Triplets

November 28, 2006 at 1:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

A triplet is a set of three words having the same consonant sounds, but different vowel sounds. For example, given the clue A large container for collecting insects is a…, the answer would be BIG BUG BAG. Note that sounds are important, not letters. Try your hand at these triplets:

  1. A piece performed by our Mayor is a…
  2. The burial places for the police chief’s caps are…
  3. A conceited truck parked on V Street is a…
  4. Peanut butter cup-eating competitions at a local grocery store might be called…
  5. A noisy boy in the audience at a performing arts center is a…

[Note: Mr. T jumped in with answers before most of you had had your morning coffee, so don’t look at the comments until you’re ready. Also, feel free to chip in with your own triplets!]

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Mr. T November 28, 2006 at 1:38pm

1. Song Sung by Seng
4. Russ’s Reese’s Race
5. Loud Lied Lad

Mr. T November 28, 2006 at 1:43pm

When you mean “V” street I take it that means “Vine” street? If so, 3 is Vain Vine Van.

Mr. T November 28, 2006 at 1:47pm

is 2 Tom’s Top Tomb?

Mr. Wilson November 28, 2006 at 1:53pm

1. Close, but no extra words are allowed.
2. Not quite
3. Yep!
4. Close…
5. Yep!

Mr. T November 28, 2006 at 2:03pm

Then 4 has to be:

Russ’s Reese’s Races

Mr. T November 28, 2006 at 2:04pm

and 1 has to be:

Seng Sang Song

Mr. Wilson November 28, 2006 at 2:08pm

1. Close enough. I was going for Seng-Sung Song, but I suppose some people might actually say Seng Sang Song.

4. Yep!

swoof November 28, 2006 at 7:30pm

Tom’s Tam Tomb?

Mr. Wilson November 28, 2006 at 7:38pm

Pretty much. Tom’s Tams’ Tombs is what I was going for (note the plurals in the clue).

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