Friday, January 22, 2016

FACEBOOK WORD PUZZLES

FACEBOOK WORD QUIZZES-#1201-1300
1201-Aside from being 6 letter words, what do these words have in common?    assist-bluest-chairs-errant-pained-voided
1202-Discern the convergent words:    cavil-entry     brown-laughing-road      lip-march-times   
1203-What do these words have in common?    modest-setttle-sale
1204-Discern the convergent words: sly-grey-egg    red-wood-oil    juice-root-top     
1205- What do these words have in common?    peculiar-vaccine-bachelor
1206 -Discern the convergent words:   gazing-orange-ring    roll-soft-strap    razor-rub-room
1207- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe holy trees 
1208 -Discern the convergent words:  silicon-away-corn   watch-love-juice   scorch-woman-broil 
1209-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe Nazi mail
1210-Discern the convergent words: ship-tea- dog   American-burger-tine    back-Canadian-sandwich    
1211-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe a weird heater
1212-Discern the convergent words:   hole-earth-pin     hole-bad-backwards   hole-hunt-tv
1213--Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that describes a one night stand of a male escort  
1214-Discern the convergent words:     slat-as-in    food-wild-run       wooly-fore-cave
1215-Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that describes a whimsical nobleman   
1216-Discern the convergent words:  blue-little-emperor     blue-complain-stone    blue-song-fire
1217- Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to expands form a 8 letter word.  For extra points figure out an anagram to the 8 letter word. being-going-marine    bated-scalp-swing  broom-pant-stamped   dating-tribe-hated 
1218-Discern the convergent words:    loose-a-well-   bruised- cage-steak    cows-upper-id
1219 - Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form a 8 letter word. For extra points figure out an anagram to the 8 letter word.a)being-poured-aria    b)prone-cable-rested   c)manure-medal-spate   d) Sikh-beaded-rearing  
1220-Discern the convergent words: circus-bite-bane    pacific-steak-fry       ding-sausage-wild 
1221-What do these words have in common?     tor-Tory-slogan
1222-Discern the convergent words   black-less-under    over-I-under   over-box-horse
1223 -Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe trusty steel
1224-Discern the convergent words: ball-be-by   grass-grey-less       sing-eye-middle
1225-What do these words have in common?    coughing, first, menopause  
1226-Discern the convergent words: alley-scan-amount     hatch-prize- trap    bull-head-jaw   
1227-Name a food word where the first 3 letters are the same as the last 3 letters  (Must be more than 6 letters) *The answer may be an alternate spelling in  some dictionaries but is the one listed in the OED.
1228-Discern the convergent words:   wood-clogs-bar      bath-dis-ward      cap-Christmas-long
1229-There are several words that begin and end with the same 3 letters such as entertainment- restores & underfund but not many that begin and end with the same 4  or 5 letters. Name one that does.  (Excluding words where the parts repeat themselves such as beriberi.)
1230-Discern the convergent words: big-potty-off    big-wrong-rest    big-drag-rag
1231-Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that describes a flower in a South American city 
1232-Discern the convergent words:    love-bug-moo    allergy-butter-farmer    mock-soup-spring
1233 –Name 2 words where the addition of 2 consonants creates homophone.
1234-Discern the convergent words:-sac-salad-scotch     favor-house-powder            tea-snaps-ale
1235- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe a less luminescent jewel
1236 -Discern the convergent words  :family-out-word    state-harass-honey       farm-fat-mill
1237- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe a far away planetary object
1238-Discern the convergent words:   reap-cider-alligator     mustang-nuts-picking      computer-memory-blue
1239-Find the 2 letter combinations, and the 1 letter combination that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words expands to form a 9 letter word. For the letter in the middle (the fifth letter you must add only ONE LETTER to expand the word. For extra points figure out an anagram to the 9 letter word
a)colder-demotion-region  b)stale-rouse-garage     c)pious-head-swear  d)dented-lotion-maroon    e)camel—stingy-able
1240 -Discern the convergent words:   protector-thumping-war      a-amen-double      fight-iron-pump   
1241-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe cozy coats worn by Vika & Olga  when they return  home.
1242-Discern the convergent words:     pink-ping-up   bishop-romantic-dress     blue-rain-sun
1243- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe a more lachrymose African country  
1244-Discern the convergent words:     pink-seal-white   cliff-devour-water  neck-egg-snapping
1245-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe a fancy boutique 
