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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)
Difficulty:*** (2.17)
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.



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