So You Think You Can Think: Puzzle #4

Ohhh, Avocadohedrons! It’s time for another puzzly bit of confusion from your own best friend, Prestidigititis! But as always, we gotta start things off right with last week’s solutions, so here they are:

Spoiler

FRIED + A = FRIDAY
RUG + B = RUGBY
ANT + C = ANTSY
MELLOW + D = MELODY
COOK + E = COOKIE
GONE + F = GANEF/GONIFF
MAIN + G = MANGY
BONDS + I = BANZAI/BONSAI
POPPING + J = POPINJAY
PAR + K = PARQUET
BARB + L = BARBELL
GOAL + M = GOLEM
GUARD + N = GARDEN
ROADIE + O = RODEO
FROM + P = FRUMPY
MISS + Q = MISCUE
RAID + R = RADAR
PRINTS + S = PRINCESS
PARROT + T = PARODY/PARITY
PERV + U = PURVIEW
GREW + V = GROOVY
APE + X = APEX
CURT + Z = CURTSY

UNUSED LETTERS: W H Y

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Okay, now. This week’s challenge is called, appetizingly, Vowel Movement. Each clue has two parts. The first part will suggest a well-known word, phrase, title, etc. Then, you’ll be instructed to either ADD or REMOVE a vowel (or two), the result of which will be the solution to the second part of the clue. So, for example:

Take a TV spy series, remove a vowel, and get a regretful statement.

The answers would be ALIAS and ALAS, and the removed vowel would be I.

Couldn’t be simpler! Won’t be simpler! Never! Good luck!

  1. Take a long-running 90s sit-com, add a vowel, and get what could have been the title for a long-running 80s prime time drama.
  2. Take a tool for electricians, add a vowel, and get a word to follow “foot” or “Winter.”
  3. Take an ensemble crime caper, remove a vowel, and get a possible subtitle for Legolas at Sea!
  4. Take a kid’s book, remove a vowel, and get a farewell from Kingston.
  5. Take a classic rock band, add the same vowel twice, and get a quality of grapefruit juice.
  6. Take a truly stupid kid’s show, remove a vowel, and get a truly vexing stove.
  7. Take the first in a film series, add a vowel, and get a snake’s alternative.
  8. Take a Schwarzenegger vehicle, add a vowel, and get an educational uprising.
  9. Take a sudden change in the weather, add a vowel, and get a possibility of acting like a beatnik
  10. Take an HBO series, remove a vowel, and get a cow’s sad result at a cattle farm.