Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks

    Words that start and end with the letter "A".

    Will post some new puzzlers. I think there are still a couple to solve on Vol. I.

    1 A small chain of very large stores that sell recorded music. Also
    an animal; sometimes a parasite.

    2 Asian dog. Also an Asian city.

    3 A popular name for hotels. Also an American city.

    4 Singer-songwriter, about my age. Became popular when we were teens.

    5 Color.

    6 Continents.

    7 American Rivers.

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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    #2 Asian dog - Akita

    #3 Hotels - Astoria

    #4 Songwriter - Anka

    #5 Color - Aqua

    #6 Continents - Asia and Antartica and Africa

    #7 Am. Rivers - Agua/Alabama

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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Wow! That was fast, GB. And all correct too. "What a whiz!", as my Aunt
    Ferdy used to say.

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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! What was #1? I couldn't figure that one out.

    More Clues:

    8. South American member of the camel family.

    9. Mountainous region from NY to Alabama in the U.S.

    10. Both a country and a continent.

    11. An invisible emanation.

    12. Spanish word for a naval fleet.

    13. A city in southern Florida and in California.

  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Number one was Amoeba, the one celled animal. We have an Amoeba record
    store in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. It is huge. I was there when it opened 10-
    15 years ago. Still have the free T shirt they gave me.

    Note: Amoeba should not be confusiated with the cartoon character Speedy
    Gonzales who says, "Arriba! Arriba!"

    8 is the alpaca. I saw a documentary on S. American members of the
    camel family a couple decades ago. The other two members are the
    llama and the vicugna.

    Note: One of the pics below is Speedy Gonzales. The other is two vicugnas.

    9 is Appalachia. A good place to hike. The Appalachian Trail is over
    2,000 miles long.

    10 Australia is both a continent and a country.

    Per Soul's request I will leave the remaining questions for our other players.
    I read somewhere that Hooroo is Aussie slang for Goodbye.



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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all,

    I'll guess:

    11. An invisible emanation. -- AURA

    12. Spanish word for a naval fleet. -- ARMADA

    13. Don't know the answer.


    More clues

    14. Large South American snake

    15. Used for transmitting or receiving Television signals

    16. Stadium

    17. Long-haired goat

    18. Don't Cry for Me ........... (song)

    That's it for now. Diane :)
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    14. Anaconda

    15. Antenna

    16. Arena

    17. Alpaca or Angora

    18. Argentina

    This is fun!

    Ooh, ooh! 6 could be America as in South America and South America

    Love, Mikie
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Morning, Kids.

    Nice to see you dropping by, Mikie. Good guesses, Diane.

    13 A city in both Florida and California is Arcadia. The one in CA is a bit
    to the North of us. Both the Santa Anita Racetrack and the County Arboretum
    are located there. The Arboretum is where Gordon's orchid club meets. In
    addition to lots of plants it also features peacocks which wander freely through
    the park.

    Gordon just walked by. Reminded me that it is a violation of park regulations
    to mess with the peacocks. Visitors are not even allowed to take home
    feathers that have been shed.

    Will be back with some more puzzlers....
    Ok, here they are.

    19 Students, books, classrooms, library, campus.

    20 Spotted horse.

    21 Blood vessel.

    22 An island. Also half the title of a hit song in the 50s.

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  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    19. Academia

    20. Appaloosa

    21. Aorta

  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    19 -21 All correct, GB.

    Above is the answer to number 22. An island and a hit song. The song
    was a big hit in 1956. It came from Portugal; was recorded by Nelson
    Riddle and his orchestra. Riddle was a composer, bandleader, etc.
    If you're curious, see his bio in Wikipedia. Among other things he
    was the music director for the inauguration ceremonies for two
    Presidents: Kennedy and Reagan.

    Lisbon Antigua, I read, means ancient Lisbon.

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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I didn't remember that song. I've heard it many times but never knew the title. Nelson Riddle was very popular in the '50's. Didn't he do scores for movies? I think I remember seeing his name on the screen. GB
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yup, GB. Nelson Riddle did lots of movies. Many of them were Broadway
    musicals, so I suppose he was in charge of the music without really doing
    much composing. One of the members of my bridge club was in one of
    them. He played the Professor in Lil Abner.

