Says You                                


Last Edited: 09-Jun-2013
A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
A United States word quiz program broadcast on the public broadcasting radio network, Says You is similar to a blend of the UK's My Word! and Call My Bluff.
Broadcast sources are several US NPR stations unless otherwise indicated. Recordings are good unless otherwise indicated.
Panelists:
AD: Alan Dershowitz
AR: Arnie Reisman
BL: Bob Lyons
BN: Barry Nolan
CFF: Carolyn Faye-Fox
CMC: Constance McCashin
DB: David Byrne
DP: Doug Palau
FA: Francine Achbar
FB: Fred Barron
FF: Frank Farrell
FW: Flash Wylie/Wiley
GN: Guy Norris
HR: Harriet Reisen
LS: Lenore Shannon
MH: Murray Horowitz
PL: Paula Lyons
RP: Robert Parker
RY: Robin Young
SM: Stuart Mushlin
SW: Sam Weisman
TK: Tony Kahn
TKP: Tom Kemp
Host: Richard Sher
Writer: Richard Sher and Philip Salkind
Producer: Pipit and Finch/WGBH, Bob Lyons
Production Assistant: Gary Mott, David Williams
Music (often voiced-over by local announcements):
ND: Neo-dactyls (John McGann, Frank Farrell)
DT: Dactyls (John McGann, Frank Farrell, [Peter Barnes])
P3+1: Pick 3 plus 1 (Tom Eaton, Joel Glassman, Wayne Fugate, Tom Schwartz)
P3: Pick 3 (Tom Eaton, Nate Leaf, Pat Conlon, [Nick Aparro])
BBRM: Back Bay Rhythm Makers (Craig Ball, Dave Bragdon, Chris Rathman, Steve Dale)
PPP: Pluperfect and the Past Participles (Lucinda Ellart, John Clark, Matt Glaser, Stu Gunn)

Unclassified Early Shows
Series 7 and 8
Series 9 and 10
Series 11 and 12

Unclassified Early Shows

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
Mar-1996
PILOT
S00e00
Boston, MA
  • Geriatric Sensitivity (age at death): Anne Boleyn (29), Daniel Boone (86), Attila the Hun (42), Pocahontas (22), Florence Nightingale (90), George Armstrong Custer (36)
  • Bluff: morbidazza
  • Anachronisms: Koran, Chapter 13
  • Bluff: Affine
  • Musical References: Maria, On a Street Where You Live, Dolly, Shall We Dance, Mame, Camelot, dames, getting to know you
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Ppp & Dt
29:04, 20450, S
-
S01enn
“first season”
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Richard’s Poor Almanac: no pain no gain, actions speak louder than words, lie down with dogs and rise up with fleas, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, heaven help those who help themselves, fish and guests stink after three days
  • Bluff: crawk
  • Say Cheese: came in bare, rick oughta, provo lone, Monterey jack, as Iago, have Arty, limb burger
  • Bluff: shroff
  • Derivative nonsense: hocus pocus, assassin, juggernaut, chip on the shoulder, donnybrook, posh
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:05, 27275, S
-
S01enn?
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Common Threads: tallest mountains, first films, wrong way, colorful nicknames, Spartacus, capitals of land-locked countries
  • Bluff: truttaceous
  • Says Who: Shakespeare, Gertrude Stein, Casey Stengel, J.P. Morgan, George Bernard Shaw, Joe Kennedy
  • Bluff: puggry
  • What’s the Difference: further/farther, etymologist / entomologist, cemetery/graveyard, luster/luminescence, ape/monkey, first cousin once removed/second cousin
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
29:01, 27216, S
-
S01enn
“first season”
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Cinematic Aphorisms: Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, African Queen, Gandhi, Wrath of Khan, Rainman
  • Bluff: dourine
  • Relative History: fork/spoon, Alps/Rockies, Seth/Shem, Hohenzollerns/Hapsburgs, Lone Ranger/Superman, Davis Cup/World Series
  • Bluff: pursy
  • What Am I Doing: licking a stamp, playing bridge, laying masonry, butterfly stroke, fixing a squeaky door, Tai chi
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:04, 27263, S
-
S01enn
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Two fers: silent Knight, Manilla folder, fowl ball, good deed, French friar, Pole vault
  • Bluff: fantod
  • Musical references: diamonds are a girl’s best friend, If I loved You, it’s the merry month of May, wash that man out of my hair, people will say we’re in love, the lady’s a tramp
  • Bluff: kelpie
  • Derivations: dog days of August, whole nine yards, bandy words with, carpetbaggers, getting down to brass tacks, hold at bay
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:04, 27254, S
-
S01enn
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Vocabularial muscle: abstemious, neologism, factotum, empirical, exigent, hegemony
  • Bluff: guddle
  • Historicus interruptus: Benjamin Harrison, Avignon, the Roundheads, the Volstead Act, The Unequal Treaty of Macau, Loma Prieta earthquake
  • Bluff: lexan
  • American aphorists: Mark Twain, HL Mencken, SJ Perlman, WC Fields, Lenny Bruce, Dan Quayle
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ppp
29:35, 26803, S
-
S01enn
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Roman Recall: e pluribus unum, sic simper tyrannis, nolo contendere, ad hoc, quid pro quo, sine qua non
  • Bluff: roodle
  • People in Places: Jackson Hole Wyoming, Nancy France, Selma Alabama, Cal cutta, Helena Montana, Frederick Maryland
  • Bluff: kelk
  • Fore and Aft: Captain-, -club, -paint, dry-, Johnny-, -line
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
27:50, 26100, S
-
S02enn
2nd season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Definitions and derivations: scruples, make the grade, haywire, no great shakes, Cadillac, over a barrel
  • Bluff: nuncheon
  • Poems with rhododendron, chintz and caboose
  • Bluff: flabellate
  • Melded Movies: On the Beach Blanket Bingo, Paper Moonraker, Call of the Wild Strawberries, Preadtora tora tora, Take the Money and run silent run deep, wait until dark victory, father of the bride of Frankenstein
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher/Bob Lyons
Rust Farm
29:03, 27250, S
-
S01enn
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Derivative Nonsense: cold shoulder, mad as a hatter, red herring, face the music, eating humble pie, peter out
  • Bluff: swedge
  • Odd Man Out: Fallah a Democratic dog, Peanuts a cartoon, Washington not a state capital, emerald isn’t a friend, chicken touches the ground at two places, Pearl Buck didn’t use a nom de plume
  • Bluff: wamble
  • Verse and Stanza: hurricanes hardly home, old folks at home, she got walrus gumboot, when Johnny comes marching home, a model of a modern major general, Bill Bailey come home
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
28:55, 27123, S
-
S01enn
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston:
  • Literal Slang: dark horse, dead ringer, sitting pretty, cry uncle, swan song, stick in the mud
  • Bluff: podzol
  • Analogies: Debbie Reynolds, Mercury, Appomattox, two, Styx, Martha Washington
  • Bluff: morepork
  • Preferred Transportation: dog sled, camel, golf cart, rocket ship, submarine, Staten Island ferry
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl
Ppp
28:22, 26606, S
-
S01enn
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston:
  • Famous Last Words: the rest is silence, Jefferson lives, tomorrow is another day, twas beauty that killed the beast, fetch me my slippers, what’s all this crud about no movie tonight
  • Bluff: jimp
  • Fleeting Glory: Rosie Ruiz, Clara Peller, Megan Marshack, Mathias Rust, Doctor Stephen Ward, Lennie Scutnik, Frank Bank
  • Bluff: sprag
  • Constituent Parts: bagpipes, ear bones, dog, shoe/boot, tire, V8 juice
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
28:02, 26296, S
-
S01enn
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Derivations: sour grapes, going on strike, your name is Mudd, eavesdropping, white elephant, crocodile tears
  • Bluff: fimetarious
  • Advertising: where’s the beef?, mother I’d rather do it myself, my wife I think I’ll keep her, kills bugs dead, put a tiger in your tank, reach out and touch someone, I can’t believe I ate the whole thing
  • Bluff: trinkle
  • That’s about the Size of It: paper, needles, champagne bottles, meat, barrels/casks, degrees of drunkenness
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
29:02, 27229, S
-
S01enn
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Definitions and Derivations: bailiwick, imprimatur, aegis, phlegmatic, proscenium, grok
  • Bluff: cacafuego
  • What Did I Just Say: haste makes waste, a rolling stone gathers no moss, don’t put all your eggs in one basket, loose lips sink ships, you can’t judge a book by its cover, if at first succeed try try again
  • Bluff: hoove
  • What’s the Difference: continuous/continual, discreet/discrete, dock/pier, pier/wharf, quasi/pseudo, euphemism/euphuism
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Rp
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
29:01, 27206, S

-
S01enn
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Vocabularial Muscle: rodomontade, fillip, opprobrium, horripilation, salubrious, propinquity
  • Bluff: tzigane
  • Adjacencies: out out damn spot, two roads diverged in a yellow wood, a thing of beauty is a joy forever, she walks in beauty like the night, man’s reach should exceed his grasp, in the spring a young man’s fancy turns to love
  • Bluff: zehner
  • What’s the Difference: effervescence/evanescence, turbid/turgid, gourmet/gourmand, different/diffident, ethics/morals, epigram/epigraph
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl
Ppp
28:37, 26836, S
-
S02enn
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • People in Places: Mann delay, Can Berra, Johan’s ice berg, rich man, nude Eli, Know Him Alaska
  • Bluff: squit
  • Hard Scrabble: pacific/arctic, march/may/august, mercury/earth/mars, turkey/china/japan, grant/carter/ford/bush/pierce, butte/boulder/buffalo
  • Bluff: zarf
  • Front to Back: para-, -ous, ecto-, -al, syn-, -ine
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dactyls1
29:04, 27259, S
-
S02enn
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Where’s My Line: DEW line, Mason-Dixon line, long grey line, line of demarcation, short line, morning line
  • Bluff: dunch
  • [Arnie’s round] Common Threads: books with wind, wizards, exiles, all drowned, plays made into musicals, all Newmans, pairs dying on the same day
  • Bluff: hewgag
  • Little Stinkers: Ishmael’s life preserver, Economy, Geoffrey of Monmouth, T.S. Eliot, Deerslayer/Pathfinder/Hawkeye, Great Gatsby
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Art Buchwald-Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dactyls
28:52, 27074, S
-
S02enn
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Says Who? Sir Walter Scott, Ogden Nash, Aristotle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Martin Luther King, Daniel Webster
  • Bluff: dukduk
  • What’s the Difference? Assault/battery, ultimate/penultimate, fruit/vegetable, frantic/frenetic, homberg/derby, history/historiography
  • Bluff: rotacism
  • Personifications: Napoleon, Spoonerism, Zepplin, Silhouette, Macadam, Bowdlerism, Diesel
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Alan Dershowitz- Pl
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dactyls
28:57, 27154, S
-
S02enn
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Name that Tome (Autobiographies): Timothy Leary, Fred Decorvis, Gilda Radner, Mel Torme, Blackwell, Gordon Liddy
  • Bluff: bumf
  • Connections: archway/wayward, motorcar/carport, scatterbrain / brainwave, salad dressing/dressing room, warfare/farewell, armpit / pitbull, dustpan/pancake, buttermilk/milkman
  • Bluff: lallation
  • Connect the Dots: Appian Way, Appalachian Trail, Broadway, Alaska Pipeline, San Andreas Fault, Chisholm Trail
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Pl
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dactyls
28:08, 26383, S
-
S02enn
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston:
  • Mnemonic Memory: Every good boy deserves fudge, Roy G Biv, my very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas, divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survived, king Philip came over from Germany somehow, hesheityouweithey
  • Bluff: matzoon
  • Village Idiom: making dew, mincing words, float alone, turning over a new leaf, crying fowl, tripping the light fantastic, cornering the market
  • Bluff: haustus
  • Sounds Familiar: double entendre, sturm und drang, doppelganger, denouement, weltschmerz, roman a cle
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Pl
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ppp
29:00, 27192, S
-
S02enn
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston:
  • Bit Parts: Citizen Kane, Godfather I, It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Blazing Saddles, Apocalypse Now
  • Bluff: vrille
  • What’s the Difference? Condensed/evaporated milk, warranty / guarantee, intercede/intervene, illusion/delusion, suppress/repress, mawkish/maudlin
  • Bluff: whillywha
  • Sing You Sinners: Racetrack Polka, Can Can, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstances, Mendelssohn Wedding March, Light Cavalry, Funeral March
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Ry- Pl
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ppp
29:03, 27238, S
-
S02enn
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston:
  • Diacritical Mass: cedilla, macron, umlaut, breve, circumflex, tilde
  • Bluff: whiffler
  • Euphumismitis: perch on one’s patella, scapular lacrimentation, fasten one’s filtrum, ciliary spasm, pedal portal interjection, mandibular pigmented filament
  • Bluff: pensum
  • Fear: tachophobia, phasmophobia, cynophobia, onomatophobia, papaphobia, ergophobia
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs
Ppp
28:58, 27166, S
-
S02enn
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • What I am I Doing: patch with a double cut, drag a knee, swimming strokes, check for hair in the gate, holding the downward dog, execute a Cuban 8
  • Bluff: gangava
  • Mottos: lux et veritas, think, wohelo, the toughest job you’ll ever love, eureka, he profits most who serves best
  • Bluff: fard
  • There are no small roles: Romeo and Juliet, Waiting for Godot, Glass Menagerie, Arsenic and Old Lace, Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs
Ppp
28:34, 26783, S
-
S02enn
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Literal Slang: gypsy moth, busy bee, on the lam, green thumb, bill to pay, drunk as a skunk
  • Bluff: milver
  • Triple Homonyms: bowl//boll/bole, caret/carrot/caret, vial/vile / viol, burrow/borough/burro, way/weigh/whey, peek/peak/pique, byte/bite/bight
  • Bluff: groak
  • A Pleasure in Words: trivia, impediment, companion, influenza, rendezvous, peninsula
Francine Achbar, Fw-Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs
Ppp
28:37, 26839, S
-
snnenn
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Verbatim Vernacular: doozy, Frisbee, guy, toady, backlog, OK
  • Bluff: climp
  • Incorrect Sentences: subjunctive, dangling participle, number agreement, objective/possessive, subject, objective
  • Bluff: gweekgwak
  • Tarentella Smarantella: tango, jig, waltz, reel, hornpipe, polka
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Cmc-Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Rs/(Ps)
Ppp
29:01, 27207, S
-
?? I-01
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Rhyme Time: cook book, real deal, spring fling, bright mite or nit wit, deep sleep, lucky duck, blame game
  • Bluff: siffleuse
  • Where’s My Line: slug line, fall line, line of mercury, rat line, desire line, plimsoll line
  • Bluff: frass
  • Common Threads: in the sky, in a bottle, tossed, never seen, Katherine Hepburn roles
Ry-Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Neodactyls
29:03, 27244, S
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?? I-02
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Definitions and Derivations: straight from the horse’s mouth, proud as punch, the third degree, jeep, soap opera, jump on the bandwagon
  • Bluff: curglaff
  • What Am I Doing? Publishing, plumbing, speeding, golfing, CPR, “back the chalk in the gumbo because he’s a slop eating fool” = play the favorite because he likes a muddy track
  • Bluff: nacket
  • Two-fors: prima dona, brisquet, profiteering, sacher torte, reese’s pieces, borne Toulouse
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Nd
29:00, 20443, S
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?? I-03
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Rerun Amok : My Three Sons, Dick Van Dyke, F Troop, Dobie Gillis, Gunsmoke, Leave It to Beaver, Green Acres, Bob Cummings Show
  • Bluff: moop
  • Random reference: gubernatorial salaries, prerequisites for naturalization, state songs, outrunning beasts, public holidays in all 50 states, Miss Americas from the same state
  • Bluff: pilgarlic
  • Pleasure in words: recalcitrant, sarcophagus, crestfallen, dilemma, gregarious, pentecostal
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:03, 27243, S
-
?? I-04
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Origins of Terms: butterscotch, sweepstakes, thespian, funnybone, bigwig, haberdasher
  • Bluff: boyg
  • Shopping Puns: let us, butt her, yo Gert, catch up, band aids, pine Apple, sham Pooh
  • Bluff: tittle
  • Who Does What? Boxing Day, Walpurgisnacht, Maundy Thursday, swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, Midnight Madness
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:57, 27142, S
??
I-05
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Well Chosen Words: the world will little note or remember what we say here, thus conscience doth make cowards of us all, in war there can be no substitute for victory, I may have had a tough break, let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred, frankly I think you are so far apart (Lloyd Bentsen)
  • Bluff: babbing
  • All the News That Fits: pyrrhic victory, stygian depths, feckless friend, promethean effort, halcyon days, protean figure
  • Bluff: chonk
  • Slaves to Fashion: plus fours, capuchin, shearling, cloche, gaiters, djellabah
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ry
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:13, 27395, S
-
I-06
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Definitions and Derivations: hornswoggle, cockles of the heart, claptrap, four flusher, send up the river, clue
  • Bluff: izles
  • B-List: John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut jr., Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leo Tolstoy
  • Bluff: gloze
  • Uniqueities: John 11:35, San Francisco cable cars, James Buchanan/Grover Cleaveland/Ronald Reagan, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, Rembrandt’s Night Watch, George Spellman
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Ppp
28:54, 20326, S
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I-07
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Literal Latin: sic transit Gloria mundi, incunabula, tabula rasa, ne plus ultra, sub rosa, infra dignitatum
  • Bluff: verso
  • Why Do I Like Thee?: pattern recognition
  • Bluff: probang
  • Body Parts of Speech: phalange the perp, clavicle the culpability, tarsus the tariff, pollux solicitation, practice osteo elevation, extra ciliate, practice cranial piedmont vectoring
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:08, 20492, S
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I-08
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Addenda: grand cru, jones, hodad, intrapreneur, rolfing, Oort cloud
  • Bluff: quonking
  • Who Invented What? Bifocals/Franklin, Hilliard/circuit breaker, pendulum/Galileo, King Gillette/safety razor, Robert Fulton/torpedo, Eiffel/wind tunnel
  • Bluff: epact
  • Critical Crudite: L’il ABarry Nolaner, Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Peter Pan, I am a Camera
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:58, 20379, S
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I-09
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Sports Terms: play for keeps, to get a rise out of something, to win hands down, put up your dukes, first string, taxi squad
  • Bluff: fubsy
  • Homophonies: moose mousse, cellar seller, bored board, ceiling sealing, doe dough, cereal serial, heard herd
  • Bluff: snurge
  • Arboreal terms: glade, glen, grove, copse or coppice, bocage, sward
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Ry
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:54, 20333, S
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I-10
??:
  • Mything the Point: narcissism, echo, tantalize, nemesis, lexander, chaos
  • Bluff: chelp
  • Homophonies: steal steel, heal heel, days daze, see sea, dual duel, aloud allowed
  • Bluff: coomkie
  • Says Who: America love it or leave it, good intentions are invariably ungrammatical, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, man’s inhumanity to man, really where does she find them, never look back something may be gaining on you
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Ry
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Mh
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Bbrm
29:03, 20430, S
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I-11
??:
  • Word Derivations: disaster, humility, confident, supercilious, preposterous, dismal
  • Bluff: trank
  • Pest Picture: Pain Man, Dunces with Wolves, Cod Father, Silence of the Lamps, My Hair Lady, Peer Hunter, All about Ewe
  • Bluff: loppy
  • Picture in a 1000 words of less: Christina’s World, Goya’s Firing Squad, Grand Jatte, Toulouse-Lautrec Can-can, Nighthawks (Edward Hopper), Winslow Homer’s The Fog Warning
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Ry
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Bbrm
29:04, 20447, S
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I-12
??:
  • Addenda: WYSIWYG, nouvelle cuisine, acrolect, Peter Principle, adhocracy, glyph
  • Bluff: sish
  • A Rag by any other Name: mugging oliver, communist manifesto, inexpensive competent auto repairmen, end of Ms West’s bullring aspirations, fee for excessive egoism, neck knot may not hold, what Topper called his multiuse sun screen
  • Bluff: bombo
  • What’s the Difference?: rock/stone, quarry/mine, supine / prone/prostrate, yield/merge, flaunt/flout, brass/bronze
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Fa
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Bbrm
28:55, 20336, S
-
I-13
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Inamorati: Tess Trueheart, Nanky Poo, Anna Miller, Richard Blaine, Beauregard Pickett Jackson Burnside, Georges Sand
  • Bluff: gork
  • Shakespearean Cryptic Clues: El Senor, Jewel-less Caesar, Fall Staff, Dunce Inane, A Gin Court, Guild in Stern, Oath Hello
  • Bluff: squdge
  • Odd Man Out
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Harriet Reisen
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Dt
28:59, 20381, S
-
I-14
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • What’s the Difference?: infer/imply, van Dyke/goatee, solipcism/solecism, frog/toad, pony/colt, flammable / inflammable
  • Bluff: friggle
  • Says Yew: Will owes, Douglas furs, hem lock, copper beech, chest nut, Red would, Red cedar
  • Bluff: kreep
  • Ins and Outs: Love Story, The Fountainhead, 1984, Little Women, On the Road, Anna Karenina
  • PS: Robert Fulton and the torpedo, sub rosa
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:49, 20274, S
-

