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Schpuzzle of the Week:
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Think of a healthful food.
Spell it backwards.The first five letters of this result spell a less-healthful food.
The last three letters of the result are an anagram of what a certain type of this less-healthful food started out as.
What are these three words?
Hint: Two of these three words appear in the puzzle title. The contraction rhymes with a healthful-yet-tasty food. The first word in the title would rhyme with that contraction and tasty food if it had a short rather than long vowel sound. (For example, “code” would rhyme with “god” and “sod” if it had a short-o instead of a long-o.)
A Gem Of An Appetizer:
Multifaceted Crossword DiamondACROSS
1 Be subject to something bad as a result of one’s actions
6 Isolated spots
8 After the cross-country Greyhound pit stop
10 A “chapter” in the Qur’an
12 Reddish brown
1 Type of beam
2 Yes we have bananas
3 Hard-to-find #54
4 Useless less les
5 Another one rides the bus
7 One before surf
9 Gullible one
13 Your grade on this test
Critters in English and FrenchName a place that rhymes with a pair of consecutive words in a proverb.
Replace two consecutive letters with a “t” to spell an English word for a critter. If you instead delete the first and third letters and place the second letter in the midst of the remaining letters the result is a French word for another critter.
What are these three words?
Riffing Off Shortz And Scheinberg Slices:
Claire Annette Funi CelloWill Shortz’s August 25th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Rawson Scheinberg of Northville, Michigan, reads:
Think of an eight-letter noun composed phonetically of two consecutive names traditionally given to girls. Remove the sixth letter and rearrange the result. You’ll get an event where you might hear the thing named by the original noun. What words are these?
Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Scheinberg Slices read:
Take the 16-letter name of a puzzle-maker. Rearrange the letters to get:
1. the surname of a German-Swiss author,
2. the surname of a Lebanese-American
3. a five-letter word that is the name of a publishing group that printed a 1972 paperback edition of the first author’s stories, and which also is the singular form of the missing word in “For even as love ______ you so shall he crucify you...” which appears in the second author’s most well-known work.
Who are these authors and the puzzle-maker?
What is this five-letter word?
Place two names traditionally given to girls side-by-side, in three letters and five letters. Insert an “r” in the three-letter word, resulting in a nine-letter noun associated with women.
Replace the first letter of this noun with a “g” and divide the result into two parts, forming the first names of the actor and actress who starred in an early-1990s sitcom with a title that alluded, albeit obliquely, to the nine-letter noun.
What are these two girls’ names?
What is the nine-letter noun associated with women?
What is the sitcom title and who were its stars?
Think of an six-letter European city composed of two consecutive names traditionally given to girls. Remove the fourth letter and ROT-13 the result to get a means of transportation.
What city is this?
What is the means of transportation?
ENTREE #4Think of a ten-letter noun composed, somewhat phonetically, of a man’s first name, a great and mighty wizard’s name and a woman’s first name.
Remove the sixth letter from the noun and rearrange the result.
You’ll get a word that describes St. Augustine and where he hailed from. What five words are these?
ENTREE #5Think of an seven-letter noun that is not associated with clarinets, but is associated with horns.
This word is composed of the name of a princess, a letter that sounds like the name of any French girl, and the name of a fictional French Madame.
What noun and three names are these?
ENTREE #6I. Name a Shore and a Stooge to get what sounds like a fireball, pistol or live wire.
II. Name Don’s brother and Ernie’s buddy to get what sounds like a nut.
III. Name Kanga’s kid and the first name of a comic book superheroine whose surname, if you ROT-9 it, is Kukla’s creator.The result sounds like the kind of a heated dispute or controversy in which baseball managers Earl Weaver, Billy Martin or Don Zimmer were involved
IV. Place side-by-side the first names of two actors who portrayed a Brazil native with the middle name Riddle who served 13 years in prison for bribery and fraud. The result spells a creature that is also a word for a person who serves or collaborates with another especially in the commission of base acts. Name these actors and creature.
V. Name a “Yankee” whose all-star sporting skills were fit for a king, and an “Arkie” whose soul singing skills are still fit for a king.
Both are “persons of color.” Their surnames are both colors.
Place their first names side-by-side to spell an adjective associated with kings.
Who are these skillful people?
What is the adjective?
Dy(e)ing in style
Divide an 11-letter word for self-awareness in two, forming a word related to dying and a word related to style.
What are these three words?
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