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Re: I'm stumped, too

Posted by J on May 20, 2001

In Reply to: Re: I'm stumped, too posted by Bob on May 20, 2001

: : : : : : I have a quiz sheet that has 105 questions, I have only 4 unsolved, can anyone help?
: : : : : : These are sayings, phrases, song,film,book or play titles:
: : : : : : I-------- one t-- f---
: : : : : : ten t------- s-- I a- a g-----
: : : : : : t-- l--- o- three o------
: : : : : : five f----- e-------
: : : : : : thanks in advance for any help
: : : : : five finger exercise
: : : : : the love of three oranges
: : : : ten thousand say I at a glance... (I wandered lonely as a cloud....)

: : : Well, the last one still has me stumped. I can imagine "imagining one too fair" as something that fits... but I can't find the reference. Help?

: : I haven't figured it out, even with the help of the list of 9-letter I-words in a crossword-puzzle dictionary. Has any poet written "incurious one, the frog"?

: one two five? one too fast? one two feet? one tan fish? one top fool?

And where does the expression 'I'm stumped' come from? As far as I'm concerned, cricket is a very likely origin, since 'to be stumped' is a way of getting a player out. What do the US regulars reckon?