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Can you pick the homonym pairing that fits each whimsical clue?
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The homonyms may be spelled the same or differently; and may include proper nouns.
REMINDER: As in all "clickable" games, you only get ONE GUESS PER CLUE. It is highly recommended that you "scroll" forward, and return to clues which momentarily stump you.
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May 7th, 2012 at 05:27 GMT
One of the most challenging and enjoyable quizzes I've played yet! Thanks for a great game!
May 7th, 2012 at 05:41 GMT
I'll second that- spectacularly clever!
May 7th, 2012 at 05:44 GMT
I'll second Hejman's second - in a second. Tremendous work.
May 7th, 2012 at 14:33 GMT
Thanks, and thank you for the EP, Hejman.
May 7th, 2012 at 15:23 GMT
This deserves quite the
complement of compliments
! There were three or
four of for
which I guessed; it would be interesting to see the answers
guessed of guests
. Given an
hour of our
time I would, for
one, of won
May 7th, 2012 at 15:56 GMT
@MrChewypoo: Thanks, and thanks for adding your two cents of sense!
May 7th, 2012 at 23:19 GMT
woo! 36/42, would of got more if the time was longer, but it presented a challenge. five globes from me.
May 7th, 2012 at 23:43 GMT
To all: Just want to clarify my intention in my response to MrChewypoo's comment above: I LOVED his comment, and I fully meant my response as a compliment - by "two cents" I meant "chipping in an opinion" but not as a matter of the "value" of that opinion! I do the same thing at times when playfully commenting on MrChewypoo's games, using the "style" of his game to craft a (hopefully) witty comment. So his comments were terrific, and I wish I could click on that up arrow next to them 20 times.
May 8th, 2012 at 02:10 GMT
The only thing that even slightly tempers my enthusiasm and approval is the wee nit-pick that thyme is an herb. 5 orbs, and hope to see this published ASAP. :)
May 8th, 2012 at 03:12 GMT
BombaySapphire: Thanks, I actually appreciate having things like that brought to my attention. I keep thyme on my spice carousel in the pantry, and that threw me off. I've adjusted the clue, and it's now entered in the context of "herb" in the game.
May 8th, 2012 at 04:56 GMT
Never leave Sporcle, napb. I couldn't handle it. :)
May 10th, 2012 at 15:10 GMT
Simply magnificent. One of the best quizzes on Sporcle. 5/5.
May 14th, 2012 at 20:47 GMT
May 18th, 2012 at 13:58 GMT
great quiz! Thanks
May 26th, 2012 at 16:32 GMT
Wow, amazing quiz. And very challenging. Also, the sandpaper clue and answer is perfect.
May 27th, 2012 at 18:58 GMT
An enjoyable challenge. The only thing that that sucked was 'Tunes of toons'...a little discriminatory against the Europeans amongst us who pronounce it 'tyoons'.
Game published: May 31st, 2012 at 04:03 GMT
May 31st, 2012 at 04:16 GMT
It's just spectacular when something challenging and fun to play is also awesomely clever. Great work needapausebutton!
May 31st, 2012 at 04:20 GMT
This is probably the smartest quiz I've seen on Sporcle. Well done!
May 31st, 2012 at 05:13 GMT
Bravo! Fantastic work.
May 31st, 2012 at 05:48 GMT
This was lots of fun ... and harder than I thought it would be! Here are some free suggestions for a possible sequel: "TV stations that show baseball blooper shows" (airers of errors). "Removes a decorative sculpted band from a building" (frees of frieze). "Verne's valuables" (Jewels of Jules). "Hats of some cricket players" (Bowlers of bowlers). "Gets bored at a Michelin store" (Tires of tires). "Baby feeder from a French port city" (Breast of Brest). "Databases of vinyl storage media" (Records of records). "Locks of Tom's hair" (Hanks of Hanks). "Colored paints used by a wealthy recluse" (Hues of Hughes). Wow, it's been almost as much fun to think of these as it was to play the game. Thanks for all the fun!
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May 31st, 2012 at 06:49 GMT
Very nice, but "More of Moore" could also conceivably fit the Santa Claus clue, as Clement Clark Moore was the author of one of the most (if not THE most) famous accounts of a visit from Saint Nick.
May 31st, 2012 at 06:53 GMT
Very cool! It seems your handle is quite appropriate; wish I had a little bit more time.
May 31st, 2012 at 08:57 GMT
Great quiz, one of the best i've played! Thought I had loads of time, then, BLAMMO! Time up! 5 orbs
May 31st, 2012 at 09:11 GMT
May 31st, 2012 at 10:09 GMT
That cursors clue is enough to get this quiz five globes.
May 31st, 2012 at 12:01 GMT
Brilliant! Five globes. I'd give it SIX if I could.
May 31st, 2012 at 13:28 GMT
For the "Liver"clue I was looking for "Awful Offal".
May 31st, 2012 at 14:32 GMT
good game, very clever. it's homophone though. homonym means they mean the same thing.
May 31st, 2012 at 14:34 GMT
oops I meant they're spelled the same way. sorry. I was thinking of synonym in my last comment.
May 31st, 2012 at 15:14 GMT
Thanks Sporcle for publishing the game, an act I find to be more than kind of kind.
And I appreciate the kind remarks left.
@TimeAndTide: Special thanks for creating, playing, and commenting on the sequel, you’ve saved all of us lot of work :)
May 31st, 2012 at 15:37 GMT
@MMHokie17: I looked into the homonym vs. homophone issue and I believe a homonym is a word with the same pronunciation and/or spelling, and there by including some of the answers like "little of little" which is technically not a homophone. It seems to be a more encompassing term. Here's the definition I looked at: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homonym?show=0&t=1338478497 I also added another minute on the quiz.
May 31st, 2012 at 16:04 GMT
Great game! I look forward to more like this.
May 31st, 2012 at 16:13 GMT
took a bit to get used to but it was awesome
May 31st, 2012 at 16:30 GMT
I thought "Bits of bits" was something actors have to live with. Indeed, the real clue it matches up with is about acting jobs, too. But other than that trifle, an excellent quiz over all.
May 31st, 2012 at 16:44 GMT
got 10. too hard for me.
May 31st, 2012 at 16:48 GMT
@WindSword: FYI, the "bits" referred to drill bits, hence "boring parts" - napb
May 31st, 2012 at 17:14 GMT
From a guy who loves cheesy puns: incredible. 5 globes for you, sir. 5 globes for you.
May 31st, 2012 at 19:46 GMT
It's amazing how many answers come to you when you run out of time.
May 31st, 2012 at 20:09 GMT
After a while, "of" starts to not look like a real word.
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