Rebuses

These word plays have been around for a long time, but here is a cluster I found while cleaning and digitizing the things I have collected in file cabinets over the last four decades. (Answers at the end, don’t cheat!)

1)

Backward Glance

2)

Crack of Dawn

3)

Crossroads

4)

Undertaking

5)

Tricycle

6)

Touchdown

7)

Split Level

8)

Six Feet

9)

Sandbox

10)

Reading

11)

Odd Couple

12)

Mind Over Matter

13)

Man Overboard

14)

Lying Down

15)

Long Underwear

16)

Life After Death

17)

Hijinks

18)
Faults

19)

Eggs

20)

Degrees

21) Bonus: French Language rebus

French

Answers:

  1. A backward glance
  2. Getting up at the crack of dawn
  3. Crossroads
  4. I understand you undertake to undermine my undertaking
  5. Tricycle
  6. Touchdown
  7. Split level
  8. Six feet underground
  9. Sandbox
  10. Reading between the lines
  11. Odd couple
  12. Mind over matter
  13. Man overboard
  14. Lying down on the job
  15. Long underwear
  16. Life after death
  17. Hijinks
  18. Be above quarrels between man and woman, there are faults on both sides
  19. Two eggs over easy
  20. Three degrees below zero
  21. Un grand abbé, plein d’appétit, à traversé Paris sans danger.

As a small item of interest, these were originally formatted on the Xerox 6085 Desktop Publishing System in around 1986.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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