The Big Finish

Our rebus fun is at an end. The blog had a lot of views during this time and 7 people total submitted guesses. We hope everyone had a fun time viewing and guessing. Here are the answers to the final batch of puzzles that we actually knew ourselves.

(#1) Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (1820)
I + V (5 in Roman Numerals) + A + N + hoe

(#4) Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1877)
Negroid Woman     Beauty

(#7) Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)
Tail      of     (Names of two cities)

(#9) The Bow of Orange Ribbon by Amelia E. Barr (1886)
Orange (not red) ribbon tied into a bow

(#10) The Crisis by Winston Churchill (1901)
The     Cry + S + I (the letter represented by an eye) + S

(#11) Marching Men by Sherwood Anderson (1917)
Men marching.  Another one that is too simple to be true.

(#14) Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott (1810)
Lady    of     the    L + ache

(#20) Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667)
Pair of dice     Lost (personals column from newspaper)

(#21) Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin (1865)
S + E + Sam + E      and (&)    Lilies

(#22) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
The     S + car + L (50 in Roman Numerals) + E + T      Letter (envelope)

(#23) 1o Nights in a Barroom (and what I saw there) by Timothy Shay Arthur (1854)
10 (X in Roman Numerals)    Night + S      in     A     Barroom ( guys in a saloon)

(#24) The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper (1823)
The    Pie    (on) Ears

We had five people who submitted guesses on this batch. Two guessed “Red Ribbon” for #9, and though there is a 19th century title with that name, the ribbon is really orange. This may not have been obvious on the screen but because there is a book called “The Bow of Orange Ribbon“, that is what we are going with. It doesn’t change the standings of our entrants.

Robbj got three correct but she was the only one who got #11, “Marching Men“.
Karen H. got five.
Nancy W. got eight.

Rose W. got eight but also got two of the unknown titles in the next post:
#18, A Knight of the Nineteenth Century by E.P. Rowe (1877)
#19, Broken Boot by John Galsworthy (1922)

Wabi Sabi got ten correct and the only one who got #10, “The Crisis”.

So we are naming Wabi Sabi, Robbj and Rose W. the winners this week. Thanks to everyone who participated.  Just in case you were interested in the ten rebuses we created as prizes, they are featured below. No, we aren’t providing the answers, these are easy. You might want to click on each image to see them better, the white cards blend in with the background. Prizes will be mailed out this week.

da vinci code

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Count of Monte Cristo

Catcher in the Rye

bonfire of the vanities

Hunger Games

Five Quarters of the Orange

Hunt for Red October

Prince of Tides

The Bonesetter's Daughter


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