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PANACEAs never work... try Motrin instead.

For myself, I like to ride horses but I found that I needed to use a LESS ROBUST SPUR.
 
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Two words: BRUSSEL SPROUTS.

Here in New england we're more likely to go for A SUGAR SAP from the maple trees.

Or maybe CCOL ROBI.
 
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Nice to see you back, TrossL, and not only for reopening this thread !
 
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Shoot, I forgot to put that it was two words, sorry... But you, smarty that you are, figured it out.
But, did you know that one is a brussels sprout and two or more are brussels sprouts? Neither did I until I looked up this word/these words to get the spelling right. I have been saying it wrong my whole life apparently...

I am working on yours...
 
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That was too funny... I'm sitting here working on my grocery list and as I'm writing down produce items I had an "aha" moment...
Yes, I will be buying both asparagus and broccoli today.

I had to fly to Chicago recently and I was very surprised to see a quardoned off area for children to play in. Who knew they had an AIRLINE TAG ZONE?
 
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(I saw the missing s and decided to ignore it because I couldn't contemplate them in the singular. And, believe it or not, there are 1.8 MegaGhits for without-the-s and only 1.5 with. Strange.)

GENERALIZATION - I thought that's the way they made the Eisenhowers and the Schwartzkopfs of the world.

Before they got that far, though, they had to hold a place in front of a computer and perform a
LATIN E-TUNE.
 
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LATIN E-TUNE = LIEUTENANT

In the annual zoo animals' coach tour, before I check that the lion isn't bothering the penguin, I SEAT THE SEAL.


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A sixth sense tells me that, coming from Buckinghamshire, you might mean TELAESTHESIA.

Admission to the Policemen's Ball is only a penny on
COPPER NITE.
 
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COPPER NITE - perception

But I never would have guessed Stanley's word. I never heard of it before. But of course as I looked up the meanig for his, haberdasher's became quite apparent.

He must be a LONG QUIET MAN.
 
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Well, obviously the answer to TrossL's is magniloquent, but then I suppose I would find it easy because I'm so intelligent.

(Actually, that's a word I've heard a few times but didn't know what it meant. Now that I know I've decided I quite like it!)

Incidentally, have you ever been to the opera with a cracker of a seat booked, only to be disappointed because the leading male voice is so loud it blasts all the other singers off the stage? I know I have, and it annoys me. I have to admit that I'm a QUIET TENOR FAN.


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Speaking of words which do not define themselves, I don't think anyone comes across FREQUENTATION very often.

I seem to recall that Louis XIV was the Sun King - le Roi Soleil - but can someone tell me who the SUN QUEEN IS ?
 
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36-hour hint:

I can say with confidence that -
like "the wonderful thing about Tiggers" -
she's the only one.
 
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The UNIQUENESS of your question stumped us...

Four-way stops annoy me. Why do we need those REDUNDANT SIGNs?
 
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UNDERSTANDING

There were layers within layers of meaning in that
SPEECH, MR. ONION
 
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There were indeed many hidden meanings, Mr Onion, which made comprehension a little difficult at times.

In fact, all the speeches tonight have been a little disappointing. So, with only one left to hear, I COUNT ON MR CAIN'S ITEM to really grab the audience's interest.


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I COUNT ON MR CAIN'S ITEM - is that INTERCOMMUNICATIONS ?

Wouldn't it be simpler to say simply "They all DRONE, MAMA" ?
 
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Since I come from a traditional famiiy (one of each parent) perhaps I should have called her "MAMUM"?
 
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You say MEMORANDUM and I say MEMORANDA... Let's call the whole thing off...

Actually, a friend of mine's a vampire and is a founding member of the BORN COLD GUILD.
 
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BORN COLD GUILD - blood-curdling !

I suppose your friend likes Lincoln Park, too, when it's DRY ENOUGH to go.
 
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Hmm, can you imagine if one of the members of Linkin Park was a greyhound? An album from them would probably be released on some sort of CANINE DISK.


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CANINE DISK.

You don't mean DICKENSIAN, do you?
 
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I do indeedy Smile


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Well, then (as Shelly Berman said), how about

A TIN RIM ?

Speaking of Shelley Berman, this link looks interesting. It may even contain the line -- I haven't had time to watch to the whole thing...

