Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RTP = Rhyme Time Prime

Since I can't seem to fix Blogger's 200 comment issue, here's a new post for your three-word rhymes.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 26, 2015): Back on the Road

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 26, 2015): Back on the Road:
Q: Name something in three syllables that an auto mechanic might have. Move the second and third syllables to the front. The result, with some respacing, will name a group of auto mechanics. What is it?
Sorry about the delay in posting; I'm still recovering from the puzzle a couple weeks back.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 19, 2015): What Comes Next in the Sequence?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 19, 2015): What Comes Next in the Sequence?:
Q: Write down the following six numbers: 19, 28, 38, 81, 83, 85. What are the next three numbers in the series?
Giving that series medium scores.

Edit: Each word in my clue starts and ends with the same letter.
A: 89, 97, 102 (Eighty-ninE, Ninety-seveN, One hundred twO)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 12, 2015): What'ya Gonna "B" When You Grow Up?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 12, 2015): What'ya Gonna "B" When You Grow Up?:
Q: Name an occupation starting with the letter B. Remove the second, third and fourth letters. The remaining letters in order will name something you might experience in the presence of someone who has this occupation.

What is it?
And remove two more letters to name something that the experience might involve.

Remove two more letters (ND) and you end up with BEER.
A: BARTENDER --> BENDER

Sunday, July 05, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 5, 2015): Ira Saw Three Emigrants Restock Large Wands

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jul 5, 2015): Ira Saw Three Emigrants Restock Large Wands:
Q: The seven words in the following sentence have something very unusual in common — something that almost no other words in the English language share. What is it?

Ira saw three emigrants restock large wands.
I guess we can ignore "salt layer board thing"?

Edit: Those anagram to last, early, broad and night.
A: The words are anagrams of words in the Star-Spangled Banner: AIR, WAS, THERE, STREAMING, ROCKETS, GLARE, DAWN'S

Sunday, June 28, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 28, 2015): In the Company of a Famous Singer

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 28, 2015): In the Company of a Famous Singer:
Q: Name a major American company. Drop its first and last letters, and the remaining letters in order will name a famous singer — both first and last names. What company is it?
And rearrange the singer's full name to name something you might see in the military.

AL GREEN --> GENERAL
A: WALGREENS --> AL GREEN

Sunday, June 21, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 21, 2015): I am a Monarch

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 21, 2015): I am a Monarch:
Q: Take the phrase "I am a monarch." Re-arrange the 11 letters to name a world leader who was not a monarch but who ruled with similar authority. Who is it?
I read the clue incorrectly the first time. Hopefully you'll do better.

Hint: Better dead than read (or something like that)
A: CHAIRMAN MAO

Sunday, June 14, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 14, 2015): Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 14, 2015): Head and Shoulders Above the Rest:
Q: Think of an adjective that describes many shampoos. Add the brand name of a shampoo in its basic form. The result, reading the letters in order from left to right, will name a famous musician. Who is it?
For some reason I keep coming back to The Jonas Brothers.

Edit: The initials of TJB have also been used as an abbreviation for Tijuana Brass.
A: HERBAL + PERT = HERB ALPERT

Sunday, June 07, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 7, 2015): Let Me Entertain You

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Jun 7, 2015): Let Me Entertain You:
Q: Name a famous person in Washington, D.C. — 7 letters in the first name, 5 letters in the last. Drop the last sound in the last name. The result — phonetically — will be the first and last name of a famous living entertainer. Who is it?
A: Loretta Lynch (attorney general), Loretta Lynn (singer)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 31, 2015): What comes first?

NPR Sunday Puzzle (May 31, 2015): What comes first?:
Q: A simple challenge: Think of a 5-letter word that can precede "chicken" to complete a common two-word phrase. Change the middle letter to get a new word that can follow "chicken" to complete a common two-word phrase. What phrases are these?
Not to complain but we were up late helping our son move back from college, so I apologize for the late post.

Edit: My clues were complain (roast) and back home (roost).
A: ROAST chicken --> chicken ROOST