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Nymtoc
01-25-2012, 08:58 AM
Back to music, but clearly connected to our last few scrambles. :Guitar:

QUINTET AVA DEBUTED TEN OHM HEWN /QUILLUS MOUNTAIN

1. Album / Band
2. It's a new band, not especially well known, and its music is...um...weird.

bkendall
01-25-2012, 11:22 PM
I'm getting absolutely nowhere. Clue, please.

Nymtoc
01-25-2012, 11:31 PM
Back to music, but clearly connected to our last few scrambles. :Guitar:

QUINTET AVA DEBUTED TEN OHM HEWN /QUILLUS MOUNTAIN

1. Album / Band
2. It's a new band, not especially well known, and its music is...um...weird.
3. The same word appears in both the album title and the band's name.
4. What have we been talking about that starts with "Qu"?
5. Here's another helpful clue, considering what we've been talking about: How can something appear to be there but not be there?

bkendall
01-26-2012, 12:46 AM
BETWEEN THE QUANTUM AND THE VOID / QUANTUM ILLUSION

Nymtoc
01-26-2012, 12:59 AM
Nice job solving an obscure one, bk! :e2cheer:

bkendall
01-26-2012, 01:32 AM
MURKIDS / THORN 3ZAVUDBML

1. TV show / Lead actor

2. Many of recent topics are discussed in this show, usually in laymen's terms.

bkendall
01-26-2012, 06:18 AM
MURKIDS / THORN 3ZAVUDBML

1. TV show / Lead actor

2. Many of recent topics are discussed in this show, usually in laymen's terms.

3. This show's main focus is solving crime.

Nymtoc
01-26-2012, 06:32 AM
NUMB3RS / DAVID KRUMHOLTZ

That "3" had me completely baffled until your last clue. ;)

bkendall
01-26-2012, 06:37 AM
NUMB3RS / DAVID KRUMHOLTZ

That "3" had me completely baffled until your last clue. ;)

I figured that would either be the clincher or the baffler. Nicely done anyway.

Nymtoc
01-26-2012, 06:56 AM
CINEMATIC WHITHERHORN / SLANDERS BLURTER / FELTED MIRTH ADIAPAAPA

1. 3-volume work / Co-author / Co-author
2. Published decades ago, but still considered an extremely important work.
3. Fits our current theme.

Nymtoc
01-26-2012, 09:54 AM
CINEMATIC WHITHERHORN / SLANDERS BLURTER / FELTED MIRTH ADIAPAAPA

1. 3-volume work / Co-author / Co-author
2. Published decades ago, but still considered an extremely important work.
3. Fits our current theme.
4. The title is in Latin, but it's easily understandable even if you don't know that language.

Nymtoc
01-26-2012, 10:05 AM
CINEMATIC WHITHERHORN / SLANDERS BLURTER / FELTED MIRTH ADIAPAAPA

1. 3-volume work / Co-author / Co-author
2. Published decades ago, but still considered an extremely important work.
3. Fits our current theme.
4. The title is in Latin, but it's easily understandable even if you don't know that language.
5. Both authors were British.
6. One was an extremely well-known philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic. He was also a Nobel laureate.
7. The other, very influential but somewhat lesser known, was a mathematician who became a philosopher.

bkendall
01-26-2012, 10:54 PM
PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA / BERTRAND RUSSELL / ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

*sigh* I've studied about the book but never got a chance to look into it.

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 01:00 AM
Mirabilis, bk! :D

bkendall
01-27-2012, 03:04 AM
I'm sorry for taking so long. This is a deviation of our recent theme.

TO QUIETNESS VALENCE GUM CHARMIN NO GO LEONID / DEVILS DO HAJLEARAD EAGEADIA

1. Novel / author

2. This novel, and especially the character is very famous.

3. The secondary character is also very famous for his role in the story.

bkendall
01-27-2012, 03:29 AM
I'm sorry for taking so long. This is a deviation of our recent theme.

TO QUIETNESS VALENCE GUM CHARMIN NO GO LEONID / DEVILS DO HAJLEARAD EAGEADIA

1. Novel / author

2. This novel, and especially the character is very famous.

3. The secondary character is also very famous for his role in the story.

4.I should've probably mentioned this first, but the title and author is in the original language of publication, and is the original title. It is now known by a shortened version.

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 03:38 AM
EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA / MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

Thought you'd fool me by avoiding the "X," huh? :banana:

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 04:09 AM
VITRIOL, SO AíRECTIFIER / AMPLIESA /AMOURNIA-«EDED MOUTON

1. Following on the previous scramble. ;)
2. Title / Author's pseudonym / Author's real name
3. The title is in a foreign language, but it is known throughout the world by the first word alone.
4. The author's pseudonym is also known throughout the world. His real name is rarely used.

bkendall
01-27-2012, 04:40 AM
EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA / MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

Thought you'd fool me by avoiding the "X," huh? :banana:

Not so much, but I'm impressed nonetheless.

bkendall
01-27-2012, 04:55 AM
CANDIDE, OU L'OPTIMISME / VOLTAIRE / FRANÁOIS-MARIE AROUET

Please, excuse my phone's funky symbol. It just wouldn't work right.

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 04:57 AM
You're closing in on the Guinness record for fast scramble-solving, bk!

:Clap:

bkendall
01-27-2012, 05:47 AM
Back to science, if you will.

NATURA'L ERR IN VARIANCES QUALITATIVE / WEEVOLS-WANTON FIG / WOWES SANSON

1. Physics rule / major portion of rule / scientist who first posited rule.

2. If this rule is truly true, and rules were made to be broken, what does this say about my avatar?

bkendall
01-27-2012, 06:17 AM
I made a mistake. Give me a sec to fix it.

bkendall
01-27-2012, 06:27 AM
Ok, I guess I had it right the first time. It didn't look right for some reason. I will repost the correct scramble hopefully to avoid confusion. Better safe than sorry, right?

bkendall
01-27-2012, 06:28 AM
Back to science, if you will.

NATURA'L ERR IN VARIANCES QUALITATIVE / WEEVOLS-WANTON FIG / WOWES SANSON

1. Physics rule / major portion of rule / scientist who first posited rule.

2. If this rule is truly true, and rules were made to be broken, what does this say about my avatar?

bkendall
01-27-2012, 06:59 AM
Back to science, if you will.

NATURA'L ERR IN VARIANCES QUALITATIVE / WEEVOLS-WANTON FIG / WOWES SANSON

1. Physics rule / major portion of rule / EDIT: scientist who is famous for positing rule.

2. If this rule is truly true, and rules were made to be broken, what does this say about my avatar?

3. This rule is no longer considered the absolute in its field, but it is respected, and parts of it are used in modern mathematical and scientific calculations.

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 07:03 AM
NEWTON'S LAW OF UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION / INVERSE-SQUARE LAW / ISAAC NEWTON

It says that your avatar is pure hokum. :)

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 07:34 AM
TAN CONDOMSCLOTS MOTTLING / LIBERA / BLEACH ATENISAE

1. Scientific concept / Greek letter used to represent the concept / Scientist who first proposed and later rejected the concept

bkendall
01-27-2012, 08:25 AM
THE COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT / LAMBDA / ALBERT EINSTEIN

Danke, Mein Herr

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Sehr gut gemacht, bk! :snoopy:

bkendall
01-27-2012, 08:57 AM
REMASTERY HIATUS / MIX LOWWIT / COLINOL AZILL

1. Chemical topic / First discoverer / Second, but independent discoverer

2. If you're not careful, this principle could be applied to you.

Nymtoc
01-27-2012, 09:54 AM
:sleepy: I'll have to tackle this one tomorrow. My bed is calling.

bkendall
01-27-2012, 08:17 PM
REMASTERY HIATUS / MIX LOWWIT / COLINOL AZILL

1. Chemical topic / First discoverer / Second, but independent discoverer

2. If you're not careful, this principle could be applied to you.

3. It's all about atoms heating up. When they heat up, there is a greater chance of this happening.

Nymtoc
01-28-2012, 02:45 AM
Clue, please. :Huh:

bkendall
01-28-2012, 03:28 AM
REMASTERY HIATUS / MIX LOWWIT / COLINOL AZILL

1. Chemical topic / First discoverer / Second, but independent discoverer

2. If you're not careful, this principle could be applied to you.

3. It's all about atoms heating up. When they heat up, there is a greater chance of this happening.

4. The first discoverer has the same first name as another scientist doing similar work.

5. I gave you a misleading clue, and for that I apologize. My memory of high school chemistry isn't as good as it should be. The scientific belief has more to do with reaction rates and explaining them.

