Beginning and Ending: A Word Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's an idea that I saw on Jeopardy today. Think of a word that starts and ends with the same letter. Then write a clue for the word.

    Example: Clue: A substitute for butter is ______. Then, the answer that we have to guess is 'Oleo'.
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1. Parents should be a good _____ for their children.

    2. A beautiful plant to use for a wreath is ______, it's also called sweet bay.

    3. Sometimes I like to _______ in self pity!

    4. The corner of a castle wall is a ______.
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Good for you. Another game. I think I've posted that my Alzy mind
    sometimes substitutes words for what I really intended to post.
    I wonder if that happened to you. The butter substitute is oleo, right?
    I remember when I was a kid. It was illegal to sell oleo in Minnesota.
    MN was a dairy state just like our neighbors Wisconsin and Iowa.

    It was, however, legal to sell white margarine. It came with a a capsule
    of orange dye however. We kids thought it was fun to squeeze the
    package to distribute the dye. About you only way you could actually
    distribute it evenly would have been to melt the mixture and stir.

    Anyhoo, no. 1 could be example.
    No 2 is probably laurel. (Wreath of same below.)
    Will leave 2 for our other contestants.

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, here we go.

    5 Star of radio, TV, stage and in John Travolta's most popular film.
    6 Business is not so good. Been a _____the last few days.

    7 Side dish of corn and lima beans and possible other stuff like
    tomatoes or peppers.
    8 Name of a movie; also a tree.

    9 Well, it didn't weigh much. Just a _____or so.
    10 The exam showed he was in perfect health except for a prosthetic _____.

    11 Drink provided to British sailors.
    12 The sound of a horn. Also an anagram for the first name of a
    famous movie director.

  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yep, I meant to write oleo. I do that a lot now! Even noticed that my kids are doing that as they get older. They're all 50 plus in age now. I think our minds just get too full. Shows how much we know. :)

    I remember that margarine. It was fun to squeeze the pack. My grandmother told me it had something to do with certain food shortages because of the war. I have no idea what she was talking about. Maybe we had a butter shortage. :)
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Laurel is also correct.

    6. bomb

    7. hash ?

    8. acacia ?

    11. grog

    12. toot/otto (preminger)
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    You got 11 grog and 12 toot right. The others are good guesses. Want the
    answers now or later?

    I think 3 is wallow and 4 is turret.

    13 Not really sure why I did it. Guess I just took a _____.
    14 It wasn't very big. Just a _____ and _____ store.

    15 Movies from the Arthur Rank Studio began with a muscular
    man who came out with a big hammer and struck a _____.
    Might find it on Youtube. I can't get on Youtube today. Yesterday
    it was the library. Always something. Uff-da!

    16 A horse's gait might be a ____.
    17 Stay away from that cleaner. It's very ______. You don't wanna
    touch it.

    18 When Carry Grant was still Archibald Leech, he was an entertainer.
    Used to walk around on _____.
    19 Now we'll put the turkey in the ______. In 3-4 hours it will be done.


  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Turret and Wallow are correct. I'll work on solving the others. I have to put on my 'thinking cap', now, where did I leave that cap.....

    More Guesses:

    #6 Dud

    #14 Mom and Pop

    #15 Gong

    #16 Trot

    #17. Expensive ?

    #18. Stilts ?

    19. roaster
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Very good. Mom and Pop, Gong, Trot, Roaster, and Stilts are all correct.

    6 Slow business answer is lull. But bomb and dud are reasonable

    I should have given a better clue for 17. Like, "that cleaner is dangerous."

    Gordon finally got me back on Youtube. I found an Arthur J Rank
    film. Guy strikes a huge gong. Wikiipedia says Rank was once
    England's biggest film studio.

    I hope you have enough 19 _____ to look for your cap. Maybe it's
    on top of the 20_____ tube or in the dinning room 21 _____.

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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    17 caustic

    19. thought ?

    20. boob (tube)

    21. hutch

    Was # 18. stilts?
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    22. If you take a vacatiom trip to the island of .........., you may be tempted to sleep till ............., and then spend the rest of the day around on the beach.

    23. If you go to a nice Italian restaurant you may order a rice dish, made with .............! Then, for dessert, have a delicious ................. pastry. Yummy.

    24. We drove through Birmingham ............... on our way to ................ Florida.

    25. He has a black puppy named Snowflake and a bald cat named .........! What a weird sense of humor.
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Yes, stilts, caustic, boob tube and hutch are correct.

    22 The island could be Australia if it's not a continent. Some sources say
    it's too small to be a continent. Personally I think there are only two continents.
    If you look at a globe you will see that N and S America are connected.
    Therefore, only one continent, not two.

