Friday, June 21, 2013

Mr. Punch's Puzzles: The Riddle of the Week






Once, again, Mr. Punch, with my help, is offering up a true Victorian riddle.  The first person to answer correctly--by posting in the comments--will receive public congratulations.  

So, here's this week's riddle.  We ask that you don't Google the answer.  Mr. Punch would not find that sporting at all.  Give it a shot and see what you can come up with.  Here we go... No cheating...


What 5 letter word can have its last 4 letters removed and still sound the same?

And, the answer is...

Queue.

Congratulations to BOOK GURL for coming up with the right answer.  And, many thanks to the rest for their clever and funny answers ranging from lunch menu choices for Darcy and Gregg to instruction on Welsh spelling from Dashwood, and, even a quote from a sheep from Matt.

Come back next Friday for another of Mr. Punch's Puzzles!



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22 comments:

April said...

I only know four letter words.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I know.

Carolyn said...

beeee.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Laugh, then sigh.

Matt said...

Baaaa.

Joseph Crisalli said...

No, Matt. That's not how that works. But, April will appreciate the sheep reference.

Darcy said...

Crab Rangoon .
(I know, but, I just looked at a takeout menu , and it's lunch time,and that's all I could think of.)

Joseph Crisalli said...

Mmmmmmmmm...riddle answer.

Angelo said...

Tooooooo hard.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Sorry, Angelo.

Barb said...

Deeie.

Joseph Crisalli said...

That's not a word!

Sam P said...

Zzzzz.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Are you asleep, Sam? Or is that your answer?

Kathy said...

raawr.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Creative.

Gregg said...

Going with Darcy. Kung Pow Chicken.

Joseph Crisalli said...

I'll add that to my order.

Book Gurl said...

Queue.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Hmmm...

Dashwood said...

Pontarddulais.

I think that's how they spell "pea" in Wales. Or something along those lines.

Joseph Crisalli said...

That is the Welsh spelling, but, in removing four letters, you have to add nine more.