We have been eating dinner out a lot lately, due to an in-progress kitchen remodel. During one such culinary expedition, Nora mentioned that she wanted to help my wife Allison make her delicious, healthy brownies by grating zucchini.
“Nora,” I said, “the zucchini isn’t just GREAT, it’s AMAZING!”
“No, Daddy,” she replied. “G-R-A-T-E, not G-R-E-A-T.”
And, thus, this week’s puzzle about homophones, heteronyms, oronyms, and homographs was born.
Below, please find a list of unlikely sentences or descriptions that can be summarized by a set of homophones, heteronyms, or oronyms. Please respond with the proper words summarizing each, along with the type of set the summary contains.
Example: Banana splits in the Sahara : A desert desert (oronym)
- Cutting two fruits
- Mercy killing of young folks on other continents
- Capturing audio on vinyl
- An exemplified specimen unit of ovum
- To turn down trash
- A less sensate figure
- The premiere Pb
- To make farm goods
- Run, Siphonaptera!
- Magnitude of sad breaths
- Revealing the gift
- “My name is Xmas paper and I am here to say…”
- When the true falsehoods dawn on you
- A clothed boy placed house numbers on postcards
- 2:00 or 2:01-ish PM
- Planter of certain conifers
- An agressive book introduction
- Used for cleaning Eastern Europe
As always, please send your reply to GeekDad Central by end of day Friday, and all reasonably correct responses will be entered into a drawing for this week’s prize, a $50 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate. Happy puzzling!