Saturday, February 06, 2010

Saturday Word Play- C is for Crappy Clues



It's a doozy this week. Mainly because the clues are so crappy. But more on that later. In the meantime, this week's quiz is devoted to Sue Grafton. You know, the mystery author behind the whole alphabet series, A is For... set of novels. I've never read one, but I admire the dedication to a theme. If you're going to be the sort of author to pump out 26 books (she's made it to U so far), you might as well be creative... or not creative; depends on how you look at it, I guess. It certainly doesn't help her defend against those that accuse her of being formulaic.

Anyway, I'll give you the first letter of each title, but you need to figure out the rest of the missing word, based on the crappy clues. Why are they so crappy? Because they're terribly ambiguous. There are several possible answers for each one. Guess the correct ones and the beginning letters will spell out the answer. Here's an example:

L is for
Three letter body part
Day of the week
Three's Company Character (first name)
Canadian capital city (province/territory)
Day of the Week
Twelve Days of Christmas bird

With good guessing and a little logic (you know R is not likely to follow the first L), you could work the clues out as L (given), Arm, Wednesday, Larry, Edmonton, Sunday, Swan = Lawless.

A quick tip: None of the answers have been used more than once, so pay attention to those that have been answered already (including those used in the example above). It'll help narrow things down.

Feel free to do all ten at home, but only answer one in the comment section. That way, nine others will have a chance to play along.

1. U is for
Noble gas
Playing card suit
Three letter body part
Rainbow colour
Three's Company Character (first name)
Rainbow colour
Canadian capital city (province/territory)

2. I is for
Coin (Canada)
Cardinal direction
Chinese zodiac animal
Three's Company Character (first name)
Three letter body part
Titular Dickens character (first name)
Five Alive citrus fruit

3. A is for
Five Alive citrus fruit
G7 Country
Rainbow colour
Rainbow colour

4. T is for
Original Six NHL team
Triangle classification (by relative length of sides)
Canadian capital city (province/territory)
Twelve Days of Christmas bird
One of the Bronte sisters (1st name)
Day of the week
Rat Pack member (1st name)

5. Q is for
G7 Country
Noble gas
Noble gas
Three letter body part
Rainbow colour

6. R is for
Triangle classification (by relative length of sides)
Three's Company Character (first name)
Titular Dickens character (first name)
Twelve Days of Christmas bird
Three's Company Character (first name)
Solar system planet
Day of the week

7. N is for
One of the Wright brothers
Country bordering Saudi Arabia
Three's Company Character (first name)
One of the Bronte sisters (first name)

8. J is for
G7 Country
Rat Pack member (1st name)
Rainbow colour
Day of the week
Cardinal direction
Solar system planet
Twelve Days of Christmas bird

9. F is for
Solar system planet
Five Alive citrus fruit
Part of Freud psyche
Day of the week
Country bordering Saudi Arabia
Rainbow colour
Book of the Bible named after a woman

10. P is for
part of Freud psyche
Three's Company Character (first name)
Canadian capital city (province/territory)
Five Alive citrus fruit

3 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

A is for
Five Alive citrus fruit Lemon
G7 Country Italy
Rainbow colour blue
Rainbow colour indigo

A is for Alibi

gypsysmom said...

Tough one today John.

N is for
Orville Wright
Oman
Stanley Roper
Emily Bronte

N is for Noose.

John Mutford said...

Those are indeed both correct, so now others can eliminate your clue answers from their possibilities.