the color?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Balch Slices read:
Name a sound made by a certain animal. The animal begins with an “h”. Change the vowel in the sound to the previous vowel of the alphabet (u becomes o, o becomes i, etc.), and you’ll get a the surname of a puzzle-maker who is the type of animal beginning with an “h”.
Now name an informal word for a very short period of time... like the time it will take most puzzle-solvers to solve this Entree #1. Change the vowel in it to the previous vowel of the alphabet (u becomes o, o becomes i, etc.), and you’ll get a the first name of that same puzzle-maker.
What’s the animal, the sound made by the animal, the informal word for the short period of time, and the name of the puzzle-maker?
Note: The following NPR riff-off Entree was composed and contributed by our friend Plantsmith, whose “Garden of Puzzley Delights” puzzle feature appears regularly on Puzzleria!
Think of a color of an animal and its environment. This animal, as far as we know, does not make any sound. Drop the first letter of the color and move the last letter one place earlier in alphabet stream. Then mix the result to get this supposedly silent animal.
What is this animal. What color is it and its environment?
Name a sound made by a certain animal. (The sound has thrice as many letters as the animal.)
Change the first letter in the sound to the letter that is the same distance from the middle of the alphabet (A=Z, B=Y, C=X, etc.). You’ll get a color, but not one that is really associated with the animal.
However, a color associated with one of these animals (one that became a legend) is a homophone of the word formed from the first, third (or fourth), second and sixth letters of the sound made by the animal.
What is this animal?
What are the sound associated with the animal and the color not associated with the animal?
What’s the color that is associated with the legendary animal, and its homophone?
Write in lowercase a sound made by an animal. Delete its middle letter.
Invert its first letter by rotating it around either its x or y axis. The result will be spell either
one of two animals, depending on which axis you used. One of the animals makes the sound you started with; the other does not.
What is the sound? What are the two animals?
Name a sound (which is also the name of a noisy bird) made by a certain animal (which is another noisy bird). Change the first letter in this sound to the previous letter of the alphabet and add a consonant to the end, and you’ll get a color that animal often is. What’s the sound, what’s the animal and what’s the color?
Hint: The “certain animal” which is also a bird begins with the ending of a “Down Under” critter and ends with the ending of a laboratory critter.
Name a sound made by a canine animal.
Change its first letter to the letter five places earlier in the alphabet and change its last letter
to the letter two places later in the alphabet.
You’ll get a color associated with that animal.
What’s the sound, and what’s the color?
Name a sound made by a certain animal that begins with the same two letters of that sound. Change one letter in the sound to the letter four places later in the alphabet, and you’ll get a word for the fluffy, downy soft hair, or pile, that covers the round body of this animal.
What’s the sound, and what’s word for the fluffiness that covers the body of the animal?
What is the animal?
A gal of the olden Golden West
Take three words associated with Nellie Cashman. Also take one word associated with Giacomo Puccini’s opera “The Girl of the Golden West.”
Rearrange the eighteen letters in these four words to spell two pairs of words that appear together in a common idiom.
What are these eight words – these “four of a kind” and “two pair”?
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