I-15

2nd season

Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Vocabularial Muscle: cynosure, ergonomics, littoral, foment, pusillanimous, syllogism
  • Bluff: fample
  • Two fers: ballet high, dally ants, a Serb Bic, way fairer, heart beat, Rio stat, BB king
  • Bluff: glock
  • Crayola colors: mauve, vermillion, puce, chartreuse, ecru, cerulean
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:03, 20430, S
-
I-16
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Common Proper Nouns: palooka, milquetoast, jerry-built, Davy Jones’ locker, blarney, checkmate
  • Bluff: drook
  • Darned Good Lyrics: 42nd Street, Thank Heaven for Little Girls, Plenty of Nothin’, Surrey with the Fringe on Top, The End of the Storm, I’ve Got Rhythm
  • Bluff: tartine
  • Philosophy Titles: Thoreau, Freud, Rousseau, Machaivelli, Nietsche, Sartre
Fw-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:06, 20473, S
-
I-17
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • What’s the Difference: basement/cellar, buffalo/bison, promenade/esplanade, jam/jelly, dinner/supper, coast/shore
  • Bluff: barm
  • Mother Goose’s Blotter Entries: TomTom the Piper’s Son, Little Miss Muffet, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Old Woman in a Shoe, GeorgyPorgy, Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Bluff: ylem
  • Character Studies: Harry Angstrom, Roy Hobbs, Frank Skeffington, Willie Stark, Homer Simpson, Delores Hayes
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Mh
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:55, 20342, S
-
I-18
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Math Made Sleazy: rhombus/square, rational and irrational numbers, obtuse/acute angles, scalen/isosceles triangle, median/mean, parallelogram/trapezoid
  • Bluff: embranglement
  • Book ‘em Dano: Tom Joad, Charles Darney, Bertram Kates, Tom Robinson, Stephen Merrick, Jabez Stone
  • Bluff: cosher
  • Recreational Terms: cesta, googly, masse, telemark, Baltimore chop, veronica
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:08, 20494, S
-
I-19
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Odd Man Out: Nashville/Carolina/Baltimore / Pennsylvania Station, Iowa City/Michigan City/ Texas City/NYC, baffy / brassie / mashie / spoon, ants/scorpions/spiders/mites, Boris Karloff / Bela Lugosi / Lon Chaney / Claude Rains, Cy Young / Jim Palmer / Catfish Hunter/ Roger Clemons
  • Bluff: sillyhow
  • Homophonies: thyme time, dear deer, tacks tax, current currant, stationary stationery, prince prints, lessen lesson
  • Bluff: fug
  • Dressy Derivations: through smoke, prepare for the sun, cosmetics, Milan/millinery, fastened in front, Palestine area
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:04, 20441, S
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
-
2nd season
I-20
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Addenda: luddite, algorithm, skiffle, circadian, emoticon, pugil stick
  • Bluff: winklepicker
  • What’s the Difference: hassock/ottoman, vilify/excoriate, compose/comprise, forgery/plagiarism, spurious/specious, pertinent/pertinacious
  • Bluff: rollmop
  • Type casting: winds, yoyo tricks, anchors, colors of Great Danes, bugle calls, woodpeckers
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:00, 20394, S
-
I-21
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • Test of Faith: karma, dharma, apochrypha, Asgard, Limbo, hadj
  • Bluff: pipple
  • Homophonies: peak peek, missed mist, tee tea, waive wave, pax pacts, weather whether, suite sweet
  • Bluff: ribe
  • Pen pals: penucci, pentatuch, pennon, penumbra, penury, pentimento
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Hr
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:59, 20389, S
-
I-22
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • What’s the Difference: everlasting/eternal, unorganized / disorganized, slogan/motto, urban/urbane, stocks/pillory, sewage/sewerage
  • Bluff: cloop
  • Places Everybody: jib alter, can Kuhn, ark tick, cape Horne, sass cartoon, Cher noble, Saran Yeti plain
  • Bluff: nanninose
  • There’s No Questions Like Show Questions: ecdysiast, break a leg, annie lexan, top banana, marquee, lex ex machine
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Ls
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:04, 20445, S
-
I-23
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
“starts off the year”
  • Vocabularial Muscle: jejune, physiognomy, eschatological, sobriquet, piquant, lugubrious
  • Bluff: fliffis
  • Capitol Idea: car ackers, hell’s inky, brr Lynn, beige inc., car tomb, singer pour, key toe
  • Bluff: eustacy
  • What’s the Difference? Bouquet/nosegay, dilatory/desultory, less/fewer, peccadillo/idiosyncrasy, boulevard/avenue, coincidence/irony
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Rs/(Ps)
(Rs/Bl, Gm)
Ppp
28:47, 27000, S
-
I-24
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Once Upon a Time: La Belle Epoch, Age of Reason, Renaissance, Dark Ages, Industrial Revolution, Crusades
  • Bluff: snool
  • Odd Man Out: flightless birds, currency, board games, years in movie titles, wooden prostheses
  • Bluff: roop
  • Pardon My French: faux pas, la mo juste, comme il faut, sans souci, pied a terre, mise-en-scene
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
(Richard Sher/Philip Salkind)
(Rs/Bl, Gm)
Nd
29:07, 20481, S
-
I-25
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • What’s the Difference? Pedagogue/demagogue, flotsam / jetsam, obviate/obfuscate, panegyric/panacea, apostate/ apostle, cardinal/ordinal
  • Bluff: pedaliter
  • Horrible Chemistry Puns: elect ron, Cal see him, bore on, night rate, cent refuge, cattle list, hi lexan
  • Bluff: ramch
  • Slinging hash: drag one through Georgia, breath, bossy in a bowl, mother and child reunion, baled hay, George Washington
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Ry
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Nd
29:00, 29199, S
??
Near Christmas
in music
I-26
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Where in the World: Klondike, Silk Road, Barbary Coast, Canyon of Heroes, Spanish Main, doldrums
  • Bluff: zugzwang
  • Constituent Parts: Chicago Seven, Macbeth witches’ brew, seven liberal arts, Abbott and Costello’s baseball team, seven deadly virtues, seven hills of Rome
  • Bluff: oxster
  • Picture in 1000 Words: The Creation of Adam, The Syndics of the Clothmakers Guilds, The Persistence of Memory, Roseate Spoonbill, Whaam!, Arrangement in Gray and Black
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:07, 20481, S
-
I-27
5th season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Going to the Dogs: mall tease, bee gall, ’s et here, Doberman pincher, bouvier of Flanders, pit bull, Great pair of knees
  • Bluff: coggins
  • Addenda: gemutlichkeit, background radiation, superfecta, fra Diablo, striking price, additive inverse
  • Bluff: gedunk
  • Says Who? HL Mencken, Sam Goldwyn, Robert Benchley, Mae West, Art Buchwald, Ogden Nash
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dt
29:06, 20471, S
-
I-27a
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Type Casting: booth, pipe, piano, fishing lures, star, mushroom, typeface
  • Bluff: omphaloskepsis
  • Old Trades and Occupations: couranteer, aeromancer, bellow farmer, enrober, tazzler, tabularis
  • Bluff: conation
  • You de Man: Man who Knew too Much, Man who Shot Liberty Valence, Man who would be King, Man who came to dinner, Man in the gray flannel suit, Man who fell to Earth
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Murray Horowitz, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Fractals
29:06, 27220, S
-
I-28
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • Definitions and Deviations: chauffeur, ostracize, dilapidate, bonfire, ouija, salary
  • Bluff: mopus
  • Shakesperean Cryptic Clues: oath hello, mid Somer Knight’s dream, troyless and Cressida, pair of Klees, cymbal lean, achoo like it, tight as Anne-ron-n-gus
  • Bluff: dap
  • A Picture in 1000 Words: The Potato Eaters, Dejunier celebre, Snap the Whip, Proportional Study of a Man…, The Daughters of Edward D. Flatt, Where Are WE coming From…
Tony Kahn, Harriet Reisen, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Murray Horowitz Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Murray Horowitz /Bob Lyons, Gary Mott
Dactyl
29:06, 27287, S
-
I-29
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Unforgettable characters: macropod, phallocrat, dentriloquist, luftmensch, ancilla, lachrymist, internuncio
  • Bluff: goonch
  • Descriptive passages: On the Waterfront, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, The Producers, My Fair Lady, Philadelphia
  • Bluff: dibble
  • Analogies: Attucks:Boston::Cox:?, Dallas::LBJ:Buffalo:?, Ruth:Riley::Fats:?, Norgay:Hilary::Titov:?, Droit:gauche::dextrous:?, Alfred Terry:George Custer::Carpathia:?
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:01, 27212, S
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
??
II-01
3nd season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Express Yourself: press the panic button, get the hang of something, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbug bites, riding roughshod over someone, eye teeth, everything is socked in
  • Bluff: haimsucken
  • Cryptic Cities: Washington, Petaluma, Sheboygan, San Diego, Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Baton Rouge, Chattanooga
  • Bluff: aflocht
  • Envelope please: Caldicott medal, Hugo award, Patsy award, Juno award, Hugh M. Hefner award, Langley award
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:01, 27211, S
??
II-02
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • A Pleasure in Words: dicker, hermetic, calculate, engross, parlor, conspiracy
  • Bluff: dindle
  • Demotions: derailed/derided, described, debated, devoted, debased, destabilized
  • Bluff: dimps
  • 3-2-1: rumble, pepper, raw, thumb, fool, deposit, hook
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisen
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
28:59, 27184, S
??
II-03
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Uniqueities: strength, geographic positioning of Alaska, book of Esther, Fred and Wilma Flintstone’s bedroom, seats 11A and 11F in a 737, 1948 Biffle Poll
  • Bluff: Sclaff
  • What’s the Dickens: Pick Sick Papers, Christmas Carom, Groat Expectations, Bleat House, Olive or Twist (or Little Dorito), Tale of Two Cuties, Old Curiosity IHOP
  • Bluff: bombus
  • Constituent parts: dog, loom, window, Swiss Army knife, saddle, castle, glacier
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dt
29:06, 27288, S
??
II-04
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Play by the Rules: top me for a double, ten point must system, infield fly rule, good lexander makes you squopped, a goofy footer, the Gastineau rule
  • Bluff: tiffin
  • It Could Be Verse: 4-line poems including Daffodil, browse, forklift
  • Bluff: spang
  • Melded Movies: The Music Who Shot Liberty Valence, …
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Gm
Dt
29:07, 27306, S
??
II-05
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference? Enervate/innervate, amend/emend, insure/ensure, venal/venial, distinguish/differentiate, swamp/marsh
  • Bluff: plunther
  • False Compound Words: flag-rant, surf-aces, must-ache, carp-entry, peru-sing, mist-rust, stag-nation
  • Bluff: wit-wall
  • Art on Radio: Sleeping Gypsy, The Gleaners, The Treachery of Images, Las Maninas, La Goulou, Surrounded Islands
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:05, 20459, S
??
II-06
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Addenda: sysop, garconiere, fake book, aromatherapy, dagwood, fractal
  • Bluff: snoove
  • Run-on Names: Al Gore-Vidal-Sassoon, Louise Fletcher-Christian-Dior, Raul-Julia-Child-Hassam, Rube-Paul-Desmond-Tutu, Babe-Ruth-Gordon-Lightfoot, Phyllis-George-Washington-Irving-Berlin, Patrick-Henry-Aaron-Burr-Tilstrom
  • Bluff: nobble
  • Do-Wop My Baby Ooh: lines from Do-Wop songs
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:10, 20509, S
??
II-07
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Etymology Schmtymologist: oy vay, schmooze, tsouris, zaftig, kibbitz, kvetch
  • Biofictionary: Peyo
  • Odd Man Out: “Boots” Sinatra, hamburger, LBJ, no Red Farm, no black crab, iced tea
  • Biofictionary: Tsogzolmaa
  • Dumdum Wordplay: papa dodo, tsetse BB, chichi bonbon, poopoo cancan, mahimahi tartare, cocoa chouchou, lulu choochoo
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:06, 20472, S
??
II-08
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions: sophistry, phrontistery, effulgent, concupiscence, tabula rossa, plenipotentiary
  • Bluff: barff
  • What a character! Julia Roberts, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Humphrey Bogart, Diane Keaton, Kevin Spacey, Angela Bassett
  • Bluff: dvandva
  • No Man’s Land: hate tea, hayes’ oars, alka trash, Martin eek, Tess mania, surreal Anka, pang go pang go
Mh-Ls-Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Cmc-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs
Dt
29:06, 20468, S
??
II-09
5th season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference? Huff/snit, galoot/palooka, elevation/altitude, crepe/blintz, eon/era, maze/labyrinth
  • Bluff: yannigan
  • Homophonies: mussel muscle, reads reeds, discussed disgust, bunt bunt, mustered mustard, phlox flocks, summery summary
  • Bluff: skish
  • I’m Feeling a Little Disney: Some Day My Prince Will Come, Under the Sea, Beauty and the Beast, ChimChiminey…, We Are Siamese, When You Wish Upon a Star
Tony Kahn, Ls-Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs
Dt
29:06, 20467, S
Recording LOST
-
II-10
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • I Got Your Father Right Here: Bill Monroe, Alex Osborn, Messenger, Louis Cyr, Antoine Lavoisier, Edward Bernais
  • Bluff: jupon
  • Reunion Trivia: most Academy Awards, most famous non-American to try out for the Washington Senators, shortest printed title best seller, mismatched socks, plus as a preposition, displacement of water
  • Bluff: loof
  • Dads in Song: a papa oo mau mau, O Mein Papa, Papa’s got a brand new bag, Ol Man River, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, You’re a Mean Old Daddy
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Cmc-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs, Dw
Crabgrass
29:07,20481 , S
Recording LOST
-
II-11
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • The Root of All Evil: Fannie Mae, brassage, arbitrage, Dow Jones
  • ages, going long/going short, pro forma
  • Bluff: cloit
  • Op Cit.: Magna Carta, Communist Manifesto, I Ching, Origin of the Species, Theory of the Leisure Class, Future Shock
  • Bluff: clavigure
  • Adjacencies: In Flanders Field, Ode to Grecian Urn, In Memoriam, Tyger, The Wasteland, The Second Coming
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:07, 20478, S
Recording LOST
-
II-12
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Math Mischief: co sign, tan gent, logger rhythm, algae bra, hi pot and noose, gee I’m a tree, de-nominator, I saws Elise
  • Bluff: skinker
  • Diminutives: cello, bus, pub, taxi, pants, mob
  • Bluff: furtum
  • Summer’s Coming: mint julep, hottest temperature, corn growing, name 5 things worn only in summer, undertow/rip tide, SPF30/SPF15
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Cmc-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs, Dw
Crabgrass
29:05, 20454, S
Recording LOST
-
II-13
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Legends of Science: Pythagoras, Archimedes, Copernicus, Newton, Marie Curie, Einstein
  • Bluff: leep
  • Quick Change: cot/cat, defend/depend, revive/revile, commenced/commented, tillage/village, class/clasp, cleaner/gleaner
  • Bluff: fossick
  • Sounds Familiar: Mies van der Rohe, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mao Tse-Tung, Sherman, Barry Goldwater, HL Mencken
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Gn
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:03, 20429, S
Recording LOST
-
II-14
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: putting on the dog, blowing hot and cold, contretemps, cuckold, devil’s advocate, out of touch
  • Bluff: oppidan
  • What’s My Middle Name? Elton-John-Wayne-Newton, Jesse-James-Cameron-Diaz, Spike-Lee-Marvin-Hamlisch, Sandy-Dennis-Franz-Liszt, Gene-Arthur-Godfrey-Cambridge, Steve-Martin-Luther-King-Kong, Eva-Marie-Saint-Nicholas-Cage
  • Bluff: melch
  • Bit of the Bubbly: on the bubble, bubble gum pink, bubble and squeak, bubble bubble toil and trouble, Bub, bubble top Impala
Sw-Ls-Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs, (Dw?)
Crabgrass
29:04, 20450, S
Recording LOST
-
II-15
3rd season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • A Pleasure in Words: mortgage, ferocious, gargoyle, lieutenant, campaigns, googol
  • Bluff: ula-ula
  • Nature’s Wonders: terriers, butterflies, clouds, whales, turtles, forests, owls
  • Bluff: snook
  • Odd Man Out: blitzen, Bunker Hill, cupids, amazons, brick, Tahiti
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Dp
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:08, 20487, S
Recording LOST
??
II-16
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Natural Surroundings: savannah, arroyo, estuary, butte, steppe, lea
  • Bluff: dak
  • Initial Misgivings: TS Eliot, JD Salinger, PG Wodehouse, HG Wells, EM Forster, CS Lewis
  • Bluff: aporia
  • Unsporting Metaphors: in the paint, move the chains, to voit someone, put up a snowman, to bring home a Christmas tree, bacon in the pan
Barry Nolan-Ls-Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:03, 20417, S
??
II-17
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • A Pleasure in Words: jeopardy, zodiac, legend, virtuous, ecology, glitz
  • Bluff: rool
  • State the Capital: containing “city”, named after a president, letter “u” twice, state and capital beginning with the same letter, two most and least populous, directional extreme
  • Bluff: smift
  • TV or not TV: Gilligan’s Island, Brady Bunch, Sgt. Bilko, Peyton Place, Mary Tyler Moore, Mission Impossible, Welcome Back Kotter, Flintstones
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Ls
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:01, 20467, S
??
II-18
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Errors of grammar, syntax, …: Rather unique, different than, between the weeks, chomping at the bit, tells it as it is, run the gauntlet
  • Bluff: desticate
  • Melded movies: Raging Bull Durham, How Green Was My Valley of the Dolls, Great Hope and Glory, His Girl Friday the 13th, Shakespeare in Love and Death, An Officer and a Gentleman’s Agreement, Stalag 17age Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Bluff: mease
  • Biblical adjacencies: can leopard change his spots, beating swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks, cast not your pearls before swine, consider the lilies of the field, wolves in sheep’s clothing, no man can serve two masters, for the love of money is the root of all evil
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Rust Farm
29:03, 27245, S
Some fuzz
??
II-18a
3rd season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Definitions and derivations: beat the band, at beck and call, through the grapevine, gangbusters, cut of one’s jib, born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth
  • Bluff: imbriferous
  • Initial Misgivings: WE Brooks, CE Estlin, HL David, HA Edward, BM James, JP Sydney
  • Bluff: jirbel
  • Odd Man Out: clarinet, pig’s ear, Hundred Years War, forks, Eli Whitney, Knights Templar
Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Dactyls
28:56, 27132, S
??
II-19
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Addenda: red shirt, saltimbuoco, negative option, gorp, brannock device, octothorp
  • Bluff: whinnock
  • They Also Serve: Maltese Falcon, Ben-Hur, Treasure Island, Ivanhoe, From Here to Eternity, Sun also Rises, Hotel New Hampshire
  • Bluff: nosism
  • Lyrics: Wooly Booly, Teeny Weeny Bikini, 16 Tons, Tea for Two, Silhouettes, She Loves You
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs/Bl, Gm
Rust Farm
29:07, 20480, S
??
back to school
II-20
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • Pop Quiz: 10000/1000+2, 14/2x9, 39-11/7, 3x6+451, 95-75+8, 600/60-10
  • Bluff: aegrotat
  • Educational Etymology: curriculum, matriculate, sabbatical, semester, baccalaureate, emeritus
  • Bluff: onding
  • Be Still My Schoolish Heart: Don’t know much about history, three little maids from school, me and Julio down by the schoolyard, Harper Valley PTA, teacher’s teaching the golden rule, reading writing and ’rithmetic
Mh-Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Cmc-Sw-Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs, Dw
Dt
29:04, 20449, S
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
??
II-21
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Boston:
  • Nothing to Fear: spectrophobia, osmophobia, barophobia, doraphobia, hodophobia, scopophobia
  • Bluff: jectigation
  • Crass Menagerie: kinkajou, newt, gavial, mongoose, dicksissel, coatimundi
  • Bluff: catface
  • Paired Authors
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar
Arnie Reisman, Murray Horowitz, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Dactyls
29:04, 20442, S
??
II-22
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Boston:
  • What’s the Difference: jealousy/envy, almost/nearly, rhythm/ beat, answer/response, lurid/tawdry, beer/ale
  • Bluff: barmecide
  • And Baby Makes Three: Great Lakes, The Eagles, Natchez, First 5 Baseball Hall of Famers, Earps and Holliday, pesto, last states admitted
  • Bluff: itaiitai
  • No but I Saw the Movie: Animal Farm, Catch-22, Postman always Rings Twice, Beloved, Tender Is the Night, Slaughter House Five
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Mh
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind/Ar,
Rs
Dactyls
29:06, 20469, S
??
II-23
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • Definitions and Derivations: eternal verities, Old Guard, pillar of the community, big honcho, square meal, touch and go
  • Bluff: dunderfunk
  • Two-fers: pick nick, feel a mint, miner’s pill, buy for Kate, pump Ken, sell abrasion, ceiling whacks
  • Bluff: wanigan
  • Auteur Theory: Billy Wilder, Vincent Minelli, John Huston, Barry Levenson, Sydney Lemet, Sidney Pollock
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Cmc-Sw-Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind,
Rs, Dw
Dactyls
29:06, 20469, S
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
??
III-01
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Tastes Sorta Like Chicken: shad roe, cockaleekie, Long Island iced tea, western and eastern omelets, apple pan dowdie, po’ boys
  • Bluff: puggle
  • Odd Man Out: bridge/hearts/golf/cross-country running, oak/maple/plum/magnolia, Ford/Williams/spats/tuxedo, George Washington/Earl Hines/Rocky Mountains /Mississippi River, gunpowder/baking powder/talcum powder /curry powder, Harvard/Cornell/Dartmouth/ Princeton
  • Bluff: mundungus
  • Says Who: Voltaire, Plato, Louis B. Meyer, Mark Twain, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:06, 27287, S
??
III-XX
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Tastes Sorta Like Chicken: moo goo gai pan, haggis, chitlins, sweetbreads, scotch egg, egg creme
  • Bluff: pandiculation
  • Places Everybody: Punxatawney, Killdevil Hills, Westminster College, Galleria del’Academia, Chomolungmah, Tintagel
  • Bluff: ughten
  • Definitions and Derivations: matinee, yankee, sabotage, quisling, chauvinism, iconoclast
Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Robin Young, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:04, 27252, S
interference
-
III-02
Unknown:
  • What’s the Difference: chasten/chastise, dale/dell, emend / amend, pince-nez/lorgnette, emulate/imitate, centripetal / centrifugal
  • Bluff: fido
  • Mangled Musicals: Cats/Hats, Fiedler on the Roof, Hair/Haig, Guys and Dills, Arnie Get Your Gun, Mame/Mime, Ringing in the Rain
  • Bluff: levirate
  • Odd Man Out: coot/kite/knot/kink, jazz/jig/band/coping, palmetto/beehive/nutmeg/mace, Atlantic / Pacific / Baltic / Caspian, Meriweather Lewis/William Clark/Virginia Woolf / Cleopatra, Woodrow Wilson/Henry Wilson/Lyndon Johnson / Aaron Burr
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Fw
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dt
29:03, 27249, S
-
III-03
May be new series
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Parliamentary My Dear Watson: point of order, holding the floor, motion vs. resolution, to table, suspending the rules, pocket veto
  • Bluff: lisk
  • Repetitive vowels: Mississippi, abracadabra, teepee, inhibiting, voodoo, untruthful, syzygy
  • Bluff: dyvour
  • Two Word Palindromes: Evil Olive, gnu dung, lonely Tylenol, solo gigolos, tuna nut
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Ls-Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dt
29:06, 20467, S
-
III-04
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: put a sock in it, carte blanche, get one’s goat, the old one-two, cook’s tour, off color
  • Bluff: lexan
  • Cryptic Capitals: Dame ask us, Porta Prince, Mann agua, Hamster dam, Rake evict, Yule an Bat tour
  • Bluff: bangtail
  • Melded Movies: The Man with the Golden Armageddon, The Love Bugsy, How Stella Got Her Groove Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Networking Girl, Predatora Tora Tora
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Ls
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dt
29:05, 20460, S
-
III-05
2nd season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: freelance, bring home the bacon, cloud 9, alive and kicking, flapper, in the dog house
  • Bluff: firn
  • Cryptic Capitals: caIrO, roMe, maDRid, buENOS aires, santIAGO, san JOSe, L I’m A
  • Bluff: huff-duff (HF/DF)
  • Famous Last Words: Amadeus, Stalag 17, Zorba the Greek, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Lawrence of Arabia, Grapes of Wrath
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisen
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Gm
Dactyls
29:05, 27276, S
-
III-06
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Waxing Philosophic: lexander d , deist, categorical imperative, empiricism, inductive reasoning, epistemology
  • Bluff: argle-bargle
  • Anna Grammies: Ratso roast, large lager, diaper repaid, padre’s drapes, teach cheat, thread dearth, wakes askew
  • Bluff: figgum
  • TV or Not TV: Three’s Company, Lost in Space, Perry Mason, Get Smart, Happy Days, Northern Exposure, Sanford and Son
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
28:58, 20,378, S
-
III-07
4th season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference: roadster/convertible, burlesque / parody, mercadian/fuller projections, old codger/ old fogey, cynic/skeptic, freedom/liberty
  • Bluff: pimola
  • Adjacencies: the lark’s on the wing, angel-headed hipsters, drink deep or taste not the empyrean spring, did gyre and gimble in the wave, in which better part I have saved my life, what happens to a dream deferred
  • Bluff: colporteur
  • Not Good with Names: Carolyn Keene, Sadaharu Oh, James Bond Stockdale, Harry von Zell, Jay Ward, Jean Niditig
Tony Kahn, Lenore Shannon-Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisen
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:04, 20440, S
-
III-08
(4th season)
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Tenets Anyone? Catch-22, Law of Diminishing Returns, Monroe Doctrine, 5th Amendment, Murphy’s Law, Prime Directive
  • Bluff: sned
  • Homonym Game: bare bear, slight sleight, hoarse horse, shanty chanty, tacks tax, faint feint, straight strait
  • Bluff: sallenders
  • Where are the Halls of Montezuma? It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, The Girl from Ipanema, Marrakech Express, Fly Me to the Moon, Old Cape Cod, Trouble in River City
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Lenore Shannon, - Arnie Reisman
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs
Dactyls
29:01, 27214, S
-
III-08a
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference: appetizer/hors’ d’ouvre, bisque/chowder, pan fry/sautee, pinch/dash, entrée(US)/entrée(France), spices/herbs
  • Bluff: snarge
  • First and Last: US president, postmaster general, TIME person of the year, Americas Cup winners, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husbands, Miss Americas, poets laureate
  • Bluff: sarkful
  • Foreign phrases: mot juste, de gustibus non disputandem est, gemeinschaft, smorgasbord, de rigeur, a priori
Tony Kahn, Lenore Shannon, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Fractals
28:59, 27174, S
-
III-09
3rd season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Almanac: US TV 1971-1976, Whipple/Walcott / Witherspoon/White, Secretary of Commerce became President, Kilimanjaro:Cairo::Kosciuosko:?, 10 most frequently cited grounds for divorce, 10 items deducted on Schedule A of US Income Tax
  • Bluff: bonnyclabber
  • Cryptic Cities: PI err E, ro CHE ster, char LOTTE, L as vegas, Lu BBO ck, po CATEL lo, de NV er
  • Bluff: foaf
  • Common Character-istics: D’Artagnan, Devil, Robin Hood, Anne Boleyn, Al Capone, Jesus, Billy the Kid
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Datyls
29:05, 20457, S
-
III-09A
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • What’s the Difference: legend/myth, reel/stagger, bloom/blossom, cheap/underpriced, thesis/ dissertation, acronym/initialism
  • Bluff: castrametation
  • Triple homophonies: ewes use yews, rue roo roux, quay cay key, mete meat meet, we wee whee, he’ll heal heel
  • Bluff: rizzar
  • It’s Sarong: enormity, my (gerund), anxious, further, (else), aggravate
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Riesen
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Bob Lyons, Gary Mott
Richard Sher
Datyls
29:00, 27194, S
-
III-10
5-nn
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • What’s in a Name? Transylvania Effect, gray market, Van Buren Jinx, brinkmanship, maguffan, Gresham’s Law
  • Bluff: kookaloris
  • Triple Homophones: rein rain reign, sees seas seize, burro burrow borough, peek pique peak, Morey’s moray’s mores, two ton Teuton tootin’
  • Bluff: yatch
  • Hail Alma Mater: Sooners, Tarheel, Terrapins, Razorbacks, Hoya, Boilermaker
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Fw
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Datyls
29:04, 27257, S
-
III-11
Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston:
  • Definitions and Derivations: slip shod, joyriding, yellow journalism, mad money, gold brick, soft pedal
  • Bluff: foozle
  • Cryptic Capital Cities: Hoss slow, doublin’, Ma’s scow, Trip Ollie, Wayne know Aries, book caressed, Doris salaam
  • Bluff: pulk
  • Encyclopedia: Montessori system, Grand jette, Harriet Tubman, Beaufort scale, Elijah Graves Otis, Fertile Crescent
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Gm
Datyls
29:04, 27258, S
-
III-12
5th season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Common Legal Terms: attractive nuisance, frolic and detour, reckless endangerment, vicarious liability, negligence, doctrine of stale demand
  • Bluff: propaedeutic
  • State the Obvious: MIN, IDA, WYO, AWA, ONT, SHI, AHO
  • Bluff: querken
  • Presidential Anagrams: Calvin Coolidge, William H. Taft, William Clinton, Ross Perot, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Flash Wiley
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:02, 27228, S
-
III-13
Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston:
  • Addenda: kluge/kludge, blind trust, Munchausen syndrome, rubber chicken circuit, ombudsman, fourth wall
  • Bluff: sarpler
  • Op Erratic: Deflate a mouse, Madame better flee, magic ftute, mice are singing, William tell, barber of Seville, Sam’s son Andy Lila
  • Bluff: slurb
  • Common Thread: forest/hills/beauty/humor, George VI/ Suzette Charles/Gerald Ford, Leonard/Julius/Adolf/ Herbert /Milton, Red Grant/Largo/Scaramanca/Rosa Klebb, Prohibition/Shinneoccoc Hills/Rosemary Wood, Rickey/ Hornby/Ericson/Elihu
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Murray Horowitz-Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Gm
Datyls
29:03, 20434, S
-
III-14
Harborview Hotel, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Derivations from the Deep: all at sea, above board, pipe down, taken aback, scuttle butt, slush fund
  • Bluff: clyte
  • There Are No Small Roles: Waiting for Godot, Pygmalion, Maltese Falcon, Mister Roberts, Oliver Twist, Peter Pan, Of Mice and Men
  • Bluff: lagan
  • Building Blocks: finial, flashing, bullnose, ogee, fascia, soffit
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Fb
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
(Dt, Ruth Richards, Frank Farrell)
28:36, 20114, S
Missing part final credits and sponsors
-
III-15
4th season
Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston:
  • What’s the Difference?: ectomy/otomy, ephemeral/ephemeris, Uranium-235/-238, perfume/cologne, heading/bearing, sarcastic/sardonic
  • Bluff: gryposis
  • Food for Thought: cocoa van, briss kit, T-bone stake, chicken catch a Tory, boola base, veel pick Otto
  • Bluff: emptins
  • For Better or Worse: Gable/Monroe, Nicholson/Turner, Burton/Taylor, Lemmon/MacLaine, Grant/K.Hepburn, Beatty/Christie, Connery/A.Hepburn
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Mrray Horowitz-Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Gm
Dactyls
29:05, 20454, S
-
III-16
Josiah Smith Tavern Barn, Weston:
  • Popular Misconceptions: German chocolate cake, lemmings, death of Harry Houdini, white chocolate, Mister Ed, posh
  • Bluff: therblig
  • Colorful Titles: Anne of Green Gables, Green Eggs and Ham, Picture of Dorian Gray, Scarlet Pimpernel, Black Beauty, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Topaz
  • Bluff: fesnynge
  • Roget’s Revenge: eccentric, lawyer, thief, flattery, color, fool, opaque
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
(Dt)
29:06, 20463, S
-
III-17
2nd season
Josiah Smith Tavern Barn, Weston:
  • Odd Man Out: laser/microwave/sonar/scuba, Murray/Don /Ralph/Fraser, Paul McCartney/Eric Clapton/John McEnroe /Babe Ruth, Siegfried/Roy/Power/Clothes, Ted Danson/Jack Benny/George Burn/Percy Shelley, p-r-n-d-t
  • Bluff: delope
  • Composers’ Names: high-den, bait-oven, pooch-eeny, barely-owes, debut-C, divorce-shock, Rock-man-enough
  • Bluff: tapetum
  • Poetic Terms: sonnet, haiku, dactyl, blank verse, scansion, pathetic fallacy
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
(Dt, Farrel And Eaton)
29:06, 27289, S
-
III-18
2nd season
Josiah Smith Tavern Barn, Weston:
  • What’s the Difference? Equity/parity, inchoate/chaotic, dead end/no outlet, nautical mile/statute mile, antique/collectible, motor/engine
  • Bluff: jillpoke
  • Shakespearean Cryptic clues: mac duff, many leis, calla ban, cap Hugh let, Beau’s worth field, Love’s labor lost, much ado about nothing
  • Bluff: gribble
  • Adjacent song lines: Tears on my Pillow, Surfin’ USA, Put on a Happy Face, Sunny Side of the Street, Sentimental Journey, Shine on Harvest Moon
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Arnie Reisman, Mh-Ls
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
(Dt, Farrel And Eaton)
29:10, 20513, S
-
III-19
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Science Faction: nuclear fusion, fungus, acquired characteristics, horsepower, carbon dating, coefficient of restitution
  • Bluff: nipcheese
  • Adjacencies (lines from literature): Dylan Thomas, William Wordsworth, Alexander Pope, George Bernard Shaw, AE Housman, Moody Blues
  • Bluff: ploat
  • Going to the Dogs: borzoi, bichon lexan, basset hound, sharpé, schnauzer, poodle
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dt
29:07, 20484, S
uneven volume, 2 minor flaws
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
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III-20
Second Season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference: jargon/slang, homo sapiens/homo sapiens sapiens, porpoise/dolphin, sect/cult, fashion/style, decorum/propriety
  • Bluff: praiss
  • Off the Rack: Gore Mae, Mick Calls, Gee queue, S choir, Ad Week, good housekeeping, RKO ology
  • Bluff: balbriggan
  • Credit Where Credit is Due: Cabaret, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Howard’s End, Gigi, The Birds, Guys and Dolls
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
Recording LOST
-
III-21
2nd season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: go to pot, two bits, mind one’s p’s and q’s, get the sack, apple of one’s eye, pass the buck
  • Bluff: kerf, qualtagh
  • Elementary dear panelists: sell fur, silly con, biz myth, mere Curie, Saudi em, ear idiom
  • Bluff: kreng
  • Unnatural Causes: Charles I, Gandhi, Trotsky, Nathan Hale, Joan of Arc, Huey Long
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan- Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bob Lyons, Gary Mott
Dactyls
29:03, 27250, S
-
III-22
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Bluffs Revisited: whoove, pilgarlic, cachou, truttaceous, rotacism, mizzle, willywha
  • Bluff: blickey
  • Mind your Manors: Wolf House, The Hermitage, Sunnyside, Triple H Ranch, Home Plate, Hatchet Hall
  • Bluff: tib
  • Great White Wailing: Put on a Happy Face, Anything You Can Do, June is Busting All Over, Hello Young Lovers, If My Friends Could Me Now, We’re In the Money
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan- Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bob Lyons, Gary Mott
Dactyls
29:02, 27196, S
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III-23
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Define and Spell: escritoire, sciatica, nonpareil, lederhosen, boutonniere, quodlibet
  • Bluff: griggles
  • Op erratic: Low in grin, deflate a mouse, Bohr is good enough, Tales of Hoffman, Car Men, e-Pal Itchy, devalue Carrie
  • Bluff: nuzzer
  • Great White Wailing: New York New York, Send in the Clowns, You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me, Won’t Grow Up, They Call the Wind Maria, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Rust Farm
29:03, 27239, S
-
III-24
“Show #99”
3rd season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Odd Man Out: cities (gibbous), pseudonyms (Clark Gable), survivor movie (Man in Grey Flannel Suit), Elvis Presley movies (Les Girls), symphony in title (Beatles), movies of 1939 (Citizen Kane)
  • Bluff: broose
  • Chronological Order (20th century inventions and events)
  • Bluff: oidium
  • Translations: hors d’oeuvres, gesundheit, hoi polloi, cul-de-sac, potpourri, alma mater
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Rust Farm
29:05, 27267, S
-
III-24a
“Centennial”
3rd season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Addenda: magic bullet, OEM, de-accession, wadlen, approach avoidance conflict, galvanic skin response
  • Bluff: mondegreen
  • Cryptic Capitals: Al-BAN-y, T-rent-ON, PI-err-E, CHAR-lest-ON, PROV-id-ENCE, INDIA-napolis, R-ale-igh
  • Bluff: snaste
  • Great White Wailing: Bewitched Bothered Bewildered, Til There Was You, My Best Girl, No Business Like Show Business, Stranger in Paradise, Fugue for Tinhorns
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Fa
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Dt
29:08, 20486, S
-
III-25
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • What’s the Difference? Aid/abet, emergency/disaster, hale / hearty, pale/wan, desperation/despair, schlemiel/schlemozel
  • Bluff: batfowl
  • Middle Name: Phyllis George Harrison Ford, Johnnie Ray Charles de Gaulle, Harry James Stewart Little Eva, Jesse James Dean Martin Mull, Bruce Lee Deforest Kelly Clarkson, Johnnie Ray Charles Nelson Riley
  • Bluff: bozetto
  • Blues Tips: train/mule , Memphis / Kansas City/New Orleans, getting shot, my baby left me, smoky bar/down on delta, whiskey/tears
Sw-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Lenore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Datyls
29:07, 20481, S
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III-25a,
also a
pledge special
Josiah Smith Tavern, Weston:
  • Odd Man Out: Chrysler Building, retro-, thoroughfare, goats, 1499, Room Service
  • Bluff: crambo
  • Bluff: dorper
  • Shape of Things: square dance, oval office, cone of silence, pyramid scheme, rectangle, spiral staircase
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Datyls
29:05, 27269, S
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III-26
Endicott College, Beverly:
  • Hard Scrabble: car scar, adios radios, layoff playoff, boer oboer, vies ivies, slander islander, neaten uneaten
  • Bluff: sedens
  • What’s the Difference: horn/antler, contagious/infectious, obsolescent/obsolete, Siena/sienna, troll/trawl, among/amid
  • Bluff: milter
  • No Relation: Green, White, Burke, Blake, Parker, Clark
Flash Wiley -Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Datyls
29:05, 27279, S
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III-27
Endicott College, Beverly:
  • Moments in Sports: rope-a-dope, immaculate reception, miracle at Coogan’s Bluff, battle of the sexes, Fosbury Flop, fists of freedom
  • Bluff: muffineer
  • Voyagers: puns dally on, bowel boa, vere is Anna, Cham plain, pizzaro, leave her Huck’s son
  • Bluff: esplees
  • Dance Fever: Charleston, tarantella, fox trot, bunny hop, Mexican hat dance, mazurka, bossa nova
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Flash Wiley
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:06, 20464, S
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III-28
Endicott College, Beverly:
  • Traffic Questions: white and yellow lines, HOVs/SOVs, a truck, highway/parkway, semaphore, weave section
  • Bluff: espantoon
  • Street Lingo: props, benjamins, 5-oh, diss, wheels of steel, turntable, tag
  • Bluff: dafla
  • Where in the World: germ-many, cue-bah, sue-Dan, e-gypped, Mel-borne, Elsa-Vidor, ma-shoos-pete’s-shoes
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Sam Weisman
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:04, 27253, S
-
III-29
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Addenda: moldy fig, nerf, autogestion, transdermal, prevent defense, tachyon
  • Bluff: ye-ye
  • Words Dropped from the Dictionary: snollygoster, vitamin G, frutescent, poke-bonnet, sheep-dip, wool stapler
  • Bluff: telestic
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:05, 27273, S
-
III-30
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Foreign phrasing: lingua franca, in flagrante delicto, fatwa, karaoke, schmaltz, lexander d m g
  • Bluff: pulicous
  • Instrumentality: trump pet, harhar monica, ban joe, cast a net, bass soon, pick a low, sues a phone
  • Bluff: fenks
  • Name that Dame: Suzanne, Little Suzie, Lovely Rita Meter Maid, Mona Lisa, Mustang Sally, Sweet Georgia Brown
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
String Theory
29:06, 20464, S
-
III-30a
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Taking a Ribbing: cRIB, tRIButary, horRIBle, dRIBble, moRIBund, tRIBoro Bridge
  • Bluff: pucelage
  • Playing Doctor: adenoids, appendix, gall bladder, spleen, lymph nodes, pituitary gland
  • Bluff: pulvile
  • Instructions from Song: the time warp, balling the jack, the hustle, the locomotion, the Hucklebuck, mashed potato
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
String Theory
29:04, 27256, S
-
III-31
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: peanut gallery, hunky dory, rule of thumb, milling around, nose to the grindstone, dirt poor
  • Bluff: libeccio
  • AKA: The Children’s Crusade, The Parish Boy’s Progress, The New Pilgrim’s Progress, The Modern Prometheus, The Contemplative Man’s Recreation, Life among the Lowly
  • Bluff: bream
  • Advertising Term: tetrahydrozoline, gardol, cruiser line ventaports, retsyn, mirole, dextromothorfam
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:03, 27244, S
-
III-32
Christmas
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference: reindeer/caribou, spruce/fir, manger / stable, elf/fairy, present/gift, St. Nicholas/Santa Claus
  • Bluff: mimp
  • Yule Be Sorry: wrEath, CarolS, pLUM Pudding, Silver BELLs, canDLes, MInce meAt, nutcracker
  • Bluff: leeftail
  • Seasonal Songs: We wish you a merry Christmas, Let it snow, walking in a winter wonderland, 12 days of Christmas, I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, Have yourself a Merry little Christmas
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyl
29:07, 20475, S
-
III-33
Boxing Day
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • You Oughta Have Your Head Examined: gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, Forer Effect, Orgone Box, codependency, post hoc fallacy
  • Bluff: lurgulary
  • Musical Milieu: My Fair Lady, Carousel, How to Succeed in Business…, Grease, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Bluff: treen
Sw-Cmc-Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dt
29:05, 20450, S
-
III-34
”first of
the season”
Ipswich Performing Arts, Ipswich:
  • Pasta Perfect: spa Getty, Fermi celli, turtle ini, nyuck I, fetter Jeannie, rig a Tony, less on ya
  • Bluff: guy trash
  • You Think You’re So Smart: pattywhack, higglety-pigglety, lozenge, degree-day, iotacism, linsey-woolsey
  • Bluff: creem
  • Melodies: Happy Birthday to You, Lohengrin Wedding March, Mouret’s Fanfare, Liberty Bell March, Dixie, Gaudeamus Igitur
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Ipswich Community Orchestra
29:07, 20475, S
-
III-35
#141?
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Odd Man Out: cauliflower, Pony Express, Jamaica, Richard Penniman, Elizabeth Taylor, peace on all three rows of keyboard
  • Bluff: algor
  • Fear of Palindromes: Dali Lad, Liar Trail, Amoral aroma, Nate bit a Tibetan, pupil’s slipup, too hot to hoot, tube debut
  • Bluff: jowter
  • Name Chains: Al Gore Vidal Sassoon, Lenny Bruce Lee Majors, William Jennings Bryan Wilson Pickett, Hal David Bowie Kuhn, Calamity Jane Wyatt Earp, George Harrison Ford Maddox Ford, Lloyd George Michael Jackson Pollack
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Fa
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dt
29:01, 20415, S
-
III-36
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Wintry Mix: snow pudding, hoarfrost, winterbourne, ice needle, chilblain, baked Alaska
  • Bluff: saleps
  • Type casting: tests, locks, hammers, crosses, Village People, leaf shapes
  • Bluff: brank
  • Presidents of the United States: pork/Polk, Hades/Hayes, Mad(i)son, fork/Ford, film more, grunt/Grant, tush/Bush
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dt
29:05, 27281, S
-
III-37
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Measurements: fathom, cubit, digit, furlong, span, acre
  • Bluff: nocha
  • Tip o’ the Tongue: Susan Butcher, Antonio Romeo Monge/ Rafael Ruiz, He/She, Richard Hatch, Casey Martin, Riana Scurry
  • Bluff: glunch
  • Titles and Twosomes: Tale of Two Cities of the Plain, Telltale Heart of Darkness, 20000 Leagues under the Seagull, Yes I Candide, Tender Is the Night of the Iguana, Lady Windemere’s Fantastic Voyage, Naked and the Dead Souls
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:03, 27244, S
-
III-37a
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Measurements: fathom, cubit, digit, furlong, span, acre
  • Bluff: nocha
  • Tip o’ the Tongue: Susan Butcher, Antonio Romeo Monge/ Rafael Ruiz, He/She, Richard Hatch, Casey Martin, Riana Scurry
  • Bluff: glunch
  • Titles and Twosomes: Tale of Two Cities of the Plain, Telltale Heart of Darkness, 20000 Leagues under the Seagull, Yes I Candide, Tender Is the Night of the Iguana, Lady Windemere’s Fantastic Voyage, Naked and the Dead Souls
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:03, 27244, S
-
III-38
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: dyed in the wool, behind the 8-ball, feet of clay, high on the hog, may day, toe the line
  • Bluff: katsu
  • Cryptic Capitals: ma DR id, li SB on, sof I a, p RAGU e, p ARI s, a THE ns, ra BA t
  • Bluff: moskeneer
  • Opening Lines: Metamorphosis, Aeneid, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Lord of the Flies, Wuthering Heights, Candide
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Gm
Dt
29:03, 27241, S
-
III-38a
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Philosophic Terms: Epicureanism, deist, categorical imperative, empiricism, inductive reasoning, epistemology
  • Bluff: argle-bargle
  • Anagrammies: Ratso Roast, large lager, diaper repaid, padres drapes, teach cheat, thread dearth, wakes askew
  • Bluff: figgum
  • TV or not TV: Two’s Company, Lost in Space, Perry Mason, Get Smart, Happy Days, Northern Exposure, Sanford and Son
Barry Nolan-Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:05, 27270, S
-
III-39
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Odd Man Out: David, Hudson, Ernie, H.O., garden, panda
  • Bluff: nisus
  • Bluff: propine
  • Hibernal Hollywood: Snow White, Lion in Winter, Big Chill, Ice Age, In Cold Blood, Snow Falling on Cedars, Snows of Kilimanjaro
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wiley
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:02, 27233, S
-
III-40
Harborview Hotel, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Mind Your Manners: six prerequisites for successful dinner party, terminating a telephone solicitation, tips, give money as a wedding gift, resign, titles
  • Bluff: ticdouloureux
  • World Leaders: Henry the ate, ganges con, moe sez, tooth uncommon, Charlie maine, highly sell Lassie, Ethelred tea unready
  • Bluff: nard
  • Famous Last Names: Roget, Roberts, Fodor, Gray, Bartlett, Bulfinch
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Ad
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
(Dactyls, Ruth Richards, Frank Farrell)
28:56, 27139, S
hiss
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
??
IV-01
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Fit to be Tied: S.O.S., between Scylla and Charybdis, Hatteras Jack, crows nest, we’re heavier at low tide, the world’s most profitable pirate ship
  • Bluff: harnpan
  • Summerisms: rip tide, serf’s sup, fire flies, ferris squeals, pop sickle, bic ini, “Max’s brother Simon Paul Frederick”
  • Bluff: corbeau
  • Songs of Summer: when I was seventeen, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, God didn’t make little green apples…, hot town summer in the city, Oh Danny boy, we’re having a heat wave
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3+1
29:07, 20480, S
??
IV-02
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Colors: maroon, chartreuse, buff, titian, cochineal, ochre
  • Bluff: stumour
  • Cryptic critters: ferret, salmon, cobra, will debeast, lexan, newt, condo-r
  • Bluff: balgus
  • If You Thank It Sounds Bad This Way: let sleeping dogs lie, nice guys finish last, any port in a storm, 3 sheets to the wind, laugh and the world laughs with you cry and you cry alone, early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3+1
29:05, 20460, S
??
IV-03
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Addenda: Chinese restaurant syndrome, biomass, auteur theory, pull date, trunk show, peloton, ecotage
  • Bluff: yakka
  • My Distinguished Cowriter: Mark Twain/James Joyce, George Orwell/Ernest Hemingway, Lewis Carroll/Tennessee Williams, Theodore Geisel/Edward Albee, F. Scott Fitzgerald/John Milton, Dashiel Hammett/Alexandre Dumas, Sinclair Lewis/Larry McMurtry
  • Bluff: epilimnion
  • Titonic Queries: only animal whose evidence is admissible, domesticated animal not in Bible, only US city where all sports teams have the same color, six words that include “uu”, Sergei Korolev and Hugh Beaumont, next year upside down (6009)
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3+1
29:07, 20479, S
??
IVA-01
6th season
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • The Geeks Have a Word for It: peripherals, hot swapping, spamming, to boot up, modem, http
  • Bluff: pandy
  • Artistic License: mown hay, beer stat, gains burro, REM brandt, men dig Leoni, sink hearse argent, my clan Jello
  • Bluff: buzznack
  • Take Your Best Shot: 1927-Lone Eagle, 1969-Buzz, 1869-Completion, 1945-The Big Three, 1952-Stealing Home, 1963-Salute
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3
29:04, 27264, S
??
IVA-02
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • What’s the Difference: ecstasy/euphoria, monopoly/ monopsony, jibe/gibe, pupil/student, wallflower/shrinking violet, dalliance/hanky panky
  • Bluff: pampootie
  • What’s My (Subway) Line: Forest Hills (Boston), VDNH (Moscow), Franklin D. Roosevelt (Paris), King’s Cross (Sydney), Gloria (Rio de Janeiro), Sainte Teresa (Cairo), Admiralty (Hong Kong)
  • Bluff: dzo
  • Fabric Origins: denim, Madras, cordovan, angora, limerick, suede
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3
29:06, 27294, S
-
IVA-03
Charles Hotel, Cambridge:
  • Instrumentality: flugel horn, concertina, glockenspiel, balalaika, didgeridoo, zither
  • Bluff: defluxion
  • Decomposed composers: tavern scuttlebutt, jointly strategized, temporarily employ Jerry’s ex, endure those born in early August, loafer lover, classifier’s offspring
  • Bluff: fulham
  • Shabop-shabop: In the jungle…, blue moon, get a job, tutti frutti, breakin’ up is hard to do, I told the witch doctor
Barry Nolan-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3
29:03, 27247, S
-
IVB-01
(6th season)
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Everything’s Relative: prodigal son, grandfather clause, sob sister, mother of pearl, farmer’s daughter, bob’s your uncle
  • Bluff: waywiser
  • Football Foolishness (Mascots): picaresque jalopy, cerulean satanics, tipperary tanglers, lucky lackeys, o’hara chivalrous champions, stag’s lexander come-on perhaps, parsimonious with detergent
  • Bluff: ganosis
  • Musical Mileaux: Catfish Row, Sweetapple Ohio, New England town and Heaven, Beekman Place and Peckerwood, a street in St. Tropez, foul fetid Philadelphia
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
P3
29:04, 20446, S
-
IVB-02
Start of
a new season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Alternate Definitions: free, shadow, draw, flash, tooth, game, call
  • Bluff: lexan
  • What’s Ailing You?: water on the knee, tennis elbow, heartburn, black eye, shin splints, stitch in the side
  • Bluff: nacket
  • Role Play: Henry Fonda, Groucho Marx, Orson Wells, Kathryn Hepburn, Walter Matthau, John Wayne
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
P3
29:01, 20413, S
-
IVB-032
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: constable, rocks in his head, through thick and thin, whistle stop, back to square one, play fast and loose
  • Bluff: bolly
  • Odd Man Out: balloon/parachute/glove/handshake, Panama City/Mexico City/Oklahoma City/NYC, gold / aluminum / oxygen / boron, bath/brother/file/type, $2/$5/$10/$20, wiener/frankfurter/salami/bologna
  • Bluff: farctate
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
P3
29:05, 20456, S
-
IVB-04
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Addenda: plugola, running dog, skunk works, boomerang baby, dead drop, dark matter
  • Bluff: calenture
  • Middle Ground: Otto von Bismark Antony, Geronimonet, Napoleon Spinks, Lewis Carrollie Fingers, Chopandora’s box, Marshall McLuhan Solo, Peggy Fleming the Merciless
  • Bluff: wowser
  • TV or not TV: Car 54 Where Are You?, All in the Family, 77 Sunset Strip, Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Monkees, Laverne and Shirley
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Fw
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
P3
29:05, 20455, S
-
IVB-05
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Tables and Contents: credenza, high boy, commode, drum table, Governor Winthrop desk, secretary
  • Bluff: braxy
  • Heteronyms: desert, shower, conduct, intimate, frequent, extract, appropriate
  • Bluff: winklehawk
  • For the Birds: Canada goose, cardin’-al, baba-link, King fissure, whipper-will, Hoss prey, E-gal
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Ls-Carolyn Faye-Fox-Tkp
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
P3
29:01, 20405, S
Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
-
V-01
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Cross Words: aver, attar, aerie, tarn, olio, stele
  • Errata: definition of circumflex
  • Bluff: keld
  • A Capital Idea: Carac kers, Al jeers, Lon don, War saw, bag dad, lexan pest, ed in burrow
  • Bluff: tholobate
  • Them’s fighting words: Bunker Hill, John Paul Jones, Farragut in Mobile Bay, McAuliffe in Bastogne, Julius Caesar in Pontus, Dewey in Manilla Bay, Oliver Hazard Perry
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Neodactyls
28:59, 27185, S
-
V-02
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Odd Man Out: Don Quixote, 1600, Zangara, cairn, baseball or moons?, log
  • Bluff: doggo
  • Taking Sides: Dardanelles, Khyber Pass, Rubicon, La Manche, Pillars of Hercules, Deadly Desert
  • Bluff: chavish
  • Couldn’t Be Verse: Sidewalks of New York, Meet Me in St. Louis, Camp Granada, Astor Bar, Battle of New Orleans, In My Room
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bl, Gm
Nd
29:02, 27235, S
-
VI-02
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Phenomena: waxing gibbous, sleet/freezing rain, neap tide, close encounters of the 3rd and 4th kinds, leaves turning color, ontogeny recapitulates lexander
  • Bluff: langlauf
  • Streams of Consciousness: Me Kong, Orin and Yoko, Moe’s Hell, Mrs. Yippy, Collar Otto, Del’s aware, Hud’s Son
  • Bluff: tantivy
  • Colorful Arrangements: Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Blueberry Hill, Mood Indigo, Red Rubber Ball, Green Green Grass of Home, Heart of Gold, Knights in White Satin, Tan Shoes with Pink Shoelaces
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Fw
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:05, 20452, S
-
VI-03
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Book Review words: colloquy, polemic, lexander d, rune, peripatetic, vade mecum
  • Bluff: friggers
  • Two-fers: bored stiff, cole’s law, ex pensive, knot for prophet, pike’s pique, udder lexander, diva gate
  • Bluff: jequirity
  • Triplets: street, ball, roads, marshall, pepper, fish, park
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Fw
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Ppp
28:54, 20322, S
-
VI-04
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Tastes sorta like chicken: osso buoco, rummacci, mulligatawny, spatzel, trifle, hush puppy
  • Bluff: outarde
  • Homophonies: plain plane, new gnu, serge surge, cruel crewel, prose pros, burger burgher,
  • Bluff: kurbash
  • Geography personified: straits of Magellan, Franz Josef Land, Diego Garcia, Birdland, Islets of Langerhans, Hadley Rille
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Fw
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Ppp
29:00, 27189, S
-
VI-05
2nd season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: blimp, skullduggery, tip, in the same boat, here’s mud in your eye, jalopy
  • Bluff: fango
  • Elementary Dear Panelists: bore on, arson hick, zink, Mencken ese, tongue’s tin, I owe Dean, ant imony
  • Bluff: hau-hau
  • Comings and Goings: Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, The Hobbit, Finnegan’s Wake, Doctor Zhivago
Ls-Barry Nolan-Tk
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Rust Farm
29:06, 20466, S
-
VI-06
2nd season
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • The Decline of Civilization: philosopher stone, science vs. knowledge, squaring the circle, Malthusianism, four forms of English composition, specific gravity
  • Bluff: chinkle
  • The Play’s the Thing: Moliere, Ben Jonson, Tom Stoppard, Eugene O’Neill, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller
  • Bluff: chulo
  • Political Rhetoric: Ben Franklin, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Warren G. Harding, Gerald Ford, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge
Robin Young-Barry Nolan- Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox- Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher /Bob Lyons, Gary Mott
Rust Farm
29:05, 27267, S
-
VI-07
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Common Threads: chessie/nessie/champ/ manapoga, buffle head/golden eye/canvasback, Pepper Martin/Luis Furpo / William Hickock, Arc d’Triomphe/Westminster Abbey / Arlington Cemetery, wasps/frogs/birds/clouds, Arthur Flengenheimer / Norm van Brocklin / Ronald Reagan
  • Bluff: wrangle
  • Homophonies: mail male, in inn, Finnish finish, chic sheikh, cops copse, rime rhyme, Pierre peer
  • Bluff: levade
  • What’s the Difference? Buggy/carriage, perfecto/ cheroot, didactic/pedantic, toll house/chocolate chip cookie, implicit / implied, meteoroid/ meteorite / meteor
Ls-Barry Nolan- Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Ry- Arnie Reisman
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Rs/Bl, Gm
Rust Farm
29:06, 27290, S
Distortion at times

