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Tall Story 2

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

 

Puzzle ID:#19848
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.16)
Category:Language
Submitted By:MrIxoliteAen*****
Corrected By:Harmony_Girl

 

 

 



Once again, the Booker Prize panel are sitting. And again an excerpt from a book has some key words missing.
Can you fill in the blanks so the story makes sense and also spot the connection between them?


Mr. Ix was speeding through the streets of Wimbledon, when he was pulled over by a police officer.
"It isn't my ____!" wailed Mr. Ix noisily.
"It ____ you right," replied the officer.
"Will it come to ____?" Ix inquired.
"If you keep up this ____ it will," the officer replied severely.
"It is not as if I gained any ____," Ix said ____edly.
"I would ____ to ____ you off with a caution," admitted the officer, "but I can't allow you through the ____ on this one," he continued.



Answer

Mr. Ix was speeding through the streets of Wimbledon, when he was pulled over by a police officer.
"It isn't my FAULT!" wailed Mr. Ix noisily.
"It SERVES you right," replied the officer.
"Will it come to COURT?" Ix inquired.
"If you keep up this RACKET it will," the officer replied severely.
"It is not as if I gained any ADVANTAGE," Ix said POINTedly.
"I would LOVE to LET you off with a caution," admitted the officer, "but I can't allow you through the NET on this one," he continued.

FAULT
SERVES
COURT
RACKET
ADVANTAGE
POINT
LOVE
LET
NET

These are all terms used in the game of tennis.

A famous tennis competition is held annually in Wimbledon.

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Comments

eyecue***
Dec 11, 2004

You have done a couple easy ones lately, but no matter they were both good.
MrIxoliteAen**
Dec 11, 2004

As a Counselor eyecue, I'm sure you appreciate the importance to involve and cater for all abilities
mosoh**
Jan 04, 2005

That one fit my abilities.
jpfrank1
Jan 12, 2005

Finally I got one. I appreciate the easier ones as I just started.
I usually don't even come close .
Thanks for the ego boost.
bcarrick
Jan 12, 2005

It was easy, but fun. Also, note that where you used Racket, Volley would work too - as they volleying back and forth verbally.
fishmedAus*
Jan 12, 2005

Great job as usual, Mr Ix. Keep them coming.
MrIxoliteAen**
Jan 12, 2005

Ah, but its takes two people to volley. The officer was admonishing Mr.Ix's behaviour only.
unicorn0358
Jan 12, 2005

I agree with jpfrank1 it was nice to actually answer one I'm new too and get somewhat frustrated
when they are to hard, I like this gentlemens contributions though
stewartfreak20
Jan 12, 2005

It was fun!!! Next time, instead of using words related to the theme, just fill in your own!!!! It's more fun that way.
brittni1024
Jan 12, 2005

That was pretty good...i guessed a couple of the words but not all of them
Daywalker
Jan 12, 2005

the whole time i was thinking it was "sh*t" but i knew better.
fuzzie277
Jan 13, 2005

Clever and fun, but basically the same as yesterdays. How many of these are we going to see?
greebmaster-1*
Jan 13, 2005

blegh
liltunalol
Mar 14, 2005

Great work! I got the connection after "streets of Wimbledon" and the first two blanks. Once the theme 'tennis' popped into mind, it was easy to fill in the rest. Had lots of fun with this one, keep those coming!
froggyggAus*
May 01, 2005

I didn't look at the hint until I was stuck on one of the last words. As soon as I saw the hint, I easily filled in the rest! Really enjoyed this one - even if it was easy. We need easy ones to balance out all the really tough ones.
Question_MarkAsx*
Jun 04, 2005

I like tennis. Could you of said "ace" in any of your things?
dutchymonster*en*
Sep 05, 2005

I think this teaser is ace?

how about that ????
lmurray*cn*
May 25, 2007

THIS TEASER, SHOULD HAVE BEEN SEEDED MUCH HIGHER AND DUSTED OFF MUCH MORE RECENTLY.

