A Sitcom In High Definition; Reverse-spin Tricolor Trickery; Worldplay; A Penny Social Makes Fundraising Cents; Ticket-to-riders Become Paperback Writers

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Schpuzzle Of The Week:
Reverse-spin tricolor trickery

Switch the places of the second and fourth letters in the name of a color. 
Spell the result backward to form a second color and a word that often precedes a third color. 
What are these three colors?


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Cosmopolitan Conundrums Appetizer:
Worldplay


?1. Think of a city in Mexico. Drop the fourth through sixth letters and reverse the remaining letters to get the first name of the current head of a U.S. government agency. The reverse of this person’s last name is an acronym related to the agency's oversight powers.
?2. Think of a six-letter word that some might use to describe the border between neighboring countries. 
Remove the fourth letter and shift the remaining letters twelve places later in the alphabet. The result will be a form of identification.
?3. Think of a female first name and a Greek letter. Place one after the other to name a musical genre.
?4. Think of a geographic area that is home to a few million people, in six letters. Add an A and rearrange to name an area that is home to several hundred million people.
?5. Name a two-word location in Africa where the second word consists of two consecutive items from a teaching method containing seven elements. What is the location and what is the teaching method?

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Fortune And Fame Slice:
A Penny Social makes fundraising cents

A penny social is a charity auction that involves a raffle. 
Rearrange the letters of PENNY SOCIAL to name a famous person (first and last names).
Who is this person?

  
Riffing Off Shortz And Krozel Slices:
Ticket-to-riders become paperback writers

Will Shortz’s January 27th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by listener Joe Krozel of Creve Coeur, Missouri, reads:

Name a vehicle in two words, each with the same number of letters. Subtract a letter from each word, and the remaining letters in order will spell the first and last names of a famous writer. Who is it?

Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Krozel Slices read:
ENTREE #1:
Take the first and last names of a famous writer. Move the last letter of one name to the end of the other name and change it to a different letter to spell, in two words, what Super Bowl fans are likely to see on television later in the day this Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Hint: The two words could be a caption for the image pictured here, taken almost eight years ago.
Who is the famous writer? What are Super Bowl fans likely to see on television this Sunday?
ENTREE #2:
Take what certain security devices are called (for short), in four letters, and what they do, in five letters, to help prevent crime. Add one letter to each word to form, in order, the last and first names of a famous writer. Who is it?
ENTREE #3:
Name a vehicle in two words of seven and four letters. 
Move the first letter of the first word to the end of the second word, but first change this letter to the letter to the left of it on a standard keyboard. 
The result will be two words: 
1. the first name of a famous nineteenth-century writer who wrote a semi-autobiographical narrative beginning with a 4-letter word containing a consonant and three of the same vowel, and
2. a poem form. 
What is the vehicle?
ENTREE #4:
Name two vehicles in three and four letters. Adding one letter to the beginning of each word will spell the first and last names of a famous writer. Who is it?
Hint: Both vehicles are large and heavy.
ENTREE #5:
Take the first and last names of a famous writer. Switch the last letter of the first name with the first letter of the last name. 
Replace two adjacent letters in the last name with a different double letter. The result is the name of an artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
Who are this writer and artist?
ENTREE #6:
Take the first and last names of a famous writer, each with the same number of letters. Replace the last letter of the first name with a P and the last two letters of the last name with a body part to form words for two alcoholic drinks. 
Who is the writer and what are the drinks?
ENTREE #7:
Take the first and last names of a famous writer. Replace the first letter of the last name with duplicates of the first two letters of the first name. If you rearrange the letters of the first name correctly the result will be two words: kinds of trees and kinds of critters. 
Who is this writer?
ENTREE #8:
Name a famous writer in three words. 
Each word is one letter longer than the word preceding it. 

In no particular order, the name consists of:
1. two consecutive feminine pronouns (that are the same pronoun)
2. a mixed-up synonym of “mole”
3. a “mynonys” of “touhs”
4.  a mixed-up prefix relating to “computers”
Who is this writer?
ENTREE #9:
A notable shepherd resides within the last name of a famous writer. 
A notable but mixed-up farmer resides within the writer’s first name. 
The shepherd and farmer are brothers. 
Who is this writer? 


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Comedy Of Situational Errors Dessert:
A sitcom in high definition

Change the first letter the title of a three-word TV sitcom from the past. 
Place  a “was” before the second word and make the last word singular. 
The result is a verb followed by its three-word definition. 
What is this TV title?

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