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The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-09, 08:10 PM
The Invisible Idiot game is quite simple once you get the hang of it. Below are ten clues representing names that come from a specific category (i.e. actors, musicians, etc.). Each clue is a series of words. To solve the clue, you must find words that mean the same thing as those in the clue. Once you get all of the words in a clue, string them together and it will sound like the name. Different parts of one word are separated by commas, and different words are separated by semi-colons. So, for the clue "Christmas Song; Thorn, Web" you'd get "Carol; Burr, Net." Carol Burnett. See? Easy. :wink:

1 point per solved clue, 3 points for getting the category, and 2 extra points for solving the whole thing at once (including the category) before any of the clues are solved. The person with the most points once the whole thing is solved (including the category) posts the next set of clues.

Oh, and if you're wondering, the name "Invisible Idiot" comes from the linguist who tried to translate "Out of sight, out of mind," literally.

The clues:

Hello (slang), Manipulatory appendage; Retained, An attraction

Sensory organ, Bag; To possess knowledge of (past tense), 1000 kilograms

Mathematical operation, Antonym of lose; Centre, Male elephant

To steal (slang), A solid hydrocarbon, BABBlers; To come to terms with something, Vase, Scream (onomatopoeia), To swear

Girl (slang), Sick, Huh (Canadian), Letter of the alphabet; Unit equal to one centimetre per second squared, Flower

To put into; To perform (music), Pronoun (object)

An enthusiast, Sister (abbreviated); A squirrel's nest, Dull pain

A ladder, A bog; To sell, Monarch

24 hours, To make an offer (buying); Area sheltered from wind, Letter of the alphabet

Automobile, A title of nobility; To speak, To increase

Good luck!

Candy
2005-Jan-09, 08:20 PM
Girl (slang), Sick, Huh (Canadian), Letter of the alphabet; Unit equal to one centimetre per second squared, Flower
Shaquille Oneil [am I on the right track?] 8-[

Musashi
2005-Jan-09, 08:23 PM
Sensory organ, Bag; To possess knowledge of (past tense), 1000 kilograms

Isaac Newton

Parrothead
2005-Jan-09, 08:35 PM
Mathematical operation, Antonym of lose; Centre, Male elephant

To steal (slang), A solid hydrocarbon, BABBlers; To come to terms with something, Vase, Scream (onomatopoeia), To swear

Edwin Hubble

Nicholas Copernicus

Candy
2005-Jan-09, 08:38 PM
Girl (slang), Sick, Huh (Canadian), Letter of the alphabet; Unit equal to one centimetre per second squared, Flower
Shaquille Oneil [am I on the right track?] 8-[
I'm gonna guess, no. :lol:

chick ill o - then I got lost with my imagination

Parrothead
2005-Jan-09, 09:09 PM
Astronomers

Johannes Kepler
Isaac Newton
Edwin Hubble
Nicholas Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Phil Plait
Francis Bacon?
Stephen Hawking
David Levy
Carl Sagan

Candy
2005-Jan-09, 09:21 PM
Boy, I sucked at this game. #-o

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-09, 09:38 PM
Sensory organ, Bag; To possess knowledge of (past tense), 1000 kilograms

Isaac Newton

Yes! One point.


Quote:
Mathematical operation, Antonym of lose; Centre, Male elephant

To steal (slang), A solid hydrocarbon, BABBlers; To come to terms with something, Vase, Scream (onomatopoeia), To swear


Edwin Hubble

Nicholas Copernicus

Yep, two points.


Astronomers

Johannes Kepler
Isaac Newton
Edwin Hubble
Nicholas Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Phil Plait
Francis Bacon?
Stephen Hawking
David Levy
Carl Sagan

6 more for the names (Musashi got Newton, you already got 2 and Francis Bacon is incorrect) and another 3 for the category.

Looks like Parrothead is next with a total of 11 points. Well done!

Edit: Sorry, Candy. Maybe in the next round. :wink:

Parrothead
2005-Jan-10, 12:59 AM
LOL... fun coming up with clues. Here we go...

Lustful, headpiece; delivery vehicle; Bumble for one, digit, baking chamber;

A vowel, spear; Stalk of threshed grain, wine (en francais), celestial region.

Canis Lupus, band of hoodlums; Be, 24 hr period, we; They protect castles, " a Picasso or a Garfunkel".

Not bright, a vowel, three; Belonging to a former Iranian leader, _ - dah, a sheltered bay, needs scratching.

Napoleon's country; Written for shopping.

Knighthood title, happy; Support, _ Annan, the night before.

Extra, frozen water; Speak wildly, a letter.

Strong wind, to own; An opening, canonized (abbr).

To touch, 9 (Roman num.) ; Repair, sick, our star.

Washington and Foreman; " That's Show_", and (en francais)

Grey
2005-Jan-10, 01:14 AM
LOL... fun coming up with clues. Here we go...
Composers, I believe.


Lustful, headpiece; delivery vehicle; Bumble for one, digit, baking chamber;
Ludwig van Beethoven


Canis Lupus, band of hoodlums; Be, 24 hr period, we; They protect castles, " a Picasso or a Garfunkel".
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Not bright, a vowel, three; Belonging to a former Iranian leader, _ - dah, a sheltered bay, needs scratching.
Dmitri Shostakovich


Napoleon's country; Written for shopping.
Franz Liszt :D

I'll let someone else fill in the rest.

Grey
2005-Jan-10, 01:15 AM
Oh, and who was "An enthusiast, Sister (abbreviated); A squirrel's nest, Dull pain"? I still can't figure it out.

Parrothead
2005-Jan-10, 01:33 AM
Oh, and who was "An enthusiast, Sister (abbreviated); A squirrel's nest, Dull pain"? I still can't figure it out.

Francis Drake.

Correct on the answers you gave to my clues.

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-10, 01:36 AM
Oh, and who was "An enthusiast, Sister (abbreviated); A squirrel's nest, Dull pain"? I still can't figure it out.

Francis Drake.


Bingo.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-10, 07:16 AM
Knighthood title, happy; Support, _ Annan, the night before.
Sergei Prokofiev


Extra, frozen water; Speak wildly, a letter.
Maurice Ravel


Strong wind, to own; An opening, canonized (abbr).
Gustav Holst


To touch, 9 (Roman num.) ; Repair, sick, our star.
Felix Mendelssohn


Washington and Foreman; " That's Show_", and (en francais)
Georges Bizet

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-10, 07:39 AM
I would recomend that you number the clues/hints so that it is easier for others to figure out which ones are still left to be solved.

Parrothead
2005-Jan-10, 01:43 PM
Looks like this round is complete.

Grey got 3 points for naming the category and 4 single points for his answers for 7 total.

5 points to Maksutov for the rest of the answers.

The next set of clues is up to Grey.

Grey
2005-Jan-10, 03:23 PM
Looks like this round is complete.

Grey got 3 points for naming the category and 4 single points for his answers for 7 total.

5 points to Maksutov for the rest of the answers.

The next set of clues is up to Grey.
I'll see if I can put something together by this evening. In the meantime, Maksutov, if you're bored and want to put something together, feel free to have at it.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-10, 04:08 PM
I'll do the first and last one, you guys can fill in the rest:

1. Hole tool, half an em; ewe wrangler; month, earth orbit

7. Professor, ancient; kill, cask

Maksutov
2005-Jan-10, 04:27 PM
1. Hole tool, half an em; ewe wrangler; month, earth orbit

Alan Shepard, Junior First: MR-3, Freedom 7


7. Professor, ancient; kill, cask

Donald Slayton Last: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP)

Theme: The Original Seven Mercury Astronauts

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-11, 11:21 PM
Hey, Grey, where are you?

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-12, 11:53 PM
Grey?

Okay, we'll give Grey until 7 PM EST tomorrow (24 hrs from right now).

Until then...

Victory, Discoloured; House of Worship, Knoll

Parrothead
2005-Jan-13, 02:15 AM
Winston Churchill

short sleep, north for one, long time.

freddo
2005-Jan-13, 02:19 AM
short sleep, north for one, long time.
Napoleon.

you should have ended it with

"piece of a skeleton, letter of the alphabet, component (eg of machinery).

freddo
2005-Jan-13, 02:30 AM
intend to, rene decartes conclusion; use of visual sense, fluff in one's pocket, a binary state.