Series 7

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
06-Mar-2004
VII-01
8th Anniversary
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta:
  • Southern Scribes: William Faulkner, Walker Percy, James Dickey, Shelby Foote, Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, Truman Capote
  • Bluff: atlantes
  • Food for Thought: pemmican, isinglass, shishimi, muesli, head cheese, Lady Baltimore
  • Bluff: georgic
  • Poetic Adjacencies: Walrus and the Carpenter, Shakespeare Sonnet, Ballad of Sam McGee, Shall I Compare thee to a Summer’s Day, When God moves in mysterious ways, Chicago city of big shoulders
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan- Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Full Moon Trio
29:05, 27279, S
13-Mar-2004
VII-02
5th season
29-Feb-2004
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • February 29ers: Tony Robbins, Henri Richard, Pepper Martin, Dinah Shore, Jimmy Dorsey, Giocomo Rossini
  • Bluff: poosk
  • Definitions and Derivations: scum of the earth, finagle, spoils system, flibbertigibbet, mortar board, we was robbed
  • Bluff: patzer
  • Auto Motives: mini cooper, Hun Day, Ask Don Martin, Maz errati, Elder Otto, Linkin’ continental, deli or inn
Lenore Shannon-Murray Horowitz-Bob Lyons
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Fractals
29:06, 27294, S
20-Mar-2004
VII-03
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Taking a Ribbing: bRIBery, cRIB, tRIButary, lexande, dRIBble, lexande, tRIBorough
  • Bluff: pucelage
  • Play Doctor: adenoids, appendix, gall bladder, spleen, lymph nodes, pituitary
  • Bluff: pulvil
  • Dance: Hokey-pokey, Time Warp, Ballin’ the Jack, Hustle, Locomotion, Hucklebuck, Mashed Potato
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
String Theory
29:07, 27308, S
10-Apr-2004
VII-04
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta:
  • Georgia on my Mind: Smyrna, Savannah, Augusta, Valdosta, Chattahoochee, Okefenokee, Chickamauga
  • Bluff: legong
  • What’s the Difference: curds/whey, expatiate/expatriate, brad/nail, Broadway/off-Broadway, healthful/healthy, discomfort/discomfit
  • Bluff: lambitited
  • Musical Adjacencies: Waltzing Matilda, Big Spender, They Paved Paradise, You’re the Top, Sixteen Tons, One More for the Road
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Steel Blue
29:05, , S
17-Apr-2004
5th season
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta:
  • Definitions and Derivations: raining cats and dogs, fly off the handle, saved by the bell, catty-corner, upper crust, steal one’s thunder
  • Bluff: mangel-wurtzel
  • False Compound Words: surf aces, contra sting, saga city, reap pears, idea list, rest oration, want only
  • Bluff: loco-foco
  • Melded Movies: Petrified Forrest Gump, Pretty and Pink Flamingos, Dirty Harry and Tonto, Indiscrete ET, Medium Cool Hand Luke, How Green is My Valley of the Dolls
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Fa
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Steel Blue
29:02, 27234, S
24-Apr-2004
VII-06
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta:
  • Sports Slang: hail Mary, frozen rope, four horseman left side, hat trick, oafer, day at the beach
  • Bluff: schlapitzska
  • Just Get Me There: The Argo, Friendship 7, Bucephalus, The Half Moon, Shepherd 1, The Golden Hind
  • Bluff: Limiculous
  • A Pleasure in Words: magic, colloquial, sincere, garret, panic, farce
Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan-Fa
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Full Moon Trio
29:06, 27286, S
01-May-2004
VII-07

Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Words We Almost Know: moot, interpolate, extrapolate, badinage, sesquipedalian, limn
  • Biofictionary: Lillian Ellison
  • Methods of transportation: barrel, Paris Metro, fingers, gondola, airboat, mule
  • Biofictionary: Jean-Pierre Blanchard
  • Top Hat and Tunes: Whatever Lola Wants, Eliza Doolittle, Don’t Fence Me In, I am I Don Quixote, Anything Goes, Carolina in the Mornin’
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:05, , S
08-May-2004
VII-08
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: point blank, in cahoots, tabloid, beefeater, tarnation, talk a blue streak
  • Bluff: maccaboy
  • Common Threads: Conan, Archie, Orlando, Bela, Temple, Igor
  • Bluff: crepance
  • Move Your Ess: select/elects, sallow/allows, sage/ages, slaughter/laughters, spear/pears, surge/urges, sail/ails
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:05, 27251, S
15-May-2004
VII-09
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Slangs and Arrows: bush league, L7, to woodshed, mulligan, drugstore cowboy, Michigan bankroll
  • Bluff: kyoodle
  • Anagrammies: spook/Koops, settler/trestle, greener/reneger, corset/sector, serpent/present, remiss/misers, luger/gruel
  • Bluff: desipience
  • A Pleasure in Words: tenor, endorse, porpoise, exult, maneuver, quarry
Barry Nolan-Fa Tk
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:04, , S
22-May-2004
VII-10
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Definitions and Derivations: couch potato, quantum leap, to sit on one’s kiester, stool pigeon, mealy mouth, charley horse
  • Bluff: flimp
  • Move Your Ess: slender lenders, share/hares, saddle/addles, sputter/putters, swallow/wallows, slinger/lingers
  • Bluff: jimswinger
  • Shared Accomplishments: vice presidents, playmates, Nobel peace prize, best supporting actress, Harvard presidents, rich Americans
Barry Nolan-Fa Tk
Paula Lyons, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:06, 27291, S
29-May-2004
VII-11
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions: abecedarian, fee-faw-fum, eatage, earage, chantepleure, dzungar
  • Bluff: mussitation
  • Book of Facts: calorie consumption, early Spring, age of fish, borage/lovage/mandrake, popes, programming languages
  • Bluff: feeze
Sw-Cmc-Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:06, 27289, S
05-Jun-2004
VII-12
Seaport Hotel, Boston:
  • Bosworth Field, Tippecanoe, Balaclava, Plain of Marathon, Trafalgar, Plains of Abraham
  • Bluff: hilding
  • Simile and the World Similes with You: drunk as a skunk, pretty as a picture, quiet as a mouse, clear as a bell, right as rain, soft as a baby’s bottom, good as gold
  • Bluff: scringe
  • Says Who: Voltaire, Everett Dirksen, Mark Twain, Woody Allen, Casey Stengel, HL Mencken
Tony Kahn, Ry-Fw
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Mh
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:01, 27209, S
05-Jun-2004
VII-13
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Cereal: We tease, corn flakes, cheerios, cocoa krispies, alpha bits, quaker oats, Franken Berry
  • Bluff: ding-on
  • What’s the Difference: primordial/primeval, aroma/scent, dusk/twilight, assure/ensure, charity/philanthropy, pompom/pompon
  • Bluff: fantee
  • Great American Movies: Some Like It Not, It’s a Wonderful Fife, Duck Coup, Raging Bill, Rebel without a Pause, Shale, Gone with the Wino
Tony Kahn, Cmc-Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dactyls
29:05, 27278, S
12-Jun-2004
VII-13
5th season
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Pop Quiz (Father of): accounting, email, women’s boxing, snowmobile, Holiday Inn, yellow school bus
  • Bluff: daddock
  • Paternal Fabrics: glen plaid, serge, khaki, houndstooth, herringbone, moleskin
  • Bluff: shrammed
  • Melded Movies: Father of the Bride of Chuckie, Where’s Poppa’s Delicate Condition, Vertigo Dad Poor Dad …, Godfather Part Three Men and a Baby, Paternity and Sympathy, American Pop-eye the Sailor
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Db
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:07, 27300, S
26-Jun-2004
VII-14
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Internet Jargon: flame war, blog, ID10T, dark emitting diode, flyspeck 3, chicken boner
  • Bluff: hircismus
  • No Relation: Bruce, Moore, O’Connor, Walton, Roth, Ross, Montgomery
  • Bluff: nesh
  • I’m on Auto: Dodge Caravan, Cadillac, Peugeot, Audi, Pontiac, Barracuda, Chevette
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Bl
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:07, 27299, S
03-Jul-2004

VII-15

5th season

Park Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • I’ve heard that before: Coriolis effect, xiphoid process, Mendoza line, nattering nabobs of negativism, lipstick effect, China syndrome
  • Bluff: hackmatack
  • Cryptic classic cars: lexand, lexan, BonNEVILLE, rAMBLEr, waGONEer, lexander d, daKOta
  • Bluff: gabarit
  • Warm and Cold: goat/gnat, cow/cod, mouse/louse, arab/crab, skunk/skink, ass/asp, porpoise/tortoise
Ff-Francine Achbar, Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:05, 27276, S
10-Jul-2004
VII-16
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and derivations: charge an arm and a leg, Melba toast, bulldog edition, $64 question, doing a land office business, on the beam
  • Bluff: abozzo
  • Shakespearean Acronyms: ATWAS, APOBYH, ATGING, CHALSTDOW, NITWOOD, ODSOIS, SIRITSOD
  • Bluff: ucalegon
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:06, 27292, S
21-Dec-2002
Christmas
2002
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • What’s the Difference?: sleigh/sled, chorus/choir, wreath / garland, toboggan/bobsled, plum/sugarplum, elf/elver
  • Bluff: deckle
  • Christmas Spirits: hot toddy, white russian, brandy alexander, cosmopolitan, champagne cocktail, wassail
  • Bluff: bouse
  • Eponymous Christmas: Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, Rudolf Valentino, Martin Balsam, Holly Hunter, Santana, Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
In Choro Novo
29:09, 20508, S
28-Dec-2002
New Years 2003
3rd season
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston:
  • Famous Firsts: Marie Curie, Jules Leotard, Samuel Hopkins, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Julia Child, Dr. Walter Baker
  • Bluff: ankus
  • First Words: Of Mice and Men, Prince and the Pauper, Anna Karenina, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Color Purple, Angela’s Ashes
  • Bluff: roorbach
  • First Names First: Bean, Fitzgerald, Morgan, Potter, Taylor, Bruce
Tony Kahn, Ls-Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
P3
29:06, 20466, S
15-Mar-2003
St. Patrick’s
Day 2003
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Definitions and Derivations: short shrift, making ends meet, hang out, deadline, through the mill, spill the beans
  • Bluff: samogon
  • Cryptic Capital Cities: Can Berra, Bogey tar, tan jeers, ath ends, bay root, stock home, rang goon
  • Bluff: ted
  • Dublin’ Our Pleasure: McNamara’s Band, Cockles and Mussels, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Harrigan, Dear Old Donegal, Toora aloora
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Cmc-Carolyn Faye-Fox-Mh
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dt
29:05, 20452, S
04-Oct-2003
“Special Edition – Catch Up Day”
s06eSP
??:
  • Art on Radio: “Love”, “Early Sunday Morning”, “Wedding Portrait”, “Composition in Red, Blue and Yellow”, “One”, “Grand Odalisque”
  • Correction Time
  • A Pleasure in Words: fine/finding, compromise, chicanery, nostalgia, allegory, sardonic
  • No tapes or transcripts
  • Cast of Characters: Lawrence of Arabia, Broadway Danny Rose, Do the Right Thing, Some Like It Hot, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Clueless
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ls-Mh, (Ar, Pl)
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
??
28:59, 27185, S
18-Sep-2004
“Special Edition –
Catch Up Day”
s07eSP
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Says Who: Mark Twain, Ronald Reagan, Gore Vidal, Dorothy Parker, Sophie Tucker, James McNeil Whistler
  • Movie Titles/Characters: Cabaret, Annie Hall, The Road to Morocco, Bull Durham, Norma Raye, Empire Strikes Back
  • No, but the Name Rings a Bell: 6 Million Dollar Man, Zorro, The Jerk, Tootsie, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Rainman
  • Pleasure in Words: recant, deliberate, porcelain, assuage, sustain, compilation
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
(Sw, Cmc)
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind, Dw
Dt
29:06, 27292, S

Series 8

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
25-Sep-2004
S08e01
7th season
Town Hall Theater, Woodstock, Vermont:
  • Green Mountain Greats: Calvin Coolidge, Rudi Vallee, Ethan Allen, Brigham Young, Orson Bean, Chester A. Arthur
  • Bluff: duffek
  • Not Quite: I’m feeling nauseous, lion’s share, battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac, eking out a living, livid with rage, Big Ben
  • Bluff: mulm
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tin Pan Valentinos
29:05, 27278, S
02-Oct-2004
S08e02
Town Hall Theater, Woodstock, Vermont:
  • Among the Maples: exAMPLE, pAMPLEt, AMPLifiEd, EMPLoyAble, MALPracticE, LAMPshadE, PiEceMeAL
  • Bluff: ruelle
  • Get your Bearings: Bolivia, Pakistan, Algeria/Senegal, Nicaragua, Thailand, Russia
  • Bluff: yomp
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tin Pan Valentinos
29:05, 27279, S
09-Oct-2004
S08e03
7th season
St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont:
  • College Days: his Story, polly sigh, fizz hicks, fine Harte’s, English comp, bee allergy, hoganic chemistry
  • Bluff: pone
  • Bluff: thewed
  • Odd Man Out: hippo-*, Watson, played characters with car names, can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, food colors, ways to win
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Standup Chameleons
29:07, 27304, S
16-Oct-2004
S08e04
St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont:
  • What’s the Differential? out of alignment, lube job, catalytic converter, jump start, blow a gasket, differential
  • Bluff: mattoid
  • Bluff: kebbock
  • Back Catalog: Thomas Hardy, Vladimir Nabokov, Jules Verne, Robin Cook, William Faulkner, John Hershey
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Standup Chameleons
29:06, 27298, S
23-Oct-2004
S08e05
(combined left
over segments)
Woodstock and Colchester, Vermont:
  • Flip Flops: a waste is a terrible thing to mind, the wrath of grapes, dizzy bey, a case of pique/piece of cake, nerd’s best, goalie host, a launch that faced a thousand ships
  • Sea Saws: to fudge something, grease the skids, flogging a dead horse, making ends meet, rummage sale, knock off
  • Errata
  • Folk Tale Adjacencies: Rapunzel let down your hair, Solomon Grundy died on Saturday, be he alive or be he dead…, the sky is falling, who is nibbling at my house, a child born on the Sabbath day
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tin Pan Valentino And Standup Chameleons
29:07, 27309, S
30-Oct-2004
Halloween
S08e06
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Halloween IQ: familiar, rune, bind a spell, tasseomancy, brownie, sky clad
  • Bluff: deltiology
  • Odd Man Out: eight, Apollo, Susanne Somers, Eros, Tavern, Moby Dick only movie ending as written
  • Bluff: caoutchouc
  • No Relation: Buchanan, Nelson, Stuart, Miller, Brown, Whitman
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:07, 27309, S
13-Nov-2004
S08e07
(pledge show in
abbreviated
format)
Elm Bank, Wellesley:
  • Rodney Dangerfield One-Liners
  • Bluff: ruderate
  • Bluff: decussate
Ls-Mh-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
19:22, 18171, S
20-Nov-2004
S08e08

Birmingham, Alabama:

  • City Silliness: burning ham, sell Ma, Hunts’ ville, Moby yell, toss Key ghee, must sell shawls, tall lad ego
  • Bluff: prinky
  • Bluff: pyknic
  • Definitions and Derivations: pablum, hoodwink, robot, quiz, paparazzi, first rate
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Herb Trotman Band
29:06, 27292, S
27-Nov-2004
S08e09
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Bama on the Mind: AMiABle, AMBulAnce, BArMAid, eMBArrAss, sAMBA, lAMBAste, MAlleABle
  • Bluff: golconda
  • Hue Asked for It: carmine, sepia, verdigris, periwinkle, dun, cyan
  • Bluff: nates
  • Change a Letter: gripes of wrath, to fill a mockingbird, of rice and men, a tree crows in Brooklyn, hatch 22, Gore with the wind, the old man and pea
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Herb Trotman Band
29:04, 27254, S
04-Dec-2004
S08e10
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Hard Scrabble: rat rate, axis taxis, lover clover, kipper skipper, avenue venue, earning yearning, hip whip
  • Bluff: jibb
  • Economics and business: wasting asset, limited partnership, prime rate, common and preferred stock, fungible, bearer bond
  • Bluff: landfang
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Herb Trotman Band
29:04, 27261, S
11-Dec-2004
S08e11
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • What’s the Difference? Generosity/altruism, statue/sculpture, recital/concert, improvising/jamming, fricassee/stew, impressionism/expressionism
  • Bluff: quern
  • Two fers: naughty Cal, pedal uphill, Knightly noose, nude deli, date a bass, pop eye con
  • Bluff: redd
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Herb Trotman Band
29:07, 27301, S
18-Dec-2004
S08e12
University of Alabama:
  • Cryptic Alabamans: Harper Lee, Jim Nabors, Sela Ward, Gay Talese, Joe Namath, Mel Allen
  • Bluff: geck
  • Tastes sort of like chicken: aoli, blanch/parboil, crème fresh, a la Nicoise, mock turtle soup, petit four
  • Bluff: hardanger
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Henry’s Notion
29:07, 27290, S
08-Jan-2005
S08e13
University of Alabama:
  • Archaic and Unfortunate: pettifogger, dropsy, scalawag, brickbat, footpad, mountebank
  • Bluff: kelt
  • Bluff: palama
  • The Last Round (films): Charles Bronson, Alan Bates, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Sean Connery, Myrna Loy
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Henry’s Notion
29:06, 27288, S
15-Jan-2005
S08e14
special
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Combined Song: House of the Rising Sunrise Sunset, Oh What a Beautiful Morning Has Broken, Frankie and Johnny Be Good, Heartbreak Hotel California, Show Me The Way You Were, I Want You to Want Me and You and a Dog Named Blue
  • Backwards Bromides: beware of gifts bearing Greeks, let lying dogs sleep, if can’t join ‘em beat ‘em, into each Fall a little rain must live, a rolling moss gathers no stone, don’t change streams in the middle in mid-horse, he who is lost hesitates
  • Reverse Order: alpha, harvest, Waltons, Randy Johnson, micro-, Guinness Book of Records, Tucson
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Herb Trotman Band
29:03, 27246, S
12-Feb-2005
S08e15
Elm Bank, Wellesley:
  • Love is All Around: loving cup, love apple, love set, love test, love bird, lovestonites
  • Bluff: kurboom
  • In Name Only: Vickie Carr Chase, Kirstie Ali Katz, Susan Butcher Kutcher, Ruffin Reddy, Lorraine Broca Lee, Patti Page Turner, Mary Leaky Fawcett
  • Bluff: agowilt
  • Mixed Messages: Isn’t She Lovely Rita, I Can’t Help Falling in Love, You are So Beautiful Dreamer, How Deep is you love, You’re my Best Girl, Knock Three Times a Lady
Francine Achbar, Mh-Sm
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:03, 27249, S
19-Feb-2005
S08e16
Elm Bank, Wellesley:
  • Not Quite: Mount Ararat, begs the question, factoid, chief justice of the supreme court, play it again Sam, let them eat cake
  • Bluff: petrichor
  • Spotlight Round (4th year) What’s the Difference? Aid/abet, emergency/disaster, hale/hearty, pale/wan, desperation/despair, schlemiel/schlemozel
  • LOC Subject Headings: The Color Purple, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Jungle, Animal Farm, The Bell Jar, Lord of the Flies
  • Bluff: mackle
  • Computer Acronyms: LOL, IMHO, IANAL, ROTFL, YMMV, PFY
Francine Achbar, Mh-Tk
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
50:05, 46954, S
26-Feb-2005
S08e17
Elm Bank, Wellesley:
  • Addenda: blister pack, Trojan horse, hazmat, waffle stomper, trashsport, deconstruction
  • Bluff: dashpot
  • Def pun itions: dis located, a parent, pro seed, anti dote, a tire, opal essence, oh void
  • Bluff: hotchpot
  • A Pleasure in Words: duodenum, bonanza, ardent, edify, ballad, scamper
Lenore Shannon -Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
29:05, 27274, S
05-Mar-2005
S08e17A
Elm Bank, Wellesley:
  • Definitions and Derivations: blueblood, clean bill of health, all over but the shouting, once in a blue moon, kangaroo court, jump the shark
  • Bluff: ruderate
  • Appended Animals: cow scow, owl bowl, coral corral, rat rate, craven raven, morose moose, left eft
  • Spotlight Round (3rd season) Everything’s Relative: prodigal son, grandfather clause, sob sister, mother of pearl, farmer’s daughter, bob’s your uncle
  • Bluff: decussate
  • Rodney Dangerfield One-Liners
Lenore Shannon-Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Dactyls
49:57, 46831, S
23-Apr-2005
S08e18
University of Wisconsin, Madison:
  • Definitions and Derivations: hillbillies, to cotton to, to make one’s nut, take the wind from one’s sails, stringer, world is my oyster
  • Bluff: owling
  • Spotlight Round (5th season) Words You Ought to Know: Definitions: abecedarian, fee-faw-fum, eatage, earage, chantepleure, dzungar
  • City Silliness: fawn dewlap, walk a shah, oak lair, Waugh saw, race scene, sheep Hogan, chipper waffles
  • Bluff: scug
  • Wisconsin Wordsmiths: Liberace, Harry Houdini, Bob Uecher, Jeanne Dixon, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thorstein Veblen
Francine Achbar, Mh- Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Harmonious Wail
29:05, 27279, S
50:03, 46936, S
30-Apr-2005
S08e19
University of Wisconsin, Madison:
  • Neologisms: fritterware, velch, dog that caught the car, meanderthals, data shadow, two commas
  • Bluff: howf
  • Blended book titles: Love’s Labours Lost Horizons, The Old Man of the Sea Biscuit, Catcher in the Rise and Fall …, All my sons and lovers, Fahrenheit 451 over the cuckoos nest, Telltale heart of darkness at noon, Mand in the Iron Mask of the Red Death in Venice
  • Bluff: opisthenar
Francine Achbar, Mh- Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Paula Lyons, Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Harmonious Wail
29:06, 27283, S
07-May-2005
S08e20
Comedy Sports, Milwaukee:
  • Say Cheese: came in bare, gorgon Zola, Still Tin, Rogue Fort, Parr maison, moon stir, e dam
  • Bluff: rizzle
  • What’s the Difference?: rabbit/jackrabbit, tortoise/turtle, ability / capability, dowry/trousseau, pronunciation/enunciation, toxin / poison
  • Bluff: klebenleiben
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Dick Chudnow
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Gargantuan Brothers
29:05, 27277, S
14-May-2005
S08e21
Comedy Sports, Milwaukee:
  • Dressed to the Nines: Nine Inch Nails, nine ball, ninth circle of hell, orrery, nine killer, ice nine
  • Bluff: ooftish
  • Mathematical terms: axiom, Bernouilli trials, pi, congruent, vertex, non-Euclidean geometry
  • Bluff: kokum
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Stuart Marslen
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Gargantuan Brothers
29:04, 27255, S
21-May-2005
S08e22
Buck Studio , Madison:
  • Wisconsin Wisdom: Schotz, Holstein/Guernsey, badgers, Psyche, Ripon Society, Hampden Palace/Lambeau Field
  • Bluff: scruze
  • Combined Words: reb-uke, rev-elation, seer-sucker, trench-ant, pill-age, bat-ten, les-sons, cree-ping
  • Bluff: frigorifico
  • Blended book titles: Shakespeare-Hilton, Balzac-Shakespeare, Fitzgerald-Williams, Wouk-Nordhoff-Hall, Hardy-Wright, Hardy-Wilder, Joyce-Kipling-Haggard
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Norman Gilliland
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox-Ar Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Harmonious Wail
29:05, 27276, S
-
S08e23
Buck Studio , Madison:
  • What’s the Difference: inimicable/inimitable, terrify/petrify, courage/bravery, preserve/conserve, dirt/soil, covert/clandestine
  • Bluff: lummy
  • Brain Teasers: runner on third, naturalize, prayer, house numbers, Singapore, Rutgers
  • Bluff: kamleika
  • Spotlight Round (5th season) Definitions and Derviations: raining cats and dogs, fly off the handle, saved by the bell, catty-corner, upper crust, steal one’s thunder
  • Pleasure in Words: expectorate, spinster, acrobat, zap, ventriloquism, scofflaw
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Norman Gillialand
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Harmonious Wail
50:10, 47036, S
-
-
  • As many as 4 episodes missed during trip
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-
02-Jul-2005
-
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Odd Man Out: Alabama, Cleveland, Chester Arthur Burnett, cheese, Mary Shelley, price
  • Bluff: nixy
  • Bluff: sangrado
  • Location Lures: Agra, Cavendish PEI, Neuschwanstein, Hancock Park, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Radio City Music Hall, St. James Gate Dublin, Billund Denmark
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3
29:04, 27257, S
09-Jul-2005
-
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Units of Measure: dessert spoon, rhode island, astronomical unit, smoot, generation, pack year
  • Bluff: popskull
  •  
  • Bluff: popsy
  • What’s the Line: where shall I go?, how can you talk if you haven’t got a brain, give me a girl at an impressionable age, not much meat on her, did you hear what I said, do you expect me to talk?, surely you can’t be serious
Tony Kahn, Cmk-Sw
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tom Eaton and Pick Three
29:04, 27258, S
WGBH-FM
National
16-Jun-2007
2005a
Composite versions, Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Units of Measure: dessert spoon, rhode island, astronomical unit, smoot, generation, pack year
  • Bluff: popskull
  • Two Way Wording: welfare/fare well, germane/manger, basic/sick bay, zero/rosy, saucy/see saw, sideway/wayside, settee/tea set
  • Spotlight Round: Pop Quiz (Father of): accounting, email, women’s boxing, snowmobile, Holiday Inn, yellow school bus
  • Bluff: popsy
  • What’s the Line: where shall I go?, how can you talk if you haven’t got a brain, give me a girl at an impressionable age, not much meat on her, did you hear what I said, do you expect me to talk?, surely you can’t be serious
Tony Kahn, Cmk-Sw
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tom Eaton and Pick Three
24:58, 46850, S
16-Jul-2005
2005
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • Rejected Bluffing Words: buttle, borborygmous, stomach rumbling, callipygian, griff, benthos, solmization
  • Bluff: gizzen
  • Multiple Meanings: pass, lot, box, drum, tack, bar, bore
  • Bluff: fugie
  • How Quick We Forget: Gertrude Ederle, Lloyd Bucher, Franco Columbo, Susan McDougall, Herbert Stempel, Al Cowlings
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tom Eaton and Pick Three
29:05, 27275, S
23-Jul-2005
2005
Codman Estate, Lincoln:
  • What’s the Difference: ancestor/forebearer, fracas/melee, preternatural/supernatural, parasol/umbrella, spatter/splatter, national park/national monument
  • Bluff: ascian
  • TV or not TV: Mr. Id, My Three Sins, Ali in the Family, Bea Itched, Brady Hunch, Meet the Dress, Leave It to Deaver
  • Bluff: doob
  • Fill in the Blank: Glenn Close, Ann Archer, Minnie Driver, Mia Farrow, Frances Farmer, Gene Tierney, Ellen Burstyn
Tom Kemp-Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Tom Eaton and Pick Three
29:05, 27274, S
30-Jul-2005
2005
catch up
episode
??:
  • Two Way Wording: welfare/fare well, germane/manger, basic/sick bay, zero/rosy, saucy/see saw, sideway/wayside, settee/tea set
  • Cinematic Ad Campaigns: 2001, Goldfinger, Toxic Avenger, Dances with Wolves, Psycho, All about Eve
  • Guess the Songwriting Team: Mercer-Arlen, Elton John-Taubman, Jagger-Richards, Bernstein-Sondheim, McCartney-Lennon, Rodgers- Hart
  • Movies by the Numbers: Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Key Largo, Fargo, Tombstone, SaratogaCodman Estate, Lincoln and various
Tony Kahn, Cmk-Sw
Carolyn Faye-Fox-Arnie Reisman, Pl
Rs
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
P3
29:05, 27277, S