EASY, BUT QUITE ENJOYABLE.
katjojoAus*
May 25, 2007

I got most of them. I understood right away that it was tennis terms. Very well done.
HScott13Aen*
May 25, 2007

Cleverly worded and fun. I realised quite quickly that the link was tennis, but it took me a bit longer to work out all of them. Thanks.
puttumupus*
May 25, 2007

very nicely written..a little to easy.
doeheadAus*
May 25, 2007

por fabor
MurfQ*ca*
May 25, 2007

That was really neat. I didn't really attempt it, but having read the answer, I kinda wished I had
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
May 25, 2007

I liked that one..realised it was tennis after fault and serve, but took a while for some of the others to fall out from between my ears...was he driving a 'deuce coupe', from one of the old beach boys songs?
babyceeus*
May 25, 2007

this one stumped me. not a big tennis fan. great job.
I_Write_Books*
May 25, 2007

I'm moving a little slowly this morning...mentally that is; I didn't get it. However, I did think it was another great teaser!
lucagrellaus*
May 25, 2007

As they are dialoging, RACKET could also be VOLLEY, no? I first thought of MATCH, but I like VOLLEY better. Though I do see that RACKET was set up by "noisily" in the first line. ~Luca
auntiesisAus*
May 25, 2007

Verrrrry well done! I give you lots of points for this one, it must have taken you a while to think this one up. Love it !
cheeny13Aus*
May 25, 2007

Got a couple of them.. probably could have gotten more if I didn't give up so soon.. Oh well! Still a good one and well written!
2ndhandroseca*
May 25, 2007

The hint helped, I started thinking tennis, but golf's my sport. Got any for that in future?

Got 5 correct anyway & really enjoyed doing this one.

Thanks Mrixolite
Hummingbird1*us*
May 25, 2007

I got that it was tennis but still missed 3, so I didn't think it was too easy. Enjoyed it.
cloughmeAws*
May 25, 2007

Excellent! I immediately started thinking tennis when I read Wimbledon.
wandering_goat*
May 25, 2007

Nice one. I got everything but court, although instead of "racket" I put "rally" (as in, if you continue this argument. . .)
breathesunshineAus*
May 25, 2007

Cleverly worded little teaser. It was easy to figure out the tennis theme but had to think a little harder to fill in the blanks since I'm not a tennis fan.
Trishgal*us*
May 25, 2007

said racket was game. And i did not get advantage, rest was very enjoyable. Well written.
elu93Aus*
May 25, 2007

That was really great! Being a tennis fan, it wasn't hard to figure out the theme, or the words. Awesome job!
nerdyiscool*us*
May 25, 2007

I figured it was tennis, but being more a badminton player myself, I didn't know what the words were... O well.
speedqueenkmwAus**
May 26, 2007

I thought volley could fit where racket went. Enjoyed it.
muffinbrittneyAgb*
May 28, 2007

well that was fun! It was easy for me since I played tennis in High School
QrystalAca*
Jul 12, 2007

Wow, that was awesomely done!! I'm glad I stuck it through to the end. I wasn't sure where things were going until I started jotting down several words that would work with some of the blanks ... and then I saw the link between FAULT, POINT, LOVE, and NET. No need for the hint, though I did remember to look at it before I checked the answer, and I LOVE how your hint was done!!

Anyways, instead of RACKET, I had GAME .. and I had that from the beginning, and it even helped me get the theme right.

"If you keep up this GAME it will!" See? It works! Game, set, match!
BeanSCus*
Aug 30, 2010

Well done!
auntiesisAus*
Aug 30, 2010

Great teaser. LOVE this one.
flyfisherAus*
Aug 30, 2010

Good teaser, got the tennis link, but could not place all the words.
xdbtcpAus*
Aug 30, 2010

got all but court - thought it was 'will it come to PASS?'

patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 30, 2010

I figured out the tennis bit but didn't get all the words Great teaser!
spikethru4*au*
Sep 16, 2013

SMASHing!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 16, 2013

The tennis part was easy to gather given where he was, but not being a fan of the game, I did not know all the terms.
auntiesisAus*
Sep 16, 2013

Nice teaser. I didn't get all the words, but enough to get the drift.
eighsseAus*
Sep 16, 2013

I loved this one! And I don't even like tennis. But it was put together brilliantly! Mr Ix, this one was a.... grand slam. ;)



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