Nymtoc
01-28-2012, 04:49 AM
COLLISION THEORY / MAX TRAUTZ / WILLIAM LEWIS

Whew! :e2hammer: What I know about chemistry you could put in a very small Petri dish.

Nymtoc
01-28-2012, 05:22 AM
Getting back to music. :Guitar:


MICROBE / HER LOOK / JITTER CRICK LISEDAD

1. Song / Artist / Artist's real name
2 Connection with previous scramble.

bkendall
01-28-2012, 07:56 AM
COLLIDE / KID ROCK / ROBERT JAMES RITCHIE

bkendall
01-28-2012, 09:15 AM
You know I don't do much music. Here we go anyway.

RC LUNE WOQI LUE / WOKEY

1. Song / Band

2. The band never thought it would be the sports anthem it is now.

Nymtoc
01-28-2012, 12:41 PM
COLLIDE / KID ROCK / ROBERT JAMES RITCHIE

Kewl solution, bk, even if you don't know music. ;)

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 12:33 AM
WE WILL ROCK YOU / QUEEN

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 01:08 AM
Back to science:

FILM SOLOSA / ANTENNA SPUN / SMIRCH CONFIDENTLY

1. Chemical reaction / Developer / Developer
2. The reaction grew worldwide attention when it was announced, but was soon disproved, with evidence that the developers' methods were flawed.
3. Today this topic is considered irrelevant by many, or even crackpot science, yet work continues in the field with some evidence that this kind of reaction may yet be possible.

bkendall
01-29-2012, 05:48 AM
COLD FUSION / STANLEY PONS / MARTIN FLEISCHMANN

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 06:13 AM
Right, bk! :D

I'm trying it right now, with a combination of vinegar and Alka-Seltzer. I'll keep you informed about my results.

bkendall
01-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Right, bk! :D

I'm trying it right now, with a combination of vinegar and Alka-Seltzer. I'll keep you informed about my results.

Can we call this one "The Manhattan Project Part II"?

bkendall
01-29-2012, 06:23 AM
PTOLEMY / ABARACE / CHANEL ROBEY

1. Another branch of science / One of many goals of this branch / Scientist who worked in this field

2. Another branch of crackpot science that had principles being practiced in modern science.

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 06:31 AM
ALCHEMY / PANACEA / ROBERT BOYLE

bkendall
01-29-2012, 06:44 AM
ALCHEMY / PANACEA / ROBERT BOYLE


Very fast, Nymtoc! How goes the Manhattan Project Part II?

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 07:02 AM
GROUCHY SPACIER / FOXY DI√TRIBE AZ LIARS / JAERIE

1. More crackpot science / Noted practitioner / Country
2. This one could be dangerous to your health!


*Manhattan Project Part II is proceeding apace, but there was a small explosion in my kitchen an hour ago--the Fire Department handled it easily.

bkendall
01-29-2012, 07:43 AM
clue, please.

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 07:48 AM
GROUCHY SPACIER / FOXY DI√TRIBE AZ LIARS / JAERIE

1. More crackpot science / Noted practitioner / Country
2. This one could be dangerous to your health!
3. The practitioner sometimes uses an altered form of his name indicating that he is divinely inspired.
4. This sort of thing is practiced in several parts of the world. It preys on the poor and the credulous. Sometimes "instruments" are used, and sometimes just mumbo-jumbo.
5. If you need an appendectomy, see my cut-rate plan before you spend money on this guy.

Nymtoc
01-29-2012, 08:20 AM
GROUCHY SPACIER / FOXY DI√TRIBE AZ LIARS / JAERIE

1. More crackpot science / Noted practitioner / Country
2. This one could be dangerous to your health!
3. The practitioner sometimes uses an altered form of his name indicating that he is divinely inspired.
4. This sort of thing is practiced in several parts of the world. It preys on the poor and the credulous. Sometimes "instruments" are used, and sometimes just mumbo-jumbo.
5. If you need an appendectomy, see my cut-rate plan before you spend money on this guy.
6. The √ should give you a clue about the language spoken in the country where this guy operates.
7. And "operates" is a pertinent word. ;)

bkendall
01-29-2012, 08:29 AM
I'll have to give this another go tomorrow. I'll be working so won't be playing whole lot. See you then.

Nymtoc
01-30-2012, 12:49 AM
GROUCHY SPACIER / FOXY DI√TRIBE AZ LIARS / JAERIE

1. More crackpot science / Noted practitioner / Country
2. This one could be dangerous to your health!
3. The practitioner sometimes uses an altered form of his name indicating that he is divinely inspired.
4. This sort of thing is practiced in several parts of the world. It preys on the poor and the credulous. Sometimes "instruments" are used, and sometimes just mumbo-jumbo.
5. If you need an appendectomy, see my cut-rate plan before you spend money on this guy.
6. The √ should give you a clue about the language spoken in the country where this guy operates.
7. And "operates" is a pertinent word. ;)
8. Maybe I should have called this one "crackpot medicine."

bkendall
01-30-2012, 12:57 AM
I think I got a beat on it. Gotta track it down later. Break is over.

bkendall
01-30-2012, 03:11 AM
I think I've got the country. The rest isn't panning out. Maybe later on.

bkendall
01-30-2012, 09:00 AM
My phone doesn't have the tilde over the a so, here we go.

PSYCHIC SURGERY / JOAO TEIXEIRA DE FARIA / BRAZIL

Ow, my head hurts. I'll have a toughie in the morn.

Nymtoc
01-30-2012, 12:40 PM
I'm sorry your head hurts, bk. Come over and I'll give you some psychic surgery. Low rates, results guaranteed!

:roll:

bkendall
01-30-2012, 08:35 PM
I'm sorry your head hurts, bk. Come over and I'll give you some psychic surgery. Low rates, results guaranteed!

:roll:

That's just awful. I guess this scramble just shows how little I pay attention to current events.

bkendall
01-30-2012, 10:56 PM
I wouldn't exactly call this one hard, but...

ONMORPHIN / TERRESTIALS ZOHAN / MEIN CHINPC

1. Movie / Director, Producer, and Writer / Music director

2. This movie was the brainchild of the director.

bkendall
01-31-2012, 05:18 AM
I wouldn't exactly call this one hard, but...

ONMORPHIN / TERRESTIALS ZOHAN / MEIN CHINPC

1. Movie / Director, Producer, and Writer / Music director

2. This movie was the brainchild of the director.[/QUOTE]

3. The concept of this movie would be categorized as more crackpot science. Fringe science, to be exact.

Nymtoc
01-31-2012, 05:40 AM
This is either very obscure, or it's so obvious I'm overlooking it. :flag:

Nymtoc
01-31-2012, 09:47 AM
:e2drown:

bkendall
01-31-2012, 08:51 PM
I'm sorry about taking so long. Unfortunately I won't be playing a whole lot today.

ONMORPHIN / TERRESTIALS ZOHAN / MEIN CHINPC

1. Movie / Director, Producer, and Writer / Music director

2. This movie was the brainchild of the director.

3. The concept of this movie would be categorized as more crackpot science. Fringe science, to be exact.

EDIT:4. This movie is not obscure, it won four Oscars and was nominated for four others, including Best Picture.