Grey
2005-Jan-13, 03:42 AM
Hey, Grey, where are you?
Sorry, had problems logging on and then got swamped with school. I knew I should have left someone else to figure out the category so I wouldn't have to come up with a list! :D

Here it is:

not short, not as much

punch, tell on, comfort

dessert, definite article, impale, donkey

exhibition, weep, pronoun, we

sculptural toy

river horse, box, assuage

expire, exclamation, a girl's name, leg joints

song, eastern grain, instructed, boring

fur, holder, lamp, throw

a hatchet, not her, not a woman, confront

Brady Yoon
2005-Jan-13, 05:07 AM
To and..., Homer Simpson's catchphrase, "*** my groceries, plural form of hotels

... of Bengal, ouch i stubbed..., diesel

easy as pie

Grey
2005-Jan-13, 12:40 PM
To and..., Homer Simpson's catchphrase, "*** my groceries, plural form of hotels
Frodo Baggins

Maksutov
2005-Jan-13, 12:49 PM
[edit]

... of Bengal, ouch i stubbed..., diesel

easy as pie

Bee[my]thoven...popular guy, second time in this thread.

Candy
2005-Jan-13, 01:41 PM
[edit]

... of Bengal, ouch i stubbed..., diesel

easy as pie
Bee[my]thoven...popular guy, second time in this thread. :lol:

Eroica
2005-Jan-13, 04:32 PM
Greek Philosophers

not short, not as much
Thales

punch, tell on, comfort
Socrates

dessert, definite article, impale, donkey
Pythagoras

exhibition, weep, pronoun, we
Democritus

sculptural toy
Plato

river horse, box, assuage
Hippocrates (was he a philosopher?)

expire, exclamation, a girl's name, leg joints
Diogenes

song, eastern grain, instructed, boring
Aristotle

fur, holder, lamp, throw


a hatchet, not her, not a woman, confront
Anaximander ??

Grey
2005-Jan-13, 04:47 PM
Greek Philosophers
Excellent!


sculptural toy
Plato
This one was my favorite. :)


Hippocrates (was he a philosopher?)
Sure. Of course, he also applied his principle philosophic belief (that diseases had a rational explanation and cause, and hence could be cured) in practice, but this was back in the day when philosophers and scientists were the same thing, after all.


a hatchet, not her, not a woman, confront
Anaximander ??
Correct. An axe, him, man, dare.

So you're next, though of course there's still one to figure out, too.

Eroica
2005-Jan-13, 05:16 PM
fur, holder, lamp, throw
Herakleitos (hair, rack, light, toss)

Eroica
2005-Jan-13, 05:23 PM
moment, liberate; mandible, title title; flick with one's finger; city Malaysian dagger, circus tent, pronoun; spoil, depression resolve, tuber; shiver, lance toilet; grind, weight evangelist, Biblical character; bird beer, Scooby-Gang member; religious leader everything, organ; element, farrier steal, insect; kindles Biblical song, sterile beast; couturier; black rock, escarpment

pghnative
2005-Jan-13, 06:34 PM
everything, organ; element, farrier

Oliver Goldsmith??

pghnative
2005-Jan-13, 06:52 PM
Biblical song, sterile beast; couturier; black rock, escarpmentSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Grey
2005-Jan-13, 07:26 PM
Malaysian dagger, circus tent, pronoun; spoil, depression
Christopher Marlowe

resolve, tuber; shiver, lance
William Shakespeare

Eroica
2005-Jan-14, 08:26 AM
=D> All four correct. Six to go.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-14, 09:52 AM
moment, liberate; mandible, title
Geoffrey Chaucer


steal, insect; kindles
Robbie Burns


toilet; grind, weight
John Milton


beer, Scooby-Gang member; religious leader
Alexander Pope

Eroica
2005-Jan-14, 10:01 AM
Two left:

title; flick with one's finger; city evangelist, Biblical character; bird

Maksutov
2005-Jan-14, 11:48 AM
evangelist, Biblical character; bird
Jonathan Swift

Fram
2005-Jan-14, 12:09 PM
title; flick with one's finger; city

Sir Jack London? I don't think he was ever made 'Sir' though :)
EDIT: Oh, and the theme is writers! Can I have those points? 8)

Maksutov
2005-Jan-14, 12:16 PM
title; flick with one's finger; city

Sir Jack London? I don't think he was ever made 'Sir' though
EDIT: Oh, and the theme is writers! Can I have those points?

More exactly, British writers.

I also considered "Jack London" but he wasn't a British writer, and there's nothing I'm aware of that indicates he ever received a title. Unless we're looking at another "Sir Charles Shults III, OBE, BSA, SNAFU" here.

Eroica
2005-Jan-14, 12:23 PM
More exactly, British writers.
[-X Most definitely not the category. I refuse to acknowledge Oliver Goldsmith or Jonathan Swift as anything other than Irish. (Of course, they probably considered themselves both British and Irish, but it's my turn, so I get to decide! :D )

By the way, the list is chronological - which should help you to narrow down the missing one.

Eroica
2005-Jan-14, 12:25 PM
Oh, and the theme is writers! Can I have those points? 8)
Close, but no cigar. 8)

Fram
2005-Jan-14, 12:58 PM
More exactly, British writers.
[-X Most definitely not the category. I refuse to acknowledge Oliver Goldsmith or Jonathan Swift as anything other than Irish. (Of course, they probably considered themselves both British and Irish, but it's my turn, so I get to decide! :D )

By the way, the list is chronological - which should help you to narrow down the missing one.

It's impossible (http://www.carleton.ca/~bgarner/courses/100av.htm), there are no writers between Chaucer and Marlowe! Ummm, yes, I'm Googling now, how do you know? 8-[

Last guess for this one: Sir Walter Raleigh? Fits hint one and three, don't know about two...

Maksutov
2005-Jan-14, 01:18 PM
title; flick with one's finger; city
Sir Philip Sydney

Theme: Guys who wrote their works in the English language. They also happened to live in various areas of what is now known as the "British Isles" and Ireland.

Eroica
2005-Jan-14, 04:23 PM
title; flick with one's finger; city
Sir Philip Sydney

Theme: Guys who wrote their works in the English language. They also happened to live in various areas of what is now known as the "British Isles" and Ireland.
=D> Okay, that's close enough. (Actually they all came from A Timeline of English Poetry (http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display_rpo/timeline.cfm#OE).)

Scores:
Maksutov 9
pghnative 2
Grey 2

You're up, Maksutov.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-14, 06:46 PM
1. pussy, "... wilderness", noise; horse neck hair.
2. of a "homme", sometimes fallow; Billy Budd captain, climb on top of.
3. clean, gerund suffix, weight; not old, what the "...", electric unit, Frodo's home.
4. old and "...", piece of hair; religious ceremony, one, masticate, groups.
5. hair attribute, relinquish ownership by receiving money; put together, myself, slice.
6. familiar of Gerald, not a butterfly; used for transportation minus an "h", lots of "me"s, not water.

Eroica
2005-Jan-15, 03:05 PM
Highest Points in the six northernmost New England States.

1. pussy, "... wilderness", noise; horse neck hair.
Katahdin, Maine

2. of a "homme", sometimes fallow; Billy Budd captain, climb on top of.
Mansfield, Vermont

3. clean, gerund suffix, weight; not old, what the "...", electric unit, Frodo's home.
Washington, New Hampshire

4. old and "...", piece of hair; religious ceremony, one, masticate, groups.
Greylock, Massachusetts

5. hair attribute, relinquish ownership by receiving money; put together, myself, slice.
Frissell, Connecticut

6. familiar of Gerald, not a butterfly; used for transportation minus an "h", lots of "me"s, not water.
Jerimoth, Rhode Island

Maksutov
2005-Jan-15, 08:39 PM
Highest Points in the six northernmost New England States.

1. pussy, "... wilderness", noise; horse neck hair.
Katahdin, Maine

2. of a "homme", sometimes fallow; Billy Budd captain, climb on top of.
Mansfield, Vermont

3. clean, gerund suffix, weight; not old, what the "...", electric unit, Frodo's home.
Washington, New Hampshire

4. old and "...", piece of hair; religious ceremony, one, masticate, groups.
Greylock, Massachusetts

5. hair attribute, relinquish ownership by receiving money; put together, myself, slice.
Frissell, Connecticut

6. familiar of Gerald, not a butterfly; used for transportation minus an "h", lots of "me"s, not water.
Jerimoth, Rhode Island
Great job, Eroica!

6 points for the answers plus 3 for the category (although, since there are only six New England states, "northernmost" is superfluous).

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-15, 08:46 PM
Actually, add another 2 points to that. The whole thing (including the category) was solved at once before anyone else got a single clue. Good going!

Eroica
2005-Jan-16, 09:31 AM
prod, spectral class, shortened term of endearment, news agency

bag, a part of a skull, small, article

London ganster twin, letter; laryngitic

pimple, object; rubbish

Greek old man, part of the body, character in The Simpsons

beverage, approach, speak

tall tree

type of car

company, dairy food

prisoner of war, article of clothing, girl's name

Tobin Dax
2005-Jan-16, 12:22 PM
prod, spectral class, shortened term of endearment, news agency
Pocahontas


bag, a part of a skull, small, article

Sacajewea

Theme: Famous Native Americans




pimple, object; rubbish

Sitting Bull



company, dairy food

Cochise (sp?)