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Wow, who knew a little ol' MARTINI would cause this thread to nosedive?

Some people just can't handle CHILI COAL TOYs.
 
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I suppose the alcoholicity of that martini must have been too high for us!

Been finally trying to get through my driving test recently, but, despite being only a learner myself, I still find I get irritated by other people on the road. If I had a quid for every time I've been stuck behind TEN-MPH CARS...


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TEN-MPH CARS ?

parchments

Maybe we could use them to draw a plan for THIS MECCA
 
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CATECHISM works too, but I was thinking of somehting else.
 
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Typographical error: ..."something" else. Sorry.
 
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Sorry I'm so late but I dropped the schematic and had to wait forever for someone to print up a new one...

Are you annoyed by your overly perfect Chic Editor? Try lye in her handcream.
 
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Just checking - that's one word or two?
 
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Answering my own question: one - HYDROELECTRICITY

Two related words -
MONDAY and GAMIN, ETC.
 
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(No players for two years is trying to say something - this post is just to provide closure.)

The last two words were DYNAMO and MAGNETIC.


Thread closed from ISSUED.
 
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Hey don't close this thread, pretty please!!!!

Tho it may be a puzzling emotion do SAVE MINOR GALA
(answer also has 3 words)
 
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Hmm.

"LOVE," SANG MARIA (fan of West Side Story)
LONG "AVE MARIA" - can't get too much of Schubert
EVIL ROMAN SAGA - subtitle of Caesar's Gallic Wars?

(Now I know why we generally restrict these to one-word anagrams, except for special circumstances)

Any help from the audience?

I'll keep working at it...
 
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MALARIA COVENS - mosquito-infested witchery
 
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Sorry, that has a C but no G. And I left the S out of AVE MARIAs, above.

ALI'S VEGAS MORN - the morning after the fight before

(You may call this maundering "thinking out loud" or "floundering,"
as the mood strikes you)
 
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Perhaps I should be pursuing the "puzzling" hint rather than the "emotion" hint.

It's a SOLVING-ER-AMA !

SO, MARVEL AGAIN !

OMNIA VINCIT AMOR
Ooh, nasty! I like it! Smile
Too bad it doesn't fit.
 
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VIOLA'S MANAGER ... sounds like a Romance novel set in the workplace...
 
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Wow. As a novice I am learning um, what you said, haberdasher. One word best. Or maybe two. Three is a disaster.

HINT#1: Right, 'puzzling' is key to answer
HINT#2: First word is "I"
 
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Aha! I LOVE ANAGRAMS!

Three words isn't necessarily a disaster, but a lot more ambiguous. (read "harder")

And when the answers finally come to you, they just YI! HAPPEN!

Did you know, btw, that among the cogniscenti (those "in the know") anagram means to rearrange the letters in such a way that the scrambled version somehow describes the original word. For the rest of us, it just means to form a new word or phrase, the meaning being irrelevant...
 
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48-hour clue:

Haberdasher's Rule: If you're having a problem with a (one-word)anagram, likely it begins with a vowel.

Not hard-and-fast, but more-often-than-not.
 
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Aha! I LOVE ANAGRAMS!


Opportunity missed! It also reads "I SOLVE ANAGRAM !," which would have been a perfect fit here.
 
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had an EPIPHANY: through binocs I saw a STAR BREED

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That must have been one Rockin' Robin REDBREAST !

Was it covered in SHEER FAT ?
 
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His FEATHERS were plummy indeed.

Your pardon I BEG-- RHINO also seen, over fence!
 
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Nicely done, NEIGHBOR.

Although you shortchange yourself when you call yourself a novice. After all, you've been CAPTAIN GRIPIT in this thread since its inception, and that's four years ! :-)
 
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PARTICIPATING on I go...

Arab spring does this for a DOZEN EMIRS
 
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MODERNIZE

On the other hand, should fond memories of times past ENTITLE MAN'S efforts to restore them?
 
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Well I may be SENTIMENTAL, but if it's the way INTO A GAL'S heart...
 
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You may indulge in sentimentality and NOSTALGIA all you want,
but can you think of a better way than sipping
ALE AND SNUGLY celebrating the New Year?
(In three words, of course)
 
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