Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wacky Words

I'm still away from home for a few days so my visits to your blog will be sporadic at best.

Here's something a little different today. Each of the squares below, contain a puzzle with a hint below each well-known phrase.

For example:


This would be "GIs overseas"

See how many you can solve. I'm going to turn on moderation so that won't see others' answers before you can attempt the puzzles yourself. Have fun!

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I hope you enjoyed playing my version of Wacky Words. Solutions and your comments will appear by my next blog post.


Barbara said...

Enjoy your time, Hilary! I have limited time myself, so I'll try to get to this later!

Grayquill said...

Much beyond my tired mind - maybe tomorrow i will that is just denial.

Glo said...

Well, that was fun and a good brain workout before I head for bed!! Luckily my son got into the act, as well...

1. Black circles under his eyes
2. No such thing as taking one bite; One’s bitten ...once bitten... No one is perfect
3. First I thought... Just ADD ice (1=A 4=D) --- but then... A gross injustice
4. Breaking ways; break away; split two ways
5. Enlightened
6. Feeling under the weather
7. One foot in the door
8. Part of something big
9. See-through blouse
10. Safety in Numbers
11. Step Daughters
12. No end in sight?

ADRIAN said...

This is the second time I've looked at these.......way beyond me. Happy Easter.

June said...

1. circles under his eyes
3. Gross misjustice
10. Safety in numbers
Maybe after more coffee.

Brian Miller said...

these are so fun...i love brain teasers...

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow, I'm horrible at these. Lol. They're fun to try though. :)

Bossy Betty said...

These worked my brain a little too hard. Just wanted to stop by and say Happy Easter to you and yours!

Cricket said...

Arrg. I love puzzles, but it's late and I'm slow... let me see

1. Circles under his eyes
3. A gross injustice
4. A parting of the ways
6. Feeling under the weather
7. A foot in the door
8. This could be the start of something big
9. See-through blouse
10. Safety in numbers
11. Stepdaughters

Yeah... best I've got tonight. I'm sure I'll slap my forehead tomorrow. It's been a long day.

Oh, right... Beatles, I'm So Tired. :-P

Unknown said...

Happy Easter to you and your family, Hilary! ;)

Sueann said...

Hope you had a fabulous and love filled Easter.
I sure did
Hugging you

Johanna said...

I love solving puzzles so this post was like a treat:)
The Puzzle Personality Test
What kind of puzzle are you?

Unknown said...

Oh my Lord, this type thing is definitely not my thing! Just wanted to say hi and hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Daryl said...

Fun stuff, I used to subscribe to GAMES magazine .. and they would have these and another word puzzle Toonman loved to solve .. I am going to show this to him ...

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Much too difficult for me.

steviewren said...

I'm terrible at stuff like this! Really terrible!

Liz Mays said...

I'm going to have to study these! My sister and I used to do these in the car when we traveled on vacations. I absolutely love them. Thank you for the fun!

Nessa said...

I love these but I never get them right. I am always thinking in the exact opposite direction.

Dan said...

Clever Hillary, unfortunately I am a lame duck when it comes to puzzles.

Hope you are enjoying your time away from home.

Anonymous said...

There's no way I can get this tired brain to even try to figure these out! But I wanted to say hi and enjoy your blog break!!

Cloudia said...

My brain is smoking!

Warm Aloha from Honolulu

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Hilary said...

Thanks for playing along. The answers will be published along with the Posts of the Week in less than an hour.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time... I'm enjoying the puzzles!

Tammie Lee said...

I wish I had time to figure these out, but really my mind does not work very well this way. My mom on the other hand might love this. Wishing you a grand time while you are away.

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

I'm coming late to the party, so I missed the play period - but wow - great brain-teasers Hilary! You are such a clever and talented woman.