1246-Discern the convergent words:   bow-rack-up     ate- gym-shirt   ace-head-scoff
1247-Find the 2 letter combinations, and the 1 letter combination that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to  form a 9 letter word. For the letter in the middle (the fifth letter you must add only ONE LETTER to expand the word. For extra points figure out a name that is an anagram to the 9 letter word.
a)overt-mist-wane    b)bough-badly-adit    c)broom-sated-pant    d)abled-ring-spice   e)pier-sloe-insect
1248-Discern the convergent words:   able-end-car         chop-head-stew      egg-head-wet    
1249-Name a possible palindromic name of a Jewish newspaper
1250-Discern the convergent words: pad-pay-path     supply-band-side     tease-eye-bruised
1251-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means rouse clans 
1252-Discern the convergent words:  mustard-brown-child   penguin-soup-elbow     an-kicks-pop
1253 -What do these words have in common?     diesel-mesmerize fuchsia 
1254-Discern the convergent words: eastern-mountain-tape      nights-deer-led     blue-duck-lac 
1255-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means  scare young actress  
1256-Discern the convergent words:   sea-out-punch    juice-Japanese-tiger   bane-flicker-marker
1257-What do these words have in common?    grapevine-slogan-blockbuster
1258-Discern the convergent words:   east-radio-easter    iron-waver-maker    soda-fruit-box
1259-What do these words have in common?      sideburn-gat-bloomer
 1260-Discern the convergent words: biter-bracelet-deep    guard-macaroni-nudge    structure-dry-funny
1261- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe advisors of villains 
1262-Discern the convergent words:-line-post-book   away-water-sailor   tea-tree-black
1263-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase to describe an idler at a wake 
1264-Discern the convergent words: Canada-liver-bay   Spanish-wheel-trap   American-spread-claw
1265-What do these words have in common?    sabotage-shingles-snob 
1266-Discern the convergent words:     American-mud-hole    Irish-fish-recipe     Swiss-head-board
1267-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a dock for a pilot
1268-Discern the convergent words    dog-powder-sauce    bird-juice-sub     town-head-soup
1269-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that letter-pencil could describe the Snake in Eden   
1270-Discern the convergent words    pan-cocktail-meat  pan-house-wave  pan-hut-delivery
1271-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that describes Brick Tamland, Alan Garner,  Harry Dunn & Lloyd Christmas
1272-Discern the convergent words   backbone-compressed-less   brush-gun-salon     pencil-count-letter
1273- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means bloodthirsty bacchanlia
1274-Discern the convergent words break-mark-proof     break-tree-ring      break-roll-sweet
1275 -Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means chaste gentleman’s gentlemen  
1276-Discern the convergent words   flat-golf-wrong    wag-strap-double       head-alive-care
1277-What do these words have in common? weighty-boner-stent  
1278-Discern the convergent words   iron-eon-out   bake-digger-up    no-ball-off
1279-Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that means brushed church seats
1280-Discern the convergent words   pad-French-cad     gas-pathway-gall   in-end-out
1281-What do these words have in common?   deadline-magazine-wardrobe
1282-Discern the convergent words    gut-amount-pole       effect-iron-madame    wood-dynasty-soup
1283-Name 2 movies and 1 novel with oymoronic titles   
1284-Discern the convergent words -on-gas-one     hair-less-night     snow-black-drive
1285- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means more expensive monastery 
1286-Discern the convergent words    poop-pile-pound    magazine-superb-barn    wild-ears-net
1287-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that could represent a possible gift to a herpetologist
1288-Discern the convergent words   lock-pea-block   stiff-weapon-pit     rub-room-river
1289-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means keep opposite 
1290-Discern the convergent words: vanilla-bag-head   lemon-racket-winter  he-master-ski     
1291- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a guard to whom you provide asks your identification badge  
1292-Discern the convergent words  ball-transplant-pin    ball-fall-set      ball-notice-sore
1293-Name 3 pairs of words that are anagrams and homonyms  
1294-Discern the convergent words paste-can-green    pink-mine-water     ding-oat-died
1295-Name 2 words that are antonyms +homophones to each other   
1296-Discern the convergent words bump-fight-pump      big-let-see       left-dump-child
1297-What do these words have in common? crocodilian-insolent-steeliness-unfortunately                                  
1298-Discern the convergent words: hair-cold-treasure      chest-spray-chestnut      last-ate-ion

