Word in a Word Game Vol. 3

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Starting a new volume. Let's also start over with the numbers. OK?

    Anyone can play. For an explanation of the game, see the previous threads.

    1 A witch might have one on her nose.
    2 According to myth, the only structure on Earth you can see from
    outer space.

    3 The chimp punched his keeper right on the _____.
    4 The Amish came in their buggies for the _____ raising.

    5 He got a good deal on the mortgage because of his status
    as a _____.
    6 Do it ASAP!

  2. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Oooh! Hi y'all!

    I might have solved one (or two). :)

    This is still about animals, right??

    So, my guesses are:

    1 A witch might have one on her nose. WART; WARTHOG

    4 The Amish came in their buggies for the _____ raising. BARN, BARN OWL

    Still not sure I'm playing this game correctly! LOL LOL LOL

    Hugs, Diane
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Absolutely right, Diane. Did you know there is a bird called the eagle
    owl? It's actually an owl. It and the fish owl are the biggest owls.



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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'll give it a shot! :)

    2. Great Wall of China/Wallaby

    3. Nose/Hognose snake

    5. Billionaire/Duck-Billed Platypus (I know this is wrong) :)

    6. Now/Snowbird
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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    7. There was a comic strip called " ........ & Bear It".

    8. Used in a baseball game.

    9. Your heir may be your ...........
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Very good.

    Great wall-wallaby is right.
    Now-snowbird is good. I was thinking of the snowy owl. Snowbird
    seems to be a kind of finch or junco.

    Nose and hognose are good. I was thinking chin and capuchin. A
    capuchin is New World monkey. Apparently it's also an Old
    World Monk.

    The guy who bought the house was a vet; thus civet.

    Have to come back later. Your questions look pretty tricky. I know
    there's a comic strip called Grin 'N' Bear It. Maybe you had in
    mind Dr Seuss's Grinch. :rolleyes:

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  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, You're right about Grin and Bear It. The answer I had in mind is Peregrine Falcon/Grin.
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Just woke up. I was here in the middle of the night, but the computer was
    on the fritz. Nothing I typed would show up on the screen. That particular
    problem is new to me. I guess computers are like the government. Got
    a million ways to drive you crazy.


    Oh, peregrine. I should thought of that. I remember an article from some
    years back about them nesting on skyscrapers. At the time I was working
    in one. We could see a nest of birds on the building across 7th street in
    downtown LA. We never did figure out exactly what kinda birds.

    8 Baseball game. Well, we already had albatross. Could be wombat.

    9 Heir. In crosswords the answer to "heir" is usually son. Ergo
    poison dart frog.

    Speaking of "sons", both Gary Larson and Roy Orbison have bugs
    named after them.

  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    10 This word means "moon" in several languages including, I read,
    in Hawaiian.

    11 A mound of stones erected to honor the dead or for
    some ceremonial purpose.

    12 He holds the record for growing the tallest beanstalk.
    (Kainkadentaly, I saw a program last night about
    a guy who grew a 1200 pound pumpkin.)

    13 A coin. This clue also shows up in crosswords. Sometimes the
    answer is dime (but not this time).

    14 Ouch! My back!

  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Y'all got me thinking again!

    But I'll try --

    12 He holds the record for growing the tallest beanstalk. JACK, Jackal

    11 A mound of stones erected to honor the dead or for some ceremonial purpose. CAIRN; Cairn Terrier??


    BTW, ROCK, that David Rosenfelt book I mentioned that I'm currently reading is titled "BLACKOUT". It's a good read; I'm going slowly, 'cause of not feeling well.

    I'll try to be back here on Homebound again, soon!

    Luv ya and miss y'all!
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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, Your answers are corectomundo. BTW, there is also a bird
    called the jackdaw. Lives in the old world. Looks like a blackbird.

