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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 17, 2011, 6:50:25 PM8/17/11
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If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
lily with a rose?

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. Panelist

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 18, 2011, 6:31:24 AM8/18/11
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In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
>lily with a rose?

Ecce signum!

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Peter Moylan

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Aug 18, 2011, 7:26:05 AM8/18/11
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Yellowish orange.

(I don't seriously think this is the answer, but at least I tried.)

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 18, 2011, 8:25:28 AM8/18/11
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In alt.usage.english, Peter Moylan wrote:
>Jerry Friedman wrote:

>> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
>> lily with a rose?
>

>Yellowish orange.
>
>(I don't seriously think this is the answer, but at least I tried.)

You're a lamb.

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Peter Moylan

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Aug 18, 2011, 8:27:14 AM8/18/11
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Umber.

Peter Moylan

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Aug 18, 2011, 8:50:51 AM8/18/11
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Meh!

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 18, 2011, 8:53:35 AM8/18/11
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In alt.usage.english, Peter Moylan wrote:
>Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>> In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>>> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
>>> lily with a rose?
>>
>> Ecce signum!
>>
>Umber.

If manganese, what ho!

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VB

John Holmes

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Aug 19, 2011, 9:03:03 AM8/19/11
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Peter Moylan wrote:
> Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>> In alt.usage.english, Peter Moylan wrote:
>>> Jerry Friedman wrote:
>>
>>>> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination
>>>> of a lily with a rose?
>>>
>>> Yellowish orange.
>>>
>>> (I don't seriously think this is the answer, but at least I tried.)
>>
>> You're a lamb.
>>
> Meh!

Peter, did you realise there's a "green ring" bicycle path in Sydney along
which you can ride from Lilyfield to Rosebery?
http://sydneygreenring.blogspot.com/

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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 19, 2011, 2:43:57 PM8/19/11
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On Aug 18, 6:27 am, Peter Moylan <inva...@peter.pmoylan.org.invalid>
wrote:

> Vinny Burgoo wrote:
> > In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:
> >> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
> >> lily with a rose?
>
> > Ecce signum!
>
> Umber.

Any chance you were on the right track there?

(Answers must now demonstrate that the solver knows what's going on in
the question.)

Peter Moylan

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Aug 20, 2011, 12:48:16 AM8/20/11
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The juxtaposition of the rose and the ecce made me think of Umberto Eco.

Not quite sheepworthy, I fear, but at least you now know a little more
about how my mind works. Perhaps someone can take it a little further;
or perhaps I've put down enough of a red herring to sidetrack everyone else.

Peter Moylan

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Aug 20, 2011, 1:02:37 AM8/20/11
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John Holmes wrote:
> Peter Moylan wrote:
>> Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>>> In alt.usage.english, Peter Moylan wrote:
>>>> Jerry Friedman wrote:
>>>
>>>>> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination
>>>>> of a lily with a rose?
>>>>
>>>> Yellowish orange.
>>>>
>>>> (I don't seriously think this is the answer, but at least I tried.)
>>>
>>> You're a lamb.
>>>
>> Meh!
>
> Peter, did you realise there's a "green ring" bicycle path in Sydney
> along which you can ride from Lilyfield to Rosebery?
> http://sydneygreenring.blogspot.com/
>
It doesn't appear to go through Red Crescent, though, unless there's a
Red Cross building somewhere along the route. There's a Red House
Crescent in the Sydney suburbs, but it's way out in the fringes.

Thanks for the hint, anyway. As you are no doubt aware, there's also a
bit of a green belt between Montrose and Lilydale.

Now for a bit of really useless knowledge. If you do a Google search for
melbourne suburb rose*
the first hit is for a list of Melbourne brothels.

(One of these days I should look up the correct way to specify a
wildcard in Google.)

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 20, 2011, 6:38:35 AM8/20/11
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In alt.usage.english, Peter Moylan wrote:
>Jerry Friedman wrote:
>> On Aug 18, 6:27 am, Peter Moylan <inva...@peter.pmoylan.org.invalid>
>>> Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>>>> In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:

>>>>> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
>>>>> lily with a rose?
>>>> Ecce signum!
>>> Umber.
>>
>> Any chance you were on the right track there?
>>
>> (Answers must now demonstrate that the solver knows what's going on in
>> the question.)
>
>The juxtaposition of the rose and the ecce made me think of Umberto Eco.
>
>Not quite sheepworthy, I fear, but at least you now know a little more
>about how my mind works. Perhaps someone can take it a little further;
>or perhaps I've put down enough of a red herring to sidetrack everyone else.

Thanks for the explanation.

Eco isn't a complete red herring. Think semiotics.

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T. O. Panellist

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 20, 2011, 3:28:04 PM8/20/11
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Shields and sparks.

Liz

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Aug 21, 2011, 3:35:11 AM8/21/11
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"Vinny Burgoo" wrote:
> In alt.usage.english, Peter Moylan wrote:
>>Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>>> In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>>>> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
>>>> lily with a rose?
>>>
>>> Ecce signum!
>>>
>>Umber.
>
> If manganese, what ho!


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 7:20:36 AM8/22/11
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Heraldry and electronics.

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 1:54:53 PM8/22/11
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Listen very carefully, cadets. I shall say this only once.

R H Draney

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Aug 22, 2011, 3:54:55 PM8/22/11
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Vinny Burgoo filted:

Blue and violet....

Crescent, ring, fleur-de-lys and rose are cadency marks for fifth, second, sixth
and seventh sons respectively...the colors in the resistor code for 5, 2, 6 and
7 are red, green, blue and violet....

Figures I'd get a question that discriminates against the color-blind....r


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musika

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Aug 22, 2011, 4:14:29 PM8/22/11
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Shouldn't that be blue-violet?

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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 22, 2011, 4:31:13 PM8/22/11
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In fact, it's a shame the slug wasn't "Marks & Sparks".

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musika

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Aug 26, 2011, 9:36:20 AM8/26/11
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Jerry Friedman wrote:
> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
> lily with a rose?

Silver
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Ray
UK

musika

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Aug 26, 2011, 10:18:11 AM8/26/11
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Or more precisely, aluminium
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Ray
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msh210

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Aug 26, 2011, 11:21:07 AM8/26/11
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On Aug 17, Jerry Friedman, TO Panelist, abed:

> If a crescent is red and a ring is green, what is the combination of a
> lily with a rose?

On Aug 22, R H Draney abed:


> Blue and violet....
>
> Crescent, ring, fleur-de-lys and rose are cadency marks for fifth, second, sixth
> and seventh sons respectively...the colors in the resistor code for 5, 2, 6 and
> 7 are red, green, blue and violet....

Thank you!

After much deliberation, the Panel has decided to accept this answer
as correct.

The Totally Official answer was brown orange, or brown orange black,
because 6+7 is 13, the resistor code of which is brown orange (or
brown orange black).

Michael Hamm
TO Panelist

R H Draney

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Aug 26, 2011, 4:18:30 PM8/26/11
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msh210 filted:

6+7 is also 67 in some contexts....

I also considered "combining" blue and violet more directly and offering
"indigo"....r

Jerry Friedman

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Aug 28, 2011, 11:08:32 PM8/28/11
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And after much procrastination, an incorrect barcode, and a few
welcome thunderstorms, your Cormo is here.

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. Sheepmarker

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