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PF Member : The Cryptic Clue Game

  1. Jun 28, 2005 #1

    Gokul43201

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    In this game, I (and later, I may nominate others to help me) make up cryptic clues that reveal the usernames of PF members. Other folks guess the names (and provide the reasoning).

    Here's an (medium to high difficulty) example :

    Standardized test leads a free fall

    Answer in white :
    << Greg.

    Standardized test = GRE (there aren't too many other possibilities, are there ?)
    a free fall = g; association : acceleration due to gravity


    If that sounds too hard/obscure, I'll start off easier. Ready ?

    Note : Answers need not be complete usernames (as in the above case)...popular contractions may be used as well.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2005 #2

    Gokul43201

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    Okay, here goes...let's start with an easy one :

    1. The first trimester of Darwin's opus
     
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  4. Jun 28, 2005 #3

    brewnog

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    Not entirely sure what's going on here, but Evo?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2005 #4

    Gokul43201

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    For someone who isn't too sure, that's a good start. Care to post an explanation ?
     
  6. Jun 28, 2005 #5

    Gokul43201

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    Too easy :

    2. He's vain, but all messed up
     
  7. Jun 28, 2005 #6

    Gokul43201

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    Another easy one :

    3. He's found in the zoo, by shoeshiners and ice-cream vendors.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2005 #7

    Gokul43201

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    More easy stuff :

    4. Selene Ursalis
     
  9. Jun 28, 2005 #8

    Nereid

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    Ivan - mix the letters

    [Edit: #2, not the others ...]
     
  10. Jun 28, 2005 #9

    Gokul43201

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    Is nobody getting this game ? :cry: :cry: Please say something !

    To help clarify, I'll post the solution to #1 (correctly answered by brewnog).

    Q1. The first trimester of Darwin's opus

    The answer is Evo

    "Darwin's opus" refers to the Theory of Evolution. 'Evolution' is a 9-letter word, the first three of which spell Evo.

    Did that help ?
     
  11. Jun 28, 2005 #10

    Gokul43201

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    That's correct !
     
  12. Jun 28, 2005 #11

    Nereid

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    I can do #3, and #4 (duh!), but a green thread would be rather monochromatic, wouldn't it?
     
  13. Jun 28, 2005 #12

    Nereid

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    Am I allowed to do one? If so, this is easy for those 'of a certain (PF) age', probably impossible for anyone else: Not a dog day
     
  14. Jun 28, 2005 #13

    Gokul43201

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    Okay, I leave this open for anyone to post clues. Let's keep track of numbers though.

    From Nereid :

    5. Not a dog day
     
  15. Jun 28, 2005 #14

    Gokul43201

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    6. The start of the year starts him; the rest is us.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2005 #15

    brewnog

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    3. zoobyshoe?

    Because he's found in the zoo, by shoeshiners?
     
  17. Jun 28, 2005 #16

    Gokul43201

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    Right again, brewnie !
     
  18. Jun 28, 2005 #17

    brewnog

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    4. Moonbear?

    Because selene is the Moon goddess, and ursalis is the bear lord!?
     
  19. Jun 28, 2005 #18

    JamesU

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    ooh! I'm too stupid to figure this out!
     
  20. Jun 28, 2005 #19

    Gokul43201

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    Okay brewn, time for you to take a break, or make up some new clues...I'm off for a while.
     
  21. Jun 28, 2005 #20

    Gokul43201

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    Here's a couple more before I leave :

    Easy one :

    7. " . . . _ _ _ . . ."

    Medium tough :

    8. That's right; he's not sinister
     
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