1299-What do these words have in common?  acknowledged-antemundane-consternation-handover
1300-Discern the convergent words: cry-hall-were     ground-line-warts     trap-by-brie






Friday, January 15, 2016

GREEK MYTHS RETURN WITH A VENGEANCE

                    Greek myths return with a vengeance
                                              by
                                        Howard Richler

We find in the works of great writers such as Shakespeare, Milton and Dante many allusions to Greek mythology. This pattern continues into the early part of the 20th century in the writings of Joyce as well as in the terms Freud borrowed such as Eros, and the Oedipus complex.
These ancient legends probably don’t resonate with most people as they once did, but judging from some references in the media, we are starting to view the importance of these myths in our daily lives. It would appear that The Economist agrees judging by an article in their August 22, 2015 edition: “Perhaps the gripping plots and rich metaphors of the ancient world seem more relevant than ever. Are labours to repay foreign debts Sisyphean?  ls the prime minister’s victory in a recent referendum Pyrrhic?
The Economist was referring to events in Greece but the descriptions of other debacles, make it apparent that the application of Greek myth metaphors is becoming ubiquitous. The week following The Economist article,  the New Yorker  offered this description of the anti-immigration attitudes prevalent in many countries by political science professor Samuel Poplin: “When people get frustrated and irritated, they want to cut the Gordian knot.”  Also, in an article in the National Post this June entitled “The Senate is the Annoying House Guest We Can’t Get Rid OF,” Tasha Kheiriddin opined that “reopening the constitution is the Pandora’s Box of politics.”
I suspect that all the four terms italicized, and the stories behind them are not as well-known as they may have been in an earlier era when Greek and Latin were taught in high schools.  To this end, I offer a brief description of their “gripping plots and rich metaphors” from the age of antiquity.   
“Sisyphean” derives from Sisyphus whose punishment in Hades for his misdeeds in his previous life was having to roll a huge stone up to the top of a hill only to have it constantly roll down.  Hence a “labour of Sisyphus” or “Sisyphean toil” is an endless, futile endeavour, such the Maple Leafs attempt to win the Stanley Cup.
Unlike Sisyphean at least “Pyrrhic” connotes some success. The hero here is Pyrrhus, a Carthaginian general who served under the command of Hannibal. His daring tactics won him many battles. However, at Asculum in 279 B.C. his victory against the Romans was achieved only with the loss of his best officers and many men. He is supposed to have quipped, “One more such victory and we are lost.”  Misfortune continued to dog him.  Seven years after the aforementioned battle he was killed when a tile that had fallen from a roof in a street in Argos struck him. He is memorialized by the earlier incident with the term Pyrrhic that denotes a victory attained at too great a cost to be considered worthwhile.
He/she who has “cut the Gordian knot” has solved an intricate problem by a drastic, impetuous action. Its progenitor Gordius, luckily chose to drive his chariot one day into a public square when the citizens happened to be searching for a king that an oracle had prophesied would arrive via a wagon. Due to this fortuitous chariot ride into town, he became King of Phrygia. Gordius tied the chariot to the temple of the god of the oracle in an ingenious way so that nobody could untie it. It was said that whoever untied the knot would become Lord of the Gordian Knot. Many tried and all failed. Reportedly, Alexander the Great was told that whoever undid the knot would reign over all of Asia. As Alexander attempts to untie the knot, he failed and proceeded to cut the knot with his sword.  Hence, “cutting the Gordian knot” is usually seen as eliminating a difficulty by force or by ignoring the conditions of solution. Sometimes, however, the phrase is interpreted positively to refer to solving a baffling problem by a bold act.
As one can surmise from Kheiriddin’s use of the term, “opening a Pandora’s Box” should be avoided due to the unforeseen problems that will result. The story begins with the deity Prometheus who has the chutzpah to steal fire from Zeus and giving it to humans. To punish Prometheus, Zeus chained him to a rock and sent a vulture to dine on his liver every day. But because Prometheus was immortal his liver regenerated and eventually he was rescued by Hercules. Zeus’s revenge wasn’t quenched. He ordered the creation of the first mortal woman, Pandora, whose beauty seduced humanity. Pandora meant “all-gifted” because each of the gods gave her different powers to ruin mankind. Zeus presented Pandora as a gift to Epimetheus, Prometheus’s brother, and Prometheus advised his brother to refuse the gift but his advice went unheeded and Epimetheus married Pandora. Pandora brought with her a box that the gods had given her and naturally curious of its contents, she opened it.  This released countless evils, such as war and pestilence which have ever since continued to bedevil the world.
Or as Linda Ronstadt put it in song, just one look that’s all it took.
Richler’s book Word Play:Arranged & Deranged Wit will be published in March 2016.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Deconstructing Austerity




                                           Deconstructing Austerity



                                                            by



                                                    Howard Richler



Austerity – a much despised term. Judging by the manner the word is ejaculated by some people you’d get the impression that it represents a form of financial waterboarding. For most people it represents the methods that a government uses in order to get their financial houses in order whether this means cutting social services, pensions or the public payroll.



Like the words “liberal,” “democracy” and “terrorist” when used in political and economic contexts, the meaning of “austerity” is almost automatically processed in accordance with your socio-political beliefs.  Naturally, if you're a resident of a lender country such as Germany, you're more likely to ascribe a positive sense to the concept than if you're a denizen of a borrowing debt-ridden country such as Greece. Actually, the word austeritat is rarely used in German and the term usually employed is sparpolitik, “savings policy.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her disdain for the A-word: “I call it balancing the budget. Everyone else uses the term ‘austerity.’ That makes it sound… truly evil.”



Austerity represents one of the biggest political and economic buzzwords, and like many words in these spheres, its meaning often depends on where you position yourself on the political spectrum. To those on the right, it represents living within ones means and austerity measures represent strict policies that are undertaken by a government to help bring expenditures in line with revenues. This can be accomplished by a combination of spending cuts and increases in taxes or fees. To those on the left, however, austerity often designates causing economic hardship by denying social services to those in need. They might argue that it is much easier for the wealthy to “tighten their belts” and that belt-tightening for the poor effectively leads to the suffering of the most vulnerable in society.