Eroica
2005-Jan-16, 03:51 PM
Theme: Famous Native Americans
Pocahontas
Sacajewea
Sitting Bull
Cochise
=D> Correct. (That's seven points, so you'll be up next, TD.)

Maksutov
2005-Jan-16, 03:55 PM
tall tree
Sequoia


type of car
Pontiac


]prisoner of war, article of clothing, girl's name
Powhatan

tmosher
2005-Jan-16, 04:02 PM
London ganster twin, letter; laryngitic

Crazy Horse

Tobin Dax
2005-Jan-16, 04:18 PM
Theme: Famous Native Americans
Pocahontas
Sacajewea
Sitting Bull
Cochise
=D> Correct. (That's seven points, so you'll be up next, TD.)

Thanks. I'm ususally not any good at these types of things (I didn't get anything in the previous two pages), but somehow those first two just jumped out at me. I have to think about what I'll post. They should be up this afternoon (within about 6 hours).

Eroica
2005-Jan-16, 04:25 PM
Sequoia
Pontiac
Powhatan =D> Correct!


Crazy Horse =D> Also correct!

Two to go:

Greek old man, part of the body, character in The Simpsons
beverage, approach, speak

Maksutov
2005-Jan-16, 04:50 PM
beverage, approach, speak
Tecumseh

Maksutov
2005-Jan-16, 04:53 PM
Greek old man, part of the body, character in The Simpsons

Geronimo

Eroica
2005-Jan-16, 05:29 PM
Tecumseh
Geronimo

=D> That's them all.

Scores:
Tobin Dax 7
Maksutov 5
tmosher 1

Tobin Dax is up.

Tobin Dax
2005-Jan-16, 09:18 PM
Alright, let's try this:

1. for each, body of water, abbr. for a country
2. small piece of wood, letter, Simon ___
3. paper money, letter, young Ron Howard character, "open wide and say ..."
4. what your eye does, you pay this, Windows XP for one
5. a conjunctive, ___boat, I myself, short form of father
6. under your lap, throw

tmosher
2005-Jan-16, 10:16 PM
3. paper money, letter, young Ron Howard character, "open wide and say ..."

Cassieopea


5. a conjunctive, ___boat, I myself, short form of father

Andromeda

Maksutov
2005-Jan-16, 11:22 PM
1. for each, body of water, abbr. for a country
Perseus

2. small piece of wood, letter, Simon ___
Pegasus

4. what your eye does, you pay this, Windows XP for one
Cepheus

6. under your lap, throw
Cetus

Theme: Constellations, specifically the ones which represent the Perseus versus the Sea Monster myth.

Tobin Dax
2005-Jan-17, 01:50 AM
Well, that went quicker than I'd hoped. Good job Mak and tmosher.

tmosher gets 2 points for two right answers
Maksutov gets 7 points for four right answers and the theme.

Over to you, Mak.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-17, 03:03 AM
1. Not hit, exists, use a straw, ~22/7

2. Newman role, male product of father

3. Astonishment expression, elevated, letter

4. Raider objective, article, unruly backtalk

5. Between two peaks, either ..., letter, C in C Major

6. Rock wagon, Gramp's better half, fourth letter

7. Digital base, big Scottish gal

8. Maiden, mash, myself

9. Erroneous signal for help, line, not her sisters

10. Weed, Irish prefix, not PC

Bonus: Not have, letter, desire

Makgraf
2005-Jan-17, 05:09 AM
The catagory is: american rivers.

1. Not hit, exists, use a straw, ~22/7
Mississipi

2. Newman role, male product of father
Hudson

6. Rock wagon, Gramp's better half, fourth letter
Rio Grande

Maksutov
2005-Jan-17, 05:19 AM
The catagory is: american rivers.

1. Not hit, exists, use a straw, ~22/7
Mississipi

2. Newman role, male product of father
Hudson

6. Rock wagon, Gramp's better half, fourth letter
Rio Grande
Makgraf gets 3 points for correct answers (even minus one "p"), and 3 points for the theme.

Eroica
2005-Jan-17, 01:04 PM
3. Astonishment expression, elevated, letter
Ohio

Eroica
2005-Jan-17, 05:47 PM
4. Raider objective, article, unruly backtalk
Arkansas

Eroica
2005-Jan-17, 05:50 PM
10. Weed, Irish prefix, not PC
Potomac

pghnative
2005-Jan-17, 07:26 PM
5. Between two peaks, either ..., letter, C in C Major

Colorado?

(edited to include puzzle)

Maksutov
2005-Jan-17, 07:46 PM
3. Astonishment expression, elevated, letter
Ohio

4. Raider objective, article, unruly backtalk
Arkansas

10. Weed, Irish prefix, not PC
Potomac
Make that three for Eroica! Hmmm, would that be "Three flat major?"

Maksutov
2005-Jan-17, 07:47 PM
5. Between two peaks, either ..., letter, C in C Major

Colorado?

(edited to include puzzle)
If you're asking, I'm not telling! :D

pghnative
2005-Jan-17, 07:53 PM
[self-confident voice] #5 is Colorado [/self-confident voice] :D

Maksutov
2005-Jan-17, 07:54 PM
[self-confident voice] #5 is Colorado [/self-confident voice] :D
And one point to that fellow with all the self-confidence!

pghnative
2005-Jan-18, 05:07 PM
7. Digital base, big Scottish gal
????

8. Maiden, mash, myself
Missouri

9. Erroneous signal for help, line, not her sisters
Susquehanna

I have no clue on number 7. Presumably "To-something", but I'm weak on Scottishisms. Maybe you can give it to us and then Makgraf can post the next list.

N C More
2005-Jan-18, 06:49 PM
It's the Tennessee River...on to the next one!

I just discovered this thread. The name of the game put me off until now! (BTW, why "idiot"?)

Makgraf
2005-Jan-19, 12:32 AM
It's the Tennessee River...on to the next one!

I just discovered this thread. The name of the game put me off until now! (BTW, why "idiot"?)
I don't know what the ettiquette is here in posting before official permission, but I'll post it and hope that the other Mak doesn't object.

1. PETA target, female relatives

2. second person, bird

3. undead sorceror, letter, win ben ____'s money

4. evil Clown, backstreet

5. type of wine, letter, small female

6. disease, a few

7. disheartened moan, newspapers

8. comfy room, target

9. tug, article

10. tintinnabular instrument, exclaimation of surprise, stutter

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-19, 12:38 AM
I just discovered this thread. The name of the game put me off until now! (BTW, why "idiot"?)

It comes from the fictional language expert who translates "Out of sight, out of mind" literally. It comes out as "Invisible (out of sight) idiot (out of mind)." Same thing that we do to the clues in the game.



I don't know what the ettiquette is here in posting before official permission, but I'll post it and hope that the other Mak doesn't object.

Once the previous list of clues has been solved and the category found, the one with the most points can go ahead and post theirs.

Grey
2005-Jan-19, 01:03 AM
Once the previous list of clues has been solved and the category found, the one with the most points can go ahead and post theirs.
Although, since there's sometimes a fair amount of turnaround time, I don't necessarily see anything wrong with someone else posting an interim list.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-19, 03:24 AM
7. Digital base, big Scottish gal
????

8. Maiden, mash, myself
Missouri

9. Erroneous signal for help, line, not her sisters
Susquehanna

I have no clue on number 7. Presumably "To-something", but I'm weak on Scottishisms. Maybe you can give it to us and then Makgraf can post the next list.

It's the Tennessee River...on to the next one!
Makgraf: 6 points
Eroica: 3 points
pghnative: 3 points
N C More: 1 point

Good job all!

No problem with going ahead to the next one, as long as the answers are obviously correct.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-19, 03:52 AM
Theme: Countries of the World

1. PETA target, female relatives
France

2. second person, bird
Ukraine

3. undead sorceror, letter, win ben ____'s money
Liechtenstein

4. evil Clown, backstreet
Italy

7. disheartened moan, newspapers
Cyprus

8. comfy room, target
Denmark

10. tintinnabular instrument, exclaimation of surprise, stutter
Belgium

Maksutov
2005-Jan-19, 03:59 AM
5. type of wine, letter, small female
Portugal

N C More
2005-Jan-19, 12:29 PM
Ah Rats! These "Maks" are too clever (and swift) for me. Last night I had France and Italy but thought I'd come on early this AM and try and puzzle out the others! I doubt I'd ever have figured out "Liechtenstein"! Who the hey is the undead sorceror? All I could think of was "Feagwath"...no wonder I was confused! Very good Maksutov! =D>

Makgraf
2005-Jan-19, 04:53 PM
8 points for Mak for countries and 3 points for european countries.

