Homonym Game #3

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    These are Rock's:

    63 I bought a ______ windbreaker at Penney's last year. It reminded me
    of the time I bought ______ s for my mom many decades ago. It
    wasn't really a surprise gift as she told me the necessary info to give
    the store clerk. Denier and what not.

    64 The director was barking instruction as usual. "That _____ belongs
    on a different set. Take it away. And get something to _____ up
    that card table."

    65 My Dad used to say the only way to deal with a problem was to wrestle
    with it. "Like a _____. Grab it by the horns." In other news the
    Vatican issued a Papal _____ this morning.

    66 Pee Wee Reese slid into _____. Shortly after that it was over and
    we packed up and went ______.

    67 Nelson Eddy (the baritone with the backwards name) had a great
    voice. Loved to listen to _____ and Jeanette. In one of his films
    he sang the Russian Easter ______.Let's Keep Going!
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    63. Nylon/Nylons

    64. Prop/Prop

    65. Bull/Bull


    67. Him/Hymn


    Yup, yup
    You, you
    Got, got
    'em, 'em
    All, all
    Right, right

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  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Want to start over with #1. Might be less confusing.
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Sure. If this were a contest I'd say you won with that one.

  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1. You're ............., he did knock him out with a ........... cross. I'm going to ............ about the fight in my column.

    2. She wasn't sure how to ............. the situation when he broke the ............ off of her son's new shovel. It's hard to get a .......... on these things when you're upset.

    3. Have you............. about Cowboy Joe's newest addition to his ..........?

    4. He ruined his ............... reputation when he decided to steal the .............. silver tray and a few British ...............s!
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    rockgor Well-Known Member

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  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Ragtime Cowboy Joe. Only 'older' folks like us would get that one! :)
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    5 Horse's part. The ocean.
    6 Actor's part. Kaiser.

    7 Mediterranean Island. Tree.
    8 Frank's friends were a bunch of _______. Just sat around and smoked
    all day. He figured they would be envious of his new _______.

    9 Al called the wholesaler. He figured the store needed new ______.
    10 Titus now wanted to invest even though he'd never bought a _____ in his life.

    11 All Blanche needed to hit 21 was a _____. And she got it.
    12 Reggie slipped on detritus in the cafeteria. _____s and plates
    went flying.

  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    6. Role/Roll

    7. Palm Island/Palm

    8. Loafers

    9 & 10. Stock/Stock

    11 & 12. Trey/Tray
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good, GB. I had in mind Pine Island, but I gotta hand it to you.
    Palm Island is just as good. Reminds me. There's a village in Minnesota
    named Pine Island. It used to have a truck stop outside of town named
    Windy Acres. Whenever the school bus took us to the Twin Cities we
    always stopped there.

    In the old days folks said that a place with a lot of trucks parked outside had
    good food. Actually truckers park where there is room for their trucks. Can't
    find the restaurant on the net. Guess it's gone. Probably the new highway
    took away the customers.

    Here's a post card from half a century ago. Taken in Iowa half
    a century ago.

  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Five was Mane; Main. As in:
    Sailing, sailing over the bounding main
    For many a stormy wind shall blow
    Ere Jack comes home again.

    • a principal pipe carrying water or gas to buildings, or taking
    • sewage from them: "a faulty gas main" synonyms:
    • pipe, channel, duct, conduit
    • the open ocean.
    You ever look up old photos or postcards of your hometown on the net?
    I was surprised to find lots of photos. And a few postcards. The postcard
    above was for sale at $5. In the days when I went to thrift shops searching
    for used books and records, I often found postcards.

    Sometimes the clerks didn't even know the store had 'em. And sometimes
    I'd say, "Don't you have an old shoebox with postcards under the counter?"
    And sometimes they did. I used almost all of them up during the last two
    years of my mother's life. Every morning when I got to the office, the
    first thing I'd do was send her a postcard. Nowadays I sometimes buy
    them at the library book sale. Got several last month. All pictures
    of old theaters on Broadway.

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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I've seen those old postcards on E-Bay. I was temped to buy one or two.

    Saw another Bogart movie last night. Also a documentary by his son, Stephen. Seems Stephen didn't know his dad very well. Sad.

    I forgot that the sea was also the 'bounding main'. We used to sing that song. :) GB
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    13 In grade school we were taught multiplication is just a fast way to _____.
    14 Check the _____ to see when they're open.

    15 Old horse. Endorsement. Smokeless tobacco.
    16 Another term for an old horse. Xanthippe.

    17 A boundary. Dealer in stolen goods. What Errol Flynn did.
    18 Dairy substitute. Type of vaudeville act.

    19 Dead. Tardy.

    Never cared for film noir. A lot of show biz books I've read talk about
    Humphrey Bogart and his third wife (of four), actress Mayo Methot.
    They were notorious for their fights. Drunk and screaming and throwing
    ashtrays, etc. Some books say Bogie's personality changed when he was
    dying from cancer. Stopped going out and getting into bar fights. Became
    a much nicer, quieter guy. I also read that near the end he was so feeble
    he couldn't walk downstairs to see guests, but would use the dumb waiter
    as an elevator. I'd be too claustrophobic to ever get in one of those things.

    See Mayo's colorful bio on Wikipedia, and how Claire Trevor won an

  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Stephen Bogart told that story about the dumbwaiter too.

    Lauren Bacall was wife #4 and the Mayo lady was #3. I've always like Lauren B. I think she was a good actress. GB
  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    13 & 14. Ad/Add


    16. Nag

    17. Fence


    19. Late
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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    20. The last book he ........... was "The ........ Badge of Courage".

    21. It may hold books. You can buy drinks by it. The novel had an interesting one that you can try to solve.

    22. A way to learn the multiplication tables. When she was young she ......... in her diary every day.

    23. Something you hope to pass. May be a child's favorite type of education. Olivia Newton John wanted to 'get' this in one of her songs.
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yup. You want 15 and 18 now?

    20 Read/Red
    21 Case

    22 Rote/Wrote
    23 Physical

    21 was the trickiest. A case of: could it be this; could it be that.

    Goin' back ta bed. Rock
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    You got them all. Very good solving. I'm giving up on 15 and 18. :( GB
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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey! GB

    15 is plug. 18 is oleo.
    An oleo (also spelled olio) curtain is in front of the main curtain in
    a theater. Therefore, acts done in front of the oleo curtain are also
    called oleos. Often done in vaudeville shows.

    Meanwhile, the main curtain is closed because the stagehands are
    changing the scenery. This is still done in modern Broadway shows.
    When I saw My Fair Lady, Freddy walked across the stage while the
    oleo curtain was down as he sang "On the Street Where You Live."

    Did you post that joke about Pavlov's dog and Schodinger's cat? I
    sent it to my brother who had sent me an "intellectual joke".

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  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of the olio curtain. That's interesting. Haven't heard of the word 'plug' for an old horse either. You are a wealth of information! :)

    Yep, I posted that joke, someone had it on my FB page a while back. It's funny.

    Looking forward to more games. (After watching the news we need something to distract) Yikes GB

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