Series 9

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
24-Sep-2005
2005
S09e01
Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Units of Measure: pace, cord, epoch, mach, league,
    mickey
  • Bluff: wheeple
  • Fictional Sports Teams: Hickory Huskers, New York
    Knights, The Charleston Chiefs, Cobra Kai, Mean Machine, The Allied Team
  • Bluff: chang
Francine Achbar, Flash Wylie, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Alan Dershowitz
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Beetle Bung Steel Band
29:05, 27281, S
01-Oct-2005
2005
S09e02
Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Stuff: light sweet crude, touchstone, nepenthe, treacle, ichor,
    balm of Gilead
  • Bluff: nipter
  • Triplet Song Titles
  • Bluff: graveno
Fred Barron, Julie Jaffe, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Beetle Bung Steel Band
29:05, 27271, S
08-Oct-2005
2005
S09e03
Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard:
  • Odd Man Out: Ringo, kill *, Ernest Hemingway,
    Grover Cleveland, late, P T Barnum
  • Bluff: leelane
  • Assemblage of Adjectives: lacustrine, sniffy, apodictic,
    valetudinary, quondam, plicate
  • Bluff: cimex
  • Spotlight Round (5th season) Definitions and Derivations:
    raining cats and dogs, fly off the handle, saved by the bell, catty-corner, upper crust, steal one’s thunder
  • Coinages: Descartes, Smith, Pythagoras, Kipling,
    Kierkegegard, Kant
Fred Barron, Julie Jaffe, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Beetle Bung Steel Band
50:03, 46932, S
05-Nov-2005
2005
S09e04
Colchester, Vermont:
  • Definitions and Derivations: ringleader, hijack, hard and fast,
    to give quarter, fits the bill, deep six
  • Bluff: piblokto
  • Author, Author: James Joyce, Robert Louis Stevenson, Leo
    Tolstoy, Saul Bellow, Virginia Woolf, George
    Bernard Shaw, John Irving
  • Bluff: Quittor
Tom Kemp, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tin Pan Valentinos
29:04, 27262, S
12-Nov-2005
2005
S09e05
Colchester, Vermont:
  • Numerology: a fifth, First Law of Robotics, a
    second in a duel, Elizabeth Taylor’s odd
    numbered husbands, sixth
    amendment, 7th heaven
  • Bluff: pirlie
  • Bluff: leese
  • Revolting Developments: York town, Sarah Toga,
    Cow pens, Brandy Whine, Val leaf urge, Tyke
    under ogre, been in tin
Tom Kemp, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tin Pan Valentinos
29:04, 27252, S
19-Nov-2005
2005
S09e05
Seattle, Washington:
  • Seattle Stats: Barnard’s and Bakey’s best,
    Dewey’s disciples, part of hobo history, Lomond’s
    Legions, Mercer’s Girls, Supersonics
  • Bluff: swinker
  • What's the Difference: lunatic/maniac, creep/crawl,
    odd/peculiar, camp/kitsch, arrogance/hubris,
    dyke/dam
  • Bluff: croodle
  • Spotlight Round (1st season) Fore and Aft: captain,
    club, paint, dry, Johnny, line
  • City Silliness: Yacky Ma, Spoke Can, Go Limp Ea,
    Wall of Wally, Tach Coma, When Itchy
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Garfield High Jazz Ensemble
50:04, 46943, S
26-Nov-2005
2005
S09e06
Seattle, Washington:
  • Famous Turkeys: Galloping Gertie, Turn On, single
    entity league, Ms Anthony Regrets, great baggage
    breakdown, Carrie
  • Bluff: tobie
  • Common threads: sizes of hail, cartoon mice, presidential
    names, bird names like calls, clouds, Eagle Scouts
  • Bluff: gio
  • Spotlight Round: Familial Phrasing: prodigal son, grandfather
    clause, sob sister, mother of pearl, farmer's daughter, Bob's
    your uncle
  • Culinary Crooning: Food Glorious Food, You Say
    Potato, I Like Bread and Butter, Mashed Potato,
    C’mon to My House, Oscar Wiener
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Garfield High Jazz Ensemble
50:06, 46973, S
10-Dec-2005
2005
S09e07
Seattle, Washington:
  • Nocturnal Definitions: pitch dark, dead of night,
    blue moon, moonshiner, black art, everything in
    its place
  • Bluff: twip
  • Long and Short of It: longest used trademark,
    longest human culture, longest Oscar title,
    shortest Oscar title, shortest president, shortest
    British reign
  • Bluff: cleek
  • Spotlight Round () Historicus Interruptus: Benjamin
    Harrison, Avignon, Roundheads, Halstead Act,
    unequal treaty of Macau, Loma Prieta earthquake
  • Triple Anagrams: large regal lager, alps pals
    slap, Elvis veils evils, Nigers singer reigns,
    priest's stripes persist, Spader spread drapes,
    Spears spares passer
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bing Bang Boys
50:06, 46492, S
17-Dec-2005
2005
S09e08
Copley Plaza, Boston:
  • Yuletide trappings: only 20th century addition
    of the Legend of Santa Claus, 1900 candy
    canes, dung on a twig, origin of Christmas tree,
    plum pudding, Santa-an elephant-donkey
  • Bluff: pingle
  • Bluff: pungle
  • Holiday movies: Bishop’s Wife, Miracle on
    34th Street, Charlie Brown Christmas, White
    Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Apartment
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harvard Crocodillos
29:04, 27267, S
14-Jan-2006
2006
S09e09
Catch up special – lost rounds
Colchester, Vermont:
  • Classic Comic Strips: Blondie, Peanuts, Hi
    and Lois, Green Hornet, Nancy, Beetle Bailey
  • Word Combinations: -thing, apple-, pop-, -room,
    -check, cold-, wax-
  • Song Title Acronyms: After Midnight, Eight
    Days a Week, It’s Not Unusual, Like a Virgin,
    Paint It Black, Take It Easy, It Ain’t Me Babe
Tom Kemp, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tin Pan Valentinos
29:06, 27288, S
21-Jan-2006
2006
S09e10
Copley Plaza, Boston:
  • Universal Yiddish: farclempt, chotchke, bubkus,
    mensch, schmutz, plotz
  • Bluff: tirl
  • Frosty Fashions: long johns, mitt ends, Gal
    lashes, scarf, down vest, gaters, wolves wetter
  • Bluff: guilloche
Sam Weisman, Constance McCashin, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harvard Crocodillos
29:06, 27284, S
29-Jan-2006
2006
S09e11
Copley Plaza, Boston:
  • Odd Man Out: boil/fry/roast/toast, reproach/
    investigation/arrest/indictment, tailgater/ frontrunner/
    guy catches a lateral/Prince Philip, Pennsylvania/
    North Carolina/Atlantic/Pacific, Silly Putty/Slinky/
    Velcro/Post-Its, swift/kick/punch/ company
  • Bluff: pignoration
  • No Relation: Hayes, Holmes, Turner, Cohen,
    Bell, Jones
  • Bluff: muggle
  • Spotlight Round (3rd season, The Basics): kick the can,
    post office, old maid, red rover red rover, blind man's
    buff, mumblety peg
  • The Game’s the Thing: Bob Barker, Vanna White,
    Pat Sajak, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebeck, Ben Stine
Barry Nolan, Francine Ackbar, Flash Wylie
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harvard Crocodillos
50:05, 46959, S
05-Feb-2006
2006
S09e12
Catch up special – lost rounds
Seattle, Washington:
  • What’s the Difference: lunatic/maniac, creep/crawl,
    odd/peculiar, camp/kitsch, arrogance/hubris,
    dyke/dam
  • The Long and Short of It: longest continuous
    trademark, longest human culture, longest best
    picture, shortest best picture, shortest president,
    shortest reign
  • Common Threads: sizes of hail, cartoon mice,
    named after presidents, birds named after their
    songs, clouds, eagle scouts
Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Garfield High Jazz Ensemble
29:00, 27195, S
19-Feb-2006
2006
S09e14
Copley Plaza, Boston:
  • Peaches and Persians: January/janitor, bugle/buffalo,
    walnut/Wales, porpoise/pork, canary/canine,
    musketeer/mosquito
  • Bluff: nick-fidge
  • Trivia: live within 50 miles of birthplace, all invented
    by women, Father’s Day, first novel on typewriter,
    Mel Blanc’s allergy to carrots, rained in Atacama
    Chile
  • Spotlight round (3rd season): Typhoid Mary, Children's
    Crusades, events in weightlifting, styles of roof, Wobblies,
    Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
  • Bluff: stoush
  • Classical Clues: Whiter Shade of Pale, Stranger in Paradise,
    Groovy Kind of Love, Hall of the Mountain King, Hello Mudder,
    It's Now or Never
Francine Ackbar, Flash Wylie, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Lenore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harvard Crocodillos
49:15, 46183, S
25-Feb-2006
2006
S09e15
Catch up special – lost rounds
Copley Plaza, Boston:
  • Odd Man Out: boil/fry/roast/toast, reproach/
    investigation/arrest/indictment, tailgater/ frontrunner/
    guy catches a lateral/Prince Philip, Pennsylvania/
    North Carolina/Atlantic/Pacific, Silly Putty/Slinky/
    Velcro/Post-Its, swift/kick/punch/ company
  • Two Fers: Whip it, boy legs, Tutsi roll, triple E, Gray
    day, mister Rhee, diet tonic
  • Says Who: Wellington, Stalin, FDR, Truman,
    Jefferson, HR Haldeman
Francine Ackbar, Flash Wylie, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons and others
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harvard Crocodillos
29:05, 27281, S
04-Mar-2006
2006
S09e16
Los Angeles, California:
  • California 101: lepidopteral battery, earthquakes,
    state motto, 1947 Artichoke Queen, highest and
    lowest points in US, Joseph Spinney
  • Bluff: orgle
  • Odd Man Out: Kazan, Faulkner, Marnie, sunburned,
    John Denver, chain
  • Bluff: drintling
  • City Silliness: Mali Boo, Carl’s Bad, Barr’s toe,
    sank in lemon tea, baker’s field, Ox nard, seamy
    valley
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Witcher Brothers
50:04, 46939, S
full version
11-Mar-2006
2006
S09e17
Los Angeles, California:
  • Measure for Measure: pat, blink, twain, mouse unit,
    half step, jiffy
  • Bluff: swarble
  • Melded Movies: Gone with the Wind in the Willows,
    Lion King of Marvin Gardens, Scooby Doo the Right Thing,
    Pollyanna Karenina, Patton the Waterfront, El Cid and Nancy,
    Alamo Better Blues
  • Spotlight Round (3rd Season: Odd Man Out): balloon, Panama
    City, Gold, file, $10, salami
  • Bluff: blatteroon
  • Start at the Very Beginning: Do-Re-Mi, As Time
    Goes By, Somewhere over the Rainbow, Old Man
    River, I Could Have Danced All Night, Take Me Out
    to the Old Ballgame
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Witcher Brothers
%0:04, 36945, S
18-Mar-2006
2006
S09e18
Los Angeles, California:
  • La-La Legendaries: Carrie Fisher, Tyra Banks, Jodie
    Foster, Drew Barrymore, Shirley Temple, Adlai
    Stevenson, Pancho Gonzales
  • Bluff: snurd
  • Influential Phrases: big cheese, major domo, high
    muckety-muck, big kahoona, top banana, king pin
  • Bluff: jowfair
  • Famous Last Words: Field of Dreams, To Have
    and Have Not, Bonny and Clyde, Producers, His
    Gal Friday, Sweet Smell of Success
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Young Musicians’ Foundation Quintet
49:59, 46875, S
26-Mar-2006
2006
S09e19
Los Angeles, California:
  • Kiester Parade: Adirondack chairs, Barcelona
    Chair by Mies van der Rohe, Eames Chair, Le
    Corbusier Petite Club Chair, Broyer Cesca
    Chair, Shaker ladder back rocker
  • Bluff: recumbentibus
  • No Small Roles: Shakespeare in Love, Broadcast
    News, Quiz Show, The Color of Money, Bell Book
    and Candle, Naked and the Dead
  • Spotlight Round (1st Season) Derivations: sour
    grapes, going on strike, your name is Mudd,
    eavesdropping, white elephant, crocodile tears
  • Bluff: stirps
  • Classic TV Shows: Rut Patrol, Kodak, Flapper,
    Wild Wild Vest, This Old Horse, Mod Squid,
    Trench Chef
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Young Musicians’ Foundation Quintet
50:04, 46940, S
02-Apr-2006
2006
S09e20
Catch up special – lost rounds
Los Angeles, California:
  • Kiester Parade: Adirondack chairs, Barcelona
    Chair by Mies van der Rohe, Eames Chair, Le
    Corbusier Petite Club Chair, Broyer Cesca
    Chair, Shaker ladder back rocker
  • LA Natives: Carrie Fisher, Tyra Banks, Jodie
    Foster, Drew Barrymore, Shirley Temple, Adlai
    Stevenson, Pancho Gonzales
  • Odd Man Out: Kazan, Faulkner, Mardie,
    sunburned, John Denver, chain
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Young Musicians’ Foundation Quintet
29:05, 27267, S
24-Jun-2006
2006
S09e21
Father’s Day
Brattle Theater, Cambridge:
  • Father of: spam, air conditioning, librarianship,
    cheap postage, clowns, computer mouse
  • Bluff: miggle
  • Pop: Jimmy Buffett, Popeye, bubble wrap,
    poplin, Rice Krispies, popover
  • Bluff: gunch
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Radnowsky Quartet
29:07, 27298, S
01-Jul-2006
2006
S09e22
Brattle Theater, Cambridge:
  • Cryptic Composers: Offenbach, Schubert,
    Sibelius, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Paderewsky
  • Bluff: holard
  • Double trouble: double and twist, double
    hung, double-O, double dribble, double entry,
    double aspect theory
  • Bluff: demivierge
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Radnowsky Quartet
29:05, 27278, S
08-Jul-2006
2006
S09e23
Brattle Theater, Cambridge:
  • What’s the Difference: pell mell/higglety/pigglety, niminy piminy/namby pamby, mis-/mal-/non-feasance, forgive/
    pardon, font/typeface, bedlam/pandemonium
  • Bluff: sucket
  • Final words: sycophant, antediluvian, chihuahua, croissant,
     chlorophyll, insouciant
  • Bio-fictionary: Catherine Devine
  • Bluff: bothy
  • Spotlight Round (6th season) Animal Anomalies: black mamba,
    ring-necked duck, palm warbler, common loon, pork butt,
    green turtle
  • Nifty mnemonics: HOMES, WASPLEG, May I have a large
    container of coffee (pi), red and yellow kill a fellow…,
    lucky cows drink milk, RICE
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Radnowsky Quartet
50:05, 46966, S
15-Jul-2006
2006
S09e24
Brattle Theater, Cambridge:
  • Defnitions and derivations: pay through the nose, in a
    nutshell, off the cuff, mush!, boudoir, sycophant
  • Bluff: dysania
  • What's the story: vaseline
  • Where in the World: Hameln, maelstrom, dum-dum, Dent du
    Midi, Mold, Yellowknife
  • Bluff: kilhig
  • Spotlight Round: Titular Twosomes
  • Folk Heroes in Song: Tom Dooley, Charlie on
    the MTA, Stagger Lee, Clementine, My Sister
    Kate, Casey Jones
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Radnowsky Quartet
50:02, 46917, S
22-Jul-2006
2006
S09e25
Special edition – lost rounds
Brattle Theater, Cambridge and Colchester, Vermont:
  • Spelling Bee: sycophant, antediluvian,
    Chihuahua, croissant, chlorophyll, insouciant
  • Actors in Movies with “Woman”: Scent of a
    Woman, Man and a Woman, Kiss of the
    Spider Woman, Woman in Red, The Devil is a
    Woman, An Unmarried Woman
  • Folk Heroes in Song: Tom Dooley, Charlie on
    the MTA, Stagger Lee, Clementine, My Sister
    Kate, Casey Jones
  • A Pleasure in Words: kaleidoscope, focus,
    molars, trespass, nostalgia, foible
  • Who Played These Characters: Bette Davis,
    John Wayne, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand,
    Gene Wilder, Leonardo di Caprio
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Radnowsky Quartet
29:05, 27267, S

Series 10

08-Oct-2006
2006
S10e01
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts:
  • Addenda: high concept, sag wagon, event
    horizon, interrobang, clanger, dieseling
  • Bluff: gip
  • Musical Solos: Fever, Take the A Train,
    Sing Sing Sing, You Made Me Love You,
    In the Mood, Yackety Yack
  • Bluff: favus
  • Art Decorum: Glass of Absinthe, Old
    Guitarist, Hetch Hetchy Canyon, Running
    Fence, Casa Mila Apartments, Early
    Sunday Morning
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Tom Kemp
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher, John Morse
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Mount Holyoke Big Band
51:02, 47854, S
15-Oct-2006
2006
S10e02
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts:
  • The Fun Is in the Answer: Sorghum, shampoo, one
    hour martinizing, doll, varfpeggnugen, pitchers’ mound
  • Bluff: roturier
  • Spellbound: invalid, moped, entrance, intimate, sate,
    buffet, moderate
  • Bluff: girn
  • Spotlight Round: Common Threads: black, predecessor
    resigned, Marx Brothers, James Bond nemeses, eighteen,
    tree parts
  • Definitions and Derivations: man of the world, take a
    powder, warts and all, footloose and fancy free, toa T,
    start from scratch
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Tom Kemp
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher, John Morse
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Mount Holyoke Big Band
51:08, 47946, S
22-Oct-2006
2006
S10e03
Laches Theatre, Brattleboro, Vermont:
  • Vermont Intuition: Ben Cohen, maple syrup jug,
    Montpelier, teddy bears, Kipling, Molly Stark
  • Bluff: dudelsack
  • We All Have to Start Someplace: Thelma and Louise,
    Bananas, Taps, Forrest Gump, To Kill a Mockingbird,
    Psycho, American Graffiti
  • Bluff: caroome
  • Spotlight Round: Say Cheese: camembert, ricotta,
    provolone, monterey jack, asiego, havarti, limburger
  • Double Trouble: double indemnity, doubleton, double
    dome, double down, double truck, double predestination
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Tom Kemp
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dark Carnival
50:04, 46943, S
29-Oct-2006
2006
S10e04
Hallowe-en
Codman Estate:
  • The Fun Is in the Answer: Sorghum, shampoo, one hour
    martinizing, doll, varfpeggnugen, pitchers’ mound
  • Bluff: roturier
  • Spellbound: invalid, moped, entrance, intimate, sate,
    buffet, moderate
  • Bluff: girn
  • Spotlight Round: Common Threads: black, predecessor resigned, Marx Brothers, James Bond nemeses, eighteen,
    tree parts
  • Definitions and Derivations: man of the world, take a
    powder, warts and all, footloose and fancy free, toa T,
    start from scratch
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Tom Kemp
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dactyls
51:08, 47946, S
05-Nov-2006
2006
S10e05
Laches Theatre, Brattleboro, Vermont:
  • What Am I Doing: bell man, top handler, airlining an
    octopus, Darlington stripe, cutting a hand-a-half-bastard
    on a hardie, building a mountain on a jade pillar
  • Bluff: blimbing
  • Musical Terms: arpeggio, glissando, pizzicato, double
    stopping, staccato, portamento
  • Bluff: glinket
  • Spotlight Round: Tenets Anyone? Catch-22, Law of
    Diminishing Returns, Monroe Doctrine, 5th Amendment,
    Murphy’s Law, Prime Directive
  • Rock lines: I am the Walrus, Born to be Wild, Somebody
    to Love, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Proud Mary,
    The Stairway to Heaven
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Tom Kemp
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dark Carnival
50:07, 47000, S
12-Nov-2006
2006
S10e06
Cleveland, Ohio:
  • Ohio IQ: US Presidents, Teflon, Y Bridge, first pedestrian
    signal, McCoys, state flag
  • Bluff: lentiginous
  • Spellbound: invalid, wind, defect, content, sewer, bass,
    sow
  • Bluff: deipnosoptist
  • Spotlight Round: Common Legal Terms: attractive
    nuisance, frolic and detour, reckless endangerment,
    vicarious liability, negligence, doctrine of stale demand
  • Musical adjacencies: Travelin’ Man, Oh Boy, Blueberry
    Hill, Twistin’ the Night Away, I’m All Shook Up, Jumpin
    Jack Flash
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Roots of American Music Quintet
49:54, 46794, S
19-Nov-2006
2006
S10e07
Cleveland, Ohio:
  • Addenda: flex time, applet, Kirlian photography, par course, hedge fund, greenhouse gas
  • Bluff: pong
  • Definitions and derivations: jerkwater town, wild horses couldn’t drag me, dead set against, leeway, deadbeat, walls have ears
  • Bluff: rache
  • Spotlight Round: Cryptic Capitals: Al-BAN-y, T-rent-ON, PI-err-E, CHAR-lest-ON, PROV-id-ENCE, INDIA-napolis, R-ale-igh
  • Ino-names: feAsTEd, AaPpropriaTe, sWaETy, eNthUsiasT, bEfoRE, tRAiTor, ilLumInaTe
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Roots of American Music Quintet
50:04, 46948, S
26-Nov-2006
2006
S10e08
Youngstown, Ohio:
  • Famous Ohioans: Doris Day, John Glenn, Wilbur Wright, Hugh Downs, Ruby Dee, Clarence Darrow, Annie Oakley
  • Bluff: whelve
  • What’s the Difference?: bilge/sump, wherefore / therefore, bistro/café, frosting/icing, plain/prairie, marooned/stranded
  • Bluff: solander
  • Spotlight round: Food for Thought: pemmican, isinglass, shichimi, muesli, head cheese, Lady Baltimore
  • Jazz: Satin Doll, Savoy, Take Five, Watermelon Man, So What, Giant Staff
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Revival Quintet
49:57, 46833, S
03-Dec-2006
2006
S10e09
Youngstown, Ohio:
  • Random Harvest: Yankee Doodle, Goofy, Abbott and Costello, “A” battery, Social Security Number, “cagers”
  • Bluff: suint
  • Melded Movies: Annie Halloween, Good, Bad and Ugly American, Fahrenheit 451 Dalmatians, Yulis Goldfinger, Million Dollar Baby Boom, Magnificent Seven Year Itch
  • Bluff: bombilate
  • Spotlight round: Modern idioms (2nd season): Rube Goldberg, zero sum game, bully pulpit, Sadie Hawkins Day, frick and frack, no joy in Mudville
  • Abbreviations: i.e., e.g., et. seq., ibid., n.b., op. cit.
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Revival Quintet
49:22, 46286, S
10-Dec-2006
2006
S10e10
Cleveland, Ohio:
  • City Silliness: Dayton, Bowling Green, Defiance, Sandusky, Toledo, Ashtabula, Steubenville
  • Bluff: oose
  • I Can Sing that Song: My Girl, The Lady Is a Tramp, Our Love Is Here to Stay, Sunny Side of the Street, Don’t Get around Much Anymore, Route 66
  • Spotlight Round: Definitions and derivations: scruples, make the grade, haywire, no great shakes, Cadillac, over a barrel
  • Bluff: cornhobble
  • Occupations: snollygoster, eminence gris, Dresden Shepherdess, panjandrum, cruciverbalist, birddog
Joy Roller, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Dee Perry
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Lou Lunch
50:07, 46997, S
17-Dec-2006
2006
S10e11
Cleveland, Ohio:
  • Common Threads: a norange etc., Beatles songs, actors from Ohio, tables, Stephanies, blowings,
  • Bluff: hippen
  • Super Dupers: ram bow, bear paws, sent Yuri on, locks myth, melon collie, beet route, Anna lies
  • Bluff: wheep
  • Spotlight Round (3rd season): Vocabularial Bluster: pilgarlic, cachou, troutaceous, rotacism, mizzle, willywah
  • Common Roles: James Bond, Dracula, Fletcher Christian, Abraham Lincoln, Miss Marple
Joy Roller, Tony Kahn, Flash Wylie
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Dee Perry
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Lou Lunch
50:01, 46896, S
23-Dec-2006
2006
S10e12
Holiday edition (composite)
Boston:
  • What’s the Difference? (2002): sleigh/sled, chorus/choir, wreath/garland, toboggan/bobsled, plum/sugarplum, elf/elver
  • Bluff (2002): deckle
  • Christmas Spirits (2002): hot toddy, white russian, brandy alexander, cosmopolitan, champagne cocktail, wassail
  • Wintry Mix (2005): snow pudding, hoarfrost, winterbourne, ice needle, chilblain, baked Alaska
  • Bluff (2002): bouse
  • Spotlight Round (III-32): Yule Be Sorry: wrEath, CarolS, pLUM Pudding, Silver BELLs, canDLes, MInce meAt, nutcracker
  • Eponymous Christmas (2002): Yul Brynner, Carol Channing, Rudolf Valentino, Martin Balsam, Holly Hunter, Santana, Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox,Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
In Chor Novo, Dactyls, Harvard Crocodillos
50:08, 47012, S
14-Jan-2007
2007
S10e14
Charleston, SC:
  • Charleston Queries: Oliver Cromwell, live oaks, Carolopolis Award, slob, snobs and SOBs, peeping tom law, code yellow
  • Bluff: scruto
  • Definitions and derivations: happy as a clam, keep your shirt on, called on the carpet, all gussied up, bet your bottom dollar, bring down the house
  • Bluff: gib
  • Shakespearean Adjacencies:trippingly on the tongue, if music be the food of love, misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows, this was the most unkindest cut of all, sharper than a serpent’s tooth, a horse a horse my kingdom for a horse
Nancy Bloodgood, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox,Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ann Caldwell and Loose Fit
50:02, 46912, S
21-Jan-2007
2007
S10e15
Charleston, SC:
  • Units of measure: dash, Carnegie unit, olf, flagon, bell, torino number
  • Bluff: lampas
  • Diners: gimme a shimmy, first lady, whistleberries and hounds, eve with a moldy lid, one on the city, clockerhole and murk
  • Spotlight round (2nd season): Elementary Dear Panelists: bore on, arson hick, zink, Mencken ese, tongue’s tin, I owe Dean, ant imony
  • Bluff: grimthorpe
  • I Spy: Cleopatra’s Needle, Devil’s Island, Blue Grotto, Badlands, Land’s End, 12 Apostles
Nancy Bloodgood, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox,Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ann Caldwell and Loose Fit
50:05, 46954, S
28-Jan-2007
2007
S10e16
Park City, Utah:
  • Glossary of terms: best boy, key grip, continuity, wrangler, foley artist, DGA trainee
  • Bluff: rynt
  • Neologistic entries: irritainment, bozone, brorate, five shadowing, consluttant, PIB
  • Bluff: pobs
  • Spotlight Round (? season) Streams of Consciousness: Me Kong, Orin and Yoko, Moe’s Hell, Mrs. Yippy, Collar Otto, Del’s aware, Hud’s Son
  • Originally Titled: I Do I Do He Died, Make Me Mountainous Mac, Where the Mattress Goes, Rains’s Regular Ringers, Benjy and Eddie at Lake Meade, Adventures of Mr Rose and Ms Ballard, Tony’s Pagan Program
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ryan Shute and the Rubber Band
50:02, 46916, S
03-Feb-2007
2007
S10e17
Park City, Utah:
  • Principles, Protocols and Postulates: Dilbert Principle,Principles of Scientific Management, Montreal Protocol, Rule of Thumb, Pareto Principle, Rule of 72
  • Bluff: bort
  • Odd Man Out: balls, overs, Bird nicknames, lanes, going West, Universal Studios backlot
  • Bluff: poke-nook
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season) Definitions and Derivations: blimp, skullduggery, tip, in the same boat, here’s mud in your eye, jalopy
  • Melded Movies: Something about Mary Poppins, Dr Zhivagoing My Way, Sesame Streetcar Named Desire, Hans Christian Anderson of Frankenstien, Alexander the Great Train Robbery, Stella Got Her Groove Back to the Future
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ryan Shute and the Rubber Band
50:05, 46958, S
10-Feb-2007
2007
S10e18
Salt Lake City, Utah:
  • Utah Lore: highest literacy rate, Levan, no longer Great, youngest population, Heber Valley Railroad, Escalante River
  • Bluff: nexe
  • Celebrity Acumen: Etta James Dean Martin, Marla Thomas Hardy Kruger, Loretta Lynne Anderson Cooper, Debbie Harry Morgan Fairchild, Paula Cole Porter Wagoner, Rachel Ray Charles Barclay, Shannon Elizabeth Taylor Hicks
  • Bluff: zoosh
  • Spotlight Round (? season) Pictures on Radio: The Scream, Portrait of a Lady on a Balcony, Master Jonathan Buttle, Birth of Venus, Three Musicians, The Death of Marat
  • Oscar Winning Songs: Zippadee Doo Dah, Shaft, Flash Dance, Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head, Lullabye of Broadway, Batter off than You Are
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ian Murdoch and Brass Tacks
50:03, 46936, S
17-Feb-2007
2007
S10e19
Salt Lake City, Utah:
  • What’s the Difference: simmer/seeth, obsession/ compulsion, blacksmith/smithy, dinner/supper, crucifix/cross, disperse/disburse
  • Bluff: oojah
  • Addenda: netizen, outsourcing, hybrids, cosmolision, bling, maglev
  • Bluff: poncif
  • Spotlight Round (5th season) Fit to be Tidal: SOS, between Scyilla and Charybdis, Hattaras Jack, crow’s nest, heavy at low tide, most profitable pirate
  • Roget’s Revenge: legs, club, hitch, link, duck, flush, dump
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ian Murdoch and Brass Tacks
50:06, 46972, S
03-Mar-2007
2007
S10e20
Los Angeles, California:
  • A Glossary of Terms: TV Guide test, turnaround, development hell, pay or play, rolling your calls, traveling power
  • Bluff: loor
  • Dogs: Petit Bassett Gryphon Bondien, Affenpinscher, ASCOB spaniel, Bischla, Komondor, Kuvasc
  • Bluff: nakodo
  • Supporting Players: Clueless, Trading Places, That Thing You Do, Animal House, Room with a View, Full Monty, Radio Days
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Doug Palau
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angles County High School for the Performing Arts
50:06, 46985, S
10-Mar-2007
2007
S10e21
Los Angeles, California:
  • Cinematic Conventions: One at a time attack rule, fruit cart, fallacy of the talking killer, law of canine superperception, Hollywood grocery bags, midwife crisis
  • Bluff: weezle
  • Common Phrases: prime of life, fair sex, charmed life, best laid schemes of mice and men, stew in your own juices, quick study
  • Bluff: ridibundal
  • Spotlight Round (3rd season): Odd Man Out: blitzen, Bunker Hill, cupids, amazons, brick, Tahiti
  • City Silliness: verry nice, brr bank, as Sousa, your Belinda, chew la vista, gala basses, paws edema
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Doug Palau
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angles County High School for the Performing Arts
50:04, 46953, S
18-Mar-2007
2007
S10e22
Los Angeles, California:
  • Biz Buzz chirper/terper, the martini shot, hang a lantern on it, the blow, a Bono, catch light
  • Bluff: pilpul
  • Addictionary: exhaustipated, gloated, carcophony, quink, PLU, Santatized
  • Bluff: tuzzy-muzzy
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season): Political Rhetoric: Ben Franklin, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Warren G. Harding, Gerald Ford, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge
  • Movies You’re Not Likely to See: Done with the Wind, Stir Wars, A Beautiful Mint, Mastic River, Fast of the Mohicans, Monsters’ Bill, Ferris Buhler’s Layoff
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Wendy Mallik
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Witcher Brothers
49:57, 46836, S
25-Mar-2007
2007
S10e23
Los Angeles, California:
  • Fredericks of Hollywood: camisole, merry widow, mesh/fishnet, teddy, basque, corset/bustier
  • Bluff: gowpen
  • Odd Man Out: arson/smother/taunt/irk/unclean, virginity/chastity/celibacy/poverty, apple/theirs/ Wednesday’s child/quality of mercy, Flash Gordon/ Lone Ranger/Roy Rogers/Chip, orange/lime/grape /cherry/lemon/pineapple, Utah/Missouri/Kentucky /Nevada
  • Bluff: kleywang
  • Same Roles: Dr. Who, Cleopatra, Nixon, D’Artagnan, Napoleon, Elizabeth I
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Wendy Mallik
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Witcher Brothers
49:34, 46477, S
19-May-2007
2007
S10e24
Mother’s Day
Suffolk Univ., Boston:
  • Maternal Terms: mother lode, mother house, momism, mummers, mother bed, mother hubbard
  • Bluff: optotype
  • Wry Wine: sham pane, Beau’s chalet, key auntie, bored doe, cavern ey, Mer low, musket day
  • Bluff: bludge
  • Spotlight Round (5th season): What’s the Difference? Huff/snit, galoot/palooka, elevation/altitude, crepe/blintz, eon/era, maze/labyrinth
  • Motherly Music: Momma Don’t You Let Your Babies to Grow Up to be Cowboys, Mother-in-Law, Hello Mudda, Your Mother Should Know, Mother’s Little Helper, Mother and Child Reunion
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Milton Academy Jazz Combo
50:06, 46975, S
26-May-2007
2007
S10e25
Suffolk Univ., Boston:
  • Be Fruitful: apple-pie bed, orange stick, lemon law, grapefruit league, banana republic, to lime-twig
  • Bluff: melomaniac
  • Odd Man Out: camera, Pequot, Butch Cassidy, I Love Lucy, Shakespeare in Love, missile
  • Bluff: scrump
  • Nifty Neologisms: deja moo, bazookacidal tendencies, ignowrench, prepuptial agreement, telemartyr, sprew
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Milton Academy Jazz Combo
50:05, 46961, S

