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Midsummer's Ease

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.


Puzzle ID:#27179
Fun:*** (2.78)
Difficulty:*** (2.9)
Submitted By:norcekrius****




It's a rebus; you know the drill:

stEvE EldEr -- smiling and benevolent
bEn mEEkEr -- gregarious and generous
frEd fErbEr -- a snarling old coot
nEll nEff -- penny-pinching
EdgEr bErgEn -- entertaining and law-abiding


4 E's -- a jolly good fellow
(For He's a Jolly Good Fellow)

The first two and last names have four E's; the others have only three or two.

Puck's other name is Robin Goodfellow


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Nov 26, 2005

'Fraid you lost me there....
Nov 26, 2005

XD! I just preformed midsummer! 'Twas fun!
Nov 26, 2005

WOW, this one was hard for me, loved it keep these up
Nov 26, 2005

hard and interesting. didnt get it(have you noticed i say taht in most of my comments) but i liked it.
Nov 28, 2005

That was an example of a hard teaser, that was GREAT! That, in my opinion, is the perfect teaser!
Nov 28, 2005

haha, I'm also joining the group of the lost boys...or girls....the lost group. I did read the play a very long time ago, though.
Nov 29, 2005

woe is me
these are my forte
and you stumped me
Nov 29, 2005

Who's Puck? (And don't say Robin Goodfellow...)
Dec 05, 2005

I tried and i tried but i just couldn't think of his name!!!! Love that play, though. One of my favorite by ole' shakey!
Dec 05, 2005

By the way, to understand the hint you kind of have to read the play! good job tho!
Dec 05, 2005

ummmm ... good , i didn't get it , but good...
Dec 19, 2005

Great one! Only I couldn't think of Pucks other name. And I should know these things... Now for sure I am going to slither away in shame!
Jan 01, 2006

u confused me oh well
Jan 03, 2006

love it!
Mar 19, 2006

norcekri this was a gr8t teaser. Fun, Fun Fun
Mar 26, 2006

oh my god , norcekri ! you're amazing ! very good !
i didn't get it right or even have a clue .
May 29, 2006

stumped me on this 'un. good job!
Jul 02, 2010

I guess I'm not the only one who had trouble with this one. Very well done, Thanks for posting.
Jul 05, 2010

I had no clue.
Jul 05, 2010

I didn't get this at all. After reading allthe comments, I still don't get it.
Jul 05, 2010

wait...duh. I just got it. Good one!
Jul 05, 2010

I was completely clueless.
Jul 05, 2010 head hurts after that one! Never would've gotten it...good one!
Jul 05, 2010

No clue (I even counted all the e's together, since that's what the hint said in the English I know--17 E's didn't jog anything.) Shakespeare authorities is a very small audience...Also, 'you know the drill' excludes those of us who are not rebus experts. But for those brainglers who could get past all that, it was indeed a very well put-together teaser.
Jul 05, 2010

I have a head ache, too!

I had no idea what it was!
But I'm sure it was a good one!
Jul 05, 2010

Who is "Puck"???
Someone from Shakespear's "Midsummer's Night..." maybe?
Jul 05, 2010

Along with most others, I had no clue.
Jul 05, 2010

WOW, thats a toughie. Very cute.
Jul 07, 2010

Puck was the servant of the fairy god Oberon in A Midsummer's Night Dream. He said the famous line 'Lord what fools these mortals be'.
Jul 14, 2010

wordmama --
(1) If you *don't* know the drill, is it that hard to look at the genre description, or at other teasers in the category?
(2) The hints are exactly that: hints, not giveaways. "Count the E's" does not restrict the counting to a simple total. This is a teaser: you often have to try a few different things before you hit on the one that works. Or, like me, you finally give up and look at the answer.
(3) You don't need to be a Shakespeare expert; I'm certainly not one. Enter "Puck Midsummer's Ease" into your search engine and see the hits for the play. Finding "Robin Goodfellow" from there was trivial -- in both senses of the word.

Yes, the teaser is hard. I'm hopeful that the answer is entertaining enough to justify the effort one puts into trying to solve it.

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