Eroica
2005-Jan-19, 05:40 PM
6. disease, a few
Germany ??

pghnative
2005-Jan-19, 06:41 PM
9. tug, article

Poland

Makgraf
2005-Jan-19, 11:02 PM
Maksutov: 11 points
Eroica: 1 point
pghnative: 1 point

Your round, Mak.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-20, 04:29 AM
1. Cover, propel a boat, ... X

2. Achilles, me, stutter

3. Aflame, hello, Amherst school

4. Put in ground, letter, Neeson

5. Put to sleep, not off

6. Auto, tres good

7. Pick, ...er wilco, acceleration, letter

8. ... bow, how come, not a Maj.

9. Duct, either, surrounded by, Cockney him

10. Matrix part, letter

Grey
2005-Jan-20, 05:33 AM
Elements (in atomic number order, you should have had lots more!)

1. Cover, propel a boat, ... X
Hydrogen

2. Achilles, me, stutter
Helium

3. Aflame, hello, Amherst school
Lithium

4. Put in ground, letter, Neeson
Beryllium

5. Put to sleep, not off
Boron

6. Auto, tres good
Carbon

7. Pick, ...er wilco, acceleration, letter
Nitrogen

8. ... bow, how come, not a Maj.
Oxygen

9. Duct, either, surrounded by, Cockney him
Fluorine

10. Matrix part, letter
Neon

Maksutov
2005-Jan-20, 06:20 AM
Elements (in atomic number order, you should have had lots more!)

1. Cover, propel a boat, ... X
Hydrogen

2. Achilles, me, stutter
Helium

3. Aflame, hello, Amherst school
Lithium

4. Put in ground, letter, Neeson
Beryllium

5. Put to sleep, not off
Boron

6. Auto, tres good
Carbon

7. Pick, ...er wilco, acceleration, letter
Nitrogen

8. ... bow, how come, not a Maj.
Oxygen

9. Duct, either, surrounded by, Cockney him
Flourine

10. Matrix part, letter
Neon
Good job!

Sure there could have been many more, but gee whiz! Plus ten makes the scoring math a bit more elemental. BTW, I gas I'll let that "Flourine" go.

Grey: 15 points.

Over to you!

Grey
2005-Jan-20, 06:37 AM
BTW, I gas I'll let that "Flourine" go.
#-o

Eroica
2005-Jan-20, 08:00 AM
9. tug, article

Poland
I don't get the article bit. And is a conjunction, not an article. :wink:

pghnative
2005-Jan-21, 02:39 AM
9. tug, article

Poland
I don't get the article bit. And is a conjunction, not an article. :wink:yeah, there have been a few dodgy clues around here. "not her sisters" for "hanna" (as in Susquehanna) was pretty out there.

Makgraf
2005-Jan-21, 03:26 AM
9. tug, article

Poland
I don't get the article bit. And is a conjunction, not an article. :wink:
The clue was for the words Pull + An = Poland.



...No I just made a mistake. Orginally that clue was going to be morose author + earth (Poe + land). But I really like that one, so at the last second I changed it. Having never taken any form of grammer education also hurts.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-21, 10:12 AM
9. tug, article

Poland
I don't get the article bit. And is a conjunction, not an article. :wink:yeah, there have been a few dodgy clues around here. "not her sisters" for "hanna" (as in Susquehanna) was pretty out there.
Hey, at least it worked grammatically and phonetically. Plus somebody got it, which the proof of the pudding. :D

Maksutov
2005-Jan-21, 10:28 AM
9. tug, article

Poland
I don't get the article bit. And is a conjunction, not an article. :wink:
Same here. I would have answered with "Poland" except that "and" isn't an article. Same consideration re "Germany" where "few" has to do with a small percentage, where "any" has to do more with choice, and can mean a large percentage.

Any

Pronunciation: eh ni

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition 1. some or one, without further specification.
Example: a choice of any six.
Crossref. Syn. all
Definition 2. one or another; each and every.
Example: Any child can learn.
Crossref. Syn. all
Definition 3. whatever or all, without restriction.
Example: They will win at any cost.
Crossref. Syn. all
Definition 4. even a very small amount of (used after a negative).
Example: I don't want any trouble.

Part of Speech: pronoun
Definition 1. an unspecified person or persons; anybody.
Example: She was kinder than any.
Crossref. Syn. all
Definition 2. a thing, things, or an amount of something implied.
Example: There isn't any on the shelf ; There aren't any to be found anywhere.

Part of Speech: adverb
Definition 1. to a degree or extent.
Example: Is he any worse than she?

Few

Pronunciation: fyu

Part of Speech: adjective
Inflected Forms: fewer, fewest
Definition 1. only a small number of (sometimes prec. by a).
Example: Few people ever become millionaires ; There are a few seats left.
Crossref. Syn. infrequent

Part of Speech: noun
Definition 1. (used with a pl. verb) a very small number.
Example: Give me a few of those pencils.
Crossref. Syn. couple
Definition 2. a special small group of people (prec. by the).
Example: Only the few can appreciate this music.

Related Words: minority , fraction

Phrase: quite a few

Part of Speech: pronoun
Definition 1. (used with a pl. verb) a small number of people or things.
Example: Few understand his poetry.

"Few" is almost the antonym of "any".

pghnative
2005-Jan-21, 01:51 PM
Orginally that clue was going to be morose author + earth (Poe + land). But I really like that one, so at the last second I changed it. Ironically, I like your original clue much better :D :D

Grey
2005-Jan-21, 08:17 PM
Here's a dozen for you.

one rotation, moving image recording, briefly; unclothed bird; disgusting

letter; God in latin, struggle, part of the psyche; sample, possessive pronoun, make a mistake

honest; drive, determine

musical piece, above; view, legendary Asian detective, done

possess, in a way Higgins would dislike, sheep; not his, together prefix

stutter, triumph; flower

wealthy, difficult; rotating device

tilt, father; insect; antlered creature

sprite, water plant, schwa; toast topping, body part

pale, fish, grain; number theory, orb

fish limb; nominative of 'im; child, country

sum, protected one; ocean; flatten, bed

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-21, 11:18 PM
wealthy, difficult; rotating device


Richard Geare.

Grey
2005-Jan-21, 11:38 PM
wealthy, difficult; rotating device


Richard Geare.
I think it's Gere. In any case, that's remarkably close, but not quite correct.

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-21, 11:45 PM
IMDB says Geare, but it isn't entirely authoritative.

But that's not it, eh? Nuts.

Edit: Wikipedia says Gere. Now I'm torn.

Grey
2005-Jan-22, 05:04 AM
IMDB says Geare, but it isn't entirely authoritative.

Edit: Wikipedia says Gere. Now I'm torn.
I don't find anything under "Richard Geare" at IMDB.


But that's not it, eh? Nuts.
I'm afraid that, while I'll acknowledge that it fits the clue nicely (so I'm hearby giving you a point for it anyway!), it's going to provide no help at all in working out the category or the other names. I'll acknowledge that some of these names may be somewhat less familiar, but, as with many of these, once you figure out one or two or track down the category, the rest are pretty obvious.

Eroica
2005-Jan-22, 11:34 AM
Category: 2004 Nobel Laureates (http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0922876.html)

one rotation, moving image recording, briefly; unclothed bird; disgusting
David J. Gross

letter; God in latin, struggle, part of the psyche; sample, possessive pronoun, make a mistake
H. David Politzer

honest; drive, determine
Frank Wilczek

musical piece, above; view, legendary Asian detective, done
Aaron Ciechanover

possess, in a way Higgins would dislike, sheep; not his, together prefix
Avram Hershko

stutter, triumph; flower
Irwin Rose

wealthy, difficult; rotating device
Richard Axel

tilt, father; insect; antlered creature
Linda Buck

sprite, water plant, schwa; toast topping, body part
Elfriede Jelinek

pale, fish, grain; number theory, orb
Wangari Maathai

fish limb; nominative of 'im; child, country
Finn E Kydland

sum, protected one; ocean; flatten, bed
Edward C. Prescott

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-22, 12:03 PM
tilt, father; insect; antlered creature
Linda Buck
I know this one is wrong. There's a bug

Eroica
2005-Jan-22, 12:29 PM
tilt, father; insect; antlered creature
Linda Buck
I know this one is wrong. There's a bug
Linda B Buck 8)

Grey
2005-Jan-22, 02:59 PM
Beautifully done, Eroica, I believe that would be 15 points, and the turn is yours. I was worried for a moment there that the names might be too obscure, but clearly not. Oh, and a gratuitous point for ATP, for pointing out the missing initial with such a clever turn of phrase.

