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Baseball Organs

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What saying is hidden in this rebus?

Playing at first base is Bert Kidney.
Playing at second base is Ernie Liver.
Playing at third base is Tom Stomach.
Playing at shortstop is Jerry Pancreas.
Playing behind home plate is Felix Heart.
On the mound is Oscar Lung.

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White to Play

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A rather nasty surprise greeted Black when White played his next move (his 14th). Upon receiving the move in the mail, Black promptly resigned. What was the move, and why did Black resigne? (See Diagram)

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Give an Inch, Take a Mile

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Change MILE to INCH by changing one letter at a time. Each change must produce a valid word in the English language. But there is a catch. You must make the change by going through YARD and FOOT. No word can be used more than once. Remember ... you may have to use several new words to get between each one below!

MILE ---- YARD ---- FOOT ---- INCH

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Word Progression

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What is the next word in this series? Choose from the pool.

deal, ether, pant, wrath, realty, ?

Pool: archery, canteen, leopard, pollute, snapper, tractor

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Know Your Spazy Croonerisms?

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A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

1) a circular depression & a part for a canine actor
2) a container for an alcoholic beverage & an insignificant insect
3) a container for a container & the bottom of a coffin
4) a cunning wolf relative & insect foot coverings

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Anagram Riddle - Three Words

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I am a set of three words, all with the same six letters.
First I am a kingdom, though not royally so.
Then spell me backwards, and I become a thin plate.
Now rearrange my consonants, leaving my vowels in place ...
I am now a type of paper.

What are the words?

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White to Play

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In this game Black tries an premature attack and actually thinks he’s winning on move 11, but White sets him straight. Richardson-Delmar, 1887: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3 Nxf2 5.Kxf2 Bc5+ 6.d4!! exd4 7.Re1+ Kf8 8.Ne4 Bb6 9.Qd3 d5 10.Qa3+ Kg8 11.Bxd5 Qxd5 (See Diagram)

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One Letter of Separation

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Each group of three definitions describes three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter (each group describes a different set of words). Example: king, ring, wing.

1a) a bone in the leg
1b) arboreal mammal, common to Madagascar
1c) to take exception or object

2a) a mixture of liquids, as for medicine
2b) a liquid preparation for cosmetic use
2c) an opinion or view

3a) something having a spiral or twisted form
3b) to hold back or restrain
3c) the thick part of coagulated milk

4a) to beat or damage with repeated blows
4b) to trade by exchange of goods
4c) good-natured witty joking

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Vegetable-ectomy

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Six words have had their vegetables removed. The vegetables have been placed into Group A. The remaining letters of each word have been placed into Group B. Your task is to reconstitute the words by merging each vegetable with the proper set of letters. Other than merging the two groups together, there is no rearranging of the letters. Example: sand + pne = spanned (SpANneD).

Group A: bean, beet, corn, kale, pea, radish
Group B: acdio, bning, lieb, nfi, rthig, scagot

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White to Play

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In this game Black misses many opportunities to defend properly against an Evans Gambit and gets duly punished for his inattention: Kaldegg-Zeissll, 1903: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. Qb3 Qf6 8. e5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5+ 10. Kd1 Qh5+ (10... dxc3!) 11. Be2 Qg6 12. Re1 Kd8 (12... Ne7!) 13. Ba3 d6 14. Qb5 Qf5 (14......

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More Spazy Croonerisms

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A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

1) punched when starting work & discussion about scaling a mountain
2) a container of fibs & a shortage of baked goods
3) hasty vacation & prank gibe
4) a mongoose & artificial precipitation

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Waisthole

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Enter words into the following word chain such that each pair of words in the chain forms a compound word. No word can appear in the chain more than one time. Each "?" represents a missing word. Example: girl ? ? shape = girl friend ship shape = girlfriend friendship shipshape.

waist ? tail ? ? side ? ? fall ? ? down ? ? spring ? ? ? hole

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Fish Lingo

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Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of fish. The other word is that fish with one of the following changes: a letter added anywhere (eel reel), a letter deleted anywhere (carp cap), a letter changed anywhere (shark spark). There is no rearrangement of the other letters. No fish is used more than once.

1) This is a metallic fish.
2) This is a medical fish.
3) This is a frozen fish.
4) This is a fish that removes chaff from grain.
5) This is a fish that sinks.
6) This is a musical instrument that is played by a fish in a marching band.
7) This is clothing for a fish.
8) This is what you get when you cross a ...

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Black to Play

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Very rarely do you see a master of Przepiorka’s strength lose the White side of a Queen’s Gambit in 14 moves, but it happened back in 1928 against Cheron: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 e6 7.f3 Bb4 8.e4 Bxe4 9.fxe4 Nxe4 10.Qf3 Qxd4 11.Qxf7+ Kd8 12.Qxg7 See Diagram

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Five Siblings

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Five siblings are they, their color is true;
One belongs to one, four are shared by two.
Connected together, some by locks;
Many meet their fate upon the rocks.
Arrange their initials, and you should
Find things that are found in a neighborhood.

What has just been described?

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Olympic Swim Team

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Five swimmers (Adam, Brad, Carl, Doug, and Eric) have been preparing for the Olympics. It is now time for the swimming time trials. The five swimmers each compete in the four different strokes (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle). The top three finishers in each event will qualify for the Olympic swim team in that stroke. Using the following clues, determine the order of finish in each of the four strokes.

1) Only one contestant qualified in all four strokes.
2) No contestant finished last in more than one event.
3) Adam finished better in the backstroke than he did in the butterfly.
4) Brad finished better than Doug in the butterfly.
5...

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White to Play

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Leaving your kingside without defenders and moving one of your pawns (or two!) defending the castled position is not a good idea. Kopetzky-Engert, 1941 went: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bc4 0–0 5.d3 d5 6.exd5 Nxd5 7.0–0 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bxc3 9.Rb1 Nc6 10.Ng5 h6 11.Ne4 Bd4 12.Qh5 Na5 13.Bg5 Qe8 (see diagram) and now White wins in all variations....

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Alphabetically Challenged

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What is the meaning of this rebus?

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQUSTRVWXYZ

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Word Fusion

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Each statement describes two words that when fused together create a new unrelated word (not a compound word). The clues do not necessarily indicate in which order the two words are attached. Example: This is the oldness of a tablet (pill + age = pillage).

1) This is a child of the ocean.
2) This is when an insect runs away to get married.
3) This is the monotone melody of a writing instrument.
4) This is the charge for setting a fractured bone.

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White to Play

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Today’s position is a good lesson in why you shouldn’t, as Black, allow your castled pawns to be broken up. Peper-Pearce, Correspondence, 1944: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bg5 O-O 6. Nc3 d6 7. Nd5 Kh8 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. Qd2 f5?? (Allowing your castled position to get broken up, but to give White the weak dark squares is suicidal...

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