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    Homophones

    The story below contains 32 homophones. Your task is to dentify these homophones by providing the word from the story with the matching word that confirms its validity as a homophone.
    Although the word "to" (which appears often in the story) could match with "two" or "too" (effectively making it a homophone), I will ignore it in the context of this puzzle.

    Good luck!

    The Story:
    Under the rays of the warm sun, the professor set sail for the Isle of Mourning. It was a sad time in his life; alone and in pain with the recent passing of his wife. He took the wheel of his craft and turned her into the breeze, knowing that the eight hours that lay ahead were going to be quite a bore. Sitting down, he put his feet up on the dash, grabbed an ale and felt the cool draft of air caress his long straight hair. It was a while later when he eventually saw the peak of a mountain on the horizon. What a scene to behold! He was real glad that he had read the map right, as he knew his sense of direction was inferior. As he stepped onto the island, tears poured down his face, not because he was sad for his wife, but because something took a bite into him. It took a slight pause for him to compose himself and then he ranted so loudly that one could hear him a mile away. It is still unknown today if the professor got to make peace with his wife's death, except for a strange image of a doe carved into the rock close to where his boat had docked that day.
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    Re: Homophones

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    sents [sense]
    straight [strait]
    lay [ley]
    knew <img src=/S/new.gif border=0 alt=new width=35 height=15>
    rays [raise]
    sun [son]
    sail[sail]
    for [four]
    Isle [aisle]
    Mourning [morning]
    pain[pane]
    wheel[weal]
    eight [ate]
    bore [boar]
    air [heir]
    ale[ail]
    peak [peek, peke, pique]
    scene[seen]
    read[red ]
    tears [tare]
    right[rite, wright, write]
    bite[bight, byte]
    pause [paws]
    hear[here]
    peace[piece]
    doe[dough]
    hour [our]
    feet [feat]
    hair [hare]
    saw [sore]
    so [sew]
    one[won]
    where [wear,ware]
    </span hide>
    Jerry

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    Re: Homophones

    one more

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Close - [cloze]</span hide> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Homophones

    Well, that did not take so long...well done.

    You found a couple more that I overlooked, but in turn you have also overlooked 5 more that is not in your answer sheet. So the puzzle is still OPEN for a short while more.

    PS: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Sail - sale</span hide> I guess thats just a typo!
    Regards,
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    Re: Homophones

    oohh oohh and another

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">rock - [roc]</span hide>
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    Re: Homophones

    I've just learned a new word - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">cloze</span hide>. TX <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    This however is not one of the 5 overlooked ones. They are still there!!!
    Regards,
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    Re: Homophones

    ooh

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">slight - [sleight]


    as for sale and sail, it must be global dialect, as you sail in a boat which I bought in the winter sale</span hide>
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    Re: Homophones

    Hmmm...<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Roc?? The dictionary says: large, ferocious bird of fable, 1579, from Arabic rukhkh, from Pers. rukh. Mentioned in Marco Polo's account of Madagascar, modern use is mostly from "Arabian Nights."</span hide>. OK, but this too is one I did not record??!!!
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    Re: Homophones

    Weelll, we have to have a Rudiism <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Homophones

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> - How do you pronounce <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">sleight</span hide>. If this sounds like <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">eight</span hide> then its not a homophone to <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">slight = which sounds like light</span hide>. [sly]
    Regards,
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    Re: Homophones

    Maybe...
    Rudiisms are a side effect on my puzzles, but this does not account for the 5 that are still undiscovered. No Rudiisms in those 5!!
    Regards,
    Rudi

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    Re: Homophones

    A magician has a sleight of hand when using prestidigitation. It rhymes with height here in the UK <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Homophones

    Okee doke, howzabout

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    Turn [tern, terne]
    Lay [lei]
    Were [whir]
    What [Watt]
    Real [reel]
    </span hide>
    Jerry

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    Re: Homophones

    WOW -quite some word! - prestidigitation.

    It seems that the 5 words to identify are still prestidigitatory to you - <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Gosh, I hope I got that rite!
    Regards,
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    Re: Homophones

    You have two - <big>3</big> to go!

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">
    Lay [lei] - you have already mentioned in your first post

    What [Watt] - correct!
    Real [reel] - correct!
    </span hide>
    Regards,
    Rudi

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