Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday Word Play- British Ladies 1-2-3

Keeping with the all things British theme (I'm headed there tomorrow. Yipee!), this week we visit the ladies of Britain. I'll give you 10 sets of clues. Figure out the first clue in each set, add a letter and unscramble it to find the answer to the second clue, then add another letter and unscramble it to tell me the name of a British female author (bfa). To help you along, I've given you a list featuring one title (not in the same order) by each of the authors. For instance:

Let's say "Lady Geraldine's Courtship" was listed amongst the titles. You might find the this set of clues and work it out as follows:

i. arguing - rowing
ii. toenail problem- ingrown (rowing +n)
iii. bfa - Browning (ingrown + b)

Elizabeth Barret Browning wrote "Lady Geraldine's Courtship."

As always feel free to do all ten at home, but only answer one in the comment section. That way nine more people will have the chance to play along:

Now You See Me; Pride and Prejudice; And Then There Were None; The Mill On The Floss; Mrs. Dalloway; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit; Jane Eyre; Daphne du Maurier; The Tale of Beatrix Potter

1. i. cashews and pecans
ii. songs
iii. bfa

2. i. being in debt
ii. lake sport
iii. bfa

3. i. belongs to them
ii. the ones with the most money
iii. bfa

4. i. wise bird
ii. sheep fibre
iii. bfa

5. i. phone sound
ii. popular steak
iii. bfa

6. i. Frost or Dickinson
ii. language used in a figurative or non-literal sense
iii bfa

7. i. fate (as in your _ in life)
ii. "Bubble, bubble, _ and trouble"
iii. bfa

8. i. determines one's position
ii. people who chant
iii. bfa

9. i. cold Jack
ii. the wood
iii. bfa

10. i. ridicule by irony and sarcasm
ii. prioritizes patients by condition
iii. bfa


Sandra said...

1.i. cashews and pecans - nuts
ii. songs - tunes
iii. bfa - Austen
Jane Austen wrote "Pride and Prejudice".

These are fun John, thanks.

Beth F said...

2. i. being in debt -- owing
ii. lake sport -- rowing
iii. bfa --rowling

J. K. Rowling -- The Philosopher's Stone

raidergirl3 said...

4. i. wise bird - owl
ii. sheep fibre - wool
iii. bfa - woolf

Virginia Woolf wrote Mrs Dalloway

claire said...

3. i. belongs to them ~ theirs
ii. the ones with the most money ~ richest
iii. bfa ~ Christie
Agatha Christie wrote And Then There Were None.

Anonymous said...

OK, I think I've got #6 but I also had to subtract a letter so I'm not sure...

6. i. Frost or Dickinson - poet
ii. language used in a figurative or non-literal sense - poetry
iii. bfa Beatrix Potter

*The Tale of Peter Rabbit*

Teena in Toronto said...

Way too complicated for me! Ha!

I just finished #17:

Enjoy your weekend!

John Mutford said...

Sandra: No, thank-you!

Beth: That's right.

Raidergirl: Good job.

Claire: That's it-- though it was also known under some other more offensive titles.

Wanda: The author and answer to first clue are correct, but the second answer is "trope" not "poetry". Otherwise, good job!

Teena: Thanks.

Anonymous said...

#7 i lot
ii toil
iii bfa= George Eliot who wrote Mill on the Floss which I finally managed to read in January this year.