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by PhilW
22:30 Fri 28 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

Palindrome Nicely done Mike :D In full: Start: Willow words tin sheep stalk either evaluate hoop? Synonyms: (Witch) words (can) (ewe) (reed) either (weigh) round? (with a slight cheat on the Synonym for the first word)! Homonyms: (Which) words can (you) (read) either (way) round? Answer: Palindrome...
by PhilW
15:15 Fri 28 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

Is another hint out of the question? It has been a while, hasn't it. Ok, big hint; you were very much on the right track with synonyms; also consider how the words sound. Perhaps people find word puzzles less interesting; perhaps this is a poor puzzle. A last set of clues to encourage; answer after...
by PhilW
09:21 Wed 26 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The New Douro - Grand Tasting 02-04 May
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: The New Douro - Grand Tasting 02-04 May

Where is the tasting taking place?

(am guessing "anonymous declaration" may be an auto-correct error? "we've declared a vintage port, but we're not telling you who we are"!)
by PhilW
09:48 Fri 21 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 25
Views: 852

Re: 2015 declarations

Presumably that means no classic Dow 2015? That I recall, I've never seen them bottle both in the same year. Bomfim and Ribeira have been produced in the same year, and Bomfim and "classic" Dow have been produced in the same year (though the Bomfim in this case may only have been for Scandinavian m...
by PhilW
10:21 Mon 17 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:Is another hint out of the question?
It has been a while, hasn't it. Ok, big hint; you were very much on the right track with synonyms; also consider how the words sound.

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by PhilW
22:04 Sat 15 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port corks with branding on the end
Replies: 24
Views: 1123

Re: Port corks with branding on the end

Looking back through this thread, unless it was recorked (which it didn't look like from the image posted), current winner of the "earliest branded on the end of cork VP" is /2alph's GM2004 (presumably bottled 2006/7) - which I had missed with my last summary post (apologies /2alph, and thanks for p...
by PhilW
21:58 Sat 15 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Sounds good to me.
by PhilW
17:29 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time


Old Bridge wrote:Then I think it may have something to do with your feelings about maybe turning 50?
No, I can't see any connection there.

The answer, once the question is understood, is a straightforward one-word answer.
by PhilW
14:46 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

What I ment with writing a questionmark after synonyms, was to clarify if synonyms of the words in the puzzle was the way to go. I did not in any way think that the word synonyms was the answer. I realised that probably wasn't intended as the answer, but was hedging slightly on how much clue to giv...
by PhilW
12:06 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

As it's your turn now :) :
Old Bridge wrote:
10:00 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Synonyms?
"Synonyms" is not the answer to the puzzle.
by PhilW
12:06 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

flash_uk wrote:
10:35 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Does the answer have the same number of letters as the puzzle?
No.
by PhilW
12:05 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:
10:00 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Synonyms?
Not your turn.
by PhilW
09:18 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:
05:58 Thu 06 Apr 2017
Shot in the dark: Anagram?
No, although a relatively close answer; however trying to follow that fact might just obscure solving the puzzle rather than helping.
by PhilW
22:30 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 3793

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

I thought I needed to mention in case of any confusion due to the difference with first post. Sounds like it's all under control - of course - thank you.
by PhilW
22:07 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

What is the answer to the riddle posed by my current signature?
PhilW's signature at time of post wrote:Willow words tin sheep stalk either evaluate hoop?
by PhilW
22:05 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 3793

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

BTW, I realise the food order will have gone in, so I can order when we're there, or if you have the opportunity to update them before that then I would please like:
- Welsh rarebit (for starter)
- Chargrilled sirloin steak (rare) and chips; + a Béarnaise sauce
by PhilW
22:01 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 3793

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Phil - I'd be happy for you to to be a late substitute for Goncalo. Could you get in touch with Tom and adopt the Offley please? I'll drop him an email too. Did you mean the Offley (listed as JK+1's adoption) or the Mackenzie (listed as GM's adoption, per first post)? Happy to adopt whichever, and ...
by PhilW
18:20 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 3793

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

jdaw1 wrote:
15:14 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Do you want me to try (again) for a substitute?
Can it be me?
Unexpectedly, at this late stage I would now be able to attend, and would love to be there. I would be happy to take over adoption of the Mackenzie if that would be simplest or most helpful?
by PhilW
08:20 Wed 05 Apr 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

"Ponte Vecchio Lusso"? (this may or may not be a coffee machine, and/or have been guessed before, but it's the best google has to offer for me!)
by PhilW
15:54 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

Love over Gold - Dire Straits
by PhilW
15:00 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

Oh bugger, I've just realised who it could be.
{taps foot impatiently waiting for another guess from someone, hoping it's not the same}
by PhilW
14:57 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

ZZ Top - Eliminator?
by PhilW
13:06 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

(too many good ones to choose from...)
Madness - Complete Madness?
by PhilW
10:25 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9265
Views: 205670

Re: One quiz at a time

Thriller - Michael Jackson
by PhilW
10:20 Thu 30 Mar 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2009
Views: 189457

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I've rarely seen such a shoddy pile of festering shabbiness, a catastrophic display of inept and cankerous disdain, a disgusting mess which... oh hold on, you said critiqued , not criticised , I'm terribly sorry. Hmm, critiqued or praised, err... Yes, they're lovely, very good show. I think he mean...