charliepatrick
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camapl
June 1st, 2022 at 4:57:08 PM permalink
Just for Fun!

I spotted this puzzle in today's paper (Daily Mail UK: 1st June 2022 - see #2) and I admit I had never heard of "Big Red".

For fun, assuming you know the answer and perhaps this should be in the puzzles area, how many other terms can one think of.

Please only post one per day per person and there's no need to put them in spoilers. Please add one to the list and see how many we can all think of. Then when you're bored see if you can think of another one that's not already on the list.

btw unless you know the UK well there's little chance of getting #4!
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June 1st, 2022 at 6:10:56 PM permalink
Little Joe
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
odiousgambit
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June 2nd, 2022 at 2:55:58 AM permalink
Yo

for some reason Craps players in the US don't seem much to use the terms 'snake eyes' and 'boxcars' though you hear it some

could be because the dealers favor those that can't be mistaken for something else ... which is why 'eleven' is not used by them
The Dice, the cards, they not only have no sense of justice but are actually endowed with a sense of cruel irony. This devolves from the 'nature of random'. Ironically so, don't you see. 
onebok
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June 2nd, 2022 at 4:40:58 AM permalink
Thanks Charliepatrick.

1.
2/3x - 4/9x =8
x(2/3 - 4/9) = 8
x(6/9 - 4/9) = 8
x= 8/(2/9)= 8*9/2 = 36

5.
I T K E R L C D
It Kit Kite Trike Kilter Trickle Trickled
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June 2nd, 2022 at 4:44:19 AM permalink
SNOWMEN

Poker term for hold'em - refers to 8-8.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
Jimmy2Times
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June 2nd, 2022 at 8:58:03 AM permalink
Fade that (from craps). There is an old Abbott and Costello routine where they are playing craps that is loaded with gambling terms.
I 'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers.
wilbsmitt
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June 2nd, 2022 at 9:39:24 AM permalink
I think the answer to #2 is World, or as some craps players say, Whirl.
camapl
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June 2nd, 2022 at 11:13:22 AM permalink
Quote: onebok

Thanks Charliepatrick.

1.
2/3x - 4/9x =8
x(2/3 - 4/9) = 8
x(6/9 - 4/9) = 8
x= 8/(2/9)= 8*9/2 = 36



Correct so far, as 36 is the total numbers of calls they each must make. Sebastian has made 24 calls (2/3 of 36).
* Actual results may vary.
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June 2nd, 2022 at 12:24:33 PM permalink
Ballerina = 2-2
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
DogHand
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June 2nd, 2022 at 1:36:42 PM permalink
Well, since nobody else has said it:

3. Clement Attlee, who was the PM from 1945 to 1951.

Dog Hand

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