5. The music is key because this director and the music composer have worked together before on another high-profile film where the music sounds very similar. They both have a lot of bass.

bkendall
02-01-2012, 12:18 AM
ONMORPHIN / TERRESTIALS ZOHAN / MEIN CHINPC

1. Movie / Director, Producer, and Writer / Music director

2. This movie was the brainchild of the director.

3. The concept of this movie would be categorized as more crackpot science. Fringe science, to be exact.

EDIT:4. This movie is not obscure, it won four Oscars and was nominated for four others, including Best Picture.

5. The music is key because this director and the music composer have worked together before on another high-profile film where the music sounds very similar. They both have a lot of bass.

6. Clue #1 should have read that the second word is the director, co-producer, and writer.

7. While this movie was the one the director wanted to do first, studios wanted him to get his feet wet with something a little easier.

8. The original manuscript identified this movie as a horror film, but it is now a science fiction film.

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 01:09 AM
INCEPTION / CHRISTOPHER NOLAN / HANS ZIMMER

This may have seemed obvious to the smart scrambler, but not so obvious to the dull-witted unscrambler who hasn't seen it or even paid any attention to it. :e2thud:

bkendall
02-01-2012, 01:34 AM
INCEPTION / CHRISTOPHER NOLAN / HANS ZIMMER

This may have seemed obvious to the smart scrambler, but not so obvious to the dull-witted unscrambler who hasn't seen it or even paid any attention to it. :e2thud:

Very well done. If you like a mind-bending sci-fi film, I highly recommend it. It is one of my favorites.

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 01:59 AM
It will be hours before I can put up another scramble, so if anyone else wants to take over, please do. :D

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 05:06 AM
I'm exhausted after that last one, so back to music with an easy one:

HOMILY HUT WO RUNT VOO FEE / LOVINGS SAALYYN

1. Song / Artist

bkendall
02-01-2012, 05:36 AM
The words, "music" and "an easy one" should never be put together in the same sentence.

bkendall
02-01-2012, 06:30 AM
SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU / WHITNEY HOUSTON

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 06:36 AM
SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU / WHITNEY HOUSTON

:Clap:

bkendall
02-01-2012, 06:46 AM
This should be another easy one. I know how you love your music.

ROMAN PO J JACOB / HANDEL CHANNELIN

1. Musical piece / Composer

2. This is the most famous work by the composer and is used in several movies.

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 09:26 AM
CANON IN D MAJOR / JOHANN PACHELBEL

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 09:44 AM
ADRAV / MYRRH JANNIS/ CLONED UKERIA


1. Song / Composer / Lyricist
2. The music was first used as an instrumental in a movie.
3. The music became so popular that lyrics were added later.
4. The resulting song became a classic and has been a jazz standard for decades.

poetinahat
02-01-2012, 10:20 AM
LAURA / DAVID RAKSIN/ JOHNNY MERCER

GREAT scramble... especially as "Johnny Mandel" would fit, and "Misty" almost fits!

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 10:27 AM
:TheWave:

Good job, and great to see you playing this game again, Poet!

poetinahat
02-01-2012, 10:36 AM
TUNA LEE 'O' BRIEN / GHOST HATKILLER / YARN KITTYLAND
- song / composer / performer
- also a well-known jazz standard, one of the greats
- had several sets of lyrics written for it, but is perhaps best known (though not only) as an instrumental

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 11:25 AM
TAKE THE 'A' TRAIN / BILLY STRAYHORN / DUKE ELLINGTON

If I missed this one I'd be drummed out of New York. I take the "A" train two or three times a week. :D

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 11:58 AM
NORM GLIT / HORRORS ROUNDER / ZELCHD EBAA

1. Song title / Composer / Lyricist

2. For this one, you have to reach way back in songwriting history. What's interesting is that the songwriting team came up with three very different titles and three very different sets of lyrics (one of which was actually released) before coming up with this final idea, which was a big success.

3. It has been recorded by too many artists to list here, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Mel Tormť, Billy Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Rod Stewart, Dean Martin, Julie London, Bob Dylan and even the Supremes.

poetinahat
02-01-2012, 03:58 PM
BLUE MOON / RICHARD RODGERS / LORENZ HART
I was SURE at first glancethat the answer was GIRL TALK... Also done by both Mel Tormť and Julie London. But no K! I'm glad I worked through it! Another great puzzle with red herrings!

I won't have a new scramble for twelve hours. Anyone else feel free to take over!

Nymtoc
02-01-2012, 04:27 PM
:Guitar: Great job, Poet! I love these old stories about how songs (books, stories, poems) came to be!

:partyguy:

To fill you in, the first title was "Prayer (Oh Lord, make me a movie star)", written for Jean Harlow but rejected by MGM. The second was "It's Just That Kind of Play," written for another MGM movie but cut before the film's release. The third was called "The Bad in Every Man," which was sung in the film Manhattan Melodrama by Shirley Ross and released as sheet music but was not a success. The head of the studio's publishing company, Jack Robbins, still thought the tune had merit and talked a reluctant Larry Hart into writing yet another lyric. The result was "Blue Moon."

poetinahat
02-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Wow... it's pretty amazing that the tune survived all those wrong turns!

And at last:
DEAD DUCK / NOTE PALAVER / FEET QUIVERS BUTMARK

- song / composer / band
- another instrumental that actually did have words at one point, but is known best (by far) for the tune
- the composer was in the band, but not as the leader
- like previous scrambles, this TIME we have an artist's SIGNATURE tune

Nymtoc
02-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Wow... it's pretty amazing that the tune survived all those wrong turns!



Just in case you want to hear Shirley Ross sing "The Bad in Every Man" from 1934:

Blue Moon - original version from the movie Manhattan Melodrama - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3t0cBC6g5U)

:D

Nymtoc
02-02-2012, 09:54 AM
TAKE FIVE / PAUL DESMOND / DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

Without those capitalized words I don't think I would have gotten it. It's a great tune, and it's too bad 5/4 is such a difficult time signature to work with--for any kind of popular tune, that is. Symphonic composers can get away with anything: 25/16 anyone? :)

poetinahat
02-02-2012, 09:58 AM
:hat: :Guitar: ... why no saxophone or piano smiley? :e2shrug:

Yeah, you would've gotten it -- well, it *is* West Coast jazz, so maybe not. :roll:

Nice work, old chum!

Nymtoc
02-02-2012, 10:18 AM
KORAL, KINNG DOE GLUBB / NITE DAWNCLEEB

1. Symphony / Composer
2. Easier than it looks, especially since we've seen the composer here recently.

poetinahat
02-02-2012, 10:41 AM
BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE / DUKE ELLINGTON
First clue did it... I knew right away!

Nymtoc
02-02-2012, 10:48 AM
Okay, Speedy, let's see if I can solve your next one as fast! :e2woo:

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 07:09 AM
...aaaand at last, a new scramble:

PUBLIC LATRINE / FORJED SLEEPR
- sportsman / sportsman
- both recently signed long, long contracts for big, big bucks
- both play in same competition, but in opposite leagues
- both switch from one league to the other, starting this year

bkendall
02-03-2012, 08:01 AM
PRINCE FIELDER / ALBERT PUJOLS

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 08:24 AM
*ding* kurrrrrrect!

bkendall
02-03-2012, 08:25 AM
SOURDOUGH MIR / YODA DHARMA / GRAINY BLLLR

1. Movie / Lead actor / Director

2. This movie is very timely.

bkendall
02-03-2012, 08:58 AM
SOURDOUGH MIR / YODA DHARMA / GRAINY BLLLR

1. Movie / Lead actor / Director

2. This movie is very timely.

3. This is a movie centered around a certain animal.

4. The director is probably more famous for other movies, one of which was about comedy in a certain sport. I know it's vague but giving those details out would give it all away.

bkendall
02-03-2012, 09:41 AM
SOURDOUGH MIR / YODA DHARMA / GRAINY BLLLR

1. Movie / Lead actor / Director

2. This movie is very timely.

3. This is a movie centered around a certain animal.

4. The director is probably more famous for other movies, one of which was about comedy in a certain sport. I know it's vague but giving those details out would give it all away.

5. I don't know about you, but according to my calendar, we still have six more weeks of winter, regardless of what this little mammal sees.