Eroica
2005-Jan-22, 03:16 PM
This list shouldn't be too difficult:

farm building, an insect; famous type of motorcycle

spoil, element; first syllable of the name a pimply-faced Australian on The Simpsons gives to bullfrogs, sick, humour

article; Greek letter, French my

short word google generally ignores; field game; in working mode; article; organ

article; wooden implement that is usually dropped after successful use (or flung aside in anger after unsuccessful use), sick; short word; Gaelic name for the river that flows through my home city

document object model, key of pathetique; conjunction; star

short word; frequent, short man's name; occupy with workers

inflamed, cash register; entrance, Pennywise

unit of time; Greek letter, masticate, Roman numeral; day, terminate

short word; young woman, tall plant; short word; editor, gain; Roman numeral, crucifix

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 06:49 PM
I decided that since it might appear I was hogging this thread, I would take a break and watch. But it's been a while, therefore:

Theme: Works of Charles Dickens

farm building, an insect; famous type of motorcycle
Barnaby Rudge

spoil, element; first syllable of the name a pimply-faced Australian on The Simpsons gives to bullfrogs, sick, humour
Martin Chuzzlewit

document object model, key of pathetique; conjunction; star
Dombey and Son

inflamed, cash register; entrance, Pennywise
Little Dorrit

unit of time; Greek letter, masticate, Roman numeral; day, terminate
Our Mutual Friend

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 07:07 PM
short word; young woman, tall plant; short word; editor, gain; Roman numeral, crucifix
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

article; Greek letter, French my
The Chimes

short word google generally ignores; field game; in working mode; article; organ
The Cricket on the Hearth

article; wooden implement that is usually dropped after successful use (or flung aside in anger after unsuccessful use), sick; short word; Gaelic name for the river that flows through my home city
The Battle of Life

short word; frequent, short man's name; occupy with workers
The Haunted Man

Eroica
2005-Jan-23, 07:47 PM
=D> Maksutov: 15 Points.

Take it away, Mak!

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 08:25 PM
Go raibh maith agat, Eroica.

OK, this should be pretty black and white:

1. Article; liquor, Chin...; Tumble, sting

2. Letter, not belonging to her; rev; 100; More elevated

3. Debussy's La ..., article auf Deutsche; Not your; ..... pea

4. ....ya, .. Seed (Tick); With it, not dose, not the NCAA, how come?

5. Modern ye; BABB item, o wow ...; Small hole piercer, a bit more; Thomas Williams (for short), each oxygen atom inside the Ih lattice is surrounded by four other oxygen atoms in a tetrahedral arrangement-the distance between oxygens is approximately 2.75 Angstroms-the hydrogen atoms are arranged following the Bernal-Fowler rules

6. ..X 1138, letter; Tom Hanks vehicle; Snake sound, jump

7. Produce an egg, expire; Contained; article; Veronica ....

8. Grind, fear; ~22/7, ...wig, espy

9. Duh in B'ooklyn; 90 feet from home; It's All Right, .., letter

10. No other one; Down; Salvador ...., letter

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-23, 08:39 PM
6. ..X 1138, letter; Tom Hanks vehicle; Snake sound, jumpThe Big Sleep

I'm gonna guess Humphrey Bogart movies for the category.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-23, 08:42 PM
1. Article; liquor, Chin...; Tumble, stingThe Maltese Falcon

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 09:37 PM
6. ..X 1138, letter; Tom Hanks vehicle; Snake sound, jumpThe Big Sleep

I'm gonna guess Humphrey Bogart movies for the category.
Right re the movies, keep trying re the category.

W.F. Tomba: 2 points (so far)

N C More
2005-Jan-23, 10:10 PM
Is 7. "Lady in the Lake"? Does this have to do with Raymond Chandler? Sadly, I'm not real familiar with his work!

3. "Murder My Sweet" ? Trying to think of more Raymond Chandler novels!

N C More
2005-Jan-23, 11:13 PM
Could 9. be "The Long Good-Bye"?

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 11:16 PM
Is 7. "Lady in the Lake"?
Are you asking me? Sorry, this isn't Jeopardy™. You're the one who has to supply the answers. :D


Does this have to do with Raymond Chandler? Sadly, I'm not real familiar with his work!
A bit, but that's not the category/theme.


3. "Murder My Sweet" ? Trying to think of more Raymond Chandler novels!
See reply to 7. above.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 11:17 PM
Could 9. be "The Long Good-Bye"?
See reply to 7. above. :wink:

N C More
2005-Jan-23, 11:30 PM
Oops! :oops: I could have sworn that I had at least "Lady in the Lake" correct. I'm not really that much of a movie buff so I'll just back out of this one and leave it to those who watch a lot of movies!

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 01:09 AM
Oops! :oops: I could have sworn that I had at least "Lady in the Lake" correct. I'm not really that much of a movie buff so I'll just back out of this one and leave it to those who watch a lot of movies!

Is 7. "Lady in the Lake"? Does this have to do with Raymond Chandler? Sadly, I'm not real familiar with his work!

3. "Murder My Sweet" ? Trying to think of more Raymond Chandler novels!

OK, dropping large hint.

Correct.

N C More: 2 points

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 01:10 AM
Could 9. be "The Long Good-Bye"?
Right kind of genre, but not the answer.

N C More
2005-Jan-24, 01:21 AM
Ok, trying again. The catagory is..."Film Noir". However, I don't have a clue about the rest of the movies! (I'm not much of a movie person).

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 01:38 AM
Ok, trying again. The catagory is..."Film Noir". However, I don't have a clue about the rest of the movies! (I'm not much of a movie person).
3 points for getting the category.

N C More: 5 points

N C More
2005-Jan-24, 01:52 AM
Ok, 9. is "The Third Man". I'll have to ask my family to help me name some classic movies. Mak's "clues" are a bit too cryptic for me!

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 02:06 AM
Ok, 9. is "The Third Man". I'll have to ask my family to help me name some classic movies. Mak's "clues" are a bit too cryptic for me!
Correct!

N C More: 6 points (total}

N C More
2005-Jan-24, 02:26 AM
Thought of another one, 8. "Mildred Pierce"

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 03:03 AM
Thought of another one, 8. "Mildred Pierce"
Correct.

N C More: 7 points (total)

N C More
2005-Jan-24, 02:31 PM
Number 5. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (great clue for ice, the only one that was easy for me...the rest are killers!).

Number 10. "The Blue Dahlia".

Eroica
2005-Jan-24, 04:56 PM
Go raibh maith agat, Eroica.
Ná habair é, a dhuine uasail! :D


OK, this should be pretty black and white:
Groan! #-o


2. Letter, not belonging to her; rev; 100; More elevated
This Gun for Hire

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-24, 05:01 PM
2. Letter, not belonging to her; rev; 100; More elevated
This Gun for Hire
Wouldn't that be TeeHis Gun for Hire?

Eroica
2005-Jan-24, 05:01 PM
4. ....ya, .. Seed (Tick); With it, not dose, not the NCAA, how come?
Double Indemnity

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 10:49 PM
Number 5. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (great clue for ice, the only one that was easy for me...the rest are killers!).

Number 10. "The Blue Dahlia".
Glad you liked it. You know it's tough when the clues have to get down to the molecular level.

N C More: 9 points (total)

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 11:12 PM
Go raibh maith agat, Eroica.
Ná habair é, a dhuine uasail! :D
Go n-éirí leat!



OK, this should be pretty black and white:
Groan! #-o
As Sherlock's smarter brother said, "You never know where you're going to find clues."



2. Letter, not belonging to her; rev; 100; More elevated
This Gun for Hire
Eroica: 1 point

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 11:14 PM
4. ....ya, .. Seed (Tick); With it, not dose, not the NCAA, how come?
Double Indemnity
Eroica: 2 points (total)

http://img185.exs.cx/img185/8638/no311qa.th.jpg (http://img185.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img185&image=no311qa.jpg)

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 11:35 PM
Final totals:

N C More: 9 points
Eroica: 2 points
W.F. Tomba: 2 points

WTG, N C More! :D

Over to you...

N C More
2005-Jan-24, 11:42 PM
Ok, I guess that means that means I try now, right?