    I saw that Blackout was Rosenfelt's latest book. I seldom put new books on
    hold in LA. If the writer is well known, the waiting period can be a
    year or two. Hope you get to feeling better, but is that likely? I
    get worse every year. Tired of it all. Regards to Kevin and the kitties.

  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Good answers.

    7. Is Perengrine Falcon/Grin

    8. Is Wombat/Bat

    9.Is Bison/Son
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    10. Luna Moth/Luna

    Rock, Is the coin in #13 a U.S. coin?

    13. Quarter Horse/Quarter

    14. Maybe you pulled a "Mussel" :) (Don't know the answer)

    Diane, Please feel better soon.

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  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    15. Some varities are sweet, sour, and hamburger .........

    16. A classic book by Stephen Crane.

    17. They may wrap around your neck.

    18. Meds may come in this form.

    19. A Biblical mode of transportation.

    20. 1,000 acres is a lot of ............
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  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Luna moth is right.
    Quarter horse is good. I was thinking of cent as in
    centipede. (It's a crossword clue at any rate.)

    Mussel is good too. I was thinking of ache. Can you find an
    animal to go with it? It's tricky because it doesn't rhyme
    with ache.

    15 sounds like pickle. Can't think of any animal though. How
    about bun as in bunny?

    16 Red Badge of Cougar-Badger.
    17 Feather boa-b0a c0nstrictor.

    18 pills-Piltdown man
    19 Elephant-elephant seal

    20 Land-highland terrier

  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, 15. the answer is dill, a kind of pickle, the animal is armadillo.

    16. Red Badge of Courage is Red Bird or Red Headed Woodpecker.

    17. Is correct.

    18. Pill is in Caterpillar.

    19. Is Ark/Aardvark

    20. Land/Eland

    Your answers fit the bill too! :) GB
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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Just finished watching Ken Burns' Civil War. Five DVDs. By coincidence
    my brother wrote from Minnesota to say that he had attended a coin show
    and purchased an 1863 penny for $180. That was the year our grandfather
    was born. Never met him. Granpa Alonzo died 4 years before I was born.
    There will still thousands of living Civil War veterans when I was a kid.

    When we were kids housewives did lots of canning. I remember many
    gardens had dill plants. A kinda lacy looking, insubstantial plant.

    Have ta see if I can think of any more puzzling animals.
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, here we go. I think the more we play this game, the harder it gets.
    All the easy ones have already been used.

    1 Unit of weight.
    2 Where do you put the tab?

    3 That darn hose has a _____ in it.
    4 What cowboys call their friend.

    5 When I studied German we learned the word for "one".

  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1.Cup/Porcupine (?)

    3. Kink/Kinkajou

    4. Pard/Leopard

    5. Ein/Reindeer
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  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Kinkajou, pard and ein are all correct. I would never have thought to find
    a cup in porcupine. Very good. I was thinking of ton and Boston terrier.

    The tab goes in the slot, so you can probably figure out the animal from that
    without much trouble.

    Yup, my grandfather was born 9-3-1863. He and grandma had 5 girls and
    one boy. One girl, my aunt, is still living. She was born 12-16-21, and is
    now 95. Lived much of her life in a suburb of Chicago. Returned to her
    (and my) home town in Minnesota about 25 years ago. Had a Christmas card
    from her last year.

    Only takes two lifetimes to go back to the time of Lincoln.

    One of my distant relatives from another branch of the family was a
    steamboat pilot on the Mississippi. He wrote a book about his experiences
    that was published in 1909. When the Civil War broke out he promptly
    enlisted in the Union army. The LA Library has a copy. I was amazed
    that they let me check it out. He did not write anything about his
    war experiences.

    The title is Old times on the upper Mississippi.

    That's extra sad when soldiers are killed near the end of the battles.
    After the Civil War was over, communications were so
    primitive that some fighting still went on in places like New Mexico.
    The last soldier killed died in Texas 5-13-65 more than a month
    after Lee Surrendered.