Nymtoc
02-03-2012, 09:47 AM
GROUNDHOG DAY/ BILL MURRAY / HAROLD RAMIS

Well, with that last clue, a five-year-old could have solved it, and I'm at least four times as old as that.

Nymtoc
02-03-2012, 10:08 AM
FIFTEEN JIL CHAUBBIER / NOT OVUM / LAA

1. Song / Band / Group for which the band is known for having performed it.
2. Like the last scramble, this song is also very timely, for both serious reasons and, within the past few days, what many consider a ludicrous reason.
3. I may have given away too much, but I couldn't resist this one. ;)

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Clue #1 is doing my head in...

Nymtoc
02-03-2012, 10:21 AM
FIFTEEN JIL CHAUBBIER / NOT OVUM / LAA

1. Song / Band / Group for which the band is known for having performed it.
2. Like the last scramble, this song is also very timely, for both serious reasons and, within the past few days, what many consider a ludicrous reason.
3. I may have given away too much, but I couldn't resist this one. ;)
4. The group mentioned in Clue #1 is also very timely, and will be even more so in a few days. :)

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 10:25 AM
The band is known for having performed the group?! :Wha:

Never mind... I've a commute where I can ponder this! ETA: It's the end of the day. I'll come back in a few hours, and it'll make sense to me. Old eyeballs!

Nymtoc
02-03-2012, 10:37 AM
The band is known for having performed the group?! :Wha:

Never mind... I've a commute where I can ponder this!

The band performed this song, which is an old one, on a very important day a little more than ten years ago. The group (don't confuse it with a musical group) was, in a way, the sponsoring organization. Since then, the band has performed that same song many more times, often in association with the group. To put the icing on the cake, a certain Presidential candidate screeched out the song a few days ago so badly that comics had a field day--and I had to mute the sound on my TV. An event this Sunday will make all this more pertinent.

Nymtoc
02-03-2012, 01:08 PM
FIFTEEN JIL CHAUBBIER / NOT OVUM / LAA

1. Song / Band / Group for which the band is known for having performed it.
2. Like the last scramble, this song is also very timely, for both serious reasons and, within the past few days, what many consider a ludicrous reason.
3. I may have given away too much, but I couldn't resist this one. ;)
4. The group mentioned in Clue #1 is also very timely, and will be even more so in a few days. :)
5. The band performed this song, which is an old one, on a very important day a little more than ten years ago. The "group" (don't confuse it with a musical group) was, in a way, the sponsoring organization. Since then, the band has performed that same song many more times, often in association with the group. To put the icing on the cake, a certain Presidential candidate screeched out the song a few days ago so badly that comics had a field day--and I had to mute the sound on my TV. An event this Sunday will make all this more pertinent.
6. The song is American, the band is American, the group is American, the event this Sunday is American. C'mon, it can't be that hard! :e2hammer:

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 01:14 PM
You're very accommodating - and patient, my friend. I'm on track now - after having found another sublime red herring!

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 01:20 PM
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL / BON JOVI / NFL
Must have happened since I left for Oz...

The fact that 'Valentine' fits threw me off for a while!

Nymtoc
02-03-2012, 02:20 PM
:hooray:

The politician who croaked "America the Beautiful" a capella on TV was Mitt Romney. Off-key and excruciating!

poetinahat
02-03-2012, 03:07 PM
Sorry, a non sequitur here...

LILAC CRAFT / HYJINX MOVIE / CLANKMM Y. ELF
- character / real-life person / actor
- the actor played the character in a film (well, several)
- another character mistakenly thinks his name is the real-life person's name through, er, a "wardrobe assumption"; hilarity ensues

MidlifeMark
02-03-2012, 08:00 PM
MARTY MCFLY / CALVIN KLEIN / MICHAEL J. FOX

bkendall
02-03-2012, 08:06 PM
I was so close, Mark. I had it, but alas, I was too late. It's amazing how I can forget something as simple as calvin klein. My hat's off to you, sir!

MidlifeMark
02-03-2012, 08:14 PM
BATONS MARCHES / THRILL PERT / HUM OILED RON

1. Actor / Character name / Movie
2. Lots of clues in the scramble

MidlifeMark
02-03-2012, 08:15 PM
I was so close, Mark. I had it, but alas, I was too late. It's amazing how I can forget something as simple as calvin klein. My hat's off to you, sir!

It just popped into my head, all of a sudden.

bkendall
02-03-2012, 09:42 PM
I'm afraid I'm going to need another clue. The clues in the scramble didn't do anything for me.

MidlifeMark
02-03-2012, 09:45 PM
BATONS MARCHES / THRILL PERT / HUM OILED RON

1. Actor / Character name / Movie
2. Lots of clues in the scramble
3. There are two first names of cast members in the scramble.

MidlifeMark
02-03-2012, 10:50 PM
BATONS MARCHES / THRILL PERT / HUM OILED RON

1. Actor / Character name / Movie
2. Lots of clues in the scramble
3. There are two first names of cast members in the scramble.
4. One of the first name is what the person uses now; the one in the movie's credits is a diminuitive form.

bkendall
02-03-2012, 11:08 PM
ROBERT PRESTON / HAROLD HILL / THE MUSIC MAN

MidlifeMark
02-03-2012, 11:54 PM
:TheWave:

bkendall
02-03-2012, 11:56 PM
ROCKETS MAR / CHOKE BIOHYM

1. Movie / Character

2. This movie is a biopic.

3. There is a huge clue in the scramble, and this topic is truly on point for this game.

bkendall
02-04-2012, 01:18 AM
ROCKETS MAR / CHOKE BIOHYM

1. Movie / Character

2. This movie is a biopic.

3. There is a huge clue in the scramble, and this topic is truly on point for this game.

4. The movie was based on a book, and the title of the movie was an anagram of the title for the book.

bkendall
02-04-2012, 03:59 AM
ROCKETS MAR / CHOKE BIOHYM

1. Movie / Character

2. This movie is a biopic.

3. There is a huge clue in the scramble, and this topic is truly on point for this game.

4. The movie was based on a book, and the title of the movie was an anagram of the title for the book.

5. Come on, people, this isn't exactly rocket science! Actually, that's exactly what it is.

Nymtoc
02-04-2012, 05:25 AM
OCTOBER SKY / HOMER HICKAM

Haven't seen it, but it sounds good.

bkendall
02-04-2012, 05:33 AM
OCTOBER SKY / HOMER HICKAM

Haven't seen it, but it sounds good.

That it is. Definitely worth a look. Good unscrambling, Nymtoc.

Nymtoc
02-04-2012, 06:02 AM
HOLD ON, I GOT THE LETTER COUNT ON MY NEW ONE WRONG. CORRECTION COMING!

Nymtoc
02-04-2012, 06:10 AM
LORRAY / WRONG ARINKA / BED FRSHEETS

1. Movie / Actor / Director
2. It is one of the strangest movies ever made.
3. A failure on its initial release, it caused outrage when shown in some theaters and was banned in the UK for 30 years.
4. Today, many recognize it as a masterpiece that stands almost alone in its genre.

bkendall
02-04-2012, 06:28 AM
I thought something was going on. Good catch.

FREAKS / HARRY EARLES / TOD BROWNING

bkendall
02-04-2012, 06:47 AM
CHEERY / MATCH F. FLEDGING / DORMENT CROWLLIR

1. Book / Main character / Author

2. This book was adapted into a movie and the movie was absolutely hilarious.

Nymtoc
02-04-2012, 07:19 AM
I thought something was going on. Good catch.

FREAKS / HARRY EARLES / TOD BROWNING

Good, fast job, bk! :banana:

bkendall
02-04-2012, 08:18 AM
CHEERY / MATCH F. FLEDGING / DORMENT CROWLLIR

1. Book / Main character / Author

2. This book was adapted into a movie and the movie was absolutely hilarious.

3. While the book had some humor in it, the movie was even more funny. This was because of the lead actor, who is known for his improvisation skills.