Although we associate austerity chiefly with economics this is a relatively new development in the history of the word.



The term came into the English language from the French austerit√© in the early part of the 15th century, but ironically it can be traced back to the Greek austeros, “severe”, or “dour.” Its first meaning was sternness of manner or appearance and severity of judgement, particularly of a law. Before long it took on a religious sense where it referred to self-denial, moral strictness or rigorous abstinence. This is the sense used by Shakespeare in Midsummer Night's Dream when Theseus says, “Or, on Diana's altar to protest, For aye, austerity and single life.”



By the 17th century the harshness associated with the word was extended to taste where it came to denote sourness or bitterness and within a hundred years it also referred to severe weather or bleak, rugged landscapes.



It is only in the 20th century that it acquired its economic sense. The OED states that in this domain it refers to “restraint in public spending; spec. a programme of government measures designed to reduce public spending and conserve resources, esp. during a time of economic hardship; the conditions resulting from such measures. The term entered common use in 1942, and was freq. used in the context of rationing and other measures introduced by governments in the period of and after the Second World War (1939-45).”



The first citation for this sense came from economist John Maynard Keynes who in 1937 wrote in The Times, “The boom, not the slum, is the right time for austerity at the Treasury.”  In 1942 the Manchester Guardian stated “His (Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer) declaration that the Government intended to treat the present grave situation with all the 'seriousness and austerity' it demands was loudly cheered” and the same year The Economist wrote “There has been no word about the new government's attitude towards reconstruction and planning for defence, production, and austerity have inevitably filled the stage.”



By 1945, although the term originated in French the economic sense of austerité spread to France and by 1947 this meaning also extended to Italy and Germany.



Interestingly, as austerity is often associated nowadays with governments to the right of the political spectrum, after World War II it became the hallmark of the economic policies of the Labour government of the United Kingdom between 1945-51. In The Age of Austerity, edited by Philip French and Michael Sissons, we learn that because this period in the UK was marked by severe food and coal shortages, rationing was instituted to guarantee a minimum standard of living for the masses. There was scant expenditure on unnecessary luxuries, such as movies imported from Hollywood. Tobacco was excluded from this schema as not to do so might have caused a revolution and tobacco represented a much needed source of tax revenue.



Although the economic sense is the dominant one today, we occasionally see other senses. For example, an article in the February 18, 2015 National Post talked about a promotional movie made for Benjamin Netanyahu's Facebook page that showed the supposed dowdiness of his Jerusalem residence to counter claims of his extravagance. The article said that the movie “painted a picture of domestic austerity bordering on squalor.”



Perhaps it is unfortunate that the term originally used to denote restraint during economic downturns is so laden with associations of self-denial and severity today.



Richler's latest book Word Play: Arranged & Deranged Wit will be published by Ronsdale Press next spring.


















                                



























Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CANADIAN ELECTION TERMS




Deconstructing  Political E.D.: Electile Dysfunctionality

                                       By

                      Howard Richler

On August 2nd  the writ was dropped in Canada. Stephen Harper advised Governor-General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament. Johnston then issued a writ of election for a new Parliament and the lengthy federal election season was underway. Actually, no writ is dropped ; writs of election are issued, and the sense of drop is idiomatic as in “drop a line” or “drop in.” The term “drop the writ” is a corruption of “draw up the writ” and in 2005 the CBC issued a style memorandum to journalists advising them not to drop the drop the writ phrase but being more colourful than the “correct” term, it has endured.

An electoral term with a surprising origin is “riding.” Only in Canada is an electoral district referred to by this term but we have to look to Yorkshire, England for the word's provenance. One would suppose that the term has something to do with the verb “to ride” but such is not the case. Until 1974, Yorkshire was divided for administrative purposes into three ridings and the key word here is “three.” The word riding came into English in the 15th century from Old Norse thrithjungr, “third part” and was originally rendered in English as “trithing.”

Just as “riding” is not connected to “ride,” the word candidate is not related to the candid nature of those seeking office. If candidates were etymologically correct, they would wear white clothes as the word derives from the Latin candidatus, “dressed in white.” In ancient Rome is was the custom for those standing for election in the Senate to don white togas probably in an attempt to convince the populace they were as pure as snow.

Another word that only appears during an election is “hustings,” and as we know candidates are prone to hitting them during campaigns. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines “hustings” as “The political campaigning leading up to an election, e.g., canvassing votes and making speeches.” The word was originally rendered in the singular and literally means “house thing” but “thing” originally had the sense of “assembly,” and these council meetings would be called by a lord or king and attended by his particular “house.” Over time “husting” acquired other specific meanings such as a court of law in the Guildhall in London and a platform on which candidates stood to address the electorate. In the 20th century “hustings” has come to refer to the general hullabaloo created during an election campaign.







