In Issue #40
, I asked folks to write a clue for a song with a number in its title, where the number of words in the clue equals the number mentioned in the song. Here are my favorites:
A year long journey through space, a lot like the one in Interstellar but obviously lacking the special effects budget, brings our intrepid explorers back home to find those they loved all aged and gone. Relativity’s a head trip.
—“39” by Queen, submitted by Jen
—"Two of Us" by The Beatles, submitted by Mark
Break it off, unfriend and block them, write them a Dear John letter, amicably part ways, skip town, change the locks, pack their stuff and leave it on the sidewalk, kick them to the curb, run for the hills, dump them, tell them “It’s not you, it’s me”, ghost them...
— “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon, submitted by Karen
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Puzzle of the Week:
Name a very modern two-word phrase that’s used when describing a foolish decision. It is a homophone of another two-word phrase, itself popular for only about 30 years old, that describes a now-common object. What phrases are these?