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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5355 on: January 18, 2021, 07:29:19 AM »
Hi Pen,

I think I have sussed your puzzle.  I Will put out a spoiler alert later.


Blue ran into a lampost last night.  Luckily, he only suffered light injuries.

Blue gave away their vacuum on Freebay last Wednesday.  Sheila gave him a hell of a bollocking.  Apparently, “It was only gathering dust” did not mollify her.





My puzzle today is a journey of between 243 to 257 miles depending on which roads you take.

9(#4 #3 #2) 2  (#2 #3 #4)

The pictures didn't fit on one line. Treat them as if they did.

to
 

Bonus Question:  What is the principal route for the quickest journey?

I am a bit rushed but I hope I haven't made any silly mistakes.


Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5356 on: January 18, 2021, 08:14:49 AM »
Astonishingly, I know what the answer to the clues is. Surprised myself!

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5357 on: January 18, 2021, 09:46:09 AM »
SPOILER ALERT – Today’s Puzzles

Well done Tony.  Any other forumites want to report on their efforts?  Feedback should improve the quality of the puzzles but no visible spoiling until 24 hours after publication. :D
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5358 on: January 18, 2021, 11:54:57 AM »
Let's see if I can do this properly

A great film (1987) - no sex or violence, no car chases, explosions or hand-to-hand combat. Just a nice story, beautifully acted by an all-star cast

Four words - 2, 7 5 4

LXXXIV
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5359 on: January 18, 2021, 02:31:37 PM »
Cheers, Jack


“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration  

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5360 on: January 18, 2021, 03:04:52 PM »
Indeed it is.

I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has never seen it.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5361 on: January 18, 2021, 07:46:56 PM »
A great puzzle Mike & I haven't seen the film but will keep an eye open for it.  I have to admit I struggled with the Roman numerals to start with but got there in the end :laugh:
I'm still wrestling with Jack's puzzle but I'll return to it a little later.

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« Reply #5362 on: January 18, 2021, 08:02:27 PM »
" Les seems to have gone a bit quiet for the moment. Maybe he's in the kitchen as we speak cooking up a storm :laugh:  Do hope you're ok Les :) "

I'm absolutely fine, thank you for asking, i have just been distracted with the fabulous test cricket series against India.

I appreciate the effort, thought & nuances that you & Jack put into your picture puzzles and i see that you are building quite a following so keep up the good work but please do forgive my non - participation as it is just a game that does not really appeal to me. ( my poor old eye sight makes it hard to discern a lot of the pictures )

I enjoyed the first couple of seasons of master chef but as with all of the reality shows, i quickly lost interest.
They did regain my interest when they introduced the Junior series.
You watch current affairs shows & see all of these teenagers stealing cars, bashing, robbing & stabbing each other so it was just so refreshing to see these beautiful young kids so committed to such an innocent passion as cooking.

I can remember cooking a rolled brisket for my sister & her young daughter when they were visiting one time.
The youngster was keen to help me in preparing the meat.
She watched everything that i did as i rubbed the meat in olive oil & carefully added just the right amount of spices.
I proceeded to cut a piece off each end before i rolled it up & tied it with string.
Uncle Les, why did you cut those bits of the end before you tied it up, does it make it taste better ?
I really don't know sweetie, you might have to ask your mother because this is how she taught me to do it.
Mother also could not explain other than to say that this is how she was taught by her mother.
So we put in a call to grandmother at the nursing home.
There was a long pause before she finally answered...so that it would fit into the bloody roasting pan!




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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5363 on: January 19, 2021, 12:23:26 AM »
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I'm absolutely fine, thank you for asking, i have just been distracted with the fabulous test cricket series against India.

Glad you're keeping well Les.  I think your series again India has been very exciting.  England are playing in Sri Lanka.  They won the first test by 7 wickets. We have tickets to see England play India in August at Trent Bridge. It's day 2 of a test match.  It's myself & 3 friends/colleagues.  I only hope the situation has improved by then & we can actually go.
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5364 on: January 19, 2021, 01:54:08 AM »
Hi Jack

It was a much busier morning than I was expecting.  I'm now settled in the fracture clinic for the afternoon with, hopefully, not too many distractions. 

