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Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    13 Jan '18 12:21
    Thread 175521 
    What connects the following?
    A European dynasty,a rabbit trap,the state of being in pawn,an egg snack.
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    14 Jan '18 01:40
    Originally posted by @venda
    Thread 175521 
    What connects the following?
    A European dynasty,a rabbit trap,the state of being in pawn,an egg snack.
    commas ? Seriously, I'm distracted by that pawn, but I'm sure it's the pawnbroker pawn and not the chess pawn.
  3. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    14 Jan '18 02:48 / 2 edits
    I'm guessing the word is HOCK (Wedgwood Dynasty design wineglass, rabbit ankle joint, slang for pawn, eggs benedict).
  4. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    14 Jan '18 12:26
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    I'm guessing the word is HOCK (Wedgwood Dynasty design wineglass, rabbit ankle joint, slang for pawn, eggs benedict).
    You've not quite got the right idea ducks.
    There's 4 different words -one for each description.All four words are linked.For example if the words were red orange yellow and green the answer would be the 1st 4 colours of the spectrum.Hock is one of the words and does refer to" the state of being in pawn"
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    15 Jan '18 22:43 / 1 edit
    In that case I'm completely baffled. If HOCK is one of the words, it's possible that wine is the common factor, but I'm at a loss to see wine in any of the other three clues. Sorry. Anyone else want to have a go?
  6. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    16 Jan '18 02:23
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    In that case I'm completely baffled. If HOCK is one of the words, it's possible that wine is the common factor, but I'm at a loss to see wine in any of the other three clues. Sorry. Anyone else want to have a go?
    A rabbit trap is a cage with a spring-loaded door. No wine involved. I think we need a hint.
  7. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    16 Jan '18 09:56
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    A rabbit trap is a cage with a spring-loaded door. No wine involved. I think we need a hint.
    I just copied the text from the paper.
    Rabbit trap really means a trap to snare woodland creratures.The items were used to trap small creatures "rabbit" being just one example. I think they may be illegal now.You certainly wouldn't want to get your foot in one while walking in the woods!!
  8. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    16 Jan '18 13:51
    Could you furnish a complete example including the clues, the answer, and an explanation of the process to arrive at that answer. Then present the next puzzle.
  9. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    16 Jan '18 14:26 / 1 edit
    Are the answers all drinks perhaps?
    Hock as stated and GIN trap
  10. 16 Jan '18 14:59
    Originally posted by @ragwort
    Are the answers all drinks perhaps?
    Hock as stated and GIN trap
    Ah. Burgundy and Scotch.
  11. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    16 Jan '18 18:22
    Originally posted by @ragwort
    Are the answers all drinks perhaps?
    Hock as stated and GIN trap
    I think you have it.
  12. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    16 Jan '18 18:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Ah. Burgundy and Scotch.
    Almost correct.
    The answers were (gin) trap, hock, (scotch) egg and Bourbon dynasty -all alcoholic drinks.
    Kewpie's idea was to try and revive interest in this thread by expanding the topics to word type puzzles as well as mathematical ones.
    I only get a paper once a week so I can't publish another puzzle of this type until next Saturday but I have an old book of word type puzzles(as well as mathematical ones):-
    By using every letter in this sentence,once, find the names of three animals
    "No motor traces this near"
    And a mathsy one:-
    Using the following letters how many ways are there to form the word REED
    Each letter is another version of that letter
    E.R.R.E.D.D.D.E.E
  13. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    16 Jan '18 22:08
    Originally posted by @venda
    By using every letter in this sentence,once, find the names of three animals
    "No motor traces this near"
    I can almost do it:
    CORMORANT
    RHINO
    TSETSE
    but there's an A left over. I tried STOAT but couldn't get anywhere with that either.
  14. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    17 Jan '18 00:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @venda
    Kewpie's idea was to try and revive interest in this thread by expanding the topics to word type puzzles as well as mathematical ones.
    We have tackled several word puzzles in this forum during the past year.
  15. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    17 Jan '18 02:17
    Originally posted by @venda
    By using every letter in this sentence,once, find the names of three animals
    "No motor traces this near"
    rhinoceros, marten, stoat