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 Words on the rocks, please (Posted on 2005-10-17)
Every number (1-36) enclosed by parentheses must be substituted by a word ending in “ice”. Hoping that Mr. A. D. Mylos, the author of this hundred-years old puzzle wouldn´t mind, I already wrote the first letter of each one to make it easier.

At the time of the summer s(1), the iceman, whom no one should accuse of a(2), or a(3), put up a n(4) at an o(5) in his e(6), put the effect that with m(7) toward none he would give good s(8) to all, without c(9) or p(10).

Accordingly, he supplied the polician with o(11), the lawyer with p(12), the doctor with a p(13), the judge with j(14), the builder with a c(15) and a l(16), the gambler and his a(17) in their den of v(18) with d(19), the bridal party with r(20), the clergyman with a s(21), the cat with m(22), the drinker with j(23), the geologist with p(24), the woodman with a c(25), the sailor with a s(26), the dentist with a d(27), the dressmaker with a b(28), and no one with the p(29).

But in spite of all his efforts to supply ice to s(30), some people objected so strongly to his c(31), that they applied to the p(32) for a(33) regarding a d(34), by which they might either push him into a c(35) or over a p(36)!

 Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 4.0000 (2 votes) Solution: (Hide) A Sam Loyd´s puzzle!The official answer:At the time of the summer solstice, the iceman, whom no one should accuse of avarice, or artifice, put up a notice at an office in his edifice, put the effect that with malice toward none he would give good service to all, without choice or prejudice.Accordingly, he supplied the polician with office, the lawyer with practice, the doctor with a poultice, the judge with justice, the builder with a cornice and a lattice, the gambler and his accomplice in their den of vice with dice, the bridal party with rice, the clergyman with a surplice, the cat with mice, the drinker with juice, the geologist with pumice, the woodman with a coppice, the sailor with a splice, the dentist with a dentifrice, the dressmaker with a bodice, and no one with the price.But in spite of all his efforts to supply ice to suffice, some people objected so strongly to his caprice, that they applied to the police for advice regarding a device, by which they might either push him into a crevice or over a precipice!

 Subject Author Date re: Probably Got It David Watson 2005-10-18 19:55:59 Possibly a few more David Watson 2005-10-18 19:08:11 re: got a few of them Federico Kereki 2005-10-17 21:16:43 Probably Got It Leonidas 2005-10-17 19:19:17 got a few of them tanx 2005-10-17 19:05:04

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