Monday, July 04, 2005

Stand and Deliver

Nancy Salomon gives us a quaint 4th of July puzzle.

Main clues:
With 59-acress, lyric from 'America, the beautiful' - andcrownthygood withbrotherhood
Lyric from 'the Star-Spangled Banner' - homeofthebrave
Lyric from 'America' - letfreedomring

Words to know:
Ingmar Bergman - Swedish director, such as Wild Strawberries, Seventh Seal, Smiles of a Summer Night, High Tension, Persona
Immie - shooting marble
Rhoda's TV Mom - Ida
Yorba Linda, CA - Orange County city

Google Adventure:

Anyways, so I've seen a lot of clues about marble shooting, so I wanted to get a list of common marble jargon. Shop talk, if you will.

Aggie - Marble made out of agate.
Immie - Immitation agate marble, like one made of glass.
Alley - Marble made of marble, as in alabaster.
Bombsies - Dropping you shooter on the target marble.
Histing - lifting you knckles from the ground while shooting.
Knuckle down - To put one knuckle of your shooting hand in contact with the ground.
Lagging - A way of choosing who shoots first. Players roll their marbles toward a line in the dirt (the lag line). Whoever gets closest without going over gets to shoot first.
Kimmies/ Mibs - The target marbles in a game.
Taw/ Shooter - The shooting marble.
Keepsies/ Playing for keeps - you keep all the marbles you win.
Playing for fair - All marbles are returned to owner after the game.
Plunking - Hitting the targets on the fly.

Finally, selected lyrics to the three songs quoted in the puzzle:

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


My country,' tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!


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