4. The character used many disguises to assist him in solving crimes.

That'll be it for tonight. See you tomorrow.

Nymtoc
02-04-2012, 09:50 AM
FLETCH / IRWIN M. FLETCHER / GREGORY MCDONALD

Nymtoc
02-04-2012, 10:37 AM
SIT DINNERS TORTNA / CHA DREDGER CHERUB

1. Book that will never be read / Author
2. Like the fictional character in the last scramble, this accomplished author used many disguises while doing his work.
3. The book will never be read because of the action of one person (not the author).

Nymtoc
02-05-2012, 12:37 AM
SIT DINNERS TORTNA / CHA DREDGER CHERUB

1. Book that will never be read / Author
2. Like the fictional character in the last scramble, this accomplished author used many disguises while doing his work.
3. The book will never be read because of the action of one person (not the author).
4. The author, very well known in his time, was also a geographer, explorer, translator, soldier, cartographer, ethnologist, linguist, poet, fencer, diplomat and spy.

Nymtoc
02-06-2012, 06:31 AM
SIT DINNERS TORTNA / CHA DREDGER CHERUB

1. Book that will never be read / Author
2. Like the fictional character in the last scramble, this accomplished author used many disguises while doing his work.
3. The book will never be read because of the action of one person (not the author).
4. The author, very well known in his time, was also a geographer, explorer, translator, soldier, cartographer, ethnologist, linguist, poet, fencer, diplomat and spy.
5. The author was British and lived in the 19th Century.
6. Some of his exploits remind one of Lawrence of Arabia.

Nymtoc
02-06-2012, 10:00 AM
SIT DINNERS TORTNA / CHA DREDGER CHERUB

1. Book that will never be read / Author
2. Like the fictional character in the last scramble, this accomplished author used many disguises while doing his work.
3. The book will never be read because of the action of one person (not the author).
4. The author, very well known in his time, was also a geographer, explorer, translator, soldier, cartographer, ethnologist, linguist, poet, fencer, diplomat and spy.
5. The author was British and lived in the 19th Century.
6. Some of his exploits remind one of Lawrence of Arabia.
7. Methinks more explanation is necessary. See, this author wrote of exotic places and peoples and informed Europeans about hitherto unknown--and often bizarre--religious and sexual practices. One of this most explicit, and maybe best, books was in manuscript form at his death (that's the title in the scramble). His pious wife destroyed the manuscript, along with many of his papers and journals, in an effort to "protect" his memory. Damn her.

Nymtoc
02-07-2012, 01:57 AM
SIT DINNERS TORTNA / CHA DREDGER CHERUB

1. Book that will never be read / Author
2. Like the fictional character in the last scramble, this accomplished author used many disguises while doing his work.
3. The book will never be read because of the action of one person (not the author).
4. The author, very well known in his time, was also a geographer, explorer, translator, soldier, cartographer, ethnologist, linguist, poet, fencer, diplomat and spy.
5. The author was British and lived in the 19th Century.
6. Some of his exploits remind one of Lawrence of Arabia.
7. Methinks more explanation is necessary. See, this author wrote of exotic places and peoples and informed Europeans about hitherto unknown--and often bizarre--religious and sexual practices. One of this most explicit, and maybe best, books was in manuscript form at his death (that's the title in the scramble). His pious wife destroyed the manuscript, along with many of his papers and journals, in an effort to "protect" his memory. Damn her.
8. Hmmm. We seem to be getting nowhere. Will it help if I mention that the author had the same name as a certain very famous, late film icon whose equally (if not more) famous film icon ex-wife recently died?

Nymtoc
02-07-2012, 07:48 AM
SIT DINNERS TORTNA / CHA DREDGER CHERUB

1. Book that will never be read / Author
2. Like the fictional character in the last scramble, this accomplished author used many disguises while doing his work.
3. The book will never be read because of the action of one person (not the author).
4. The author, very well known in his time, was also a geographer, explorer, translator, soldier, cartographer, ethnologist, linguist, poet, fencer, diplomat and spy.
5. The author was British and lived in the 19th Century.
6. Some of his exploits remind one of Lawrence of Arabia.
7. Methinks more explanation is necessary. See, this author wrote of exotic places and peoples and informed Europeans about hitherto unknown--and often bizarre--religious and sexual practices. One of this most explicit, and maybe best, books was in manuscript form at his death (that's the title in the scramble). His pious wife destroyed the manuscript, along with many of his papers and journals, in an effort to "protect" his memory. Damn her.
8. Hmmm. We seem to be getting nowhere. Will it help if I mention that the author had the same name as a certain very famous, late film icon whose equally (if not more) famous film icon ex-wife recently died?
9. :( Prolonged sigh. For the author's namesake, who was married to Elizabeth Taylor twice?

Albedo of Zero
02-07-2012, 08:11 AM
THE SCENTED GARDEN / SIR RICHARD BURTON

...here I come to save the dayyyyy

Nymtoc
02-07-2012, 08:18 AM
:hooray: GREAT WORK, ALBEDO! :hooray:

This thing went on for two days. Of course, there was the Super Bowl distracting people, but I thought someone would solve it before now. Thanks for the save! :D

Albedo of Zero
02-07-2012, 08:26 AM
Ummm... is there a theme going on?

Albedo of Zero
02-07-2012, 09:25 AM
ROCKP APAOF: DWEEZILA NDINVENTIO NP OPTLYS FTAG /ELA SACBEA


*book / author
*reviews make it out to be a political or ideological analysis of a genius jazz-rocker's discography
*title (I think) is a reference to one of the 'dirtier' songs in the collection
*clues in first four words of scramble

Nymtoc
02-07-2012, 11:11 AM
FRANK ZAPPA; NEGATIVE DIALECTICS OF POODLE PLAY / BEN WATSON

"Dweezila" was a giveaway. ;)

Nymtoc
02-07-2012, 11:46 AM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.

Nymtoc
02-07-2012, 04:05 PM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.
6. Seven years after this lost film, the actress and the director worked together on another film, for which each won an Oscar.

Nymtoc
02-08-2012, 12:32 AM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.
6. Seven years after this lost film, the actress and the director worked together on another film, for which each won an Oscar.
7. There's a linguistic clue in the scramble referring to the star's country of birth.

Nymtoc
02-08-2012, 12:33 AM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.
6. Seven years after this lost film, the actress and the director worked together on another film, for which each won an Oscar.
7. Neither was born in the USA.
8. There's a linguistic clue in the scramble referring to the star's country of birth.

Nymtoc
02-08-2012, 03:39 AM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.
6. Seven years after this lost film, the actress and the director worked together on another film, for which each won an Oscar.
7. Neither was born in the USA.
8. There's a linguistic clue in the scramble referring to the star's country of birth.
9. Let's get this thing moving, okay? :banana: The movie the two made together seven years later (not the one in the scramble) was the first film ever to win five Oscars: best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best writing. Are you getting warm now?

Nymtoc
02-08-2012, 08:05 AM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.
6. Seven years after this lost film, the actress and the director worked together on another film, for which each won an Oscar.
7. Neither was born in the USA.
8. There's a linguistic clue in the scramble referring to the star's country of birth.
9. Let's get this thing moving, okay? :banana: The movie the two made together seven years later (not the one in the scramble) was the first film ever to win five Oscars: best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best writing. Are you getting warm now?
10. The star's and the director's surnames begin with the same letter. Aren't you starting to C by this time?

Nymtoc
02-08-2012, 10:02 AM
TED BET MUFF LE TOIT / REVERRCEA FORCALL / CHONK
AKAPO

1. Movie / Female Star / Director
2. This is a lost film. No prints survive.
3. It was one of the last of the silents.
4. It was the first film of the female star, who went on to have a major Hollywood career.
5. The director also went on to have a major Hollywood career.
6. Seven years after this lost film, the actress and the director worked together on another film, for which each won an Oscar.
7. Neither was born in the USA.
8. There's a linguistic clue in the scramble referring to the star's country of birth.
9. Let's get this thing moving, okay? :banana: The movie the two made together seven years later (not the one in the scramble) was the first film ever to win five Oscars: best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best writing. Are you getting warm now?
10. The star's and the director's surnames begin with the same letter. Aren't you starting to C by this time?
11. Folks, this really is not hard, though you'll undoubtedly have to look at Wiki for the lost film's title. Let me put it this way: If one of the star's best-known pictures and one of the director's best-known pictures were combined, the title might be "It Happened One Wonderful Life."
12. That's it. Twelve clues is too many. :Headbang: I'm retiring from this game.

