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Old 08-26-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
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We've all read that if you let your mind get lazy, you'll end up with Alzheimer's, right?* *When I first retired, I started doing crosswords, but I've slacked off.* *So, I just ordered Will Shortz' The Puzzlemaster Presents.* *Buy it -- you'll like it.

Here's a sample.

Body Language

Each answer in this puzzle is a word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet plus the name of part of the body.* *What are the words?

Ex: Spirit in a bottle = genie (G+knee)

1) President's "no"
2) Chicago Airport
3) Kind of coffee that won't keep you awake
4) Some skid row drunks
5) What a pizza place can usually do on request
6) Designer Cassini
7) 1960's-style college protest, as one that a professor might lead (hyph.)
8 ) Card game played with a 48-card deck
9) Make sticky and messy
10) Kind of tax, as on liquor or tobacco (note: the name of the body part in this one is plural.)

Rating: Good=5, Excellent=7, Ace=9


I'll post the answers next week.
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Re: Friday Puzzler
Old 08-26-2005, 01:30 AM   #2
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We've all read that if you let your mind get lazy, you'll end up with Alzheimer's, right?* *When I first retired, I started doing crosswords, but I've slacked off.* *So, I just ordered Will Shortz' The Puzzlemaster Presents.* *Buy it -- you'll like it.

Here's a sample.

[i]Body Language

Each answer in this puzzle is a word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet plus the name of part of the
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body.* *What are the words?

Ex: Spirit in a bottle = genie (G+knee)

1) President's "no"
vtoe
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2) Chicago Airport
ohair
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3) Kind of coffee that won't keep you awake
dcalf
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4) Some skid row drunks
y nose
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5) What a pizza place can usually do on request
d liver
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6) Designer Cassini
Oleg
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7) 1960's-style college protest, as one that a professor might lead (hyph.)
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8 ) Card game played with a 48-card deck
Heart s
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9) Make sticky and messy
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10) Kind of tax, as on liquor or tobacco (note: the name of the body part in this one is plural.)
x eyes

I'll be back if I can figure out the other 2.

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Old 08-26-2005, 01:43 AM   #3
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7) 1960's-style college protest, as one that a professor might lead (hyph.)
Teach-in (T chin)

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8 ) Card game played with a 48-card deck
Pinochle (P knuckle)
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Old 08-26-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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Very good. The Wizard of Ha's originally scored 6/10. Corrected one mistake to make it 7/10. bpp fixed the final mistake and got one missing answer, bringing it to 9/10. (I got 8/10 myself.)

Everybody seems to get stuck on (9), so here's a clue: think of something you chew.
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:10 AM   #5
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#9=gum(s)
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#9=gum(s)
Close enough that I'll give you the answer: begum (B+gum).
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I tried hard to get that one, but rejected "begum" because one has gums and not a gum, and "begum" isn't in the dictionary, except as "a Muslim woman of high rank."
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I tried hard to get that one, but rejected "begum" because one has gums and not a gum, and "begum" isn't in the dictionary, except as "a Muslim woman of high rank."
I came to the same conclusion as you, Al. Wab, can you site a source for the definition of "begum" being other than "a Muslim woman of high rank"?
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Old 08-26-2005, 01:17 PM   #9
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Hey, I didn't design the puzzle. I'm just an innocent copyright violator. Puzzles are much more challenging if the answers are wrong, don't you think?
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