1. Letter; Moh's scale; in a foggy mind set; very near, Letter

2. Indian head; small road

3. Ocular organ; desire; a couple; what you dig, Letter; not mine; Chinese dynasty, Letter

4. Pebble, gains you entry; medieval torture device, Ca "...." for metamorphosis

5. Horses eat it; Shakespeare's Shylock, Letter

6. Obtain; baby's got "....."

7. Affirmative, small sea gull minus the "N", "jour" to the French

8. Shout, exclaimation of pain; below, "jar head"

9. Eight, he's in his boots; to watch over, comfy room

10. Extreme distress

Maksutov
2005-Jan-24, 11:52 PM
2. Letter, not belonging to her; rev; 100; More elevated
This Gun for Hire
Wouldn't that be TeeHis Gun for Hire?
TWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!

http://img182.exs.cx/img182/558/t1xw.jpg

Referee makes "T" sign with hands, then walks to the scorer's table:


OK, we have a technical foul on ATP for unnecessary picking of nits on the sidelines and inability to stay in the box. That would have been two free clues plus possession for the other players, but since the game is over, the penalty will not be assessed. However, ATP will be tee'd up again the next time this happens.
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/sport/sport-smiley-017.gif

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-25, 05:05 AM
Must be australian rules

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 08:31 AM
9. Eight, he's in his boots; to watch over, comfy room

Octopus's Garden.

Theme: Beatles songs?

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 08:32 AM
7. Affirmative, small sea gull minus the "N", "jour" to the French

Yesterday

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 08:33 AM
3. Ocular organ; desire; a couple; what you dig, Letter; not mine; Chinese dynasty, Letter

I want to hold your hand

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 08:34 AM
6. Obtain; baby's got "....."

Get back

Eroica
2005-Jan-25, 12:52 PM
8. Shout, exclaimation of pain; below, "jar head"
Yellow Submarine

Eroica
2005-Jan-25, 12:53 PM
5. Horses eat it; Shakespeare's Shylock, Letter
Hey, Jude!

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 01:02 PM
1. Letter; Moh's scale; in a foggy mind set; very near, Letter

A hard day's night (I had to Google Moh's scale, though, as I'd never heard of it).

We still need 2, 4 and 10.

N C More
2005-Jan-25, 01:20 PM
Yes! You are correct!

Fram: 8 points so far

Eroica: 2 points so far

10 is just one word. Just keep thinking Beatles!

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 02:01 PM
Help! :D

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 02:13 PM
Do I wait until the last two or three are guessed to proceed, or do I take of now?

N C More
2005-Jan-25, 02:22 PM
I think I'm supposed to give clues for the remaining ones. This should do it:

2. The "Indian head" is a type of one of these. They no longer make them.

4. The theme for this is a cute critter.

10. One word, also was a movie (horror?) a few years back.

SeanF
2005-Jan-25, 04:11 PM
I think I'm supposed to give clues for the remaining ones. This should do it:

2. The "Indian head" is a type of one of these. They no longer make them.

4. The theme for this is a cute critter.

10. One word, also was a movie (horror?) a few years back.
2. Penny Lane
4. Rocky Raccoon
10. ? :)

N C More
2005-Jan-25, 04:33 PM
Correct! 2 points for SeanF

Ok, 10. is obscure. It's one word, extreme distress, was a movie (Stephen King, I think) the answer is Misery.

Over to Fram!

Fram
2005-Jan-25, 08:00 PM
I have one prepared but I don't have it here, so I'll post it tomorrow (that means in 12 hours time, perhaps a bit more). Woohoo, I won!!!

Fram
2005-Jan-26, 08:30 AM
Please forgive me if my clues are too easy or too hard, it's not so easy to do such a thing in a language that's not one's own...
One theme, no particular order.

1. Musical note, oil company, heavenly creature, ewpression of surprise; Italian good, vowel, short name for a breed of ferocious dogs

2. First part of a popular sixties folk trio; second part of a popular sixties folk trio; regret, the often dropped second part of a famous car brand

3. Loo; police officer

4. Pop group, German chancellor; kind of car; exercise of sovereign power

5. ... whiz, palindromic emperor

6. Musical note, born as; ... Baker, kind of stone

7. Before America was America it was ...land, small change; kind of car; biblical enemy of Israël

8. Conjunction, the way TAFKAP asks for the cause; armed conflict, emptiness

9. King; very small country

10. Perish, leave; head cloth, search for answers, shortened version of first name meaning west meadow

I have mixed spelling and pronunciation clues, I'm afraid, but I guess it's not too hard anyway.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 08:53 AM
8. Andy Warhol

9. Roy Liechtenstein

For the category, I will guess Pop Artists.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 08:59 AM
1. Michelangelo Buonarotti

I amend my category guess to just artists.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 09:06 AM
2. Peter Paul Reubens

3. John Sargent

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 09:09 AM
7. Vincent van Gogh

Maksutov
2005-Jan-26, 09:10 AM
Theme: Painters

1. Musical note, oil company, heavenly creature, ewpression of surprise; Italian good, vowel, short name for a breed of ferocious dogs
Michaelangelo Buonarroti

2. First part of a popular sixties folk trio; second part of a popular sixties folk trio; regret, the often dropped second part of a famous car brand
Peter Paul Rubens

3. Loo; police officer
John Constable

4. Pop group, German chancellor; kind of car; exercise of sovereign power
Rembrandt Van Rijn

5. ... whiz, palindromic emperor
Giotto

6. Musical note, born as; ... Baker, kind of stone
René Magritte

7. Before America was America it was ...land, small change; kind of car; biblical enemy of Israël
Vincent Van Gogh

8. Conjunction, the way TAFKAP asks for the cause; armed conflict, emptiness
Andy Warhol

9. King; very small country
Roy Lichtenstein

10. Perish, leave; head cloth, search for answers, shortened version of first name meaning west meadow
Diego Velázquez

Maksutov
2005-Jan-26, 09:12 AM
Ah, Tomba got in there while I was compiling my list.

Great clues, Fram!

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 09:14 AM
Actually, John Constable is a better fit for #3!

Edit: Oops, didn't make that correction fast enough!

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 09:25 AM
I got 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. Maksutov got 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10. So if "artists" is acceptable for the category, I win, but if "artists" is not specific enough and "painters" is acceptable, Maksutov wins.

Fram
2005-Jan-26, 09:27 AM
5 correct for Tomba (La bomba?), and 5 correct for Maksutov. Theme was more correctly responded by Maksutov, so technically I guess the victory goes to Maksutov, but I would call it a tie. I don't think Tomba has had the chance to make a riddle yet, so if he wants to, I would give the chance to him. If Maksutov agrees of course.
And apparently it wasn't too hard, so if there comes a next time, I'll be a bit more cryptic (or take less known subjects).

Maksutov
2005-Jan-26, 09:31 AM
I got 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. Maksutov got 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10. So if "artists" is acceptable for the category, I win, but if "artists" is not specific enough and "painters" is acceptable, Maksutov wins.
Given the time frame for the persons who figured as answers to the clues, "artist" would seem to be acceptable. That time period is prior to the word "artist" being hijacked by gifted persons such as (c)rap "artists".

Great job, W.F. Tomba! =D> =D> =D>

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 09:47 AM
:D Thanks! Just give me a little time to think up my clues . . .

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-26, 11:04 AM
OK, here we go. A few of these depend on slightly loose pronunciations, but nothing too weird.

1. insect, corrode, morning

2. rapid conversation, fresh, southern state

3. medicine maker, Star Trek villain

4. word of assent, alight; clue in this list whose answer comes first chronologically

5. article; testament, mild expletive, kind of curve

6. retiring, letter that's banned on Christmas?, exclamation

7. common word; lucky number; stupefy

8. ___ jacket; departing U.S. Cabinet officer

9. procure, bait, syllable in the answer to another clue in this list

10. loud in Lourdes; amount, rend

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 12:44 AM
Are hints needed, or did the thread just get buried?

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Jan-27, 12:46 AM
I've got nothing.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 12:53 AM
OK, here's a hint: People from the U.S. are much more likely to know these than Europeans. Not sure about Canadians.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 02:13 AM
Maybe I should have picked a less arcane category! More hints:

19th century.
Not names of people.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-27, 02:28 AM
Category: Civil War Battles

1. insect, corrode, morning
Antietam

2. rapid conversation, fresh, southern state
Chattanooga

10. loud in Lourdes; amount, rend
Fort Sumter

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 02:34 AM
Yes, yes, yes, and yes! :)

N C More
2005-Jan-27, 03:00 AM
9. Gettysburg

3. Vicksburg

(I don't know many Civil War battles...this is difficult!)

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 04:56 AM
All correct so far; score is Maksutov 6, N C More 2. Maksutov needs only one more point to clinch it . . .

Bawheid
2005-Jan-27, 02:17 PM
5. The Wilderness

Are we using either name? i.e. Bull Run or Manassas.

Eroica
2005-Jan-27, 02:17 PM
6. retiring, letter that's banned on Christmas?, exclamation
Shiloh

Eroica
2005-Jan-27, 02:23 PM
4. word of assent, alight; clue in this list whose answer comes first chronologically
Island #10

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 04:13 PM
5. The Wilderness

Are we using either name? i.e. Bull Run or Manassas.I used the "Union name" whenever I was aware of two different names.