Series 11

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
06-Oct-2007
2007
S11e01
Seattle, Washington:
  • Definitions and Derivations: well-heeled, no dice, left
    holding the bag, foot the bill, turn the tables,
    whipping boy
  • Bluff: hlonipa
  • Famous Pairs: Parker and Stone, Mario and Luigi,
    Watson and Crick, Posh and Becks, Allen and Wright,
    Howe and Hummel
  • Bluff: mool
  • Musical Mayhem: Hares pray, Cab hurray, Camel lot,
    Hallowed Ollie, Call Me Madam/Mayfair Lady, Sow
    Specific, Guys sand awls
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bulldog Brass Band
49:52, 46754, S
13-Oct-2007
2007
S11e02
Seattle, Washington:
  • What’s the Difference: accuracy/precision, propensity/
    predilection, restrain/constrain, dish/ plate, wash/wake,
    dinghy/dory
  • Bluff: clour
  • Addictionary: scunge, strawphylactic, pluperfection,
    vulch, rejuvenalia, nagivator
  • Bluff: bick
  • Top Movie Songs: People, As Time Goes By, Some
    Day My Prince Will Come, Mrs. Robinson, Sound
    of Music, Dancing Cheek to Cheek, Staying Alive
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Garfield High School String Quartet
50:05, 46955, S
20-Oct-2007
2007
S11e03
Note: out of city order
Camden, Maine:
  • City Silliness: Ban Gore, Hog gusto, Kenny bunk,
    Match hiyas, Barb arbor, bid differed, boo thpay
  • Bluff: swelme
  • Shopping for a Yacht: bright work, bimini, aspect ratio,
    launch, gunk holing, burgee
  • Bluff: hookum-snivey
  • Texting testing: AFAIC, GAL, GMTA, DLTBBB, SYLA, CMIIW,
    ANAWFOS
Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Leonore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats
50:05, 46958, S
27-Oct-2007
2007
S11e04
Hallowe’en
Seattle, Washington:
  • Hallowe’en IQ: Hallowe’en, 54.72 seconds,
    depression era public campaign, grimoire, mirror
    after midnight/bobbing for apples, Jack o’Lantern
  • Bluff: guck
  • Mixed Messages: best things in small packages,
    actions speak louder than words, he who
    hesitates is lost, too many cooks spoil the broth,
    out of the mouths of babes, never look a gift horse
    in the mouth, out of sight out of mind
  • Spotlight Round 4th season: Literary Horror:
    Frankenstein, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dr
    Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula, Pit and the Pendulum,
    Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Bluff: kis
  • Melded Movies: 39 Stepford Wives, Triumph of the
    Willard, Stuart Little Shop of Horrors, Red Dawn of
    the Dead Poets Society, To Be or Not to Bewitch
    Ed Wood, Cape Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Light, Broadway Danny Rosemary’s Baby Doll
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bulldog Brass Band
49:58, 46845, S
03-Nov-2007
2007
S11e05
Seattle, Washington:
  • Odd Man Out: lunch, Presley, Zeus, calendar,
    hazy, Gena Davis
  • Bluff: chack
  • Literary Characters: Ulysses by Joyce, Midsummer
    Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, Narnia by Lewis,
    Huckleberry Finn by Twain, Moby Dick by Melville,
    To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Bluff: boffin
  • Movies You’re Never See: Perfect Stork, Green Milk,
    The Stink, Hound of Music, Good Will Bunting, Toad
    Warriors
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Garfield High School String Quartet
50:05, 46968, S
10-Nov-2007
2007
S11e06
Camden, Maine:
  • What’s the Difference: rant/rave, casket/coffin,
    mortician/undertaker, arts/crafts, comic/comical, revenge/avenge
  • Bluff: hoon
  • Literary Lists: Dostoevsky, Sinclair Lewis, Freud,
    Elmore Leonard, Salmon Rushdie, Lillian Helman,
    Bertholdt Brecht
  • Bluff: moodle
  • Says Who: Sam Goldwyn, Oscar Wilde, Robert
    Benchley, George S Kaufman, Mae West,
    Mark Twain
Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Leonore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats
49:58, 46845, S
17-Nov-2007
2007
S11e07
Portland, Maine:
  • Definitions and Derivations: acid test, take a back
    seat, close but no cigar, turncoat, dumbbell,
    boulevard
  • Bluff: cruft
  • Addictionary: fastiduous, inunintentional, unibang,
    carpool tunnel syndrome, telephonasaurus,
    preciprocate
  • Bluff: theic
  • Last Word: lastage, doctrine of the last clear
    chance, three-way last, last in first out, the Last
    Post, lastex
Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Leonore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats
50:00, 46887, S
24-Nov-2007
2007
S11e08
Portland, Maine:
  • Addenda: astrobleme, Disneyfication,
    buckminsterfullerene, crash cart, idiot walk, big
    crunch
  • Bluff: sweb
  • Senior Spelling Bee: vizsla, wyvern, duiker,
    zecchino, gluhwein, bharal
  • Bluff: daunch
  • Spotlight Round (5th season) Op Erratic: Low in
    grin, deflate a mouse, Bohr is good enough,
    Tales of Hoffman, car men, ePal itchy, devalue
    Carrie
  • Units of Measure: manpower, demisemiquaver,
    crumb, smidgen, pony, barrel
Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Leonore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats
50:03, 46923, S
01-Dec-2007
2007
S11e09
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Newspeak: wardrobe malfunction, five one one,
    outkick one's coverage, lip luck, tip tap, prairie
    dogging
  • Bluff: crine
  • Hair Today: chignon, bob, poodle, page boy,
    flip, shag
  • Bluff: min-min
  • Mascot Ramble: Nittany Lions, Rambling
    Wrecks, Tartans, Crimson Tide, The Hokies,
    The Banana Slugs
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Blue Galaxy String Project
50:03, 46923, S
08-Dec-2007
2007
S11e10
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Southern speech: captain of the corn pile, he'll
    do to ride the river with, above his raisin', eating
    long corn, lick your flint, rump sprung
  • Bluff: nabocklish
  • Type casting: shipwrecks, trees, bridges,
    flowers, mushrooms, horses
  • Bluff: fark
  • Spotlight Round (5th Season) Cryptic Capitals:
    can Berra, Bogie tar, tan jeers, ath ends, bay
    root, stock home, rang goon
  • Country and Western Songs
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Blue Galaxy String Project
49:44, 46923, S
gaps
15-Dec-2007
2007
S11e11
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Alabama Acumen: Alabama constitution,
    weeders and herb gatherers, Weetumka crater,
    gold rush, boll weevil, 911 call
  • Bluff: groof
  • Odd Man Out: hot dog, silver, Harlan Sanders,
    lantern, bridge, discipline
  • Bluff: spivary
  • Melded Movies: Something about Mary Queen
    of Scots, Under the Rainbow Geste, Shakiest
    Gun in the West Side Story, My Friend Irma la
    Douce, Plan 9 from Outer Space Cowboys,
    Purple Rose of Romancing the Stone
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Alan Hunter
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Martini Shakers
50:02, 46909, S
05-Jan-2008
2008
S11e12
Birmingham, Alabama:
  • Hard Scrabble: madder adder, oily doily, odder
    fodder, rackers crackers, aged caged, ones
    Jones, uttered buttered
  • Bio Fictionary: Ed "Boxcar" Hospidar
  • Chemistry: From Here to Eternity, Cleopatra,
    Bringing Up Baby, To Have and Have Not,
    Breakfast at Tiffany's, Some Like It Hot
  • Bio Fictionary: Julius Freed
  • Says Who: Tallulah Bankhead, Louis
    Armstrong, Jesse Owens, Harper Lee, Rosa
    Parks, Bear Bryant
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Alan Hunter
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Martini Shakers
50:03, 46939, S
19-Jan-2008
2008
S11e13
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Definitions and Derivations: of the first water,
    deuce coupe, third rail, fourth outfielder, fifth
    disease, six flags over Texas
  • Bluff: freddo
  • Spotlight Round (3rd Season) Fight Songs:
    Boola Boola, Eyes of Texas, On Wisconsin,
    Anchors Aweigh, Ramblin Wreck, Notre Dame
  • Two fers: Hi Gene, week's news, four bears,
    nock a bow, poach a pair, knead dough, naval
    stair
  • Bluff: fion
  • Common Threads: Canterbury Tales, Round
    Table, TS Eliot's Cats, One Flew over the
    Cuckoo's Nest, Lost Boys, Magnificent Seven
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet
50:03, 46934, S
26-Jan-2008
2008
S11e14
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Definitions and Derivations: gobbledegook,
    cockamamie, rigamarole, bamboozled, whippersnapper, flabbergasted
  • Bluff: moof
  • Movie Props: Wilson the volleyball, The Orb
    from Sleeper, Blue blankey from the
    Producers, Robby the Robot, Wonderboy
    from the Natural, Flux capicitor
  • Bluff: minovery
  • Altered Movie Titles: The Klutz, Last Mango
    in Paris, The Big Child, Defending Your Wife,
    The Loon in Winter, The Thin Red Wine
Francine Ackbar, Tony Kahn, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet
50:02, 46912, S
02-Feb-2008
2008
s11e15
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • What's the Difference: ambivalent/indecisive,
    glockenspiel/xylophone, marimba/vibraphone,
    contribution/donation, immigrant/emigrant,
    rebellion/revolt
  • Bluff: tsantsa
  • Slanguage: quagged, gozinta, jorts,
    nintendicide, scrolly, geekolator
  • Bluff: dook
  • Spotlight Round (3rd Season) For Better or Worse
  • Political slogans: James Polk, Barry Goldwater,
    Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, McGovern,
    Gerald Ford
Joyce Kulhawik, Tony Kahn, Jimmy Tayball
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet
50:08, 47008, S
09-Feb-2008
2008
s11e16
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Valentine Verite: first Valentine's Day, most popular
    recipients, postal rate decrease, rose without
    thorns, lace and valentines, wear one's heart on one's sleeve
  • Bluff: threap
  • Romantic Legends: Priscilla Mallins, Albert Saxe-
    Coburg Gotha, Frank E. Butler, Anne Spencer
    Morrow, Margaretta Large Mittler Murphy, Maria
    Sklowdowska
  • Bluff: feghoot
  • Just an old fashioned love song: Love Us will Keep
    Us Together, True Love, Indian Love Call, Hey Hey
    Paula, Reunited, I Got You Babe
Sam Weisman, Barry Nolan, Constance McCashin
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet
50:05, 46962, S
16-Feb-2008
2008
s11e17
Woodstock, Vermont:
  • Tools of the Trades: hod, adze, Snelling chart,
    last, pickle pot, job case
  • Bluff: bdellometer
  • Word combinations: thing, apple, pop, room,
    check, cold, wax
  • Bluff: bezzel
  • Spotlight Round (6th Season) Definitions and
    derivations: put a sock in it, carte blanche,
    get one's goat, old one-two, Cook's tour,
    off color
  • Lyrical television: All in the Family, Car 54,
    Green Acres, F Troop, Patty Duke, Addams
    Family
Tom Kemp, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tin Pan Valentinos
50:05, 46960, S
23-Feb-2008
2008
s11e18

Woodstock, Vermont:

  • Forms of Fall: falling diphthong, fall money, fall board,
    fallaway, fall of the hammer, falling hinge
  • Bluff: jabble
  • Spotlight Round (Biopictionary): Joseph Gaiety -- toilet paper
  • No Hits, No Runs, Just Errors: fly ball, bleachers, sacrifice
    bunt, on deck circle, dugout, bullpen, relief pitcher
  • Bluff: inficete
  • Classic comic strips: Blondie, Charlie Brown/Snoopy, Lois
    Bailey, Silver, Nancy Ritz, college student

Tom Kemp, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tin Pan Valentinos

50:09, 47019, S
01-Mar-2008
2008
s11e19
Colchester, Vermont (a repeat of s09e05 with all rounds included):
  • Numerology: a fifth, a second in a duel, Elizabeth
    Taylor's odd numbered husbands, Sixth amendment,
    7th heaven,
  • Bluff: pirlie
  • A Pleasure in Words: kaleidoscope, focus, molars,
    trespass, nostalgia, foible
  • Bluff: leese
  • Spotlight Round (6th Season) Sports Legends: robodope,
    immaculate reception, miracle of Coogan's Bluff, battle
    of the sexes, Fosbury Flop, fists of freedom
  • Revolting Developments: York town, Sarah toga, Cow
    pens, Brandy whine, Val leaf urge, Tyke under ogre,
    been in tin
Tom Kemp, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tin Pan Valentinos
50:05, 46962, S
15-Mar-2008
2008
s11e20
Seattle, Washington:
  • Musical Madness: Fantastiques, Meet Me in
    St. Louis, Funny Happened on the Way to the
    Forum, Jungle Book, Showboat, 1776
  • Bluff: forb
  • Odd Man Out: hat, El Nino, Gettysburg, dog, Buick,
    tunnel
  • Bluff: armsaye
  • Spotlight Round () Tarantella Shmarantella: tango,
    jig, marsupiana waltz, reel, hornpipe, polka
  • Famous Last Words: Romeo and Juliet, Through
    the Looking Glass, Frankenstein, Finnegan's Wake,
    Hamlet, Huckleberry Finn
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar,
Murray Horowitz
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bing Bang Boys
45:48, 42943, S
"nibbled" for
pledging
03-May-2008
2008
s11e21
Los Angeles, California:
  • National Nicknames: Italian Stallion, Swedish Nightingale,
    Flying Dutchman, Flying Finn, Star of India, Clown Prince of
    Denmark, Argentine Firecracker
  • Bluff: plore
  • Meters: durometer, pyrometer, spirometer, zymometer,
    gnathodynamometer, disdrometer
  • Bluff: ribazuba
  • Great White Wailing: The Producers, How to Succeed, Camelot,
    King and I, Chorus Line, My Fair Lady
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar,
Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Young Musicians Foundation Woodwind Quintet
50:04, 46946, S
10-May-2008 11-22
Los Angeles, California:
  • What's the Difference: catastrophic/cataclysmic, extirpate/ expurgate, vain/conceited, assent/consent, sedition/treason, shedding/molting
  • Bluff: clem
  • Arboreal Answers: General Sherman tree, the Giving Tree,
    the Eisenhower Tree, Pando Aspen Grove, The Copse, Penn's
    Spruce Tree
  • Bluff: guss
  • Togetherisms: sin king, man aging, van guard, port age,
    mess ages, thin king, disc over
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar,
Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
50:00, 46889, S
17-May-2008
2008
s11e22
Los Angeles, California:
  • Things Are Looking Up: right ascension/declination,
    white dwarf, Van Allen belt, Great Red Spot, quasar,
    analemma
  • Bluff: varv
  • Many a Tear Has to Fall: ablutomania, mythomania,
    clinomania, hylomania, rhinotillexomania,
    phaneromania
  • Bluff: charf
  • Product placements: Dippity-doo, Fruity Pebbles,
    Hai Karate, Butch wax, Frank'nstuff, Lisa
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar,
Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Witcher Brothers
49:59, 46865, S
24-May-2008
2008
s11e23
Los Angeles, California:
  • Odd Man Out: Fred Astaire, toes, Wyoming, piano,
    Rosemary Clooney, grey
  • Bluff: nobbins
  • Here's Lookin' Up Your Address: Apple, Ralston-
    Purina, New York Yankees, Ford, LL Bean, MGM
  • Bluff: bisk
  • Nothing Can Go Wrong: Three Mile Island, Northeast
    blackout, Roy Riegel's Rose Bowl, Apollo 13, Old
    Man of the Mountain fell, Dewey Wins
Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar,
Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Witcher Brothers
50:05, 46955, S
rebroadcast
20-Sep-2009
11-23a

Syracuse, NY:

  • Addenda: duende, bull shot, enhanced recovery, stride piano, GIGO, KREEP
  • Bluff: cliack
  • Signs of Spring: lie lack, pack of Sandra, dandy lion, Daffy dill, two lips, oar kid, rows of Sharon, butter cup
  • Bluff: breek
  • Great White Wailin': Damn Yankees, Rent, Mame, Cats, Kiss Me Kate, Evita
Tony Kahn, Leonore Shannon, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Nick Frenais and the Gang
49:39, 46564, S
05-Jul-2008
2008
s11e24
Syracuse, NY:
  • Fingering the Culprit: Tom Cruise, Grace Jones, L. Frank
    Baum, Rod Serling, John Sales, Annette Funichello
  • Bluff: gloppen
  • Odd Man Out: hurdles, crowing rooster, Woodrow
    Wilson, Sonny Corleone, dance, P
  • Bluff: kilderkin
  • Synonyms: contain, game, spare, mean, cheap,
    wild, bare
Tony Kahn, Leonore Shannon, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Nick Frenais and the Gang
50:02, 46913, S
12-Jul-2008
2008
s11e25

Syracuse, NY:

  • Special Days: Walpurgisnacht, Oak-apple Day, Hogmanay, Buzzards Day, Anzac Day, Lupercalia
  • Bluff: feak
  • Crossword clues: arena, ale, oboe, Ava, odor,
    opera, eden
  • Bluff: stipe
  • Melded Movies: Twelve o Clock High School Musical,
    The Mouse Hunt for Red October, Little Miss
    Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Ugly American
    Graffiti and Sympathy, Close Encounters of the Third
    Kind Hearts and Coronets, Tammy And the Dr
    Zhivago ldfinger
Tony Kahn, Leonore Shannon, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Oswego Jazz Project
50:03, 46923, S
19-Jul-2008
2008
s11e26

Syracuse, NY:

  • The National Pastime: consecutive games with hits,
    pitching wins, Russ Hodges the Giants win the pennant,
    tinkers-evers-chance, first pitch/seventh
  • inning stretch, who's on first..., Roger Connor
  • Bluff: vada
  • Synonyms: pet, spirit, stance, coat, load, fit
  • Bluff: kittly-benders
  • Lists: NY apples, cheeses, paint colors, Johnny
    Depp roles, fish, First Ladies' maiden names
Tony Kahn, Leonore Shannon, Barry Nolan
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Oswego Jazz Project
50:26, 47283, S

