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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:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:*** (2.9)
Category:Rebus
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



Answer

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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Comments

choptlivvaAus*
Nov 26, 2005

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

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

WOW, this one was hard for me, loved it keep these up
bookworm91**
Nov 26, 2005

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

That was an example of a hard teaser, that was GREAT! That, in my opinion, is the perfect teaser!
Lady_LaniApr*
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.
schatzy228*us*
Nov 29, 2005

woe is me
these are my forte
and you stumped me
GOOD JOB
markmonninAus*
Nov 29, 2005

Who's Puck? (And don't say Robin Goodfellow...)
bhssoccer23Aus*
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!
bhssoccer23Aus*
Dec 05, 2005

By the way, to understand the hint you kind of have to read the play! good job tho!
kdm13202*us*
Dec 05, 2005

ummmm ... good , i didn't get it , but good...
Brainy_1Aus*
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!
jlvsbeksAus*
Jan 01, 2006

u confused me oh well
sugarnspice4u7*us*
Jan 03, 2006

love it!
zonarita*us*
Mar 19, 2006

norcekri this was a gr8t teaser. Fun, Fun Fun
Vigo95Aus*
Mar 26, 2006

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

stumped me on this 'un. good job!
bradon182001*us*
Jul 02, 2010

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

I had no clue.
mikidollAus*
Jul 05, 2010

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

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

I was completely clueless.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 05, 2010

Ouch...my head hurts after that one! Never would've gotten it...good one!
wordmama*
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.
gaylewolfAus*
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!
emu77alu02us*
Jul 05, 2010

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

Along with most others, I had no clue.
katie384Aus*
Jul 05, 2010

WOW, thats a toughie. Very cute.
elentirAus*
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'.
norcekrius*
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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