Bawheid now has 1 point and Eroica 2, but with only 2 unsolved, the winner has already been decided.

Eroica
2005-Jan-27, 05:08 PM
7. common word; lucky number; stupefy
The Seven Days


8. ___ jacket; departing U.S. Cabinet officer
Yellow Tavern ??

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-27, 05:35 PM
The Seven DaysCorrect.
Yellow Tavern ??Nope. Much bigger. Over 5,000 casualties.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-28, 05:34 AM
OK, I've dragged this out long enough. The answer to #8 is Pea Ridge.

Maksutov is once again the victor! =D>

Maksutov
2005-Jan-28, 06:49 AM
Thanks, W.F. T.!

This should be quick.

1. Used a chair, ist in Berlin, splinter group
2. …. suit, among; Horner; Forte, whip
3. Dad, picked off by the defense (for short); Cousin ..; Key of Lud’s 4th plus a halfstep, not have
4. Obtain; Not on; Half a patronizing expression; Key of Mahler Aufersteh’n, forte
5. Sixth step, color; Yes in Oberammergau, leg part
6. And in Düsseldorf, part of a hospital; Other half of a patronizing expression; Opposing digit
7. Tenth extra inning; Geek without the “d”, you in Cannes; Snap, Watership
8. Semiprecious gem; Mardi Gras without the fat
9. Artificial (for short), trail, how come?; Pro; Golf device, male; Key of Gus 9, live retrograde
10. Place for athletic activities, third above do; Home for a clam, Battlefield Earth villain minus l

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-28, 07:38 AM
1. Satisfaction

3. Paint It Black

4. Get Off My Cloud

6. Under My Thumb

8. Ruby Tuesday

Category: Songs by the Rolling Stones

Maksutov
2005-Jan-28, 08:36 AM
5 correct answers and correct category.

W.F. Tomba: 8 points

Fram
2005-Jan-28, 10:44 AM
2: Jumpin' Jack Flash

7: Nineteenth nervous breakdown (this one I have googled after I had 'nervous' :oops: )

9: Sympathy for the devil.

Maksutov
2005-Jan-28, 10:47 AM
W.F. Tomba: 8 points
Fram: 2 points

Fram
2005-Jan-28, 10:51 AM
Sorry Maksutov, you answered while I was editing my post. But as I googled answer 7, I don't really deserve the point anyway...
Whatever, two to go! Nice clues, nice category :)

Maksutov
2005-Jan-28, 11:01 AM
You deserve at least a point for honesty!

W.F. Tomba: 8 points
Fram: 3 points

N C More
2005-Jan-28, 02:29 PM
I completely missed this one! (I've been digging out from under)

10. Gimme Shelter

Fram
2005-Jan-28, 02:39 PM
Hey, mi is only the second above do, not the third! [-X :D

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-28, 05:01 PM
Hey, mi is only the second above do, not the third! [-X :D
Not the third, a third :)

Fram
2005-Jan-28, 09:54 PM
:oops: So we're both right? Just trying to save my face here :lol: I wouldn't have gotten it anyway, I guess... One to go, I believe?

Maksutov
2005-Jan-28, 11:54 PM
W.F. Tomba: 8 points
Fram: 3 points
N C More: 1 point

One more to go! :D

pghnative
2005-Jan-29, 12:33 AM
6 Lady Jane

(unabashedly used Google, still had no clue, finally realized "color" could be a verb, then it was easy)

pghnative
2005-Jan-29, 12:34 AM
sorry, make that "5", Lady Jane

Maksutov
2005-Jan-29, 12:41 AM
:oops: So we're both right? Just trying to save my face here :lol: I wouldn't have gotten it anyway, I guess... One to go, I believe?
No seconds, I'm afraid. You'll have to come back at dinner! :wink:

Here's the key of C major using the names do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, to represent the scale steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

C 1 / do
D 2 / re
E 3 / mi
F 4 / fa
G 5 / sol
A 6 / la
B 7 / ti
C 8 / do

Mi is an interval of a third above C/do and the third step of any diatonic scale. This is important, in general, for clue #5.

BTW, as in many other instances in English, there's more than one word or phrase that could be used in the above. A scale step is also referred to a "degree", and the whole and half tones that make up the scale are often referred to as "whole-steps" and "half-steps". Mi is four half-steps above do (major key) or three half-steps above do (minor key).

Why do the sentences that start with "Mi" sound like Jar-Jar?

Well, anyway, look out Ernie Kovacs collection, it's solfeggio and solmization time! :D

Maksutov
2005-Jan-29, 12:43 AM
W.F. Tomba: 8 points
Fram: 3 points
N C More: 1 point
pghnative: 1 point

W.F. Tomba is the winner! =D>

Let's if his next set of clues is as much of a battle as the last one! :D

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-29, 03:44 AM
Let's if his next set of clues is as much of a battle as the last one! :D
It may prove to be a battle of epic proportions!

1. be beholden, put down, Black ___, nation in the Americas
2. short-term storage, article
3. Hudson ___, symmetrical letter, carnivorous animal
4. small deer, country
5. breathing apparatus, metal that melts in your hand, openwork
6. scarlet letter, unfriendly, leisure
7. right-angle bend; crystal starter
8. ligature, limb joint, land of Pago Pago
9. yes in Toledo, for instance, ___ rice
10. tonic, unit of weight; descendant of Jacob, article

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 11:36 AM
9. yes in Toledo, for instance, ___ rice
Siegfried

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 11:37 AM
6. scarlet letter, unfriendly, leisure
Achilles

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 11:44 AM
5. breathing apparatus, metal that melts in your hand, openwork
Gilgamesh

Category: Characters in Epics

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 11:46 AM
3. Hudson ___, symmetrical letter, carnivorous animal
Beowulf

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 11:47 AM
4. small deer, country
Roland

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 11:55 AM
7. right-angle bend; crystal starter
El Cid

N C More
2005-Jan-30, 01:06 PM
Darn, I'm just too slow! (or you guys are too swift and clever)

1. Odysseus

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-30, 05:55 PM
Correct on all the clues, not quite specific enough on the category.

Score:
Eroica 6
N C More 1

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 06:15 PM
2. short-term storage, article
Rama

Category: Protagonists in epics?

Eroica
2005-Jan-30, 06:18 PM
8. ligature, limb joint, land of Pago Pago

Aeneas

W.F. Tomba
2005-Jan-30, 06:23 PM
Category: Protagonists in epics?
I was looking for "epic heroes," but that's basically the same thing.

Score:
Eroica 11
N C More 1

Just #10 still to go!

One Day More
2005-Jan-31, 07:21 AM
10. Place for athletic activities, third above do; Home for a clam, Battlefield Earth villain minus l

Gym, something else, shell, something else...is there a missing comma at the end of that?

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-31, 03:34 PM
10. Place for athletic activities, third above do; Home for a clam, Battlefield Earth villain minus l

Gym, something else, shell, something else...is there a missing comma at the end of that?
N C More (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=406800#406800) already got it

Fram
2005-Jan-31, 03:35 PM
Yes, it is another #10 we still have to solve. I have failed though :-?

One Day More
2005-Feb-01, 03:37 AM
Yes, it is another #10 we still have to solve. I have failed though :-?

So where is this mysterious #10 I wonder.

Fram
2005-Feb-01, 08:15 AM
Next to last post at page 8.

10. tonic, unit of weight; descendant of Jacob, article

Should be an epic hero (something like Beowulf or Spaceman Spiff).

N C More
2005-Feb-01, 12:54 PM
10. Alexander The Great

Fram
2005-Feb-01, 01:33 PM
?? How does that match the hints. For starters, only two words are asked, and you give three?

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-01, 05:47 PM
It's not Alexander the Great. Here's a hint on #10: the character in question did not become the hero of an epic until he had already been a well-known legendary figure for a few hundred years.

N C More
2005-Feb-01, 05:52 PM
?? How does that match the hints. For starters, only two words are asked, and you give three?

Hey, it was desperation! :D "Elixer" and "zender" (German unit of weight) gave me the Alexander part..."The Great" was a desperate guess! So, I'm wrong, anyone else have a guess?

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-01, 06:09 PM
And ale is a tonic? ok! I'm game

pghnative
2005-Feb-01, 06:14 PM
And ale is a tonic? ok! I'm game umm.... the speculation was that "elixer" and "zender" become "elixerzender" or Alexander. "Elixer" is the tonic in that guess.