When you cast your ballot, you might take solace that although riding doesn't derive from ride, ballot does come from “ball” as we borrowed the word from the Italian ballotta, “little ball.” In days of yore, people often voted by dropping little balls into a receptacle. Related to “ballot” is the idea that since a white ball often meant a “yes” vote and a black ball designated a “no” vote, the term blackball came to refer to exclusion from a club in the late 18th century.

By the way, if you believe that politicians are crooks, it might be because you somehow intuited that etymologically the word “Tory” is associated with thievery. According to the OED, the original sense of Tory, “In the 17th century, {was} one of the dispossessed Irish, who became outlaws, subsisting by plundering and killing the English settlers and soldiers.” Lest you find this anti-Irish, you can take small comfort from knowing that the OED points out that within a decade the word's banditry label was extended to other races, such as Scottish Highlanders. It quickly became a term to refer to any Irish Papist and by the middle of the seventeenth century the word was often used by British commentators as a synonym for “bandit.” Through a process of major political flip-flopping over the years, this term originally referring to brigands came to refer to those who vigorously supported the Crown.

Now that you're lexically prepared, don't neglect to follow the dropping of the writ and vote for the candidate in your riding by dropping the ball for the party who might be Tory, but certainly doesn't harbour bandits ( with the possible exception of a handful of Senators).



Howard Richler's book Word Play: Arranged & Deranged Wit will be published in 2016.


FACEBOOK PUZZLES


FACEBOOK WORD PUZZLES-1101-1200



 1101-What do these words have in common? lunkhead, blip, bronto saurian,bicentennial,, cocoon(verb sense)

1102-Discern the convergent words: let-pea-lit    ale-sea-striped    hawk-corner-pot

1103 What do these words have in common?  factorable-ligament-salamander

1104- Discern the convergent words    age-ally-bitter   batter-nuts-barrel    jumps-an-pop

1105 Name a 3 word palindromic phrase that means pretend to be a fabulist 

1106 Discern the convergent words -nest-dog-tin    check-space--hop    rhyme-glass-black

1107-Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this word into another word.

*For one or more of the grouping of words there is more than one possible answer, but only one of the options will allow the formation of an 8 letter word.

a)pride-march-rented

b)sting-fling-bling

c)reined-dearer-cutie

d)slang-capon-recent 

1108- Discern the convergent words shvitzer-jumper-polo    black-brown-body   bag-box-brake

1109-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means New World screen process 

1110- Discern the convergent words slaps-led-deer   garden-mail-sea    rat-Scottish-wheaten   

1111- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means pure swindlers   

1112 Discern the convergent words out -slash-ground    out -car-coerce       out-pot-loo

1113- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means sixth man in bball

1114- Discern the convergent words   off -loud-wash    off-book-forward     off-pick-bill

1115- What do these words have in common?

eye-tail-cart infinitude-sensuous-impassive-debauchery-criticize-pandemonium

1116- Discern the convergent words  eye-winter-black     eye-horse-fight   

1117- What do these words have in common? plaid-emotion-bath

1118- Discern the convergent words   kicks-mince-sour  ball-water-winter   almond-bone-breast

1119- What do these words have in common? butterfingers-the creeps- devil-may-care-flummox-sawbones 

1120- Discern the convergent words back-Canadian-sandwich     New York-tennis-toasted 

 black-horse-oil   

1121- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means balanced sexual excitement 

1122- Discern the convergent words murmur-function-open   spur-idle-wish     grass-grey-less    

1123- What do these words have in common? toboggan-caucus-totem 

1124- Discern the convergent words  hole-fire-tv   smokes-story-processing   huge-tree-wooly

1125- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means extra vigorous strong currents

1126- Discern the convergent words.  rum-bread-golden     pus-my-bled    butternut-lemon-racket 

 1127-Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word of someone connected to the world of music. For extra points anagrammatize this person into another word

a)leer-bled-bluer  b)set-sikh-ahead   c) regent-decal-anal  d) lased-manic-betting

1128- Discern the convergent words rust-way-seat   black-golden-strap   rein -maker-in

1129- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means Spanish sputum  

1130- Discern the convergent words antelope-for-pin      crossing-fish-mussel     bet-blue-on

1131- What do these words have in common? titchy-doily-bowdlerize   

1132-- Discern the convergent words orange-piercing-ring      spur-red-idle       deep-nut-war

1133- Aside from starting with an A, What do these words have in common?  alcohol, algebra , algorithm, alcove, alkali, azimuth, almanac, alchemy, assasssin

1134- Discern the favor-house-paste   frozen-plain-vanilla      pole-coffee-salad

1135-What do these countries have in common?   China, Denmark, Ecuador, Uzbekistan

1136- Discern the convergent words   supreme-wing-yellow    dragon-green-lounge    rock-skin-tears