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 03:10 AM
FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE / CLAUDETTE COLBERT / FRANK CAPRA
Sorry, Nymtoc... I was taking a break - and I'm pretty useless with films!!

Please come back!

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 03:32 AM
BIG CONGRATS, POET!


:TheWave: :TheWave:

Since you asked so nicely, I will consider coming back. :)

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 03:56 AM
HICANNIBAL THREADS / STRAP ARRANTRANT
- a timely scramble... but medical instead of symbolic
- man / historical 'first' he accomplished
- from the southern hemisphere

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 04:47 AM
HICANNIBAL THREADS / STRAP ARRANTRANT
- a timely scramble... but medical instead of symbolic
- man / historical 'first' he accomplished
- from the southern hemisphere
- this 'first' involves a physical equivalent of what many profess to do, metaphorically, today (well, today in Oz; tomorrow for most of you!)... except the donor is clearly not going to be around to accept appreciation!

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 04:59 AM
CHRISTIAAN BARNARD / HEART TRANSPLANT

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 05:32 AM
PELT PARTNERFIN / ASAFAN /SNACC

1. Medical stuff again.
2. Recent "first" / Country where partially performed/ Country where completely performed.

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 05:47 AM
And the operation is a success! Congratulations, Doctor Nymtoc! :e2heartbe

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 05:49 AM
FACE TRANSPLANT / FRANCE /SPAIN
That's a great thing, but *shudder* anyway...

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 05:57 AM
Good job, Poet. There are before & after photos on Google, and most of the after shots are still quite grotesque, but the procedure can undoubtedly help some badly disfigured people.

Shudder? :e2chain: Yes.

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 06:50 AM
And now for something completely different...

AMERICAN / SCRATCHY TOOL / TORNADO WILLYP
- game / setting / purported inventor
- the game has been redone to reflect various settings
- the man once credited for the game's invention helped develop it from another game, but didn't invent it

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 09:16 AM
MONOPOLY / ATLANTIC CITY / CHARLES DARROW

The game has a fascinating history, according to Wikipedia. The first version of a similar game appeared in 1903, and it went through several transformations, involving a number of people, before Darrow, a Philadelphian, claimed it as his own during the Great Depression and sold it to Parker Bros. Monopoly made Darrow a millionaire. But lurking in the shadows are many other people. The game acquired its Atlantic City setting before Darrow ever got involved in it. The most neglected person in this history was one Elizabeth Magie, a Chicagoan, who invented The Landlord's Game, which was clearly the ancestor of what later became Monopoly.

So we could say that, for Darrow, Monopoly was the gift of the Magie.*

*Sorry ;)

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 10:08 AM
And now for something entirely different:

DOMY DRUM ROBOT QUATRAIN / QUERY AAYT CRYRY / MEMORY LANE

1. Apparently harmless, but actually vicious, anonymous verse / Subject of verse / Subject's nickname

poetinahat
02-14-2012, 10:29 AM
(back tomorrow... it's Valentine's Day here!)

Nymtoc
02-14-2012, 11:10 PM
And now for something entirely different:

DOMY DRUM ROBOT QUATRAIN / QUERY AAYT CRYRY / MEMORY LANE

1. Apparently harmless, but actually vicious, anonymous verse / Subject of verse / Subject's nickname
2. You knew it when you were a child.

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 03:23 AM
...working...
...working...

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 03:52 AM
MARY MARY QUITE CONTRARY / QUEEN MARY TUDOR / BLOODY MARY
I imagine it's pretty ghoulish allegory... off to find out!

eta: Oh, my lord. (http://www.rhymes.org.uk/mary_mary_quite_contrary.htm)

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 04:39 AM
:hooray: Poet!

I was about to give you another clue--I was away for a while. But you got it. The references are indeed grisly--all to do with torture and executions, but who would know from this apparently innocent little nursery rhyme?

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 05:14 AM
TWITSHARK PEBBLE / ATA CREEPER
- song / group
- their first single that wasn't a love song
- should be dear to the hearts of all of us at AW :D

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 05:40 AM
PAPERBACK WRITER / THE BEATLES

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 06:01 AM
:Hail:

Wow... great work with vague clues!

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 06:28 AM
GET GRINDER INK / TRANMAN MENSCHA / HUNCHAN PHIB

1. Novel / Pseudonymous author / Real author
2. Relates to the previous scramble, at least when it first appeared.
2. Published in our own time (most of us, anyway :))

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 07:17 AM
GET GRINDER INK / TRANMAN MENSCHA / HUNCHAN PHIB

1. Novel / Pseudonymous author / Real author
2. Relates to the previous scramble, at least when it first appeared.
2. Published in our own time (most of us, anyway :))
3. Big Hint (I'm feeling generous): The author is well known for horror and suspense.

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 08:43 AM
...working...

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 08:47 AM
GET GRINDER INK / TRANMAN MENSCHA / HUNCHAN PHIB

1. Novel / Pseudonymous author / Real author
2. Relates to the previous scramble, at least when it first appeared.
2. Published in our own time (most of us, anyway :))
3. Big Hint (I'm feeling generous): The author is well known for horror and suspense.
4. Follow the clues, and the solution will come shining through. ;)

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 08:51 AM
THE RUNNING MAN / RICHARD BACHMAN / STEPHEN KING

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 08:55 AM
:e2cheer: Gimme a "P" :e2cheer: Gimme an "O" :e2cheer: Gimme an "E" :e2cheer: Gimme a "T" :e2cheer:

Poet! Poet! Rah! Rah! Rah!

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 09:23 AM
MUSICIANS / EVERMORE CRYING / JAGGED GOTH / THUD POUND / RIPH RAFPD
- film / male protag. / female protag. / male lead actor / female lead actor
- film is based on a real-life love story, of the "it's complicated" variety
- both protagonists were eminent artists, one a composer and the other a writer
- the film title is a musical term

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 09:38 AM
IMPROMPTU / FREDERIC CHOPIN / GEORGE SAND / HUGH GRANT / JUDY DAVIS

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 09:56 AM
:Jaw:

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 10:06 AM
CEDED-LOCH AA MONOD / IMPORT SOUR / OVERNIGHT / YAA SEQUIN

1. Novel / Author / Protagonist / One of the many well-known actors to play the protagonist
2. I've given the novel its title in the original language (not to worry, this is easy), but you rarely hear the title that way among English-speakers. Interestingly, the original title does not mention the protagonist but emphasizes a building. The English title emphasizes the protagonist.
3. There have been many stage, screen, TV and radio adaptations. I've chosen an actor from an early, highly-regarded Hollywood film.
4. This one may sound extra-difficult, but it's not.

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 10:15 AM
For some reason, I knew this one at a glance:

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS / VICTOR HUGO / QUASIMODO / LON CHANEY

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 10:17 AM
WOW! :e2woo: Talk about FAST!

poetinahat
02-15-2012, 10:29 AM
Okay, I'm off for the night after this...

CLOUD SOUL PIERCE / JETPLANE AIRLINER / ARADIO DOOMS
- film / male lead / female lead
- another classic, and a love story
- the title varies slightly from the original; it contains a symbol, which I've spelled out for the purpose of the scramble
- the male and female characters are identified in the title
- this is a recent film, and while I'm not often a fan of classics in modern settings, I loved this one
- like the last scramble, this one is not difficult...

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 10:38 AM
ROMEO PLUS JULIET / LEONARDO DICAPRIO / CLAIRE DANES

I haven't seen this, and I, too, am usually turned off by classics in modern settings. Maybe I'll try this one if it turns up on TV.

