What phrase is represented below?
HEA wooden stick + sulphur head + phosphorus tip VENView full teaser and answer
This is actually a familiar mating pattern in a different setting.View solution
Answer the following with parts of the body. The first one is free!
1. A strong box (chest)
2. Heard in congress while voting
3. Baby cows
4. A shellfish
5. A unit used to measure distance
7. Part of a shoe
8. What every builder must have
9. Something made by whips
10. What soldiers carry
An interesting historical piece as Euwe was to become world champion in four years, and here he is getting nailed in a miniature! What is Black’s best move here?View solution
Can you decipher the musical instruments represented below?
1. P O
2. BA BA
4. @ # $ %View full teaser and answer
Using real names to make common words, name the offspring: (the first one is free!)
1. Mr and Mrs Voyant - Clare (as in Clairvoyant)
2. Mr and Mrs Tress
3. Mr and Mrs Nasium
4. Mr and Mrs Tate
5. Mr and Mrs Anthemum
6. Mr and Mrs Mander
7. Mr and Mrs Mite
8. Mr and Mrs Time
A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have the initial sounds switched to form new words. For example, "loose morals" is a spoonerism for "moose laurels"(note that the pairs do not have to be spelled the same - only sound the same) From the definitions below can you figure out the following spoonerisms?
A quiz about a celebration....an irritating person that is never punctual
An irritated facial expression....The top of Mr. Avalon's head
A prideful diminutive insect....An ill-behaved sombrero
Hollandaise is one....Going from one side of the street to the other in a bad part of townView full teaser and answer
What phrase is represented here?
tall perennial grass
necessity for clarinetist
The Average GirlAngelina Goode
Olivia Fowler, a surreptitious matchmaker, runs a successful business helping average people meet celebrities in everyday ways. Flawless at what she does, the celebrities don’t have a clue they’re part of a pre-planned meeting. Business is booming, but when Olivia ...
Another position from a Stonewall Attack in a game won by Santasiere over Adams in 1940.View solution
I'm seven times seventy,
Plus a decade more.
This has all happened before.
Red and gold, I am no liar.
My nursery will be made
From my funeral pyre.
Who am I?View full teaser and answer
Can you identify what phrase is represented here?
nasmetofolopveView full teaser and answer
Another position from a Stonewall Attack in a game Horowitz won. He didn’t find the mate in this position and won later. It was a simul, so you should cut him a break. However, you can take as long as you like!View solution
Can you find the one word for each list that can be added to the end of each word in it's list to create a new word, compound word, or phrase?
Read this rebus backward to reveal a famous song.
2 T T T TView full teaser and answer
Games like this led to the popularity of the Stonewall Attack many years ago. Here’s the whole game for your enjoyment: Kujoth-Crittendon, Milwaukee, 1949: 1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Bd3 e6 4. f4 Nbd7 5. Nd2 c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8.Ngf3 b6 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. fxe5 Nd7 11. O-O a5 12. Qg4 g6 13. Bc2 Bg5 14. Nc4 dxc415. Bxg5 Qc7 16. Rxf7!! Kxf7 17. ...View solution
The following sentences can be completed by adding two words that are anagrams of one another. Each word has only four letters. Enjoy!
1. If you prick your finger while picking a ____, it may be very ____.
2. If you take a ____ at the Mad Hatter's party, you still may not get a sip of his ____.
3. If you need some stamps, then you must ____ by the ____ office.
4. If you eat a whole ____ of a wedding cake, you may develop a spare ____ around your middle.
5. If you have a ____ with your friend, you should forgive them and focus on the future, not on the ____.View full teaser and answer
The following phrases are colloquialisms, idioms or proverbs that are written in their literal, and rather complicated form. Can you uncover their true meanings and solve this teaser?
Example: "Don't place the two wheeled vehicle in a position preceding the equine mammal," is the proverb "Don't put the cart before the horse."
1. Positive aesthetic appeal is solely the equivalent of the thickness of the epidermis.
2. The ground covering of slender leaved plants is always a more vibrant hue of a common secondary color in the proximity of the opposite surface of a structure serving as a boundary.
3. Produce the sound of sharp tapping by striking blows to a processed piece of secondary ...View full teaser and answer
In each sentence the name of a tree is hidden. The willow is hiding in the first sentence. Can you find the others?
1. I will owe you a favor if you drive me to the airport.
2. I am afraid of going up in elevators.
3. Drinking cocoa keeps me warm on long winter nights.
4. I hope the map leads us to buried treasure.
5. "Eat another bonbon," said our charming hostess.
6. Nepal may be the most interesting place I have ever visited.
7. Remember to fold the map, please.
8. I feel many lumps in this mattress.
9. Word processing is not as useful as pens and paper for creative brainstorming.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s problems that have featured very little material on the board. Even positions with few pieces can require some tough thinking. This study by A. Mouterde is quite challenging. You will notice right away that the White queen is pinned. Have fun!View solution
scraughed, scrinched, scritched, scrooched, sprainged, spreathed, throughed, thrutched, strengths, straights, scratched, scrounged, scrunched, stretched, screeched, scraunched, broughams, and craunched.
All these words have one thing in common. What is it?View full teaser and answer