I haven't actually checked your spoiler yet but I think the journey starts from somewhere I spent a holiday a few years ago.  It rained & it rained & it rained a bit more! The journey's end is a square on the Monopoly board not far from this gent's residence!

In my cack-handed way I'm trying to give the answer without spoiling it for anybody else who wants a crack at it!

My puzzle is a novel published in the 1880's.
#1 #5 #2 #(5+3)
AIN
Hint - just the last 3 letters of the final picture.  Your bonus, should you choose to accept it, is to say how the book got it's title.
I don't think this will trouble your little grey cells unduly :laugh:

     

I got a job making plastic Draculas. There are only two of us on the production line...
so I have to make every second count!

A few of my work colleagues are holding a joint party for Chinese New Year & Burns Night.  It's called Chinese Burns Night...
I didn't want to go but they twisted my arm!


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5365 on: January 19, 2021, 11:53:36 AM »
Hi Pen,

SPOILER ALERT – Today’s Puzzles

Were they hard?



My Puzzle is a quote from a 2004 Novel by an Edinburgh Author.

#3  #3  #4  #3  #6  #5  #3  #7  #4

                 

Hints.
1.   All 3 letter words are in the exact middle of the word implied by the picture.
2.    I have made the pictures larger so that the pictures are more distinct.  If the page was wide enough all the pictures would be on one line.



People don’t have to prove they have solved a clue.  We’ll take their word for it.  After all we are playing for fun and bragging rights, not sheep stations.

Pen, even I am tempted to watch a bit of the cricket on the idiot box today.  I’ll see if I can spot Les. :D

Cheers, Jack


“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration  

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5366 on: January 19, 2021, 05:42:19 PM »
I just looked & India need 69 to win! Sounds like a very exciting end to the test. Hope you decided to watch! Need brekkie :-H Back later

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5367 on: January 19, 2021, 06:47:09 PM »
Hi Pen,

After I posted this morning, Blue came around to complain that he and Sheila had been fighting a lot lately.

Yesterday, he was watching a football match on TV and kept switching channels back and forward from the football game to a raunchy movie featuring a couple in bed going hard at it.

I don’t know whether to watch them or the game", Blue said to Sheila

For heaven’s sake, watch them,” Sheila answered, “You already know how to play football!”

And then the fight started...


Blue tried to talk Sheila into buying a slab of XXXX Gold that was on special at the BWS Spring Hill for $45.95.
Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95.

Blue told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold  cream.

And then the fight started....


Blue took Sheila to a restaurant.  The waiter, for some reason, took Blue’s order first.

Blue said, "I'll have the Porterhouse, medium rare, please."

The waiter said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"

Nah, she can order for herself."

And then the fight started...


Blue asked Sheila, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary?"

It warmed his heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.

"Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.

So Blue  suggested,"how about the kitchen?"

And that's when the fight started....

 


Crickets over.  I think I will join Les in an activity.

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Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5368 on: January 19, 2021, 10:46:37 PM »
Hi Jack

My condolences on the cricket >:D  It sounds like it was a cracking match.  Lets hope India go off the boil a bit before I go to watch them in August :laugh:

I think I've solved your very tricky puzzle but I'll go back to it a bit later as I'm not sure what I've come up with makes much sense!

My puzzle is a quote from a book by the author of Porterhouse Blue.
#3 #2 #4 #2 #4 #3 #3 #3 #7

ISIN
Please lose the last letter from picture 5.
I've had a bit of a struggle with my puzzle today.  Several of my pictures vanished without trace!  Hope they stick this time :)

A couple of Mike the radiographer jokes.

Why do ants never get poorly?
Because they have antibodies!

How do you tell the sex of an ant?
Throw it in water.  If it sinks it's a girl.  If it floats it's a boy ant!

         

That's it it's nearly lunchtime >:D
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5369 on: January 20, 2021, 01:47:34 AM »
sorry Jack I got my knickers in a twist this morning with my disappearing pictures.  Mean to say it was great to see Blue back on top form :laugh:
I think it should have been commiserations rather than condolences!!
     

I was almost right with your puzzle.  I got crumpled instead of rumpled :laugh:  Please don't point out that that is the wrong number of letters :'(

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