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Postby KatyBr » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:09 am

Many of our everyday words have more than one meaning. Below are eleven pairs of definitions. Both definitions in each pair fit the same word. When read down, the first letters of the eleven answers will spell out the name of a beloved TV celebrity.

1. Spend time idly or bread unit
2. Worker's organization or marriage
3. Pine tree fruit or ice cream holder
4. Feeling of curiosity or savings account accrual
5. Land parcel or considerable quantity
6. Illumination or not weighty at all
7. Typewriter type style or the VIP crowd
8. Baby's toy or city square
9. Weapon or upper body appendage
10. Bowling group or three nautical miles
11. Stand at a slant or thin


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Re: maybe this will be more popular

Postby Stargzer » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:00 pm

KatyBr wrote:

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7. Typewriter type style or the VIP crowd
8. Baby's toy or city square
. . .
10. Bowling group or three nautical miles
. . .


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Those under a certain age won't know what a typewriter is unless they visit an antique store.

Took me a little longer to get 10 and 8. Had to solve the puzzle first to get the first letters.
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Postby Flaminius » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:26 pm

11. Stand at a slant or thin

7, 8, 10 and 11: I haven't solve. . .
I think I know the answers but eliciting them from my brain is not an easy task. Amazing that the rest was not a problem at all.
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Postby KatyBr » Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:38 pm

Larry, I thought that also, but checking the responses to the brain teasers I see that the tests are made up by very young people. I think Elite and League aren't that hard if you pick an easier of the two clues to unravel. Flam, it's lean....

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Postby tcward » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:49 pm

#7 -- I grew up using an old manual typewriter. (I still love using it. The first time I tried an electric typewriter I hated it. It was too spastic!) But anyway, I still don't get that clue... I don't understand the "type style" phrase, because none of the words I know make sense; and I don't hang around with the "VIP crowd" either, so I have nothing to draw on there. ;)

#8 -- I finally got this one. "Baby's toy" is what threw me off the first time I read this clue, because it is talking about a single piece of what is normally a set.

#10 -- I don't bowl, and I am no sailor, so again I'm clueless.

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Postby KatyBr » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:52 pm

Tim, 20,000 Leagues under the sea? actually it's three feet not miles, at sea it's knots not miles anyway. It's not perfect oc,

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Postby Flaminius » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:02 pm

tcward wrote:#10 -- I don't bowl, and I am no sailor, so again I'm clueless.

I think I know which unit is three times as large as nautical mile but cannot figure out why it has stronger connection with bowling than with any other team sports like baseball and football.

Yes, Katy. I got the 11th right after I submitted my post. The key was for me to understand what a slant is.

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Postby anders » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:12 pm

My first thought was that I would have no idea of TV celebrities, much less an American person. But I got curious after two days. 1-2-3-4-6 was enough to realize who was intended (the person is old enough to have been featured in Sweden in those days that I owned a TV set).

Knowing the name, I just failed on 7 and 8. In my typewriting days, I knew of no font names. Now, I thought that it was Courier, but after some searching and comparing especially the Courier "g" to some material that I happended to have close by, I think that I had been using Halda. I can't rule out the Prestige intended in the question, though.
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Postby tcward » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:29 am

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Postby Apoclima » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:17 pm

I got them all right off! Especially easy after the fifth letter came up!

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