Yet More Puzzles in Verse

SPOONERGRAM: A phrase becomes another phrase when the initial sounds in the words are swapped.
Example: ONE = Morse code, TWO = course mowed.

19. SPOONERGRAM (6 6, 7 7)

His radio excitedly reported, “There's a sighting:
A UFO is just above and seems to be alighting!”
“Oh, dear, I'm all undressed and washed; this one last task, then bed.
I can't go out to see the FIRST, alas,” the SECOND said.

20. SPOONERGRAM (6 3, 5 6)

No farce is Wagner's Ring; it is a ONE
Of music, drama. Fearful deeds are done.
The hero, Siegfried, battles mighty odds,

And TWO are played on dwarfs and men by gods.


REBUS: A word or phrase is represented by letters, numbers, or symbols. The word “abalone”–read as “a B alone”–might be represented by:

           B

And the phrase “damper sand”–read as “D, ampersand”–might be represented by:

           D&

21. REBUS (12)

     .

     T = T

My holiday plans have been ruined this year;
I was going to go to the south. But my ANSWER's bill took all my savings away;
Why should he, then, look down in the mouth?

22. REBUS (*6 *4 2 *3)

An F on its side T/IO

See Fred and Ginger southward wing–
In ANSWER they both dance and sing.


ENIGMA: A word or phrase is clued indirectly, as in a riddle.

23. ENIGMA (8)

My first half says I'm one alone,
My second that I'm many;
That's paradoxical, I own–
Makes little sense, if any.

But even worse is yet in store,
For when my halves combine,
Behold! not one, not two or more,
But everything is mine.


Now on to try some puzzles not in verse
…or go back to some earlier puzzles in verse.


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