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 Post subject: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 15:14 
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Probably time for just one more.

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 17:32 
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Here's a start

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1. Far over the sea .......................................
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4.

5. Where shells are sold at threepence for three pounds
6. ......................................................ready-cooked
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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 18:46 
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Nonsense

1. Far over the sea ...............wallabies ........................
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3.
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5. Where shells are sold at threepence for three pounds
6. ......................................................ready-cooked
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8.

9. Where apple pies.........................................tree
10.
11.
12.

I think the shells in line 5 might be oysters...


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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 18:52 
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Noreen wrote:
I think the shells in line 5 might be oysters...


Yes, I wondered about that, but it doesn't seem to scan then...

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 20:57 
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I think this may be the hardest one yet as far as I'm concerned!

Nonsense

1. Far over the sea where the wallabies grow,
2.
3. Where ice.......................... and the colour of snow
4.

5. Where shells are sold at threepence for three pounds
6. ......................................................ready-cooked
7.
8.

9. Where apple pies.........................................tree
10.
11.
12. And .......................let me know where it lies.


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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 21:00 
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Nonsense

1. Far over the sea where the wallabies grow,
2.
3. Where ice.......................... and the colour of snow
4.

5. Where oysters are sold at three pence for three pounds
6. Where the fishes are caught ready-cooked
7. And lie in neat rows on accessible d.......
8. ..............................................hooked

9. Where apple pies.........................................tree
10. And roast chickens are common as flies
11. .........................................................for me
12. And you might let me know where it lies

posted at same time as you so have edited to include your line 3

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 21:25 
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Nonsense

1. Far over the sea where the wallabies grow,
2.
3. Where ice is unknown and the colour of snow
4. Is the same.......................everywhere.

5. Where oysters are sold at three pence for three pounds
6. Where the fishes are caught ready-cooked
7. And lie in neat rows on accessible d.......
8. To avoid the..........................pain of being hooked

9. Where apple pies grow ready made on the tree
10. And roast chickens are common as flies
11. .........................................................for me
12. And you might let me know where it lies

Do you think they're ducklings rather than chickens?


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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 21:29 
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Annied wrote:
Do you think they're ducklings rather than chickens?


I thought they looked like plucked chickens - beaks are wrong for ducks, surely?

And we've missed out the 'For a Change' under the title 'Nonsense'...

Nonsense
For a Change

1. Far over the sea where the wallabies grow,
2. And take ..... leaps through the air
3. Where ice is unknown and the colour of snow
4. Is the same as it is everywhere.

5. Where oysters are sold at three pence for three pounds
6. Where the fishes are caught ready-cooked
7. And lie in neat rows on accessible d.......
8. To avoid the..........................pain of being hooked

9. Where apple pies grow ready made on the tree
10. And roast chickens are common as flies
11. .........................................................for me
12. And you might let me know where it lies

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
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Strange looking chickens! Goslings perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
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cestina wrote:
Strange looking chickens! Goslings perhaps?


ready plucked!

Nonsense
For a Change

1. Far over the sea where the wallabies grow,
2. And take ..... leaps ?through the air
3. Where ice is unknown and the colour of snow
4. Is the same as it is everywhere.

5. Where oysters are sold at three pence for three pounds
6. Where the fishes are caught ready-cooked
7. And lie in neat rows on accessible d.......
8. To avoid the..........................pain of being hooked

9. Where apple pies grow ready made on the tree
10. And roast chickens are common as flies
11. .........................................................for me
12. And you might let me know where it lies

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 21:45 
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The shape of the heads and long necks just don't look like chickens to me - but then with my past history at interpreting these drawings, what do I know? :D How about roast geese? I think they were much more popular in Victorian times than they seem to be today.


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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 21:50 
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Annied wrote:
The shape of the heads and long necks just don't look like chickens to me - but then with my past history at interpreting these drawings, what do I know? :D How about roast geese? I think they were much more popular in Victorian times than they seem to be today.


I'm happy to go with roast geese - depending on the stress, it scans as well as chickens. But chickens do have quite long necks, which is noticeable once they are plucked - it's just that we tend to get them ready trussed nowadays so don't see them ...

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 22:08 
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How about mounds for the end of line 7? It has to rhyme with pounds (I think), and it's the best I can come up with, although why it should have iron written on it, I have no idea.

Edited to add are those goats in line 7, which minus the a would be got?


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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 22:16 
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Annied wrote:
How about mounds for the end of line 7? It has to rhyme with pounds (I think), and it's the best I can come up with, although why it should have iron written on it, I have no idea.


Agree it should rhyme with pounds. Don't know where the 'd' fits, though - I'm reckoning the 'd' is left from the end of 'lead - the 'le' used to finish accessible and taking the a out as specified. Unless it's another mistake ...?

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 22:19 
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I hadn't thought about it being lead rather than goat. The last word could be doors in that case the lump of iron being ore. Pity it doesn't rhyme with pounds!!


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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 22:36 
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Yes, I thought of doors to start with - but unless you can think of something else for pounds - 20s after all was a £ in those days ...

ETA - of course! 20 is a score - so '...sold at 3 pence for threescore!'

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
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I think you've cracked it! Respect!

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For a Change

1. Far over the sea where the wallabies grow,
2. And take ..... leaps ?through the air
3. Where ice is unknown and the colour of snow
4. Is the same as it is everywhere.

5. Where oysters are sold at three pence for three scores,
6. Where the fishes are caught ready-cooked;
7. And lie in neat rows on accessible doors,
8. To avoid the..........................pain of being hooked

9. Where apple pies grow ready made on the tree
10. And roast geese are common as flies
11. .........................................................for me
12. And you might let me know where it lies


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2 And take flying? leaps through the air?

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
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2 And take flying? leaps through the air?


Yes! I like that :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Sixth Victorian Puzzle Poem
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cestina wrote:
2 And take flying? leaps through the air?
Yes, sounds (and looks) right to me. And might the fish be lying on accessible shores (leash - a ore + s) to avoid the keen pain of being hooked?


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