    Back in the 80s Nelson did 3 albums with Linda Ronstadt and the lush,
    romantic arrangements they often used in the 40s and 50s.

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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    23 Fictional Princess
    24 Real Life Princess

    25 Star (celestial, not movie)
    26 Star (movie; not celestial; surname)

    27 City in Georgia
    28 City in Turkey

    29 Herbal remedy
    30 ______ Borealis

  14. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    24 Real Life Princess: Amalia, Alexia, Ariana,
    the Dutch daughters of our king, only now realise they all end and start in A :p
    Or actually it's Ariane, so one of them doesn't apply...

    25 Star (celestial, not movie) : Andromeda?
    27 City in Georgia - Atlanta
    28 City in Turkey - Ankara
    30 ______ Borealis - Aurora

    There was one left of the previous post but I already forgot which one after being distracted by your posts :p
    You did great by the way on your answers Rock!

    23 Fictional Princess
    26 Star (movie; not celestial; surname)
    29 Herbal remedy

    Oh yeah looked it up and remember now:
    31. A photography brand from before the digital age, I think they also did cassette tapes if I remember correctly A..A
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  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    Very good. You got the aurora borealis and the cities. Tho I think we had Atlanta
    before. I was thinking of another city. Atlanta is the current capital of Georgia;
    our other city was once the capital. It's Georgia's second oldest city and home of
    the Master's Golf Tournament.

    I don't know if Andromeda is a star, but it is a constellation and also a galaxy.
    The one nearest to us.

    I remember the old brand of film Agfa. Forgot to post it. The company still
    exists, but it doesn't make film anymore.

    Note: Images below are not to scale.


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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    23 fictional princess - Augusta

    26. movie star name - Alan Alda/Robert Alda

    27. city in GA - Augusta

    29. alfalfa - herbal remedy

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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    23 and 27. Very good as usual, GB. Princess Augusta and Augusta, GA are correct
    although I was thinking of a Disney Princess. Turns out there were some real Princesses
    Augusta too in places like Wales and Prussia. Couple centuries ago.

    26 Alan Alda and his dad Robert, also correct. Gordon and I watched Rhapsody in
    Blue on TCM earlier this year. Robert played George Gershwin (1945).

    29 Alfalfa is correct although not what I was thinking. When I was a kid
    alfalfa was hay. Never heard of it being used for anything else. Turns out it
    is also used for various herbal remedies. For folks with arthritis or cholesterol or
    hormonal problems. But it can have side effects and the National Institute of
    Health says long terms used is unsafe. So maybe it's possible to eat to many
    alfalfa sprouts?

    In Minnesota it was just fed to the cows and the horses.

    Arnica is what I was thinking. Mary Roberts Rhinehart wrote several
    books about Tish and her friends in the teens through the 30s. Tish
    and her two companions (all old ladies) were always having adventures,
    usually helping some young couple that was in love. Sometimes
    they got banged up and then they rubbed arnica on the sore spots.
    Arnica comes from the plant of the same name. As you can tell from
    the pic below, it's a member of the daisy family.

    Happy wordsmithing, Fellow Players

  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I haven't heard of arnica. I always think of the little rascal's when I hear alfalfa though. :)

    I saw Rhapsody in Blue a few months ago. I enjoyed the music but was skeptical about the story after reading about it on wiki. Robert Alda was good in that role. I like him better than his son! GB
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I guess arnica is like liniment, GB. Never used either myself. As for Rhapsody in
    Blue it wasn't too accurate. But in those days they never were. The bios of
    Cole Porter and Lorenz Hart, for example, never mentioned they were gay.
    Eddie Cantor was quoted after seeing his movie bio as, "If that was my life, I
    didn't live."

    I did want to see the film even if it was a B movie because of the 3 actresses,
    and several musicians in the cast.

    I thought of The Little Rascals too. Carl Switzer played Alfalfa. Died at age 31.
    Shot during a dispute over a lost dog and money.

    I read Alan Alda's autobiography when it came out some decades ago. A
    terribly title: Never Stuff You Dog. As I recall he spent only one chapter
    talking about his years on Mash. Too much stuff that wasn't about show
    biz. Philosophy or politics, I guess. Can't quite remember.


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  20. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    32. Caribbean Island