Strictly Speaking

Posted by: Pandora

Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 12:38 PM

The clues in 1-10 all define words in obscure ways. A-J contains the actual definitions or descriptions of the words. Determine the real words and match them with the similar-sounding descriptions. Example: “Set of twelve” (dozen) would match with “meditate” (do Zen). Please explain your answers.

-1. stuff Ernie's friend
-2. evil glove
-3. central wise man
-4. write a song
-5. dodge a chart
-6. harbor bird
-7. wave a fiddle
-8. slack part of the psyche
-9. very short British mother
-10. prohibit coffee

-a. signature
-b. bread roll
-c. least amount
-d. hazelnut
-e. nonsense
-f. stringed instrument
-g. inclination
-h. lawn sport
-i. crystal clear
-j. small wearable bouquet

Posted by: Marian

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 12:43 PM

8i. lucid (loose id) wave12
Posted by: bermag45

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 12:43 PM

9c. Mini Mum / minimum (minimum is the least amount and a Mini Mum is a very short mother) Great puzzle! thumbsup12 wave12

Bernie monky
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 12:45 PM

Great answers! wave12
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 02:12 PM

6/b bagel (bay gull) wave12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 02:35 PM

Yes! wave12
Posted by: curly

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 02:41 PM

1d. filbert, fill Bert

Nice puzzle Sue.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 02:49 PM

2h. Badminton, Bad Mitten

Great puzzle. thanks Pandora
Posted by: manxman

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 03:30 PM

3j. corsage (core sage) smile12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 03:34 PM

Good work, guys! smile12
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 05:24 PM

10 - banjo/ban joe (slang for coffee ) ?
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 06:48 PM

Correct! smile12
Posted by: Koala

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 09:41 PM

4g. Penchant - Pen (write) chant (a song)

cool
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/09/12 10:31 PM

Beary good, Koala. grin12
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/10/12 03:17 AM

5a. autograph (dodge=auto, chart=graph) smile12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/10/12 08:43 AM

Tricky one! smile12
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/10/12 06:24 PM

7/e flapdoodle? wave12
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Strictly Speaking - 12/10/12 09:01 PM

That's it Sherlock! wave12