I'm turning in, too. 'Night, Poet. Good game tonight!

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 04:22 PM
Anyone who wants to start a new scramble, feel free. I don't have one and will be busy most of today. :e2paperba

Nymtoc
02-15-2012, 11:40 PM
Well, okay, I'll just have to post one of my own. :)


PREEMPT PEAHEN / IRASH FRACTION AR DENIMS

1. Person / Position
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world.

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 03:08 AM
PREEMPT PEAHEN / IRASH FRACTION AR DENIMS

1. Person / Position
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
3. ...at least by everyone in the English- and French-speaking worlds. ;)

poetinahat
02-16-2012, 04:30 AM
STEPHEN HARPER / PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 04:39 AM
BINGO! :yessmiley

poetinahat
02-16-2012, 04:53 AM
ERSATZ CRISPPOI SPITBLOOD / JIVE EXGUINEA HEN
- given name / position and chosen name
- Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
- ...at least by those in the Latin-speaking world :roll:

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 05:05 AM
JOSEPH ALOISIUS RATZINGER / POPE BENEDICT XVI

poetinahat
02-16-2012, 05:07 AM
:snoopy:

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 05:30 AM
DIMITY GEARY/ COOKERAE ANANARA / LUIE

1. Person / Position / Organization
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
3. ...at least by everyone interested in science and diplomacy.
4. The organization is given here as an acronym.

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 06:00 AM
DIMITY GEARY/ COOKERAE ANANARA / LUIE

1. Person / Position / Organization
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
3. ...at least by everyone interested in science and diplomacy.
4. The organization is given here as an acronym.
5. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not fond of this organization.

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 06:37 AM
DIMITY GEARY/ COOKERAE ANANARA / LUIE

1. Person / Position / Organization
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
3. ...at least by everyone interested in science and diplomacy.
4. The organization is given here as an acronym.
5. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not fond of this organization.
6. Don't let this scramble radiate bad vibes, and above all, don't let your brain explode trying to solve it. :ROFL:

Nymtoc
02-16-2012, 07:55 AM
DIMITY GEARY/ COOKERAE ANANARA / LUIE

1. Person / Position / Organization
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
3. ...at least by everyone interested in science and diplomacy.
4. The organization is given here as an acronym.
5. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not fond of this organization.
6. Don't let this scramble radiate bad vibes, and above all, don't let your brain explode trying to solve it.
7. Won't somebody please solve this scramble? I promise I won't nuke you. :ROFL:

poetinahat
02-24-2012, 03:24 AM
No, no, I haven't given up in this beloved thread... I'm just go in bursts. I will be back, soon!!

Don't despair, old friend!

poetinahat
02-24-2012, 08:52 AM
YUKIYA AMANO/ DIRECTOR GENERAL / IAEA
(International Atomic Energy Agency)

Nymtoc
02-24-2012, 09:06 AM
:hooray: :hooray: :hooray: :hooray:

:TheWave: :TheWave:

:e2cheer: :e2cheer: :e2cheer: :e2cheer:

:yessmiley

poetinahat
02-24-2012, 09:11 AM
NIPPLE PASTIE / PALE INVENTOR TESTICULAR ON LAYOUT / HUE
1. Person / Position / Country
2. Should be known (but probably isn't) by everyone who thinks she/he knows what's happening in the world...
3. ...at least by everyone interested in literature.
4. The country is given here as an acronym.
5. The title, which is by appointment, is popularly known by the first two words.

Nymtoc
02-24-2012, 09:42 AM
Nipple? Testicular?

I should have known this would happen when the Poet came back. ;)

Nymtoc
02-24-2012, 09:44 AM
PHILIP LEVINE / POET LAUREATE CONSULTANT IN POETRY / USA

poetinahat
02-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Hurrah!!!!!

Nymtoc
02-24-2012, 10:27 AM
SO RENT S FEED / ROWING HAR GEE NIGIGIAH

1. Broadway musical / Composer and lyricist
2. This is from way back, but it deals with a Presidential election, which is why it came to mind.
3. The songwriting team was extremely well known in its day.

poetinahat
02-27-2012, 09:39 AM
OF THEE I SING / GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN
"John P. Wintergreen" - excellent name. This sounds grand!

Nymtoc
02-27-2012, 10:02 AM
Nice job, Poet! :hooray:

As you may know, Of Thee I Sing was the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize as "best play." I've read the script, and it's terrific, but the jokes are extremely dated now, and if it were staged, it would as a reminder of times gone by. The music by those incomparable brothers is great.

I don't know if the original cast was ever recorded, but here's a version of "Wintergreen for President":

Wintergreen For President - Robert Shaw Chorale (From 'Of Thee I Sing').avi - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uVnjPNVQJw)

poetinahat
02-27-2012, 10:11 AM
Can't ever go past a Gershwin tune... I'll look forward to this!

Meanwhile...

HOT YEGG IN DECEE / HAREMS OFCOLOR
- film / actor-director
- also centers around a Presidential campaign
- current-day, and hella depressing

Nymtoc
02-27-2012, 10:33 AM
THE IDES OF MARCH / GEORGE CLOONEY

Nymtoc
02-27-2012, 10:47 AM
HONKS / PONTOON INHEVIN / ATROLY SINEX

And here's an easy one, a movie about a President.

1. Film title / Lead actor / Director

poetinahat
02-27-2012, 11:05 AM
I'll be back later to have a look. Later, gator...

poetinahat
02-28-2012, 03:44 AM
NIXON / ANTHONY HOPKINS / OLIVER STONE

poetinahat
02-28-2012, 03:53 AM
TANGLED AND BIMBO / FROZEN ROAREO
- film / actor
- once again, a president is involved... as the costar :D

poetinahat
02-28-2012, 03:19 PM
TANGLED AND BIMBO / FROZEN ROAREO
- film / actor
- once again, a president is involved... as the (human) "costar" :D
- if you're my age and you don't see the answer pretty quickly, you'll kick yourself when you solve it.

poetinahat
02-29-2012, 07:30 AM
TANGLED AND BIMBO / FROZEN ROAREO
- film / actor
- once again, a president is involved... as the (human) "costar" :D
- if you're my age and you don't see the answer pretty quickly, you'll kick yourself when you solve it.
- if this actor had met his wife sooner, he might've "just said NO" to this role...

poetinahat
03-01-2012, 02:53 AM
TANGLED AND BIMBO / FROZEN ROAREO
- film / actor
- once again, a president is involved... as the (human) "costar" :D
- if you're my age and you don't see the answer pretty quickly, you'll kick yourself when you solve it.
- if this actor had met his wife sooner, he might've "just said NO" to this role...
- the lead duo in this film have something in common with the pair in "Every Which Way but Loose"

poetinahat
03-03-2012, 12:02 AM
TANGLED AND BIMBO / FROZEN ROAREO
- film / actor
- once again, a president is involved... as the (human) "costar" :D
- if you're my age and you don't see the answer pretty quickly, you'll kick yourself when you solve it.
- if this actor had met his wife sooner, he might've "just said NO" to this role...
- the lead duo in this film have something in common with the pair in "Every Which Way but Loose"
- the star later became President of the US

Nymtoc
03-03-2012, 12:22 AM
You're right. I'm kicking myself. :banana:

BEDTIME FOR BONZO / RONALD REAGAN

Nymtoc
03-03-2012, 12:37 AM
FREEKY TIMFLEP / MULER LESSERN


1. Fictional movie president / Actor

Nymtoc
03-03-2012, 06:50 AM
FREEKY TIMFLEP / MULER LESSERN

1. Fictional movie president / Actor
2. The actor played several characters in the film.

Nymtoc
03-06-2012, 09:12 AM
FREEKY TIMFLEP / MULER LESSERN

1. Fictional movie president / Actor
2. The actor played several other characters in the film in which he played a President.
3. In his most famous role, the actor was a klutz with a supposedly French accent.

poetinahat
03-06-2012, 09:26 AM
MERKIN MUFFLEY / PETER SELLERS

Oh, my goodness. :roll:

Nymtoc
03-06-2012, 09:31 AM
Nice job, Poet!

