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You take such good care of us.
Thanks Blaine.And here's another triple rhyme.C T S - Where Baskin Robbins employees learn how to scoop?\
Cool Tool School
L T S Song from a bird coming up shortly.
Loon Tune Soon
P W K Quite clever feline.
Pretty Witty Kitty
S R P - Cape Canaveral
socket rocket pocketspace race placegwftasty termite treat
Good Wood Food? The last word doesn't exactly rhyme with the other two.S B P Has an accident with Dr. Cosby's "disco biscuits".
Spills Bill's Pills
K S T Rudyard's son getting drunk.
Kipling's stripling's tipplings.
P B TShoves Jeb's and George's posteriors
Pushes Bush's TushesP R F High speed wordplay
W K B Describes Camille Cosby after all this is over?
Will Kill Bill
Pun Run Fun
D S Q Petty argument between brothers on the basketball court.
Dribbling Siblings Quarreling
Close. Dribbling Sibling Quibbling.
Ouch, That's meant to type...
C L H Medieval stringed instrument recently employed by a singing group.
Choir Lyre Hire
Great Caesar Sees Her Seize Her
B D G Partygoer in the perfect outfit.
Best dressed guest.
A W N Ridiculous fellow, much like pjb, say?
Absurd Word Nerd
M P H 60's madman pullin' a fast one on a 90's pop group?
Manson pantsin' HansonForget about telling Susan what to do?
No takers?Just as well; it was kinda lame:Abandon commandin' SarandonBut, hey Will, heads up!;
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C D T Midriff of a friendly ventriloquist's partner.
Chummy Dummy Tummy
P J S Ordinary girl murdered.
Plain Jane Slain
R B L E Expert lawyer hanging out where Jack and Janet might be found.
Regal Beagle Legal Eagle (Three's Company)
Y H P Fooling around with Northerners.
Yankee Hanky Panky
O C D The President, serious business.
Obama, comma, drama
Bold move, isn't it, Paul?
It wouldn't be in Italy.
B L S Senior Linotype Operator
G T S Gruesome tale of a British politician.
Gory Tory story
B L S Angry person looking after a group of youngsters.
bitter litter sitter?
I I I Momentary occurrence involving a baby.
Instant Infant Incident?
No question about it.
P P P Nice countryman in attendance.
Pleasant Peasant Present
PPP Nice countryman's present, perhaps.
Better Letter Setter
C T B Thief swiped reading material.
Crook Took Book
SuperZee, it's interesting that you had Better Letter Setter, whilst I had Bitter Litter Sitter. Great minds do think alike.
Paul, good one involving Susan Sarandon. I kept thinking Dey, but couldn't come up with anything else to fit.
N P SPicayune cucumber, preserved in vinegar and then frozen.
Nickel Pickle Sickle
F R CCan't remember what killed those darned boll weevils.
Forgotten Rotten Cotton
P D SHeist Iowan cattle.
Purloin Des Moines Sirloin+++
I I E VI ask you, splendid sojourn????
Is It Exquisite Visit?
V S H FTinkerbell on testosterone. Yuk.
Very Scary Hairy Fairy?
The chase after hairy, long-jacketed menswearH Z P
Hirsute Zoot pursuit
Almost. I went for the full-on rhyme: Hirsute Zoot-suit Pursuit.
C T C B - Kitchen robbery
Crook Took Cook Book
A couple of you seem to be building on my original ideas. I'm flattered, but you might just be running out of ideas. I mean I hate to make that assumption, but it does seem it would be possible sooner or later.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
P H S Have a good time, Mr. Know-It-All!
Party hearty, smarty.
F M H Counterfeit bills, baby.
Funny Money Honey
B R G Job requiring a semi truck.
Big Rig Gig
H T M D C Shoutout to the West End Children's Center?
Hey there, Mayfair day care.
F P D - Quick drying cement causes nothing but trouble
Faster Plaster Disaster
M J F Dr. Cosby, at one time.
Mellow Jello Fellow
Or you could use M D T to describe Cosby
I give up. What is MDT?
P S Y Minor pasta-loving snow creature.
Petty Spaghetti Yeti
U P B Where a pirate's mistake might be found?
Under Plunder Blunder
B B V The one selling an apparatus to make mixed drinks for your drinking spree?
Bender Blender Vendor
UTS.Dinner is in the container on the top shelf of the refrigerator.
Upper Tupper Supper
LJB-Person who writes on line about running and drinking beer.
Lager Jogger Blogger
MPP.Job for a prestidigitator and doctor.
I have a niece, very young at the time, who was disappointed when she learned, contrary to what she thought she'd heard, that I wasn't studying to be a magician's assistant.
Magician, Physician PositionH P FOne of the above's major
OK, Jan. Duh.
MPIIt didn't work for Andy KaufmanCCCMr. Shin
Hocus Pocus Focus
Whacha got, Paul?
