Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Mar 27, 2016.
Starting a new thread.
Woke up this morning with what Barry calls blurry eyes. Put in
some drops and went back to sleep. Just woke up again. Or
should I say rewoke?
I think this is the only unsolved puzzle from the previous thread.
Here are some new brain twisters.
I guessed Roil, Oil and Toil on that one on the other thread. Is that right? GB
I don't think this one was solved:
A dry duct -
Don't be afraid -
May have two handles - (we talked about this part being 'Peerless').
Answers to new ones:
Result of 3rd degree burn
Oriental ones are popular
Good for eavesdropping
Speaking of siblings, when I showed up for college the first day, the school
informed me of my new roommate. After the first day of class he told
me the assignment in English was to think of a new word. He had come up
with brister meaning a brother or sister. I said, "But there's already a
word for that." Turns out he had never heard the word sibling. My
doubts about his ability to do college level work increased as the
semester wore on. He then left for reasons unspecified.
In those days about 20% of High School grads went to college. Now
I read it's about 50% and the college have to provide remedial reading
Yes, you're right. You did solve the roil, etc puzzle. I instantly forget
everything now. I checked the calendar and the library today. The library
is closed. Gordon says they get 100 days off for holidays, but
that's somewhat of an exaggeration.
Anyway we have 3 items due tomorrow. So a couple minutes after
I looked at the library site he walked into the room. I remembered
we had items due, but couldn't remember what they were. AACCKK!
Yes, you got the new puzzles (cheddar cheese, etc.) correct. The
other parts of Peerless were fearless and tearless. Not sure if they
were specified or just implied.
Here I am, GB. Just 8 minutes behind you. What a kawinkydink. You
got 'em all right as usual. Pretty good for an adult woman. HaHa!
There was a recent article in the news about removing algebra from
the High School curriculum. I was amazed it was still taught. From
all the terrible news about schools I had the opinion that most of the
kids can't even read at their grade level.
I found H. S. algebra very difficult. But there were a few times in my
adult life when I thought, I bet if I knew algebra, I could figure this out.
I only met one person who was excellent at using both words and
numbers. He was an attorney I trained. Eventually, after I couldn't
work full time anymore, he became head of his own law firm and my boss.
(I always told the lawyers fresh outta law school, Be polite to everybody.
You never know. The opposing attorney in today's case may be your boss
next week. Or worse, the Judge.)
I will have some more posers to post later. Oh, by specific or implied, I
meant I wasn't sure if the other two answers appeared in print or if they
were implied because they had to rhyme with Peerless. Therefore, easy
to figure out.
Not a funny story -
But would you walk a mile for this? -
Hard to recover from -
Off the beaten path.
Maybe, maybe not.
Reach the end of its term.
Can't think of anything that seems right. The first one could be
Joke-Smoke-Stroke except the clue is not a funny story.
I guess the second one could be astray-can't say-decay.
Too tuff fur me.
You're right about 'camel'. The answer is llama. As in the 'I'd walk a mile for a camel' ad, but this is a type of camel, so, would you walk a mile for a llama? Too far out there?? Hint: The other 2 clues rhyme with llama.
Off the beaten path is 'detour' and the other 2 words rhyme with it. GB
On the second clues
Yup, Belt, etc is right.
The pen in the first group is not a cage, but the kind you write with.
I read a book where some immigrant complained that English was
so hard to learn because words had multiple meanings. And so
sew they do due. My brother sent me a little essay the other day
about all the ways we use "up". Put someone up for the night. Put
up with bad behavior. Fed up. Up and at 'em. I get up at seven, etc.
So if walk a mile is llama, then the other two must be drama and trauma.
Can't think of a good rhyme for detour. Maybe not sure and endure?
It's Detour, Unsure, and Mature (as in an insurance policy).
So fry and sty are wrong. Ok. Starting over.
Oh, and Drama and Trauma are correct. GB
Woke up around 4 this morning. Freezing to death. Partly because it
was only 53 degrees here, but mostly because my blood sugar was too
high. Took a diabetes pill, put on another shirt, turned on the electric
blanket and went back to bed for another 5 hours.
So, I'm up now. Here's another clue for you. The kind of cooking
referred to in the poser above is the kind folks do on the 4th of July.
Here's a long one.
Bye Bye and Ta Ta (complimentary close; not a clue.)
For Japanese hurrying -
Good to fry or bake -
Did you ever smoke one -
Just got back from the library. Gordon took a couple succulents to give to
the volunteers who are there every week for the Wed. book sale. At least one
of them is a gardener. Gordon has talked plants with her before.
Till, grill etc. is right. I amended my post above. The stupid board computer
took out the spaces so the clues got all jammed together.
I take Metformin. Used to be Metformin Glyburide. I could never
control my diabetes with diet alone. I take 5 meds and low
dose aspirin every day. Have a terrible time keeping them straight. Good
thing Gordon is here to check up and make sure I get refills.
Looked at your last two puzzles. Either the puzzles are getting harder or
I'm getting dumber. Couldn't figure out much of anything. Well,
I guess you could fry or bake Spam and smoke Ham.
Puzzled in LA
Separate names with a comma.