1137 Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that means bread from Indochina  

1138- Discern the convergent words   utility-way-smack    ice-white-able     air-fire-rubber

1139- Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that means Middle East umbilicus       

1140-Discern the convergent words: right-tree-pea  bone-cap-fracture      middle-butter-ring

1141Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means  most joyous elegies

1142-Discern the convergent words: swig-convergent words breast -shoot-trot      mar-be-sloe    butter- pie-wood 

1143-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phase that punnisly descibes pastoral literature

1144- Discern the convergent words ice-soda-thrash    ice-my-pearl       ice-pot-bag

1145-What do these words have in common?   tamale-tomato-coyote

1146- Discern the convergent words cap-fart-tree cap-jerk-wounded knee   cap-fracture-numb

1147- Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this person into another word

a)ding-motor-orgasm

b)precious-ended-surge

c)pride-roil-round

d)bated-scalp-swing

1148- Discern the convergent words  son-rot-sing     boar-blood- roll   sailor-mine-away

1149-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that can describe the golden calf & The Beatles  

1150- Discern the convergent words belly-buck-corn   faced-nut-salt  boat-bonus-train

1151-Namea 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a  garment worn by Taras Bulba

1152- Discern the convergent words loan-infested-hammer   shrew-seal-ears    dog-love-flu

1153- What do these words have in common? nicotine-martinet-leotard

1154- Discern the convergent words head-chop-stew   alight-ocean-pole  barrel-jar-juice

1155- What do these words have in common? watt-macadam-dunce

1156- Discern the convergent words   heat-as-pea  go-oaf-can  go-of-egg

1157 What do these words have in common? Nosy parker,   condom , hooker  

1158- Discern the convergent words run-whole-condensed    a-sweet-Indian  sweet-stick-short

1159 What do these places have in common?  Rome,Italy   Lima,Peru    Qom,Iran

1160 Discern the convergent words   hush-love-mill    black-eye-sea     her-hit-man

1161-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a bird flying over a European river.

1162 Discern the convergent words -hole-hip-chart  died- oat-cereal      oil-color-branch

1163-  What do these words have in common? ministries-scent-stance   

1164- Discern the convergent words  key-red-sin  sea-song-white    cock-sea-red

1165-a)Name a famous person where the  position of letters in the first name and last name contain  only odd letters of the alphabet( 10 letters minimum). E,g a=1    c=3

1166-Discern the convergent words :painted-stand-picked  fight-iron-pump
 slapping-breaking-running

1167-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to Adam West before he grew up.

1168 Discern the convergent words dive-blue -picking    flat-pussy-a   weapon-or-bar

1169-Name an American & Canadian city that is an anagram to an animal.

1170- Discern the convergent words reading-lower-id    steak-eye-tease   test-orange-true

1171- What do these words have in common? draconian-thespian-mausoleum 

1172- Discern the convergent words pickled-sandwich-water    cloth-avoid-dead

 alphabet-fish-can

1173 What do these words have in common?       bacteria-imbecile-fascist   

1174 Discern the convergent words  long-lock-loo  word-turner-be  clearing-singing-deep

1175-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means porcine strong tissue   

1176- Discern the convergent words  ding-eat-boast  crossing-mussel-referee   deer-fiddles-led

1177 Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters-must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this word into another word,

 a)rend-enate-reined    b) improve-rapt-realm   c)vicious-bling-pent  d)cater-hated-Maine

1178- Discern the convergent words   he-master-ski    led-red-sugar    ally-bitter-flower 

1179- What do these places  have in common?       Orem, Utah   Utica, New York,  Price, Utah

1180 Discern the convergent words   repellant-bug-fly  complain-by-king  train-pack-gem

1181-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a  squashed gastropod  

1182 Discern the convergent words    ices-atlantic-piece pound-sit-top hunter-skin-crossing

1183 What do these words have in common?        hippopotamus-curtail-chagrin

1184 Discern the convergent words  passion-bat-less  apple-fire-pear  grinder-pot-talk

1185- What do these words have in common?         pedigree-halcyon-alcatraz

1186 Discern the convergent words  ad-up-code  blue-pleated-ripped   bossy-cargo-dress

1187- What do these words have in common?       lobster-midget-paparazzi

1188- Discern the convergent words  felt-by-muscle   whip-backs-out   forty-a-nine

Quiz#1189-Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added - he-must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this word  into the surname of a former great champion.

 a)semite-colic-cling      b)reined-enate-rend   c)denied-maroon-lotion  d)bough-sang-though  

1190- Discern the convergent words  pit-whip-pen      pit-wood-cold      pit-bug-tolerate

1191  a)Name a part of the body that is an anagram to a former world leader.

b)Name a body part that is an anagram to an Asian city.

1192- Discern the convergent words  peel-dud-pepper  short-johnny-ash    cannon-ski-shed

1193-Name a food that is an anagram to an animal.