When I first saw that film, I didn't know what "merkin" meant. :roll:

poetinahat
03-06-2012, 09:52 AM
...and continuing on this hair-raising topic...

TOLL HEADUP / BAINS TROMP…ES / LES HIJINKES
- episode name / character / TV series
- the episode name is a hairpiece-related pun
- the hair is related, in a ghoulish way, to this character
- the character isn't a major character in the show, but he's a regular, and his voice is provided by one of the principal cast members :)

Nymtoc
03-06-2012, 10:38 AM
HELL TOUP…E / SNAKE JAILBIRD / THE SIMPSONS

Nymtoc
03-06-2012, 11:15 AM
TAN GAL IN LAGOON / LOPAMOOBALLBOOZLOCKGAMAGLOGASA / BOOMO AGUA

1. Movie / Character / Actor
2. The character has hair to spare. ;)

Nymtoc
03-06-2012, 11:35 PM
TAN GAL IN LAGOON / LOP AMOOBALLBOOZLOCKGAMAGLOGASA / BOOMO AGUA

1. Movie / Character / Actor
2. The character has hair to spare. ;)
3. Comic cult film from the '80s.
4. It's a ridiculous but harmless take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

poetinahat
03-07-2012, 03:17 AM
:Jaw:

Nymtoc
03-07-2012, 04:53 AM
TAN GAL IN LAGOON / LOP AMOOBALLBOOZLOCKGAMAGLOGASA / BOOMO AGUA

1. Movie / Character / Actor
2. The character has hair to spare. ;)
3. Comic cult film from the '80s.
4. It's a ridiculous but harmless take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
5. The title is an old appellation for a male student who is considered important, influential, etc. in his collegiate environs.

poetinahat
03-07-2012, 04:59 AM
trying to do this without Google or IMDB... patience! ;)

Nymtoc
03-07-2012, 05:04 AM
You're not likely to get the character name without IMDB. ;)

poetinahat
03-07-2012, 05:09 AM
I've got the movie title (thanks for the alley-oop clue!) and what I think are likely fragments of the name. I may give in soon. :D

poetinahat
03-07-2012, 05:20 AM
Okay, I gave in... patting myself on the back for getting some parts first!

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS / BOB MALOOGALOOGALOOGALOOGALOOGA / ALLAN KATZ

poetinahat
03-07-2012, 05:32 AM
JERK / COOL WOOKIE / SHAVED AAGAIN BRUSHHUP
- film / actor / character
- the film title is what this topic is all about!
- the film is based on a popular Broadway musical
- character shares a surname with a well-known poet

Nymtoc
03-07-2012, 05:32 AM
Good job, Poet!

I saw this years ago. It's mindless but amusing. There's a line where someone is trying to introduce the guy and says, "This is Bob Maloogaloogalooga," and Bob adds, "looga...one Malooga and four loogas."

You can see I have a juvenile sense of humor. :D

Nymtoc
03-07-2012, 05:40 AM
HAIR / JOHN SAVAGE / CLAUDE HOOPER BUKOWSKI

The first clue gave it away. ;)

Nymtoc
03-07-2012, 05:56 AM
YOGAURT / PORNOS EMERGE / WHYNOT REBAAD

1. Movie / Character / Actor
2. Fits the theme, sort of.

poetinahat
03-07-2012, 06:08 AM
Nice work, Lightnin'!!

Nymtoc
03-07-2012, 07:57 PM
YOGAURT / PORNOS EMERGE / WHYNOT REBAAD

1. Movie / Character / Actor
2. Fits the theme, sort of.
3. You should be able to wash out the wrong guesses and get this one fast.

Nymtoc
03-08-2012, 03:10 AM
YOGAURT / PORNOS EMERGE / WHYNOT REBAAD

1. Movie / Character / Actor
2. Fits the theme, sort of.
3. You should be able to wash out the wrong guesses and get this one fast.
4. This actor has appeared in many movies. So has his sister.

poetinahat
03-08-2012, 04:39 AM
SHAMPOO / GEORGE ROUNDY / WARREN BEATTY

...like many my age, I never saw this film, but read and enjoyed the MAD Magazine parody.

P.S. "Yogaurt / Pornos Emerge"? ... :roll:

poetinahat
03-08-2012, 05:37 AM
BINGO IS SMUT MUSHTOOL / MONKEY GRANDSTAND
- musical piece / composer
- the title has nothing whatsoever... to make it fit with this theme :D
- this piece is well known from an animated feature film, but based on his first name, you wouldn't expect to hear the composer boasting about it...

Nymtoc
03-08-2012, 06:31 AM
NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN / MODEST MUSSORGSKY

I love that hairpiece! :ROFL:

poetinahat
03-08-2012, 06:33 AM
:D YES!!!

Nymtoc
03-08-2012, 07:01 AM
PRIMP UAE / CORNER HELLENIC AS MY TOYS / PRICKLY MAULTS

1. Movie / Song / Artist
2. Movie title fits the theme.

Nymtoc
03-08-2012, 09:56 AM
PRIMP UAE / CORNER HELLENIC AS MY TOYS / PRICKLY MAULTS

1. Movie / Song / Artist
2. Movie title fits the theme.
3. It's an old movie, and the dimpled artist was very young at the time.

poetinahat
03-09-2012, 08:08 AM
I feel like it's cheating when I give in and go to IMDB to fill in the answer. *kicks pebble*

CURLY TOP / ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP / SHIRLEY TEMPLE

poetinahat
03-09-2012, 08:50 AM
HENKE "DUDEVOICE" WEASEL / DISNEY ISNT BLAND
- singer-musician / song
- his nickname fits the theme, again, by not fitting
- musician got the nickname because of a hair-product mishap
- song name is victually inclined
- known as a sax player - started in jump/blues, but also played with some of the all-time jazz greats from an early age

Nymtoc
03-09-2012, 09:24 AM
EDDIE "CLEANHEAD" VINSON / KIDNEY STEW BLUES

If I didn't Google, I wouldn't be solving half of these scrambles. ;)

poetinahat
03-09-2012, 09:49 AM
GREAT work, Nymtoc!!

Nymtoc
03-09-2012, 09:57 AM
ANGREY LINEN / DEBOUCH LIMNCART / REDS AVERT

1. Movie / Actress / Actor
2. Fits the theme, especially if you see photos from this old film.
3. Twice as curly as my last scramble.

poetinahat
03-09-2012, 10:33 AM
I'm not going to get this one tonight... I'm off - see you soon!

Nymtoc
03-10-2012, 10:01 AM
ANGREY LINEN / DEBOUCH LIMNCART / REDS AVERT

1. Movie / Actress / Actor
2. Fits the theme, especially if you see photos from this old film.
3. Twice as curly as my last scramble.
4. Back in the day, both actress and actor were sex symbols.
5. In her personal life, the actress was far from being an angel, not even a blue one.

Nymtoc
03-12-2012, 04:53 AM
ANGREY LINEN / DEBOUCH LIMNCART / REDS AVERT

1. Movie / Actress / Actor
2. Fits the theme, especially if you see photos from this old film.
3. Twice as curly as my last scramble.
4. Back in the day, both actress and actor were sex symbols.
5. In her personal life, the actress was far from being an angel, not even a blue one.
6. The first word of the title is a hair color; the second is a Roman goddess.

poetinahat
03-12-2012, 05:08 AM
BLONDE VENUS / MARLENE DIETRICH / CARY GRANT
I kept trying to find a film called 'Double Seven'! :Huh:

poetinahat
03-12-2012, 06:38 AM
HIWARRANT / HOSS JAPERY
- film / writer-director (original)
- film, originally made in the late Eighties, has been recently remade and acclaimed (I liked the original too much to see the new one)
- film title is a natural fit for this thread... as a product
- ... and the director, whose oeuvre is generally much less family-friendly than this film, has a very distinct theme-related facial feature
- the director had a bit part in the remake