Series 12

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
11-Oct-2008
2008
S12e01
West Hartford, CT:
  • Webster's Terms: synonymous cross-reference (see
    also), secondary variant, swung dash, open compund,
     sense number, symbolic colon
  • Bluff: gliffing
  • 1758: Pittsburgh, Yankee Doodle, Halley's Comet, James
    Monroe, Ft. Ticonderoga, Robespierre
  • Bluff: rudas
  • Dictionary words: ---x, ---c, ---vowel-e, theatre/pediatrics,
    multiple plurals, italicize
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Murray Horowitz
Leonore Shannon, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hyannis Sound
50:06, 46973, S
18-Oct-2008
2008
S12e02
West Hartford, CT:
  • Connecticut Laws: not allowed to sing in a barbershop,
    can't walk backwards at dusk, can't educate a dog, no
    pirouetting in the street, can't play Scrabble while waiting
    for a politician, bounce a pickle
  • Bluff: nunting
  • Definitions: mark, fast, hack, catch, toy, shade, grave
  • Bluff: calva
  • Spotlight Round (8th) Type Casting: booth, pipe, piano,
    fishing lures, star, mushroom, typeface
  • Ad Nauseum: Maytag Repairman, Juan Valdez, Joe Isuzu,
    FedEx speed talker Mr Spleen, Dunkin Donuts, Madge the
    manicurist
Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan, Murray Horowitz
Leonore Shannon, Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hyannis Sound
50:09, 47024, S
01-Nov-2008 2008
s12e03

Bemis Hall, Lincoln, Massachusetts:

  • Cryptic Halloween: witch, spooks, headless horseman,
     cider, vampire, pumpkin pie
  • Bluff: prester
  • College of Electoral College: electoral college, doesn't
    meet, tie, elector, tie in a state vote, faithless elector
  • Bluff: preta
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season) Odd Man Out: laser/microwave /sonar/scuba, Murray/Don /Ralph/Fraser, Paul McCartney
    /Eric Clapton/John McEnroe /Babe Ruth, Siegfried/Roy/Power
    /Clothes, Ted Danson/Jack Benny/George Burns/Percy
    Shelley, p-r-n-d-t
  • Musical Musing: The Witch Doctor, Flying Purple People Eater,
    The Addams Family, Monster Mash, Spooky, Caspar the
    Friendly Ghost

Flash Wylie, Tony Kahn, Joyce Kulhawik
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ben Powell Quartet

50:08, 47014, S
08-Nov-2008 2008
s12e04

Bemis Hall, Lincoln, Massachusetts:

  • Where in the World: Tenderloin, Wall Drug, Land of the Yoopers,
    Lake Gitcheegoomee, Grub Street, Four Corners
  • Bluff: doddy
  • Definitions and Derivations: be there with bells on, glitch,
    think outside the box, chortle, dead to rights, holy Toledo
  • Spotlight Round: Cryptic Composers (3rd season): high-den,
    bait-oven, pooch-eeny, barely-owes, debut-C, divorce-shock,
    Rock-man-enough
  • Bluff: grawlix
  • Next Please: Life Scout, Cruiserweight, frappe, Eurovision song
    contest winners (ABBA), Bill Moyers, Jill St. John

Flash Wylie, Tony Kahn, Joyce Kulhawik
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ben Powell Quartet

50:10, 47040, S
15-Nov-2008 2008
s12e05

Bemis Hall, Lincoln, Massachusetts:

  • Economic ABC: conglomerate/amalgamated, Index of Leading Economic Indicators, Buttonwood Agreement, triple witching
    hour, consumer price index, movie quotes
  • Bluff: cribble
  • Corporate America: Adidas, Starbucks, Wendy's, Blauplunkt,
    Haagen-Dasz, Kodak, THX
  • Bluff: noop
  • Economic Encomium: Everett Dirksen, J Paul Getty, John Kenneth
    Galbraith, Sophie Tucker, Mark Twain, Harry Truman

Tom Kemp, Tony Kahn, Leonore Shannon
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ben Powell Quartet

50:04, 46950, S
22-Nov-2008 2008
s12e06

Bemis Hall, Lincoln, Massachusetts:

  • What's the Difference: border/boundary, tavern/saloon,
    student/pupil, repulsive/repugnant, anthropology/sociology,
    plant/factory
  • Bluff: dizzen
  • Odd Man Out: Stone, lotion, candle, Bob Hope, Irene Castle,
    Jack Lemon
  • Bluff: limberham
  • Spotlight Round: Cryptic Composers (3rd season): high-den,
    bait-oven, pooch-eeny, barely-owes, debut-C, divorce-shock,
    Rock-man-enough
  • And then I Wrote: Andrew Lloyd Webber, George Gershwin,
    Cole Porter, Jule Stein, Frank Loesser, Hammerstein, Lowe

Tom Kemp, Tony Kahn, Leonore Shannon
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ben Powell Quartet

50:07, 46991, S
06-Dec-2008 2008
s12e07

Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Football: backfield in motion, unsportsmanlike conduct/personal
    foul, the Four Horseman, pom-pom/pom-pon, bowl games, 222-0
  • Bluff: libkin
  • Constituent parts: The Pips, Watergate burglars, music on
    Voyager, wives of Mickey Rooney, Washington's first cabinet,
    last Warsaw Pact leaders
  • Bluff: pople
  • Peaches Extreme: cherries, nectarine, pineapple, huckleberry,
    papaya, raspberry

Barry Nolan, Francine Akbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Caroline Faye-Fox, Paula Lyon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Banks and Shane

50:05, 46960, S
13-Dec-2008 2008
s12e08

Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Odd Man Out: Sullivan, alight, Mars landers, bread,
    heavy traffic, apples
  • Bluff: hippus
  • Roget's Revenge: rocket, ball, truck, bubble, wrinkle, dance
  • Bluff: gallinipper
  • Spotlight Round The Shape of Things: arc lamp, square dance,
    oval office, cone of silence, pyramid scheme, rectangle, spiral
    staircase
  • Corporate America: Coca-Cola, Google, Bic pen, HP, Lego, IBM

Barry Nolan, Francine Akbar, Tony Kahn
Arnie Reisman, Caroline Faye-Fox, Paula Lyon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Banks and Shane

50:07, 46989, S
10-Jan-2009 2009
12e09

Seattle, Washington"

  • Famous Firsts: Untethered balloon ride, saw a woman in
    half, medal of honor woman, First lady on stamp, gold
    record, sound barrier on land
  • Bluff: oding
  • New Year Newborns: Barry Goldwater, Lorenzo di Medici,
    J D Salinger, Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, J Edgar Hoover, Xavier Cugat
  • Bluff: scunner
  • Initial Words: Start Me Up, Begin the Beguine, Birth of Blues,
    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Open a New Window,
    The Start of Something Big

Barry Nolan, Murray Horwitz, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Shea
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Miss Rose and the Rhythm Percolators

50:05, 46965, S
17-Jan-2009 2009
12e10

Seattle, Washington"

  • Odd Man Out: hailstones, Meade, Madonna, boats, virus,
    intelligent
  • Bluff: swats
  • Definitions and Derivations: ballot, caddie, marinara, oboe,
    terrier, soccer
  • Bluff: snash
  • Also Starring: Animal House, Bye Bye Birdie, Giant, Bell Book
    and Candle, North by Northwest, High Noon, Barbarella

Barry Nolan, Murray Horwitz, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Miss Rose and the Rhythm Percolators

50:01, 46894, S
24-Jan-2009 2009
12e11

Seattle, Washington"

  • Odd Man Out: Sophia Loren, Jim Zorn, mind boggler, boating,
    Gene Simmons, brownback
  • Bluff: thalweg
  • Measurements: smoot, warhol, millihelen, potrzebie, sagan,
    murgatroyd, garn
  • Bluff: fumetti
  • Lyrical Precipitation: Raindrops Kepp Falling on My Head, I'm
    Singing in the Rain, The Cowsills, Soon It's Gonna Rain, Rainy
    Day People, Rainy Days always Get Me Down, Listen to the
    Rhythm of the Falling Rain

Barry Nolan, Murray Horwitz, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bulldog Brass Band

50:04, 46941, S
31-Jan-2009 2009
12e12

Seattle, Washington"

  • Computerspeak: raster burn, dancing frog, airplane rule,
    programming fluid, candygrammar, three-fingered salute
  • Bluff: sleutter
  • Literal Descriptions: Scarlet O'Hara, Queequeg, Boo Radley,
    Emma, Dorian Gray, Mr Hyde
  • Bluff: thurberia
  • Melded Movies: Singing in the Rain Man, Gorillas in the Mister
    Roberts, Dr No Country for Old Men, The Full Monty Python and
    the Holy Grail, Love me Tenderty Rotten Scondrels, Clear and
    Present Dangerassic Park

Barry Nolan, Murray Horwitz, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bulldog Brass Band

50:05, 46958, S
07-Mar-2009 2009
12e13

Los Angeles, California"

  • Better Red than Dead: red letter day, paint the town red, caught
    red handed, one red cent, raise a red flag, red shift
  • Bluff: lick pot
  • Movie Pitches that Never Made It: The Test Beers of Our Wives,
    The Hound of Moo Sick, The Fink Cantor, Bantam of the Chakra,
    Fawn with the Pinned, Girth of a Haitian, Low Rents of Octavia
  • Bluff: jowler
  • A Very Good Place to Start: Blue Skies, Buddy Can You Spare a
    Dime, Yes We Have No Bananas, Ain't She Sweet, Putting on
    the Ritz, California Here I Come

Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Trojan Men

50:05, 46959, S
14-Mar-2009 2009
12e14

Los Angeles, California"

  • Mind Your Qs: quay, quotidian, quarterback, quarterhorse,
    queue, quantum leap
  • Bluff: filk
  • What's the Difference: contusion/bruise, phony/charlatan,
     rendezvous/meeting, vow/oath, meditation/contemplation,
    thither/yon
  • Bluff: purlicue
  • Melded Movies: The Long Goodbye Mr. Chips, Smilla's Sense of Snow White, Silkwood Stock, The Thief of Baghdad Cafe, The
    Man who Knew Too Much about Nothing, Bull Durhamlet

Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Trojan Men

50:06, 46984, S
21-Mar-2009 2009
12e15

Los Angeles, California"

  • Tick tock tech talk: head crash, flashing your firmware, to brick,
    disk and disc, banana problem, MPEG
  • Bluff: yabbies
  • Standard deviants: butt, zolotnik, elephant, face cord, em, span
    and hand
  • Bluff: josser
  • Side 1 Track 1: The White Album, Blond on Blond, Rainy Day
    Women, Crosby Stills and Nash, Who's Next, The Stranger,
    Led Zepplin IV

Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
UCLA Scattertones

50:35, 47432, S
28-Mar-2009 2009
12e16

Los Angeles, California"

  • Definitions and derivations: by hook or by crook, cohort, stem
    winder, old salt, have an inkling, full tilt
  • Bluff: furcular
  • Odd man out: Pepe the skunk, mushrooms, Robert, wallet,
    finger, walrus
  • Bluff: fremescence
  • Facts of life: immersion theory, queue phenomenon, mechanics'
    rule of physical irritation, first law of theatre attendance,
    isolation conundrum, tool box truism

Barry Nolan, Tony Kahn, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Caroline Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
UCLA Scattertones

50:05, 46956, S
04-Apr-2009 2009
12e17

Camden, Maine

  • Addenda: rainmaker, button man, face time, Club Fed, affinity
    card, golden handcuff
  • Bluff: rigruff
  • Corporate Origins: Caterpillar, Virgin, Lotus Software, Geico,
    Kinkos, Pippit and Finch
  • Bluff: rittle-rattle
  • Dressed to Thrill: Wonder Woman, Captain America, Mandrake
    the Magician, Robin, Aqua Man, Krypto

Murray Horowitz, Doug Palau, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats

50:05, 46967, S
11-Apr-2009 2009
12e18

Camden, Maine

  • National Neologisms: Dutch rub, Aztec two-step, the old
    French handshake, American chop-suey, German goiter,
    Egyptian flu
  • Bluff: faamafu
  • Spotlight Round Shape of Things: square dance, oval office,
    cone of silence, pyramid scheme, rectangle, spiral staircase
  • Would you care for another T? pitT, blighT, newT, benT,
    braT, dieT, mitT
  • Bluff: yoop
  • Movie Music: Pachebel's Canon, Also Sprach Zaruthustra,
    Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Wagner Ride of the Valkyries,
    Fur Elise, Mouret Fanfare

Murray Horowitz, Doug Palau, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats

50:08, 47001, S
18-Apr-2009 2009
12e19

Camden, Maine

  • Odd Man Out: The Cameroons, string, Bill Bergen, Davis,
    newspaper, Tom
  • Bluff: faffle
  • Spotlight Round (3rd season) Picture Perfect: Sleeping Gypsy,
    The Gleaners, Treachery of Images, Las Maninas, La Goulue,
    Surrounded Islands
  • Characters with the Same First Name: Rebecca, Tom, Nancy,
    Peter, Arthur, Willie
  • Bluff: gambeson
  • Units of Measure: perfect ream, proof, SEER, civil year, bubnoff,
    pfiff

Murray Horowitz, Doug Palau, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats

50:08, 47001, S
25-Apr-2009 2009
12e20

Camden, Maine

  • Definitions and Derivations: upshot, out of the loop, cloak and
    dagger, waiting for the other shoe to drop, folderol, ring of truth
  • Bluff: cogida
  • Literature: Wizard of Oz, America the Beautiful, Rubiyat,
    Hamlet, Tom Sawyer, Oh whata beautiful morning
  • Bluff: knuck
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season) Cryptic Composers: high-den,
    bait-oven, pooch-eeny, barely-owes, debut-C, divorce-shock,
    Rock-man-enough
  • Famous First Words: Tea House of the August Moon, Waiting for
    Godot, The Tempest, Arsenic and Old Lace, Born Yesterday,
    Inherit the Wind

Murray Horowitz, Doug Palau, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats

50:04, 46949, S
30-May-2009 2009
12e21

San Francisco:

  • Definitions and Derivations: fore, pardon my French, level best,
    hand over fist, pipe dream, strike a bargain
  • Bluff: choller
  • Find the Fake: gustophobia, Leap of Faith, Serpent's Tooth,
    Sigmund!, executioner, Paragraph Party
  • Bluff: nazar
  • Overlapping Names: Benedict Arnold Swartzenegger, Harold
    Lloyd Bridges, Jessie Norman Rockwell, Mary Shelley Winters,
    Jerry Herman Melville, Winslow Homer Simpson

Murray Horowitz, Nat Sigelhof, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Lamplighters Musical Theatre

50:06, 46972, S
06-Jun-2009 2009
12e22

San Francisco:

  • Words not quite up to bluff: pseudocarp, gaposis, nabe,
    bottega, C&E go'er, philuminist
  • Bluff: singerie
  • Natural Healing: St Johns Wort, echinecea, kava, garlic,
    jewelweed, catnip
  • Bluff: nelipot
  • Bay Area Authors: Dr Seuss, Jack London, Richard Brautigan,
    Raymond Chandler,  John Steinbeck, Ambrose Bierce

Murray Horowitz, Nat Sigelhof, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Lamplighters Musical Theatre

50:07, 46986, S
13-Jun-2009 2009
12e23

San Francisco:

  • Computerspeak: captcha, ego surf, flame, burp, dribbleware,
     poof
  • Bluff: strigil
  • Corporate Identities: Skype, Amazon, QANTAS, Apple,
    XEROX, Bridgestone
  • Bluff: gloze
  • Native Notables: Robert Frost, Jack London, Mel Blanc,
    Barbara Eden, Gracie Allen, Joe diMaggio

Murray Horowitz, Spencer Christian, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Presidio Octet

50:08, 47003, S
20-Jun-2009 2009
12e24

San Francisco:

  • Odd Man Out: sleeve, Poseidon, Lou Gehrig, Maya Angelou,
    street, chair
  • Bluff: gyrovague
  • Would You Care for Another Tea? boo(t), Mane(t), deb(t),
    though(t), pain(t), fines(t), war(t)
  • Bluff: sarcle
  • Someone Supposedly Said: Superman don't need no airplance,
    Neil Armstrong's landing speech, John Glenn's Senate campaign,
    Al Gore and the Internet, Mariah Carey and the King of Jordan,
    Dick Rove and the Beatles

Murray Horowitz, Spencer Christian, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Presidio Octet

50:10, 47047, S
27-Jun-2009 2009
12e25

San Francisco:

  • California Gilt Trip: Golden Fleece, Golden Bear, Golden Horde,
    Golden Week, Golden Apples, Golden Mean
  • Bluff: gubbertushed
  • Encyclopedic Knowledge: Malcolm III, whirling dervish, Fourteen
    Points, Troy system, Knights of Labor, slime mold
  • Bluff: icker
  • Side One Track One: You're No Good, Take It Easy, You've Been
    in Love Too Long, I Feel the Earth, Burning Down the House,
    Let the Good Times Roll

Murray Horowitz, Charlie Haas, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hot Fritatas

50:04, 46953, S
04-Jul-2009 2009
12e26

San Francisco:

  • City Silliness: Sent to Monica, Modest Toe, Powell Alto,
    Monty ray, free snow, salsa lido, Yorick a
  • Bluff: lubberland
  • Definitions and Derivations: cat's paw, that's the ticket,
    smart aleck, my bad, nest egg, run of the mill
  • Bluff: theorbo
  • San Franciscan Melodies: Walking with my baby..., I left my
    home in Georgia, old man young man, If you're going to San
    Francisco, It was raining hard in San Francisco, I lost my heart
    in San Francsico

Murray Horowitz, Charlie Haas, Francine Ackbar
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hot Fritatas

50:06, 46975, S

Series 13 (2009-2010)

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
03-Oct-2009
2009
S13e01
Nashville, Tennessee:
  • Tennessee Truths: the most neighborly state, a Vol, pea pickin', Davy Crockett's birthplace, Clarksville, Sequoyah and the Cherokee alphabet
  • Bluff: voidee
  • Esquean Tendencies: Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Jungian, Orwellian, Rubenesque, Edwardian
  • Bluff: pimpompet
  • Tennessee tenets: can't take unfinished pie home, can't lasso fish, frog can't croak after 11pm, can't sing "It Ain't Gonna Rain", can't sell hollow logs, can't call a man for a date
Doug Palau, Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz
Nat Sigelof, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Joyce Kulhawik
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The TIme Jumpers
50:01, 46906, S
10-Oct-2009
2009
S13e02
Nashville, Tennessee:
  • Where the Cumberland go tumblin: Ryman Auditorium, Hermitage, Opryland, Belle Mead plantation, Grinders Switch, Ritzland Park Branch
  • Bluff: keedug
  • German words: Auspuff, bustenhalter, glockenspiel, fingerhut, poltergeist, gluhbirne
  • Bluff: dubash
  • Locational giveaways: 20000 Leagues under the Sea, Brigadoon, Animal House, South Street, Lilliput, Faulkner's fictional county
Doug Palau, Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz
Nat Sigelof, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Joyce Kulhawik
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Farewell Drifters
50:04, 46940, S
17-Oct-2009 2009
13-3
Nashville, Tennessee:
  • Airmen Speak: bugsmasher, hundred dollar hamburger, hanger queen, counting rivets, aluminum overcast, concrete compass
  • Bluff: flychter
  • Phonetics: dipthong, voiceless, fricative, interdental, glottal stop, alveolar
  • Bluff: roo
  • What Comes Next: Die Gotterdammerung, Road to Hong Kong, general welfare, encased in ice, rawhide, every lock

Doug Palau, Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz
Nat Sigelof, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Joyce Kulhawik
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The TIme Jumpers

50:04, 46941, S
24-Oct-2009
2009
S13e04
Nashville, Tennessee:
  • Job Descriptions: wrinkle chaser, worm grunter, penetration specialist, foot straightener, flocker, boner, slabber
  • Bluff: snoach
  • Definitions and derivations: spitting distance, black market, wet your whistle, frog in your throat, losing face, not fit to hold a candle to
  • Bluff: doiten
  • Volunteer Verses: A boy named Sue, Back in the Saddle Again, If You've Got the Money Honey, Stand By You Man, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Harper Valley PTA
Stuart Marcelin, Francine Achbar, Murray Horowitz
Nat Sigelof, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Joyce Kulhawik
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Farewell Drifters
50:06, 46977, S
31-Oct-2009 2009
s13e05

Milton, Massachusetts:

  • Fact Checks about Hallowe'en: jack o'lanterns, Hallowe'en, werewolf, apple superstitions, 41% on Hallowe'en, costumes
  • Bluff: ecorche
  • Phobias: wiccaphobia, glossophobia, ergophobia, gephyrophobia, dishabilophobia, ophidiophobia, enissophobia
  • Bluff: dipsas
  • Magical Melody Madness: Ghostbusters, The Season of the Witch, Bewitched bothered and bewildered, Witchy Woman, Black Magic Woman, That Old Black Magic

Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Hyannis Sound

50:03, 46923, S
07-Nov-2009 2009
s13e06

Milton, Massachusetts:

  • Common Threads: lunar craters, Monopoly board, Black Sox, Mary Poppins, rocks, unsuccessful Presidential assassins
  • Bluff: furfur
  • Definitions and derivations: GI, flap, three-mile limit, high profile, chevron, shave tail
  • Bluff: chounse
  • Name Chains

Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Hyannis Sound

50:03, 46937, S
14-Nov-2009 2009
s13e07

Milton, Massachusetts:

  • What's the Difference: sheetrock/dry wall, vomitory/vomitorium, timber/lumber, compressor/pump, balaster/bannister, rip cut/crosscut
  • Bluff: pegh
  • Odd Man Out: Henry V, grind, Monroe, Billie Burke, tin ear, obnoxious
  • Bluff: bigmitt
  • Famous Brothers: Marx, Karamazov, Gibb, Ringling, Grimm, Brooks, Parker

Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Milton Academy Jazz Combo

50:05, 46969, S
21-Nov-2009 2009
s13e08

Milton, Massachusetts:

  • Turkey Day Q&A: cranberry, turkey, first national day of thanskgiving, Black Friday, turkey heart attacks, tryptophan
  • Bluff: gawsie
  • Bonus Round Football Foolishness (Mascots): picaresque jalopy, cerulean satanics, tipperary tanglers, lucky lackeys, o’hara chivalrous champions, stag’s ophthalmic come-on perhaps, parsimonious with detergent
  • Talking Turkey: Louise Fletcher, Roberto Bennini, Sasheem Littlefeather, John Wayne, Randy Neuman, Woody Allen
  • Bluff: doup
  • Thankful Verse: I Want to Thank You, Thanks for the Memories, And I Wanna Thank You, Thank God I"m a Country Boy, I Want to Thank You..., Thank You for Being a Friend

Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
The Milton Academy Jazz Combo

50:00, 46891, S
12-Dec-2009

2009

s13e09

Syracuse, NY:

  • Booing the Empire: Oz We Go, Buff Hello, Syrup Cues, Poke
    Gypsy, Sara Toga, Elm IRA, Skin nick today
  • Bluff: guntz
  • What's the Difference: pan-fry/saute, baking soda/baking powder,
    pasteurize/homogenize, dipping/dunking, champagne/ champagnois, biscuit/cracker
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season): The Walrus and the Carpenter, Shakespeare sonnet, Sam McGee, ..., Chicago
  • Bluff: jower
  • Words You've Heard Before: theic, hookum-snivey, pokenook,
    demi-vierge, feghoot, orgle

Barry Nolan, Lenore Shannon, Tony Kahn
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Dan Duggan and Shernadoah Falls

50:03, 46923, S
06-Mar-2010 2010
13-10

Pomono College, California:

  • Everything's Relative: prodigal son, sister a beam, Junior/II, grandfathered, say uncle, kissing cousin
  • Bluff: louster
  • Common Horse Sense: ears as mood indicators, sleep standing up, buying a horse, inspecting a bale, farrier, horses and pigs
  • Bluff: ballicatter
  • Particularly Pomona: Oldenborg Hall, sage hen, 47, ski-beach day, Pomona, College Bowl

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Pomona College Men's Blue and White

50:08, 47016, S
13-Mar-2010 2010
13-11

Pomono College, California:

  • Contranyms: bomb, weather, clear, dust, variety, flog
  • Bluff: mishla
  • Constituent Parts: Divine Comedy, ruminant, United Arab Emirates, children in Sound of Music, mahjongg tiles, curling
  • Bluff: dharna
  • Spotlight Round (What the Dickens, 3rd season): Pick Sick Papers, Christmas Carom, Groat Expectations, Bleat House, Olive or Twist (or Little Dorito), Tale of Two Cuties, Old Curiosity IHOP
  • Mixed Vegetables: end dive, collie flower, mush room, parse nip, rue barb, rad dish, snow peas

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Claremont Shades

50:04, 46953, S
20-Mar-2010 2010
13-12

Los Angeles, California:

  • Friends and Lovers: Pygmalion/Galatea, Odysseus/Penelope, Orpheus/Euridyce, Pyramis/Thisbe, Trilby/Svengali, Damon / Pythias
  • Bluff: wiwi
  • Man's Best Friend: poodle, cocker spaniel, collie, hound, terrier, mutt
  • Bluff: afflatus
  • Spotlight (3rd season) Shared Titles: Prince and the Pauper, East of Eden, Hamlet, The Jungle, Pursuasion, Watership Down
  • Philiacs: genuphilia, eosophilia, ophthalmophilia, metrophilia, gymnophilia, anuptiphilia

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angeles County School of the Arts

50:00, 46878, S
27-Mar-2010 2010
13-13

Los Angeles, California:

  • Odd Man Out: Captain Hook, rocket, Eiffel Tower, Dvorak, Pizza Hut, The Beatles
  • Bluff: druxy
  • Not My Type: John Wayne, Dom DeLuise, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Ginger Rogers, Kevin Bacon
  • Bluff: imberb
  • Unfair Fair: turtle weenie, fission chips, dim sum, ess cargo, gum beau, sash shimmy, fog rah

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angeles County School of the Arts

50:01, 46897, S
03-Apr-2010 2010
13-14

Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Memphisentials: Volney the lion, Graceland, spotless reputation, women drivers, yellow fever, Memphis Belle
  • Bluff: springar
  • The Rites of Spring: pruning, magnolias, Easter date, Reisman conundrum, Spring Break, rumspringa
  • Bluff: springe
  • Pistil Packin' Mamas: dandy lion, marry cold, croak us, vile lot, butter cup, peon knee, daffy deal

Tony Kahn, Garland Waller, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Lenore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Jeremy Schrader's Hot Memphis Five

50:06, 46984, S
10-Apr-2010 2010
13-15

Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Ex-expletives: gadzooks, blimey, what the dickens, fiddlesticks, bunk, drat
  • Bluff: nidget
  • Odd Word Out: son/head, chair/mark, egg/island, kitty/tent, olive/fast, salad/rubber, drama/type
  • Bluff: runcation
  • AKA: Blade Runner, Apollo 13, Slum Dog Millionaire, Quiz Show, Million Day Baby, Stand by Me

Tony Kahn, Harriet Reisen, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Lenore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Jeremy Schrader's Hot Memphis Five

