Sunday, December 27, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - December D

Q1. This atmospheric layer absorbs up to 99% of the sun's high frequency UV light (2 points)

Q2. Carbon _______; CO2 (1 point)

Q3. International Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions (2 points)

An increase in global temperatures will cause:

Q4. Sea ______ to rise (1 point)

Q5. Retreat of ________; ice rivers (2 points)

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ANSWERS & WINNERS - December C

The answers to this week's Christmas Carols themed word puzzler (December C) were:

Q1. The Little _______ Boy had no gift to bring (1 point) DRUMMER

Q2. What Frosty the Snowman's pipe was made out of (2 points) CORNCOB

Q3. Away in a manger, no ____ for a bed (1 point) CRIB

Q4. The three kings brought gold, frankincense and _____ (2 points) MYRRH

Q5. The red-nosed reindeer (1 point) RUDOLPH

Ladystorm has taken the lead in the December competition, scoring the full 7 points on offer this week. Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - December C


Q1. The Little _______ Boy had no gift to bring (1 point)

Q2. What Frosty the Snowman's pipe was made out of (2 points)

Q3. Away in a manger, no ____ for a bed (1 point)

Q4. The three kings brought gold, frankincense and _____ (2 points)

Q5. The red-nosed reindeer (1 point)

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ANSWERS & WINNERS - December B

The answers to this week's word puzzler (December B) based on the enduring Christmas classic, 'A Christmas Carol' were:

Q1. The author, Charles ______ (1 point) DICKENS

Q2. The first ghost, Ghost of Christmas ____ (1 point) PAST

Q3. Bob's crippled son, ____ Tim (2 points) TINY

Q4. Impoverished employee, Bob _______ (3 points) CRACHIT

Q5. Miserly character, Ebenezer ______ (2 points) SCROOGE

Another 2 way tie, between Balrub and Ladystorm - both very much in the Christmas spirit!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - December B


Q1. The author, Charles ______ (1 point)

Q2. The first ghost, Ghost of Christmas ____ (1 point)

Q3. Bob's crippled son, ____ Tim (2 points)

Q4. Impoverished employee, Bob _______ (3 points)

Q5. Miserly character, Ebenezer ______ (2 points)

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ANSWERS & WINNERS - December A

The answers to this week's word puzzler (December A) were :

Q1. A baby grasshopper (2 points) NYMPH

Q2. A baby swan (1 point) CYGNET

Q3. A baby alpaca (2 points) CRIA

Q4. A baby jellyfish (3 points) EPHYNA or EPHYRA

Q5. A baby pig (1 point) PIGLET

This week we have a 2 way tie, with Balrub and Ladystorm scoring the full 9 points on offer! Great start to our December competition...

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - December A


Q1. A baby grasshopper (2 points)

Q2. A baby swan (1 point)

Q3. A baby alpaca (2 points)

Q4. A baby jellyfish (3 points)

Q5. A baby pig (1 point)

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ANSWERS & WINNERS - November E

The answers to this week's word puzzler (November E) were:

Q1. Head movie maker (2 points) DIRECTOR

Q2. Portrayers of characters (1 points) ACTORS

Q3. The music for a movie (2 points) SCORE

Q4. Lights, ______ , action! (1 point) CAMERA

Q5. Film script (2 points) SCREENPLAY

A big welcome this week to new entrants Ladystorm and Brodie! We have a tie for first place this week between Balrub and Brodie, each scoring the full 8 points on offer.

And the winner of the November competition, with a massive total score of 43 points, is Balrub !!! Congratulations, and thank you for being such a great supporter of my infant blog...

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - November E



Q1. Head movie maker (2 points)

Q2. Portrayers of characters (1 points)

Q3. The music for a movie (2 points)

Q4. Lights, ______ , action! (1 point)

Q5. Film script (2 points)

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ANSWERS & WINNERS - November D

The answers to this week's word puzzler (November D) were:

Q1. Animal expert in camouflage (2 points) CHAMELEON

Q2. Monotreme that can swim (3 points) PLATYPUS

Q3. Bird that can swim better than fly (1 point) PENGUIN
Q4. Considered the king of the animal kingdom (1 point) LION
Q5. Animal believed to have a long memory (1 point) ELEPHANT

This week we have a 2 way tie, with Balrub and SpiderPig scoring the full 8 points on offer! Balrub remains in the lead for the month of November with 35 points.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - November D

Q1. Animal expert in camouflage (2 points)

Q2. Monotreme that can swim (3 points)

Q3. Bird that can swim better than fly (1 point)

Q4. Considered the king of the animal kingdom (1 point)

Q5. Animal believed to have a long memory (1 point)


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ANSWERS & WINNERS - November C

The answers to this week's word puzzler (November C) were:

Q1. Sumo's fighting attire (3 points) MAWASHI

Q2. The aim of this sport is to hit the target (2 points) ARCHERY

Q3. Synchronised swimming was once called ______ ballet (1 point) WATER

Q4. A sport similar to cricket but played with a bat shaped like a paddle (3 points) VIGORO

Q5. Sport involving granite stones and brooms (3 points) CURLING


Two new entrants this week - welcome Jennifer and Laura! Hope you enjoyed the puzzle.

