The first potluck of 2013. I hope you're hungry, we've got a lot of great things on our potluck table, but there's always room for more! We're a glutton for puzzles around here, and we might as well indulge, since we are all keeping our diet, exercise, quit smoking, whatever, resolutions. Puzzles are calorie-free!
New year Juliecrostic, Tea Party style!
I put a list of things into the bad translator. Here is the result:
1 Impersonate again
3 Mormon tea
6 More posh
12 Donald is missing these and everyone keeps asking him about them.
13 Hicks with a list
14 I don't know what this is.
15 Wretched refuse shores
16 Pole characteristic
17 Dutch coins
18 One room
19 According to Groucho and dogs, this is the best place to read.
21 Silver grey (this one's for you, Nova)
22 Defeat Bachmann or Boehner
24 Digs up
26 Man and 2,3 and 4
27 Vitters friends
35 Diana or Fowl
36 Small countries
43 Rush Limbaugh
1 The Lord God is evilA puzzle from Old Phart! He says:
2 I still can fight neglected
3 On Saturday, Harry Potter, the text that you want in the height of your vacation.
4 My mother and my father no longer works
5 Not if it kills you
6 You don't need your own custom icons
7 A very interesting proposal
8 You don't have to fly
9 However, there are still other machines to stay alive
10 If you want to contact one of them
I really miss the puzzle sessions but most of our evenings have been tied up lately...And here is his puzzle:
Best to you and the rest of the puzzle gang!
small trout sheep A horse white birds large deer.....OldPhart also provided a clue (which I've put in reversed text for the benefit of those who'd like to tackle this clueless: "DAER NAHT GNUS RETTEB")
And, here's some one-offs from Nova:
Here's a set of seven One-Off puzzles.And here's an additional One-Off puzzle.
One-Offs are puzzles in which I take familiar phrases and change one letter in one word to make a new phrase. I then write a paraphrase of the new phrase in which I try to avoid using any words from either the original or altered phrase. Your challenge is to take the paraphrases I provide and guess what the original and altered phrases are.
The alteration may be one of three things: an added letter, a subtracted letter, or a substituted letter. I won't tell you which one I've used in the different entries -- but I will tell you, in parentheses at the end of the entry, how many words are in the altered phrase.
[NOTE: while I am only permitted to change one letter, I am allowed to change punctuation and capitalization to my heart's content. I may also add or subtract spaces, so that what's one word in the original phrase may become two in teh altered phrase or vice versa. I don't do this often, though -- and when I do I provide in parentheses the number of words in the original phrase followed by the number of words in the altered phrase.]1. mercenary inside range (5)2. young females simply desire ownership of colt (6)3. myrrh mastery (2)4. piece with a pickup (3)5. persuader's lay (4)6. steal coins, then quickly increase fuel supply (5)7. an adult male whose hair is fashioned in bobtail is unobtainable (8)
1. Inaugural prize winner (3)From sny:
2. Was murdered by baseball team -- (4)
3. Had excessive confidence. Unskilled ministers (5)
4. Occupy meadows during course of game. (5)
5. Their identities consisted of first base, second base, third base and short stop (4; 3)
6. A song maintaining slumber for them (4)
7. During ski champion's evening (5)
8. Idle conversation turned out to be incredibly profound (4)
9-a. Fresh, (1)
9-b. Original, (1)
9-c. Cutting-edge (1)
9-d. Book -- (1)
10. Lomborg rules promised land! (6)
Fill in the blanks to continue the pattern:
B C D E _
H I _
F G J _ _