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Admin (Admin)
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What was the headline in yesterday's Telegraph concerning a senior executive who left Moss Bros (Men's clothing retailers) in sudden circumstances?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Hooray! Another headline puzzle.

Given your track record I take it we're looking for a delicious pun? Any rhyming? The word boss?

Is the senior executives name relevant? The reason for his departure?

Anything to do with Rolling Stones?
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Hooray! Another headline puzzle.
YOU ARE WELCOME!

Given your track record I take it we're looking for a delicious pun?
YES

Any rhyming? The word boss?
NO

Is the senior executives name relevant? The reason for his departure?
NO

Anything to do with Rolling Stones?
NO
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Is the pun to do with clothing? A particular garment e.g. Jacket, Trousers etc.

Does the pun include the word or any synonym of sacked?

Any pun on that awful pop group Bros?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Rolling stone gathers no Moss? Moss grows on the noth side of the tree? Is one of those or a similarly common expression relevant?
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Peter,

Is the pun to do with clothing? A particular garment e.g. Jacket, Trousers etc.
YES... BUT

Does the pun include the word or any synonym of sacked?
YES... BUT

Any pun on that awful pop group Bros?
NO
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Dicy,

Rolling stone gathers no Moss? Moss grows on the noth side of the tree? Is one of those or a similarly common expression relevant?
NO
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heard the Goss on the Poss Loss of Ross: Moss Bros Doss Boss?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Does it have to do with "losing their shirt"? Losing their "suit"?
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Lynne,

Heard the Goss on the Poss Loss of Ross: Moss Bros Doss Boss?
CREATIVE BUT NO
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DICY

Does it have to do with "losing their shirt"?
NO

Losing their "suit"?
NO - BUT WARMER
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Few wild guesses:

Top exec cuts ties with Moss Bros

Exec quits men's retailers others expected to follow suit

Top exec collared .

Senior Manager not tailor made for Moss Bros

now that i've gotten those of my chest I'll get back to proper questions
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Does the pun involve moss, as in fuzzy green stuff?
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Is the word "moth" relevant?
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Employee given his cards for not following suit and now he's going for a Burton!
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Peter,

Few wild guesses:

Top exec cuts ties with Moss Bros

Exec quits men's retailers others expected to follow suit

Top exec collared .

Senior Manager not tailor made for Moss Bros

GOOD EFFORTS BUT NO CIGAR

now that i've gotten those of my chest I'll get back to proper questions
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Buzzard and Beroean,

Does the pun involve moss, as in fuzzy green stuff?
NO

Is the word "moth" relevant?
NO

Employee given his cards for not following suit and now he's going for a Burton!
NO
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I wanted "tailor made" to be the answer...

So is the word "suit" in the headline? (don't worry, I'm not going to try an exhaustive word-by-word search of the English language (: )

Could the same headline have been used if a senior executive of, say, Burton had just left in sudden circumstances?

Did the headline imply something about the reason for his departure? That he resigned? Was sacked?

Is he planning to sue them?
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Bentarm,

I wanted "tailor made" to be the answer...
NO

So is the word "suit" in the headline? (don't worry, I'm not going to try an exhaustive word-by-word search of the English language (: )
YES

Could the same headline have been used if a senior executive of, say, Burton had just left in sudden circumstances?
YES

Did the headline imply something about the reason for his departure? That he resigned? Was sacked?
YES, NO, YES

Is he planning to sue them?
NO
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any spoonerisms?
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Does the pun revolve around tailor terminology? retailer terminology? double meaning of a single english word?
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Any pun on the expression "Suit you sir"

Is the word fired relevant?
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Woodworm,

Any spoonerisms?
NO
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Peter,

Does the pun revolve around tailor terminology?
YES - but more than that

retailer terminology?
NO

double meaning of a single english word?
TWO WORDS
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Peter,

Any pun on the expression "Suit you sir"
NOT EXACTLY, NO

Is the word fired relevant?
NO
Enjay (Enjay)
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Is the phrase "suits you sir" relevant at all? If not that, is the other meaning of "suit" as a verb relevant to the headline?
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Enjay,

Is the phrase "suits you sir" relevant at all?
NO

If not that, is the other meaning of "suit" as a verb relevant to the headline?
YES
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Presses suit"?

Is the word "Suit"? or "suits"?

Is "fitting" relevant?
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Was it something simple like 'he didn't suit the job' or 'the job didn't suit him'?

Did it include references to what he was going on to do instead?
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Rabrab,

"Presses suit"?
NO

Is the word "Suit"? or "suits"?
NO

Is "fitting" relevant?
NO
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Lynne,

Was it something simple like 'he didn't suit the job' or 'the job didn't suit him'?
NO. CLOSE BUT IT WAS CLEVERER.

Did it include references to what he was going on to do instead?
NO
Peter365 (Peter365)
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If it's a verb and it's not suit or suits i guess it has to be suited?

Moss Bros and Manager not suited?
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Peter,

If it's a verb and it's not suit or suits i guess it has to be suited?
CORRECT

Moss Bros and Manager not suited?
NO. THINK OF A PHRASE INCLUDING 'SUITED'.
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(Employee) suited and booted?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Ill suited? Badly suited?
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* * * SPOILER * * *

Enjay,

Close enough. The headline read

Booted, Not Suited.

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