Of course, the guess was wrong, so the game is still afoot.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-01, 06:38 PM
Sorry, I must have been focussed on something else.
"elixerzender" or Alexander

I told you it was a slippery slope, Maksutov

Eroica
2005-Feb-02, 07:42 AM
10. Don Juan ](*,)

(tonic = do [in tonic sol-fa], N = newton, Ju = Jew, an = article)

OK. Here's my next list:


hat, wealthy, I in Italy

comfortable; aficionado; number, Scottish river

submediant; Paul Gascoigne; boy, Egyptian god

analyse a sentence, in the event that or on condition that, metallic element

sat on, girl; Canadian capital; 500; Scots long, circle, poet, me

godfather; father's, flinch

tiny hole, clarified butter; constellation abbreviation; Good Queen

male pig, short island; Zeus, sufficient

long fish; cast, large tank, paydirt

wages, shop that sells exotic foods, French water

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-02, 08:12 AM
analyse a sentence, in the event that or on condition that, metallic element
Parsifal

male pig, short island; Zeus, sufficient
Boris Godunov

long fish; cast, large tank, paydirt
Il Trovatore

Category: Operas

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-02, 08:40 AM
comfortable; aficionado; number, Scottish river
Cosi Fan Tutte

Eroica
2005-Feb-02, 05:14 PM
analyse a sentence, in the event that or on condition that, metallic element
Parsifal

male pig, short island; Zeus, sufficient
Boris Godunov

long fish; cast, large tank, paydirt
Il Trovatore

comfortable; aficionado; number, Scottish river
Cosi Fan Tutte

Category: Operas

=D> All correct, for 7 points. Looks like you'll be up next again, Tomba!

ToSeek
2005-Feb-02, 05:50 PM
# hat, wealthy, I in Italy

Capriccio


# submediant; Paul Gascoigne; boy, Egyptian god

La Gazza Ladra

Eroica
2005-Feb-03, 08:18 AM
# hat, wealthy, I in Italy

Capriccio


# submediant; Paul Gascoigne; boy, Egyptian god

La Gazza Ladra
=D> Both correct. 2 points.

Four to go:

5: sat on, girl; Canadian capital; 500; Scots long, circle, poet, me

6: godfather; father's, flinch

7: tiny hole, clarified butter; constellation abbreviation; Good Queen

10: wages, shop that sells exotic foods, French water

Eroica
2005-Feb-06, 11:40 AM
:oops: Hope I haven't killed this thread!

(Unless The Supreme Canuck has any objections, Googling is permitted!)

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Feb-06, 08:40 PM
No problem.

I'd say give it to Tomba in 24 hours, though.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-06, 09:32 PM
Four to go:

5: sat on, girl; Canadian capital; 500; Scots long, circle, poet, me
Rodelinda, Regina de' Langobardi


6: godfather; father's, flinch

Don Pasquale


7: tiny hole, clarified butter; constellation abbreviation; Good Queen

Porgy and Bess


10: wages, shop that sells exotic foods, French water
Fidelio

Eroica
2005-Feb-07, 11:48 AM
5: sat on, girl; Canadian capital; 500; Scots long, circle, poet, me
Rodelinda, Regina de' Langobardi

6: godfather; father's, flinch
Don Pasquale

7: tiny hole, clarified butter; constellation abbreviation; Good Queen
Porgy and Bess

10: wages, shop that sells exotic foods, French water
Fidelio
=D> All correct!

Scores:

W F Tomba: 7 points
A Thousand Pardons: 4 points
ToSeek: 2 points

It's all yours, Tomba!

Maksutov
2005-Feb-09, 02:23 PM
Sorry, I must have been focussed on something else.
"elixerzender" or Alexander

I told you it was a slippery slope, Maksutov
Bad choice for an example, old boy.

First, the clue wasn't mine.

Second, the answer wasn't correct.

The slope is only slippery for those lacking a sense of balance, A Thousand Pardons

N C More
2005-Feb-09, 02:48 PM
The stupid guess ("Elixerzender" for Alexander) was mine and I did say that it was given out of desperation (sorry about that).

BTW, I was of the opinion that this game was one of those "just for fun" type of things. Too "slippery of a slope" for me, apparently.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-10, 05:29 PM
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Bad choice for an example, old boy.

First, the clue wasn't mine.

Second, the answer wasn't correct.
Weirdly, those would have been my third and second reasons for consdering it a good choice. :)


The slope is only slippery for those lacking a sense of balance
It's only a problem for those lacking a sense of balance. But you're right, it's all relative.

The stupid guess
I didn't think it was stupid, I was impressed. It just took me a while to understand it at first. I thought that the tonic was Ale, but I may have been too quick to seize upon that.

Fram
2005-Feb-10, 07:06 PM
Any takers for making a new list of clues (slippery or not) if WF Tomba doesn't turn up soon?

Maksutov
2005-Feb-11, 12:37 PM
Bad choice for an example, old boy.

First, the clue wasn't mine.

Second, the answer wasn't correct.
Weirdly, those would have been my third and second reasons for consdering it a good choice. :)
Ah, I see. Facts are secondary, personal likes and dislikes are paramount. That dovetails nicely with what you've already written. Must be a boring life, being right all the time. BTW, you left an "i" out of "considering".



The slope is only slippery for those lacking a sense of balance
It's only a problem for those lacking a sense of balance. But you're right, it's all relative.
Hey, there's an echo in here! Well of course the answer to that is, old boy, almost no one ever does understand why. I'm truly sorry it's a problem for you. But those with a sense of balance aren't understandable to those without it. Yes. And my advice to you, Jack, is don't slap on a pair of skis anytime soon.



The stupid guess
I didn't think it was stupid, I was impressed. It just took me a while to understand it at first. I thought that the tonic was Ale, but I may have been too quick to seize upon that.
So lack of understanding means being impressed. Maybe more ale would cure such a problem. Such a tonic would probably help you, in the relative major of A minor, to "C".

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/alles_moegliche/mixed-smiley-006.gif

Fram
2005-Feb-11, 12:59 PM
Umm, Maksutov and ATP, everything allright? Are you seriously arguing whatever it is you are arguing about, or are you two just goofing a bit? I hope it's the second, and otherwise, just relax and cool down 8)

N C More
2005-Feb-12, 02:59 PM
Well, I have one describing what has happened to this thread.

They seek it in Zardoz; prefix (2); you need yarn to do this; to pluck.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-13, 03:42 AM
nitpick is one word :)

N C More
2005-Feb-13, 01:11 PM
nitpick is one word :)

I stand corrected. I thought it was two words and "slang" at that. My point, however, stands nicely demonstrated.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-17, 07:13 PM
I'm sorry, guys! I didn't mean to kill the thread! I was kept away from the computer for a couple days and forgot about it.

Here's a new list:

1. coffee, writer Lawrence, express contentment
2. vital force, nutrient
3. conveyance, archaeological endeavor, article
4. element in a digestive medicine, relative, one; high grade, duty
5. Bluegrass State event
6. ovine pronouncement, chance, fluid from the earth
7. stepson of Thor, agitate
8. deep hole, heather, great amount
9. word you see a lot around here; domicile, town
10. half a desert tribesman?, twelfth letter, eastern European agreement

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-17, 08:27 PM
1. coffee, writer Lawrence, express contentment

Jodhpur


2. vital force, nutrient
3. conveyance, archaeological endeavor, article

Cardigan


4. element in a digestive medicine, relative, one; high grade, duty
5. Bluegrass State event

Derby


6. ovine pronouncement, chance, fluid from the earth

Balaklava


7. stepson of Thor, agitate

Ulster


8. deep hole, heather, great amount
9. word you see a lot around here; domicile, town

Bad Homburg


10. half a desert tribesman?, twelfth letter, eastern European agreement
Ah, places that have articles of clothing named after them.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-17, 09:32 PM
9 points for A Thousand Pardons! Nos. 2, 4, 8, and 10 still unsolved.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-18, 10:47 AM
8. deep hole, heather, great amount
Wellington

Should have got that one the first time. :)

Eroica
2005-Feb-18, 04:35 PM
4. element in a digestive medicine, relative, one; high grade, duty
Bikini Atoll

Eroica
2005-Feb-19, 11:46 AM
8. deep hole, heather, great amount
Wellington

I thought it was named after the man, not the place?

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-19, 09:29 PM
8. deep hole, heather, great amount
Wellington

I thought it was named after the man, not the place?
True, but technically the man was named after the place, since he was the Duke of Wellington. The same goes for cardigan.

W.F. Tomba
2005-Feb-19, 09:35 PM
To be fair, I should tell you that #2 doesn't quite fit the pattern. The answer is the name of a place, but the article of clothing is called by a slightly modified form of that name.

Eroica
2005-Feb-20, 12:18 PM
To be fair, I should tell you that #2 doesn't quite fit the pattern. The answer is the name of a place, but the article of clothing is called by a slightly modified form of that name.


vital force, nutrient
China ?? (But I can't think of any type of clothing!)