1194 Discern the convergent words  seas-fear-town    ski-or-able      bomber-drawers-long

1195-Name a Canadian city that is an anagram to an Asian nationality.

1196- Discern the convergent words: ball-bat-wicket     rock-skin-tears     boast-ding-eat

1197-a)Name a US city that is an anagram to a world capital.

b)Name a world capital that is an anagram to an animal (not including Manila)

c)Name a world capital that is an anagram to a country..

1198- Discern the convergent words  ball -pin-do     ball-glad-dog    ball-wooden-contact

1199- What do these words have in common?        donnybrook-millinery- cantaloupe

1200- Discern the convergent words  mango-old-banana    butter-not-cupcake    headache-bean-shop













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 1101-What do these words have in common? lunkhead, blip, bronto saurian,bicentennial,, cocoon(verb sense)

1102-Discern the convergent words: let-pea-lit    ale-sea-striped    hawk-corner-pot

1103 What do these words have in common?  factorable-ligament-salamander

1104- Discern the convergent words    age-ally-bitter   batter-nuts-barrel    jumps-an-pop

1105 Name a 3 word palindromic phrase that means pretend to be a fabulist 

1106 Discern the convergent words -nest-dog-tin    check-space--hop    rhyme-glass-black

1107-Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this word into another word.

*For one or more of the grouping of words there is more than one possible answer, but only one of the options will allow the formation of an 8 letter word.

a)pride-march-rented

b)sting-fling-bling

c)reined-dearer-cutie

d)slang-capon-recent 

1108- Discern the convergent words shvitzer-jumper-polo    black-brown-body   bag-box-brake

1109-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means New World screen process 

1110- Discern the convergent words slaps-led-deer   garden-mail-sea    rat-Scottish-wheaten   

1111- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means pure swindlers   

1112 Discern the convergent words out -slash-ground    out -car-coerce       out-pot-loo

1113- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means sixth man in bball

1114- Discern the convergent words   off -loud-wash    off-book-forward     off-pick-bill

1115- What do these words have in common?

eye-tail-cart infinitude-sensuous-impassive-debauchery-criticize-pandemonium

1116- Discern the convergent words  eye-winter-black     eye-horse-fight   

1117- What do these words have in common? plaid-emotion-bath

1118- Discern the convergent words   kicks-mince-sour  ball-water-winter   almond-bone-breast

1119- What do these words have in common? butterfingers-the creeps- devil-may-care-flummox-sawbones 

1120- Discern the convergent words back-Canadian-sandwich     New York-tennis-toasted 

 black-horse-oil   

1121- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means balanced sexual excitement 

1122- Discern the convergent words murmur-function-open   spur-idle-wish     grass-grey-less    

1123- What do these words have in common? toboggan-caucus-totem 

1124- Discern the convergent words  hole-fire-tv   smokes-story-processing   huge-tree-wooly

1125- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means extra vigorous strong currents

1126- Discern the convergent words.  rum-bread-golden     pus-my-bled    butternut-lemon-racket 

 1127-Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word of someone connected to the world of music. For extra points anagrammatize this person into another word

a)leer-bled-bluer  b)set-sikh-ahead   c) regent-decal-anal  d) lased-manic-betting

1128- Discern the convergent words rust-way-seat   black-golden-strap   rein -maker-in

1129- Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means Spanish sputum  

1130- Discern the convergent words antelope-for-pin      crossing-fish-mussel     bet-blue-on

1131- What do these words have in common? titchy-doily-bowdlerize   

1132-- Discern the convergent words orange-piercing-ring      spur-red-idle       deep-nut-war

1133- Aside from starting with an A, What do these words have in common?  alcohol, algebra , algorithm, alcove, alkali, azimuth, almanac, alchemy, assasssin

1134- Discern the favor-house-paste   frozen-plain-vanilla      pole-coffee-salad

1135-What do these countries have in common?   China, Denmark, Ecuador, Uzbekistan

1136- Discern the convergent words   supreme-wing-yellow    dragon-green-lounge    rock-skin-tears

1137 Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that means bread from Indochina  

1138- Discern the convergent words   utility-way-smack    ice-white-able     air-fire-rubber

1139- Name a 2 word palindromic phrase that means Middle East umbilicus       

1140-Discern the convergent words: right-tree-pea  bone-cap-fracture      middle-butter-ring

1141Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means  most joyous elegies

1142-Discern the convergent words: swig-convergent words breast -shoot-trot      mar-be-sloe    butter- pie-wood 

1143-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phase that punnisly descibes pastoral literature

1144- Discern the convergent words ice-soda-thrash    ice-my-pearl       ice-pot-bag

1145-What do these words have in common?   tamale-tomato-coyote

1146- Discern the convergent words cap-fart-tree cap-jerk-wounded knee   cap-fracture-numb

1147- Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this person into another word

a)ding-motor-orgasm

b)precious-ended-surge

c)pride-roil-round

d)bated-scalp-swing

1148- Discern the convergent words  son-rot-sing     boar-blood- roll   sailor-mine-away

