NIRLE – LINER
NECHE – HENCE
TUACIQ – ACQUIT
CICIAD – ACIDIC
CARTOON ANSWER: THE REINDEER ATE THE GROWTH ON THE TREE BARK AND WERE – – –
LNHECTII – “LICHEN” IT
Good morning, Everyone! What an enDEERing Puzzle!
🎶”OH, That’s the way, uh-huh, uh-huh..I LIKE IT, uh-huh, uh-huh; That’s the way
Uh-huh, uh-huh I LIKE IT..”🎶
Oh, my DEER…Now THIS is a puzzle to sink your teeth into! Today we have not just the pun, and the play on words, but we have one of those words whose pronunciation can be a double-edged sword! But no matter how we cut it, this is one to ROOT for! I’m going to do the eye candy first. CEDAR cute little squirrel? I’m all..🎶”It had to be YEW”! 🎶 LOL…Our words: Today I think they’re perfectly suited FIR this puzzle. The tiniest bit of a challenge, but we’re not BITING off more than we can CHEW! Going out on a LIMB again, it’s my oPINEion that we’ve seen them before. Except maybe ACIDIC. If we have, Dave’s given it a whole new TEAR! ACQUIT, unfortunately has become an everyday word. You read a paper today, you see ACQUIT! (And HENCE, those acquittals have become FODDER for a lot of late night one-LINERs)! But, I digress…
OAK-Kay, now, INTO the WOODS! Jeff’s giving us two DEERS eating from the BARK of the tree. “It’s good”, …they’re (LIKING) “LICHEN” it! FIR real? WILLOW look at this! LEAF it to him, to give us so MULCH of a TREEt! LICHEN, in a NUTshell, is a combination of fungus and algae that grows on rocks, TREES, and the gravestones of our DEERly departed. (Ironically, it’s alive)! The pronunciation of it, is what I FERNly beLEAF may STUMP us a bit. Not to worry, it’s not overwELMing! ASH and ye shall receive! In American English, we say “LIKEN”, the more POPLAR pronunciation. But, ACORNding to the British, it’s “Li-t-chen”, like kitchen! Let’s be honest, it “looks” like kitchen, right? Who knows, maybe it’s just a matter of TASTE! Maybe we should BRANCH out and use both! WALNUT?
Friday, Everyone! I’m LOVIN’ it! Happy day to all! 🌳🐿 🙋🏻
I wonder if Deer LOGIN???
Good morning, DEER Moose!
Good question! LOL…I have no iDEER!
Running to Church…TREE YEW when I get BUCK! 😉🙋🏻
Have a good day Angela.
You too, Moose. Enjoy! 🙋🏻
O.K. off to see my AUNT LER, she needs a few BUCKS.
ROTFL! I’m LOVIN’ it! You’re definitely out DEER, Moose! I thought it was a real statement for a second! Well, I think it’s very sweet that you help out your DEER ANT LER, and I’m sure she FAWNS over you because of it! Go, and DOE good! 😂🙋🏻
You have a million of them . It BEHOOVES me.–30.
LOL…But you’re a worthy opDOEnent! You’re definitely giving me a taste of my own VENISON! 😉🙋🏻
Moose….Tonight’s dessert? Chocolate MOOSE and Cookie DOE! Have a great night! 😂🙋🏻
The LINER in the bed of his pick-up truck reacted to the ACIDIC content of the fertilizer, HENCE the farmer was angry when a team of lawyers was able to ACQUIT the maker of responsibility for the damage.
For some reason, the words “acquit” and “acidic” gave me pause. Guess my mind is as foggy as the morning here. Solution came easily once I had the words solved. Even though I thought I was familiar with most British pronunciation,I have never heard lichen spoken. But I’ll certainly not pass the BUCK and gladly accept Angela’s information, straight from the DOE’S mouth. And she knows I FAWN over her posts.🙏 🦄🌲
Good morning, Earl. Your sentence today is off the charts! You notice I cheated on Acidic, I didn’t really “use” it in a sentence…but you surely did! It’s exceptionally creative. Major kudos. Lichen, ironically I got straight from the Moose’s mouth! (Just a coincidence, Jumble Moose)! I wasn’t positive, but my pal, Moose, who studied there assured me. (But I did check it out…I’m often accused of not seeing the FOREST for the TREES)! Your puns this morning? I’m still smiling! I aDOEre them, and I DOEn’t think I can thank you enough. ❤️ You’re a DEER, DEER man! Hoping your day is just to your LICHEN! 🙋🏻
solved words failed solution told ya!!!!!
Hey Harry. It’s by no means a common word. Not a fail, more like a pass! On to tomorrow! Hope you have a great day. 🙋🏻
The few times I have seen that word before I pronounced it LEECHIN, no wonder I could not figure out the pun, hon!
Hey Harry, Well there you have it! Thats what I meant when I wrote up my post. Not only isn’t it a commonly used word, it’s a word that’s most likely been mispronounced by so many of us throughout the ages! As far as puns go, Dave aced it today, for sure. It’s a brilliant word play. So like I said, how could it be a fail? Maybe just a tad over par? LOL…see you t’row. Enjoy your night…🙋🏻
Acidic gave me pause but once I got that one the cartoon answer fell into place. Happy Friday everyone !
Hi Betty, At first glance, I thought it was Cicada, these annoying, flying things that we have here. They have this unique, loud sound that drones on and on. Short an “A” though. Then I saw Acidic. I’ll take the acidic any day! Happy Friday to you also!. 🙋🏻
Took me forever to get “acidic” but finally, when I lined up the 8 letters in a row, the answer jumped right out at me.
I’m lichen it too!
Hey Denny, Acidic seems to be the STUMPer of the day. I’m glad you’re also LICHEN today’s puzzle! Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙋🏻
I’ve learned to try ‘IC’ at the end of a word whenever I see those two letters.
Busy day for me, happy that I had no problem with today’s puzzle. Enjoy the day! 🌞
Hi Sue. Cute puzzle, right? Enjoy your day, also! 🙋🏻
What a great pun – made me actually lol.
Tried moss, burl and truffle, then got it. I thought lichens only grew on rocks, but there they are on trees also, and maybe even my shower – haven’t looked lately. Like Garfield’s guy advice – never look up.
Angela – re: your song choice: The comedian Bob Goldthwait once said that he envied the Baby Boomers their music, and for evidence, cited the constant rumors of a Beatles reunion. He said “Nobody in my generation is sitting around asking, ‘Gee, I wonder if KC and the Sunshine Band are going to get back together?’ “
Steve, where’d you get the letters to try Moss and Burl? This is STAGgering! And what pun made you laugh? I’ve been RACKing ’em up all day! 😂🙋🏻
I just thought about moss, burl and truffle before looking at any letters. The LOL came from LICHEN in the puzzle, but you also got me with “Ironically, it’s alive” lichens growing on gravestones. Superb! Let’s remember that one at Halloween.
I felt like a complete idiot. Although i used the word lichen today for may be the first time, ever!
I’m not sure who I’m speaking with, because the name reads Anonymous. But it looks like your avatar, Moose. If it is you, and you’re referring to our word sparring earlier, you gave me a definite run for my money!(My BUCKS)? I enjoyed it immensely. As for Lichen, it may end up the word of the year! …If this isn’t Moose, then to Anonymous, I say the same about Lichen! We’ve beaten the poor word to death! And as for “idiot”? No such word in my vocabulary! Have a great night! 🙋🏻
acidic ,, but diacid is the same letters and is a legal word (it’s in the dictionary)