Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wacky Wordies Again

I got a lot of positive responses (and a quite a few google-driven blog hits!) from the Wacky Wordies I posted a couple of weeks ago, so with Chanukah coming, I though we could all use some more fun and games.

Most of these are from the Games Magazine mid-80s puzzle we worked on over Thanksgiving weekend, with a few extras from other sources. I have the answers to all but #16 - that one stumped us all! So a gold star to anyone who gets that one!


sight love

2) ¼¼¼¼¼

3) safe sahree

4) hoRN

5) h-o-p-e-s

6) dddwestddd

7) shrif

8) till ime

9) cy cy

10) you just me

11) i + t < whole

12) symphon

13) bopper

14) eilnpu

15) entury




At 12/13/06, 1:19 PM, Blogger Ezzie said...

1) Love after first sight.

2) Bunch of quarters in a row?

5) Dashed hopes.

At 12/13/06, 1:59 PM, Blogger Elie said...

NOTE: #14 had an error in it; just fixed.

At 12/13/06, 6:13 PM, Blogger David said...

1) love at first sight
3) better safe than sorry
4) Get the nurse on the horn.
7) short shrift
10) just between you and me
11) the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
12) unfinished symphony
15) end of the century

At 12/14/06, 9:47 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks, Ezzie and David (is that David as in Soccer Dad?)

Ezzie, correct on #5. David, correct on 1, 3, 7, 10, 11, and 12. I don't get your #4, and while your #15 is a possible answer, there's a cleverer one.

At 12/14/06, 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2. roll of quarters
13. teeny bopper

At 12/15/06, 9:35 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Anon: Correct on #13, #2 has a better solution.

At 12/15/06, 10:31 AM, Blogger Elie said...

OK, here are answers for the ones that nobody got yet. Skip the rest of this comment if you're still working on them!


#2: Close quarters

#4: Little Big Horn

#6: West Indies

#8: Till the end of time

#9: Cyclone

#14: Lineup in alphabetical order

#15: Long time, no see ("c")

#16: After this one stumped all the grownups for weeks, our family Boggle champion Ben got it in literally five seconds:

Mixed Emotions

Way to go Ben!

At 12/18/06, 3:07 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

RN are initials for Nurse. (like MD for doctor.)

At 12/18/06, 3:10 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Right, it hit me after I posted my comment. I didn't see the RN as a separate word since I knew the other answer and was just seeing it as the word "horn" written in two fonts.

Shivim pamin l'wordies?

At 3/26/07, 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the first one is love at first dight

At 3/26/07, 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3/26/07, 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3/26/07, 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3/26/07, 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

better safe than sorry

At 12/12/07, 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3/17/09, 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol dees r very good! :)

At 5/31/09, 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have some other wacky wordies that I need help with. Maybe you can help me.
1) . that's
2) safe (and next to it is a jumbled sorry)
3) R R R R D
4) 3. O
2. U
1. T
6) SOMething
7) doodle (typed wavey)
8) T
T (There is a line
+T under the +T)

I hope you can help me solve these!

At 5/31/09, 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is me again. The "round" one should be shifted over ( like straight down in a line). Also the "T" one should be straight like a math problem. I guess the formatting got messed up when I published it.

At 5/31/09, 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also the "out" one should be straight too. lol

At 9/19/09, 12:44 PM, Anonymous only16 said...

1. that's beside the point
2. better safe than sorry
3.the final round up
4.three strikes your out
5.space invaders
6.start of something big
7.dipsy doodle
8.three tea total

At 3/30/11, 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the one with "accident" written completely sideways
and block written in old gothic font

At 9/8/11, 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The accident written sideways is accident prone. And the other one you mentioned is Chip off the old block

At 1/9/12, 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have two I need help with please:

1. a hand over the word in which is slanted to the left and then the word "Hello"

2. skidoo
X 23

Many thanks for your help!


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