1149-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that can describe the golden calf & The Beatles  

1150- Discern the convergent words belly-buck-corn   faced-nut-salt  boat-bonus-train

1151-Namea 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a  garment worn by Taras Bulba

1152- Discern the convergent words loan-infested-hammer   shrew-seal-ears    dog-love-flu

1153- What do these words have in common? nicotine-martinet-leotard

1154- Discern the convergent words head-chop-stew   alight-ocean-pole  barrel-jar-juice

1155- What do these words have in common? watt-macadam-dunce

1156- Discern the convergent words   heat-as-pea  go-oaf-can  go-of-egg

1157 What do these words have in common? Nosy parker,   condom , hooker  

1158- Discern the convergent words run-whole-condensed    a-sweet-Indian  sweet-stick-short

1159 What do these places have in common?  Rome,Italy   Lima,Peru    Qom,Iran

1160 Discern the convergent words   hush-love-mill    black-eye-sea     her-hit-man

1161-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a bird flying over a European river.

1162 Discern the convergent words -hole-hip-chart  died- oat-cereal      oil-color-branch

1163-  What do these words have in common? ministries-scent-stance   

1164- Discern the convergent words  key-red-sin  sea-song-white    cock-sea-red

1165-a)Name a famous person where the  position of letters in the first name and last name contain  only odd letters of the alphabet( 10 letters minimum). E,g a=1    c=3

1166-Discern the convergent words :painted-stand-picked  fight-iron-pump
 slapping-breaking-running

1167-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to Adam West before he grew up.

1168 Discern the convergent words dive-blue -picking    flat-pussy-a   weapon-or-bar

1169-Name an American & Canadian city that is an anagram to an animal.

1170- Discern the convergent words reading-lower-id    steak-eye-tease   test-orange-true

1171- What do these words have in common? draconian-thespian-mausoleum 

1172- Discern the convergent words pickled-sandwich-water    cloth-avoid-dead

 alphabet-fish-can

1173 What do these words have in common?       bacteria-imbecile-fascist   

1174 Discern the convergent words  long-lock-loo  word-turner-be  clearing-singing-deep

1175-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that means porcine strong tissue   

1176- Discern the convergent words  ding-eat-boast  crossing-mussel-referee   deer-fiddles-led

1177 Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added letters-must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this word into another word,

 a)rend-enate-reined    b) improve-rapt-realm   c)vicious-bling-pent  d)cater-hated-Maine

1178- Discern the convergent words   he-master-ski    led-red-sugar    ally-bitter-flower 

1179- What do these places  have in common?       Orem, Utah   Utica, New York,  Price, Utah

1180 Discern the convergent words   repellant-bug-fly  complain-by-king  train-pack-gem

1181-Name a 2 word anagrammatic phrase that refers to a  squashed gastropod  

1182 Discern the convergent words    ices-atlantic-piece pound-sit-top hunter-skin-crossing

1183 What do these words have in common?        hippopotamus-curtail-chagrin

1184 Discern the convergent words  passion-bat-less  apple-fire-pear  grinder-pot-talk

1185- What do these words have in common?         pedigree-halcyon-alcatraz

1186 Discern the convergent words  ad-up-code  blue-pleated-ripped   bossy-cargo-dress

1187- What do these words have in common?       lobster-midget-paparazzi

1188- Discern the convergent words  felt-by-muscle   whip-backs-out   forty-a-nine

Quiz#1189-Find the 2 letter combinations that expands each set of the following groupings of words: The added - he-must appear inside rather than outside the shorter word.  After having done this combine each set of 2 letter words to form an 8 letter word. For extra points anagrammatize this word  into the surname of a former great champion.

 a)semite-colic-cling      b)reined-enate-rend   c)denied-maroon-lotion  d)bough-sang-though  

1190- Discern the convergent words  pit-whip-pen      pit-wood-cold      pit-bug-tolerate

1191  a)Name a part of the body that is an anagram to a former world leader.

b)Name a body part that is an anagram to an Asian city.

1192- Discern the convergent words  peel-dud-pepper  short-johnny-ash    cannon-ski-shed

1193-Name a food that is an anagram to an animal.

1194 Discern the convergent words  seas-fear-town    ski-or-able      bomber-drawers-long

1195-Name a Canadian city that is an anagram to an Asian nationality.

1196- Discern the convergent words: ball-bat-wicket     rock-skin-tears     boast-ding-eat

1197-a)Name a US city that is an anagram to a world capital.

b)Name a world capital that is an anagram to an animal (not including Manila)

c)Name a world capital that is an anagram to a country..

1198- Discern the convergent words  ball -pin-do     ball-glad-dog    ball-wooden-contact

1199- What do these words have in common?        donnybrook-millinery- cantaloupe

1200- Discern the convergent words  mango-old-banana    butter-not-cupcake    headache-bean-shop