    And Europe, Asia and Africa are connected, so that's the second continent.
    Australia is too small and Antarctica is too cold. Ergo, only two.

    As for true islands, it could be Eagle island in Lake Minnetonka, a wealthy
    suburb of Minneapolis. Minnetonka toys used to come from there. Maybe
    they still do. There's also a Avoca island in Louisiana, but I have not visited
    that one. You might sleep till noon and spend your time goofing around.

    23 The only Italian rice dish I know is risotto. Also shows up in crosswords.
    Regarding desserts, all I know is cannoli although Gordon sometimes buys
    pizzelle (cookies). BTW there's an Italian bakery in Eagle Rock. Makes good
    sandwiches too.

    24 Alabama to Orlando.

    25 (Bald) Eagle.


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  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Your answers all filled the bill but here's the ones I had in mind:


    Good answers!
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    But, but, but orzo isn't rice and napoleons are French. Est-ce pas?
    Other than that...

    Speaking of food, just got an e mail from my brother in Oregon. The
    Minnesota State Fair has over 500 food items for sale this year. Eighty
    of them on a stick. For example, tater tot hot dish. Comes with a paper
    cup of dipping sauce (cream of mushroom soup).

    There's also some kind of cheese-Spam thing on a stick. Probably dipped
    in batter and deep fried. Eighty of the food items come on a stick. Uff-da!

    Minnesota used to claim it had the largest state fair in the country. Don't
    know if that's still true. I know it was bigger than our village.

    Didn't sleep at all last night; have been napping most of the day. Will
    come post some more iffen I think of any.

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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    But I am looking at a delicious orzo/rice pilaf.

    And Napoleons are of unclear ancestry, possible french or Italian! In Italy it's called Mille Foglie. Capisci? GB
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  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Can't take time to post. Gordon just got back from an orchid club meeting.
    He stopped at Hop Li in Chinatown, his favorite Chinese Restaurant, and
    picked up a snack for us.

    Grilled cheese, french fries and a malt.

  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Now that's my idea of authenic Chinese cuisine. :) GB
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  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Did I ever tell you Gordon was Chinese? Born in a village near Canton,
    China. I was born in a village near Canton, Minnesota. Anyhoo I tell him
    about what's going on at the Board.

    He thought you might be somewhat annoyed with my latest post. I told
    him, "Nah, not GB. She knows what's goin' on." You ever see those
    comments people make about the news? Sometimes someone will put
    after a comment, "Note: Sarcasm." Well, with no tone of voice or
    facial expressions it's sometimes hard to tell.

    OK, Here's the family news.

    26 The County Clerk's office called. I need to find a copy of our _____.
    27 Susan called. She has a date tonight at the rink. Wants to borrow
    Ellen's _____.

    28 Frank is complaining about the school lunches again. Says they
    are not _____ and wants to eat at the taco truck.
    29 Denise can't take her dance lesson tomorrow unless she finds her _____.

    30 Mark wants to change his math class. Says Mrs. Dragmiller is an
    absolute _____.
    31 Martha called. Says Verna's granddaughter fell and hurt herself.
    You know how that girl is always racing around in those cobblestone _____.

    32 Remember how Martha was so annoyed with that gal in the
    PTA? Just _____ her. Well, she found out today the lady is
    moving next door.
    33 Me? Oh, I've been pretty good today. Just a little ______
    in the back this afternoon.

    Back in 4th grade our class had a teacher named Mrs. Dragmiller.
    She was a witch. Looked like one too. A sour expression permanently
    affixed to her face. If I met her today I'd still find her scary. Well, after
    all, she'd either been a skeleton or a ghost.

  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    26. Deed
    32. Snubs/Shuns

    Yes, I've seen you mention that Gordon is Chinese. Both being from two diffenent Cantons is quite a coincidence.

    I have a grandson living in China. He's teaching English and music for one more year.

    Which post did he think I was annoyed with? The thing about the orzo and napoleon?

    Did you enjoy the grilled cheese, etc? I make grilled cheese a lot. Very healthful. Fries and malts, not so much.

    I agree, it's hard to tell sometimes when people are kidding online. I use the smiley faces a lot or just type lol. That clears it up I hope. GB
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  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member


    I used to make grilled cheese. Last few years though I hardly eat any solid food.
    Can't cook any more either. I forget. Everything on the stove or in
    the oven burns. I just heat stuff up in the microwave.

    When Woolworth's five and dime went outta business after more than a
    century of success, it was reported that its most popular order during the
    lunch hour was a grilled cheese (with a big dill pickle) and a choc. malt.

    How did your grandson get the teaching job? A government program?
    I had a friend who taught briefly in Korea. Those Asian languages with
    the tone tied to the meaning of the word must be nigh impossible to learn.