• Hi Guest, The forum will be moving hosts on 26 July and as such will be closed from Midday until the move has completed.
    As we will be with new hosts it may take a while before DNS get updated so it could take while before you can get back on the forum.
    I think it will take at least 4 hours but could easily be 48!
    Ark Royal
  • There seems to be a problem with some alerts not being emailed to members. I have told the hosts and they are investigating.
  • Sorry for the ongoing issues that you may have been experiencing whilst using the forum lately

    It really is frustrating when the forum slows down or Server Error 500 pops up.

    Apparently the hosts acknowledge there is a problem.
    Thank you for using our services and sorry for the experienced delay!
    Unfortunately, these errors are due to a higher server load. Our senior department knows about the issue and they are working towards a permanent resolution of the issue, however, I'd advise you to consider using our new cPanel cloud solutions: https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting


    I will have to investigate what the differences are with what We have know compared to the alternative service they want us to migrate to.
    Keep safe.
    AR

Brain Teasers

ArkRoyal

Administrator
What are the answers to all these clues and what do those answers have in common?

1. An amber tinted paste used on a wienerwurst.
2. A purple fruit
3. Besides the number of days, the months of May and August have this in common.
4. A finely feathered and polychromatic avian friend.
5. A 7 letter word for a pigment like crimson.
6. A bleached and neutral hue.
 

dave58

Administrator
1) er, ketchup ?
2) pomegranate
3)Bank Holidays
4) parrot
5) ?
6) er, magnolia ?

All imports from another country perhaps ?

Stumped on this one, Kev :oops:
 

Samacas

Mare
Sorry, not for me today either I'm afraid. I thought 2. was a plum but by the time I got to 5. quite frankly I didn't give a damn. So I decided 1. was probably yesterdays bonus answer and he must have been as confused as me because the last time I saw him he was in the library with his revolver. So I give up. :eek:
 

Samacas

Mare
Birthstones emerald(May) and peridot(August) are both green, although August can also be sardonyx which is brown.
 

ArkRoyal

Administrator
Thanks Samacas, the answer given was

The answers are:

1. Mustard
2. Plum
3. Green (The color of the birthstones of May and August).
4. Peacock
5. Scarlet
6. White

All these words are the last names of the characters in the game of Clue (Cluedo).

1. Colonel Mustard
2. Professor Plum
3. Mr. Green
4. Mrs. Peacock
5. Miss Scarlet
6. Mrs. White
 

ArkRoyal

Administrator
Its an easy one for today:-

A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same, if it's turned back-to-front. The names Bob, Eve, and Otto are all palindromes. So is the name of the pop group Abba. Try to identify palindromic words from the following clues. Good luck!



Example: Part of the body

Answer: Eye

1. Midday
2. A young dog
3. Flat
4. Word for addressing a lady
5. An Eskimo canoe
6. A system for detecting aircraft, ships, etc.
7. An action
8. Pieces of music for one person
9. Grass that grows on the seashore
10. In music, half a semibreve
11. Doctrine
12. Restorer
 

ArkRoyal

Administrator
So far so good but I think we are missing 3 answers
9. Grass that grows on the seashore
11. Doctrine
12. Restorer
 
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