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Van Gogh's Relatives Return

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#46315
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:*** (2.21)
Category:Language
Submitted By:dalfamnestAnz*******

 

 

 



Van Gogh (pronounced "Go") is back, with more of his relatives.

e.g. One of them was a well-known musical cousin from Liverpool, England. His name? Ring Gogh! (Ringo)

From the clues, can you guess the other names?

1. An elderly uncle who plays the numbers game at his community hall.

2. His young nephew who bounces everywhere.

3. A long-lost brother who had been on his yacht exploring a group of islands in the Pacific.

4. An aunt, famous for her milk pudding recipe.

5. His cousin with the skin infection.

6. The teenage niece who wears dark, trendy shades of blue and purple.

7. His Great Uncle Emil, the famous lecturer on self-esteem.

The hint gives the first letter, and number of letters, for each word.





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Comments

trewqus*
Feb 19, 2010

very nice! only knew a few without the hint though. interesting teaser
jimbooth019A*
Apr 03, 2010

fun teaser. didn't get sago
builderus*
Apr 03, 2010

Sago? Of course I got E. Gogh, not Prof. Maybe the guy I heard about was only a motivational lecturer. LOL quite fun, thanks.
doeheadAus*
Apr 03, 2010

Good teaser. I didn't get Sago either.
patiencewithaP*us*
Apr 03, 2010

Missed sago and impetigo...very fun!
bestgirl*
Apr 03, 2010

New and different--good. But not my cup of tea.
wordmama*
Apr 03, 2010

Never heard of Sago, either; is it regional, perhaps? Otherwise, got them. (only needed the hint for archipelago, which, as far as I know, is not pronounced Archie, but the 'ch' as in chemistry.) Your basic cute teaser.
emu77alu02us*
Apr 03, 2010

I thought Sago was "Jello"---they are known for their puddings too.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 03, 2010

I figured sago out, it is a cactus known to produce a milky fluid. I got the hard ones, but not ego.
All in all, a very good teaser. Thanks.
isis528Aus*
Apr 03, 2010

Great teaser. Got all but sago. Thought it was jello.
dalfamnestAnz*
Apr 04, 2010

Yes, Wordmama, you're right about 'Archipelago'. The problem was that Van Gogh's father named Archie without consulting his mother, who was much better educated. When she discovered the error, it was too late - but she always called him Arkie!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 01, 2010

Very good teaser. Had fun with it. Thanks for posting.
Babe*
Apr 03, 2013

Got them all except "Sago." Fun quiz!
jaycr*us*
Apr 03, 2013

No sago here
cutebugAus*
Apr 03, 2013

6 of 7 gogh
bestgirl*
Apr 03, 2013

Don't know what was wrong with me in 2010, but this time I loved it! Only got 2, but thought it was lots of fun.
skippington
Apr 03, 2013

i figured it was sago with the hint, but i never associated it with milk pudding. i've seen it used to make sago pudding, but not milk pudding. frankly, the first thing that comes to my mind are sago pearls which resemble the tapioca balls used in bubble tea.
iggy39Aus*
Apr 03, 2013

missed sago and one other the hints helped somewhat. Learned something again. What sago is. Didn't know that.
Always have trouble usually with these brain teasers. Had fun thankd for posting.
BadBunnee02*th*
Apr 04, 2016

Great pun-based Rebus and I welcome its return to the TODT. Superb job, dalfamnest !!

To those of you who inquired about Dad's TODT of yesterday, the pun-and-rebus game/club is still around even if Dad isn't.

The reason (I guess, maybe) it missed April 01 - the traditional "fool's day - is because of the difference (one day) between US CDT and Thailand.

I think that's the first time Braingle has missed an entire day of the TODT.

Hope it's not indicative of further difficulty.

GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, BRAINGLE !!!!!!

(the BunnyBunch .... STILL laughing !!)
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 04, 2016

Like most of the other North Americans, I missed sago. Never heard of it.
GusG
Apr 04, 2016

Needed clue for Sago. But what about Pei Gogh, the Pacific yachtsman? Only one island? (-:
GusG
Apr 04, 2016

Needed clue for Sago. But what about Pei Gogh, the Pacific yachtsman? Only one island? (-:
BadBunnee02*th*
Apr 04, 2016

Under Gogh
Grin Gogh
Fore Gogh
Con Gogh
Tan Gogh
Out Gogh
Car Gogh
Man Gogh
Go Gogh
Lo Gogh

Let's reverse the game ....

Contribute a CLUE to one or more of the above, imagining that your mark (the other player) has not seen any of them yet.

I'll start.

Africa's most celebrated grifter?

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Con Gogh
BadBunnee02*th*
Apr 04, 2016

dalfamnest ...

Please accept my apologies. I think I must have been half asleep all day not to realize this TOTD is just a continuance of some of your previous "Van Gogh" teasers.

I checked. My list above duplicates only a couple .... I think .... (man & go?).

And then I realized we'd both forgotten the BIGGIE !!!!!

Van Gogh
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The town's busiest soccer mom.
BadBunnee02*th*
Apr 05, 2016

can't stop (tee hee)

our red-neck trucker cowboy cuz
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