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Punk whiz 14: state of the pun.

In this mostly easy pun quiz all the answers are states or provinces of the US, Canada or Australia. (4|4) means the answer is a charade of the state's name whose two parts are hints--homophonic puns of words or phrases that are not necessarily 4 and 4 letters. Answers are out back.

1. the oblong state (4)

2. the principal state (5)

3. the cheerful state (414)

4. lots of soft drinks (5|4)

5. a sweater I just got (3 6)

6. inside Deanna Durbin (2|5)

7. a truckload of laundry (7|3)

8. Are a lethal weapon. (2|1|3)

9. I went to a prostitute. (2|1|2.)

10. work at or upon an adit (5|1|3)

11. the scam artist's manners (3|8)

12. a can floating in the ocean (4|5)

13. where fish eggs pass away (5 6)

14. a ridiculous utility vehicle (2|2!)

15. My prize was a Big Foot. (8|1|3.)

16. Gays descend from the sky. (6|4.)

17. a crucial position in football (3|3)

18. the West's sinful deception (3|3|3)

19. cognizant of a wooded valley (3|5)

20. possessor of a mistaken answer (4|3)

21. Be indebted to one's odd color. (5|2|1)

22. an island named after the President (2|5)

23. a fresh-made copper-zinc unlocker (2|4|2)

24. Are you a scam artist--or a scholar? (2|3.)

25. the ungrammmatical state that tins are (4|2.)

26. I'll see if my wife knows the answer. (2|3|1.)

27. to populate a lake in northern Sumatra (3|1|4)

28. a greeting asking after one's health, etc. (3|3?)

29. Anna, please defecate without difficulty. (3|3|3)

30. why everyone is so exhilarated to be there (3|5!)

31. conceited about your writing implements (7|3|2)

32. a big crowd that sits and sneezes in unison (4|4|5)

33. Noah the carpenter's mental preoccupations (3|2|3)

34. Peeve the sick and poorly--but not do it well. (3|5)

35. tending to hide away its knowledge at the edges (3|5)

36. wondering about the reason you're headed home (2|5?)

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ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS

1. Ohio [round at both ends] 2. Maine 3. Maryland [merry land] 4. Minnesota [many soda] 5. New Jersey 6. Indiana 7. Washington 8. Oregon [are a gun] 9. Idaho [I'd a "ho".] 10. Laborador [labour a door] 11. Connecticut [con etiquette] 12. Tennessee [tin asea] 13. Rhode Island [roe die-land] 14. Utah [Ute? Ha!!] 15. Saskatchewan [Sasquatch I won.] 16. Queensland 17. Quebec [key back] 18. Wisconsin [West's con sin] 19. Delaware 20. Arizona [error's owner] 21. Colorado [color odd owe] 22. Alabama [isle Obama] 23. Nebraska [new brass key (Neb. dialect)] 24. Yukon 25. Kansas [Cans is.] 26. Alaska [I'll ask her.] 27. Manitoba [man a Toba] 28. Hawaii [How are ye?] 29. Louisiana [Loo easy, Anna.] 30. Tasmania ['Tis mania!] 31. Pennsylvania [Pencil-vain, you.] 32. Massachusetts [mass achoo sits] 33. Arkansas [ark and saw] 34. Illinois [ill annoy] 35. Kentucky 36. Wyoming [why homing?]

ANIL Perth, Australia

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Author:Anil
Publication:Word Ways
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Date:May 1, 2011
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