50:04, 46952, S
17-Apr-2010 2010
13-16

Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Bad Decisions: Henry Ford, Electrolux, Portland Trailblazers, Stephen Seymour, John and Forest Mars, Dick Klein
  • Bluff: eroteme
  • Two fers: draw, initial, left, run, late, kind, board
  • Bluff: cyser
  • Spotlight Round (Shakespearean Cryptic clues): mac duff, many leis, calla ban, cap Hugh let, Beau’s worth field, Love’s labor lost, much ado about nothing
  • Key Ingredients: special sauce, Chemgrass, platformate, fahrvernuggen, it's not butter, Gardol

Tony Kahn, Garland Waller, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Lenore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Jeremy Schrader's Hot Memphis Five

50:05, 46960, S
24-Apr-2010 2010
13-17

Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Don't Exist: George Spelvin, Goblue/Beatosu, Dord, bleem, cold fusion, mount weazel, Jacob Maria Meerscheid
  • Bluff: occlupanid
  • Why would you want to live there: germination, abombination, stagnation, condemnation, procrastination, impregnation, incrimination
  • Spotlight Round, 2nd season, What’s the Difference: hassock/ottoman, vilify/excoriate, compose/comprise, forgery/plagiarism, spurious/specious, pertinent/pertinacious
  • Bluff: spronk
  • Jest picture: A tatar, Lord of the Dings, Jung, Up in the Fir, The Fangs of New York, There Will Be Flood, Teabiscuit

Tony Kahn, Garland Waller, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Lenore Shannon
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Jeremy Schrader's Hot Memphis Five

50:08, 47001, S
12-Jun-2010 2010
13-18

Geneva, New York:

  • Units of Measure: growler, shovel, stimp, stone's throw, baker's dozen, gillion
  • Bluff: acnestis
  • Phobias: philophobia, doxophobia, pteronophobia, barophobia, ostracanophobia, hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
  • Bluff: murcus
  • All that Jazz: Thelonius Monk, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Muddy Waters, Charlie Parker, Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Doug Palau
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
East Hill Classic  Jazz Quartet

50:01, 46905, S
19-Jun-2010 2010
13-19

Geneva, New York:

  • Ignobels: emergency air filtration, pre-natal equilibrium, lactonominal studies, make a diamond from tequila, lager-cranial confluence, medarcarpalphalangeal cavitation
  • Bluff: inkle
  • Incrementals: chief chef, germane German, despot depot, storing string, desert dessert, turkey turkey, rapid raid
  • Spotlight Round -- Name Chains: Al Gore Vidal Sassoon, Lenny Bruce Lee Majors, William Jennings Bryan Wilson Pickett, Hal David Bowie Kuhn, Calamity Jane Wyatt Earp, George Harrison Ford Maddox Ford, Lloyd George Michael Jackson Pollack
  • Bluff: snout band
  • Movies in Movies: The French Mistake, The Dancing Cavalier, Home for Purim, Habeas Corpus, The Player, Chubby Rain, Ants in Your Pants 1938

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Doug Palau
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
East Hill Classic  Jazz Quartet

50:04, 46953, S
26-Jun-2010 2010
13-20

Syracuse, NY"

  • Silly Statutes: jumping off a building, watering by hand, don't throw a ball at a head, you have to wear blinders, run naked if not selling anything, non-matching coat and pants
  • Bluff: verbunkos
  • Dual Initialisms: LCD, PSA, NIH, HD, PDA, CIA
  • Bluff: egrote
  • Odd Man Out Moore or Less: Roger Moore, Will Hutchins, Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Roger Moore, Gene Wilder

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Doug Palau
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farewell Drifters

49:53, 46779, S
17-Jul-2010 2010
13-21

Syracuse, NY"

  • Definitions and Derivations: pull one's leg, infantry, gone south, seedy, rock bottom, to be stumped
  • Bluff: bemute
  • Change One: pact/pant, glint/flint, funk/fink, dost/dust, Martel/Marvel, choir/chord
  • Spotlight Round (Shakespearean Cryptic Clues): El Senor, Jewel-less Caesar, Fall Staff, Dunce Inane, A Gin Court, Guild in Stern, Oath Hello
  • Bluff: prevenche
  • Timpanic Memory: South Pacific, Carousal, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Phantom of the Opera, Grease

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Doug Palau
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farewell Drifters

50:06, 46973, S
24-Jul-2010 2010
13-22

Seattle, WA

  • Silly Statutes: pretending your parents are rich, can't lick a lollipop, two trains at a crossing, can't have an ugly horse, permission to sleep in an outhouse, no fake wrestling
  • Bluff: fomites
  • SAT Testers: 100, lost 15%, 2400, symphony:movement, 54, 24
  • Bluff: darb
  • Here's Looking Up Your Address: 11 Downing St., 1060 W. Addison St., 1491 Mill Run Rd., 1912 Pike Place, 3111 World Drive, 826 St Louis St.

Nat Sigelov, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Murray Horowitz, Garland Waller, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bottom Line Duo

50:10, 47043, S
31-Jul-2010 2010
13-23

Seattle, WA

  • Definitions and Derivations: caught flat footed, bite off more than you chew, wing it, knock off, break the ice, for the birds
  • Bluff: cooser
  • Chapter Titles: Mody Dick, Little Women, Tom Sawyer, Catch-22, Harry Potter, Scarlet Letter
  • Bluff: apodyopsis
  • Odd Man Out: Dave, William Shatner, Robbie, Ronald Reagan, Fiddler on th Roof, Chaplain

Nat Sigelov, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Murray Horowitz, Garland Waller, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Bottom Line Duo

50:03, 46938, S
11-Sep-2010 2010
13-24

Juneau, Alaska

  • Silly Statutes: Photos of sleeping bears, dropping a moose out of an airplane, can't roam the city with bow and arrow, can't groom dog in Juneau, can't whisper in a moose hunter's ear, illegal to break the law
  • Bluff: mutchkin
  • What's the Difference: adroit-adept, practical-pragmatic, discomfort-discomfit, digitisation-digitalization, ordnance-ordinance, mandatory-compulsory
  • Spotlight Round (2nd seaon) Vocabularial Muscle: cynosure, ergonomics, littoral, foment, pusillanimous, syllogism
  • Bluff: agelast
  • Originally Titled: Casablanca, High Noon, Killing Fields, Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now, There Will be Blood, Precious

Ron Clark, Larry Pursely, Lorrie Scandling
Benjamin Brown, Cathy Wasserman, Jessie Keal
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Great Alaska Bluegrass Band

48:43, 45673, S
18-Sep-2010 2010
13-25

Juneau, Alaska

  • Definitions and Derivations: catbird seat, wrong end of the stick, wrong side of the tracks, skunk works, propose a toast, hellbent for leather
  • Bluff: gambrinous
  • Chapter Titles: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Call of the Wild, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Flies, Riders of the Purple Sage, Bound for Glory
  • Bluff: curtilage
  • Spotlight Round (Fun and Games): sesta, googly, masse, telemark, Baltimore chop, veronica
  • All in a word: pup, light, rat, pulp, scratch, edge, mature

Ron Clark, Larry Pursely, Lorrie Scandling
Benjamin Brown, Cathy Wasserman, Jessie Keal
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Great Alaska Bluegrass Band

50:04, 46953, S
25-Sep-2010 2010
13-26

Port Townsend, Washington:

  • What's the Difference: insubstantial/unsubstantial, imbue/instill, brusque/brash, restrict/restrain, caveat/disclaimer, allotment/allocation
  • Bluff: dhan
  • How Does Your Garden Grow: cool as a cucumber, Homer Simpson and slugs, spitting watermelon seeds, wort, asparagus and rhubarb, tomato
  • Bluff: flird
  • Here's Looking Up Your Address: Eiffel Tower, Watergate, Stonehenge, Alexander Graham Bell, Dick van Dyke, John-Yoko Bed In for Peace

Nat Sigelov, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Garland Waller
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hot Club Sandwich

50:03, 46936, S
02-Oct-2010 2010
13-27

Port Townsend, Washington:

  • Liners: coasters, abeam, three squares, platform, fiddle, castle
  • Bluff: flittern
  • Sports Car: ski poles/skip oles, tent heaters/ten theaters, kissing rate/kiss ingrate, bar tend/BART end, boat ramp/boa tramp, texted it, text edit
  • Spotlight round (3rd season) Translations: hors d’oeuvres, gesundheit, hoi polloi, cul-de-sac, potpourri, alma mater
  • Bluff: wind broach
  • Name that Country: Trinidad, Germany, Romania, Afghanistan, New Guinea, Cameroon

Nat Sigelov, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Garland Waller
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hot Club Sandwich

50:06, 46972, S

Series 15 (2010-2011)

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
09-Oct-2010
2010
S15e01
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Famous 15: Andy Warhol's 15 minutes, 15 gun salute, 15 puzzle, French version of 911, 15 letter words without repeating a letter, St Swithin's day
  • Bluff: ratten
  • Get Graphic: dactylography, graphorrhea, Nyctograph, tasseography, balneographer, prosopography
  • Bluff: marrowsky
  • Spotlight round -- Not Good with Names: Carolyn Keene, Sadaharu Oh, James Bond Stockdale, Harry von Zell, Jay Ward, Jean Niditig
  • Historical Nonsense: Paultry veer, Benny ticked Arnold, laugh fiat, nate inhale, sham atoms, frantz's marrying, Eatin all in

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ben Powell Quartet

50:08, 47001, S
16-Oct-2010
2010
S15e02
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Odd Man Out: oak, ransack, cobbler, script, Chardonnay, mortgage
  • Bluff: droze
  • First Names First: Oprah, Penn, Christo, Fabio, Charo, Siegfried, Mr T
  • Spotlight round -- Warm and Cold: goat/gnat, cow/cod, mouse/louse, arab/crab, skunk/skink, ass/asp, porpoise/tortoise
  • Bluff: dwergmal
  • Euripides Humanties: Nemesis, Medusa, cyclops, Prometheus, Pleiades, Athena

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Ben Powell Quartet

50:06, 46981, S
23-Oct-2010
2010
S15e03
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Definitions and Derivations: pie in the sky, make no bones about it, blonde bombshell, unkindest cut of all, less is more, take umbrage
  • Bluff: lurgulary
  • Book Characters: Charlotte's Web, From Here to Eternity, Portnoy's Complaint, Ben Hur, Horton Hears a Who, Dune
  • Bluff: pickelhaube
  • Spotlight Round (Artistic License): mown hay, beer stat, gains burro, REM brandt, men dig Leoni, sink hearse argent, my clan Jello
  • Terms in Common: empire, flies, bee, A, dresser, fence

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harmonius Wail

50:03, 46923, S
06-Nov-2010
2010
S15e04
Concord, Massachusetts:
  • Western Wisdom: cowboys don't wave, jinglebobs, William T. Orr, cowpuncher/cowboy, dogie, buttons vs zippers
  • Bluff: bratticing
  • Joint Ventures: mountain, weight, space, light, civil, control
  • Bluff: asteism
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season, Eponymous Geography): Straits of Magellan, Franz Josef Land, Diego Garcia, Birdland, Islets of Langerhans, Hadley Rille
  • Awards: Oscar, Hugo, Whizzer White, Tony, Darwin, Emmy

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Harmonius Wail

50:04, 46944, S
04-Dec-2010 2010
S15e05

Portland Maine:

  • Definitions and Derivations: cut a rug, bald-faced liar, fish rots from the head down, treat with kid gloves, eat crow, can't get there from here
  • Bluff: dunkadoo
  • Middle Management: middle brow, middle path, middle article, middle earth, middle aisle, middle term
  • Bluff: sparple
  • Island Chains: Aleutians, Channel Islands, 1000 Islands, Florida Keys, Galapagos Islands, Solomon Islands

Murray Horowitz, Lenore Shannon, Tony Kahn,
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tom Porter Quartet

50:04, 46942, S
11-Dec-2010 2010
S15e06

Portland Maine:

  • Measuring Up: shock, homestead, olf, story, dogwatch, word
  • Bluff: glinn
  • Film Flam: Scarlet, Shakespeare, letters as last names, birds, Marnie Nixon, Oscar winning father-daughters
  • Bluff: brochity
  • Moose: moose test, bell feature, Moose Skowron, why it sheds its antlers, original meaning of moose, Rocky and Bullwinkle

Murray Horowitz, Lenore Shannon, Tony Kahn,
Arnie Reisman, Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Tom Porter Quartet

50:03, 46936, S
18-Dec-2010 2010
s15e07

Cleveland, Ohio Christmas Edition

  • What's the Difference: wassailing/caroling, St. Nick/Kris Kringle, stable/manger, brilliance/fire, fragrance/scent, chutney/relish
  • Bluff: duffifie
  • Mystery Writers: Carolyn Keene, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Robert Parker, Rex Stout, Earl Biggers
  • Bluff: nesh
  • Spotlight Round (6th year, Miracle Ingredients): tetrahydrozoline, gardol, cruiser line ventiports, retsin, mirol, dextromethorpham
  • Televisions of sugarplums: Scooby doo what I hear, NYPD Blue Christmas, I'll fly away in the manger, Little Drummer Boy meets world, Magnum PI was Mommy kissing Santa Claus, Gidget came upon a midnight clear

Murray Horowitz, Francine Achbar, Charles Minchner,
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Austin Sharingott

49:59, 46873, S
08-Jan-2011 2011
s15e08

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

  • Silly Statutes: can't advertise in cemeteries, taking down
    Christmas decorations, can't step out of airplane in flight,
    tickle a woman's chin with feather duster, keep your shoes
    tied, can't catch a lobster bare-handed
  • Bluff: catillate
  • Word Connections: book, over/face, right, time, gold, winning
  • Spotlight Round (3rd year, Odd Man Out): clarinet, pig’s ear,
    Hundred Years War, forks, Eli Whitney, Knights Templar
  • Bluff: infare
  • Born in Maine: Stephen King, Margaret Chase Smith,
    Longfellow, John Ford, Edna St Vincent Millay, Joshua Lawrence
    Chamberlain

Tony Kahn, Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz,
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats

50:08, 47001, S
15-Jan-2011 2011
s15e09

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

  • Decksclamations: sandbagging, ace in the hole, on the
    bubble, suck out, the kicker, dirty stack
  • Bluff: lovat
  • Pairings: James Watt, Thomas Hart Benton, Sascha Cohen,
    James Bond, Michael Collins, Kenny Baker
  • Bluff: excutient
  • Art on Radio: Andy Warhol, Piet Mondrian, Vermeer,
    van Gogh, John Singleton Copley, MC Escher

Tony Kahn, Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz,
Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Farrell Cats

50:04, 46948, S
22-Jan-2011 2011
s15e10

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Silly Statutes: can't have 5 women living together, no slot
    machine in outhouse, hunting license to catch mice, must
    have Lima on map, cop may bite a dog, can't make your
    fish drunk
  • Bluff: smeuse
  • Comic Nonsense: Charlie Brown's father's job, Donald Duck,
    BD in Doonesbury, Scrooge McDuck's wealth, Batmen, Schuster
    and Segal
  • Bluff: podsnappery
  • Spotlight Round (7th season, I’m on Auto): Dodge Caravan,
    Cadillac, Peugeot, Audi, Pontiac, Barracuda, Chevette
  • Say It Again, Sam: Wishin and Hopin and Great Expectations,
    Sympathy with the Devil and Paradise Lost, Bye Birdie and
    To Kill a Mockingbird, Hey Jude the Obscure, Changes in
    Metamorphoses, My Heart Belongs to Daddy and Elecktra,
    The Wanderer and Ulysses

Arnie Reisman, Francine Achbar, Dee Perry
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons, Dan Multhrop
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Cavanni String Quartet

50:02, 46909, S
29-Jan-2011 2011
s15e11

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Residue: You've Lost that Loving Feeling, Las Vegas, things stolen from drugstores, march out of step, Mme. Curie
    redecorated, glass eater
  • Bluff: farouche
  • Definitions and Dervations: willy nilly, close but no cigar,
    to testify, play both ends against the middle, no free lunch,
    take with a grain of salt
  • Bluff: tzot
  • College Days: Ursa line, Can yawn, Oh Berlin, Mime me,
    Bald twin wallets, Bowl lingering, case western reserve

Arnie Reisman, Francine Achbar, Dee Perry
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Paula Lyons, Dan Multhrop
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Cavanni String Quartet

50:02, 46910, S
05-Feb-2011 2011
s15e12

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Spelling Bee: stromuhr, juvia, mauka, soubresault, tailleur,
    infundibulaform
  • Bluff: habbie-gabbie
  • Broadway Melodies: Sound of Music, Camelot, Jesus Christ
    Superstar, Man of LaMancha, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma
  • Spotlight Round (season 6, Famous Explorers): Ponce deLeon,
    Balboa, Verrazano, Champlain, Pizzaro, Leif Ericsson
  • Bluff: loke
  • Melded Movies: Golden Children of the Lesser Godzilla,
    A Wonderful Life of Brian's Song, Story of the Weeping
    Camel..., A Bridge Too Far Ghost Busters, Bridge on the
    River Kwai..., Quiet American Beauty and the Beast

Murray Horowitz, Francine Achbar, Charles Minchener
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Austin Sharringott

50:02, 46909, S
12-Mar-2011 2011
s15e13

Los Angeles, California:

  • Definitions and Derivations: Dashboard, no spring chicken,
    to be bushed, double cross, nip things in the bud, rack one's
    brains
  • Bluff: orp
  • Presidential Sobriquets: John Adams, Dwight Eisenhower,
    Rutherford Hays, Martin van Buren, Ulysses Grant, William
    McKinley
  • Spotlight Round (2nd season) Cryptic Capitals: caIrO, roMe, maDRid, buENOS aires, santIAGO, san JOSe, L I’m A
  • Bluff: tussie-mussie
  • Animals: cassowary, dik-dik, axolotl, bandicoot, adjutant,
    palfrey

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angeles County School of the Arts

49:58, 46854, S
19-Mar-2011 2011
s15e14

Los Angeles, California:

  • IgNobel Awards: argyle stabilization process, profane
    analgesic mallet thumb incidents, alveolar roll me over,
    promoting people at random, disproving that oil and water
    don't mix, facial hair as germ carrier
  • Bluff: maloik
  • Famous First Lines: Red Badge of Courage, The Stranger,
    Catcher in the Rye, The Color Purple,  The Bell Jar, Babbitt 
  • Spotlight Round (5th season) Odd Man Out: stew, oxtail, Ivan
    the Terrible, cage, The Apartment, Norman Rockwell
  • Bluff: mimp
  • What's the difference: trailer/preview, skill/talent, goblet/ chalice, amicable/amenable, credo/creed, swag/booty

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Los Angeles County School of the Arts

50:08, 47014, S
26-Mar-2011 2011
s15e15

Los Angeles, California:

  • Alphabet Soup: the A list, f stop, X prize, J class, P valve,
    Q tip
  • Bluff: staddle
  • Spotlight Round (7th season) College Days: his Story, polly
    sigh, fizz hicks, fine Harte’s, English comp, bee allergy,
    hoganic chemistry
  • Animal characters: horse, pig, bear, dog, mouse, cat
  • Bluff: boggart
  • Subtitle subtlety: Frankenstein, Walden, Last of the Mohicans,
    Slaughterhouse Five, Hello Muddah, Star Wars

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Cole Conservatory Clarinet Quartet

49:57, 46831, S
02-Apr-2011 2011
s15e16

Los Angeles, California:

  • True Colors: purple prose, white mail, blue ribbon, green
    with envy, yellow bellies, in the pink
  • Bluff: nang
  • Auteur, Auteur: Cecil B deMille, Ken Russell, Sydney Lamet,
    Elia Kazan, Stanley Kramer, John Huston
  • Bluff: poonac
  • Odd Man Out: bric-a-brac, card, Benjamin Braddock, tiny,
    rabbit, glue

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Cole Conservatory Clarinet Quartet

50:02, 46912, S
23-Apr-2011 2011
s15e17

San Francsico, California:

  • Odd Man Out: Jane Austen, Bullet, Emerald City, Suzanne,
    Fairy Bells, broccoli
  • Bluff: cincinate
  • Roget's Revenge: toast, lick, wrinkle, pound, pocket, book
  • Bluff: scoon
  • Geographical Songs: Wichita Lineman, Abilene, Bangkok,
    Reno, Nassau, Tallahassie

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hot Fritatas

50:04, 46954, S
30-Apr-2011 2011
s15e18

San Francsico, California:

  • Rules of Thumb: express line, ladder leaning angle,
    restaurant hand driers, reason for termination, how well
    a steak is done, inverse inebriation
  • Bluff: dupion
  • Defining Obvious: knickknackatory, rectalgia, mahout,
    rechauffe, lycanthropy, troat
  • Bluff: holmgang
  • Spotlight Round (7th season)What’s the Difference?
    Aid/abet, emergency/disaster, hale / hearty, pale/wan,
    desperation/despair, schlemiel/schlemozel
  • Second Opinions: Dr Doolittle, Dr Jekyl, Dr Faustus,
    Dr McCoy, Dr Strangelove, Dr Moreau

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Hot Fritatas

50:01, 46895, S
07-May-2011 2011
s15e19

San Francsico, California:

  • Definitions and Derivations: cat got your tongue, pomp
    and circumstance, double whammy, get your ducks in a
    row, level best, kill with kindness
  • Bluff: schlenter
  • Cryptic Authors: Lung fellow, Tennis son, serve aunties,
    chaw sir, volt air, cooler ridge
  • Bluff: sucket
  • Melded Movies: Third Man of La man charlie..., Old Man
    of the Seabiscuit, Walking Talladega nights, Inherit the
    wind and the lion in winter, Red Rivertigoldfinger,
    Pirate Radio Days to Confused

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Real Vocal String Quartet

50:02, 46908 S
14-May-2011 2011
s15e20

San Francsico, California:

  • Indigenous Ingenuity: wampum, Mohawk, Hiawatha, the
    three sisters, travois, chinook jargon
  • Bluff: clischpen
  • Slanguage: totes, evs, freelz, deets, jeelz, sickansad
  • Bluff: hwyl
  • Exit followed by a bear: Pirates of Penzance, Waiting for
    Godot, Streetcar named Desire, Pygmalion, Importance
    of being Earnest, Lysistrata

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Real Vocal String Quartet

50:07, 46990 S
21-May-2011 2011
s15e21

San Francsico, California:

  • Rules of Thumb: use of flashlight, ants travel, coin flipping,
    cat sitting on radiator, vanilla cap rule, eye movements
  • Bluff: lollybanger
  • Animals: skink, nightjar, cusk, vicuna, grivet, porbeagle,
    phoenicopter
  • Bluff: stalko
  • Spotlight Round (4th season): What’s the Difference:
    roadster/convertible, burlesque / parody, mercadian/
    fuller projections, old codger/ old fogey, cynic/skeptic,
    freedom/liberty)
  • Says Who: Mark Twain, HL Mencken, Jack London, Julia
    Child, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Cesar Swing Trio

50:04, 46951 S
28-May-2011 2011
s15e22

San Francsico, California:

  • Definitions and Derivations: fiasco, egg on face, berserk,
    threshold, bite the bullet, big stick diplomacy
  • Bluff: staboy
  • Reading rainbow: ultramarine, cerise, magenta, umber,
    puce, verdigris
  • Spotlight Round (3rd season) Capital Cities: names with
    "city", named after Presidents, cities with two U's, capitals
    and states with same 1st letter, largest and smallest
    capitals,  most east/west/north/south
  • Bluff: popination
  • Famous First Lines: Jane Eyre, Little Women, 1984,
    Fahrenheit 451, Farewell to Arms, Lord Jim

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Cesar Swing Trio

50:08, 47012 S
09-Jul-2011 2011
s15e23

Basin Harbor, Vermont:

  • Collegiate Catastrophes: redundant, past/passed, literally
    starving to death, venal/venial, flush/flesh out the idea,
    non-plussed
  • Bluff: phrop
  • Says You News Views
  • Bluff: schnibble
  • Google First Letters: Xbox, YouTube, dictionary.com, JetBlue,
    USPS, ESPN

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Jennie and the Junketeers

49:56, 46721, S
16-Jul-2011 2011
s15e24

Basin Harbor, Vermont:

  • Common Threads: wild, lobsters, married cousins, failed
    lawsuits, sparrows, forts in Vermont
  • Bluff: chowry
  • Roget's Revenge: edge, mean, play, fancy, crush, waste
  • Bluff: spelk
  • Spotlight Round Cryptic Capitals (6th season): Dame ask us, Porta Prince, Mann agua, Hamster dam, Rake evict, Yule an Bat tour
  • Champlain Cocktails: fuzzy navel, jello shot, mud slide,
    Shirley Temple, cosmo, Lynchburg lemonade

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Jennie and the Junketeers

49:56, 46717, S
23-Jul-2011 2011
s15e25

Basin Harbor, Vermont:

  • If I Had a Hammer: keyhole saw, nibblers, fish wires, French curves, creeper, knee kicker
  • Bluff: flug
  • Infamous Last Words: Shakespeare, Frank Sinatra, Burns and
    Allen, Alexander the Great, Rodney Dangerfield, Heisenberg
  • Bluff: knoup
  • Odd Man Out: salt, hip, hawk, tree, coin, dog

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Will Patton Quartet

49:53, 46676, S
30-Jul-2011 2011
s15e26

Basin Harbor, Vermont:

  • Definitions and Derivations: velcro, a movable feast, piping
    hot, fill the bill, propaganda, hit the wall
  • Bluff: natkin
  • Name that Veggie: tomato, lettuce, beans, corn, carrot,
    green beans
  • Bluff: pulvanar
  • 20th Century Yearbook: 1957, 1927, 1962, 1912, 1939, 1922

Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Barry Nolan
Lenore Shannon, Murray Horowitz, Carolyn Faye-Fox
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
Will Patton Quartet

49:49, 46619, S

Series 16 (2011-2012)

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
08-Oct-2011
2011
S16e01
#1401
West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Odd Man Out: Susan, The Great Bambino, Bullet, Geoffrey,
    nose, sharp intake of breath
  • Bluff: flob
  • Nutmeg Nuance: Nutmeggers, book greasing, pumpkinheads,
    did not pass Prohibition, invention of lollipops, PEZ
  • Bluff: ooch
  • AKA: Mother Theresa, Mata Hari, The Woman in Red, Curly,
    Mayflower Madam, Octomom

Tony Kahn, Lenore Shannon, Barry Nolan
Carolyn Faye-Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons
Richard Sher
Richard Sher/Philip Salkind
Richard Sher
International String Trio

49:53, 46674, S
15-Oct-2011
2011
S16e02
#1402
West Hartford, Connecticut