This week we have a 3 way tie, with Balrub, Plopper and Laura scoring the full 12 points on offer! Balrub remains in the lead for the month of November with 27 points.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - November C

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

Q1.
Sumo's fighting attire (3 points)


Q2.
The aim of this sport is to hit the target (2 points)


Q3.
Synchronised swimming was once called ______ ballet (1 point)


Q4.
A sport similar to cricket but played with a bat shaped like a paddle (3 points)


Q5.
Sport involving granite stones and brooms (3 points)


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ANSWERS & WINNERS - November B

The answers to this week's word puzzler (November B) were:

Q1. The bottom half of the globe, southern _________ (1 point) HEMISPHERE

Q2. Slow moving river of ice (1 point) GLACIER

Q3. Earth's path around the sun (1 point) ORBIT

Q4. Latitude equidistant from the poles (2 points) EQUATOR

Q5. Collision of tectonic plates (2 points) EARTHQUAKE

This week we have a 4 way tie, with SpiderPig and Balrub, along with newcomers Plopper and Stampy all scoring full points! I'll raise the difficulty level for the next word puzzler :)

Balrub remains in the lead for the month of November with 15 points.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - November B

MOTHER EARTH


Q1. The bottom half of the globe, southern _________ (1 point)

Q2.
Slow moving river of ice (1 point)

Q3. Earth's path around the sun (1 point)

Q4. Latitude equidistant from the poles (2 points)

Q5. Collision of tectonic plates (2 points)


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ANSWERS & WINNER - November A

The answers to this week's Word Puzzler (November A) were:

Q1. A type of paint other than oil (1 point), ACRYLIC

Q2. A range of colours (2 points), PALETTE

Q3. What paint is applied to (1 point), CANVAS

Q4. A yellow green colour, and a liqueur (3 points), CHARTREUSE

Q5. Dye, tint (1 point), PIGMENT


This week's winner is Balrub scoring the full 8 points!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - November A

PAINT THE WORLD A RAINBOW Q1. A type of paint other than oil (1 point)

Q2. A range of colours (2 points)

Q3. What paint is applied to (1 point)

Q4. A yellow green colour, and a liqueur (3 points)

Q5. Dye, tint (1 point)


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ANSWERS & WINNER - October C

The answers to this week's Word Puzzler (October C) were:

Q1. Dealer (1 point), TRADER

Q2. Sell to end users (1 point), RETAIL

Q3. Financier (2 points), LENDER

Q4. Illegal money-making scheme (2 points), RACKET


This week we have a tie, with both SpiderPig and Balrub scoring full points!

That means SpiderPig is the winner of the competition for October with a total of 17 points - congratulations!

The slate is now wiped clean as the November competition begins... Can SpiderPig hold on to the top spot for a second month??

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - October C

DOES MONEY MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND ??


Q1. Dealer (1 point)

Q2. Sell to end users (1 point)

Q3. Financier (2 points)

Q4. Illegal money-making scheme (2 points)

* Tip: Follow the arrows, eg. Q3 is spelt right-to-left.


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ANSWERS & WINNER - October B

The answers to this week's Word Puzzler (October B) were:

Q1. A woman pilot (1 point), AVIATRIX

Q2. To fly without propulsion (1 point), GLIDE

Q3. Wright brothers, Wilbur & ? (1 point), ORVILLE

Q4. Pioneer female aviator (2 points), AMELIA EARHART

Q5. Landing gear (3 points), UNDERCARRIAGE


Two entries this week - welcome! The winner with a score of 8 points was Balrub - congratulations!

SpiderPig remains in the lead for the month of October, with a 3 point margin.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

WORD PUZZLER - October B

The theme for this week is

COME FLY WITH ME !



Q1. A woman pilot  (1 point),    A _ _ A _ _ I _

Q2. To fly without propulsion  (1 point),   _ _ I _ _

Q3. Wright brothers, Wilbur & ?  (1 point),   _ _ _ I _ _ E

Q4. Pioneer female aviator  (2 points),   A _ _ _ _ A     _ A _ _ A _ _

Q5. Landing gear  (3 points),   _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ A _ _


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ANSWERS & WINNER - October A

The answers to the first WORD PUZZLER (October A) were:

Q1. Off course (1 point), AWRY

Q2. Flow from (1 point), EMANATE

Q3. Debt (1 point), MORTGAGE

Q4. Axis (2 points), FULCRUM

Q5. Beatific (3 points), RADIANT


The winner of this week's competition was SpiderPig, with a score of 4 - congratulations!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

First WORD PUZZLER - October A

Q1. Off course (1 point), _ _ R _

Q2. Flow from (1 point), _ _ A _ A _ _

Q3. Debt (1 point), _ _ R _ _ _ G _

Q4. Axis (2 points), _ U _ _ R _ _

Q5. Beatific (3 points), _ A _ I _ _ _

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