Magician Physician Incision is a simple variation on the original; but you knew that.You're wondering about Mr. Shin.
I just felt like a change.
And, indeed, a clamp and change figured into the solution to the Car Talk Puzzler. Ka-ching!Why would a motel owner be predisposed to assigning a traveling salesman to a second-floor room, and does the fact that he's driving a Volkswagen have anything to do with it?Oh, Mr. Shin was the Camp Clamp Champ, obviously.
L F ENewsman Jim's more impartial miscue
Lehrer's Fairer Error
C C PObjective extreme of being overly contemptuous
Clinical cynical pinnacle
S S C - Pink Panthers award winning wine collection
Seller's Stellar Cellar
Shouldn't that be Pink Panther star's award winning wine collection? And for that matter, Sellers' with the apostrophe moved over.
SCREWDRIVERS > DRIVER’S CREWMy hint:“I don't know why I keep thinking of a crankshaft when the answer has to be a BROKE PISTON.”A screwdriver is also a crankshaft. Pissed ‘n’ broke also works if you permit the answer being a homophone.
Pardon my typo. That should read:SCREWDRIVER > DRIVER’S CREWMy hint:“I don't know why I keep thinking of a crankshaft when the answer has to be a BROKE PISTON.”A screwdriver is also a crankshaft. Pissed ‘n’ broke also works if you permit the answer being a homophone.
screwdriver, driver’s crewLast Sunday I said, “Think NASCAR.” At NASCAR races each driver has his own pit crew full of mechanics.Chuck
SCREWDRIVER – DRIVER'S CREW. This puzzle reminded me of a riddle from High School Chemistry. Q - What do you get if you mix vodka and milk of magnesia? A - A Phillips Screwdriver.I considered posting the question as a clue, but thought it might be too revealing, so I stuck to the rhymes. Speaking of which.N S C – updated hint to this week's puzzle.
Dwight Eisenhower (is alleged to have) had an affair with his chauffeur during the during the World War II.
It is not simply "alleged" but substantiated. President Truman ordered him to end it. It is the rare U.S. president who did not have extramarital affairs, including Abraham Lincoln.
SCREWDRIVER >>> DRIVER'S CREW "I keep thinking of Mini Coopers for some reason." as in Minnie Driver >>> DRIVER'S crew."Ha! Yes, SuperZee, on a week when Blaine's Blog is mentioned on NPR, perhaps we ought to drop an actual clue or two to the Sunday Puzzle. That's the long and short of it." As in long and short SCREWDRIVERS. If your mechanic doesn't have at least one screwdriver, I'd get a new mechanic.
SCREWDRIVERDRIVERS, (DRIVER'S, or best, DRIVERS') CREWMy hint: “Scarecrow” anagrams to “o! car's crew.”
SCREWDRIVER DRIVER'S CREW "OJ did it" refers to orange juice going into making a screwdriver(with vodka). Also, Archie Bell and the Drells had a hit called "Tighten Up". Wilson Phillips only really meant as in Phillips SCREWDRIVER.
New Screw Crew
Close Pat---I'd intended New Screw Clue
An unreadable T-shirt is like peach schnapps, sort of.
Paul, I am not as keen on this as I thought I'd be.Fuzzy Wuzzy was a ?
I'm three conjoined rhombic dodecahedra, WW. What are you?
That's a hard tesser act to follow, Paul.First, ultraviolent and now this. . .
I know I'm late but hate to be left out. So, short and sweetLGK HepburnSGR Sound heard among the hanging chadsLZT What Mobster might communicate with a look
Late Great KateSore Gore RoarLip ZipTip
Okay, Blainesvillians, we are once again creeping ineluctably toward the 200-comment mark. If you need a little break from the triple-rhymefest, check out Puzzleria!. I just uploaded this week’s edition: Four fresh puzzles (including one by skydive boy!) plus one puzzle appetizer.Thank you.LegoLAB:OneWhoPostsOnlineAboutPaulBunyan’sScrewdriver-likeTool
You got it SuperZee!
Pardon the slowness, but here's mine:SMT - postman's breadcrumbs
Snail Mail TrailI like it.
Snail Mail Trail
Oops! I guess the early neutron got the crouton.
J B B P Camping gear for Tenacious D's frontman.
Jack Black Back Pack
T S W High restroom partition.
Tall Stall Wall
M P F Crazy kilt craze.
Mad Plaid Fad
Next week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Joe Krozel of Creve Coeur, Mo., and it involves a spoonerism. (To recap, that's where you exchange the initial consonant sounds of two words to get two new words. For example, a spoonerism of "light rain" is "right lane.")Name two animals. Exchange their initial consonant sounds, and the result in two words will be the name of a third animal. What is it?
I have an answer.I hope I'm wrong.That would be quite a relief.
But, if I'm right, there was a big hint in the on-air program.