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:
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
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!
- 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.
- Take a tool for electricians, add a vowel, and get a word to follow “foot” or “Winter.”
- Take an ensemble crime caper, remove a vowel, and get a possible subtitle for Legolas at Sea!
- Take a kid’s book, remove a vowel, and get a farewell from Kingston.
- Take a classic rock band, add the same vowel twice, and get a quality of grapefruit juice.
- Take a truly stupid kid’s show, remove a vowel, and get a truly vexing stove.
- Take the first in a film series, add a vowel, and get a snake’s alternative.
- Take a Schwarzenegger vehicle, add a vowel, and get an educational uprising.
- Take a sudden change in the weather, add a vowel, and get a possibility of acting like a beatnik
- Take an HBO series, remove a vowel, and get a cow’s sad result at a cattle farm.