Kathy Stucker has sent another interesting post that I find fascinating, since my mind doesn’t run in this direction. I would never have thought of these homophones. Test yourself, and enjoy the challenge.
Words that sound the same but with different meanings, whether or not they are spelled the same. Example: ant’s aunts.
I am a ‘word person’. Homophone puzzles just appear to me without much effort while I’m doing mundane things, triggered by something seen or heard, but are often forgotten before I get to paper and pencil. All but the last three on this list were created in one day (with effort) for this example. My puzzles use the same number of words in the clues and in the homophone answers. Some versions allow longer descriptions or are just 2 homophobe words, not a phrase – little challenge there. The two-word puzzles may or may not be original but I suspect the three and four word puzzles are. The first two favorites at the end of the list are ones I’ve remembered (with some effort) for years because they were my first homophone creations. The brand new one has become an instant favorite. I’m not really crazy, just a little addled.
Conceal pelt Hide hide
Single debt Lone loan
Won’t chant Can’t cant
Stingy claim Lean lien
Rapid diet Fast fast
Early funeral Morning mourning
Endless possibilities, so to make it more fun and challenging, I use 3 word clues and 3 word answers.
Treats cad’s feet Heals heel’s heels
Send masculine armor Mail male mail
Tolerate naked beast Bear bare bear
Evade car scam Dodge Dodge dodge
Met baby antelope Knew new gnu
Fibbin’ reclinin’ feline Lyin’ lyin’ lion
My favorites – the best are the most complicated and obscure:
Sinnin’ Irish Hebrew Errin’ Erin Aaron
The next one stretches the rules a little but is too good to omit:
Organized evil weapons Sorted sordid swords
4 word clues and answers:
Organized mixed evil weapons Sorted assorted sordid swords
A brand new puzzle which appeared magically in perfect form – for us country folk:
Your sheep eat trees Youse ewes use yews
I hope you decide to create homophone puzzles for yourself and to share with your ‘word’ friends. Exercise for the brain! Kathryn Moore Stucker, Pine Ridge AR